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  • Opposition, govt parliamentarians scuffle across the speaker’s dias
  • Deputy speaker suspends proceedings until after Zuhr prayers
  • Omar Ayub’s speech riled members of the Opposition

ISLAMABAD: The Nationwide Meeting was mired in controversy for a second time in as many days as parliamentarians confronted one another with shoving matches and slogans. 

Federal Minister for Energy Omar Ayub was talking on Thursday throughout a session of the parliament when his speech angered members of the Opposition. 

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Ayub reportedly challenged any Opposition member to face in opposition to him in an election, saying that he had gotten elected by beating a PML-N rival candidate by a margin of 40,000 votes. 

This didn’t sit effectively with the Opposition, who stood up and tore copies of the agenda, shouting slogans of “Go Imran Go” and “Ata mehnga, roti mehngi” whereas surrounding the speaker’s dias. 

A shoving match began between members of the federal government and treasury benches resulting from which a number of parliamentarians fell to the ground. PPP;s Syed Naveed Qamar took the mic down from the deputy speaker’s dias in protest. 

The deputy speaker postponed the session after Opposition and authorities members began acquired into scuffles across the speaker’s dias. 

Federal Minister for Info and Know-how Fawad Chaudhry could possibly be seen in a video from the session, filming the ruckus from his cell phone as one other federal minister, Zartaj Gul Wazir regarded on, smiling. 

A day earlier, the NA had turned noisy as effectively when the federal government offered a invoice to carry open balloting within the upcoming Senate elections. 

The members of parliament belonging to the Opposition benches had chanted slogans, blew whistles, banged the desks and had stood up from their seats in protest in opposition to the transfer and in a bid to forestall Minister for Legislation Farogh Naseem from studying out the contents of the invoice.

Members of each the treasury and Opposition benches chanted “go” in opposition to each other.

In response to the ruckus brought on by Opposition members, authorities lawmakers had additionally gotten up and protested loudly. Shah Mahmood Qureshi had stated: “It cannot be so that you say whatever you wish but do not listen to others.”

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