KP assembly members to stage sit-in to express solidarity with Kashmiris

PESHAWAR: The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa on Monday passed a unanimous resolution strongly condemning recent provocative statements made by Indian leaders, including the threat of attacks against Pakistani territory.

The joint resolution, moved by Zahir Shah Toru of Pakistan Tehrik-e-Insaf (PTI), was passed unanimously by the House. The resolution said that Pakistan would never allow its territory to be violated by India under any pretext and the whole nation stands united with security forces to counter any such incursion.

The resolution further added that Pakistan’s armed forces are capable of issuing a befitting response to any such incursion.  “The nation is ready to give befitting response any Indian aggression,” said that resolution. The member of the house strongly condemn war hysteria of the Indian government and paid homage to the sacrifices of Pakistani people and armed forces in the war against terrorism.

The resolution readout by the PTI MPA maintained that every citizen of the country stands with Pakistan Army for the safety, sovereignty and prestige of the country. The resolution also expressed solidarity with Kashmiri people in the cause for freedom.

Bills Passed By PA

Meanwhile, the provincial assembly passed two bills namely “The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Civil Courts (Amendment) Bill, 2019” and “The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Powers of Attorney (Amendment) Bill, 2019”. Both the bills were moved by Minister for Law and Parliamentary Affairs Sultan Muhammad Khan.

MPAs deplore Agha Siraj Durrani arrest

Earlier, Leader of the Opposition Akram Khan Durrani, Pakistan Peoples’ Party legislators Sher Azam Wazir and Nighat Aurakzai deplored the arrest of Speaker Sindh Assembly Agha Siraj Durrani by National Accountability Bureau from Islamabad. Agha Siraj is accused of having assets beyond known sources of income, illegally recruiting 352 individuals against various government positions and embezzlement of funds for the construction of the MPA Hostel and construction of the new Sindh Assembly building.

Sobia Shahid of PMLN said that former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif was appearing before the courts despite his serious illness which she termed ‘unjust’.

Later, Speaker Mushtaq Ahmad Ghani adjourned the proceeding of House to meet again at 13:30 hours on Tuesday, February 26



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