An open political debate challenge has been issued to Mr. Ahmed Qureshi who has been a prolific writer pushing pro-Musharraf views. The email was send on behalf of the Emergency Moderator and they await a response within 72 hours. Ahmed Qureshi has been writing quite activity on his website Ahmed Qureshi with an extensive mailing list but at the same time he also runs a show called on PTV. The open challenge letter is as follows
Your orchestrated fallacious theories are severely detrimental for Pakistan. The conspiracy theories you craft and project, the ‘Immaculate Deception Creations Tailored to Your Senses’ are senseless, baseless and without any substance or material. Hence I challenge you to an open one-on-one live debate in the upcoming days. I am also forwarding this email to over 500 journalists, both national and international, as I am pretty certain you neither have the courage nor civility to come forward and accept this challenge and this should be enough to expose you.
In the highly unlikely event that you do end up accepting this challenge you will have to debate me in an open event which will ideally be broad casted live and in the presence of local and foreign media and security analysts apart from any audience that turns up there. Formal rules of parliamentary debate shall be observed. It will be held at a mutually acceptable location and time. All logistics will be worked out and agreed with you before hand. I will identify myself only at the event.
Failure to reply to this email within 72-hours shall mean a forfeiture on your part and acceptance that you are nothing more than a potty-mouthed deceiver hired by the agencies in Pakistan. The world will be made aware of your response, whatever it may be.
But to add to the mix, I share with you a recording of one of his shows on PTV, I saw this barely a week after the media clamp down on November 3rd. While all other channels lay silent, PTV was quite literally booming in this specific show he talked about the map published in the Armed Forces Journal where his guest weighed the new proposed boundaries for this region. In all honesty when you hear talk about the break up of Pakistan on state run television you tend to worry. You be the judge