Opposition MNAs resign over Musharraf vote

Around 80 Pakistani opposition MNAs (Members of National Assembly) resigned from parliament on Tuesday morning in protest at President Pervez Musharraf’s plans to seek re-election, state television showed. The lawmakers from the anti-Musharraf APDM (All Parties Democratic Movemen) handed in their resignations to the speaker of the National Assembly. “We are handing over the resignations today because we consider the election of the president is illegal and unconstititional,” senior alliance member Liaquat Baloch said, before he was cut short by the speaker.

Dawn News

15 Comments so far

  1. asa (unregistered) on October 2nd, 2007 @ 3:08 pm

    no matter whatever they will do ..Dictator will at any cost imposed himself to this country for another 5 year…opposition,lawyers,journalist & civil societies have no authority.

    Congratulation to All for Dictatorship in Military republic of Pakistan.

  2. pappu (unregistered) on October 2nd, 2007 @ 5:11 pm

    last nite, I was watching Capital Talk on Geo and heard this new version of one of our National Song
    it goes like this

    Tera Pakistan Hai
    Na Mera Pakistan Hai
    Yeh Uss Ka Pakistan Hai
    Jo Saddr-e-Pakistan Hai

    And I completely Agree

  3. Aamir Ali (unregistered) on October 2nd, 2007 @ 6:12 pm

    Good riddance to these hooligans. Their voluntary resignations have no legal or constitutional impact.

    Geo News sounds like its working for the opposition.

  4. nhs (unregistered) on October 2nd, 2007 @ 6:36 pm

    Here comes Musharraf for five more years. He may very well be a dictator, but atleast he is using the constiruion to get re-elected.

    As for the opposition resignation is concerned, we don’t need these crooks in the assembly anyhow.

  5. Abbas (unregistered) on October 2nd, 2007 @ 7:42 pm

    Mullahs have quit parliament! Let the celebrations begin.

  6. Ablai (unregistered) on October 2nd, 2007 @ 7:47 pm

    The previous leaders were more dictators. Mushy is going through a process, let the process run, that is most important for true democracy. Besides he is also giving up his Army position.

    Create leaders as strong and intelligent as Mushy who have a global impact, only then one can complain, otherwise just chill out. Let the best man lead. It is for the benefit of all.

  7. KAMI (unregistered) on October 2nd, 2007 @ 8:33 pm

    Here is a copy of the resignation for all to admire;

    I ___________ MNA of Islamic Republic of Pakistan, hereby, resign from my seat as an opposition MNA because of my utter failure to provide any viable resistance to the most vulnerable military ruler in the history of this country. I was part of the bunch which constitutionally legitimized his rule, furthermore, I am at a loss to reflect the aspirations of the man on the streets and have no clue to address the issues affecting the common man.

    Thanks to the media I will continue to pursue my carrier from the comfy chairs of the satellite channels, away from the crowds and nasty situations.

    Wish me luck,

    Deceptively yours

    Resigned Opp. MNA

  8. SELF (unregistered) on October 2nd, 2007 @ 9:32 pm

    900 choohay khaa kay billian haj ko chalain…after five years of affair with Musharaf, Mullahs would have us fool that they did not support the dictators. This will ensure their success in the coming election.

    rind kay rind rahay aur janaat hath say na gai…

  9. NHS (unregistered) on October 2nd, 2007 @ 10:51 pm

    Angoor Khatay hain.
    They were hoping for big halwa but Musharraf ate it himself.

  10. asa (unregistered) on October 2nd, 2007 @ 11:28 pm

    Resignation,election,parliament,constitution,rule of law,institution supremacy all crap nothing will change until & unless we get rid from colonial Napak Army they think they are superior breed all civilians are dogs.

    by the way all crooks,chor,corrupt ppl are part of mushy team.

    May Allah give common people of pakistan strength to get rid from Napak Army.Ameen

  11. Danish (unregistered) on October 2nd, 2007 @ 11:42 pm

    Ae zalim Army walo itna zulm na karo …tumhare be bache hoge,kuch rehm karo pakistan mein.

  12. Concerned_PAKI (unregistered) on October 3rd, 2007 @ 12:16 am

    Kis pey zulm ho raha hey bhai.
    Public tou free mein TV per show dekh rahi hey, aur enjoy kar rahi hey.

    Tribal Area waley tou khud bare Zaalim hein, un per kaun zulm kar sakta hey.
    Rah gaey Waqeel tou, jitnaa who gharibon ka khoon choostey hein, thora sa nikal gaya tou kya hua.

    Haan journalist pe zulm hua tou unkey pass media hey, unsey sub Maafee Mang lengey.

  13. ShahidnUSA (unregistered) on October 3rd, 2007 @ 1:54 am

    @ KAMI LOL!!
    That was the funniest resignation I ever read.Humor with wit.
    You rock!

  14. Aamir Ali (unregistered) on October 3rd, 2007 @ 1:59 am

    These are voluntary resignations, what does Army have to do with it?

    Pakistan Army zindabad and wild mullahs murdabad.

  15. KAMI (unregistered) on October 3rd, 2007 @ 6:58 am

    @SHAHIDNUSA Thanks :)

    I guess you are the only one that found it amusing :(

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