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Maryam Nawaz apologises for insensitive tweet on Arshad Sharif

LAHORE(a1tv news)PML-N Vice President Maryam Nawaz Tuesday apologised for an insensitive tweet she wrote earlier today regarding slain Pakistani journalist Arshad Sharif, who was shot dead in a case of “mistaken identity” by Kenyan police in Nairobi.

Taking to Twitter again, she wrote an apologetic tweet that read: “My tweet was NOT aimed at mocking someone but about learning our lessons from the past. I am undoing the tweet & apologise for the hurt it may have caused to the aggrieved which never was my intention.”

Maryam further extended her condolences to the “bereaved family” stating “May no one ever have to go through this pain”.

Earlier today, a Twitter user shared a photograph of Sharif’s body — packed in a coffin — being prepared to be sent back to Pakistan. His tweet accompanied text criticising the journalist for his bias against the Sharif family during their difficult times in exile and politicising Kulsoom Nawaz’s death.

The tweet — mocking the journalist for his past deeds — was later quote-tweeted by Maryam who endorsed the message. Following immense criticism from netizens, the PML-N leader deleted the tweet and issued an apology.

“I don’t feel good RTing this but this is a lesson for the mankind that we must all imbibe,” the PML-N leader wrote.

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