ISLAMABAD (Web Desk) – Controversial comments by PML-N Senator Sardar Mohammad Yaqoob Khan Nasar during a meeting of the Senate Functional Committee on Thursday sparked controversy as the audience of the meeting showed annoyance over the remarks.
According to the details, PPP Senator Taj Haider started a conversation about how the country has become the property of the ruling elite, and that all decisions were made in the interests of the rich.
“We have sent hundreds of thousands of Pakistanis abroad to work as labour and send foreign exchange in the national interest and claimed that soon it will be proved that offshore companies were also made in the national interest. The poor of this country will never get to decide their own fates” Senator Haider said.
To this, Senator Nasar insinuated that if everyone were to become wealthy, there will be no one to grow wheat or to work as labour.
“This is a system created by God, and He has made some people rich and others poor and we should not interfere in this system,” he said.
Reflecting to this, The PPP Senator said that the social class system was man made and had nothing to do with God’s will.
However, the PML-N legislator remained firm and went on to defend his remarks with a strikingly weird observation that stirred controversy.
“Those who cannot get an education and cannot earn more have no right to live the life of a bureaucrat,” he said.
Chairman of the committee Mir Kabeer Ahmed Mohammad Sahi gave the example of the US, where he said the country’s president shops in the same store as ordinary citizens and that the presidents’ children also go to public schools.
PML-N member said that the principle of equality is not even implemented in parliament where members of the National Assembly were given development funds and not senators.