Afridi's behaviour in US draws denunciation
Shehryar Afridi, chairman of Parliamentary Committee on Kashmir, has come under fire for sharing a video showing 'poverty' in Manhattan in response to 'grilling' at New York airport.
During 24NewsHD TV channel programme – DNA – Salim Bokhari, Iftikhar Ahmed, PJ Mir and Javed Iqbal has strongly condemned this frivolous behaviour by Afridi during an official visit to another country.
Iftikhar Ahmed said Afridi has made a mockery of poverty in New York but forgot that a large number of people in Pakistan are living below the poverty line. The poverty graph is increasing day by day due to inflation and unemployment while the Kashmir body head was proving America to be the poorest country, he added.
Salim Bokhari said Afridi went to New York to represent Pakistan in the General Assembly session where the most important and sensitive issue like Afghanistan will be discussed and heads of state or their representatives from all over the world are present.
Instead of focusing on lobbying and preparation, doing such an act is an extremely unserious act. Javed Iqbal said that Afridi finds it bad to criticize PM Imran's shelter home and charity
He said in the US, the minimum wage is $12 per hour and health insurance costs just $50 while the citizens have been given a covid unemployment allowance. The Afridi's government has been rubbing salt into the people's wounds by increasing the price of medicines, he rued. Afridi has brought embarrassment to his government too, he added.
Iftikhar Ahmed said in light of the orders of the Supreme Court on October 26, 2017, one hundred electronic machines were used experimentally. The e-voting process also came under discussion. Salim Bokhari said it is the responsibility of the Election Commission to hold the transparent election and this is out of the question without the cooperation of the opposition.
The government is preferring ordinance to the legislation but there is also a term for the ordinance, he stressed. The senior journalists and analysts welcomed the arrival of Karachi Main Green Line buses but also expressed concerns over the increase in expenditure due to delays in major public projects.