Uproar after Pakistan Chief Justice's 'skirt' remark

WION Web Team
New Delhi, Delhi, India Updated: Feb 12, 2018, 11:56 AM(IST)

Saqib Nisar Photograph:( Others )

Pakistan’s Chief Justice Saqib Nisar has come under fire after he compared the length of a speech to that of a woman’s skirt.


Nisar said that a "speech should be like a woman's skirt, not too long that one loses interest and neither too short that it doesn't cover the subject."

Nisar was quoting Winston Churchill during an event in Karachi.

However, the video of Nisar making this analogy soon went viral and received criticism on social platforms.


Woman's rights activist in the country has shown outrage on the issue and highlighted the sexism woman face everywhere including the legal system.

A Karachi-based rights group, Woman Action Forum (WAF) has sent a letter to Nisar demanding an apology an said that the statement shows a deep-rooted sexism and double standards women are held.



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