In an unfavourable turn of events during the National Assembly (NA) session Tuesday, a heated exchange took place amidst the session between PML-N’s Shahid Khaqan Abbasi and speaker NA Asad Qaiser.
Former Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi has been ordered to tender his apology in the Parliament House for disregarding the speaker.
A letter has been issued to the MNA under Rule 21 of the National Assembly’s code of conduct.
“Your conduct caused hurdle in the smooth holding of the house proceedings and interrupted the session,” the letter read.
“By impeding the house proceedings you also ridiculed the office of the Speaker,” it added.
Speaker National Assembly (NA) Asad Qaiser in his tweet said that Shahid Khaqan Abbasi was issued a letter by the National Assembly on April 20 for adopting a non-parliamentary attitude and disrupting the proceedings of the session through his conduct.
“No one will be allowed to spoil the atmosphere of the House and behave inappropriately,” he said.
رکن قومی اسمبلی شاہد خاقان عباسی کو 20 اپریل کو غیر پارلیمانی رویہ اختیار کرنے اور اپنے طرز عمل سے قومی اسمبلی کی کاروائی میں خلل ڈالنے پر قومی اسمبلی کی جانب سے لیٹر جاری کردیا گیا۔ ایوان کے ماحول کو خراب کرنے اور نامناسب رویہ اختیار کرنے کی اجازت کسی کو نہیں دی جائیگی۔ pic.twitter.com/0irhV3YFjm
— Asad Qaiser (@AsadQaiserPTI) April 21, 2021
Earlier, the NA debated over the expulsion of the French ambassador over the issue of blasphemous caricatures.
The government has tabled the resolution regarding the expulsion of the French envoy over the issue of blasphemous caricatures.
Shahid Khaqan Abbasi Loses Temper With With Asad Qaiser
Abbasi had approached the Speaker’s stage to have a word with him when all of a sudden he was heard saying: “Have you no shame?”
“Hold your tongue,” said the Speaker in response. To which Abbasi replied: “You always speak such things and adopt such a behaviour.”
However, as things intensified, Shahid Khaqan added: “I will take off my shoe and hit you.”
“I too will do such a thing then. Please stay within your limits,” Speaker Asad Qaiser said to the former premier.
The Speaker told the former premier to just proceed and speak about what he had set out to address.
Footage doing rounds all over social media showed that shortly after the speaker’s announcement, Abbasi approached Qaiser’s rostrum violently.
However, it is not clear what sparked his anger.
After the incident took place, several politicians jumped in to discuss the fiery matter and condemned the foul language used by Abbasi at the Parliament House.