01 August 2017
Today Pakistani parliament re-elected ruling party Pakistan Muslim League (Nawaz Group) candidate as Leader of the House by voting 221 in favour against Peoples Party candidate who obtained 41 votes, Pakistan Tehrik Inmsaf 33 votes and 4 votes went to Jamaat Islami candidate Sahibzada Tariq.
Ruling Pakistan Muslim League is headed by ousted Prime Minister Mohammad Nawaz Sharif who was disqualified recently by Supreme Court verdict on not disclosing of his residence permit of United Arab Emirates at the time of submitting his papers contesting as member of the parliament. Supreme Court of Pakistan decision is under debate by senior lawyers in the country on its justification.
Upon his election as Leader of the House, Shahid Khaqan Abbasi said in his address that there is much bigger court up where he along with other colleagues will witness that Nawaz Sharif has never been involved in any kind of kick backs or financial corruption since long years they have have been working with ousted Prime Minister Mohammad Nawaz Sharif.
It is to note that there are more than 52 members of Pakistani parliament who are holding residence permits of other countries including GCC. One member of parliament holds Qatar residence permit also. There has been three residence permit holders of Qatar who have been members of Pakistan National Assembly and Senate.
Shahid Khaqan Abbasi has been presently serving as Petroleum Minister of Pakistan under whose minister-ship, Qatar and Pakistan has signed LNG agreement. Shahid Khaqan Abbasi has been paying his gratitude to State of Qatar for the supply of LNG which helped Pakistan to operate its shut down industries and meeting domestic requirements.