Atiqa Odho schools overseas Pakistanis over 'harassment' of Marriyum Aurangzeb

By: News Desk
Published: 03:47 PM, 26 Sep, 2022
Atiqa Odho schools overseas Pakistanis over 'harassment' of Marriyum Aurangzeb
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Actress Atiqa Odho condemned those responsible for PMLN Marriyum Aurangzeb's public shaming in London’s café.  At a coffee shop, a number of PTI fans including women harassed the information minister and were verbally abusive.

Atiqa wrote a big note on Instagram, schooling the harassers, “You may not agree with someone's politics but harassment of this nature is unacceptable as not the way to solve national issues.”

She further expressed her disappointment, “Shows a very poor side of Pakistan to the world when overseas Pakistanis behave in this manner. They become a part of the problem and not the solution.”

“I request my friends and fans to carry themselves with dignity and work through the voting system if you are not happy. You achieve nothing with bad and immature behavior. Don't get carried away by emotion and lack of proof or correct information. Get your facts right, have evidence for them and then follow the law always. Otherwise you are playing with Pakistan's future. Regards” she appealed.

The videos circulating around social media show people wearing PTI caps and scarves taunting Aurangzeb in a Pret a Manger. In a different video, some of the same protesters can be heard yelling "chorni, chorni [thief]" as they follow Aurangzeb, who makes bold statements on television but does not have a dupatta on her head today, according to the woman filming her. The politician handled the situation with composure and without getting upset.

Aurangzeb is heard in the video discussing how people should treat one another. She said, "There is a way of doing things," and made an emotional appeal by wondering how they would feel if their sisters or moms were being harassed in public like this.

Even the Prime Minister Shahbaz Sharif was disappointed on the harassment and appreciated the way Marriyum handled the situation, he tweeted ‘The manner in which Marriyum Aurangzeb dealt with the harassment from the PTI supporters shows her grace. By her calm & honorable conduct, she exposed the ugly face of the harassers & their promoters. We are proud of her.’