Karachi: The show ‘On the Front’ was aired from dunya TV hosted by Kamran Shahid, where three guests Pervaiz Hoodbhoy, Ansar Abbasi & Orya Maqbool Jan were invited. The topic of the debate was Malala’s book ‘I am Malala’. Kamran Shahid started to take the opinions from Orya Maqbool Jan on his recent article on Malala’s book. Orya Maqbool Jan calmly stated some of the issues for why he thought the book is highly controversial.
Kamran Shahid then asked Ansar Abbasi because he also wrote on the controversial book later and asked him did he had same objections as of Orya or there were some different concerns. On that point Abbasi exclaimed he fully agreed with Jan & it was Jan’s column which moved him to study Malala’s book.
However on the turn of Pervaiz Hoodbhoy, when Kamran Shahid asked him, Hoodbhoy started very aggressively and went on attacking Jan & Abbasi by saying they are “media Taliban” and liars. And he further asserted that there is no such material written on the book as proclaimed by Jan and Abbasi. This led the debate fall in repeated reiterations of blame & allegations.