Pakistan: Shoe-throwing woman MPA passes out
Seemal Kamran was stopped from entering the assembly building in the aftermath of throwing a shoe at Unification Bloc leader Sheikh Alauddin.
Lahore: A female MPA from the opposition Pakistan Muslim League-Quaid (PML-Q) fell unconscious after a four-hour long protest after she was barred from entering the Punjab Assembly.
Seemal Kamran was stopped from entering the assembly building in the aftermath of throwing a shoe at Unification Bloc leader Sheikh Alauddin, who had labeled women MPAs in the opposition as "circus dancers", reports The Express Tribune.
After arguing for hours outside the Punjab Assembly, the heat apparently took its toll on Kamran and she fell to the ground, following which she was moved to a hospital.
Other PML-Q MPAs present there were seen consoling Kamran as she started to cry after her attempts to enter the assembly building had failed.
Earlier in the day, when Kamran arrived at the Punjab Assembly premises, a group of security guards had stopped her from entering the building as per Speaker Rana Muhammad Iqbal`s orders.
Kamran protested and other women were also seen elbowing the guards in an attempt to make way into the assembly building.
Kamran, after gaining consciousness, said it was shameful how she was treated by the Punjab Assembly security guards.
She blamed Chief Minister Punjab Shahbaz Sharif, Law Minister Rana Sanaullah and Speaker Punjab Assembly for the incident.
Women MPAs from PML-Q later registered a case against Alauddin at the Qila Gujjar Sindh Police Station.