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Nadeem Chan says media maligning politicians

By Tahir Niaz

ISLAMABAD: Legislators in the National Assembly on Monday joined together against what they termed “derogatory remarks” made by Supreme Court Bar Association (SCBA) President Qazi Anwar against parliamentarians.

Criticising Anwar, Nadeem claimed that journalists were allegedly maligning politicians. He criticised media anchors for “unjustifiably scrutinising the government and politicians”, adding the media should also “come up with scandals involving generals and judges”.

He asked politicians to block the distribution of newspapers in their respective constituencies if “the papers carried any derogatory remarks against politicians”. He also called for a joint privilege motion against the SCBA president.

Referring to the disqualification of politicians holding fake degrees, Saima said the government should file a review petition in the Supreme Court itself to get “the cheaters disqualified from contesting elections for life” and retrieve every penny they received as members of the House.

SA Iqbal Qadri was of the view that no person could be allowed to malign the whole of parliament. He said that contempt proceedings should be initiated against Anwar. Also, Amir Muqam said the authenticity of the SCBA president’s statement must be checked before taking any action.

Abid Sher Ali, on a point of order, said his party would support labourers in Faisalabad when they start a long march today against load shedding in the country.

Also, the chair told the House that members of the House, Nazir Jatt and Jamshed Dasti, had resigned and their seats had consequently become vacant.
Source: Daily Times
Date:3/30/2010