MQM stages walk out in Sindh Assembly over Mayoral powers


KARACHI: Lawmakers belonging to Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) staged walkout in Sindh Assembly, protesting for more powers of Karachi mayor.


As the assembly proceeding begun with Deputy Speaker Shehla Raza in chair, MQM’s MPA Khalid Ahmed presented a private bill in the house, seeking powers for mayor of Karachi which is yet to be elected by the party that secured majority seats in recent municipal elections.

However, the treasury benches opposed the bill and outrightly rejected it, prompting MQM lawmakers to surround speaker’s dice, chanting “give powers to Karachi” and holding a banner.

The MPAs later walked out of the session.