Kamran Shahid’s planted show was a trap to eliminate Dr Pervez Hoodbhoy’s voice?

Kamran Shahid’s planted show was a trap to eliminate Dr Pervez Hoodbhoy’s voice?

Pakistan’s mainstream media is, in reality, the propaganda machine for Pakistan Army, its intelligence agencies mainly ISI and proxy Deobandi militant group Taliban (TTPand ASWJ-LeJ). There is no second opinion that Pakistani Army has used both right-wing and fake liberal operatives in the media to maintain and reinforce the status quo. To keep its hegemony over elected institutions, the army is abusing this medium to keep people misinformed, woefully ignorant, divided, and malleable.

One of the ways the media is brainwashing Pakistanis’ innocent minds and destroying their critical thinking is by continuously presenting the ISI’s touts and hate mongers as intellectuals in talk shows and continuously publishing their planted analyses in Op-Ed pages. It uses a combination of the Army and the TTP’s point of view, and constant misleading narratives about political developments taking place nationally and internationally, gossip, and outright lies to deceive and manipulate the opinions of its viewers and readers. It also incites the religious sentiments of the audience.

The mainstream Media overwhelmingly demonstrates that it is the real custodian of the army’s anti-democratic interests and the TTP’s narrative. It defends always the terrorists position and humiliates Pakistan’s very few liberals like Shaheed Salmaan Taseer, Malala Yousafzai and Dr. Pervez Hoodbhoy.

A blatant example of precisely how the right wing media threatens and targets the enlighten liberal intellectuals is the recent talk show hosted by Kamran Shahid “On the front”, dated 26th October, where two leading bigots and ISI puppets Orya Maqbool Jan and Ansar Abbasi bullied and threatened the respected professor Dr. Pervez Hoodbhoy and kept saying harsh disrespectful remarks. In this controversial show the impression was given that Dr. Pervez Hoodbhoy left the show. But his letter to Alishba Zarmee reveals that he never left the show. This is what happened:

Dr. Pervez Hoodbhoy wrote back to me. Here is the gist of what the show was about:

“Dear Alishba, Thanks for your concern. A pdf would be nice. It turned out to be a trap. My three reasons for thinking so:

1) The anchor called me, did not tell me who the others would be. With OM and AA, I had had a serious fight just days earlier and would not have gone if I had known these two were there.

2) I had no idea they were manipulating the audio level since the DSNG unit had been sent to my house: as it turned out my voice was inaudible, while AA’s was jacked up. He was shown full screen while hurling abuse, I was a small fraction.

3) They turned off my audio so I thought the program was over. But it turned out that the video was left on, so the impression viewers got was that I had walked out in a huff.

Thanks for the support from you and your friends.

Warm regards,

It is now very much clear after reading above mentioned letter that Dr. Pervez Hoodbhoy was invited by Kamran Shahid without informing him about Orya Maqbool Jan and Ansar Abbasi’s participation, on the contrary Ansar Abbasi and Orya knew very well that Dr. Pervez Hoodbhoy is participating in this show. The audio feed of was controlled and both Ansar Abbas’s and Orya Maqbool Jan’s was kept at a higher DB level. At the end Dr. Pervez Hoodbhoys audio feed was cut giving the impression that the show is over so he left before the end, whereas the scenario was manipulated to give a false impression that Dr. Pervez Hoodbhoy left in anger.

What is the most disturbing is the fact that all three Orya Maqbool Jan, Ansar Abbasi and Kamran Shahid jointly tried to target Dr. Pervez Hoodbhoy through continuously asking his opinion about “The Satanic Verses” and other very sensitive issues that could easily make him next target of religious fanatics.

In the past media used the same dangerous modus operandi to kill Salmaan Taseer. Now its new target is Dr. Pervez Hoodbhoy. It was a planted show. Kamraan Shaheed was laughing and enjoying as he knew his target has been achieved. Now, this is the established and effective strategy of these ISI sponsored anchors, they firstly invite the people like Salmaan Taseer and Dr. Hoodbhoy humiliate them and incite people like Mumtaz Qadri to kill these liberal voices.

102 responses to “Kamran Shahid’s planted show was a trap to eliminate Dr Pervez Hoodbhoy’s voice?”

  1. Dr. Hoodbhoy and few other intellectuals are remained in Pakistan. The other educated people have already been martyred by TTP, LEJ, SSP and N-League or already have left the country. I have my 100% support to Dr. Hoodbhoy that he was trapped by the Kamran Shahid. Kamran Shahid is one of the evil talk show hosts in Pak media. He always does those shows where he could vilify anti-Taliban personalities. He is one of worst media anchor who drags his show in such a manner where he could laugh on the innocent participants.

  2. It is real that malala has been utilized to mar the dignity of Pakistan. It is real that some external and internal forces are disgracing the dignity of Pakistan. Who is malala? We are burring thousands of Malalas daily, who are victims of terrorist activities. It depicts that the author of this article indirectly supports malala. Basically Dr. Hod was trying to support and defend malala in his views. He started in such a way that “Oriya Maqbool jan and Ansar Abbasi are lying. This is not that book what i have studied”. Surprised that Malala has sent some other book to Dr. Hod. How can a muslim defend a person who abuses Holy Personalities. I strongly disagree to the title of this article and more of its contents.

  3. i wonder why not in the first place did Dr.Hudby leave the show , after he knew that these two paid extremists ( Ansar Abasi , Orya maqbool Jan ) are on the show . They are no different than the laal topi wala joker . Dr.Pervez’s voice can never be eliminated . He has inspired and will continue to inspire thousands of sane minds .Ansar Abbasi pretends to be a journalst while orya is an ex Sarkaari Mulaazim . How come people listen to them ? Why do different channels invite them ? They kept on calling Dr.Hudby a ” Jaahil ” ( illiterate ) , while Orya on two occasions said while addressing Dr.Hudby ” you are MA Physics , Not English ” . The Jaahil Anchor should have told him that Physics would be MSc not MA . But who cares ?

  4. Both AA & OMJ are dirty taliban, foolish lanti person, they are khanzeer in the shape of human So pay lant on them

  5. Pervez Hoodbhoy is an American tout. He is funded by an American NGO. Ansar Abbasi and Orya Maqbool Jan are true Pakistanis and practicing Muslims. To hell with seculars and western touts. Be proud to be a Pakistani.

    • You mean only religio-political prostitutes are true Pakistani and true Muslims ? Sad, very sad.

  6. Reply@shaikh Ghazi: Very sorry to see your post. If you increase the hatred in this manner, you will be truly send back to the 7th century. You are calling Hoodbhoy an American tout, then who are the Taliban. Now the American funding has been diverted to other jihadi groups and Talibans are upset and so you are. God bless on jahil Pakistanis.

  7. Dr Pervez Hoodbhoy supported Operation Black Thunderstorm and other Army operations in Pakistan and he seems to be a supporter of Pakistan Army and ISI, so I don’t think that Army/ISI has used such pro-taliban anchors to humiliate Dr Pervez Hoodbhoy.

  8. Urea Maqbol Jan Dastar Abassi are either from Khwaraj firqa or their knowledge for Islam confined only to the Urdu Islamic book.
    Urdu is so accommodative language in itself that Qadyani and Pervezi groups are the bye-product of urdu language.
    In Islamic view these people are called Ahle-Ebarat as well.

  9. Great Hood Bhoy .you should not come these type of Bastard Journalists like Kamran shahid and bastard like ANSAR AND ORYA TO WAste energy.they are product of ZialHAQUE