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NA speaker Asad Qaiser ends entry ban on 7 MNAs

NA speaker Asad Qaiser ends entry ban on 7 MNAs
June 17, 2021

ISLAMABAD (92 News) – National Assembly (NA) Speaker Asad Qaiser on Thursday lifted a ban on seven MNAs who were barred from entering the House for creating ruckus during the budget session in the parliament.

The NA speaker had barred the lawmakers from both sides of the aisle from entering the House for creating ruckus and behaving in an “unparliamentary” manner. The MNAs included Ali Gohar Khan, Chaudhry Hamid Hameed, Sheikh Rohale Asghar, Faheem Khan, Abdul Majeed Khan, Ali Nawaz Awan and Syed Agha Rafiullah.

The staff and security of the NA have been informed about the decision of the speaker. Seven MNAs were barred from entering the parliament over ‘grossly disorderly’ conduct.

Moving no-trust motion is right of opposition

Asad Qaiser denied allegations of opposition parties and said that he is not biased and suspended seven lawmakers after watching video of rumpus during NA session.

Talking to the journalists informally, the speaker said that he will run the house according to rules and law; however, it is right of opposition parties to move a no-confidence motion against him.

Earlier, National Assembly Speaker Asad Qaisar banned the entry of seven lawmakers belonging to the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) and the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) to the National Assembly till further order.

The banned lawmakers include Ali Nawaz Awan (PTI), Faheem Khan (PTI), Abdul Majeed Khan (PTI), Ali Gohar Khan (PML-N), Sheikh Rohale Asghar (PML-N), Chaudhary Hamid Hameed (PML-N) and Syed Agha Rafiullah (PPP).

The action has been taken after reviewing the footages and evidence of the inquiry meeting.

On Wednesday, the NA proceedings witnessed humiliating scenes when the ministers and parliamentarians resorted to hooliganism and used filthy language, whistled and attacked each other with budget books during the speech of the Opposition Leader Shehbaz Sharif on the federal budget.