September 15, 2020
Published 12 days ago
ISLAMABAD: Suhail Warraich’s new book–Yeh Company nahin chaly gai–has been withdrawn.
The book was withdrawn because of its cover that shows the chief of the army staff as the father figure with Prime Minister Imran Khan playing at his feet as a child. The rest of the opposition looks from the window.
Many Twitter users maintained that the journalist was forced to delete his tweet regarding the book. Naila Inayat tweeted: “Suhail Warraich’s book ‘Yeh company nahin chalay gi’ removed from the stands, copies seized over ‘objectionable cover. The author also deleted his tweet re the book.”
However, others thought it was a ploy to sell the book.
Warraich currently works for an Urdu daily as senior editor and Geo TV where he is a senior executive producer.
Talking with BBC Urdu, Warraich said the content of the book comprises his published columns. “Now I have been told that some people have objected to the cover of the book. Yesterday I was told that it demeans the office of the prime minister.”
He added that such cartoons are made in a light mood with no intention of insulting anybody. However, after consultation with colleagues and the insistence of the Jang Group, he deleted his tweet and agreed to change the cover.
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