ISLAMABAD - Opposition parties (PPP & MQM) in yesterday’s national assembly session separately staged walkouts to register protest over the NAB case against PPP MNA Munawar Talpur and delay in completing local bodies’ election process in Sindh.

The house throughout the proceedings witnessed very low presence and was also adjourned due to lack of quorum pointed out by a PPP lawmaker. Nawab Yousaf Talpur from PPP, on a point of order, raised objections for issuing a reference against Munawar Talpur by NAB.

“This is not the way to disgrace any member. The case was registered against Munawar Talpur only for his affiliation with Sindh,” Talpur raised a question. “If there was any case against him then it should be shared,” said a PPP lawmker, before staging a token walkout from the proceeding of the house along with his party members.

The house witnessed second walkout by MQM lawmakers. “Why Local bodies’ election process in Sindh is not being completed, as this is tantamount to disgracing the elected members,” said MQM lawmaker Sufyan Yousaf, speaking on a point of order.

He said that that delaying tactics should not be used. “This process should be completed,” said the MQM lawmaker and staged walkout from the house with his party members.

Taking part in the debate on presidential address, PTI’s Ghulam Sarwar accused Interior Minister Chaudhary Nisar Ali Khan of sheltering outlaws involved in heinous crimes.

“Land grabbers use them for different purposes...These outlaws are also used in elections,” he claimed, while raising objections over the improper implementation of National Action Plan (NAP).

“Banned organizations Sipah-e-Sahaba and Lashkar-e-Jhangvi are registered with Rah-e-Haq,” he claimed, criticizing the interior minister for not implementing NAP in Punjab. “NAP should equally be implemented in all the provinces of the country,” he said adding that there was unsatisfactory law and order situation in the Punjab province.

“190 religious seminaries in this province are being sponsored from foreign countries,” he claimed, quoting the statement of minister for education.

About CPEC, he said that the government should not make this mega project controversial. “Like Kalabagh Dam this project should not be made controversial,” he said commenting that even RAW was involved in making Kalabagh Dam as controversial.

Taking the floor, Malik Abrar from PML-N rushed to clarify the accusation against Chaudhary Nisar Ali Khan. “Ch. Nisar is a clean politician. These accusations should not be made against him and such kind of message should not be made,” he said lauding Ch.Nisar’s efforts for NAP.

Another PML-N MNA, Minister for CAAD Tariq Fazal Chaudhary, said that CPEC should not be made controversial. “CPEC is a revolutionary project, which will bring prosperity to the whole of the country,” he said adding that NAP against terrorism has helped improve law and order situation in the country and it should have been appreciated by all.

Raja Javed Ikhlas from treasury benches, taking part in the debate, lauded the incumbent government’s performance in two-and-a-half year.

Earlier, the government also passed a bill ‘The Pakistan Bait-ul-Mal (amendment) 2015’ with its numerical strength. An opposition party lawmaker from PTI Shireen Mazari raised objections for deleting status of women ministry and social welfare. PPP lawmaker Nafeesa Shah said that it should be deferred for a day as opposition would share its amendment.

The statement of objects and reasons ‘After the re-organization of federal secretariat in pursuance of the constitution (18th amendment) Act, 2010, Pakistan Bait-ul-Mal board has become defunct due to the devolution of various subjects to the provinces, so it was necessary to amend Pakistan Bait-ul-Mal’.