Khursheed lashes out on low presence of politicians in NA

 
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ISLAMABAD Aug 22 (TNS): Enrarged Opposition Leader Khursheed Shah in the National Assembly lashed out at the low presence of politicians in the lower house of Parliament on Tuesday.

During the address Shah said he is ashamed to see such a low level of attendance in the assembly, when the lawmakers were expected to discuss the Electoral Reforms Bill 2017.

Shah advised that the empty benches were occupied by backbenches. Speaker directed, on advice of Shah, PML-N chief whip Sheikh Aftab Ahmed to bring the backbenchers to the front.

In response, Ahmed, the parliamentary affairs minister, said he agrees with Shah’s arguments. “I request Shah to get used to this,” remarked Ahmed.

Speaker Ayaz Sadiq directed Ahmed to ensure the presence of lawmakers and ministers of the ruling party.