Parliamentarian nightlife?: Jamshed Dasti makes serious accusations

Published: February 27, 2014
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Jamshed Dasti. PHOTO: FILE

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.

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  • Exxo Rebel
    Feb 27, 2014 - 6:02PM

    Wow.. What a revelation.. Did someone say that he didnt know this already??

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  • Farhan
    Feb 27, 2014 - 6:02PM

    I guess the PTI effect really rubbed off on him.

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  • Jibran
    Feb 27, 2014 - 6:04PM

    Most important topic of the day.Recommend

  • Shahid Ahmed
    Feb 27, 2014 - 6:11PM

    Why not the drug test. Actually it should be mandatory every 4 months.

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  • Tahir
    Feb 27, 2014 - 6:14PM

    Parliament Lodges… home away from home..

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  • concerned
    Feb 27, 2014 - 6:17PM

    We’re forgetting about the little incident on motorway, are we Mr. Dasti?
    Any comments on that?

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  • SK
    Feb 27, 2014 - 6:30PM

    I wouldn’t like to be in his shoes standing in Parliament and hurling those accusations unless I had a hard core un refutable beyond doubt evidence up my sleeve.

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  • Concerned
    Feb 27, 2014 - 6:31PM

    It is probably true.

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  • Mohammad
    Feb 27, 2014 - 6:38PM

    I wouldn’t be surprised

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  • Feb 27, 2014 - 6:38PM

    Find me a bigger attention seeker than this guy.

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  • LOLOLOL
    Feb 27, 2014 - 6:39PM

    Find me a bigger attention seeker than this guy!Recommend

  • muhammad akram
    Feb 27, 2014 - 6:46PM

    When our politicians says parliment is supereme , they are really funny.they are the
    one who goes against constitution but all looters are united to try musharraf to divert
    attention of peoples from their sins.I am sure jamshed dastti is right and he might have
    proof.Recommend

  • Ghazzanfar
    Feb 27, 2014 - 7:15PM

    We need to look what their contract and TORs – maybe its part of their government employee package.

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  • Muslim Leaguer
    Feb 27, 2014 - 7:55PM

    These facts clearly invoke articles 62 & 63 of the Constitution of Islamic Republic of Pakistan. Any legal mind around? Justice Iftikhar Ch would have definitely taken suo motu on this.

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  • Feb 27, 2014 - 8:06PM

    Actually, they bring their daugthers, because elected MNAs are father of whole nation.

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  • Hammad Siddiqui
    Feb 27, 2014 - 8:12PM

    Is this a surprise?Recommend

  • AF
    Feb 27, 2014 - 8:46PM

    Dasti has exposed the internal story.
    That’s why the parliamentarians are mostly noticed dosing during the sessions dreaming the recaps of the lodges………. !!!!!!

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  • bloody chap
    Feb 27, 2014 - 8:57PM

    why to go to parliament Lodges?… Government Rest Houses in Murree are excellent alternate….Recommend

  • Sheikh Tahseen
    Feb 27, 2014 - 9:33PM

    Whatever Mr.Dasti said it must be inquired. The culprit(s) must be held accountable. But i am not sure either the matter will be addressed being a serious issue because if the charges become true, the law makers will be punished according to law?

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  • sall90
    Feb 27, 2014 - 11:49PM

    He is my hero MP. Blunt, straight forward, down to earth. What else other corrupt MPs can’t do.

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  • dimdim
    Feb 28, 2014 - 1:02AM

    Election commission should take notice of these allegations if found true these members certainly donot fall in thee cat of sadiq and amin

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  • sajid
    Feb 28, 2014 - 9:55AM

    An impartial inquiry be held to verify the allegations levelled against the parliamentarians by Mr Dasti. If proved these politicians alongwith their family must be banned for life time for participating in elections beside other legal punishment. Such leaders can’t be representatives of innocent and gentle public.

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  • laha
    Feb 28, 2014 - 10:46AM

    @farhan : So anyone exposing this corrupt and brutal government has the “PTI effect”? Grow up. Its because of people like you the country is not where it is suppose to be.

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  • Tahir
    Feb 28, 2014 - 11:34AM

    Accountability!!! Is it a joke!
    In Pakistan particularly and the whole Universe in general, there is no power other than Allah that can hold us accountable. It is unfortunate that we can’t hold ourselves accountable. But surely, we must fear Allah’s accountability here and in the World hereafter!

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  • H. Khan
    Feb 28, 2014 - 1:38PM

    Oh Oh.Now the bootleggers in Islamabad will hate Mr.Dasti

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  • Ahmed Ali Khan
    Mar 1, 2014 - 2:52AM

    @Shahid Ahmed:

    I second to that. If the parliamentarians are so clean then they do not have to worry about it.
    Mandatory testing for drugs for MNA’s anybody refuses then he/she is out of the parliament.
    First charge on article 62 and 63 then dismissed.

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  • Ahmed Ali Khan
    Mar 1, 2014 - 2:57AM

    @LOLOLOL:

    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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  • Rex Minor
    Mar 1, 2014 - 3:53PM

    @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

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