Stereotypical remarks sour situation in NA

Stereotypical remarks sour situation in NA

Islamabad (Staff Report): Sexist remarks and tasteless comment of the opposition leader of about his female counterparts made the environment of National Assembly soured during proceedings on Thursday.

According to details, the issue arose after Speaker Ayaz Sadiq asked women lawmakers to be silent or go outside and continue their conversation during house proceedings.

Opposition leader Khursheed Shah responded: "Do not ask these women to stop talking, Speaker, they will fall ill if they don't talk continuously."

PPP leader Shah was addressing the house when the speaker admonished female lawmakers for having a conversation during the address.

"You are hurting your privilege by speaking this way about women," Sadiq told Shah.

PPP MNA Nafisa Shah said after the remarks that she would stage a protest, asking why the speaker was only silencing women if men are also talking.

The speaker silenced her again, saying, "You cannot challenge the chair."

The leader of the opposition is currently the patron-in-chief of the women's wing of Sindh Hockey Association (SHA).