Parliamentarian nightlife?: Jamshed Dasti makes serious accusations

Says lodges reek of hashish and are frequented by female dancers.

Web Desk February 27, 2014
Jamshed Dasti. PHOTO: FILE

ISLAMABAD: Member of the National Assembly (NA) Jamshed Dasti on Thursday accused some parliamentarians of bringing alcohol, hashish and even dancing women to the Parliament Lodges for entertainment, Express News reported.

During the National Assembly session on Thursday, MNA Dasti said that the lodges are often frequented by female dancers, and the lodges reek of hashish. He alleged that liquor worth 40-50 million rupees annually is supplied to the lodges of the parliamentarians.

When Dasti made these claims, acting chairperson Naeema Kishwar turned off his microphone and asked him to discuss the matter in the chambers, not in the assembly hall.  She asked MNA Dasti to present proof to his claims, to which he said that a medical test should be conducted on all parliamentarians to find traces of drugs in their systems.

The NA speaker Ayaz Sadiq said that the lodges are equipped with working CCTV cameras and footage for the last month is available. He added that if Dasti’s claims are correct, the parliamentarians will be questioned and be held accountable.

However, if Dasti’s claims are wrong, the parliament will decide his fate.


Rex Minor | 9 years ago | Reply

@bloody chap:

Because the parliament is supposed to be a protected spot. We have a similar kind of scandal in Germany where a legislator is accused of ordering children nude photos by using his lap top from the Parliament building.

Rex Minor

Ahmed Ali Khan | 9 years ago | Reply


Dasti does not need any attention. Remember he was caught in a fake degree scandal. He run the election and came back again. That means he is popular in his constituency so no need for attention. People need attention to become popular to seek votes.

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