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Pakistan human rights minister deletes tweet criticising Trump

US President Donald Trump. Photograph:( Reuters )

WION Web Team New Delhi Jul 17, 2019, 10.37 AM (IST)

Pakistan`s Human Rights Minister Shireen Mazari on Tuesday allegedly tweeted criticising US President Donald Trump only to delete the tweet later, reported news agency ANI. 

"When racism and bigotry become acceptable political norms in democracies," Mazari tweeted, added ANI quoting Pakistan news media outlet The Global Village Space. 

Mazari joined in the furore regarding Trump's latest racist Twitter outburst aimed Democrat Congresswomen. 

She shared a story titled "A Racist in the White House," published in The New Yorker on July 15 with the tweet. While the Pakistani publication lauded Mazari on her move, Husain Haqqani, the Director (South & Central Asia) Hudson Institute claimed that Mazari had discreetly deleted the tweet amid upcoming meeting between Trump and Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan may be the reason behind the step taken by Mazari.

"#Pakistan`s anti-American Human Rights Minister @ShireenMazari1 tweeted this but deleted it, possibly in view of the forthcoming meeting of PM Imran Khan with @realDonaldTrump," Haqqani tweeted.

Trump has recently received flak for his Twitter outburst which reportedly targetted four Democratic, People of Colour (POC) congresswomen, namely Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Rashida Tlaib, Ilhan Omar and Ayanna Pressley. 

Democratic leaders have severely condemned his tweets, labelling them as "racist" as he asks them to go back to the "broken, crime-infested" countries they "came" from.

(With inputs from ANI)

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"When racism and bigotry become acceptable political norms in democracies," Mazari tweeted, according to Pakistani news media outlet, The Global Village Space.