Talal sparks outcry on social media over sexist remarks against Firdous | Pakistan Today

Talal sparks outcry on social media over sexist remarks against Firdous

Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader Talal Chaudhry has stirred controversy by targeting PM’s Special Assistant for Information and Broadcasting Firdous Ashiq Awan with a sexist comment.

While talking to reporters outside the parliament, the PML-N stalwart mocked Awan and said that she was “more of a man than a woman”.

“This is the kind of tabdeeli … if Baji Firdous Ashiq Awan washes her face, the way her real looks would emerge from behind her makeup… she would appear as Firdous Khan instead of Baji Firdous. This is also the real face of this tabdeeli,” Talal said.

Tweets began pouring in from various segments of the society as the derogatory remarks prompted an uproar on social media.

Human Rights Minister Shireen Mazari dubbed Talal as a “sick misogynist mindset”.

Journalist Nasim Zahra observed that “[it is] not [the] 1st time he [Talal] is being rude & crass [towards women]”.

Journalist Mansoor Ali Khan termed the comment as “distasteful”.

Meanwhile, PML-N leader Ahsan Iqbal apologised on behalf of his party and said that “MNS’s [Mian Nawaz Sharif] legacy is to maintain decency in politics”.



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