KARACHI- Pakistan People’s Party (PPP)’s chairman, Bilawal Bhutto Zardari has said that Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif will be arrested one day if the Protection of Pakistan Ordinance is passed in its present form.
In a message on Twitter, the PPP chief expressed the hope that Senate will do the right thing and will not let the Ordinance pass. Text of Bilawal’s tweet: If PPO passes in its current form, one day PM NS will be arrested using it. I hope the senate does the right thing and does not let it pass.
It is pertinent to mention here that Protection of Pakistan Ordinance has been tabled in Senate after being passed by National Assembly on Monday. Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP), Pakistan Tehrik-e-Insaf (PTI), Jamiat Ulama-e-Islam Fazal (JUI-F), Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) and Jamaat Islami (JI) opposed some of the clauses of the bill. Meanwhile Pakistan Tehrik-e-Insaf (PTI) on Tuesday announced that it will challenge Protection of Pakistan Bill in Supreme Court.
Earlier, National Assembly approved the Pakistan Protection Bill late on Monday amid strong amid volatile and noisy protests and walkout by the opposition parties, during which the opposition parties also tore the copies of the bill, and tried to access Speaker’s dais, only to be blocked by official parliamentarians shielding the Speaker. Opposing the bill, opposition leader Khurshid Shah said that that since the bill was of utter importance, it should not (have been) be passed in such haste, without any debate; but rather after mutual consensus.