By Our Web Desk
ISLAMABAD– The political temperature rose out side the National Assembly when the PML-N leaders reached out side the Parliament House for Media talk. The PTI workers blocked the way of PML-N parliamentarians and a shoe was thrown at former federal minister Ahsan Iqbal.
The PML-N leaders were addressing the media when the PTI workers surrounded them after which the situation turned ugly and the clashes erupted between them.
A shoe was thrown at PML-N’s Ahsan Iqbal as he stood on a platform along with Murtaza Javed Abbasi and shouted slogans criticising the PTI government.
Former prime minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, Musaddiq Malik, Miftah Ismail, Ahsan Iqbal and Marriyum Aurangzeb criticised the PTI government and Prime Minister Imran Khan, calling him a ‘fascist’ and comparing him to Hitler.
Meanwhile, PTI supporters carrying pro-Imran banners circled the PML-N leaders and started raising slogans loudly in an attempt to suppress their voice.
The situation turned ugly when the politicians and the PTI supporters started pushing each other and exchanging hot words.
Musaddiq Malik being hit from behind, following which him and Shahid Khaqan Abbasi chased down the man who pushed them to deliver some retaliatory blows.
A Peshawari chappal was thrown at Ahsan Iqbal as he stood on a platform and shouted slogans criticizing the government. Police, meanwhile, was nowhere to be seen. Security arrived later to break up the scuffles and formed a human wall, separating the protesters from the PML-N leaders.
Later, the PML-N leaders reassembled and blamed the government for the situation. Ahsan Iqbal said that the ‘politics of fascism’ would not be allowed and the PML-N would contest the government at every forum.
Khaqan Abbasi said “Today’s National Assembly session is illegal, unethical and unconstitutional,” said Khaqan Abbasi, adding he too will not back down.