KARACHI: The session of the privilege committee of the Sindh Assembly, which had summoned Opposition Leader Chaudhry Nisar over his remarks against Sindhi culture, was postponed till May 29, Express News reported on Monday. Nisar had earlier been summoned on May 21 (today).
The session was delayed because the quorum could not be completed today.
Nisar, while addressing a press conference earlier, had said that the celebration of Sindhi topi and ajrak day on March 13 was a “topi drama”.
While speaking to Express News, Sindh Law and Prisons Minister Ayaz Soomro said that Nisar does not have any respect for Sindh’s culture, the people of Sindh or the privilege committee. He said that if he does not come to the next session, an ex parte judgement will be passed against him to “get him jailed”.
He also said that the committee had “other ways as well”.
“If Nisar dares to raise his finger against Sindhi culture, we will raise our arm against him,” said Soomro.
MPAs of Pakistan Peoples Party had also threatened to besiege him during the National Assembly proceeding if he fails to apologise to the people of Sindh.
On May 15, a committee had met under the chairmanship of PPP MPA Mujadid Isran. Imran Zafar Leghari had tabled a privilege motion against Nisar’s remarks as well.
Leghari had said that Nisar had not only breached the privilege of all MPAs celebrating the culture day, but his derogatory remarks have hurt the sentiments of the people living in Sindh.