Federal Minister for Science and Technology Fawad Chaudhry on Wednesday moved an amendment in the National Assembly (NA) rules in order to limit an opposition leader’s speech to 45 minutes after Shehbaz Sharif rambled for hours during a post-budget session.
I have moved an amendment in the Assembly rules to restrict leader of the opposition speech to fourty 45 min,Shahbaz Sharif is speaking since morning and there is no end in the site,this amonuts to waste tax payers money N Assembly time specially when he has nothing substantial
— Ch Fawad Hussain (@fawadchaudhry) June 19, 2019
Pointing out that Shehbaz Sharif’s speech had been going on since morning with ‘no end in sight’, the minister tweeted, “this amounts to waste of taxpayers’ money and lawmakers time especially when he has nothing substantial.
It is pertinent to mention here that the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader had been speaking for two hours.
During the session, NA speaker Asad Qaiser commented that Shehbaz had broken Khursheed Shah’s record for the longest speech, to which the PPP leader commented: “My record for NA speech is 4 hours 19 minutes. Shehbaz hasn’t broken my record yet. He has only spoken for 2 hours so far”.
Shehbaz Sharif continued speaking in the Lower House for over three hours altogether.