Rumpus, manhandling spoil SA session
KARACHI: Sindh Assembly (SA)’s session was marred by protest and manhandling of a member besides members of treasury and opposition benches passed remarks on each other.
A major division was also seen between opposition parties prior to elections of standing and public accounts committees in SA as Muttahida Majlis-i-Amal (MMA) and Tehreek Labbaik Pakistan (TLP) showed reservations over three-party opposition alliance.
On PTI MPA, Firdous Naqvi remarks, Abdul Rasheed of MMA lodged protest. During heated debate among legislatures, PTI, MQM and GDA members thronged Rasheed and even exchanged harsh words and involved manhandling with members of treasury benches.
Naqvi tagged MMA and TLP as an adopted child of ruling Pakistan People’s Party (PPP). The statement came from PTI’s leader was contemptuous that undermined privileges.
However, some Sindh Ministers rescued Rasheed. Opposition and treasury members also chanted slogans against each others’ party leadership. Protesting members in front of Speaker even torn copies.
Sindh Local Government Minister, Saeed Ghani termed behaviour of opposition indecent and demanded ban on entry in House of those members who were involved in hooliganism.
Later Abdul Rasheed said that he would lodge report against members who were responsible for manhandling.
MMA and TLP provincial lawmakers adjudicated to make independent decisions regarding matters relating to elections on standing committees.
Following differences, MMA lawmaker Abdul Rasheed submitted a privilege motion against Leader of Opposition Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) legislator, Firdous Shamim Naqvi during session.
Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) is likely to lend support to privilege motion against opposition leader.
PTI, MQM-P and GDA held protests over delay in formation of standing committees.