ISLAMABAD: Veteran Pakistan Muslim League-N (PML-N) leader and former prime minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi on Thursday said the government had convened sessions of the Senate and the National Assembly on the day of opposition’s protest on Oct 16 (tomorrow).
“The sessions of the National Assembly has been convened by the National Assembly speaker on Oct 16 without any agenda despite knowing that the combined opposition was going to hold a rally the same day,” Shahid Khaqan said while addressing media in Islamabad.
He said the speaker’s behavior reflected that they wanted to paralyse the system. He said sessions of the parliament were generally held around 10:00 am and this time they were convened at 4:30 pm.
The PML-N leader said that the government allowed holding of the public gathering at 5:00am on Oct 15. “The government wants to create hurdles in organization of our rally and for this purpose it was using state machinery. Our workers are arrested and big containers have been placed on Gujranwala roads to stop people from attending the gathering,” he said.
He said the country could not progress until polls were not held uncontroversial. He said Prime Minister Imran Khan was engaged in levelling allegations on the opposition. He said Imran could yet not tell that why prices of wheat, sugar, electricity, gas, were increased.
Shahid said the government had failed and the country was at the cusp of disaster.