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PPPP lawmaker challenges 21st Amendment’s legitimacy

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Published: January 9, 2015 06:29 pm

ppp flagISLAMABAD: Cooperation from religious leaders and parties is crucial to implement the National Action Plan on anti-terrorism.

These views were expressed by PML-N lawmaker Ibadullah on Thursday while discussing the terrorist attack at Army Public School on the floor of the National Assembly.

Continuing the debate on terrorism and the attack in Peshawar, PPPP legislator Dr Nafisa Shah criticized the Parliament and its approach towards counter-terrorism. Shah was of the view that the government should have called for a joint session of the Parliament to formulate a comprehensive action plan rather than opting for an All Parties Conference (APC).

She questioned the Parliament’s role in the current action plan and the legitimacy and effectiveness of the 21st Constitution Amendment which was passed by the House in the absence of two political parties.

She censured the Parliament by claiming that its decisions has weakened the already feeble judicial system and pointed towards the need to review the country’s foreign policy to curb the menace of terrorism.

MQM lawmaker Abdul Waseem said that the political parties voting in favour of the 21st Amendment want to see a stable and peaceful country. However, he opined that the establishment of military courts is not a solution to the ongoing issues.

PPPP and MQM also staged a walkout against unscheduled load shedding in Karachi, but returned to the House upon getting assurance from the relevant minister.

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