Designer Maria B husband Tahir Saeed is out after spending a few hours behind the bars, however, the couple’s reason for letting their corona positive cook flee has worsened their case.
The designer shares a video on social media yesterday where she was seen making a plea to Prime Minister Imran Khan regarding how Lahore police raided her house and treated her husband like a criminal. In the clip, she informed he was taken away by policemen who showed up at their home past midnight.
Maria B is very upset that police raided her home and took away her husband – as if it they were criminals
Reportedly one of the servants working in their home tested positive for coronavirus pic.twitter.com/BXdO04XUQO
— omar r quraishi (@omar_quraishi) March 24, 2020
What actually happened?
According to reports, Maria’s husband Saeed was arrested as the couple was negligent who tried to let their cook, who had tested positive for coronavirus, flee back to his village. The couple, in fact, put several lives in danger with this act.
After facing a backlash on social media, they made another video and tried to clear their stance.
Absolutely disgusted by the behaviour of authorities and media who in this time of crisis are creating chaos and making false accusations. These 2 are good ppl who have been wronged. Maria B. and her husband Tahir Saeed have clarified the allegations of irresponsibly sending their cook to his village after testing positive for COVID-19. Reacting to the news circulating about her husband being tested positive she presented the laboratory report clearly mentioning that Tahir Saeed tested negative.Explaining details, Maria B. stated in a video message that they got their cook tested as responsible citizens when he complained of mild symptoms after returning from his hometown; Vehari. If they had not bothered, he would have went on infecting many people. After he tested positive, they insisted on keeping him in quarantine at their house which he refused. They allowed him to go back to his hometown on the condition that he would quarantine himself and not travel via public transport, paying him accordingly. She explained that they cooperated with all government departments which reached out to them for his details. They were assured that he had recovered by the MS – DHQ Vehari, who examined him. She said in spite of this, her husband was implicated in a police case without proper investigation and treated as a criminal.She said we would like to categorically state that we are patriotic citizens and believe in serving humanity and will continue to cooperate with anyone on the issue. We were in a state of shock as our own family's health and safety was at direct risk due to our staff who returned from his native town infected. This led to utter confusion and trauma which we cannot be explained in words.
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Actor Hamza Ali Abbasi supported the designer and said he was “disgusted by the behavior of authorities and media who in the time of crisis were creating chaos and making false accusations.
“These 2 are good ppl who have been wronged. Maria B. and her husband Tahir Saeed have clarified the allegations of irresponsibly sending their cook to his village after testing positive for COVID-19,” said the actor on his official Facebook page.
He continued, “Maria B stated in a video message that they got their cook tested as responsible citizens when he complained of mild symptoms after returning from his hometown; Vehari. If they had not bothered, he would have went on infecting many people.”
Now, an alleged audio clip of an official of Punjab police also made rounds today. Listen to what he had to say?
The counter statment from an official of Punjab police after the clarification statment of Maria B and he claims everything is a lie which they both told in the video . ( Audio ) #MariaB pic.twitter.com/QVp3d59Zt1
— Mohid Rabbani (@imohidrabbani) March 25, 2020
Many people, on the other hand, have been criticizing the couple on social media for their action.
— Hamza Malik (حمزہ ملک)🇵🇰 (@hamza_decent) March 25, 2020
Next time you buy anything from this cruel #MariaB just remember her cook to whom these people kick out while he was infected. Such a shame these people are. I urge everybody to boycott her brand #MariaB
— Nabeel Idrees (@NabeelIdrees13) March 25, 2020
Boycotting #MariaB, not only for the deliberate negligence but also for trying to gain sympathy of people with half truth and crocodile tears risking lives of scores who might be infected with #COVID now.
— SaadiaSattar (@SaadiaSattar_) March 25, 2020
Maria B is the real dark face of Pakistani elites, she and her husband sent their Covid-19 positive cook to village without informing the police, when police raided their houses, she made a video shedding crocodile tears.#MariaB pic.twitter.com/jsHQKsJbeL
— Stharay Sthoman (@Itsme_Baseer) March 25, 2020
— . (@khwamkhwah) March 25, 2020
This is called privilege and entitlement 👇🏾pic.twitter.com/dLsSZjh2bx
— Nighat Dad (@nighatdad) March 24, 2020
Are you thinking, what we are thinking?
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