“Nobody here supports journalists. I threw my shoe at him in protest. People who attacked senior journalist Hamid Mir should be arrested,” Senior Sindh journalist Imdad Ali said after throwing shoe at TTP-ASWJ supporting CM Shahbaz Sharif in Lahore. Imdad Ali is the TV channel Awaz’s Bureau Chief of Lahore, Imdad Ali, who was clearly upset by the fact that Punjab CM seems to be key protector and promoter of banned terrorist outfits.
On the issue of complicity, compromise and obfuscation of human rights, we at LUBP have not spared the Army, ISI, judiciary, PPP, PTI, MQM, ANP and so-called “Independant Media”.
We have been blunt in our criticism of all these groups and have not spared even the pseudo liberals and opportunist human rights activists who are largely selective in their approach and dishonest in their analysis of human rights violations in Pakistan.
PMLN due to its atrocious human rights record is arguably one of the most critisized political parties by LUBP. Unlike some opportunist “liberals” we do not see any point in compromising discourse for the sake of a pay day from one of the largest beneficiaries of corrupt crony capitalism that is the PML N.
There are some Pakistani liberals who write nauseating flattery for the rich and powerful PML N while simultaneously sucking up to the Sherry Rehman lobby within the PPP. These liberals are under the mistaken impression that by promoting and humanizing ASWJ terrroists, they will be spared. This is a notion that has been clearly proven wrong by the regrettable acts of violence against prominent journalists and their travel companions. Lifafa journalism in favour of the PML N and its takfiri Deobandi ASWJ terrorist allies is not enough to spare one from the attacks by ASWJ militants. It is time that the rest of Pakistan took notice of this brave Sindhi journalist who stood up to the most powerful Chief Minister known for publicly supporting Taliban, allying with ASWJ terrorists and whose mid night soirees with COAS is accompanied by his daylight desire to pretend to be Faiz and Jalib.
BBC Urdu reports:
صحافی امداد علی نے شہباز شریف کی طرف جوتا اچھالنے کے ساتھ حال ہی میں قاتلانہ حملے میں زخمی ہونے والے صحافی حامد میر کے حق میں ’حامد میر کے قاتلوں کو گرفتار کرو‘، ’جاگ صحافی جاگ‘ اور ’زندہ ہے صحافی زندہ ہے‘ جیسے نعرے بھی لگائے۔ بعدازاں میڈیا سے بات کرتے ہوئے امداد علی کا کہنا تھا کہ انہوں نے جو کچھ کیا اپنے ضمیر کے مطابق کیا اور وہ حامد میر پر ہونے والے حملے کے خلاف صدائے احتجاج بلند کرنا چاہتے تھے۔ ان کا کہنا تھا کہ جس ملک میں حامد میر جیسے صحافی کی جان محفوظ نہیں اس میں ان جیسے صحافی کیسے محفوظ رہ سکتے ہیں۔
What choice is left for peaceful, helpless citizens who are thowing shoe at Chief Minister Shehbaz, the protector and exporter of ASWJ-LeJ terrorism? According to BBC Urdu, journalist Imdad Ali asked CM Shahbaz some critical questions which were ignored. He may be probably upset about PMLN’s support to ASWJ terrorists responsible for recent attacks on Pakistani media persons. Given that CM Shahbaz ignored his questions, the journalist threw shoe on him and chanted slogans in support of Hamid Mir and free media.
In the meanwhile, it is amusing to see certain people who condemn shoe throwing on Shahbaz Sharif but remain tight-lipped on his support to ASWJ-LeJ. Apparently those who are upset due to a shoe thrown on CM Shehbaz didn’t even sneez on murder of four Shias in last 24 hours by PMLN backed ASWJ.