PTI senators protest over possible arrest of Tarin

Ijaz Kakakhel

Opposition lawmakers of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf on Monday strongly protested against the possible arrest of former Finance Minister Shaukat Tarin despite warnings of Senate Chairman to maintain order in the House.

The House observed ruckus and uproar over the protest by the PTI senators against the government and they were not ready to even to listen the request of chairman Senate Sadiq Sanjrani. He said that the government continued political victimization and arrest one by one PTI leaders.

On a point of order Leader of the Opposition Dr Shahzad Waseem said Interior Minister Rana Sanaullah was busy in the witch-hunt of opposition Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf leaders and workers instead of concentrating on his primary duties of maintaining law and order in the country.

He also criticized the government for what he said was a campaign against the judiciary. He urged the government to announce the election schedule and stop intimidating opposition members of PTI.

Dr Shahzad Waseem and others continued interrupting State Minister for Law and Justice Shahadat Awan, who was replying the accusations of Shahzad Waseem, pertaining to the arrest of Shaukat Tarin. Shahadat said Shaukat Tarin should be punished for conspiring against the country.

He said the inquiry against Shaukat Tarin has been completed in a case pertaining to his alleged role in derailment of the deal with International Monetary Fund. He said FIA was independently conducting the inquiry against Shaukat Tarin, sans any duress and lets have confidence over law and constitution of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan. The House was adjourned to meet again on Tuesday morning.