By Raza Ruman
The controversial cartoon in which Prime Minister Imran Khan is shown sitting in the feet of Army Chief Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa in the cover page of Jang/Geo journalist Sohail Warraich’ book has raised many eyebrows in all quarters and also questions as why the trusted fellow of Mir Shakilur Rehman felt the need to target Khan and Gen Bajwa.
PM’s special assistant Shahbaz Gill on Wednesday aptly questioned ‘has Mr Warriach been forced to have this caricature in which PM Khan is humiliated on the cover page of his book.”
All copies of book titled “Yay Company Nahi Chalay Gi” by Sohail Warraich have been confiscated from publisher in Lahore today. Sohail Warriach was forced to delete his tweet with this title last night.@suhailswarraich pic.twitter.com/n53S8UXmUW— گل مینہ گلالی 👩 (@fWsArCRQJMn0koq) September 15, 2020
Gill also questioned that if Warraich didn’t do it under compulsion then it’s his terrible mindset which couldn’t be understood before.
There has been a lot of bashing on social media against Warraich for the cartoon he had on the cover page of his book which he did so to get worldwide publicity of his book. One will be astonished to know that this isn’t a book but compilation of his published columns.
جناب سہیل وڑائچ ایک جہان دیدہ صحافی جو ہمیشہ مصلحت بھائی چارے مفاہمت کی بات کرتے ہیں۔ابھی تک سمجھ سے قاصر ہے اپنی شخصیت کے برخلاف اپنی کتاب کے سرورق پر اپنے ملک کے وزیراعظم اور ہیرو کی تحقیر کیسے کر سکتے ہیں۔ان سے یہ غلطی کروائی گئی یا یہی انکی حقیقت ہے اور ہم نے انہیں غلط سمجھا— Dr. Shahbaz GiLL (@SHABAZGIL) September 16, 2020
Some twitter user said Warraich did so only to have cheap publicity to his so called book titled — Yeh Company Nahi Chaley Gi (this company won’t work).
It is learnt that the entire print order of the new Warraich volume had been “confiscated” and he had been forced to delete his promotional tweet.
Speaking to the BBC, Mr Warraich said: “I also learnt that a caricature of Prime Minister Imran Khan, sitting on the floor close to Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa’s chair, is termed derogatory. Normally, caricatures are drawn, and taken, in a lighter vein and this was precisely the spirit behind this one as well. However, if it is taken as offensive, it can be changed.”
Let’s see how Jang/Geo group goes further in its war against the establishment. PAK DESTINY