PESHAWAR - The opposition parties jointly walked out from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Assembly as a protest on Monday, as the Speaker did not allow one the opposition members to raise the issue of hours long loadshedding.

It was JUI-F MPA Malik Qasim, who wanted to take up the issue of the ongoing loadshedding in the province, but the Speaker suggested him to raise the issue through an adjournment motion so that the government could also prepare a detailed reply. It was one of the shortest sessions in the history of the provincial assembly. The JUI-F lawmaker was also joined by other members of the opposition parties including PML-N and PPP-S and protested but before they could leave the House, the Speaker adjourned the session leaving day agenda for the day incomplete.

PPP’s Parliamentary leader Abdul Akbar Khan was the Speaker for the Monday’s session. He, however, was quick enough to announce adjournment of the session for today (Tuesday).

Earlier, KP Food Minister Shuja Khan, on behalf of the Minister for Higher Education presented the Regional languages Authority Bill, 2011. Talking to reporters, KP Minister for Elementary Education, Sardar Hussain Babak recalled that the ANP had promised with the people during election campaign to impart education in mother tongues.

He said that ANP’s government had fulfilled its commitment with the people by presenting the mother languages bill, which would be passed soon. He said that some people were apprehending that the ANP would pass the bill for Pushto language but now they had witnessed that the Bill would introduce all the mother languages.

He maintained that the government has decided to impart education to children through public private partnership in all those Union Councils having no government schools. He said the government would bear the expenses and they had selected two districts including DI Khan and Buner in initial stage.

Terming it a historic decision, Babak said it would promote all mother languages and there was no doubt there were some problems in it because some languages had no grammars books. He said the government was in contact with the experts, poets and writers of such languages and overcome the existing problems.

People of KP, he said had rendered great sacrifices against militancy and they wanted to educate their children.

He said it would bring positive results once the entire nation decides so. He said the government had deputed security forces in some of the government buildings and schools but now most of such buildings had been vacated. He said the remaining buildings would also be vacated at a proper time.