MQM stages walkout from NA

ISLAMABAD: Mutahidda Quomi Movement (MQM) Friday staged walkout from the National Assembly as protest for non-issuance of passport and National Identity Card for Overseas Pakistanis (NICOP) to Altaf Hussain.

Parliamentary Leader of MQM Abdul Rasheed Godel protesting the non-issuance of passport to chief of MQM Altaf Hussain said law permits NADRA to register data of patients from their homes and there is no harm if Altaf Hussain was provided the facility as provided to others.

Syed Asif Hasnain and MQM legislators also protested non-issuance of passport to Altaf Hussain and walked out from the House.

State Minister for Water and Power Abid Sher Ali strongly protested that the name of a personality was being mentioned by the MQM legislator, who was not present in the House.

There is a constitutional procedure for issuing passports and other relevant documents so the MQM should follow the rules.