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Females of leading political families spoke in defense of Reham Khan in the wake of recent multiple incidents of bullying she encountered. Maheen Taseer, the daughter-in-law of deceased former governor of Punjab Salman Taseer, and Bakhtawar Bhutto, the daughter of Benazir Bhutto lashed out at people demonizing Reham Khan on social media. Sherry Rehman also condemned the London park incident.
Maheen Taseer took to Twitter and bashed comedian Zaid Ali over his recent row with Reham Khan. Reham Khan and Zaid Ali had a heated exchange of tweets in which the comedian criticized Reham Khan for calling Imran Khan a drug addict in her controversial book.
Maheen Taseer schooled Zaid Ali for respecting women. She asserted that people cherish Zaid Ali for his comedy and he should be restricted to that. She stated that Zaid Ali should refrain from woman shaming and reminded him that he has a wife too.
In another tweet Maheen Taseer, referring to the recent controversy of a woman trolling Reham Khan, lashed out at the supporters of Pakistan Tehreek-I-Insaf for directing abusive behavior towards Reham Khan. She stated that people must not violate the boundaries of respect.
What happened with @RehamKhan1 was beyond disgusting. It reflects poorly on us as Pakistanis. Feel bad for her son but they both acted gracefully. If you don’t agree with her or believe her that’s fine but this is just embarrassing yourself not her.
— Shahbaz Taseer (@ShahbazTaseer) August 8, 2018
Simiarly Bakhtawar Bhutto, the sister of Bilawal Bhutto also expressed her appreciation for Reham Khan over calmly responding to the insolent behavior of woman filming her in the UK. She called out the PTI supporters for harassing Reham Khan and asked Imran Khan to teach his followers moralities.
She wrote: “All the video did was made me a fan of @RehamKhan1 for being so patient & tolerating troll harassment,” Bakhtawar tweeted.
“The PTI supporter should spend less time harassing another woman & stop leader worshipping someone who has been aggressively against women rights and pro Taliban justice,” she added.
So this guy started off as a really funny comedian. Slowly he’s becoming more of a preacher. Women shaming is not cool no matter who you are bashing. Be grateful for the wife you do have and stick to what people love you for. Your comedy. https://t.co/rwEACj8XmO
— Maheen Ghani (@maheenghani_) August 7, 2018
My tweet was not pro reham or defending her. It said exactly what I believe in. Don’t talk about any woman in a derogatory manner. Set a better precedent, especially if you have that platform. If you hate reham for spewing hate against IK. How are you any different?!
— Maheen Ghani (@maheenghani_) August 8, 2018
Despite all the condemnation and discourse over the issue from various dignitaries there continues to be the exchange of hard comments between PTI supporters and former wife of Imran Khan, Reham Khan.
All the video did was made me a fan of @RehamKhan1 for being so patient & tolerating troll harassment – the PTI supporter should spend less time harassing another woman & stop leader worshipping someone who has been aggressively against women rights & pro Taliban justice. https://t.co/BAEEPcXKQB
— Bakhtawar B-Zardari (@BakhtawarBZ) August 7, 2018