Islamabad(May 17, 2018): Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf on Thursday summoned a parliamentary party meeting to discuss the merger of tribal areas with Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s controversial statement.
According to sources, Chairman PTI, Imran Khan will preside over the meeting where lawmakers from both the houses, Senate and National Assembly will be present.The meeting will discuss the merger of Federally Administered Tribal Areas in KP, which would extend the jurisdiction of Supreme Court and Peshawar High Court to the tribal areas – a matter that has been under debate since quite some time now.
On May 15, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf leader Fawad Chaudhry had criticised Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi and urged that a second National Security Council (NSC) meeting should be called. Fawad rejected the suggestion of Nawaz Sharif to form a commission over Mumbai Attacks remarks, said that verdict on Nawaz Sharif’s corruption allegations is about to announced soon, therefore the former premier is trying to involve foreign powers to take the spotlight away from the cases.
The condemnation of Former prime minister’s statement is not enough, there should be another meeting of the NSC,” he urged.Criticizing PM Abbasi’s support to former premier Nawaz’s statements on 2008 Mumbai attacks, the PTI spokesman said, “PM Abbasi, instead of supporting the state, is proving himself to be a Nawaz loyalist.” He [PM Abbasi] and Punjab Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif should distance themselves from Nawaz.