Ansar Abbasi



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Ansar Abbasi born Ansar Abbasi on June 12, 1965, is an investigative editor for one of the leading newspapers from Pakistan, The News International. He has published several exclusive reports.

Early life

Abbasi was born in Murree, Pakistan, to a Dhund Abbasi family of that locality. He received his early education in his native village. Abbasi obtained matriculation from Sir Syed School, Rawalpindi. Later he joined Government College Asghar Mall, where he completed his Intermediate and Bachelor of Arts education. He received his Masters degree from Balochistan University, Quetta. He also earned another Masters degree from Goldsmiths College, University of London. His research thesis was on child labor.


After Masters in Mass Communication, Abbasi began his career as a professional journalist in 1991. His first stint was with an English language daily, The Democrat. Later, he worked for two months at Pakistan Times, before eventually joining The News International, of which he is now an editor.

Investigative articles

Chief Justice Choudhray

Abbasi was among the first to bring forth allegations against Chief Justice Iftikhar Choudhray for gross misconduct in 2002, accusing him for admitting his son Dr. Arsalan to the Federal Investigation Agency undermining all merits. Primarily based on this allegation the establishment moved a reference to Supreme Judicial Council against Chief Justice Iftikhar Choudhry.

President Musharraf

Abbasi has published work critical of the regime of former president Pervez Musharraf accusing him of building a multi-million rupees residence at Chak Shehzad, equipped with utilities at much cheaper rates with differential subsidized by the government.

He was critical of the former general for removing the Chief Justice of Pakistan Iftikhar Muhammad Choudhry and submitting his case to the Supreme Judicial Council.

Maulana Fazl ur Rahman

In November 2008, Abbasi published a story on the award of acres of military land worth millions of rupees to the family members of the leader of Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam, Maulana Fazl ur Rahman. Abbasi alleged that the regime of the then president general Pervez Musharraf attempted to buy off Maulana's opposition to the general Musharraf's assumption of two public offices at a time. The issue was silenced when Maulana Fazl ur Rahman publicly questioned how the multi-billion empire of Geo/Jang Group grew from a single room.

Justice Dogar

"Our Special Daughters", an investigative report by Abbasi in Daily News, found out that Justice Dogar's daughter Farah Hameed Dogar's examination paper for F.Sc. were reassessed in violation of a previous Supreme Court ruling. While the results of 201 candidates were revised, only for her were the examination papers re-marked and the numbers increased. In the other 200 cases, only errors in adding the total marks were corrected. The case later went on to the parliamentary committee for education.

Life threats

Abbasi is alleged to have received death threats for which he blamed different groups, including those associated with the ruling coalition. His claims first appeared in The News on December 25, 2008.


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Irfan ( karachi,Pakistan) Tuesday, April 23, 2013 1:42:51 PM (MDT - USA)
sir we are very proud of u if i still believe on jourlsm just bcz of u sir u are the proud of naton may God bless u and help u in ur work and u will work like this with honesty sir i want to ask one question from u there are many pages of ur name how i can get real page of u plzz tell me through my email bcz i want daily postng of ur page throug notifctn thts why plzz tell me ur real page where i folow u plz sir

Abdul Manaf Rana ( Karachi,Pakistan) Tuesday, April 9, 2013 10:41:55 PM (MDT - USA)
A sincer, truthfull personality, appricated in lvl, wish him to best luck and long life

M.Noor Shaikh ( Hyderabad,Pakistan) Thursday, February 14, 2013 10:13:22 AM (MDT - USA)
Respected Ansar Abbasi Sb, Aslamoailkum, Your today’s (14-2-2013) article in Jung regarding the ordeal faced by a complainant mother against his son’s behaviour is most welcome. I don’t know how many people will read it, follow it and contribute positively towards such cases when they come across. I have an humble suggestion that we must celebrate a mother’s day on the birth date of our holy prophet’s mother (bibi-Amna) so that the teachings of Islam and specially the sayings of our prophet (PBUH) in this record are highlighted, and explained by the religious scholars with active participation of civil society and the government functionaries in spreading the message on this context. This mother’s day will have a greater impact, compared to the one we celebrate, on the society and on those who have fallen astray because they will have a practical example before them of the life and the status of the mother as enunciated in the Holy Quran as well. The above celebration could be held throughout the Islamic world under the auspices of OIC. I understand that I could not fully explain the benefits to be derived from the celebration of the proposed mother’s day and so invite others to have their say and contribute in arresting the rude, disrespectful and heart breaking behaviour of children towards their parents, especially mother.

Muhammad Noor Shaikh ( Hyderbad,Pakistan) Tuesday, January 22, 2013 10:56:11 AM (MDT - USA)
Respected Abbasi sb, Aslamoalikum , I heartily Congratulate you on Your Writings which i read in the daily Jang and The News. You are a true Patriot and express the feelings of common people and average Pakistani. Your recent articles on Long march of Dr,Qadri is such an exercise. They are thought provoking and has great message from Pakistanis to our leaders specially PMLN-JI and JUI. The leaders of these parties appear to side track the issue calling it “derailing of democracy and unconstitutional”. Let me tell them in plain words that they are absolutely mistaken to take the people of Pakistan for granted. I think that the demands of Dr, Qadri had much support and approval of the people. They are 100% Constitutional as far as the criteria of election for Assemblies is concerned. These people are bent upon frauding and Dodging the nation by not supporting the relevant articles of the constitution to be implemented. So what else one can expect if they come to power again. If it happens, the nation will be justified in demanding the intervention of supreme court and the army because they don’t want their country to be bitten again and again by these Dacoits and jugglers. I think if anyone wants to judge the feelings of a true, Patriotic and honest country man as in example for an average Pakistani, he needs to understand Abdul Sattar Edhi and what he said and is saying about his country and those governing and aspiring to govern. Abbasi sb the people of Pakistan have great love and Respect for you and Request you to continue to write what ever is the interest of the people and nation without fear as Allah will protect you from the Evil Designs of traitors and Enemies of Islam and Pakistan. From : M.Noor Shaikh Hyderbad

B A KHAN ( islamabad,Pakistan) Wednesday, November 7, 2012 3:10:08 PM (MDT - USA)
a single track and rigid personality

naveed ( bahawalpur,Pakistan) Saturday, October 27, 2012 8:09:52 AM (MDT - USA)
ansar abbasi sahib u r doing great job by exposing corruption of ies and also relatives of current DG and Dir (HQ) are being recruited through fake recruitment process.cretartnazir Income Support programme punjab where relatives of PPP parliamentarians, district presidents/se up . please investigate the matter of fake recruitments in Bepresent se

RASHED SIDDIQUI ( BOCA RATON, FLORIDA,United States) Saturday, June 30, 2012 12:21:11 PM (MDT - USA)
AA Ansar Sahib, I live in USA but these days I am visiting Pakistan and going back on Sunday July 8, I am desperate to meet, I want to share with you a few articles I wrote. I am prepared to meet you anywhere and at any time 24/7. If you allow me I will be grateful and thankful. In any case I would appreciate if you can share me your email address. My email:

shoukat ali ( tandoallahyar,Pakistan) Friday, May 18, 2012 8:46:19 AM (MDT - USA)
my dear brother Ansar abbasi assalamualikum brother ap ki pakistan or islam ka liya lagao dekh ker bohat khushi hoti hai is liya main ap se kuch batain kahna chata hoon brother ap is mulak ka masail per bohat kuch litha hain aur ap ye chata hain ka hamara mulak jannat ka namuna ban jai aur bohat se ap jesa log is ka liya apna apna hal batata hain lakin mera kayal hai ka ap aur hum jesa log jitna bhi zoar laga lain hum succeed nahi ho sakta wo is liya ka hum ALLAH se halat_e_jaang main hain aur aus se jaang kar ke koi bhi nahi jeet sakta jab tak hum ALLAH aur aus ka rasool se jaang katam nahi karain ga tab tak hum jitna bhi zoar laga lain hum succeed nahi ho sakta Dear brother is mulak ka sub se bara masla sudi system hai aur jis per ap ki saryat court fasla de chuki hai ka yah system katam kya jai or nawab shareef ne stay order diya tha mera bhai agar koi yah kahai ka puri dunya main sudi system hai lakin wo sukoon main hain aur kya sirf pakistan hi halat_e_jang main hai to bhai Pakistan main hujjat tamam ho chuki kyunka court na fasla diya tha aur ap na aik mudad mulat li aur phir sab na usa bula diya Allah ne jis banda ka zarya ya fasla karwaya tha usi ka dimag se islami banking ka asool banwaiy aur wo aj aik succeed model ka tor per saamna a chuka hai mera bhai agar ap aur hum mil kar aus stay order ko katam kar wa sakain to yaqeen rakain jesa he ya sudi system katam karain ga Inshaallah is mulak ka sab masla hal hona start ho jain ga shoukat ali 03008372645 and 03003083282

Noor us Saba ( Mardan ,Pakistan) Monday, May 7, 2012 9:44:58 PM (MDT - USA)

shaziamuslim ( lahore,Pakistan) Wednesday, April 25, 2012 10:50:19 PM (MDT - USA)
aso.ansar abbasi sahib aap pakistan ki sahafat ka darakhshinda sitara k ihtesab k baray maen kalam likh ker aapnay intehai zimmedar sahafi honay ka suboot sdiyahai.carryon God bless you.

muhammad qasim ( islamabad,Pakistan) Sunday, April 1, 2012 10:50:35 AM (MDT - USA)
sir plz our universty issue i shall be very thankful to u i need to snd some data about my univers

Altaf Bhaiyya ( Anaheim,United States) Friday, March 30, 2012 1:24:06 AM (MDT - USA)
You are urdu speaking Abbasi mohajjir who took the domicile of baluchistan university to get into a school at tax payer money ?????

Muhammad Masood Akram ( Islamabad,Pakistan) Wednesday, January 4, 2012 6:16:28 AM (MDT - USA)
I have some important corruption cases more than one billion with documentary evidence in National Highway Authority

Muhammad Umar Sami ( Lahore,Pakistan) Tuesday, July 12, 2011 5:35:47 AM (MDT - USA)
One of the best journalist in Pakistan in my openion. There are very few learned people like him in the media

JAMSHED SALEEM ( DAMMAM SAUDI ARABIA ,Saudi arabia) Tuesday, June 7, 2011 2:23:40 PM (MDT - USA)
Dear Ansar , I renew my Passport few months before in Peshawar Passport office by paying extra money to the officer via his trout to remove government officer in passport because i submit my resignation to the WAPDA department, and immigration was disturbing me every time when I travel with family, but I am surprise if this happen with me what will be happen with a ordinary person in pakistan, kindly write some report about passport office, at the end I get the passport but with same Government Officer label, I travel on same passport to the UK on official visit from saudi arabia but feel no problem through all tour, but face alot of problem when went to Kuwait, Kuwait government did not let me go inside the country, so i came back without official visit, I feel alot shame when I give extra money for the renewal of passport. The Assistant Director was talking to me like I am a Criminal in his court , kinldy do some thing on your part , Thanks and Best Regard Engineer JAMSHED SALEEM , Interconnection Control Engineer, Dammam Saudi Arabia

SOHNI SHAMS ( MULTAN,Pakistan) Friday, June 3, 2011 12:12:43 AM (MDT - USA)
Asslaam-o-Alikum , Dear ANSAR ABBASI SB , Hamara Kia Kasoor Hi. I always listening your debate on Geo TV, Now I request you to kindly help us because during the tenure of MUSHARF, a very highly tragedy was taken us. I have appealed to President, Chief Justice, Chief of Army Staff, Mr. Kamran Khan, Mr Mian M. Nawaz Sharif, DG ISI, GHQ, Corps Comdt Multan but all remain fruitless. You also see this message on this web site. But no look a simple and easy appeal of an innocent family. It is stated that I, Mst Sohni Bibi, Wife of Army No. 2393218 Naik/Clerk Shamas Ud Din, who have been serving in Pak Army for 14 Years. On 20th October 2005 being innocent he had been dismissed by Commandant on administrator orders due to no any fault was observed alongwith 6x Junior Soldiers for only providing safety to Army Officers, who were involved in Huge Corruption due to illegal selling of troops rations in Punjab Centre Mardan. I have perusing my husband case since last six years. My husband was lodged a Writ Petition in Honble Lahore High Court Raw Bench but the same had dismissed due to writ petition attracts the bar of jurisdiction under clause 3 of Article 199 of the constitution of Pakistan. GHQ has informed to court that a proper Court of Inquiry was held and the petitioner has no case vide GHQ, JAG Dept Raw Letter No. 12899/357-H/J-V/JAG dated 16 February 2010. As per military law, Chief of Army Staff/Adjutant General/Formation Commanders are the Competent Authorities to uphold or set aside the administrative action. WE CANNOT UNDERSTAND THAT WHY PUNISHED OUR FAMILY IN WHICH OFFENCE WHERE WE CANNOT DO THE SAME EARLIER. Our old parents and younger kids are dependents upon my husband and after “ALLAH” our living hoods dependents upon his job. All higher authorities did not uphold or set-aside this case due to Army Officers are involved. Thanks and regards. Mst. SOHNI BIBI, Wife of 2393218 Nk/Clk Shamas ud Din, House No. 766 Al-Quresh Housing Scheme Phase-II, Sher Shah Road,

Fizza ( Karachi,Pakistan) Sunday, May 22, 2011 9:53:39 AM (MDT - USA)
Ansar i even didnt know your name, on 21st may 2011 i saw you in a political program named policy matters, the stuff you discussed that the people they call terrorists are the actual Jehadis and the people dieing in Afghanistan are our brothers sisters and kids, iam myself a teenager and a student of 1st year pre medical, I HONESTLY say i have become a fan of yours, my Father when heard your terms said 'So finally someone in Pakistan has come to say the truth. May Allah bless Ansar Abbasi with all his nature' . Ansar we are proud of you and we will always be with you :) you are a true muslim, these are the terms coming out from my heart with feelings :) WE THE MUSLIMS LOVE YOU *ANSAR ABBASI* :) MAY YOU LIVE LONG :)

Shaheen ( Houston,United States) Saturday, April 30, 2011 10:49:30 PM (MDT - USA)
your recent report on the New Alliance between the most corrupt politicians is commendable. Is nt it possible that you should make a group of few honest people and raise voice to get rid of corrupt govt..The only solution is that the Head of the country should practice Islam and charactor like our Prophet Muhammad PBUH acting on Quranic are doing ur best

tahir malik ( lahore,Pakistan) Wednesday, March 2, 2011 6:02:17 AM (MDT - USA)
Allah aap ko khush rakhey aur umer draz kray ameen ; keep it up

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Usman A Khan ( Philadelphia,United States) Monday, April 20, 2009 11:24:54 AM (MDT - USA)
I like you Dr. Ansar Abbasi. I like his intellectual thought and sincerity to his religion and mine.
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Javed Shah ( London,United Kingdom) Sunday, April 19, 2009 2:37:03 PM (MDT - USA)
Good Man Have a Good View about Islam, Everyone don't want Islam like Taliban, But we need Islam 1st in our Lives then our Societies. But one thing i noted down. There is a Guy "Moid" from Pakistan who is trying to Impress west from his View, Man be Proper Muslim Allah will Give you every comfort of your Soul, Ameen The Idea the Guys who are mostly in the forign the have same point of view because we experince those west but inside Pakistan Situation is Change, Allah Make it Better Ameen,
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Touseef Akbar Ali ( London,United Kingdom) Saturday, April 18, 2009 11:34:48 AM (MDT - USA)
Taliban have said that they will decide that should girl schools be opened or not? its good to have shariah law in Pakistan but this happened because Taliban grabbed it by force. this is dangerous trend. i heard on one channel that there can be no appeal against decision of qazis in swat. how are we saving Pakistan by signing treaties with power circles in different parts. this encourages militancy. this is because ruling class has failed to deliver justice and prosperity to common man. thats why every person is taking arms in hands to impose his own ideology and interpretations regarding justice and shariah. why not, our assemblies and senate take rapid actions to deliver what we all want. we can also achieve consensus on one or acceptable shariah law to all sects if the ruling class takes actions rapidly and with sincerity but ruling class seems to be more interested in their vested interests.
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Be more muttaqee Allah bless you with TAQWA Ameen.
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