Former Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, on Saturday, ruffled more than a few feathers when he openly acknowledged that militant organisations operative in Pakistan, crossed the border to "kill" people in Mumbai, in an apparent reference to the 26/11 attacks in Mumbai.
For the Jamaat-ud-Dawa, which was put on the United Nations' list of terrorist organizations earlier this year by Pakistan, Nawaz's statement "vindicated" their claims that Sharif and his administration were "anti-Pakistan". Lawmakers belonging to Pakistan Muslim League - Functional (PML-F), which is a coalition partner of the PML-Nawaz federal government, the ruling Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP), Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM), Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) and Pak Sarzameen Party (PSP) all moved resolutions that were later clubbed together and unanimously adopted. "Nawaz Sharif has no realisation what damage he has done to the country and its image", he added. "He hurt the national interest of Pakistan by violating his oath as an ex-prime minister and should be proceeded against for treason", Khan said at a news conference. It was decided with the consent of the speaker that one MPA from the treasury and opposition will read the resolution. The members went on to condemn his behaviour and demanded an apology from him.
However, before the meeting, Sharif defended his remarks saying that "he will continue to speak the truth come what may", Dawn online reported. "During the meeting we made a resolve that Pakistan's soil will not be allowed to be used for terrorism", he said, adding: "I am not here to clarify Nawaz's position, the goal of this media talk is to clear the air of confusion".
Article 91 (5) further states that the prime minister will discharge his duties and perform his functions honestly to the best of his ability and faithfully in accordance with the Constitution of Islamic Republic of Pakistan and law. "The prime minister can not allow his personal interest to influence his official conduct or official decisions". Insiders say there are "clear differences" over the matter between Nawaz and his brother Shehbaz Sharif, the current PML-N president and the Chief Minister of Punjab.
She said that the provincial government is working 24 hours for resolving the issues of the masses and the government plans to provide clean drinking water to 7000 villages in its project.
MQM's Jamal Ahmed raised the issue of garbage, which, contrary to the government's claims, is not being lifted from districts South and East where contracts have been given to Chinese companies.
"Only four schemes are approved in my constituency and even work was not initiated on them till yet, said Jamal Ahmed who was stopped from the speaker Sindh Assembly Agha Siraj Durrani for speaking more than the time limitation".
Criticising the law and order and police budget, he said, "Cops are not given uniforms".
PML-F lawmaker Saeed Nizamani criticised the government for looting from the provincial exchequer and said that a similar operation like Operation Radul Fassad- which was launched for eliminating terrorism- needs to be launched in the province for curbing corruption.
The MQM-P lawmaker who defected to PSP, Mehmood Abdul Razzaque said that PPP had done nothing for the Karachi city and the city still has the infrastructure that was built by PSP Chairman Mustafa Kamal. "The chief minister is not here". And the person who is asking this question has been labelled a traitor.
The house was later adjourned for Tuesday morning.