In 2002, Malik Riaz started Jinnah Newspaper. He wanted to be the columnist in his own newspaper but he doesn't know how to write, so he decided to buy one who could write for him but publish it under Riaz Malik’s name. He contacted Haroon ur Rasheed in 2002/2003 and offered him 2 Lakh rupees per month & a house in Bahria town.(This is 100% confirmed)
Haroon ur Rasheed ridiculed him and said No to this offer or to work for his newspaper. Even though Haroon was under a lot of financial pressure and he offered him atleast 3 times more what Jang was paying him. It would have made life much easier for him.
Guess, who grabbed on to the opportunity? It was Javed Chaudhery. So all you Malik Riaz article fans out there, it was not him but JC
Hamid Mir, Kamran Khan are two other big names who benifited from Riaz Malik in past. Guess what, It’s time to pay back now. In coming days, you will see tons of stories against Chief Justice, Iftikhar Chaudhery.
جرنلسٹس کو ولاز اور مرسڈیز دی گئیں. وہ کون جرنلسٹس ہیں؟ وہی جرنلسٹس اب چیف جسٹس کے خلاف بھی لکھیں گے. آپ لوگ اپنی آنکھیں کھول کے رکھیے” - ڈاکٹر شاہد مسعود
You would ask, how do I know all this? Let's just say, I wouldn't call it my 'Chirya' after the thrashing Najam Sethi got