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Ruckus in NA as war of words between Speaker Asad Qaiser, Ahsan Iqbal

Ruckus in NA as war of words between Speaker Asad Qaiser, Ahsan Iqbal
February 3, 2021

ISLAMABAD (92 News) - Ruckus on Wednesday marred yet another session of the National Assembly (NA) as the war of words took place between the PML-N senior leader Ahsan Iqbal speaker of the House Asad Qaiser.

A bill to bring the 26th amendment to the Constitution, to pave the way for open balloting in Senate elections, was presented on Wednesday amid a noisy National Assembly session.

The members of parliament belonging to the Opposition benches protested loudly, in a bid to prevent Minister for Law Farogh Naseem from reading out the contents of the bill.

Opposition members continued to make noise during the National Assembly session chaired by Speaker Asad Qaiser. Speaker Asad Qaiser and PML-N leader Ahsan Iqbal clashed in the National Assembly session.

"The system could not work like this, if the government could go to Myanmar, it could go here. Most of the Prime Minister's phone calls were fake."

Speaker Asad Qaiser eventually called for a recess when assembly proceedings became difficult to continue, after which the session was conducted by Deputy Speaker Qasim Suri.

Amid the ruckus, PML-N Secretary-General Ahsan Iqbal accused the speaker of being biased and not letting the Opposition speak. He said a speaker is not supposed to favour any party.

His remarks kept prompting the Opposition members to chant loudly in support, prompting the speaker to repeatedly urge them to remain silent.

The opposition's loud protests gained further momentum during Minister for Communications and Postal Services Murad Saeed's address.