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A Pakistani woman prepares food as her child plays on the ground outside their shanty on International Day for Eradication of Poverty at a slum in Islamabad, Pakistan on Monday, Oct. 17, 2011. Pakistan is facing high poverty rate, with a majority of people living below the poverty line. (AP Photo/Anjum Naveed)

Myself, recently spent months in-PAK talking with Folks in-streets/court-houses/markets/mosques/working-class(engrs, accountants, drs, plumbers, electricians, masons, students, clean-shave/bearded, hijabis/jean-clad, house-wives; @Tandoors/barber-shops, etc/etc)
THEY all SADLY in their own ways, stated somewhat: The Super-rich/powerful ARROGANT_ELITE{about 5% in PAK: Control  99% MONEY & GUNS in PAK}{about 5% in PAK>>Grade-20 & above{civil-military}; Nawaz/Zardari/FazlurRahman/Chaudhris/Asfandyar/Members of Parliament(Fed/Prov); LORDS from Feudal/Industrial/Big-Mullas/Big-Business/Big-hospitals; The SETHS(Habibs, Riaz Maliks, Dawoods’ Sehgals, etc)…the MEDIA OWNERS(in PAST called APNS…today mostly SAME..etc..
The remaining 95% in PAK do NOT have Time/money, except desperately providing for THEIR FAMILIES…this 95% Last hope is PM/Imran Khan, THAT maybe he does ACCOUNTABILITY OF top 5% & BRINGS back Hundreds of BILLIONS/$$ stolen by top 5%…BUT he Protecting top 5% & making Life miserable for below 95%, with tremendous increase in COST…THEY(95%) now LOOSING HOPE with Imran Khan…he acting same as his friends{the super-rich/powerful 5% ARROGANT_ELITE
For top 5%(Super-rich/Powerful) DEMOCRACY is a JOKE…They ONLY Believe & execute: MIGHT is RIGHT.
>>MEDIA’s Objective to maintain TOP 5% in-POWER, as PAK-MEDIA OWNERS among top 5% Super-Rich/Powerful ELITE<<

Arshad A Khan,
UMMAA Broadcasting, Rolla, Mo-65401, USA
www.UMMAABroadcasting.US

On Mon, Jun 3, 2019 at 8:47 AM BASEEM SYED wrote to UMMAABroadcasting:
Bismillah hirrahmaan nirraheem
I dont know , how to even help you brother who wrote this article.But I love Pakistan , although I dont live in Pakistan. I live in a country called Islamistan. This is a country where everybody is knowledgeable about their responsibilities towards, self, family, community and society. Everybody loves and respects each other, Their is no injustice, Their is no greed and hate . There are no political parties and no rich or poor people spiritually speaking.Would you like to visit this place? Its in your heart and my heart and the Quran calls it Qalbe Saleem.  Or Nafse Mutmainnah.etc…….etc…etc
Thanks,

Regards,
Baseem Syed

Jun 3, 2019, at 3:40 AM, Pakistani Pakistani <dare….@hotmail.com> wrote to UMMAABroadcasting:

Pakistan has become Loot Maristan and that is why nobody not even our elected representatives/members of National Assembly, Speaker (National Assembly), Chairman (Senate), Senators, Prime Minister, Ministers, Governors, Chief Ministers, provincial Ministers and President take oath on Holy Quran that they will uphold Truth nothing but the Truth and serve the country honestly and sincerely. The bureaucrats, government servants, Judges, Chief Justices, advocates, witnesses appearing before the courts and others never take oath on Holy Quran that they will uphold Truth and avoid lying, falsehood, false oaths, false promises, bluff, empty promises etc. Even majority of our Mullas who have adopted Islam as a money earning profession never uphold the Truth. They bluffed day and night about Islam and speak more on weak and fabricated Hadiths, tales, stories, sayings, traditions, conflicting Arabic history after the demise of our Prophet and even promise Jannah to their Masjid donors. The Mullas never speak on all Quranic Mohkmaath to keep us religiously backward. They follow a divide and rule policy and building of illegal Masajid and Madressahs every where particularly in open plots/lots, parks, play grounds etc. To keep us religiously backward, they wrongly term Allah as Arabic knowing only and hence we are asked to learn Arabic language with correct pronouncing or otherwise to simply read, recite and do memorization/Hifz of Holy Quran without understanding to protect it from manipulations no where suported in the Holy Quran.    
HENCE FOLLOW ALLAH AND HIS HOLY QURAN THROUGH READING OF ITS TRANSLATION AND NOT THE EXPLOITING MULLAS WHO HAVE HIJACKED ISLAM. THANKS. 


From: Shuja Khan
Sent: June 3, 2019 2:46 AM


On Sunday, June 2, 2019 10:34 PM, Shuja-ur-Rahman Khan wrote to UMMAABroadcasting:
Hon CJP , Respected Coas , DG ISPR ,Dear President and Prime Minister
 The Day Media tell all the Truth as to what their Governments , politicians and their Armed Forces , Judiciary , Agencies , Police , Beauracracy have been doing and the situation is still as bad as it was the people will start publicly confronting them on streets.I wish they do it soon before it is too late.The other side of the coin : Our Paliaments , Senate , Governments , Cabinets , Judiciary with all its branches , Agencies and Armed Forces , all .hold little or no Legitimacy for wilfully and stubbornly refusing to abide by the Objective Clause of our Constitution on which they all have taken oath.GOD give us the guidance to accept and follow what is right and lawful.With my warmest regards and apologies for any unpleasant words,Sincerely,Chairman ,Council of Guardians. 
Shuja ur Rahman Khan
The Common League
Phase-6 , DHA, Karachi-75500

US Democratic Party Fiasco: Congress/TN Dist-9/MEMPHIS

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Latroy William, Arshad Khan, Muhammad Ziyad - September 11, 2019 @ Southern Heritage Galla/ MEMPHIS

From: Arshad Khan  [UmmaaBroadcasting@gmail.com]
Date: Tue, Apr 17, 2018 at 8:27 AM
Subject: For BallotPedia to Publish
To: Geoff Pallay <geoff@ballotpedia.org>

Hello Mr Geoff Pallay/BallotPedia: 
As you will review below ALL communications & attached Ltr, it will show that TN-govt/Shelby County Election Commission is NOT issuing their official-Letter, to Disqualify the Candidate/Mr Latroy Williams(US Congress Primary, for TN Dist-9/Memphis.Mr Latroy Williams has filed serious Grievance against Shelby County Election Commission(see his below email of April 15, issued to Linda Phillips/Shelby County Election-Commission.Something going-on, between Shelby County Election Commission & TN Democratic party , as they BOTH trying to STOP Mr Latroy Williams from opposing incumbent/Mr Steve Cohen in Democratic party Primary..??Please feel free to publish.
Regards, Arshad A Khan, UMMAA Broadcasting LLC{ American Media company; Member/Rolla Chamber of Commerce/Missouri
twitter: @Arshad_USA

———- Forwarded message ———-
From: Arshad Khan 
Date: Mon, Apr 16, 2018 at 7:25 PM
Subject: RE: Letter…TN Code for Elections, etc
To: Linda Phillips , marion williams , Muhammad Ziyad , Black Lives Matter Mem… (via Google Docs) <Pamela Moses >

Ms Linda Phillips/TN Govt(Shelby County Election Commission): Greetings

Please read again, our email issued on April 14, 2018, to yourself(TN/Shelby County Election Commission), asking you to provide an OFFICIAL-LETTER from TN Govt(Shelby County Election Commission), about status of primary election candidate Mr Latroy Williams(US Congress Dist-9/Memphis)

YOU today, provided attached Letter from a political entity/Democratic-Party(attached Letter is NOT from GOVT of Tennessee, Nor it is from Shelby County Election Commission…??

Yesterday, your(Ms Linda Phillips/TN-Govt Shelby County Election Commission) email to UMMAA Broadcasting, stated: 
“Dear Mr. Khan,
I did not disqualify Mr. Williams;  qualifying candidates is a responsibility of the Election Commission. “Today, you did NOT Provide any Letter issued by TN Govt(Election Commission, etc), that officially states TN-Govt position about ballot-status of Mr Latroy Williams(primary candidate for US Congress Dist-9/Memphis

Quote from UMMAA Broadcasting below email of April 15:

From: ummaabroadcasting@gmail.com 
Sent: Sunday, April 15, 2018 4:43 PM
To: Phillips, Linda


>>>Hello Ms Linda Phillips, Adminstrator/Shelby County Election Commission: 

Appreciate your below response. Therefore, please provide Official-Letter of TN/Shelby County Election Commission, that disqualified Mr Latroy Williams, with reasons for his disqualification. Please advise details of the process/hearing conducted for his disqualification….Unquote

Yourself(TN-Govt/Shelby County Election Commission) must please provide an Official-Letter, stating the ballot-status of Mr Latroy Williams(primary election candidate for US Congress Dist-9/Memphis

Best-Regards, Arshad A Khan(since 2007,UMMAA Broadcasting is Member-Media, Rolla Chamber of Commerce, MO-65401, USA
(Fax: +1-901-725-9174)
Mail: UMMAA Broadcasting, Mail-Center PMB-120, 1910-Madison Ave, MEMPHIS, TN-38104, USA

emails: UMMAABroadcasting@gmail.com
———- Forwarded message ———-
From: Phillips, Linda 
Date: Mon, Apr 16, 2018 at 11:33 AM
Subject: RE: Letter…TN Code for Elections, etc
To: Arshad Khan ummaabroadcasting

It is attached.  Linda Phillips

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From: ummaabroadcasting@gmail.com
Sent: Sunday, April 15, 2018 4:43 PM
To: Phillips, Linda
, Marion Williams , Muhammad Ziyad , Black Lives Matter Mem… (via Google Docs) <Pamela Moses >
Subject: Re: Letter…TN Code for Elections, etc

Hello Ms Linda Phillips, Adminstrator/Shelby County Election Commission: 

Appreciate your below response. Therefore, please provide Official-Letter of TN/Shelby County Election Commission, that disqualified Mr Latroy Williams, with reasons for his disqualification. Please advise details of the process/hearing conducted for his disqualification.

Best-Regards, Arshad A Khan
(since 2007,UMMAA Broadcasting is Member-Media, Rolla Chamber of Commerce, MO-65401, USA ( Fax: +1-901-725-9174 Mail: UMMAA Broadcasting, Mail-Center PMB-120, 1910-Madison Ave, MEMPHIS, TN-38104, USA

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On Sun, Apr 15, 2018 at 3:53 PM, Phillips, Linda wrote to UMMAABroadcasting@gmail.com:

Dear Mr. Khan,

I did not disqualify Mr. Williams;  qualifying candidates is a responsibility of the Election Commission. 

Linda Phillips

Administrator of Elections

Shelby County Election Commission

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From: Arshad Khan
Sent: Sunday, April 15, 2018 3:49 PM
To: marion williams

Subject: Re: Letter…TN Code for Elections, etc

Comments from UMMAA Broadcasting…American independent media company

>>>>Hello Folks:  Greetings.

Let us Resolve this issue, for the Benefit of American Working Class(90% our USA.

Do NOT forget favortism by DNC, AGAINST Mr Bernie Sanders, & see what Happened.

Tenn Code 2-5-204, used by Mrs Linda Phillips(Tenn/Shelby County Election Commission..in OUR OPINION, INCORRECTLY, to Disqualify Mr Latroy Williams, as primary candidate for US Congress TN Dist-9

Above Code Does NOT Empower Mrs Linda Phillips of Tenn/Shelby County Election Commission, to Immediately & by herself, Disqualify Mr Latroy Williams; without calling for PUBLIC-Hearing, & without providing Mr Latroy Williams(Primary Election Registered candidate) enough Days for REBUTTAL, etc.

NOTE the GRIEVANCE filed by Mr Latroy Williams(below email:

Sent: Sunday, April 15, 2018, 11:05:49 AM CDT

Subject: Re: Letter

Dear Mrs Phillips,))…etc…

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Tenn/Shelby County Election Commission should SUPPORT Healthy-Competition & NEW-Candidates in Primary, as we/USA are DEMOCRACY, & NOT a POLICE-State(Syria, Russia, China, N.Korea, Myanmar-Burma, Egypt, etc

ONLY method to maintain DEMOCRACY, is PUBLICALLY HEALTHY COMPETITION in ELECTIONS

Let we/American-PEOPLE DECIDE, who should represent us in US-Congress…we may re-elect Mr Steve Cohen or Elect New Congressman/Mr Latroy Williams, for TN Dist-9

Mr Steve Cohen has done public service for decades..he should in his retirement, give NOW the chance-of-Lifetime to a Person of Color(Memphis is approx 70% people of Color)..then, Mr Cohen will be remembered as a Leader for MINORITIES & a Leader for CIVIL RIGHTS.

If Powerful-people DISQUALIFY Mr Latroy Williams, without public-hearing & without providing ample time for rebuttal, it will be BAD for Our DEMOCRACY & it will be Negative for Mr Steve Cohen(incumbent.

PLEASE folks, Let Mr Steve Cohen, himself REVIEW all above-below, & THINK & decide.

Best-Regards, Arshad Ali Khan(MS-Engg/SUNY-Buffalo’71; Licensed Professional Engr/Kansas’80

(since 2007,UMMAA Broadcasting is Member-Media, Rolla Chamber of Commerce, MO-65401, USA (Fax: +1-901-725-9174) Mail: UMMAA Broadcasting, Mail-Center PMB-120, 1910-Madison Ave, MEMPHIS, TN-38104, USA

—– Forwarded Message —–

From: marion williams

Sent: Sunday, April 15, 2018, 11:05:49 AM CDT

Subject: Re: Letter

Dear Mrs Phillips,

         PLEASE BE ADVISE,AS PER- TELEPHONE CONVERSATION, THIS MORNING  AROUND 945: AM, YOU ADMITTED YOU HAD NOT RECEIVE A  LETTER FROM STATE DEMOCRATIC PARTY OR STATE ELECTION COMMISSION 4-13-2018.

 And once you receive a letter, 4-12-2018 FROM  STATE DEMOCRATIC PARTY) ELECTION COMMISSION OFFICE at Mullins station, you will forward it to me. I told you, I first, talk to Vickie collins , AT 9.46:AM and she said they had not seen any letter to Disqualify me from the DEMOCRATIC ballot.

 SHE ASK  ME TO TALK TO YOU ABOUT IT AND I DID JUST THAT. AT 9.57: Them  I WAS TRANSFERR  to you,AND,YOU HAD NOT RECEIVE ANYTHING AT THIS TIME AND WHEN YOU DO, YOU WOULD FORWARD ME A COPY.  SO, LATER AROUND 1.30:PM  I CALL YOU AND YOU SAID YOU,

 had  receive it (LETTER FROM CHAIRWOMAN OF THE STATE DEMOCRATIC) around 1030:AM, AND FORWARD IT OVER TO ME  AT !030:AM  4-13-2018 this morning. 

although you sent me a respond, HOWEVER I WILL NOT ACCEPTING THIS LETTER AS A DISQUALIFICATION.

REASON:

(1)DUE-PROCESS

(2) ABUSE OF POWER

(3)OBSTRUCTION OF JUSTICE

(4) ATTEMPT TO INTERFERE WITH ELECTION, BECAUSE, THEY LOST A LAW-SUIT IN STATE COURT AND A FEDERAL ELECTION COMMISSION COMPLAINT. WHICH HURT THE PARTY AND CAUSE 4(FOUR- BLACK WOMEN TO LOSE A JUDGESHIP ELECTIONS.

(5)A- NEPOTISM- B-FAVORITSM, DISSOLVING- A PARTY TO SAVE FREINDS FROM  FROM CRIMINAL PROSECUTION.

(6)DISCRIMINATION

(7)RACISM

MY,REGARD,

M.LAROY ALEXANDRIA-WILLIAMS

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 On Friday, April 13, 2018, 4:00:10 PM CDT, Phillips, Linda wrote:

  Mr. Williams,

The letter was received in our office before the statutory deadline.  It is time stamped April 12 , 2018 at 11:05:58 AM.  I emailed you a copy today, April 13, 2018 at 10:35 AM.

Linda Phillips
Administrator of Elections
Shelby County Election Commission

157 Poplar Avenue
Suite 137
Memphis, TN 38103
www.shelbyvote.com
It is our sacred honor to protect and promote public trust and confidence by our conduct of accurate and fair elections. 

Letter issued to Senator Bob Corker

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Hello Senator Bob Corker: Salaams & Greetings from Memphis

Forcefully-support your great-statement against Mr Trump’s immature statements…you must run for re-election.

Our president must understand that we are democracy, not a police-state (like Russia, China, Myanmar, etc…we elected him as our employee for 4-yrs, to respect & serve all Americans, not to act as spoiled-millionaire-brat, who still thinks he running beauty-contest or a private party…he 24/7 insults Americans (like yourself, ethical-journalists/etc, who make him accountable to public.

Whenever you are in Memphis for public-discourse, let me know date/time, so we can also meet-discuss. Regards

Hello Management of BBC!

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Hello Management of BBC: Greetings

Why is it, that BBC always states much Less(than Actual) population of Muslims world-wide, & BBC does NOT reports Genocide of Millions of Muslims done by Hindus/Chinese-Communists/Jews/Russian-orthodox Church/Dalai-Lama-Buddhists/etc/etc, in many countries/world-wide …?

Muslims are approx 2500-Million in the world…..Africa approx 75%(750-Million), Bangladesh 200-Million, Pakistan 200-Million, Indonesia 275-Million, Russia 17%, Turkey 90 Million, Egypt 85 Million, etc

India has 40% Muslims(approx 440-Million) but MUSLIMS have practically ZERO-POWER in Parliament-Political/Economic/Democratic/Police/Courts/Military/Media/Banks/etc….Muslims are 40% but LESS than 4% JOBS in indian-GOVT/Police/Courts/Media/Military/Banks/Universities/Schools/Colleges/etc/etc..practically ZERO % Jobs of Power(Mgmnt, decision-making, police/courts/military/etc, for MUSLIMS inside India….440-Million Muslims inside India, but NOT allowed to chat/discuss with any other Country’s Muslim on phone, as ALL indian- MUSLIMS Phones are Taped/Recorded by India’s Govt-Agency/RAW…..& many Genocides-of-Muslims committed since 1947, by Brahman-Hindus….in Indian Occupied Kashmir, since 1947, hundreds of thousands of Muslims Killed/Raped/Butchered/Blinded…current PM-Modi directly/indirectly Supervised in 2002 the Genocide of Thousands & Thousands of Muslims inside Gujaraat…but BBC NEVER reports all these Genocide….

Communist CHINA is worse than India for Muslims(approx 20% Muslims in China, but MUSLIMS kept as SLAVES of Communists….Muslims NOT allowed to go to MOSQUES, to have RAMADHAN, to MEET with any MUSLIM world-wide, visit Makkah-Medina/HAJJ/etc…Muslims KILLED by Chinese-Govt for asking JOBS & for asking Fundamental-Human-Rights…Muslims Forced at Gun-Point to become Communist…etc, etc…

Russian orthodox church doing GENOCIDE of Muslims inside Russian Occupied Dagestan/Uzbekistan/Kazakhastan/Turkmanistan/Chechnia/Kyrgistan/etc/etc.

In Myanmar, Dilai-Lama & Govt.Chief/Su-Kie/Buddhists are conducting GENOCIDE of Million of MUSLIMS..

etc, etc…..

PLEASE, we used to TRUST BBC 60/50/40 years back, & we humbly-asking BBC to again tell the TRUTH.

Best-Regards,
Arshad Ali Khan

Spooks and hacks in Pakistan

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Spooks and hacks in Pakistan

Courtesy BBC: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/6242420.stm

The BBC Urdu service’s Masud Alam looks at the various ways in which the authorities seek to control Pakistan’s independent media. He starts off by describing an unusual encounter at a news conference.He is tall and rugged. His hair is close-cropped and he’s wearing a white salwar kameez and leather sandals. He has a notebook and a pen in hand and he’s busy, like other journalists present at the news conference, taking notes.

Only, he is not a journalist.

“He’s the secret wallah,” the reporter sitting next to me tells me with a half smile. He can’t believe that I do not know this character. Every journalist in Islamabad recognises the men from intelligence agencies who routinely attend all news conferences and other media gatherings.

I walk up to him after the event.

“Which paper are you with?”

He pretends not to have listened. Some of the reporters around us have heard me, though, and they are now watching us with interest.

“Excuse me,” I persist, “I’m so and so. And you are?”

“ The Fourth Estate in Pakistan is deeply penetrated by the Fifth Column 

“I am not a journalist,” he says with a straight face, but he’s getting unsettled by the attention he’s getting from journalists around us who seem to be enjoying this exchange immensely.

“Then what brings you to this news conference?” I ask in a friendly manner.

“I work for Special Branch,” comes a clipped and final reply. He’s visibly annoyed by now and turns his face away to signal an end to our conversation.

Controlling the media

Special Branch is the intelligence gathering unit of police. There are dozens of other civilian and military intelligence agencies operating alongside, and when required, working “on” journalists on a day-to-day basis.

Pakistani journalists are quite used to the presence of these agents among their ranks. They also seem to accept, without resentment, the existence of so-called reporters among them, who are known to get their stories and their salaries from intelligence agencies.

The Fourth Estate in Pakistan is deeply penetrated by the Fifth Column.

These spies and fake journalists are however only the foot soldiers. The government of Pakistan has at its disposal much more potent means of controlling the media:

  • distribution of advertising budget;
  • the carrot of freebies and favours;
  • the stick of regulatory bodies and vaguely worded laws;
  • and whimsical curbs on media brought on simply by a presidential decree.

If the above measures fail to impress a professional journalist, the state may fail to protect him or her against harassment, kidnapping, torture and murder.

Indeed several of these disappearances and even some murders are blamed on state intelligence agencies but the claim is difficult to prove in any court of law as all the organs of the state are averse to releasing information that may implicate intelligence agencies in a crime.

‘Timid journalists’

Successive civilian and military governments have used and abused these powers with equal relish. Only, the intelligence agencies act more ruthlessly during military regimes.

“ Pakistani media have always thrived on the professionalism and dedication of a few journalists 

In the country’s tribal region alone, “six journalists have been killed since the beginning of 2000. Eleven journalists have been killed in all of Pakistan since that time,” says the independent New York-based Committee to Protect Journalists.

“Other than in the 2002 death of Daniel Pearl, the US reporter for The Wall Street Journal, none of the cases has been fully investigated, and no one has been charged with a crime.”

Living in these circumstances, journalists are expected to be timid, over-cautious and unprofessional in their approach to newsgathering. Many Pakistani journalists are just that.

But much to the annoyance of the state, there’s still a healthy and thriving segment of the media that is not just good, it’s the best in the region.

And this comes from a man who is amply qualified and neutral enough to comment on the subject: the editor of Himal, a Nepal-based South Asian news and current affairs magazine.

In a presentation in Toronto many years ago, Kanak Mani Dixit dwelled on the strengths and weaknesses of the media (the only independent medium at that time was print) in South Asia, with a particular emphasis on India and Pakistan.

He was of the view that the vernacular papers in both countries are substandard in content and design, but English-language publications maintain a reasonably high standard of professionalism.

And whereas India’s brand of journalism is by and large cautious and almost respectful of the authority and image of the state, its Pakistani counterpart is bold and vociferous to the point of defying authority, Dixit said.

The assessment is true to this day.

At a party recently I ran into the bureau chief of a French news group, based in Islamabad. “How come you didn’t make India your regional base, like the majority of news organisations including the BBC,” I asked her.

“What is there to do in India? Story after story on how the economy is booming and how Bollywood is taking over the world? I like it here. This is a challenging and exciting environment, both for foreign and indigenous journalists,” she said.

Challenging this environment definitely is.

So much so that the International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) called for journalists’ organisations from around the world to join in an international day of action earlier this month, to protest at the grave situation threatening the safety of journalists and freedom of expression in Pakistan.

‘Offensive claim’

The latest challenge to freedom of expression is a presidential decree imposing restrictions on the coverage of the suspended chief justice of Pakistan’s travels to address lawyers. These trips have gradually turned into public rallies in support of the rule of law and democracy, and by default, against the rule of Gen Musharraf.

The government did announce that it was reversing the latest curbs after journalists’ protests, but it hasn’t done it so far.

It is the same government that never tires of telling Pakistanis and the world that it has given the media unprecedented freedom.

The claim, many in the media say, is childish, if not outright offensive to the professional journalists who have wrested whatever freedom they enjoy today, from successive autocratic rulers, over several decades.

The one thing this government has encouraged is the proliferation of media. That has meant more of its agents into the mainstream. But there’s nothing that the media is free to do now that it wasn’t allowed 10 years ago.

Pakistani media have always thrived on the professionalism and dedication of a few journalists, rather than the patronage of state or largesse of media owners.

And this is how it will continue to be.

COMMENT:

Back in 1992, I was attacked inside the press gallery of the National Assembly of Pakistan, in front of the FULL press gallery. This assault was published throughout the Pak-Press. I filed written complaint with the Speaker of the National-Assembly & also a criminal-case in Islamabad-court(Majistrate-Rural) against the attackers. The attackers were of course carrying journalist cards. During the APNS meeting held shortly thereafter, I complained in person to the POWERFUL Owners of the Newspapers, for which the attackers worked. It is a SAD story in Pakistan, of the powerful media owners financial interest much above the interest of honest-journalist. However, I have personally seen the real-professional journalists in Pakistan, who have no money or property or future; but they speak & ask questions from people in power, much better than in UK or US. They are the real foot soldiers in the present battle for democracy in Pakistan. ALL my prayers for the great journalists in Pakistan, who are alone challenging the dictator(General Musharraf), while the so called English media (of democratic countries) is PURPOSEFULLY protecting the Dictator Musharaf.

Best regards,
Engr Arshad Ali Khan,
UMMAA-Broadcasting, Rolla, Missouri-65401, USA