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KPK PA suspends agenda to honour APS victims

ISLAMABAD: The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KPK) Assembly suspended its regular agenda yesterday to commemorate second anniversary of the martyrs of terror attack on Army Public School (APS) Peshawar two years ago. The House witnessed exchange of heated arguments between treasury and PML-N lawmakers when Parliamentary Leader of Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz addressed the Chair with his name instead of Mr. Speaker. The KP Assembly met for 31 minutes. The sitting started at 1409 hours against the scheduled time of 1400 hours. A total of 16 lawmakers (13%) were present at the start and 23 (19%) at the end of sitting. The Speaker presided over the entire sitting, while the Deputy Speaker was also present. The Chief Minister and the Leader of the Opposition did not attend the sitting. Parliamentary leaders of JI and PML-N were present during the proceedings. One minority member attended the sitting. A lawmaker each from JI, JUI-F, ANP, PML-N and PPPP paid tributes to the victims of APS attack on APS, Peshawar in 2014, consuming 16 minutes of the proceedings. The House also offered Fateha for the victims of the school attack.—Agencies

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