Nationwide Meeting Speaker Asad Qaiser on Friday warned of “strict action” in opposition to anybody discovered concerned within the “unpleasant incident” a day earlier throughout parliamentary proceedings.
“The unpleasant incident which took place in the NA on last day is highly condemnable,” he wrote 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 stated that each parliamentarian, whatever the social gathering 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 could be preserved.
The ‘disagreeable’ incident
Parliament descended into chaos a day earlier with each the Opposition and treasury benches brawling with one another.
Based on 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 in an indication of 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 till end of the proceedings,” learn the report.
Nationwide Meeting turns right into a fish market as MNAs shove one another, chant slogans
It additionally stated 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 keeping with the report.