Pakistani Man Arrested for wearing Wolf Mask

A Pakistani man in Peshawar has been arrested for wearing a wolf mask. The bizarre incident prompted a lot of social media reaction.

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Asad can be seen wearing the wolf mask, handcuffed

In a bizarre incident, Pakistan’s police arrested a man for wearing a wolf face mask and scaring people on New Year’s Eve.

The man, identified as Asad Khan, a resident of Moti neighbourhood in Peshawar was arrested by the police on December 31, 2020.

Asad was reportedly arrested after people complained against him for trying to intimidate children on the streets.

report by Saama TV stated: “Asad was reportedly making roaring noises while riding his motorcycle.”

In his defence, the man said he did not intend to scare away the locals.

Asad claimed: “I was wearing the mask in line with the government’s Coronavirus Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs).”

Reportedly, the Pakistan Government asked citizens to wear masks as per Covid-19 safety protocols.

However, the government failed to mention what kind of masks are appropriate to wear.

The incident was shared on Twitter by Pakistani journalist Omar R Quraishi.

Quraishi posted a photo in which Asad can be seen wearing the wolf mask, handcuffed and standing along with police officers.

The photo of Asad wearing the wolf mask on New Year’s Eve has gone viral on Twitter sparking funny reactions.

Many netizens claimed that he confused the occasion of New Year’s Eve with Halloween.

One Twitter user posted:

Another Twitter user commented: “So much respect for the police letting him wear that even after they’ve arrested him.”

Some users claimed that the policeman not wearing a mask amid Covid-19 was scarier that the man wearing a wolf mask.

A user stated: “I can’t get this out of my head that the policeman is not wearing a mask but you arrest the guy for wearing a mask.”

Another user posted:

The main bone of contention which the internet did not forget to point out was the fact that no one specified what kind of mask one can wear.

Hence, technically Asad should have been freed.

Another Twitter user summarised: “They said always wear a mask. They didn’t say which one.”

A Twitter user wrote:

“Because he’s the hero Peshawar deserves, but not the one it needs right now. So they’ll hunt him.”

“Because he can take it. Because he’s not our hero. He’s a silent guardian. A watchful protector. A Dark Fright.”

News of the bizarre incident attracted more than 7,000 likes and 1,000 retweets.

Akanksha is a media graduate, currently pursuing a postgraduate in Journalism. Her passions include current affairs and trends, TV and films, as well as travelling. Her life motto is 'Better an oops than a what if'.