By Kiran Bokhari
Islamabad, Jan 16 (Pak Destiny) An Indian handsome minister ‘falls in love’ with a Lahore-based Pakistani journalist if one believes the tweets sent from Shashi Tharoor’s Twitter account, directed at Mehr Tarar of Daily Times.
The tweets suggest that Tharoor is having an “extra-marital affair” with Mehr. Both deny their relationship. The minister, who has more than 2 million followers on Twitter later clarified “My Twitter ID got hacked.” Mehr is an op-editor with Daily Times. She graduated from Kinnaird College Lahore.
It is learnt that Shashi and Mehr came close on the minister’s visit to Pakistan last year. Their relation came to spot light after the alleged release of the tweets between them. The tweets placed Shashi awkwardly in the eyes of his wife prompting him to issue a ‘joint statement’ after explaining his position to her.
“We are distressed by the unseemly controversy that has arisen about some unauthorized tweets from our twitter accounts,” Tharoor said in a joint statement which has appeared on a Facebook page.
Tharoor’s wife Sunanda claimed on the micro-blogging site that she had posted from her husband’s account, the allegedly private messages sent to him by Lahore-based journalist Mehr Tarar, to show the world “how she is stalking my husband”.
“We wish to stress that we are happily married and intend to remain that way. Sunanda has been ill and hospitalized this week and is seeking rest. We would be grateful if the media respects our privacy,” the statement said. It said “distorted” versions of comments allegedly made by his wife Sunanda had appeared in the media.
“Various distorted accounts of comments allegedly made by Sunanda have appeared in the press. It appears that some personal and private comments responding to these unauthorised tweets — comments that were not intended for publication — have been misrepresented and led to some erroneous conclusions,” the statement added.
Sources told Pak Destiny that Shashi on the one hand says his Tweet ID got hacked as he got nothing to do do with ‘love messages’ on the other his wife Sunanda claims “Mehr is stalking her husband”. “There is something fishy in the relation of the Indian mister and Pakistani journalist,” the sources said.
Although the Pakistani journalist denies her relation with Indian minister but the story is turning out to be a “Bollywood script”. – Pak Destiny