Assaulting MPA: Returning officer files case against Syeda Wahida Bukhari

Published: February 27, 2012

Returning officer cancels results of PS-53, says results to remain suspended until Bukhari’s case is investigated. PHOTO: EXPRESS/FILE

TANDO MUHAMMAD KHAN: After filing a case against MPA Syeda Wahida Shah Bukhari for assaulting a presiding officer, Returning Officer Ali Akbar Siyal on Monday suspended by-polls results of the PS-53 constituency in Tando Muhammad Khan, Express News reported.

Siyal said that results will remain suspended until Bukhari’s case is investigated.

Appearing at a press conference on Sunday with the assistant presiding officer whom she had slapped at a polling station on Saturday, Bukhari said the misunderstanding has been removed and said that she became enraged because of the “rigging complaints”.

A television channel had caught Bukhari on camera smacking the young Shagufta Memon, after which she slapped another elderly woman, Habeeban Memon, driving her to tears.

Bukhari also had met the families of both her victims at their homes and had sorted out the matter.

According to unofficial results, Bukhari had bagged 24,980 in the polls.

Reader Comments (22)

  • Ishrat Salim
    Feb 27, 2012 - 5:05PM

    That is the quality of politicians we hv & expect good goverance ? she shud be banned & disqualified.Recommend

  • ZYZE
    Feb 27, 2012 - 5:44PM

    This lady should be banned forever , to contest in any election.
    Make her the example for others , so others will not think of doing this stupid thing again.
    Govt, please do something positive at least for this episode.

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  • Nas
    Feb 27, 2012 - 6:14PM

    I think a campaign is needed on social media websites alongside media highlight the issue further to force the authorities to take action against this whatever Waheeda Begum for such an illiterate assault on the presiding officer in the line of her duty.

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  • Salim
    Feb 27, 2012 - 6:14PM

    This women dies not desreve any public office. I was reading an article about how strong the election commisssion is, in India! I wish we could learn from them about how democracy works!

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  • grinz09
    Feb 27, 2012 - 6:15PM

    “Democracy is the best revenge” so they say. Is this it?

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  • SK - Salman
    Feb 27, 2012 - 6:19PM

    @ZYZE:
    “Govt, please do something positive at least for this episode??????”

    It’s not the Government zyze, it’s the people!!! If the people are upright and proud no waderani like Waheeda Shah could ever have the courage to slap anyone. It’s the people. Do not know if you remember the nurse who jumped from the second floor of Jinnah Hospital in Karachi a year or so ago because the Doctor attempted to rape her. She never showed up for her hearing at the court and the doctor was let go. Same thing with Raymond Davis case. The victim’s family accepted huge sum of money and a Green Card from the US Government and called the matter ‘settled.’

    Same thing will happen with Polling Officers, Shagufta Memon and Habeeban Memon, they will “settle” with the Waderani Waheeda Shah. Just wait and watch and do not let your blood boil for nothing. Though I hope not, but wait and see, it will happen exactly the way I am predicting.

    And you know what???? Your attention will have moved to something else in couple of weeks and you would hardly remember this ever happened. Remember the two Sialkot brothers who were beaten and lynched less than two years ago??? Oh, you don’t? I understand!!!! It’s the people.

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  • Ali. Mir
    Feb 27, 2012 - 6:46PM

    This women should be disqualified for life and charged with assulting governemnt official on election duty and sent behind bars

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  • Jadugar
    Feb 27, 2012 - 6:48PM

    PPP should either kick her out of the Party or disband her from running, It was very offensive to see her assault an innocent person. should be arrested and charged with assult. Such attitude reflects poorly on the PPP as a whole and makes me wonder what caliber of people are members of PPP.Recommend

  • Naveed Babar
    Feb 27, 2012 - 6:49PM

    Very sad and Wahida should be banned and satanced for this act, I wud also request to the champions of woman issues NGO’s that they should strongly protest about Wahida for this act.

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  • Feb 27, 2012 - 7:45PM

    Show of Women Power :p

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  • oiler
    Feb 27, 2012 - 8:54PM

    i thought this was all part of “women empowerment”

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  • Pro Bono Publico
    Feb 27, 2012 - 9:42PM

    ..Syeda Wahida Shah Bukhari, who was representing the PPP (Bibi`s Party) , must be smacked (twice) in the same manner as she smacked the two women present, in-presence of the media coverage..

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  • sohaib
    Feb 27, 2012 - 9:54PM

    So now that she has apologized to the families, she can begin serving the nation, right? If this is the character of our leaders then Pakistan deserves the mess it is in.

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  • saleem
    Feb 28, 2012 - 12:40AM

    In my 50 years I have not seen a single good ever coming out of PPP

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  • Ishrat Salim
    Feb 28, 2012 - 1:45AM

    we deserve the mess we are in…so very right Mr sohaib..because ppp jiyalas will never condem this act which encourages others to repeat it…& we call ourselves literate lot….we are ” para likhkha jahil ” who are more dangerous than the illeterate lot…..

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  • jamal
    Feb 28, 2012 - 1:51AM

    this ppp leader should be smacked in return on live television. how dare she do this , she better not get away with this. PPP brings shame again . Horrible looters .

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  • Hadi Ansari
    Feb 28, 2012 - 2:42AM

    Returning officer has withheld the result pending investigation of the incident and that the woman seen on Tv assaulting two poor innocent ladies on govt duty,has sorted out the matter with the victims and their relatives,indicates that we are a class society and if you are a politician you can go to extreme at your will.
    Had those two ladies punched the accused,they would be in lock up.Can a power hungry egoistic short tempered person serve it’s constituents?

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  • Bilafond
    Feb 28, 2012 - 9:40AM

    BB must be turning in her grave –

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  • Feb 28, 2012 - 5:03PM

    Surely, she does not deserve to represent people in the assembly. must be sent to jail.

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  • Muhammad Nasim Kamboh
    Feb 28, 2012 - 7:56PM

    This is time to strict action against such rude lady who has become a shame for whole of our country and for our civilization . We should made her example for other so that in future no one should dare such act and nevr any body dare to take such type of step. This uncivilized lady should be diqualified. She has also caused our religious family who otherwise are mostly respected.

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  • Haider Hussain
    Feb 29, 2012 - 1:23PM

    Wahida should be disqualified and banned!!

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  • shahid sohail
    Mar 7, 2012 - 10:38PM

    very good verdict by the election commission against wahida shah, this is the vicotry of people of pakistan.

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