Islamabad: The Opposition Leaders in the National Assembly have moved a privilege motion against Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif over the contradicting statement in the assembly and in the supreme court over Panama scandal, Sindh post has learnt.
The Opposition has called an urgent discussion on the matter regarding Prime Minister’s speech and his lawyer’s statement about panama case during court hearing on Jan 16 in which Prime minster’s Lawyer tried to do away with the PM’s speech in the assembly.
The privilege motion, submitted in the presence of Leader of Opposition in National Assembly Syed Khursheed Shah,by him and others under rule 95 of the Rules of Procedure and Conduct of Business in the NA, 2007.
It reads “This is blatant breach of the privilege of the whole House. The matter should immediately be taken up for discussion and action”. If Prime Minister spoke truth on the floor than why is he trying to seek immunity from the court?, questioned Khursheed Shah.
The National Assembly is set to resume its session on Jan 26.
Earlier this week during the hearing of the case in the Supreme Court of Pakistan, PM’s counsel said that they would also be talking about the PM’s speeches, Maryam Nawaz’s status as a dependent and the matter of her alleged ownership of the family’s London properties.
Makhdoom Ali Khan, the PM’s counsel, argued that Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s speech delivered in the National Assembly last year following the Panama leaks has no discrepancies or misstatements and that even if it had, the country’s premier has immunity from prosecution