Shah Faesal, the Kashmiri IAS officer who faced departmental inquiry after expressing disgraceful comments about India has again shared controversial statements about the Indian media for being sceptical about Imran Khan, the newly elected potential Prime Minister of Pakistan.
In a tweet, Faesal has stated that a section of Indian media is shaming India internationally by not appreciating Imran Khan’s statements post his election victory.
India is being shamed (internationally) by (a section of) Indian media. The neighbouring country has elected a new PM, he is talking about reconciliation, he is talking about change, but the loudmouths on this side are ranting to ensure that the hostilities continue.
— Shah Faesal (@shahfaesal) July 27, 2018
Imran Khan’s political party Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf has won the general election and Khan is all set to become the new PM of Pakistan. However, Khan expressing eagerness for ‘peace talks’ with India is being regarded as a hollow rhetoric since he has been a staunch Taliban apologist in the past. Khan had openly supported designated terrorists and had even advocated for the Taliban to be given diplomatic and political legitimacy. He had even stated that the Taliban’s war in Afganistan is justified by Islamic law.
Faesal, however, is not alone in hailing Imran Khan. A significant section of Indian media, the left-liberals have been singing praises for Khan since he won the elections. They arguably have forgotten that a lot of former Pakistani leaders have expressed the hollow rhetoric of ‘peace talks’ while doing nothing to curb Pakistan-sponsored terrorism and even supporting it.
Faesal’s Tweet saw many reactions from Twitter users calling out his hypocrisy.
Tells you a lot when aspiring politicians in Kashmir have to add the obligatory hosannas to the ISI’s pet, else the ISI will cut their political “careers” short. https://t.co/YzGEdQnqEc
— Abhijit Iyer-Mitra (@Iyervval) July 27, 2018
Nawaz tried “reconciliation”, Mr Faesal. And Zardari before him. Kindly remind me their fate, again? Imran wasn’t doing us a favour, neither was he charting a new path. https://t.co/HMnQ6n1usw
— Sreemoy Talukdar (@sreemoytalukdar) July 27, 2018
In his earlier views too, he had expressed the apologist mindset. In April this year, Faesal had shared a tweet claiming India is a ‘Rapistan’. After that, he had faced a departmental inquiry by the Jammu and Kashmir administration after instruction from the central authorities. Faesal had got defensive and even had victim card when his hypocrisy was called out after his mocking remarks for the departmental letter. Faesal was the first ever Kashmiri to top the Indian civil services examination.
Now, however, he seems to have shed that facade and moving towards openly defaming India while being supportive of terror apologists and hate mongers.