The opposition has criticised PTI’s Kanwal Shauzab for ‘disparaging’ comments she made about the military, demanding that Prime Minister Imran Khan take notice of her statement.
Pakistan People’s Party Chairman Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari has said that the prime minister’s social media team and certain MNA’s remarks should be censured by the judiciary for criticizing the army’s neutrality.
“The time has come when the media is talking about a neutral environment, and Imran and his social media team are trying to spread propaganda that institutions are not neutral, be it through provocation or creating a constitutional crisis,” Bilawal said.
PPP’s Secretary Information Faisal Karim Kundi also called out PTI MNA, saying that Kanwal Shauzab “should avoid acting like [the] Murad Saeed of women.”
In response, Federal Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry said that the allegations were a ‘ploy’ by the opposition, including the Pakistan Muslim League-N (PML-N), to create a rift between the PTI government and the army.
Earlier, Kanwal Shauzab went on an insulting tirade against Bilawal Bhutto and Islamabad High Court (IHC) Chief Justice Ather Minallah during a discussion on Twitter, calling Bilawal a transgender person and terming Justice Minallah a pharaoh.
Showzab also suggested that PM Imran Khan was being punished because he was trying to stop some institutions from committing corruption, an apparent reference to the military.
The opposition has taken note of the PTI’s vitriolic language before. PTI’s MNA and Parliamentary Secretary for Commerce, Industries and Production Aalia Hamza used abusive language against the PTI lawmakers who were present in the Sindh House, calling them ‘worse than prostitutes.’ She said that Sindh House was operating ‘like a brothel’ and that ‘pimps are sitting there.’