LAHORE A day after rejecting the PML-Qs move to table a pro-media resolution, N-League on Tuesday at the inquorate House of the Punjab Assembly violated the Constitution of Pakistan and the rules of procedure to pass a fill-in-the-blank and vague resolution, which depicted thorough indifference to the journalists demands and did not portray whether it was in favour of media, lawyers, social activists or political workers. Since it is totally divorced from the mediamens aspirations, journalists representatives deem that 'in-favour-of-media resolution by the assembly was like adding insult to injury since they had been protesting against the MPAs attitude and demanding immediate unconditional withdrawal of the resolution, apology and expunging of members speeches. The parliamentarians had spewed venom for two days against media stigmatising them as blackmailers, thieves and corrupt - 'They are the blackmailers of no degree and are a threat to democracy. But the Punjab Assembly neither expunged objectionable remarks nor condemned the Fridays resolution. Tuesdays resolution was moved after a lot of intra-assembly consultation with Speaker Rana Muhammad Iqbal, Law Minister Rana Sanaullah Khan and a few other MPAs in attendance. On the other hand, the resolution was presented in an inquorate House, which was pointed out by Oppositions Aamir Sultan Cheema, but the Speaker did not oblige him despite the fact that as per rule, when quorum has been pointed out, the speaker should not pursue the proceedings. When the Law minister was reading out the resolution, former provincial minister for Irrigation Cheemas attempt to point the quorum did not get Rana Iqbals attention since he 'thought that it was complete and hence continued with the proceedings. On this, Cheema approached speakers rostrum, snatched the copy of resolution from his hands and tore it into pieces. In the meantime, PPPs Sajida Mir intervened and sent Cheema back to his seat. Upon this, Rana Iqbal banned entry of Cheema to the House for 15 days, but in defiance of the orders, he kept sitting in the House, perhaps waiting to see if the Chair would call sergeant-at-arm to get him out forcibly. But perhaps to his dismay, Rana did not resort to such an extreme measure. Leader of the Opposition Ch Zaheer-ud-Din wanted to speak on this occasion, but was not allowed by the speaker, who adjourned the House till 10am today (Wednesday morning). However, the resolution was passed by the inquorate House. It was maintained in the resolution that a joint committee comprising media and MPAs should be constituted, which would outline viable suggestions for dealing with permissible complaints of the public representatives and political parties. There was no mention of the previous resolution, and the condemnable attitude of the MPAs. The one-page document carried cliches and parts of the speeches delivered by the politicians for lauding the media. Secondly, the allegations levelled against the media - 'unholy alliance of judges, Generals and journalists bent upon derailing democracy - were not quashed at all. Nevertheless, Chief Minister Punjab Shahbaz Sharif and others from his coterie were quick to felicitate all upon the passage of the resolution. However, no one pointed out that the resolution on the same subject in one session could not be moved in the House. Rule 125 of the procedure says, Restriction on moving of resolutions - When a resolution has been moved and the decision of the Assembly given on it, or when a resolution has been withdrawn, no resolution or amendment raising substantially the same question shall be moved in the same session. Secondly, as per the Article 55 of the Constitution of Pakistan, Voting in Assembly and quorum - that subject to the Constitution, all decisions in of the National Assembly shall be taken by majority of the Assembly members present and voting, but the person presiding shall not vote except in the case of equality of votes. Secondly, its Part-II says, If at any time during a sitting of the National Assembly the attention of the person presiding is drawn to the fact that less than one-fourth of the total membership of the Assembly is present, he shall either adjourn the Assembly or suspend the meeting until at least one-fourth of such membership is present. In section 127, it has been maintained that provisions relating to the National Assembly would apply to the provincial assemblies as well.