LAHORE: Provincial Information Minister Fayaz Chohan gave a roasting on Tuesday to Punjab assembly opposition leader Hamza Shehbaz and other protesting PML-N members of provincial assembly who have decided to boycott assembly sessions.
Taking an aim at the former Punjab chief minister and his son, Chohan said, “Hamza Shehbaz and his father [Shehbaz Sharif] – neither do they know the way to govern nor do they understand the way of doing opposition.”
Further lashing out at other MPAs of former ruling party, the provincial Minister asked Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML-N) leaders to learn the ‘manner of protest’ from the workers of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf.
Earlier today, a meeting of the PML-N parliamentary party was held in the provincial capital where the opposition party decided to continue with its boycott of Punjab Assembly sessions until its suspended MPAs are not reinstated.
Majority of the MPAs backed the proposal not to attend the assembly proceedings until its demand with regard to reinstatement of its six MPAs is not accepted.
A day earlier, the PML-N decided that its newly elected MPAs from Punjab will not take oath until the six suspended party MPAs are not permitted to attend sessions.
The speaker of the house had issued show-cause notices to half a dozen members of the opposition for allegedly vandalizing furniture and using abusive language during the PA session called to discuss budget.
The MPAs who were issued notices included Muhammad Ashraf, Malik Muhammad Wahid, Muhammad Yaseen Amir, Muhammad Mirza, Tariq Masih Gill and Zabul-Nisa.
The members are accused of disturbing the budget session, tearing budget copies, breaking microphones, recording machines and furniture of the house.