LAHORE: National Assembly Speaker Sardar Ayaz Sadiq has said the PTI should attend the joint session of parliament to be addressed by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
“We should end our differences and welcome the Turkish guest,” he told reporters here on Tuesday.
PTI Chairman Imran Khan declared on Tuesday his party would stick to its boycott stand.
The speaker said the parliament should be respected by all of us. He also expressed gratitude to Turkey and China for supporting Pakistan on the Kashmir issue. He said India was committing atrocities in Kashmir and could not suppress the freedom struggle of the Kashmiris.
Mr Sadiq said the PM’s adviser on foreign affairs Sartaj Aziz had the status of a federal minister.
“Under the Constitution, the prime minister can appoint five advisers.”
Talking about the Panama issue, Sadiq said the matter was in the Supreme Court and let it do its work.