After Maulana Tariq Jameel apologised for his remarks against the media, a day after his comments during the Ehsaas Telethon on Pakistani channels created quite a buzz on social media.

The Maulana had stirred a storm among journalists and members of the civil society by calling media houses around the world, including Pakistan, “liars” and said the organisations “needed to be more truthful”.

Several celebrities such as Hamza Ali Abbasi, Muneeb Butt, Humaima Malick, Feroze Khan, Waqar Zaka and other came forward to support the Islamic scholar.

Taking to Instagram, TV actor Muneeb Butt wrote: “Aaj meri nazar me Mualana Tariq Jameel shb ki izzat aur mazeed bargayee hai! Bht barey insaan hain ap.( Today my respect for Mualana Tariq Jameel has been increased. You are very great person.)

Humaima Malick shared : “Where are the celebrities of our country who post pictures, selfies wearing shalwar kameez for a day saying juma Mubarak ab kaha hain woh sub jub humaray ulema deen ki tuheen hoi ? Ab kisi ney kuch nahee kehna ? Standing next to tariq jamil posting pictures with him and now ?”

“Maulana Tariq Jameel Sahib is a good man, may Allah bless him in this life and the next,” wrote Hamza Ali Abbasi

Taking to Twitter, Popular TV anchor Jasmeen Manzoor said : “MolanaTariqJameel it was heart breaking to see Molana sb apologise to this corrupt system and people who support and take due advantages from them including media . Respect and support for him and all those who are asking him to apologise must apologise to him now.”

Singer turned actor Haroon Shahid said: “MolanaTariqJameel my love and respect for you and I have no shame in accepting that I have flaws. Thank you for showing me the mirror. I hope and pray to improve as a human and as a Muslim. Wonder why Mr. @MalickViews and @HamidMirPAK didn’t take it well?”

Popular Television Host Waqar Zaka said : “We seriously don’t deserve people like #molanaTariqJameel sir I apologise on behalf of these journalists , how about @HamidMirPAK you come live with me ?”