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Punjab govt spokesman in hot water after calling Shafaat Ali ‘Marasi’

June 14, 2020 12:46 PM


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Just as Pakistan Muslim League-N President Shehbaz Sharif got diagnosed with coronavirus, his fans on twitter started praying for his health, wishing him a speedy recovery, and so did comedian Shafaat Ali.

His tweet caught the attention of Punjab government’s spokesperson, Usman Saeed Basra and he tried throwing shade at Shafaat Ali by calling him a “Marasi”.

https://twitter.com/usmansaeedbasra/status/1271123252849659906

Many celebrities and fans got angry on the spokesperson’s remarks and demanded an apology from him.

Taking to Twitter, superstar Ali Zafar wrote: “Dear Sir @UsmanAKBuzdar....been told he is the official spokesperson for the @GOPunjabPK. Given the office he holds, I leave it up to your kind judgment to decide what the noble thing would be to do.”

https://twitter.com/AliZafarsays/status/1271472497637167104

Actor Omair Rana wrote: “I once corrected a lawyer/politician who came from a family of that vocation that my father is a businessman, making him the meerasi not me. For Meerasi means one who inherits something, esp line of work. I see your Mens Rea @usmansaeedbasra please explain your Intent or apologise.”

https://twitter.com/omairana/status/1271439609352855565

Actor Vasay Chaudhry said: “UsmanAKBuzdar SB. If such people are the spokesperson for your Govt then shouldn’t the ministry of culture be renamed as ministry of Marasees with the appointed minister being the HEAD MARAASI ? ...Shame on this Gentleman.”

https://twitter.com/MadihaAbidAli/status/1271435385483268096

https://twitter.com/ajmaljami/status/1271435721820209153

https://twitter.com/sjdsays/status/1271482935171002368

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3XpMCGt6uvA


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