Fawad Chaudhry comes under fire for Sherry Rehman tweet
ISLAMABAD: Information and Broadcasting Minister Fawad Chaudhry is facing a backlash on Twitter for his scathing remarks about PPP leader Senator Sherry Rehman.
Taking to the micro-blogging website yesterday, Fawad Chaudhry wrote: “So happy for #YasirShah you made us proud boy, come on Pak media give this legend his due whats the fun in showing a presser of reminants of past like @sherryrehman she has zero contribution to the people or society these people have already hone in the wastebin of the history.”
Chaudhry’s comments were met with an angry response from netizens.
Those comments about sherry rehman are not only incorrect but utterly unbecoming of you fawad bhai. This is uncalled for and offensive.
— Zarrar Khuhro (@ZarrarKhuhro) December 6, 2018
Seriously? You really needed to say that while extolling the performance of Yasir Shah? Makes you feel good?
— afia salam (@afiasalam) December 6, 2018
In many ways, Sherry Rehman is a trailblazer for what Pakistani women can achieve in public life. Sherry is arguably one of the most successful female Pakistani politicians alive today and incidentally doesn’t draw her political capital from her husband or father’s name.
— Emran Brohi (@ibrohi31) December 6, 2018
You can’t do even if you born for 100 times what @sherryrehman has been contributing. Your recruitment is only to troll the notables.
— Riaz Ali Turi (@RiazToori) December 6, 2018
Woah. Instead of saying all this you could have simply said: coverage should have been given to both Yasir and Sherry.
And your tweet: while being something I didn’t expect from you is also factually incorrect. Sherry is very accomplished, both in her literary & political career
— Mehr Tarar (@MehrTarar) December 6, 2018
It surprises me that you’re not aware of @sherryrehman’s contributions. First woman opposition leader in Senate, a kickass ambassador to US, author of several progressive pieces of legislation, resigned as minister when media was gagged. This statement is unbecoming of you
— Ailia Zehra (@AiliaZehra) December 6, 2018