Sunday, September 6, 2009

Unethical Behavior of Express News TV Pakistan.

Dear Folks,

These top TV Anchors/Editors/Owners are more ruthless than Intelligence Operatives.

I had joined ExpressNews TV Pakistan 2 Months ago as a Researcher and read it yourself as to what kind of treatment I received from their top management. Funniest thing is that on 10th July 2009, THE OWNER OF EXPRESS NEWS TV [Sultan Lakhani] made me Incharge of Express News TV Research Section to coordinate with everyone in Expressnews [Current Affairs Anchors e.g Qatreena, Mubashir Lucman, Imran Shirvanee, and Kamran Shahid] and on 13th July 2009 I received a telephone call from Director Program – Senior Executive Producer Karamullah Ghumro that “your services are no more required because we don’t want Retired IB Officer working in Express News TV.


In 2002/2003 I was thrice interviewed in The News International [Interviewed by the then Executive Editor Ms Humma Ahmed, Shahrukh Hasan (Group Managing Editor, Jang Group) and three other gentlemen of HR. My appointment was finalised all the papers/contract were signed [that Humma Ahmed much before this official work 'used' my services for the Jang Group of Newspaper - nowadays Humma Ahmed has suddenly become Human Rights Activist protesting in favour of Child Molester Journalist of Jang Group Nayyar Zaidi who is in US Jail for Child Molestation Wednesday, March 18, 2009 GEO TV's Paedophile/Child Molester Correspondent in USA - 1 POSTCARD USA: The strange case of Nayyar Zaidi — Khalid Hasan Sunday, September 14, 2008] and out of nowhere after three months of waiting period she suddenly called me and said “we couldn’t appoint you because you are a Retired IB Officer [I just asked one question that why did you accept my CV in the first place???].

Mujahid Barelvi is the Journalist/ Author. Mujahid Barelvi is well-known member of CNBC. Pakistan

Similar treatment I received at the hands of Mujahid Barelvi [Indus], Shams Kazmi [Aurat Foundation/Indus Vision and now GEO ], and Adnan Awan [Indus Vision and now GEO TV and he is related with Karamullah Ghumro - Senior Executive Producer/Director Programs of ExpressNews TV], they all used my work/research and then didn’t even pick up the phone when Itried to remind them of the promise they made for giving me a job.
Same treatment I received from NEWSONE’s Director Ashraf Khan [he said why dont you remove the IB Service Record form your CV]. Mr Ashraf Khan is in Associated Press.

Dawn Group of Newspapers is even worse, they call me for interview in July/Aug 2005 and I was interviewed twice by the so-called Intellectual Muhammad Ali Siddiqui and I was also give a test paper to solve with clear instructions by this Muhammad Ali Siddiqui,

“quote” Dont Cheat and Dont use Influence/Source for appointment. “unquote”.

After the test/exam Mr Siddiqui said come back after three months and when I went there after three months Mr Siddiqui again gave me another question paper to solve and after that test he said we will call you in three months {as per him I have a flare for writing and as per him my answers for the test were excellent} and I am waiting for that call since 2005.

Date: 13 July 2009


Mr Suleiman Lalani,


Expressnews Network,

Television Media Network (PVT) Ltd,

5 Expressway, Off Korangi Road,

Karachi – Pakistan,

Phone: 021 – 5800060.

Subject: Resignation and Surrender of Attendance Card/Visiting Card.

Dear Sir,

Refer to my email dated Monday, July 13, 2009 regarding Resignation from Service [copy of the mails is at the end].

Since I have resigned therefore I am surrendering the attendance card to you because it is the property of Express news. [Card is attached]. My visiting card [whole box] is in the office which you can collect by sending any Office Runner and cancel the visiting cards.


Muhammad Aamir Mughal


Mr Sultan Lakhani

Mr Kamran Wajih, Director,

Mr Mubeen Adam, Admin.

Copy of Resignation is as under:

Sent:Monday, July 13, 2009 4:42:32 PM

Dear Sir,

I, Muhammad Aamir Mughal, tender my resignation in protest from your so-called "Esteemed News Channel". Your News Channel particularly, Karman Shahid, Mubashir Luqman and Mr Sultan Ali Lakhnai can shove all the research which I provided on your single telephone call and not a single time my name was included in the end credits. Shame on you Mr Karam.

The List of Research is as under for which you called me and Research was used and no credits were given to the original Author:

1 - Point Blank: Musharraf interview?.

2 - Frontline: US Aid to Pakistan

3 - Frontline: PAK - US Relations

4 - Frontline: Asfandyar Wali - Pashtun Politics/Awami National Party.?

5 - Frontline: Makhdoom Shah Mehmood Qureshi?

6 - Point Blank: Talibanization and Pakistan

7 - Frontline: Charter of Democracy - PPP/PML-N.

8 - Point Blank: Mr Altaf Hussain - MQM

9 - Provincial autonomy research?.

SUICIDES: Number of suicides for economic reasons. Suicides on other issues (marriage proposal, love affair, failure / fear of failure in exams etc)

PHILANTHROPY: How much Pakistanis give in alms. Any formal system except for Zakat deduction by banks. Number of beggars, street children, orphanage, SOS villages. Any initiative ever taken by government to tackle the issue.

WRONG DIAGNOSIS: Wrong diagnosis of diseases by doctors and patients dying our suffering due to negligence of doctors. Any doctor ever punished for such negligence.

POPULATION GROWTH: Programmes started during different governments to check population growth and their fate. Reactions by religious leaders etc to such initiatives.

DOUBLE STANDARDS: Double standards in implementation of laws for rich and poor. Instances where common people were punished while influential people went scot free for similar crime / wrongdoings.

SLUMS: Slums/katchi abadis. Figures / data. Slums given proprietary rights. Drives against such katchi abadis / slums during different periods.

POTABLE WATER: How many Pakistanis have access to clean drinking water? There was a huge clean drinking water project started during Musharraf?s regime worth billions of dollars. Some water treatment plants were installed in different parts of the country. What is update on that?

HOSPITALS: Number of hospitals, doctors, nurses in Pakistan. Ratio as per population. Comparison with a couple of other countries e.g, one in region and one in developed world

SCHOOLS: Number of schools in public and private sector. Ratio as per population. Comparison with a couple of other countries e.g, one in region and one in developed world

POWER GENERATION: Number of power generation plants and their capacity including IPPs and dams. How many are working to full capacity.

INDISCIPLINE IN SPORTS: Indiscipline by Pakistani cricket players. Occasions / number of incidents / players involved. Players punished locally and by international organizations.

FILMS: number of cinemas, past and present. How many filmmakers, how many films are made each year. Comparison with Bollywood and Hollywood.

TOLL TAX: Toll tax kiosks on different roads across the country. Who collects this tax? How much money is involved and where it goes.

LAPSED FUNDS: Government funds which lapse almost every year as they remain unutilized

INFLATION: The comparison of rates of different commodities during last 10 years.

MIGRATION TO CITIES: Rural-urban divide/migration to cities. Data comparing the urban and rural dwellers during last 10 years.

Research [Javed Chaudhry, Ansar Abbasi, Rauf Klasra, Nazir Naji, M. Malick]?

Research: Chaudries of Gujrat - Punjab, Pakistan?

Cricket controversies?

-----Original Message-----From: Muhammad Ayub [mailto:] Sent: Wednesday, June 17, 2009 4:18 PM



Subject: Research for next few days

Dear Aamir Sb,

Please research the following topics for the next few days. Please take yourtime as it is not something 1: Performance of our lawmakers. How many laws have been made since theNational Assembly came into being after the Feb 18, 2008 elections. How muchcost the government is incurring on them in terms of salaries and perks etc. 2: New Judicial Policy: Apparently the judiciary announced this policy afterwatching the situation in tribal areas. We have to see what is thepracticability of the implementation of this policy. How many more judges,courts we would need to decide cases according to new policy. How much costwould be needed for all this etc. 3: Religious fundamentalism 4: Balochistan issue 5: Conspiracies against Pakistan: Role of India, Israel; myths and reality Thank you, Regards, Muhammad Ayub, Senior Producer, Programming Cell: 03028545398

Dear Sir,


Refer to your instructions dated 17 Jun 2009 regarding One-liner Suggestions for Packages and Programs.

Following are some suggestions as per my humble and poor knowledge:

1 - Education Sector ? Why there are Ghost Schools when we receive Aid and Funds to promote Education.

2 - Health Sector - HEALTH STRUCTURE IN PAKISTAN ? Hospitals, Doctors, Paramedics are not sufficient enough to cover the Population.

3 - AILING MEDICAL EDUCATION ? Lack of latest Research on Disease and insufficient facilities.

4 - Child Abuse ? Children face worse kind of abuse in home, school, madrerssah and work place.

5 - ENVIRONMENT - Pollution, Noise Pollution, Adulteration in food stuff- what we eat, what we breathe, what we drink, where we live- our environment, what work we do, our genetic make up, our life styles, and many other factors that can affect our health and longevity.

6 - FAMILY PLANNING: Have we planned to cope with the problems due to population growth?

7 - QUACKERY AND QUACKS - It is common knowledge that more than half a million quacks are practicing across Pakistan. They pose a major health hazard to society and are responsible for jacking the mortality rate in the country.

8 - SPURIOUS / COUNTERFEIT / BANNED DRUGS - Another curse the Pakistani drug market suffers from is the presence of spurious, counterfeit and banned drugs in large number. According to the Burhanuddin Commission Report 1984, ?Let there be no misunderstanding. Medicines and drugs once produced are not going to be dumped into the sea; they are going to be swallowed by the people whether they need them or not?.

9 - AIDS/HIV AWARENESS- The fact that HIV/AIDS is spreading because of lack of knowledge, denial, ignorance and poor access to health facilities was underlying the message at the South Asia Interfaith Consultation on Children, Young People and HIV/AIDS, held in Katmandu, Nepal in 2003.

10 - MENTAL ILLNESSES ? Majority of Pakistanis [around 40 % to 50 %] are suffering from Depression and Mental Illness and they don?t know it.

11 - Girl-Child and Early Marriages ? Biggest problem of Rural Pakistan - Girls, especially in rural areas, tend to attain puberty at ages ranging from 9-12 years. Data gathered by demographers over the past decade shows a steadily rising age at marriage even for girls. Other sociological and anthropological research, however, points to a continuation of the cultural norm of early marriage, especially in rural areas (where 68% of Pakistan?s population resides), and the presence of 12-14 year old girls who are either pregnant or already mothers.

12 - Poverty ? More than 40 % Pakistanis are living below poverty line ? What happened to the World Bank, IMF and Asia Development Aid meant for Poverty Alleviation and Social Action Programmes.

Dear Sir,

Our Channel lacks programs on following Topics.

1 - Foreign Policy.

2 - History.

3 - Interfaith Dialogue [even countries like Saudi Arabia are holding such conferences to start a dialogue with the people of different religion to attain long lasting peace and peaceful coexistence].


Muhammad Aamir Mughal


----- Original Message -----
From: [mailto:]
Sent: Mon, 13 Jul 2009 15:05:16 +0400
Subject: RE: Performance of lawmakers

My Dear Ayub Sahab,

I am no more with your organization. Since you had written that you want "Quality Research" therefore it is requested that you kindly ask for such quality reaserch from lickspittles like Kamran Shahid and Media Pimps like Javed Chaudhry and by the way Expressnews deserve Rascals like Shami and Abbas Ather, any truthful and upright person cannot provide what you demand. Mr Imran Shirvanee wanted me out since the day I was appointed [this was confirmed by Mr Karam on several times] so ask for Research from Mr Imran Shirvanee and see as to how this Imran Shirvanee kind of gentlemen succeed in you organizations.

A glimpse of Quality:

From: Aamir Mughal [mailto:]
Sent: Wednesday, May 13, 2009 9:30 PM
To: ''
Subject: Official Complaint

Dear Mr Karam,

The letter below was written as a reply to Mr Imran Shirvanee and I am posting it to you as a complaint against Mr Imran. The contents are self-explanatory and may please be kept on record. The copy is not sent to Mr Imran. The research which I have already provided to Mr. Imran and copies are sent to Mr. Rasheed are 24 in number, since April 17, 2009 much before my appointment. If you require copies, I can e-mail them to you.


Muhammad Aamir Mughal


Dear and Respected Sir,

With utmost humility and respect I would beg to say that you should behave yourself while addressing the undersigned which you usually don?t and that is quite evident for everybody. For example you quite often raise question on my dressing, my moustaches, and the worst habit you are indulged in is that you time and again ask question in front of everybody in Programming as to why I haven't been married yet. That is my dear Sir, is no business of yours whether I am married or celibate. In the very first brain storming session on Baluchistan after my appointment, you in front of Mr Saif Khan [AP] and Ms. Tania Mirza [AP], openly passed very negative comment on the material I collect.

Much before my appointment as Researcher i.e. on the night of 16 April 2009, you and Mr Rasheed called me to Express News for initial interview and you my dear Sir, had asked;


"Give me everything you have on Karachi"


And I did provide everything on Karachi from 1984 to 2007 [let me remind you again that the text on Karachi wasn't my blog entry but chronological history as reported in the press. Between from 17th April 2009 to 30th April 2009, you my dear Sir, called me and asked for Swat Nizam-e-Adl Regulation 2009 and that I also provided on your "Telephonic Decree". After my appointment you asked for the "Research" [without specifying any specific questions] on Shortage of Indus Water/Kalabagh Dam, Sindhi Nationalists, Bhutto Dynasty, Internally Displaced Persons, Bonded Labor, Nuclear Issue, Baluchistan issue.etc.etc.

My Dear Sir,

Please advice what should one do when you jump from one topic to another twice a day everyday and issue verbal orders to arrange data on any topic immediately as per your whims and desire instead of the set pattern of Time Table and Schedule. On one hand you demand research [without specifying any questions and the mail about what actually you want is received on 13 May 2009].

No doubt I was jobless for the last 8 years and I am ready to face more hardship of unemployment with honor and dignity but I will not allow insulting comment

-----Original Message-----

From: [mailto:]

Sent: Wednesday, May 13, 2009 4:30 PM



Dear Aamir saheb,

As has been discussed with you earlier, please, do NOT send me blogs in the name of research. You are supposed to send me a concise report on topics on one page (maximum two) covering four (at least two) major questions on the issue. These questions should follow the basic theme of the episode as per the ep brief. Please, do not send me references for the data you provide me with unless I specifically require. You are also supposed to give a list of possible guests for the discussion etc.

And again, please, STOP SENDING ME BLOGS. I do not want to go through hundreds of pages of internet data, because that data is already available on the net and the researcher is supposed to sift through it and give me a precise.

Imran Shirvanee

Executive Producer

Wish you best of luck.


Muhammad Aamir Mughal

---- Original Message -----
From: Muhammad Ayub [mailto:]
Sent: Mon, 13 Jul 2009 16:52:46 +0600
Subject: Performance of lawmakers

Dear Aamir Sb,

We plan to review the performance of our parliamentarians as against the expenditure incurred in terms of their salaries, allowances and other perks etc. We will calculate the amount and then the number of days the parliament was in session and the number of laws passed/ introduced etc. This will make an interesting comparison. One of our viewers has sent the following figures. We need to confirm them also. Please see how this can be done and what is available in this connection.


Muhammad Ayub

Dear Mubashir Luqman sb.

I watch your show regualry. I have got some info of MNA's expenses. Could you please review the below mail and can confirm if this is true. As we think you are an authentic and true man and we do not have on you credibility.If the below info is true then how can we minimize these expenses. Should we launch a movement against this or not. Because I always think that we do need to speak on every wrong thing that goes in the interest PAKISTAN.

Subject: Salary and allowances of an MNA in Pakistan

It is just for your information please. Salary & Govt. Concessions for a Member of NATIONAL ASSEMBLY (MNA)

* Monthly Salary: Rs. 120,000 to 200,000

* Expense for Constitution per month :Rs.100,000

* Office expenditure per month : Rs.140,000

* Traveling concession (Rs. 8 per km): Rs.48,000 (For a visit to ISLAMABAD & return): 6000 km

* Daily BETA during Assembly meets: Rs.500

* Charge for 1st class (A/C) in train : Free (For any number of times all over PAKISTAN)

* Charge for Business Class in flights: Free for 40 trips / year (With wife or P.A.)

* Rent for Govt. hostel any where: Free

* Electricity costs at home : Free up to 50,000 units

* Local phone call charge : Free up to 1,70,000 calls

* TOTAL expense for a MNA per year : Rs. 32,000,000

* TOTAL expense for 5 years : Rs. 1,60,000,000

* For 534 MNA, the expense for 5 years : Rs. 85,440,000,000 (more than 800 crores)

And they are elected by THE PEOPLE OF PAKISTAN, through a democratic process of this world, not intruded into the Assembly on their own or by any qualification. This is how all our tax money is been swallowed and price hike on our regular commodities. Think of the great democracy we have.



WhatifI said...

I never as such came across your blog or even in twitter never as such followed you but your blog are very interesting and well written, but most amazing thing is that why big media groups didn't gave you job, you seems to be very well for investigative journalism which our country Pakistan do require specially when its honest investigative journalism.. I may have differences of opinion on some of your writings but I do appreciate you... good luck brother:)

Aamir Mughal said...

Thank for the compliment Sir, I am humbled.

Schatz International said...

Its really pitty that we are wasting a man like you..after reading your blog i feel that our all media are scared by any worker of make no sense... after retirement they should use your experience and services but I think in Pakistan most are black sheeps in media..I wish you best of luck..

Aamir Mughal said...


Thank You for the support. God Bless You

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