PESHAWAR - An unprecedented uproar was witnessed on Monday in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Assembly when a lawmaker from Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) blamed the opposition for playing a point-scoring game on blats in Peshawar.
The KPK Assembly’s special session was convened following a request from the opposition after a series of powerful blasts in Peshawar.
The situation in the assembly turned ugly and most of the opposition members started speaking at once when PTI lawmaker Soran Singh alleged some political parties were using the tragedy for political point scoring.
Enraged Nighat Orakzai aggressively approached PTI MPA Soran Singh. Apart from that she gestured at Soran Singh angrily for a fight. Some parliamentarians tried to reconcile the matter while some watched and got amused at the untoward happening.
Later, the government and opposition members resolved the issue and the atmosphere of the KPK Assembly became normal.
PPP MPA Nighat Orakzai said it was not a matter of point-scoring; it was a reality that no facilities had been given to the blast victims at hospitals.
Nighat Orakzai showed the clothes of a baby girl, saying the body could not be found from the blast scene. Moreover, she told the house that the doctors of Lady Reading Hospital didn’t allow her to enter the hospital to see the victims of the Peshawar blast. She alleged the condition of the patients was very bad as there were no beds and medicines in the hospital.
PTI’s minority member, Soran Singh, interrupted her speech and claimed the opposition parties were responsible for protest in Peshawar after the Church blast. He said the opposition parties were using the blast for political point scoring, which was not good. He accused certain parties of provoking the minority members over the church blast.
“Where were the politicians during the last five years, who are now provoking people against the PTI government?” Singh alleged, adding peace would come through dialogue, not war.