Lt. Gen (r) Amjad Shoaib Says Matiullah Jan Faked Abduction
Security analyst Lt. Gen (r) Amjad Shoaib has said that journalist Matiullah Jan had ‘faked’ his abduction to gain ‘sympathies’ and to divert the attention of Supreme Court from contempt of court notice to his ‘fake’ abduction.
Gen (r) Amjad Shoaib, during an interview to digital news channel Harris Shahid Official, said that all the sympathisers of Matiullah Jan, including veteran journalist Hamid Mir, need to revisit their opinions on the matter.
“Why would the national security agencies abduct Matiullah knowing the fact that he had to appear in the Supreme Court the very next day? Only Matiullah was the beneficiary of this fake abduction. He succeeds in getting sympathies of judges in the contempt of court case.”
The security analyst also criticised Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) Chairman Bilawal Bhutto and MNA Mohsin Dawar for visiting the home of Matiullah and showing solidarity with him. While talking about the career of Matiullah, Shoaib that Jan has “no standing as a journalist”.