20 Oct, 2021

It's Mazari versus Mazari-Hazir on Twitter but netizens would rather they just sort it out in person. Federal Human Rights Minister Shireen Mazari recently took her daughter, lawyer Imaan Hazir-Mazari to task for insulting the federal cabinet and people on Twitter are wondering why they didn't just talk it out in person considering they're you know related.

"If the country was going to be run on sorcery then why is the nation’s money being wasted on such a large cabinet? The country is being ridiculed over sorcery and you want people who practice this not to be discussed. That will never happen," Mazari-Hazir wrote on Twitter.

She was referring to claims made by opposition leaders that the prime minister is employing magic and sorcery (jadoon toona) to run the country.

Her mother, the federal minister, fired back using the same platform, saying she was ashamed of her words.

As a federal minister, Shireen Mazari is part of the cabinet her daughter was criticising.

What confused people most about this Twitter exchange was why it was happening in the first place.

Don't you guys talk to each other, many people asked.

Some thought this wasn't the right app for this exchange and suggested the Mazaris switch to WhatsApp instead.

Many people gave thanks that their parents weren't on Twitter.

Lots of people knew their parents wouldn't handle this situation with a firmly worded tweet.

Some people saw some famous parallels.

And so not so famous parallels.

Others couldn't believe what they were seeing.

There were some people who appreciated the exchange. If nothing else, it seems like the Mazari-Hazir household is a space where everyone is free to hold and express their own opinions even if they differ greatly from their parents'.

And then there were the slightly strange reactions. Might we point out that a resignation and a slipper in hand have nothing to do with each other?

While seeing the mother daughter duo interact on Twitter can be entertaining, we have to side with netizens on this one and ask whether this conversation could have been had at the dinner table instead. We're also pretty glad our mothers aren't on Twitter, or else we'd be in for some pretty amusing interactions as well.


Hasaan Oct 20, 2021 05:10pm
Obviously you respond at same platform as the person who accused
Dollarman Oct 20, 2021 05:11pm
Don't use?
Enlightened One Oct 20, 2021 05:23pm
Cheap attempt at attention-seeking!!
Asad Oct 20, 2021 05:35pm
New episode of Mom and Daughter Drama of Elite Class.
Ch. S Oct 20, 2021 05:47pm
Daughters become friends of their mothers only after they get married and have their own children.
John Oct 20, 2021 05:57pm
Endless entertainment
Sayyar Khan Oct 20, 2021 06:35pm
Just show off drama. After the question and reply both hold hands and laugh.
NYS Oct 20, 2021 06:42pm
everyone has their own perspective at the same time different idealogy by the time we cannot snub the voice of new genere no matter its mom vs daughter
Ehsan Oct 20, 2021 07:39pm
At least she has given her daughter the right and awareness to speak her mind and differ from her parent
Parvez Oct 20, 2021 08:01pm
The daughters tweet was something the social media encourages ....thoughtless views expressed easily. The mother's response was mature and sensible. Lets hope the daughter learnt a lesson.... considering the reputation of the legal fraternity, her being a lawyer really is not a plus point.
F Khan Oct 21, 2021 02:25am
Brave girl. It’s not easy in our culture and society to speak one’s mind publicly specially if it’s against your mom’s views.
Rafique Oct 21, 2021 04:14am
Wonderful exchange of views between mother and daughter! This is true justice and freedom! Everyone has the right to express their opinions irrespective of family connections. Independent investigation of truth and right of individual opinions are true foundations for progress and human developments! This is HUMAN RIGHTS.
LgbtqX Oct 21, 2021 04:22am
Why we care about them!
Fazal Karim Oct 21, 2021 05:12am
She tried to do what mother could not. Thank you.
Awalmir Oct 21, 2021 07:07am
Daughter looks so beautiful.
TPA Oct 21, 2021 08:10am
Two sharks
Raja Jee Oct 21, 2021 12:40pm
Simple response in same language, what’s the fuss?
Uyghyr ahmadi Oct 21, 2021 11:07pm
@Awalmir relax now she is not underage. And she is a lawyer.
Mazhar Zubairi Oct 23, 2021 10:35am
The nation is ashamed of the ambiance and the looks of the mom and daughter. They do not represent the writ of the society. Imran Khan talking from both side of his mouth, One side contradicting the other. On one side her boss claim to follow Madinah model and on the other side he had Ms. Mirza. What a pity?. Mother and daughter like two sweet sharks.
Watchmann Oct 23, 2021 10:54am
For Shireen Mazari, human rights = a good paycheque. some people deserve rights; others don't.