A recent statement by Member of Parliament and PML-N politician, Tallal Chaudry has left Pakistanis utterly confused. The video in which he’s making the now infamous statement is going viral on social media with most agreeing that his suggestive remarks definitely have a deeper – or dirtier – meaning.
In the last week or so, we have seen many PML-N loyalists come out in support of the Prime Minister and his family following the Joint Investigation Team’s (JIT) report implicating the Sharif household in the Panama Leaks’ case.
More than a show of power by the party, this is also a wonderful opportunity for young, budding politicians to win the goodwill of the party’s senior leadership and rise in ranks.
With so many statements coming out, Tallal Chaudry probably wanted to ensure that his words would stand out against that of his contemporaries and attract enough attention to receive a pat on the back by the party leadership.
But we truly wish he had thought through before saying what he did because trust us, it’s the most cringe worthy thing that you’ve heard since Donald Trump’s locker room talk video. The worst part is that what Chaudry said was not even a leaked conversation – he uttered every word on record, on a mike and in front of the media!
So, what was the statement?
In what was clearly a sexual innuendo, Chaudry called out on PPPP leader, Bilawal Bhutto for demanding a resignation from Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif. He said and we quote its translation:
“Mr. Bilalwal, you said you’ll force the PM to resign. Do you know how to take a resignation? You’re just a kid and this is a difficult thing to do. It will hurt you, you’ll shed tears. You won’t be able to take the resignation. Many bigwigs haven’t been able to take it from Nawaz Sharif.”
The statement might seem a little lost in translation but for those who can understand Urdu have no doubt about the suggestiveness of Tallal Chaudry’s remarks. His earlier statement using suggestive hand gestures further certifies his intention behind this one.
Want to know what I think?
Tallal is not the first person to choose such vile words. Our politicians, unfortunately have a habit of using sexual innuendos every now and then to make a point, giving us a sad glimpse of the morals with which they’ve been brought up.
Political rivalries are one thing but there is no excuse for resorting to statements that are distasteful and take sexual or personal jibes at political opponents.
Now if you’ll excuse me, I’d like to go and throw up.