Not so tough now, are you?
A gig in the Pakistani commentariat is nice to have. The pay’s good and there is next to nothing by way of accountability.
Within this gallery of rogues, whenever a list is to be prepared of figuring out who is bothered least with the truth itself, Dr Shahid Masood is going to be somewhere near the top.
Recently, he made yet another accusation against former senator and current Sindh MPA Saeed Ghani and his party. The latter responded by asking for his right of reply.
The good doctor did not comply, presumably because the allegations in question were complete hogwash.
So Ghani, like many from his tribe of activist-politicians do, showed some proactivity and booked a flight to Islamabad, saying he will gatecrash Shahid Masood’s show. What made things better is that the lawmaker livetweeted his journey.
@SaeedGhani1 leaving for #Isb because @Shahidmasooddr was not attending calls after he hurled baseless allegations against @SaeedGhani1 and #PPP leadership. @SaeedGhani1 decides to appear in person to give his point of view in Dr SM's show pic.twitter.com/sMha67inTC
— Zameer Ahmed Malik (@ZameerAMalik) November 21, 2017
MPA @SaeedGhani1 is doing post martem of #DrShahidMasood outside @newsonepk office in Islamabad. Coward fake journalist Dr Shahid Masood didn't accept the challenge #ExposeShahidMasood pic.twitter.com/eEWqumwvae
— Fayaz Chachar (@ChacharFayaz) November 22, 2017
Now PTI trolls are out of pigeon-hole to defend lies of @ShahidMasoodDr. Ask him to prove allegations or face @SaeedGhani1 who is sitting outside @NewsOnePK office to #ExposeShahidMasood. pic.twitter.com/yYhjuogNS9
— Majid Agha (@Majid_Agha) November 22, 2017
— Tahir Malik (@ProfTahirMalik) November 22, 2017
Eventually, he reached Islamabad and went to the News One office. He wasn’t let in, so he sat on the footpath and tweeted out a couple of photos of his, much to the delight of his followers on twitter.
— Senator Saeed Ghani (@SaeedGhani1) November 22, 2017
A flabbergasted Shahid Masood, riled no doubt also by the support that Ghani was getting online, explained his point of view to his only captive audience, the poor little host of his program. (Aside: The HRCP really needs to free her.) “Meri jooti bhi na bulaae iss ko…”
This is an ongoing drama, yes.
But we’d like to see the likes of Ghani taking on Mubasher Lucman, Dr Danish, Arshed Sharif, that tridiot over at ARY, the list goes on…