Imran Khan can’t be called ‘selected PM’ in NA but it becomes a top Twitter trend
National Assembly Deputy Speaker Qasim Suri bars MNAs from using 'selected PM' for Imran Khan.
- National Assembly Deputy Speaker Qasim Suri bars lawmakers from using ‘selected PM’ for Imran Khan.
- ”The house will not tolerate any insult to the elected members”, said Deputy Speaker said.
- Federal Minister for Planning, Development and Reforms Khusro Bakhtiar spoke about the imperative need for the government and opposition to sign a ‘charter of economy’.
Lawmakers in the Lower House of Parliament are asked to not use the word ‘selected PM’ for the Prime Minister of Pakistan. Deputy Speaker Qasim Khan Suri issued the ruling on Sunday, saying that using this word for an elected member is an insult to the entire house.
“The members of the assembly have been elected through votes and the house will not tolerate any insult to them,” he said in the NA session which was conducted on Sunday to compensate for the lost time due to protests from the opposition.
Deputy speaker added that using the word for the leader of the house is against the rules of procedure and conduct of business. He added that calling Prime Minister ‘selected PM’ is not only insulting and offensive to him but the entire house.
The NA session continued among the fiery speeches, defense, and criticism of the Budget 2019-20. Federal Minister for Planning, Development and Reforms Khusro Bakhtiar specifically spoke about the desperate need for government and opposition to sign a ‘charter of economy’.
‘Charter of economy’ is a recent proposal floated by the opposition leader Shehbaz Sharif to take the country out of financial crisis and pave the way towards economic stability so Pakistan doesn’t go to IMF in future.
During the aggressive debate, the Deputy Speaker asked the respective members of the house to not use ‘selected’ for the PM as it is ‘insulting’. However, the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) has challenged the ‘legality’ of the proposed ban.
MNAs barred from using the word but it becomes a top trend on Twitter
Though lawmakers have been banned from using the word ‘selected’ for Prime Minister, it remained a top trend on Pakistani Twitter today.
Does the #SelectedPM realize that banning this term just proves the point about him being selected? Of course he doesn’t
— Ailia Zehra (@AiliaZehra) June 24, 2019
A clear caption find the difference who is nation's leader a man who fears and addressing inside bullet proof glass OR the man who is bravely standing like rock among the people,,,,,?????
— Ibad Ur Rehman (@ibad2003) June 24, 2019
— Adv Sajad Ali Mangi (@ImSajadAliMang2) June 24, 2019
— Malik Ahmad Mukhtar Hassan (@MalikAhmadMukh2) June 24, 2019
Yes i will select him forever My whole life votes belong to him
Jab Allah kisi nation ki halat badalna chahta hai toh aisi chezz bhej deta hai .I will support you kaptaan till my last breathe #SelectedPM pic.twitter.com/S84mIs0VzR
— Muhammad Faisal Asghar (@Muhamma04195704) June 24, 2019
Imran Khan ! yes you are selected. Firstly, Pakistani Nation select you against that corrupt mafia and then we elected you to make them answerable to state, judiciary, Nation. May Allah bless you with success. (Ameen) #SelectedPM
— Saud Nisar (@IamSaudNisar) June 24, 2019
It’s been banned because they know it’s true. If it wasn’t true then they wouldn’t have cared either way. Sach baat (aur mayoosi ki baat) dil per lagg rahi hai @ImranKhanPTI kay. He has an extremely thin skin. #SelectedPM https://t.co/LZWQ2cBDMw
— Barrister Amir Zafar Khan (@ChAmirZkhan) June 24, 2019
#SelectedPM is sheer disappointment. Wherever he went as PM he left a story which became a laughing stock and shame for Pakistan.
— Mustansar Billah (@embee45) June 24, 2019
— Malik Sohaib Bherth (@SohaibAhmedMal1) June 24, 2019
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