Public display of affection is not something we often witness in Pakistan or other Muslim countries as strict laws apply. Those who dare to cross the law are heavily fined and jailed as well.
A video of a passenger from an AirBlue flight has been making rounds on social media where the passenger narrates his encounter with a couple on a flight on the 20th of May from Karachi to Islamabad. According to the passenger, the couple was busy getting intimate on the plane.
In Pakistan, under section 294 of the Pakistan Panel Code (PPC) states: “Whoever, to the annoyance of others; a) does any obscene act in any public place, or b) sings, recites or utters any obscene songs, ballad or words, in or near any public place, shall be punished with imprisonment of either description for a term which may extend to three months, or with fine, or with both.”
Naturally, the families sitting around them didn’t feel comfortable and complained to the cabin crew about their behaviour. Much to their surprise, even after the air hostess asked them to stop, they started kissing. Upon another complaint, the hostess handed the couple a blanket, so they don’t make other people uncomfortable on the flight. They continued with their lewdness under the covers.
At the end of the flight, the couple stood up to tell people who complained to the crew that they have no right to interfere with their privacy. The passenger submitted a complaint to the airline but didn’t receive any response as yet.
The story is for sure comical, so it did divide social media and cause a debate on whether the couple was right or wrong. Many also created memes and other jokes on Twitter just for a good laugh and to remind people of their hypocrisy.
Pakistan is the 3rd largest porn viewing country, so hypocrisy is it?
— Abuzar Khan (@AbuzarK58020447) May 26, 2021
— Manahil Fatima (@MFatilma) May 26, 2021
We love a good meme!
— Salmaan Sabir (@SalmanSabirH) May 26, 2021
People wish that the couple had a splendid day even after the flight
Just hoping that the couple that started their day on the 7am flight with kisses and affection had a consistently quality day filled with many more kisses and hugs and love and happiness even thought they were going to Islamabad
— آزاد فلسطین🇵🇸 (@fay_alif) May 25, 2021
“A sad man whines about a couple kissing in the plane. A sad nation joins the while”
A sad man whines about a couple kissing in the plane. A sad nations joins the whine. #Airblue
— Syma Tasaduq (@SymaTasaduq) May 25, 2021
Everything wrong with us:
Desi couples make sure they fight like dogs in front of children, but anything even remotely intimate will be limited to the bedroom. What do you expect from an entire nation that grew up watching hate normalised and acts of love labelled as shameful?
— Salwa (@ranaslander) May 25, 2021
This will be funny, even for the investigators!
air kissing investigation xD
— saad. (@chimgadar) May 25, 2021
More support for the love birds
I absolutely love the couple who kissed on the flight. Wish my parents kissed in public. Pakistanis hate love cuz they only grew up seeing their parents fight. Affection is something they aren’t aware of.
— Nishat (@Nishat64) May 25, 2021
— Rehan Ajmal 🇵🇰/🇵🇸 (@RehanAjmalSays) May 25, 2021
Some didn’t feel like it was ok to justify the act
— Aman Ullah (@Aman_Educator) May 26, 2021
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