Lawmakers belonging to the Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) staged a walkout from the National Assembly on Friday against the repeal of Sindh’s People Local Government Act, 2012 (SPLGA).

The National Assembly session was headed by Chaudhry Abdul Ghafoor.

“It is a violation of Article 148 of the Constitution,” MQM MNA Asif Hasnain said.

He said that the Sindh’s local government bill was passed in a haste, which was a non-democratic action along the same lines as in a dictatorship.

He said democracy and state have been weakened by not holding local government elections in all four provinces.

“The government has now retracted the bill in haste without taking us into confidence,” he said.

The MQM legislators protested and staged a walkout.