ISLAMABAD: Considerable heat was generated in the National Assembly today [Sept 22] when the PPP member from Dadu, Abdul Hameed Jatoi … complained that another case [of murder] was being prepared against him in order to force him to extend his support to the Govern­ment. …Mr Jatoi … said the Government was using coercive methods against him, which, he said, will only damage the country. — Special representative

[News agencies add from Islamabad,] Seventy-five members of the National Assembly … made a requisition for the convening of the National Assembly as constitution-making body. The list of the 75 signatories was released … by Sardar Shaukat Hayat Khan, leader of the Council Muslim League Parliamentary group… . The list comprises 36 members belonging to Pakistan People’s Party, and the rest from other parties. Three members of the Qayyum Muslim League have also signed the requisition. Sardar Shaukat Hayat Khan, who released copies of the signed requisition to the Press, told Pressmen that it was a non-party matter, and did not contravene party discipline. … The members … wanted to bring amendment in Article 75, Clause 3, regarding the privileges of the members. …

Published in Dawn, September 23rd, 2022

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