The chap in question, Wajid Shamsul Hasan, Pakistan high commissioner to the UK, has all of a sudden gone very quiet. Gone are all the brash statements that it’s a “set-up”, and “we will go to a court of law to defend them”, to be replaced with a defening silence.
How come he hasn’t remarked on the latest round of NOTW allegations? Where is the robust defence of Yasir Hameed on the steps of the High Commission?
I wonder if someone somewhere might have whispered in his ear, that actually these allegations might be true, and therefore it might be in your interests to keep your opinions to yourself until we know more, or all of the facts.
Hasan’s statements have been quite remarkable. If it turns out he has backed the wrong horse in this race then how can he be taken seriously in future?
In his line of work credability must be essential, and it must be important not to lose it with a series of ill-advised statements.
Only time will tell if he was right, but a telling note in all this could be the fact that even Ijaz Butt has decided to keep his opinions to himself.