Election Bill: PTI demands accountability for changing Khatm-i-Naboowat declaration | Pakistan

Election Bill: PTI demands accountability for changing Khatm-i-Naboowat declaration

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf leader Shah Mehmood Qureshi on Thursday said the person responsible for the amendment in the Khatm-i-Naboowat declaration should be identified by the government.

Speaking in the National Assembly, the parliamentary leader said that Punjab Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif has also called for the sacking of the individual responsible for changing the declaration.

He said that “a blunder had caused an uproar in the entire country”, hence it should be found who is responsible for it.

Taking a jibe at the government over the walkout of Minister for Inter-Provincial Coordination Riaz Hussain Pirzada, he said that it was the very first time in the history of Pakistan that a cabinet member had walked out from the assembly proceedings.

“Where is this government heading?” he questioned. “How is the country being governed. The foreign minister is in US, today a cable will be sent by the US embassy to Washington telling the state department of how much disarray the Pakistani government is in.”

During the session, Pirzada and other members of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz walked out in protest against reports of an alleged Intelligence Bureau (IB) memo claiming links between parliamentarians and proscribed organisations

The list named a number of key ministers, including Riaz Pirzada, Zahid Hamid, Baleeghur Rehman, Sikandar Bosan, Hafiz Abdul Kareem and Deputy Speaker of the National Assembly Murtaza Javed Abbasi.

Pirzada in his speech said that he is from a respectable family, and questioned that if he has contacts with proscribed organisations, why has he been given charge of a ministry.

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