Most of us have been following the story of ‘harassment’ of Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy’s sister. The unfortunate incident took place a few days back when a doctor from Agha Khan University Hospital sent a friend request to Chinoy’s sister. Soon after, Sharmeen Obaid termed the friend’s request as harassment on twitter.

The doctor has breached the professional behavior with this act, he should not have done it considering the fact that he was a medical professional and had certain limits to abide by. A patient trusts a doctor considering they will be looked at from medical point of view alone and do not visit hospitals that too in emergency to accept casual advances from a professional. YET, how can one term a ‘friend’s request’ as harassment. I wonder why we are so extreme in our ideologies and then terminologies. The whole situation could be dealt on a lighter note as well. Sharmeen Obaid has been working on women’s issues from quite long and she clearly knows the real meaning of harassment.

In her recent tweet on the same matter, she has accepted that her earlier tweets were made in anger, and her selection of words might be inappropriate. Admitting that her outburst was all done in an angry state does not really make any difference now.

On a similar note, her latest documentary, Song of Lahore, that is being screened in the US, is about the criticism faced by a group of singers (belong to minority in Pakistan) for being affiliated with music. Is this the real picture of Pakistan? How come the Pop Industry is so flourished in Pakistan if nobody could have a career in music? So what is the point of showing a falsified picture of our beloved country on an international platform? I respect her vision, but extremism should not be the option. And if this were not extremism or use of your privileged position, perhaps think twice before taking an action next time.


  • Haris Mansoor

    Sharmeen madam I suggest you should ask for your guaidance from ALLAH if you are married sit at home and focus on your children’s and if not married wait for the good match again ask help from ALLAH.

    Pakistan 🇵🇰 is the best place in the world 🌎 to live we don’t need any International forums to raise our voice for help in domestic issues.

    If parents teach their children’s well about Islam from the childhood these issues will not be our issues.

    Note to all so called modern mothers who even don’t read the full Quran in their whole life and miles away from Pracrising deen in their daily life wants their children to be what??😊🙏

    So madam their many different professional jobs where you can make money please stop destroying the country’s image.

    Your foreign agenda will not work for you after death 💀 so do good amal and help others in real terms not by destroying their respect in Public and then give them few penny’s in terms of charity help and get your big share in the name of social work.

    Thanks 🙏