Shirin Mazari fumes over extra security withdrawal

Govt extricates extra security from seven ministers, NA speaker, deputy speaker in austerity drive

By: News Desk      Published: 12:56 PM, 11 Jul, 2021
Shirin Mazari fumes over extra security withdrawal
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Acting upon its austerity drive, the federal government has started taking back extra security from its federal ministers triggering a protest from Federal Human Rights Minister Shirin Mazari against slashing her security detail, reported 24NewsHD TV channel.

Sources told 24News TV channel on Sunday that Human Rights Minister Shirin Mazari fumed over the federal government’s decision to remove three of her five security men. She rued that since she was not provided with the squad car, then why the government had reduced her security detail.

The sources said that the cabinet division and Islamabad police had started taking back additional security from federal ministers. Under Prime Minister Imran Khan’s direction, the authorities have withdrawn extra security from the National Assembly speaker, deputy speaker, and 7 ministers.

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The federal ministers from whom extra security was extricated are included: Federal Defence Minister Pervaiz Khattak, Federal Information and Broadcasting Minister Fawad Chaudhry, and Federal Human Rights Minister Shirin Mazari

The sources divulged that only two Islamabad police officials would be appointed for the ministers’ security. Defence Minister Khattak would also be given only two security officials of federal capital police. 

However, the security detail provided to Chairman Senate Sadiq Sanjrani would remain unchanged. Whereas the extra security of NA speaker and deputy speaker has been withdrawn. 

Reporter Awais Kiyani