The Punjab Government has decried recent misogynistic statements from few Pakistan Muslim League(Nawaz) leaders, calling out women who had participated in Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Jalsa(Political gathering) ‘not belonging from honourable family.
On Monday, Punjab’s Law Minister Rana Sanaullah said ” The women who attended the rally were not from honourable families because their dance moves implied where they had actually come from.”
Similarly firebrand Abid Sher Ali in Faisalabad jalsa issued derogatory remarks against PTI’s chief whip Shireen Mazari while addressing a public gathering on Sunday night, saying that while she was protesting against Finance Minister Miftah Ismail’s budget speech in the National Assembly, she had said: “Don’t touch me.”
“What is there to touch?” he asked a crowd in Punjabi, in what can be described as an attempt to make a malicious joke.
Since then, these remarks drew huge criticism from PTI, other people from different walks of life seeking action against PML(N) leaders.
Punjab Government Spokesperson Malik Ahmed Khan condemned the remarks by following statement in a talk show of a private news channel.
“Be it Abid Sher Ali, Rana Sanaullah, Tallal Chaudhry or Imran Khan, I cannot tolerate this as these women are our mothers, sisters and daughters,” Malik said.
But, however he put the entire blame on PTI Chief Imran Khan for introducing the culture of indecency in Pakistan Politics.