Hooliganism in the House


The March 17 was “Black Day” in the history of Sindh when hooliganism was staged by law makers belonging to one party in the Sindh Assembly who did not allow the house to take up any business from the order of the day. Thus, the sanctity of the house was brutally violated.

As per press reports, the MQM legislators were clearly spoiling for a fight and actual reason for MQM’s protest was unconnected to its new-found interest in ridding Karachi of extortion and kidnapping for ransom.

Despite acting speaker Ms Shehla Reza’s call to order amidst noisy protest staged by MQM and repeated requests to the lawmakers to take their seats, some of the agitating legislators displaying posters and shouting slogans did not appear to be in mood to oblige.

To protest against the insulting behaviour to MPA Arif Mustafa Jatoi by MQM lawmakers in Sindh Assembly house, a NPP activist Zainul Abdin tried to set himself on fire. It is evident from the behaviour of MQM that they do not believe in the rule of law as they keep taking the law into their hands.

It is very sad those people who are involved in extortion and ransom are making a hue and cry against such evils to hoodwink the people. Further, use of the restricted Red Zone by the said party for staging protest on large scale and not allowing others to even register peaceful protests clearly shows that the law is not equally applicable to all. All those who believe in the rule of law must strongly condemn the naked hooliganism of MQM.