FIR lodged against attack on parliament: NA speaker

Shah sees gulf between two parties outside parliament

ISLAMABAD – National Assembly Speaker Ayaz Sadiq has said that an first information repot (FIR) has been registered against attack on the parliament on September 1, 2014.

Clarifying some of the points raised by JUI-F chief Fazlur Rehman regarding permission to PTI members who have resigned for speaking in the parliament and about the attack, the speaker said that Shah Mahmood Qureshi was allowed to speak on the request of some members of the opposition and treasury benches in order to create a better atmosphere.

Opposition leader Khursheed Shah said today parliament has won. He said they asked the government to allow the PTI members to come to the parliament. He said no one can challenge the decision of the speaker about resignation of PTI members. Today, Shah Mahmood Qureshi admitted the supremacy of the parliament, he said.

He said a gulf has emerged between the two parties outside the parliament. He also thanked the prime minister for accepting the suggestion of PPP to convene the joint sitting of the parliament. The opposition leader said that the parliament has unanimously decided that the prime minister would not resign and this was the strong point for the negotiating team.

Shah warned that conspiracy was still there and the parliament should not take decisions in haste that may lead to destruction. “Politics is the name of tolerance and patience and attacks are thwarted when despite having power, one does not retaliate,” he said. He also said that was the reason that Nawaz Sharif has emerged as more powerful.

He said that today was the day of victory for the prime minister and the parliament and it should not be allowed to go in waste. Earlier, Fazlur Rehman asked the speaker to immediately accept the resignations of those PTI members who have voluntarily submitted their resignations.

He also questioned as to why Shah Mahmood Qureshi was allowed to speak in the parliament after he had submitted the resignation.

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