Aamir Liaquet Geo TV anchor, mentioned on 22nd April 2014 that when Hamid Mir arrived from Islamabad on 19th April and he was on his way to Geo office Karachi, he was attacked by mercenaries, the assailants fired 6 or 7 bullets on his car.
Hamid Mir recited KALAM E TAYABBA - ALLAH O AKBAR and then he shouted slogan PAKISTAN ZINDABAD, said Aamir Liaquet.Apparently Aamir Liaquet tried to convince the people but it does not seem acceptable & just an eloquence getting it glittered, overstating & impressing viewers about Hamid Mir faithfulness with the country and his Islamic approach.
Practically if anyone counters such sudden attacks he/ she goes forget or loses self-consciousness if looks the death so closely. As per detail provided through media that Hamid Mir sustained 3 bullets in his abdomen (the lower part of his body) & 4 bullets were fired on his car.
We can say that Aamir Liaquet just idealized the things to restore the impression that’s got stigmatized since 19th due to Geo TV direct allegation to Inter service intelligence (ISI) & its Chief involvement in Hamid Mir gun-attack.
Geo TV was referring Hamid Mir’s brother Amir Mir allegation, hitting directly to ISI & its Chief involvement behind Hamid Mir assault, representing & portraying ISI chief across the day that’s jolted the nation, print and electronic media and concerned agencies too that how without an empirical evidence Geo TV pampered the whole scene & fixed the responsibility & deliberately pointing ISI behind the attempt murder of Hamid Mir.
Primer Nawaz Sharif visits in Agha khan Hospital Karachi to see Hamid Mir where he is being treated & press conference of Pervez Rashid Minster for information where he appreciated directly and indirectly to Journalist and denounced any sick motive of the agency, media reported.
Such initiative from Premier & Information Minister put the fuel to the f ire – Nawaz Sharif should have called or met the head of concerned agency to cool down & pacify the heightening tension & impact clouded after allegation from Hamid Mir family and Geo TV fuelling to ISI, the episode went reversed instead national favor.
Sensing the development mushroomed in the country, Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Raheel Sharif visited ISI & met ISI Chief Lieutenant General Zaheerul Islam, appreciated ISI’s role & its contribution towards national security.
COAS however was given a brief about internal and external security situation of the country. COAS commended the role of the country’s prime intelligence agency & lauded the officers and soldiers of the armed forces rendering marvelous services for protecting national security who never hesitated to lay their lives defence of the country, ISPR reported.Then Interior minister Chaudhary Nisar came to the screen appreciated & praised the work & role of Pakistan army and ISI who no doubt are the main pillar rather ‘back bone’ of the country in upholding & maintaining national safety and security, and even these institutions also have been helping the nation in days of disastrous or whenever the country needed them, said Chaudhary Nisar.
Considering the hue and cry in the country, Defense ministry woke up and filed a petition against Geo TV channel for naming ISI Chief after attack on Hamid Mir (Journalist).The petition alleges that the private TV channel is involved in anti-Pakistan activities, asking PEMRA that Geo TV had alleged Pakistan’s premier intelligence agency, Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) for involvement in attack on Hamid Mir.
The channel even depicted ISI Chief, created bad impression among public about the govt. and institutions, not only misled the agencies but attributed to create extreme anger among general public of the country who trusts in Pakistan army and respect them from the core of their heart. Such negative approach from Geo disappointed them, the petition says.
Couple of days before ‘Pakistan army’ was targeted and now ISI and its Chief has been a warm topic among national and international media, said by a political analyst.Besides, the Director General Major Asim Bajwa hinted for possible legal action against the private TV channel for dragging military institutions, alleging its involvement in a journalist attempted murder.
He emphasized that ISI is a dignified institution howbeit legal action over allegation will be taken after thorough investigation, ISPR reported.Furthermore, Federal government has constituted a judicial commission to find out two things (a) the alleged assassination attempt on Hamid Mir and (b) the onslaught on ISI by Geo TV channel holding ISI chief responsible for the attempted murder without prima facie evidence. The judicial commission will submit its report to the Defence ministry within 21 days, press report.
Apart from constituting judicial commission from the Govt. the reality of Hamid Mir assassination attempt looking before a general public ‘a drama’ just to degrade, humiliate & disrespect ISI and its chief as the practice Geo and their anchors have been demonstrating in their program since long in terms of Musharraf trial.A consistent ill motive about Pakistan army and its institution and now diminishing ISI role in the country. Evidences are there where Geo TV has been manipulating & tempering the national news, tarnishing the image of the country, devaluing the armed forces role, defaming the national interest and creating abhorrence and hatred among citizen of Pakistan about Pakistan army and law enforcement agencies to work for the country and its people, said group of audience responding at public forum. They also have asked that if Hamid Mir was attacked then;
a) Why First information report (FIR) still has not been logged, it’s about 4 days and no movement has been seen either from the relative of Hamid Mir or Geo TV channel?
b) Why the forensic report has not been obtained?
c) Why the car in which Hamid Mir travelled has been washed off?
d) Why the interrogation reports from the gunman and Hamid Mir driver did not obtain?
e) Where is the CCTV coverage has not been public?
f) How the case will move further if FIR the very most initial step has not been completed upon which the whole enquiry based?
g) The car in which Hamid Mir travelled why not provided by Geo TV instead to arrange through the relative of Geo TV owner because Hamid Mir travelled Karachi on official visit.
gg)h) How the security lapses can be ignored as on the same day just with a break of one hour or two Perez Musharraf was to land in Karachi
I) Why the attack on Hamid Mir first shown and hyped by Indian TV channel instead Pakistani TVs and next day the entire Indian print media covered the story at their front pages, raising finger toward Pakistan ISI and its Chief showing them involved in Hamid Mir assassination attempt, press report.
These are the questions where people of the country have reservation for Geo TV channel and Hamid Mir assassination attempt.
We strongly condemned the attack & pray Al mighty Allah for Hamid Mir early recovery but the nation wants to know the reality asked by defense analyst.