PPP urges PM Imran to retract sexist remarks against Bilawal

PM Imran comes under fire for sexist statements


News Desk April 25, 2019
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Condemning Prime Minister Imran Khan’s sexist remarks on Pakistan Peoples Party Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, the party urged the cricketer-turned-politician to retract his statement.

PM Imran referred to Bilawal as 'sahiba' during an address to a gathering in Wana, South Waziristan on Wednesday.

Addressing a press conference on Thursday in Karachi, Adviser to Chief Minister Sindh on Law, Anti-Corruption Establishment, and Information Murtaza Wahab said the country’s economic situation was worsening. “Instead of taking the nation into confidence, the prime minister is busy making political statements.”

“Instead of providing relief to the common man, PM Imran is passing below the belt comments. We condemn his sexist remarks. The party will not condone uncouth statements.”

Wahab urged PM Imran to retract the statement. “You are the prime minister, passing such crude comments is below the position you hold.”

PM Imran passes 'sexist' remarks against Bilawal, calls him 'Sahiba'

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“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."

Minutes after the words came out of the premier's mouth, people from all walks of life slammed Imran for misogyny.

“What was that about small men in big offices? ,” the PPP chairman tweeted.



Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader and former foreign minister Khawaja Muhammad Asif also condemned the statement.



Human rights activist and politician Jibran Nasir also took to Twitter to criticise the premier.



 

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