Chairman Senate Sadiq Sanjrani calls PPP’s Sherry Rehman the ‘granny’ of the house in a strange conversation. The remarks came when Sadiq Sanjrani asked a house member to keep the questions specific so that Sherry Rehman can answer the questions.
“I would only advise you to ask specific questions so that Sherry Rehman, who is the dadi of this House could give you [the] right answers,” Sanjrani said while addressing the member of the house.
He added that the members of the House should try to keep the environment of the House calm. Responding to his comments, Sherry Rehman jokingly said, “Kyunke me apki dadi lagti [….] meri koshish ye hogi kay kisi ki dadageeri na ho [Because I am your grandmother in relation, it will be my effort that no is bullied]”.
The video of the conversation between Sadiq Sanjrani and Sherry Rehman has been going viral on social media.
The unnecessary display of misogyny at the Upper House is managed so well by @sherryrehman.
We could all learn how to register our dissent w such elan and class.
— Mosharraf Zaidi (@mosharrafzaidi) September 28, 2022
Netizens called the comments of Sadiq Sanjrani inappropriate. Some have called the comments of Sadiq Sanjrani ‘misogynistic’. They appreciated Sherry Rehman for gracefully handling the situation.
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Sherry Rehman is currently the Minister for Climate Change in the PDM government. Earlier, the Senate of Pakistan was marred by ruckus when PMLN’s Ishaq Dar sworn in as senator on Tuesday. Ishaq Dar, was sworn in as a senator on Tuesday during a ceremony at the Senate. He had spent the previous five years in self-imposed exile in the UK.
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While the Opposition was making a scene, Senate Chairman Sadiq Sanjarani gave the oath. To show their opposition, PTI members tore up copies of the meeting’s agenda and surrounded the podium as Dar took his oath.