ISLAMABAD: A show-cause notice was issued to a ruling party lawmaker from Multan on Saturday for speaking against Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi in public.
The PTI standing committee on discipline and accountability said in the show-cause notice issued to Ahmed Hussain Dehar that the allegations levelled against Qureshi during a TV interview on July 8 were in complete violation of the party’s constitution.
Stating that this attitude is not appropriate for a sitting MNA, Dehar has been directed to appear before a sub-committee on July 15 and explain his conduct with reference to the interview and its contents.
Dehar was elected to the National Assembly from NA-154 (Multan-I) while Qureshi represents NA-156 (Multan-III).
Talking to a private TV channel, he had said that those sitting next to Prime Minister Imran Khan wanted to replace him and take his place. Imran had trusted those were not loyal, Dehar added.
Although the ruling party MNA did not name anyone but criticised Qureshi for being responsible for corruption in Multan, which, he added, had reached historic proportions.
This claim made came amid the reports of a minus-one formula within the PTI given the poor performance shown by the government. Some circles claim that both Qureshi and Planning Minister Asad Umar are among the aspirants.