By Iram Salim
(Pak Destiny) Defence Minister Khawaja Asif has called Firdous Ashiq Awan as the PTI’s “newly acquired dumper” and Shireen Mazari as a “tractor trolley” – what will he call Maryam Nawaz if one day he joins the detractors of the Sharifs?
Misogynistic remarks of Khawaja Asif against women politicians is highly condemnable at all levels. In a series of tweets KA ridiculed Firdous Ashiq Awan calling her PTI’s ‘newly acquired dumper’. Earlier he had called PTI’s Shireen Mazari as a ‘tractor trolley’…. shameful.
In his coarse dialect KA ‘amused’ his party men by calling names to these women. This overt misogyny by KA shows an ugly face of our society. KA’s colleague in PML-N Senator Environment Minister Zahid Hamid recently called Sherry Rehman “lady senator”. Sherry responded to ZH saying “My gender is immaterial to my office”.
The PML-N leadership especially Nawaz Sharif and Shahbaz Sharif should come forward and strongly condemn Khawaja Asif for his misogynistic remarks otherwise one day any defector of his party and who knows it may be KA calling Maryam Nawaz with such names.
Maryam should also intervene and stop this misogynistic trend as she may fall prey to it one day.- Pak Destiny