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PM Imran’s statement in Iran comes under intense opposition attack in National Assembly

By our correspondent


Islamabad: In national assembly opposition parties strongly targeted Prime Minister Imran Khan which he stated during Iran visit. Prime Minister Imran Khan’s public acknowledgment in Tehran that terrorists had in the past misused Pakistani territory to undertake attacks against Iran came under a blistering attack by the opposition in the National Assembly on Tuesday.

Human Rights Minister Dr. Shireen Mazari defended the prime minister, saying his statement was being quoted out of context.

In an unprecedented, albeit bold move, Imran, while speaking at a joint press conference with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani after a round of talks on Monday, had said: “I know Iran has suffered from terrorism [perpetrated] by groups operating from Pakistan. …we [need to] have trust in each other that both countries will not allow any terrorist activity from their soil. We hope this will build confidence between us.”

The rumpus started when PML-N MNA Khurram Dastagir Khan drew the attention of the house towards the reported statement of the prime minister regarding the use of Pakistan’s soil against Iran.

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