The house reverberated with the chants: “Go Nawaz Go!” and “Ro Imran Ro!” (cry Imran cry) when female members of the Khyber Pukhtoon Khuwa assembly’s ruling party dissented against Jamiat Ulema-i-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F)’s leader, Maulana Lutfur Rehman’s comments that Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf (PTI) features an “every day female dance shows in its Islamabad Dharna.”
The Dharna issue intensified in the assembly when Shah Farman, the minister for public works and MPA Fazal Elahi of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf (PTI) attempted to approach the opposition seats and indulge in a physical fight with the opposition party members. The Assembly’s security staff successfully stopped them and attempted to empty the assembly hall of all of the members which were involved in the incident.
The remarks over Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf (PTI) Dharna angered the members of PTI. The whole house then resounded with slurs as it became problematic for the security staff to control the angered Minister for Public Health, Shah Farman and guide to CM, Fazale Elahi.
While talking to the press (gathered outside the KP assembly) Farman, told that the leader of the opposition made hurtful comments against Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf (PTI)’s female workers who he said were challenging against the survey fixing.
Farman further added that Maulana Lutfur Rehman talked in the same tone in which the chief of JUI-F, Maulana Fazlur Rehman addresses public meetings.
“He should know the difference between assembly floor and public meeting,” Shah Farman said, furthering that the leader of the opposition’s remarks on PTI Dharna were against the culture of Islami and Khyber Pukhtun Khuwa.
Earlier, with the consensus of the house a resolution was passed, demanding of the federal government for announcing the province of Khyber Pukhtun Khuwa as ‘war-affected’ and that the federal government should announce of a special relief package for the development of its socio-economic condition.