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Veena speaks out in favour of Imran


Veena Malik poses with sparklers during a press event in Mumbai. File / Agence France-Presse

Tariq Butt

Pakistan actress Veena Malik has spoken up in support of Prime Minister Imran Khan after his questionable remarks terming Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) chairman Bilawal as ‘sahiba’ (Miss) caused an uproar online.

Veena Malik took to Twitter saying “In fact...You have to go down to their level to make some people understand things...!!! Lowest is the level of opposition and Imran Khan knows what language they understand...Khan knows what he’s doing.”

In support, Veena also narrated a story ‘True story... Once I gave someone so much respect and with each passing day he was becoming a monster! Then I understood someone corrupt to the core won’t understand how to make a respectful conversation..So I went down to his level to make him understand thing...It worked.”

However, condemning Imran Khan’s sexist remarks, the PPP urged the premier to retract his statement.

Addressing a press conference, Adviser to Chief Minister Sindh on Law, Anti-Corruption Establishment, and Information Murtaza Wahab said Pakistan’s economic situation was worsening. “Instead of taking the nation into confidence, the prime minister is busy making political statements. Instead of providing relief to the common man, PM Imran is passing below the belt comments. We condemn his sexist remarks. The party will not condone uncouth statements. You are the prime minister, passing such crude comments is below the position you hold.

Imran Khan had said: “I came into power through struggle and hard work unlike Bilawal ‘Sahiba’ who, using the will of her mother became the head of political party.” Meanwhile, Punjab Health Minister Dr Yasmin Rashid refused to condemn Imran Khan referring to Bilawal as ‘sahiba.’

A day earlier, Imran while addressing a rally in South Waziristan said he did take over a party on a “paper chit like Bilawal Bhutto sahiba.”

“I am not answerable for my prime minister, he is answerable himself I do not even know his comment on this, so why should I condemn it,” Rashid told reporters outside the Punjab Assembly.

The provincial minister said she was unaware of the context the statement was made in. “Was it is a slip of tongue? I don’t even know about it.”

While refusing to comment on the prime minister’s statement, Yasmin Rashid said the way Bilawal spoke in the National Assembly was a poor reflection on his mother — former prime minister Benazir Bhutto.