Explanation and apology sought within 7-days on 20th April incident

Islamabad, April 21, 2021 (PPI-OT): Taking serious note of the continuous misbehaviour and disregard of Chair and accepted parliamentary norms, a letter on the direction of the Speaker National Assembly has been issued to MNA Shahid Khaqan Abbasi under rule 21 of the Rules of Procedure and Conduct Business of the National Assembly. The letter has issued today.

Mr. Shahid Khaqan Abbasi has been informed through the letter that he disregarded the Chair and the accepted parliamentary norms especially on 20th April, 2021 while a very important business in as being transacted in the House.

The letter further said that the Hon. Speaker is of the view that Mr. Abbasi had eroded / disregarded the authority of the Chair and by such act the smooth running of the proceedings of the assembly were obstructed. It further said that his act had interrupted and obstructed the business of the National Assembly and ridiculed the Chair.

MNA Mr. Shahid Khaqan Abbasi has been asked to tender an apology and to explain his position within 7 days of receipt of this letter as to why action in terms of rule 21 of the adults shall not be taken against him. It further said that if reply was not received within such time, it will be presumed that he has no explanation to offer.

For more information, contact:
Secretary
National Assembly of Pakistan
Automation Centre,
National Assembly Secretariat,
Parliament House,
Islamabad – Pakistan
Tel: +92-51-9221082-83
Fax: +92-51-9221106
Email: assembly@na.gov.pk
Website: www.na.gov.pk

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