The matter came up in a NA Standing Committee on Human Rights meeting that rodents are ‘terrorizing’ members of National Assembly (MNAs) these days in the Parliament House. MNA Kiran Haider seemed much worried about the rodents who even do not leave pistachios and cashews. Discontent over performance of CDA, she said whom you wanted to curse, just pray for him to get a job in CDA.
Women MNAs are specially agonized of rats’ presence in the lodges. They questioned that what was CDA doing? While the matter seems to be out of CDA’s control. Chairman NA Standing Committee on Human Rights Aliya Kamran told she was shocked to watch a cat roaming in the House holding a rat in her teeth.
The cannibal rats are being described to be up to 12 inches (30 centimetres) long, enough to make life of MNAs miserable.
Until now the issue of rodents was a hot topic in Peshawar while it seems that they have made roads into Islamabad as well. Five infants have so far died and many injured as a result of rodent bites in Peshawar.
On May 06, members of the KP Assembly had protested over abundance of rats in Peshawar. Enough of hue and cry was seen in the house as members thumped their desks in protest.
Amid all ruckus, provincial minister Shah Farman had apprised the members of rodents’ age saying that they seem to him nearly eight years old.
“Had the former government timely acted, the issue would not pop up,” he said.
Awami National Party (ANP) member Sardar Hussain Babak had raised the issue of abundance of rats in Peshawar, questioning as to when the city will eventually be rid of rodents population.