The News: Zaid Hamid remains absent from court. July 2, 2017

KARACHI: The sessions court has started the final legal proceedings against self-proclaimed and ‘so-called’ defence analyst Zaid Hamid to declare him ‘wanted’. The proceedings against him have been initiated on the following grave charges: levelling false, baseless allegations against the Geo/Jang Group and labelling the Geo/Jang Group as Indian agents. Zaid Hamid falsely accused the Geo/Jang Group of taking funds from India for ‘Aman Ki Asha’ and ‘Zara Sochiye’.

The court has ordered the investigation officer of this case to stick court orders at Zaid Hamid’s Rawalpindi residence. The court has also ordered to read aloud the court notices against Zaid Hamid near his home. The investigation officer has been advised to fulfil the court orders until August 5, 2017.

On the other hand, the court has accepted the absence application of the other defendant in this case, Mubasher Lucman.

Additional District and Sessions Judge (South) Rajesh Chandar Rajput on Saturday heard the case application filed by the Geo/Jang Group against Zaid Hamid and Mubasher Lucman for levelling false accusations against the group in the case and wrongly labelling Chief Executive and Editor-in-Chief Jang Group of Newspapers Mir Shakil-ur-Rahman as an Indian agent. The plaintiff had presented its report in the case for declaring Zaid Hamid ‘wanted’; and the plaintiff also presented all the newspapers in which advertisements against Zaid Hamid were published. The investigation officer also presented the report for declaring Zaid Hamid ‘wanted’. Following this, the court questioned the investigation officer if he had completed the process for declaring a person ‘wanted’, which included: sticking the court orders on the notice board of court, sticking court’s orders in front of the residence of the accused and reading aloud the court orders near the residence of accused.

In return, the investigation officer said that he had only put up the court orders on the court’s notice board. The court, then, ordered that the following two steps must be completed before the next hearing in order to declare the accused a ‘wanted’ person.

On this hearing, the other person who levelled fake allegations against the Geo/Jang Group, Mubasher Lucman, was not able to show up. Lucman’s lawyer appeared before the court and filed an application for his absence, which was approved by the court and the hearing was postponed until August 5, 2017.

It is worth-mentioning here that self-proclaimed defence analyst Zaid Hamid is on the run from the court after levelling false and baseless allegations against the Geo/Jang Group. Hamid is continuously ignoring court notices and is not ready to face the court. He is not ready to appear before the court to defend the false allegations, which he levelled against the Jang/Geo Group.

As a result, the local court has started legal proceedings to declare Zaid Hamid a ‘wanted’ person. The court has already issued advertisements against Zaid Hamid in newspapers. As per the details, Zaid Hamid and Mubasher Lucman had levelled false and baseless allegations against Mir Shakil-ur-Rahman. In this regard, an application was filed in the sessions court for legal proceedings against Zaid Hamid. The application adopted the stance that Zaid Hamid called himself a so-called ‘defence analyst’, while he was an extremely non-serious and non-reliable person.

In this application, the court was told that on January 1, 2010, Geo and Jang Group started a campaign, ‘Aman Ki Asha’, in collaboration with the Times of India. The aim of this campaign was to bring both countries (Pakistan and India) and its people closer, create a path for flourishing peace and make mutual efforts to uphold peace in the region. This campaign got national and international acclaim. The Geo and Jang Group also started a campaign, ‘Zara Sochiye’, to curb social injustices from Pakistan. This campaign was started to bring a positive change in the Pakistani society because social injustices had compartmentalised the entire society into various groups.

It was also mentioned in the application that these campaigns were completely non-profit and non-commercial, targeting to bring social reforms and making efforts to uphold peace. For ‘Aman Ki Asha’, no country—not even India—had provided financial support to the Geo and Jang Group. However, the positive endeavours of the Geo and Jang Group were targeted by negative groups to do propaganda against these campaigns.

‘Self-proclaimed’ defence analyst Zaid Hamid levelled false and baseless allegations against the Geo and Jang Group and started a campaign against them. Hamid not only used the conventional media to fan the flames of negativity against the Geo and Jang Group, but he also used Facebook and other social media avenues to accuse the group of obtaining funds from India to do these campaigns.

 

Source: The News

جنگ، جیو گروپ پر جھوٹے الزامات، زیدحامد عدالت میں پیش نہ ہوا ، اشتہاری قرار دینےکی رپورٹ پیش. ٢ جولائی، ٢٠١٧

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کراچی (اسٹاف رپورٹر) سیشن عدالت نے جیو، جنگ گروپ پر بھارتی ایجنٹ سمیت سنگین جھوٹے، بے بنیاد اور من گھڑت الزامات لگا کر عدالت میں پیش ( ثبوت فراہم نہ کرنے والے) نہ ہونے والے خود ساختہ دفاعی تجزیہ نگار زید حامدکو اشتہاری قرار دینے کی حتمی کارروائی شروع کر دی ہے اور مقدمہ کے تفتیشی افسر کو حکم دے دیا ہے کہ زید حامد کے راولپنڈی میں واقع رہائشی پتے پر پوسٹر چسپاں کرے اورمتصل چوک پرزید حامد کے خلاف عدالتی نوٹس کو بلند آواز میں پڑھا جائے، عدالت نے ساتھ ہی تفتیشی افسر کو سختی کے ساتھ تائید کی ہے کہ وہ مذکورہ عدالتی حکم کی تعمیل 5اگست تک یقینی بنائے، عدالت نے اس مقدمہ میں نامزد اینکر پرسن مبشر لقمان کی غیر حاضری کی درخوست بھی منظوری کرلی ہے ، ہفتےکو ایڈیشنل ڈسٹرکٹ اینڈ سیشن جج جنوبی راجیش چندر راجپوت نے جیو ، جنگ گروپ اور اس کے مالک میر شکیل الرحمن پربھارتی ایجنٹ جیسے سنگین جھوٹے،بے بنیاد،من گھڑت الزامات عائد کرنے پرجیو ، جنگ گروپ کی جانب سےزید حامد اور مبشر لقمان کے خلاف قانونی چارہ جوئی سے متعلق درخواست کی سماعت کی ، دوران سماعت درخواست گزار کی جانب سے عدالت میں اشتہاری قرار دینے سے متعلق کارروائی کی رپورٹ پیش کی گئی اور وہ اخبارات بھی پیش کیے گئے جن میں زید حامد کے خلاف اشتہارات شائع کراگئے ہیں، دوران سماعت مقدمہ کے تفتیشی افسر نے بھی زید حامد کو اشتہاری قرار دینے سے متعلق رپورٹ پیش کی تاہم عدالت نے تفتیشی افسر سے استفسار کیا کہ کیا اس نے اشتہاری قرار دینے کے لیے دئیے گئے طریقہ کار کو مکمل کر لیا ہے جس کے تحت پہلی کارروائی عدالتی نوٹس بورڈ پر عدالتی حکم چسپاں کرنا، دوسرا ملزم کے رہائشی پتے پر عدالتی حکم چسپاں کرنااور تیسرا مذکورہ پتے کے قریب واقع چوک پر عدالتی حکم کو بلند آواز میں پڑھنا شامل ہو تا ہے تاہم تفتیشی افسر نے بتایا کہ اس نے صرف عدالتی نوٹس بورڈ پر عدالتی حکم چسپاں کیا تھا، عدالت نے تفتیشی افسر کو بقیہ دونوں ضروری کارروائی آئندہ سماعت تک لازمی مکمل کرنے کی ہدایت کی۔ اس موقع پر جھوٹے الزامات لگانے والے دوسرے ملزم مبشر لقمان کا وکیل پیش ہوا اور مبشر لقمان کی رخصت کی درخواست دائر کی جیسے عدالت نے منظور کر تے ہوئے سماعت 5اگست کے لیے ملتوی کر دی۔ واضح رہے کہ اس سے قبل سیشن عدالت زید حامد کے متعدد بار وارنٹ گرفتار ی جاری کر چکی ہے لیکن زید حامد عدالتی احکامات کے باوجود عدالت میں پیش نہیں ہو رہا، اور نہ ہی جنگ اور جیو پر ؤ لگائے جانےوالے جھوٹے الزامات کا دفاع کرنے کے لیے عدالت میں پیش ہو رہا ہے ، جس پر بالآخر مقامی عدالت نے سید زیدزمان حامد کو اشتہاری قرار دینے سے متعلق قانونی کارروائی کا آغاز کر دیا ہے اگر زید حامد اخبارات میں شائع ہونے والے اشتہارات کے باوجود عدالت میں پیش نہ ہوئے تو اس کے خلاف عدالت زیر دفعہ 87سی آر پی سی کی کارروائی کرتے ہوئےاسے اشتہاری قرار دےدے گی اور اس کی جائیداد بھی ضبط کر لی جائے گی،زید حامد نے جنگ،جیو پر بھارت سے فنڈنگ کا الزام عائد کیا اور جنگ، جیو کے گروپ چیف ایگزیکٹو و ایڈیٹر انچیف میر شکیل الرحمان پر بھارتی خفیہ ادارے را سے تعلقات کا الزام بھی لگایا۔ تفصیلات کے مطابق جیو ، جنگ گروپ اور اس کے مالک میر شکیل الرحمن پر بے بنیاد اور من گھڑت الزامات عائد کرنے کے لیے جیو ، جنگ گروپ نے زید حامد اور مبشر لقمان کے خلاف قانونی چارہ جوئی کے لیے سیشن عدالت میں درخواست دائر کی ہے جس میں موقف اختیار کیا گیا ہے کہ زید حامد اپنے آپ کو دفاعی تجزیہ نگار کہتا ہے جو غیر سنجید ہ اور غیر متوازن شخص ہے ، درخواست میں عدالت کو بتایا گیا کہ یکم جنوری 2010میں جیو ، جنگ گروپ نے ٹائمز آف انڈیا کے ساتھ ملکر آمن کی آشا کی مہم کا آغاز کیا جس کا مقصد دونوں ممالک ،ان کی عوام کو قریب لانا ، آمن کی راہ ہموار کرنا اور آمن کے لیےباہمی کوشیش کرنا مقصد تھا ، اس مہم کو ملکی اور بین الاقوامی سطح پر پزیرائی ملی ، جیو ، جنگ گروپ نے پاکستانی معاشرے میں ہونے والی ناانصافیوں کو دور کرنے کے لیے ذرا سوچیے کے نام سے مہم کا آغاز کیا کیونکہ معاشرتی ناانصافیوں نے معاشرے کو تقسیم کر رکھا ہے ، ان مہم کا مقصد اصلاحات کے ذریعے معاشرے میں مثبت تبدیلی لانا تھا ،یہ مہمات مکمل طور پر نان پروفٹ ، نان کمرشل تھیں جن کا مقصد صرف اور صرف معاشرتی اصلاحات اور قیام امن کی کوشیش کرنا تھا ،امن کی آشا کے لے انہیں بھارت تو کیا کسی بھی ملک یا این جی اوز کی جانب سے کوئی فنڈنگ نہیں لی گئی ، لیکن مخالفین نے ان کی مثبت کوششوں کو منفی پروپیگنڈے کے لیے استعما ل کیا اور محض منفی پروپیگنڈے کے تحت جیو ، جنگ گروپ کے خلاف جھوٹے ، من گھڑے الزامات عائد کیے گئے ،خود کو دفاعی تجزیہ نگار کہلانے والے زید حامدنے جیو، جنگ گروپ کے خلاف بےبنیاد الزامات پر مبنی مہم شروع کی اور نہ صرف ذرائع ابلا غ بلکہ فیس بک اور دیگر سوشل میڈیا پر بھی جیو ، جنگ گروپ کے خلاف منفی پروپیگنڈہ کیا اور الزام عائد کیا کہ جیو نیوز کو بھارت سے فنڈنگ کی جا رہی ہے ، زید حامد نے 15جولائی 2013کو ایک نجی ٹی وی چینل پر مبشر لقمان کے ساتھ ایک پروگرام میںدرخواست گزار ان پر الزا م عائد کیا کہ امن کی آشا اور ذرا سوچیے کے لیے انہیں بھارتی ادارے دوردرشن اور نجی این جی او سے مالی مدد دی گئی، زید حامد نے سپریم کورٹ کے میڈیا کمیشن کی رپورٹ کو بھی توڑ مروڑ کر پیش کیا اور دعویٰ کیا کہ اس رپورٹ میں بھارتی فنڈنگ کے شواہد موجود ہیں ، جن کا اصل حقائق سے کوئی تعلق نہیں ، زید حامد نے میڈیا کمیشن کی رپورٹ کے اصل حقائق چھپائے اور رپورٹ کو مسخ کرکے پیش کیاجبکہ اس وقت کے چیرمین پیمرا نےمیڈیا کمیشن سے متعلق الزامات کو بے بنیاد قرار دیا،زید حامد کی جانب سے عائد کیے جانے والے الزامات جھوٹے ، من گھڑت اور بے بنیاد ہیں جن کا حقیقت سے کوئی تعلق نہیں ، مذکورہ الزامات جیو اور جنگ گروپ کے خلاف چلائی جانے والی مہم کا حصہ ہے جس کا مقصد جیو ، جنگ گروپ کی ساکھ اور شہرت کو نقصان پہنچانا ہے،جھوٹے الزامات پر زید حامد کو قانونی نوٹس بھی ارسال کیا گیا مگر زید حامد نے اس کا کوئی جواب نہیں دیا ، زید حامد کو موقعہ دیا گیا کہ وہ ان جھوٹے الزامات پر غیر مشروط معافی مانگے، درخواست میں موقف اختیار کیا گیا ہے کہ اس نوعیت کےسنگین الزامات قانون کی گرفت میں آتے ہیں لہذا استدعا ہے کہ زید حامد اور مبشر لقمان کے خلاف پاکستان پینل کوڈ کی دفعہ 500& 501پی پی سی کے تحت کارروائی عمل میں لائی جائے۔یاد رہے کہ زید حامد کے خلاف جیو،جنگ گروپ کو بدنام کرنے پر اسلام آباد ہائیکورٹ میں بھی درخواست دائر کی گئی ہے جس میں عدالت کو بتایا گیا کہ زید حامد نے جیو،جنگ گروپ کے خلاف جھوٹے الزامات عائد کیے۔علاوہ ازیں ایک جعلی ای میل کو بنیاد بنا کر اے آر وائی کے 25اکتوبر 2013کے ٹی وی ٹاک شو کھرا سچ میں مبشر لقمان نے جیو،جنگ کے گروپ چیف ایگزیکٹو و ایڈیٹر انچیف میر شکیل الرحمان پر بھارت کی خفیہ ایجنسی را سے تعلقات کا جھوٹا الزام عائد کیا تھا۔اس پروگرام میں زید حامد بھی شریک تھے اور انہوں نے بھی الزام عائد کیا تھا کہ یہ پاکستان کے خلاف اتنی بڑی غداری ہے اور اس میں جیو گروپ کے تعلقات ’را‘ اور انڈین انٹیلی جنس کے ساتھ سامنے آجاتے ہیں، یہ میمو گیٹ سے بڑا اسکینڈل بن جائے گا۔انہوں نے یہ الزامات سوشل میڈیا پر بھی جاری کیے تھے۔ زید حامد اسلام آباد ہائیکورٹ میں بھی کوئی ثبوت پیش نہیں کرسکے تھے۔اب زید حامد کے خلاف قومی اخبارات میں اشتہارات بھی شائع کرائے جاچکے ہیں اور اگر اب زید حامد عدالت میں پیش نہ ہوئے تو نہ صرف انہیں اشتہاری قرار دیدیا جائے گا بلکہ ان کی جائیداد بھی ضبط کرلی جائیگی۔ یاد رہے کہ جھوٹے ، بے بنیاد اور من گھڑت الزامات پر جنگ، جیو کے گروپ چیف ایگزیکٹو و ایڈیٹر انچیف میر شکیل الرحمان نے اے آر وائی کے خلاف برطانیہ میں مقدمہ دائر کیا جہاں اے آر وائی مقدمہ ہار چکا ہے اور اسے بھاری ہرجانہ ادا کرنے کا حکم دیا گیا تھا۔ اےآر وائی نے برطانوی عدالت میں یہ تسلیم کرلیا تھا کہ اس کے پاس جنگ،جیو گروپ پر لگائے گئے الزامات کے کوئی ثبوت نہیں ہیں۔

لنک: روزنامہ جنگ

The News: False accusations against Jang Group: Legal process begins to declare Zaid Hamid ‘wanted’. July 1, 2017

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KARACHI: Self-proclaimed defence analyst Zaid Hamid is on the run from the court after levelling false and baseless allegations against the Jang/Geo Group. Hamid is continuously ignoring court notices and is not ready to face the court. He is not ready to appear before the court to defend the false allegations, which he levelled against the Jang/Geo Group.

As a result, the local court has started legal proceedings to declare Zaid Hamid a ‘wanted’ person. The court has already issued advertisements against Zaid Hamid in newspapers. If Zaid Hamid would not appear before the court, even after reading those advertisements, then the court would declare him a ‘wanted’ person and confiscate his property under Section 87 of CrPC.

As per the details, Zaid Hamid and Mubasher Lucman had levelled false and baseless allegations against Chief Executive and Editor-in-Chief Jang Group of Newspapers Mir Shakil-ur-Rahman. In this regard, an application was filed in the sessions court for legal proceedings against Zaid Hamid. The application adopted the stance that Zaid Hamid called himself a so-called ‘defence analyst’, while he was an extremely non-serious and non-reliable person.

In this application, the court was told that on January 1, 2010, Geo and Jang Group started a campaign, ‘Aman Ki Asha’, in collaboration with the Times of India. The aim of this campaign was to bring both countries (Pakistan and India) and its people closer, create a path for flourishing peace and make mutual efforts to uphold peace in the region. This campaign got national and international acclaim. The Geo and Jang Group also started a campaign, ‘Zara Sochiye’, to curb social injustices from Pakistan. This campaign was started to bring a positive change in the Pakistani society because social injustices had compartmentalised the entire society into various groups.

It was also mentioned in the application that these campaigns were completely non-profit and non-commercial, targeting to bring social reforms and making efforts to uphold peace. For ‘Aman Ki Asha’, no country—not even India—had provided financial support to the Geo and Jang Group. However, the positive endeavours of Geo and Jang Group were targeted by negative groups to do propaganda against these campaigns.

‘Self-proclaimed’ defence analyst Zaid Hamid levelled false and baseless allegations against the Geo and Jang Group and started a campaign against them. Hamid not only used the conventional media to fan the flames of negativity against the Geo and Jang Group, but he also used Facebook and other social media avenues to accuse the group of obtaining funds from India to do these campaigns.

On July 15, 2013, Zaid Hamid, on Mubasher Lucman’s programme on a private TV channel, accused that the plaintiff had taken funds from Indian organisation Doordarshan and a private NGO to run ‘Aman Ki Asha’ and ‘Zara Sochiye’. Zaid Hamid also misrepresented the report of the Supreme Court’s Media Commission by altering the facts in the report. He went on to falsely claim that there were proof of Indian funding present in the report. Hamid had hidden the real facts of the Media Commission’s report and presented the distorted facts. The then chairperson of the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) had declared all allegations against the Media Commission’s report completely baseless.

The above-mentioned accusations against the plaintiff were part of the propaganda campaign. The motive of levelling such grave allegations against the Geo and Jang Group was to hurt their credibility and popularity.

For levelling groundless allegations, Zaid Hamid was also sent a legal notice but to no avail. Zaid Hamid was also given a chance to seek an unconditional apology from the plaintiff for those fake accusations.

In the application, the stance was adopted that crimes of such extreme nature fall under the law; therefore, the plaintiff prayed to the court that legal proceeding should be started against Zaid Hamid and Mubasher Lucman under sections 500 and 501 of the Pakistan Penal Code (PPC).

It must be clear that the sessions court had sent legal notices to Zaid Hamid several times. However, Zaid Hamid failed to present himself before the court. Therefore, the plaintiff had filed an application before the court to declare Zaid Hamid a ‘wanted’ person for his continuous absence from the court even after legal notices were sent to him. The court has begun its legal course of action with respect to this application.

It is worth-mentioning here that an application has also been filed in the Islamabad High Court against Zaid Hamid for dishonouring the Geo and Jang Group. In this application, the court was informed that Zaid Hamid had levelled baseless accusations against the Geo and Jang Group.

In ARY’s programme ‘Khara Sach’ on October 25, 2013, Mubasher Lucman had wrongly accused Chief Executive and Editor-in-Chief Jang Group of Newspapers Mir Shakil-ur-Rehman for having a connection with India’s intelligence agency, the Research and Analysis Wing (RAW).

Zaid Hamid was also present on this show. He also wrongly accused the Geo and Jang Group of treason. He also said that in this regard, the relations of Geo Group and RAW and Indian intelligence agencies will come to the forefront, adding that this will become even a bigger scandal than the Memo scandal, highlighting how a media group’s journalism turned into rebellion.

Hamid also levelled these erroneous charges on the plaintiff using social media simultaneously. On the other hand, Hamid was not able to produce any evidence before the Islamabad High Court in this case. As per the current situation, advertisements against Zaid Hamid have been given in national newspapers. If Zaid Hamid would fail to appear before the court now, he will be declared a ‘wanted’ person and his property will also be confiscated.

It is important to note that Mubasher Lucman is facing the trial in Karachi’s local court in this case. He is appearing before the court. It is also worth-mentioning here that ARY has already lost the legal battle in a UK court in this regard and a heavy fine was also imposed on ARY. In the UK court, ARY had accepted that it had no evidence for the allegations levelled against the Geo and Jang Group in its programmes.

Source: The News.

The News: Self-proclaimed ISI stooge Zaid Hamid desires to get Hamir Mir hanged. April 20, 2014

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

The News: Karachi judge issues arrest warrants for Zaid Hamid, Mubashir Lucman. September 17,2013

KARACHI: Additional Sessions Judge, Karachi South, Abdul Quddus Memon has ordered registration of a case against Zaid Hamid and Mubashir Lucman for unleashing fabricated and misleading propaganda against Geo News/Jang Group’s — ‘Aman Ki Asha’ and MKRF programme ‘Zara Sochiye’ — and issued their arrest warrants.

The judge adjudicated that the evidence (CDs and DVDs etc) presented before the court had proved that Zaid Hamid and Mubashir Lucman had levelled serious allegations against Jang/Geo Group; therefore, a case be registered against them for damaging reputation and leveling baseless allegations against the petitioners. Issuing arrest warrants for both, the judge summoned them on September 27.

The judgment also referred to other cases including those in the Lahore High Court.According to details, while impleading Zaid Zaman Hamid and Mubashir Lucman in their petition, the Independent Media Corporation (Pvt) Ltd and Independent Newspapers Corporation (Pvt) Ltd pleaded that they were the owners of Geo News, Geo Entertainment, Geo Kahani, and Daily Jang which were known by the name Jang/Geo Group which providesinformation to millions of citizens of Pakistan who rely on them for presenting unbiased and transparent information.

In their complaint, Jang/Geo Group submitted that Zaid Hamid was a security consultant and defence analyst and was known as a non-serious and unstable person, whereas Mubashir Luqman anchored a TV show.

It was further submitted that on Jan. 1, 2010, Jang/Geo Group launched their movement ‘Aman Ki Asha’ in association with ‘The Times of India’ with a view to bringing the people and institutions of both countries closer and creating a congenial atmosphere for the resolution of outstanding issues between the two countries. This joint venture was appreciated not only by the people of both countries, but also it was encouraged the world over.

The bodies under the control of the petitioners launched another movement — ‘Zara Sochiye’ — for the noble cause. The purpose here is to highlight the importance of education in the society so that the standard of education could be raised through educational reforms.

The further aim is to attract all segments of the society towards education. However, Zaid Hamid unleashed a bogus and unfounded propaganda against the petitioners in order to malign their goodwill.

Zaid Hamid is using improper words against Geo and Jang and trying to target ‘Aman Ki Asha’ and Zara Sochiye’. But that is not all, as he is levelling baseless allegations not only on the TV, but also on social media like the facebook, Twitter and other platforms for which he has no justification. This act of Zaid Hamid is a crime and action should be taken against him, the Group pleaded with the court.

The Jang/Geo Group took the plea that Zaid Hamid and Mubashir Luqman had levelled fabricated allegations without any evidence against them and its sole purpose was to dent the image of the organisations; therefore, both should be tried under sections 500 and 501 CrPC.

The court issued warrants for Zaid Hamid and Mubashir Luqman and summoned them on September 27. It may be recalled that Jang Group has already sued Zaid Hamid for defamation in the Islamabad High Court. The court has restrained him from levelling baseless allegations against Jang/Geo Group.

It may be mentioned here that some elements, some TV channels and some persons on the social media, have been targeting the movement perceiving that Jang/Geo Group receives funds from India to run their shows ‘Aman Ki Asha’ and Zara Sochiye’. No one has so far bothered to present any proof to these allegations.

The only basis said by Zaid Hamid of the allegations against Jang/Geo Group is that the Media Commission had said so in its report. In the same breath, he said that the Chief Justice of Pakistan was in favour of Jang Group and that he was concealing the report of the Media Commission.When the Supreme Court posted the Media Commission Report on its website, it transpired that nothing supported Zaid Hamid’s standpoint.

When the SC attention was drawn towards the episode, it summoned Pemra chairman and other officials and demanded proof against Geo/Jang Group of receiving money from India. Upon this, the Pemra chairman and other officials failed to give any proof. They rather said they had not levelled such an allegation. On this, the apex court observed that they had no right to smear the good name of others and level baseless allegations.

The apex court ordered the Pemra officials to file a written reply supported by proof. In response, the Pemra chairman and other officials filed a reply in which they denied having ever levelled any allegation, by word of mouth or in writing, in the Media Commission against ‘Aman Ki Asha’ and ‘Zara Sochiye’.

 

Source: The News