Social media community irked by Imran Khan’s sexist attack on Bilawal

Prime Minister Imran Khan passed a sexist remark on Bilawal, calling him 'sahiba'

Misogynist slurs and sexist attacks are not a new sight in Pakistan’s political sphere. However, coming from a sitting Prime Minister, that too for an opposition leader, has irked the social media community.

During his address in South Waziristan, Imran Khan referred to Bilawal as ‘Sahiba’ and came under intense social media scrutiny for his gender-ridiculing comment.

“I came into power through struggle and hard work unlike Bilawal ‘Sahiba’ (miss) who, using the will of her mother became the head of political party” – he said speaking to the public gathering in Wana.  

Throughout the public address, Khan maintained his stance of not sparing the corrupt of this country. He spoke about money laundering, how it damaged the national economy and how the other two parties (Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz and Pakistan Peoples Party) looted nation’s wealth and sent it abroad through illegal means.

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He recognised the grievances of tribal areas and how they have suffered in the past. PM said that not only does he acknowledge it but also assures them to provide sustainable solutions to address their concerns.

“I know the people of the tribal areas are in despair but let me assure you I will address your all grievances in a time to come. We want peace and not violence in the tribal areas.” – he said during to the address to the gathering. 

However, his comments on Bilawal made him the victim of aggressive social media scrutiny. They were deemed offensive, insulting and disgraceful for a sitting PM. He became a centre of criticism on social media platforms for his misogynist comments.

Here is what the social media community had to say:

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