President Shehbaz Sharif and PPP Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari stated on Monday that National Assembly (NA) Speaker Asad Qaisar had violated the constitution by summoning the session with a delay. They were speaking to reporters outside the Supreme Court (SC).
Before voting on a no-confidence motion against Prime Minister Imran Khan, the opposition leaders attended the hearing of the Supreme Court Bar Association (SCBA) petition, which sought the supreme court’s intervention to avert “anarchy.”
Shehbaz claimed that the National Assembly Speaker, Asad Qaisar, had violated the constitution by convening a session after a lengthy wait. When he was asked what difficulties the NA speaker had in that he did not convene a lower house session before, he responded with the statement, “The speaker did not convene the session knowingly.”
He went on to say that the opposition had postponed the long march because of a conference of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC).
PPP chairman claimed that the administration has been attempting to avoid the no-confidence vote. He cautioned the National Assembly’s speaker to proceed with caution, should he be caught in a trap.
He denounced the attack on the parliament buildings and claimed that the administration was attempting to promote terror through similar actions.
He applauded the Supreme Court for taking notice of the attack on Sindh House in Islamabad and expressing concern about the attack. “Rather than siding with any political party, the judiciary will take the side of the constitution,” he continued.