ISLAMABAD: Senior leader of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N), Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan, on Wednesday criticised the government for its silence over the issues of drone attacks and Rohingya Muslims.
According to media reports, a suspected U.S. drone strike killed three people while targeting a house in Kurram tribal district along the border with Afghanistan on Sept 15.
While speaking at the National Assembly today, Chaudhry Nisar, who is country’s former Interior Minister, lashed out at his party’s government for maintaining silence.
“On the contrary, our PM held a courtesy meeting with US ambassador rather than condemning the drone strike,” he said.
He also hit out at the PML-N government as well as the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) for inaction over the genocide of Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar.
Nisar was of the view that IOC is a worthless body and should be disbanded; however, he said OIC should call urgent meeting and raise this issue, adding that Pakistan must play its leading role in crisis.
Nisar suggested the government to establish fund for Rohingya Muslims and urged lawmakers to personally raise money for the relief and rehabilitation of refugees.
“Only condemnation resolutions are not enough, but both the government and opposition must speak with one voice for this issue,” he said, and lamented international community’s silence over the tragedy.
“This issue is shameful for the world. The international community is silent on such atrocities and bloodshed of Muslim,” he said.
Nisar also suggested that a parliamentary committee should be formed to visit Bangladesh.
“Pakistan’s Parliament and each and every child of the country is concerned to the issue, hence the politicians of Pakistan should not stay silent.”