Dignity of Assembly being tarnished by Speaker: Haleem

KARACHI – Police on Tuesday arrested Leader of the Opposition in Sindh Assembly Haleem Adil Sheikh for violating code of conduct during Malir by-election.


Leader of the Opposition in Sindh Assembly, Haleem Adil Sheikh has said that the Sindh Assembly is a historic assembly and memories of Quaid-e-Azam and Liaquat Ali Khan are associated with this assembly but dignity of this House is being tarnished due to undemocratic attitude of the speaker.

This was stated by him while addressing a press conference along with PTI Parliamentary Leader Sindh Assembly Khurram Sher Zaman, Member Sindh Assembly Raja Azhar and PTI leader Haji Muzaffar Shujra here at Sindh Assembly building on Saturday.

Haleem Adil Sheikh said that the Opposition in Sindh has no representation in standing committees while budget 2021-22 was passed without speeches of opposition leader and parliamentary leaders of opposition parties. During senate elections a market had been seen inside this assembly and two PTI MPAs Aslam Abro and Shahryar Shar sold their political conscience publicly, he added.

He alleged that Karim Bakhsh Gabol and Dewan Sachanand also traded their conscience in recent senate election and those who sold their honour were stubbornly and shamelessly taken seats on government benches. Under which law did the Speaker allowed them those seats? The opposition leader asked and remarked that the speaker has shadowed his role and tarnished sanctity of the house.

Although prior to the senate election PTI parliamentary leader in a meeting decided to boycott the election process and all the MPAs were asked to abstain the polling four MPAs came to assembly and voted in favour of PPP candidate, the opposition leader said adding that under Article 63 A of constitution those MPAs must be declared disqualified.

“If those MPAs have any self-respect they should resign and contest fresh elections as it was against the law and a condemnable act to vote against the party,” he observed and added that there was strong reaction among the party workers who wanted harsh action against them.

Haleem Adil Sheikh said that he had written a letter to Speaker Sindh Assembly demanding disqualification of those MPAs who disrespected mandate of the masses. If due legal action was not taken PTI would register historic protest in Sindh assembly and strong protest will also be recorded against the speaker, he vowed.

There is civilian dictatorship in Sindh and PPP which claimed to be a democratic party has abandoned the ideology of Zulfiqar and Benazir Bhutto and following Zardarism, he said and added that Bilawal Zardari’s march received a cold response by public and he staged a flop show in Islamabad.

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