SUKKUR: Opposition leader in the National Assembly, Syed Khursheed Shah, on Thursday said Federal Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan was suffering from “Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) phobia,” adding that the minister with his controversial statements was creating problems for his own government and party.
Earlier in the day, in a heated press conference against critics of the National Action Plan (NAP), Nisar had hit out at the PPP, saying:
“Pakistan Tehreeki-i-Insaf has been levelling allegations of ‘muk-muka’ (collusion) between the PML-N and the PPP. I can confirm it (muk-muka).”
Nisar went on to say, ” how the opposition leader used his position to get benefits from the government is a separate story altogether.”
In an apparent reply to Nisar’s statement, Shah said such an assertion (of collusion between the PPP and the PML-N) was a direct attack on premier Nawaz Sharif.
Shah said he had warned the prime minister about back stabbers in his own party.
“My party did not save anyone’s government, it was democracy we saved. I will reply to this accusation in parliament in front of the prime minister,” said the PPP stalwart, referring to the PPP’s support of the PML-N during the Imran Khan-led protest to oust premier Nawaz Sharif.
The PPP leader criticised the federal interior minister over what he said was a “delay in condemning the Charsadda University attack.”
Shah said he had only demanded a judicial inquiry into the APS attack and the Charsadda University attack, which he said was also a demand of the deceased children’s parents.
Shah said it seemed “no intellectual or politician knows about the National Action Plan (NAP) except Nisar himself.”