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SA Session Adjourned Over Death of MPA Murtaza Baloch

KARACHI: Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah expressed his disappointment with Assembly Speaker Agha Siraj Durrani during a session on Wednesday.

The minister said that the speaker had broken the tradition of the province by calling a session in the Assembly, instead of conducting one over the phone call.

“Last night, a member of the Pakistan People’s Party passed away,” Shah said. “Many people here haven’t even have gone and said prayers for him.”He reiterated that he had called the speaker and requested him to conduct a session online or on call, but that did not happen. “This is a sad day for the Sindh Assembly. This was a tradition and it has been broken today,” Shah added.

Assembly sessions in Sindh were being conducted through calls ever since the coronavirus cases in the province spiked. Record 1,824 new coronavirus cases have been reported in the last 24 hours, taking the provincial tally to 32,910. Total fatalities had amounted to 555.