Pakistan’s Inside Minister Sheikh Rashid Ahmed, who stays in news for his bizarre statements, has as soon as once more made it to the headlines after he stated that tear gasoline was fired on authorities workers to ‘check it’. The Pakistan police had on February 10 fired tear gasoline at authorities workers who have been protesting to demand a rise of their salaries and pensions.
Throughout an occasion in Rawalpindi, the minister stated that the Islamabad police “fired slightly tear gasoline”, and it was obligatory to check it for the reason that tear gasoline canisters had been unused for a very long time, Daybreak reported.
“Solely slightly was examined, not loads,” he claimed.
Rashid, who was a part of the federal government committee, stated that the “actual downside” was not the tear gasoline shelling however the pay increase that “quantities to billions of rupees on this time of inflation [and is a burden on the] treasury”, Daybreak reported.
The Inside Minister minister has obtained loads of backlash for the remarks.
“In every other nation, an announcement like this is able to imply quick firing of the minister and an apology from the federal government,” stated PML-N chief Mohammad Zubair.
“To the fascist, douchebag inside minister Sheikh Rasheed, individuals suffocating to demise is a joke,” tweeted filmmaker Haroon Riaz.
In line with a report by Samaa TV, a minimum of 2,000 individuals had gathered and deliberate to march in direction of Parliament Home when the police fired tear gasoline to cease them.Earlier, the federal ministers, together with Rasheed, have stated the federal government will fulfill calls for of the protestors.
Nevertheless, the protesters have reiterated that the federal government should subject a notification confirming the rise of their salaries.
(With ANI inputs)