The politics in Pakistan gets dirty, especially when the elections are around the corner. Pakistanis will be voting on their upcoming leaders in midyear and the political parties are getting ready the win the battle. However, the campaigns in Pakistani elections are more vile and lesser mind games.
The political parties have a habit of making personal attacks to each other. Be it bringing Imran Khan’s marriages in the opposition jalsas to attacking the way Bilawal Bhutto speaks, the political game becomes more of a personal battle.
The recent comments made by PMLN’s Rana Sanaullah and Abid Sher Ali regarding the opposition parties prove how political leaders can go below the belt in hunger of power.
In a Recent Public Address, Abid Ali Sher Made Extremely Disrespectful and Vile Comments Regarding Shireen Mazari
The fellow parliamentarians had an argument and Abid Ali Sher took it to his jalsa to made nasty comments regarding Mazari. He verbally attacked Mazari while making jokes regarding her physical appearance and said disgusting words such as, “Daanda du?” which is more of a sexual innuendo in desi language.
Here’s what Abid Ali Sher said:
State Minister @AbidSherAli hurling the most absurd, obnoxious, misognyst and lewd comments about her fellow parliamentarian @ShireenMazari1. This deserves a serious action from the parliament. I just fail to understand why and how can you not respect your female colleagues. pic.twitter.com/FjM2fF1J1Q
— Pansota (@Pansota1) April 30, 2018
Shireen Mazari Reacted to the Video in the Following Manner:
He is from the gutter like his other PMLN ldrs Kh Asif, Talal Ch & Rana Sana – all have been unable to rise out of the gutter so what can one expect! We will not descend to their level because we are not born in the gutter! But it is shameful how PMLN ldrship encourages this! https://t.co/F0wrGmj7KQ
— Shireen Mazari (@ShireenMazari1) April 30, 2018
This isn’t the first time Shireen Mazari has been subjected towards misogynist statements by Pakistani male politicians – she has been called derogatory words such as “tractor trolley” in the parliament, but the politician chooses to fight such vile men with great bravery.
On the Other Hand, Rana Sanaullah, Another PMLN Politician Made Disrespectful Comments Regarding the Women Who Attended the PTI Jalsa in Lahore
The PTI jalsa in Minar-e-Pakistan had a massive turnout, including a number of female supporters as well. While the jalsa is indeed a challenging incident for the opposition, Rana Sanaullah resorted to making personal attacks on the female attendees of the jalsa.
Here’s what Rana Sanaullah said:
Retarded, pervert and ignorant. This party will be led by Maryam, no wonder the pseudo liberal supporters and apologists of nawaz will ignore such despicable act of shameless rana sanaullah. pic.twitter.com/KHzEDecsFG
— Abuzar Salman Khan Niazi (@SalmanKNiazi1) April 30, 2018
Not only is this character shaming of women who wished to attend the jalsa, but also highlights the sort of mentality he poses.
Collectively, The Nation Wants the Parliament to Take Actions Against Rana Sanaullah and Abid Ali Sher
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
— Rabia Anum Obaid (@RabiaAnumm) April 30, 2018
Journalists Are Coming Forward
Let's boycott all misogynostic politicians from all parties. Also, celebrities. Anyone who's a public figure.
— Mehr Tarar (@MehrTarar) April 30, 2018
Imran Khan Was Very Vocal About the Matter As Well
Disgusted by & strongly condemn the filthy language used by Rana Sanaullah & Abid Sher Ali against our PTI women. In the past 30 yrs these people have always disrespected women which is against our religion & culture. I want to thank our women for coming out in such huge numbers!
— Imran Khan (@ImranKhanPTI) April 30, 2018
Given How Maryam Nawaz Is Now the Face of the Party
Mariam Nawaz do you have the courage to issue showcause and condemn Rana Sanaullah& Talal ch what they said about women . Disgusting
— Atif Khan (@AtifKhanpti) April 30, 2018
A Much Needed Reminder!
Rana Sanaullah was kicked out of PPP by Sh Benzair when he Had Vulgar comments on @MaryamNSharif . Now again he shows how Cheap and Retarded he is. Lets See if Maryam And Shehbaz have the Guts to Kick him out. Unfortunately he is Their CM Punjab in Waiting.
— Faizan Ali (@PeacePakistan5) April 30, 2018
Shame on every single woman in PMLN for not condemning and kicking out Rana Sanaullah and Abid Sher Ali.
— Mariam's Madness (@mariamsmadness) April 30, 2018
And People Are Demanding an Apology As Well
Absolutely disgusting remarks by Rana Sanaullah ! Manifold. Not just that he lamely tried to mock respectable PTI women but also the analogy he used is lame – only shows a sick, misogynist mentality. He must apologise !
— Gharidah Farooqi (@GFarooqi) April 30, 2018
While there is no doubt how dirty the politics in Pakistan can get, these disrespectful comments made by the politicians in power just shows how the interpret women of the country. Indeed, Rana Sanaullah and Abid Ali Sher need to publically apologize, but more importantly, Pakistanis need to think before making a decision this time.