We are cross-posting the first episode of Washington Beat, a web-based talk show focusing on the latest news from Pakistan. This week host Dr Manzur Ejaz talks to Shaheen Sehbai, Group Editor of The News International (of notorious Jang Group).
Shaheen Sehbai’s interview reveals details about the scam of Chief Justice Iftikhar Chaudhry’s son. In his conversation with Manzur Ejaz, Sehbai discusses how Arslan Chaudhry (CJ’s son) received more than Rs. 300 million, how their family was sent abroad, given credit cards, but everything was video taped and recorded. Was the Chief Justice trapped by agencies in order to retrieve concessions for the ISI, Frontier Constabulary in Balochistan and their proxies (Jihadi-sectarian militants of Difa-e-Pakistan Council comprising Sipah-e-Sahaba and Lashkar-e-Taiba)?
Why did Shaheen Sehbai omit the fact that CJ Iftikhar Chaudhry also happens to be Rana Sanaullah’s cousin, who in turn is known for forging an alliance between PML-N and Sipah-e-Sahaba in Punjab.
While Shaheen Sehabi presents an apologist stance in defence of Chief Justice Iftikhar Chaudhry, shifting the blame from the agencies on to elected civilian government for a conspiracy against the CJ, he does not discuss the fact that this clearly seems to be an attempt by the usual suspects to blackmail Iftikhar Chaudhry to secure release of ISI’s assets such as Malik Ishaq, Hafiz Saeed, Molvi Abdul Aziz etc.
In the present program, Shaheen Sehbai has once again shown his biased attitude (a hallmark of employees and affiliates of notorious Jang Group), instead of asking Justice Iftikhar Chaudhry to resign and let a fair trial against his corrupt son, he is instead busy in propagating conspiracy theory. He thinks Chaudhry and his son are teenage kids who were easily trapped by some ‘evil’ PPP-wallas.
Or is this just another pressure tactic by the usual suspects to further blackmail and subdue the already right-wing leaning Supreme Court?