Dr. Pervez Hoodbhoy, a prominent Pakistani nuclear physicist and defence analyst, has drawn netizens’ wrath for criticizing female analyst during a live tv show.
While making an appearance on Kamran Shahid’s current affairs show at Dunya TV, Pervez Hoodbhoy was supposed to present arguments in opposition to the uniform school curriculum, Single National Curriculum (SNC) that the Federal government of Pakistan intends to implement.
However, he lost his cool, and instead of presenting counter-arguments against the other guest analyst for education, Dr. Mariam Chugtai, he resorted to comparing her to radical extremists.
The clip showing the argument made by Hoodbhoy is doing rounds on social media.
Many of the netizens also took to social media objecting over former LUMS professor’s behaviour.
Dr Hoodbhoy has completely LOST it! Whats the difference between him and those religious extremists, whom he often criticises – Calling out Dr @MariamChughtai as ‘Fasaad’ goes onto show his actual bigoted mindset!— Anas Mallick (@AnasMallick) August 5, 2020
The words used by Professor Hoodbhoy against @MariamChughtai are disappointing. Disagreement is a right but labeling a fellow academic "fasaadi" only adds to the poverty of our public discourse. We expect better from our seniors.— Ammar Ali Jan (@ammaralijan) August 5, 2020
I mostly respect Dr Hoodbhoy’s views but this name calling is NOT OKAY.— Maria Memon (@Maria_Memon) August 5, 2020
Not Okay At All. https://t.co/SNz1wfruAM
Remember the outrage we showed when Khalil ur Rehman Qamar attacked Marvi Sirmed on tv?— Mahwash Ajaz 🇵🇰 (@mahwashajaz_) August 5, 2020
This is why you won’t see outrage. Because the so-called left doesn’t call out their own as much as it should.
Hope Mr Hoodbhoy apologizes to Ms Chughtai & he understands his mistake. https://t.co/FeTpgyd0AV
Dr Pervez Hoodbhoy called Dr Mariam Chughtai a miscreant (fasaadi) live on satellite TV which reeks of his misogynist tendencies and inadequacy to accept diverse opinions. Such individuals should never be given space in public.— Faisal Ahmad Jafri (@faisalahmadj) August 5, 2020