Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan (MQM-P) chief Farooq Sattar on Thursday got into an argument with a member of the prime minister’s security team after he was asked to make way for PM Shahid Khaqan Abbasi at the Parliament House, reported a private news channel.
According to the outlet, Sattar retorted back and said that the public, not parliamentarians, should be removed for the premier’s security.
“He [Abbasi] is a prime minister, not a king that you will be fired,” Sattar responded to the security official who had told the MQM-P leader that his job was at stake if the former didn’t comply.
Sattar, along with other parliamentarians, was exiting a parliamentary session when all hallways linked to the chamber were restricted as a part of Abbasi’s protocol.
Last month, two police officers were suspended for using abusive language and assaulting a citizen who was reportedly taking pictures of a VIP protocol on Shahrah-e-Faisal.
The video of the incident was viral on the social media, showing a policeman misbehaving with a citizen over making a video of the security protocol. The police, however, did not give the name of the government official who the said squad was providing security.