PTI members go wild on seeing party dissidents sitting in SA’s treasury benches
Members of Sindh Assembly (SA) belonging to Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) resorted to hooliganism on Monday when they saw their party dissidents sitting on treasury benches along with Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) members, reported 24NewsHD TV channel.
Furious PTI MPAs pasted the picture of a lota on the seat of one of the dissidents, Muhammad Aslam Abro.
The moment Abro entered the assembly hall, party members started shouting slogans.
Later, led by Khurram Sher Zaman, the PTI legislators surrounded the speaker’s dais, tore copies of the agenda so much so that Speaker Agha Siraj Durrani had to put off the proceedings for 10 minutes.
When PTI members tossed copies of the agenda into the air after tearing them apart, the speaker said, “Don’t throw these at me. These people want to throw a spanner in the assembly proceedings.”
On hearing these remarks, Khurram Sher Zaman lost his temper.
The Sindh Assembly speaker said he and the secretary were threatened. “I will write to the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP),” he added.
Later, speaker Agha Siraj Durrani adjourned the SA session for an indefinite time period.
Meanwhile, talking to the media, PTI’s Khurram Sher Zaman said that the Sindh Assembly was the worst of all provincial assemblies in the entire country since the speaker of the assembly was himself a party.
He alleged that Rs50 million were paid to Muhammad Aslam Abro besides development schemes of billions of rupees were promised to buy his loyalty.
He demanded the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) to de seat Abro.
He stressed that it was speaker’s responsibility to take every legislator along with him.
He said he wanted to make it clear to the PPP that if it thought that PTI members could be intimidated, then it was grossly mistaken. “We will continue to expose the corrupt practices of the Sindh government,” he vowed.
He wondered as to why the ECP was acting like a mute spectator to horse trading in the provincial assembly.
He appealed to the ECP to take notice of PTI dissident Muhammad Aslam Abro’s floor crossing.