Jibran Nasir slams people for disrespecting Shafqat Mahmood

Jibran Nasir slams people for disrespecting Shafqat Mahmood

The activist took note of misbehaviour during students' calls for exam cancelation, urging them to be "clean and respectful".
03 May, 2021

One of the loudest matters on social media this month has been the ongoing situation with Pakistani students and their board/CAIE exams. Students, with notable support from the likes of politician and activist Jibran Nasir and TV show host Waqar Zaka, have been fighting the cause, with Federal Education Minister Shafqat Mahmood on the other side of the ring.

The most unsatisfying and inappropriate part of this very valid fight has been pupils crossing the line and being straight up disrespectful towards Mahmood . This is behaviour that cannot and shout not be condoned. No matter the cause, one must not misbehave with someone else, irrespective of their age.

The internet has shared this opinion across the board, with several notable personalities criticising the students for doing so. Students have also criticised their peers for this behaviour, noting that it was uncalled for unacceptable. Mahmood also spoke up about this, condemning those swearing at him and crossing the line of basic etiquette.

Nasir, who has been championing the student's cause, has not been free of criticism himself but has also echoed these words. He was recently blocked by the education minister for constantly speaking up on the matter. Nasir viewed this as the minister's wish to remain in a bubble, away from criticism and people that question his decision. He also noted that he had not abused at the minister, or made any personal remarks that he would take offence in.

In line with his previous statement, the activist has now taken to social media to tell the students that "those that are encouraging you to make nasty comments or insulting tweets to highlight your exam issue don't have your best interest at heart." He advised students not to participate in the trend, and refrain from doing so as it will only hurt their cause, and embarrass those standing with them. He urged them to keep "it clean and respectful."

One of the people using not so nice language was Zaka, who recently called the minister a 'lasora'

The latest update in this saga is that the government announced that it has postponed all exams till June 15, urging CAIE students to appear for the exams in the 2021 fall session. Students have since been calling for the exams to be called off entirely, and for them to be awarded schools assessed grades, arguing that the government should follow the global trend of doing so.


Khaled May 03, 2021 12:46pm
Long overdue.
Parvez May 03, 2021 02:23pm
Well said Jibran Nasir ...........
F Nawaz May 03, 2021 03:04pm
Its the age of social noise with nothing getting done because of the noise itself.
haris May 03, 2021 03:13pm
Jibran Nasir is talking like he has formed a union of foreign-bound students.
Ahmar Elahi May 03, 2021 04:24pm
Just want the minister to state the rational for not allowing teacher assessed grades for O and A levels when the entire world has gone for it. 13 month period for taking finals as the minister said has been waived off but the entire year of children will go waste. Further how can our students giving exams be compared with entire world assessedon teacher assessment. Can Mr Mehmood let go go of his ego regarding having exams at any cost and accept that it was a wrong decision.
Ehsan May 03, 2021 07:58pm
Totally agree
Captain May 03, 2021 08:16pm
100% right
Ahsan Gul May 03, 2021 08:39pm
At least we have one sensible person Nisar saying the right thing. Sincerely
Muddasser May 03, 2021 08:50pm
I dont know why presently every activist turns out to be a mere attention seeker. Jibran nasir is no exception.
Imran May 04, 2021 07:54am
Jibran is always amongst the most sensible voices from Pakistan.