Chohan-Akbar rift comes to an end

Prisons minister reads PTI lawmaker’s letter in PA


Our Correspondent August 03, 2021

LAHORE:

As the rift between Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf’s (PTI) MPA Nazir Chohan and the Prime Minister’s Adviser on Interior and Accountability Mirza Shahzad Akbar started pacifying, the Punjab Assembly speaker warned that those who did not comply with the production order would face the music.

As the Punjab Assembly session started, Provincial Minister for Prisons Fayazul Hassan Chohan read out in the assembly the letter written by the PTI MPA Nazir Chohan wherein he said there was no rift left after Akbar explained about his religion.

He also thanked Speaker Chaudhry Pervez Elahi and the lawmakers who stood for him and played a vital role in Punjab Assembly.

“There is no rift between us and Fayazul Hassan Chohan also played vital role in it,” the letter read.

Read Non-compliance of production order irks Punjab PA speaker

Speaker Elahi also lauded the role of the lawmakers from both PTI and Opposition, especially the role of Fayazul Hassan Chohan.

But on a point, Speaker Elahi made it clear that no doubt the rift between Chohan and Akbar has gone but those who did not implement on the production order will face the music, adding it is a matter of dignity of the House which had not been maintained by the quarters concerned.

A few lawmakers proposed that this matter be sent to the privilege committee of the House as the production order was not implemented.

As the lawmakers started talking about The Punjab Privileges (Amendment) Bill 2021 which the PA had passed, Speaker Elahi said the bill went to the governor but later it was sent back to the PA after bureaucracy wrongly interpreted the Bill. However, the Speaker vowed to get the bill passed on Tuesday (today) from the forum of the Punjab Assembly.

Published in The Express Tribune, August 3rd, 2021.

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