ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) Senator, Barrister Aitzaz Ahsan said opposition parties support the constitution and democracy unconditionally. Ahsan cautioned that if the government overcame this crisis its ministers would become more arrogant.
Addressing the joint session, Ahsan said parliament was unanimous in its support for the prime minister. The PPP senator added that the parliament, prime minister and cabinet would remain intact. “It is unprecedented how opposition parties are standing with the government.”
Referring to Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif , Ahsan said you (PM) will have to consider that your government was overthrown twice before and who was around you then. “You (PM) in a speech on 17 April 1998 said you would not be resigning but resigned on 18 April 1998.”
Ahsan stressed that the government would need to change its attitude going forward and evaluate what led to this political crisis in the country. “Can’t the ministers especially the ones from Punjab be less-arrogant?”
Emphasising that there is purity to revolutions, Ashan said according to him army personnel were well-read and the Corps Commanders were aware that the sit-ins had a low turnout.
The PPP leader was critical of the government’s mishandling of the Model Town tragedy. He said the police was refusing to listen to the government due to this mishandling.
Ahsan also condemned attacks on the media saying that this was a shameful for Pakistanis.
Aitzan Ahsan said there was truth to what the ‘lashkar’ sitting outside was saying as there was rigging in the elections. He added the Imran Khan’s allegations pertaining to corruption were also correct.