On March 28, 2012, lawyer Ahmed Raza Kasuri filed a petition for high treason (under Article 6, punishable by death) on behalf of the so-called ‘security and defence analyst’ Zaid Zaman Hamid in the Supreme Court of Pakistan, Islamabad, against 17 respondents whom the petition terms ‘snakes’. Their alleged crimes include “Trying to project Quaid-e-Azam as secular leader, lowering the image of Allama Iqbal, aggressively attacking the image of armed forces and ISI”.
The respondents include journalists Najam Sethi, Marvi Sirmed, Nusrat Javeed, Sirmed Manzoor, Ali K. Chishti, Khaled Ahmed, Imtiaz Alam, Hamid Mir, Hasan Nisar, and myself, besides the prominent human rights advocate and former President of the Supreme Court Bar Association Asma Jahangir. The DG ISI, Ministry of Interior, Foreign Ministry, Chairman PEMRA, Law Ministry and of course the biggest ‘snake’, SAFMA (South Asia Free Media Association), were also made respondents. (more…)
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