Twitter alert: Prayers, support and despair for Shahbaz Taseer

Local Twitterati expressed anger over Shahbaz's abduction.

Sidrah Moiz August 26, 2011
Twitter alert: Prayers, support and despair for Shahbaz Taseer

KARACHI: Shahbaz Taseer, son of slain Pakistani governor Salmaan Taseer,  was kidnapped in the eastern city of Lahore on Friday.

Unidentified men in a black SUV intercepted Taseer’s car and abducted him. The late governor was killed by his bodyguard for his opposition to a controversial blasphemy law this year. His family has said they have been recieving threats from extremist groups.

Local Twitterati expressed anger over Shahbaz's abduction and tweeted their prayers and support for the Taseer family.

Fifi Haroon

What has Pakistan become? What state of lawlessness is this? What utter anarchy? What madness? What fresh hell? How much more can people take?

I don’t live in Pakistan but my heart bleeds four my country. I worry for my family, my friends. I worry for all of you who I have never even met!

At 22 this poor girl (Shehrbano Taseer) has become de facto head of the Taseer family. To go though dad's death, now brother’s kidnapping.

Marvi Sirmed

Stay strong, as you have always been. Prayers and wishes with you Maheen Taseer,  Shehrbano Taseer, Aamna TaseerSanam Taseer and Sara Taseer

Please don't do this with Taseers. They deserve salutes for still choosing to stay in Pakistan after all that. Let Shahbaz come back safely.

Saba Imtiaz

Really no point in speculating over the who’s and why’s right now. Just makes you look like an idiot and hurts friends and family.

Omar Waraich

It's harrowing, particularly for the family that's already endured so much. Please can we avoid speculation about the captors' motives?

Rezaul Hasan Laskar

What on earth is Lahore police up to? First Warren Weinstein and now Shahbaz Taseer kidnapped in Lahore.

Ali Dayan Hasan

The Taseer kidnapping underscores the failing writ of state and its inability to provide security even to those known to be at high risk

Kazim Alam

They killed SalmaanTaseer in the name of Islam. Is his son's kidnapping also in the sweet name of Islam? Shariat iss bare mai kia kehti hai?

Mehreen Kasana

Wishing strength for Maheen Taseer, Shehrbano TaseerAamna TaseerTammy Haq. Hang in there. Praying for Shahbaz Taseer.

Madiha Riaz

Never say we've a hit a new low in Pakistan. Your words will come back to haunt you.

Rafaya Sufi

Utter madness. Praying for the Taseer family.

Zara Iqbal

Just when you thought it couldn't get worse ...

Ammar Yasir

It might be an attempt to free Mumtaz Qadri.

George Fulton

Our thoughts and prayers with you all Aamna Taseer, Maheen Taseer,  Shehrbano Taseer,  Sanam Taseer, Sara Taseer and Tammy Haq

DrAwab Awab Alvi

It’s scary. Shahbaz Taseer being kidnapped when already Pakistan cannot recover the kidnapped American despite full US pressure.

Jemima Khan

Oh God. Awful.

Follow the Tribune Twitterati list to stay updated or track the hashtag #ShahbazTaseer.



Zach Khan | 12 years ago | Reply


Obviously I was poking fun at religious people who have problems with Taseer's family because their father argued against the blasphemy law. These religious nut jobs have no rationality or sense of empathy. They are all over facebook, blogs, and youtube, spreading hate speech and justifying Salman Taseer's murder. When I try to reason with them, they call Salman a corrupt man; their best evidence for his corruption is the fact that he was part of PPP, which is a generalization.

As far as your allegation that Capitalism is failing "miserably" and that U.S. is on the brink of "economic collapse", I would say its a GROSS EXAGGERATION. I know this because I live in the U.S. Yes, Americans are worried about the economy (Just like the rest of the world), but they are nowhere near "economic collapse", and in much better condition than Pakistan. And capitalism is not a religion, that was the joke part. I think you were joking too when you suggested that Americans should adopt Islam, because so far Islam hasn't worked its magic for Pakistan.

And one more thing, I accidently recommended your comment so don't get flattered that you got a thumbs up.

Asad | 12 years ago | Reply

@Zach Khan

Capitalism is failing miserably in the US, they are on the birk of an economic collapse...they credit rating is falling...It seems the US will noly be saved when they leave caitalism and adopt Islam. and smae goes for Pakistan as well as every other country.

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