PM says no to funds for women lawmakers

By: News Desk      Published: 11:14 PM, 27 Jan, 2021
PM says no to funds for women lawmakers
Prime Minister Imran Khan questions the areas being represented by reserved seat holders.–File Photo

Prime Minister Imran Khan has refused to give funds to women lawmakers, especially reserved seat holders.

The call for ‘share’ in uplift schemes by women lawmakers Shireen Mazari, Ghazala Saifi and others invited PM’s ire.

Shireen said the women lawmakers should be given equal share in development funds as the folk has been standing by their male counterpart in public service delivery.

Ghazala said the people of Karachi too had supported the PTI in the 2018 general vote so they deserved their due share in development schemes.

However, Prime Minister Imran Khan question which areas were represented by the reserved seat holders. ‘Don’t blackmail me. I won’t give in,” the prime minister said.