PML-N to boycott Punjab Assembly session until ban on six MPAs lifted

Dunya News

The protesters chanted slogans against the provincial government.

LAHORE (Dunya News) – The lawmakers of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) on Tuesday has decided to boycott Punjab Assembly proceedings until withdrawal of ban on the six members.

The assembly session faced a delay as the opposition parties led by PML-N staged protest, demanding removal of ban on six MPAs.

Wearing black armbands, the protesters chanted slogans against the provincial government.

Meanwhile, Punjab Assembly Speaker Chaudhry Pervez Elahi said that the PML-N leaders will have to pay for sabotaging the budget session.

Earlier on October 16, Punjab government unveiled its 2026.51 billion rupees budget for the fiscal year 2018-19 amid ruckus in the assembly by opposition members on the arrest of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) president and Opposition Leader in National Assembly Shehbaz Sharif.

The agitated protesters also destroyed mic, chairs and podium in the assembly.

Taking action, the speaker suspended Pir Ashraf Rasool, Malik Muhammad Waheed, Muhammad Yaseen Amir, Mirza Javed, Zaib-un-Nisa, and Tariq Masih Gill and also issued them show cause notice.