A view of the National Assembly. — File photo

ISLAMABAD: The Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) and the Pakistan Muslim League - Nawaz (PML-N) staged a walkout from the National Assembly on Tuesday over Saturday blast incident in Quetta, DawnNews reported.

The protesting legislators called for a joint session of the parliament and for practical steps to be taken for the establishment of law and order .

The session of the National Assembly was headed by Chaudhry Abdul Ghafoor.

MNA Abdul Qadir Baloch belning to the PML-N declared that six countries including Saudi Arabia and Iran were involved activities in Balochistan. He further said that results could be achieved if the army was sent in Quetta for a few days.

Another PML-N minister Barjees Tahir demanded the removal of Governor Balochistan and the provincial chief secretary adding that the intelligence agencies had failed to perform their duties.

MQM lawmaker Wasim Akhtar said that the Lashkar-i-Jhangvi (LeJ), who was reponsible for the Kirani road incident, had offices functioning in Punjab and demanded that the law enforcement agencies seal those offices.

Federal Minister for Religious Affairs, Syed Khurshid Shah said that the government had removed its own government in the province and enforced governor rule and the onus lay on the intelligence agencies now to play their role.

Earlier the MQM had moved an adjournment motion in the Senate over the Kirani road incident in Quetta.

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