Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Chairman Najam Sethi is receiving intense backlash on social media for his absurd tweet saying that Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) will only target State Security Establishment.
The tweet from the Pakistan Cricket Board chairman came after the outlawed TTP threatened more attacks against law enforcement officers.
In the now-deleted tweet, PCB Chairman Najam Sethi said that there is no threat to PSL as the TTP said it will only attack the country’s security establishment.
“The TTP has said they will only target State Security Establishment because various deals have broken down. There is no threat to PSL. It will go on,” Najam Sethi said.
The tweet was deleted, however, the screen grab of the tweet was taken and it has gone viral, resulting in intense backlash for Najam Sethi for what is being termed an “irresponsible” comment.
The most irresponsible and absurd tweet – without thinking clearly or was it done deliberately? Wonder if @OfficialDGISPR has seen this? Sethi seems to have spent too much time in company of MaryamNS! pic.twitter.com/fCX4g38iCK
— Shireen Mazari (@ShireenMazari1) February 18, 2023
PCB chairman Najam Sethi has deleted his tweet. Sanity prevails!
Overseas players are always provided state security and even if he knew a thing or two, there was no point tweeting it in public. Not doubting his intentions as PCB chairman, but the tweet wasn't really needed.
— Farid Khan (@_FaridKhan) February 18, 2023
PCB is not a Galli Muhalla Cricket Board! Najam Sethi and other PCB officials should understand importance & professionalism of PCB media department. They should stop tweeting everything from personal accounts & choose a professional pathway inorder to behave like a professional.
— Arfa Feroz Zake (@ArfaSays_) February 18, 2023
— Amnah Jabeen (@AmnahJPlus) February 18, 2023
Are you for real? How can you possibly "exclude" the Security Establishment from the State apparatus?
It's the PEOPLE OF PAKISTAN who are being attacked every other day now!
Rather than condemning this barbaric terrorism, you're making unbelievable excuses on behalf of TTP. 👎
— Maleeha Hashmey (@MaleehaHashmey) February 18, 2023
— Shoaib Qadeer (@ImShoaibQadeer) February 18, 2023
Pertinent to mention that the tweet by Najam Sethi comes after the TTP attack on Police Chief Office in Karachi. The attack resulted in an intense four-hour-long gun battle between Law Enforcement Agencies (LEAs) and the terrorists. During the whole episode, three persons, including security personnel, were martyred, while 18 people sustained injuries. Five terrorists were also killed in the attack.
While the security forces successfully managed to neutralize the threat, the incident had nevertheless been condemned and calls for strict action against terrorists were once again made.
Moreover, the attack comes as HBL Pakistan Super League matches were being held in the country with international players taking part. The terror attack raised concern for the ongoing HBLPSL match as citizens wondered whether the matches will be canceled or not.
However, the matches will be held as per schedule, and a presidential level of security has been provided to the players of the franchise sides currently staying in the city.