KP assembly speaker gets upset with media over using helicopter

PESHAWAR: Asad Qaiser, Speaker of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa provincial assembly, on Monday got upset with media officials for asking him questions pertaining to his usage of helicopter for attending functions.

Speaking to media personnel, PTI’s Asad Qaiser, who is also Speaker of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa assembly, stated that using a helicopter to attend multiple functions in a single day was his right.

“Am I not entitled as the Speaker to be using a helicopter to attend official functions?” he asked. “Reports pertaining to my personal use of the helicopter are false. Media should confirm news before running it,” he added.

Qaiser said that he had used the helicopter for the first time in four years since his stint began as he had to attend three functions in one day.