Sindh Assembly to host farewell session today

KARACHI: The Sindh Assembly is likely to host a farewell session on Thursday with Muttahida Qaumi Movement on the opposition benches, reported AAJ NEWS.

On Wednesday, the assembly passed a resolution to pay tribute to former Sindh Archives Minister and Pakistan Peoples Party’s (PPP) provincial lawmaker, Muhammad Rafiq Engineer, for his services to democracy.

Syed Murad Ali Shah tabled a resolution to praise him for his services to the nation and development of Lyari – the city’s oldest locality which he was belonged to.

Muttahida Qaumi Movement’s (MQM) lawmaker, Abdul Rauf Siddiqui, called Rafiq “a political critic”, saying he was expert of law and it was not far he would have joined the stature of Constitutional expert, had he lived more.

The assembly also passed a resolution to express solidarity with the victims of Abbas Town blast. MQM leaders termed government inaction of ruling PPP.

In response, PPP’s Pir Mazhar ul Haq termed it politicisation of a terrorist attack that left at least 50 people killed and several others injured thereafter MQM protested and walked out of the house against on what they claimed was the inaction of government to arrest the culprits of Abbas Town tragedy despite having intelligence reports about the incident.