Unnar denies involvement in PML scuffle
KARACHI: Former political affairs advisor to ex-chief minister Ali Muhammad Maher, and a PML leader, Ghulam Rasool Unnar, has denied involvement in a scuffle that took place at a party meeting in Nawabshah. He blamed the Farooque Awan group for the incident.
Speaking at a press conference at his residence here on Sunday evening, Mr Unnar demanded the expulsion of those who were responsible for the incident. He said that the committee formed by the chief minister and provincial president of the party, Dr Arbab Ghulam Rahim, should issue these orders. Mr Unnar said that his rival group had initially invited him to the meeting, but when he raised objections to it, they withdrew their invitation. He said that just after his speech, Mr Awan started criticizing him. He asked the general secretary, Imtiaz Shaikh, to intervene to stop Mr Awan, but Mr Shaikh did nothing. Mr Unnar said that when he rose to take the microphone from Mr Awan, in order to clarify his position, Mr Awan’s men initiated the scuffle and the meeting was suspended. staff report