Pakistan Army spokesman Major General Asif Ghafoor is very active on Twitter with his personal account and often quotes reporters’ tweets or responds directly to them.
This time he also uses humour for this purpose, after responding to a sarcastic tweet by journalist Sana Bucha, the trend is being seen on Twitter in Pakistan against Sana Bucha.
Apart from this, another trend that can be seen is Pakistani journalists are being called ‘Bikao’ and ‘traitor’.
The quarrel began after a tweet from Sana Bucha, which she posted on Sunday, January 12.
In her tweet, Sana Bucha criticized DG ISPR Major General Asif Ghafoor’s press release issued by the ISPR on the completion of the Sialkot motorway project.
She wrote: “Pico’s work is satisfying, along with the dyeing of the dupattas, ISPR.”
After that, DG ISPR addressed Sana Bucha in his tweet saying, “It may have been done to benefit you while working for ISPR. I am not aware of any such service. If you have any pending dues, you can get them.”
Asif Ghafoor later deleted his tweet.
Replying to Major General Asif Ghafoor, Sana wrote: “You are the army spokesperson, U represent the prestigious armed forces. Not your own private fight club.”
It may be recalled that in June 2019, a round of the fight was also seen on Twitter between Sana Bucha and Major General Asif Ghafoor.
Journalist Talat Hussain posted a photo of the same tweet in response to comments from various Twitter users.
— Syed Talat Hussain (@TalatHussain12) January 13, 2020
— Asad Qureshi (@QureshiAsadAli) January 13, 2020
Not without a reason. I never initiated anything. Please see your unethical expressions which provoked response from me & fellow Pakistanis. I am deleting my yesterday’s responses only respecting journalistic ethos. You can make your choice for now & future. It’s two to tango. pic.twitter.com/fiH7DioBdj
— Asif Ghafoor (@peaceforchange) January 13, 2020
Later, the debate ended when Major General Asif Ghafoor addressed the Sana and tweeted: “For no reason, I have never started anything. Please see your unethical impressions which have caused me and other Pakistanis to react. I am just deleting my yesterday’s responses respecting journalistic ethics. You too can make your choice now and for the future.”