NA Session: Khursheed Shah rebuts to information minister’s ‘send miscreants to space’ remarks

ISLAMABAD: A day after the ruling Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) and the PPP members exchanged barbs and nearly got into a physical altercation in the National Assembly, the session resumed on Tuesday morning with opposition members tearing into recent comments by the government.


Chaired by NA Deputy Speaker Qasim Suri, the sitting began with a speech by senior PPP leader Khursheed Shah.

Shah took a jibe at Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry’s remarks from yesterday, in which the minister had suggested that the people protesting on roads and certain politicians should be sent to the space for causing unrest in the country.

Replying in the same mocking tone, Shah said he had heard that the Space and Upper Atmosphere Research Commission (Suparco) had been “asked to transport miscreants to space”.

“[I] have heard that Suparco has asked for the data of last five years. The House will be empty, if the plan goes on,” he said, suggesting that the majority of those who have been creating unrest during the last five years are sitting in the National Assembly.

“We demand the commission to seek data of only last three months,” he added.


The NA, later unanimously passed a resolution paying tribute to slain Jamiat Ulema-i-Islam chief Maulana Samiul Haq and condemning his murder.

The session was then adjourned till Wednesday (Tomorrow).


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