Is Pakistani Youtuber Junaid Akram A Sexual Harasser?

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Pakistani Youtuber Junaid Akram

Unless you’re living under a rock, you must be aware of all the shocking names that have come forward since last week as a result of India’s #MeToo moment. With each passing hour, we see tweets outing men we least expected to show predatory behavior. Nana Patekar, Vikas Bahl, Chetan Bhagat, Alok Nath, Kailash Kher, Gursimran Khamba, Tanmay Bhat and the list goes on!

Read: Bollywood’s #MeToo Moment: From Nana Patekar To Kailash Kher, All The Big Names That Have Been Called Out Since Tanushree Dutta’s Brave Stand

Quite contrary to this, the #MeToo movement in Pakistan was shot down immediately when a superstar like Ali Zafar was called out by his female colleague, Meesha Shafi. What seemed like a moment of reckoning in prospect suffered a silent death before it could strip bare more perpetrators.

However, a tweet last night peaked my hopes that India’s #MeToo moment may have a spillover effect in Pakistan. This time, a Pakistani Youtuber Junaid Akram was under fire!

Read: India’s Sansakari Babu Ji, Alok Nath Has Been Accused Of Rape & We’ve Lost All Faith In Humanity

Overwhelmed by the revelation, I did what any person with internet access would do to confirm the news: search for a substantial tweet or news article that provided proof against the accused.

Here’s what I came across!

On being asked about the details, the account sent out the following tweet.

Zoob here, saw it coming and we’re still not sure why!

I headed to the account of Geo News anchor, Rabia Anum, that almost everyone described as their primary source regarding the allegations being leveled against Junaid Akram.

Her thread left me disturbed and anxious!

While Rabia’s thread spoke about “…a known social media guy…” there was no mention of Junaid Akram specifically.

Not one to sleep without sating my curiosity, I continued stalking the who’s of who of Twitter and every credible handle had only one name to take: Junaid Akram.

And then, there was no holding back!

https://twitter.com/Lanaschild_/status/1049300857844633601

Opinionless Spirit sounded quite opinionated for a Twitter handle like that. However, the absence of screenshots has created confusion, all over!

And even though so many people are naming and shaming Junaid Akram, we are yet to discover a first-hand testimony from a survivor.

So, it made sense for us and so many others to have this reaction after going through the tirade of tweets against the Ganji Swag comedian! 👇

Right now, lack of proof or screenshot of a testimony from a primary source is making the whole episode sound like conjecture. We must get to the bottom of the story to know if Junaid Akram is being framed or if there is any substance to the chatter on Twitter. In case the latter presumption is true, the culprit must be brought to justice!

Read: Roy Moore’s Defeat Is A Huge Win For The #MeToo Movement

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