ISLAMABAD: National Assembly Speaker Ayaz Sadiq on Thursday said he would not allow the opposition members to speak on privilege motion against Nawaz Sharif. However, he offered the opposition to speak on a point of order against the prime minister. On this, the opposition staged a walked out from the business advisory committee. The speaker hinted that the privilege motion would be disposed of like the previous one because the Supreme Court was already hearing the Panama issue but he directed the National Assembly Secretariat to revisit the opposition’s motion. The Speaker chaired a meeting of the Business Advisory Committee at Parliament House which was attended by the parliamentary representatives of various parties. The meeting discussed the agenda and schedule of the current session of the assembly and it was decided that the 39th session would continue until February 7 and government business – including legislative business, question hours, and calling attention notices – would be taken up. Sources said that opposition members Naveed Qamar and Sahibzada Tariqullah raised the issue of privilege motion in the committee and said the Prime Minister lied to parliament regarding Panamagate. They added that due to his and his lawyer’s statement, the privilege of the House has been affected so the speaker should take action against the Prime Minister. The Speaker made it clear that the issue was sub judice but he directed his secretariat to look into the privilege motion against PM Sharif and report back to him as soon as possible. The opposition insisted on a debate on the motion in the House, however the speaker refused. Later he said he would not allow anyone to speak on the case which was currently under trial in the court and read relevant articles of the constitution in this regard as well. Earlier, the Leader of the Opposition in the National Assembly, Khursheed Shah, chaired a meeting of the joint opposition and decided to continue his protest in the assembly on the Panama issue. The opposition finalised its strategy to give a tough time to the government and so a walkout and boycott of the session was also discussed.