Twitter Reacts To Shahid Khaqan Abbasi’s Fiery NA Speech
Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz leader Shahid Khaqan Abbasi staged a walkout out of the National Assembly on Tuesday after criticising National Assembly Speaker Asad Qaiser for not issuing production orders of Rana Sanaullah.
While giving a speech in the National Assembly, Abbasi criticised Asad Qaiser for not issuing the production orders, saying, “I will not beg you for a production order and I am going back,” following which he left the assembly in protest.
In a comment directly addressed to the speaker, Abbasi stated, “It is your duty to issue production orders of each and every member without discrimination at the start of each session. Denying production orders means negation of people’s rights.”
Abbasi added that he had seen speakers like Fakhar Imam, Mairaj Khalid and Yousuf Raza Gillani, who never compromised on their principles. He said, “If you have pressure from somewhere please say it.”
The former prime minister told Asad Qaiser, “Issue the production order of Rana Sanaullah and I am going.”
Shahid Khaqan’s speech received widespread acclaim on social media, with people taking to Twitter to express their appreciation for the former PM’s speech.
Journalist Murtaza Solangi stated that Shaihid Khaqan Abbasi had taken National Assembly Speaker Asad Qaiser to the cleaners.
What a classic rebuttal by Shahid Khaqan Abbasi to Speaker Asad Qaiser yesterday! He literally left him red faced as he walked out. Yes, he took Qaiser to cleaners.https://t.co/uBT9cOhPWE
— Murtaza Solangi (@murtazasolangi) December 11, 2019
Former intelligence officer Masood Sharif Khattak stated that there should be more gallant and honourable men and women in the parliament in the mould of Shahid Khaqan Abbasi as that would lend it (parliament) weight and respectability.
I wish there were more gallant, honorable,self respecting and humble men and women in Pakistan’s Parliament in the mould of Shahid Khaqan Abbasi and that too on both sides of the aisle.Where gallant, honorable and humble men and women gather they lend it weight and respectability
— MasoodSharif Khattak (@MSharifKhattak) December 10, 2019
Journalist Reham Khan termed the former prime minister the ‘face of principled resistance’.
— Reham Khan (@RehamKhan1) December 10, 2019
A social media user praised Shahid Khaqan and stated that he was their favourite person keeping all political differences aside.
Shahid Khaqan Abbasi is one of my favorite people in politics, all political differences aside. pic.twitter.com/GSMXDznuXO
— Anaya Khan (@AnayaNKhan) December 11, 2019
Others appreciated the grace exhibited by him during his speech.
Ok, late to the party but just heard Shahid khaqan Abbasi speech. What a man, what grace! I want him as the PM of Pakistan. I've become a fan!
— Sherry (@CherieDamour_) December 11, 2019
Shahid Khaqan Abbasi is a symbol of grace, Loyalty, Bravery and honesty. Salute to you pic.twitter.com/ECgoSnZcoT
— Hafiz Mohamad Naveed (@naveed78660) December 10, 2019
There were those who said that Shahid Khaqan was a man of his words and actions, and how, like a true lion, he had spoken against injustice of partiality in issuing production orders and had reminded the speaker of his responsibilities.
Love and respect for Shahid Khaqan Abbasi .
He is such a great person man of his words and actions .
More power to u @SKhaqanAbbasi
may Allah keep u safe and healthy
— Umair Sheikhلیگی شیرگوجرانولہ دا (@umair_sheikh722) December 10, 2019
Like a true lion of Nawaz Sharif, Shahid Khaqan Abbasi roars in National assembly against injustice of partiality in issuing production orders and reminding the custodian of the house his responsibilities #KhaqanSherDilAbbasi https://t.co/bxj1l0FsOL
— Zeshan Malik (@ZeshanMalick) December 10, 2019