Ruckus in NA as defence minister calls Shireen Mazari 'tractor trolley'

Khawaja Asif tells Mazari to transform her 'masculine voice into a more feminine one'

News Desk June 08, 2016
A file photo of Defence Minister Khawaja Asif. PHOTO: REUTERS

Lawmakers in the National Assembly lashed out on Defence Minister Khawaja Asif as he hurled unpleasant comments towards Pakistan Tahreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leader Shireen Mazari, during the session on Wednesday.

Targeting the PTI leader, Asif pointed towards Mazari and said, "Someone make this tractor trolley keep quiet" when she and other lawmakers protested to his speech on loadshedding during Ramazan.

However, the minister did not stop there and also took the opportunity to comment on her 'manly voice'.

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"It will be better if you first transform your masculine voice into a more feminine one," Asif told Mazari during a water and power discussion in NA.

Speaking to Express News, Mazari said, "It seems as if Khawaja Asif comes into the National Assembly with only one motive these days and that is to target PTI."

However, the PTI leader said the party will not keep quiet. "Being a minister, he should know how to speak to women, but sadly he doesn't. I choose to ignore such people," disappointed in her fellow lawmaker, Mazari said.

"An ill-mannered person is government’s minister. Khawaja Asif lacks morals and ethics," she added.

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Not only did Asif's comments create chaos in the NA session, but people from across the country took to Twitter to disapprove of his behaviour.


No | 5 years ago | Reply @Did he: No. How could he call a bulldozer, a tractor?
Inappropriate | 5 years ago | Reply @Hira: "... then drown urself in the gutter" You were protesting against inappropriate language and comments, yet you used inappropriate language yourself. You say: "This is an educated ELECTED woman representing her seat." I had always imagined that she was representing those who elected her, not "...her seat."
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