Twitter Alert: Support Ansar Abbasi campaign kicks off

Twitter rumour-mill abuzz over Abbasi's column criticising media for airing Indian content.

Web Desk August 13, 2012

Local twitterati were abuzz Monday night in support of veteran journalist Ansar Abbasi under the hashtag #SupportAnsarAbbasi

According to the Twitter rumour-mill, a column of Abbasi's that did not make the publishing cut was published by news portal wherein he spoke about the clout of cable operators in Pakistan in influencing news channels, certain anchorpersons and journalists into not discussing  the illegal airing of Indian channels in Pakistan

Lambasting vulgar and obscene content on television, Abbasi's column also talked about cable operators pressurising the aforementioned parties into not covering/reporting on the Supreme Court case proceedings regarding a petition filed by ex-Amir of the Jamaat-e-Islami, Qazi Hussain Ahmad, and Justice (retd) Wajihuddin Ahmed of the Supreme Court.

Top Tweets

Muhammad Umar Farooq

#SupportAnsarAbbasi for obscenity/vulgarity free media in pakistan.


Fake Liberals trying to Corrupt our Society with their Corrupt mind/Characters . Save Pakistan #SupportAnsarAbbasi

hazrat bilal

Even in US thr r strict laws abt wt can b shown on prime time TV. Secular doesn't mean throwing obscenity in ppl's face#SupportAnsarAbbasi

Ahmed Baloch

#SupportAnsarAbbasi Because he has every right to express his views, media censorship is not acceptable.

Syed Sohail Ali

Boldness on TV is not spreading awareness. It's a conspiracy to further damage the deteriorating morality in #Pakistan

Yes We Khan

#SupportAnsarAbbasi We have social media to propogate the Kallama-e-Haq of Ansar Media and you can't censor it!

ibrahim chaudhry

ur media owners r tempted & forget judgment day whn everything comes out openly. If you want to success in judgment day#SupportAnsarAbbasi


zehra | 11 years ago | Reply so dumb, i really dnt knw what is so vulgar about the indian soaps!! hum geo and ary have far more vulgar shows!! in indian shows the leads are propley dressed harldy any hugging and kissing and in pakistani shows, there is free drinknig weird dresses extra hugs kisses all in the name of open media!! before launchingo ut on others look at our own media!! our polictiacans our talk shows are filled with such nonsense that you cant see it !! i find indian chnnels a much better relaxing option rather thna listening to the screeching of hosts of talk showsas,wannabish drams of pak tv, dance shows on ary !!every thing is being here- our pakistani comedy showes have far lewd jokes than indians ,other dance shows have vulgar moves compared to indians our drams are more showing hugging kissing provocative dresses than indians then why not anything on them??
Naeem khan | 11 years ago | Reply

Freedom of expression is one of the most fundamental rights that individuals enjoy.I am of the opinion that Mr. Ansar has the equal right like any one else in the land of pure.We must condemned the Media houses and all those who are creating hurdles in the way of freedom of thought and its expression . "I do not agree with what you have to say, but I'll defend to the death your right to say it". Voltaire

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