‘Controversial’ talk PTI plans to grill Asif in NA

ISLAMABAD:  

The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) will soon table an adjournment motion in the National Assembly aimed at seeking an explanation from Foreign Minister Khawaja Muhammad Asif for making “extremely controversial remarks” during his US tour.

PTI MNA Murad Saeed will move the motion under Rule 109 of Rules of Procedure and Conduct of Business in the National Assembly.

Speaking at the Asia Society Forum in New York, Khawaja Asif had said that former prime minister Nawaz Sharif paid the political price for his peace efforts with India.

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Terming the Haqqani network and Jamat-ud-Dawa’s Hafiz Saeed as liabilities for Pakistan, he urged the US to give Pakistan some time to get rid of them.

The draft of the motion to be tabled by the PTI states: “The routine business of the House should be adjourned to make the minister explain (why) he took a position contrary to the national policy dealing with terrorism.”

The motion also seeks explanation from the minister on why he had mentioned different causes for Sharif’s disqualification than what the court had written down in its judgment.

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“Why his remarks on Nawaz Sharif’s disqualification should not be taken as the product of a well-thought-out scheme of causing irreparable damage to critical state institutions (such as) the judiciary,” the motion stated.

It also wants the foreign minister to explain why Asif did not apprise parliament of his knowledge of the so-called conspiracy, or for that matter, conspirators who had been involved in conspiring against the former prime minister.

The motion also asks the foreign minister “to explain what … he (hoped) to achieve by making such an irresponsible statement before an audience who is abhorrently critical to Pakistan and her institutions”.

 

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Processions for 9th Muharram conclude peacefully across country

KARACHI / PESHAWAR / LAHORE: Processions and majalis for the ninth of Muharram organised to commemorate the sacrifices of Hazrat Imam Hussain (RA) concluded peacefully across the country.

In Karachi, major procession was held at Hussainian-Iranian Imambargah in Kharadar amid strict security measures, which included a ban on pillion riding and suspension of mobile phone and internet services.

A majlis was held at Nishtar Park from where the main mourning procession emerged and proceeded through MA Jinnah Road, Mehfil-e-Shah Khurasan, Saddar, Preedy Street and Baba-e-Urdu Road. A large number of men, women and children participated in the main procession.

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In Peshawar, major procession was initiated from imambargah in Saddar bazaar around 10am and progressed through designated routes and later culminated at the same starting point. Similarly, zuljinah majalis were held across the city.

In Lahore, major procession emerged from Islampura under stringent security, provided by the personnel of police, elite force and Rangers.

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