Islamabad (24 News): Members of the Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) staged a protest and later walked out from the Parliament regarding the case of 3 missing party workers from Sindh on Thursday. The Leader of the Opposition, Khurshid Shah stated that if all members who are currently under arrest are not presented before the local magistrate within 24 hours then it would be considered a gross violation of the law and of their constitutional rights, 24 News HD reports.
According to reports the PPP recorded a strong protest against the increasing trend of forced disappearances of its workers during a National Assembly session on Thursday.
Opposition Leader Khurshid Shah further stated that the govt was intentionally ignoring the issue, and warned that this silence could come back to haunt them in the future. He further criticized the trend of forced disappearances in the country which according to him increasingly resembles the era of dictatorship. He questioned the sanctity of the House under such circumstances.
He added that the opposition had been promised an answer on the issue of the violation of the Army Act, but another serious violation of the law has occurred in less than 10 days of deliberations.
When no answers were presented by the other members of the Parliament on the issue of missing party workers, the PPP and its affiliates staged a walk out, with Khurshid Shah stating that if a plausible explanation of the issue was not provided soon then the members would pursue a boycott of the session.
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