Politics in Pakistan handled through remote-control: Arif Hameed Bhatti

Politics in Pakistan handled through remote-control: Arif Hameed Bhatti
Karachi: It is a bitter reality that politics in Pakistan is handled through remote control, said senior journalist Arif Hameed Bhatti.

Talking on GNN’s show ‘Khabar Hai’ he said: “We should accept this bitter reality as soon as possible”.

He said that the technique was pioneered by former dictator Ziaul Haq, who introduced dummy persons in politics and “kept their keys with him to handle them”.

He said that Prime Minister Imran Khan, who does not like to meet anyone, had to hold meeting with coalition party which even has a single seat in the National Assembly.

Bhatti said that Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan (MQM-P) had refused to attend a dinner arranged by the prime minister ahead of NA session for budget approval until the premier held a separate meeting with the party members.

He revealed that 14 to 15 members of the ruling Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) were even not ready to take part in voting for budget approval, adding, “They however were made to cast vote later”.

The veteran analyst said that they [PTI lawmakers] have no control on their votes.

Bhatti further revealed that Punjab Assembly Speaker Pervaiz Elahi called on Chief Minister Usman Buzdar and told him about some important matters.

He revealed that PML-Q’s Tariq Bashir Cheema involved in malpractices.