Speaker National Assembly Raja Pervez Ashraf is receiving flak on social media after a video of him enjoying at the Niagara Falls in Canada went viral on Thursday.
Pervez Ashraf is seen wearing a coat at the Niagara Fall in the video. Other people are also seen along with him in the video at the Niagara fall. Niagara Fall is a tourist spot in Canada. Ashraf has traveled to Canada to attend 65th Commonwealth Parliamentary Conference.
It was rumored that Raja Pervez Ashraf has traveled to Canada with 25 members, most of them staying in five-star hotels with families. The spokesperson of the National Assembly of Pakistan debunked the news calling it ‘malicious’ and ‘anti-state propaganda.
“Spokesman of National Assembly has termed news circulating in social media as baseless, malicious & anti-state; where it has been falsely attributed to Speaker National Assembly that he is attending ongoing Commonwealth Parliamentary Conference in Canada, with 25 member Delegation,” read a statement from National Assembly on Twitter.
پیپلزپارٹی کے رہنما اور قومی اسمبلی کے اسپیکر راجہ پرویز اشرف صاحب اپنے وفد کے ہمراہ کینیڈا کی نیاگرا فال پر پاکستان کے سیلاب زدگان کی مدد کی نیٹ پریکٹس کرتے ہوئے ۔وہ بھی سرکاری خرچے پر۔ ویسے ہمارے ملک کی حالت یہ ہے کہ بقول ایک وزیر حکومت کے پاس زہر کھانے کے پیسے نہیں۔ pic.twitter.com/3UzsllZ5Ql
— Raheeq Abbasi (@RaheeqAbbasi) August 25, 2022
Spokesman of National Assembly has termed news circulating in social media as baseless,malicious & anti-state where it has been falsely attributed to Speaker National Assembly that he is attending ongoing Commonwealth Parliamentary Conference in Canada with 25 member Delegation.
— National Assembly 🇵🇰 (@NAofPakistan) August 23, 2022
Speaker National Assembly is now receiving backlash on social media. Netizens are criticizing him for enjoying Canada when devastating flood has hit the countrymen. Millions of people have lost their homes, and more than 800 people have lost their lives. A Twitter user alleged that the Pakistani delegation is visiting Canada and enjoying Niagara Waterfall on taxpayers’ money. These funds could have been allotted to help and rehabilitate flood victims.
Earlier, pictures of Chief of Pakistan Democratic Movement Maulana Fazlur Rehman in Turkey circulated on social media. He went to Turkey for a three-day visit.
Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif also went on for a two-day official visit to Qatar and returned on Thursday. Netizens criticized the government officials for being busy on foreign trips while the nation struggles with devastating floods.