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Pak assembly speaker stages walkout from house

Press Trust of India  |  Islamabad 

In an unusual move, the of today staged a from the house to protest against the failure of a to brief parliament about two drafted laws.

was called to come to the Parliament by midday and answer questions about bills regarding compulsory drug tests of student and prevention of drugs in educational institutions.

got extremely angry on being told that Mirza was not available and left the house in protest.

"I will continue staging walkouts until gives a written undertaking that such a scenario will not be repeated...Henceforth, I will not any session," he said.

He said that the parliament was being ridiculed and a civil servant was not present despite the presence of a federal minister,

chaired the session but warned that the entire house would stage protest, if no action was taken against the

In Pakistan, the powerful bureaucracy is often blamed for creating unnecessary hurdles in parliamentary proceedings by withholding information.

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First Published: Tue, March 13 2018. 16:45 IST