After PML-N leader Shehbaz Sharif got diagnosed with Corona, his well-wishers started praying for his health and wish a speedy recovery for him. Shafaat Ali did the same.
@CMShehbaz testing covid+ is really disturbing news. The guy warned a billion times about his health condition. Wishing him speedy recovery.
— Shafaat Ali (@iamshafaatali) June 11, 2020
Who knew that Shafaat’s tweet would catch the attention of Punjab Government’s spokesperson Usman Saeed Basra. In response to Shafaat’s tweet, Basra tried to throw shade at him by calling Shafaat a ‘meerasi”
میراثی ہمیشہ میراثی رہے گا ,,,, https://t.co/VwIGXeEY5s
— Usman Saeed Basra (@usmansaeedbasra) June 11, 2020
Fans and celebrities stood for Shafaat and brought Basra under the hot water. Pakistani singer Ali Zafar appealed to take a strict action again Punjab Government’s spokesman.
Dear Sir @UsmanAKBuzdar….been told he is the official spokesperson for the @GOPunjabPK. Given the office he holds, I leave it up to your kind judgment to decide what the noble thing would be to do. https://t.co/bzm0ZsNwlP
— Ali Zafar (@AliZafarsays) June 12, 2020
Actor Omair Rana also rose his voice against Basra and asked him to apologize.
I once corrected a lawyer/politician who came from a family of that vocation that my father is a businessman, making him the meerasi not me. For Meerasi means one who inherits something, esp line of work. I see your Mens Rea @usmansaeedbasra Pls explain your Intent or apologise. https://t.co/kBBNWzLXfA
— Omair Rana (@omairana) June 12, 2020
Actor Vasay Chaudhry also tweeted,
@UsmanAKBuzdar SB. If such people are the spokesperson for your Govt then shouldnt the ministery of culture be renamed as ministry of Marasees with the appointed minister being the HEAD MARAASI ? …Shame on this Gentleman. https://t.co/hKqXnF4nq8
— vasay chaudhry (@vasaych) June 12, 2020
Twitterites want an apology from Basra as they questioned his behavior as a spokesperson for Punjab Government.