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Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz leader, Talal Chaudhry, condemned for targeting Pakistan Tehreek-I-Insaf’s Firdous Ashiq Awan, advisor to PM for Information and Broadcasting, with his distasteful misogynistic remarks. The PML-N leader’s tirade against Awan did not go well with the netizens as people are condemning the League’s leader to apologize for professing his sexism out aloud.
“This is the same kind of change where if Fordous Aashiq Awan is made to wash her face, without makeup there will be Firdous Khan inside”, #PMLN’s @Tallal_MNA hits a new low while taking a dig at #PTI and Firdous Aashiq Awan – hope this is condemned across the board – Disgusting! pic.twitter.com/Eua3EoTiJ9
— Anas Mallick (@AnasMallick) May 21, 2019
Last night, a video of Talal Chaudhry went viral on social media in which he was heard targeting the current government of Pakistan Tehreek-I-Insaf. In his penchant to vilify the current government, Chaudhry transgressed the limits and stooped to a level of disgracing Firdous Ashiq Awan by comparing her looks with a man.
After receiving a lot of flak and criticism on social media, Talal Chaudhry apologized on Twitter stating that his intentions were not to degrade anyone, and if what I said was inappropriate, then I’m sorry about that.
Talal said, “This is the kind of tabdeeli … if Baji Firdous Ashiq Awan got her face washed, the way her real looks would emerge from behind her makeup… she would appear as Firdous Khan instead. This is also the real face of this tabdeeli.”
His remarks garnered strict reactions from senior journalists and dignitaries who approached Chaudhry to not to comprise on decency in politics. Journalists like Nasim Zehra, Maria Memon, and Meher Bukhari, took to Twitter and condemned the remarks.
Talal Chaudhry's disgusting comment about Minister Firdous Ashiq Awan is just another example of the filth many PML-N leaders and social media warriors constantly throw on women.
Even women do it to women, and many women endorse and applaud that filth. It's the norm on Twitter.
— Mehr Tarar (@MehrTarar) May 21, 2019
Firdous Ashiq Awan is strong, independent and confident. Such gendered insults are made by men like Talal Chaudhry because they are uncomfortable with women in power. https://t.co/675k2QDkOL
— Benazir Shah (@Benazir_Shah) May 21, 2019
@MaryamNSharif must take note of it. It’s disgusting & libel. Talal Chaudhry must apologise for this “shit”.
Cc: @CMShehbaz https://t.co/pMm4BiYayA
— Zahid Gishkori (@ZahidGishkori) May 21, 2019
Strongly Condemn this lingu by TC https://t.co/yBatJgAFEd
— Ch Fawad Hussain (@fawadchaudhry) May 21, 2019
Absolutely distasteful comment by Talal Ch. @Dr_FirdousPTI deserves the highest level of respect being a female politician. pic.twitter.com/LF1Cuin80N
— Mansoor Ali Khan (@_Mansoor_Ali) May 21, 2019
Ghattiya tareen baat. https://t.co/PmOvsmDGtn
— Maria Memon (@Maria_Memon) May 21, 2019
So shld v kill all decency at the altar of political / power battles! This truly sick talk comes from a man who is PMLN’s leader. Not 1st time he is being rude & crass.Apologize! Ur sick/sexist remarks facilitate violence/vulgarity agst women in our country. @MaryamNSharif https://t.co/U747FhGerP
— Nasim Zehra (@NasimZehra) May 21, 2019
when will these men stop their misogynist, below the belt attacks on women, be it anyone? This attitude has permeated society, culture, politics & till top leadership condemns it the seed shall continue to germinate & grow @MaryamNSharif pic.twitter.com/mL2WD3NZAH
— Meher Bokhari (@meherbokhari) May 21, 2019
The netizens even reached out to Maryam Nawaz, the party head of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz, to take strict action against Talal Chaudhry. After receiving a lot of flak and criticism on social media, Talal Chaudhry apologized on Twitter stating that his intentions were not to degrade anyone, and “if what I said was inappropriate, then I’m sorry about that.”
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Meanwhile, Pakistan Muslim League’s Ahsan Iqbal came forward and apologized on behalf of his party and fellow member Talal Chaudhry.
We must not make political battles personal and should always be respectful towards women regardless of their political affiliation. I apologise on behalf of PMLN. Our leader MNS’s legacy is to maintain decency in politics. https://t.co/PusiQiayGb
— Ahsan Iqbal (@betterpakistan) May 21, 2019
This is not the first time, Talal Chaudhry or other PMLN leaders have been criticized for demeaning women of opponent parties with derogatory comments. Earlier, Khwaja Asif’s ‘tractor trolley’ remarks against Shireen Mazari stirred a severe backlash that forced him to apologize.