Opposition walkout during NA session as government refused to postpond exams


Opposition staged a walkout during a National Assembly session on Friday as the government refused to agree to its demand of postponing exams in the country.

Before walking out, PML-N’s Khawaja Saad Rafique said he had asked Federal Education Minister Shafqat Mehmood to delay the exams in the country, but he was yet to hear from the government.

“If the government has not decided to delay the exams, then we should be informed as to why does it plan on taking supplementary exams within 45 days?” he asked.

At this, Federal Parliamentary Secretary for Education and Professional Training Wajiha Akram said that examinations had concluded in Balochistan, while they were underway in Sindh.

Responding to Akram, Rafique said this meant that the government does not want to speak to the Opposition about postponing the examinations.

Following Rafique’s statement, the Opposition parties, along with PML-N, staged a walkout.

After the walkout, PML-N’s Sheikh Fayyaz-ud-Din pointed out a lack of quorum, following which, NA Speaker Asad Qaiser, who was chairing the session, adjourned it till Monday.

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