Yasmin Rashid Apologises After Calling Lahoris ‘Jahil’

Punjab Health Minister Yasmin Rashid recently came under fire for her comments about the people of Lahore in regards to not following Coronavirus SOPs.

In an interview with Shahzeb Khanzada, Yasmin Rashid referred to Lahoris as ‘Ehleda Maklookat’ and ‘Jahil’ in regards to certain opposition followers refusing to wear masks because it is an order by Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf, as well as people believing Coronavirus doesn’t exist and the government is injecting their people with the virus deliberately.

While most are infuriated by her comments, surprisingly some folk on twitter tend to agree with the health ministers observations. Ramiz Raja even hosted a poll and the results say it all!:

Most who agreed were Lahoris themselves:


Whether there is some truth to her statements or not, Rashid ending up apologising for her controversial comments. While speaking to a news outlet she said  she is very upset about rising number of Coronavirus cases in Lahore which is why she made the statements. She added, “I am 70 years old and I consider myself as mother of Lahoris and I can scold them.”

The provincial minister further added “I was born in Lahore and whole Lahore is like my family so I am worried about rising cases of the virus in the city”.  She concluded by apologising to all offended by her words.



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