For the past several years, morning shows have been aired in Pakistan on various entertainment and news channels covering different segments. In these shows, sometimes wedding ceremonies are held, sometimes different competitions are held and sometimes different personalities are invited as guests.
At the same time, these morning shows cover different segments like quiz, exercise and cooking. Something similar happened yesterday when a segment of the exercise was running in the morning show on Pakistan Television (PTV) News. 'S video was shared.
In the shared video, a woman was exercising and she was being instructed by a man. Ansar Abbasi shared the video and in a tweet mentioned Prime Minister Imran, Information Minister Shibli Faraz and Special Assistant for Information Asim Saleem Bajwa and wrote that it is PTV.
However, on the tweet, Ansar Abbasi faced severe criticism from the public on social media.
What’s wrong in it ....— Sindhi-Ajrak ( Im hayat Balouch ) (@SindhiDoctrine) September 21, 2020
A Twitter user asked what's wrong with that?
What’s wrong with this, probably lots family’s females do their simple exercise. You gotta circulate the blood flow in your brain buddy. Don’t make everything complicated.— - (@qasimm1) September 21, 2020
Another user wrote that what is wrong with this, most women exercise, it circulates blood flow to the brain, do not complicate everything.
خدا کا نام لیں @AnsarAAbbasi صاحب۔۔— Rashid Abbasi (@rash_uk) September 21, 2020
۔۔کم وبیش 20 سالوں سے یہ ورزش سگمنٹ پی ٹی وی پہ چل رھا ھے۔۔۔اسے کیوں خان کے کھاتے میں ڈال رھیے ھیں۔
Another user wrote, take the name of God, Ansar Abbasi, this exercise segment has been running on PTV for more or less 20 years, why are they putting it in Khan's account.
Bhae aap ka mind itna ganda ha. Harr cheez main kuch nikalna. Frustrated— Briz (@Brizzle111) September 21, 2020
Similarly, another user criticized that your brain is so dirty, to get something out of everything.
sexualising and objectifying women doing normal everyday things like working out is also rape culture. https://t.co/Oc7hryY6RE— Hamna Zubair (@hamnazubair) September 21, 2020
Hamna Zubair wrote that giving sexual color to women working on a daily basis is also part of the rape culture.
Mr Abbasi Y we r not able to see it as training steps? Y our eyes are not clean? Y we see a woman by sex angle? It is shameful for u to tweet. Then pl [email protected] it on Utube. It is high time for u and all to see things in different ways otherwise a woman ll not save in our society— Naurin Fatima (@naurin_fatima) September 22, 2020
Twitter user Noorin Fatima wrote, 'Abbasi Sahib, why don't we see it as training? Why are our eyes not clean?
If Even an exercise session and women picture on advertisement boards makes you feel amorous, you really need psychic therapy and advice..... https://t.co/1Xb9tDwr5R— Ch Fawad Hussain (@fawadchaudhry) September 22, 2020
In addition, Federal Minister for Science and Technology Fawad Chaudhry also criticized Ansar Abbasi and wrote that if the image of women on sports and billboards also appeals to you, then you really need psychotherapy and counselling.
You are part of a government which claims to be rebuilding Pakistan in line with the principles of Riyasat e Madina. Can you justify what you and your likes support in the light of the teachings of Quran and Sunnah or even the constitution of Pakistan?? https://t.co/EpP1wyn607— Ansar Abbasi (@AnsarAAbbasi) September 22, 2020
To which Ansar Abbasi replied that you are part of a government which claims to rebuild Pakistan according to the principles of the state of Madinah.
He asked if you would explain what you support in the light of Quran and Sunnah or the Constitution of Pakistan.
Besides, anchorperson Rabia Anum also tweeted sarcastically and wrote that Imran Khan should see that only women are working out while men are not, it is not healthy to work out on days.
Yes IK please see that only the Woman is working out and the man is not , it’s unhealthy. They both should work out.. 🤦♀️ https://t.co/Dw0QfETseP— Rabia Anum Obaid (@RabiaAnumm) September 22, 2020
On the other hand, some users also supported Ansar Abbasi and termed it wrong to show exercise on the show.
One user wrote that we will remain Muslims in name only. If this happens then how can we stop rape cases?
Another user wrote that this is an Islamic country but unfortunately nothing is Islamic here, it is a way to promote obscenity.