Islamabad: Various senators have condemned recent CM Punjab Shahbaz Sharif’s statements against President Asif Ali Zardari. Senator Sabir Baloch condemned the derogatory remarks against the President given by Punjab Chief Minister Mian Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif at PML (N) rally in Lahore on Friday. He said Asif Ali Zardari is an elected President and part of the Parliament. He said by giving such remarks, the Punjab Chief Minister insulted the Constitution and the Parliament.
Salahuddin Dogar said Punjab Chief Minister speech was against the Constitution and the democratic norms. Raja Zafar-ul-Haq said Shahbaz Sharif talked against corruption and demanded action against the corrupt people but in reaction PML (N) offices in Sindh were burnt. He said this is very undemocratic. He said accountability bill lying in the Senate should be passed at the earliest so that across the board accountability should be carried out.
Abdul Rahim Mandokhel using foul language should be stopped immediately and all the political parties should focus on highlighting their manifestos and policies. Hafiz Rashid Ahmad said FATA people are being killed in drone attacks and demanded that these attacks should be stopped. He said attention should be given on development of FATA like other parts of the country.
Leader of House in the Senate, Syed Nayyar Hussain Bukhari told the House that the Federal Government is in consultation with all the provincial governments to establish Drug Regulatory Authority. Answering point of order raised by Haseeb Khan, he said a draft has been prepared and as soon as we reached a consensus, law would be framed in this regard. The House referred privilege motions of Sardar Jamal Khan Leghari and Ilyas Bilour to the concerned committee for appropriate action and report. The Senate resumed its session this afternoon with Deputy Chairman, Mir Jan Muhammad Jamali in the chair.