It seems that after Shahid Masood, the fate of Shaheen Sehbai has also been sealed at Jang group of newspapers.
In today’s Jang newspaper, a detailed rebuttal for Shaheen Sehbai’s June 12th analysis is published. Mr Sehbai leveled some allegation against the government of Pakistan for mismanagement and corruption in the use of aid for Pakistan. However, the original report meant for the consumption of local US audience. It is important to note the interesting points in the rebuttal:
“…ta ham, hisb-e-mamool, Shaheen Sehbai nay report kay mandarjat ko torr maror kar pesh kartay huay iss mayn say apni marzi ka mafhoom nikalnay kee koshish kee hay”
“ Khusoosan, ‘fard-e-jurm’ ka lafz sansani khaizi paida karnay kay liye istimal hua”
“ … urdu qalib mayn dhalnay kay baad jub Jang mayn shaya kiya gaya to American Senate kee Foreign Affairs Committee kay mushahidat ko goal kardiya gaya, aur Janab Sehbai nay sansani khaiz aur mutasibana interview ko khabar bana diya …”
Please find below the image of the Urdu clipping.
Here is the link to the paper: http://www.jang.com.pk/jang/jun2010-daily/15-06-2010/main3.htm
The point remains, if Jang knows that Shaheen Sehbai does this usually, then why is he given so much space? What about the loss that people of Pakistan have to endure because of such writings? Who benefits from all this?
We hope that all these story makers and prophets of doom are on the way out. Shahid Masood gone, Shaheen Sehbai on the way out, who’s next? Any comments!!