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President of Pakistan trends on twitter after funeral controversy

President of Pakistan did not attend martyrs' funeral due to twitter propaganda?

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President Dr Arif Alvi has condemned the recent controversy generated on social media on his not attending the funeral prayers of the martyrs.

The president posted a thread for clarification on his personal Twitter account. The first tweet said, “There is unnecessary controversy on why I did not attend Janaza of the Shaheeds recently. This gives me an opportunity to condemn in unequivocal terms the despicable tweets by those who are neither aware of our culture or our religion.”

Another tweet said, “When respect for Shahadat is also present in the Quran, how can we desecrate the memory & the sacrifice of those whom Allah has given eternal life. Like all Pakistanis I have admired the Shuhuda all my life. Since you, the Pakistani people have put me in this office of امانت.”

The third tweet said, “I have called hundreds of families, have attended Janazas and visited them to offer my condolences. On your behalf I consider it my duty to do so. The families have been proud, but we all recognize the sad & personal loss in this world.”

In the last tweet of the thread, President said “It is especially difficult to condole with families where young children are the survivors. When the family members have cried, I have cried. There is no doubt in my mind that Pakistan is safe only because of their ultimate sacrifices. That is what makes me proud of Pakistan۔”

The controversy began when a News anchor asked Major General Babar Iftikhar about his comments on President Alvi not having attended the funeral of the martyrs who lost their lives in a helicopter crash while carrying out relief operations in Balochistan.

Read more: Six Pak Army officers martyred in Balochistan helicopter crash

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