Jibran Nasir: Pakistanis Are Trying to be Turks After Ertugrul
Human rights lawyer and politician Jibran Nasir also took a stance against Dirilis: Ertugrul, stating that Pakistanis are now trying to be Turks.
While Dirilis: Ertugrul has been airing on PTV, many public figures have taken different stances; Bilal Ashraf supported this decision, while Shaan Shahid stated that more local content should be promoted. Similar to Shaan, human rights lawyer and politician Jibran Nasir also took a stance against Dirilis: Ertugrul, stating that Pakistanis are now trying to be Turks.
We've many beautiful cultures in Pak but many still face a identity crisis which is also seen in our diaspora. Being ourselves often causes "Goras" to confuse us as Indians due to our similarities so we mimicked Arabs tracing our roots to Bin Qasim. Now we're trying being Turks
— M. Jibran Nasir (@MJibranNasir) May 10, 2020
Twitter Reacts After Jibran Nasir’s Remarks
After Jibran Nasir tweeted about Ertugrul, the Twitter users, including Mir Mohammad Ali Khan, rushed in with their own opinions:
You are right. Such seasons should not be aired. I fear soon Mellenials will be running horses on Shahrah-e-Faisal and Blue Area. Series like Money Heist should also be banned. Our banks are in danger. Aur jab se Breaking Bad dekha ha mera tu apna Meth bnanay ka dil kar raha.
— Mazher Arshad (@MazherArshad) May 10, 2020
So if one watches a Turkish show one becomes Turkish ?
I hope you never watched an Indian item song. That would be a serious risk of becoming a GHHAGRA WEARING dancer.
— Mir Mohammad Alikhan (@MirMAKOfficial) May 10, 2020
So true. Did Quaid e Azam have to mimic anybody else? Did Fatima Jinnah mimic the Arabs or the Turks, no! Our culture dates back to hundreds to centuries, it’s so beautiful & rich,we should be proud to own it, wear it, speak it. Problem is we got colonized by the freaking Brits!
— Anila Ali (@anilaali) May 11, 2020
Why does it hurt when we try to identify and join with the Muslim world based on our Islamic identity?
Why is a geog. identity more important than ideolgocial identity? Who decides the rules? Why wasn't it a problem for our liberal elite when same PTV used to air western movies?
— سہیل | Sohail (@SohailAnwer) May 10, 2020
Your are confused because you are lost and are disconnected from your culture, heritage and identity. You are first a Muslim with Muslim culture history and ideals, then a Pakistani. Read your history and learn from it. What Turks made showed is a common heritage of all Muslims!
— Shahid Mursaleen (@ShahidMursaleen) May 11, 2020
What do you think, was Jibran Nasir right about Ertugrul? Does it really have the same impact on Pakistanis’ mindset like Colonialism did? Or is the politician being too harsh on the people who like watching Ertugrul?
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