ISLAMABAD: Refusing to issue an apology to Senator Mushahidullah Khan over his controversial remarks, Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry on Wednesday shared details of the family members of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader who served in the Pakistan International Airlines (PIA).
In a tweet, the minister shared a document showing names and details of the induction of Mushahidullah’s family members in the national carrier. As per the document, Mushahidullah himself joined the PIA as a loader in February 1990, and resigned in May 1997 as a passenger service supervisor.
Details of Mushahidullah Brothers and Cousins employed by PIA, PIA hosted Senator for 54 Thousand Pounds operation in London… Aur Maafi b mein mangoon? pic.twitter.com/4DG1jXl0xN
— Ch Fawad Hussain (@fawadchaudhry) October 10, 2018
His bother Rashidullah Khan joined the airline in June 1978 as a traffic assistant and worked his way up as a deputy general manager of the commercial department in 2007. Rashidullah was then nominated as a country manager in New York and retired from PIA in August 2016, according to the tweet.
Another brother of Mushaidullah, Sajidullah Khan is presently posted as the PIA’s station manager in London. He has served five years of his tenure in foreign posting, instead of three years.
Sajidullah was also posted in Birmingham as a station manager for three years and was also awarded Chauffeur Drive Business to M/s ARL Services in the UK in an alleged violation of the Public Procurement Regulatory Authority (PPRA) rules, resulting in 67,000 pounds ad hoc payment.
His cousin Mutiullah and brother-in-law Ahmed Nadeem Pasha are also PIA employees and the latter is currently working without any assignment, the document reads, claiming that the promotion of Pasha from PG-VI to PG-VII was not processed as per the corporate rules.
UPROAR IN SENATE:
The Wednesday’s session of the Senate witnessed an uproar due to the ongoing spat between Fawad and Mushahidullah.
When the opposition leaders asked Fawad to apologise, he said he would do so after placing some facts in front of the house. The info minister remarked that Mushahidullah’s family members were given appointments that they did not deserve.
Senate Chairman Sadiq Sanjrani stated that the house cannot function in such circumstances. “You cannot talk about a member of the house in such a manner,” he told Fawad.
Senator Raza Rabbani said that he has been a part of the Senate for the last 26 years but never witnessed such a disruption. “Not once have I ever seen such an episode,” he remarked. “It doesn’t suit the government to ruin the decorum of the house.”