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The senior leaders from PML-N, Abid Sher Ali and Rana Sanaullah, passed derogatory remarks on the female supporters of Pakistan Tehreek-I-Insaf in a press conference on Monday. The comments came after Imran Khan’s historic political gathering held at Minar-e-Pakistan in Lahore on 29th, April 2018.
Both the leaders are drawing ire from the people and other senior leaders as social media are abuzz with condemnation posts and tweets shaming the culture of the misogyny in the ruling party PMLN.
In a Press Conference, Rana Sanaullah said, “The women who attended the rally were not from honorable families because their dance moves implied where they had actually come from.”
Senior leaders including Imran Khan, Aitzaz Ahsan, Shireen Mazari, Shah Mehmood Qureshi, Syed Ali Raza, Khurram Sherzaman and other Twitter users bashed the senior leadership for their misogynistic remarks.
So PMLN guttersnipes have come out showing their gutter origins by using filthy lang ag PTI women – from Abid Sher Ali to Talal Ch to Rana Sanaullah & in footsteps of Kh Asif! Can respond in kind abt PMLN women but will not stoop to gutter level! Let them wallow in their filth
— Shireen Mazari (@ShireenMazari1) April 30, 2018
I strongly condemn the disgraceful and disgusting statements of Rana Sanaullah & Abid Sher Ali against PTI women. The party is proud of it’s women. They are the flag bearers of our movement and a source of inspiration for all of us.
— Shah Mahmood Qureshi (@SMQureshiPTI) April 30, 2018
They also demanded Maryam Nawaz Sharif should take action against both the politicians, unfortunately, Ms. Nawaz is yet to respond to the controversy.
PML-N disowned the statement of Rana Sanaullah while Shahbaz Sharif issued a general apology on their behalf.
Female journalists have announced to boycott Abid Sher Ali and Rana Sanaullah until they apologize. They said it is the consequence of the scanty presence of robust female politicians in PMLN.
Will boycott interviewing Abid Sher Ali, Rana Sanaullah and all such misogynist creeps if they don’t publicly apologise. Enough is enough.
All female anchors/journos should boycott them.#RespectWomen#LabourDay
— عائشہ بخش (@IqraAbb99655282) May 1, 2018
Abid Sher Ali on Friday 27th April 2018 fought with PTI leader Shireen Mazari during a budget presentation in the National Assembly.
PMLN politicians including Abid Sher Ali surrounded PTI leader Shireen Mazari to while she was protesting against the budget.
Disgraceful comments by pml n leaders against pti women who attended the jalsa yesterday. I am proud to call the women who were at the jalsa my sisters & daughters. My wife was also there. @CMShehbaz should apologize to all the women who have been targetted by his party leaders
— Asad Umar (@Asad_Umar) April 30, 2018
Shireen Mazari tried to save herself as she warned Sher Ali to not to touch her. Murad Saeed soon came to rescue Mazari that turned into a scuffle.
Verbal abuse and harassment by #RanaSanaUllah must be taken notice of. He is only intimidating women political workers and must be stopped.
— Wajeeha Javed (@WajeehaJavedd) April 30, 2018
Previously, former Foreign Minister Khwaja Asif too passed misogynistic remarks on Shireen Mazari when he called her a ‘tractor trolley’ during an assembly session.
#RanaSanaUllah & #TalalChaudhry ‘s statements regarding IK’s wife and #PTI women in jalsa, are disgusting & despicable. PMLN has a misogynist & patriarchal character . The party or atleast @MaryamSafdar should come out and condemn these chauvinist males
— Samrina Hashmi (@samrinahashmi) April 30, 2018
This is what happens when you don’t have enough women in your ranks, in your party cadre, in your workers. You have misogynists like #RanaSanaullah hating on women participating in political rallies.
Disagreement w/out hatred, w/out misogyny just not possible for some schmucks.
— Mahwash Ajaz (@mahwashajaz_) April 30, 2018
— Asma Shirazi (@asmashirazi) April 30, 2018
— Dr Ayesha (@DrAyeshaNaveed) April 30, 2018
We demand immediate action against #RanaSanaullah for the disrespect he has shown to mothers, daughters, sisters of Pakistan.
He owes a public apology to the women of Pakistan. pic.twitter.com/aSrpZKFUIi
— Dr. Nausheen (@DrNausheenPTI) May 2, 2018