The Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) on Wednesday suspended Rana Mashhood’s party membership due to his controversial statement.
According to PML-N spokesperson Marriyum Aurengzeb, party’s president Shehbaz Sharif said the move had been made in light of Mashhood’s controversial statement.
The spokesperson further said that a three-member committee comprising Raja Zafarul Haq, Sardar Ayaz Sadiq and Rana Tanveer has been formed to investigate as to why and whose behest Mashhood had given the remarks.
Rana Mashhood said the interview, which aired a day earlier, was taken out of context and he made no mention of the word ‘deal’.
Clarifying his statements during an interview on Tuesday, the PML-N leader while speaking to the media outside the Punjab Assembly said, “I am a political worker who believes in democracy.”
“Whenever I speak about the establishment, I am not referring to the army” he stated.