KARACHI (Web Desk) – Hafiz Hamdullah of the JUI-F began a verbal jousting match with human rights activist Marvi Sirmed in a talk show last night, triggering an outcry on social media.
Marvi Sirmed, Hafiz Hamdullah, Fayyaz Ul Hassan Chohan of Pakistan Tehrek-e-Insaf and Barrister Masroor were panelists in a show debating women rights and the recent gruesome burnings of women.
Barrister Masroor used the words ‘pee k soey hue hain’ (sleeping after getting intoxicated) for the CII chairman and his fellow JUI-F member Maulana Sherani. Hamdullah was of the view that Barrister Masroor should not have said this.
When Marvi Sirmed supported the stance of Barrister Masroor, Hafiz Hamdullah got angry at the activist and kept on interrupting her afterwards. Eventually, he resorted to a string of abuses which were omitted by NewsOne.
Marvi Sirmed in a facebook post accused Hamdullah of attacking her physically.
PTI’s Fayaz ul Hassan Chauhan and Barrister Masroor supported Sirmed’s claim on social media. After the clip went viral, social media slammed the attitude of the senator and termed it unethical.
This is not the first time Senator Hamdullah has used abusive language against a woman on TV. Earlier, he verbally abused television anchor on another issue related to women.