Govt should immediately accept Bilawal Bhutto’s four points to end crises: Taj Haider
KARACHI – The Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) and other opposition parties will take up the accountability bill in the Senate on Tuesday (today), PPP Parliamentary Leader in the Senate Taj Haider told a news conference at party’s media cell here on Monday.
He said the united opposition would stage a protest outside the Senate after a meeting of the Senate Committee on the Accountability Bill. He said the PPP wanted elimination of double standards of justice from the country. He said it was ironical that PPP Co-Chairman Asif Ali Zardari was jailed for more than 10 years for no crime, but Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif was not ready to face even an initial inquiry on charges of corruption against him. He said the top PPP leadership was ready to present itself for accountability under the accountability law being enacted by the opposition parties with consensus.
The PPP Parliamentary Leader in Senate SenatorS Taj Haider said this while addressing a news conference at PPP Media Cell Sindh.
The country is heading towards the anarchy owing to undemocratic steps by the federal government. The entire nation is demanding for accountability on charges of corruption against the PM and hence PPP had suggested to the PM to relinquish his office as PM for transparent probe.
He said what the apex court is doing today was the prerogative of the Parliament. It is inevitable to get the Bill passed from the national assembly so that it should be made into law against corruption. PPP has always been advocated the supremacy of the parliament on all issues whether it is an issue of terrorism or corruption.
Senator Haider said the poverty is not an economy-based issue but it is a political one. The demand from the PPP Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari wherein he laid four just points should immediately be approved by the federal government so that the country should come out of crises.
Speaking on the occasion, the political secretary of PPP Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, Jamil Soomro said that the senators of the parties of opposition parties would give a sit-in in the Senate after meeting of the Senate Committee.