November 29, 2021

Opposition withdraws no trust move against Deputy Speaker Suri

Opposition withdraws no trust move against Deputy Speaker Suri

ISLAMABAD, (June 18, 2021): The opposition yesterday decided to withdraw its submitted no-confidence motion against Deputy Speaker National Assembly Qasim Khan Suri.

This development came when Defence Minister Pervez Khattak announced that the government and Opposition had reached an agreement to run the National Assembly “in an orderly manner”.

This decision came following three days of ruckus and disorder in the lower house of Parliament the Treasury and Opposition benches sparred over the federal budget for the 2022 fiscal year.

This agreement facilitated the Opposition Leader in the National Assembly Shahbaz Sharif to finally delivered his speech, where since last three days rowdy behaviour by lawmakers was disturbing him.

The no-confidence motion against Deputy Speaker National Assembly Qasim Khan Suri was to be taken in the House today [Friday], but the consensus developed between the government and the opposition.

A no-confidence motion was moved against the deputy speaker accusing him of being biased during the budget session.

The senior members from both sides held long negotiations before the start of the NA session to run the house in a smooth way.

The house in the last three days had witnessed ugly scenes as many lawmakers sustained injuries in fist-fight.