Ansar Abbasis is corrupt: PM’s ex-secy Bashir
LAHORE: While commenting on a case related to the award of extra marks to the chief justice’s daughter, the prime minister’s former press secretary Zahid Bashir has claimed that a senior journalist working for English daily The News is ‘involved in corruption’, a private TV channel said on Tuesday. Bashir said he was ready for a face-off with the journalist, Ansar Abbasi, to bring out the truth in the case, and branded Ansar’s allegations ‘baseless’. The chief justice was surprised when Ansar told him about the reassessment of his daughter’s marks, as he had no knowledge of the matter, said Bashir, and rejected Ansar’s claim that he had a tape of Justice Dogar confessing to the reassessment. Bashir alleged that Ansar owns two hotels in Islamabad and a CNG pump for which he had never paid any taxes. daily times monitor (24 Dec 2008)
Watch the video of Sawal Yeh Hai
Mr Zahid Bashir attended a talk show hosted by Dr. Danish and produced/broadcasted by a TV Channel ARY One World. The title of talk show was “Sawal Ya Hai Kai” and it was aired on 29th December 2008 at about 11.05 P.M.
The show exposed Ansar Abbasi’s dishonesty and corruption.
A letter was read in the same program, sent by one Ashraf Ansari to FBR with the subject “Tax evasion by Ansar Ahmed Abbasi Journalist”.
The letter also exposes Ansar Abbasi’s father’s activities who according to Mr. Ansar Abbasi is “a known businessman of Muree” whereas according the letter, he was a poor labourer.
According to the letter, Ansar Abbasi has the properties having worth of Rs.444 millions. The figures and details of properties owned or attributed to Ansar Abbasi are surprising.
For example, the wardrobe inventories of Ansar Abbasi, who is reported to have 150 foreign suits, diamonds and precious watches etc. Ansar Abbasi has one office maintained car by Jang and other inexplicable perks.
It was reported that Ansar Abbasi owns two hotels in Islamabad and a CNG pump for which he had never paid any taxes.
Ansar Abbasi has already started crying, and sent a legal notice to Mr. Danish and ARY alleging that:
You have miserably failed to fulfil and perform an honest, impartial and neutral role of an anchor, therefore you added and abetted the defamatory allegations and allowed to use your platform for tarnishing and disparaging the good name and reputation of my client hence you and TV Channel both are equally responsible and proved to be an active instrument for running/conspiring a vilification campaign against my client.
Also must read:
Ansar Abbasi was the first one to malign Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry… Watch Capital Talk 12 Nov 2008; read this analysis
Ansar Abbasi’s column on the Mumbai terrorist attacks and Ajma Kasab. Abbasi is in the ‘denial’ mode.
Ansar Abbasi and the marriott hotel bombing: evidence of yellow journalism and support for Mullahs and the Taliban…
Evidence of Ansar Abbasi’s lies about General Shahid Aziz – An analysis
Basit, son of DDG Intelligence Bureau Riaz Sheikh, writes an open letter to Ansar Abbasi
Ansar Abbasi, Mushtaq Minhas, kashif Abbasi, Faiza Daood,
and in print media
Irfan Siddiqi, Ata ul Haque Qasmi, Kahlid Masood khan etc etc are stinted brains havent any understaning of any thing , they are like cancer and maigraine for this nation this cancer must be treated accordingly or cutoff to secure national harmoney they are on the payroll of Nawz shareef and have only the ability to clean thorns from they way ofNawaz shareef there “MAI BAP” there thinking is only parcochial and they havent any vision to analyse betterment for pakistan..
January 24th, 2009 at 1:33 am
I worked on a senior position in Islamabad from 1980-1992 and have witnessed a lot of corruption by generals and their faviourite politicians like NS and Jamaat. Even the jouirnalist Ansar Abbasi got his job in The News using influence of Gen. Zia through Khaqan Abbasi. I know this personaly because a cousin of his was appointed in my ministry the same way who used to be my friend. This ansar Abbasi guy used to come to my office often and we used to have long discussions. I know for sure that he is a big Safarshi himself but now he is making -ve stories just to further his Ziaist agenda.