PAC seeks Islamabad Club's audit report after Rohail Asghar denied entry over dress code
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Public Accounts Committee (PAC) sought an audit report for the Islamabad Club as its financial report showed a decline in revenue.
After PML-N MNA Sheikh Rohail Asghar was denied service and entry into the club for wearing Dhoti, PAC directed Islamabad Club management to check and revise their dress code compulsory for all the members. PAC met the club’s management and the meeting was presided over by the committee’s Chairman Noor Alam Khan and a briefing from the management about their financial affairs.
The management stated that MNA Asghar was infuriated at the dress code and angrily said that the Britishers left the country but their remnants still followed them. He continued saying “Shalwar Kameez is our national dress and Dhoti a cultural dress. If I don’t wear a suit, then no one serves the food in the club.”
The Secretary of the Islamabad Club stated that the formal dress code was applicable in the formal dining hall and dress code was part of the club’s tradition. He justified that the management did not serve and denied service to Sheikh Rohail Asghar as the club was not a cultural club. Whereas, Sheikh Rohail Asghar explained that wearing a Dhoti was not a culture but proof of civility.
PAC ordered the Islamabad club management to call a meeting of the board to resolve the issue and to review the dress code.
Taking up the financial management of the Islamabad Club, the committee expressed concern and asked for an audit report in the next meeting. PAC was told that the club faced a deficit of Rs500 million annually and in the last financial year, the loss was Rs1.32 billion, while the total expenditure was Rs1.37 billion.
Chairman Noor Alam Khan asked how could a club, which charged lakhs of rupees from its members, sold a dish of fish for Rs1,200 and two gulab jamun smaller than a bottle cap for Rs340, was in loss. The committee was informed that the assets of the club were worth Rs2.74 billion while the club had liabilities of Rs969 million.
شہر اقتدار میں دھوتی کوعزت دو سرکاری بابووٴں کودھوتی سے کیا خطرہ ہے؟ پنجاب کے ثقافتی لباس کو— Muhammad Akmal Khan (@akmalkhan) January 18, 2023
حقارت سے کیوں دیکھا جاتا ہے؟ دھوتی پہن کر اسلام آباد کے کس علاقے میں جانے پر پابندی ہے؟
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اسلام آباد کلب نے شیخ روحیل اصغر کو دھوتی کے ساتھ کلب میں داخلے سے روک دیا— Muqadas Farooq Awan (@muqadasawann) January 19, 2023
ہم سب کو اس عمل کی سخت مذمت کرنی چائیے, ثقافتی لباس پہننے سے کوئی بندہ چھوٹا نہیں ہو جاتا، بلکہ ہم سب کو اپنی ثقافت کبھی نہیں بھولنی چاہئیے#دھوتی_کو_عزت_دو pic.twitter.com/2u33ryIppa
پنجاب دی دھرتی تے بنے ہوئےاسلام آباد کلب دے قانون دے مطابق دھوتی پا کے اندر وڑنا منع ایں🤔 pic.twitter.com/hLH7NcuSCS— Rashid Murad (@RashidMurad) January 19, 2023