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Senate resolution affirms supremacy of Constitution

Updated August 22, 2014

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ISLAMABAD: The Senate on Friday adopted a resolution affirming the supremacy of the Constitution and the Parliament.

The resolution said that the demand for Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's resignation and dissolution of the Parliament was unconstitutional.

The resolution also called for continuance of the country's current democratic system.

The resolution was tabled by Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) Senator Saeed Ghani.

Earlier, a debate began on a motion moved by PPP Senator Farhatullah Babar.

"The Parliament is under siege by two violent mobs and they are using derogatory language against the Parliament and the parliamentarians," Babar remarked as he opened the debate in the house.

"Tomorrow militant groups can also come and storm Islamabad and demand control of Pakistan's nuclear arsenal," Babar said.

Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) Senator Mushahidullah Khan in a reference to Imran Khan said the bowler was now 63-year-old and could not drive anyone out.

In yesterday’s session of the National Assembly a resolution had been unanimously approved demanding supremacy of the constitution and law.

The meeting was attended by the Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, before the start of the meeting media had reported that Nawaz Sharif was expected to deliver a speech and take the NA into confidence in his address about his government’s future plan of action regarding demands put forward by the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) and Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) leadership.


NA adopts resolution for protection of journalists


The National Assembly on Friday passed a resolution condemning the attack on journalists during coverage of the sit-ins being staged by PTI and PAT in Islamabad's Red Zone area.

The resolution tabled by Pakhtunkhwa Milli Awami Party (PkMAP) chief Mahmood Khan Achakzai called for protection of journalists and action against those engaged in violence against journalists.

During the session the PkMAP chief said that there was a limit to the spread of chaos and disharmony.

Addressing the House he asked till when will we have to tolerate the uncivil language being used in the protests.

He added that we are being forced to take action on our own.

The NA session was adjourned until Monday Aug 25.