Aamir Liaquat speaks up against his own party

Seeks release of funds for people, slams Asad Umar, Khusro Bakhtiar

By: News Desk      Published: 07:54 PM, 29 Mar, 2020
Aamir Liaquat speaks up against his own party
Aamir Liaquat Husain, a member of National Assembly from the ruling PTI.–File photo

Aamir Liaquat Husain, a member of the National Assembly from the ruling Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), appears to be unhappy with his own party.

As most parts of the country remain under the lockdown as part of government efforts to contain the spread of coronavirus in Pakistan, Aamir said on Sunday that people would come out on the roads if the federal government does not release funds for them. He said there would be chaos everywhere if people are not given money to buy essential items of daily use. He said he asked for release of funds multiple times, but people would swear at him on the social media. He said that members of the National Assembly (MNAs) were told that Rs250 billion would be distributed to them at the district level, but they have not received any funds so far.

The ruling party lawmaker from Karachi said he wanted to talk to Prime Minister Imran Khan on this issue, but his party men would not allow him to do so. He said he was well aware of the problems and he would give his input if consulted. He said that people like Asad Umar and Makhdoom Khusro Bakhtiar have been given key posts instead of elected people. He said that people in his own constituency were crying for help.