LAHORE (Dunya News) – Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) president and opposition leader in National Assembly (NA) Shehbaz Sharif on Wednesday has said that the whole nation saw on their TV screens how the ruling party resorted to hooliganism and even naked abuse during the session in lower house of the Parliament.
In a post on social-networking website Twitter, the PML-N leader said, “Only goes to show how ethically shallow Prime Minister (PM) Imran Khan and his whole party are and how Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) has turned into a fascist and abusive party. Unfortunate!”
The reaction came after National Assembly witnessed a noisy session on Tuesday as Ali Nawaz Awan, a member of the ruling PTI, hit PML-N leader Sheikh Rohail Asghar with a book on the face following a heated debate.
As soon as Leader of the Opposition in National Assembly Shehbaz Sharif began his speech in the National Assembly, there was a commotion from the government benches in the House and the government members stood on their seats.
Federal ministers Shah Mahmood Qureshi and Fawad Chaudhry were also among the sloganeers.
On this occasion, PML-N members formed a fence around the opposition leader.
NA Speaker Asad Qaiser urged treasury and opposition benches to show restraint but failed to control the situation, after which he had to adjourn the session for 20 minutes.
PML-N leader Shahid Khaqan Abbasi said that opposition leader Shehbaz Sharif’s speech had enraged the treasury benches. Declaring the budget documents as a bundle of lies, he said that the targets were set on the basis of 12 to 15 per cent inflation.
On the other hand, Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi also warned the opposition members and said that criticism of the budget is the right of the opposition but in a polite manner.