The U.S. Consulate in Karachi, Pakistan has removed a tweet which pointed out Pakistan’s religious intolerance against its Ahmadiyya community.
The embassy had issued a tweet on Tuesday afternoon urging the public to watch Salam, a documentary film on Abdus Salam, a Nobel prize winning physicist. Salam was shunned by Pakistan due to his Ahmadiyya Muslim faith.
“If you want to figure out what’s wrong with Pakistan, watch #SalamOnNetflix”
The tweet was quickly deleted soon after, but not before it was saved tech savvy Pakistani twitter users.
This tweet was quickly deleted but the staffers at the U.S. Consulate snapped lol pic.twitter.com/DiEwxIJysD
— Saira (@SairaKBhatti) October 8, 2019
The documentary film which follows Abdus Salam’s journey from a small village in rural Pakistan to worldwide scientific acclaim has won six awards for best documentary film and was released on Netflix this month.