PML-N, PTI brawl during NA session over Imran's 'phateechar' comment

Published: March 9, 2017

The National Assembly turned into a bedlam on Thursday as a fight broke out between lawmakers of ruling Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) and Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) in the Parliament’s lobby.

According to Express News, the fight broke out when PML-N MNA Mian Javed Latif commented on PTI chief Imran Khan’s recent controversial remarks regarding the foreign players participating in Pakistan Super League (PSL) final in Lahore.

“When a party leader uses such language against foreign players what can we expect from its workers,” Latif reportedly said in the Parliament. On this, PTI lawmakers, including Murad Saeed, protested and the House was dismissed due to the mayhem.

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After the assembly session ended, the PTI lawmaker approached Latif in the Parliament lobby and warned him against using abusive language for his party leader. The ruling party’s lawmaker, however, slapped Saeed before other parliamentarians could mediate.

Later, talking to Express News, the PML-N MNA denied reports of him slapping the PTI lawmaker but admitted there was a verbal spat between the two inside the House. “Saeed said words against my leadership which I responded to,” Latif said.

“When I tried to raise this matter in the assembly, the speaker interrupted me twice and allowed me to speak at the intervention of the opposition members. Then Javed Latif stood up and everyone knows what he said about me and my leader,” Saeed said adding, “PML-N MNA branded us a traitor and later, he resorted to abusive remarks against me.”

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Reader Comments (7)

  • Parvez
    Mar 9, 2017 - 2:03PM

    Attention being diverted from corruption and the Panama case….and the fault rests with PTI.Recommend

  • israr
    Mar 9, 2017 - 2:03PM

    where is panama decision i know this is not about phateechar or actually it is about if nawaz is phateechar or notRecommend

  • Aley
    Mar 9, 2017 - 3:22PM

    ET, i think the report needs to be substantiated. Didn’t all the available videos of the incident shows Mr. Murad Saeed leaping forward to attack and slap Mr. Javed Latif- which he misses and then leaves the place of incident shouting and threatening to sort him out. Whether there was another episode of the brawl too? The report is totally silent on that.Recommend

  • Tasadiq
    Mar 9, 2017 - 3:27PM

    Another attempt by PMLN to divert attention…
    Finally, it looks as if the cat (NS) will get the bell around its neck (panama guilty verdict)Recommend

  • Ali
    Mar 9, 2017 - 3:42PM

    The PML and the Sharifs are desperate to divert attention from the theft of trillions to of the cuff by silly remark by IK. I am not a PTI SUPPORTER but the Sharifs need to show the receipts for the their investments abroad. No diversion will work!Recommend

  • Lolz
    Mar 9, 2017 - 9:51PM

    PML-N people are desperate and frustrated over the panama case as go nawaz go slogan has become popular everywhere. The same slogan was heard in PSL Final Lahore and will be heard during elections 2018. Recommend

  • Ameer Qaisrani
    Mar 10, 2017 - 11:59AM

    Go Nawaz GoRecommend

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