Islamabad: The members of the National Assembly have expressed grief and sorrow over the death of Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) MNA, Tahira Asif and sympathized with the bereaved family. They condemned the tragic firing incident in which she was injured and later succumbed to her injuries.
The parliamentarians said she was a smiling face and respected lady. They paid tribute to Tahira Asif and said she greatly contributed to the proceedings of the House.
They demanded investigation into the incident and arrest of the culprits involved in this heinous crime. They stressed the need to root out terrorism from the society for establishment of peace.
They said, all parties, military leadership and religious leaders should sit together to formulate a strategy in this regard.
Those who spoke on the occasion were; opposition leader Syed Khursheed Shah, Sheikh Salahuddin, Makhdoom Shah Mahmood Qureshi, Sheikh Rashid Ahmed, Mahmood Khan Achakzai, Sahibzada Tariqullah and Shahida Akhtar Ali.
Minister for Defence Production Rana Tanveer Hussain assured the House on behalf of the Federal and Punjab governments that immediate investigations will be carried out into the incident.
He said the culprits involved in this crime will be arrested and brought to justice.
He expressed grief and sorrow on behalf of the government and his party PML (N) on the killing of MNA Tahira Asif. He also expressed sympathy with the bereaved family and prayed that Allah Almighty may grant courage to her family to bear this loss.
Later the House was adjourned without transacting any business to meet again on Saturday.