Court Terms Ansar Abbasi Sources “Incorrigible Liars”

Jan 14th, 2011 | By | Category: Express Tribune, Jang, The News

Ansar AbbasiAnsar Abbasi is a constant defender of his reporting and his anonymous sources, even though his predictions do not come true and his conspiracies prove false. Despite the growing record of the unreliability of Ansar Abbasi’s reporting, Jang Group continues to publish his writing to this day without any public corrections or apologies for his past mistakes.

But according to a report in Express Tribune on Thursday, the sources for this conspiracy tale are “incorrigible liars”.

Terming the ‘plot’ to kill the CJ LHC a “remarkable tale”, the Commission said that it was authored by the four men who were not only “incorrigible liars” but also “men of little character and credibility.” The Commission has concluded that these four had enacted this charade and should be punished.

This “remarkable tale” manufactured by “incorrigible liars” is the 11 September article for The News by Ansar Abbasi headlined, ‘Plot to kill Justice Sharif unearthed’. Ansar Abbasi wrote several articles on the theme, including a 14 September article which suggested the plan was a conspiracy of PPP officials.

It should be noted here that the unreliability of Ansar Abbasi’s sources is not a new revelation and has been well documented over the past years.

Let us stop for a moment and think about the amount of taxpayer money, the state resources and the time and energy of police and court officials that were wasted on this wild goose chase.

Jang Group like many media groups beats the drum of corruption as the greatest threat to democracy, yet under their own roof there is a man who is wasting ever more taxpayer resources on wild goose chases and conspiracy theories.

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  2. Ansar Abbasi, is always on the lookout of ways to embarrass the political system and political leaders. He was the one who was the architect of last year’s circus of “Fake Degrees”. The pretext of the circus was to discredit the political leadership and have one more reason to send the system packing. If one recalls and goes through the conquering speeches of dictators, governor generals and presidents, corruption, bad governance and political instability are always cited as reasons. This time the likes of Ansar Abbasi and his gang at Jang/Geo thought of including the “fake degrees” as a rationale, that parliamentarians and lawmakers are not truthful , to pack up the system. The fake degrees saga had come to a halt after surprisingly a very small number of degrees were found as fake.

  3. On January 10, 2011, Jang ran a story on its back page titled “Election Commission Matric aur Inter kay asal certificates pesh na karnay walay arkaan ko graduate tasleem na karay – HEC”. Off course, this was alarming news as I know for sure that all candidates in elections only provide their graduation degrees copies as annexure. In the scrutiny process that follows, the returning officer can ask for viewing the original degree, however, at times that doesn’t happen. Never have I heard that matric and intermediate certificates are to be submitted. In the 2001 Local Bodies elections, there was a requirement that contestants for the position of Nazim and Naib Nazim should at least be matriculates. It may also be noted that the whole report was based on “sources” and not on a press release or a notification by the HEC.

  4. […] Ansar Abbasi further claims that devolution of the 18th Amendment threatens $250 million assistance under the Kerry-Lugar Act. His only evidence comes from anonymous “informed government sources”. It should be noted that earlier this year a three member Judicial Commission termed Ansar Abbasi’s sources ‘incorrigible liars’. […]

  5. […] Ahmad Noorani’s sources are as credible as those of his mentor Ansar […]

  6. […] Abbasi, the Jang Group ‘Investigative Editor’ whose sources were termed ‘incorrigable liars’ by Chief Justice Lahore High Court last year, was featured on the front page of The News […]

  7. […] been raised since only two days, the Jang Group political operative reporter turns to his famous anonymous sources who assure him that the government’s reputation will damage relief […]

  8. […] sources”. Could it be these are the same unnamed sources that the judiciary has termed ‘incorrigible liars’? It is certainly telling that he did not even bother to name these as ‘official […]

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