(Web Desk) – On the day Maryam Nawaz Sharif made her appearance before the Joint Investigation Team probing the offshore assets of the Sharif family, a storm had been generated on social media when a police official saluted her.
As Maryam Nawaz reached the Federal Judicial Academy and stepped out of her vehicle, SP Arsala Saleem saluted her and accompanied her to the inviestigation room. The SP’s act was widely criticized on social media wherein many people questioned her actions considering the fact that Maryam Nawaz did not hold any elected office. Politicians, media personalities and ordinary citizens all expressed their disapproval over the police official’s act.
PTI Chief Imran Khan questioned why a private citizen was receiving protocol
Inexplicable why private citizen Maryam getting official protocol with police saluting as she goes to appear before criminal investigation?
— Imran Khan (@ImranKhanPTI) July 5, 2017
In an apparent attempt to tone down the criticism, Maryam Nawaz tweeted a picture from the day of her appearance which showed her saluting female police officials present outside the Federal Judicial Academy. She tweeted the picture with the caption, “We salute the daughters, not the ranks! If they respect you, respect them back! All salutes are not protocol. Respect comes from the heart.”
We salute the daughters, not the ranks! If they respect you, respect them back ! All salutes are not protocol. Respect comes from the heart. pic.twitter.com/EkMcpfYRY2
— Maryam Nawaz Sharif (@MaryamNSharif) July 6, 2017