KARACHI: Following controversial remarks of Azad Jammu and Kashmir Prime Minister Raja Farooq Haider about Kashmir’s accession to Pakistan, political parties have been demanding action against him.
Awami Muslim League (AML) chief Sheikh Rashid Ahmed has said that Farooq Haider should be removed from his office and tried for treason.
PPP’s Senator Sherry Rehman has called for Raja Haider’s resignation. A resolution in this regard was submitted in the Punjab Assembly by PPP.
The AJK PM has lost his standing to stay in office. He should resign after questioning AJK’s allegiance to #Pakistan. No delay.
— SenatorSherryRehman (@sherryrehman) July 31, 2017
PTI’s central leader Fawad Chaudhry has demanded Raja Haider’s arrest over the statement.
Haider on Saturday stirred controversy by saying that “will decide which country to annex to”.
He added that the disqualification of Nawaz Sharif was an insult to the Office of Prime Minister. He also questioned the fairness of the trial as Nawaz Sharif was not allowed to appeal in court. – Samaa
Story first published: 31st July 2017