No apology to NA speaker, says Khaqan Abbasi

Calls for closure of NCOC

By: News Desk      Published: 03:13 PM, 22 Apr, 2021
No apology to NA speaker, says Khaqan Abbasi
Shahid Khaqan Abbasi talking to newsmen.

PML-N leader and former prime minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi on Thursday refused to extend an apology to the Speaker of National Assembly saying he would seek forgiveness only from God and he did not expect any good coming from those who hinder debate on the blasphemy law, reported News24HD TV channel.

The former prime minister also lambasted the government for mishandling the coronavirus pandemic situation in the country suggesting the dissolution of the National Command Operating Centre (NCOC). 

Mr Abbasi said the government which was responsible for the maintenance of peace and order in the country had been failed even to provide security to the media persons. He promised to raise this point in tomorrow’s session of the National Assembly. He said he did not see any good coming from this government. 

He said the government kept reshuffling the ministers and their portfolios were being changed quite frequently. He lamented that political parties were labelled defunct in cabinet meetings despite the fact that it’s not in the jurisdiction of the cabinet to proscribe any party. He mocked that first government proscribes an entity, then holds parlays with these very banned parties. 

The former prime minister said that yesterday was the worst day with regard to Covid situation in the country. He criticized the government for not devising a clear covid control and eradication policy. Pakistan is the only country in the world where people try to obtain vaccine privately, he said. 

He said government did not place any pre-order for the vaccines and was relying heavily on the donated vaccines only. He said four lawyers in a court had contracted coronavirus. He suggested the closure of NCOC. He said everywhere in the world Covid cases were decreasing but in Pakistan the caseload was on the rise.