By Sania Sharif
Islamabad, June 8 (http://www.pakdestiny.com) Geo TV anchor Najam Sethi has served legal notice on Dawn TV anchor Talat Husain for leveling false allegations against him.
Talat who appeared very frustrated in his show which he conducted on Bahria Town property tycoon Malik Riaz the other day he took on Sethi for his relations with Riaz.
Out of sheer frustration he directly accused Sethi of taking favours from Malik. He said Sethi’s chiria (sparrow) in fact is Malik Riaz from whom he takes all the information of the power corridors.
Talat did not stop here. He said like Sethi many others anchors and journalists would try to absolve Riaz of the scam because they had a lot of favours from him.
In his ‘professional’ reporting Talat in his hatred of Riaz and Sethi he had established that poor Dr Arsalan Iftikhar (CJ Iftikhar Chaudhry’s son) was trapped by Riaz by giving Rs400 million or more.
The poor baby of the CJ came to know his mistake after spending half of the amount in European destinations and their colourful night clubs. All evidence is with Riaz, believes Talat.
Sethi rebutted Talat’s allegations in his program saying “he is jealous of me and Geo” . “Talat’s program rating on Dawn TV is very low and to raise it he is taking on personalities like me,” Sethi said.
Talat believes that Sethi and adviser to interior ministry Rehman Malik had gone to London to give evidence they were provided by Riaz to journalist Christina Lamb who is going to publish the real story in British press in coming Sunday.
Riaz reportedly will continue to feign his ‘illness’ in London to avoid appearance in the Supreme Court. (http://www.pakdestiny.com)
Allah knows better that who is right and who is wrong. As, i am not in favor of Mc Carthyism, therefore thI think at allegations should not be levelled unless and untill one has evidence behind such fact otherwise the consequences are embarrassing. Otherwise, I personally hold the opinions of Talat to be more credible than Najam Sethi as Journalist.
Now, Anchor Person / Journalist are also in the game like politician. They have to bear the consequences of their choices regarding their resources of information. And it is an ultimate matter that should also come into the public knowledge.
Tallat Hussain doesn’t need people like NS to gain the popularity. He’s widely know for his credibility and impartiality. Had he been looking up for any fake fame, he could have done this after he returned from flotilla but he never did so. And then there are several events in journalism where he stands among the most matured and authetic analysts. So , it’s just spontaneous and failed argument put by NS and alliance.
This legal notice is nothing more than a drama, an eye wash. Facts can’t be denied by sending mails by fake IDs.
Sent from my BlackBerry® smartphone from Warid.
Good Najam sab you did good job to give Talat Hussain a legal notice. This is your right to do so. But in today program Talat Hussain explain his position about agreement with US based organization and looks fine and appropriate. Talat Hussain also declare his assets and bank accounts do Najam Sab do so if not what do you say about it
Pls watch todays (08-06-2012) News Night with Talat as well to understand his version. I hope Talat will establish another classical trend of all journalist.
What right did Talat have to say that najam’s chiriya is malik riaz and that najam takes favours from malik riaz? He provoked najam to retaliate. And whats is the point of giving his bank account details?