PESHAWAR: Speaker National Assembly Assad Qaisar said that the Opposition has not been contacted over legislation relating to extension of army chief but the government desires that matter should be resolved through consultation and consensus.
He was addressing a public gathering here Saturday which was attended among others by Provincial Information Minister Shoukat Yousafzai, Provincial Law Minister Sultan Khan, party leaders and local dignitaries.
On the occasion, Arshad Umerzai of Qoumi Watan Party (QWP) also announced joining Pakistan Tehreek-e- Insaf (PTI) along with his friends and followers.
The Speaker said that legislation relating to extension of Army Chief would be made through consultation. He said that decision about appointment of Chief Election Commissioner would probably be made till Monday or else the matter would be referred to court of law.
He said that assembly affairs have been run following rules and procedures and courts are available if anyone has any objection. The bill to constitute new provinces is with concerned standing committee and the legislation would be considered and deliberated when it would reach to House, he said.
Asad Qaisar said that Prime Minister Imran Khan also raised voice against blasphemy on international forums and has become a leader of the Muslim world owing to his stance and policies. He said the government was the custodians on laws relating to the sanctity and respect of the Holy Prophet (PBUH).
He said that the previous government failed to do anything for Islam rather they misled the people for their personal interests and benefits. He said that Maulana Fazal-ur-Rehamn has not struggled for the sake of Islam but rather the focus of his political struggle is to conquer Islamabad.