GEO TV blames Hamid Mir attack on ISI Chief Zaheer-ul-Islam without a shred of evidence

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Hamid Mir has apparently been attacked on his way to Geo’s Karachi studios from the airport. Unidentified gunmen followed his vehicle and opened fire on it, hitting Mir and injuring him. Unidentified because at the time of writing, nobody has been caught in the two hours since the incident, nor has any evidence been recorded by the law enforcement authorities.

That hasn’t stopped GEO TV, Mir’s parent organisation from launching an unprecedented campaign against Pakistan’s premier intelligence agency, the ISI. Calling for the immediate resignation of the ISI Chief Zaheel ul Islam, Geo reports that Hamid Mir had informed colleagues that he was aware of an ISI plot to assasinate him.

No evidence has been provided ofcourse but that hasn’t stopped GEO from plastering the chief’s photo permanently on their special bulletin reporting the attack on Mir, and dragging known journalists such as Imtiaz Alam, Ansar Abbasi, as well as Mir’s brother Amir Mir who has been extremely blunt in his assessment of the incident, declaring the ISI to be enemies of Pakistan and supporters of terrorism.

Even as we’re used to seeing the Indian media point a finger at the ISI at the smallest incident on that side of the border and within record time, Geo’s campaign against the ISI is unprecedented in Pakistan by a Pakistani media house and designed to harm the national standing and interests of a key national institution, members of which have laid downtheir lives defending this nation from internal and external enemies.

PKKH condemns the attack on Mir and calls for a full investigation. At the same time, we feel the need to stop media from damaging national institutions is paramount. Geo’s reporting today has been criminal and if no action is taken to investigate and bring it to task, Pakistan will continue to suffer.

With great freedom comes great responsibility. Geo has proven itself unworthy of the privilege to straddle our airwaves and shape opinions in this country, time and time again. Particularly if these opinions are designed to undermine national institutions and gain political mileage from tragedies and incidents, rather than cold hard facts.

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  1. Traitors like Mr have made a mockery of Pakistan open media.

    Time after time this name mural has followed an Anti Pakistan agenda. I am sure of it this cretin has created this stunt to maintain his media presence and remain on the right side of his paymasters.

    If ISI is so bad and makes allegations it’s high time Pakistan government a few intelligence come down hard on GEO.

    Shut it down or become the ISI Mir constantly lies about.

    Give him a taste of his own medicine.

    Part of Pakistan mop up operation to clean Pakistan of terrorists like TTP and BLA is also to cleanse of these treacherous people in media, judiciary and academics the mouth piece of enemies of Pakistan.

    • Oh yes! we must eliminate all those whom we dont like. Shoot the messenger first. Lets not heed to what masses are talking but we must condemn the man who is carrying their message. Democracy and freedom of press is Shirk anyways.

      Genocide is ok as long as it is done in Balochistan and FATA in the name of cleansing terrorists. PAF should continue bombing and if need be missiles should be used but no armyman should go near them. It does not matter if hundreds of civilians die along with a few terrorists but the army should be kept safe as the life of an army man is more precious than a thousand civilians.

      Anybody who speaks against the ISI and Pak Army is automatically an agent of RAW, CIA, MOSSAD and a hindu, zionist. And we all have been taught in our primary schools as to how they are and what should be done to them. The world is envious of Pakistan’s atom bombs.

      Good luck Mr. Alansaralhaq!

      • Mr Aseem,

        Without a shred of evidence the ISI is indicted and a Psychological misinformation campaign has begun on the most vile GEO news.

        Agreed an Indian troll with an Indian agenda would support GEO.

        The fact if he matter is the rule of law has not been applied and GEO has used it’s position and ability to reach the masses to malign the ISI without a shred of evidence.

        This by any standards is dubious and nefarious and not an isolated incident by GEO but a continued diatribe and malignant reporting to constantly accuse without a shred of evidence.

        The entire country of Pakistan by and large accept this TV channel as duplicit and not reflective of the real problems inside Pakistan.

        Foreign NGOS bribing elements of media judiciary and academia along with the soul less politicians to destroy the identity of Pakistan an agenda that emanates from non other than India and right wing channels in the west tied to Indian lobby’s.

        Mr Mir has been shot by unknown gunmen I hope he recovers but he is a sensationalist and does not provide real investigative journalism and is part of the Problem of Pakistan.

        You sir are an Indian and where all our problems emanate from and undoubtedly as shown by your track record “will jump at an opportunity to malign Pakistan”. It takes little effort to persuade you to write anti Pakistan comments and for the people of Pakistan anything anti ISI or military is simply anti Pakistan.

        They sacrifice their lives to keep the nation safe from the architects of terror from across our borders.

        I seldom frequent Indian blogs as I have little cause to but we see you here day in day out with a single point agenda which is simply to support any vilification of Pakistan. This referred to as trolling sir and what you say or write bares little relevance to Pakistanis.

        Similarly what GEO puts out in terms of sound bites and misinformation bares very little to ordinary Pakistan because we see this treacherous channel for what it is.

        However, this channel GEO does not inform Pakistanis but attempt to misinform and it is their misinformation that earns them notoriety and accolade on India and America.

        Hamid Mir is described as a prominent journalist in the West when he is far from it.

        We as Pakistanis have every right to come out in full force to support our brave notary and intelligence and WE want this disputable chanbel closed as it is an enemy of he state and people of the state.

        No doubt you will continue to peddle your filth and try to teach me the meaning of shirk.

        This has little to do with shirk sir but the question of what to do with Pakistan’s rising number of Khwarij be it he TTP or traitors like GEO. Both do not work for a better Pakistan and have shown to be duplicity and a vessel for foreign states to malign Pakistan.

        The greatest Khwarij is the GOP.

        Pakistani institutions have been compromised from government, media and judiciary including elements of academia who are nothing but vessels for foreign states to malign Pakistan, subdue the will of Pakistan to break Pakistan from within so it crumbles and becomes nothing but a Client State.

        The military and ISI is our last hope and pillar that holds and provides air cover to a wounded Pakistan.

        We will not tolerate it’s vilification least not from you and your ilk.

      • I am reposting because of typos, please accept the below as a repost.

        Mr Aseem,

        Without a shred of evidence the ISI is indicted and a Psychological misinformation campaign has begun by the most vile GEO news.

        Agreed an Indian troll with an Indian agenda would support GEO.

        The fact of the matter is the rule of law has not been applied and GEO has used it’s position and ability to reach the masses to malign the ISI without a shred of evidence.

        This by any standards is dubious and nefarious and not is not an isolated incident by GEO but continued diatribe and part of the malignant reporting to constantly accuse without a shred of evidence.

        The entire country of Pakistan by and large accept this TV channel as duplicit and not reflective of the real problems inside Pakistan.

        Foreign NGOS bribing elements of media judiciary and academia along with the soul less politicians to destroy the identity of Pakistan an agenda that emanates from non other than India and right wing channels in the west tied to Indian lobby’s.

        Mr Mir has been shot by unknown gunmen I hope he recovers but he is a sensationalist and does not provide real investigative journalism and is part of the Problem of Pakistan.

        You sir are an Indian and where all our problems emanate from and undoubtedly as shown by your track record “will jump at an opportunity to malign Pakistan”. It takes little effort to persuade you to write anti Pakistan comments and for the people of Pakistan anything anti ISI or military is simply anti Pakistan.

        They sacrifice their lives to keep the nation safe from the architects of terror from across our borders.

        I seldom frequent Indian blogs as I have little cause to but we see you here day in day out with a single point agenda which is simply to support any vilification of Pakistan. This is referred to, as trolling sir and what you say or write bares little relevance to Pakistanis.

        Similarly what GEO puts out in terms of sound bites and misinformation bares very little to ordinary Pakistan because we see this referring to GEO as a treacherous channel for what it is.

        However, this channel GEO does not inform Pakistanis but attempt to misinform and it is their misinformation that earns them notoriety and accolade inside India and American right wing channels and media.

        Hamid Mir is described as a prominent journalist in the West when he is far from it and very very few think of him as honourable.

        We as Pakistanis have every right to come out in full force to support our brave military and intelligence and WE want this dispicable channel closed as it is an enemy of the state and people of the state.

        No doubt you will continue to peddle your filth and try to teach me the meaning of shirk.

        This has little to do with shirk sir but the question of what to do with Pakistan’s rising number of Khwarij be it he TTP or traitors like GEO. Both do not work for a better Pakistan and have shown to be duplicit and a vessel for foreign states to malign Pakistan.

        The greatest Khwarij is the GOP.

        Pakistani institutions have been compromised from government, media and judiciary including elements of academia who are nothing but vessels for foreign states to malign Pakistan, subdue the will of Pakistan to break Pakistan from within so it crumbles and becomes nothing but a Client State.

        The military and ISI is our last hope and pillar that holds and provides air cover to a wounded Pakistan.

        We will not tolerate it’s vilification least not from you and your ilk.

        • janab Alansaralhaq Sahab, assalam wa’alaykum!

          I have never watched geo tv and i have no personal opinion about the channel. All i know is that there is a journalist who was tried to be killed and the journalist had shared with his family that if there is an attempt on his life it would be by his own country’s ISI.

          Media is considered 4th pillar of democracy. In a democracy there will always be differences of opinions. Such differences should be countered by debate and dialogues and not by bullets and violence. Why ISI should take an offence to his family’s allegations? An intelligence agency should never react to propaganda and should never seek publicity. Never an intelligence agency issue a statement in its defence. The officials of an intelligence agency are never identifiable. However, this is not the case with ISI. It appears ISI is power and publicity hungry, for reasons best known to them.

          In India, there is Arundhati Roy, AAP leader Prashant Bhushan and many more intellectuals whose views on Kashmir is not in sync with the views of Indian govt and people. That does not mean they should be killed. At the most they may get heckeled by some emotional stupid man but nothing more than that. Syed Geelani, Omar Farooq, Yasin Malik and other leaders of Kashmir who support either independence or toe pakistani line are always respected for their independent views. No Indian would ever harm them physically and would oppose anyone doing so.

          What surprises me in Hamid Mir’s case is the immature, knee jerk reaction of Pak army, ISI and even people. Attack on Hamid Mir is not by state actors (?) and its extra judicial and hence its a crime. if Hamid Mir and his channel is doing something unconstitutional, they should be tried in court for their wrong doings and not killed.

          Remember sohrabuddin shaikh fake encounter case in Gujarat India? He was a history sheeter, a goonda, hardcore criminal, a terrorist, an ISI agent and fit for prosecution leading to his hanging. But Gujarat police killed him in a fake encounter and since it was an extra judicial killing, a DIG, an SP and many other police officers are languishing in jail for many many years without bail.

          In my opinion, violent attack is a sign of mental weakness and cowardice. Also its a sign that the democratic institutions are not strong in Pakistan.

          • Like we see you and your brethren trolla vilify legitimate Kashmiris disdain and protest.

            LI keep we see you equally vilify the Indian Security Forces barbaric acts of gross human rights violations in Occupied Kashmir.

            Mr Aseem, Pakistani media is free to discuss any matter legitimately but lay claim to attack and a injustice by an important pillar if state is unacceptable

            We think very little of 5 his little man Hamid Mir and as someone rightly said no tear would be shed.

            GEO news can not be compared to the celebrated Arundhati Roy who discusses legitimate cases of gross miscarriage of justice but Hamid Mir is proponent of a wider agenda to defame Pakistan.

            India since its birth in 1948 from the womb of a colonised sub continent referred to as British India has through the state and it’s instruments or Fascist Hindu affiliations to major political parties attacked minorities and occupies land that does NOT belong to her.

            Pakistan has never had such communal violence and it has occurred only in the last decade therefore gives credence and weight that outside non state actors and foreign states are destabilising Pakistan from within and using a totally corrupt GEO as an instrument to allow his to happen.

            All other TV channels have come in support of Pakistan and Pakistani people’s and complete support for the ISI.

            You have lost your decade India and it is high time your instruments of terror are shut down in Pakistan including the entire Jhang Group.

            Worry your own little head if you were genuine over a genocidal maniac about to take over the helm of India to further the Hindu nationalist cause.

            Our premieres are deaf dumb and stupid and their pockets laden with gold growing fatter with the increased misery in Pakistan but yours will be systematically furthering the cause of segregation non Hindu societies.

            Hamid Mir is a patsy and GEO news is one and the same. If Zardari has offered him passage out of Pakistan then both need to be stopped and tried.

            Sadly our fat punjabi does not have the balls to do so.

  2. Pakistan has been destabilized esp since the end of musharraf rule, with all sectors of governance and media backing the enemies of Islam for a bit of material gain. I know the ISI are not boy scouts but their is a reason why their consdiered one of the best out there even by their adversairies they probably single handedly kept pakistan from being the next war of terror target and if mr mir committed treason against the state then his end was justifiable.

    • The author of this comment is as bad as the media channel he complains about!…he makes accusations against GEO being controlled by USA but has absolutely no proof or even evidence to back it up…cheap shot and accusation based on rumors and gossip..nothing more…and a fool who don’t know the difference between fact and fantasy…

      • Thats a very apt comment. Going by the logic of PEMRA, they should also issue a notice to PKKH and author of this article. Pakistan is unable to understand what the real issue is and they always get the blame for “double standards” and “living in denial”.

  3. What is going on at Geo News since attack on Hamid Mir can only happen in a directionless state like Pakistan. The top most secret agency of the country and its chief have been nominated as the culprits on the basis of mere statement of the victim without any evidence. Such mud slinging is only possible because the victim has the power of local electronic media and foreign sponsors like RAW and other anti-Pakistan forces.

    • Your comment is almost like saying I am your biological father without giving any opportunity to your mother that I am not.

      ISI has long history of kidnapping and selling Muslims to USA for dollars, first they openend Jihad factories when they got dollars to do go and now they are destroying same factories when they are getting dollars for same task. Jihad was the same as yesterday but they their stance chanced in 10 days?

      Problem with goons like you and the team of PKKH, is they have decided to live within walls of a well and call anyone else a traitor if he does not says yes to their shit stories.

      And yes, I am a Muslim and a Pakistani but not blind enough to let thieves, corrupts and corrupt Generals to rule Pakistani Army to use my tax money for political purposes.

  4. Normally ISI agents/shooters show their identity card before shooting down somebody. Hamid Mir was not shown any such identification. Hence, it cannot be by any ISI agent.

    • ISI has become so predictable. Even a layman is able to predict its acts. I think ISI is the only intelligence agency in the world that loves being in limelight.

  5. If he was shot in the back of the head or run over and pronounced critical there would be NO tear shed.

    This guy represents all that is wrong with Pakistan.

    Right now I prefer Pakistan government and military to take all these traitors and lock them up and hang them til death alongside terrorists like TTP.

    We want our nation back from agents of foreign states.

    Pakistan if you don’t you ate maligned and defamed and if you do you are maligned and defamed.

    At least by doing you remove the rotten apples.

    It is time to puck those apples off one by one and discard.

    We need our country back from traitors and close down GEO.

  6. Armed attack on famous TV anchor Hamid Mir at Karachi is an act which is to be condemned at all levels. We pray that Allah Almighty give him a speedy recovery. The way this particular TV Channel (Geo , for which he works) also showed high level of maturity. Amir Mir (Hamid Mirs bro), immediately put allegation on the most important/ prestigious organization of this country (ISI) and also on the head of that organization. Geo channel also started showing the caption again and again that this act has been done by ISI. Hold your horses people, wait for the investigation to commence, there can be a third party to malign the name of the organization. We all know that Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto Shaheed also initiated a letter that she face serious threat from certain people. Later on (after her assasination) Bait Ullah Mehsud accepted planning and executing the attack. So let the investigation take its course , coz already Omar Khurasani has tweeted on this issue. So when its clear that this act has been done by the terrorists, then Bureau Chief Geo (Islamabad) should be tried under Article 6 (high treason) for carrying out an act to defame a very important national organization and channel should be given a written warning by PEMRA for not adhering to positive Journalism and not to work under hidden agenda . . . . . (think over it people). Shame on Geo TV. . Shameeeee

  7. There is a journalist who was tried to be killed by some unknown people and here are the comments supporting the assassination bid. The people who support killing of a man by extra judicial means, are the same people who are condemning terrorists. Isn’t this dichotomy confusing… and they wonder why the world uses words like “double standards”, “living in denial” to refer to Pakistan.

  8. @Pats

    If ISI wanted him dead, he would have been dead a long time ago. I can assure you that if ISI had done the job then the one bullet through his head would have been their calling card or in your case ID card. If had read or seen the news you would have heard Mr.Mir was shot 6 times all in the lower part of the body. If you wanted to kill someone why shoot them in the lower part of the body and that in a car Sewell. Would you not aim for the upper body of a person, the head? This looks like a attempted robbery gone wrong, but def. a cowboy job.

    If any Intel agency wanted this man out they would have planned it to a dot. In other words he would not have survived period.

  9. Geo news are very Patriots but only problem is its not Pakistan they are loyal with. Planted by the enemy country and they will avail every chance to destabilize it. Obviously not all the staff are same but they are helpless and can not be unloyal with them for the sake of appetite. the persons like hamid mir, sethi, salim sahafi, TTP leaders they are planted at the time of partition. their ancestors came here, some made reputations then the 2nd phase start by their inheritors. Its all mind game today we can not start war with guns and boats. In today’s world we have to face the strategic war and its all the game of long term planning.
    as a Pakistani citizen we have to be alert, trace them, ignore them, shut them and trust our defence Forces.

    • Exactly there are planted…

      There are 2 Indian agents actively worming against Pakistan within Pakistan Government and there is a me did evidence.

      We had Hussain Haqqani a petty individual hardly anything already accused of selling Pakistan out prior to taking office as Ambassador to Pakistan in USA.

      MEDIA, JUDICIARY, GOVERNMENT, and self declared intellectuals like Sethi and Hoodbhoy.

      We need an investigation but how can a corrupt to the core government launch a kangaroo investigation…

      The only solution and WE need it is Martial Law and not to be lifted unil every stone is not left unturned and all the traitors inside Pakistan have been caught tried and hanged for their crime.

  10. ISI is the premier Pakistan Intelligence agency and responsible to safeguard Pakistan from Internal and external threads. ISI is the integral part of Pakistan Army. Some segment of media should show their responsibility and should clearly understand the difference between the Truth and National interest. And in the name of Truth they cannot be allowed be to say all those which are against the national interest.
    However difference of opinion should be respected and tolerate in any way. I pray, Allah Almighty may grant complete health to Hamid Mir.

    • If ISI was truthful safeguard and watch dog of Pakistan then today Bangladesh would not have been in existence (read how we treated East Pakistanis), what is happening in Baluchistan was not happening and so on.

      • Saleem

        Why don’t you write with your Hindu name.

        The whole of Pakistan know Bangladesh was the creation of an opportunist India who infiltrated Pakistan via armed and trained Hindu Bengolis from 1968 to 1971.

        Mujib met Indian IB in 1961 and again in 1968 met RAW in London by Hasina’s own admission.

        Hamid Mir and his ilk are no different trying to dismember Pakistan fro. Within for a second time.

        ISI has been shackled by vilification and a corrupt weak puppet government.

        The fools who have voted a wee government are the ones to blame for the “continued troubles inside Pakistan.

        The government needs to work in step with the ISI and cleanse the Pak Sar Zameen.

        • Very typical to name anyone hindu or indian when you are uncomfortable. If you people did not know the family roots of Hamid Mir, Asma Jehangir etc. you would have called them as well Hindus.

          A layman in Pakistan has been so much brainwashed to think that Army and ISI are above Pakistan and only they can save Pakistan. They forget that Bangladesh was created because of stupidity of their army and failure of the ISI apart from the undemocratic ways of political leadership. If Pak Awam had listened to what Hamid Mir’s father was saying, East and West Pakistan would still be one. But poor fellow was killed at a young age of 48 by you know who.

          His son Hamid Mir was also about to meet the same fate at his age of 48 by the same people and for the same reasons. This guy only tried to see that Balochistan does not become a Bangladesh by highlighting the core issues in Balochistan that created Bangladesh. But brainwashed Pakis think that only its Army is entitled and can save pakistan.

          Meeting RAW and nefarious designs of intelligence agencies can only work to an extent. If they could do it then ISI and Pak army would have taken Kashmir by now. please read this article below and you will realize that intelligence agencies keep doing their ground work but its only politics and economics of a nation that can save it from breaking up.
          http://www.indiandefencereview.com/news/how-to-make-proxy-war-succeed-in-baluchistan/

  11. It seems only the Indians are defending Hamid Mirs lies.

    Yes we could not care about traitors aligned to the Jung Group as said before he was shot in the head there would no tear shed.

    Geo and the rest of the 5th columnist are noting but a cabal that exist as an unofficial Indian lobby spreading misinformation and using every opportunity to malign the existence of Pakistan.

    Bagel mein churee muh say Ram Ram.

    • It does not concern indians what hamid mir says or zaid hamid says but indians will support their right to speak.
      If hamid mir is doing something unconstitutional please try him in court and hang him like Zulfikar Ali Bhutto. Dont murder him without giving him an opportunity to defend himself.

  12. Good job done hamid mir… How much u have got for this act… He should not have been killed but hanged in the centre of city with other geo owners… The traitors n agents of foreigners… Destroying tje same fields from where they eat… But it is good that Allah has shown their real face which they wouldnt have thought of… This country will survive i sha Allah what ever these bastards do… Because Allah says that “U MAKE UR PLANS N ILL MAKE MINE..N NO DOUBT I AM AN EXELLENT PLANNER”, but the only issue is that this nation is getting what thay have sown for… So its time for nation to pull up their socks or keep getting the Allah’s azab in form of naturals clamities… Such rulers or people like TTP n Hamid mir who r not apparently but in background working for same purpose… N sir saleem shahzad i am amazed by ur level of maturity… U r still into bangladesh n east Pakistan :-p … That time even it was not army or ISI but nation who selected their representatives in government who chooses the command of army… When u people will be sensible enough to analyse the facts n realities… Till when ur consciences will b dead… May Allah puyercy on this nation..ameen

  13. Geo network is one of the most bad network . we should not believe on this case. this is all the game of Geo network.but there is one difference the game that geo network played was banged on themselves

  14. Geo network is totally a big joke for me
    How dare they to attack the ISI . i pray for Hamid Mir that soon he will wake up and then the whole nation will punish him very swearly. and please Hamid tell us how many money geo network paid you for that bloody bull shit act………………………

  15. Geo is evidently through its programs towing nefarious agenda of foreign elements.Pakistan n Pakistanis have to prove that they will not fall prey to Indian,Israel,US & Russian designs.we got to stay united.we got to understand -who can benefit by maligning our centre of gravity: premier armed forces,creating unrest between Sunni & shia by desecrating children of our dear Prophet Muhammad,tearing apart fragile social fabric by promoting Indian content through aman ki Asha n western Turkish culture….wake up Pakistan less this geo group eat up very core of your existence….rise against this Jewish lobby invasion n boycott geo/jang group….join your hands to give standing n courage to your govt to take decision against geo/jang group…raise your voice to show solidarity with your brave martyrs n men of valour standing guard against this invasion n protecting us…stop geo/jang group…

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