Islamabad: Recently, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman, Imran Khan was sworn-in as Pakistan’s new Prime Minister on Saturday. In Pakistan, it is the second time when the democratic transition from one civilian government to another took place in a peaceful manner.
Meanwhile, the burqa of Imran Khan’s third wife, Bushra Khan has triggered debate on social media. Here are the few reactions of Twitterati.
Bushra Maneka's burqa should seriously be the least of our concerns. pic.twitter.com/9M8XCEvFLF
— Nida Kirmani (@nidkirm) August 18, 2018
Everyone seems to be threatened by a woman in a veil. Her sense of self worth determined by whats in her head vs how much skin she's showing. Ppl r desperately trying to objectify her EYES and HANDS. Imagine. Imagine the fear.
— Haya H. Rizvi (@hayahriz) August 18, 2018
My gmother grew up taking a niqab; she said she only felt alive the day she took it off. She sold her ancestral lands to educate her daughters, sold her jewelery to send me abroad at 18 so none of us wud live the life she lives: Donot glamorize a walking prison like #BushraKhan
— Sephora (@seraphina444) June 15, 2018
She has every right to wear what she wants but as the wife of Pakistan’s leader, she represents all Pakistani women.
When the international community sees Pakistan as a regressive state that oppresses women, this is not the greatest representation of Pakistani women. pic.twitter.com/3k1XxRRmnS
— Sameera Khan (@SameeraKhan) August 18, 2018
It may be mentioned that at the oath-taking ceremony, Bushra Khan was also present, making her first public appearance since the couple married earlier this year. She was covered from head to toe in a white niqab.
On Monday, 16 members of Imran Khan’s cabinet took oath at a ceremony held at the President House. Pakistan’s President Mamnoon Hussain administered the oath to them.