Women Supporters: Pakistan’s former PM Nawaz Sharif under fire for using sexist remarks against PTI women supporters

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan’s former premier Nawaz Sharif on Friday got here underneath fireplace within the Senate for allegedly utilizing sexist remarks at his homecoming rally over the weekend. Sharif returned to Pakistan on October 21 after about 4 years of self-imposed exile in London and addressed an enormous rally of supporters in Lahore, his hometown.
Within the warmth of feelings, he attacked the ladies of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf for dancing on the social gathering’s rallies.
“The place are our sisters? Look how respectfully our sisters are listening to this rally. There is no such thing as a one dancing to music right here. Do you perceive what I’m saying or not,” he mentioned, pointing in the direction of his ladies supporters current within the rally.
Although uttered within the warmth of feelings and with out overtly utilizing any derogatory phrases, his opponents objected to his tone.
The matter echoed within the Senate the place PTI’s Senator Walid Iqbal criticised the previous premier by saying that Sharif ought to be taught by somebody methods to “respect ladies”.
“Altaf Hussain (former chief of Muttahida Qaumi Motion) additionally talked in opposition to ladies and needed to apologise later,” Iqbal mentioned.
When Senate Chairman Sadiq Sanjrani intervened and requested Iqbal to keep away from making a political assertion, the latter responded by saying: “I’m not making a political assertion.”
Earlier, former PTI girl lawmaker Maleeka Bokhari took to social media to object to the reference in the direction of the PTI ladies supporters.
“A convicted former premier overtly passing sexist and misogynistic remarks concerning the political participation of ladies. In fact, he believes that solely his daughter, Maryam has the entitlement and proper to do politics and ought to be handled with respect,” she mentioned on X.

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