Nirupama Subramanian

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan’s National Assembly will convene on Saturday in what is likely to be a stormy session to discuss the political situation.

The Pakistan Muslim League (N) requisitioned the session to discuss the Supreme Court disqualification of its leaders Nawaz Sharif and Shabaz Sharif from holding or contesting for public office.

In a sign that the government is looking for ways to defuse a potentially explosive political situation, Prime Minister Yusuf Raza Gilani called a meeting of the Cabinet on Friday, where it was agreed to convene the Assembly session.

Meanwhile, protests are continuing throughout Punjab province. In Rawalpindi, PML(N) workers clashed with PPP cadre near the spot where PPP leader Benazir Bhutto was assassinated.