Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf leader Shireen Mazari claimed that PTI leader Murad Saaed engaged in a verbal scuffle with Minister of State for Power Abid Sher Ali in an attempt to aid her after some Pakistan Muslim League - Nawaz leaders had encircled her during the budget session.
Taking to the social media to address rumors surrounding the story behind the ruckus at the budget session in the National Assembly on Friday, Mazari claimed she was 'almost physically attacked' before Murad Saeed came to help her.
Murad was perfectly correct because PMLN's Abid Sher Aliand a few others encircled me and almost attacked me physically so Murad came to my aid and Abid Sher Ali hurled some filthy abuses at him as well as threatening to hit him! https://t.co/TnBBh5sf2G— Shireen Mazari (@ShireenMazari1) April 27, 2018
Federal Minister for Interior Ahsan Iqbal rubbished the claim, saying no one had attacked Shireen Mazari. Iqbal noted that Mazari had been assaulting the mike placed before the Minister for Finance Miftah Ismail.
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"No one attacked you rather you were very aggressive and assaulting the mike before the Finance Minister and I had to ask you please behave like an educated lady MNA," the minister said in a post on Twitter.
"You were too busy shouting and attacking. Finally, we had to call our lady MNAs to deal with you," he added.
No one attacked you rather you were very aggressive and assaulting the mike before the Finance Minister and I had to ask you please behave like an educated lady MNA but you were too busy shouting and attacking. Finally, we had to call our lady MNAs to deal with you. https://t.co/b05d1a9bZe— Ahsan Iqbal (@betterpakistan) April 27, 2018
Earlier, a ruckus was witnessed in the National Assembly during the budget session as PTI’s Murad Saeed reportedly lunged towards PML-N’s Abid Sher Ali as the two engaged in a verbal scuffle.
In the video footage, an infuriated Saeed is seen rushing, apparently to engage in a physical scuffle, as he is restrained by several other members of the House.
Later, the opposition parties staged a walkout from the session protesting against the government’s decision to present the budget for full fiscal year 2018-19.