Fahad Mirza and Sarwat Gillani were recently vacationing with their children in Rome, Italy, when Fahad shared a romantic picture of the two of them. And did it get any supportive messages, considering how the post was celebrating love? If you guessed no, then you’re right and well-aware of our Pakistani audience.
On a well-deserved break, the couple shared a lot of pictures of them visiting the country on their respective Instagram accounts. Fahad shared a picture of them kissing in front of the famous Trevi Fountain as well. And of course, Pakistanis jumped at the opportunity to let their moral policing show.
While one user commented “Bahar janay ka yeh matlab nahi ke insaan bhul jae ke woh kidhar se aaya hai (Just because you’re in another country, does not mean you forget where you come from)”, another said, “Ya Allah, koi sharam o haya nahi hai. Behaya (Oh God, they have no shame. Shameless.)”. Another added, “Sahi hai bhai, when in Rome, forget where you belong to”.
Another shared, “Lust pay control he nahi Hy inky. janwar he bunty ja rahy Hain insan (They have no control over their lust. Humans are becoming animals)”. One user even claimed that the couple was “ruining the youth’s mindset”. How? How exactly are they ruining the youth’s mindset? If someone has a logical answer, I’d be more than happy to give it a read.
Sarwat and Fahad have been married for more than five years, and have two sons together. Can they still not show affection to each other? They didn’t display affection publicly in Pakistan, where for some ridiculous reason it’s looked down upon, they did it in Italy which doesn’t have such an oppressive legislation. And it was in front of the Trevi Fountain, one of the most famous landmarks in Rome, of course they wanted to show their love to each other where countless people have done so before.
How many times have you seen a news about a husband beating, threatening, abusing, or killing his wife? How many times have Pakistanis spoken up on such news? The same people who are outraged by the PDA displayed by a married couple, are silent when a girl is abused or murdered by her own husband.
It’s apparent that we, as a nation, need to sort out our priorities.