North Waziristan firing incident echoes again in National Assembly

National Assembly

ISLAMABAD: The North Waziristan firing incident Tuesday again echoed in the National Assembly as coalition partner of demanded parliamentary investigation into tragic incident.
The chief of BNP-M Akhtar Mengal while speaking in the National Assembly said that a parliamentary committee should be formed for investigation into tragic incident of North Waziristan tribal district for ascertaining the facts. He expressed grave concern over the worsening situation in North Waziristan.
He said that many Pakistani leaders including Fatima Jinnah, Akbar Bugti, Benazir Bhutto, Nawaz Sharif and others were declared as traitors in the past.
Similarly, the PPP lawmaker Naveed Qamar also raised the issue of MNA Ali Wazir’s arrest and said that, the speaker should have been informed about the detention of the MNA.
Qamar read out Rule 103 of Rules of Procedure and Conduct of Business in NA, 2007, according to which the speaker must be informed if a member of parliament is arrested. The speaker should then inform the members of parliament about the development, according to Rule 105. Qamar said that National Assembly members had come to know about Wazir’s arrest through the media instead of being informed by the speaker as per procedure.
Speaker Qasim Suri, who presided over today’s session, directed Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs Ali Muhammad Khan to look into the matter.


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