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Asma Shirazi receives backlash over BBC Urdu article

Islamabad: Journalist Asma Shirazi has received backlash over her latest BBC article which Pakistan’s ruling party believes insinuated that Prime Minister Imran Khan’s wife is involved in witchcraft and sorcery.

PTI leaders have been accused of launching a social media campaign against the journalist for expressing her views in her opinion piece.

Senior anchors and journalists organizations have expressed solidarity with Asima Shirazi after some controversial Twitter trends appeared against her.

The ruling party’s official Twitter account and the premier’s close aides have condemned the journalist over what they called below the belt criticism.

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