AGENCIES, Islamabad: A senior cleric, Maulana Tariq Jameel, in Pakistan has passed an inflammatory remark against women last week in the presence of Prime Minister Imran Khan live on television.
The cleric said that COVID-19 has been unleashed on humanity because of the ‘wrongdoing of women.’
The incident took place during the Ehsaas Telethon fundraising event on Thursday. Prime Minister Imran Khan was present when the cleric made these derogatory remarks. Khan, surprisingly didn’t bother stop him or question him for making such statements.
Human Rights Commission of Pakistan has issued a statement against the wordings of the prayers by Maulana Tariq Jameel saying that the “HRCP is appalled at Maulana Tariq Jameel’s recent statement inexplicably correlating women’s modesty to the pandemic.”
Meanwhile, netizens also heavily criticised Prime Minister Imran Khan for being a mute spectator at the event.
Jameel also condemned media for disseminating lies but later apologised for that remarks. However, he offered no apology for his offensive remarks on women.