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Jang Group must stop harassing Ali Dayan Hasan of Human Rights Watch

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Critical readers of Pakistan’s politics are aware that it is not only Pakistani generals but also their loyalists in judiciary and media (commonly known as Teen Jeem, i.e., Jenerals, Judges, Journalists) who work in a coordinated fashion to implement anti-democracy conspiracies.

Only a day ago, Jehangir Hafsi in his post on LUBP highlighted the Teen Jeem’s role in the sham and loaded proceedings on the so called memogate where biased judiciary has openly sided with the military establishment in showing its contempt for the Constitution and the elected government. Mr. Hafsi prophetically wrote these lines:

In the following days, the third component (after the Generals and the Judges) of the 3-Jeem trifecta, the journalists are likely to spring into action to defend this coup-in-progress. Journalists, from both the right-wing hypernationalist Urdu Press along with their more sauve pseudo liberal and urbane counterparts from the English press, will defend the indefensible; a controversial unconstitutional order over the Constitutional rights of the parliament.

Lo and behold, we did not have to wait for too long.

The attack surely came from the third component of Pakistan military establishment’s 3-jeem mafia. As expected, it came from the usual quarters, i.e., English press. In the following editorial of The News (of Jang Group), the editor’s tone is clearly shaped by the tone of the ISI (Pakistan’s spy agency with known influence in the media) in its criticism of Human Rights Watch’s pro-constitution and pro-democracy stance.

Memogate verdict

The News, Editorial

Saturday, December 31, 2011

The Supreme Court of Pakistan has done what was largely expected and generally demanded by all parties — the petitioners, the defendants and others impleaded in the Memogate case: a high-powered judicial commission to sift truth from fiction and to put the blame where it lies, if it does. The commission ordered by the SC with three high court chief justices and with full back-up support of the administration, police and experts in forensic and criminal investigations has enough time to complete the job, basically of verifying and authenticating or rejecting the evidence submitted by US businessman Mansoor Ijaz and getting all the records of messages, emails and telephone calls from both ex-ambassador Husain Haqqani and Ijaz. This is all that the SC commission is supposed to do; there is hardly any room for criticism of what the SC has ordered. But the issue is not being taken by the government and the political establishment at its face value. There are continuous efforts to politicise, even scandalise, the case. The matter has been portrayed as a clash of institutions with the military and the ISI on one side and the elected government on the other. Husain Haqqani’s lawyer, Advocate Asma Jahangir, has even complained that her client has become a sandwich between the two and could be made a sacrificial goat. A highly unexpected player to jump into the fray has been the internationally respected Human Rights Watch, which has almost blatantly accused the Supreme Court of trying to subvert the civilian rule by taking up a case which it claims does not fall in the court’s domain. It is not clear why the HRW has arrogated to itself the right to decide what does and does not fall in the court’s domain, but it appears that a lot of lobbying effort, and much more, has been pumped in to muster support for the ‘civilians’ from any willing hand.

What would have been a simple case of determining if any Pakistani hand was involved in conceiving, drafting, dispatching and following up the Mullen memo has been turned into a matter of survival for the civilian government. The ISI and the army leadership saw a challenge to national security and thus probed it, initially, to find that the matter had enough substance to merit a full inquiry. That has been turned by the civilians, God knows under what fear, into a sort of revolt against the elected leadership. The political parties saw the issue as an opportunity to capitalise upon and took it to court, which had no choice but to hear the case, especially after the army and the ISI took a strong position and found something deeply suspicious, a conspiracy against the military establishment. Now the matter has to be sorted out and it is hoped that the political set-up will extend full support including all the administrative and government muscle to get the verification of the evidence — from Canada, the UK or wherever. If roadblocks were created in the way of investigation, the suspicions of complicity would run deeper. All should let this matter be resolved in a smooth and amicable manner, and let it reach its logical conclusion. http://thenews.com.pk/TodaysPrintDetail.aspx?ID=85066&Cat=8

While we don’t know who exactly wrote the above editorial, we know for sure that Mir Shakeel-ur-Rehman is the Editor-in-Chief of The News, Shaheen Sehbai is the Group Editor and Ansar Abbasi is the Investigative Editor. We also know that Najam Sethi (former caretaker minister in Farooq Leghari’s cabinet) is the political advisor of the Jang Group and Geo TV, and Beena Sarwar is affiliated with Mir Shakil as an office bearer of Jang Group’s so called Aman Ki Asha project.

We hope that the above named persons will clarify their position on this unwarranted criticism of the Human Rights Watch. The News’ editorial is clearly pro-military establishment and pro-judiciary in its tone. One jeem is endorsing and defending the other two jeems, does it surprise anyone? If it is is a crime to support democracy and sovereignty of an elected parliament, then HRW is indeed guilty of this crime as are other conscientious persons and organizations, e.g., Asma Jahangir, Ayaz Amir, Asian Human Rights Commission etc.

What exactly was the crime of HRW? Here’s a copy of the press release published in Daily Times on 31 Dec 2011:

State institutions must act within ambit in memo case: HRW

LAHORE: The Human Rights Watch (HRW) on Friday called for all arms of the state to act within their constitutionally determined ambit and in aid of legitimize civilian rule as the memo case proceeds.

In a press release issued, the rights group said, “Justice must both be done and be seen to be done. Pakistan desperately needs a full democratic cycle and a peaceful transfer of power from one civilian administration to another. Should this process be derailed, the constitutional safeguards and legal rights protections created since 2008 may suffer irreparable damage.” The group said it had long been a supporter of an independent judiciary in Pakistan and advocated for the restoration of the judiciary ousted by Musharraf in Pakistan and abroad. “But we have also expressed our concern about the fear of judicial over-reach and unwarranted intrusion into the affairs of the legislature and the executive,” the group said. The press note said that HRW has noticed a tendency for the courts to find themselves embroiled in matters that they would not otherwise be an appropriate forum for, and we hope the courts will reflect on this perception. “Any perception of discriminatory treatment against one party must be speedily addressed. All parties to the memogate affair must understand that a legal dispute cannot be made the vehicle for truncating parliamentary or presidential terms through the backdoor or as a mechanism for subverting civilian rule,” the group noted. It termed the memo gate as a litmus test for all actors – particularly the judiciary and the army. pr http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/default.asp?page=2011%5C12%5C31%5Cstory_31-12-2011_pg7_13

While Daily Times was neutral and objective in its publishing of the HRW’s press release, Mir Shakil’s The News was most biased and dishonest. This is how the HRW’s press release was published in The News:

HRW jumps into memogate in controversial move

News Desk (The News)
Saturday, December 31, 2011

ISLAMABAD: The otherwise neutral and objective organisation Human Rights Watch on Friday took a highly objectionable and partisan position against the superior judiciary of Pakistan accusing the Supreme Court of indirectly “truncating parliamentary and presidential terms” and “subverting the civilian rule.”

A statement of HRW said that it had noticed a tendency for the courts to find themselves embroiled in matters that they would not otherwise be an appropriate forum to consider.

Ali Dayan Hasan, the Pakistan Director of Human Rights Watch (HRW), in a statement issued after the SC verdict to set up a judicial commission in the memogate case said: “All parties to the memogate affair must understand that a legal dispute cannot be made the vehicle for truncating parliamentary or presidential terms through the backdoor or as a mechanism for subverting civilian rule.”

The highly controversial HRW statement said….


However, The News’ editorial was not an isolated piece of attack on HRW and its director Ali Dayan Hasan. There is clear evidence that Jang Group is part of an active, malicious campaign (in most likelihood designed by Pakistan’s military establishment, ISI in particular) to harass HRW and other pro-democracy and pro-human rights organizations and individuals.

For example, former Chief Justice of Pakistan was approached by Ansar Abbasi’s assistant Ahmad Noorani (a co-moderator of PML-N’s pkpolitics.com) to retrieve extremely acontextual and critical comments about HRW and its director Ali Dayan Hasan. Justice Saeed uz Zaman Siddiqui is the same judge who had led a judicial coup against Chief Justice Sajjad Ali Shah in 1997 and later on he was a (failed) presidential candidate for the PML-N, the same party whose chief petitioned the current Supreme Court on the memogate after due consultation with General  Pasha and Mir Shakil-ur-Rahman. This is what that disgraceful judge (who received millions of rupees in bribe from Nawaz Sharif’s emissary Rafiq Tarar to lead a judicial coup against Justice Sajjad Shah in 1990s) says about HRW:

Ex-chief justice raps HRW for interfering with SC

Saturday, December 31, 2011 (The News)

ISLAMABAD: Former Chief Justice of Pakistan Saeed-ul-Zaman Siddiqui has strongly criticised what he called an attack on the integrity of Pakistan’s state institutions like the superior judiciary by a foreign organisation working in Pakistan under the cover of human rights, writes Ahmad Noorani.

“No one can be allowed to attack the sanctity and integrity of the state institutions or scandalise them,” he told The News while reacting to the controversial statement issued by the Human Rights Watch (HRW) criticising the SC verdict in the memogate case on Friday.

Justice Siddiqui said that the sentences used in the press release are a direct intervention into the internal affairs of Pakistan and no such organisation could be allowed to extend its comments to this level.

He said that Supreme Court should take immediate notice of such dirty attacks and that too by a foreign American-funded organisation. The HRW Pakistan Friday issued a highly contemptuous press release minutes after the announcement of judgment in memo case, apparently backed by the PPP government, attacking national institutions, judiciary and army and alleged that there is a perception that judiciary is discriminating against the civilian government.

The human rights organisation having its headquarters in New York directly maligned the institution of judiciary over a case which is still under hearing of the Supreme Court. Referring to memo case, the press release of HRW “instructed” the Supreme Court that “justice must both be done and be seen to be done.”

Again while referring to memogate, HRW advised the apex court that “legal dispute cannot be made the vehicle for truncating parliamentary or presidential terms through the backdoor or as a mechanism for subverting civilian rule.” It further says, “In a sense ‘memogate’ is a litmus test for all actors – particularly the judiciary and the army.”

While a nine-member bench of the Supreme Court heard arguments from both sides and declared unanimously that the issue of memo is maintainable for hearing and the apex court is the right forum for its hearing, the HRW taunts the apex court by declaring: “HRW has noticed a tendency for the courts to find themselves embroiled in matters that they would not otherwise be an appropriate forum for, and we hope the courts will reflect on this perception.”

Clearly a direct intervention into internal issues of Pakistan and especially on an issue subjudice before the Supreme Court of Pakistan, the American-based organisation has simply attempted to malign the state institutions, legal experts said.

In a situation when the person who is alleged to be the central character of the whole memo issue, Husain Haqqani, has said that he has no problems with any inquiry or investigations, HRW, became furious and blasted the apex court minutes after the judgement on memo case was announced.

Ali Dayan Hasan, Pakistan Director of HRW, who issued this press release, while talking to The News denied having met President Zardari or any of his lieutenants during last few days.

“No one from the government approached me to issue this press release and it was issued by my organisation considering the fears and threats to constitution, democracy and human rights in Pakistan,” Dayan said.

The News has reliably learnt that Dayan has close links and has been meeting with top men of the present regime. It was also being said that he had issued this press release on directions of the federal government. Dayan strongly denies both these contentions.


Not may know that Ahmad Noorani, the News correspondent tasked by Jang and ISI to attack HRW is a former affiliate of Sipah-e-Sahaba, a case was registered against him in April 2000: http://www.scribd.com/doc/18788799/Sectarian-Case

Ahmad Noorani is a junior assistant of The News’ investigative editor, Ansar Abbasi (who is known for his links with the ISI and the ISI-backed judges). Not unlike the Harvard educated Jamaatia homophobe, Ahmad Noorani too is a co-moderator of ISI’s website pkpolitics.com): http://mohtasib.wordpress.com/2009/08/29/the-illegitimate-relationship-between-ansar-abbasi-ahmed-noorani-and-pkpolitics/


The intended outcomes of the military establishment/ Jang Group’s campaign against HRW are as follows:

1. To harass the HRW and other human rights activists and organizations to stop them from supporting the democratic government and the sovereignity of an elected parliament;
2. To defame and discredit the neutrality and objectivity of HRW and other human rights groups;
3. To create a culture of silence on military establishment and judiciary’s excesses against democracy;

4. To pre-empt any criticism of the forthcoming judicial coup against the elected government on the behest of the military establishment;
5. To add to existing xenophobia against the USA and foreign-based NGOs.

Example: Here are a few examples of hate comments posted on The News website by various affiliates and apologists of Pakistan’s military establishment:

Reader Comments
the reaction of this so called HRW has made it clear that these so called HRW is the enemy of Pakistan, their object is to protect the interest of infidels countries and defame only Pakistan. this HRW never spoke for the rights of the muslims any where in the world. US & india has massacred millions of muslims but this HRW never condemned.

Fakir Hussain Rana

HRW sponsors anti establishment /anti Pakistan forces in our country and all 3rd world countries not towing the lines of international players. Asma must have sought help of HRW to pressurise apex court which she always does to meet her own vested interests. This time HRW stance has been given any heed by the Court and media.


This is how this American institutions interfere in other countries affairs and then claim to representing people, who has given them the mandate to represent people of Pakistan. We should remember what these NGOs did in Sri Lanka and as soon as they were asked to retreat, Sri Lankan army over powered tamils tigers. We should be wary of them.


We demand:

1. Jang Group’s Editor-in-Chief Mir Shakeel and his senior employees and advisors must offer an unconditional apology to the HRW and refrain from further harassment of HRW’s officials;
2. Jang Group must refrain from supporting Pakistani generals and pro-general judges in their designs against democracy;
3. Pakistan army, in particular ISI, must clarify its position on the harassment of HRW and other human rights groups and activists. Given that Pakistan’s elected government is unable to protect its own leaders (Governor Taseer, Shahbaz Bhatti etc) from ISI-sponsored Jihado-sectarian terrorist, we demand Pakistan army to make adequate security arrangements for officials of HRW and other human rights organizations;

4. Pakistan army must publicize, without any further delay, the results of its investigation into Saleem Shahzad’s murder case in which Ali Dayan Hasan of HRW was an important witness.

We condemn ill-motivated attacks on HRW by ISI-backed journalists in Pakistani media, particularly the Jang Group.

We condemn Teen Jeem’s (i.e., generals and their loyalist judges and journalists) conspiracy against an elected government.

We commend HRW’s principled stance on the memogate and the judicial over-reach into the parliament’s domain.

We support @humanrightsasia (Asian Human Rights) and Ali Dayan Hasan’s (HRW) principled stance on the sovereignty of elected parliament.

We request all journalists and bloggers to condemn harassment of Asian Human Rights Commission, HRW, Asma Jahangir by the ISI-backed journalists.

Pakistani generals are responsible for the ongoing massacres of the Baloch, Pashtun, Shia, Ahmadi, Christian and other oppressed people. We urge all human rights groups and activists to registers legal cases against Pakistani generals and pro-army judges in all countries across the world.

We hope that Mir Shakeel-ur-Rehman’s political advisor Najam Sethi will condemn Jang Group’s unwarranted attack on HRW. We also hope that another Jang group’s affiliate Beena Sarwar and other senior affiliates of Mir Shakil will condemn their boss’s campaign against HRW.

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  • For all practical purposes, Jang Group (Jang, The News, Geo TV) is an extension of Pakistan army’s media wing ISPR.

    Other Pakistani media groups are not much different. Some of them are more refined than others.

  • We salute Asma Jahangir and Ali Dayan. Will Najam Sethi and Beena Sarwar resign from Jang Group in support of Asma and Ali?

  • Yeh Subb Pakistan kay dushman Hain. HRW Yahudi Agents.

    Ansaar Abbasi Sahib Azeem Jurnalist Hain

  • hum Logo Ko SAnjedge Ikhteyar Karne Chayea ya Sanjeda Noyet Ke MAslay HAin Tamam Idaro Ko Under The Constitution Kam Karna Chayea , Zati Ana Zid Hut Dharme Ko chor dena Chyae , Idaray Aik Dosra K Muqable Aker Kharay Hojayengay Tu Mulk KAisay Chalay GA ! Parliment Supreme Ha !

  • Ali Diyan Hassan has nothing to do with democracy. In past he has equally defended establishment agenda as Jang. This time he is at odds with ISI as his loyalty is with America and CIA. How come people of Pakistan are a party in fight between two spy groups, both of whom are not our friends?

  • I also thought HRW was going beyond its mandate…why doesn’t it talk about real human rights violations the poor of Pakistan face in daily basis…I also felt this had something to do with being HH friends or ‘Team’ and that the platform of HRW was used….interestingly I am not Jang group and I respect Asma Jehangir very much!!

  • Thanks for the comment. I think it is within HRW’s ambit to support people’s right to have an elected government. I, however, agree that not enough has been done by HRW and other human rights groups to cover ongoing massacres of certain groups (Baloch, Pashtun, Shia etc) in Pakistan.

  • http://www.thenews.com.pk/TodaysPrintDetail.aspx?ID=11419&Cat=13
    Latest attack by Ahmad Noorani of The News on Ali Dayan / HRW: thenews.com.pk/TodaysPrintDet…

    What is HRW up to in Pakistan?

    Ahmad Noorani
    Sunday, January 01, 2012


    ISLAMABAD: Human Rights Watch (HRW), an American-based international human rights organisation operating across the world, is against the Islamic provisions of the Constitution of Pakistan, the Toheen-e-Risalat Act, and is working to bring about a change in them.

    Ali Dayan Hasan, the director of HRW’s Pakistan chapter, while talking to The News, said that his organisation is against the some constitutional clauses and laws which are against basic human rights like Islamic provisions of the Pakistan’s Constitution and some Islamic laws which, according to him, were inserted/made during the regime of third military dictator General Ziaul Haq. Dayan said that his organisation has shown its severe reservations when the Chief Justice of Pakistan had observed that the Supreme Court can set aside any legislation made by the Parliament if it would be found against Islamic provision enshrined in the Constitution of Pakistan.

    “See, how the Supreme Court could declare a legislation made by the Parliament as null and void only terming it in contradiction to some Islamic provisions,” Dayan said during an extensive interview with The News on Friday evening.

    The HRW is one of the world’s large and effective human rights organisations and its agenda as declared by its Pakistan’s chief seems to be extremely dangerous and shows as if the organisation was functioning against the Constitution of Pakistan on its lands.

    Asked that even in developed and advanced political cultures the principle of judicial review exists and superior judiciary exercises its powers to set aside any law made by the Parliament if it is found against the basic structure of the constitution of the concerned country, Dayan replied, “But, any such practice could be carried out only in accordance with democratic-political process which is part of the international law and generally accepted principles of human rights.”

    Dayan said that Aasia Bibi was innocent in a case blasphemy of Holy Prophet (PBUH) but the Lahore High Court (LHC) issued pre-emptive preventive order that president couldn’t grant her pardon despite the fact the Constitution gave the Office of President powers to pardon any sentence. “See, the law (Toheen-e-Risalat Act) under which Aasia Bibi was sentenced has lacunas and need gross changes,” Dayan said, adding, “Asia Bibi was innocent and LHC decision was a clear case of judicial over-reach and that was why our organisation highlighted this issue.” Dayan said his organisation has comprehensive studies on the Blasphemy law and has its own drafts to get the law amended.

    When Dayan was asked that a court of law has convicted Aasia Bibi in a case, how, he, as an educated person and a human rights activist, could declare her ‘innocent’ until unless a court of law acquitted her of charges, Dayan replied, “We have a difference of opinion here.”

    Asked despite his severe criticism on the blasphemy law, not a single person has been executed under this law in the whole history of Pakistan because of severe requirements of proof and evidences, and any lower court sentences were overturned by superior courts, so in a way the blasphemy law was acting as a protective shield for the minorities in Pakistan, Dayan said, “We have a difference of opinion here.”

    Dayan also didn’t comment when he was asked that people, killed in incidents related to blasphemy, were not killed because of the law because of some un-guided emotions of people, which is a separate subject and needed to be addressed separately.

    Regarding president’s power to grant pardon, when Dayan was asked whether he knew that despite the relevant constitution article, there is always law and rules of business to execute any powers conferred with any office in the constitution or in any law, Dayan showed his ignorance of the system and practices. Dayan repeatedly insisted that his organisation wants that democracy should sustain in the country without any kind of unconstitutional intervention and want rule of law “as per the democratic-political values which are integral part of the international” practices with all the institutions functioning within their domains by honouring accepted principles of human rights.

    He said that courts should instead see any laws or the constitutional clauses which are “against the basic human rights and the generally accepted principles” and make all decision in accordance with these accepted principles explained in the international law. Dayan claimed that his organisation was independent and professional and was not acting upon any body or any country’s agenda.

    When Dayan was asked about the parameters or methods being adopted by his organisation to bring about these changes in Islamic provision and some Islamic laws and whether the HRW has given some formal recommendations to Raza Rabbani committee which has held year-long deliberations to bring about changes/amendments in the Constitution and repeatedly and constantly announced publicly seeking recommendations from general public and organisation, Dayan replied in negative. Dayan said that view of his organisation and its recommendations on these issues and regarding some Islamic laws are very clear and “available publicly”, so anyone could consult them.


  • From Twitter:

    KamranShafi46 Kamran Shafi
    @AbdulNishapuri These attacks on Ali Dayan MUST stop The News is showing itself for what it is – a tool in the dirty hands of the Deep State

    marvisirmed Marvi Sirmed
    The way Jang group is attacking @AliDayan of @HRW, seems they have touched a raw nerve in their propaganda. CC: @Najamsethi @HamidMirGeo

    Razarumi Raza Rumi
    New Year’s gift: my friend @AliDayan of @hrw is being shamefully attacked! tinyurl.com/7mbcmxe #Pakistan

    AbdulNishapuri Abdul Nishapuri
    Why is Jang/Geo’s political advisor Najam Sethi silent on ISI’s attack on Ali Dayan / HRW via Jang Group? Will he speak against Mir Shakil?

    marvisirmed Marvi Sirmed
    @AbdulNishapuri No. It’s us who should speak. People inside the structure have MANY limitations. Can’t we understand this simple fact? :((((

    AbdulNishapuri Abdul Nishapuri
    The ongoing attacks on Ali Dayan/HRW via Jang Group are directly dictated by Pakistan army, General Pasha in particular.

    We urge Mir Shakil, Shaheen Sehbai, Najam Sethi and other senior editors & advisers in Jang Group to refrain from harassing HRW’s director!

    The recent attack on HRW by The News effectively busts the elitist “English press good, Urdu press bad” myth. Both are equally pro-ISI.

    marvisirmed Marvi Sirmed
    The game plan is, to harass human rights bodies so they do not speak up on fundamental rights violation by the Supreme Court in memo Case.

  • Clearly “The News” gave a twist to the statement issued by HRW. Actually what i feel is both are telling the truth. There is no secret to where funds for HRW originate. HRW is silent on the casualties in the so-called WOT in tribal areas. Human rights are being violated there as well. There are numerous other cases. Asma Jehangir has raised a valid point but for a wrong reason. National security should not be used as a tool to subvert individual rights. Similarly judicial activism should not be used as an excuse to save Haqqani. A lot of holy cows here. All have their vested interests. So all this crap about real justice is over-rated.

  • Marvi Sirmed is like an over-excited Kid. Imran Khan rightly describe her knowledge as based on reading some leftist writers. Again “The News” is more of a tabloid.

  • From Twitter:

    Nadeem_Gehla Ahmad Nadeem Gehla
    Paid Cronies of Hussain Haqqani in media pushed him in trap of Judicial probe.

    Nadeem_Gehla Ahmad Nadeem Gehla
    People who benefited a lot from HH, trapped him in to ‘Judicial Probe’, knowing that judges are party

    Nadeem_Gehla Ahmad Nadeem Gehla
    HH team in media was strongly advocating for Judicial probe and due process instead of parliament

    Nadeem_Gehla Ahmad Nadeem Gehla
    Have you ever tasted a ‘chittar’ :p But agree with you, HH would be more than willing for new job rather than being forced @evo8X8

    evo8X8 k
    “Asma also told Dawn News….. that Hussain Haqqani feared the powerful spy agencies may force him into giving a statement.”

    Nadeem_Gehla Ahmad Nadeem Gehla
    HH cronies put him in to trap of azad adlia @evo8X8 Hussain Haqqani feared the powerful spy agencies may force him into giving a statement
    9 minutes ago Favorite Retweet Reply

    Nadeem_Gehla Ahmad Nadeem Gehla
    Due process of Mr. raza Rumi, who 4 weeks back was biggest advocate of Judicial probe and due process through SCP @akchishti @Razarumi
    15 minutes ago

    Nadeem_Gehla Ahmad Nadeem Gehla
    What to argue before an execution squad! @iamthedrifter Asma Jahangir declines 2 represent Hh in front of kangaroo court what’s happening?
    33 minutes ago

    iamthedrifter Ayesha Siddiqa
    Asma Jahangir declines 2 represent Hh in front of kangaroo court what’s happening?

    Nadeem_Gehla Ahmad Nadeem Gehla
    I expect an apology Mr. Rumi, you accused me of saying baseless stuff. Are you ashamed of your past views today? @SALSIKandar @Razarumi
    34 minutes ago

    Nadeem_Gehla Ahmad Nadeem Gehla
    Check comments section, there Tweets of Rumi are coppied @razarumi @UsamaKabbir criticalppp.com/archives/63210
    37 minutes ago

    Razarumi Raza Rumi
    @Nadeem_Gehla it is time to ask you to produce evidence of the baseless accusations. Find a tweet or a blog on that and then we shall talk.

    SALSIKandar faWad
    @Nadeem_Gehla “due process & judicial Probe” r u kidding? everything is Drama & joke with people. Only to save a** of ARMY. @Razarumi

    Nadeem_Gehla Ahmad Nadeem Gehla
    When it was Presidents neck, people like Rumi advocated for due process, it is their turn and they dont trust SC @akchishti @Razarumi
    38 minutes ago

    Razarumi Raza Rumi
    RT @tammyhaq: people must be allowed speak w/o fear their Lordships are big boys if they don’t like what @AliDayan says they will deal with it

    Nadeem_Gehla Ahmad Nadeem Gehla
    Get another President hanged! Not this time Sir @Razarumi A judicial commission, at least, follows due process instead of executive committe
    40 minutes ago

    Nadeem_Gehla Ahmad Nadeem Gehla
    Then those who were asking for judicial probe at the first polace were playing army’s game as well? Right? @SALSIKandar @Razarumi
    45 minutes ago

    Nadeem_Gehla Ahmad Nadeem Gehla
    Asma is right, so is Ali Diyan. here exposing double standards of crooks who at first place wanted SC inquiry over parliament @UsamaKabbir
    47 minutes ago

    Nadeem_Gehla Ahmad Nadeem Gehla
    But only due process and court of law can decide if comments are contemptuous or not, due process which they advocate @akchishti @Razarumi
    49 minutes ago

    Nadeem_Gehla Ahmad Nadeem Gehla
    Bhai, Just reminding double standards of some ‘righteous’. For govt due process and judicial probe is OK, not for them! @akchishti @Razarumi
    51 minutes ago

    Nadeem_Gehla Ahmad Nadeem Gehla
    Check your timeline, your tweets are also on LUBP on Haqqani topic, when you were advocating 4 due process and judicial Probe @Razarumi
    53 minutes ago

    Nadeem_Gehla Ahmad Nadeem Gehla
    @akchishti let SC began contempt proceedings and decide who is guilty or innocent, has to be ‘due process’ @Razarumi @yasmeen_9 @najamsethi
    56 minutes ago

    Nadeem_Gehla Ahmad Nadeem Gehla
    SC is wrong or right, it can not both. Those advocating for SC Judicial probe over parliament should trust it for #HRW @yasmeen_9 @Razarumi

  • Haqqani must resign: A PPP Jiyala’s view on the memogate

    Chiltan salma jafar
    @AbdulNishapuri I don’t think this is support for democracy, it’s a hidden agenda

    so they can scratch each others backs…why shd we become a party to it.

    I have already said it in my comment it is self explanatory. I don’t want to waste my time on these ppl when there is no voice for social justice for poor people … all ppl are doing is protecting the elite

    Human Rights is not just about killing there are so many human rights violations going on.. just one example bonded labour

  • AbdulNishapuri Abdul Nishapuri
    It was naive or dishonest of those entrapped by the ISI’s memo to demand an independent investigation. Who did they want to help?

    It will be interesting to retweet all those articles and tweets which demanded an independent probe into the memogate. Any links please?

    Those who steered or encouraged PPP to an avoidable confrontation with the almighty army unwittingly or knowingly helped the ISI’s agenda.

    We pity those who steered PPP to the current mess through the very conception and an ongoing mismanagement of the memo case.

    We pity those who consider Hamid Mir, Ejaz Haider and Najam Sethi etc as anti-military establishment.
    31 minutes ago

    In recent weeks, Pakistan’s ISI has carefully repaired the image of some of its very stooges in media as anti-ISI, independent journalists.

    Will all those who first denied the existence of the memo, then demanded an independent judicial probe apologize to the people?

    Urban elite opportunists and sycophants of certain individuals have caused more harm to the PPP than Ansar Abbasis and Talat Hussains.

    All those who gave undue converage to the memo in the media and asked for a judicial investigation helped the military establishment.


    Mere words of support for Ali Dayan/HRW are not enough. Write an article or letter to condemn those harassing him (Gen Pasha, Mir Shakil)!

    We urge all human rights org @amnesty @humanrightsasia @HRCP @PakistanEHRC to condemn harassment of @HRW @AliDayan by the ISI & Jang Group.

  • Dear Najam Sethi, what is your job description as a political advisor of Jang group?

  • Ali Dayan Hasan ‏ @AliDayan Reply Retweeted Favorite · Open
    Once mentored by the late great Ahmad Ali Khan, today @SSehbai1’s colleagues of choice are Ansar Abbasi, Ahmad Noorani, Ahmed Qureshi

    Ali Dayan Hasan ‏ @AliDayan Reply Retweeted Favorite · Open
    An appeal to all my other “family friends”: I would be grateful if you avoided being party to inciting violence against me unlike @SSehbai1
    6h Ali Dayan Hasan ‏ @AliDayan Reply Retweeted Favorite · Open
    Mr @SSehbai1 should start practicing what he preaches: As “Group Editor” he is responsible for the hate speech and lies of his “staff.”
    6h Ali Dayan Hasan ‏ @AliDayan Reply Retweeted Favorite · Open
    It is fascinating that @SSehbai1 acn describe me as a “family kid” yet run slanderous lies in his paper about me on the other. #Hypocrisy
    6h Ali Dayan Hasan ‏ @AliDayan Reply Retweeted Favorite · Open
    No denying @SSehbai1 introduced me to the late Ahmed Ali Khan of Dawn in 1997. Pity that his eye for quality has so deteriorated since.

    Ali Dayan Hasan ‏ @AliDayan Reply Retweet Favorite · Open
    Undoubtedly Shaheen Sehbai’s professional decline and ‘descent into chaos’ is one of the great tragedies of Pakistani journalism.
    12h Ali Dayan Hasan ‏ @AliDayan Reply Retweet Favorite · Open
    I was the commissioning editor for the Herald cover story “Lobbying for Pakistan” – by Sehbai & Mansur Ejaz at Sehbai’s insistence.
    12h Ali Dayan Hasan ‏ @AliDayan Reply Retweet Favorite · Open
    Shaheen Sehbai plugged Mansur Ejaz as a great voice for Pakistan in the US and the Herald produced a cover story penned jointly by both.
    12h Ali Dayan Hasan ‏ @AliDayan Reply Retweet Favorite · Open
    For the record: As an editor at the Herald in the early 90s, I was personally aware of the Shaheen Sehbai-Mansur Ejaz nexus. Best Friends.

    SHAHEEN SEHBAI ‏ @SSEHBAI1 Reply Retweet Favorite · Open
    I’ll not respond to Ali Dayan as he is a family kid I plugged in Dawn in 2000 as Asstt Editor. Good Luck Ali. @AliDayan

  • The Jung Group of Newspapers has always tried to malign the people who have some logic and rationality with them. As I see Ali Dayan ,a vibrant force in Pakistan voicing for the oppressed masses and raising the real issues, the monopolized media group is trying to sabotage his image, and Ali’s life at stake. I strongly condemn the false propaganda being flashed by Jang Group ( The NEWS ). The human rights activists should raise their voices against the yellow journalism and join hands with Ali Dayan.