PROTEST AGAINST TORONTO STAR FOR
DISCRIMINATION AGAINST PAKISTANIS
EXPLANATION & APLOGY DEMANDED FROM TORONTO STAR FOR DISCRIMATION, HURTING & INSULTING
IMPORTANT NOTE TO THE WEBMASTER:
KINDLY DIS TRIBUTE MY STRONG PROTEST TO THE FOLLOWING MENTIONED BELOW. I WANT THEM TO READ, RESPOND AND TAKE APPROPRIATE ACTION AGAINST THE PERSONS RESPONSIBLE FOR WRITING, EDITING AND PERMITTING THE USE OF THE DISCRIMINATORY ARTICLE. AN EXPLANATION & APOLOGY IS DUE FROM THE TORONTO STAR---THANKS---JAVED ZAHEER, FREE EXPRESSION AWARD WINNER JOURNALIST:
PLEASE PRESENT IT TO:
1)David Holland, Acting Publisher
2) Managing Editor: Irene Gentle
3)Editor: Michael Cooke
4) Public Editor
5) AURIE MONSEBRAATEN, Social justice reporter
6) Richard Lautens
RESPECTED Publisher &Editors,
Being a senior journalist with over 40 years professional experience including 13 years as Senior Sub-Editor in Daily DAWN, Karachi, Pakistan, and 17 years of writing experience in Canada, I had great respect and regard for you all. Unfortunately, some racists, excited, inexperienced and non-professional desk editor/reporters of the Toronto Star keep writing sensational and discriminatory stories. It clearly shows that they are indulging in angling and deliberately targeting the Muslim and Pakistanis with sinister motive to tarnish the image of the community and portray Pakistanis as terrorists, thieves, robbers, poor and beggar.
The story written by your Social Reporter, Laurie Monsebraaten, titled “Kids suffer most as Toronto clings to title of child poverty capital”, chose Salma Jabeen, a Pakistani, and her daughter, Zara, living in Thorncliffe Park Drive and portrayed as very poor and could not afford luxuries like gymnastic, taekwondo and swimming. After reading the story it clearly looked that Pakistanis belong to the very poor class and and are not capable of contributing tremendously. After seeing the picture of Salma Jabeen and her daughter the Canadians will start considering the Pakistani community members as beggars and violent people.
I strongly protest against such negative portrayal of the community and demand unconditional public apology from all concerned. I hold the editor and publisher responsible for this because without their approval this story could not have published.
The Pakistani community comprises highly educated, professional, skilled and technical people belong to good families and having very good and rich background. No poor person could migrate to Canada. They can only dream but cannot afford or qualify. This is the fact and true picture and not what your justice reporter portrayed.
Even the taxi drivers and labours in the factories are highly educated and had served on senior positions in Pakistan. Most of them are permanent resident and citizens and never indulge in any criminal or stupid activities. They focus on earning and taking care of their families in a very respectable manner.
Go to Downton and see the beggars asking for money. Find one Pakistani and present it to me. Even find one in Thorncliffe. In my seventeen years stay in Thorncliffe I have never seen any Pakistani begging for food or money.
Now I am compelled to ask as to how much money was spent to write this story full of fabricated lies. The innocent Pakistani women must have been tricked. Had she known the motive she would have become a part of such hate story.
Before trying to portray Pakistanis as bad and criminals again the reporter must visit Toronto’s Downtown to see women on the streets selling their bodies and the gays in action or the nude dancers exhibiting every part of their bodies. I have nothing against them nor what they are doing. I dare challenge the Toronto Star to find one single Pakistani at all these places.
It is a fact that whosoever comes to Canada faces tough challenges and most of the people come mentally prepared. We remain in the system and follow the system. Over 95 percent Pakistanis are respectable and responsible citizen and immigrants. They are contributing tremendously. Ask Salma Zahid, MP, and Iqra Khalid, MP, and the Pakistani who is holding very high position in judiciary in Ontario.
Please, Please, Please. Stop such nonsense, which is badly damaging the credibility and image of Toronto Star amd Canadian mainstream media. If you people are doing such things deliberately I am prepared to defend and protect the Muslim and Pakistani community at every step. You will find me a hard nut to crack.
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Dated: November 29, 2016.
JZ’S PROFILE: Founder of SHIR International Network (Serve Humanity In Reality---SHIR), declared by Judges as one of 75 Finalist Best Canadian Immigrants, an Honour for the Pakistani Community. Joined Journalism Profession in 1974 (Daily `SUN’, Karachi) and still serving as a professional journalist (2014). Javed Zaheer, Free Expression Award Winner (Awarded by National Ethnic Press & Media Council of Canada—NEPMCC. Award presented by Lieutenant-Governor of Ontario, Canada), Desi Idol Recognition Award Winner (Presented by North American Desi Idol), Member/Honorary Director of NEPMCC, Veteran Active Member (VAM) of Toronto Press Club, Ex-Member of The National Club and The Ontario Club, Honorary Editor of English Weekly `Pakistan Abroad’, Canada, ex-Chief Editor (Honorary) of English Weekly `The Ambassador’, Canada, ex-Chief Editor (Honorary) of English Weekly `DAWN', Canada, ex-Senior Sub-Editor of English Daily DAWN, Pakistan (From 1986-1999), Chairman, CANOPI, Director of Children Dignity Foundation (CDF---Canada & Pakistan) and Honorary Director, Canpak, Chamber of Commerce, and Honorary Director Information, Pak Seniors Forum (PSF), is contributing purely on Voluntary and Honorary Basis in order to serve all people and communities. Contact: (416)firstname.lastname@example.org To read more JZ’s exclusive articles, please visit: nepmcc website (Editorial Sections. Scan years from 2004). Visit www.javedzaheernews.blogspot.com for latest exclusive articles.
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