MQM Legislator Beaten Up In AJK Assembly
6 March 2008
The Pakistan Tribune
Muzaffarabad: Azad Jammu & Kashmir Legislative Assembly witnessed pandemonium on Thursday when legislators from ruling Muslim Conference (MC) pounced upon an opposition member of the Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM), Tahir Khokhar. Khokhar drew the wrath of members of the treasury benches when he tried to raise the issue of foreign visit of Usman Attique, the son of AJK Prime Minister Sardar Attique Ahmad Khan, at government expense. Minister of Auqaf Sahibzada Hamid Raza, along with another ruling party member Munsif Dad, attacked Khokhar. The opposition members stood on their seats, shouted and staged a walkout. They later held a press conference and demanded suspension of the unruly members. Meanwhile, Speaker Azad Jammu Kashmir Shah Ghulam Qadir has adjourned the assembly meeting sine die and suspended the assembly membership of Hafiz Hamid Raza, Minister for Religious Affairs, for some period.