LAHORE: Protesting outdoors the Punjab Assembly on Friday, indignant PML-N staff chanted slogans, obstructed Jalil Sharaqpuri’s path, and positioned a lota on high of his head for his “betrayal”.
Sharaqpuri is amongst 5 PML-N MPAs who earned the ire of the occasion management once they met Punjab Chief Minister Usman Buzdar with out acquiring permission.
The lota — a plastic vessel — is used figuratively in Pakistani politics as an insulting time period for individuals who swap events and loyalties fairly ceaselessly.
PML-N chief Azma Bokhari mentioned that one other MPA of the occasion who had met CM Buzdar, Faisal Niazi, had resigned from the occasion’s membership.
“Faisal Niazi wrote his resignation in the opposition leader’s chamber,” she mentioned.
Sharaqpuri submitted a grievance to the Punjab Assembly speaker in opposition to the humiliation he had skilled by the hands of the employees.
“There is nothing wrong in meeting the chief minister,” mentioned Sharaqpuri. “If anyone has to stop me from meeting the chief minister, it should be the chief minister himself,” he added.
He mentioned that Nawaz was utilizing very harsh phrases in opposition to state establishments. “Such harsh language should not be used against institutions,” he mentioned.
‘Cannot assist’ Nawaz’s assertion: Sharaqpuri
Sharaqpuri had additionally made headlines a couple of weeks in the past when he criticised former prime minister Nawaz Sharif’s speech through the opposition’s All Parties Conference a couple of days in the past.
He had mentioned that he “cannot support” the occasion supremo’s assertion.
“Nawaz Sharif’s speech against the state institutions has hurt me deeply,” Sharaqpuri had mentioned, including that whereas politics had its place, talking in opposition to the nation’s establishments was “not in the national interest”.
“Mian Nawaz Sharif should not have made such remarks,” the lawmaker had added, advising the PML-N — “especially” the occasion supremo — to not be apprehensive by trials and jails.
“Nawaz got emotional and issued a statement against the institutions,” he had mentioned, including that “all political parties in Pakistan have elements of dictatorship within them”.
The PML-N, final month, dismissed 5 members of the occasion for violating its self-discipline and assembly Chief Minister Buzdar with out the management’s permission.
The members who have been eliminated are Punjab Assembly lawmakers Ashraf Ansari, Jaleel Sharaqpuri, Faisal Niazi, Nishat Daha and Moulvi Ghayasuddin.
The inquiry in opposition to the aforementioned members got here into impact with the approval of PMl-N Punjab president Rana Sanaullah.
Besides this, a couple of PML-N parliamentarians have been issued show-cause notices for having been absent through the essential voting that passed off in a joint session of the parliament for Financial Action Task Force (FATF) associated laws.
Those requested to clarify their absence that day embody Raheela Magsi, Kulsoom Parveen, Dilawar Khan and Shamim Afridi.