19 September 2019
Islamabad: Naeemul Haque, the Special Assistant to Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan, has termed a television anchor an "unemployed drunk", a media report said on Thursday.
The remarks come after the two men engaged in a Twitter spat as the TV anchor Arif Hameed Bhatti had hinted that unethical activities were taking place on the fourth floor of the Secretariat in which Haque was involved, reports The Express Tribune.
Bhatti also claimed that Prime Minister Khan had taken notice of these activities.
Haque took to Twitter lashing out at Bhatti over the comments, saying: "That unemployed drunk Arif Hamid Bhatti has been talking nonsense against me after finishing his bottle every evening. So far he has uttered complete nonsense and lies. Let us pray for him to get rid of his drinking and lying. May he be more at peace with himself."
Bhatti was quick to react to the tweet replying: "I am ready to go to any medico-legal facility for my test... Will you accompany me for your examination?"
This is not the first time that Haque has had a war of words on the micro-blogging site, as earlier this year he traded barbs with then Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry over the appointment of PTV'S Managing Director.