ISLAMABAD: The National Assembly of Pakistan on Thursday got 21 laws approved, including the controversial Elections (Amendment) Bill 2020 and the bill to provide right of appeal to Indian spy Kulbhushan Jadhav.
Opposition has claimer that bills were approved after suspending the rules of business amid the opposition’s strong protest and boycott.
The only justification the ministers, including Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi, gave was that since the assembly was going into budget session from Friday (today), they did not want to delay their passage as many of the bills were to provide relief to the masses.
“We did whatever we could do to stop you but you are bent upon defacing the history. Therefore, we have decided to boycott the proceedings,” declared Abdul Qadir Patel of the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) before the third and last walkout of the opposition when the government had already passed eight bills.
Law Minister Farogh Nasim said the bill was being passed in the light of the verdict of the International Court of Justice (ICJ).
Mr Nasim said he was shocked to see the opposition’s behaviour and it seemed that the opposition had not read the ICJ verdict. He said the ICJ had clearly asked Pakistan to make effective legislation to provide the right of review to the Indian spy.
Courtesy: The Dawn