After a tragic plane crash which killed 57 people in Karachi, Former Pakistan cricketer Shahid Afridi is under significant scrutiny from the country's people after he visited the crash site on Saturday. The plane with 99 people on board crashed into a densely populated area near the Jinnah International Airport on Friday.
The air travel restrictions in Pakistan were lifted by the country's government last week.
The Pakistan people took to Twitter to express their discomfort at Afridi visiting the crash site, with some even labelling it as being 'publicity hungry' stunt.
Afridi has been making headlines in Pakistan and India over the past few weeks over his controversial remarks on Kashmir.
A Pakistan journalist wrote, "Lala apni mashhori karwanay yahan bhi pohanch gaey. Publicity hungry man. (For the sake of publicity, Afridi reached here as well.) (ALSO READ: Health primary concern, difficult to confirm dates for IPL: Rijiju)
Another wrote, "Seems like Shahid Afridi is the commanding officer of disaster management cell, high ranked military officer and deployed law enforcer are briefing him about the rescue operation."
Take a look at some of the tweets:
Seems like Shahid Afridi is the commanding officer of disaster management cell, high ranked military officer and deployed law enforcer are briefing him about the rescue operation. https://t.co/YHLlwQZG57— Ammad 🇵🇰 (@KnightRises_) May 23, 2020
— SorathSindhu (@SindhuSorath) May 23, 2020
Agriculture department giving tour to fauj cultivated hand-selected future mayor of Islamabad - Shahid Afridi. pic.twitter.com/lfq6ZVHc3J— Jungjoo Gernail ☪ (@GernailSaheb) May 23, 2020
Why our security forces supporting Shahid Afridi and in what capacity? I have serious questions !! pic.twitter.com/d2Z6bZ8RCh— Malika Khan (@khaansaaib) May 23, 2020
I heard Aamir Liaquat had an argument to have pic at the sight, it seems Shahid Afridi also went for point scoring. https://t.co/mgVbdMX8rD— Dr. Hina S. Lodhi (@Hina19782) May 23, 2020
Shahid Afridi is Mufti Muneeb of Cricket. Endless dramas, zilch credibility.— Khalid Mehmood (@realkhalid_khan) May 23, 2020
When locals had done rescue work, Shahid Afridi arrives along with military men for selfies after the air crash.— ̶S̶̶H̶̶A̶̶A̶̶Y̶̶R̶̶A̶💜 (@CoolShaayra) May 23, 2020
It seems army will launch him from from Karachi.
Therefore selfie was essential. pic.twitter.com/nRmGezgoWM