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“Today, we are not politicians, we’re ‘Pakistanis'”, says Kh. Asif on Indian aggression

ISLAMABAD: This is not the time to do politics. This is the time to show the world that we stand united, said PML-N MNA Khawaja Asif during the National Assembly session on Tuesday.

Parliamentarians called for a joint session of parliament to be called today at 4pm to address the Indian violation of the Line of Control.

This is the time to unite and show our army jawans who may sacrifice their lives that we are with them, cried the impassioned PML-N leader. His statement was met with cheers from his fellow assembly members.

Today, this house’s sanctity should be maintained, he said, adding that the message should be loud and clear, that the House is standing behind the armed forces.

Political differences with the government are one side but we will stand with it on matters of Pakistan’s defence, he said.

Asif said that a few days ago a government official met the Indian foreign minister and upon his return he said good news would be coming in a day or two. Is this good news, he demanded.

He also urged the assembly to take up the matter of the Organisation of Islamic Countries (OIC) inviting India to its meeting on March 1 and 2 for the first time. Our enemies are being called as the guests of honour, he said, urging the government to complain about this.


M M Alam

M. M. Alam is a Pakistan-based working journalist since 1981. Karachi University faculty gold medalist Alam began his career four decades ago by writing for Dawn, Pakistan’s highest circulating English daily. He has worked for region’s leading publications, global aviation periodicals including Rotors (of USA) and vetted New York Times as permanent employee of daily Express Tribune. Alam regularly covers international aviation and defense-related events including Salon Du Bourget (France), Farnborough (United Kingdom), Dubai (UAE). Alam has reported thousands of events and interviewed hundreds of people in Pakistan, UAE, EU, UK and USA. Being Francophone Alam also coordinates with a number of French publications.