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October 17, 2019
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Aitzaz lashes out at Nisar for avoiding Senate after Peshawar carnage

ISLAMABAD: Leader of the Opposition in Senate, Chaudhry Aitzaz Ahsan Tuesday criticized the PML-N government and Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan for not taking the upper house of Parliament in confidence over counter-terror measures in the aftermath of deadly Taliban attack on Peshawar school.

He said the opposition parties were ready to cooperate with the government for exterminating the menace of terrorism, if seriousness from the rulers is witnessed.
Speaking on the occasion, the Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) leader said the interior minister should take the house into confidence on the issue of terrorism. “The house must be taken into confidence by Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif himself or the interior minister,” he added.

Commenting on reports that ongoing debate on Peshawar tragedy would be wound up on Wednesday by State Minister for Interior Balighur Rehman, he said the opposition respects the state minister but the opposition demands Interior Minister Nisar to do it.
Aitzaz Ahsan stressed that current atmosphere of reconciliation and broad consensus must not be vitiated.Criticizing Chaudhry Nisar, he said the minister was heading 12 out of 17 committees constituted to monitor or implement the National Plan of Action (NAP).
Senator Raza Rabbani asked Chairman Senate to constitute a committee of senators for monitoring the progress in implementation on National Action Plan.
Col (retd) Tahir Mashhadi of Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) said the debate on Peshawar Tragedy is going on in the Senate for the last so many days, but not a single officer of Interior ministry was taking notes.