The politician-cum-religious scholar Aamir Liaquat loves to be in the news for all the wrong reasons. A new video has recently surfaced in which he is seen mocking Prime Minister Imran Khan’s relief package for the daily wagers.
And, we are not surprised.
Prime Minister Imran Khan on Tuesday announced a hefty relief package aimed at providing financial support to the different sectors in the country affected by the economic slowdown unleashed by the coronavirus (COVID-19). He has also approved Rs 3,000 each for 7 million daily wagers in the country who are unable to find work due to the ongoing coronavirus lockdown.
Liaquat, who is also a Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leader, thinks the sum is not enough.
Liaquat is seen in the viral video taking a sarcastic dig at PM’s effort while in a conversation with celebrity couple Hira and Mani.
“Amid the current coronavirus crisis, many celebrities have been donating generously to the people in need,” he said and criticized the PM in his usual style.
“The prime minister has announced Rs 3000 for daily wagers, it is such a big amount that they can also help others as well. They should keep it safe it will bring good fortune and prosperity for them,” he said.
عامر لیاقت کی مانی کے ساتھ ویڈیو کال لیک
موصوف خان صاحب کے دیے ہوئے 3ہزار کا مذاق اڑا رہے ہیں
— شــمـــس خٹـــک (@Shams_Khattak03) March 25, 2020
PM, celebs doing their part, what Liaquat is doing?
Celebrities in the country have been very active and vocal about staying safe from coronavirus and practising social distancing. Many have taken to social media to ask fans to be responsible citizens. Some including Maya Ali, Hira Mani, Feroze Khan, model Anoushey Ashraf, and designer Nomi Ansari are also providing ration bags to the underprivileged.
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@ansarialert is an angel from heaven. It started with an idea of 50 bags! And even though we capped at 600 bags yesterday, we got donations from our friends for another 200 today and they’re still coming in! MashAllah. This all has happened and ration has reached @rha_pakistan and the @acfanimalrescueofficial and more will be delivered in the next two days! 800 families! May Allah be praised. REMEBER: This happened with ‘minimal’ interaction. I didn’t see even ONE donor, deliverer, carrier, packager, driver or receiver in person. Nomi’s two house guys (bless them) did the manual work with him overseeing the process. Just want to send a big shout to @unilever Pakistan @peekfreansofficial and @sooperpakistan for delivering goods to us! And then of course our Celebs, friends and family for donating so so generously! We could have never ever ever done this without each of you. What a dream!!!!!! #corona DONATIONS ARE NOT OPEN TO THE PUBLIC OR PEOPLE WE DONT KNOW PERSONALLY, my inbox is flooded and I know you mean well, but donate to the said organisations directly if you can! Good luck!
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This is the first batch of ration bags which has just arrived. It’s the right time when we should play our own part and shouldn’t wait for others to come and save people. It is a very crucial time and we should become one as a nation and stick together. Alhamdulillah I am glad that ALLAH has given me this opportunity to help those in need at a time like this. A few days ago I got this thought in my mind which I shared it with my friends @faizasaqlain_ and @saqlainhayder who also became a part of this… I am truly thankful to each and every single individual who donated and played their part even from outside Pakistan. We have no idea how long this will go on, but we have to stand together for those in need and are less fortunate. Insha ALLAH this all will end soon but until then we have to continue doing this… If any one wants to donate, please contact on this number and I’ll make sure this reaches the deserving affected people. I am going to attach the list of all the items which are included in a Rashan bag. Each rashan bag costs 5k, and if anyone wants to make their own Rashan bag and send that instead of money, you can do that also… Let’s become one nation to fight corona and win against it…. 🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻 Please send the picture of the receipt once you make the payment in this number. +923103111121 Bank Alfalah Nift code: 0530128 Branch name: Cavalry Ground Branch Lahore Name: FAIZA SAQLAIN Account: PK51ALFH0157001004713768 Branch code: 0157 Swift code: ALFHPKKA157
At a time, when Prime Minister Imran Khan’s only concern for not putting the country under lockdown is how the poor will survive, Liaquat’s unnecessary rant over his policies is certainly unfair.
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