Lahore based famous designer Maria Butt known as Maria B is making headlines these days along with her husband Malik Tahir Saeed. In the early hours of Tuesday, Punjab Police raided on Maria B’s house and arrested her husband.
Maria B’s husband, Tahir Saeed was arrested for putting many lives at risk after he sent the family’s chef, who tested positive for COVID19, home to his village near Vehari by bus devoid of reporting to authorities or getting him any treatment.
After that, a tear-filled video message released on social media, the designer declared that police told the couple there is an FIR against Saeed and did not allow him to discuss with a lawyer at the time.
We’re heading towards dangerous times, mostly due to lack of understanding and SOPs pic.twitter.com/P9ILaOcWDi
— Ovais Jafar (@ovaisjafar) March 24, 2020
Later on, another video went viral on social media where the designer requested Prime Minister Imran Khan to release her husband.
After that, Maria B’s husband, Tahir Saeed, has been released from police custody, the couple confirmed in a video posted online.
If PM @ImranKhanPTI has interfered then I rest my case.
Please listen to her carefully and correct me if I am WRONG.
Aik nahin do Pakistan
— Syedih (@SyedIHusain) March 24, 2020
However, the designer and her husband explained in another video what had happened, saying that bizarre news had been making its way around the internet.
They said they wanted to clear some misconceptions Maria’s video had caused.
After hearing all this, people can’t stop slamming Maria B and her husband:
I love how Maria B thinks that she can turn on the camera & tell the PM during a pandemic to care about her reckless husband who sends Covid-19 positive patients on bus rides.
Elite Class Previlage in Pakistan knows no bounds. Some minister will get him released.
— Asfandyar Bhittani (@BhittaniKhannnn) March 24, 2020
Maria B's husband is out already pic.twitter.com/b3gd79b7rc
— Shumail (@Shumyl) March 24, 2020
Maria B is the real dark face of Pakistani elites, she and her husband sent their Covid-19 positive cook to village without informing the police, when police raided their houses, she made a video shedding crocodile tears.#MariaB pic.twitter.com/jsHQKsJbeL
— Stharay Sthoman (@Itsme_Baseer) March 25, 2020
My take on two stories:
• Full Marks to PM – #ImranKhan on teaching "journalism" to some journalists who NEVER dared asking a question to Nawaz & Zardari 👌
— Maleeha Hashmey (@MaleehaHashmey) March 25, 2020
#MariaB makes billions of rupees selling lawn, bridal suits & fragrances. Shame on her and other stingy designers of her ilk, who won’t pay a couple of thousand rupees to to get their domestic help treated in private hospitals and endanger others’ lives amid a health crisis.
— Zoya Nazir (@ZoyaNazir6) March 24, 2020
Since #MariaB's husband got bail from LHC despite his actions that threatened and polluted many INNOCENT lives, I'm announcing a complete boycott of Maria B and request everyone across my country to trend the hashtag #BoycottMariaB and stop buying her products.
— Shan Nayak (@1992Percent) March 24, 2020
Before you buy at #MariaB remember these shitty elite faces are the cause of infecting hundreds of people who can’t even afford to pay for their basic healtcare and they be acting so innocent 🦾 pic.twitter.com/ePd0SAKpAC
— Overdose (@subhan__) March 24, 2020
This is how things work in Pakistan.The elites get released within 24 hours of arrest for their criminal negligence and the poor punished and even humiliated publically.If u have contacts ,you don't worry abt the law.this was the message#MariaB pic.twitter.com/dGfiuIXMM7
— Khurshid Azam (@KhurshidAzam4) March 25, 2020
Shameful elitist behaviour by #MariaB and her husband. Why wouldn’t you get your cook help and send him to the hospital instead of sending him home on a bus and infecting hundreds more. Risking the lives of so many ppl. Im glad the state has taken strict action. #accountability
— Maheen Ghani (@maheenghani_) March 24, 2020
I still think that these stupid irresponsible ignorant ass explanation is futile. First they claim that they did send their servant, then they accuse lab & Govt that they didn't guide them.
you dumb ass ignorant illiterate people are irresponsible not govt.#MariaB #COVID19 pic.twitter.com/kZS0OidewG
— Ali Lashari (@iamlashartist) March 24, 2020
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