Hands do the talking


*PML-N’s Salma Butt slaps PTI MPA Asif Mehmood


PML-N MPA Salma Butt slapped PTI MPA Asif Mehmood during a session of the Punjab Assembly on Wednesday, a daily newspaper reported.

Members belonging to both parties were chanting slogans against each other when the matter flared up. PML-N MPAs were shouting derogatory remarks about PTI chairman Imran Khan when MPA Asif Mehmood said, “Chhe [six] biwion ka mian bemar hai“, an insult directed towards Punjab CM Shahbaz Sharif — one that was not taken well by PML’s Salma Butt, who unleashed her wrath on Mehmood.

Following the incident, the opposition began protesting against the altercation on the stairs outside the provincial assembly.

PTI MPA Mehmood, while speaking to the media, stated that PTI was chanting slogans regarding Kashmir becoming a part of Pakistan when female PML-N MPAs started to push him.

“It is shameful to see that there are such MPAs in our assemblies,” said Mehmood.


Also on Wednesday, doctors demanded the resignation of an MPA who had been accused of slapping an on-duty doctor at a hospital in Samundari.

The doctors have been on strike since Tuesday, and have also demanded that an FIR be registered against MPA Rao Kashif Raheem, also of the PML-N.

The incident had taken place on Sunday evening when MPA Rao Kashif Raheem visited the hospital with his guards while Dr Saeed Ahsraf was examining patients.

Reportedly the MPA had slapped Dr Ashraf because he was busy examining patients and did not get up to greet him.