ISLAMABAD: The Senate session on Monday was marred by a strong protest from the treasury benches over the comments issued by Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F) lawmaker Maulana Ataur Rehman in his speech over Shehbaz Sharif’s arrest after which the opposition boycotted the proceedings. On October 5, the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) had arrested Leader of the Opposition and PML-N President Shehbaz Sharif in Ashiana Housing corruption scandal. The JUI-F senator, during the Monday’s session of the upper house, said that the arrest of National Assembly’s opposition leader on the behest of the federal government compromised the sanctity of the house. Meanwhile, the JUI-F leader refused to apologise for his remarks. The opposition boycotted the session during the speech of Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry.
Source: Pakistan Today October 08, 2018 15:45 UTC