No proceedings in National Assembly till scuffle issue solved: NA Speaker

Islamabad [Pakistan], Jan. 28 : The Speaker of Pakistan's National Assembly Sardar Ayaz Sadiq has said that no proceeding will be conducted in the house unless a decision by the parliamentary leaders is made on the scuffle that happened brawl between lawmakers from the opposition Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) and the ruling Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) yesterday.

The Speaker adjourned the proceedings for some time prior to his meeting with the parliamentary leaders to discuss the unpleasant incident which happened on the floor of house.

Sadiq told the house later that more time was needed to reach a decision and adjourned it to meet again on Monday at 4PM, reports the Dawn.

He also offered to resign if the opposition had objections against him. Sadiq said lawmakers had expressed their full confidence in him. He said lawmakers had described the incident to be unfortunate and not good for the democracy and sanctity of parliament.

The speaker urged the lawmakers to stop the practice of trading allegations and shouting slogans in the house.

Sadiq had also asked for the footage of the incident but disclosed that it was not played during the meeting.

Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) on Friday moved a privilege motion in the National Assembly against the ruling Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) after chaos broke out in the lower house between the lawmakers of both parties.

Source: ANI