LAHORE - The Punjab Assembly yesterday unanimously adopted two resolutions condemning MQM chief Altaf Hussain for his anti-Pakistan remarks and Indian Prime Minister Nirendra Modi for his statement on Balochistan, Azad Kashmir and Gilgit-Baltistan.

On completion of agenda on private members day, Law Minister Rana Sanaullah Khan sought permission for bringing two resolutions out of turn. The chair granted the permission after suspending rules of business.

Through a resolution, the House condemned remarks of Altaf and demanded the federal government register high treason case against him. The joint resolution also condemned attack on media houses in Karachi under the garb of protest, demanding action against all the responsible persons. The House appreciated the nation for unity and warned that there was no room for creating unrest and resorting to such uncalled for acts.

Through another resolution presented out of turn, the House condemned Indian Prime Minister Nirendra Modi for his statement on Balochistan, Azad Kashmir and Gilgit-Baltistan. Terming the statement acceptance of Indian interference in internal matters of Pakistan at official level, the House believes that it has strengthened point of view of Pakistan regarding involvement of foreign hand in creating unrest in Balochistan. The resolution believes that the Modi statement was in fact a charge sheet against India. The House demanded the federal government to raise the issue on international forums and put diplomatic pressure to stop India from interfering in internal matters of Pakistan in future. The House condemned killing of innocent people in held Kashmir. The House demanded the federal government to continue political, diplomatic and moral support of Kashmiris fighting for their right to self determination.

On private members day, one resolution moved by PTI legislator Nabila Hakim Ali regarding increase in prices of drugs was passed unanimously. The resolution demanded the federal government to withdraw increase in the prices of drugs for hepatitis, cancer and other diseases.

Earlier, the session started an hour and 20 minutes beyond scheduled time with Speaker Rana Muhammad Iqbal in the chair.

During Question Hour on Irrigation, Forests and Fishers, legislators from both sides of the political divide come hard on the government for increasing incidents of water theft. Parliamentary Secretary Khalid Mehmood Jajja responded to the queries relating to Irrigation.

Legislators accused the officials of staying away from duties and facilitating water theft. They said that shortage of water would cause a serious blow to agriculture in the province.

On completion of agenda, the chair adjourned the session till today (Wednesday) morning.