A clip of Pakistani politician Miftah Ismail has been making rounds on social media. In the clip, the politician can be seen standing behind Sania Ashiq, another politician, while PML-N’s Maryam Nawaz addresses the media during a press conference.
At one point, the politician is seen wiping his face and nose with what internet users claim is Ashiq’s dupatta. The clip making rounds on social media doesn’t clearly show whether it was Ashiq’s dupatta or not; regardless, Miftah Ismail is receiving criticism online for it.
A user wrote, “I see a lot of people are taking this as a joke, but this is totally unacceptable, irrespective of party affiliation. No man has the right to touch a woman’s clothing.”
WTH. I see a lot of people are taking this as a joke, but this is totally unacceptable, irrespective of party affiliation. No man has sthe right to touch a woman’s clothing.
Also it makes no sense. Y would he b holding a womans dupatta in a press conf
— Haroon H (@haroonhamids) March 22, 2022
Watch the Clip Below:
To clear the air, the politician tweeted saying, “A video shows me wiping my face with my sister @SaniaaAshiq ’s dupatta.” He explained that he thought he had reached in his pocket for a tissue but unknowingly picked up her dupatta, “As seen, I reached in my pocket, got a tissue & wiped my face. 2nd time I unknowingly picked up her dupatta on the tissue to wipe my face.”
He then concluded his tweet by saying that he apologized to politician Sania Ashiq, “Of course, I apologised to her when I saw it.”
A video shows me wiping my face with my sister @SaniaaAshiq’s dupatta. As seen, I reached in my pocket, got a tissue & wiped my face. 2nd time I unknowingly picked up her dupatta on the tissue to wipe my face. Of course I apologised to her when I saw it.
— Miftah Ismail (@MiftahIsmail) March 23, 2022
Clearly, the internet is not buying Miftah Ismail’s side of the story.
How on earth can you confuse a tissue paper with a dupatta?????
— Fareeha (@SabMayaHai_) March 23, 2022
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