Two MNAs suspended for abusive language during president’s speech

Jamshed Dasti and Iqbal Khan will remain suspended during ongoing session of National Assembly.

ISLAMABAD: Members of the National Assembly Jamshed Dasti and Iqbal Khan have been suspended for their unparliamentary behaviour during the address of President Asif Ali Zardari to the joint session of parliament.

The suspension orders were issued by National Assembly Speaker Ayaz Sadiq on Friday. The two MNAs will be barred from attending the ongoing session of the lower house of parliament.

The suspension orders were issued after the house passed a resolution which said that “during the address of the president the two MNAs used abusive language and approached the speaker’s dais in a threatening manner which was unacceptable.”

It added that the disruptive manner of the two lawmakers such as blowing whistles and trumpets chanting objectionable slogans were against the sanctity of the house.

It may be mentioned here that during President Zardari’s address on Thursday, the opposition members of the Sunni Ittehad Council continued chanting slogans against him and in support of jailed PTI founder and former prime minister Imran Khan.

During address of former presidents, the opposition in the past always made rumpus in the house.

Once when former president Ghulam Ishaq Khan was addressing the joint sitting, then opposition leader Benazir Bhutto led the opposite members chant against him. They gathered near the dais and chanted “Go Baba Go.”

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