LAHORE: PML-N President and Punjab CM Shehbaz Sharif apologized for anti-women remarks made by some leaders of his party against Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTIs) female workers, Newsone reported on Tuesday.
CM Punjab in his tweet mentioned that “PMLN acknowledes and encourages the role of women in national politics. We have to maintain decency and element of respect in political discourse. I apologise for anti-women remarks made by some party leaders.”
PMLN acknowledes and encourages the role of women in national politics. Any statement demeaning them is highly irresponsible. We have to maintain decency and element of respect in political discourse. I apologise for anti-women remarks made by some party leaders.
— Shehbaz Sharif (@CMShehbaz) May 1, 2018
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.
Earlier, Punjab Government Spokesperson Malik Ahmed Khan condemned the remarks by following statement in a talk show of a private news channel.