While in a conversation with Waseem Badaami on his show 11th Hour, Special assistant to the Chief Minister Punjab Firdous Aashiq Awan remarked that Sindhis are Jahil and lack political consciousness. For context she made these remarks for Sindhis electing Pakistan People’s Party repeatedly.
سندھ کے عوام میں شعور کی کمی ہے۔۔ فردوس عاشق اعوان pic.twitter.com/4UpJVKynmL
— Waseem Abbasi (@Wabbasi007) July 30, 2021
Twitter is furious over her remarks and is schooling her.
One user said “This characterization of Sindhi’s tantamounts to ethnic bigotry and really show her socio-political understanding. It’s an insult to the Sindhis and they must demand an apology from her.”
Another one said “I as resident of Sindh strongly condemn this racist & narrow minded, unethical speech of Ms. Firdous Ashiq Awan. Electing PPP-P by power of vote in Sindh is bcs of the merit & governance of the party. Sindhis have always took active & historic role in politics even before 1947.”
I strongly condemn Firdous ashiq awan’s words towards Sindh and Sindhi people.
Such a disrespectful people in the big offices. @Drfirdous_awan apologise for such insensitive comments. pic.twitter.com/yGgQprx3Fz
— Saba Hyder (@SabaHyder1) July 31, 2021
Firdous Ashiq Awan's racist remarks towards Sindh and Sindhi people are strongly condemned. Such people are to blame for the fuelling ethnic divisions. I demand that she retracts her statement and apologize for such insensitive comments. #Firdous_Ashiq_Awan pic.twitter.com/3Dc45oi3dB
— Shahzaib Khan (@ShahzaibKhan_1) July 30, 2021
Its visibly expression of the Ignorance and stupidity by Madam Firdous Ashiq Awan… . Sindh has history of political awareness, democratic traditions, opposing dictatorial rule. https://t.co/38xULJk2M0
— Adam Malik (@adam_k_malik) July 31, 2021
Mumtaz Ali Chandio from PPP took to Twitter to express his concern over her remarks “Firdous Ashiq Awan’s racist remarks towards Sindh and Sindhi people are strongly condemned. Such people are to blame for the fuelling ethnic divisions. We demand that she retracts her statement and apologize for such insensitive comments.”
Twitter demands an apology from her for making such insensitive remarks and giving heat to ethnic rivalry.