Imran Khan’s use of the word ‘Phateechar’ for foreign players that were part of the PSL final in Lahore, has attracted a lot of controversy. The insulting remark became a trend on Tuesday morning and became part of the top Twitter trends in Pakistan.
In the video that went viral on social media, Imran Khan appears to be conducting an intra-party meeting.
When u think a Person cant go lower than this Mr. Phateechar Khan Proves you Wrong.
Such A Phateechar Thinking and Phateechar Attitude.👊🏽👊🏽 pic.twitter.com/dbuUmMEY9K
— Adeem Ghaffar Rana (@ranaadeem) March 7, 2017
This is how Twitter has been reacting to the top Trend:
I am a supporter of IK and have always respected him but calling someone #Phateechar is such a bad thing
— Maira Bajwa (@maira_nisar) March 7, 2017
I disagree with IK. Whatever context was, he shouldn’t have said this. Stop defending it please. Har cheez Defendable Nae hoti. #Phateechar
— Sara (@Sarahistic) March 7, 2017
Overseas players took the risk, went against their families & turned up for the revival of cricket in Pak and yet you call them #Phateechar
— Mohammad Rehan (@RyhanEnvar) March 7, 2017
— Muhammad Imran (@Mi6686347Imran) March 7, 2017
However, there are some that see no harm in the remarks made by the PTI chairman:
— Muhammad Ali (@weirdusama123) March 7, 2017