Pakistan

Ruckus breaks out in NA over issuing entry pass to man scuffled Sheikh Rasheed

ISLAMABAD: A ruckus broke out between ruling Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) and opposition lawmakers during National Assembly session on Friday over issuing an entry pass to a man who brawled with Awami Muslim League (AML) chief Sheikh Rasheed outside the parliament yesterday.

The opposition leader in the house, Khursheed Shah, alleged Deputy Speaker Murtaza Javed Abbasi of providing an entry pass to Malik Noor Awan – the man who scuffled with Sheikh Rasheed yesterday – when he was detained by the security guards for not possessing an entry pass.

Shah also queried the motive behind granting permission to Awan to enter the premises. “The parliament should be informed who brought Awan into the assembly building”, he stressed.

Following his remarks, the ruling and opposition legislators exchanged hot words on the matter. The chair suspended the session for 15 minutes to establish calm in the house.

Talking to media outside the parliament, Sheikh Rasheed said that the incumbent government of PML-N is trying to disrupt the undeterred corruption investigation by applying new tactics.

He sarcastically said that the government is also preparing another man to claim Rs two lac from him.

On the other hand, arrested man has been released on bail but will appear in the court on June 23.

It is pertinent to mention here that a man, identified as president of PML-N Japan faction Malik Noor Awan, stopped Sheikh Rasheed Ahmed outside the parliament, alleging him of borrowing Rs 2.2 million about 15 years ago as a loan to purchase a vehicle.

Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar directed security officers to take Malik Noor Awan into custody.

Sheikh Rasheed had accused that “Malik Noor Awan is a ‘Gullu Butt’ of PML-N and that Sharif brothers would be responsible if anything happens to me.”

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