ISLAMABAD – Defense Minister Pervaiz Khattak slammed Prime Minister Imran Khan on Thursday amid the country’s worst-ever gas crisis.
According to reports, at the parliamentary party meeting presided over by Prime Minister Imran Khan, strong words were exchanged on the topic of gas between Minister for Energy Hamad Azhar and Defense Minister Pervez Khattak.
The defence minister exited the meeting after a heated dispute.
Pervez Khattak also slammed Prime Minister Imran Khan during the parliamentary party gathering.
“We have appointed you Prime Minister,” he continued. He stated that there is a gas prohibition in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, and that despite generating gas and power, we are persecuted.
“If this is your mentality, we will be unable to vote,” he said.
Meanwhile, Prime Minister Imran Khan has stated that “if you are not content with me, I would give over the administration to someone else.”
Speaking to the media following the meeting, the defence minister stated that he did not leave the meeting in rage, but rather to smoke.
On the occasion, Minister of Energy Hammad Azhar stated that the participants in the meeting questioned him about gas, and he was able to satisfy the parliamentary party members.
He said that Prime Minister Imran Khan warned the gathering that the country’s gas supplies were depleting and that local demand would have to be supplied by importing gas.
According to reports, the MQM debated tax revisions in the mini-budget and urged that essential needs not be charged, to which the prime minister responded that the government is mindful of the people’s struggle and will not impose further taxes.
According to sources, during the meeting, PTI MNA Noor Alam questioned if the SBP’s autonomy would have an impact on state institutions.