Mazari protests against JUI-F leader's assault on talk show host

Published: June 11, 2016
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Shameful and condemnable attack on Marvi Sirmed by JUIF Senator on TV show, says PTI leader. PHOTO: EXPRESS

Shameful and condemnable attack on Marvi Sirmed by JUIF Senator on TV show, says PTI leader. PHOTO: EXPRESS

Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leader Shireen Mazari on Saturday protested against JUI-F leader Hafiz Hamdullah for verbally abusing human rights activist Marvi Sirmed on a TV talk show.

Raising the issue during a National Assembly session, Mazari urged lawmakers to take notice of incidents of abuse against women.

JUI-F leader allegedly assaults woman rights activist on TV show

“Raised Marvi Sirmed issue and condemned JUI-F Senator in NA this morning! But PML-N women MNAs shamefully continuing to belittle abuse of women,” Mazari tweeted.

Human rights activist Marvi Sirmed was allegedly assaulted by a Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F) leader during the recording of a TV show at a private news channel on Friday.

Soon after the incident, Sirmed tweeted about it. “I have just undergone a very traumatic experience at a News One programme [Nadia Mirza Show] when Hafiz Hamdullah of JUI-F got angry,” the woman activist said.

Describing the incident, Sirmed said: “On a comment by Barrister Masroor. On my turn, I started by saying ‘I agree with Masroor sahib to the extent that’ and here Hamdullah went on and on with his rudeness.”

But, according to the columnist, when she responded to Hafiz Hamdullah in the same manner, he vent out his outrage at her by using abusive remarks and even called her a “whore”.

Mazari reiterates demand for an apology from Asif

On Wednesday, Defence Minister Khawaja Asif ridiculed Mazari for her appearance and voice, referring to her as a ‘tractor trolley’. And surprisingly, he stubbornly refused to apologise for his tactless taunt.

However, on Thursday, Asif submitted an unconditional apology for his derogatory comments but the opposition rejected his excuse as he failed to mention Dr Mazari by name.

Third day into the controversy, Dr Mazari asked Speaker Sardar Ayaz Sadiq to take up the privilege motion she had moved the other day. She also warned the government she will expose the issue in the entire world through the Women’s Parliamentary Caucus (WPC).

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Reader Comments (7)

  • MASOOM
    Jun 11, 2016 - 4:42PM

    she is such a personality that she is being disgraced by PML N now and by his party PTI when she left that party that she burst into tears ! where is root cause?Recommend

  • Jun 11, 2016 - 6:39PM

    When PTI leader is going to apologise to people he was abusing ? Recommend

  • pervaiz
    Jun 11, 2016 - 9:57PM

    I think Khawaja Asif offence is less than 0,00001% of IK and PTI trolls language what they used during 126 day at D chowk. Khawaja Asif apologized but When all these troll will apologise ????Recommend

  • Muhammad Junaid Tariq
    Jun 11, 2016 - 10:50PM

    Just yesterday in a TV program , this Ms Mazari called Mr. Sartaj Aziz “a clown” . What kh Asif said was wrong but Ms Mzarai is no angel herself. Recommend

  • Parvez
    Jun 12, 2016 - 12:06AM

    One has to understand that the JUI-F are working to an agenda…….to distract the people’s attention from the corruption of Nawaz Sharif, exposed by the Panama papers.Recommend

  • leela4fun
    Jun 12, 2016 - 12:24AM

    Pakistanis needs to take notice of rising intolerance in their society. How come no one is organizing dharnas or returning their awards?Recommend

  • Usman
    Jun 12, 2016 - 6:16AM

    Well, well, this ‘trolley’ wants to become women rights champion nowRecommend

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