New Delhi: Pakistan Information Minister Marriyum Aurgangzeb was in for a rude shock while roaming the streets of London recently. The Pakistani minister was heckled & attacked with ‘Chorni, Chorni’ slogans while she entered a café in London.
Several videos of the incident landed up on social media and went viral. Those throwing muck at her in London were reportedly Pakistani nationals and supporters of ousted PM Imran Khan.
While Marriyum silent sneaked out of the café, many supporters follower her on the streets and continued chorni, chorni jibe. They accused her of looting public money for her enjoyment in London.
“Look at her roaming in London with money looted from Pakistan,” some of the protesters could be heard saying.
It may be reported that Pakistan is battling one of its worst floods, already embattled with skyrocketing prices of food & essential items.
While Pakistani establishment is begging before various countries for fund support to fight flood menace, the relaxed & calm I&B Minister roaming on London streets is apparently something that irked Khan’s supporters.
The video was shared by Pakistani journalist Syed Talat Hussain.
Replying to the video, she said that she was sad to see the toxic impact of Imran Khan’s politics of hatred. Back home, a couple of Pakistani ministers supported her ‘calm & the gracefulness’ in the wake of angry protests and also with the way she handled the miscreants.
Marriyum Aurangzeb is the daughter of former Pak PM Nawaz Sharif. While protesters hurled abuse at her, she largely remained unmoved and impervious to provocative statements by Imran’s supporters.
Maryam Aurangzeb answering questions of PTI protesters. pic.twitter.com/dWja4CcIrT
— Ihtisham Ul Haq (@iihtishamm) September 25, 2022
She also stated later that such provocative protest doesn’t bother her and she chooses to rise above it by getting more patient & tolerant.
Sad to see the toxic impact IK’s politics of hate & divisiveness has had on our brothers & sisters. I stayed & answered each & every question they had. Sadly, they are victims of IK’s propaganda. We will continue our work to counter IK’s toxic politics & bring people together https://t.co/KEgOPa5Y3p
— Marriyum Aurangzeb (@Marriyum_A) September 25, 2022