Ukhano's presence at high profile event stirs controversy, Irfan Junejo skips

Published: January 20, 2020

In a recent turn of events, infamous vlogger Umar Khan, popularly known as Ukhano, is back in the spotlight with a few viral pictures -except, this time, they were not leaked. The pictures were from a recent event called, Digital Pakistan, in which he was invited along with several other content creators.

It was the first from a series of interactive sessions to be held with digital publishers and content creators to work on developing a positive image of the country.

However, from among the pictures taken at the event, the ones showing Ukhano sharing the same frame as Imran Khan have triggered controversy.

The social media personality has been trending on Twitter since Sunday.

Why is twitter furious?

Ukhano was accused of sexual harassment and abusive behaviour by multiple women on July 9, 2019. Several screenshots of the 28-year-old’s conversations with other women circulated on social media, wherein Ukhano could be seen sharing his obscene pictures and asking for their ‘bold’ pictures in return.

In addition to the controversy, the recent pictures from the event also show the women who had been vocal critics of Ukhano, sharing the same frame as him.

Nevertheless, here’s what Twitter had to say:

Irfan Junejo takes a stand 

While several keyboard warriors continued spewing hatred, one of the most popular vloggers refused to attend. Here’s why:

Ukhano’s earlier clarification

On November 9, 2019, three months after the allegations surfaced, UKhano shared a video on social media to provide his part of the story. He captioned his video, “On 9th July, I was made a target of false allegations. I promised you all that I will go through the legal channel and after submitting my application in FIA along with all the evidence and after 3 months of investigation, I have an FIR against false allegations.”

It went onto show the Assistant Director of FIA, Asif Iqbal, claiming that “If someone tries to defame an individual, then an FIR will be filed against the prior, after due investigation.” Lawyer Samaviya Sajjad is also featured in the video, saying that a local website had published the accuser Dua Asif’s elaborate account of abuse, without verifying her claims.

The vlogger also posted a picture of the FIR on November 10, claiming how he was ‘falsely’ accused.

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