Nusrat Javed and Mushtaq Minhas, two of the 19 accused journalists, went live on Aaj Tv last night and denied the bribery allegations against them by announcing the leaked list as a fake list.
Nusrat Javed in a taunty-sarcastic manner read out the record of transactions from the list and said that it is all a conspiracy fabricated by Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf’s (PTI) Media Cell and called them “Cyber-Bullies”.
In a rowdy change of mood, he expressed his outrage over the Social Media activists of PTI. Anger and loud allegations took over the show for a while, as Mushtaq Minhas kept mumbling incomplete words trying to settle Nusrat Javed down.
Nusrat Javed challenged the PTI to ask their party member Sarwar Khan from Taxila, to hold a press conference and say that Malik Riaz has a “flawed character”.
“They will never do it” he claimed.
Nusrat claimed that he knew who was behind these allegations and that he doesn’t need the police or the courts to help him, he will fight his own fight and deal with those people all by himself.
In response to Nusrat Javed’s angry allegations, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf posted a reply to Nusrat Javed on their website, stating that PTI had nothing to do with the leaked list of journalists and that the party respects the senior journalists and had no interest in maligning their names.
Story first published: 15th June 2012