Peo­ple who threat­ened me were killed, Shehla Raza cau­tions MP’s

The Pak Banker - - NATIONAL -

Sindh As­sem­bly ses­sions of­ten de­pict scenes from a fish mar­ket. Wed­nes­day was no dif­fer­ent. As op­po­si­tion law­mak­ers turned to the cus­tom of en­gag­ing in noisy de­bates, speak­ing out of turn and halt­ing nor­mal pro­ceed­ings, act­ing speaker Shehla Raza, known for her bizarre, off-the-cuff re­marks, ap­peared to have hurled a veiled threat at an op­po­si­tion law­maker.

Mut­tahida Qaumi Move­ment ( MQM) law­maker Muham­mad Hus­sain, whose mi­cro­phone had been turned off so that pro­ceed­ings could con­tinue, was point­ing and yelling at Raza. "Put down your hand and speak," Raza yelled at him. "You are very sick, take a chill pill," she told Hus­sain, adding, "Some­one give him a pill," while ad­dress­ing law­mak­ers. Since Hus­sain's mic was off, one can only guess what he was say­ing, to which Raza re­sponded with "Threats against me will not fly. Peo­ple who have threat­ened me have been killed."

This is not the first time Sindh As­sem­bly Deputy Speaker, Shehla Raza has had to pre­side over what one can only term a 'lively' as­sem­bly ses­sion. Last year, the Sindh As­sem­bly speaker of­fered law­mak­ers with trou­ble un­der­stand­ing the con­sti­tu­tion a "les­son of English". Raza also coaxed gig­gles from as­sem­bly mem­bers af­ter an 'ammi-beta' ex­change with Leader of the Op­po­si­tion Sindh As­sem­bly She­heryar Mehr.

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