PESHAWAR: The Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) has banned the entry of its two women MPAs, Shazia Tehmas and Noor Sehar, into the provincial assembly during the ongoing session for making noise, beating, abusing each other in MPAs Hostel and later lodging cases against each other in the East Cantonment Police Station.
The MPAs Hostel administration also cancelled the allotment of the rooms to both the MPAs for violating the discipline. PPP Provincial President Syed Zahir Ali Shah confirmed that the party had banned the entry of both the women MPAs into the assembly during the current session and they would be allowed when the party decides about their fate.
Some elected representatives, wishing not to be named, said the local police and MPAs Hostel administration should have taken permission from the speaker or deputy speaker before raiding the rooms of any MPA. They said the irresponsible attitude of the local police and hostel administration had earned the public representatives a bad name.
They also questioned whether the local MPAs could be allotted any room in the hostel, which was in fact meant for the members hailing from the far-flung areas of the province.
Shazia Tehmas of Peshawar and Noor Sehar of Swat — both from the Pakistan People’s Party — quarrelled when the local police and administration officials raided the room of the former on the report of the latter, saying someone was puffing hashish in her room that had polluted the entire hostel.
The parents of Shazia Tahmas sustained serious wounds in the quarrel on September 18. Both the MPAs had got cases registered against each other at East Cantonment Police Station and police had arrested Noor Sehar’s three close relatives.