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In support of LUBP – by Dost Manjotha

I congratulate the team of ‘Let us build Pakistan’ for thinking and writing on the right lines. Keep on the good work.
A bunch of right-wing TV anchorpersons aided by some of their right-of-the-centre and some broiler chicken (types of Kashif Abbasi and Moeed Pirzada) colleagues have made Pakistan hostage of their pro-taliban and eventually anti-peace agenda. They are operating like a mafia who wants every government in the country to dance on their tune. They want to dictate internal and external policies of the country irrespective of whatever tunnel vision they have of the world.They can level all kinds of founded or unfounded allegations against anybody whom they don’t like owing to their personal and political prejudices. To extend their personal and ideological agendas, they want to spit unchecked firepower. But, they are so fragile that their glasshouse breaks into pieces if someone like this blog braves to throw a pebble of criticism onto them.

The gang of anchorpersons I am referring to are a pirated version of America’s Fox News. Fox News represents America’s right wing while our col-anchors (regards to Naji sahib for coining the term) represent Pakistan’s far right. But one thing they cannot comprehend is, because of their absolute ignorance about development of new media, the power of blogging and citizen journalism.

However, they have started feeling the heat of scrutiny by the blogsphere as their ringleader Hamid Mir was seen agitating against “Let us build Pakistan” in his show Capital Talk.

Adding to what is said in this blog about col-anchors, I would say people like Hamid Mir, Dr Shahid Masood and Shaheen Sehbai seem double agents, working both for national and international intelligence networks. While Hamid Mir’s embedding with the country’s intelligence network isn’t a secret, I would quote one episode of his journalism from where I started suspecting him of having international links as well.

After 9/11, the United States of America pounced into Afghanistan with all of its technological military might to fight the ill-equipped force of Taliban and other resistance groups. But, back home the Bush Administration was facing severe public criticism for using unproportional military firepower in Afghanistan.

To justify the scale of warfare being used against Taliban, the Bush administration was desperate to paint the enemy well equipped with weapons of mass destruction. And none other than Hamid Mir came to its rescue with Osama Bin Laden’s interview in which the Al-Qaeda chief was reported to be claiming possession of nuke arms.

Hamid Mir was working for little known Urdu daily Ausaf but the interview was carried in full by English daily Dawn on its front-page. Haroons’ (of Dawn Group) links with American establishment are very well know and in the past when American officials weren’t involved in micro managing Pakistan, Yousaf Haroon was used to bring American orders on difficult junctures.

Hamid Mir’s handy work published in a paper regarded in the west as the most credible of Pakistani newspapers silenced the critics of American invasion in Afghanistan because they were now made to believe that the enemy wasn’t just carrying sub-machineguns, they also had briefcase nuke arms to inflict maximum damage to American people and their interest.

Since then Taliban and Al-Qaeda have gone to the extent of even using ‘human bombs’ in the form of suicide bombers but there has so far been no incident of using nukes or even chemical weapons on their part.

Bravo … I congratulate the team of ‘Let us build Pakistan’ for thinking and writing on the right lines. Keep on the good work.

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  • Comments from LUBP old website:

    Aamir Mughal said…
    Unpublished Column on Journalist Corruption
    BY GUESTWRITER AT 13 AUGUST, 2009, 4:35 AM

    http://thecurrentaffairs.com/unpublished-column-on-journalist-corruption.html

    Dazed and Confused: Rauf Klasra, Ansar Abbasi & Brigadier (R) Imtiaz.

    http://chagataikhan.blogspot.com/2009/09/dazed-and-confused-rauf-klasra-ansar.html

    7 NOVEMBER 2009 23:29
    Aamir Mughal said…
    The Editor Daily Jang in his editorial dated 7 Nov 2009 http://www.jang.com.pk/jang/nov2009-daily/07-11-2009/idaria.htm is lecturing Pakistani People and Politicians about Corruptions what about CORRUPT AND LIAR Journalists in Jang Group of Newspapers/The News International and GEO TV.

    Journalist Corruption Scandal – Mohammad Malick JUNE 3, 2009.

    Courtesy: PKPOLITICS http://pkpolitics.com/

    URL:http://pkpolitics.com/2009/06/03/journalist-corruption-scandal-mohammad-malick/

    Shaheen Sehbai in 2000 Corrupt Journalist:

    The peers, naturally those who come out unscathed and “clean”, should sit down to formulate lists of those who have been publicly demonstrating a lack of intellectual, moral and professional integrity. Big names like Minhaj Barna, Mushahid Hussain, Maleeha Lodhi, Wajid Shamsul Hassan, Nazir Naji, Ataul Haq Qasmi, Ayaz Amir, Hussain Haqqani, Irshad Ahmed Haqqani, Najam Sethi, Nasim Zehra, Jamiluddin Aali and many others who sought or accepted political, diplomatic or government jobs, or joined political parties as activists, should be asked to explain why they did not quit journalism to do so and why they continued to use the profession to get, keep or regain lucrative jobs or positions of power. How do they retain, or claim to retain, their objectivity and credibility, once they have demonstrated their political ambitions. In the least they should have apologised to the profession. REFERENCE: Who will Bell the Bad, Fat Cats? by Shaheen Sehbai January 5, 2000 REFERENCE: http://www.chowk.com/articles/4687

    7 NOVEMBER 2009 23:32
    Aamir Mughal said…
    The Editor Daily Jang in his editorial dated 7 Nov 2009 http://www.jang.com.pk/jang/nov2009-daily/07-11-2009/idaria.htm is lecturing Pakistani People and Politicians about Corruptions what about CORRUPT AND LIAR Journalists in Jang Group of Newspapers/The News International and GEO TV.

    Video – Journalist Corruption – PKPolitics Responds

    http://pkpolitics.com/2009/07/28/journalist-corruption-pkpolitics-responds/

    Atta ul Haq Qasmi [condemned by Shaheen Sehbai in 2000 Who will Bell the Bad, Fat Cats? by Shaheen Sehbai January 5, 2000 REFERENCE: http://www.chowk.com/articles/4687 for corruption but contributing for Corruption Free Jang]

    http://www.jang.com.pk/jang/nov2009-daily/07-11-2009/col3.htm

    Haroon ur Rasheed [still writing in Corruption Free Jang]

    http://www.jang.com.pk/jang/nov2009-daily/07-11-2009/col4.htm

    Shaheen Sehbai in 2000 Corrupt Journalist:

    The peers, naturally those who come out unscathed and “clean”, should sit down to formulate lists of those who have been publicly demonstrating a lack of intellectual, moral and professional integrity. Big names like Minhaj Barna, Mushahid Hussain, Maleeha Lodhi, Wajid Shamsul Hassan, Nazir Naji, Ataul Haq Qasmi, Ayaz Amir, Hussain Haqqani, Irshad Ahmed Haqqani, Najam Sethi, Nasim Zehra, Jamiluddin Aali and many others who sought or accepted political, diplomatic or government jobs, or joined political parties as activists, should be asked to explain why they did not quit journalism to do so and why they continued to use the profession to get, keep or regain lucrative jobs or positions of power. How do they retain, or claim to retain, their objectivity and credibility, once they have demonstrated their political ambitions. In the least they should have apologised to the profession. REFERENCE: Who will Bell the Bad, Fat Cats? by Shaheen Sehbai January 5, 2000 REFERENCE: http://www.chowk.com/articles/4687

    7 NOVEMBER 2009 23:39
    Aamir Mughal said…
    On 9 Nov 2009, Mr Hamid Mir, in his latest “alleged column” http://www.jang.com.pk/jang/nov2009-daily/09-11-2009/col2.htm has criticized those who just have given opinion on Kerry – Lugar Bill and criticized and lambasted [by enjoying their Fundamental and Basic Human Right given in 1973 Constitution of Pakistan] those who were critical to Kerry-Lugar bill particularly the “alleged Islamic Lobby” i.e. Right Wing Press – Jang Group and Inc. Without naming a lady and NGO, Hamid Mir raised has again raised finger on somebody’s loyalty with Pakistan just because of the difference of opinion. He further criticized those who are opposing Blasphemy Law. Whereas in reality it was Hamid Mir’s very own GEO TV which is running the Campaign against Blasphemy Law not only that but GEO TV also Telecast Blasphemous Movies, and if that was not enough during Musharraf’s Tenure [2002 – 2007], it was the GEO TV which was running the Campaign against Adultery Law [Hudood Ordinance]. You may check as to how GEO TV/Jang Group Violate Islam, Basic Human/Fundamental Right and above all do read below in the about the Anti Pakistan Reporting of Hamid Mir and other stalwarts of Jang Group/Geo TV. The programs/dramas which are relayed through GEO TV cannot be watched with mothers, daughters and sisters. So much for the Ghairat and Loyalty with the countrty.

    GEO TV: Hamid Mir’s Anti Pakistan Reporting.

    http://chagataikhan.blogspot.com/2009/11/geo-tv-hamid-mirs-anti-pakistan.html

    GEO TV: Selective Freedom of Expression.

    http://chagataikhan.blogspot.com/2009/11/geo-tv-selective-freedom-of-expression.html

    GEO TV violates Blasphemy Law of Islam.

    بے خبری میں آپ کیسے “جی“ رہے ہیں ۔۔ کیا دیکھہ رہے ہیں ۔۔ کس سے لطف اندوز ہو رہے ہیں ۔۔۔ ذرا سوچئیے ؟؟

    http://chagataikhan.blogspot.com/2009/11/geo-tv-violates-blasphemy-law-of-islam.html

    9 NOVEMBER 2009 09:14