But PML-N did exactly the same as the examples you are giving.
The public accounts committee headed by Ch. Nisar got the headlines for recovering Rs 115 billion. But PML-N played a very active role in all committees of the parliament.
The National Assembly's standing committee on railways headed by PML-N's Sardar Ayaz Sadiq uncovered massive fraud in Railways and publicized it. When after repeated requests, Govt took no action then he took this issue to the supreme court.
The Hajj scandal was uncovered by Bilal Yasin of PML-N in Religious affairs Committee and again when govt took no action, his report was given to the media and then supreme court intervened.
The rental power issue was raised by Khawaja Asif first in the committee and then he went to the court. It was not his personal vendetta and the lawyer was arranged by PML-N.
All the National Assembly record, including debates and bills, is available on the National Assembly website. PML-N's active participation in legislative business and its strident criticism on govt actions is well documented in this.
After speaking on the floor of the house, the next thing that an opposition can do is to bring the govt wrong doings in public domain by using print and electronic media. Again, PML-N actively used this medium. Its leaders wrote several opinion pieces in newspapers and actively participated in media debates highlighting govt corruption, criticizing policies and offering alternatives.
Furthermore, PML-N has been holding public rallies and protests on issues like corruption and bad governance at least since 2009.
In addition to public and media pressure, PML-N actively knocked the door of judiciary to stop govt misdeeds.
Given that PML-N has done every thing that any other opposition party in any democratic country could have done, how can it be termed as "friendly" opposition?
Posted 2 years ago on 04 Apr 2012 21:59 #