The Punjab Assembly on Wednesday was in uproar after a PML-N MPA used objectionable remarks against the leaders of the Central government.
The Opposition held the acting Speaker and the Law Minister responsible for entire chaos in the House and started chanting slogans against the Punjab government. PML-Q Parliamentary leader Chaudhry Zaheer ud Din had to intervene to diffuse the tension.
Situation got tense in the House after Ali Asgher Munda, a PML-N MPA from Sheikhupura, started his budget speech and started criticizing the PPP co-chairman Asif Ali Zardari and held him responsible for plunging the country into darkness and taking no measures to provide relief to the population.
Afterwards, Ali Asgher Munda started targeting the PPP and PML-Q leadership, on which the Opposition women members started chanting ‘Murghi Chor, Murghi Chor ‘ slogans. The PML-N MPA stated that Hussein Haqqani was the enemy of Pakistan and the government and its partners were the enemies of the federation, the army and the judiciary. He also warned if any conspiracy was hatched against the judiciary, 90 million people of this province would take to streets against the Zardari rule.
At the time when Ali Asgher Munda was speaking, the proceedings were chaired by Mehr Ishtiaq as the member of panel of chairman. Mehr Ishtiaq asked Ali Asgher Munda to wind up his speech and let other members speak but he ignored the direction and continued to speak against the central government.
This act further infuriated the Opposition members started criticizing the Punjab government while ignoring the instructions of the chair to maintain order in the House.
Samina Khawar Hayat, the PML-Q woman MPA stood up and started criticizing the chair, saying that all was done with his consent and he was purposely allowing Ali Asgher Munda to continue despite the fact that the time allotted to him was over.
Following the remarks, some of the women members of the PML-N also requested Ali Asgher Munda to wind up so that they could also deliver their speeches in the session but Law Minister Rana Sana Ullah asked them not to interrupt Munda and let him speak.
Having failed to stop Ali Asgher Munda, Mehr Ishtiaq, the acting speaker, became a silent spectator on which Chaudhry Zaheer ud Din, the PML-Q Parliamentary leader stood up on his seat and gave a reprimanded him for putting the House in order.
Criticizing the PML-N MPA Ali Asgher Munda, Zaheer said that the man had no right to speak after his time to deliver the speech was over and other members should also be given time. He also said it was really regretful that PML-N members were not only criticizing them (the PPP, PML-Q) but were also pointing fingers at their families.
Chaudhry Zaheer ud Din said that a member had made this House a street. Afterwards, the situation got normal and the chair allowed another speaker to continue.