Production order is the worst law – Hassan Nisar Explains

  • National Assembly Speaker issued production orders for PPP leader Asif Ali Zardari and PML-N leader KhawajaSaadRafique.
  • Says lawmakers imprisoned over money laundering charges shouldn’t be considered as ‘political prisoners’.
  • PM says the lawmakers involved in corrupt practices shouldn’t be called political prisoners.

Issuing production orders for money launderers is nothing more than a joke with democracy – Says Hassan Nisar.

The speaker of National Assembly Speaker AsadQaiser has issued production orders for PPP leader Asif Ali Zardari and PML-N leader KhawajaSaadRafique paving way for them to attend the budget session.

Both the leaders were arrested by the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) in corruption cases. During the recent sessions of the National Assembly, the opposition had demanded the production orders for imprisoned lawmakers.

Nisar said:

“The one representing millions of people should be 1000times more responsible and sensitive than other members.”

He further said: “One who is unable to handle himself, cannot handle a production order.”

“In order to do nation-building, you have to educate people about the importance of law,” Nisar said.

PM Imran Khan hinting at an amendment in the laws:

Prime Minister Imran Khan also hinted at an amendment in the laws concerning production orders of the parliamentarians.

He said that the National Assembly speaker shouldn’t issue orders for the lawmakers who were imprisoned over money laundering.

“The lawmakers involved in corrupt practices shouldn’t be called political prisoners,” PM said.

An appeal in the Supreme Court:

An appeal is also filed in the Supreme Court for the issuance of production orders of opposition members and politicians arrested over corruption charges.

The ministry sent a letter to the speaker quoting a decision of the Supreme Court and after that, the speaker refused to issue the production order.

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