ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) has demanded the former Prime Minister and Chairman Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Imran Khan to seek an apology from Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader Maryam Nawaz for hurling vile remarks against her.
Last night, while addressing a public gathering in Multan, Imran Khan referred to Maryam Nawaz’s Sargodha rally held a day before, and commented that: ‘I heard she spoke with such jazba and junoon about me that I feel like asking her to be careful lest her husband gets upset’.
“Imran Khan’s vile remarks about Maryam Nawaz at the PTI’s Multan rally have plumbed the depths of misogyny,” the HRCP said in a Twitter statement on Saturday.
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The HRCP said that it is simply unacceptable that the political narrative should crumble into such glaring intolerance and sexism.
The Commission said that Imran Khan is a national leader, and he must learn to conduct national conversations with his political rivals.
“He owes an apology not just to Ms Sharif but to all women,” the Commission noted.
Mr Khan is a national leader. He must learn to conduct national conversations with his political rivals. He owes an apology not just to Ms Sharif but to all women. 2/2
— Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (@HRCP87) May 21, 2022