Shazia Marri shames govt over ‘surrender document’

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ISLAMABAD: PPP MNA Shazia Marri lashed out at the government on Monday for signing a controversial agreement with Tehreek-e-Labaik Pakistan (TLP) in a bid to end nationwide protests that broke out after the acquittal of Asia Bibi.

The MNA was speaking in the National Assembly to call out the government for caving in to the demands of agitators who went on a rampage across the country and paralyzed the state for three days.

She challenged the government to take action against those who are holding the country hostage.


The PPP MNA termed the deal finalised between the government and protesters as a “surrender document”, and in a taunting reference to Prime Minister Imran Khan’s surname (Niazi), compared the agreement to the surrender document signed by Gen A.A.K. Niazi that led to the creation of Bangladesh in 1971.

Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs Ali Muhammad Khan objected to Marri’s remarks and asked her to desist from ridiculing an entire clan or tribe for an individual’s act.

He said it was true that Gen Niazi had surrendered before Indian troops in 1971 but there are other Niazis who are “rendering great services and sacrifices for the nation”.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]