ISLAMABAD: Role of some rouge elements, who always claimed their attachment with Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI), was completely exposed in Hamid Mir attack episode and subsequent events on Saturday.
Continuously threatening Hamid Mir for many days, self-claimed ISI stooge Zaid Hamid stated after Karachi firing on Geo News anchorperson that he desired to get Hamid Mir hanged, and prompted the Pakistan Army to act ‘ruthlessly’ against Geo and Jang Group for “blasphemy”.
It is extremely important to mention here that publicly made ‘attachment claims’ of these rouge elements, including Zaid Hamid, were never ever denied by the ISI. Zaid Hamid has already instituted a treason case against Hamid Mir.
Zaid Hamid, while issuing public statements on social media, especially through his known Twitter account, even went to the extent of instigating Chief of Army Staff General Raheel Sharif by naming him and asking him to “fulfill his promise of safeguarding the dignity of the armed forces” by immediately nailing down Geo. He tweeted at 9:54pm “General Raheel, you had promised to protect the dignity of the armed forces at any cost. The time is NOW. Geo must be nailed for Defamation!”. It is very much disturbing for many that Zaid Hamid is still untouched by law enforcement agencies despite the fact that a recent standoff between the Pakistan Army and the civilian government was also created because of statements of Zaid Hamid, but no one has arrested him till date.
Zaid Hamid had released and spread on social media an old speech of Defence Minister Khawaja Muhammad Asif by editing it in a criminal way. Some out-of-context sentences of this speech created panic and misunderstanding among the federal government and defence institutions and the interior minister acknowledged some misunderstandings between the army and the government.
Khawaja’s speech was based on reasoning and facts and is considered as one of the all-times historic speech by a parliamentarian on floor of National Assembly made during period of dictatorship.
Zaid Hamid again openly committed blasphemy on Saturday by terming criticism on an institution as ‘blasphemy’. There are several allegations of committing blasphemy against Sahaba-e-kraam (RA) of Holy Prophet (PBUH) against him, but law never takes its course.
On Saturday, after life attempt on Hamid Mir, self-styled stooge of ISI Zaid Hamid condemned the attack, saying that he wanted to see Hamid Mir hanged as the result of conclusion of process of law in the treason case he has instituted against him. Zaid Hamid even wrote, “#HamidMir ISPR must respond ruthlessly to this blasphemy by Geo. How can a TV channel openly abuse/ accuse/ insult ISI w/o proof?” He related criticism or a simple news about an institution to blasphemy of holy and sacred personalities or heavenly books.
Zaid Hamid also termed whole Geo team snakes and claimed that Geo ran some news without proof. He wrote, “#HamidMir Geo & all their snakes are openly committing treason under article 6 by directly blaming ISI & DG ISI without any proof. #Pemra?”
While Zaid Hmaid wrote that Geo aired news without proof, in fact, Geo aired that according to video and written statement of Hamid Mir given many days before, he alleged that some ISI officers and DG ISI would be responsible if he is attacked.
Zaid Hamid own statements, made right after attack on Hamid Mir, proved that written and video statements of Hamid Mir, regarding who would attack him to kill him, were true.
Zaid Hamid lives in Cantt area and his location is not hidden. His addresses are House No-683, Street No-4, Chaklala Scheme-3, Rawalpindi, Office: House No-686, Askari Road, Askari V, Chaklala Scheme-3, Rawalpindi, Phone Office: 051-5598046-47. But no one from any government takes action against him.
In a move that is a clear case of treason, Zaid Hamid issued a statement on Twitter right after Saturday’s prestigious Kakul passing out parade and wrote, “Khawaja Asif gate crashed PMA Kakul passing out parade today. He was NOT invited :) All army officers ignored him but he remained shameless!” This was a clear attempt against the State of Pakistan, an attempt to bring the federal government and army face to face so that there could be a clash. However, no one has touched Zaid Hamid.
Through their Twitter accounts and other means, Zaid Hamid and some retired officers of the Pakistan Army tried their best to fuel the situation on Khawaja Asif issue, which brought institutions at loggerheads but law enforcement agencies are mysteriously silent waiting for very very big happening.
It is important to mention that similar attitude and negligence by institutions has resulted into breaking of Pakistan on December 16, 1971.
Source: The News