ISLAMABAD: Former president Asif Ali Zardari’s speech was the main topic of discussion in both houses of parliament on Wednesday. But contrary to the advice of the ruling PML-N or even fellow opposition members from the PTI, PPP legislators seemed to put their weight behind their leader as they continued to assail the military leadership and warned them against targeting the party.
The PPP lawmakers in the National Assembly, one after the other, hit out at the military’s top brass for “violating their constitutional duty”. On one occasion, a lawmaker went so far in his remarks that the speaker had to expunge them from the parliamentary record.
Former PPP health minister Aijaz Hussain Jakhrani, in a hard-hitting speech, talked about what he termed “the army’s unwanted interference in the affairs of PPP-ruled Sindh”.
“Following the approval of the National Action Plan, apex committees have been constituted in all four provinces, but the one in Sindh seems to be very active. Can anybody explain why this is?”