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Imran’s comments against woman judge draw netizens’ ire; some call it ‘selective outrage’

Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan threatened to bring legal action against a woman judge, deputy inspector-general, and inspector-general of Islamabad in relation to his party leader Shahbaz Gill’s alleged torture.

On Saturday, the former prime minister criticized Additional District and Session Judge Zeba Chaudhry for approving Gill’s two-day physical remand last week at the request of the capital police and advised her to get ready for a case to be filed against her.

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Social media users, journalists, and politicians expressed criticism for Imran Khan’s comments. However, some stated that this was ‘selective outrage’, quoting examples of sexist comments against PTI leaders and those associated with Imran Khan.

Interior Minister Rana Sanaullah said those who threatened a “woman magistrate”, IG and DIG of police would face the law.

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Legal expert and political commentator Reema Omer attributed Imran Khan’s remarks to “sexism” and said that it was a “sexist touch to an already toxic, hateful speech”.

A social media user defended the criticism on Imran Khan and termed it as ‘selective criticism’, citing cases of “sexism” in comments against former first lady Bushra Bibi, PTI leader Shireen Mazari, and Khan’s ex-wife Jemima.

A journalist called out Imran Khan for referring to the judge as a ‘magistrate’.

PML-N MNA Maiza Hameed Gujjar they were proud of women like Justice Zeba Chaudhry.

Another social media user called the criticism on Khan as ‘selective outrage’, citing examples of other such cases.

One user said that Imran Khan should not have threatened the judge but it was not a sexist remark.



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