Arsalan Iftikhar case: British journalist Christina Lamb denies contacting anyone

crankthskunk

Chief Minister (5k+ posts)
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A Dawn correspondent Anwar Iqbal has posted some explosive tweets, apparently after talking to Christina Lamb as per his claims.

He writes, Christina says no one ever showed her any documents. Contrary to this tweets, we heard numerous time from different anchors that it was arranged that Christina would publish the details of the scandal during the visit of CJ to London. Many anchors have said Malik Riaz signed a contract with Christina and handed her over the proofs on the scandal.

If these tweets are correct, there is no way in hell Christina would do an article, without proofs shared with her. She is not going to leave herself and her paper open to a hefty law bill. Another proof we shouldn't trust what we are told in majority of cases.

Christina says she doesn't know why she was named in this scandal, she has nothing to do with it.
You see my friends, what we are told, if this is what Christina actually said to Anwar.

Funny, according to Anwar, now Gilani and Shujat wants her to do a story for them. (bigsmile)



Terming media reports as “made up”, British journalist Christina Lamb denied having contacted anyone regarding the financial impropriety case against Dr Arslan Iftikhar, the son of Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chauhdry.
Earlier, media reports had claimed that the chief of Bahria Town, Malik Riaz, had approached Lamb — the Washington bureau chief ofSunday Times – to “break the news” about the scandal when the chief justice was scheduled to come to receive the International Jurists Award – 2012.


The reports further claimed that this move was planned to “bring a bad name” to the chief justice and might also force him to resign.


However, in her tweet on Sunday, she said:


christinalamb
‏@christinalamb

Any purported quotes from me on CJ issue are made up, all I know is what I’ve read in the media and have spoken to no one!

Following media reports that Dr Arsalan had received between Rs300 and Rs400 million from Riaz to influence judicial proceedings, the chief justice had taken a suo motu notice and had summoned him and Bahria Town’s chief.


Malik Riaz, however, did not appear before the court and a personal staff officer had informed the court that he was in the United Kingdom, undergoing medical treatment.

Express Tribune
 
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crankthskunk

Chief Minister (5k+ posts)
Re: EXPLOSIVE TWEETS ABOUt CHRISTINA LAMB

some more tweets from Anwar, according to him,
Christina had no contact before the rumors presented as news released by clueless and unprofessional Pakistani media.
What story Shujat wants to tell??????????[hilar][hilar]



 

aamirksa

Chief Minister (5k+ posts)
Re: EXPLOSIVE TWEETS ABOUt CHRISTINA LAMB

مجھے تو ایسا لگتا ہے کے زرداری اور اسکے حواری دار اصل میڈیا والوں کو ننگا کر رہے ہیں ،چیف جسٹس کے بیٹے کا نام تو ایسے ہی ڈالا ہے . روزانہ آٹھ سے دس بجے تک جو یہ میڈیا والے اپنی بتھے کی دکان کھولتے ہیں اسکی وجہ سے زرداری نے یہ چال چلی ہے
 

mrcritic

Minister (2k+ posts)
Re: EXPLOSIVE TWEETS ABOUt CHRISTINA LAMB

are you trying to get more followers on twitter?? so far you only have 5 :P

Nothing explosive..
 

Young_Blood

Minister (2k+ posts)
Re: EXPLOSIVE TWEETS ABOUt CHRISTINA LAMB

مجھے تو ایسا لگتا ہے کے زرداری اور اسکے حواری دار اصل میڈیا والوں کو ننگا کر رہے ہیں ،چیف جسٹس کے بیٹے کا نام تو ایسے ہی ڈالا ہے . روزانہ آٹھ سے دس بجے تک جو یہ میڈیا والے اپنی بتھے کی دکان کھولتے ہیں اسکی وجہ سے زرداری نے یہ چال چلی ہے

aap doosri taraf dekhein k sirf GEO ka he kiun intikhaab keeya gaya,,, aur khaas ker Kamran Khan urff MQM spkoesperson,,,, Najam Sethi urfff Pentagon Spokes Person,, Hamid Mir urfff Anti Army Spokes Person,,, aur sab se bari baat Zardari ke govt ko subaah shaam nangay kerne walay Geo walay he hein,,,, doosri taraf dekhein to BAHRIA TOWN ke 15 minutes ke advertisement b chal rahi hai GEO per,,,, kuch to hai jo openly samnay nahi aa raha,,,,, aur sab se mazay ke baat S-C aur Media main doosrey sab corruption k cases per koi gor talab dihaan nahi raha,,,, na Media main na he politicians mein,,,,
 

aamirksa

Chief Minister (5k+ posts)
Re: EXPLOSIVE TWEETS ABOUt CHRISTINA LAMB

یار میں تو ایک بات جانتا ہوں کے ملک ریاض زرداری کے ساتھ ہوگا نہ کے جیو کے ساتھ ، زرداری نے ہی ملک ریاض کو کہا ہوگا کے انکو پیپر صرف دکھاؤ ، اسکی کاپی دینا مت اور جیو والوں کو تو صرف موکا ملنا چاہیے ، وہ پاکستان کو بدنام کرنے میں کوئی کسر نہیں چھوڑتے. اور زرداری نے اس سے دو فائدے حاصل کر لیے ، ایک تو سارے کیس کچھ وقت کے لیے رکوا دیے اور دوسری طرف ان صحافیوں کو بھی ننگا کر دیا جو پتا نہیں کب سے حرام کا مال لوٹ رہے تھے اور انکا کوئی حساب نہیں تھا

aap doosri taraf dekhein k sirf GEO ka he kiun intikhaab keeya gaya,,, aur khaas ker Kamran Khan urff MQM spkoesperson,,,, Najam Sethi urfff Pentagon Spokes Person,, Hamid Mir urfff Anti Army Spokes Person,,, aur sab se bari baat Zardari ke govt ko subaah shaam nangay kerne walay Geo walay he hein,,,, doosri taraf dekhein to BAHRIA TOWN ke 15 minutes ke advertisement b chal rahi hai GEO per,,,, kuch to hai jo openly samnay nahi aa raha,,,,, aur sab se mazay ke baat S-C aur Media main doosrey sab corruption k cases per koi gor talab dihaan nahi raha,,,, na Media main na he politicians mein,,,,
 

crankthskunk

Chief Minister (5k+ posts)
Re: EXPLOSIVE TWEETS ABOUt CHRISTINA LAMB

are you trying to get more followers on twitter?? so far you only have 5 :P

Nothing explosive..

Not really, I hardly use Twitter. I only use it to write some messages to our journalists and politicians. Because it is easier than to find their email addresses before sending them the messages.

By the way, why don't you become the 6th follower?:lol::lol:
 

crankthskunk

Chief Minister (5k+ posts)
First Thanks Waseem for updating the thread with confirmation from Express tribune website.

For our participants and readers on the forum, We all should make this a practice from now on, not to believe a word of what Pakistani Journalists say, either in the talk shows or in writing. They are very unprofessional and careless, without integrity or mannerism.

This information had been relayed by so many of our so-called Journalists and Anchors to Pakistani nation, like a gospel truth, that it is a beggar's belief, none of them had either an authenticated source nor the professionalism to perform restrain.

But it begs even more questions on their credibility.

1- Ansar Abbasi has repeated this in many talk shows he participated that he and Aitzaz Ahsan persuaded Malik Riaz not to break and publish this scandal in the international media. When as a matter of fact, according to Christina there had never been any contact with her at all. So why Ansar Abbasi continued to tell fibs?

2- The reporters from Geo, claim that they didn't break the story, because of either pressure from their bosses or because of their so-called professionalism. But Sehbai acted on his own to break the news before it is published over the weekend in the foreign media.

This in the light of the remarks of Christina turns out to be incorrect. So what were the motives behind the disclosure using youtube?

By the way Adeel and Wasim, you should pay me. I do more realistic and professional analysis than most of Pakistani media.:lol::lol:

Joke apart, I have did more digging on the tweets.

They were allegedly from Christina's conversation with RT.

Asma Shirazi also confirming it, relating it to the conversation Bashir Niaz had with Christina.

 

usmanakbar

Councller (250+ posts)
British journalist (Christina Lamb) denies planning expose on Arsalan Iftikhar case

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In messages sent out Sunday on social media website Twitter, British journalist Christina Lamb has denied having been contacted for a planned expose on Familygate the case allegedly implicating the Pakistani chief justices son Dr Arsalan Iftikhar and real estate tycoon Malik Riaz of financial wrongdoing.

The Supreme Court has taken up the case earlier last week following media reports alleging Dr Arsalan Iftikhar had sought favours from Malik Riaz, one of Pakistans biggest business magnates. Some reports suggested that the Arsalan Iftikhar had been trapped in the financial scandal in a conspiracy to malign the chief justice.

In one of the reports, a senior journalist had alleged that Malik Riaz had approached the Sunday Times Washington bureau chief Christina Lamb for a planned disclosure on the scandal while the chief justice was due to receive the international Jurists Award earlier this month.
Earlier today, Lamb tweeted from her account:

@christinalamb: have no idea how this started but can i clarify i am not planning a big expose on Familygate, have spoken to no one abt it.

In another tweet, Lamb rubished claims that she had been approached for to break the news, clarifying that she had neither any knowledge of nor had spoken to anyone about the whole affair.

@christinalamb: any purported quotes from me on CJ issue are made up, all i know is what ive read in the media and have spoken to no one!

The chief justices son has been rumored to have received between Rs 300 to Rs 400 million from Riaz to influence the court in proceedings against the former Bahria Town chairman.

On Saturday, Arsalan Iftikhar recorded his statement in the apex court, denying having any links with the business tycoon. Meanwhile, an application by Riazs lawyer to constitute a larger bench to hear the case was turned down in an order later in the day.

http://dawn.com/2012/06/10/british-journalist-denies-planning-expose-on-arsalan-iftikhar-case/
 

jagga9

Chief Minister (5k+ posts)
Re: British journalist (Christina Lamb) denies planning expose on Arsalan Iftikhar case

so this is all done by our media. and our anchors . they have trapped Chief Justice
 

usmanakbar

Councller (250+ posts)
Re: British journalist (Christina Lamb) denies planning expose on Arsalan Iftikhar case

I guess it is Malik Riaz anf PPP/Establishment that played a dirty game to create INTENSE RELATIONS between GEO NEWS ANCHORS and CJ.
 

jagga9

Chief Minister (5k+ posts)
Hamid meer is the culprit. He is the one who started it and he can put all the blame on ISI in the end.

Hamid meer stop this nonsense u kukar
 

brilTek

Senator (1k+ posts)
Charge Hamid 'Liar', Aitzaa 'Zameer Faroosh', and Riaz 'thakur' with treason --- Christina Lamb Denied Reports

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This was a great conspiracy, originated from President/Prime minister house to malign Chief Justice of Pakistan

A slap on the face --- the CJ should stand firm and let them all charge with treason for bringing infamy to Supreme court of Pakistan

Riaz 'thakur' aur Hamid 'liar' ko kissi sarut bhi maaf nahi kerna chahiyee.


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usmankhan001

MPA (400+ posts)
Re: Charge Hamid 'Liar', Aitzaa 'Zameer Faroosh', and Riaz 'thakur' with treason --- Christina Lamb Denied Reports

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This was a great conspiracy, originated from President/Prime minister house to malign Chief Justice of Pakistan

A slap on the face --- the CJ should stand firm and let them all charge with treason for bringing infamy to Supreme court of Pakistan

Riaz 'thakur' aur Hamid 'liar' ko kissi sarut bhi maaf nahi kerna chahiyee.


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r u sick ? hamid mir ka isme kia jhooth hy ? he is also with cj
 

jagga9

Chief Minister (5k+ posts)
Can we put a petition in supreme court to look into assests to jounalists all of these in this program. We need to hang them . I want to see them hanged
 

jagga9

Chief Minister (5k+ posts)
Re: Charge Hamid 'Liar', Aitzaa 'Zameer Faroosh', and Riaz 'thakur' with treason --- Christina Lamb Denied Reports

r u sick ? hamid mir ka isme kia jhooth hy ? he is also with cj

yar he is only with paisa . he is not with anything. we need to submit a petition against Hamid meer specially to tell him that you cannot mess around with viewers all the time.
 

usmankhan001

MPA (400+ posts)
Re: Charge Hamid 'Liar', Aitzaa 'Zameer Faroosh', and Riaz 'thakur' with treason --- Christina Lamb Denied Reports

yar he is only with paisa . he is not with anything. we need to submit a petition against Hamid meer specially to tell him that you cannot mess around with viewers all the time.
oh cmon yar we dont have any proof against him so how can u say that he is with paisa ? menay aj tak hamid mir k mostly sab programs dekhay hain aur mujhy nae laga k wo kisi aik party ya bandy ki side layta ho