Taliban claim responsibility for attack on Hamid Mir

Taliban claim responsibility for attack on Hamid Mir

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Tehreek e Taliban ‏@TehreekeTaliban
We TehreekeTaliban Pakistan Punjab Chapter Take The Responsibility For Attack On Hamid Mir. We Did It Together With Brothers Of LeJ Karachi. He Is Attacked For Opposing Taliban, His Secular Agenda And For Promoting Malala Yousafzai.

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Omar Khorasani Deobandi of TTP-ASWJ in his statement on Twitter has said that Hamid Mir was an enemy of Islam and Deobandi Mujahideen, thus attack on him was justified.

If there is one single column that irked both ISI and ASWJ-LeJ against Hamid Mir, it has to be this one. Hamid Mir confirms that Pakistan army supports banned Deobandi terrorist outfit ASWJ in Balochistan https://lubpak.com/archives/247965

Previously in 2012, Taliban had accepted a failed attack / warning attack on Hamid Mir.

http://www.pakistantoday.com.pk/2012/11/27/national/ttp-accepts-responsibility-of-attack-bid-on-hamid-mir/

Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) spokesman Ehsanullah Ehsan in November 2012 claimed responsibility for the attack on senior journalist Hamid Mir a day earlier and warned of more attacks on anyone pursuing the secular agenda. TTP spokesman telephoned a private TV channel from an undisclosed location that Hamid Mir was following a secular agenda and was helping those who were working against the principles of Islam, adding that their organisation would continue to target all those who were becoming party to propagation against jihad. TTP spokesman further said that those targeting the Taliban would be targeted with explosives.

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Jang Group’s campaign against ISI but appeasement of Khariji Deobandi terrorists https://lubpak.com/archives/312071

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2 responses to “Taliban claim responsibility for attack on Hamid Mir”

  1. Hamid Mir shot, injured in Karachi

    April 19, 2014 – Updated 1737 PKT
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    Hamid Mir shot, injured in Karachi

    KARACHI: Geo News senior anchorperson Hamid Mir was injured in a targeted-shooting incident in Karachi on Saturday, Geo News reported.

    According to reports, unknown armed men ambushed Mir’s vehicle as soon as it came out from the Airport onto the city’s main artery Shara-e-Faisal near the Natha Khan bridge. He received bullet injuries and was shifted to a private hospital.

    Hamid Mir had said if he was attacked the ISI and its chief Lt. General Zaheelul Islam would be responsible.

    Geo News reporter Afzal Nadeem Dogar said Hamid Mir was traveling from Karachi airport to the Geo News office when he was attacked.

    Gunmen in a car and riding two motorcycles opened fire on Hamid Mir’s car a few kilometers away from the Airport police station.

    Karachi police chief, Shahid Hayat said Hamid Mir has been shot thrice, one bullet has pierced his intestine while the other two have wounded his leg and pelvic area. Speaking to Geo News, Hayat said Mr. Mir was out of danger.

    Geo News Islamabad bureau chief, Rana Jawad said Hamid Mir spoke to him after being attacked and said that the gunmen were following him and continued to fire on the car.

    Geo News correspondent Fahim Siddiqui reports that gunmen continued to fire on Hamid Mir’s car from the airport till Karsaz which is a distance of approximately 6 kilometers.

    Speaking to Geo News the driver of the car said a single attacker had opened fire and targeted Hamid Mir.

    Hamid Mir has been shifted to the operation theater and a brief from the doctors treating him is awaited.

    Previous Attack

    In November 2012, explosives were found under the vehicle of Mir in Islamabad when he had gone for some work with his driver and parked his car for a little.

    The bomb disposal squad was immediately called in to remove the bag after which it was revealed that the bag contained half kilograms of explosive material that was diffused by the squad.

    Mir had vowed to raise his voice for truth and justice.

    Profile

    Hamid Mir was born in Lahore in July 1966. He studied and completed his secondary education at University Laboratory School New Campus and Government Central Model School, Lahore.

    Mr. Mir belongs to a literary and journalistic family. His grandfather Mir Abdul Aziz was an Urdu, Persian, and Punjabi language poet from Sialkot. Mir’s father, professor Waris Mir, was also a columnist.

    Hamid Mir joined the Daily Jang (Lahore) in 1987 and worked there as sub-editor, reporter, feature writer and edition in charge.

    He has also received the Hilal-i-Imtiaz, Pakistan’s second highest civil award.

    In 1996, Hamid Mir became the editor of the Daily Pakistan in Islamabad, making him the youngest editor of any national Urdu newspaper in the history of Pakistani journalism.

    He currently hosts the political talk show ‘CapitalTalk’ on Geo TV and also writes columns for Urdu, Hindi, Bengali, and English newspapers. He was twice banned from Pakistani television by the Pervez Musharraf government in 2007, and by the Zardari administration in June 2008.

    Hamid Mir traveled to eastern Afghanistan, where he investigated the escape of Osama bin Laden from Tora Bora mountains in December 2001. Mir visited the caves of bin Ladin, during the American bombing.

    In 2002, Mir joined GEO TV as the Northern Region editor. Since November 2002, he has hosted GEO TV’s Capital Talk, a political talk show in which top Pakistani politicians from the government and opposition have appeared. He is also writing a biography of Osama bin Laden, as well as a weekly column in Daily Jang.

    He has interviewed Condoleeza Rice, Tony Blair and L K Advani among many notable personalities. Mir was arrested by Hezbullah in Beirut during the Israel-Lebanon war in July 2006 while trying to cover the scenes of Israeli jets bombing on Beirut, but was later set free.

    http://www.thenews.com.pk/article-145131-Hamid-Mir-shot-and-injured-in-Karachi

  2. In his column in the New York Times, Declan Walsh notes that Jang / Geo has been in the past attacked by the banned Deobandi terrorist outfits (TTP and LeJ-ASWJ).

    https://lubp.net/archives/312015

    Walsh notes:

    Even staunch ISI critics thought the station’s personalized attacks, which singled out the ISI spy chief as the culprit, were hasty and premature, especially at a time when Islamist militants were also targeting reporters.

    In 2012, the militant group Lashkar-e-Jhangvi recruited a junior reporter at Geo to help plan the assassination of a news editor and a prominent talk show host at the station, said a former Geo manager with direct knowledge of the case. The plot was foiled when the reporter confessed.

    A second Geo employee was identified as a militant after the Taliban assault on Karachi’s Mehran naval base in June 2011, the former manager said. The station also believes that insider information played a role in the death of Wali Khan Babar, a Geo reporter who was killed by the M.Q.M. in 2010, a current Geo manager said.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2014/04/27/world/asia/attack-on-journalist-starts-battle-in-pakistani-press.html?_r=0

    This revelation should also be seen in light of the fact the Punjabi Taliban’s admission on Twitter that they are the ones who attacked Hamid Mir in April 2014. In November 2012, a simialr attack (warning bomb) was claimed by the Taliban.

    However, this aspect of the TTP-ASWJ’s role in the attack on Hamid Mir was completely wiped out, not only by the mangaement of Geo TV/Jang Group but also by analysts such as Najam Sethi, Nasim Zehra, Ejaz Haider etc.

    In the meanwhile, Jihadist Salafi and Deobandi groups, known for close links with the ISI have openly issued public statements and taken out public rallies to express solidarity with the ISI and army while maligning Hamid Mir and Geo TV. This aspect was also highlighted by Hamid Mir who in his exclusive intervew to BBC Urdu said that:

    ’اشارہ آئی آیس آئی میں موجود آئی ایس آئی پر ہے۔ میں نے اپنے لائیو پروگرام میں میجر وجاہت نامی ایک آدمی جس نے کال کی اس کا نام موبائل نمبر ہر چیز دی۔ سب کو پتہ ہے۔ پھر سب سے تشویش ناک بات یہ ہے پاکستان میں جو طالبان جہادی تنظیمیں ہیں جن پر حکوت نے پابندی عائد کر رکھی ہے وہ تنظیمیں اس وقت آئی ایس آئی کے حق میں مظاہرے کر رہی ہیں۔‘
    ان کا کہنا تھا کہ ’کالعدم جہادی تنظیمیں جو حامد میر کے خلاف اور آئی ایس آئی کے حق میں مظاہرے کر رہی ہیں تو ان کا تعلق کس کے ساتھ ہے؟ یہ آئی ایس آئی کے اندر آئی ایس آئی ہیں یا نہیں۔‘

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/urdu/pakistan/2014/04/140426_hamid_mir_interview_isi_threat_zs.shtml

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/urdu/multimedia/2014/04/140426_hamid_mir_interview_zs.shtml

    For example, on Twitter, ISI-backed Salafi-Wahhabi terrorist group JuD (LeT) is openly expressing support for the ISI and Army while criticizing Geo/Mir.

    Hafiz Muhammad Saeed @HafizSaeedJUD • 12h
    Historic #Istehkaam Pakistan Convention will be held on 4th May at Nasir Bagh Lahore to strengthen National unity & Solidarity – Insha’Allah

    Hafiz Muhammad Saeed @HafizSaeedJUD • 12h
    This becomes a key responsibility of the PM which he should fulfill without letting anyone play politics over this situation.

    Hafiz Muhammad Saeed @HafizSaeedJUD • 12h
    It is an understood fact in the constitution that Armed forces of the country cannot be criticized in such a manner; PM must safeguard it

    Hafiz Muhammad Saeed @HafizSaeedJUD • 12h
    There should be no further delay after all that has been done and said, it is high time that Government plays its role and acts maturely.

    Hafiz Muhammad Saeed @HafizSaeedJUD • 12h
    It is prime responsibility of Gov to let world see nation is united and consensus prevails in crushing enemy agendas against Pakistan .

    Hafiz Muhammad Saeed @HafizSaeedJUD • 12h
    #Geo should bring an end to this tirade of confusion among people & government should play its role in bridging gaps to quash conspiracies

    Hafiz Muhammad Saeed @HafizSaeedJUD • 12h
    No doubt, #Geo committed a grave mistake by airing allegations against #ISI chief for hours, responsibility demands acceptance of mistake

    Hafiz Muhammad Saeed @HafizSaeedJUD • 12h
    Atmosphere of National Unity and valor among people needs to be established by standing behind #Pakistan Army and #ISI from all quarters

    Hafiz Muhammad Saeed @HafizSaeedJUD • 12h
    This is why we rightly say that in situation when Pakistan is being attacked from all sides, National unity is the need of the hour

    Hafiz Muhammad Saeed @HafizSaeedJUD • 12h
    Our known enemies are behind this situation. India is at the forefront, US is venting out its anger as well.

    Hafiz Muhammad Saeed @HafizSaeedJUD • 12h
    Whose agenda is being served by maligning and tainting the identity of these institutions at this sensitive and critical time?

    Hafiz Muhammad Saeed @HafizSaeedJUD • 12h
    The institution that defends #Pakistan, is its Army and the institution that protects the nation from conspiracies and threats is #ISI

    Hafiz Muhammad Saeed @HafizSaeedJUD • 12h
    A state of confusion is visible; especially #Pakistan Army & its vital part #ISI was accused by smear propaganda; a painful incident.

    Hafiz Muhammad Saeed @HafizSaeedJUD • Apr 25
    ہماری یہ تحریک ، پاکستان کے استحکام کے لئے تمام اداروں کے ایک صفحے پر آنے تک جاری رہے گی۔ ان شاء اللہ

    Hafiz Muhammad Saeed @HafizSaeedJUD • Apr 25
    حکومت خاموشی کو توڑے اور وزراء پر پاک فوج کے خلاف بیان بازی پر پابندی لگائی جائے، یہ استحکام پاکستان کا مسئلہ ہے۔

    Hafiz Muhammad Saeed @HafizSaeedJUD • Apr 25
    پاکستان کی کامیابی اسکی عوام، افواج اور اداروں کے ایک ہونے میں ہے مگر ہندوستان چاہتا ہے کہ ہمیں آپس میں نفرتیں پیدا کر کے پھاڑ ڈالے

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    Hafiz Muhammad Saeed @HafizSaeedJUD • Apr 25
    انڈیا جو پاکستان کے پانیوں پر ڈیم بنا کر پاکستان کو بنجر کرنا چاہتا ہے مگر ہم ان شاء اللہ ایسا نہیں ہونے دیں گے۔

    Hafiz Muhammad Saeed @HafizSaeedJUD • Apr 25
    ہم نے ان شاء اللہ پاکستان کی عوام اور افواج کے مابین دین کے رشتوں کو قائم کر کے اور وسیع تر اتحاد بنا کر دشمنوں کی سازشوں کو ناکام بنانا ہے۔

    Hafiz Muhammad Saeed @HafizSaeedJUD • Apr 25
    ہمارے ایٹمی پروگرام کے دشمن ہیں ، وہ ہماری فوج کو کمزرو کر کے ، ایٹمی تنصیبات پر حملہ کر کے ، پاکستان کوا س قوت سے محروم کرنا چاہتے ہیں۔

    Hafiz Muhammad Saeed @HafizSaeedJUD • Apr 25
    ۔آج پاکستان کی حفاظت ہم سب نے مل کر کرنی ہے۔ آج پاکستان کی سب سے بڑی ضرورت باہمی اتحاد ہے

    Hafiz Muhammad Saeed @HafizSaeedJUD • Apr 25
    سازشوں کو سمجھنے کی کوشش کریں ، امریکہ اس خطے سے جا رہا ہے اور جاتے جاتے وہ پاکستان کو کسی مصیبت سے دوچار کرنا چاہتا ہے۔

    Hafiz Muhammad Saeed @HafizSaeedJUD • Apr 25
    افواج پاکستان کے وقار کو مجروح کرنا پاکستان کے آئین کے خلاف ہے اور آئین کی حفاظت کے ذمہ دار وزیر اعظم ہیں۔

    Hafiz Muhammad Saeed @HafizSaeedJUD • Apr 25
    پاکستان حکومت اس حساس مسئلے اور اسکے پس منظر کو سمجھے اور دشمنوں کے ایجنڈے کو سمجھے۔

    Hafiz Muhammad Saeed @HafizSaeedJUD • Apr 25
    سازشیں چھپا دی جاتی ہیں ، غلط فہمیاں شبہات، اشکالات پھیلتے رہتے ہیں اور دشمنوں کو اپنے ایجنڈوں کے مطابق پروپیگینڈے کرنے کا موقعہ ملتا ہے

    Hafiz Muhammad Saeed @HafizSaeedJUD • Apr 25
    یہ بات درست کہ اس واقعہ کے لئے وزیر اعظم نے جوڈیشل کمیشن بنا کر بہت اچھا کیا، مگر صرف کمیشن بنانا کافی نہیں بلکہ ان نتائج سامنے لائے جائیں

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    پاکستان کے دفاع کو کمزور کرنا ، یہ کل بھی انڈیا کا ایجنڈا تھا اور آج بھی انڈیا کا ہی ایجنڈا ہے۔

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    دشمنوں کی سازش ہے کہ پاکستان کی افواج کو ہمیشہ تنقید کا نشانہ بنایا جائے، عوام اور افواج کے مابین ، نفرتیں پیدا کی جائیں

    Hafiz Muhammad Saeed @HafizSaeedJUD • Apr 25
    پاکستان کی فوج اسلام کی فوج ہےاور اس ملک و ملت کا دفاع کرنے والی فوج ہے۔پوری قوم اپنی فوج کے ساتھ ہے۔

    Hafiz Muhammad Saeed @HafizSaeedJUD • Apr 25
    افواج پاکستان کے خلاف زہریلا پروپیگینڈا اور اسکے وقار کو مجروح کرنا قطعا آزادی رائے نہیں ہے

    Hafiz Muhammad Saeed @HafizSaeedJUD • Apr 25
    ہم دکھ کے ساتھ یہ بات کہتے ہیں کہ افواج پاکستان کے خلاف پروپیگینڈا جاری رہا حکومت خاموش رہی۔ پاکستان کی فوج، ہر پاکستانی کے دل میں بستی ہے

    Hafiz Muhammad Saeed @HafizSaeedJUD • Apr 25
    ضرورت اس بات کی ہے ہم نشریاتی اداروں کے پروپیگینڈے میں پاکستان کے دفاعی اداروں کو بدنام نہ ہونے دیں۔

    Hafiz Muhammad Saeed @HafizSaeedJUD • Apr 25
    وزیر اعظم صاحب آپ نے یہ سب کیسے برداشت کر لیا؟ افواج پاکستان کی عزت، اعتماد اور وقار اگر مجروح ہوگا تو پاکستان کہاں کھڑا ہوگا

    Hafiz Muhammad Saeed @HafizSaeedJUD • Apr 25
    ہم وزیر اعظم پاکستان سے یہ سوال کرتے ہیں کہ وہ افواج پاکستان اور دفاعی اداروں کے خلاف ہونے والے پروپیگینڈے پر کیوں خاموش ہیں؟

    Hafiz Muhammad Saeed @HafizSaeedJUD • Apr 25
    Our movement for Pakistan ‘s stability and to help bring all its institutions on the same page, shall continue with full force Insha’Allah

    Hafiz Muhammad Saeed @HafizSaeedJUD • Apr 25
    The government should break its silence and curb ministers issuing statements against the army, this is a matter of national stability.

    Hafiz Muhammad Saeed @HafizSaeedJUD • Apr 25
    India wishes to plant seeds of discord. Success lies in unity of people, armed forces & all national institutions,

    Hafiz Muhammad Saeed @HafizSaeedJUD • Apr 25
    We need to bridge the gap created between our public and armed forces, unite them under the ideology of La Ilaha Ilallah

    Hafiz Muhammad Saeed @HafizSaeedJUD • Apr 25
    Our assets should be protected, Our enemies wish to target our nuclear installations and they are desperate to strip us of this strength.

    Hafiz Muhammad Saeed @HafizSaeedJUD • Apr 25
    India is being given free hand to destabilize Pakistan, We can never let that happen. Unity is the greatest need for Pakistan today

    Hafiz Muhammad Saeed @HafizSaeedJUD • Apr 25
    U.S. is leaving the region, defeated and wishes to create turmoil in the region before leaving. Government must understand the conspiracies

    Hafiz Muhammad Saeed @HafizSaeedJUD • Apr 25
    To issue degrading statements against armed forces is violation of constitution & PM is under an oath to protect & uphold constitution.

    Hafiz Muhammad Saeed @HafizSaeedJUD • Apr 25
    Government must understand the background of this sensitive issue & realize the nature of the enemy’s agenda by clarifying facts & motives

    Hafiz Muhammad Saeed @HafizSaeedJUD • Apr 25
    Forming Judicial commission is a positive step but the findings are obscured, real enemies are not exposed creating more room for propaganda

    Hafiz Muhammad Saeed @HafizSaeedJUD • Apr 25
    Weakening Pakistani lines of defense, has always been India’s top agenda – Pakistan army is the vanguard of Islam & custodian of Ummah

    Hafiz Muhammad Saeed @HafizSaeedJUD • Apr 25
    Its an enemy conspiracy to malign the armed forces, to generate a sense of detachment between the public and the army

    Hafiz Muhammad Saeed @HafizSaeedJUD • Apr 25
    Degrading the armed forces through venomous propaganda is not justified by any means in the name of freedom of speech

    Hafiz Muhammad Saeed @HafizSaeedJUD • Apr 25
    We note with sadness that consistent propaganda against armed forces was being broadcast undauntedly. while Govt watched silently.

    Hafiz Muhammad Saeed @HafizSaeedJUD • Apr 25
    No media or broadcasting entity should be allowed to air vile propaganda against our security institutions

    Hafiz Muhammad Saeed @HafizSaeedJUD • Apr 25
    How can the PM afford to remain silent when the dignity, pride & confidence of our armed forces is at stake, where does this leave Pakistan?

    Hafiz Muhammad Saeed @HafizSaeedJUD • Apr 25
    We ask the PM, why is there silence over this malicious propaganda against the military and defense institutions ?

    Hafiz Muhammad Saeed @HafizSaeedJUD • Apr 24
    Propaganda against Pakistan’s Armed forces and defense institutions is Indian conspiracy that should be countered with national unity & act

    https://twitter.com/HafizSaeedJUD

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