The National Assembly witnessed mayhem again during Thursday’s session chaired by Acting Speaker Faisal Karim Kundi.

According to details, Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) members, standing on their seats, protested saying the point of order on the resolutions regarding the formation of new provinces could not be discussed, as these resolution are not agenda.

Massive pandemonium on the floor coerced the Speaker Kundi to bring to halt the session proceedings for at least 20 minutes.

PML-N leader and Leader of the Opposition in the NA Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan said the sessions are adjourned in sort of atmosphere, adding his party is not opposed to the new provinces and discussion on the issue.

He urged the one who has no personal, political or party interests in the issue, should preside over the session during the discussion on the provinces.

Reacting to this, Awami National Party (ANP) chief Asfandyar Wali Khan said the assembly runs in accordance with the rules and regulations, requesting, ‘Please don’t go against these regulations.’

The matter is not the agenda, the ANP chief stressed, the session’s proceedings will come to an end when the last item on agenda is discussed.

Khursid Shah said the House decided in unanimous voice to allow discussion over the issue.

Responding to this, Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) member Hyder Abbas Rizvi pleaded the Speaker to underscore that the Assembly has kicked in discussion over this resolution. But, Wali Khan dropped in, saying the resolution was not tabled to the House as yet.

Averring this, Speaker Kundi said the resolution has not been read out thus far.

‘I am not opposed to the discussion on new provinces. Please bring it to the agenda any day, we are willing for the discussion,’ the ANP chief added.

Amir Muqam said it was his party that gave the resolution regarding the formation of new provinces first of all, adding, ‘The way our party disappeared, our resolution disappeared, too.’