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Hanif Abbasi, Anwaar-ul-Haq Kakar engage in heated altercation on wheat crisis

Both politicians accused each other of serious allegations in the heated argument. Anwaar Kakar called PMLN's government a form 47 government. According to the reports, the incident happened in a private hotel.

Former Caretaker Prime Minister Anwaar-ul-Haq Kakar and PMLN leader Hanif Abbasi engaged in a heated altercation over the wheat scandal.

Both politicians accused each other of serious allegations in the heated argument. Anwaar Kakar called PMLN’s government a form 47 government. According to the reports, the incident happened in a private hotel.

Abbasi was confronted with blaming the Kakar’s government and tenure for the alleged wheat crisis and scandal in the country. PMLN government is coming under strict criticism on the media for the serious scandal emerging in the country, affecting the farmers.

“Kakar asked Abbasi if he was there to collar him, to which Abbasi shot back and said that he was merely speaking the truth in the TV program,” the sources said.

Kakar in response accused Hanif Abbasi of acquiring the government on fake form 47. Adding that if the reality comes out, the party would be left red-faced in front of the public.

Later Anwaar ul Haq clarified that his statements are taken in media out of context. He said that there are no hard feelings between them as he enjoys amicable relations with Hanif Abbasi. They both had a telephone conversation later on after the incident.

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The former prime minister brushed off the news of the altercation and added that he just corrected the statements made by Hanif Abbasi regarding his tenure.

According to the reports, federal institutions are responsible for the wheat crisis in the country. Despite the availability of 40.47 lakh metric tons in Punjab, an additional 35.78 lakh metric tons were imported, creating an artificial shortage.

Reports suggest the involvement of Punjab Food Department and Pasco of involvement in the scandal. Sources reported that the federal institutions allowed private companies to import wheat without proper checks, while members from the finance department also failed to check the large-scale import of wheat.