Mian Javed Latif, the Pakistan Muslim League (N) MNA, is under fire for his comments about fellow MNA, Murad Saaed of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf. The two members of the National Assembly got into a scuffle over Latif’s comments about Imran Khan.
While the actual details of the fight are a little fuzzy, here’s what we know so far:
Murad Saaed apparently punched Javed Latif after the PML (N) leader said to Saeed, “mein tere ghar chalay jaana hai” (I’ll go to your home), which is commonly understood as a horrible insult. Following this Javed Latif held a press conference where he passed comments over Murad Saeed’s sisters and alleged them to be involved with Imran Khan.
This is what MNA Javeed Latif said about @MuradSaeedPTI – anybody would slap him for this! pic.twitter.com/XPYevgZgKo
— Adeel Raja (@adeelraja) March 9, 2017
Naturally, these disgusting allegations over women who weren’t even part of the original argument are not only extremely sexist, they are also just horribly inappropriate for a person of Javed Latif’s stature
And Pakistanis are angered by the sickening remarks of Mr. Latif, as any people who are even slightly woke should be.
Here’s how Pakistanis are reacting to Mr. Javed Latif’s tasteless comments about Murad Saeed:
women are always an easy target and both parties have been involved in attacking women. no one should defend this shit.
— Mahwish (@mahobili) March 10, 2017
Gutter politics gets a head. Javed Latif of PML N. Forget about Murad Saeed… your filth says a lot about your upbringing. Javed Latif.
— Muneeb Farooq (@muneebfaruq) March 10, 2017
Apparently there was an apology over the statements made
But the problem is, for a man of Javed Latif’s stature, or Imran Khan’s for that matter, it isn’t appropriate to make statements like the ones they have made in public. Whether it is racist remarks over alleging that some players being from Africa are phateechar or targeting women just because that makes you feel more of a man, is JUST NOT ACCEPTABLE.
Now this Javed Latif saga shd end now. pic.twitter.com/oSGr6godSn
— Zain Khan (@Abidin_Xain) March 10, 2017
Javed Latif sahib what use is an apology if you are not willing to admit that what you said was wrong
— omar r quraishi (@omar_quraishi) March 10, 2017
Obviously it hasn’t gone down well with people because the original comments left a bad taste in everyone’s mouth
Javed Latif should be suspend #گھٹیا_لیگ_گھٹیا_لطیف#بےحیا_جاویدلطیف
— Tashan Fatima (@tashan_fatima) March 10, 2017
murad saeed ny jo kia usay justify krnay ki koi logic nahi ,jawab main jo zaban javed latif ny use ki us ko condemn krnay k.leay alfaz nahi.
— Andleeb Khan (@andleebkanz1) March 10, 2017
And they all have the same thing to say to Javed Latif
Javed latif shame on u
— Muhammad Hussain (@Muhamma73603315) March 10, 2017
Shame on you javed latif….
— zaibawan (@zaib4sz) March 10, 2017
#GutterPoliticsOfPMLN…Shame on Javed Latif
— Haider (@MelbourneHaider) March 10, 2017
This dude has made a very pertinent observation
Revolting as it may be but a fact, we are a nation of misogynists..whether that is Gulistan Khan of #Sangemarmar or Javed Latif of PMLN!
— Adnan Malik (@adnanjmalik) March 10, 2017
Basically, this is what should come about out of this outrage over Javed Latif’s comments
Javed Latif's disgusting comments is a perfect opportunity for all of us to pledge to never abuse anyones mother or sister no matter what.
— Osama. (@ashaqeens) March 9, 2017