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People’s Party boycotts NA session on French ambassador resolution

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Pakistan People’s Party has decided to boycott the National Assembly session scheduled today (Tuesday).


The decision was tweeted by PPP Chairperson Bilawal Bhutto Zardari hours after Interior Minister

Sheikh Rasheed announced that the government will present a resolution in the assembly seeking the expulsion of the French ambassador.

“Agreement wasn’t brought to NA, the government took action on streets, then banned, people killed, over 500 policemen injured, closed internet, PM didn’t make a statement in NA, didn’t take NA into confidence at any stage,” Bilawal tweeted.

“Now PTI wants to hide behind NA. It’s your mess PM, clean up or go home,” People’s Party Chairperson added.

Minister reports third round of talks between TLP and govt

PML-N and JUI-F have, on the other hand, announced that their parliamentarians will attend the National Assembly session.

The Tehreek-e-Labbaik Pakistan and a government team reached an agreement after talks through the night.

Their negotiations began after protracted protests from the political party and its supporters across Pakistan starting last week.

The protests began over the publication of blasphemous caricatures in a French magazine.

The TLP had been agitating from November and had been in talks with the government.

However, when its chief Saad Rizvi planned to march on Islamabad, he was taken into custody.

The government will table a resolution in parliament to expel the French ambassador,

Interior Minister Sheikh Rasheed and the TLP confirmed.

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