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27 June 2017 Last updated 2 hours ago

Party maintains decision to boycott Parliament's session: Imran

PTI Chief Imran Khan during talking to media persons in Islamabad PTI Chief Imran Khan during talking to media persons in Islamabad

Chairman Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Imran Khan on Tuesday said his party was standing by its decision to boycott the joint session of parliament to be held this week.

Speaking to media representatives outside his Banigala residence, Khan said his party would not attend the joint session which he said would take place under a controversial prime minister who was facing charges of corruption.

He said “we welcome the Turkish president to Pakistan but at the same time, we do not want to endorse a prime minister who has broken the country's law and has engaged in corruption”.

Erdogan is scheduled to arrive in Pakistan for a two-day official visit this week. The government plans to convene a special joint sitting of parliament on Nov 17 so the Turkish president can address lawmakers.

On the Panamagate case that is being heard in the Supreme Court, the PTI chairman said he and his party trusted the court and would accept however it decides to proceed on the matter.