PTI Women MPAs Boycott PA Proceeding

PTI women MPAs boycott PA proceeding

PESHAWAR, (Pakistan Point News - APP - 26th Jan, 2017 ) : All PTI affiliated women members of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Assembly continued their boycott of the proceedings of the house for the second consecutive day. Out of the 22 women legislators, the ruling PTI has 10 MPAs and all of them are boycotting the proceedings of the house and complaining discriminatory attitude with them in development schemes and decision making and indifferent attitude of the provincial government.

On Friday when the house resumed proceedings with a Deputy Speaker, Dr Meher Taj Roghani, who herself is woman was asked by the women opposition MPAs for bringing the boycotting PTI MPAs into the house. The PML-N Woman MPA Sobia Khan and Meraj Hamayun of the QWP and then male colleagues stood up jointly and asked the Deputy Speaker about the bringing of the PTI women MPAs in to the house. The Deputy Speaker said that she had tasked the Provincial Minister and QWP women MPA Anisa Zeb Tahirkheli for holding negotiations with them.

But, due to her absence from the house, she tasked Senior Minister Sikandar Hayat Sherpao to persuade the boycotting PTI legislators for participation in the house proceedings. But, before the taking of the floor by Sikandar Sherpao, the joint opposition staged walked out of the house, leaving the Deputy Speaker with no other option other announcing adjournment of the house proceedings for Aser prayers and tea break.