Iqrar ul Hassan’s recent comments have left Twitter in an uproar.
The famous crime show Sar-e-Aam host in his recent Tweet drew a comparison between India and Pakistan, that invited the wrath of social media users.
His tweet has left the microblogging users in Pakistan divided and many came out demanding an apology from him over the tweet.
Alhumdulillah, there is no comparison between India & Pakistan we are proud of what we are. Your contrast has no weight! You should have compared it with BRT if you're so desperate to do a comparison!#PakistanZindabad #اقرار_قوم_سےمعافی_مانگو— Ahmed Mudassar (@AhmedMudassar18) January 17, 2021
Soon after the backlash popular Pakistani anchorperson, Iqrar ul Hassan in a Tweet clarified his stance and addressed the hate comments he had been receiving on social media.
“Like every conscious political activist and social media worker, PTI activists also want the development of Pakistan. Even if the enemy is doing something good, we have to go beyond it and not criticize our own people. If you want to play the trend, take this. Otherwise, let’s all come together and be positive and serve Pakistan,” said Iqrar in a Tweet.
ہر ذی شعور سیاسی کارکن اور سوشل میڈیا ورکر کی طرح تحریکِ انصاف کے کارکن بھی پاکستان کی ترقی چاہتے ہیں، دشمن بھی اگر کچھ اچھا کر رہا ہو تو ہمیں اس سے آگے نکلنا ہے اپنے لوگوں پر تنقید نہیں کرنی۔۔۔ ٹرینڈ ٹرینڈ کھیلنا ہے تو یہ لیں👇 ورنہ آئیں سب مل کر، مثبت ہو کر پاکستان کی خدمت کریں pic.twitter.com/U6UyMKF1yL— Iqrar ul Hassan Syed (@iqrarulhassan) January 17, 2021
Meanwhile, in between all the chaos, the hashtag #WeSupportIqrar is also trending top on Twitter.
A majority of netizens including celebrities came out supporting their favorite anchor who has the credit of bringing many garve issues to light through his program Sar-e-Aam.
When a man who has risked his life many a times & worked tirelessly for his country & its people posts a picture that could be his wish to see a better transportation system, judge him for his intention with the same compassion & kindness he has always shown. #WeSupportIqrar— Ali Zafar (@AliZafarsays) January 17, 2021
Before bashing anyone, one must see the context of whats being said.— Shoaib Akhtar (@shoaib100mph) January 17, 2021
Love, devotion & dedication of @iqrarulhassan towards our beloved country Pakistan is not even debatable or questionable. #wesupportiqrar #WesupportIQRARULHASSAN
We can’t judge his love & devotion towards his Country by a post it’s just his wish to see a better Transportation system for his own people & his own country nothing wrong in that.Stay strong @iqrarulhassan #WeSupportIqrar— Kamran Akmal (@KamiAkmal23) January 17, 2021
Iqrar ul Hasan @iqrarulhassan desire of a better #Pakistan for ordinary hard working #Pakistanis will be realised one day if we all work with honestly and dedication in our chosen fields. #WeSupportIqrar for a #RisingPakistan 👍 https://t.co/vDkwDpvrQ5— Arshad Sharif (@arsched) January 17, 2021
اپنی جان جوکھوں میں ڈال کر بھی معاشرے کو بدلنے کے سلسلے کو جاری رکھے ہوئے شخص کوکسی سے محب وطن ہونے کا سر ٹیفیکیٹ نہیں چاہئے۔ #Wesupportiqrar— Farah Yousaf (@fara_yousaf) January 17, 2021