Lawmakers show security concerns


Lawmakers on Thursday showed concerns about their safety and demanded that the government provide security.
Speaking on a point of order, Pakistan People’s Party Senate Raza Rabbani pointed out threats to fellow Awami National Party (ANP) senators Zahid Khan and demanded security for him.
He flayed the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government for its failure to provide security to the people, particularly to lawmakers.
Since the initiation of dialogue process with the terrorist outfit Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan as many as 120 people have been killed in 20 terror incidents.
The PM should come to the House and clarify the statement of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Chairman Imran Khan in which he had said while quoting the PM and former chief of army staff Ashfaq Kayani that only 40 percent chances of success of operation against Taliban existed.
Senator Zahid Khan said the Taliban wanted to take over the whole country, but the government wanted no action against them.
Senator Naseema Ehsan said the Balochistan government has withdrawn her security despite threats to her. She urged the Senate chairman to direct the provincial government to provide her security.