LAHORE – Pakistani Islamic scholar Maulana Tariq Jameel who launched his fashion brand MTJ earlier this year has been recently come under fire for allegedly selling a single piece of drawstrings at a price of Rs550.
Screenshots of the doctored image started have been circulating on different social media platforms since the brand’s first flagship store opened in Karachi this week. The store features a complete collection of eastern wear, ranging from formal to casual, from wedding attire to breezy lawn pret. The products are priced in the range of Rs2,000 to Rs5,000, competitive with the general market.
Soon after, many social media users started roasting and grilling the scholar for selling overpriced items while preaching against illegal profiteering.
Here are some of the posts in which netizens trolled the Islamic scholar.
Introducing Maulana Tariq Jameel, MTJ, branded "Nara", "Azarband" of all things: pic.twitter.com/t3iWQX4CjL
— Moneir Aslam (@moneir27) April 30, 2021
— Tanzil Gillani (@TanzilGillani) May 1, 2021
Clearing the air, the MTJ Brand Saturday dismissed the accusations and posted an announcement on its official handles, with the caption ‘Beware of news circulating on social media’.
The statement stated “it has come to our notice that MTJ-Tariq Jameel is being accused of selling drawstrings (Nara) for Rs550 apiece. We would like to clarify that the news is fake.”
“We do not manufacture drawstrings (Nara) and our stores and website have never placed any such article for sale. Please beware of spreading false news and help us report those who are involved in this malpractice,” it added.
Earlier in a similar controversy, the 67-year-old got lambasted for launching fashion clothing to fund his seminaries. Later, he cited the reasons to get into the business.
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