Wednesday, February 1, 2023

At Masjid-e-Nabvi, protesters yell slogans against PM Shahbaz Sharif

In Madinah, a group of protesters, allegedly affiliated with the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), violated the sanctity of the Masjid-e-Nabvi on Thursday when they began chanting anti-Prime Minister Shahbaz Sharif and his delegation slogans as soon as they entered the mosque to pay their respects at the Roza-e-Rasool (PBUH).

Earlier this week, Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif and his party arrived in Saudi Arabia on a three-day official visit, which was organized at the invitation of Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman bin Abdulaziz.

Among those accompanying the prime minister are Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari, Defense Minister Khawaja Asif, Finance Minister Miftah Ismail, Information Minister Marriyum Aurangzeb, Shahzain Bugti, Mohsin Dawar, Khalid Maqbool Siddiqi, and Chaudhry Salik, as well as four members of Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif’s staff.

After seeing Prime Minister Shahbaz Sharif and his delegation arrive at the Masjid-e-Nabvi, the demonstrators began screaming “chor, chor (thieves)” when they saw the premier. They also harassed and screamed objectionable chants against Marriyum Aurangzeb.

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Several videos of the terrible incident have gone viral on social media after its publication.

Meanwhile, the demonstrators misbehaved with the JWP’s head and Federal Minister for Narcotics Control Shahzain Bugti, pulling his hair and yelling abuse at him.

The demonstrators continued to video the entire scene using their cell phones throughout the duration of the demonstration.

“I have a great respect for Mecca and Medina, and no one is allowed to talk in a loud voice there,” Bugti stated in response to the incident. All of those who have made negative remarks about Marriyum Aurangzeb is still here, and as a result, the story of their arrest is false.”

“I don’t want to name the person responsible for this tragedy because I don’t want to utilize this holy territory for political objectives,” Aurangzeb remarked in response to the terrible incident, without mentioning Imran Khan by name but in an apparent allusion to him.

“However, it will take time for us to repair the harm that these individuals have done to our community, and the only way we can do so is by maintaining a constructive mindset.”

She went on to say that the leadership of the PML-N has urged its members to keep their emotions under control.

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