Aitzaz Ahsan Accused of Being the Land Mafia Spokesman by Ch. Nisar

ISLAMABAD: Chaudhry Nisar, Interior Minister Pakistan, has accused the PPP leader Aitzaz Ahsan of being the spokesperson for the most prominent land mafia in Pakistan. Nisar said, “I know why this is coming from Aitzaz, such statements can be expected from a supporter and spokesperson of country’s largest land mafia group."

These remarks from interior minister were in response to the speech of Aitzaz Ahsan during Parliament’s joint session on Wednesday when he was being critical of the government, while still expressing his support for constitution and the democracy. Nisar also said that he cannot respect someone who treats politics like business.

Khursheed Shah, the opposition Leader in National Assembly, advised Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to stop Chowdhry Nisar from issuing inflammatory statements because Peoples Party wished to better the ongoing situation. Nisar’s allegations against Aitzaz were referred as absurd by Shah. He added that PPP could respond to Nisar’s statements but they did not want to worsen the situation.

Aitzaz Ahsan, meanwhile, said that Nawaz Sharif had called him and apologized for statements of Nisar. Ahsan added that he would respond to Nisar during the joint session of Parliament on Friday. As per Aitzaz, interior ministry was neither denying nor confirming Nisar’s statements.