Khan in his latest speech in Wana, referred to his political rival and chairman of the Pakistan Peoples Party Bilawal Bhutto as ‘Sahiba’ (madame which stoked a huge controversy.
Apparently calling Bilawal as ‘Bilawal Bhutto Sahiba’, was the Pakistani PM’s attempt of showing his rival in inferior light, however, the Twitterati slammed the PM for being sexist in the speech.
A video clip of his speech is going viral on the internet, in which the possibility of the address being a slip of tongue is clearly ruled out. Khan’s supporters can be seen cheering loudly as soon as the remark was made.
On Tuesday as well, Khan became a subject of ridicule on Twitter when his video where he said Japan and Germany share the same border, during his Iran visit, went viral. He was then mercilessly trolled over his geographical knowledge.
Today too, Twitterers seemed in no mood to let Khan get away with his “distatsteful” ‘Sahiba jibe’.
Khan’s statement was also tweeted by North Punjab Twitter handle
Check reactions here:
— Meher Bokhari (@meherbokhari April 24, 2019
Poor and misogynist statement by pm against @BBhuttoZardari calling him sahiba . We don’t expect this kind of language from anyone and off course PM
— Asma Shirazi (@asmashirazi April 24, 2019
Very, very small. Calling Bilawal Bhutto Sahiba (madam doesn’t belittle him at all. It just demonstrates Imran Khan’s lowness, indecency, and sexism. An insult to the office of the PM.
— Gul Bukhari (@GulBukhari April 24, 2019
The spin that can’t be spun 🤦♀️ https://t.co/lqPMQAo3eF
— Zebunnisa Burki (@zburki April 24, 2019
So you choose to insult @BBhuttoZardari by calling him ‘sahiba’. Is that what womanhood means to you? Dont forget that you used a woman’s name to beg for charity and make your hospital.
You @ImranKhan are a small small man. Intahai chotay insaan ho tum
— Saadi-fy (@theironicirony April 24, 2019
OMG!! dear @ImranKhan .. our leader Bilawal Bhutto is a man but by calling a man a woman do u intend to Insult women or the man? Do u think women are inferior so u can use them 2 demean men? Also y r u so interested in what’s in ppl’s pants whn their brain is better thn yours? https://t.co/blHk6LOJrX
— meena gabeena (@gabeeno April 24, 2019