"Women's Rule is a Curse" - Highly Condemnable Statement from Musharraf's Political Ally Arbab Ghulam Rahim (Chief Minister Sindh)
Daily Times: August 27, 2007
LAHORE: Sindh Chief Minister Arbab Ghulam Rahim said on Sunday that a woman’s rule was “vicious” and people should avoid it, reported Geo News.
Addressing a public meeting near Thatha, Rahim said he was expressing his views with apologies to the women present in the meeting.
According to the channel, Rahim said it was regrettable, but fact nevertheless that a woman’s rule was “vicious” and that people should try to avoid it at all cost.
Commenting on Rahim’s views, Pakistan Human Rights Commission Chairwoman Asma Jahangir said it was surprising that Rahim was representing a moderate and enlightened government and saying a woman’s rule was vicious.
She said why Rahim did not have the same views when he was in the Pakistan People’s Party. She said Rahim was a “cruel landlord” from deep inside Sindh and was notorious for crushing the poor women of his constituency.
Arbab Ghulam must apologize to the nation particularly women, says Farzana Raja Online News Agency - August 27, 2007
ISLAMABAD: While reacting on the statement of Chief Minister Sindh, Arbab Ghulam Rahim, Secretary Information Pakistan Peoples Party Punjab, Farzana Raja said that Sindh Province had been victim of various disasters after the induction of cursed Chief Minister Arbab Ghulam Rahim.
In a statement issued on Monday, she said that it was a sign of unfortunate particularly for Sindh Province and generally for Pakistan that such a person is ruling as a chief minister of Sindh, who is not only involved in the murder of a journalist, but he is also involved in smuggling of poor innocent women, setting up private jails in Thar and accused of water theft.
She said on the one hand present government preach enlightened moderation on the other hand people like Arbab Ghulam Rahim, represents a moderate and enlightened governments, terms the rule of woman as curse, which shows the double standard of present hypocrite government.
While criticizing Sindh Chief Minister’s statement, Farzana Raja said that Arbab’s statement shows his poor state of mind and his exploitative nature against women, adding that Rahim represents cruel landlord from deep inside Sindh.
She further added that Arbab Ghulam Rahim, through his irresponsible statement has deviated the sprit of Islam, who secured the rights of women adding that Chief Minister sindh should apologize to the nation particularly 52 percent of population, which consists on women.