Arrest warrant issued for Hamid Mir

By Zaheerul Hassan

Quetta Judicial Magistrate-III Muhammad Ibrahim Kakar has issued a non-bailable arrest warrant for Geo’s anchorperson and columnist Hamid Mir as well as the chairman of the group and editor-in-chief of daily Jung newspaper. The court issued Mir’s arrest warrant in a case filed by a senior lawyer of Balochistan, Khalid Khan. The petitioner has taken the plea that in his column of October 24, 2011, Mir had deliberately used contemptuous words against Pashtoon nationality that hurt the feeling of Pashtoon people. Besides the columnist, he had also made the editor-in-chief of the newspaper a party in the case.

He has prayed for legal action against both the columnist and editor- in-chief for hurting the feelings of Pashtoons. Notices have already been served on both respondents for their appearance before the court but they failed to comply with the orders. Three lawyers, including Abdul Majid Kakar, Abdul Wali Nasir and Abdul Zahir represented the petitioner in the court.

In my point of view, Hamid Mir should stop projecting anti state stance of Baloch leaders. In this way he is indirectly favouring US and Indian agenda.

The journalist of such caliber must think a bit before airing statements of anti state Baloch lords those never remained interested in the development of their people.

Govenrment should or also frame some policies to control all media anchors who directly or indirectly playing in the hands of foreign powers.

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