In Pakistani politics, it’s not a big deal to humiliate someone or to pass some derogatory or sexist remarks in order to gain favors. Political leaders in that era are not even sparing women. They confidently pass sexist remarks and them and make fun of them.
However, we are glad that our society still possessed some ethics and morals to raise voice against these leaders.
PML-N leader Talal Chaudhary has recently passed some derogatory or to say sexist remarks about PTI’s Firdous Ashiq Awan by calling her Firdous Khan if she will wash her face.
This is the attitude which needs to be condemned, why women are being used as a tool to show disrespect in every manner, some ethics must be learnt. @Dr_FirdousPTI is a strong woman in this male dominated society . pic.twitter.com/Iw0s2NiMST
— Asma Shirazi (@asmashirazi) May 22, 2019
This is the reason that we are far behind as a nation. Where political leaders are poking fingers at each other. There is no unity no friendship. I would rather say that this whole mockery stuff is creating a lot of problems in society rather than solving a few.
The question which rises at this point is that who have given them the right to do so? Is there any legal notice which confirmed that they could mock each other or can make lame jokes about one’s appearance, particularly about their rivals?
It is so disgusting to pass such remarks against each other. No one has the right to comment upon one’s appearance, personal life or personality.
Even the whole social media is on fire. People are insulting PLM-N for having leaders like Talal Chaudhary who can comfortably comment or insult a female politician. He shouldn’t have done that no matter what the circumstances or intentions were.
Talal Ch. is a face of #PMLN.
From leadership to a junior Patwari, the language they speak for Women since 80s and 90s was never criticized by Liberal and Feminist brigade of Pakistan.
Be is Benazir or a common woman, PMLN has nothing but Filth for Women. https://t.co/1LpNWnO0E9
— hassankhan (@hassankhan_kh) May 22, 2019
I love it when all leading anchors are showing extreme outrage over what Talal Choudhry said. Not one will boycott his appearance on their show.
— Azam Jamil (@AzamJamil53) May 22, 2019
At times I wonder why we citizens of Pakistan and masters of the corrupt politicians ,whom not only we pay graciously but also tolerate their ill doings,disloyalty and corruption,tolerate nonsensical comments and remarks of their cronies too.Talal Ch’s trash is latest in the list
— Shaista Javed (@shaistajaved89) May 22, 2019
Just shame??? He should be not only permanently banned from politics but also his party leader and mentor @MaryamNSharif a female herself must offer unconditional apology for his shameful remarks. Plus all TV channels must boycott him. https://t.co/d7BHqam0Ml
— Khawar Ghumman (@Ghummans) May 21, 2019
PTI’s official page along with some prominent leaders has also highlighted the issue and the classlessness of Talal Chaudhry.
About time media houses ban people like Talal Ch, Abid Sher Ali or Javed Latif from their shows for objectifying women. Also about time parties who claim to be standing for women empowerment call PMLN out for its misogyny instead of having iftar parties with them#MisogynistPMLN
— PTI (@PTIofficial) May 22, 2019
Following this ongoing debate, Talal Chaudhry took to his twitter handle yesterday and rendered an apology for passing such sexist remarks about Firdous Ashiq Awan. However, he also claimed that he has no intentions of insulting or hurting somebody through his comments.
He wrote, “My intentions were not to hurt someone, if my statement or example was ‘inappropriate’ then I would like to apologize.”