NA resolution condemns Imran Khan for cursing parliament


The Pakistan Muslim League - Nawaz (PML-N) leader said the resolution passed against Imran in the National Assembly condemning his anti-parliament statement was not to scare anyone but to maintain the sanctity of the Parliament.

Chairman and renowned former cricketer Imran Khan has said meeting US President Donald Trump would be a "bitter pill" to swallow should he become Pakistan's prime minister in the elections scheduled to be held this year.

Opposition Leader Khursheed Shah agreed with Khawaja Asif, saying that he couldn't even repeat the words used for the parliament by certain leaders in the Lahore protest on Wednesday.

Only four PTI members were present in the House at that time and they seemed to respond to the speeches of the lawmakers but were not given the floor by the Chair. "We fully support the privilege motion against Imran Khan and Sheikh Rasheed ," he said.

He said the PPP and PML-N have given numerous sacrifices for democracy and it was their responsibility to protect the sanctity of the parliament.

He, however, said despite the feeling, he would meet him, reports Pakistan's Dawn.

CJP, during hearing of a case pertaining to Katas Raj temple, said it did not matter what was being said about the parliament by others, the SC believes parliament is a supreme institution.

"They (Imran and Rasheed) should be summoned in the committee and if they do not turn up, they should be arrested", he said.

"Parliament has given you the respect that you have today".

He pointed out that the Zainab tragedy in Kasur was condemned and they also termed it as failure of the Punjab government but attempts were made to hide such crimes in Mardan and Dera Ismail Khan.