Taliban flogging video was fake, prepared and financed by a NGO at Islamabad
By: Earthman, International Professor
Mr. Hamid Mir brought Samar Minallah in his program Capital Talk and she displayed flogging video of a girl and blamed Taliban for such vicious act. At hundred of occasions that video was referenced and today’s all PPP’s leadership made it drama for seeking American money.
As video was a pre planned conspiracy against Swat peace accord and it was not in the interest of some peoples that were making money from war of terror. At a later stage I would produce records and writings of prostitution gangs of Pakistan including MQM, ANP and PPP who justified Army invasion on Swat by linking above video.
Today’s daily “the News” and daily “Jang” have reported that above video was bogus and all characters were paid by a NGO at Islamabad for same fake video. The person involved in flogging character was nabbed and Mr. Hamid Mir in a column reported that person was under investigation. Remember this was the same column that highlighted torture video of Pakistan army at Swat.
I wrote two articles and highlighted that video seems to be fake and Pakistan army must not jump in invasion of Swat, copies of both articles are given below.
Now I congratulate Mr. Hamid Mir for recent award and request that please put some light on characters behind this fake video.
Video of girl’s flogging was fake
Monday, March 29, 2010
PESHAWAR: A resident of Swat, who claims to have prepared the fake video of flogging of a girl in Swat, has termed it drama and revealed that he received Rs0.5 million for doing so before the launch of military operation ‘Rah-e-Rast’.
Before the operation ‘Rah-e-Rast’, an NGO financed preparation of fake video of flogging in which they portrayed the Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) members flogging a woman. The provincial government and Malakand Commissioner Syed Muhammad Javed ordered investigations and sought report from the authorities concerned.
After the successful operation in Malakand division, the law-enforcement agencies had arrested the children who were present in the video while a resident of Swat was apprehended by Kohat administration. The children and the arrested man revealed that the video was fake and said that it was made on the demand of Islamabad-based NGO which provided him Rs0.5 million.
Sources revealed that woman who was flogged in the video was also arrested and she revealed that she had received Rs0.1 million while Rs 50,000 were given to each child. Sources said that the NGO produced the video to defame the country’s integrity and respect.
Sources stated that the law-enforcement agencies dispatched the report about the arrests of the culprits and proposed action against the NGO. They also said that the security agencies also apprehended the TTP workers who flogged the people.