PM Imran’s ‘sahiba’ comment givess a message that being a women is an insult: Bilawal
ISLAMABAD: Chairman of Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) Bilawal Bhutto Zardari today said Prime Minister Imran Khan is “only insulting himself” when he passes comments such as ‘sahiba’.
Talking to media outside Parliament House, Bilawal said, “Referring to a man as a woman does not harm the man but what sort of message does this send to the women of Pakistan? That our prime minister is saying that being a women is an insult?”
“This is Pakistan and here women stand shoulder to shoulder with men. If there was no Fatima Jinnah would Pakistan be formed? If there was no Fatima Jinnah who would oppose Ayub?” Bilawal asked.
We were first Muslim country to elect a women prime minister, the PPP chairman continued. “We are proud of the women of this country. We think they should be given space in politics, economy and society,” he added.
“If Khan Sahab thinks passing a comment like this he is insulting anyone, he is only insulting himself,” Bilawal asserted. “He is this country’s prime minister and he should hold his tongue.”
Commenting on statements that premier referring to him as “sahiba” was a “slip of tongue”, Bilawal said, “The amount of slip of tongues by this prime minister is more than the speed of light.”
“Slip of tongues should not happen because it insults entire nation. So many slips of tongue happen when we have a selected PM,” he further said and appealed to “Foreign Minister Qureshi to travel with the prime minister so such slip of the tongues can be avoided”.
Regarding current economic situation, Bilawal said, “People are drowning in a tsunami of inflation. In every industry there is unemployment. Inflation has risen so much that life has become difficult for Pakistanis.”
“How can this government say inflation is not an issue? Inflation is worrisome for every Pakistani and it is the government’s job to provide relief to people,” he stated.