Sindh Assembly turns into fish market
KARACHI: The session of Sindh Assembly on Friday (today) turned into a fish market as members of Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) and Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) exchanged hot words against each other, ARY News reports.
During the question hour of the session, Provincial Minister for Education Nisar Khuhro said that large number of fake appointments was made in the department in the last five years. He added that 6,000 people were recruited on 1400 vacancies whereas 4,000 people were recruited on 2900 seats for the non-teaching staff.
Sindh Assembly member Khalid Ahmed said that the people were appointed after violating the merit. "It is surprising that the provincial government is quiet after confessing that fake appointments were made", he added.
"People of Sindh should not be called in-eligible and I am protesting against this", Khuhro replied.
MQM members stood up in the house on which the Deputy Speaker Syeda Shehla Raza told MQM member Kamran Akhtar that the opposition is wasting the time of the nation and whoever wants to create a ruckus in the house should leave the session.
Strong words were also exchanged between Information Minister of Sindh Sharjeel Memon and Khwaja Izhar-ul-Hassan.
Deputy Speaker called for a ten minute break in the session and later adjourned the session till Monday morning.
Earlier, MQM parliamentarians had protested over the non-issuance of MPA funds to them and said that the provincial government is carrying out victimization against the opposition. However, Sindh Assembly Speaker Agha Siraj Durrani suggested that the matter should be raised with the Chief Minister of Sindh Syed Qaim Ali Shah on which the protest ended.