Pakistani journalist Ansar Abbasi earned the ire of social media on Monday after he tweeted the video of a woman exercising on national TV, urging Prime Minister Imran Khan to take action against it.
Sharing the video of a clip on PTV where a man and a woman are exercising, Abbasi tagged PM Imran Khan and information minister Shibli Faraz in the video.
— Ansar Abbasi (@AnsarAAbbasi) September 21, 2020
Federal Minister for Science and Technology Fawad Chaudhry criticised the journalist, telling him that he needed to opt for “psychic therapy”.
If Even an exercise session and women picture on advertisement boards makes you feel amorous, you really need psychic therapy and advice….. https://t.co/1Xb9tDwr5R
— Ch Fawad Hussain (@fawadchaudhry) September 22, 2020
Abbasi hit back at the federal minister, asking him whether the teachings of Islam gave space for such content on TV.
You are part of a government which claims to be rebuilding Pakistan in line with the principles of Riyasat e Madina. Can you justify what you and your likes support in the light of the teachings of Quran and Sunnah or even the constitution of Pakistan?? https://t.co/EpP1wyn607
— Ansar Abbasi (@AnsarAAbbasi) September 22, 2020
Only someone with a sick mind would imply that a video of a woman exercising is in some way inappropriate. Seek psychological counselling, and in the meantime stop watching television or leaving your house for that matter.
— Nida Kirmani (@NidaKirmani) September 21, 2020
I think we need to respect each other even have differnt view point and try to understand other’s side of the story instead of adopting such behavior, he may be wrong but u may differ with him more better way….
— Citizens (@CitizensPak) September 21, 2020
And what exactly is wrong with this? She is just working out. What kind of sick pervert sees anything sexual in it? Abbasi sahib, seriously, you need to get a life. Puhleeeeez 🙏🏾
— Marvi Sirmed (@marvisirmed) September 21, 2020
Our religion don’t even allow women to run in front of “NaMehram” – they are doing excercise on TV ! Being liberal truly doesn’t mean that we forget our religion and do what the west does !
— Laiba Khan (@TheLaibaKhan) September 21, 2020
What’s causing you so much distress at your age?
— Emmad Hameed (@Emmad81) September 21, 2020
In today’s Pakistan, women have to learn to fend for themselves because none of you will stand with us. #getfit
— Maheen Usmani (@MaheenUsmani) September 21, 2020