If a member curses parliament then it means he is cursing himself: PM Abbasi


ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi said on Friday that if a member curses the parliament, then it means that he is cursing himself.
Speaking on Geo News programme, Abbasi said a member of the parliament should speak after due deliberation. “Those who indulged in cursing [the parliament] should apologise, or else they will get an answer in the election.”The comments by the prime minister come days after an ‘anti-government’ rally in Lahore, at which Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan had cursed the Parliament for allowing Nawaz Sharif’s re-election as the party head after his disqualification.
“I give Laanat (curse) the parliament that made a criminal the president of a party,” he said, in an apparent reference to ousted premier Nawaz Sharif being elected the PML-N president.
Imran’s remarks followed the repeated cursing of the parliament from Rasheed, who also announced his resignation from the assembly.The prime minister denied placement of Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) Dr Tahirul Qadri’s name on the Exit Control List (ECL).
“According to my knowledge, Tahirul Qadri has Canadian citizenship,” he said, adding that the PAT chief was not alone on the stage of Lahore rally, but leadership of major political parties was also accompanied him.
Abbasi said, “Controversial statements were also made regarding the parliament from the stage, of which the House took notice.”
He said whatever Tahirul Qadri is doing is being seen; he is on the roads.
“I had this thing in my mind whether a foreign citizen can issue anti-government statements,” the premier said, adding they would take notice of the PAT’s chief’s statement regarding toppling the government.


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