Imran Khan’s remark on ‘women’s clothing’ attracts flak and Pakistani woman to Forbes Next 1000 list – ThePrint


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New Delhi: Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan’s recent remark on women’s clothing attracted attention on social media. In an interview with the American news site Axes‘journalist Jonathan Swan on HBO on June 20, Khan said women wearing “very little clothing” will have an impact on men.

“If a woman wears very little clothing, it will have an impact on the man, unless it’s robots. It’s common sense, ”Khan said.

Her remarks sparked outrage on social media, with several Pakistani women sharing tweets about what they wore when harassed or molested.

A woman told how she was harassed while in Islam’s holiest place – the Holy Kaaba, and wearing a Abaya (a long dress that is worn over clothes and covers the whole body).

“A loose abaya and dark glasses to cover my black eye. Was standing in the Kaaba sehan, a guy groped me… He was still in Ahram, ”another Twitter user wrote.

Another woman shared several cases while wearing a salwar-kameez and one chadar when she was harassed.

Meanwhile, Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) lawmakers denounced opposition parties and the “liberal brigade” on social media for criticizing Khan.

Minister of State for Climate Change Zartaj Gul Wazir, flanked by Parliamentary Secretary for Law and Justice Lawyer Maleeka Ali Bukhari and Parliamentary Secretary for Planning, Development and Reform Kanwal Shauzab, said during a press conference that “liberally corrupt henchmen” should not dare to be their leader.

Lawmakers went on to describe Khan as the “true symbol of women’s empowerment” in the country.

“Prime Minister Imran Khan is the true symbol of the empowerment of women because for the first time in the history of the country, five women parliamentarians have been appointed members of the cabinet… With them, 12 parliamentary secretaries are women including Maleeka Bukhari , Kanwal Shauzab and Aliya Hamza Malik who represent their ministries in parliament, ”said Gul Wazir.

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Pakistani woman on Forbes’ 1000 Next 1000 list

Pakistani Mariam Nusrat was included on Forbes’ Next 1000 List, a one-of-a-kind initiative that celebrates bold and inspiring entrepreneurs. The list includes start-ups and companies with sales of less than $ 10 million.

In a statement released Friday, the magazine said: “An entrepreneur’s journey is not linear – it is filled with a series of twists and turns; defeat is a natural part of the process, but what sets the entrepreneurs on the Forbes Next 1000 list apart is their resilience in the face of adversity ”.

Founder of Gaming Revolution for Inspiring Development (GRID), Mariam holds a degree in economics from Lahore University of Management Sciences and George Washington University in the United States. Through this start-up, she led a team of developers and game designers to create low cost mobile games.

Mariam, who currently lives in Virginia, USA, founded GRID in 2013. Her team has so far created eight wallet games in four languages ​​on various topics – pandemics, animal welfare, reproductive health, climate change , etc.

Headscarf joke puts YouTube in jail

Pakistani YouTuber landed in jail for his intimidating prank of women without headscarves.
Khan Ali, who runs a YouTube account – “Vele Loog Khan Ali” – uploaded a video titled “Dopatta loo Prank part 2” on May 2, in which he pranks random women outside a university in Gujranwala. , harassing them to wear a headscarf.

Ali can also be heard yelling at the women, even getting slapped by a few of them. At the start of the clip, Ali says the video is not a joke but a message and asks viewers to tell “their moms, sisters and daughters to wear a dupatta”.

the video did not please the women and a complaint was filed against Ali at the Gujranwala police station. Gujranwala police even tweeted a photo of Ali in handcuffs.

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