Saturday, December 4, 2010

"LIE" with Syed Talat Hussain on DAWN NEWS.

KARACHI, Oct 24: Prominent journalist and TV host Talat Hussain has joined DawnNews, where he will be hosting a primetime news and current affairs show from mid-November. Mr Hussain brings with him a vast experience in the field of journalism. “It is a privilege for me to join DawnNews,” he said. The Editor of DawnNews, Mubashir Zaidi, has welcomed Mr Hussain’s decision to join the channel. “We have no doubt that the joining of Talat will boost the channel’s profile.” Mr Hussain has been hosting a popular news programme, “Live with Talat”, on Aaj TV. He has travelled widely and has covered major events. He has served as Editor of The News, worked for CNN and other international news channels, and written reports for the Los Angeles Times and other foreign publications. REFERENCE: Talat joins DawnNews Monday, 25 Oct, 2010

LIE with Syed Talat Hussain on DAWN NEWS Part 1


Talat Hussain, a man who has (or should I say had) a reputation for being at least bearable among the insufferable lot of TV anchors, has done it again. The anchor, on his struggling-for-rating program “News Night with Talat” recently attacked Husain Haqqani, ambassador of Pakistan to US questioning the ambassador’s loyalty and motives. He took a couple of Haqqanis quotations out of context from Bob Woodward’s book “Obamas Wars” and directly attacked Haqqani saying that these types of comments should make us reconsider the type of people representing us. Talat Hussain has picked up two things that Woodward has quoted the Ambassador as saying in the context of Pakistan and US relations; one where the Ambassador talks about “carpet merchants” and the other where the Ambassador talks about the need to “woo a woman” and importance of giving an engagement ring. It is also important to point out that not too long ago Talat Hussain in his column in the Urdu daily Express News targeted the famous Hollywood actress Angelina Jolie in his shameful effort to attack the present civilian government of Pakistan. He caused an uproar among most of those people who read it not because of the just the message he was trying to get across, but in how he viciously maligned Angelina Jolie’s character to build his case. His article was condemned by majority of his readers and what he actually ended up doing was show to the public his own bigotry, his sexist attitude and his own racism (he actually called Jolie’s children as “rang barangay yateem bachay” or multi-colored orphan kids). He also showed how some hypocrites in the media write in one style for the Urdu-reading public and maintain quite a different persona for the English readership. Playing the Machismo card to rouse the emotions of viewers is the strategy of drama serials, not series news programmes. And playing fast and loose with the statements of government officials is a style of ‘hit-and-run journalism’ that may score a short-term boost in ratings but does long-term damage to national security by giving other nations the impression that we do not even respect our own representatives so why should they. REFERENCE: The Intransigent Talat Hussain December 4th, 2010

Virtually nothing in the Wikileaks disclosures in relation to Pakistan is truly shocking or astonishing. Knowing the nature of our politics, the dominance of the army and the long shadow of the United States on our domestic scene, there is nothing surprising in American ambassadors playing the role of nanny or psychological counsellor to Pakistani governments. Even so, when the curtain is pulled back to reveal the patient on the couch revealing his most intimate secrets to his shrink the result is fascinating. Marquez somewhere talks about a bed made “for the outrages of love”. The word bedroom can conjure up any number of images in our mind. But to become a privileged voyeur and see things through a peephole can narrow the eyes and bring a smile to the driest lips. Reflexive and blind anger is best left to outraged patriots. There is too much of unthinking anger, in the name of patriotism, in the media and among the non-voting middle class which regularly foams at the mouth about the state of the nation. But the first task of the professional observer should be dispassionate analysis. If this is sacrifised at the altar of anger, however well-justified, it is all too easy to get things wrong. Anyhow, for us in Pakistan, apart from the titillation these cables provide, they give rise to some urgent and uncomfortable questions. Why must we lay bare our feelings before others? Why must we take counsel with them on domestic matters? Why must American ambassadors be psychiatric consultants to every Pakistani leader, including chiefs of the army? Before we can put our house in order we will have to overcome this mental dependence and learn to think for ourselves. If we were more true to ourselves there would be less need to lean and rely on others. REFERENCE: Astonishment only for the innocent BY Ayaz Amir Friday, December 03, 2010

Those who are familiar with International Politics and Recent History, know very well that these things have been reported time and again in the National and International Media. 2 years ago I had read a story in The News International [Jang] filed by Rauf Klasra on Iran Pakistan Pipeline and Saudi anger on it. More Lethal and Damaging Declassified Documents [officially released by USA] are on this website The National Security Archive . A Civil Rights Lawyer in Washington DC USA i.e. Mr Paul Wolf also publish declassified document [US Govt] on Officially released US Documents, read his archive on Pakistan - Pakistan: Partition and Military Succession - Documents from the U.S National Security Archives but in Pakistan, several TV Anchors, Journalists and Experts have been exploiting these Wikileaks in a very partial manner which was evident on December 2, 2010 Syed Talat Hussain tried his best to serve "The Permanent Establishment of Pakistan i.e. Pakistan Army in ARV TV Program Off the Record with Kashif Abbasi. A “very rare footage” has been captured wherein Talat Hussain was declaring on 12 Oct 1999 that “General Pervez Musharraf” didn’t know about the Military Coup [last part of the footage] Off The Record By Kasif Abbasi [2 Dec 2010]

"LIE" with Syed Talat Hussain on DAWN NEWS Part 2


There must be a difference between Interviews and Press Conference and now watch as to how soft Syed Talat Hussain [DAWN NEWS] was on General Pervez Musharraf {like his professional Colleagues i.e. Mubashir Lucman (Express News), and Kamran Khan (GEO TV) ,Real & Ugly Face of Express News Group & GEO/Jang. SUNDAY, OCTOBER 17, 2010 these shouldn't be called Interviews rather these are "Press Conference Coverage for a Military Dictator i.e. Pervez Musharraf and compare these very same Anchors while interviewing any Civilian Politicians, watch Syed Talat Hussain's "conducting a press conference" of General Musharraf when Talat was in AAJ TV in 2007.

President Musharraf interview with Talat

LIE with Syed Talat Hussain on DAWN NEWS Part 3


LIE with Syed Talat Hussain on DAWN NEWS Part 4


LIE with Syed Talat Hussain on DAWN NEWS Part 5


LIE with Syed Talat Hussain on DAWN NEWS Part 6


LIE with Syed Talat Hussain on DAWN NEWS Part 7


LIE with Syed Talat Hussain on DAWN NEWS Part 8


LIE with Syed Talat Hussain on DAWN NEWS Part 9


Despite all the Rant above Talat Hussain has the audacity to write this in Daily Dawn today i.e. 4 Dec 2010.

Yet another concern over the leaked cables is that the national uproar, fuelled by endless discussions in newspaper columns and more significantly in television talk shows, has begun to reinforce the country’s image as a broken, satellite state where every foreign power has decisive influence in one respect or the other. “It is one thing for a foreign diplomat to say that we are not ‘observers’ but ‘participants’ in Pakistan, but it is a matter of immense national dishonour when our people also begin to believe the same thing,” said a senior military commander. “If this belief prevails we will all lose faith in our ability to change our conditions and will be permanently hooked on to the foreign support for making our decisions – now and in the days to come,” he said. Beneath this fear of public losing the faith that it controls its own destiny lurks a more mundane but equally potent concern in the top-brass: After the leaks every move they make on the counter-terrorism front would be seen as “foreign sponsored”, undermining a slipping public consensus that fighting extremism is really in Pakistan’s own interest. “Our success in combating terrorists in Swat was based on the public belief that this was necessary to restore sanity and balance in our system and to allow people to live according to their own will. If the Swat operation had even a suggestion of US sanction or involvement, the public sentiment would have stayed behind the Taliban and we would not have succeeded,” said the commander. He then gave the punchline: “After WikiLeaks even the most forceful argument that Pakistan is fighting its own war looks shady. Everyone is out there questioning intentions and purposes of all that happens at the highest level of decision making. Now that is a real national crisis.” Few would disagree. REFERENCE: Deep worries sweep decision-making corridors From the Newspaper Yesterday By Syed Talat Hussain

In his "Rant" on ARY TV, Syed Talat Hussain also Threatened Elected Pakistan Politicians vis a vis "Pakistan Army's Leaks" on Pakistani Politicians, let me help you Mr. Talat and let me help Dawn News with their own Investigative Program.

Pervez Musharraf of Pakistan on Wednesday night angrily hit out at the retired generals who this week said that they no longer had confidence in him, remarks that fueled western speculation that the president is losing the support of the army. “They are insignificant personalities,” the president told the Financial Times in an interview on his arrival at the Davos World Economic Forum. “Most of them are ones who served under me and I kicked them out ... They are insignificant. I am not even bothered by them.” Musharraf hits out at retired generals By James Blitz, Gideon Rachman and Martin Dickson in Davos Published: January 24 2008 05:58 Last updated: January 24 2008 05:58

General Hamid Gul supported Pervez Musharraf on 12 Oct 1999


ISLAMABAD, Pakistan, 1 June 2008 (The Post) – The [Pakistan] Ex- Servicemen Society, a group of retired Army generals and some former Army chiefs, has demanded an open trial of [Traitor] Pervez Musharraf under Article 6 of the Constitution and announced that they would join the long march if he (illegal president) did not resign before June 10, 2008. The Article 6 was added into the Constitution upon recommendation of one of the Members of Justice Hamood-ur-Rehman Commission, Justice Yaqoob Ali, according to which the abrogator of the Constitution must be tried for high treason and sentenced to death. REFERENCE: Ex-Generals Demand Open Trial Of Musharraf By Asad Muhammad Khan Sunday, June 1, 2008

ISLAMABAD: Former chief of the Inter Services Intelligence (ISI) Lt-Gen (retd) Hameed Gul on Saturday disclosed that the PPP could have got landslide victory in 1988 elections, if the Islami Jamhoori Ittehad (IJI) had not been formed. Talking to a private TV channel, he said: ìYes, we had such reports and apprehension of massive PPP victory.î Gul said they feared that the PPP was returning to power after the execution of Zulfikar Ali Bhutto. I take the responsibility of forming the IJI, though it was not my idea,î Hameed Gul said. He said that even during Benazir Bhutto’s first visit to the ISI headquarters he told her about his role in forming the IJI. “We wanted the PPP opponents who had affiliation with the GHQ to unite them on one platform,” Gul said. He said ‘emergency’ was one of the options in 1988 after General Zia ul Haq’s plane crashed, but it was decided to go ahead with November 16 election despite request from opponents of the PPP to postpone it. He disclosed that even former Soviet Union sent a message to Pakistan that the 1988 elections could be sabotaged. Gul said: “This is for the first time I am disclosing that former Russian president Mikhail Gorbachev sent his envoy with a message regarding apprehensions of sabotaging the 1988 election through foreign intervention.”

Rigging Pakistan's Election: Justice Delayed is Justice Denied - Part 1

[NOTE: Hamid Gul admits that ISI political role was pre Bhutto DAWN News TV Investigation Report with Masood Sharif -- 6th January 2008]

He said he was not aware of the conditions to hand over power to former prime minister Benazir Bhutto, but said he was asked to brief her before she was handed over the power. “Benazir wanted a briefing from the Establishment so I was sent for this purpose and the meeting took place at her friend’s house in Karachi, which lasted over two hours, and I told her that the Afghan Jihad had not ended yet. There were two or three other things, which I briefed her and she said she understood the situation,” he said. He denied “Midnight Jackal” as intelligence plot and said it was Imtiaz’s personal plan. “No agency was involved but Imtiaz himself,” Gul said. The ex-ISI chief denied he ever sent a message to MQM chief Altaf Hussain to join IJI and rejected the allegation of former Intelligence Bureau director, Brig (retd) Imtiaz. “I never sent Imtiaz to Altaf with a message to join IJI but to express concern over allegations of collection of ìBhattaî by some elements,” he said. He predicted the victory of Afghans in Afghanistan and the US exit, but expressed concern over post-US Afghanistan situation and said a weak government was going to be set up there. “We failed to give up political system in Afghanistan after Soviet Union left and now I don’t see much will happen after the US exit, but Afghans will win,” he added. REFERENCE: Hameed Gul admits he formed IJI Sunday, August 30, 2009

Rigging Pakistan's Election: Justice Delayed is Justice Denied - Part 2

[NOTE: Hamid Gul admits that ISI political role was pre Bhutto DAWN News TV Investigation Report with Masood Sharif -- 6th January 2008]

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan, 31 May 2008 (The News): Ex-Servicemen have demanded that [Tyrant] Pervez Musharraf must quit office immediately so that people themselves could choose their [new] President. Addressing the meeting of Ex-Servicemen Society, its representatives demanded [Dictator] that Musharraf must step down by June 10 [2008] and also announced joining the lawyers’ movement with its 250,000 members. They said that [Killer] Musharraf be tried under Article 6 of the Constitution. “If [illegal] President Musharraf fails to resign by June 10, [2008], about 250,000 members of the Society will also take part in the long march to be arranged by lawyers community,” they warned. The movement will continue till the restoration of judiciary to the November 2, 2007 position, they added. REFERENCE: Ex-Servicemen Want Musharraf To Step Down

Rigging Pakistan's Election: Justice Delayed is Justice Denied - Part 3

[NOTE: Hamid Gul admits that ISI political role was pre Bhutto DAWN News TV Investigation Report with Masood Sharif -- 6th January 2008]

RAWALPINDI, Pakistan, 31 May 2008 (OINN) – Ex-Servicemen Society has called for immediate vacation of Army House by [Criminal] Pervez Musharraf, his trail and impeachment, and restoration of November 2 judiciary. Former chief of ISI, Lt. Gen. (retd.) Asad Durrani, Lt. Gen. (retd.) Hamid Gul and others said this while talking to the journalists after Ex-Service Society meeting here Saturday. The meeting was held at the residence of Brig. (retd.) Mian Mehmood. Gen. (retd.) [Mirza] Aslam Beg, Lt. Gen. (retd.) Hamid Gul, Lt. Gen. (retd.) Jamshed Gulzar Kiani and others attended the meeting. Addressing the press conference, former ISI chief Lt. Gen. (retd.) Asad Durrani said [unlawful] president Musharraf had shed [Army] uniform, therefore, he should immediate vacate Army House as it is only meant for Army Chief while the conspiracies being hatched in Army House are creating wrong impression about Army.

Rigging Pakistan's Election: Justice Delayed is Justice Denied - Part 4

[NOTE: Hamid Gul admits that ISI political role was pre Bhutto DAWN News TV Investigation Report with Masood Sharif -- 6th January 2008]

An independent judicial commission be set up to review all the steps taken by [Tyrant] Musharraf from Kargil War to other incidents. Action should be taken against him over all the wrong steps taken by him, he demanded. He said renowned nuclear scientist Dr. Abdul Qadeer Khan be released immediately and all the restrictions imposed on him be lifted. Responding to a question, he said new government should take up the matter of missing persons seriously and take concrete steps for their recovery. The mandate given by the people to new government on February 18 [2008] is not being acknowledged, he regretted. To another question, he claimed Ex-Servicemen Society is being backed by 250,000 ex-servicemen. “Our society will participate in the ongoing movement of legal fraternity for restoration of [all illegally] deposed judges,” he announced. Responding to a question, he said former prime minister Shaukat Aziz be brought back to Pakistan and he be held accountable for the economic crisis the country is passing through. He warned if [Dictator] Musharraf [Parliament or Supreme Court] did not repeal [Article] 58-2-b, then severe reaction would come. REFERENCE: Ex-Servicemen Society Calls for Impeachment of [illegal] President Musharraf, Vacation of Army House by him

Rigging Pakistan's Election: Justice Delayed is Justice Denied - Part 5

[NOTE: Hamid Gul admits that ISI political role was pre Bhutto DAWN News TV Investigation Report with Masood Sharif -- 6th January 2008]

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan, 1 June 2008 (The News) – Retired military generals, who have become active against [Traitor] Pervez Musharraf, have vowed to work for the restoration of an independent judiciary even if Musharraf quits power. In a strongly-worded message to the political forces on Saturday, they said Musharraf must be held accountable for his misdeeds. The retired Army officers, who met at the residence of Brig. (retd.) Mian Mohammad Mahmud, resolved that they would continue to play their role in the Society, which wanted the return of [unlawfully] deposed [Pakistan Supreme Court] Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry. The presence of Lt. Gen. (retd.) Ali Quli Khan, who was supposed to become the Army Chief instead of General Pervez Musharraf but fell victim to palace intrigues, in the meeting was specially noticed. [PML-N Chief Muhammad] Nawaz [Sharif] always regretted his decision for giving weight to the advice against Ali Kuli Khan.

Mehran Bank Scandal Case Pending for last 14 years in the Supreme Court of Pakistan - Asghar Khan - Part 1

Mehran Bank Scandal Case Pending for last 14 years in the Supreme Court of Pakistan - Asghar Khan - Part 2

The other prominent participants of the meeting were Lt. Gen. (retd.) Asad Durrani, Lt. Gen. (retd.) Salahuddin Tirimzi, Lt. Gen. (retd.) Hameed Gul, Lt. Gen. (retd.) Abdul Qayyum, Lt. Gen. (retd.) Jamshed Kiyani, Maj-Gen. (retd.) Shafeeq Ahmed, Maj-Gen. (retd.) M. Arshad Malik, Maj-Gen. (retd.) Hidayat Niazi, Maj-Gen. (retd.) MA Zuberi, Brig. (retd.) Khadim Hussain, Brig. (retd.) Mian Mehmood, Brig. (retd.) Taj, Brig. (retd.) Abdus Salam Akhtar, Brig. (retd.) Arbi Khan, Lt. Col. (retd.) Dalel and Capt. (retd.) Zaheer uddin Baber. Briefing the media, Brig. (retd.) Salam Akthar said the meeting worked out a plan for participation in the long march, being organised by the lawyers’ community on June 10 [2008]. The ex-servicemen have volunteered to mobilise maximum number of retired Army men for this event. “The gravity of the situation is such that we can no longer remain spectators and have to play the part required at this critical juncture,” an appeal sent out to the ex-servicemen says. The group, however, clarified that ex-servicemen are not part of any political group. “We are playing our role in the best national interest. Being part of the civil society, we are deeply concerned with the crises, which Pakistan is facing currently as a result of the unconstitutional and illegal acts of Pervez Musharraf on Nov. 3, [2007]” Brig. Salam said. REFERENCE: [Pakistan Army Lt. General] Ali Kuli Khan Joins Anti-Musharraf Movement By Rauf Klasra

Mehran Bank Scandal Case Pending for last 14 years in the Supreme Court of Pakistan - Asghar Khan - Part 3

Mehran Bank Scandal Case Pending for last 14 years in the Supreme Court of Pakistan - Asghar Khan - Part 4

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan, 25 May 2008 (Khaleej Times) – The Society for Ex-Servicemen in its meeting attended by former services chifes, retired generals and other senior [military] officers yesterday called for formation of a judicial council to investigate [Devil] Pervez Musharraf’s conduct as Army Chief and [illegal] president since 1998. Lt. Gen. (retd) Asad Durrani, former ISI chief, talking to reporters after the meeting said the commission should probe events including Kargil war, military operations in Balochistan, Waziristan, Swat and Lal Masjid [Mosque], May 12 carnage in Karachi and the terrorist attacks on return of Benazir Bhutto and her assassination. Musharraf’s role in all these happenings should be investigated to determine culpability. Durrani said the meeting demanded that Musharraf must vacate the Army House in order to dispel the impression that the Army is backing his manipulations and intrigues against the new democratic order. In a related development, the PML-N also released a chargesheet for Musharraf’s impeachment. These include subversion of Constitution, Kargil War, military operation, purge of judiciary and involvement in terrorist acts in Karachi and Islamabad. REFERENCE: Ex-Generals Demand Trial Of Musharraf

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