Deputy speaker prorogues NA session after opposition’s anti-PM slogans

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ISLAMABAD : A day after Supreme Court (SC) announced highly-anticipated Panama Papers case verdict, brouhaha was witnessed during National Assembly session today (Friday) as opposition parties chanted slogans against Prime Minister (PM) Nawaz Sharif.

The session was presided over by Deputy Speaker Murtaza Javed Abbasi.

Speaking on the occasion, Opposition Leader in NA Khusheed Shah demanded PM Nawaz Sharif to immediately resign and protect the Parliament. He termed joint investigation team to probe Panama Leaks case as ‘drama’ and also requested the deputy speaker to allow Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chief Imran Khan to address the House.

Aggressively responding to Khursheed Shah’s demand, Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader Sheikh Aftab said that opposition, who participated in the session while wearing black armbands, is facing disappointment after Panamagate verdict and said that Nawaz Sharif will remain PM until completion of his tenure.

Sheikh Aftab’s speech sparked anger among opposition who surrounded the deputy speaker’s rostrum and tore off the copies of agenda in a protest. They also raised ‘Go Nawaz Go’ slogans and asked Nawaz Sharif to leave the office.

Keeping in view the intensified situation, the deputy speaker prorogued NA session.

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