Bilawal takes notice of Pitafi’s ‘derogatory’ remarks against woman legislator

Pitafi's behaviour was against ethos of the party that has been led by the strongest of women', says Bakhtawar


News Desk January 21, 2017
PPP Chairman Bilalwal Bhutto Zardari. PHOTO: EXPRESS

Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari has taken notice of the 'derogatory' remarks made by his provincial minister against a fellow woman legislator from Pakistan Muslim League-Functional (PML-F) during the Friday's Sindh Assembly proceedings.

Bilawal asked on Saturday the PPP Sindh president and parliamentary leader Nisar Khurro to issue a show-cause notice to MPA Imdad Pitafi before an action.

The provincial assembly witnessed an outburst on Friday when Pitafi made affronting remarks against Nusrat Sehar Abbasi asking her to come to his assembly chamber.

"Please come to my chamber, I will tell you,” he said to Abbasi, repeating the same statement multiple times, in reply to a question.

“You should invite your mother and sister to your chambers, not me,” said Abbasi. She was in tears decrying the PPP's mindset of treating women as lesser beings.

Absolutely unacceptable behaviour, says Bakhtawar

Bakhtawar Bhutto Zardari denounced Pitafi's insulting remarks, asking him to tender apology.

While responding to PPP's Nafisa Shah tweet, Bakhtawar said, "Yes,  [he] must apologise. absolutely unacceptable behaviour and totally against ethos of our party that has been led by the strongest of women."

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COMMENTS (1)

Saifullah Samo | 4 years ago | Reply The language used against a lady legislator in the assembly hall is unacceptable, unpardonable and unbecoming of a member of legislative assembly. CM and lady speaker should have taken serious notice of Pitafi's of derogatory remarks, I was surprised to watch that both of them were amused by Pitafi's msconduct
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