KARACHI - Amidst commotion, the Sindh Assembly on Friday adopted a joint resolution condemning the controversial statement of Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) Chief Altaf Hussain against state institutions.

The resolution was jointly tabled by PPP, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz and Pakistan Muslim League-Functional.

Amidst uproar and sloganeering from MQM lawmakers, speaker Agha Siraj Durrani placed the resolution, that calling upon the federal government to take notice of statements of the MQM Supremo and "take legal action against Altaf Hussain", which carried it with majority votes. After passing the resolution, the session was adjourned till Monday.

The joint resolution signed by PPP member Dr Sohrab Sarki, PTI lawmaker Samar Ali Khan, PML-F legislator Nand Kumar and Shafi Jamot of PML-N reads,” "This House condemns the statements of Altaf Hussain asking for intervention by foreign institutions and countries in the internal matters of Pakistan and statements against the Pakistan Army and Sindh Rangers.

His statements asking for the breakup of Sindh are also strongly condemned. This house recommends to the government of Sindh to approach the federal government to take strong notice of these highly objectionable utterances of Mr Altaf Hussain and take legal action against him.”

The resolution passed against Altaf Hussain was a fatal blow to MQM, the second largest party in the Sindh Assembly having 51 members, at its home ground thus brining an end to the seven years long alliance and political reconciliation between PPP-MQM.

It may be recalled here that PTI had earlier submitted a resolution against Altaf Hussain. Later on, Shafi Muhammad Jamot from the PML-N and Nand Kumar of the PML-F also submitted similar resolutions against the MQM Chief.

However, at the eleventh hour the ruling PPP, joined the two opposition parties PML-F and PML-N and a joint and consensus resolution was drafted and passed with majority votes.

Earlier, the house which was called in order by Speaker Agha Siraj Durrani at 11-17 noon, offered longest “Dua” lasting for more than 30 minutes, cursing those who were talking against the country and break up of Sindh. The house offered fateha for the martyred of helicopter incident in Mansehra.

Later, responding to the call attention notice of PML-F member Nusrat Sehar Abbasi, Sindh Minister for Irrigation Nisar Ahmed Khuhro informed the house that government has already made elaborate measures to deal with flood, which occurred after every five years. He said survey of river Indus spanning over 1000 km was carried out in which 45 protective bunds were declared as sensitive. He said repair works on 18 highly sensitive points were going on.

Khuhro said that during last flood 7, 54,000 cusecs water had passed under Guddu barrage while at present a peak of 6, 50000 cusecs water is passing from Guddu barrage. He said that works on construction of four spillways at Tori Bund were underway and the work hopefully will be completed till December this year. Repairs and maintenance works on Aqil Agani and Shenek Bunds were also going on, he added.

Replying to another call attention notice of PML-F member Sheharyar Mehar, Sindh for Parliamentary Affairs Dr Sikandar Mahendaro said that a committee under Directorate of Private Schools was monitoring fee structure of private schools and would suggest recommendations. Adjournment motion of MQM lady member Heer Soho was declared out of order.

The house passed the Sindh Board of Technical Education (Amendment) Bill, 2015, transferring the authority from Sindh Governor to the Chief Minister.

Minister for Parliamentary Affairs introduced three government bills- The Sindh Zakat and Ushr (Amendment) Bill, 2015, The Shaheed Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto Medical University Larkana (Amendment) Bill, 2015 and The Malir University of Science and Technology Karachi Bill, 2015 in the house.

The house also carried question and answer hour of Social Welfare Department.