Clarification: Lord Nazir Ahmed's statement in Haripur

The Express Tribune’s reporter has clarified the offer by Nazir aimed to raise money to try Bush and Blair.

Express April 18, 2012

In a story published in The Express Tribune on April 15, titled ‘Sterling bounty offered for Obama, Bush,’ it was erroneously reported that British parliamentarian of Kashmiri origin Lord Nazir Ahmed had announced a bounty for the captor of US President Barack Obama and his predecessor George W Bush. Following Lord Ahmed’s denial and a review of the footage of his comments, it has been established that Nazir had merely offered to “raise and offer £10 million so that George W Bush and Tony Blair can be brought to the International Court of Justice on war crimes charges,” while there was no mention of US President Barack Obama. The Express Tribune’s reporter, who covered the story in Haripur, also clarified that he had mistakenly written the name of Obama – and clarified that the offer by Nazir aimed to raise money to try Bush and Blair in the International Court of Justice for war crimes. The error is deeply regretted.

Published in The Express Tribune, April 18th, 2012.


Mohammed | 10 years ago | Reply

This paper has just ruined any gained credability it brings a low for this VERY new papers reputation. Shame on the reporter for staining this paper reputation amongst more established papers. A BAD EXAMPLE IN REPORTING . U LOST A SUBSCRIBER AND MANY MORE!

chris fontenot, sr. | 10 years ago | Reply

Newspapers should completely and fully have tabs on their employed (independents). They should know the people reporting intimately (to decipher intentions)! They should be treated as public figures by their employers; additionately, should be prepared to defend their submissions with proof. Only then would most respect and acknowledge your apology, for you have a great responsibility to the public. False or misleading information such as the April 15th report could greatly damage the reputation of people and cause massive kaos and violence. If you don't have the all of the facts, then just refrain from issuing it in print until the information is verified! With that said, I, as a human being, understand that we are not infallible and do accept the apology.

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