Thursday July 07, 2022

Assemblies Are Joke Now Because Largest Party Has Exited: Shireen Mazari

Islamabad: PTI leader Shireen Mazari on Thursday said that assemblies are “a joke now because the largest party has exited them”.

She was speaking to journalists after a meeting of the judicial commission tasked with probing her arrest in May.

While briefing the media on her views regarding the current political situation in the country, Mazari said the assemblies are “a joke now because the largest party has exited them”.

“We believe an election date should be given so that whatever steps that need to be taken to fix the economy are taken. These guys have destroyed the economy in three months,” the PTI leader said.

“Once a date of election is provided, much can be done, talks can be held and things can be discussed,” she said.

She went on to claim: “People have stood up in support for Imran Khan and they have rejected this imported government. Wherever rallies are being held, people are coming out in droves despite rain to support Imran Khan.”

A judicial commission has been formed to probe the arrest of Mazari which took place in May and which has been declared unlawful by the Islamabad High Court.

The commission in its meeting today reviewed the terms of reference of the probe.

Mazari said the commission noted that they had not received any police report regarding her arrest and that “it was not an arrest, it was kidnapping”.

She said the next meeting will take place on July 14 to which the inspector general of police for Islamabad has been summoned.

“We are confident the commission will fully investigate who was involved in this and hope that there will be accountability at the end, so that such incidents do not happen again,” Mazari said.

“We will also submit a written statement to the commission, which we will also submit to the high court, so it becomes part of record,” she added.

Mazari said the commission read out the terms of reference and provided her a copy as well. “By and large we are satisfied with the TORs,” she said.

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