Following his statement, many politicians, journalists, and civil society members poured out their strong disapproval on social media, Geo News reported.
“Your crimes against the country and the nation cannot be hidden under your lowly humour. How could those — who cannot respect the sanctity of Masjid Nabawi (PBUH) — be expected to respect the honour of someone’s mothers, sisters, and daughters?” Sharif tweeted.
“Imran is the first person in history to fall into this abyss of rudeness as the leader of a party. His party went out to make a nation but spoiled the morals of the people instead. To Allah, we belong and to Him, we shall return,” he added.
Former Pakistan president Asif Ali Zardari also condemned the derogatory language used by the cricketer-turned-politician for Maryam Nawaz.
“Those who have mothers and sisters in their homes do not use such language against other women,” the PPP co-chairman said. “Please, do not stoop so low in the name of politics.”