The Pakistan People Party (PPP) has given a show-make notice its party chief from the Karachi area of Lyari, Nabil Gabol, for utilizing unseemly remarks during a new meeting on YouTube.
In response to a question, Gabol was recorded saying, “When rape is imminent, just enjoy it,” which was immediately condemned by the general public on social media, including Fatima Bhutto and Bakhtawar Bhutto-Zardari, the granddaughters of former premier Zulfikar Ali Bhutto.
The notice was issued to Gabol by PPP Sindh President Nisar Khuhro, requiring him to provide an explanation for his use of such language within three days or face disciplinary action.
His (repulsive) rhetoric belongs to his individual only & is in noway a representation of our party. Incase it wasn’t already abundantly obvious- we absolutely & unequivocally stand for the rights & protection of women. Misogyny has no space in our religion nor our party. https://t.co/aFsDF8DjXA
— Bakhtawar B-Zardari (@BakhtawarBZ) April 3, 2023
The spokesman said that the party would discipline him if he didn’t follow the rules.
The party’s representative additionally stressed that there is a bad situation for such comments or non-parliamentary language inside the party’s strategies.
Could someone please tell me this politician's name (the one being interviewed?) He's from PPP. Whoever he is, he's got the sickest mind ever. He just said 'When r*pe is imminent, just enjoy it'. What a sick, sick mind. If people like him ended up making our policies & laws, r*pe… pic.twitter.com/6B5rbalMkZ
— Muneeb Qadir (@muneebqadirmmq) April 2, 2023
As the party strives to maintain its reputation as a progressive and inclusive political force, the PPP’s swift response to Gabol’s remarks indicates a firm stance against members’ use of offensive language.