Leading journalist Ansar Abbasi has been criticized for sharing a video of the exercise segment on a Pakistan Television (PTV) News morning show. But Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs Ali Muhammad Khan has said that PTV should adhere to our Islamic and Eastern cultural values.
It may be recalled that two days ago, well-known journalist Ansar Abbasi shared a video of Pakistan Television's (PTV) morning show on the social networking website Twitter. In the shared video, a woman was exercising and she was being instructed by a man.
Islam doesn’t allow such like acts— Ali Muhammad Khan (@Ali_MuhammadPTI) September 22, 2020
PTV being a national network should adhere to our Islamic & Eastern cultural norms.
The lines have to be drawn somewhere, to which extent can we
Become liberal & westernised ?
Concept of MADINA Model State should be adopted in letter & spirit. https://t.co/AAE6BOoQjh
Ansar Abbasi shared the video and, in a tweet, mentioned Prime Minister Imran, Information Minister Shibli Faraz and Special Assistant for Information Asim Saleem Bajwa and wrote that it is PTV. However, on the tweet, Ansar Abbasi faced severe criticism from a large number of people on social media, but some people also supported him.
Now Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs Ali Muhammad Khan has issued a statement regarding the video tweeted by Ansar Abbasi. In a tweet on the social networking site Twitter, Ali Mohammad Khan responded to a video shared by journalist Ansar Abbasi, saying that Islam does not allow such things.
"As a national network, PTV should adhere to our Islamic and Eastern cultural values," he said. Ali Mohammad Khan further wrote that somewhere it is necessary to limit the extent to which we can become liberal and western.
If Even an exercise session and women picture on advertisement boards makes you feel amorous, you really need psychic therapy and advice..... https://t.co/1Xb9tDwr5R— Ch Fawad Hussain (@fawadchaudhry) September 22, 2020
He further said that the concept of the state of Madinah should be adopted with its spirit. It may be recalled that Ansar Abbasi's tweet was also criticized by Federal Minister for Science and Technology Fawad Chaudhry. Fawad Chaudhry had said that if the image of women on exercise and billboards also appeals to you, then you really need psychotherapy and counselling.
You are part of a government which claims to be rebuilding Pakistan in line with the principles of Riyasat e Madina. Can you justify what you and your likes support in the light of the teachings of Quran and Sunnah or even the constitution of Pakistan?? https://t.co/EpP1wyn607— Ansar Abbasi (@AnsarAAbbasi) September 22, 2020
To which Ansar Abbasi replied that you are part of a government which claims to rebuild Pakistan according to the principles of the state of Madinah. He asked if you would explain what you support in the light of the Qur'an and Sunnah or the Constitution of Pakistan.