Chaos in Punjab Assembly during new province debate

Published: August 11, 2011
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MPA Ali Haider Niazi claimed he was hit by a female member of the provincial assembly during the session.PHOTO: TMN/FILE

MPA Ali Haider Niazi claimed he was hit by a female member of the provincial assembly during the session.PHOTO: TMN/FILE

LAHORE: Chaos erupted in the Punjab Assembly on Thursday after a Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz legislator’s derogatory remarks against the PPP and MQM.

The Punjab Assembly session was called upon the request of the Opposition to debate the formation of new provinces.

Before the start of the session, Chaudhry Zaheerudin said his party wanted the formation of South Punjab on an administrative basis.

The uproar started when MPA Ali Haider Niazi criticised the opposition, calling them ‘traitors’. He demanded that if South Punjab is being made a province then the same should also be done with Thal.

Niazi claimed that a female MPA struck him from behind, after which he proceeded to exchange harsh words with PPP MPA Fauzia Behram.

It is unclear who assaulted him.

Harsh words were exchanged between the members of PML-N and PPP while the Assembly speaker postponed the session for an hour.

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Reader Comments (4)

  • Muhammad Usman
    Aug 11, 2011 - 4:12PM

    Ignorance—- Said MPA is MMA person not as mentioned in news.

    why beome a prisoner of takht multna instead of takhat lahore. Better to get own talkht.

    why seraiki brother want to rule baloch gd khan, mianiwali amd bahwalpur. give them right ot rule.

    same status for your selft but not for others.

    HYPOCRACY

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  • rizwan khan
    Aug 11, 2011 - 4:43PM

    if ppp wants new provinces it should start with a new one in sindh.ppp has two thirds majority in sindh,it should immediately pass a resolution to form a new province in lower sindh.

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  • Sajida
    Aug 11, 2011 - 9:52PM

    This doesn’t seem to be done not on rational basis but on an expedient basis.

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  • Scorpio
    Aug 12, 2011 - 12:43AM

    Sindh should have two provinces and capital of one of these provinces should be Larkana.

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