KARACHI - The Sindh Assembly speaker on Wednesday adjourned the provincial assembly sitting soon after its proceedings began over the demise of a sitting MPA Sardar Ahmed Ali Pitafi.

It is a tradition of the provincial assembly that the very next sitting after the demise of any MPA is adjourned after prayers and no agenda is taken in the sitting.

The proceedings that began Speaker Sindh Assembly in the chair also passed a resolution paying tribute to the deceased provincial lawmaker Sardar Ahmed Ali Pitafi.

The resolution was moved by Minister for Parliamentary Affairs Nisar Ahmed Khuhro and supported by all members of the house.

It reads out that this assembly expresses its sense of grief on the demise of sitting member Sardar Ahmed Ali Pitafi.

The House pays tribute to his services as public representative, pray for the departed soul and grant patience to the bereaved family to bear the irreparable loss.

The members from both treasury and opposition sides paid glowing tributes to the deceased MPA and prayed for the departed soul in their speeches. The House proceeding was later adjourned for Thursday.  

Later, talking to media outside Sindh Assembly, Opposition Leader in Sindh Assembly Khwaja Izharul Hassan said that the Kasur incident was an inhuman act and was challenge for the Shehbaz Sharif government to tackle with these incidents.

He said that instead of torturing those who are raising voice over this incident, the police officials should trace people involved in these heinous crimes. “These incidents had occurred before in Kasur and the authorities should take this issue seriously and resolve it once and for all,” he said.

He further announced bringing a censure motion in the assembly against the incident and said that they would raise this issue in the house and call for strict punishments for the culprit.

“The authorities should ensure the arrest of culprits and proper prosecution of the case so that the culprit could not walk free from the courts,” he said.

Responding to queries over repetition of Balochistan Assembly like situation in Sindh Assembly, he said that the all chief ministers including Sindh had failed to deliver and therefore should resign from their posts.

“Chief Minister Balochistan proved that he is a democrat by resigning from his post and others who also fail to deliver should resign from their posts,” he demanded.

Meanwhile, PTI lawmaker Khurram Sherzaman also submitted a resolution in the house condemning the statement of former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif over terming Sheikh Mujeebur Rehman as a patriot.

It reads that the fall of Dhaka in 16 December 1971 was one of the most painful moments in the history of this nation. To call the architect, separatist and founder of Bangladesh a patriot is an insult to all patriotic Pakistanis who believed and fought for a united Pakistan.

The House demands that Mian Nawaz Sharif take back his statement and issue an apology to the people of Pakistan.