Islamabad: Pakistan Muslim League-N responds coldly by other opposition parties, particularly the Pakistan People's Party (PPP), on a petition seeking a meeting of the National and Senate on Corona virus in the country. Which could cause PML-N to delay its already announced plan.
Raja Zafarul Haq, chairman of the PML-N and opposition leader in the Senate, confirmed that the party could not submit a petition to the secretaries of the Senate and the National Assembly as the party is still engaged in consultation with other opposition parties.
It should be noted that Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, a senior PML-N leader and former prime minister, announced March 17 during a news conference with other party leaders in Islamabad that the confirmed incidents of coronavirus in the country would increase. Later, to comment on the current situation, his party has already submitted resolutions to the relevant secretaries to convene the National Assembly and Senate meetings.
Later, the PML-N changed its position and a senior official announced that a petition would be submitted within a day or two as he was still busy getting the required number of signatures from other members.
On the other hand, sources said that the other major opposition People's Party has clearly rejected the idea of convening a meeting of any parliament.
Sources said that the PPP had informed the PML-N leaders that it was not the right time to convene a parliamentary meeting and that the PPP believes that instead of sitting in Islamabad, only for the sake of debate. We need to be present with our electoral representatives during this difficult time.
A senior PPP leader and official criticized the PML-N's move to convene a meeting of both houses of parliament, saying that the party first called its president and opposition leader Shahbaz Sharif from London. Apply to attend the meeting.
The PPP leader also strongly criticized the government for calling Parliament a "waste institution".
He said it was the ruling party's responsibility to discuss the Corona virus case after the presence of Pakistani students in the Chinese city of Wuhan.
On the other hand, PML-N chairman Raja Zafarul Haq said Parliament was the best available forum to discuss any issue of national importance at any time.