PTI’s women respond to Rana Sanaullah with #PTIForWomenEmpowerment


After derogatory remarks made by Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leaders Rana Sanaullah and Abid Sher Ali, women supporters of the Pakistan Tehrik-e-Insaaf (PTI) have taken to social media with the hashtag #PTIForWomenEmpowerment to respond to the shocking remarks.

Earlier, Punjab Law Minister Rana Sanaullah had claimed that the women who went to the PTI’s rally at Minar-e-Pakistan on Sunday were not “honourable”.

Before that, State Minister for Water and Power Abid Sher Ali had also made shocking remarks about the PTI’s parliamentarian Shireen Mazari, wherein he had referred to the senior PTI leader as “tractor trolley” and had stated that he had told her that “there is nothing to touch in her” when she had asked him to keep the distance and not to touch her.

The hashtag was first tweeted late last night by the PTI’s official page with a picture from the Lahore rally captioned “Enough of PMLN’s cheap tactics to scare & confine our women in homes through their derogatory comments. Tweet your pics/testimonial from a PTI jalsa using HT: #PTIForWomenEmpowerment
& show them it’s not you, it’s PMLN pathetic misogynist mindset at fault.”



PTI North Punjab also announced that they would be holding a protest at Islamabad today organised by the PTI North Punjab Women’s wing.

Before this, PTI chairman Imran Khan and Shah Mehmood Qureshi had also spoken up against the remarks made by Rana Sanaullah, with the PTI chairman saying “In the past 30 years, these people have always disrespected women, which is against our religion and culture”.




Shah Mehmood Qureshi had also come out swinging and strongly condemned Rana Sanaullah and Abid Sher Ali, calling the party’s women “flag bearers of our movement and an inspiration for us all.”


Female supporters of the PTI then followed suit and tweeted out their stories and experiences with the part, including female leaders of the party.



They questioned the PML-N leaders about their ‘character,’ and dared them to explain what they had meant by the PTI rally attendees being ‘dishonourable.’



One story that particularly gained attention was that of Aamna Hassan Fasihi, a long-time campaigner for the PTI, who spoke of her years of experience with the PTI, in a long thread.

She was also then retweeted by PTI leader Shireen Mazari, who was the target of Abid Sher Ali’s comments made after the budget.