Opposition Leader in the Sindh Assembly Haleem Adil Sheikh on Friday said the Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) provincial government had adopted an undemocratic move by not allowing him and other opposition parties’ leaders to speak during the budget session on the floor of the house.
Talking to media along with other PTI members of provincial assembly and Grand Democratic Alliance (GDA), he accused the Sindh government for setting a bad trend.
Haleem said this is the first time in the parliamentary history that the opposition and specifically the opposition leader in the Sindh Assembly and parliamentary leaders of main opposition parties including PTIs Bilal Ghaffar and GDAs Hasnain Mirza were barred from speaking on the floor of the assembly during the budget session.
He said such ugly tricks had exposed the true face of the corrupt people. PPP leaders should now stop calling themselves to be the followers of Benazir Bhutto as they had crossed all the limits of decency and democratic norms, he opined.
He said they repeatedly requested Speaker Agha SirajDurrani to act wisely but he did not honour his own chair.
“The opposition’s speech during the budget session is pivotal to the democratic process,” he said.
He said they would challenge this illegal, immoral and undemocratic move in the Supreme Court and also stage demonstrations at every nook and cranny of the province to register their protest against such parliamentary practices.
Haleem, responding to a query about the MQM-P, said there were no differences with the MQM-P leadership adding they had also rejected the budget but they had their own style of registering the protest.