Former Pakistan PM Imran Khan criticised for ‘sexist, misogynistic remarks’ against Maryam Nawaz

Imran Khan

Former Pakistan PM Imran Khan

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Islamabad: Former Pakistan prime minister Imran Khan has been facing flak for his “sexist and misogynist” remarks against PML-N vice-president Maryam Nawaz during a political rally in Multan.
Addressing the Multan rally, Imran Khan, citing Nawaz‘s Sargodha rally said, “In that speech, she uttered my name with such passion that I would like to tell her, Maryam, please be careful, your husband may get upset because you were constantly repeating my name.”

Following his statement, many politicians, journalists, and civil society members poured out their strong disapproval on social media, Geo News reported.

Taking to Twitter, Pakistan Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif, who also happens to be Nawaz’s paternal uncle, expressed strong disapproval of Khan’s statement and said that the entire nation, especially women, should strongly condemn the “deplorable language used against the daughter of the nation Maryam Nawaz.”

“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.”

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