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An appeal to the Chief Justice of Pakistan

By Sarah Khan

An appeal to the Chief Justice of Pakistan

Apply Article 6 of the Constitution on Dr Shahid Masood, Shaheen Sehbai, Ansar Abbasi, their other accomplices, and owners of Geo TV/ Jang Group.

According to the constitution of Pakistan (Article 6):

6. (1) Any person who abrogates or attempts or conspires to abrogate, subverts or attempts or conspires to subverts the constitution by use of force or show of force or by other unconstitutional means shall be guilty of high treason.

(2) Any person aiding or abetting the acts mentioned in clause (1) shall likewise be guilty of high treason.

(3) Majlis-e-Shoora (Parliament) shall by law provide for the punishment of persons found guilty of high treason.

Honourable Chief Justice:

It is common knowledge that certain agents of anti-democracy establishment in Pakistan, namely Dr Shahid Masood, Shaheen Sehbai, Ansar Abbasi and their other accomplices (Saaleh Zafir, Muhammad Ahmed Noorani etc), as well as owners of Geo TV / Jang Group, are openly conspiring to derail democracy in Pakistan. On more than one occasions in their columns or TV appearances, these persons have openly invited or encouraged the Pakistan Army to take ultra-constitutional measures to either dissolve the parliament or to remove President Asif Ali Zardari from his position as the duly elected constitutional president of Pakistan.

While we understand that the professional leadership of Pakistan Army is committed to its oath and duties as per the constitution of Pakistan, the conspiracies, acts and speeches of these three persons (Shahid Masood, Ansar Abbasi and Shaheen Sehbai) and also of their other accomplices in Geo TV/ Jang Group (and certain other parts of the Pakistani media and politics), tantamount to abetting and aiding in conspiring to abrogate, subvert or attempt or conspire to subvert the constitution by use of force or show of force or by other unconstitutional means.

These three persons and their accomplices, therefore, my lord, are guilty of high treason according to the Article 6 of the constitution of Pakistan.

You are requested to initiate a suo moto acation against the culprits, and award them with an exemplary punishment consistent with the spirit of the constitution of Pakistan.

Yours sincerely
Sarah Khan
A citizen of Lahore, Pakistan

Evidence for specimen only:

چیف جسٹس آف پاکستان کے نام ایک درد مندانہ اپیل

مٹ جائے گی مخلوق تو انصاف کرو گے ؟

ڈاکٹر شاہد مسعود انصار عباسیاور شاہین صہبای، ان کے مالکان (جیو اور جنگ گروپ ) جیسے لوگ جو کھلے عام جمہوریت کے خلاف باتین کرتے ہیں جو کھلے عام فوج کو آئین پاکستان توڑنے کی دعوت دیتے ہیں.. جوجنرل کیانی کو خط لکھتے ہیں یا اپنے پروگرام میں فوج کو مداخلت کی ترغیب دیتے ہیں، ایسے لوگوں کے لیے آئین میں سزا آرٹیکل نمبر ٦ کے تحت درج ہے.

ہم پاکستانی عوام چیف جسٹس آف پاکستان جناب افتخار محمّد چودھری سے اپیل کرتے ہیں کہ سو موٹو نوٹس لیتے ہوے عدالت ان دونوں غدداروں اور ان کے شریک جرم لوگوں کو گرفتار کر کے آئین کے تحت ان کو موت کی سزا سنائے.
آئین پاکستان کا جو غدّار ہے وہ قانونی طور پر پھانسی کا حقدار ہے

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  • Zardari did it – Meray Mutabiq Blocked???


    Monday, November 23, 2009, Zil`Hajj 05, 1430 A.H

    KARACHI: A ban has been imposed on airing of Geo News’ program ‘Meray Mutabiq’ from Dubai. According to sources, the high government officials of Pakistan exerting pressure on the Dubai government had the airing of the program stopped. Geo’s administration has said that this step of the government is tantamount to targeting the freedom of expression. It may be mentioned here that the senior analyst Dr. Shahid Masood was the anchor of ‘Meray Mutabiq’.

  • Death threats to Dr Shahid Masood? The only death threat currently looming over his head is the Article 6 of the constitution of Pakistan. In my view he should lodge an FIR against the Article 6 for posing death threat not only to him but also his other cronies namely Ansar Abbasi and Shaheen Sehbai. Those who conspire to subvert the constitution of the country deserve utmost legal punishment as per the law of the land.

  • LOL!

    Atlast leftist radicals could not bear the opponents' point of view. Where is the liberalism,tolerance and secular values which(according to lefts) give equal rights to every one. Its amazing how online extremists shouting and screaming ,"Get lost Shahid Masood". WHy? just because he does not agree with you? I dont agree wit Shahid either due to his conspiracies but heck, he has right to say and express his point of view. The so called seculars(read the left wing Talibans) become quite conservative when they face the heal themselves."Doosro ko Naseehat Khud ko Fazeehat". Wah mere secular intiha pasindo. You guys are not lesser pathetic than talibans battling in ground. Both of you posses extreme view;to silence the voices which displease us. Be thankful you guys are in Pakistan otherwise countries like USA would have put you in jail by applying unwanted censorship .

  • A person who conspires to subverts the constitution by use of unconstitutional means (like media) shall be guilty of high treason. There is very clear evidence in 1.clause of article 6.I fully support the article.Our dearest Cj should take action before it gets late

  • Media under attack — again Wednesday, November 25, 2009 Mazhar Abbas Ex-secretary general, PFUJ, http://www.thenews.com.pk/daily_detail.asp?id=210260

    As a mark of protest against the move to ban Dr Shahid Masood's programme Meray Mutabiq, I withdraw my name from the list of journalists invited to accompany Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani on his official visit to Germany and the UK from November 30 to December 4. It does not mean that I agree with Dr Masood's views, but it is the most undemocratic way and use of dictatorial tactics to silence someone's voice that has hurt me. I hope the prime minister will order an investigation into the matter and allow Dr Masood to express his views on air. I thank you, Mr Gilani, for inviting me, but after this action my conscience does not allow me to undertake that journey.

    Dr Masood's language and views, at times, violate the generally accepted norms of journalism, but the answer is not to gag the press like General (r) Pervez Musharraf did. He too had approached the UAE government in November 2007 to dislodge Geo and ARY from Dubai.

    Shahid Masood has always been an emotional person. I know him since he was in Sindh Medical College. He used to bring press releases of the Peoples Doctors Forum, PPP's medical wing, while I was working in an evening newspaper in Karachi. I met him first during a hunger strike by young medical doctors outside Karachi Press Club. He was a great admirer of Zulfikar Ali Bhutto and Benazir Bhutto. Later, I came to know that he went to London and for sometime also worked at the Pakistan Peoples Party Secretariat. During his stay in London, he started writing for an Urdu evening newspaper in Karachi before joining ARY. I may be mistaken, but he too was a 'jiyala'.

    When he joined the channel, the electronic media was in its infancy but his programme "Views on News" started getting a large viewership. The Iraq war gave him the real boost. Dr Masood's language skills and oratory made him the most popular anchor in the early years of the electronic media in Pakistan. At the same time many started believing that his views had tilted from left to centre, and afterwards from centre to right. During this period he hardly ever cared about the established journalistic norms, but within years he stole the show and became the head of that news channel.

    Later, he joined Geo and did a successful stint there. Also Geo TV never 'owned' his programme, meaning that he was free to speak his mind and the channel saved itself from any possible legal battle. I never liked his joining the state-controlled media organisation and he suffered a credibility loss when he became its managing director – a post he should have never accepted. He remained close to President Asif Ali Zardari for sometime and would not have left the job had Sherry Rehman not been the information minister. Through Meray Mutabiq-II, he made a comeback and to his luck President Zardari's poor decision of not restoring the deposed judges gave a real boost to his programme's ratings.

    The naive move of President Zardari's camp to use the influence of the UAE authorities will only help Dr Shahid Masood, and the government will be the ultimate loser. As far as life threats to Dr Shahid Masood are concerned I think he should return to Pakistan and resume his programme from here. There are journalists in Pakistan who have bravely faced life threats. My only question, however, is that why recently Dr Masood and Shaheen Sehbai went to meet Asif Zardari as reported by Hamid Mir. All I want to say to Dr Masood is that "Life and death are in the hands of God. Let's face it, Doctor sahib."

  • shame shame shame ….. zardari shame ….in past Dr shahid Masood and other waz petriot and now they are GHADAR wow …. even indians are laughing at us that the world biggest corrupt and THERKI is now ur president ….

  • where were the Dr Shahid Masoods Garat When he excep the chairmanship of PTV and Collect Salary in Million, why his Garat awak when his Job lost and he knew that he will be fired,
    Dr Shahid Massoood u were Bagarat That time, or now u r Bagarat


  • صدر کیخلاف مہم کا الزام ، 7صحافیوں کو نوٹس
    لاہور: لاہور کی مقامی عدالت نے صدر آصف زرداری کے خلاف مہم چلانے کے الزام میں سات صحافیوں کو نوٹس جاری کردیا۔ایڈیشنل سیشن جج کی عدالت میں ایڈووکیٹ معین الدین چشتی نے استغاثہ دائر کیاہے جس میں ایک نجی چینل اور اخبار کے مالک میر شکیل الرحمان،شاہد مسعود، شاہین صہبائی، محمد احمد نورانی، انصار عباسی، صالح ظافر اور ہارون رشید پر الزام لگایا گیا ہے کہ انہوں نے صدر آصف علی زرداری کے خلاف بے بنیاد مہم چلا رکھی ہے، انہیں اس سے روکا جائے۔ فاضل عدالت نے مدعہ علیہان سے تیس جنوری کو جواب طلب کرلیا ہے


    A comment from PK Politics:

    By Rafay 79:

    Being critical is one thing but losing all sense of logic in your bias towards someone makes people like SM look even more ridiculous they already are.

    Zardari fan i aint but its beyond doubt that the jang group is firing on all cylinders against AZ. No wonder AZ says ”aik media group apni keemat maang raha hai.”

    Look at NS. Things come up against him and get brushed under the carpet before you can say ”things”. Be it the change in stance on Mush, taking money from ISI, the Ishaq Dar money laundering fiasco, the murree gas pipeline or Hudaibia sugar mills. He has come a long way from his ”taakra” days with the group when the entire news and jang used to be on 4 pages.

    At the moment the only one who seems to be writing against him is Haroon ur Rasheed. NS has become a bit of a darling for the rest. Obviously he has made some pretty wise investments.

    While im not at all certain about the validity of it but ive been told by someone who is quite close to a PPP minister that the jang group asked for 4 Billion from AZ. Not sure why AZ doesnt pay ‘em off to shut them up then. He has enough money…

  • ویہلیاں کھاؤ

    پنجابی کا ایک لفظ ہے ویہلا۔اردو میں ویہلے کے لیے اگرچہ فارغ، فرصت والا، ایسا شخص جس کے پاس کرنے کو کچھ نہ ہو جیسے متبادلات ہیں۔لیکن یہ تمام متبادلات ویہلے کی طرح یک لفظی نہیں ہیں اور ویہلے میں پنہاں شانِ بے نیازی کو تصویر کرنے میں بھی ناکام ہیں۔

    اس کے باوجود مجھے چہار سو ایک ویہلگی نظر آرہی ہے۔ جو جتنا ویہلا ہے اتنا ہی مصروف دکھائی دے رہا ہے۔ مثلاً کچھ ٹی وی اینکرز اگرچہ روز گفتگو کی چھابڑی لگا کر ٹاک شوز کی فٹ پاتھ پر سرِ شام بیٹھ جاتے ہیں لیکن ان کے پاس بیچنے کو نیا کچھ نہیں۔ چنانچہ وہ ویہلا پن دور کرنے کے لیے منہ میں بھرے پٹرول کی پھوار کو لکڑی پر لپٹی ہوئی روئی پر پھونک کر منہ سے شعلے نکالنے کا گھنٹہ بھر مظاہرہ کرتے ہیں اور پھر اگلی شام کے انتظار میں خالی چھابڑی سر پر رکھ کر روانہ ہوجاتے ہیں۔

    ناک کی سیدھ میں دیکھنے والے ان ویہلوں کو گفتگو کے لیے نہ تو ہیٹی کا زلزلہ ہلا سکتا ہے نہ ہی دریاؤں میں روز بروز پانی کی قلت کا موضوع دکھائی دیتا ہے۔ نہ ہی وہ شہروں سے پرے بسنے والی پچھہتر فیصد آبادی کے روزمرہ مسائل کو قابلِ فروخت برائے سکرین سمجھتے ہیں۔اور نہ ہی انہیں اسلام آباد، لاہور اور کراچی میں براجمان سیاسی و مذہبی گائیکی کے چند گھرانوں سے ہٹ کر کوئی چیخ ، صدا یا الاپ سنائی دیتا ہے یا سمجھ میں آتا ہے

    وسعت اللہ خان
    بی بی سی اردو ڈاٹ کام، اسلام آباد