PML-N’s Azma Bokhari lands in trouble after row with PTI minister

By: News Desk      Published: 08:17 PM, 18 Jun, 2020
PML-N’s Azma Bokhari lands in trouble after row with PTI minister
PML-N lawmaker Azma Bokhari.–File photo

Punjab Assembly Speaker Chaudhry Parvez Elahi on Thursday expelled PML-N lawmaker Azma Bokhari from the House after she disrupted speech of a provincial minister during the session.

Punjab Industries Minister Mian Aslam Iqbal was delivering his speech in the House when Azma, an opposition lawmaker, flared up. She walked up to Aslam’s seat and stopped him by force from delivering his speech. She told the industries minister that enough is enough and she cannot tolerate his comments anymore.

This behaviour of Azma, a lawmaker of the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) from Lahore and information secretary of Punjab chapter of her party, forced the Punjab Assembly speaker to intervene. He told Azma what she was doing was not right and she should leave the House if she cannot stop herself from indulging in such acts.

Azma, wife of Sami Ullah Khan, is originally from Faisalabad and she is a practicing lawyer. She and her husband Sami Ullah Khan have been active members of the Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) in Punjab until 2013. Then they quit the PPP and joined the PML-N. This is Azma’s fourth term as MPA in the Punjab Assembly. However, she has never contested an election and has always succeeded in securing a seat reserved for women.