Pakistani ad featuring Nargis Fakhri sparks outrage online

Updated: Dec 22, 2015, 11:12 IST | IANS

Bollywood actress Nargis Fakhri's advertisement on the front page of leading Pakistani Urdu newspaper Jang has created a stir over social media where people have condemned it by calling the advertisement "cheap" and "absurd"

Islamabad: Bollywood actress Nargis Fakhri's advertisement on the front page of leading Pakistani Urdu newspaper Jang has created a stir over social media where people have condemned it by calling the advertisement "cheap" and "absurd".

Nargis Fakhri
Nargis Fakhri. Pic/Santa Banta

Many, including journalists, took to Twitter to condemn the "obscenity" of the ad that simply shows Nargis lying down with a phone in her hand while donning a red dress, the Express Tribune reported.

Pakistani investigative journalist Ansar Abbasi was the first one to condemn the ad on the micro-blogging site while others later joined him.

Matiullah Jan: @AnsarAAbbasi you are right, her beautiful body curves have nothing to do with 3G phone and its 'cheap price'. I fully agree with you dear.

Athar Ali Khan: Dayummm @NargisFakhri

Omno: Why did you dirty the newspaper by putting Nargis's photograph on it?

Muhammed Amer: @AnsarAAbbasi why newspapers are trying to be like playboy or weekend type of magazine? These kind of ads look good in magazine not on NP.

Mirza Lamer King: Today they have put Nargis's image. Tomorrow they will show Sunny Leone.

Kadar Khan: @AnsarAAbbasi Front page ad looks absurd but corruption, loot and plunder of the government is acceptable.

Aleem Qadeer: Could have used a talent like @NargisFakhri in a much better way.

Nadia: Those offended by Nargis Fakhri's curves on a paper will be the first to mentally measure a woman up, they see in real.

Malik: Shame on Express & Jhang? for showing Nargis fakhri.

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