When Mirza Mahmud Ahmad appeared before the Munir Court of Enquiry in 1954
He was asked about Al-Fazl, and certain extracts from his own speeches in Al-Fazl were put to him. The questions and answers may be read in the Qadiani Jama‘at own Urdu publicationTahqiqi ‘adalat men Hazrat Imam Jama‘at Ahmadiyya Ka Bayan(available online at this link).
“Question: What is the position of Al-Fazl in your Jamaat and what is your connection with it?”
“Answer: It is true that I established this newspaper but two or three years later I cut off my connection with it, probably in 1915 or 1916. Now it belongs to Sadr Anjuman Ahmadiyya.” (p. 13, 14)
Regarding a speech in Al-Fazl dated 21 August 1917, he replied:
“When this statement was published I did not have a diarist. So I cannot say for sure that my words were reported correctly or not.” (p. 16)
In another answer he said:
“In Al-Fazl dated 5 April 1947 my speech has not been reported correctly. The correct report was published in Al-Fazl dated 12 April 1947.” (p. 18)
When a passage was quoted from Al-Fazl dated 16 May 1947, he replied:
“No. I most certainly did not express my views in these words. What I said has been misrepresented to a great extent. … My real views on this matter were published in Al-Fazl dated 21 May 1947.” (p. 19)
He was then asked: “Did you issue a correction to what was published in Al-Fazl of 16 May 1947?” He replied:
“What was published in it was, in effect, corrected by Al-Fazl of 21 May 1947.” (p. 19)
Notice here he says “in effect” or “in practice” (`aml-an), and not that it was directly corrected.
Asked whether he had said certain words reported in Tashhiz-ul-Azhanof June 1919 (a magazine founded by him), he replied:
“No. The diarist was inexperienced. What I said was misrepresented by him.” (p. 22)
Mirza Nasir Ahmad in 1974
QK3: Alfazal is NOT Ahmadiyya (Qadiani) Jamaat Newspaper.
1974 NA Proceedings page 886 (pdf file page 463):
QK3 very painfully realized that quotes from AlFazal newspaper keep on pushing him deep into thick soup. So he decided to take a stand. Following is dialogue between QK3 and Attorney General (AG):
QK3: Alfazal is NOT voice of (Qadiani) Jamaat.
AG: If this is the case then all issues are resolved.
QK3: It (Alfazal) is NOT of (Qadiani) Jamaat.
QK3: Then all issues are resolved.
AG: Then it (Alfazal) is organ of which Jamaat?
AG: Alfazal is organ of which Jamaat?
QK3: It is NOT organ of ANY Jamaat!
Mirza Ghulam Ahmad did the same when he was cornered in 1899