‘Opposition parties for their live TV coverage from NA’

ISLAMABAD: Opposition parties in the National Assembly and Senate on Monday demanded of the government to broadcast their budget speeches live on television.

According to details, opposition parties had staged a walk-out for the lack of arrangements to ensure broadcasting of budget speeches live on TV.

Senator Aitzaz Ahsan criticized the ruling party and said whenever the government found itself in a tight spot it then went ahead and aired speeches of opposition members live on TV.

Opposition leader in the NA, Syed Khursheed Shah also warned the government that in case it failed to allow live coverage of speeches from the opposition benches, the parties concerned will put their heads together and arrive at a decision in this regard.

Information Minister responds

Responding to criticism from opposition, Information Minister Pervez Rashid said as a practice only the speech of Finance Minister gets aired live on Television.