Having nothing to do, MNAs pass the time bashing Imran.

ISLAMABAD -- Having no serious business to carry out in the National Assembly, Speaker Raja Pervaiz Ashraf on Monday allowed the members to deliver lengthy speeches on points of order and almost all those who took the floor fully utilised the opportunity to assail the formerly ruling PTI for 'creating anarchy-like situation in the country, particularly in the aftermath of the Wazirabad firing incident'.

The most hard-hitting speech was made by Minster for Religious Affairs Mufti Abdul Shakoor who not only termed the attack on former prime minister Imran Khan a 'drama', but also alleged that the PTI had made its veteran senator Azam Swati a 'scapegoat for its politicking' and that the party was behind release of his controversial private video.

He said the PTI people were expert in doing such things on social media by tampering and mixing graphics, stating that tomorrow they could also release his or the speaker's such videos.

Mufti Shakoor, who belongs to JUI-F, said the PTI's long march had been converted into 'a dead body in coffin' and alleged that in order to provide oxygen to its protest the PTI had created the 'drama of firing'.

Members given unlimited time for speeches on points of order; house continues proceedings for nearly three hours without quorum

The minister lambasted the PTI's government in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, alleging that jobs were on sale in the province where the position of scale-I was being sold for Rs0.1 million and the appointment to scale-IV was being made against Rs1m. 'The only job of the PTI government in KP is to sell everything and mint money out of every project,' he alleged.

Communications Minister Asad Mehmood, who is the son of JUI-F chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman, in his nearly hour-long speech, dubbed Imran Khan 'an agent of the foreign establishment who had been planted in Pakistan to destabilise the country politically and economically'. After targeting his opponents with his 'poisonous tongue' and through registration of fake cases, the minister said, Mr Khan had now started attacking the state institutions. According to Mr Mehmood, various PTI leaders through their contradictory statements about the bullet injuries to Mr Khan had made the whole incident doubtful.

Commenting on the PTI chairman's allegations against the prime minister, interior minister and an army officer, Mr Mehmood said Imran Khan wanted to become a complainant, prosecutor and the judge at the same time.

He warned Mr Khan against using...

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