Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML N) Vice President Maryam Nawaz came under fire on social media following “insensitive remarks” about journalist Arshad Sharif‘s dead body.
The daughter of PML N supremo Nawaz Sharif retweeted a tweet with a picture of coffin of the slain journalist.
The tweet claimed that Arshad Sharif mocked the death and illness of others, including Kulsoom Nawaz.
Replying to the tweet, Maryam Nawaz said that she doesn’t feel good retweeting the tweet. However, she added that its a “lesson for the mankind that we must all imbibe.”
I don’t feel good RTing this but this is a lesson for the mankind that we must all imbibe. https://t.co/XIfZA3N5Hr
— Maryam Nawaz Sharif (@MaryamNSharif) October 25, 2022
The tweet soon got plenty of criticism with most of the users asking the PML N vice president to delete her tweet. Activist and member of the Haqooq-e-Khalq Movement, Ammar Ali Jan, said that ‘Maryam Nawaz continues to prove herself unfit for public office.’
Mocking someone's family after a violent death is shameful. By displaying such deep-seated feelings of resentment and vendetta against opponents, Maryam Nawaz continues to prove herself unfit for public office.
— Ammar Ali Jan (@ammaralijan) October 25, 2022
Journalist Ahmad Noorani wrote that Arshad Sharif “had never used derogatory words against Begum Kulsoom Nawaz after her death.”
I could never have imagined this from you. Arshad had never used derogatory words against Begum Kulsoom Nawaz after her death. Falling to this level is the basic difference between sane people and lowlifes. Alas! https://t.co/btSYX7HCDX
— Ahmad Noorani (@Ahmad_Noorani) October 25, 2022
Hamid Mir posted the screenshot of Sharif’s old tweet about Maryam Nawaz’s mother, wishing her good health.
— Hamid Mir (@HamidMirPAK) October 25, 2022
“Disgusted by your response to say the least,” wrote Absa Komal.
Disgusted by your response to say the least. https://t.co/1Wo9L9EkCC
— Absa Komal (@AbsaKomal) October 25, 2022
Ajmal Jami called the PML N leader’s tweet “inhumane and heartless.”
Inhumane, heartless and unbelievable to see this at a very tragic incident. I hope it will be deleted soon. Rehm kijiey pls! https://t.co/fSpmEaKk2T
— Ajmal Jami (@ajmaljami) October 25, 2022
Asma Shirazi asked her to delete the tweet.
Not in the good taste at all, please delete. Thanks https://t.co/ZWtPMu5lso
— Asma Shirazi (@asmashirazi) October 25, 2022
“Millions of Pakistanis are in pain, and your tweet is deeply hurtful, very offensive, utterly distasteful,” wrote Mehr Tarar.
— Mehr Tarar (@MehrTarar) October 25, 2022
Singer Quratulain Balouch also slammed Maryam Nawaz Sharif, calling her “the worst excuse of a human being.”
You are the worst excuse of a human being. You remind me of Hind bint Utba the one who ate liver for vengeance. You disgusting woman. https://t.co/3ovytfkG96
— Quratulain Balouch (@Quratulainb) October 25, 2022