Ruckus in NA ; Opposition protests as Session resumes


Islamabad – February 4 (Online): The government had presented the bill in the lower house yesterday(Wednesday) amidst a ruckus created by the opposition which termed the tabling of the bill was a show of the government’s “mala fide intent”.
Today’s sitting of the National Assembly session was again rife with shouting and sloganeering with opposition not allowing the lower house to follow its plan for the day, briefly staging a walkout as well.

Several opposition lawmakers were also carrying placards with “chor” (thief) written on them while some had slogans urging the speaker to allow opposition lawmakers to speak.
Qureshi, during his speech which was marred by loud sloganeering and desk thumping by opposition members, bashed the opposing parties for “defiling the sanctity of the Parliament”. He condemned the opposition’s behaviour and warned that the government has shown “a lot of patience and respect” but “if you think we will let you bulldoze it (the bill), that will not happen”.
Physical agitation also took place between the PTI and PPP lawmakers and PTI’s Attaullah fell down.