Hamid Mir has been doing his best to divert attention of the public and journalists against his audio tapes that have been circulating on the Internet. In his column in 24th May’s Jang, titled “Dushman ka khel”, he has given the analogy of a “crank” call to President Zardari in the aftermath of the Mumbai attacks where Indian External Affairs Minister, Pranab Mukherjee, threatened to carry attacks on Pakistani soil against the Lashkar-e-Taiba if Hafiz Saeed wasn’t arrested within 24 hours. When the US Secretary of State was involved, apparently Mukherjee denied making the call even though the number could be traced back to Indian External Affairs Ministry in New Delhi.
He then gives an analogy of the authenticity of Osama Bin Ladin’s tapes that come out and it is blamed that Osama is in Pakistan. He then talks about a software called “Natural Voices” which has the capability of making voices sound very natural. He also uses the claims of Hisb-e-Haal comedian, Sohail Ahmed, that there is a person called Nisar Butt in Pakistan who does all this.
He is acting in a way as if he is a victim of a conspiracy and advises all journalists and politicians to be careful.
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Hamid Mir's column "Dushman ka khel"