Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader Khawaja Asif was reminded of his own misogynistic remarks by social media users on Wednesday after he fired a broadside at Prime Minister Imran Khan for his sexist statement against PPP chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari.
The premier had called Bilawal ‘Sahiba’ during an address in South Waziristan earlier in the day.
“I came into power through struggle and hard work unlike Bilawal ‘Sahiba’ (miss) who, using the will of her mother became the head of political party,” he said at the public gathering.
Sahiba is a title in Urdu which means miss or madam.
Minutes after the premier’s remarks, social media users from different walks of life including Bilawal slammed the prime minister for his statement.
The former defence minister also jumped on the bandwagon, saying, “This is his [PM Imran] real language and reflects his inner self” in a tweet.
However, the criticism didn’t go down well with his social media followers, who showed him the mirror by reminding him of his incautious use of language in the past.
In 2016, Asif had ridiculed Dr Shireen Mazari, the incumbent human rights minister, for her appearance and voice, referring to her as a ‘tractor trolley’. He had to extend a public apology to the PTI leader. But, this didn’t stop the firebrand politician from making another sleazy remark against another female member of the Imran Khan-led party Firdous Ashiq Awan, calling her a ‘dumper’.
Twitterati reminded the seasoned politician of his misogynistic past.