List of journalists given plots in Islamabad

Published: November 1, 2010
Public Accounts Committee is in possession of list of 172 journalists who were given plots in Islamabad.

Public Accounts Committee is in possession of list of 172 journalists who were given plots in Islamabad.

The Public Accounts Committee (PAC) is in possession of a list of 172 journalists who were given plots in the federal capital in line with their two per cent quota in G-13 and G-14 sectors. The names of journalists who were given plots against payments were:

Sarwar Munir Rao

Sohail Iqbal

Ayesha Haroon

Syed Fahd Hussain

Shakeel Ahmed Turabi

M Najeeb

Sarmad Salik

Sheikh Zamir Ahmed Qadri

Rana Qaiser

Absar Alam (he later returned the plot)

Hanif Sabir

Muhammad Malick

Nazir Naji

Shoaib Bhutta

Mustansar Javed

Kh Sharif Ahmed

Sami H Zubari

Aslam Javed

M. Ziauddin

Zafar Rashid

Muhammad Ilyas Bhatti

Noor Faizi

Khan Zaman Malik

Shaukat Ali

Syed M Qasim

Tahir Khan

Ikram Hoti

Syed Qamar Abbas

Shamim Sherrei Sardar

Shakil Sheikh

Abdul Aziz Muhammad

Abrar Ali Saeed

Syed Farhan Bokhari

Muhammad Ashraf

Muhammad Ishaq

Ch. Muhammad Ilyas

Rashida Begum Butt

Iftikhar Nazar

Muhammad Sarwar Awan

Muhammad Afzal Nadeem

Aqeel Ahmed

Ejaz Malik

Muhammad Fayyaz

Altaf Hussain Bhatti

Muhammad Ehsan Elahi

Ali Raza

Shahid Mahmood Malik

Zafar Malik

Wajih Siddiqi

Farman Ali

Muhammad Bilal

Arif Rana

Syed Itrat Hussain

Rana Ghulam Qadir

Saleem Khilji

Abdul Saleem

Safdar Hussain

Imran Nallam Ahmed

Abdur Rauf

Masood Majid Syed

Zahid Khawaja

Muhammad Akram

Syed Zargoon Shah

Kunwar Rashid Habib

Anis Ahmed

Waseem Akthar

Rao Khalid

Abdul Manan Haid

Jehangir Raja

Shaukat Rehman Malik

Muhammad Javed Akhtar

Akthar Munir

Muhammad Javed

Muhammad Nawal

Nasir Chishti

Malik Safdar

Abrar Mustafa

Muhammad Latif

Suleman Hidyat

Murad Shaz Khattack

Attaur Rehman Tahir

Maqsood Mehdi

Muhammad Jamil Khan

Kh Javed Bhatti

Kaleem Ahsan Shah

Khadim Husain

Muhammad Javed Iqbal Khakwani

Mazhar Ali Khan

Syed Qasir Sherazi

Karim Madad

Ghulam Hussain

Zia Shahid

Azam Ahmed Khan

Khalid Awan

Khalid Mahmood

Tanveer Shahzad

Seema Mir

Najumul Islam Usmani

Khalid Mustafa

Saleem Usmani

Syed Ali Nasir Jaffiri

Shahid Butt

Zulfikar Ghuman

Abdul Razak

Ali Imran

Syed Raza Shah

Muhammad Aslam

Shabir Khamid Bukhtawari

Shagufta Jabeen

Bashir Ahmed Shad

Syed Aswad Ulfat

Agha Mahrooz Haider

Nasir Iqbal

Masood Abdul Raheem

Raja Mahmood Bashir Usmani

Muhammad Ilyas Khan

Muhammad Mushtaq Ghuman

Mashkoor Hussain Shah

M Taimur

Masroor Mohsin Gilani

M Ibrahim Khan

M Shahbaz Khan

Amir Sajjad

Mumtaz Alvi

Azhar Jamal

Shakil Awan

Tanveer Alam

Habibur Rehman

Naveed Akram

Syed Azhar Hussain

Mubashir Raza

Arif Hussain

Jabbar Zakriya

Muhammad Farooq Khan

Rahat Naseem

Saeed Murad

Ali Imran Javed

Ejaz Khan

Munir Aziz

Muhammad Riyaz Akhtar

Rahat Munir


Muhamamd Afzal Malik

Afzal Nadeem

Muhammad Jameel Mirza

Abdul Mateen Khan

Hamidur Rehman

Saadat Bashir

Akhtar Ali Khan

Abdul Jabbar Khan

Khalid Mahmood

Muhammad Rizwan Khan

Rafiq Hussain Khan

Malik Muhammad Ilyas

Sohail Nashir

Uzair Khan

Zahid Hussain Hashwani

Four journalists Rauf Klasra, Amir Mateen, Khaleeq Kiani and Javed Ch were given plots in light of the Lahore High Court decision of 2006 in their favour after their names were deleted from the final list on the orders of the then prime minister Shaukat Aziz.

The list also contains the names of PTV employees who were given plots. They include Nazir Tabsum, Qamar Mohiuddin, Nisar Baloch, Syed Javed Ali, Khalid Iqbal Warriach, Syed Zulfiqar Ali Shah, Ayub Minhas, Asmatullah Khan Niazi, Muzamil Ahmed Khan, Majeed Afzal Khan (Sajan Khan), Awaid Butt, Rashid Baig, Ramzan Khalid, Muhammad Arshad Saleem, Muhammad Zakariya, Musadiq Kaleem, Arif Mahmood.

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Reader Comments (20)

  • Faisal Shanzer
    Nov 1, 2010 - 4:38PM

    What prompted such generosity may I ask?Recommend

  • Prince Shahryar Rana
    Nov 1, 2010 - 5:10PM

    Pakistan does not need any ENEMY. Own people are looting. SHAME –Recommend

  • akhtar
    Nov 1, 2010 - 8:33PM

    No matter, they soled their opinion. We have sold our sovereignty by allowing Drone attacks, our people, our policies,our honour for some dollars Recommend

  • Tariq
    Nov 2, 2010 - 1:21AM

    It would be real helpful to learn business affiliation of these journalists. That will help us get a better picture.Recommend

  • M. Dawood
    Nov 2, 2010 - 1:21AM

    to be honest, i think we have become no less than the scums of the earth.
    people easily point out the wrongdoings of zardari and so……..but i don’t blame him solely…….every person at every level in their own capacity are crooked some way or the other.
    apart from the international embarrassment pakistan faces, our society within is a farce and shame.Recommend

  • Uzair Javed
    Nov 2, 2010 - 2:20AM

    I noticed M.Ziauddin’s name there…isn’t he the Executive Editor of the Express Tribune? And Rauf Klasra is writing this piece…hmmm…either that’s bold, or there’s more to this…Recommend

  • Nov 3, 2010 - 9:44AM

    one thing every one is missing here ….


    The names of journalists who were given plots against PAYMENTS it was not given to them free of cost



  • Hashmat Ali
    Nov 3, 2010 - 11:48AM

    Klasra is recycling his “News” stories for “Express” … should we call it green journalism? Afterall it’s about recycling the used materialRecommend

  • Nov 3, 2010 - 12:04PM

    i think is nothing illegal in the allotment of plots to journalists. The impression given in the headline is false and even the text of the news report does not support it. I think what Rauf Klasra has produced is not more than the rubbish. The story says plots were given to journalists after payment and after due process of verification. Then what is wrong!!!! (Awais)Recommend

  • Nov 3, 2010 - 12:14PM

    Journalists have their quota and they PAID for these plots. Everyone buys a plot to have their own residence, and it is not necessary that they do them a favor in return. Recommend

  • arman chaudhry
    Nov 3, 2010 - 2:06PM

    The above list contains many who pose themselves holier than everyone, being the self-proclaimed icons of piety, the marbingers and torch bearers of goodness and propriety. But in reality they are a voracious lot, going out of their way for every piece of morsel they can lay their grubby hands own. They are not intellectuals on ivory towers, rather they are more close to infra-human predators reeking of venalityt to the core. Recommend

  • Meekal Ahmed
    Nov 3, 2010 - 3:51PM

    Yes, as some have said there is nothing inherently wrong with being allotted a plot. It is paid for and the allotees will continue to pay “development charges”.

    The price of the plot may however be subsidized (below market value). By how much one cannot tell as it would vary by location –with corner plots being the most valuable. Recommend

  • عرفان خان
    Nov 3, 2010 - 7:11PM

    How many among them are working for Sindhi , Pashto, Balochi, Panjabi and Seraiki print or electronic media ?Recommend

  • Tariq
    Nov 3, 2010 - 10:58PM

    There is NO justification on getting subsidized rate plot. This evetual leads to nepotism and corruption. What holy duty these journalist are performing that justfies this state patronage?
    Why tax payers money is used on gracious gesture?Recommend

  • nasim ahmed
    Nov 4, 2010 - 11:25AM

    For this reason alone they want to have democratic governments.I wonder under what law plots are being doled out.Recommend

  • Ashtar
    Nov 4, 2010 - 9:01PM

    So these are pious journalists of our poor country.Am a government servant but govt is not willing to give me any thingRecommend

  • Shehzad
    Nov 23, 2010 - 11:41AM

    shame on all….Recommend

  • yasir satti
    Nov 27, 2010 - 4:59PM

    No one is above the law. There can’t be any justification for that. All of those who r involved in any corruption should be behind the bars. Army should not excluded Recommend

  • M.Amjad Hayat Khan Saddozai
    Nov 28, 2010 - 11:23AM

    Lagey Raho Munna Bhai “,All that we have in Pakistan is for the ruling elite whether they belong to politicians,bureaucracy,military janta or now the journalists except for the masses of the country.Recommend

  • Muhammad Muneer Khattak
    Dec 1, 2010 - 12:44PM

    Thanks Rouf klasra.Recommend

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