Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry's continued attacks on opposition led to a walkout by the opposition in Senate on Wednesday.

This time it was Pushtunkhwa Milli Awami Party Chief Mehmood Achakzai, who was caught in the line of fire. While speaking in the upper house, Fawad accused Achakzai of robbing the country and making anti-state remarks, which resulted in strong response from PkMAP Senator Usman Kakar.

Kakar accused Fawad of ‘licking the boots of’ former military ruler Pervez Musharraf.

To calm the situation, Senate Chairman Sadiq Sanjrani intervened and more than once asked Fawad to not use ‘non-parliamentary’ language, saying that running the House is government’s responsibility and he should develop greater tolerance towards opposition.

Nevertheless, Fawad continued his accusations and asked why opposition members are reminded of decorum of the House only when corruption cases are discussed.

He also demanded that Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz Senator Mushahidullah Khan apologise for impolite comments against Fawad and his family made on Monday in the House.

Eventually, Sanjrani was forced to turn off the mic of Fawad as opposition members started a walkout.

Later, Mushahidullah and Fawad shook hands and called a truce.