Uproar mars KP Assembly proceedings on Monday

PESHAWAR: The uproar marred Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Assembly proceedings on Monday as the opposition members staged a protest in front of speaker’s dice over proroguing of the assembly session held on February 7, 2020.

Leader of the Opposition, Akram Khan Durrani soon after recitation from the Holy Quran took the floor and alleged that the government did not want to run the assembly proceedings as the session was prorogued on February 7 without any cogent reason.

Minister for Law and Parliamentary Affairs Sultan Muhammad Khan urged the opposition members to end their protest, saying, a lot of public money was spent on convening of the assembly session.

He said it was unfair to hold protests during the session and amounted to wastage of time and money.

He said the assembly proceedings run according to assembly rules and regulation and since no rules was violated, therefore the opposition was unjustified in holding the protest demo.

The opposition should first listen to the treasury benches before going for any demo, he said, adding their reservations would be addressed according to rules.

Later, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Universities (2nd amendment) Bill 2020, KP Galyat Development Authority (amendment) Bill 2020, KP Stamp (amendment) Ordinance 2019, KP Finance (amendment) Ordinance 2019 were moved by Minister for Law and Parliamentary Affairs Sultan Muhammad Khan, Kamran Bangash, Minister for Finance Taimoor Jhagra respectively.

The speaker adjourned the proceedings till 2 pm today. – APP