National Assembly rejects opposition bill

National Assembly rejects opposition bill

ISLAMABAD: National Assembly on Tuesday rejected the bill after 163 members voted against the proposed legislation, which sought to restrict disqualified parliamentarians from heading a political party.

Leading opposition party in the National Assembly , Pakistan Peoples Party’s member Naveed Qamar had earlier presented a bill in the Assembly.

After the Speaker of National Assembly Sardar Ayaz Sadiq put the motion to the Lower House of the Parliament, the Law and Justice Minister Zahid Hamid interrupted to oppose the bill .

“The law minister has every right to oppose the bill and we accept it but this is an effort of the joint opposition,” PTI leader Khursheed Shah said, following the interruption by Hamid. “I am surprised that the government is panicking and not even showing enough restraint to listen to our point of view.”

A ruckus, by members of the government, followed Shah's statement.

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