MNAs staged walkout over Nisar’s attitude
Islamabad—Pakistan People’s Party, Jamat-e-Islami and Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf lawmakers staged a walkout from National Assembly citing Interior Minister Chaudhary Nisar Ali Khan’s attitude.
The opposition parties walked out of the National Assembly in protest against the remarks of the Interior Minister for criticizing past governments.
Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif himself visited the Opposition Lobby and brought them back to the House.
Nawaz Sharif spoke to Khursheed Shah and brought back opposition members to house. Maulana Fazlur Rehman, Asif Hasnain and other members lauded the Prime Minister’s gesture.
Speaking on a point of order, Leader of the Opposition
Syed Khursheed Ahmed Shah said that they never criticized the government and always talked about joint efforts to fight terrorism.
Syed Khursheed Shah said that terrorist attacks in the country had worsened over the years despite the opposition’s cooperation with the government over counter terrorism measures.
He said,” They said let’s make NACTA functional. We said okay. They asked for National Action Plan. We said okay. They asked for military courts. We even cooperated on that. But despite all the cooperation, more ruthless terrorist attacks have happened.”
He said that opposition has cooperated with the government on every step in this regard. However, excuses have been made by blaming different banned outfits after every terrorist activity.
“For how much longer would we shed tears for the innocents killed in terrorist attacks? It was the responsibility of the state to provide security to its citizens”, said an emotional Khursheed Shah. He further said that the government never took serious steps on how to stop the terrorists from carrying out attacks.