KARACHI – Lawmakers from Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) created ruckus in the Sindh Assembly on Tuesday by attacking three fellow parliamentarians for their refusal to vote for the PTI candidates in the Senate elections.
A day after gone ‘missing’, as claimed by PTI’s Khurram Sher Zaman, Aslam Abro, Shehryar Shar, and Karim Baksh Gabol came to the Sindh Assembly today with a decision to vote according to their ‘conscience’ during the Senate elections.
Soon as the “rebel” PTI members entered the Sindh Assembly, they were faced with verbal abuse and were attacked by the PTI MPAs, resulting in chaos.
PTI ministers ran towards Karim Baksh Gabol walked and pushed him. Afterward, Gabol fell and MPAs were seen kicking and punching the ‘rebel’ member.
PPP MPAs reportedly tried to pacify the angry PTI legislators, causing the situation to escalate.
Scenes when three dissident PTI MPAs attended Sindh Assembly ahead of Senate elections pic.twitter.com/sOZigAHqUA
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Following the ruckus, Speaker Agha Siraj Durrani left the assembly. He has reportedly taken notice of the incident and ordered an inquiry.
Earlier on Monday, Karim Baksh Gabol in a video statement has confessed that he would not vote for ruling party candidates in the Senate polls. Party has chosen people after receiving a bribe in the name of funds, he alleged.
Senate elections 2021
The Senate elections will be held at Parliament House Islamabad and the respective provincial assemblies on Wednesday to elect new members of the Upper House.
Polling will start at the Parliament House Islamabad and the provincial assemblies of Sindh, Balochistan and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa at 09:00 am and will continue till 5:00 pm without any break. All Senate candidates from Punjab have been elected unopposed.
According to the Election Commission, sixty candidates are contesting on general seats, thirty-one on women, twenty on Technocrat/Ulema seats while ten candidates are in the field on non-Muslims seats.
As many as 52 senators in the house of 104 are set to retire on 11th of this month on completion of their six-year term.