PML-N stance on legislative business
Sharply reacting to protest of Pakistani diaspora in front of Park lane residence of Nawaz Sharif in London, senior PML-N leader Khwaja Asif warned that it was an act of animosity and his party may not honor the commitment made to the National Assembly Speaker Asad Qaisar for smooth running of house and cooperation in important legislations. He alleged that the protest of Pakistanis outside the House of former Prime Minster was sponsored by PTI. The leadership of ruling party has not only condemned the protest but also repudiated the allegation.
The parliamentary proceedings of the past one and half year show that opposition parties have seldom cared about smooth running of the parliament. After crating ruckus in the house on a number of occasions they staged walkouts. No intention symbolic or real was shown to cooperate with treasury benches for new legislations. The attitude of non-cooperation leaves the government to do it through Presidential Ordinances even at times when sessions of the parliament are on.
As a matter of fact diaspora is more concerned about the corrupt practices of political elite that ruled Pakistan for decades. They have the democratic right to express their feelings of anger by a peaceful protest in front of park lane apartments like the political parties in Pakistan. The recent example is the opposition Azadi March towards Islamabad and sit in at Peshawar Mor for 13 days.