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3 PTI MNAs among 7 barred from NA for ‘unparliamentary’ behaviours

National Assembly Speaker Asad Qaiser on Wednesday barred seven MNAs, including three from the PTI, from entering the House after budget books and expletives were thrown during yesterday’s session.

In a tweet, the NA speaker said that members who disrupted the session during Leader of the Opposition in the National Assembly Shehbaz Sharif’s speech have been barred from entering the House as their behaviour was “unparliamentary” and “inappropriate”.

Ali Gohar Khan (PML-N), Chaudhary Hamid Hameed (PML-N), Sheikh Rohale Asghar (PML-N), Faheem Khan (PTI), Abdul Majeed Khan (PTI), Ali Nawaz Awan (PTI) and Syed Agha Rafiullah (PPP) have been told to not enter the precinct of the Parliament House till further orders. Awan is also Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Capital Development Authority Affairs.

Earlier in the day, the speaker met Prime Minister Imran Khan during which the country’s political situation and the ruckus during yesterday’s session came under discussion. He added that the premier was informed about the incident, adding that those who had violated the sanctity of the House would be punished.

Sources said, a committee headed by Qaiser completed the inquiry in which it was decided that members who used vulgar language on Tuesday would not be allowed to attend the session. Among those rioting at the session were government ministers and senior members.

The United Opposition has decided to launch a no-confidence motion against National Assembly Speaker Asad Qaiser.

Sources said that the decision to bring a no-confidence motion against the speaker was taken at a meeting of the leaders of the united opposition.

It was also agreed to form a united opposition committee to vote no-confidence against the speaker.

Sources said the advisory committee would be tasked with no-confidence in the names of the committee members.

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