Former president Asif Ali Zardari has landed in sizzling water after his ‘contentious’ remarks on migrants instigated an uproar within the joint session of parliament, held on Wednesday to debate the current developments in Occupied Kashmir.
Amid heavy criticism on Zardari’s tackle Mohajirs, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf and Muttahida Qaumi Motion tabled two separate resolutions towards the Pakistan Peoples Party co-chairman within the Sindh Meeting on Friday, The News Observers reported.
Shehzad Qureshi, a PTI MPA tabled a condemning decision, stating that “Zardari’s remarks on Mohajirs weren’t solely disheartening because it undermined the limitless efforts of founders of the nation, however have additionally forsaken the sacrifices our ancestors made for our nation”.
In accordance with the decision’s draft, Qureshi termed the controversial commentary an try and sabotage sacrifices of Kashmir martyrs for which the previous president, he demanded, ought to search an apology from the nation.
The second decision was tabled by MQM MPA Wasim Qureshi, who additionally censured the derogatory remarks made by Zardari “because it spreads racial and ethnic discrimination particularly after we ought to stand united on the Kashmir problem”.
Whereas addressing the joint parliament session on Wednesday, the PPP co-chairman had made controversial remarks over migrants.
A day later, Federal Minister Khalid Maqbool Siddiqui reacted strongly to Zardari’s remarks within the National Assembly, saying that Mohajirs have been pleased with the largest migration within the nation’s historical past.
“Sixty per cent Hindus dwelling right here evacuated their properties. Nobody gave us lands in charity,” he mentioned.
Concentrating on the previous president, he mentioned, “Mohajirs left more cash than the cash you may have collected by means of looting. Our sacrifices ought to have been acknowledged. We’re strolling out of the home in protest towards such remarks towards Mohajirs.”
The Muttahida Qaumi Motion MNAs additionally staged a walkout throughout Thursday’s session.