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  • NA speaker Asad Qaisar points show-cause notices to a few NA members for involvement in ruckus throughout a parliamentary session on Feb 4, per sources
  • Notices had been issued to PPP’s  Naveed Qamar, PML-N’s Hamid Hameed, and PTI’s Attaullah Khan, sources say 
  • Final week, Qaiser had warned of “strict action” in opposition to anybody discovered concerned within the ‘disagreeable incident’ 

ISLAMABAD: Nationwide Meeting Speaker Asad Qaiser on Monday issued show-cause notices to a few members concerning their involvement within the “unpleasant incident” that happened throughout parliamentary proceedings on February 4.

In accordance with sources, the show-cause notices have been served to PPP’s Naveed Qamar, PML-N’s Hamid Hameed, and PTI’s Attaullah Khan.

Within the show-cause discover, the speaker requested the mentioned members to clarify their conduct throughout the February 4 parliamentary session, sources mentioned.

Per the discover, if the members fail to supply a passable response in relation to their behaviour, strict motion could be taken in opposition to them. 

In accordance with sources, PPP’s Naveed Qamar was served the show-cause discover after a video of him surfaced during which he may very well be seen throwing a microphone on the deputy speaker.

Final week, NA Speaker Asad Qaiser had warned of “strict action” in opposition to anybody discovered concerned within the ruckus that occurred throughout the session.

“The unpleasant incident which took place in the NA on last day is highly condemnable,” he had written on Twitter. “I’ve called a meeting on Monday, February 8, wherein the record of the proceedings will be examined to [probe] the matter. Strict action can be taken against members who were involved in that incident,” he added.

Qaiser went on to say that as a “custodian of the National Assembly of Pakistan, I have to maintain the order and to regulate the proceedings of the House in accordance with parliamentary practices, rules of procedure and Conduct of Business in the National Assembly, 2007”.

He mentioned that each parliamentarian, whatever the get together they belong to, is “under obligation to obey the rules of the National Assembly and maintain the decorum of the House” so its sanctity and status may be preserved.

The incident

The Parliament descended into on February 4, 2021, with each the Opposition and treasury benches brawling with one another.

In accordance with a report by The Information, over a dozen safety workers members needed to kind a protecting circle across the dais of the speaker to protect Deputy Speaker Qasim Suri, who was chairing the proceedings.

The Opposition members, armed with anti-government placards, had gathered in entrance of the chair to protest.

“The placards were inscribed with slogans against raise in electricity tariff, price-hike and accusing the government of corruption and a compromise on the Kashmir cause. The opposition members shouted ‘Go Imran Go’ and ‘Atta Mehnga Roti Mehngi’ and continued whistling until the end of the proceedings,” learn the report.

Learn extra: Nationwide Meeting turns right into a fish market as MNAs shove one another, chant slogans

It additionally mentioned that the microphone in use by the deputy speaker was “removed by PPP parliamentarians” for some time and, in response, “two members from Karachi moved towards the dais to push the Opposition members”.

Moreover, a PTI lawmaker fell down after he was pushed by Agha Rafiullah from the PPP, in accordance with the report.

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