Islamabad: Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari has said that government lawmakers violated the sanctity of parliament by adopting a deplorable and intolerable attitude in the National assembly session yesterday.
While strongly condemning the conduct of government parliamentarians, Bilawal said if any public representative misbehaves in parliament, he or she is not worthy of sitting in the House.
“Prime Minister Imran Khan wants to cover up his incompetence by insulting opposition members,” he said.
Bilawal said that instead of turning National Assembly into an arena, the parliamentarians should set a good example by performing their constitutional duties.
Earlier yesterday, the National Assembly session turned into a fish market and then battlefield during the speech of the Opposition Leader in the Lower House Mian Shehbaz Sharif on Tuesday.
PTI MNA Malika Bokhari also got wounded when a book hit her face.
Sharif’s speech was disrupted by loud jeers, slogans and whistles from the members of the treasury benches.
As PTI legislators encircled the former Punjab chief minister, PML-N lawmakers and other opposition members formed a protective circle around him. The treasury benches kept raising their slogans whenever Sharif lambasted the government’s economic policies.
"Imran Khan Niazi promised 10 million jobs. Where are those jobs?" asked Sharif. "Where are the $300bn that were supposed to be brought back to the country from abroad?
Continuing to lash out at the government, he said that PM Imran Khan's claims of eliminating corruption from Pakistan were hollow.
"Pakistan is suffering from the worst form of corruption today," he said. "No act of posting or transferring someone these days is done without an element of corruption these days," added Shehbaz.
He criticised the government's budget, saying that it had failed to provide relief to the masses amid spiralling unemployment and inflation.
Speaker Asad Qaiser kept interjecting, requesting lawmakers on the treasury benches to refrain from shouting while the leader of the Opposition spoke.
However, no one listened and the Opposition leader continued, wearing headphones to drown out the noise.
"They accuse us of generating 'useless power'. If that is the case, why are people suffering from load-shedding these days?" asked Shahbaz.