Aseefa Bhutto-Zardari sworn in as MNA amid opposition ruckus.

Published date16 April 2024

ISLAMABAD -- Political debutante Aseefa Bhutto-Zardari was sworn in as a Member of the National Assembly (NA) on Monday in a session marred by ruckus from the opposition benches.

Aseefa was elected unopposed as an MNA from NA-207 Shaheed Benazirabad (formerly Nawabshah) on March 29. The seat was vacated by her father Asif Ali Zardari after he was elected president.

She reached Parliament earlier with her brother, PPP Chairman Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari, in tow.

She was administered her oath by NA Speaker Ayaz Sadiq amid sloganeering, shouting and hooting by MNAs associated with the PTI, which led to a walkout by treasury lawmakers in protest against the ruckus.

The PTI has alleged that its candidate for NA 207, Ghulam Mustafa Rind, was arrested by the Sakrand police. The party had said that Rind was its representative who was supposed to contest against Aseefa in the by-elections.

The PPP termed the occasion as a 'historic moment'.

Aseefa's sister Bakhtawar Bhutto-Zardari celebrated her sibling taking office. saying that the event...

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