Okay, enough is enough.
Shireen Mazari is being trolled online for looking like Nawaz Sharif in a picture from her trip to Iran.
And it’s actually pretty messed up.
Mazari is one of the Ministers to accompany Prime Minister Imran Khan and several other Ministers and Government Officials to Iran on a two day official visit on an invitation from Iranian President Hassan Rouhani.
The trip is the first made to Iran by Immy and his team since taking office. Iran and Pakistan as neighbours have faced many issues with security at the border and this meeting is a strong spot for the leaders to come together and access the situation.
However it seems that the focus of the visit has been altered to Shireen Mazari and a certain image of her, now viral on social media.
People all over social media have been poking fun at Mazari for looking like Nawaz Sharif in a picture from Iran.
Guess who? pic.twitter.com/ShHAbkGwWr
— Naila Inayat नायला इनायत (@nailainayat) April 22, 2019
Everyone has been making comparisons of Shireen to Nawaz, calling the resemblance uncanny.
Nawaz Sharif in gunghat?
— Indranil ইন্দ্রনীল इन्द्रनील🇮🇳 (@indranil_saha) April 22, 2019
Female Nawaz Sharif
— Chowkidar Sheetal (@sheetal_here) April 22, 2019
Mrs. NawazShareif..? 🤔
— Yash Khajuria (@yashk007) April 23, 2019
Nawaz Sharif and Sheikh Rasheed Crossover
— ares (@hydestria) April 23, 2019
However most people have been coming to Mazari’s side, calling out others for stating the similarity in the first place.
Many have also been making fun of Shireen for taking the dupatta on her head, even though she did it out of respect for the country.
Starting with Shireen’s daughter, Imaan Mazari who came to her mother’s swift defence in saying that her Mother was entitled to wear whatever she wanted.
Is this the level? Its appalling when men do this shit but women doing it is even worse. Fuck this. Really. I'm so disgusted. https://t.co/0jHk8wA11p
— ایمان زینب (@ImaanZHazir) April 23, 2019
With many others quickly following.
I think there is nothing wrong in it. As a Pakistani statesperson, she did what's needed to respect the law of that land. Also, that's a matter of her personal life and one shouldn't be bother with what she does with her life as long as she isn't violating any law.
— Tanveer Ali Bagoro (@bagoro_tanveer) April 24, 2019
Dr Shireen Mazari is an honourable and well read lady who has always supported Pakistan and its Armed Forces. Unfortunately anyone who supports 🇵🇰 and its defenders will face such low character people like Nayala & others. It should be a lesson for @ImaanZHazir
— Wisal Muhammad 🇵🇰 (@wisal13l) April 23, 2019
Dr. Shireen Mazari has always been vilified and joked about, not just by male members of opposition parties in an increasingly crass manner, but also by fellow women Parliamentarians. It’s a disgraceful tactic.
— Hatim Salman Nusrat (@HatimSalman) April 24, 2019
Really sorry for what is being said. All political differences aside, no women should ever be questioned over attire. Like a man is never asked of his choice, so should a woman be never questioned. All comments against your mother are disgusting and below the belt.
— AreeshaPU (@AreeshaPU) April 24, 2019
Mazari, as a woman coming into Iran decided to take a dupatta upon her head, to respect the rules and regulations of the nation. In efforts to be diligent to her job and the people around her, she took it upon herself to take this initiative.
Instead of being praised for her cultural appropriation, she has been being ridiculed for looking like Nawaz Sharif. Honestly, that is bullshit.
Mazari has always been the butt of jokes in Pakistani politics. Whether it’s her work ethic, the way she dresses or the way she’s treated in the workspace. Mazari has been called a tractor trolly, been yelled at and ridiculed within the government and on social media.
Whether you agree with her political decisions and position or not, the fact of the matter is that Shireen is a force to be reckoned with. To be a woman AND a politician in this country is not for the faint hearted and Mazari has done what she can to pave the way for a new generation of women to be strong, individualistic and steadfast in the face of adversity.
So make your jokes people, you never know in the future, the joke just may be on you.
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Cover photo source: Dawn/OK KI Report