KARACHI: Opposition Leader in National Assembly Khursheed Shah remarks over women in the National Assembly has invited criticism from all segments of society.
Pakistan People's Party leader Asifa Bhutto Zardari has even gone a step ahead and asked the National Assembly Opposition Leader Khursheed Shah who hails from her party to immediately apologise for his remarks.
Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) leader Aseefa Bhutto has demanded Opposition Leader Khurshid Shah to tender an apology over his “sexist remarks” made in the National Assembly on Thursday.
Earlier today, Speaker Sardar Ayaz Sadiq told women in the House to “keep quiet or go outside the assembly if they wanted to continue talking.”
At this, the veteran PPP leader asked Sadiq not to restrain “women from talking or else they will fall ill.” He went on to add that “barring women from talking in the House would create trouble for us men in the home.” The members in the assembly then laughed at the remarks made by Shah.
Demanding an apology from her own party’s leader, Aseefa said, “Far too many times this has happened. Insensitive remarks against women in politics have reoccurred in Parliament.”