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Friday, 6 November 2009

Pakistani bloggers are united in support of the "Let us build Pakistan" blog

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"Let us build Pakistan" has approached the "Committee to Protect Bloggers" in order to report the systematic and coordinated bullying of our blog by Hamid Mir, Ansar Abbasi (and other pro-Taliban anchors and journalists) in Pakistan's capitalist media (i.e., Geo TV talk show "Capital Talk").

We are very thankful to fellow bloggers in particular Rabia Shakoor, Umair Wasi and Pakistan Media Watch for raising their voice in support of the "Let us build Pakistan" blog.

Capital Talk Targeted Let Us Build Pakistan

By Umair Wasi
Source: http://pakiviewson.blogspot.com/2009/11/capital-talk-targeted-let-us-build.html

At last media has attacked the websites with all their so called "fair journalism" weapons, last night in capital talk that is hosted by Mr. Hamid Mir on "Geo News" with his 3 guests including Nisar Abbasi a "The News" journalist and Mr. Javaid Hashmi of PML(N) and Sumsam Ali Bukhari of PPP, Hamid Mir has exclusively shown the blog Let Us Build Pakistan maintained by my fellow bloggers Abdul Nishapuri, Socrates, Abbas Zaidi & Sarah, Mr. Hamid Mir and Mr. Nisar Abbasi criticized the blog through out the program with all their white journalism's' words, Mr. Hamid Mir highlight the program with the tag of "PPP members criticized army and media" and Mr. Nisar Abbasi added the statement that Let Us Build Pakistan is operated from the presidency.

This is not the first time that media is raising fingers on bloggers and webmasters, but the bloggers are ready to face the situation and will not sit quite at this time it will be dealt accordingly.

Hamid Mir: Media Bully

Hamid Mir: Media Bully

Commercial media giant GEO TV has launched an attack on a small blog (compared to gigantic Geo media network) in a disturbing case of media bullying as popular TV Host Hamid Mir and investigative editor for The News Ansar Abbasi lashed out against the blog “Let Us Build Pakistan,” a blog of PPP supporters that was started in 2008 and is run on the free service “Blogger.com“.

Unlike Hamid Mir and GEO TV, “Let Us Build Pakistan” bloggers Abdul, Sarah, Abbas Zaidi and Socrates, are quite transparent about their political affiliation and agenda and do not misrepresent their beliefs. Despite the transparency of the bloggers, these commercial media giants have bashed them for being propaganda.

Unfortunately, the commercial media journalists embarrassed themselves when they accused the bloggers at different times during the show of being both puppets of the President and CIA and Mossad. Of course, the so-called journalists present no evidence of these preposterous claims. The journalists also accuse the bloggers of causing a rift between media and military as if “media” were the government. Note to Mr. Mir and Mr. Abbasi: despite your face being on TV, you are not elected by anyone to any office.

Furthermore, while Mr. Mir and Mr. Abbasi make accusations against these bloggers, they fail to report that it is the commercial media giants that are causing a rift between military and civilian government and threatening to destabilize Pakistan during wartime.

In addition to presenting no facts or evidence for their accusations, Hamid Mir and Ansar Abbasi have engaged in the sort of media bullying that can create a “chilling effect” that results in citizens being afraid to speak their opinions freely. This is a direct assault on the Fundamental Rights of free speech provided in the Constitution.

Every citizen shall have the right to freedom of speech and expression, and there shall be freedom of the press, subject to any reasonable restrictions imposed by law in the interest of the glory of Islam or the integrity, security or defence of Pakistan or any part thereof, friendly relations with foreign States, public order, decency or morality, or in relation to contempt of court, [commission of] or incitement to an offence.

Other Pakistani bloggers have begun coming to the defense of “Lets Build Pakistan,” in particular the “Views on Pakistan News” blog by Umair Wasi.

GEO TV and The News should immediately reprimand their two employees, Hamid Mir and Ansar Abbasi, for their irresponsible acts and poor journalistic ethics. Additionally, GEO TV and The News should require Hamid Mir and Ansar Abbasi to publicly apologize for their unfounded accusations and promise to never again accuse others without presenting any facts.


Aamir Mughal said...

Hamid Mir alleged in his above program that letusbuildpakistan raised false allegation against journalists that they are linked with Agencies. He also said the letusbuildpakistan is creating rift between Jang Group and PAK ARMY


Why Benazir points finger at IB chief Saturday, October 20, 2007 By Hamid Mir


A few hours after her return, two suicide bombers targeted her vehicle. More than 140 people were killed and 550 injured. It was a great tragedy. The PPP leadership pointed their fingers at the head of the Intelligence Bureau Brig (Retd) Ejaz Shah, holding him responsible for the bombings. Benazir Bhutto mentioned his name with displeasure a few days ago in London and claimed that Ejaz Shah was trying to sabotage reconciliation between the PPP and Musharraf. Now the big question is why the PPP thinks that the head of a civilian intelligence agency is the mastermind of the great tragedy in Karachi on October 18? Asif Ali Zardari told this scribe that Ejaz Shah had old links with Islamic radicals. He claimed that Shah was the person who managed the surrender of Omer Sheikh in 2002, a suspect in the killing of American journalist Daniel Pearl.

Asif Ali Zardari is sure that people like Ejaz Shah have encouraged Islamic radicals to attack Benazir Bhutto. In fact, Ejaz Shah was the home secretary of the Punjab in 2002. He belongs to Nankana Sahib area of the Punjab. Mother of Omer Sheikh was also from Nankana Sahib. When the security agencies raided the house of Omerís grandparents in Nankana Sahib, Ejaz Shah contacted the uncle of the alleged terrorist who was a sessions judge at that time. The uncle convinced his nephew through Ejaz Shah to surrender and that was how Omer Sheikh was arrested.

Some PPP sources have said that Ejaz Shah was the person who created PML-Q in the Punjab. He was also a key figure in breaking more than 20 members of the National Assembly from the PPP after the 2002 election. That is why the PPP leadership has problems with him. People like Abida Hussain, who left the PML-Q and joined the PPP due to the disliking of Ejaz Shah, are also trying to poison Benazir Bhuttoís mind against Ejaz Shah.

Shah is considered a trusted confidant of General Pervez Musharraf but he is also very close to the Chaudhries of Gujrat.

According to reliable sources, Benazir Bhutto has declared not only Ejaz Shah but also the Chief Minister of Punjab Chaudhry Pervaiz Elahi as an enemy after her life in a letter written to Musharraf recently. Top government sources are not ready to agree with Benazir. They think that Benazir Bhutto should make an alliance with Musharraf against terrorism instead of fighting with old allies of Musharraf.

Aamir Mughal said...


Who is Ilyas Kashmiri?


Friday, October 02, 2009

This is with reference to Hamid Mir's report (Sept 20) titled "How an ex-commando became a terrorist". It is total disinformation -- Ilyas Kashmiri neither had any association with the SSG nor did he serve in the army as a soldier. Being an ex-commando officer, I know that the SSG never indulges in such heinous crimes. It's a superior professional force of the army composed of responsible officers and men who carry out professional tasks. I would like to add that there is always an attempt by hostile agencies to defame the security forces of Pakistan with a malicious intent. Therefore, newspapers and columnists must refrain from falling prey to these fifth columnists.

Colnel (r) Imam

Ex-SSG officer,


How an ex-Army commando became a terrorist
Sunday, September 20, 2009 By Hamid Mir

ISLAMABAD: Once he was a blue-eyed boy of President General Pervez Musharraf. He got a cash award from the president for slitting the throat of an Indian Army officer in the year 2000 but after 9/11, he became a suspected terrorist.

This terrorist was Ilyas Kashmiri, reportedly killed in a US drone attack in North Waziristan last week. US officials claimed that Ilyas Kashmiri was a senior al-Qaeda commander and his death was a huge loss for the militants fighting against the foreign forces in Afghanistan.

Very few people know that Ilyas Kashmiri was a former SSG commando of Pakistan Army. He was originally from Kotli area of Azad Kashmir. He was deputed by Pakistan Army to train the Afghan Mujahideen fighting against the Russian Army in mid-80s. He was an expert of mines supplied to Afghan Mujahideen by the US. He lost one eye during the Jihad against Russian invaders and later on he joined Harkat-e-Jihad-e-Islami of Maulvi Nabi Muhammadi.

Aamir Mughal said...

Hamid Mir’s journey from a reporter to a media anchor, asking self-serving questions, to a journalist of repute is a struggle based on the philosophy of ends justifying the means.

When he has to write skilfully to give a balance to his image, his writings against non-state actors appear in the English papers in newspapers on Sept 20). All those stories that glorify militants are unfortunately in the Urdu press.

The latter bring him public support and the former show him as intellectually honest. He is one of the many journalists whom everyone knows thrive on bending the facts to their journalistic advantage and, given their capacity of unrestricted access to the national and international media, securing the interests of those who have no feelings for the people of this poor country.

Yellow Journalistic Behaviour, The Hamid Mir journey Written by Satinder SinghEditorialsOct 2, 2009


Aamir Mughal said...

Hamid Mir and his Ridiculous Benchmarks for Success Tuesday, Oct 20 2009

If anyone needed more proof of the media being overrun by the disgracefully uninformed, here it is. In
this preposterous piece, Hamid Mir makes outlandish demands of United States’ policy whilst having the nerve to wonder at the mistrust between the US and Pakistan. The fact that this man is executive editor of Geo TV in Islamabad is troubling.

Taking a deep breath, I feel the only way to tackle this monstrosity of distorted facts and hysteria is to go through it, point by point.

At the end of his first paragraph, Mir brings up the favorite punching bag of Pakistan’s obsessed media, the Kerry-Lugar bill. One has to wonder: now that the Pakistani public seems to be embracing the aid package, will the pseudo-journalists go through withdrawal symptoms once this this is no longer a relevant topic?


Aamir Mughal said...

Just compare two articles on Altaf Hussain by same Hamid Mir to know as to HOW OPPORTUNIST Hamid Mir is that in first article he almost declared that Altaf Hussain is a Saint and in the second article Hamid Mir declared that ALTAF HUSSAIN IS ANTI-PAKISTAN.

Three Milion Dollor Man by Hamid Mir


Hamid Mir openly against MQM (Altaf’s Speech in Dehli)


Anonymous said...

never heard of this Aamir Moghul. looks like he is the only one writing and coming to your site.

Aamir Mughal said...

never heard of this Aamir Moghul [Amohi]

Dear Sir/Madam,

Here is the introduction for everybody's satisfaction. Basically I am a Wahabi. Read the rest in the link below:

Unethical Behavior of Express News TV Pakistan.


Aamir Mughal said...

never heard of this Aamir Moghul [Amohi]

Email my background to Ansar Abbasi and Hamid Mir and they can shove it wherever my introduction fits OR Request the Moderators to upload it on this blog.

Abdul Nishapuri said...

@amohi: Mr Aamir Mughal is one of the most valuable contributors of this blog; as good as a co-editor. We value his hard work and most useful research.

Aamir Mughal said...

Dear Nishapuri Sahab,

Specially for Mr Ansar Abbasi, Hamid Mir, and last but not the least Mr Shaheen Sehbai who used to run Anti Pakistan Website from USA South Asia Tribune and used to spit venom against Pakistan Army. I have many faults but at least I didn't leave my country. I declare from your forum for everybody to know that I have served Government of Pakistan [Intelligence Bureau] for 11 years and I am proud that I served Pakistan and honourably resigned in 2001.

Anchors mentioned above can pull whatever they like.

Muhammad Aamir Mughal

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