Social media users demand apology from PML-N for posting photo of Armeena Khan’s infant

A photo of actress Armeena Khan and her infant shared by the official Twitter account of the ruling party Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) prompted social media users to demand an apology.

The PML-N came under fire after one of its official Twitter accounts posted a picture of actor Armeena Khan with her infant daughter and called them “youthia” after she retweeted a video in which Maryam Nawaz was trolled.

On April 9, Armeena retweeted a video in which an unidentified woman pretended to take a selfie with the PML-N leader and then proceeded to tell the politician “can you say my family are thieves?” The video was shared by Shayan Ali, a staunch PTI supporter who’s based in the UK.

“Had this happened in Pakistan, the selfie lady would’ve ‘disappeared.’ I’m glad we have such freedoms in the U.K. where we hold our politicians to account. If you’re going to live on British soil then it is OUR rules. We have freedom of speech,” the actor wrote.

In response, the official media account of the PML-N on Twitter shared a picture of Armeena with her infant daughter with a big red cross over it and this caption: “How will the sick-minded youthia’s train the coming generation and the fifth generation youthia will be at the lowest level”.


Many Twitter users condemned the use of a child’s picture in an online political argument by the official account of the political party currently in power.

Actor Osman Khalid Butt and author Shahbaz Taseer, among many others, asked the account to delete the tweet.

Actor’s husband also demands apology

Armeena’s husband Fesl Reza-Khan asked the PML-N account to “apologise immediately”.

“PML-N leadership, you are responsible for this account. You have posted a photo of my infant, just to troll my wife, thus crossing all bounds of decency. My daughter & I have no interest in PK politics. But as a father, I will protect my child. Apologise immediately,” he wrote.

Many others also spoke up in support of the actor telling Armeena Khan to “stay strong”.

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