Sardar Mohammad Yaqoob Khan Nasar, a senator from the ruling PML-Nawaz party, has said that poor are born to serve the rich.
He said this during a meeting of the Senate Functional Committee on Devolution, The Dawn reported.
His controversial remarks triggered a strong reaction from members of the meeting.
During the meeting, PPP Senator Taj Haider started a conversation about how all decisions were made in the interests of the rich and the country has become the property of the ruling elite.
In his reply, Senator Nasar said if everyone were to become wealthy, then there will be no one to grow wheat or to work as labour.
“This is a system created by God, and He has made some people rich and others poor and we should not interfere in this system,” he said.
Nasar’s remarks triggered a strong reaction, with Senator Haider saying that God had nothing to do with as the socio-economic classes were man-made phenomena.
Senator Mohammad Usman Khan Kakar also said that God created all people equal and that the poor were not meant to serve the rich.
However, Senator Nasar could not be convinced and said that “once in China all people were considered equal, which did not work out well”.