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Female MPAs ‘spew venom’

This report from Daily Times written by nauman tasleem is funny as well as reinforces the stereotype

LAHORE: Female legislators of treasury and opposition made sarcastic comments against each other in the Punjab Assembly’s fourth session on Friday. Punjab Assembly Speaker Rana Muhammad Iqbal also amused the members with some funny remarks. Pakistan Muslim League–Nawaz (PML-N) legislator Tayyeba Zameer stood up and tried to say something but was prevented from doing so by female PML-Q members Amna Ulfat, Amina Jehangir and Samina Khawar Hayat. Tayyeba became infuriated and said, “The opposition’s female members have no etiquette. They are behaving like Mohalla women.” To this, Samina replied: “You (Tayyeba) too are ill-mannered. If we are Mohalla women, you too are not from a mehal (palace).” Also during Friday’s session, a PML-Q member asked Irrigation Minister Raja Riaz about the low water level in canals. Riaz stood up and tried to answer the question, but the speaker stopped him by saying, “Did you get my permission to speak?” Riaz sat back down, which made all the members laugh.Pakistan People’s Party member Fouzia Behram said all the female MPAs, whether from the treasury or opposition, should be respected. In response, the speaker said, “All the male MPAs are like your brothers, so they should also be respected.”

Election 2008: Results of Lahore seats

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We are listing the results of the election in Lahore – PML-N remains synonymous with Lahore…

NA 118 Lahore –I

Muhammad Riaz of the PML-N won the election by securing 55,900 votes. Muhammad Asif Hashmi of the PPPP got 24,712 while Mian Muhammad Azhar got 11,073 votes.

NA 119 Lahore II
The election was not held because one of the contestants Tariq Banday of the PML-Q had died. Muhammad Hamza Shehbaz Sharif of the PML-N and Muhammad Zakria Butt of the PPPP were also contesting from this constituency.

NA 120 Lahore III
Bilal Yasin of the PML-N bagged the seat by getting 65,946 votes. Jahangir Badar of the PPPP got 34,331 votes while Khawaja Tahir Zia of the PML-N got 4,270 votes.

NA 121 Lahore IV
Mian Marghoob Ahmad of the PML-N won the election by securing 72,028 votes while Aurengzeb Shaafi Burki of the PPPP secured 27,835 and Mian Muhammad Asif of the PML-Q got 7,521 votes.

NA 122 Lahore V
Sardar Ayaz Sadiq of the PML-N got 79,628 votes while Mian Omar Misbah-ul-Rehman of the PPPP secured 24,934 votes and Mian Muhammad Jahangir of the PML-Q secured 10,610 votes. Continue reading