Nabeel Gabol under fire for insensitive remarks on rape

Misogyny has no space in our religion or Pakistan Peoples Party, says Bakhtawar Bhutto

Internet is reacting harshly to Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) leader Nabeel Gabol’s insensitive remarks on rape, women, and sexual violence.

Videos of PPP leader are circulating on social media in which he can be seen making unreasonable remarks about the delicate issue of sexual abuse.

Nabeel appeared on Shehzad Ghais Shaikh’s “The Pakistan Experience” Podcast when the host asked him about his stance on operations against politicians he remarked, “When r*pe is imminent, just enjoy it.”

Following these remarks, Nabeel Gabol was blasted on social media by users who called him out for making such offensive remarks.

PPP co-Chairman and former president Asif Ali Zardari’s daughter Bakhtawar Bhutto Zardari shared her stance on Twitter about Nabeel Gabol’s comments saying that the statement did not represent the party adding that Misogyny has no space in our religion or our party.

A Twitter user Muneeb Qadir shared the clip and wrote, “If people like him ended up making our policies & laws, r*pe wouldn’t even be deemed to be a crime. Never heard as filthy a remark as this one,” he added.

Nighat Dad, a lawyer also called him out saying, “Deeply troubling and unacceptable for politicians like Nabeel Gabol to make light of rape. Such behavior is not only insensitive and offensive but also perpetuates harmful and dangerous attitudes towards sexual violence.”

She further shared another clip of his interview with Nadir Ali in which he can be seen making sexually indecent comments while referring to other women politicians.

Another Twitter user while sharing another video clip of Nabeel talking insensitively about women wrote, “Here is Nabeel Gabol uttering absolute filth about a woman here, but he won’t be kicked out he will be given an MNA ticket.”

A user expressed disappointment in the system saying, “Man! This is the real face of jageerdar, waderaism where you have power over a huge population. Kudos to our system!!!”

In another video, Nabeel can be heard bragging about picking up and abducting any girl that he likes.

Many are wondering whether Nabeel Gabol would be held accountable for his remarks after all of his comments, given his position of authority.