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The alleged Plot to kill Justice Sharif: A wishful thinking of Ansar Abassi (part 1) – by Fawad Manzoor

Related articles: Part 2

Here it goes again. When I read the name of Ansar Abbasi in the papers immediately my mind runs to the story books we used to read when we were kids. Famous character in those story books was Inspector Jamshed. Those booklets  always had strange story lines where out of nowhere a crime will be committed  and with the great intelligence of Inspector Jamshed that crime will be solved no matter that crime is committed on the seventh sky. During our university days we are really hooked on Pink Panther movies and infamous character Inspector Clouseau. We enjoyed our free time by popping in the pink panther movie in the VCR. Inspector Clouseau was also the character of a stupid police man who without any effort would solve a crime with his nonsense knowledge and his superiors would believe him because they were sick of the destruction that used to go around him.

Ansar Abbasi is acting like Inspector Jamshed and  Inspector Clouseau  and again building up a nonsense theory. A news story appeared in the THE NEWS as eid gift to the gullible people of Pakistan  titled “Plot to kill Justice Sharif unearthed“. It is a beautifully written story based on hypothesis and information available to the apex investigative journalist of Pakistan. Ansar gives details of the story unearthed by “Special Branch ” an Intelligence outfit run by Punjab Government. At the moment it is headed by a retired civil servant. He is working on contract. You can well imagine who gets a contract in Punjab these days.

This outfit of intelligence is sadly devoid of basic intelligence. Ansar Abbasi has no shame all his predictions in last three years have evaporated in thin air from minus one to minus two, to giving time limits to current government. I would not be surprised if someone says that Ansar Abbasi is on the take of Osama Bin Laden or Mullah Omar to write columns to promote Jihadis and believe me it will be no shock to me if someone says that Mullah Omar had plastic surgery and now he is Ansar Abbasi. You don’t have to write your columns promoting Talibans but there is another way to do it and that is to discredit the people who are fighting against such evil force.

It is pertinent to hold the Special Branch for their accomplishments in recent times. Few of the greatest achievements of the Special Branch headed by ex serviceman and ex IG working on contract are as follows:

  • Special Branch was given the duty to check Atta (wheat flour) smuggling, and they failed miserably
  • Special Branch couldn’t predict attack on Ahmedi’s worship place
  • Special Branch couldn’t predict attack on Data Sahib
  • Special Branch couldn’t predict attack on Karbala Gamay Shah
  • Special Branch couldn’t predict two attacks by terrorist on its own Police Head quarters at Manawa in Punjab
  • Special Branch couldn’t predict suicide bombers running freely in Punjab

Biggest of all the credit that goes to Special Branch is when it couldn’t tell its boss in 1999 that military is going throw you out in less than five minutes.

There are many more incidents where Special Branch sat on its rear end. But yes you should give it credit revealing plan of possible murder attempt on Lahore High Court CJ. Everybody stand and clap for excellent work done by a Special Branch. But guess what, it is only a publicity campaign by Special Branch with a view to defame federal government under the directions of Punjab Government. If it is true what do the killers gain out of it? In my opinion if anybody and especially if federal government tries to kill such a munafiq who is already going to retire soon, gains nothing except more headaches. Killing of CJ will give more fodder to the jihadi minded media and judiciary. Ansar Abbasi seems to be on the payroll of Special Branch headed by Talibanistas.

Now here is the break up of the story.

Special Branch Punjab, the leading provincial intelligence outfit, who was given task by Shahbaz to check Atta smuggling and nothing else during the golden days of Atta smuggling completely failed to do so but all of a sudden has generated a horrific report about an alleged plot prepared by some top federal figures to assassinate the Honorable Chief Justice Lahore High Court Khawaja Muhammad Sharif, it is learnt.

Three key federal authorities have been named in the report as the plotters however; this newspaper is not unveiling them because of the sensitivities involved and also for the reason that at this stage the disclosure of their names would be premature.

At the moment it would be premature to name the three federal figures involved in the murder plot but it is mature enough to report this incident to the public without any evidence.

The report titled “PLAN TO ELIMINATE A VALUE TARGET” was recently submitted to the Chief Minister Punjab Shahbaz Sharif as “Most Immediate” and “For the CM’s eyes only”. The source of this shocking information has been identified by the agency as “a dependable source”.

As Ansar writes Most Immediate and “For the CM eyes only” wonder how it got to the eyes of Ansar Abbasi. This detective journalist should feature in James Bond 007. In fact he is a notch higher up than the original bond he is 008. It is plain idiotic writing by a Jamat e Islami cleric.

These criminals are also said to be trying to get released some more criminals from jail.

He writes that these criminals working under a federal cell have planned to kill Khwaja Sharif in his village where he holds Khatam e Quran on last Friday of the month and has little or no security. While closing the report he thought of adding spice to the already made up hypothetical story that these criminals will get other criminal released from jail too.

“By achieving the said high profile objective, PPP will gain the following: (i) Getting rid of CJ LHC Kh Muhammad Sharif; ii) Embarrassment to government of Punjab in judiciary; iii) Discredit the PML-N government in the eyes of public, media, lawyers etc; and iv) Pave way for enforcing Governor Rule in Punjab by propagating that the government has failed to check terrorism in an effective manner.

Ansar mian is living in cukoo land. Now by killing Khawja Sharif it will be assumed that the law order in Punjab will not be so good the bigwigs will say let’s just impose Governor’s Rule. Mr. Ansar is it the game of chess that you have in mind? It is not one Khawja Sharif, there are more and when Governor’s Rule (if ever imposed) will be challenged in the Supreme Court, what will happen?

Is Ansar so out of his mind? He also says that it will be a way of discrediting PML-N in the eyes of public, Media, and lawyers. Here discrediting in the eyes of public does makes little sense but how my dear and discrediting in the eyes of Lawyers and Media that rings alarm bells. It means that PML-N honey moon with Jihadi media and lawyers is still intact.

Though the editor has failed to post my column submitted couple of days ago but I am resending it with additional twist that took place couple of days ago. Around 4:00pm there was a breaking news on all the corporate news retail outlets that the man in the middle of the storm head of Special Branch who is working on contract was held by FIA and has provided a written statement that the report in question does not bear his signature. Media retailers have failed to print or elaborate this story for last two days.

Ansar another scam story in your face.

All I can say is Ansar Abbasi should be given Pulitzer prize for biggest BS of the first 10 years of this century.

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  • I am fully agreed with the view point. Mr Ansar abbassi has started making his false stories since PPP has came in the power thru the election and by geting the majority of votes in whole country. PPP is the only party who has taken the largest number of viotes which proves that people of pakistan wanyt PPP and like PPP. but Mr ansar abbassi who is a non sense, shamful and bastered person along with his team of blackmailer journlists and anchor persons has blackmailed this government from sarting thru their newspapers and their tv channels.In last speech of Mr Prime Minister he addressed very boldly and he said that he is always be given 3 months period from these persons but with the grace of god now almost 3 years are passing to this government but the shameful people are doing same claims. Now Ansar abbassi has plotted new dramma for killing CJ of punjab high court who is going to be retired this year. So it is very understood that a person who is going to be retired very soon so what is the need of his killing and even he dont have very important case at this time. But the only motive behind this dramma is to make problems for PPP government and defame them. 3 days before Governor Punjab requested CJ of Supreme Court to constitute a juidicial committe to probe this matter. But CJ of supreme court did not bother to constitute the juidicial committe and replied to contact Federal government. i want to ask the CJ why he has advised to contact with federal government for this sensitive issue. Why he made juidicial inquiry committe in sialkot issue. Rather i would say that i have so many reservations on credibility of Choudry Iftikhar. I want to ask from him why he keep his eyes closed when he was Supreme court judge and supreme court chief justice in President General Mushraf Regime. What Mushraf done with this country why not he took actions at that time why he was sleeping at that time. why he never interferred into government issues at that time, why he not take action when Chairman of federal public service commission was removed from his post by Mushraf, why he not take actions on illegal appointments at time, why he was quite when faisal hayat and like others were made ministers when criminal cases were registered against them. Why he not take action when Yousif raza gillani put in perzon for 5 years for false and fabricated cases, why he not take action when javed hasmi was put in prizon for fabricated case. And now when it is time for PPP government who has come in power thru the votes of people of pakistan, no even single day is free when we hear the remarks of Choudry Iftikar against the PPP government. Why he not taken notice of Political statements of Choudry sharif against PPP government. I would say that Choudry Iftikhar is against the PPP government and enemy of the people of pakistan who has given manadate to PPP for 5 years for government. He is the part of same conspiracry and same drama Ansar Abbassi, Choudry Sharif and choudry Iftikhar Nawaz sharif Shahbaz sharif and Rana Sanullah and some other anchors are actors of this dramma. Personally i hate all these bastered, both Choudry sharif and choudry Iftikhar are included in these bastereds.

  • Ansar Abbasi humara sher hay, baqi hair phair hay!

    Ansar Abbasi had also written another story in June 2010, titled “Get CJ operation on the cards?” God knows how he comes up with all these constipated theories!

  • LHC CJ ‘murder plot’: Two top officials ‘refuse’ to appear before FIA By Zulqernain Tahir Tuesday, 12 Oct, 2010 http://www.dawn.com/wps/wcm/connect/dawn-content-library/dawn/the-newspaper/local/lahore/lhc-cj-murder-plot-two-top-officials-refuse-to-appear-before-fia-200

    LAHORE, Oct 11: Two top officials of the Punjab government have ‘flatly refused’ to appear before the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) to record their statements regarding an alleged plot to assassinate Lahore High Court Chief Justice Khwaja Muhammad Sharif, sources told Dawn.

    According to the sources, Punjab Prosecution Secretary Rana Maqbool and chief minister’s private secretary Tauqeer Shah at least three times flouted the FIA summons in this regard.

    Rana Maqbool, the former inspector general of Sindh police, even refused to receive the FIA summons, thus making a mockery of the federal agency, the sources said.

    Mr Maqbool is also accused of physically torturing Asif Ali Zardari, now president of the country, in police custody in 1999.

    After the blatant refusal of the two top figures to appear before it, the FIA’s inquiry has been reduced to mere interviews of some officials of the special branch, including its former chief Col Ehsanul Haq (retired), and the Crime Investigation Agency (CIA).

    FIA Lahore Director Zafar Ahmed Qureshi, who is conducting the inquiry, seems to have no idea how to proceed against the two close aides of Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif ‘legally’ for not appearing before him.

    “We will opt for a legal course in this regard,” Mr Qureshi told Dawn, without explaining how his agency would initiate any action against the powerful provincial officials. He, however, admitted the FIA inquiry would remain inconclusive without the statements of the two officials.

    Talking to Dawn, Rana Maqbool denied receiving FIA summons. “I have not received any summons from the FIA in this respect,” he said.

    A source said both officials were deliberately avoiding the FIA probe on the orders of their ‘boss’ as their statements might lead to another controversy.

    Governor Salmaan Taseer has alleged Rana Mqbool and Mr Shah, respectively, drafted and released to media the controversial report to defame him (Mr Taseer) and other PPP leaders. The FIA is reported to have evidence in this connection.

    The controversial special branch report, which does not even have the signature of any of the officials concerned, says three PPP personalities – a federal government’s nominee in Punjab, a federal minister and a PPP Punjab office-bearer – are involved in hatching a plot to assassinate the LHC chief justice by hiring hardened criminals.

    The report was prepared on Aug 2 and subsequently released to a section of media in September.

    Col Ehsanul Haq (retired), who was special branch chief at that time, had denied authoring the report. However, in the police custody he admitted that he had a ‘source report’ in this regard.

    “The police and special branch personnel had raided the house of Col Ehsan after the publication of the report to coerce him into giving a statement supportive of the provincial government stance,” a friend of Col Ehsan told this reporter.

    The Punjab police and ISI inquiries have already declared reports regarding the alleged involvement of the PPP men in the plot “false and baseless”.