Federal Education Minister Shafqat Mahmood is receiving backlash from students for initially conducting the CIE exams then postponing them. However, Pakistani actress Ayesha Omar took to social media and said students should not have misbehaved with the minister.
The Bulbulay star stated, “It's shameful. Is this the kind of nation we are raising? So much disrespect for others and elders. Criticism or differences should not lead to disrespect. Just because you don't agree with something doesn't mean you have to be derogatory and demeaning. We really need to rethink and reflect on a lot of things.”
She added, “Maybe parents need to monitor internet use. Without being overly strict of controlling. With love and openness. To set the right examples.”
Omar also took to Twitter and wrote, “Dear Students. Criticism and difference of opinion does NOT mean one needs to be disrespectful. We can get our point across with respect. Let’s try to regulate and stabilise our emotions in stressful situations. It’s better for us and others. Positive manifestations also help.”