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Sheikh Rasheed on ‘sahiba’ controversy: ‘What difference does it make?’

SAMAA | - Posted: Apr 25, 2019 | Last Updated: 11 months ago
Posted: Apr 25, 2019 | Last Updated: 11 months ago
Sheikh Rasheed on ‘sahiba’ controversy: ‘What difference does it make?’

Railways Minister Sheikh Rasheed thinks there’s nothing wrong with Prime Minister Imran Khan using the word ‘sahiba’ [ma’am] to refer to PPP Chairperson Bilawal Bhutto Zardari.

PM Khan, while addressing a rally in Wana, called Bilawal ‘sahiba’. “I, unlike Bilawal Bhutto sahiba, didn’t come to power become of nepotism. I wasn’t handed over a party because of my mother. I worked my way to the top,” he said.

Since then, the premier has been the subject of criticism for his ‘derogatory’ remarks towards women.

“There are many people who don’t use the gendered terms correctly,” Rasheed remarked while addressing a press conference on Thursday. “What difference does it make?”

Related: Sheikh Rasheed says he has forgiven Bilawal Bhutto Zardari

He said that there was “no problem with it” even if it wasn’t a slip of the tongue. “People don’t need to take it so seriously.”

He said that PM Imran Khan’s political opponents are just criticising him for fun’s sake.

“Even if you paint a donkey, it won’t make him a zebra. A donkey is a donkey and a zebra is a zebra,” he added.

Rasheed has often been criticised for unnecessarily ‘queering’ Bilawal and has referred to him as ‘billo rani’ on many occasions.

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  1. Avatar
      Billo rani  April 25, 2019 4:08 pm/ Reply

    You are naughty Sheikh saab.

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      Taj Muhammad.  April 25, 2019 4:21 pm/ Reply

    We people the unfortunate one on earth whose leaders entangled in such debate and do not care what is our place in world community. Taking debts are considered success and giving curse each other as pride. No worry of anything except himself or party politics.

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