Karachi—Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) protested in the Sindh Assembly after Deputy Speaker Syeda Shehla Raza denied permission to move call-attention motion on behalf of opposition leader Khawaja Izharul Hassan in his absence on Monday.
MQM demonstrated a symbolic walkout from the assembly against arrest of party’s deputy convener Shahid Pasha. Shehla Raza told the protesting members that the opposition leader would present the notice and not anyone on his behalf. MQM members tore copies of session’s agenda and gathered in front of Deputy Speaker’s dais.
Meanwhile Senior Minister Nisar Ahmed Khuhro moved a bill pertaining to restoration of Karachi Development Authority (KDA). The assembly approved the bill however, rejected Muttahida s proposed amendment in the matter. The party had maintained that potential chiefs of KDA would be suggested to the mayor.
Karachi Development Authority’s governing body will comprise of nine members. Karachi Development Authority was established in 1957 and was dissolved in 2002. Sindh Building Control Authority had replaced the development department.