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5 Pakistani Women Who Sparked Controversies in 2017

In the era of social media dominance, staying out of controversies has not remained such an easy task. The ability of the people to narrate their opinions on social platform turns a simple matter into the subject of heated debate, within minutes. Such discussion, particularly on the personal lives of celebrities, ultimately becomes a nation’s security and honor, for no reason.

Pakistani women remained topic of the social media discussions

In 2017 many Pakistani women remained topic of the social media discussions mainly for their private issues, life choices and bold opinions on particular matters.

Here is the list of 5 Pakistani Women who remained the center of discussion from social media forums to the drawing rooms.

1. Mahira Khan

Start of 2017 marked the successful Bollywood debut of Mahira Khan in Shahrukh Khan starrer Raees. What sparked the real controversy, were her pictures with Ranbir Kapoor. The viral images showed Mahira Khan wearing short dress and smoking while being with Ranbir Kapoor. Pakistani social media users shamed the actress for putting the country’s honor at stake for wearing a backless dress. Later, many celebrities from Pakistan and India defended Mahira Khan.

Well, the reaction was not such an unusual, as it is common for Pakistani women to face criticism even for their personal life choices.

Here is how Ranbir Kapoor came up in robust defence of Mahira Khan.

Usman Khalid Butt made a hilarious move for calling on double standards of the society.

2. Malala Yousafzai

Malala Yousafzai is a must-have in the list, whenever there is a mention of Pakistani women in any context. The Nobel Peace Prize Winner started using Twitter, after completing her A-Levels. She made headlines in October when she joined her higher education at Oxford University, London, and the prestigious educational institutes of the world.

Making into Oxford was indeed an achievement, but what captured the attention of Pakistanis was her attire. She showed up at Oxford in heels and skinny jeans, a look that was very controversial enough to prove Malala a puppet in the hands of Western countries, according to very ‘Desi’ logic.

3. Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy

Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy, the two times, Oscar winner for the best documentary is also facing accusation for defaming Pakistan for showing the bad image of the country through her work. This year, Sharmeen remained a center of debate for her controversial stance on sending friend request on Facebook. People from every school of thought lambasted Sharmeen for making a doctor getting fired from his job, for the sole crime of sending a friend request to her sister.

4. Muniba Mazari, One of the Most Inspirational Pakistani Women

Muniba Mazari is a prominent name in the list of inspirational Pakistani women. Despite being in a wheelchair, Muniba decided to be a light of hope for her fraternity through art, paintings, singing and motivational speeches. This year, her personal life became a talk of the town, when her dispute with her husband came into limelight. She claimed that her husband was the cause of her disability, as he caused the accident by driving ruthlessly on the road.  She further told that her husband was able to escape from the car window while leaving her inside. Earlier, Muniba had told media that she was alive because of her husband. So, Pakistan’s one of the most lauded woman sparked controversy for her conflicting statements.

Famous actor and writer Nadia Jameel came in favour of Muniba.

5. Imaan Mazari

Here we have another Mazari on the list. Imaan Mazari, daughter of politician Sheerin Mazari, has made to this list of Pakistani women, for speaking on the already controversial issue. She took a dig at Pakistan Army for allegedly supporting the Faizabad Dharna, organized by Khadim Hussain Rizvi. Imaan’s video that criticized the army, a most prestigious institute in Pakistan was much daring. Her mother had to release another video for disassociating her stance from that of her daughter’s.

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