Islamabad, Jan 26 (PTI) Pakistan’s National Assembly today became a battlefield as a scuffle broke out between the opposition and government lawmakers who exchanged blows and pushed one another.
The brawl broke out when five members from the opposition parties requested Speaker Ayaz Sadiq to submit a privileged motion against the prime minister, DawnNews reported.
During Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf leader Shah Mehmood Qureshi’s address in the house, his party lawmakers reportedly indulged in sloganeering against the government.
Ruling PML-N’s Shahid Khaqan Abbasi approached Qureshi and requested him to control his party’s lawmakers.
When the sloganeering continued from the PTI benches, Abbasi again approached Qureshi but could not speak to him as he was intercepted by PTI lawmakers, the paper said.
PTI lawmakers alleged that Abbasi had passed derogatory remarks against their party chief Imran Khan.
Soon after, the scuffle broke out between the opposition and government members of the house, the paper said.
Video footage showed lawmakers from both sides exchanging blows and pushing one another.
The session was suspended for 15 minutes after the incident.
The Supreme Court of Pakistan is currently hearing a case involving the Prime Minister with regard to the Panama Leaks that surfaced last year.
This is published unedited from the PTI feed.