The minister tendered his apology in a letter sent to the National Assembly Speaker Ayaz Sadiq in which he was sorry for using offensive language against Mazari on the floor of the National Assembly during Wednesday’s session.
Sadiq read out the minister’s apology letter in front of the members of the National Assembly on Thursday, which the PTI leaders have rejected categorically.
Asif came under criticism by opposition leaders for referring to Shireen Mazari as a “tractor trolley” when she tried to record her protest following Asif’s brief on the state of load-shedding in the country during Ramazan.
Shireen Mazari, however, has refused to accept the apology read out by Sadiq, saying that she would only do so if Asif came to the house himself and apologised personally.
“Khawaja Asif owes me a personal apology for what he said on the floor of the assembly,” stressed Mazari.