Lawmakers in Pakistan’s Punjab Assembly have condemned Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar’s ‘hell’ remarks
Lahore, September 2: Lawmakers in Pakistan’s Punjab Assembly have condemned Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar’s recent statement that “going to Pakistan is like going to hell” and asked the government to summon the Indian ambassador to record a strong protest over it.
Speaking on the point of order in the Assembly, treasury member Ramesh Singh Arora said that Parrikar’s statement was “regrettable”.
“The propaganda against Pakistan must be checked,” he said.
Arora and other members of the Assembly demanded that the Foreign Office summon the Indian ambassador to record a strong protest against Parrikar’s statement.
Minister Raja Ashfaq Sarwar appreciated the suggestion and drew attention of the House towards its legal and diplomatic aspects.
“The Foreign Office may be approached in this respect and the next step should be taken in the light of its advice on invitation to Roy to visit Pakistan especially the Punjab Assembly,” Sarwar said, reports economictimes.com.
Parliamentary secretary Rana Arshad told the House that Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif had formed a committee of parliamentarians to raise the Kashmir issue at international forums.