ISLAMABAD: The opposition has Tuesday demanded an explanation in the National Assembly (NA) over Prime Minister Imran Khan’s recent statement that he gave in Iran.
Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) Member National Assembly (MNA) Khurram Dastagir Khan said while addressing the session that Imran Khan’s statement can take Pakistan on the back foot.
He termed Imran Khan’s comment ‘dangerous’ and maintained that the premier gave a similar statement in an interview to the New York Times. “I demand prime minister to give explanation to the House over his remarks. I am not labelling Imran Khan as traitor or Modi’s friend,” he said.
Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) MNA and Minister for Human Rights Shireen Mazari affirmed that banned outfits from both sides of the border must be eliminated in order to wipe out terrorism.
“Discussions were held to launch operation against terrorism for the first time between Pakistan and Iran,” she stressed.
Opposition protest mars NA session
The NA session was marred by the protest of the opposition parties who tore copies of the agenda. During the speech of PTI leader Murad Saeed, the opposition chanted ‘no baby no’ slogans and surrounded the dais of the speaker.
The PTI MNA said that opposition doesn’t have courage to listen to him as he is unveiling the truth. He criticized Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) Chairman Bilawal Bhutto and alleged him of fighting India’s case.
Bilawal, his father Asif Ali Zardari and his paternal aunt Faryal Talpur are facing trial in fake accounts case, he added.
Murad Saeed said opposition parties are making hue and cry against the accountability process. He said under the dynamic leadership of Prime Minister Imran Khan, the country’s image has improved significantly and it has come out of isolation.
The MNA further said that minor girl Nashwa lost her life due to wrong injection but no action has been taken so far.