Yesterday was a historic day for the Pakistani cricket team along with the Nation itself, as Pakistan defeated India in the Champions Trophy final against all the odds. Celebrations ran wild as we saw the passion of Pakistani supporters all over the world. Among the celebrations, however, PSL chairman, Najam Sethi was allegedly man handled by a small group of rowdy PTI supporters.
The incident supposedly took place outside the Oval after Pakistan’s win. It was implied that the PCB executive was targeted for his political linkage to the PML-N.
Watch what happened with najam sethi outside oval cricket ground. Go nawaz go pic.twitter.com/SsdNjUwbUq
— Saleem jhelumi (@saleemjhelumi) June 18, 2017
The news broken on twitter when Sethi retweteed Miftah Ismail’s account of the episode.
I just heard that Najam Sethi was physically attacked by a bunch of youthful supporters of PTI. He had to seek police protection. Horrible.
— Miftah Ismail (@MiftahIsmail) June 18, 2017
I was manhandled pushed and shoved by a small group of PTI supporters. Police pulled me to safety. Overwhelming love and affection though. https://t.co/67ZThw28FT
— Najam Sethi (@najamsethi) June 18, 2017
Currently trending on social media, the news has created a divide between the people. In a post-victory atmosphere where the country is basking in a rare feeling of national unity, the spat has been the one bleak spot in the atmosphere since the team’s victory.
We should feel Shame how would be the NEW Pakistan where the people who manhandled Najam sethi will manhandle their elders as well.😑😑 https://t.co/BqbOaJhqjG
— Xuhair Qadir (@Zuhair_qadir) June 19, 2017
Najam Sethi being manhandled is just ridiculous, says a lot about a nation’s character. Shouldn’t have done this.
— Khawaja Talha (@KhawajaTalha) June 19, 2017
I wonder why people are surprised at Najam Sethi being physically attacked by supporters of PTI. This is what PTI is all about. MORONS
— Raja awais basir (@rajaawaiskhan61) June 19, 2017
A lot of people were suspicious of what Sethi claimed and were not shy about bringing up their opinions:
Najam sethi is by birth dramatize and rigging master. He played another drama.
” I am ppp.
— email@example.com 000 (@app123gmailcom1) June 19, 2017
Irrespective of whether the alleged events took place, a physical attack on anyone is highly condemned, whether it’s Najam Sethi or any John/Jane Doe.