Mohsin Dawar removed from foreign affairs committee

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National Assembly lawmaker Mohsin Dawar has been removed from National Assembly’s Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and placed on a less known Standing Committee on House and Library.

According to reports, Pashtun Tahafuz Movement (PTM) leader Dawar was replaced by Fazal Muhammad Khan, a PTI MNA from Charsadda, on the committee.

NA’s director media Muhammad Mohsin Iqbal confirmed the development in a comment to media, saying there was no reason for the change.

Dawar, in a tweet, accused NA Speaker Asad Qaiser of bowing to vested interests by ordering his removal from the foreign affairs committee.

Talking to media, Dawar said he learned about the matter after arriving at the assembly on Monday. He said he brought the NA speaker’s attention to the matter, but the latter had no knowledge of the change.

Dawar and fellow MNA Ali Wazir were earlier forcibly prevented from travelling to Dubai to participate in a cultural event. They were told that their names had been placed on the Exit Control List (ECL) in connection with a case registered against them in Swabi.

Though their names were eventually ordered to be struck off from the ECL, the two were again prevented from travelling, this time domestically, to attend the funeral of Professor Arman Loni in Loralai, Balochistan in February.

In 2018, Dawar was also banned from entering N Waziristan for three months before the Peshawar High Court set aside his ban.