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Fight of two defamers: Jang Group vs Zaid Hamid – by Farrukh Ahmed


In what is to be considered a first, Jang Group, the premier defaming media organization known for its sensational publications like Jang and The News and a hyperbolic tv channel named Geo TV have sent another hyper active, conspiracy theory driven televangelist, Zaid Hamid a notice under the defamation ordinance. The notice has been sent through Ahmed & Qazi Associates which is renowned for its links to the CJP, for its head had filed cases against the federation under the judges case and against the emergency. These “landmark” cases have become a pain for the nation of Pakistan for they were customized judgments made to benefit a few in the upper echelons of power. The cases for Nadeem Ahmed were argued by another right winged lawyer, Akram Sheikh who has been representing the interests of the deep state. It may be noted that last year in June, Nadeem Ahmed was arrested for his involvement in a Callmate Telips cases but was conveniently paid back by the judiciary by providing bail.

Coming back to the notice, while one cannot condone Zaid Hamid for his mindless stance against the political state of Pakistan by creating confusions, his response to the legal notice is worth reading.

He has highlighted the contradictory stance of Jang group in the “ideological war” against India and the confusions created by the likes of Najam Sethi and Hamid Mir. Hamid Mir has already responded to Zaid Hamid in his program “capital talk” of 22nd July.

The notices have to be read and one needs to question the reliability of Jang Group and its anti politics and anti Pakistan agenda which it fulfills by having apparent “liberals” like najam sethi and Hamid Mir on one side and right Wing, hatred spewing journos like Kamran khan, ansar Abbasi and his gang including Ahmed noorani, waseem abbasi, umar cheema and Usman manzoor.

Appendix: Jang Group’s Legal Notice via Ahmed & Qazi under Defamation Ordinance and Zaid Hamid’s Reply. Click on image to enlarge it.





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  • Both institutions (Jang Group/ Hamid Mir and Zaid Hamid / Brass Tacks) work for the Deep State. It’s a case of professional jealousy.

    Dogs are fighting over a bone.

  • The Jang Group’s Ahmad & Qazi legal notice to Zaid Hamid was drafted by Ayesha Tammy Haq who is a consultant of the A&Q solicitors. The Deep State has its tentacles in every corner.

  • Matiullah Jan ‏@Matiullahjan919 4m
    HM & ZH trying to make KK of each other through public incitement declaring each other Shatam-e-Rasool & traitor respectively. Wakeup PEMRA!

    Che™ ‏@FarrukhHussaini 22h
    حامد میر نے لال ٹوپی کے خلاف تو شو کر لیا – یہ سپاہ صحابہ اور لشکر جھنگوی کے دلالوں کے خلاف شو کیوں نہیں کرتا؟

    Naeem Shamim ‏@naeemshamim 22h
    What is common between Zaid Hamid, Hamid Mir, Tahir Ashrafi and Mufta Naeem ? All hate Ahmadis and call them Wajib ul Qatal

    Naeem Shamim ‏@naeemshamim 22h
    Nobody will shoot down Hamid Mir or Zaid Hamid or Saleem Safi, but after todays program I fear fresh attacks against Ahmadis in Ramzan

    Abdul Nishapuri ‏@AbdulNishapuri 22h
    And above all, Sethi. RT @naeemshamim Actually Hamid Mir, Ashrafi and Zaid Hamid are all bigots of the same degree #Pakistan

    Naeem Shamim ‏@naeemshamim 22h
    Hamid Mir in the process of ‘exposing’ Zaid Hamid successfuly incited hatred against Ahmadis as usual and dumb liberals are celebrating it

    Abdul Nishapuri ‏@AbdulNishapuri 28 Apr
    What’s the difference between #FakeLiberals and Zaid Hamid? Both condemn TTP but keep mum on ISI-sponsored Deobandi militants ASWJ-Taliban.

    “One reptile will devour the other. And serve them both right, too.” Hamid Mir vs Zaid Hamid

    Abdul Nishapuri ‏@AbdulNishapuri 22h
    Hamid Mir and Zaid Hamid are equally dangerous to Pakistani society, equally loyal to Dangerous Duffers.

    Abdul Nishapuri ‏@AbdulNishapuri 22h
    Hamid Mir has clearly incited Deobandi militants to violence against Zaid Hamid in Capital Talk today. Just like Khalid Khwaja.

    Abdul Nishapuri ‏@AbdulNishapuri 22h
    Hamid Mir’s one-point agenda of Capital Talk on Geo TV today: murder of Zaid Hamid at the hands of Deobandi militants. #Fact

  • Please do not mislead yourself that Hamid Mir, Najam Sethi, N-League and Chief Justice of Pakistan Iftikhar Mohommad Choudhri are all part of one big game. Although, sometime it is hard beleive that Zaid Hamid is a normal person. However, if he support any group of Taliban, then he is out of his mind.

  • I am awaiting for Capital Talk program on ASW, LEJ and SSP’s death squads. Jang group will never say anything against them. N-League, Chief Justice and entire Jang group are all part of supporting these blood thursty Malik Ishaq, Aurangzaid Faroodqi and Ludhianvi. I beleive yesterday’s capital talk was to inform the Zaid Hamid that his days are numbured, and his life is in danger. It was a threat on TV via talk show.

  • While I am no fan of Zaid Hamid, Jang has began its campaign after his life, getting the Khatam-e-Nabuwat guys after him. Already Fatwas are bing given. Some one needs to expose this Jang Group.

  • Brother Alumddin, Hamid Mir has exposed himself and his employer by inciting the violence over TV. If there would be a justice, this program wouldn’t have been aired. But there is no law and corrput judiciary is on the N-League and their supporter’s side. Indeed, I am no fan of crazy Zaid Hamid, but I can’t approve for someone to be killed by the hands of terrorists.

  • Just like Always LUBP is perfectly playing the role of establishment’s hidden disinformation tool.. For your kind information Hamid Mir is the biggest criticizer of deep state; He regularly doesn’t programs on Missing Persons, He openly blames deep state and its agencies for their wrongdoings in Balochistan. He exposed Zaid Hamid who is a paid propagandist of establishment. After all that if you think that Hamid Mir is working for Establishment then you deserve a 31 Gun Salute……

    As a matter a fact has LUBP ever brought up missing persons case or done any other critical thing against establishment that Hamid Mir does… No You people are defame him by calling him a stooge of deep state… Thats untrue actually LUBP and people like Zaid Hamid are performing such roles…

    • Partly true, partly not. Hamid Mir is too complex to be described in short comment. But here LUBP is not taking any sides, just reporting the fight between two Giants Mir and Hamid.

  • Brother Ahmad Abbas, We understood whose side are you on. Remember that Hamid Mir has done thousands of programs for missing person, but why he does not expose the ASW-SSP and LEJ on his shows.

    • If He has not done a program against LeJ it doesn’t prove him a culprit.. However He has also not a program in favour of them…… Apart from that he has raised this issues in his numerous columns

  • Abbas Ahmed, write articles on the missing Balochi people, I am confident LUBP would publish them.

    • Its not just about Balochi people.. Its about all missing person in Pakistan… The unconstitutional role of military…. Telling the truth about Bangladesh that what our Army did there… You can’t expect Zaid Hamid or Mubasher Luqman to say such things because they work for establishment…. On the other hand Hamid Mir is a staunch opponent of Taliban as well… TTP even planted a bomb in his vehicle once….

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