Attacks against Najam Sethi turn silly

Jun 21st, 2012 | By | Category: Conspiracy Theories, Geo TV

Najam Sethi on Aapas Ki BaatSomeone is pushing yet another conspiracy theory attacking Najam Sethi, this time accusing him of being a traitor who “should die in shame” because his family owns property in the US. In this latest attack, though, it’s not just the property which raises the blood pressure of Najam Sethi haters, but the price tag – $1.3 million. Where, his accusers ask, did Najam Sethi get this much money?

Actually, $1.3 million is below the average cost for a home in Manhattan. As to where Najam Sethi “got the money”, the answer is pretty obvious – he married it. Mr. Sethi’s wife is none other than Jugnu Mohsin, daughter of Chairman Mitchell’s S.M. Mohsin. Najam Sethi does not need to take some apartment from foreign masters because he can afford to buy his own.

Najam Sethi’s wife is also trustee of Mohsin Trust which runs 26 schools for boys and girls in Okara district teaching over 3,000 children. Neither do Najam Sethi’s accusers mention the value of his estate in Lahore, which is likely worth much more than an apartment in New York not only in economic measurement but in sentimental value also.

It should also be noted that whoever is behind this attack does not question the patriotism of other Pakistani journalists like Shaheen Sehbai or Anjim Niaz who also own property in the US. Neither do they question the patriotism of the almost 50,000 other Pakistanis who own property in New York City – a population that grew by 35 per cent since the past 10 years. Nor should they. It is non sense.

There is no question that there are issues in Pakistan media that need to be addressed to protect the credibility of the profession. Recent events have pulled back the curtain and revealed certain unprofessional behaviour by some journalists in Pakistan. These are real issues that deserve serious attention. Whether or not someone owns an apartment in New York is a meaningless distraction.

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  1. Najam Sethi is a good journalist but his political analysis is generally biassed & sometimes cross the red lines.As for financial matters,Mr Sethi intend to approach the court. Public perception about media in Pakistan is, that every journalist ,TV anchor & TV Channels are corrupt.

  2. Mr. Sethi has every right to have his own opinion and he has a distinct inclination towards a political group. Doesnt augur well for a “so called journalist”. His employers also have their own targets ( economic & political ). Long time back, I (at least) stopped watching his shows due to his biased opinions. There are many others “GENERAlists” in business but its a matter of time that they will EVAPORATE from scene !

  3. Well – let’s just say that the “news” was first reported by “media” websites run by a certain “Sapartese Management”. Do I really need to spell out who these people are 🙂

    ps : it’s not even a conspiracy any more. It’s just people with self-inflated egos, delusions of grandeur playing silly b*ggers and the ‘news’ being picked up by lazy gits in the media.

  4. I used to watch every talk show of Mr. Najam Sethi but stopped because he is very biassed. and always show partiality and favoritism to Nawaz Sheriff.if PML (N) does something wrong he say its wrong BUT Mr.Nawaz Sheriff was not invoved this is the partys act, and for the rest of all the others partys if one individual does something he blame the whole part and each and every one of them. The Pakitani media has no set of rules to follow. they say wht they want to say and make the viewers belive that their point of view is the truth and fact. secondely can some one tell this media people that there is something called as privacy the take peoples names and show there private pictures without any approval for example if a girl is raped or some thing they would walk into the hoispital make her video and give each and evry detail of the mater and even the address of the family so in furture they die with shame.i hope and pray that this media of pakistan is brought under some kind of strict rules and regulations inshallah.

  5. sethi is the best analyst in pak.he is not anchor so please dont compare him with anchors.

  6. We all must pity this poor Najam Sethi, who relies on the wealth of his wife to cover his illicit connections and wealth.
    Reminds me of the era of Mr. Bhutto when the erst while President of Pakistan Chaudhry Fazal Elahi, who was under house arrest , used to sneak out in the dark and do wall chalking demanding the release of President Fazal Elahi.
    Any man of reasonable common sense can smell the ink of Mr. Najam Sethi in authoring this self defense article. Mr. Najam Sethi once I was watching your programme on TV when my children asked me to change the channel since you are known as a government stooge!
    For heavens sake look in the mirror and if you are so well off, take a break!

  7. I have been following Mr Najams programs regularly for the last two year, but within the last one month, things have come into perspective, I have come to figure out that Sethi sb has his vested interests, is extremely biased, specially against the military, never condems the Politicians or Buruecrats, sad but its a Fact! Does a fine show, but need to balance it out. Ans YES, he always has inside news on every single issue or topic, but he blatantly admitted in the M Riaz/Arslan case, that I DONT HAVE ANY INFO on this, does that show M.Riaz is really his source??!!

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