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Saturday, April 13, 2024

Physical brawl ensues in Pakistan’s National Assembly when lawmakers disagree

A disgraceful event took place in National Assembly Pakistan when representatives sitting in parliament started a physical brawl, fist cuffing each other following the foul language they first used for each other. This happened during the first session of the 39th sitting of Parliament.

Shah Mehmood Qureshi, vice chairman of Tehreek-e-Insaf, presented tehreek-e-istehqaq in the Assembly. Speaker National Assembly Ayaz Sadiq asked Govt. representative to produce a reply. The members of both parties, PTI and PML-N, then started a brawl against each other.

Shehryar Khan Afridi, a parliamentarian and a prominent member of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf came towards Shahid Haqan Abbasi, Minister of Petroleum and Natural Resources, and a punch-up started between them. Other members for both sides joined the fight and it became uncontrollable.

It was reported by the PML-N that the fight was initiated by PTI members who met stern confrontation.

PTI claimed that reason behind this fight was abusive remarks of Mian Abdul Manan, Member of National Assembly, who was elected on a ticket of Pakistan Muslim League from NA-83 in Pakistani general election, 2013.

PMLN’s MNA Tariq Fazal Chaudhry tried to control the situation and to stop the quarrel but he himself got shoved by the hostile mob and fell on the ground.

After the incident, the Speaker suspended the proceedings for some time while the entire opposition left the House in protest and did not return.

Imran Khan later tweeted against the PML-N

This follows on from last week when Nusrat Sehar Abbasi,PML-F MPA was shamefully addressed by the PPP MPA Imdad Pitafi – inviting her into his office. He has been reprimanded by his party and issued a show cause notice.

His behaviour was also condemned by Bakhtawar Bhutto Zardari who tweeted that it was against the ethos of the PPP

Please watch the whole shameful event.