PPP minister reprimanded for insulting remarks towards female legislator

| Updated: Jan 22, 2017 14:07 IST

Islamabad [Pakistan], Jan. 22 (ANI): Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari has directed Sindh provincial party head Nisar Khuhro to issue a show-cause notice to Sindh Works and Services Minister Imdad Pitafi for offending remarks towards a female legislator. Bilawal also directed Khuhro to take further action if Pitafi fails to defend himself adequately for made by against Nusrat Sehar Abbasi, a provincial legislator from Pakistan Muslim League-Functional (PML-F). The remarks were made when Abbasi put a question to Pitafi during assembly proceedings, who responded with an invitation to Abbasi to visit his chamber for what he called "a satisfactory reply", reports the Dawn. Within minutes after the issuance of Bilawal's statement, Pitafi said that he had already confessed his mistake and sought pardon on the issue. He further said that he will also apologies on the floor of the House. The minister also said that he will respond to the notice, when received, and will accept any decision taken by the party leadership in this regard. Earlier, Abbasi had demanded that the PPP leadership remove Pitafi from the ministry as well as from the provincial assembly. She said that those dishonouring women from the platform of a party once led by a woman should be sacked. (ANI)