Govt, Opp have decided to put an end to personal criticism: Haque


Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Political Affairs Naeemul Haque on Sunday said that the leadership of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) met National Assembly (NA) speaker and both parties decided to put an end to personal criticism in the House.

In a tweet, Haque said, “PMLN leadership met the Speaker of NA yesterday and offered to stop all personal criticism of the leaders in NA. This is a good sign but must be part of a larger agreement covering overall conduct of the assembly and speedy legislation so the country can move forward.”

This development comes in the wake of the growing tension between the government and the opposition. Three days ago, Haque had threatened to revoke the production order of Opposition Leader Shehbaz Sharif over his criticism of Prime Minister Imran Khan in the wake of the Sahiwal incident. “Shahbaz better decide if he wants to play a positive role in NA and instruct his chamchas to behave. How dare he and his chamchas make personal attacks on PM in the NA. Does he want to spend more time in jail sulking? Does he want his Production ordered to be revoked? Last chance,” he had said in a tweet. “If Shahbaz wants to come to NA to abuse the PM and encourage his Chamchas to do the same then he should know that the production order is not meant for this . He must make a commitment to abide by the decisions of the Ethics Committee and the Rules of Business,” he added.

Haque’s statement was met with criticism from the opposition parties.