ISLAMABAD, (Pakistan Point News - APP - 10th August, 2016) : The opposition parties on Wednesday walked out of the National Assembly in protest against the remarks of the Interior Minister for criticizing past governments, but Prime Minister Mohammad Nawaz Sharif himself visited the Opposition Lobby and brought them back to the House. Speaking on a point of order, Leader of the Opposition Syed Khursheed Ahmed Shah said that they never criticized the government and always talked about joint efforts to fight terrorism.
Later, members of Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) walked out of the House. Members of Jamaat-i-Islami and Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf also joined them. Speaker Sardar Ayaz Sadiq requested ministers Mian Riaz Hussain Pirzada and Zahid Hamid to bring back the opposition. However, the Prime Minister himself visited the Opposition Lobby and brought the opposition members to the House. Maulana Fazlur Rehman, Asif Hasnain and other members lauded the Prime Minister's gesture.