Usman Dar Receives Flak on Social Media Over His Statement Regarding Pathans
Special Adviser to the Prime Minister on Youth Affairs, Usman Dar, has been receiving flak on social media following his comments regarding Pathans on Mansoor Ali Khan’s show. Talking about Jamiat Ulema Islam’s march Usman Dar said, “In the end, they [the Azadi marchers] will get the same [returns] as those Pathan [vendors] who roam in streets and sell a blanket worth Rs500 for Rs50.”
Moments later, Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML N) MPA Hina Parvez Butt interrupted him and condemned Dar’s use of the word Pathan.
“I want to condemn [the usage] of the word Pathan [randomly] like this. We are all Pakistanis,” PML N MPA said.
Despite being called out, Usman Dar continued until Mansoor Ali Khan had to ask him to apologize. Special Adviser to the Prime Minister on Youth Affairs took his statement back after Mansoor Ali Khan asked him to.
“Alright, I will take [my words] back,” Dar said.
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As the Usman Dar slammed Pukhtoon on national TV, I strongly condemn it.Neither does their leader think before speaking and their cabinet.We are proud as a Pukhtoon, if they earn working hard, then Usman Dar has no right to humiliate them۔@PTIofficial #ShameOnUsmanDar pic.twitter.com/6bIFEtMMmj
— Rehman Chand (@RehmanChand2) November 6, 2019
After the clip from the show went viral on the internet, the PTI leader was severely criticized. The trend #ShameOnUsmanDar became number one trend on Pakistani twitter.
Here’s How Twitter Condemned Usman Dar’s Statement:
A Pathan selling a Rs. 500 carpet in Rs. 50 in a street still has more dignity and grace in his left thumb than Usman Dar has in his entire being. #ShameOnUsmanDar
— Nuzhat S. Siddiqi (@guldaar) November 5, 2019
Pashtuns selling Rs.500 carpet in Rs.50 are still more dignified than you & your corrupt politicians.Having a Pashtun as his leader #UsmanDar made such a statement & target Pashtuns.Another e.g from incompetent ppl PM has around him. #UsmanDarAgainstPashtuns #ShameOnUsmanDar pic.twitter.com/hmqJRtG5WB
— Areesha Babar (@areeshababar24) November 6, 2019
We are not sindhi ,not punjabi ,not pathan,not pashtu ,not balochi we are all Pakistani and usman dar you insult pathan it means you insult the whole pakistani mation and you should better to say sorry on national tv also from all pathans.#ShameOnUsmanDar pic.twitter.com/kFLwCsWGQt
— Uj.saadi (@SaadiUj) November 6, 2019
Punjab govt minister Mian Aslam Iqbal first declared Pashtun leadership as traitors and now Usman Dar making racist remarks to insult Pushtuns. Just shows what they actually think of Pathans. https://t.co/zja1TYgBHd
— Murtaza Ali Shah (@MurtazaViews) November 5, 2019
Usman dar have to apologise from Our Pathan brothers and sisters.#UsmanDarAgainstPashtuns
— Alizay Khan (@LibraThoughtss) November 5, 2019
— Ahad Shoukat (@M_ahad_shoukat) November 5, 2019
Senator from KP Rubina Khalid has demanded the issue of racial stereotyping of Pashtuns by a PTI leader from Sialkot, Punjab, Usman Dar, "be referred to Committee on Rules & procedures & Privileges". Pakistani media reported the PTI leader has offered an apology 4 his remarks. pic.twitter.com/NoaEepUxPJ
— VOA DEEWA (@voadeewa) November 5, 2019
— Muhammad Atif (@masmohmand) November 5, 2019
Pashtun displacement into Punjab is a cost of Pak's strategic depth policy. These Pashtuns won't have left their homeland, if it wasnt used for strategic games & was allowed to grow to full potential. #ShameOnUsmanDar for making fun of those who are just making an honest living.
— Mohsin Dawar (@mjdawar) November 5, 2019