Joint opposition stages walk out from NA

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ISLAMABAD: The joint opposition, led by Syed Khursheed Shah, staged walk out from the National Assembly on second consecutive day on Tuesday.

Taking a tough position, the joint opposition on Monday staged walk outs from the Senate and the National Assembly in addition to announcing a daily boycott of parliamentary sittings until Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif explains his position in parliament with regard to his children’s names in the Panama Papers.

Speaking to media outside the parliament on Tuesday, opposition leader Syed Khursheed Shah said, “We are striving to strengthen the democracy in the country and the parliament in the only way to do so.”

Meanwhile, the session of the parliament, presided over by Speaker Ayaz Sadiq, is underway.

Information Minister Pervaiz Rashid, while assuring the opposition, said Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif will attend the session on Friday as he was holding a crucial meeting with the security officials today and will leave for Dushanbe, Tajikistan on Wednesday.

He said the Premier could not arrive in the parliament owing to these official engagements.

Over this, Khursheed Shah said it was good to know from information minister, however, the opposition will attend the session on Friday when PM Nawaz arrives in the parliament.

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