Member of National Assembly (MNA) Aamir Liaquat’s recent joke has infuriated the Netizens due to its insensitivity towards sexual harassment victims. The joke slammed as sexist was directed towards PPP leader, Bilawal Bhutto. Here’s the ‘joke’ Aamir Liaquat shared on social media: The only way to topple the PTI government would be to falsely accuse a party leader of sexual harassment.
Earlier this week, Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM) had to postpone its long march, scheduled for late March, aimed at toppling the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) government. The postponement came amid disagreements within the 10-party opposition alliance — including the Pakistan Peoples Party and Pakistan Muslim League-N.
Aamir Liaquat’s petty political joke however, sparked outrage on social media. People called out how ‘any normal human being with a semblance of decency’ would not joke about rape and sexual harassment.
Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) Chairman, Bilawal Bhutto is often targeted in sexist jokes by opposing politicians, for not fitting a traditional male archetype. However, the sexism aimed at the young leader is not what sparked the most outrage this time around.