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Last night (13 June 2012), an exclusive live interview of real estate tycoon Malik Riaz (of Bahria Town) was broadcasted on Dunya TV, hosted by Mehr Bokhari and Mubashir Lucman.
Sources in Dunya TV have now leaked an offline conversation which makes it clear how the interview was planted in order to present only one side of the picture.
It is our considered opinion that both Malik Riaz and Chief Justice Iftikhar Chaudhry remain loyal lackeys of Pakistan’s military establishment. None of them is a hero or well wisher of Pakistani nation.
For example, while CJ Iftikhar Chaudhry released on bail notorious terrorists such as Maulana Abdul Aziz of Islamabad’s Laal Masjid (Red Mosque), the same terrorist Mullah and his accomplices were accommodated by Malik Riaz in personal house in Islamabad. Of course, the acquittal of Mullah Abdul Aziz as well as his accommodation was instructed and scripted by the ISI.
Why did the Supreme Court (read CJ Chaudhry) arrange a room for Arsalan Iftikhar in Balochistan House? As alleged in the leaked Dunya video?
In Part 2 of the leaked video, Mehr Bokhari is heard saying: “… it will look like (the interview) is planted – which it is, but it shouldn’t look like it is”.
Both groups of journalists, both pro-Malik Riaz and pro-CG Chaudhry, remain in the main subservient to the interests and agendas of Pakistan’s military establishment. What we are currently witnessing in Pakistani media and politics is nothing more than a superficial internal fight between two sub-mafias of the ISI. Despite CJ Chaudhry’s recent, token activism on missing persons (in view of the Bahria Gate or CJ Gate), the current power struggle offers neither hope nor respite to the oppressed communities of Pakistan.
Before the Dunya TV interview, someone influential also called Mubashir Lucman on his cell phone and then Mubashir Lucman handovered his cell phone to Malik Riaz. Mubashir asked the influential person to advise Malik Riaz to also discuss role of Hamid Mir.
Reports are circulating on the internet in which both anchors are accused of getting bribes from Malik Riaz, such as Salaami of 50 Lac Rs on Mehr’s wedding with Kashif Abbasi. A similar amount is said to be paid to Najam Sethi and his subordinates in The Friday Times by Malik Riaz.
The Chief Justice lobby is rumoured to have paid competitive amounts to Hamid Mir, Ansar Abbasi and Umer Cheema.
Dirty establishment, dirty judges, dirty journalists. Teen Jeem Mafia the scum of Pakistan!
Behind the scenes, between the breaks chat between Mubashir Lucman, Meher Bokhari & Malik Riaz