National Assembly President Assad Qaiser suspended the joint session of parliament on Tuesday for 20 minutes after opposition deputies raised a stir in parliament.
President Arif Alfi held a joint session between the upper and lower chambers to determine the future course of action for Pakistan after India’s decision to strip occupied Kashmir of its own status under Article 370. But the session, which began today, was quickly interrupted by opposition MPs protesting that the agenda of the day did not It specifically mentions Article 370 of the Indian Constitution. “This chamber can discuss the recent increase in shootings and unexplained bombings in the civilian population and the use of cluster bombs by Indian troops in Azad Jammu and Kashmir; the deployment of additional troops and atrocities in Indian-occupied Jammu and Kashmir and recent events,” said an agenda published yesterday by National Assembly Secretariat for the Joint Session.
Protests and cheers continued during today’s session, even after Caesar confirmed that Article 370 would be mentioned in a resolution issued by the Federal Minister of Parliamentary Affairs, Azzam Khan Swati, condemning “illegal acts” carried out by India in occupied Kashmir.
“Cashmere looks to Pakistan at this very much needed moment,” he said. “We would like you to know that you are not alone; Pakistan will continue its diplomatic support for your case and will raise the issue in all relevant forums.
“We look forward to raising the issue at the United Nations and ask the forum to analyze India’s violation of its agreements.”
Minister of Science and Technology, Minister of Science and Technology, Fuad Chaudhry, Minister of Railways, Sheikh Rashid, Leader of the Opposition in the National Assembly, Shahbaz Sharif, Leaders of the Islamic League-N Party, Khawaja Asif and Kan Ayaz Sadiq, , As well as members of the Senate, are present. . Also attending today’s meeting were Azad Jammu and Kashmir Prime Minister Raja Faruq Haidar.
Opposition leaders expect Prime Minister Imran Khan to attend the meeting, just as the Kashmir problem is mostly political.
Opposition parties called for a joint session shortly after the media reported India’s decision to repeal article 370. The head of the Pakistan People’s Party, Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, was the first opposition leader to request a joint session of parliament immediately. He then went to Karachi from Islamabad to participate in the joint session.