Ayesha Gulalai denied seat on stage in ‘respect’ of tribal customs

ISLAMABAD (NNI): MNA Ayesha Gulalai was barred to sit on a stage occupied by men at a protest against the proposed merger of the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) with Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) here on Saturday.

Gulalai, who had wanted to join the protestors from FATA, was denied a seat on the stage because, according to the organizers, it wasn’t in line with the tribal customs and traditions for a woman to be seated on the stage.

The legislator was seen trying to reason with the organisers for some time but was repeatedly told that she would not be allowed on stage.

She reluctantly obliged for a while but eventually departed.