LAHORE - In an unusual development on Thursday, Punjab Assembly Deputy Speaker Rana Mashhood Ahmad Khan admitted a privilege motion against Law Minister Rana Sana Ullah and referred it to privilege committee of the House for adjudication. PPPs Azma Zahid Bukhari had moved the motion in the Assembly accusing the law minister of using derogatory language against the PPP and PML-Q legislators whom he termed rotten eggs while speaking in a TV talk show the other day. She further alleged Rana talked in a sarcastic tone when he said he was happy that they (PPP MPs) were no more with us. She was of the view that use of offensive words was unbecoming of the law minister who had breached the privilege not only of her but also of the entire House. As per normal assembly practice, a privilege motion is usually moved against government functionaries, mostly policemen, for misbehaving with the parliamentarians. It is also the law minister who generally responds to privilege motions and counsels the Chair whether they should be sent to the concerned House committee or not. Some times, the Speaker also seeks opinion of assembly members to decide the fate of any privilege motion ignoring the law ministers opinion. This is perhaps for the first time that such a motion was moved against a sitting member of the assembly who also happens to be the law minister. When Azma finished reading her motion, Deputy Speaker Rana Mashhood asked Sana if the same should be referred to the privilege committee for settlement. The minister did not raise any objection and asked the Chair to go ahead.