close
Advertisement
Can't connect right now! retry

add The News to homescreen

tap to bring up your browser menu and select 'Add to homescreen' to pin the The News web app

Got it!

add The News to homescreen

tap to bring up your browser menu and select 'Add to homescreen' to pin the The News web app

Got it!
January 17, 2014

‘You are a Lifafa journalist, we will tackle you’

Sports

AFP
January 17, 2014

ISLAMABAD: Ahmed Raza Kasuri, the lawyer for former president General (retd) Pervez Musharraf in the high treason case, on Thursday vented his anger on a journalist over a question after the hearing of the case in the special court.
After the hearing of the case, a journalist asked Ahmed Raza Kasuri why the ‘Commando General’ did not appear before the court and what was the position of his medical report, Kasuri became furious and said, “You are defaming Pakistan’s Commando General, you are being sold, you are a Lifafa journalist, you should be ashamed of such questions, you seem to be an Indian agent, it seems we will have to take the sold journalists to task.”
At that point, somebody asked Kasuri that he too got payment from his client for defending him in the treason case. Kasuri got more sentimental, saying, “You are the people who were paid and you are the people who take Lifafas.”
He added, “Shame on you. Shame on you.” At this, the media persons replied Kasuri in the same coin. He said the trial against Musharraf was politically motivated.“It is a cock and bull story. The trial has been initiated by Nawaz Sharif because of the 1999 incident. He is taking personal revenge against Musharraf,” Kasuri alleged.