It is said that if enemy arrives home greet him with respect and treat him generously. Hospitality is deeply rooted in our culture; our people are famous in world for warmly welcoming and paying due respect to their guests, whether known or unknown.
But Imran Khan, the chairman of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) and former cricketer not only defied the culture of our region but also norms of Pashtun tribe by calling foreign players, who played in Lahore, “Phateechar” and “Railo Katta” and showed racism by calling them being taken from “Africa.”
Though he is famous for his controversial statements, the recent statement of Monday night created enormous reaction and social media users also slammed him over attacking those who came to support cricket in Pakistan.
If 2 World Cup winner captain Sammy n man of the match of WC final Sameul is phateechar than what about other players #Phateechar
— Sarfraz Raja (@SarfrazRaja1) March 7, 2017
This is so vile and racist that I am thoroughly disappointed in Imran Khan. Genuinely respected his integrity. He is showing he has none. https://t.co/Wy5vLASUFv
— Abbas Nasir (@abbasnasir59) March 6, 2017
If you can’t thank them to dare come & play in Pakistan for our ppl, plz avoid such comments to show respect to players like sammy & others pic.twitter.com/G4CXtc5Mc6
— Asma Shirazi (@asmashirazi) March 7, 2017
We, the PTI supporters are extremely saddened to see you coming up with such lose talk. You better come out of your narcissism. #Phateechar
— Mahnoor Sheikh (@mssheikhh) March 7, 2017
— @A@ (@ze96593) March 7, 2017
What exactly is so bad about being from Africa? #phateechar
— Fatima Wahab (@FatiWahab) March 6, 2017
Imran Khan not doing any good by insulting/attacking those foreign players who visited Pakistan to support cricket n helped unite Pakistan pic.twitter.com/fyXph4VnNI
— Murtaza Ali Shah (@MurtazaGeoNews) March 6, 2017
As ppl thank n shower love on Samy n othrs,hope playrs dont find out Pak’s greatst player IK passed racist comments n called thm “Phateechr”
— Shahzeb Khanzada (@shazbkhanzdaGEO) March 7, 2017
This ‘Phateechar’ player was able to win the hearts of millions of Pakistanis … can some one please tell his name to Imran Khan. pic.twitter.com/pJyLirWaRy
— Mansoor Ali Khan (@_Mansoor_Ali) March 6, 2017
— m.waseem (@maaria_waseem) March 7, 2017
Not just this, he provided a strong ground to the the ruling party’s leaders to get their old revenge; state minister Maryam Aurangzeb also accused him of using RAW (Indian intelligence agency) language.