Maulana Tariq Jamil’s Apology to Media Set the Internet On Fire

Famous Islamic scholar and preacher Maulana Tariq Jamil’s apology to media has set the internet on fire.

#MaulanaTariqOurPride and #WeAreSorryMaulana were trending on Twitter on Monday as a huge number of tweets have emerged to support him.

Twitteratis condemned the television anchors like Muhammad Malik and Hamid Mir who pointed fingers at Maulana Tariq Jamil for calling media ‘liars’.

Another trend along with #wearesorryMaulana was #HamidMirMaafiMango.

People are demanding an apology from anchors for insulting and humiliating Maulana Tariq Jamil.


Ehsaas Fundraising Telethon for COVID-19 Pandemic

During a fundraising telethon on April 23 in Prime Minister House Islamabad, Maulana spoke for more than 25 minutes.

Prime Minister Imran Khan was also present at the fundraising telethon which was meant to raise funds for the victims of the Covid-19 pandemic.

While saying a long prayer at the end of the Ehsaas Telethon Maulana said media houses around the world, including Pakistan, “liars”.

Organizations like media “need to be more truthful”.

He further said one of the main issues of our society is that we are “not speaking the truth”.

During the telethon, Maulana Tariq Jamil said that “scantily dressed women” at “private schools and universities” also responsible for the coronavirus outbreak.

He said that their behavior had brought wrath upon the country.

What is the controversy

As the telethon ended with prayers said by the Maulana, the anchors who were present on the occasion did not get a chance to respond to the remarks about media houses.

However, Maulana’s statement where he said media ‘liars’, bring storm among journalists and members of the civil society.

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Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) also tweeted about Maulana’s comments correlating woman’s modesty to the pandemic.

In a tweet the commission said:


Because of the sharp reaction from media persons, Maulana Tariq Jamil tendered an unconditional apology in Muhammad Maalick’s talk show.

Speaking as a guest in Maalick’s show he acknowledged that his “tongue had slipped” during the prayer at the end of a telethon.

People from Media and Showbiz in support of Maulana

Where anchors like Hamid Mir and Muhammad Maalick who reacted strongly to Maulana s remarks about media and made him apologize to media.

There are many anchors, Media personals, showbiz stars who came in support of Maulana.

Though he apologized to the media, women in Pakistan, however, are still upset with the Maulana for what they say about them.

However, many showbiz stars and female anchors despite Maulana’s comment came in support of Maulana.

Famous actor Imran Abbas in his tweet said “You don’t owe any apology or clarifications to those who misinterpreted your message”

The trend #WeAreSorryMaulana trending on twitter was set by actress Dua Malik.

Many people on social media set the display picture of Maulana to support him.

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Umer Atiq
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