LAHORE - Though not unusual in its parliamentary history, the Punjab Assembly on Monday witnessed yet another rumpus, with opposition and treasury members clashing with each other after PML-Q legislator, Bushra Nawaz Gardezi displayed a provocative poster in the House, calling Punjab CM Shahbaz Sharif a traitor. Monday was the day at the Punjab Assembly when yet another 'tradition of attacking a female by an 'unbridled Minister was set, forcing the Opposition to walk out from the House in protest. Bushra Gardezis controversial placard just added fuel to the fire, as tempers on both sides were already high following exchange of hot words among the legislators on the issue of new province and closure of water to some districts of southern Punjab. Before creation of an unruly scene in the House, Senior Minister Raja Riaz and Sardar Zulfiqar Ali Khosa traded serious allegations with PML-Qs Mohsin Leghari, as the latter had questioned integrity of Punjab CM and other treasury members on the issue of curtailment of Punjabs share of water from Indus river. Raja Riaz called Mohsin Leghari a traitor, while Khosa alleged that credentials of Leghari family had been doubtful over the years. This enraged the opposition member who wanted to speak, but the Speaker was not willing to give him the floor. Opposition Leader, Ch Zaheer also insisted that Moshsin be given time to speak his mind, but to no avail. Meanwhile, Bushra appeared from behind with a poster, which read, Wazeer-e-Aala Punjabi Sanatkar-Punjab ka Ghuddar (Chief Minister Punjabi industrialist, Punjabs Traitor). As expected, Punjab Prison Minister Abdul Ghafoor lost his cool and physically assaulted the lady carrying the poster. Uttering objectionable remarks, he advanced towards the opposition benches and was about to thrash the lady when he was stopped by other legislators. He virtually turned violent and started throwing files on the opposition ladies. Oppositions Dr Samia Amjad also paid him in the same coin and threw a bundle of copies of Punjab budget on the minister. Opposition member Samina Khawar Hayat called Abdul Ghafoor a transvestite (Heejrra) to humiliate the minister. Some treasury members in the meanwhile also rushed towards opposition members and engaged in a scuffle. There was complete rumpus in the House as all members were seen raising hue and cry rising up on their seats. Furious Ghafoor was finally made to sit on his seat by collective efforts of some members both from the treasury and opposition. Unification blocs MPA Atta Manika condemned harsh remarks by Senior Minister against opposition MPA, Mohsin Leghari and walked out of the House. Some other MPAs of the same group also followed him. Deputy Speaker Rana Mashhood, Food Minister Malik Nadeem Kamran and Opposition Leader Ch Zaheeruddin played positive role to calm down the tempers on both sides. Later, the Speaker formed a committee comprising Deputy Speaker Rana Mashhood Ahmed Khan, Finance Minister Tanvir Ashraf Kaira, Revenue Minister Haji Ishaq, Labour Minister Ashraf Sohna and Chaudhry Muhammad Shafique to bring the opposition members back into the House, but they failed to convince them. Some senior parliamentarians including Saeed Akbar Niwani, Nazim Hussain Shah, Col (r) Shuja Khanzada, Waris Kallu and Sana Ulla Mastikhail condemned the incident, saying that treasury members should have showed patience over the issue. They pleaded that it was job of the Speaker and not of the Prison Minister to stop the lady lawmaker from exhibiting the controversial banner in the House. Saeed Akbar Khan Niwani said that leadership of both PPP and PML-N had rendered great sacrifices for restoration of democracy. Benazir Bhutto laid her life while Mian Nawaz Sharif underwent seven years exile for this cause. He said people had great expectations from leaders of both these parties to save democracy. Niwani asked the two parties to observe patience and show tolerance in dealing with sensitive issues. Law minister Rana Sana Ullah held both the treasury and opposition members responsible for the shameful incident.