Slapping polling staff: Waheeda Shah says she was not served justice

Published: October 18, 2012
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PPP electoral candidate Waheeda Shah addressing a press conference at the Karachi Press Club on Wednesday. PHOTO: IRFAN ALI

PPP electoral candidate Waheeda Shah addressing a press conference at the Karachi Press Club on Wednesday. PHOTO: IRFAN ALI

KARACHI: The Pakistan Peoples Party’s candidate from Tando Muhammad Khan who was declared ineligible by the Election Commission of Pakistan for assaulting a polling staffer, says she has not been served justice.

Waheeda Shah, who was caught on camera physically assaulting a polling station staffer during PS 53 by-polls told the media at the Karachi Press Club on Wednesday that she has not been served justice despite the passing of one year.

Shah claimed that she was denied justice because of her association with PPP and Sindh. “Despite securing 40,000 votes, I was barred from becoming a part of the Sindh assembly,” Shah said, “this was conspired by leveling a false allegation of slapping polling staff.”

Shah claimed that media has depicted a false picture of the event, making it appear as if she had slapped someone fifty times. “This is far from the truth because I did not hit anybody.”

While referring to the alleged involvement of CM Punjab’s daughter in the thrashing of an employee of a bakery in Defence Housing Authority on October 7, she said that lack of action taken on the incident reveals the inherent dichotomy for those who belong to Punjab and Sindh.

Shah said that the woman whom she had allegedly slapped should have been summoned in the court, but that didn’t happen, leaving serious doubts on the system of justice.

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Reader Comments (6)

  • SS
    Oct 18, 2012 - 1:20AM

    Oh my brain just went numb, the kind when you bite into a really cold ice-crem. Someone tell Auntie Fester from Adams Family to leave us alone and not scare us like this.

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  • dude
    Oct 18, 2012 - 1:36AM

    liar, liar pants on fire. No dignity or self respect. Power hungry monsters who will say and do anything. Is there a law about “lying” in Pakistan?? If there is then court should punish her and put her behind bars for at least one year.

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  • Oct 18, 2012 - 2:45AM

    Wasnt there a video of her slapping someone?!

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  • PARDESI
    Oct 18, 2012 - 11:49AM

    This woman should be banned for life for lying publicly. She is not fit for legislative assembly but most of the others currently elected for NA and PA. They lied as well no degress, dual nationality. I think lying to achieve has become part of our culture.

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  • MAD
    Oct 18, 2012 - 12:20PM

    Huh? she first held a press conference and had the women forgive her and now says that she didnt hit her. AM i missing something here?Recommend

  • A. Khan
    Oct 18, 2012 - 1:58PM

    After all the efforts she went through to get elected, to be stymied at last moment from a sure shot seat, she has right to feel the injustice. And I agree that a great injustice has been done. Waheeda Shah should have been given about 10 hard slaps and I mean “kas kay” as well as the disqualification.

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