Shehbaz Sharif repeats ‘Selected PM’ during NA session despite ban

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A ruckus erupted in the House after Leader of the Opposition Shehbaz Sharif repeated the word “selected” for the prime minister despite a ban the national assembly imposed earlier this week.

However, NA speaker Asad Qaiser expunged the words.

NA Deputy Speaker Qasim Khan Suri on Sunday banned the members from calling Imran Khan “selected Prime Minister” in the House after Federal Minister Omar Ayub Khan said he wanted to move privilege motion to stop the use of word.

On Monday, PML-N’s information secretary Marriyum Aurangzeb referred to PM with the word “handpicked” after Suri had asked her to avoid the word ‘selected’.

“The members of the assembly have been elected through votes and the house will not tolerate any insult to them,” Suri added.

As Marriyum went on with her speech, she said “the ‘TV star’ prime minister addressed the nation twice in ten days … opposition was the target in one while traders were threatened in the other,” she remarked.

Pakistan People’s Party also opposed NA’s ban on the use of the word ‘selected’ for PM Imran Khan.