Shoe-throwing PML-Q MPA passes out on Punjab Assembly premises

Published: June 21, 2012
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LAHORE: Seemal Kamran, an MPA from the opposition Pakistan Muslim League-Quaid (PML-Q) fell unconscious after a four-hour long protest after she was barred from entering the Punjab Assembly on Thursday, Express News reported.

Kamran was stopped from entering the assembly building in the aftermath of throwing a shoe at Unification Bloc leader Sheikh Alauddin, who had passed vulgar remarks against women MPAs in the opposition.

After arguing for hours outside the Punjab Assembly, the heat apparently took its toll on Kamran and she fell to the ground.

Rescue 1122 was called on-site and she was moved to a hospital in an ambulance.

Other PML-Q MPAs present there were seen consoling Kamran as she started to cry after her attempts to enter the assembly building had failed.

Earlier today, when Kamran arrived on the Punjab Assembly premises, a group of security guards had stopped her and told her that she cannot enter the building as per Speaker Rana Muhammad Iqbal’s orders.

“Under which law are you stopping me?” Kamran had kept questioning the guards. She had also said that she did not get a written order and that the Speaker had only “said” that action would be taken against people involved in the altercation on Wednesday.

Members of the opposition had protested against this act and an altercation started outside the Punjab Assembly.

The women were also seen elbowing the guards in an attempt to make way into the assembly building.

Speaking to the media at the hospital, Kamran said that it was shameful how she was treated by the Punjab Assembly security guards.

She blamed Chief Minister Punjab Shahbaz Sharif, Law Minister Rana Sanaullah and Speaker Punjab Assembly for the incident.

Women MPAs from PML-Q went to register a case against Alauddin at the Qila Gujjar Singh Police Station.

Inside the assembly

A commotion had started inside the Punjab Assembly as members of the opposition had raised their voice against barring Kamran from entering the assembly. They had said that Kamran was not issued a written order.

Women were seen slapping each other and pulling each other’s clothes, while men were seen grabbing each other’s collars.

The Speaker had kept shouting “order, order, order”, while no one listened and the chaos continued.

PML-Q’s Seema Khawar was approaching the Speaker’s dais when a PML-N MPA Rana Arshad tried stopping her which started another clash between PML-Q and PML-N members.

Opposition Leader Raja Riaz had earlier today said that it wasn’t Kamran, but PML-N’s Anjum Safdar who threw the shoe first.

He said that that the Speaker was not taking any action against PML-N MPAs.

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Reader Comments (21)

  • javed
    Jun 21, 2012 - 1:24PM

    utterly shameful do these persons recieve heavy salaries and perks to defame the house and thecountry

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  • random
    Jun 21, 2012 - 1:32PM

    This nation is just too illiterate for democracy

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  • Much Amused
    Jun 21, 2012 - 2:15PM

    What else can you expect from feudal mindsets.

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  • Mohsin
    Jun 21, 2012 - 2:16PM

    At least PPP is not a frieldly opposition in Punjab. Only PMLN can do friendly opposition.

    PMLN is so incompetent they cannot even do opposition let alone Government

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  • Pashtun voice
    Jun 21, 2012 - 3:04PM

    Welcome to the land of Sharif brothers. Have a nice day :)

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  • Citizen .
    Jun 21, 2012 - 3:11PM

    @Random . so true .Our nation has become laughing stock for entire world. what a shame.

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  • Ordinary Villager
    Jun 21, 2012 - 3:18PM

    lol these are the mummy daddy MPAs representing Us who cannot even spent 4 hours out in the sunshine and they are representing Pakistanis where more than 75 percent of the total population belongs from Agriculture and Labor class and majority of them work under harsh conditions of more than 12 hours a day and these MPAs cannot sustain for 4 hours who are representing them.

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  • Tch tch
    Jun 21, 2012 - 3:31PM

    Unelected reserved seats should be disbanded… They also receive Development funds thought they have no constituency. Utterly useless.

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  • Baghi-3
    Jun 21, 2012 - 3:33PM

    @random:
    100 million dollare true observation.

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  • unbeliever
    Jun 21, 2012 - 4:28PM

    @random:

    huh… when all the lootings are done by the highly literate civil service officers,, army generals, and the system is manipulated by the so called proffessional journalists,,you still abuse the illiterate people….

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  • Pakistani
    Jun 21, 2012 - 4:48PM

    So here comes an argument that IS autocracy suitable for Pakistan ?I think y……….

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  • CrapCutter
    Jun 21, 2012 - 5:56PM

    Finally the ruling elite know what the common man faces on a daily basis – i.e. 18 hours of heat!

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  • Magics
    Jun 21, 2012 - 6:42PM

    A muslim lady, which was surrounded by a lot of men. Very shameful. There should be women security guards.

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  • Falcon
    Jun 21, 2012 - 6:48PM

    Please feel free to vote these guys in the next election as well…

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  • Concerned Citizen
    Jun 21, 2012 - 7:41PM

    What a logical way to end a discussion: Throw a shoe at the guy and then cry because you’re a woman. She should have had the sense to speak her mind and show the man how inappropriate he was rather than throw a shoe at him making his crime lesser than her own!

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  • Concerned Citizen
    Jun 21, 2012 - 7:43PM

    “Women were seen slapping each other and pulling each other’s clothes, while men were seen grabbing each other’s collars.”

    Yeahhh we’re in good hands. All reasoned rational dialog.

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  • Ali
    Jun 21, 2012 - 8:08PM

    And this time if there’s a Martial Law, people will not even feel bad for these politicians anymore…!!!

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  • Pollack
    Jun 22, 2012 - 12:11AM

    After watching this video, I have come to the conclusion that Pakistani politicians put on a much better and emotional drama performance than any Indian politician. A clear win here for Pakistan. Pakistan 1 India 0 .

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  • Pollack
    Jun 22, 2012 - 12:14AM

    @Falcon:
    “Please feel free to vote these guys in the next election as well…”

    Sure. A unelected military man in commando uniform playing politician definitely looks much better than a elected woman politician drama queen. Can’t disagree with you there. By the way, the guards wouldn’t dare to stop a commando like they are trying to stop this shoe throwing woman politician.

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  • Mirza
    Jun 22, 2012 - 1:45AM

    This says a lot about the future of our country. The educated leaders can openly use vulgarities and hateful speech against women members and get away with that. No wonder common men slit the throats of women who do not comply with their orders and throw acid on their faces simply because they do not like them. I am saddened to see not too many people are focusing the vulgar lingo that PML leader used.

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  • Fahad Raza
    Jun 22, 2012 - 2:19AM

    “IF WWE came to Pakistan they would hold the ring in Punjab Assembly…” Vince Mc’Mahon

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