Khawaja Asif's frustration over GHQ assembly: Aitzaz

PPP Senator Aitzaz Ahsan
PPP Senator Aitzaz Ahsan claimed Defence Minister Khawaja Asif’s inappropriate language towards Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf chief whip Shireen Mazari within the Nationwide Meeting (NA) on Wednesday was a results of his frustration following a gathering on the Basic Headquarters (GHQ) earlier this week.

Aitzaz mentioned that the assembly at GHQ, the place prime ministers had been summoned and “sat like schoolchildren” was most astonishing.

“Ministers had been by no means summoned in such a approach to a gathering on the GHQ through the PPP authorities,” he claimed.

Chief of Military Workers Basic Raheel Sharif convened a gathering termed “extraordinary” assembly on Tuesday with key ministers managing affairs within the Prime Minister’s absence, together with Finance Minister Ishaq Dar, Defence Minister Khawaja Asif, Adviser to the PM on International Affairs Sartaj Aziz, PM’s Particular Assistant Tariq Fatemi and International Secretary Aizaz Chaudhry.

The primary civil-military huddle on nationwide safety since Prime Minister Sharif left for London for his coronary heart surgical procedure was believed to have been prompted by some particular considerations although an announcement issued by the Inter-Companies Public Relations mentioned it was held for deliberations on “points associated to exterior and inner safety scenario of the nation, together with CPEC”.

The NA session on Wednesday was disrupted when opposition lawmakers, together with PTI’s Shireen Mazari, protested throughout Asif’s speech on loadshedding throughout Ramazan.

Asif requested the speaker to “silence this tractor trolley” whereas pointing in direction of Mazari and referred to her voice as ‘masculine’.

When Mazari protested and argued with the speaker, who was making an attempt in charge opposition lawmakers for the ruckus, Asif mentioned: “I’m not going to apologise, they will do no matter they need.”

Following the incident, the speaker ordered Asif’s remarks towards Mazari be expunged from the report.

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