May 16, 2018 (DESPARDES/PKONWEB) — Former prime minister Mir Zafarullah Jamali on Wednesday announced his resignation from the National Assembly and will send his formal resignation in writing to the Speaker’s Office.
Jamali, who hails from Balochistan’s Jaffarabad district told the National Assembly that if the prime minister and the opposition leader are not satisfied with the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) chairman’s performance then they should resign, as the NAB chief was appointed after their mutual consultation.
Moreover, while speaking in the National Assembly, Jamali criticized the federal government for not allocating adequate resources for Balochistan in the federal budget.
Jamali also blamed the NA speaker for failing to stop demonizing of state institutions in the Parliament
Jamali who served as the prime minister from 2002 to 2004 during President General (retd) Pervez Musharraf’s tenure, is presently associated with the ruling Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) party.
During the session, repeating the opposition parties’ stance, PTI MNA Shireen Mazari said presentation of a full year’s budget by a government that is completing its tenure in a matter of weeks is unacceptable.
Discussing the government’s plan to introduce a bill related to the merger of the tribal areas with Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, JUI-F chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman called the attempt “part of a foreign agenda”.