NA Session: MQM stages walkout against repeal of SPLGA
ISLAMABAD: Lawmakers belonging to the Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) staged a walkout from the National Assembly on Friday against the repeal of Sindh’s People Local Government Act, 2012 (SPLGA), DawnNews reported.
MQM’s Member of National Assembly (MNA) Asif Hasnain said that the Sindh’s local government bill was passed in a haste, which was a non-democratic action along the same lines as in a dictatorship.
The National Assembly session was headed by Chaudhry Abdul Ghafoor during which the MQM legislators protested against the replacement of the Sindh’s People Local Government Act, 2012 (SPLGO 2012) with the Sindh Local Government Ordinanace 1979 and staged a walkout.
Another MNA Abdul Qadir Baloch belonging to the Pakistan Muslim League – Nawaz (PML-N) said that the government should have taken the Baloch people and the political leadership into confidence before handing over the Gwadar port to a Chinese company. He further demanded that the Assembly should be informed about the benefit derived out of handing over the port to China.