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Tuesday, Nov 30, 2021
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Krishan Bheel, an enraged Hindu MP, slaps Qari Rehman in the national assembly. Pakistan's woeful minority tale.

Blow By Blow
Blow By Blow
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Aghast at the brazen display of the mullah-military link, despite the MMA projecting itself as an Opposition party, the 'real' Opposition—members of the Pakistan People's Party (PPP) and the Pakistan Muslim League (Nawaz)—began to hoot Rehman. "Stop it, you durbari maulvi. Enough of buttering," someone shouted. Soon Opposition members began to chant in unison, "Durbari maulvi, durbari maulvi". Particularly vociferous were PPP's Naheed Khan, a close confidant of Benazir Bhutto, Khawaja Asif, a die-hard supporter of Nawaz Sharif, and Krishan Bheel, a Hindu member of the PML(N) who hasn't deserted his party even in the political climate that is inimical to minorities.

As the NA hall reverberated with the chant of "durbari maulvi", Rehman, self-righteous and bigoted to boot, turned around, stared at Bheel and said, loud and clear, "You Hindu bania, how dare you."

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