PML N Politician Talal Chaudhry Made A Terrible Joke About Dr. Firdous Ashiq Awan And Pakistanis Are Pissed

By Ramsha Bhatti | 22 May, 2019

Talal Chaudhry made remarks against Firdous Ashiq Awan for her looks and he’s being called out

Slandering and mockery are the pride and glory of Pakistani politics. No political drive is ever complete without one politician poking jokes at their rivals, regardless of how personal and unethical they may be.  While we see derogatory remarks being thrown at politicians all the time, targeting female politicians and making sexist jokes is extremely common and equally terrible.


Our very own Prime Minister Khan was recently caught making a sexist joke against Bilawal Zardari, chairman of rival PPP


Khawaja Asif of PML N has infamously made a snide remark about Shireen Mazari in the parliament, IN HER PRESENCE

And yet, we look up to these individuals as the face of our nation and consider them to be our representatives. To much of your dismay, another PML-N leader is back at it again.


This time, Talal Chaudhry made a terrible joke about Firdous Ashiq Awan like it’s no big deal to joke about someone’s looks


Honestly, this entire mockery culture is very problematic and toxic and every political party is responsible for it

Politics is politics. The people in the parliament and members of various political parties have the right to comment in any way whatsoever on the performance and capabilities of their rivals and other members of the parliament. They can mock them for their inefficiency or even degrade them for their false promises or corrupt practices. Commenting on things which are personal and not work-related, things like: appearance, personality, personal life, etc., is hitting below the belt.


Moreover, this behavior goes onto show, and further strengthen the belief eroding our society, that it is always okay for a man to mock and degrade a woman. Firdous Ashiq Awan is a woman in authority, fulfilling her duties. Every person, like Talal Chaudhry, of the state, has the right to comment on her ability to fulfill those duties. We can nag, complain, and even call her out for her inefficiencies. What we cannot do is make fun of her or make sexist remarks at her.

This toxic political system in Pakistan is feeding the already problematic misogynistic culture in our society, something which the female counterpart of Pakistan is struggling to bring an end to. This blatant display of badtameezi by Talal Chaudary goes onto prove that, once again, men will remain oblivious to of the fact that they are supposed to respect women and keep their sexist ideologies under the wraps in order to promote a progressive Pakistan. Women, like men, deserve the same level of respect and are, in no way, inferior that they should stand such petty acts.


People on social media are fuming over this immature behavior of Talal Chaudhry

Glad to see people calling out Talal Chaudhry for this.


“Talal Ch” was also one of the top trends in Pakistan at the time this post was published

via: Twitter


People have been pinpointing how PML-N has a history of misogyny and mockery, which is true.

It’s also true for all political parties, to be honest.

The long list of their mockery for the female counterpart has been prominent for decades, tbh.


People are now demanding strict action against Talal Chaudhry.

These people represent us on a national and international forum. If they are not held accountable for their actions and words, there will be no precedence set for the future generations to look up to and the country will continue to suffer at the hands of such regressive mindsets.


PTI’s official page and a handful of their prominent figureheads have taken to Twitter to voice their discontent, also


People are also calling out PPP and other parties, who stand for women empowerment and equality, for supporting PML-N

The society in Pakistan is extremely fragile and vulnerable at this point in time. Women are fighting for their rights and for equal and fair representation in the society. In crucial times as of today, having people like Talal Chaudhry, who have reasonable influence and say in the country, pass such remarks will only worsen the already problematic and misogynistic system corroding our country.

An apology from Talal Chaudhry to Firdous Ashiq Awan is yet to surface and we hope that the party’s administration will take stern action against such remarks, especially now that a woman, Maryam Nawaz, is in a leadership position at the head of the party.


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Cover image via: @Dr_FirdousPTI / Twitter and

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