As #MeToo campaign picks pace in Pakistan, women come forward with their stories against their alleged harassers. The recent revelations have however circled comedian and social media star Junaid Akram aka ganjiswag.
The comedian has a recognized status on the internet and has managed to build an extensive fan base. Junaid has been accused by multiple women basically for cheating them by hiding his marital status and then when they found out and confronted him, threatening the women to stay silent or else he will destroy their reputes and reach out to their families.
All women had somewhat similar allegations against him – luring them, lying about his marital status while dating them and threatening them in the end.
Another woman also shared on Twitter that she went on three dates with Junaid, while on the last one he said he is about to get married.
Not shocked at all. Went on three dates with him and on the third date he told me he's going to get married tomorrow, I've never laughed so hard at the absurdity of this man. A complete weirdo.
— Aiman (@Mimiification) October 11, 2018
Junaid however at the end of one of his vlogs stated that he denies the allegations and has handed over the matter to his legal team that will take care of the women.
Many people have extended their support, including another social media personality Shehzad Ghias, who says that he will not perform in any show where Junaid is invited from now on. He also said he believes survivors.
How to not respond to the #metoo movement
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— Shehzad Ghias Shaikh (@Shehzad89) October 11, 2018
In another shocking incident, a woman named Urooj Zia has accused Faisal Edhi of harassment. She said that the story is only known by her husband but she will share it now.
*takes a deep breathe*
Since this is all coming out, #MeToo too many times than I can count, but this one is about Faisal Edhi, Abdus Sattar Edhi's son – the guy heading the Edhi Foundation now.
It happened when I was very young (22 or 23 years old, I think.)
— Lounge meyN beyThi Akmal (@potaydur) October 10, 2018
Though Faisal categorically denied the allegations of course and called the woman a mental patient, women on social media platforms have extended their warm support for her and have demanded the removal of Faisal as head of Edhi Foundation as a man having such allegations on his name cannot be trusted with orphans and women.
I believe you @Sewrigami and I'm sick with rage. #FaisalEdhi needs to be removed from #TheEdhiFoundation and the safety of the women and children who rely on the Foundation needs to be confirmed. https://t.co/vzjpn1IdjA
— Mavra Ghaznavi (@MavraGhaznavi) October 11, 2018
#FaisalEdhi accused of sexual harassment??!!! ARE YOU FRICKING KIDDING ME???!!’ OH C’MON MAAAN!!!!!
— Huma. (@mysteriouslywow) October 11, 2018
— Salman Khan سلمان خان सलमान खान 🏳️🌈 (@ImGreenGuru) October 10, 2018
Just imagine, if we have predators and harassers like #FaisalEdhi, what could be more worst? People who are on powerful positions can not do this anymore. And people, this is not a joke!!!
— Stay Home (@javerriaawan) October 10, 2018
#FaisalEdhi he has to come forward after these latest allegations about him or else his fathers hardwork is doomed forever.
— Dr.Strange (@drhaseebnoor) October 11, 2018
— Tahir Qayyum Tanoli (@TQTan0Li) October 10, 2018
I believe every word and stand with her, having Edhi as your father doesn't guarantee Faisal being a good or honest human being. If am not wrong there was a scandal about him being corrupt too not very long ago?? #faisaledhi https://t.co/W1m3h8Lz6V
— Aqssa Syed (@AqssaSyed) October 11, 2018
Shocked yes! But not surprised at the allegation on #FaisalEdhi
Most men in our society are raised with a sense of entitlement while women are told that's how it is.
But not anymore. Times have changed. Dear men! your #TimesUp
— مائرہ (@KharroosWayne) October 11, 2018
If someone does not want to talk to you, you can force them to reply. Sending them messages again and again does not make you a good person and I feel you don’t want to be called a good person. Just stop harassing people. Stop it. #MeToo #FaisalEdhi
— Stay Home (@javerriaawan) October 10, 2018
Sending you solidarity..stay strong and proud. Well done for not being afraid or feeling ashamed and naming #FaisalEdhi
— Farrah (@GuyyanMirza) October 10, 2018
Thank you for sharing your story. Its not easy, but it's necessary. Too many ppl in this country don't get how consent works. It's bcos men are just as conditioned as women are. And this shit needs to stop. Doesn't matter if it's #FaisalEdhi or #Alizafar #timesup
— Annie Shahid (@shahid_ainee) October 10, 2018
— Adeeqa Lalwani (@AdeeqaLalwani) October 11, 2018
— Hashim Shah (@HashimShahSyed) October 11, 2018
— Zahra Hajyani (@ZahraHajyani) October 10, 2018
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