PTI issues show-cause to party MNA for speaking against Qureshi

By: News Desk      Published: 02:31 PM, 11 Jul, 2020
PTI issues show-cause to party MNA for speaking against Qureshi

A show-cause notice was issued to a ruling party lawmaker from Multan for commenting against Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi in public, reported 24NewsHD TV channel on Saturday.

The PTI standing committee on discipline and accountability said in the show-cause notice issued to Ahmed Hussain Deharr that the allegations levelled against Qureshi during a TV interview on July 8 were in complete violation of the party’s constitution.

Stating that this attitude is not appropriate for a sitting MNA, Deharr has been directed to appear before a sub-committee on July 15 and explain his conduct with reference to the interview and its contents.

Deharr was elected to the National Assembly from NA-154 (Multan-I) while Qureshi represents NA-156 (Multan-III).

Talking to a private TV channel, he had said that those sitting next to Prime Minister Imran Khan wanted to replace him and take his place. Imran had trusted those were not loyal, Deharr added.

Although the ruling party MNA did not name anyone but criticised Qureshi for being responsible for corruption in Multan, which, he added, had reached historic proportions.

This claim made came amid the reports of a minus-one formula within the PTI given the poor performance shown by the government. Some circles claim that both Qureshi and Planning Minister Asad Umar are among the aspirants.