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Elected representatives are dubbed as thieves, dacoits & mafia in courts, limit of every institution is defined in constitution: Shahid Khaqan

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Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi has said that today elected representatives are dubbed as thieves, dacoits and mafia in courts and it is also threatened that the law passed by the parliament will be abolished, saying that limit of every institution is defined in the constitution and they will have to remain within them, saying that the clash among the institutions always leads towards loss to the country.

Responding to a point of order in the National Assembly on Monday, Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi said that any confrontation among institutions will not serve the country.

Prime Minister said that limit of every institution is defined in the constitution and they will have to remain within them, saying that the clash among the institutions always leads towards loss to the country.

He said that according to news reports, today elected representatives are dubbed as thieves, dacoits and mafia in courts.

Prime Minister further said that it is also threatened that the law passed by the parliament will be abolished and what effects it will bring upon you.

He said that he prays that these reports may be wrong. He said government functionaries are summoned in courts and insulted that is why they are reluctant to take any initiative.

He said that the house should debate whether it has the right to legislate and whether the government has powers to take decisions.

Prime minister said that it is correct that there should be interrogation and there exists law but when such things start leading towards the loss to the country, saying that there should be debate on the issues in the parliament and it is necessary to determine thee things. Prime Minister said that there should be no criticism on the institution and the court.

Prime Minister said that he is presenting facts before the house and the house should debate on these facts as to whether there should be legislation on them.
Shahid Khaqan Abbasi requested the opposition leader not to make it the personal issue, saying that it is the issue of the parliament.

Prime Minister said that today there are parties which do not have any MPA but their representatives are contesting senate elections, saying that there are people who are contesting senate elections as independent candidates and as to how they will be elected.

He said that these issues will not be resolved if the house will not debate on the issues, saying that such shows have already been watched in the past and there is need to end such shows today.

Speaking on the occasion, Opposition Leader Syed Khursheed Shah said that Parliament has the right to legislate and we have always talked of supremacy of the Parliament.

He said everyone should accept parliaments’ decisions. He said Parliament legislation can be interpreted not rejected.

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