June 10 , 2016
Shireen Mazari seeks ‘in house’ apology from Khawaja Asif
ISLAMABAD: PTI’s member National Assembly Shireen Mazari has submitted privilege motion to Speaker National Assembly Sardar Ayaz Sadid seeking in house apology from Khawaja Asif on his ‘tractor trolley’ comments in the Assembly.
“I wish to submit a privilege motion pertaining to the breach of my privilege as a Member of the National Assembly (MNA) when Khwaja Asif used unparliamentarily and personalized abuse of my person in the course of his speech during the budget session on 8 June 2016,” Shireen stated in the letter to Speaker.
She said: “His personalized attack on my person was unacceptable and his refusal to apologise further showed his deliberate intent to abuse a women parliamentarian by attack her person.”
“I request action be taken against this personal abuse and name-calling by Khwaja Asif. Simply expunging the record is not enough and an apology on the floor of the House is essential,” Mazari added.
The Speaker has forwarded her letter to Khawaja Asif and told her when he receives a reply from the minister it will be conveyed to her.