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Friday, 19 December 2008

An open letter to Ansar Abbasi

This is with reference to your investigative report on jacked up marks of Chief Justice Abdul Hameed Dogar’s daughter in FSc exams, which lead to her admission to a private medical college controversially.

Firstly, I would like to appreciate you in special and the whole team of The News Investigation Cell in general for unearthing this story and highlighting academic corruption and dacoity by the high up of the Federal Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education, Islamabad. No doubt, this was an excellent piece of investigative work which posed threat to all the corrupt high officials and influentials of this country. Now from today, all such people would think one thousands times before committing this type of corrupt practices.

Secondly, I would like to ask you, Mr Ansar Abbasi, as to how re-assessing of answer books, raise in marks and admission of Farah Hameed Dogar to a private medical college on reserved seat for judges ‘became a mass denial of thousands of students throughout the country’. In fact this jacked up result hasn’t denied the right of even one student as had Farah not been given these 21 marks, that seat would have been remained vacant because this was the seat reserved for judges’ kin in that private medical college. So it will not be unfair to mention here that you exaggerated the facts to create sensationalism and justified those allegations leveled against the media that journalist and anchorpersons create sensationalism in the country by exaggerating the things and distorting the facts. True the CJ Dogar’s daughter has been given marks illegally, but this was not ‘mass denial of rights of thousands of students’ in fact.

Thirdly, I would like to ask you Mr Ansar Abbasi that tens of reporters work under the Editor Reporting and the Chief Reporter in ‘The News’, but credit of every story does not go to Editor Reporting or Chief Reporter. But, it is surprising to see that credit of every investigative story by ‘The News Investigation’ goes lonely to you in the byline of the story, despite this fact that scores of journalists work in the Investigation Cell of the newspaper. Is not this mass denial of scores of journalists by you Mr Ansar Abbasi in real sense? Yes, it is.

Fourthly, I would suggest you Mr Ansar Abbasi to give due coverage to stories demanding abolishment of reserved seats in medical colleges. Had you launched campaign against reserved seats and quota system in medical colleges well in time with such a full strength as you did in this case, this would have been proved very beneficial to scores of students.

Fifthly, I would like to give a few tips to you Mr Ansar Abbasi to unearth other stories and facts, which would bring real face of some influentials before nation. You should investigate as to which group of newspapers in which cities bought land and plazas for their offices for how much money and what was the actual land value at those places at that time.

Moreover, you should also investigate which group of newspapers paid how much money as monthly utility bills of their offices in different cities and paid how much income tax yearly for last 30 years.Finally, the principled and praiseworthy journalist! You should also report that for how much money press clubs and lands for press clubs in each and every city in every nook and corner of this homeland was purchased right from the date of the Independence.

But I’m sure; you, the honest and truthful reporter, will not touch these stories in the ‘larger interest of the nation’.

House No 273,
Street 12,
IJ Colony,
Kharian Cantt.

Source: http://www.naitazi.com/2008/11/30/an-open-letter-to-ansar-abbasi/

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