From women's e-news:
"Malalai Joya, one of Afghanistan's most controversial female lawmakers, was removed from her post on May 21 after she referred to the lower house of parliament as "worse than a stable" in a TV interview. Joya has been an open critic of Afghan tribal leaders since she was elected in 2005. In neighboring Pakistan, Nilofar Bakhtiar, the minister of tourism, was forced out of office after a pro-Taliban cleric criticized her for hugging a parachute instructor, Reuters reported May 22. Bakhtiar hugged the instructor while she was in France, after making a jump to raise money for the October 2005 earthquake that killed 73,000 people in Pakistan."