Notice: A note to Hamid Gul

Published: February 16, 2012
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Former ISI general claimed that picture of Malik Ishaq attending DPC in Multan was doctored, ET denies allegations.

Former ISI general claimed that picture of Malik Ishaq attending DPC in Multan was doctored, ET denies allegations.

In a television programme aired recently, former chief of the Inter Services Intelligence (ISI) and an important leader of Difa-e-Pakistan Council (DPC) General (retd) Hamid Gul cast doubts over the authenticity of a picture run by the website of The Express Tribune.

The picture in question was that of Malik Ishaq, commander of the banned outfit Lashkar-e-Jhangvi (LeJ), who was shown to be in attendance at the DPC meeting in Multan – a meeting also attended and addressed by General Gul.

During a talk show on Aaj TV, host Wajahat S Khan showed Gul the picture on The Express Tribune’s website as evidence of Ishaq’s attendance – in response to which the retired general alleged that the photo had been doctored. When he was further challenged by the show’s host, Gul resorted to questioning the reporter of the story.

The Express Tribune takes strong exception to General Gul’s allegations and contends that the picture is authentic. It was taken by our photographer, who was assigned to cover the gathering. In fact, the picture was also run by other newspapers.

If Gul has the slightest doubt regarding the authenticity of the photograph, we ask him to take the matter to court.

Express Media Group

Published in The Express Tribune, February 16th, 2012.

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Reader Comments (17)

  • Kashif Ali
    Feb 16, 2012 - 10:36AM

    He will never take anything to the court!!!!

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  • Feb 16, 2012 - 1:20PM

    do u expect a coward to follow law?

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  • Feb 16, 2012 - 1:33PM

    He he .. I was kidding.. see RAW is behind this drama… we need to fight the external enemy.

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  • Zaki Khalid
    Feb 16, 2012 - 1:41PM

    If Gul has the slightest doubt

    You should have written, “If General Gul has the slightest doubt”; by not addressing Gen Gul with his Title, you are clearly exhibiting vendetta as if he is a layman. Please be mindful of addressing people with titles such as “Mr.”, “Mrs.”, “Dr.”, “Gen.”. Issues should not be taken personally.

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  • Sadia
    Feb 16, 2012 - 1:42PM

    @ Himid Gul: the hallmark of a ‘true muslim’ (as pakistanis understand it) is one who lies, lies, lies.

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  • Feb 16, 2012 - 1:59PM

    Great job… Keep challenging the self-appointed defenders of the country…

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  • TightChuddi
    Feb 16, 2012 - 2:02PM

    A brave stand by tribune. Enough of finding conspiracies in everything. Hamid Gul and his cohorts need to grow some balls and face the truth that what they are doing will further destablise Pakistan and rest of the world.

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  • THE
    Feb 16, 2012 - 2:21PM

    Why don’t you take Gul to court?

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  • Kestrel
    Feb 16, 2012 - 2:26PM

    Please reprint the picture

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  • Sabih Zafar Ullah
    Feb 16, 2012 - 2:27PM

    Hey etribune, can you pls provide a link to the photo?

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  • Mifrah Haq
    Feb 16, 2012 - 3:30PM

    @Zaki Khalid: It is common practice in journalism to leave out titles such as Gen, Mr and Mrs., and newspapers worldwide can choose to follow any such format.

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  • Khalid
    Feb 16, 2012 - 3:45PM

    It’s obvious Gul is lying…..

    However as long as he’s involved in doing better things for Pakistan…I am with him. And as far as I know he’s much better than the other crooks who are in power now.

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  • sars
    Feb 16, 2012 - 4:10PM

    Why would he take you to court? he probably doesnt believe in the many other lies he has to tell while hanging out with this lot

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  • saleem
    Feb 16, 2012 - 4:30PM

    @ zaki khalid , i agree Gen Retarded Hamid Gul thinks the the picture was doctored

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  • Feb 17, 2012 - 1:42PM

    @Hamid Gul:
    Really u was kidding to the entire nation. No shame?

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