Khawaja Asif delivered a hate speech and played the religion card. Opposition Leader Senator Shahzad Waseem
ISLAMABAD: 11-OCT-2022 Leader of Opposition in the House Dr Shahzad Waseem stressed the need to review the laws “being used to oppress the opposition and silence dissenting voices” through Section 144 and detentions.
Strongly reacting to remarks made by Defence Minister Khawaja Asif in the National Assembly against PTI chief Imran Khan, Dr Waseem alleged that the minister delivered a hate speech and played the religion card, while Minister Javed Latif did the same a few days ago in a “hate speech” telecast by PTV.
“They are severely perplexed … and are now on a dangerous path,” he told treasury parties and advised them to avoid misusing religion in politics and added that elections were the only way to move forward.
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He also called for revisiting colonial-era laws used to stifle dissent and target political opponents and offered the opposition’s support for such a move.