Punjab Assembly Melee: ‘Dare to speak against women in Sindh’

Published: June 23, 2012

The lawmakers condemn the attitude of PML-Q’s MPA Sheikh Allauddin for using abusive language against female MPAs. PHOTO: FILE

KARACHI: 

The lawmakers were unanimous in condemning the attitude of PML-Q’s (Forward Block) MPA Sheikh Allauddin for using abusive language against female MPAs during a Punjab Assembly session.

“If he had talked against women in the Sindh Assembly, we would have taught him a lesson,” warned PPP’s Farheen Mughal on a point of order.

As she was speaking, another member stood up and started shouting “shame, shame” against the PML-Q’s MPA.

Mughal said that the Punjab Assembly speaker was also biased and instead of taking strict action against the MPA, barred the women from entering into the assembly. “We want to know why the Supreme Court is silent on this issue,” she said.

Meanwhile, Sindh Assembly acting speaker Shehla Raza announced that tomorrow’s (Saturday) session will be spared for ministers to debate on the budget, which will continue on Monday.

Published In The Express Tribune, June 23rd, 2012.

Reader Comments (4)

  • Mirza
    Jun 23, 2012 - 10:17AM

    The SC is quiet on this incident as it is friends with rightwing parties especially PML-N. Insulting women has become an old tradition and it is doing very well in Punjab assembly thanks to his members.

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  • alicia
    Jun 23, 2012 - 1:12PM

    Its not the SC its the Punjab assembly speaker who is wrong. Instead of punishing Allaudin he punished the women who tried to stop him.

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  • Sameer Malik
    Jun 23, 2012 - 3:17PM

    @Mirza: Mr Mirza i am offended by your comment. After MQM now PPP is using the same language and telling us that disrespecting women is a norm in Punjab .First see in your province where around 1000 women are killed annually on the name of honor or karo kari and then tell us. We know how to respect our women and PPP will see the same fate asMQM after using such a language against our women.

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  • tahmina
    Jun 24, 2012 - 3:58AM

    It s not just one part of the country that disrespects women, do not forget that a female MP was beaten by a male MQM MP in Sindh assembly. These attitudes are country wide not confined to one particular area.

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