Bol News Invites late Arshad Sharif’s mother to inaugurate her martyred son’s memorial
Talking to Bol News, Shoaib Ahmed Shaikh said he would make the monument of Arshad Sharif unveiled by his mother.
CEO BOL News Shoaib Ahmed Shaikh has said late Bol News Anchorperson Arshad Sharif was a big torch-bearer of ‘Haqeeqi Sahafat’ and he did not back off even an inch from the true path. He even laid his life for the truth, he said.
Talking to Bol News, Shoaib Ahmed Shaikh said he would make the monument of Arshad Sharif unveiled by his mother. For that purpose, he invited the journalist’s mother to inaugurate it. “The monument will only keep reminding us about the journalist, while he lives in our hearts,” he said.
He said when one speaks the truth and stands by it then it appears as if the person is isolated, but in reality, he is not.
He said that 90% of Pakistan’s journalists had sought to work for Bol News, not because it was giving massive salaries but rather because they all wanted to adhere to real news standards. That irritated the rulers. As a result, they created fictitious charges against Axact, an organization focused on technology with a worldwide presence. No one complained that the Karachi-based group had defrauded him—not only in Pakistan but anywhere in the globe, he said.
“The inquiry was conducted by the rulers themselves, but it produced no results. Therefore, the investigating officer told the court that the case was fabricated and that none of Axact’s actions was unlawful.
“The IO did not only state that he could not find an evidence against Axact, but he said that he could not even find a crime being committed. Just imagine the level of oppression,” he said.
The other thing was that the Bol News CEO said, in a fraud, case bail was granted on personal surety, but in this case, bail was not granted for 18 months straight.
Pointing towards how the case affected his business and ultimately the economy of Pakistan, he said Axact’s IT-related exports were worth 355 million dollars out of 432 million dollars in Pakistan’s IT sector exports. “We were 82 percent of the IT industry,” he said. He said the economy was doomed to suffer if the government would treat those responsible for bringing dollars into the country badly. He rued that not only assets of the company were seized but cases were lodged against his wife and mother as well.
He also said that running a channel was not a business for him, rather he was practicing real journalism through it.
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