You (Maryam) have spent Rs80m (tax payers) money on surgery, claims federal minister Amin Khan Gandapur.
Tariq Butt, Correspondent
Federal Minister for Kashmir Affairs and Gilgit-Baltistan Ali Amin Khan Gandapur has come under fire for making "sexist and foul” remarks against Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) Vice President Maryam Nawaz.
While criticising her during a public gathering in Tarar Khal in Azad Jammu and Kashmir's (AJK), Gandapur said Maryam Nawaz has spent Rs80 million of taxpayers money on surgery and he will unmask her real face before the public by removing cosmetic surgery.
"We will slap you in the face so much that your real face will be revealed to everyone," the minister said while resorting to misogynistic remarks against the PML-N leader.
"His clearly sexist comments didn’t lead to any accountability then some suggest it was likely commended. And a few months later, he is back, adding violence to his sexism. This pattern also shows his troubling obsession with Maryam Nawaz and her appearance,” noted commentator and lawyer Reema Omer said in a tweet.
"Gandapur's filth, (Prime Minister Imran Khan’s aides Shahbaz) Gill and Co’s rubbish & nonsense are leading the youth towards mental destruction and as a result characters like Zahir Jaffer and Usman Mirza are born. In their crimes PTI (Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf) is equally responsible,” Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) Sindh Information Minister Nasir Hussain Shah wrote on the microblogging site.
Awami Nation Party (ANP’s) lawmaker Samar Bilour urged Maryam Nawaz to rise above the "vile narrative" and reminded everyone that women across the country are feeling especially threatened in light of the recent acts of violence against women.
Last year in November as well, the minister went too far in his criticism of political opponents, especially against Maryam Nawaz and drew ire over social media for his casual sexism and problematic speeches against political rivals.
Intense speculation and public debate has hit the political landscape about the possible return of deposed prime minister Nawaz Sharif to Pakistan from London, where he has been for more than two years.
In a wide-ranging interview to ARY News, Imran hinted that he was pressurised into sending Sharif abroad, saying that the reports presented to his government suggested that the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz's (PML-N) supremo was severely ill.
Ali Amin Gandapur made the controversial statement about Maryam Nawaz at a Pakistan Tehrik-e-Insaf rally in GB, saying: "She is beautiful but she spent millions on her surgeries from the taxpayers’ money".
“Every day is #FathersDay for me but today there is no greater tribute than this brief letter. That even while going [to face] one revenge to another, the father is not concerned about his person, but about the daughter lying in the other dark prison cell. One life is too little to sacrifice for such a father!” she said in a tweet.
Elon Musk on Monday showcased the Tesla humanoid robot called 'Optimus' who greeted his followers with a 'Namaste', while performing a couple of Yoga postures comfortably.
The humanitarian and relief aid, which were carried on board of 28 aircraft in implementation of the directives of President His Highness Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, benefitted as many as 6,386 families.
Islamabad High Court Chief Justice Aamer Farooq on Monday ruled that Imran Khan be shifted to Rawalpindi’s Adiala Jail from the Attock district jail, where he is currently incarcerated in the cipher case.