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A reply to Geo TV’s ad on President Zardari – by Shahzad Saleem

Mir Shakil-ur-Rahman is a major tax defaulter in Pakistani media.

Geo channel of Jang Group that also publishes two major newspapers (Urdu and English), owes Rs1.68 billion in sales tax to the government. The same group has also a popular music channel that too is also a defaulter of Rs90.40 million sales tax. Other channels which have not paid the tax include: ARY Rs397 million, Express channels Rs97.4 million, ATV Rs4.7 million, Samaa Rs18.65 million, Indus Rs149.77 million, TV-1 Rs149.77 million, Hum and Masala Rs5.79 million. (Source)

جیو ایک ارب اڑسٹھ کروڑ، اے آر وائی ون انتالیس کروڑ ستر لاکھ روپے، ٹی وی ون آٹھ کروڑ، پلے ٹی وی دو کروڑ، سماء ٹی وی ایک کروڑ اڑتیس لاکھ، ہم ٹی وی ستاون لاکھ، انڈس ٹی وی سولہ کروڑ جبکہ ایم ٹی وی ساٹھ کروڑ روپے کا ڈیفالٹر ہے۔
Source: BBC Urdu

Previously, Farhad Jarral presented at LUBP a report by the Enforcement and Collection Division-V RTO, Karachi highlighting the ethical and moral position of our sacred cows in the Pakistani media.

E&C DIVISION-V RTO, KARACHI – MEDIA CASES

Minimum Tax Liability / Shortfall – Position of Sales Tax Demand As on 04-05-2010

(Amount in Million Rs.)

S. No Name of Taxpayer Brand name(s) Demand Remarks
11(5) 11A Total
1. M/s ARY Communications (Pvt) Ltd. ARY One, ARY Digital, ARY Zoq 397.917 397.917 Installment granted to pay off reconciled amount @ Rs. 10 (m) per month
2. M/s Airwaves Media Network (Pvt.) Ltd. TV One, News One, Waseb TV 123.652 80.256 203.908 Commissioner (Appeal) disposed off appeal annulling order passed v/s 11(5). SCN issued afresh, to recover Rs.123.652(m). case fixed for 12.08.2010. taxpayer requested to adjust its pending refund claims of Income Tax of Rs.69 million ageist order v/s 11A. adjustment to be completed during the month of May after verifications.
3. M/s Television Media Network (Pvt.) Ltd. Express News, Express English, Express Estt. Express Music 97.446 97.446 O.P, filed before SHC, next data of hearing 07/05/2010.
4. M/s 24 Seven Media Network (Pvt.) Ltd. Play TV 0.900 3.378 4.779 Submitted reply and under reconciliation
5. M/s. Jang Broadcasting Systems (Pvt.) Ltd Samaa TV 13.852 13.852 Submitted reply and under reconciliation.
6. M/s. Independent Music (SMC-Pvt.) Ltd. Aag 23.408 71.545 94.951 Data analyzed, for notice of minimum tax liability a/w SCN v/s 36(1) for Rs. 107.051 (m) due to mis-match of ST/IT Data. Under transfer to LTU over the point of jurisdiction.
7. M/s Independent Media Corporation (Pvt.) Ltd. GEO TV/GEO News 1,680.000 1,680.000 CP pending before Honourable Sindh High Court, next date of hearing 06.05.2010.
8. M/s Dhoom TV Network Dhoom TV 4.174 4.174 Case remained un-complled, final opportunity accorded fixing next date of hearing
9. Indus Entertainment (Pvt.) Ltd. Indus TV 149.775 149.775 O.P, filed before SHC, next date of hearing 11.05.2010.
10. I.M.(pvt). Ltd MTV 70.262 70.262 O.P, filed before SHC, next date of hearing 11.05.2010
11. M/s. Gaaza Broadcast System (Pvt.) Ltd. G. Channel 14.962 14.962 Evasive compliance, final opportunity accorded fixing case for 12.05.2010
12. M/s. Eye Television Hum TV / Masala TV 5.797 5797 Taxpayer intimated that jurisdiction rests with LTU/K – under transfer

Summary

Demand u/s 11 & 11A 2,737.822
Sales Tax Demand u/s 36(1) 107.015
Default Surcharge to be calculated after reconciliation (Approx amount) 280.000
Penalty being 100% of Demand u/s 122(5A) – (Action AU-DIV) 938.607
Anticipated Income Tax Demand u/s 122(5A) – (Action AU-DIV) 24.492
Gross Revenue Impact (Including demands u/s 11 & 11A 4,088.136




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  • One question that should be asked and is being ignored “who aired the news” and CJ “orders” government to find out about the news, but what does Law says about “Burden of Proof” and since the Judiciary has suddenly become fond of Islam so lets have a look,

    ““The burden of proof is upon the plaintiff and the taking of oath is upon the defendant.” (Al-Bayhaqi)”

    Guilty by Suspicion is against the Spirit of Islamic Law because when you raise finger then it’s the responsibility of those who allege to produce witness. Benefit of doubt is always given to those who is under trial.

    الْبَيِّنَةُ عَلَى الْمُدَّعِى وَالْيَمِينُ عَلَى الْمُدَّعَى عَلَيْهِ

    The burden of proof is upon the plaintiff, and the oath is upon the one who is accused (Tirmidhi)

    Therefore the ruler is forbidden from imposing a penalty on anyone, unless they perpetrate a crime which Shari’ah considers to be a crime, and the perpetration of the crime has been proven before a competent judge in a judiciary court, because the evidence could not be admissible unless it is established before a competent judge and in a judiciary court.

  • The Jang Group – how low the standards would fall?
    By Yousuf Nazar Saturday, April 10th, 2010 at 9:56 pm
    http://www.yousufnazar.com/?p=939

    I am getting quite fed up with the planted, biased, illiterate, and highly unprofessional so-called reporting by the The News International. Its current owner Mir Shakil ur Rehman was not above cheating in the exams. More about this in a moment.

    At one point of time, I was very negative about Asif Zardari, and still am, [read my article of Sep. 04, 2008] but whatever he is or his past, he is at least a known commodity. And to be honest, what the PPP government under President Zardari has achieved in political terms in just two years, Zia and Musharraf could not achieve in the twenty two years, these murderers and traitors ruled the country. Zia killed ZAB and Musharraf killed Akbar Bugti. Whatever ZAB and Bugti’s wrongs might have been, every one deserves a fair trial. Both Zia and Musharraf violated the constitution and the law of the land with impunity and contempt. So it is not out of line to accuse them of murder and treason.

    Now about the Jang Group. On Saturday, April 10, 2010, the News published a report by Ahmad Noorani that claimed, “a highly controversial clause regarding the judges’ appointment in the 18 Amendment bill has changed the whole scenario of lawyers’ politics with the government trying to gain their loyalties. According to the Law Ministry sources, sensing the lawyers’ reaction on the passage of the controversial clause of judges’ appointment, the law ministry has decided to launch a full-fledged campaign against the country’s independent judiciary. Credible sources confided to The News that senior officials of the ministry had been deputed for this purpose and they had been assigned to give cases to certain lawyers so that they feel obliged and sympathise with the government at an appropriate time.”

    What kind of nonsense, unprofessional, planted and inspired reporting is this or for that matter reporting at all. Law Ministry sources, credible sources, reliable sources.. and so on! Another one was “lawyers plan to challenge the 18th amendment” without naming a single lawyer. This is not reporting. Name the sources or have the guts to say that it is your opinion. But then put it on opinion pages and stop publishing one-sided and inspired material as front page news items.

    First of all, to term the clause regarding the judges’ appointment in the 18 Amendment bill as highly controversial is ludicrous, dishonest, and factually incorrect. The Amendment won an overwhelming majority and this particular clause was passed without any opposition, whatsoever, by the National Assembly. Would any one who is a journalist worth his salt and has any professional caliber, term this as “highly controversial” unless he is either very biased or is working on some agenda.

    Such journalists should join politics and then they would be free and entitled to say whatever they fancy but as long as they profess to be journalists, they should learn to observe some professional standards. Or is that too much to expect. Maybe it is.

    Specially from the Jang Group. This Group has played a special role in Pakistan’s history in promoting dictatorships, jingoism, sectarianism, ethnic conflicts, and in general keeping its readership in a world that can be described as xenophobic. Its role in projecting Jamaat-e-Islami in the 1970s, turning the newspaper into a pamphlet and printing highly inflammatory slogans [as a border] that provoked the language riots in Sindh (1972), barely six months after the dismemberment of Pakistan, remains one of the darkest chapters in Pakistani journalism. Jamaat Islami Chief, Tufail Mohammed was an uncle of Zia ul Haq and an agent of the CIA as Mr. Bhutto documented in detail in his book, If I am Assassinated.

    Jang Group’s TV channel has promoted people with dubious credentials like Aamir Liaqat Hussain who have fake degrees. GEO, on its website, prides itself as the CNN of Pakistan, totally oblivious of the reality that in most countries outside the United States, CNN is considered to be a mouth piece of American establishment and is not exactly known for objectivity or independent reporting. GEO TV colloborates with the Voice of America, which is an official news arm of the government of the United States [PRESS RELEASES VOA Launches Urdu TV For Pakistan 11/13/2005 http://islamabad.usembassy.gov/pakistan/h05111301.html . Yet, GEO claims to be indpendent and objective.

    Observing this lowly and sleazy standard of journalism, I have been reflecting on an evening in the distant past. I was preparing for my final exams for the B.Com in 1976 in Karachi. One evening, when I was studying, my door bell rang. When I went out, it was my friend Zain Ghazali, son of Commander Ghazali, a former manager of Pakistan’s cricket team. He asked me to come and sit in the car parked outside my house. As I got into the volkswagen, I saw a nice looking boy on the wheels. It was Mir Shakil ur Rehman. He was very excited as he had managed to get the Accounting paper “OUT”. So I asked what then was the problem? “I don’t know how to solve it”, was the answer. I hope the readers get a picture.

    I believe Shakil has now moved to Dubai with his family and does not live in Pakistan. I wonder if such people who did not have the ability to even cheat in an exam and do not live in Pakistan despite making so much money here, would have bothered to provide some elementary training in journalism and its basic standards to the members of their staff. It seem

  • LEADING TV CHANNELS AMONG TAX DEFAULTERS
    Published by TV Explore on May 18, 2010

    Country’s leading TV news channels have defaulted on sales tax totalling over Rs2.73 billion, federal minister Khurshid Shah informed the National Assembly .

    “Those who preach morality and ethics day in and day out should also practice them and pay government tax,” Shah taunted electronic media barons while responding to a call-attention notice in the assembly.

    The amount of sales tax was deducted by these channels on advertisements they released but the same was not deposited in the national exchequer.

    Taking the floor, PML-Q member Shaikh Waqas said: “These media czars should also be made accountable for such blatant defaults while their channels are busy maligning politicians.”

    The call-attention notice pointed out to the failure of the government to release the list of all those tax defaulters against whom amounts of more than a million rupees were outstanding.

    The minister promised to present the list in the house at an early date.

    Khurshid Shah agreed to inform the house about taxes paid by politicians.

    He said about 83 individuals and organizations have defaulted on taxes exceeding Rs10 million.

    According to details released by the minister, Geo channel of Jang Group that also publishes two major newspapers (Urdu and English), owes Rs1.68 billion in sales tax to the government.

    The same group has also a popular music channel that too is also a defaulter of Rs90.40 million sales tax, Shah said.

    Other channels which have not paid the tax include: ARY Rs397 million, Express channels Rs97.4 million, ATV Rs4.7 million, Samaa Rs18.65 million, Indus Rs149.77 million, TV-1 Rs149.77 million, Hum and Masala Rs5.79 million.

    Among those who have regularly paid the dues include Waqt News, Duniya TV and AAJ TV.

    The minister said the names of all parliamentarians who are defaulters and those who pay maximum and minimum tax would be presented in parliament in the next session.

    http://www.tvexplore.com/2010/05/leading-tv-channels-among-tax-defaulters/

  • ’بارہ نجی چینلز ٹیکس ڈیفالٹر ہیں‘

    پاکستان کے وزیر محنت و افرادی قوت سید خورشید احمد شاہ نےقومی اسمبلی کو بتایا ہے کہ ٹیکس نادہندگان میں بارہ نجی ٹی وی چینلز بھی شامل ہیں اور ان کی طرف حکومت کے تقریباً پونے تین ارب روپے کے ٹیکس بقایاجات ہیں۔

    جمعہ کو حکومت اور حزب مخالف کے بعض اراکین کے توجہ دلاؤ نوٹس کا جواب دیتے ہوئے انہوں نے بتایا کہ اِن ٹی وی چینلز نے یہ رقم اشتہارات کے مد میں حاصل تو کی ہے لیکن حکومت کو ادا نہیں کر رہے۔

    خورشید شاہ کے مطابق ٹیکس نادہندگان میں سرِفہرست جیو ٹی وی ہے جس کے ذمے ایک ارب ارسٹھ کروڑ روپے ہیں۔

    جیو ایک ارب اڑسٹھ کروڑ، اے آر وائی ون انتالیس کروڑ ستر لاکھ روپے، ٹی وی ون آٹھ کروڑ، پلے ٹی وی دو کروڑ، سماء ٹی وی ایک کروڑ اڑتیس لاکھ، ہم ٹی وی ستاون لاکھ، انڈس ٹی وی سولہ کروڑ جبکہ ایم ٹی وی ساٹھ کروڑ روپے کا ڈیفالٹر ہے۔
    انہوں نے بتایا کہ اس کے علاوہ اے آر وائی ون انتالیس کروڑ ستر لاکھ روپے، ٹی وی ون آٹھ کروڑ، پلے ٹی وی دو کروڑ، سماء ٹی وی ایک کروڑ اڑتیس لاکھ، ہم ٹی وی ستاون لاکھ، انڈس ٹی وی سولہ کروڑ جبکہ ایم ٹی وی ساٹھ کروڑ روپے کا ڈیفالٹر ہے۔

    اسلام آباد میں بی بی سی کے نامہ نگار اعجاز مہر کا کہنا ہے کہ توجہ دلاؤ نوٹس کے ذریعے پوچھا گیا تھا کہ ایک کروڑ یا اس سے زیادہ رقم کے ٹیکس نادہندگاں کی فہرست میں کون کون شامل ہیں اور ان کے نام ایوان میں پیش کریں لیکن ایوان میں مالیات کے وزیر کی جگہ جواب دیتے ہوئے سید خورشید شاہ نے صرف میڈیا گروپس کے نام پیش کیے اور بتایا کہ کسٹم ڈیوٹی کے مد میں تراسی افراد/ کمپنیوں کے ذمے چالیس کروڑ روپے کے ٹیکس بقایاجات ہیں۔

    آئے روز ٹی وی چینلز پر حساب مانگا جاتا ہے اور آج پتہ چلا ہے کہ میڈیا خود ڈیفالٹر ہے۔ آئندہ ہم ان سے سوال کریں گے کہ پہلے خود ٹیکس دو پھر ہم سے پوچھیں۔
    شیخ وقاص اکرم
    مسلم لیگ (ق) کے رکن ریاض فتیانہ نے کہا کہ سیاستدان تو اگر آبیانہ یا کسی گیسٹ ہاؤس کے چارجز ادا نہ کرے تو وہ انتخاب نہیں لڑ سکتا لیکن اتنے بڑے ڈیفالٹرز کے خلاف کارروائی کیوں نہیں ہوتی۔ انہوں نے کہا کہ ٹیکس نادہندہ کوئی بھی ہو حکومت ان سے ٹیکس وصول کرے ۔ ان کے مطابق اگر پاکستان میں بڑے بڑے مگر مچھ ایمانداری سے ٹیکس ادا کریں تو ملک کو کشکول لے کر پھرنے اور قرضوں کی ضرورت نہیں پڑے گی۔

    شیخ وقاص اکرم کا کہنا تھا کہ آئے روز ٹی وی چینلز پر حساب مانگا جاتا ہے اور آج پتہ چلا ہے کہ میڈیا خود ڈیفالٹر ہے۔ انہوں نے کہا ’آئندہ ہم ان سے سوال کریں گے کہ پہلے خود ٹیکس دو پھر ہم سے پوچھیں‘۔

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/urdu/pakistan/2010/05/100514_channels_tax_defaulters.shtml

  • Aamir saab,
    I totally agree to what you have said regarding jang group and Geo or i should call Jew tv, I have a personal experience to share infact this has happened with my father, my father is a retired Commisioner i dont want to mention his name here but once he told me that he was posted in islamabad in the ministry of interior and one day a phone call came by the person named Mir shakil ur rehman asking my father to give clear some body’s name from an inquiry my father refused and Mr.geo threatened him that he will lauch a compaign in his news paper against my father and at the end he did the same and my father lost the seat and he bacame OSD. This is what this group and its owner do.

  • Ulta Chor Kotwaal ko daantay.. I would like to give one more example here .. The Alliance of three ‘JEEMS’ should be named as ‘Kuttay Ki Dums’.. They’re continuously trying to threat Democratic Govt, One after another daily a new threat. Now we can expect a Joota Barsao day soon on atleast 2 of these JEEMS and the third JEEM is always Holly Cow and our National Heros can be seen on every National Song of Pakistan. So National Heros ko jootay maarna will be impossible for our Educated Illiterate Awaam.

  • Dear Abdul,

    Please remove the “abusive comment” above, criticism doesn’t mean verbal abuse. khuram says: October 16, 2010 at 2:15 pm
    zardari khabees ullu ka patha harami manhoos laanti

  • Hypocrite and Time Server to the core:

    Geo ‘Jawabdeh’ host Iftikhar Ahmed resigns in protest Monday, November 17, 2008 http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/default.asp?page=2008\11\17\story_17-11-2008_pg7_34

    LAHORE: Iftikhar Ahmed, the host of Geo TV show ‘Jawabdeh’, resigned on Sunday after the channel administration refused to air an interview with former Pakistan Television managing director Shahid Masood. The interview was recorded last week and was being advertised in the group’s The News and Jang newspapers. On Sunday, the Geo TV administration seized the original recording and declined to run it. Iftikhar Ahmed told Aaj Kal he was being pressured to censor parts of the interview but he did not compromise on principles and resigned. aaj kal report

    RESIGNED FOR THIS [Kindly Upload]
    Hidden Truth of Jawab Deh [1/4]
    URL: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O5pJ8CZFbOU

    Hidden Truth of Jawab Deh [2/4]
    URL: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IZr0b_e5dmI

    Hidden Truth of Jawab Deh [3/4]
    URL: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6MXaOTlqbXw

    Hidden Truth of Jawab Deh [4/4]
    URL: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OIPT-KveS_s

    AND LATER “Iftikhar Ahmed” REJOINED AGAIN:) Bunch of Jokers.

  • Its nice to read some thing which is at least not against govt esp president zardari. I term GEO, existing judiciary and ml(N) doing same thing what the terrorists are doing. They are working to destablise the running govt( millitary or elected one), attack at the arm forces or police force and make the country turn into a failed state. Through one sided propoganda, ppl are losing their confidence in the country. People should come ahead and show a layer of brightness also to the nation. Sorry to say our media, i can say a commercial company, is only showing one side of the picture rather darker side of pakistan. GEO SHOLUD BE BANNED FOR EVER.

  • Not only GEO, even khabrain has history of examples of blackmailing.So, media has to be cleansed and filtered out from such mafias so people can have the unbiased reporting.

  • @Imtiaz, all are black mailers. Dawn News also seems to be following that route, but Jang/The News/Geo being market leaders, a lot of people do give jhooti khabren that they can get away with it.

  • Same behaviour is of GEO TV Host Kamran Khan who nowadays “advising” Nawaz Sharif for the Long March against the elected government and what not and now watch as to how Kamran Khan “behaving” with a Military Dictator General Musharraf and also read Kamran Khan’s “Alleged Investigative Report” which he filed in The News International/Daily Jang 11 Years ago against an Elected Government. Such Interviews should be called “Press Conferences” Real & Ugly Face of Express News Group & GEO/Jang.http://chagataikhan.blogspot.com/2010/10/real-ugly-face-of-express-news-group.html

  • Same behaviour is of GEO TV Host Kamran Khan who nowadays “advising” Nawaz Sharif for the Long March against the elected government and what not and now watch as to how Kamran Khan “behaving” with a Military Dictator General Musharraf and also read Kamran Khan’s “Alleged Investigative Report” which he filed in The News International/Daily Jang 11 Years ago against an Elected Government. Such Interviews should be called “Press Conferences” Real & Ugly Face of Express News Group & GEO/Jang. http://chagataikhan.blogspot.com/2010/10/real-ugly-face-of-express-news-group.html

  • Munafiq Ansar Abbasi wants to apply Islamic morality on President Zardari but not on Geo TV and the Jang Group:

    میڈیا سے یہ توقع کی جارہی ہے کہ ہم حکمرانوں کے گن گاتے رہیں۔ اعلیٰ عدلیہ کی کھلے عام بے توقیری کی جارہی ہو اور عدالتی فیصلوں کا مذاق اڑایا جاتا ہو مگر ہم سے یہ بھی امید کی جاتی ہے کہ ہم اس ناانصافی پر بھی خاموش رہیں۔ جہانگیر بدر صاحب! معاف کیجئے گا ہم یہ سب کچھ نہیں کرسکتے۔ ہم آپ کی امیدوں پر پورا نہیں اتر سکتے۔ آپ کو ایک فردکی وفاداری مبارک ہو۔ ہماری وفاداری ہمارے دین‘ہمارے ملک‘ ہمارے لوگوں اور پاکستان کے اداروں کے ساتھ ہے

    حکمران اور ان کے اردگرد جمع چاپلوس طبقہ جو مرضی کہے، ہمیں ہمارا ”جرم“ اچھی طرح معلوم ہے۔ ہمارا جرم یہ ہے کہ ہم حکمرانوں کو آئینہ دکھاتے ہیں، ان کو ان کے وعدے یاد دلاتے ہیں۔ ہمارا جرم یہ ہے کہ ہم صدر آصف علی زرداری اور دوسرے حکمرانوں کو حضرت محمد کا وہ قول یاد دلاتے ہیں جس میں ہمارے نبی نے فرمایا کہ پچھلی قومیں اس لیے تباہ ہوئی تھیں کہ وہ بڑوں کو قانون سے بالا اور عام لوگوں کو سزا کا مستحق سمجھتے تھے۔ ہمارا جرم یہ ہے کہ ہم نے حکمرانوں کو یاد دلایا کہ حضرت محمد نے اعلان کیا تھا کہ اگر ان کی پیاری بیٹی حضرت فاطمہ بھی چوری کرتیں تو ان پر بھی حد نافذ ہوتی۔ ہمارا جرم یہ ہے کہ ہم نے صدر صاحب کو یہ بتایا کہ اگر حضرت عمر عدالت میں پیش ہوسکتے ہیں تو صدر آصف علی زرداری کیسے احتساب سے بالا ہوسکتے ہیں

    ان کو آئینہ دکھایا تو برا مان گئے کس سے منصفی چاہیں…انصار عباسی

    http://search.jang.com.pk/details.asp?nid=476373

  • By Khalid Wasti

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    خانہ خراب ہے
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    پاکستان ایک ملک کے طور پرعالمی برادری میں عزت و وقار کھو چکا ہے –
    پاکستانیوں کا ایک قوم کے طور پر عالمی برادری کی نظر میں کوئی عزت و احترام باقی نہیں –
    دروغ گوئی اور منافقت انفرادی اور اجتماعی شناخت ہے –
    کوئی طبقہ قباحتوں سے مکمل طور پر بچا ہوا نہیں ہے –
    اکرم شیخ جیسے وکیلوں کو دیکھ اور سن کر اکبر الہ آبادی کا یہ شعر یاد آجاتا ہے :
    پیدا ہوا وکیل تو شیطان نے کہا
    لو آج میں بھی صاحب ِ اولاد ہو گیا –
    صدر
    وزیر ِ اعظم
    چیف جسٹس
    کیا تبصرہ کیا جائے ؟
    کُتا آپ کا کان لے گیا ہے – کان چیک نہیں کرنا ، کُتے کے پیچھے دوڑ پڑنا ہے –
    کبھی جو محاورے ہوا کرتے تھے آج حقیقتوں کے روپ میں سامنے آچکے ہیں –
    “ہمیں معلوم ہے خبر کہاں سے آئی ہے “
    آپ بتائیں ورنہ ہم بتائیں گے –
    حکومت کہتی ہے ایسی کوئی خبر نہیں –
    عزت مآب کہتے ہیں حکومت انکوائری کرے کہ خبر کہاں سے آئی –
    جناب ! خبر ہے ہی کوئی نہیں محض افواہ تھی –
    ہمیں معلوم ہے خبر کہاں سے آئی –
    جناب ! آپ کو معلوم ہے کہ خبر کہاں سے آئی تو آپ بتا کیوں نہیں دیتے اور وہ جو کہتے ہیں کہ ایسی کوئی خبر نہیں تھی ، انہیں توہین ِ عدالت میں سزا دے کر فارغ کیوں نہیں کرتے ؟
    اگر آپ کو معلوم ہے تو انکوائری شروع کر کے آپ کو شامل ِ تفتیش کیوں نہ کیا جائے ؟
    اب صدر کے استثنی اور حضرت ابوبکر کے حوالے کہاں گئے ؟
    اب مساوی انسانی حقوق کہاں گئے جن آپ اور آپ کے ہمنوا ڈھول پیٹتے رہے ؟
    کیا آپ ایک عام آدمی کی طرح تھانہ نیو سول لائنز کے ایس ایچ او کو اپنا بیان ریکارڈ کرائیں گے کہ آپ نے یہ خبر کہاں سے سنی ؟