The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) on Monday has decided to issue a show-cause notice to one of its members of the National Assembly (NA) Noor Alam Khan and has ordered him to explain why he criticised the current government.

Federal Defence Minister Pervez Khattak issued a show-cause notice to Noor Alam to clarify his position. 

Noor Alam had lashed out at the PTI-led government and criticised its policies. The MNA during a session in NA while pointing towards the front rows of the treasury benches, where Prime Minister (PM) Imran Khan also sits as leader of the house,  said, “Members who occupy the first three rows are the main culprits of the chaos in the country, so put their names on Exit Control List (ECL) and Pakistan will survive.”  


“Kindly get out of your aircraft, your land cruisers, and BMWs and see the [miserable] condition of the people,” said Alam, without naming anyone from the government. His words got te attention of the leadership, hence being served the show cause notice.


Noor Khan taking to Twitter questioned the cause of the notice and said, “I came to know through media that Mr Pervez Khattak has issued show-cause Notice 1st only Imrankhan can issue show-cause notice to me.”

Alam further tweeted, “I still demand that all 3 front rows names should be in ECL.”

Speaking during Geo News’ programme “Jirga”, the MNA had said that Pervez Khattak has “no right to issue a show-cause notice to him” as he is “not the chairman of the party”, adding that he had not broken any code of conduct of the party.

The ruling party’s MNA said that he will raise his voice against inflation and unemployment even if it is considered a “violation”.

“I don’t care how many show-cause notices are issued against me,” he said.

Noor further said that he is an elected representative and will highlight issues that he deems important as it is his responsibility.