Social media has a mixed reaction to Iqrar ul Hassan’s apology
He said that he is sorry for standing with Ayesha Akram.
Renowned anchorperson, Iqrar ul Hassan, has issued a public apology after a leaked audio recording of Ayesha Akram surfaced. Following the Minar-e-Pakistan incident, the Sar-e-Aam host along with Yasir Shami were the first ones to interview the victim.
Later, some pictures of Ayesha Akram’s friend, Rambo, wearing a Sar-e-Aam’s team shirt had also gone viral. A large number of social media users had raised questions over Iqrar ul Hassan’s role in the whole controversy. They were of the opinion that the anchorperson is part of the Tiktokers’ attempt to “gain publicity and defame Pakistan.”
Leaked audio clip of Ayesha Akram and Rambo
Few days back, an audio recording of Ayesha Akram and Rambo surfaced on the internet. In the leaked audio clip, the two can be heard discussing how much money should they demand from the suspects arrested in the case.
“How much money should we take from each one of them? #Rambo is then heard asking her. “Most of the suspects are poor,”
— Rubina (@RubinaViews) October 11, 2021
Rambo’s arrest in the case
On October 11th, the Lahore police arrested Rambo upon the complain of Ayesha Akram. The TikToker accused him of blackmailing her through compromising videos of her. She also blamed Rambo for the whole incident at Minar-e-Pakistan.
— Oye Ayesha (@Oye_ayesha475) October 9, 2021
Iqrar ul Hassan’s apology
Now, in a video posted on his Instagram, Iqrar ul Hassan has issued a public apology. He said that he is sorry for standing with Ayesha Akram.
Addressing Ayesha Akram, he said: “If you needed money, you should have asked me.” He also confirmed that the audio clip circulating on social media is genuine.
Social Media Response:
Social media users have a mixed reaction to the Sar-e-Aam’s host apology. Some people are praising him while others see his apology nothing short of an Oscar winning performance.
— Feroz Khan Barozai (@BarozaiFeroz) October 12, 2021
— F A T I M A (ashi Oct 15 🍰) (@miss__pandeyy) October 12, 2021
Just Shame on them ,bcoz of Ayesha Akram,double face iqrar ul hassan and Rambo CNN , BBC news and whole world media declared Pakistan unsafe for Women !!😡😡 #ayeshaakramexposed #iqrarulhassan pic.twitter.com/lYof0PlhIT
— Samar! (@maha94_maha) October 12, 2021
— Syeda Trimzi (@TrimiziiiSyeda) October 13, 2021
This person never misses an opportunity to defame Pakistan.
— BLACK PANTHER (@Corb0n9) October 13, 2021
If this mistake happened from my end @iqrarulhassan I would have filed a case against Ayesha Akram , getting her arrested for defaming Pakistan’s image , instead of posting “Khabi khushi khabi gum” sad background music videos. Rona Kis baat Ka Bhai? Mard bano , take her to court
— Waqar Zaka (@ZakaWaqar) October 13, 2021
— Usman Shahbaz (@UsmanSh47046374) October 13, 2021
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