Posts Tagged 'Zaid Hamid'

Zaid Hamid Nominated In Murder FIR

The murderous attacks on ‘religious scholars’ on March 11 in Karachi (Mufti Saeed Ahmed Jalalpuri and his son, among others were killed; in another attack earlier in the day, another prominent cleric, Maulana Abdul Ghafoor Nadeem, was wounded and his son was killed). Interestingly, on the complaint of Mufti Jalapuri’s close aide Hafiz Shabbir, an FIR had been registered under Sections 302 (premeditated murder), 324 (attempt to murder), 109 (punishment of abetment if the act abetted committed in consequence and where no express provision is made for its punishment) and 34 (common intention) against our friend, the mad-hatter Zaid Hamid (Zaid Zaman Hamid). According to the complainant, Mufti Jalapuri “used to actively expose Zaid Hamid who, he alleged, was a close associate of ‘a person who had laid claim to prophethood’.”

Note: A press conference was held last night by the ‘religiousos’  which appeared to be covered by all media outlets (I counted about 20 microphones) but curiously only Geo showed it live — but only for a few minutes. As soon as Hafiz Shabbir started and made the accusation against Zaid Hamid, they cut off the coverage, never to return to it. None of the other channels even showed that much, live or otherwise. In fact they all seem to have sent it down the rabbit hole. Today’s Dawn too makes no mention of the press conference and has this story about the FIR on page 5. Jang Group newspapers too make no mention of the press conference and only give the (regular) official spin:

The targeted attacks on Aalmi Majlis-e-Tahafuza-e-Khatam-e-Naboowat (AMTKN) Chief Mufti Saeed Jalalpuri and leader of banned outfit Sipah-e-Sahaba Pakistan (SSP), Maulana Abdul Ghafoor Nadeem, were aimed at inciting sectarian violence across the city, investigators probing the attacks told The News.”

(So shut up and remember, every attack that happens in Karachi is “aimed at inciting sectarian violence.” Now, walk along…)