Uproar mars KP assembly proceedings

F.P. Report

PESHAWAR: The uproar mars Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Assembly proceedings on Monday as the opposition members staged a protest in front of speaker 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 wanted to run the assembly proceeding 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 over 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 the treasury benches before going for any demo, he said, adding their reservations would be addressed according to rules.

Earlier, Leader of Opposition Akram Khan Durrani complained that the government was not taking interest in assembly business. He pointed that majority of the ministers abstained from attending assembly session.

Akram Durrani said the opposition would not allow the chair and the treasury members to speak during the session.

This practice would continue till indefinite period until our reservations were addressed.

In the midst of the ruckus, the speaker adjourned the proceeding for ten minutes.

Later, KP Universities (2nd amendment) Bill 2020, KP Galyat Develo-pment Authority (amendment) Bill 2020, KP Stamp (amendment) Ordinance 2019, KP Finance (amendment) Ordinance 2019 were moved by Minister for Law and Parliamentary Affairs Sultan, Kamran, Minister for Finance Taimoor respectively.

The speaker adjourned the proceeding till 2 p.m of Tuesday afternoon.