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The alleged Plot to kill Justice Sharif: A wishful thinking of Ansar Abbasi (part 2) – by Fawad Manzoor

Chulloo Bhar Paani mayn doob marnay ka maqam bhay biradram Ansar Abbasi

Related article: Part 1

Our society has many different ways of insulting other individual. It varies from class to class profession to profession and most probably family to family.  Modes of insulting might be different but one thing is same and that is the  person who is insulted hangs his head in shame for some time to come and repents on what he has done to get such a reaction. But there are many in our society who keep getting insulted again and again but their heads don’t hang in shame or they don’t apologize but instead they continue on the path which brought them to such lows. Such kind of people are commonly referred to as “Be-ghairat” in our  society. I have seen this word used amongst all classes of people and people who  are honored by such names do possess similar qualities.

One of such individuals is Ansar Abbasi, a self proclaimed investigative reporter of a now tabloid newspaper THE NEWS. He has tried to become a hero in the eyes of Pakistanis and has climbed up the stairs in media quite fast. Somehow all his investigations end up hoax and always seem to start from some unnamed source from some agency. In essence, his motive is sensationalism and to remain on the front pages. I wonder how come the unnamed source in the agency likes him so much. I am not accusing him of anything but seems like he is an inside man of that agency and he is himself a unnamed source. He has gained notoriety by just being on the opposite end of what PPP stands for and always protecting Taliban, Jihadis and others who are not jihadis but have a very soft corner for them like PML-N (aka Khanqahe Sharif biradran) and Imran Khan (current marriage of MKR and Imran Khan is another story to tell).

Ansar Abbasi broke the story that federal ministers are planning to murder CJ of LHC with the help of notorious criminals. His story was based on report by “Special Branch”. Couple of days ago I had sent article for posting on the subject but I think editor was busy and could not post it. Yesterday I had updated it and sent it back and requested editor to kindly post it as the story is taking interesting twist. First the head of special branch was detained by

FIA and he said that report did not bear his signatures. I am thankful that  editor posted the story immediately. Yesterday there was another development and when I read the headlines I ignored it as just a ploy to give mileage to the original story

CJs express concern over judges security, threats from administration by Sohail Khan (September 19, 2010)

 ISLAMABAD: The chief justice of Pakistan and chief justices of the Federal Shariat Court and the high courts on Saturday expressed great concern over the security of the chief justices and judges of the superior courts, particularly  in the wake of threats being given to them as well as their families, emanating  from administrative authorities as per intelligence reports. In this regard, a meeting was held here in the Supreme Court, chaired by Chief  Justice of Pakistan, Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry, which was also attended by the chief justices of high courts and the Federal Shariat Court. After deliberations, it was resolved that the judges and their families should  be provided adequate security and protection due to prevailing security concerns in the country and the nature of functions the judges perform.

 

Mr. Sohail Khan became the water carrier for Ansar Abbasi and wrote the story  about security of CJ’s of high courts. As usual I glanced over this story and  found exactly what I was expecting. But this morning (Monday) I was hit by a sixteen wheel truck when I saw another news on the front page of the THE NEWS

SC clarification (September 20, 2010)

 ISLAMABAD: Terming the headline —’CJs express concern over judges security; threats from admin’ — of a news report, regarding the security related meeting, that appeared in The News on Sunday as misleading, the Supreme Court office, in  its press release issued here, has clarified the same as under: “It is clarified that the above-mentioned caption is misleading in so far as it gives the  impression that the judges of the Superior Courts have direct clear threats from administrative officials, which is not the true reflection of the issue discussed in the above mentioned meeting nor the press release issued in this regard refers to any such threats. In fact, the meeting discussed the security related situation in view of the purported information ‘emanating from administrative authorities’ in relation to the alleged plot to target the Hon’ble Chief Justice of Lahore High Court as mentioned in the report of the  Special Branch of the Government of Punjab.

“Unfortunately, your above-mentioned captions portray the totally different message as if the Hon’ble judges of Superior Courts are being threatened by the administrative officials, which is not the case. It is expected that an appropriate clarification may please be published prominently, preferably at the same spot on the front pages of the two newspapers in order to set the record straight.”

 

This clarification by the Supreme Court is slap in the face of Ansar Abbasi, Sohail Khan and tabloid newspaper THE NEWS. As the famous saying goes in Urdu “Chullo bhar pani main doob maro“. This saying fits the character of Ansar Abbasi but the question is where will he find “chuloo Bhar Pani”. He is master of lies and deceit. He will continue to do the same. Lying and deceit is his profession and makes living out of slandering. All those traits make him just like Talibans. He is a snob who acts like most pious man that has ever walked on the earth but he should know slandering without evidence is also against the  teachings of Islam.

Another article of mine that was posted on LUBP “Umar Cheema Saga — The other view point“. (September 15, 2010) I had written following:

In some report, police is trying to get record from motorway Toll booths. I am telling ahead of time it is a useless exercise because I went through it couple of years ago when my car was stolen. They don’t have any record. 99% of the time their system doesn’t even work. The cameras they installed are slow cameras and nothing can be identified from them and that is if they are working at all. The cards they issue if the computer is working it will have the car number otherwise it will be simple cards stamped (location of the booth) and are being handed to the drivers. I agree no one is angel here except Umar Cheema and Jang group. So let’s not  jump to conclusions without any evidence. What I see is that it is just a farce story to get cheap publicity. Nothing will come out of it except that media and especially Jang group will get good mileage out of it. Media (journalists) have become untouchables in recent times. Being untouchable means they are powerful. Being powerful, they can use their powers. But there is an element of responsibility that needs to be depicted by the so called journalists.

And today my prediction of mine that came true was

Umar Cheema case reaches dead end by Shakil Anjum (part of the article)

 ISLAMABAD: The inquiry ordered by Interior Minister Rehman Malik into the abduction and torture of Umar Cheema has reached a dead end as the Motorway Police say no video footage of vehicles is recorded so no evidence can be  provided. Though record of video footage is maintained by the Motorway Police, investigators were told that it would not be available until and unless the vehicle is clearly identified, supported by the registration plate.

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  • Attention Mr. Fawad Manzoor

    I want you to please write an article just like this against some of my opponents. I will provide you their names with complete details. But first of all tell me your rate. What is your rate. because people like you are ever ready to sale their eeman. For how much you have sold your imaan to zardari. Kitni hadiaan daali hain uss kameeney ne tum ko. tum jaisay ghattia and behooda log iss qom par badnumaa daagh ho.. tum log issi qabil ho ke zardari jaisa aadmi tumhari thukai karta rehey/

  • The tone of this writing is not sensible or parliamentarian. Lot of lack of maturity is presented here, showing the half empty glass only. Web admin should seriously consider the writer of this article for its future writings, or it is like something your site’s agenda?

  • Mr. Mubashir Khan I am sorry I failed to see any mention of Zardari in the article posted. It was not that anybody is on the take. Jog your memory, your friend Ansar said that there is a plot to kill Khwaja Sharif then couple days later story appears that CJ’s demand extra security due the threat to their and their family’s lives. Then SC itself described that the story of demanding security was “misleading”. So why dont you say SC is also taking money from Zardari as it ws SC itself which said the newspaper story was misleading not the author or politician.

  • Actually when people curse Zardari, they are cursing themselves! It is their disbelief that after so much of tirade against them, the person still hangs on and that too in control.
    Mr. Mubashar Khan, We get 100 crore per article on LUBP. I hope that makes you happy.
    Mr. Naeem, your comment on the writing being unparliamentary is considered, but please note, Ansar Abbasi is not a parliamentarian. He is as much a citizen of Pakistan as we all are. Remember, it is is him who throws the first stone. His writings of calling people “krupt” and words like “looters” “tola” etc are the ones that are published by the leading newspaper of Pakistan. We are also humans and are filled with emotions.

  • Mubashir you are quite right!!!!We have a price tag!!!!Pay us the price Rasool Allah (S.A.W payed to Sadeeq e Akbar(R.A)which Hazrat Ali(R.A) payed to Abu Musa Ashri(R.A) which Imam Hussain (R.A) payed to Hurr which Sultan Tipu payed to Yar Muhammad or which Sir Syed payed to Abdul Haq!!!!Our prices are not that high try affording us!!!!!

  • well done writer….tugs and blackmailer like ansar abbassi must b xposed like this.

    cj and fedral govt must have to take action against ansar abbasii and the news

  • How can there be action against Ansar Abbasi? At the end of the day, it was some Sohail Khan that misled the public by giving the report of Supreme Court

  • Mubashir sb, We are not Hazrat E maudoodi’s followers who sold their souls and interpretation of Islam to their capitalist masters and now his Siblings are playing the same game with fake slogans….
    As per using the term “Emaan”, eik shair arz hei…
    Itni Na Badha Paki E imaan Ki Hikayat,
    Daaman ko zra dekh, zra Band E qabaa dekh…

  • We have no direct affiliation with PPP organization or leadership, but we have our aim of exposing cheats, Crooks, liars, hypocrites and JI/HuT operatives…
    Ap ki ghairat E Imaani ki Tashaffi k liye ham PPP pe critical articles bi chapte rehte hein, ap likh k bejhein, tou ham bi chapein gey, but relevant to Pakistan, not in appreciation of Saudi Arabi

  • Article has nothing to do with PPP or anything it has to do with the deceit and lies of a journalist. In the two articles on the same topic by the writer nothing has been said in support of PPP or Zaradri or any other person from government but it all had to do with the deceit by Ansar Abassi. And actualy writer probably wasnt so clear in showing the real face of Ansar Abassi. The newspaper articles themselves speak for real Ansar. Firs the article by Ansar was the plot to kill Kh Shariff according to a special Bransh report. Then same Special Branch disowned the report as cooked up report with out any signatures of DG. Then this security issue was taken up by Sohail Khan that CJ’s demand extra security but same SC issued the clarification by saying the newspaper report was misleading. I fail to see what author has to do with anything. Did he issue the SC clarification or did he ask DG to say the report is all cooked up.

    Some of the firends who have sent comments have not checked the newspaper for authenticity of the refrences given by the writer.

    Lets not get too much involved in hate or Love Zardari that we start loosing focus of the real menace and that is the absolute false reporting by media. Lets get to facts rather than pointing fingers.

  • Ansar Abbasi is claiming to justify whatever he has written by again coming up with sources that have confirmed his report. The Punjab Governor has also questioned who leaked the report and on whose insistence considering it was stated to be “For CM’s eyes only”. Another point raised was that the report was made in July. Why was it leaked now? Questions for all to ponder.

  • A media without check and balances is bound to be a recipe for destruction. Whether the initiatives to reform media are internal or external, they must focus on making it freer but more responsible at the same time.

  • Even “yellow journalists” would be insulted to be in the same category
    as the Jang Group. A media group that has always promoted the
    interests of dictators, bigots and fascists has been at the forefront
    in maligning the current elected PPP-led government. The news item,
    “Plot to kill Justice Sharif Unearthed” (The News, September 11, 2010)
    smacks of the innuendo, gossip and mendacity or as GEO likes to call
    it, news! Earlier the same author, i.e. the apex investigative
    journalist of Pakistan, HE Ansar Abbasi had made himself a laughing
    stock by filing a report titled “Get CJ Iftikhar operation on the
    cards” in June 2010.
    The sheer failure and incompetence of the Punjab Provincial Government
    makes it imperative that they have to rely on the crutches of
    establishment proxies like the Judiciary and the media. This is a
    similar instance when GEO’s resident Talibanistas like Ansar Abbasi,
    indulge in their favorite game of PPP-baiting.

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