Maryam Nawaz receives flak on Twitter following her cryptic and distasteful tweet regarding the death of renowned journalist Arshad Sharif.
She shared the picture of the coffin of Arshad Sharif tied in ropes at the runway of the airport to be taken to Pakistan through Qatar Airways. She posted her picture with a comment that “I don’t feel good RTing this but this is a lesson for mankind that we must all imbibe.”
Comments of Maryam Nawaz on the death of Arshad Sharif have triggered social media users who are calling her tweet ‘insensitive’ and disturbing. People are calling her to delete the tweet. Prominent journalists like Nasim Zehra and Ansar Abbasi have called her tweet ‘ill-timed’. They advised her to go silent on the matter.
اس بیان سے ارشد شریف کی توہین کرنا مقصد تھا لیکن اس بیان سے آپ کی ذہنیت مزید آشکار ہوئ ہے،آپ کو شرم آنی چاہئے تھی اس وقت جب پورا ملک ارشد شریف کی شہادت سے دکھ اور گریہہ کی کیفیت ہے آپ نے صرف ارشد کی والدہ اور خاندان کے دکھ میں نہیں ہر پاکستانی کے دکھ میں اضافہ کیا ہے #ShameOnYou https://t.co/WLUGL4yKzI
— Ch Fawad Hussain (@fawadchaudhry) October 25, 2022
Wow – not at all shocked to see this coming from you. No wonder you felt like celebrating deewali when the country you claim can only be ruled be “hum hukumraan khaandan” lost its most precious asset.
وطن کی مٹی گواہ رہنا۔۔۔ https://t.co/und3ulTTbM
— Shiffa Z. Yousafzai (@Shiffa_ZY) October 25, 2022
— Khawar Ghumman (@Ghummans) October 25, 2022
— Sara Taseer (@sarataseer) October 25, 2022
Unethical and ill-timed tweet. https://t.co/3JhOJKhGfJ
— Ansar Abbasi (@AnsarAAbbasi) October 25, 2022
You are truly the most vile face of humanity! Sick and disgusting to the core. Mocking a dead man who was murdered with such brutality & sarcasm. When we thought you couldn't stoop any lower, you showed that you are just inhumane You & your family hounded him wait for your Karma https://t.co/EeuDWaFwTf
— Maleeka Ali Bokhari (@MalBokhari) October 25, 2022
— Mehr Tarar (@MehrTarar) October 25, 2022
Earlier in the day, PMLN received criticism for sharing a video of cutting the cake of Diwali celebrations and sharing it on social media just a few hours after the heinous murder of Arshad Sharif.
Meanwhile, the body of senior journalist Arshad Sharif, who was shot dead in Kenya, is on its way to Pakistan through a flight that will land in Islamabad on October 26 at 0105 hours.
According to an update by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs shared with media on Tuesday, the body of the late Arshad Sharif was transported at 0125 hours from Nairobi to Doha via Qatar Airways flight QR1342 early Tuesday.
The onward flight QR0632 will leave Doha at 1935 hours today (Oct 25) and arrive in Islamabad at 0105 hours on October 26 (Wednesday). Pakistan’s High Commissioner to Kenya Saqlain Syeda oversaw the arrangements at Nairobi Airport for the repatriation of the body.
Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif on Monday telephoned Kenyan President William Ruto and emphasized an impartial and fair investigation into the killing of senior journalist Arshad Sharif. Discussing the tragic incident with the Kenyan president, the prime minister also conveyed serious concerns of the Pakistani nation and the media community.
He also requested the Kenyan president to fast-track the fulfillment of formalities for returning the body of late journalists to Pakistan.