March 2008 News

Tahir seeks arrest of MLAs for humiliation in AJK Assembly

10 March 2008
The News International

Islamabad: Tahir Khokhar, MQM Parliamentary Leader in Azad Jammu and Kashmir Assembly, on Monday called for removal from their respective ministries and arrest of three Muslim Conference MLAs for humiliating him in the AJK Assembly. Addressing a press conference here, Khokhar said he submitted a report against the ministers but the police officials had declined to register an FIR. He alleged that the AJK government was exerting pressure on police so that no FIR is registered against the ministers involved in bashing the MQM legislator. Khokhar threatened to hold a protest demonstration in front of Islamabad-Rawalpindi Press Club on March 13, if no action is taken against the MLAs. The MQM would hold protests across the AJK, he said. Tahir alleged that several AJK ministers were involved in human trafficking and the former AJK governments should also be questioned in this regard. He said the existing government used to send people, who were not officials of the government, abroad declaring them official delegations. Such people never returned in the past, he added. Tahir said, when I moved an adjournment motion in the AJK Assembly few days back and sought whereabouts of an official delegation comprising Sardar Usman Attiq and few ladies, three MLAs attacked me in the House.

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