ISLAMABAD – Absorbing the well-deserved plaudits during the official celebrations of the two year anniversary of him being right, veteran critic of the incumbent ruling party Pakistan Tehrik-e-Insaf (PTI), Shoaib Ahmed, was quick to remind the celebratory gathering that he’s actually been right since ‘at least October 2011’.
“Actually, I have been right for much longer, but one must be generous enough to concede that being right about PTI before that Minar-e-Pakistan jalsa doesn’t really count,” Ahmed said while addressing the party cum press conference, with a heavy presence of journalists who had slowly come around to embracing the wisdom that the veteran had espoused all along.
Shoaib Ahmed conceded that despite the past two years having been especially hard for the country that he claims to be a well-wisher of, it has been particularly satisfactory for him personally.
“Two years of watching the country self-implode is a minor blot in the infinite joys that come with being right,” he maintained.
Ahmed further reiterated that his abhorrence for the PTI should not be conflated with his anti-establishment tinge.
“Yes, the former started because of the latter, but now it’s separate when it comes to the PTI. It’s personal.”
At press time, the gathering was interrupted by a senior veteran barging into the press conference to tell the media that he’d actually been right about the PTI since the late 1980s.