Joint sitting of parliament continues discussion on political turmoil

ISLAMABAD: The joint sittings of the parliament continued discussion of the current political situation in the country when it resumed its sitting with speaker Sardar Ayaz Sadiq in the chair.

Taking part in the debate, Sher Akbar Khan said the sit-ins of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf and Awami Tehreek have caused irreparable loss to the economy of the country.

Therefore a complete ban should be imposed on the holding of sit-ins or protests in the federal capital. He said the present assemblies should complete their mandated term and focus on the issues faced by the common man.

He said electoral reforms should be introduced so that nobody in future could raise finger on the results of elections. He also appealed to the protesting leaders to show mercy on the nation and end their sit-ins.

Senator Shahi Syed said those staging sit-ins on the constitution avenue are committing mutiny against the state. He said the protesting parties are maligning the institutions including the parliament under a well planned conspiracy.