“Mirror, mirror, on the wall! Who is most corrupt of all?”


Justuju: The Quest

by: Mohammad bin Qasim, Justuju Media

“Mirror, mirror, on the wall ! Who is most corrupt of all?”

The old fairy tale is being re-written in Pakistan. Those looking in to the media mirrors are shocked to see what they find written all over their faces! Thus they have to break the mirrors. To live in a state of disbelief and illusion.

Long live sincere and courageous media of Pakistan. Continue making and showing more mirrors.

The world cannot be fooled by Pakistani anti media drives. The human rights, and media watch dogs will take a notice and stand up to assist those under threat now. The world is bound to come to a rescue, sooner or later.

On Monday, November 23, 2009, viewers saw a fearful investigative journalist on Geo TV network. Dr. Shahid Masood, in his special presentation from a hideout in Dubai, was voicing his worst nightmares. His eyes were puffy, and in the end his voice was choking. For doing his job well, he was being harassed by those who have robbed Pakistan left and right, up and down, and disrobed the Pakistani treasury. The very same criminally minded persons had prevailed upon the Dubai media moguls to prevent Shahid Masood from revealing other sides of the picture.

Dr. Shahid Masood has received threats to his life, and a challenge to come to Pakistan and face his sworn enemies: who also happen to be enemies of the nation and state of Pakistan.

Imran Khan, Ahsan Iqbal, Altaf Husain, and Munawwar Hasan were quick to condemn this latest attack on the freedom of expression in Pakistan.

From the condition of Dr. Shahid Masood it was apparent that the matters for him are far more dangerous than what he had stated in his program. Dr. Shahid Masood is not alone. He has a large number of supporters, including Allah. Also, he has many other investigative journalists on his side: Hamid Mir, Ansar Abbasi, Shaheen Sahbai, Kamran Khan, Talat Husain …. and many more might join this elite media team soon.

In an atmosphere of “friendly opposition”, and a fact that the Charter of Democracy is nothing more than a pact between two Ali Babas, to save their skins from their own predatory actions, it has now become a responsibility of the media to fight the rampant corruption in Pakistan. To reveal the shallow and murky knowledge of those people who profess themselves as Leaders, with no qualification more than an experience of plunder and mayhem. They do not read, they do not study, they are not the saviors of Pakistan as they apparently seem.

Threatening the media is a certain indicator of people losing their sleep and mind over their own plight. It also proves that their very large and wider financial interests are at stake. They have a hidden and black agenda. Their own conscience is being awakened by such pricking reports, and they need to let it hibernate during their reign of false power and terror.

Get united on this issue, condemn, and prevent the persecution of investigative journalism in Pakistan.

[A Justuju Media Message to all Politicians, Writers, Thinkers, Philosophers, and Think Tanks of Pakistan.]


About Justuju

About Justuju جستجو کی جستجوہاشم سید محمد بن قاسمجناب محمد بن قاسم صاحب بین الاقوامی صحافت اور ادب سے گزشتہ تین دہائیوں سے وابستہ ہیں۔ آپ کے افکار، خیالات، افسانے، طنزومزاح، اور حالاتِ حاضرہ پر تبصرے اردو اور انگریزی میں شائع ہوتے رہے ہیں جن کا عنوان:۔۔جستجو۔۔The Questہے۔آپ بلاد العرب کے سب سے پہلے روزنامہِ "اردو نیوز" کے لیے اس کی 1994میں اجراء کے وقت سے اس سے ایک آزاد قلم ادیب کی حیثیت سے وابستہ رہے، اور سعودی عرب کے سب سے بڑے اخبار عرب نیوز کےلیے بھی رپورٹنگ کی۔ ریاض سے ہی وہ پاکستان کی ایک اہم نیوز ایجنسی آن لائن نیوز نیٹ ورک کے لیے خدمات سرانجام دیتے رہے۔جناب محمد بن قاسم مالی اور کمپیوٹنگ کے امور کے کنسلٹنٹ اور اداروں کی ترقّی اور ترویج و بقا، اور اس کے سماجی پہلوؤں پر دسترس رکھتے ہیں۔ اس ضمن میں وہ دنیا کی کئی بڑی کمپنیوں کے لیے کام کرچکے ہیں۔ ان میں نیویارک کی کمپیوٹر ایسوسی ایٹس اور مشہور بین الاقوامی اکاؤنٹنگ فرم کے پی ایم جی انٹرنیشنل، اور کئی سعودی ہسپتال شامل ہیں۔ آپ سعودی عرب کی سب سے پہلی رسمی کمپیوٹر سوسائٹی کے بانی ممبران میں سے ہیں۔ ان کی دیگر جاری سرگرمیوں میں اردو انگریزی مسوّدات کی ادارت، اور اشاعت ہیں۔جناب محمد بن قاسم صاحب کی تحریریں انٹرنیٹ کی دنیا میں ایک وسیع حلقہ اشاعت اور قرات رکھتی ہیں۔انٹرنیٹ پر شائع شدہ مواد کے علاوہ، آپ کی ایک مقبول تصنیف "زرگرفت" ہے جو سعودی عرب کا احوال ایک انوکھے، دل چسپ، اور پُر لطف انداز میں پیش کرتی ہے۔ آپ کی دل چسپ تحریریں اردو مزاح کے علم بردار ماہانہ رسالہِ شگوفہ، حیدرآباد دکّن، میں بھی شائع ہوتی رہی ہیں۔

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