Ex-PM urges speaker to issue production orders of detained MNAs indiscriminately

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Staff Reporter

Former Prime Minister and Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) senior leader Shahid Khaqan Abbasi on Thursday urged National Assembly Speaker Asad Qaisar to make sure participation of every under-custody parliamentarian in the sessions.
In an open letter to the speaker, the ex-petroleum minister said that he has always stressed on timely issuance of production orders of the arrested MNAs however, nothing has been done in this regard so far.
Speaker office has failed in ensuring attendance of all the parliamentarians in the sessions, the letter stated.
Shahid Khaqan Abbasi further demanded to indiscriminately issue production orders of all the detained members so that they can also attend the assembly meetings.
On July 18, 2019, the anti-corruption watchdog had arrested Shahid Khaqan Abbasi near Thokar Niaz Baig toll plaza in connection with an ongoing investigation into the ‘illegal’ award of the LNG contract with Qatar.