Amid all the backlash that Prime Minister (PM) Imran Khan continues to face after referring to Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) Chairman Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari as “sahiba”, musician Salman Ahmed has stepped up to defend him.

In a tweet on Wednesday evening, Salman, who is well-known for his undeterred support for the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chief, said that “calling someone sahiba is a sign of respect”.

His statement, however, wasn’t very well received by Twitterati, who had termed PM Imran’s remarks as “disgustingly sexist” a day earlier.