We have made you the PM, Pervaiz Khattak criticises PM Imran

We have made you the PM, Pervaiz Khattak criticises PM Imran


ISLAMABAD: Defense Minister Pervaiz Khattak on Thursday criticised Prime Minister Imran Khan amid worst ongoing gas crisis in the country.

Energy Minister Hamad Azhar and Defense Minister Pervez Khatak exchanged harsh words on the gas issue at a parliamentary party meeting chaired by Prime Minister Imran Khan, sources said.

After a heated debate, the defense minister left the meeting.

During the parliamentary party meeting, Pervez Khatak also criticized Prime Minister Imran Khan.

He said, “We have made you the Prime Minister.” He said there is a ban on gas in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, adding that despite producing the gas and electricity we are being oppressed.

“If this is your attitude then we will not be able to vote,” he added.

Meanwhile, PM Imran Khan said, “If you are not satisfied with me, I will hand over the government to someone else.”

Talking to media after the meeting, the defense minister said that he hadn’t left the meeting in anger but came out of the room to smoke.

On the occasion, Minister for Energy Hammad Azhar said that the participants questioned about gas in the meeting and he remained successful in satisfying the parliamentary party members.

He said Prime Minister Imran Khan said at the meeting that the country’s natural gas reserves are dwindling and domestic demand will be met by importing natural gas.

Sources said that during the meeting, MQM discussed tax amendments in the small budget and demanded that basic necessities should not be taxed, to which the prime minister replied, “We understand the plight of the people and the government will not impose surcharges.”

The source further said that during the meeting, PTI MNA Noor Alam also questioned whether state institutions would be affected by the autonomy of the SBP.

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