Fistfight erupts in KP Assembly

PESHAWAR:The joint opposition in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Assembly continued their protest on second day Tuesday ignoring the clarification given by Speaker Mushtaq Ahmad Ghani for suspending the proceedings on February 7.

The House witnessed a ruckus as some members from both sides of isle came to blows. Soon after recitation of the verses from the Holy Quran, the opposition members created a rumpus.

The speaker, however, told the House that he had to prorogue the session on February 7 as the membership of 60 lawmakers, including some opposition members, was suspended by the Election Commission for not filing tax returns.

He said the parliamentary leaders of opposition parties did not attend the meeting on Monday for discussing the agenda items.

The speaker observed that some opposition members had used un-parliamentary words during the proceedings. He warned them to maintain discipline in the House otherwise he would have to ban their entry in the House under rule 227 article (2).

Despite uproar, the House passed The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Land Acquisition (Amendment) Bill, 2020, while   the KP Charities (Amendment) Bill, 2020 was tabled.

The House was adjourned till 10am Friday. – APP