ISLAMABAD - In a rare incident, JUI-F legislator Maulana Amir Zaman started giving azan (Islamic call to worship) during the proceeding of the National Assembly on Wednesday when his request for prayer break after the routine prayer break was turned down.
The JUI-F lawmaker almost at the end of the proceedings asked Deputy Speaker NA Murtaza Javed Abbasi to announce the prayer break. But, his request was turned down with the argument from the chair that time for prayer break was over. The break time has ended and the proceedings will continue as per schedule, Abbasi added.
On this the JUI-F lawmaker from Balochistan stood on his seat, started giving Azan in a loud voice and after that he went near the rostrum in an emotional way to offer Zohar prayer in the hall. He was joined by Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) lawmaker Sher Akbar and Jamshed Dasti.
Sensing the situation, Abbasi in a quick move abruptly adjourned the proceeding of the house. Interestingly, the JUI-F lawmaker soon after the adjournment order dropped his idea to offer prayer in the house.