June 14, 2010

Intellectual dishonesty 2010

From: Rehman
Date: Sun, 6 Jun 2010 04:24:45 -0700 (PDT)
Local: Sun, Jun 6 2010 4:24 am
Subject: Letters to PFUJ & Dawn

I got two letters and am posting them here as a member. I hope you will publish them. The PressPakistan Group will not bow to any pressure and will keep the history straight regarding freedom of the press in the country in these tumultuous times, we live in today.




Mr. Khurshid Aizid
(Manager Human Resources)
Pakistan Herald Publication (Private) Limited
Haroon House, Dr. Ziauddin Ahmed Road,
Karachi, Pakistan.

Dear Sir,

Thank you very much for your phone call. I was waiting for any kind of response for the last two months. I’m living in solitary confinement after three attempts on my life. I again request you (Dawn Media Group) to provide me and my family members protection, and help us in registering criminal cases against my tormentors at Dawn Islamabad: Zaffar Abbas, resident editor; Farman Ali, news editor; Adeel Raza, edition in-charge Islamabad; Rehan Yousuf, edition in-charge Peshawar desk; Anwar Mansuri (the father), assistant editor; Yasir Mansuri (the son), sub-editor; Tariq Mehmood Hasaan, sub-editor; Zar Alam Khan, sub-editor; Amir Wasim, staff reporter; Munawar Azeem, crime reporter; Chaudhry Ishaque, photographer and others at the office.

Plus, their partners in crimes: officials of the Karakoram International University Gilgit including Dr. Najma Najam, vice-chancellor; Dr. Ahsanullah Mir, registrar; Muhammad Hussain, additional registrar; Manzoor Ali, assistant professor physics department; Prof. Salma Durrani, chairperson environmental sciences; Dr. Muhammad Ramzan, associate professor educational development; Karim Khan, director campus administration; Ms. Tahira, warden girls hostel.

And the office-bearers of NGOs: Gojal Educational and Cultural Association (Dawn’s News Editor Farman Ali is its president); Uks (owned by Resident Editor Zaffar Abbas’s spouse); some journalists in Islamabad and Gilgit, and officials of secret agencies including the ISI (people at office claim that Zaffar Abbas is patronizing its cell and counterfeit website, The dawn dot com dot pk, along with Zaid Hamid and Ahmed Quraishi).

These people are criminal minds who are using their authority against national organizations and innocent people. To keep their jobs and get promotions, they can do anything even against this country and humanity. They’re intellectual terrorists. They must face the law. This is crucial to protect Mr. Jinnah’s Dawn and his Pakistan.

Yours faithfully,

Habib R. Sulemani
(Sub Editor)
Daily Dawn Islamabad,

June 1, 2010

1- GECA scam, http://pamirtimes.net/2009/12/24/opinion-gojal-educational-and-cultur...
2- DAWN counterfeit, http://thedawn.com.pk


Mr. Pervaiz Shaukat
Pakistan Federal Union Of Journalists
12-Nazimuddin Road, F-6/1,
Islamabad, Pakistan.

Dear Sir,

As a former colleague, you know that I am working as a journalist for over 15 years in the mainstream newspapers. Currently, I am affiliated with the daily Dawn in Islamabad. I have been victimized for years for being an upright journalist who always raised voice against unscrupulous people who abused the platform of the media.

Here I want to inform you formally that my life is in danger. I have requested the government to provide me and my family protection but there is no response so far. My Editor is also silent.

I am not disappointed by President Zardari, Prime Minister Gilani and Army Chief General Kayani. But my voice is not reaching them as my tormentors are very powerful, having God-like image in the terrorized society. They believe “we can make or break” a government in the country.

You know it very well that respected journalists –- especially during election campaigns of the National Press Club Islamabad and Rawalpindi-Islamabad Union of Journalists –- are treated worse than animals on the Dawn Islamabad premises. However, members of intelligence agencies are being welcomed and used against a journalist like me. It is a shameful
thing in the history of journalism in Pakistan.

The editorial liberty is being misused at Dawn. Members of the Islamabad editorial management are directly or indirectly running their so-called NGOs, some are working for other national and international organizations (plus sectarian and racial groups as some colleagues say).

I, therefore, seek your help as the leading organization of working journalists in the country to help me in getting protection. I also seek an independent investigation into the criminal charges against the editorial management of Dawn.

Yours faithfully,

Habib R. Sulemani
Rawalpindi, Pakistan.

Copies to:
1- National Press Club Islamabad
2- Rawalpindi-Islamabad Union of Journalists
3- Senior journalists, friends and others.

April 28, 2010



(1)- From: jamil bhatti
Date: Mon, 7 Jun 2010 01:51:18 +0500
Local: Sun, Jun 6 2010 1:51 pm
Subject: Re: Letters to PFUJ & Dawn

Mr. Habib R. Sulemani

You only one person have so many enemies in the same organization. I could not understand what you want to say.....You say every one want to kill you, how is it possible....oh man Its not so easy ...just drink cold water and feel easy......

Jamil Bhatti (Mr)

(2)- From: "m. ali asghar"
Date: Mon, 7 Jun 2010 18:02:22 +0500
Local: Mon, Jun 7 2010 6:02 am
Subject: Re: Letters to PFUJ & Dawn

Mr. Sulemani

It seems ridiculous that you blamed many journalists and others for killing you without mentioning the reasoning; why they tend to do so? Did you ever assess yourself whether you are right or wrong? why every one is your enemy?

M. Ali Asghar
APP Bureau, Lahore

(3)- From: muhammad.kha...@geo.tv
Date: Mon, 7 Jun 2010 13:17:53 +0000
Local: Mon, Jun 7 2010 6:17 am
Subject: Re: Letters to PFUJ & Dawn

Dear sulemani try to solve matter internally in the organisation. however it is another matter if you have decided headon with your colleagues for any of the reason.

Sent from my BlackBerry® Smartphone provided by Ufone

(4)- From: mh mediaperson
Date: Mon, 7 Jun 2010 19:39:28 +0500
Local: Mon, Jun 7 2010 7:39 am
Subject: Re: Letters to PFUJ & Dawn

Dear Habib,

I have gone through your letter and allegations are simply unbelievable. I personally know every one you have mentioned in the letter they are so nice, humble and peace loving journalists, how they can be your enemy? and they can never think to harm any one what to talk about killing you?. I agree with other fellows and that's is try to resolve your issues internally.

without any evidence its unfair to level allegation against such persons who have good repute in the society and in the media community. Make friends and not adversaries. take care


Mateen Haider
Dawn News, Islamabad.

(5)- From: Habib Akram
Date: Mon, 7 Jun 2010 22:09:38 +0500
Local: Mon, Jun 7 2010 10:09 am
Subject: Re: Letters to PFUJ & Dawn

I request you all to please write full name of Mr. Habib Sulemani. When my friends write only the first name, Habib, some think it about me. I have recieved three calls from my friends about the matter I am not involved in.


Habib Akram
Samaa TV, Lahore

(6)- From: Chris Cork
Date: Mon, 7 Jun 2010 22:15:17 +0500
Local: Mon, Jun 7 2010 10:15 am
Subject: Re: Letters to PFUJ & Dawn

Well said, Mateen.


(7)- From: "khurram shahzad "
Date: Mon, 7 Jun 2010 17:19:57 +0000
Local: Mon, Jun 7 2010 10:19 am
Subject: Re: Letters to PFUJ & Dawn

Mr. Sulemani,

What have you done that all these gentelmen have become your enemy. Some of them enjoy really a good repute in the community and no genuine journalist can even think such things about Zafar Abbas, Farman Ali, Amir Wasim and others. You must be mistaken, think about your own mental state and try to understand your colleagues.

Khurram Shahzad
Sent from my BlackBerry® smartphone using my Telenor Persona connection

(8)- From: Fasi Zaka
Date: Mon, 7 Jun 2010 21:10:24 -0700 (PDT)
Local: Mon, Jun 7 2010 9:10 pm
Subject: Re: Letters to PFUJ & Dawn

Dear Mr. Sulemani,

I agree with what people have been posting, how can you make such serious allegations (death threats, attempt on life) without even hinting at a motive?

Plus the people you speak off are known to be sterling individuals. I went over your blog but even that does not explain sufficiently the root of your grievance. it is irresponsible to cast aspersions on people in this manner.

Fasi Zaka

(9)- From: agha ali
Date: Tue, 8 Jun 2010 13:30:58 +0500
Local: Tues, Jun 8 2010 1:30 am
Subject: Re: Letters to PFUJ & Dawn

All colleagues,

Charges levelled by Mr. Sulemani against mediapersons who are working in the same organization are incomprehensible because he has invovled number of persons in his single case. As far as, i know some people among them, they are very nice and peace-loving and surely the rest would be also friendly. Mr. Sulemani, you should resolve this issue through mutual talks instead of writing against them.

What you wrote in the letter is enough to spot and blemish a respectul journalist who enjoys excellent name and respect in journalist community.

Agha Ali Raza

(10)- From: Tariq Naqash
Date: Tue, 8 Jun 2010 21:51:05 +0600
Local: Tues, Jun 8 2010 8:51 am
Subject: RE: Letters to PFUJ & Dawn

The letters of Mr Sulemani created a stir compelling me, like many others, to go through most of his blogs.. And nowhere I could find any mention of the events or causes that have "instigated" these gentlemen, he points fingers at, to consider his physical elimination. ... I feel sorry for Mr Sulemani because I think the foremost thing he needs to do is to consult a good psychiatrist.

Tariq Naqash
Staff Correspondent
Daily DAWN

(11)- From: qamar ullah
Date: Wed, 9 Jun 2010 12:00:37 +0500
Local: Wed, Jun 9 2010 12:00 am
Subject: Re: Letters to PFUJ & Dawn

I think the advice of Mr. Jamil Bhatti is cool...I am sure he didn't mean cold "Water" . But yes if it is cold and refreshing liquid [?]

(12)- From: Rehman
Mon, Jun 7, 2010 at 3:11 PM
To: presspakistan@googlegroups.com

Thank you guys for taking your time for comments on my post. I'm not taking side of the accused or accuser... that would be a biased way. However, I want to quate Mr. Habib R. Suleman from the blog http://theterrorland.blogspot.com

He writes:

As the whole world is monitoring my case, now, the criminal gang has started a new propaganda campaign against me. As the communist regime used to declare their opponents ‘schizophrenic’ in Russia (USSR) so are the comrades doing here today!

“They’ve declared you ‘mentally retarded’ and a ‘lone wolf’— don’t you see the repeated use of the words in the paper nowadays?” someone said who had an argument with a member of the gang.

“This is not new to me,” I said. “I’m used to their traditional shenanigans. They had used this trick in the past by tampering with my documents—that is why they’re afraid of facing an independent investigation. My allegations are not baseless.”

Rehman Pakistani


NOTE: The discussion started on June 7 and was archived on June 13, 2010.
Courtesy: Press Pakistan Google Groups http://groups.google.com/group/PressPakistan/browse_thread/thread/a2cf302eadf6c27c

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