Islamabad: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan received scathing criticism from women parliamentarians belonging to both sides of the political aisle in the lower house on Monday over his remarks on women elected on reserved seats not representing their constituencies.
The MNAs from both the opposition and treasury benches demanded a privilege motion against Khan for "disrespecting the house".
"I was shocked to hear such remarks from the man who claims to be the future leader of Pakistan," said MNA Shehnaz Wazir Ali.
Speaking on a point of order, Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) MNA Anusha Rehman raised the issue against a backdrop of thumping of desks in her support.
Referring to Khan as "that cricketer," Anusha questioned the PTI leader's contribution towards parliamentary development and democracy during the time he was a member of the house.
PML-Q Likeminded member Kashmala Tariq also condemned Khan's statement. She said that the PTI chief was speaking against more than half of his party's potential vote bank.