LAHORE: A just lately printed compilation of the columns of famous journalist Suhail Warraich titled — Yeh Firm Nahi Chaley Gi (this firm gained’t work) — bumped into an issue when it was faraway from guide stalls inside a couple of hours of its arrival, it was learnt on Tuesday.
The thrill on the social media on the day was that the whole print order of the brand new Warraich quantity had been “confiscated” and the author had been pressured to delete his promotional tweet Monday night time inside hours of tweeting it. Nonetheless, later it was confirmed that the copies of the guide displayed on the stalls have been seized, and it might be again on sale after a change of its ‘objectionable’ cowl.
The guide is a compilation of the columns Mr Warraich penned throughout the previous few years, each for Urdu day by day Jang and Urdu web site of the British Broadcasting Company (BBC).
Chatting with the BBC, Mr Warraich solely confirmed: “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.”
The motion to tug the guide off cabinets added to the unease within the journalistic circles within the nation.
In latest days, authorized instances have been initiated towards three journalists for his or her alleged makes an attempt at bringing nationwide establishments into disrepute.
The motion towards the guide by a outstanding journalist not precisely recognized for saying it loudly, will strengthen the argument of those that see a particular sample rising right here.
Printed in Daybreak, September 16th, 2020