Pakistan: Women MPs slam Imran for opposing quota

Women parliamentarians from both sides of the aisle criticised Pakistan Tehrik-i-Insaaf chairman Imran Khan on Monday over his remarks against reserved seats for women and challenged him to compare his educational credentials with theirs.

Speaking on a point of order, PML-N MNA Anusha Rehman questioned whether Imran or his party had rendered any sacrifice for democracy or brought any legislation to parliament.

Lauding the role of female MPs, including NA Speaker Dr Fehmida Mirza, Nafisa Shah, Farzana Raja and Shahnaz Wazirali, she challenged Imran Khan to compare his educational credentials even with hers.

She said a man having no representation in parliament had no right to comment against women MPs who had reached parliament constitutionally and after having been nominated by their parties.

Read more at Dawn, published 18 December 2012.


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