Ayesha Akram case: Yasir Shami, Iqrar ul Hassan accused of vilifying Pakistan
Thousands of Twitter users lashed out at Yasir Shami and Iqrarul Hassan after the duo appeared with Ayesha Akram, the TikToker who said she was assaulted by hundreds of men at Minar-e-Pakistan on August 14.
As Punjab police hunted the men involved in the incident, thousands of people, encouraged by some TV anchors and Vloggers, said Yasir Shami and Iqrarul Hassan vilified Pakistan by portraying it as a unsafe country for women, which otherwise is safe for everyone.
Anchor Imran Riaz, Vlogger Siddique Jan and several other men with thousands of followers on Twitter gave the impression that ‘liberals’ were involved in propaganda against Pakistan by highlighting attacks on women.
Some users indulged in victim blaming and said she was the one who invited the mob to assault her for publicity. Others said Ayesha Akram’s companion may some day turn out to be a member of Iqrarul Hassan’s team.