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SOS for Arsalan Iftikhar Chaudhry: Hamid Mir in Action – by Ahsan Shah

“Arsalan Iftikhar is totally innocent. All the evidence against him are Fake. They are cooked by the Government and the Secret Agencies mutually to bring Mr CJ under Pressure”, writes Hamid Mir in his 26 July column in daily Jang.

http://jang.com.pk/jang/jul2012-daily/26-07-2012/col4.htm

حکومت اور خفيہ ادارے سپريم کورٹ کے ساتھ مل کر بلوچستان کو سنبھالنے کي بجائے سپريم کورٹ کو نيچا دکھانے کے منصوبوں پر عمل پيرا ہيں ارسلان افتخار پر الزامات اس قسم کے منصوبوں کي ايک کڑي ہے يہ خاکسار بڑي ذمہ داري کے ساتھ اپنے قارئين کو يہ اطلاع دے رہا ہے کہ ارسلان افتخار پر ماضي قريب ميں جو الزامات لگائے گئے اور جو دستاويزي شہادتيں عدالت ميں پيش کي گئيں ان ميں واضح جعل سازي کا انکشاف ہوا ہے جب اصل حقائق سامنے آئيں گے تو ارسلان افتخار پر الزامات لگانے والے اپنا منہ چھپاتے پھريں گے دلچسپ پہلو يہ ہے کہ ارسلان افتخار کيس کا ايک اہم کردار احمد خليل پيپلز پارٹي کي حکومت کے ذريعہ محترمہ بے نظير بھٹو کے مقدمہ قتل پر بھي اثر انداز ہوتا رہا اور اس مقدمے ميں گرفتار ہونے والے ايک پوليس افسر کو بچا گيا اور يہ وہ افسر تھا جو براہ راست اس وقت کي حکومت کي اہم شخصيات کے ساتھ رابطے ميں تھا يہ پہلو بھي بڑا عجيب ہے کہ چيف جسٹس افتخار محمد چودھري کے مخالفين عدالتي فيصلوں کي تضحيک کرنے ميں تو ايک دوسرے کے ساتھ بھرپور تعاون کرتے ہيں ليکن ذاتي مفادات کے لئے ايک دوسرے کے خلاف سازشوں سے باز نہيں آتے

This is common knowledge that the usual suspects have been waging a “Jihad” against the PPP Government (rather I would say any elected civilian government) since General Zia’s regime. In the last four and half years, a coalition of the Establishment, Media (both right-wing dominated Urdu media and pseudo-liberal dominated English media), and their allies headed by CJ Iftikhar Chaudhry have been trying to derail the Zardari led PPP Government.

Suddenly such invisible hands and their allies are being presented as our heroes, the saviours of Pakistan.

Hamid Mir points towards a conspiracy to defame the CJ in the guise of allegations against Arsalan Iftikhar (CJ’s son). Based on Hamid Mir’s theory, conspiracy against Arsalan is in fact a tactic by the military and the civilian government to pressurize CJ Chaudhry to refrain from paying attention to the Balochistan crisis. What a dishonest theory!

Critical readers as well as Baloch activists understand that CJ Chaudhry’s statements on Balochistan are nothing but an eyewash, a false hope with little impact on the actual Kill & Dump policy which is being pursued by Pakistan’s security agencies in that province.

Hamid Mir treats this as a conspiracy to defame CJ Chaudhry.

The word “defamation” in my knowledge is used for a person having good or at least an “acceptable” repute.

My Lord, who is NOT ready to accept me as a “Loyal” to Pakistan on the basis that I have taken an oath for being a responsible British citizen. Let’s see what he himself did with his own “oaths” he took as a judge.

In April 199, he was appointed as Chief Justice of the Balochistan High Court, and took an oath to defend the Constitution under any conditions. In January 2000, when four judges resigned as a protest against General Musharaf’s coup, Justice Iftikhar Chaudhry tore his oath into pieces, said “Yes Boss” to the dictator and took oath as a “PCO Judge”, assuring General Musharaf of unparalleled support to his unconstitutional government.

In 2005, General Musharaf appointed him as Chief “Justice” of Pakistan for rendering commendable services to his dictatorship.

The story took a new turn when Musharaf charged him of corruption, nepotism and misbehaviour with judges and senior advocates. He was suspended in 2007 and was later put into a house arrest by Musharraf and his crony generals, which was finished by none other than Prime Minister Yussuf Reza Gillani as the very first order by the newly elected government.

Mr CJ then 3rd time violated his “oath” running a full-fledged political movement against General Musharaf, and later against the very party which liberated him from house arrest?

How ironic is it that a person who 3 times violated his “oath” is questioning the loyalty of millions of overseas Pakistanis to be a parliamentarian?

“Hazrat” e Arslan (‘famous’ son of CJ Iftikhar Chaudhry) got a C Grade in the Intermediate examination.

He got admission in Bolan Medical College Quetta on Chief Minister’s quota.

In June 2005, he was appointed as a Medical Officer. Just within 26 days, “Dad” got him appointed as a Section Officer in the Health Department.

After a few months, he left the services as a doctor and was appointed as Assistant Director FIA. Within a year, he was promoted to Deputy Director.

All these facts are present in Supreme Judicial Council and Arslan later had to resign for his illegal appointments. The story has been published in Express 7 June 2012.

http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1101540854&Issue=NP_LHE&Date=20120607

Recently a Property Tycoon (Malik Riaz) exposed Arslan’s black mailing and corruption worth 90 Crore. Instead of treating the case according to Pakistani law, CJ Chaudhry dramatized it and resorted to taking cover of the holy Quran to prove his impartiality.

“Now the decision would be in light of the Quran” Said the CJ.

And then the “Quranic Decision” was announced by the newly born Caliph that a “Tauheen e Adalat” (Contempt of Court) case be filed against the complainant. While Arslan was “expelled” from his father’s house and shifted to Parliament Lodges along with with 30 gunmen with whom he drives freely on the roads of Islamabad, many times blocking the roads.

Asma Jehangir, a senior lawyer, has rightly said that “Arslan is the Son of Mr Iftikhar Chaudhry and NOT the Son of Supreme Court. How does an allegation on Arslan become a case of Contempt of Court”?

I would say to Mr Hamid Mir and the other “Media War Lords”, the story of “the Father and the Son” is too ugly to be advocated.

Please do not further pollute your pen and your profession devil’s advocacy


Ahsan Shah
Birmingham
sdahsan@hotmail.com

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  • Its about time we step up the efforts to dislodge this corrupt mulla Chief Justice from the Supreme Court. as long as he is around there can be no peace.

  • i don’t know how our country will get rid of these yellow journalists and biased judges. ahsan shah well done for rightly writing against these hypocrites

  • It’s a big shame that instead of exposing Arslan, our “Jehadi” Media funded by Saudis is trying his best to save the corrupt sone of a CJ, who (as written in this article) 3 times violated his Oath

    Shame to Hamid Mir

    Will ansar abbasi high light Arslan’s Corruption in the light of Ihkam e Quran now?

  • Supreme court is no more Independent due to Iftikhar Choudahry but Iftikhar choudhary court. We want Freedom of supreme court from the Occupier and Biased Thief Justice. Supreme court acting political station of Pakistan just hearing Political cases, thousands of cases pending of terrorists and other public related cases.

    Regards

    Yasir Arafat
    Kabul Afghanistan

  • Nice and fact based column. CJ is not s holy cow instead he is a black sheep of so
    called free judicary.Hamid Mir should shame on his yellow journalism and such a stupi a stupidity.CJ is acting as a parasite to the country. He and his son should be treated with iron hands.

  • The signs are indicating that situation is forwarding towards judicial coup to derail democracy and our biased media is sharing his hand in this regard. We should expose all the hidden hands to save the democracy and on the bigger side our country from these octopuses.

  • A few days ago i read an article where the columnist wrote a story of a jeweler. He said that once a person came with his daughters to buy bangles but he went away because the price was not affordable for him ………….. story went on ……. this man (poor man) with (innocent) daughters was our cheap justice.

    When he was unable to buy bangles for his daughters, why didnt he ask his son that how has he become millionaire/billionaire.

    All recent happenings conclude that cheap justice is the biggest enemy of the country. Sitting on this chair where he has extreme responsibilities, he is doing a biased job by targeting only the one’s who think are against his personal interests. The societies collapse when judiciary is biased.

    Thanks for sharing nice column with us.

  • Any thing can be expected from PCO judge. The Daddy’s son enjoyed the “lolly-pop” of 90 crore and Daddy dont know who gave him….. Great Daddy.. rather great son.
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    Well done Ahsan Shah.

  • CJ is politicised now; He has no moral grounds to remain CJ as his son has become multi billionaire in months and he has no clue. He must step down.

  • Ahsan bhai,

    I love reading your articles on LUBP. It is people like you who are making more sense that our millionaire establishment journalists and the fake liberals who make lakhs of ruppees a month from their NGOs but talk rubbish. CJ is a third rate corrupt man who needs to go. Salaams to Rusty bhai, Ahsan, Ravez, Abdul, Karrar, Sarah ji, Junaid bhai, Arbab Zaheer, Khan Mohammmad for the most compelling and bold blog in Pakistan.

  • absolutely right.
    This time the American and Saudi funded Media and Chief justice will no more be hidden behind their fake conspiracies.
    I pray that May God strengthen your will in expose these black mailers. who never think about the future of Pakistan. Dame with this single eyed justification………….

  • What is CJ? Law facilitator or law amender on the name of interpretation as per his own wishes. This is horrible that a bench even can manipulate Citizen rights in future as per their own wishes.

  • A criminal commits a crime motivated by his greed and lust for money and all that goes with it. Now that this criminal is caught we should have just let the laws of the land take their course and bring the whole affair to its logical conclusion. But —- ! No, as ususal we must create hypes and make it our business to defend the crime and the criminal simply for the reason of the criminal Arsalan Chaudhry being son of Iftikhar Chaudhry the sitting Chief Justice. Claims and counter-claims of his innocence have created more than enough doubts in ordinary minds. This rotten affair has become now a reason for all to suspect involvement of not just the criminal son but also his father and, at least, some of his colleagues in the highest court of Pakistan to hinder the due process of law and are suspected, and not without some questionable connections, to obstruct justice and protect the criminal. It’s dangerous and it is threatening the very credibility of the judges supposedly dispensing justice.