The National Assembly on Thursday adopted two resolutions amid opposition uproar, one resolution for supporting the formation of Seraiki province and other for reposing confidence in Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani in the wake of his conviction in the contempt of court case.
The resolutions were moved by Law Minister Farooq H Naek and were passed by the assembly. It has been reported that all members besides those from the PML-N voted in favour of the resolutions.
The PML-N MNAs arrived in the assembly with placards and wearing black armbands to protest against Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani’s refusal to step down after he was convicted by the Supreme Court of Pakistan. One of the placards read “Seat khali hay, barayee farokht”.
Leader of the Opposition Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan sat silently in the tenth row and did not take part in the protest.
The session was adjourned after the resolutions had been passed. The National Assembly session will resume at 10:00am tomorrow.
The PML-N has repeatedly called for Gilani to step down as prime minister since the Supreme Court of Pakistan convicted him in a contempt of court case after he refused to write a letter to Swiss authorities, asking that cases against President Asif Ali Zardari be reopened.