Express Tribune crosses all boundaries in covering up murder by ASWJ’s chief terrorist in Karachi – by Xain Gardezi

Express Tribune crosses all boundaries in covering up murder by ASWJ’s chief terrorist in Karachi – by Xain Gardezi

Headline in one the ‘liberal’ English dailies (Express Tribune) as follows: “ASWJ leader survives another assassination attempt”


If one reads above piece of news, it would seem that Karachi chief of banned Anjuman Sipah e Sahaba (ASS, currently operating as Ahel Sunnat Wal Jamaat Deobandi ASWJ-D), Aurangzeb Farooqi Deobandi, was attacked by a rival sectarian group in a supposed sectarian warfare of Karachi, a false binary being propagated often by so called ‘liberal’ English newspapers like The Friday Times (TFT) blog. However, chief ASS of Karachi survived the attack. There are no details mentioned. Only the following line: “No casualty was reported.”

It seems like this time our ‘liberal’ media has crossed all boundaries to cover up crimes of these terrorists. The real detail of the incident surprisingly comes under the Jamaati “Ummat” publication which also sometimes publish Farooqi’s columns as well:


If we read only the headline we find out that yes there at least was a casualty. Ummat in its heading declares the person as ‘mubayyana hamlawar‘ (alleged attacker).

Use of ‘alleged’ here is interesting because if one reads the details of the news, one finds out the real story which Ummat shamelessly did not show in their headline. The poor guy was among one of the protesters against the unannounced load shedding doing aerial firing. When the chief ASS convoy came through, these fearless mujahids thought they were being attacked and opened dire resulting in death of one of the protesters and fled the scene.

Only later was it found out that the person belonged to Sunni Tehreek, a Sunni Sufi/Barlvi religious group.

While the pro-rightwing daily Ummat did it best to make a cover up for the murder, it did reveal at least some details of the incident. While ET report seems to be written by Farooqi’s PR. Not only does it skips the fact that Farooqi guards were in fact involved in a murder, but it attempts to portray him as a victim in the incident which is highly shameful.

ET should remove the story from its page and publish a clarification as well for providing wrong information.

Furthermore, can our media ask the authorities that why the FIR of the murder has not been logged yet against chief Karachi ASS terrorist? Will those “liberal” friends who readily wish to lodge FIR against LUBP bloggers for defamation also pursuit the FIR campaign against Farooqi which same zeal? Or at least support such demand?

Or perhaps it is too much to ask!

6 responses to “Express Tribune crosses all boundaries in covering up murder by ASWJ’s chief terrorist in Karachi – by Xain Gardezi”

  1. I live in Billy’s, just opposite to Pioneer arcade.
    Late Muhammad Anas was not even in the protest when this incident occurred. He was sitting on the chabootra on flat’s main gate.
    And everyone is missing a very important point here, just opposite to Pioneer Arcade (in front of Paradise Bakery), there is towering concrete checkpost of Rangers.
    I don’t know whether some angels were trying to kill this kafir Aurangzeb or not, but I did witnessed Rangers doing aerial fires after ASS’s terrorist were doing killing spree in Abbas Town neighbourhood. Daa’wat-e-Islami, ISO and MWM jointly held protest the following day.
    Weapon license of these banned terrorists must be cancelled immediately or else Karachi will turn to Beirut very soon. We, the SHIAs and SUNNIs, will not tolerate Kuffar in Deobandi/Wahabi/Salafi or any other form.

  2. I find this ASS organization’s name quite intriguing. I have a suggestion to unite all such organizations and make one giant ASS out of them so they could all work together in peace and harmony to make a real ASS of themselves. Thanks for publishing my suggestion 🙂

  3. Text of Express Tribune’s dishonest, partial report:

    ASWJ leader survives another assassination attempt
    By Faraz Khan

    Published: August 5, 2013
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    Attackers flee after the exchange of fire with the security guards of the ASWJ leader. PHOTO: FILE
    KARACHI.: A prominent leader of the Ahle Sunnat Wal Jamaat (ASWJ) survived an assassination attempt on late Sunday night after his motorcade was attacked near Abbas Town, at Abul Hasan Asfahani road.
    Convoy of Maulana Aurangzeb Farooqui, the chief of the ASWJ Karachi chapter, was attacked by the unknown men but he remained unharmed.
    No casualty was reported.
    Attackers fled after the exchange of fire with the security guards of the ASWJ leader.
    The ASWJ spokesperson said that despite several requests after receiving multiple threats, government has not provided any security to the Maulana.
    At least six people were killed in the attack targeting the motorcade of Farooqui in the same neighbourhood in December last year.

  4. As if yesterday’s (5 Aug) malicious false report was not enough, Express Tribune has published another misleading, obfuscating report today (6 Aug) on the same topic:

    Security: ASWJ demands increased protection for its leaders
    By Our CorrespondentPublished: August 6, 2013
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    ASWJ, condemning the incident, have demanded the government to arrest the culprits. PHOTO: FILE
    Ahle Sunnat Wal Jamaat (ASWJ) has demanded that increased security should be provided to their leaders following the frequent attacks on the organisation’s leaders.
    The demand was made by the ASWJ after its central leader, Maulana Aurangzaib Farooqui, was attacked on Sunday near Abbas Town on Abul Hassan Isphani Road within the limits of Sacchal police station. Maulana Farooqui remained unhurt while the assailants managed to escape after the Maulana’s security guards retaliated with gunfire.
    DSP Khalid Khan told The Express Tribune that the police was waiting for the complainant to register a case with the police, adding that the culprits behind the incident have yet to be traced.
    This was the fifth attack on Maulana Farooqui. Earlier a major attack occurred on December 25, 2012 in which four of his police security personnel and two private guards were killed and about five others, including Maulana Farooqui, were wounded when unidentified assailants targeted their convoy on Rashid Minhas Road.
    Meanwhile, the ASWJ, condemning the incident, have demanded the government to arrest the culprits. ASWJ spokesperson, Maulana Saeed Akbar Farooqui, while talking to The Express Tribune said that after each attack on Maulana Farooqui, the government decreased the number of his security guards instead of increasing the number. “All officials of the police department have been informed about the security threats to Maulana Farooqui and other ASWJ leaders,” said the spokesperson. “Despite this, no one from the government or the law enforcement agencies is ready to provide our leaders with proper security which means the Sindh government wants to kill our leaders.” He said that a strategy was being planned for the future which would later be shared with the media.
    Published in The Express Tribune, August 6th, 2013.

    Apparently Faraz Khan, ET reporter, works for ASWJ whereas ET’s editor seems to be either blind or cowed by the ISI.

  5. This is what you call black sheeps in the media. I would say pigs in the media. ASW-LEJ, SSP and TTP are all part of big ISI’s B-team. If they will not get from Saudi+ISI support, they can not exist. Unfortunately, time is on their side. All the chiefs are paid by Saudi+US aid.