Brasstacks, Zaid Hamid’s TV show was used to be aired by TV1. However, this week TV1 did not air the show. This has been a result of immense pressure being applied on TV1 and specially the founder and owner of TV1 Tahir A Khan by Fidaiyeen e Rasool saaw.
The last episode of Brasstacks was aired on TV1 on Sunday 21st March. ZHE launched a massive mobilization campaign and asked its fans to sms Tahir A Khan, inform him about Zaid Hamid’s association with Yusuf Kazab and request him to stop airing Brasstacks and ban Zaid Hamid from appearing on TV1. The campaign was launched on Thursday 25th March, 2010.
We have confirmed from various sources and they have informed us that Tahir A Khan has decided to shut down Brasstacks, however he has now been put under pressure from Zaid Hamid and his cohorts to re-instate the program. One reader of Zaid Hamid Exposition blog has informed us that Zaid Hamid and his team take the mobile number of all the students participating in their seminars. These students are then messaged from time to time to write letter to editors of newspapers to give coverage to Zaid Hamid. However, they have now received an sms from Zaid Hamid and TeamBT to immediately sms Tahir A Khan and ask him to continue running Brasstacks on TV1.
Asma: I was also present at the Islamabad convention center when they beat up a student, went with friends who were fans of Zaid Hamid. Stupidly, we have our phone numbers, they would message us to write letters to the editors, and now they have sent us the following sms:
dear family members our opponents r forcing tahir khan to end brasstracks n pressurising him to air n0thng related to ’syed zaid zaman hamid in future. 0333-2196777ths is tahir a khan’s number flood his inbox with msgs in support of zaid hamid n safe the mission of takmeel e Pakistan n that this mission can not be stopped play ur role
We want to inform TV1, its management and specially Tahir A Khan Sahib that Zaid Hamid is the defender of a Kazab. This has been obvious now after Zaid Hamid’s own admission. Any support or provisioning of Air Time to him would be against Islam and against Pakistan – which was founded on the name of Islam.
ARY, the other channel, that was an official media sponsor of Zaid Hamid’s Wake Up Pakistan project and his Takmeel project backed off from providing air time to Zaid Hamid after the Shahadat of Moulana Saeed Ahmed Jalalpuri.
TV1 was now the only media channel that was airing Zaid Hamid’s programs and providing him air time. We have nothing but respect for Media channels and we are a strong believer in freedom of speech. However, we will not tolerate the Defender of a Kazab and Gustakh e Rasool to go on air freely.
We request the administration of TV1 and specially Mr Tahir A Khan to not budge and fulfill his Islamic duty by banning Zaid Hamid and Brasstacks. Mr Tahir A Khan should not be seen standing besides Zaid Hamid, when his own team PKKH and his old friends such as Ahmed Quraishi has left him on this issue.
Our struggle is extremely peaceful but we would make no distinction between the defender of a Kazab [Zaid Hamid] and the promoters of this defender [TV1].