‘Jihad postponed?’: PML-N derides govt for postponing joint session of Parliament

The PML-N on Wednesday once again pounced on the opportunity to deride the government after the latter announced that it would be postponing the joint session of parliament that was originally scheduled for tomorrow.
Shortly after Prime Minister Imran Khan addressed lawmakers from the ruling party and its allies in Islamabad, in which he had asked lawmakers to take part in the legislation process as “jihad”, Minister for Information and Broadcasting Fawad Chaudhry announced that the joint session had been postponed.
Taking to Twitter, the minister said that electoral reforms were connected to the country’s future.
“We are working in good faith to reach a consensus on this issue. In this regard, National Assembly Speaker Asad Qaiser has once again been asked to get in touch with the opposition so that a bill on electoral reforms can be introduced,” he said.
He added the joint session of Parliament was being postponed for this purpose. “We hope that the opposition will seriously consider these crucial reforms so that we can come up with a strategy for the country’s future,” he said, adding that the government will not back down from poll reforms until this happens.
Minutes later, PML-N Vice President Maryam Nawaz said that earlier today the premier gave a speech calling on parliamentarians to vote during the joint session like it was “jihad”.
“Can the nation ask why the jihad had to be postponed so suddenly?” She said that while the nation was “aware of everything”, it was a necessary question to ask.

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