Lahore: A resolution against Prime Minister Narendra Modi over his “allegations of terrorism against Pakistan” was today blocked in the Assembly of Punjab province.
The opposition comprising Pakistan Tehrik-e-Insaf, PPP, PML-Q and Jamaat-e-Islami wanted to bring the “anti-Modi” resolution in the 372-member house but Speaker Rana Iqbal did not allow it.
Opposition members started shouting slogans against India and the ruling PML-N government as they tore the copies of the agenda of today's proceedings.
Opposition Leader Mahmoodur Rasheed said it was unfortunate that the Speaker was indirectly supporting Modi.
The opposition members then walked out and held a demonstration on the stairs of the Assembly. Earlier in the day, they had submitted the resolution.
Reading out from the resolution to reporters, Rasheed said: “The resolution is against the attitude of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Mr Modi had repeated baseless allegations of terrorism against Pakistan. We strongly condemn (Mr Modi) for repeating the allegations.