A newspaper ad featuring US born Bollywood actress Nargis Fakhri on the front page has caused outrage in Pakistan for ‘being obscene’.
The Daily Jang has been accused of being like playboy after it printed pictures of Ms Fakhri looking sensual in a red dress and holding a phone in her hand.
Ms Fakhri was appearing in an ad for Mobilink (Pakistan Mobile Communications Limited), a GSM cellular operator in the country, which had launched four 3G phones.
Soon after the paper was publicised people took to Twitter to make their outrage known.
— fahadalimehtab (@fahadalimehtab) December 20, 2015
Front page ad.in today's jang newspaper. pic.twitter.com/ADNnfLbQhL
— Haroon Shaikh (@ArchHS) December 20, 2015
My strong protest to top jang group management for this absurd front page ad in today's jang. pic.twitter.com/M5SRc1p3H7
— Ansar Abbasi (@AnsarAAbbasi) December 20, 2015Advertisement
However media watchdogs in the country condemned the attack on Ms Fakhri
— Pakistan Media Watch (@PakPressWatch) December 20, 2015
Others saw the funny side.
— Nazrana Yousufzai (@NazranaYusufzai) December 21, 2015
While some pointed out that the advertisers had gotten what they wanted from the photos.
Woke up to find every 2nd person on my T/L tweeting that Nargis Fakhri front page ad. Offensive or not, advertiser's mission accomplished
— Talat Aslam (@titojourno) December 20, 2015