Islamabad: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf (PTI) Member National Assembly (MNA) Maleeka Bokhari, who got injured when lawmakers almost came to blows with each other during National Assembly session, has said that all parliamentarians need to draw a line today.
While talking to media alongside Minister of State for Climate Change Zartaj Gul, Maleeka Bokhari said that yesterday was the ‘black day’ in the history of parliament.
“What happened yesterday was extremely shameful. It was personally very humiliating for me. Unfortunately this conduct is nothing new for Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) as they have a history of misbehaving with women in past. We all know how they treated former premier Shaheed Benazir Bhutto,” she said.
Maleeka further said requested all senior leaders of ruling and opposition parties to sit together and draw a line so woman parliamentarian has to bear this kind treatment again.
“What impression have we given to the world that not even women parliamentarians are safe in Pakistan? But remember if you will taunt us, throw books at us, there will be a reaction from our side too,” she added.
Speaking on the occasion, Zartaj Gul strongly condemned scuffle in National Assembly session and said that Maleeka Bokhari suffered eye injury after a book was thrown at her.
“Opposition could not tolerate people-friendly budget. PML-N is a party of crooks and harassers. It is a routine matter for PML-N to misbehave with women. If we women parliamentarians are not safe from them, what can we expect for common women?,” she said.
In a video shared by State Minister for Information Farrukh Habib, Maleeka Bokhari can be seen getting treatment for her injured eye. Habib said that she was hit by a book thrown at her by a PML-N MNA during the session.