|THE PUBLISHERS: The Express Tribune's Yale-educated|
young Bilal Lakhani (left) and Dawn’s Harvard-educated
Hameed Haroon must take notice of 'yellow' journalism.
We're a nation state where after the failure of the Wahabi, Pashtun and Punjabi Taliban, now the 'minds' behind global terrorism are making new versions of terrorists in the name of Barelvi, Shia, Ismaili and other sectarian and racial brands of the so-called Taliban. Dr. Iqbal would be shocked if he sees the condition of his dream-country.
Another journalist claimed: "Zaffar Abbas (Editor Dawn) controls the editorial policy of the ET (The Express Tribune). He has sent Farman Ali Baig to destroy the ET, which is fast becoming popular among the cyber-generation. The (Pakistani) government and military establishment are using the Leftist/communists and Rightists Islamists (two timeserving cults in the society) against Habib Sulemani for exposing the intellectual terrorist brigade."
The Leftists and Rightists are the two ugly sides of a rusted coin, and Mr. Sulemani has resisted both of them throughout his life. "He once told colleagues that the chief of the extremist Jamaat-e-Islami, Munawer Hassan, was a former Leftist and now is leader of the hardcore Rightist party. 'Don't you see the bitterness of both the Left and Right on his face?' he remarked, and added that conflict pays and the military establishment wants to gradually shrink Pakistan on independent thinkers with the help of these visionless people."
"Pakistan has really become the worst place for honest journalists and a heaven for the paid-activists in the guise of journalists," said a journalist. "Fortunately, the ongoing intellectual terrorism in Pakistan is now being monitored globally. But still the criminal minds are living in a fool's paradise—thinking that through their dubious newspapers and TV channels, they can still manipulate public opinion in favor of the ‘brains’ behind global terrorism. They do this without thinking that they’re under the global microscope, and their dubious activities in the name of journalism have been exposed. It's time to bring the criminal minds in the guise of respectable journalists to justice."
Therefore, it's formally requested to the owners of the Express Media Group, especially the Yale-educated rights activist-turned-publisher Bilal Lakhani to suspend The Express Tribune's Executive Editor Muhammad Ziauddin and City Desk Editor Islamabad, Farman Ali, immediately so that an investigation is initiated in a free and fair manner. It's hoped that the publisher will maintain the fine journalistic traditions of The New York Times group in Pakistan.
NOTE: Due to power and internet failure, this article could not be published yesterday, April 21, 2011. If anyone wants to clarify any point, we're ready to publish every point of view.—The Terrorland Team
Other parts of this post
* Dawn's yellow blood transfuses to The Express Tribune (1)
* Dawn's yellow blood transfuses to The Express Tribune (2)
* Dawn's yellow blood transfuses to The Express Tribune (3)