As the newly appointed Finance Minister Miftah presented the budget, the opposition benches rose from their seats in protest. Photo: AP

(Features Desk) - Leaders of the opposition and the government locked horns during the budget session in the National Assembly on Friday as the government announced the annual budget amid chaos. But the heat from Friday boiled over on social media as politicians continued their heated arguments on Twitter.

As the newly appointed Finance Minister Miftah presented the budget, the opposition benches rose from their seats in protest.

As the members of the opposition and the government exchanged harsh words amid sloganeering between the two benches, PTI’s Murad Saeed was seen angrily approaching towards the area where Miftah Ismail was presenting the budget.

While opposition members in the assembly were chanting against the newly appointed finance minister Miftah Ismail, Murad Saeed of the PTI was seen ferociously approaching towards Abid Sher Ali of the ruling PML-N, with whom he was seen having a heated argument.



The images from the assembly session were reported widely sparking debates over the conduct of politicians on the floor of the House.

Later, PTI’s Shireen Mazari took to Twitter and explained, in a series of tweets, the reason behind Saeed s agitation.

According to Mazari, the ruling party members encircled her following which she claimed she was ‘almost physically attacked’ before Saeed came to aid her.

Mazari in her tweet referred to PML-N members as ‘Gullu Butts’.





Later, Ashan Iqbal replied to Mazari that no one attacked her and that she was aggressively speaking on the “mike”, to which Mazari later corrected him on the spelling of "mic".