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ay khuda mere abbu salamat rahen – by Nazir Naji and Asma Jahangir

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Leading human rights lawyer and former president of the Supreme Court Bar Association, Asma Jahangir on Monday (3 Sep 2012) said that the officer (Shoaib Suddle) tasked by the SC to investigate the Arsalan Iftikhar case has close ties with the chief justice’s son and cannot be trusted to conduct a transparent investigation.

It may be recalled that Shoaib Suddle is also one of the main suspects in Shaheed Murtaza Bhutto’s murder in Karachi on 20 September 1996. He had been tasked by the then Army chief (General Jahnagir Karamat) to eliminate yet another member of Shaheed Zulfikar Ali Bhutto’s family.

Talking to reporters at the Lahore High Court premises, Asma alleged the Supreme Court was not meeting the requirements of delivering justice in the case against Arsalan in the Bahria Town scandal. She also rejected the appointment of Federal Tax Ombudsman Dr Mohammad Shoaib Suddle, the officer tasked by the apex court to investigate the case, after it barred the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) from investigating the matter. She alleged that the apex court wanted to influence the investigations, as Suddle is said to have close links with Arsalan.

“The Supreme Court should ask the Scotland Yard to conduct the investigation into Arsalan Iftikhar’s case, if it has no confidence in the national institutions,” she said. Asma pointed out that Suddle also regularly accompanied Arsalan at various events. Therefore, he could not be expected to conduct a transparent investigation into the case.

Jahangir reiterated that everyone should be treated equally under the law. She alleged that Shoaib Suddle, the investigating officer, is also known to regularly attend Arsalan Iftikhar’s personal events, adding that he could not be expected to conduct a transparent investigation into the case.

Criticising the court’s decision, Jahangir said that if there were any questions over the National Accountability Bureau’s (NAB) investigating team, then the team could have been changed instead of changing the whole verdict.

Jahangir expressed her wish that the Supreme Court achieve its exalted status by providing the public with justice, however, she added that there were numerous reservations and question in regard to the Arsalan Iftikhar case. (Source)

سپریم کورٹ بار ایسوسی ایشن کی سابق صدر عاصمہ جہانگیر نے کہا ہے کہ چیف جسٹس پاکستان کے بیٹے ارسلان افتخار کیس میں قومی اداروں پر اعتماد نہیں ہے تو پھر اس معاملے کی چھان بین غیر ملکی تحقیقاتی ادارے سے کرالی جائیں۔

عاصمہ جہانگیر نے یہ بات ارسلان افتخار کیس کی تحقیقات کے لیے ایک رکنی کمیشن تشکیل دینے کے فیصلے پر نکتہ چینی کرتے ہوئے کہی۔

لاہور ہائی کورٹ بار میں صحافیوں سے بات کرتے ہوئے عاصمہ جہانگیر نے کہا کہ اگر سپریم کورٹ کو قومی احتساب بیورو یعنی نیب اور ایف آئی اے کی تحقیقات پر اعتماد نہیں ہے تو پھر سکاٹ لینڈ یارڈ کی ٹیم سے تحقیقاتی کرالی جائیں۔

جمعرات کو سپریم کورٹ کے دو رکنی بینچ نے چیف جسٹس افتخار محمد چوہدری کے بیٹے ڈاکٹر ارسلان افتخار اور نجی تعمیراتی کمپنی کے سابق سربراہ ملک ریاض کے درمیان بتیس کروڑ روپے سے زائد رقم کی مبینہ لین دین کی تحقیقات نیب سے واپس لے کر ڈاکٹر شعیب سڈل کو تحقیقات کرنے کا حکم دیا تھا۔

سپریم کورٹ بار ایسوسی ایشن کے سابق صدر عاصمہ نے کہا کہ شعیب سڈل کے چیف جسٹس افتخار محمد چودھری کی فیملی کے ساتھ قریبی مراسم ہیں اور بقول ان کے ڈاکٹر شعیب سڈل ارسلان افتخار کی شادی کی تمام تقریبات میں شریک تھے۔
عاصمہ جہانگیر نے اعتراض اٹھایا کہ اگر نیب کی تحقیقاتی ٹیم پر اعتماد نہیں تھا تو ٹیم تبدیل کی جاسکتی تھی لیکن پورے کا پورا فیصلہ تبدیل کرنا درست نہیں ہے۔

(Source: BBC)


Nazir Naji’s column: ay khuda mere abbu salamat rahen

Former prime minister Yousuf Raza Gilani’s son Abdul Qadir Gilani has said had his father been a judge, his brother Ali Musa Gilani would have been “out of jail on bail”. Qadir Gilani passed these remarks while talking to the media outside the Parliament on Monday. He said “My brother, Ali Musa Gilani has not been granted bail because my father is not a judge.”

He took oath amid slogans of Jiye Bhutto in the Lower House of the Parliament. Speaking on a point of order after signing national assembly member roll‚ the newly elected member of National Assembly lauded the role of his father as former Prime Minister, saying he struggled for the supremacy of the parliament.

He also called upon the members of the Parliament to get united for supremacy of the Parliament. He said that he has been sent to the House after decision of the “people’s court” through ballot after disqualification of the unanimously elected Prime Minister by the apex court. (Source)

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  • hahaha..

    @Mussalman…. you are right he is Zardari’s Palto.. lakin keh sahi raha hai 🙂 🙂 🙂

  • Asma Jehangir is talking non sense and things that can really destabilize the whole setup. If Dr. Arsalan or Malik Riaz are guilty, they both be given exemplary punishment. As regards, Honorable Chief Justice of Pakistan, he is a man who has changed the reputation of Pakistanis and now people around the world know Pakistan to a great extent with reference to Iftikhar Chaudary. Asma Jehangir speaks after intervals and her eagerness to destroy the country gets exposed. She is a joker and scandalous person who shields her ill ambitions behind Human rights and being woman.

  • Nazir Naji Saaaheb ……kiya likha hay …….dil ka sara ghubaaar nikal giya hay jab ye tehrier Print media per sab nay parhi hoo gi …………… Naji saheb aap ki jhanmhoori naziriyat ko Salaaam hy ….shahzad Irfan

  • Hahah Mr Rustam Khan the world “know Pakistan” as the safe haven of Osama Bin Laden! Not even 10 people unrelated to Pakistan would know of Iftikhar Chaudhry or who he is.

  • NAAJI harami…..maadarCHOD…..dalla…..BHENchod, ghashti ka bacha…..kisi RANDI ki najaiz gandi aulaad…..

  • ye sub tumhara karam hai papa, ke baat ab tak bani huwi hai

    Salman Ali

    اے خدا میرے ابو سلامت رہیں ،اے خدا میرے ابو سلامت رہیں

    میرے ابو نے لی چیف جسٹس کی کرسی
    یہ کرسی سب کرسیوں سے اونچی یہ کرسی
    اے خدا ..
    میرے ابو سے تو سب ڈرتے ہیں جانی
    صدر ،وزیر اعظم چیف بھرتے ہیں پانی
    اے خدا ..
    یار جو ابو کے ہوں وہ چڑھتےنہیں سولی
    سو بندوں کے قاتل کو وہ دیتے نہیں سولی
    اے خدا ..
    ملک اسحاق تو ابو کے کزن کا پیارا ہے
    ابو کی فیملی میں سب کا وارا نیارا ہے
    اے خدا ..
    ابو کی مہربانی سے میں آج ہوں ارب پتی
    ابو کے کونٹیکٹ رہے تو بنوںگا کھرب پتی
    اے خدا ..
    انکل ریاض کو ابو کےبس فون ہی کافی ہیں
    ابو جس سے راضی اس کو دیتے معافی ہیں

    اے خدا میرے ابو سلامت رہیں،،،، اے خدا میرے ابو سلامت رہیں

  • December 7, 2012

    Arsalan-Riaz case: SC dissolves Shoaib Suddle commission


    Arsalan-Riaz case: SC dissolves Shoaib Suddle commission

    ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court on Friday dissolved the Dr Shoaib Suddle judicial commission which had been tasked to investigate allegations of a Rs342 million business deal between Arsalan Iftikhar, son of Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry, and property tycoon Malik Riaz, DawnNews reported.

    The court reportedly said that the commission was being dissolved as no further work was needed to be done in the case.

    It further said that the report of the Shoaib Suddle commission should be made public.

    Speaking to media representatives, counsel for Malik Riaz, Zahid Bokhari, said that justice had prevailed, adding that, the matter was between two individuals.

    Bokhari added that his client had been raising objections over the legality of the commission from day one.

    The counsel said his client’s objections on the commission’s report had been noted by the court.

    Bokhari added that the Shoaib Suddle commission had no authority to investigate the funds of Bahria Town.

    The commission’s preliminary report, which was shared with the media on Thursday, said that Arsalan had admitted before the commission that he had availed two of the three foreign visits alleged by Riaz in a graft case being heard in the Supreme Court.

    Arsalan admitted that he had received ‘favours’ from Riaz, his friend or his son-in-law, but the report did not answer why he had accepted these and nor did it explain the businessman’s claim that he had ‘favoured’ Arsalan in order to get court cases settled in his favour.

    Earlier on Aug 30, a two-judge bench of the Supreme Court, headed by Justice Jawwad S. Khwaja, appointed Federal Tax Ombudsman Dr Mohammad Shoaib Suddle as a one man-commission to investigate allegations of a Rs342 million business deal between Arsalan Iftikhar, son of Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry, and property tycoon Malik Riaz. The commission had been directed to complete the task in a month’s time.

  • Herald exclusive: An interview with Dr. Shoaib Suddle
    By Idrees Bakhtiar | Herald Exclusive | 22nd April, 2011 0
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    Dr Shoaib Suddle, Federal Tax Ombudsman – File Photo

    Q. You began your investigations as an inquiry into the missing containers carrying goods meant for International Security Assistance Force in Afghanistan (Isaf) but ended up writing about the Afghan transit trade…

    A. As mentioned in the Federal Tax Ombudsman’s (FTO) report, “Isaf Container Scam” is a misnomer. During investigations this actually became “Lunar Container Scam” – involving 52 liquor containers “smuggled” into Pakistan by M/s Lunar Products, Afghanistan, under genuine recommendatory letters by the Afghan Consulate General in Karachi which in turn were issued on the basis of fake Isaf letters. It soon became evident that the conclusive evidence was unavailable to prove that Isaf/Nato had anything to do with the scam. It was, however, apparent that the name of Isaf was fraudulently used to “smuggle” goods into Pakistan. It was in this background that the scope of FTO investigations was extended to include Afghan transit trade containers.

    Q. There are reports that more containers are missing than you mentioned in your report…

    A. The FTO report was an interim report based on certain conservative assumptions applied to information available at the time. Due to our approach that the investigation must be factual rather than accusatory, we were extremely cautious in arriving at the number of Afghan transit trade containers involved in the scam. The report, however, did state that the conservative estimate of 7,922 containers could be just the “tip of the ice berg”. We can now say, based on the latest available record, that the number of containers involved in the scam was not less than 11,000. The lower figure of 7,922 was derived after excluding the cargo that was apparently meant for Quetta and Peshawar. But after comparing the cargo details mentioned in each bill of lading, it became clear that most containers meant for Quetta and Peshawar were, in fact, Afghan transit trade containers.

    Q. Did your office ever check with the Afghan authorities if they had received these containers?

    A. We did make efforts for seeking relevant data from Afghan authorities but, despite reminders, they never responded.

    Q. Were these missing containers actually imported for Afghanistan or were they brought into Pakistan on fake documents?

    A. The fact that most containers were imported for Afghanistan is evident from bills of lading, showing the address of the importer in Afghanistan.

    Q. Some people say that your estimate of the missing containers having caused 19 billion rupee loss to the exchequer is based on assumptions because no details are available about the goods carried by the missing containers…

    A. Our initial estimates were on the conservative side but we are now in the possession of more information and as such our estimates need upward revision. We now know what cargo was imported in each container. The exercise is not complete yet but initial results indicate that our estimation of pilferage is actually going to be significantly higher, based on the data of goods actually imported.

    Q. Has there been any progress in criminal investigations being conducted by the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) into the scam?

    A. The FBR has begun the process. While conducting disciplinary/criminal investigations is mainly the FBR’s responsibility, reported knee-jerk steps such as placing 600 officials on exit control list, starting inquiries into their assets or placing a large number of them under suspension are seemingly counterproductive and may only lead to creating an environment of fear and mistrust. This approach is also exacerbating the widely-held impression of a witch-hunt and eroding the credibility of a fair, just and transparent investigative process. It is feared that the few people who are actually responsible for the scam will be able to hide within the crowd and escape. By accusing everybody whether guilty or innocent, it will be impossible to bring the real culprits to book. It is, therefore, crucial that criminal investigation be focused only on those against whom there is sufficient and provable evidence.

    Q. Have all the suspect officials listed in your report been removed from their posts?

    A. The FTO report did not name any official for possible involvement in the scam. This was done intentionally. We did not have enough time to conclude the investigation, and naming people without giving them adequate opportunity of hearing would have been not only unfair but also unprofessional. We wanted to be completely sure that sufficient evidence that could withstand hostile scrutiny in a court of law was available with us before initiating legal action against the culprits.

    The interview was conducted by email


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    Dr. Muhammad Shoaib Suddle’s Summary

    Dr. Shoaib Suddle is regarded as a leading police and justice sector reform specialist in South Asia. He is a visiting criminal justice expert at the United Nations Asia and Far East Institute on Crime Prevention and Treatment of Offenders, Tokyo, Advisor Turkish National Police, and a resource person with several national and international organizations, including United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, Vienna. He is also International Director of Asia Crime Prevention Foundation, Tokyo.

    Dr. Suddle has an MSc (Econ.) in criminology and a PhD in white-collar crime from Cardiff University (Wales, UK), MSc (Physics) from Government College Lahore, and an LLB from the University of the Punjab. His doctoral thesis was on tax evasion. He is author of several publications on justice sector issues published both in Pakistan and abroad. He is regularly invited to speak at various international conferences around the world.

    Dr. Suddle currently holds the constitutional post of Federal Tax Ombudsman of Pakistan. Before his latest job, he headed the Intelligence Bureau (Pakistan’s premiere civilian intelligence agency), following his stint as Inspector General Police, Sindh. He began his police career in 1973 and has held several key positions both at operational and strategic levels, including as Police Chief of Balochistan, Director General, National Police Bureau, Consultant in the National Reconstruction Bureau, Director General, Bureau of Police Research & Development, Police Chief of Karachi, Deputy Commandant, National Police Academy, and Director (Economic Crime), Federal Investigation Agency. His role in controlling urban terrorism in Karachi in mid 1990s and difficult law and order situation in Balochistan (2001-04) earned him wide acclaim, both nationally and internationally. In recognition of his exceptional contribution, he was decorated with the top gallantry award of Hilal-e-Shujaat in 1996 and top civil award of Hilal-e-Imtiaz in 2008.

    Justice Studies, Justice Sector Reform, Counter Terrorism, Comparative Police Administration, Police Training, White Collar Crime

    Dr. Muhammad Shoaib Suddle’s Experience

    Federal Tax Ombudsman
    Government of Pakistan
    June 2009 – Present (4 years 1 month)

    As Federal Tax Ombudsman, I hold a constitutional office having a four-year fixed term. I’m responsible for addressing taxpayers’ complaints of maladministration against the Federal Board of Revenue, including complaints of corruption. I have the same powers as the Supreme Court of Pakistan, including the power to take suo moto action, and an appeal against my decision lies with the President of Pakistan.
    Director General
    Intelligence Bureau
    July 2008 – May 2009 (11 months)

    As head of Intelligence Bureau, I was responsible for leading the premiere civilian intelligence agency of Pakistan. My mandate included providing timely, meaningful and actionable intelligence to the President and the Prime Minister of Pakistan, covering both internal and external spheres.
    Inspector General of Police
    Government of Sindh
    April 2008 – June 2008 (3 months)

    As top law enforcement officer of the province of Sindh, I commanded a police force of over 100,000. Main responsibilities included dealing with all aspects of law enforcement, its reform and modernization. Anti-corruption was also a major responsibility.
    Director General
    National Police Bureau
    May 2004 – April 2008 (4 years)

    Mainly responsible for justice sector reform, its modernization and capacity building, including overseeing implementation of a significant part of US$350 million Access to Justice Program funded by Asian Development Bank. Being a leading member of National Think Tank on Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice Reform, I played a key role in conceiving and implementing long due reforms in Pakistan. As I was also Secretary National Public Safety Commission during this period, I routinely interacted with overseas justice sector delegations to exchange views on Pakistan’s public safety policies.
    Inspector General Police, Balochistan
    Government of Pakistan
    September 2001 – May 2004 (2 years 9 months)

    I was posted as chief of police Balochistan (the province bordering restive south Afghanistan) the same week as 9/11. In addition to routine law enforcement responsibilities, I was responsible for dealing with post 9/11 counter-terrorism challenges. It was because of exceptional law and order successes during my time that I was awarded the top civil award of Hilal-e-Pakistan.
    Director General
    Bureau of Police Research & Development
    February 2000 – September 2001 (1 year 8 months)

    As top adviser of the Ministry of Interior, my mandate included justice sector reform and modernization and development of police forces of Pakistan.
    Officer on Special Duty
    Government of Sind
    November 1996 – February 2000 (3 years 4 months)

    Worked on criminal justice reforms in Pakistan, in particular on comparative criminal justice systems. This research led, in 2002, to replacement of the 141-year old Police Act of 1861. I also completed three-year law degree (LLB) during this period.
    Chief of Police, Karachi
    Government of Sind
    June 1995 – November 1996 (1 year 6 months)

    When I was posted as police chief of Karachi, the city was faced with the worst tide of urban terrorism. More than 300 people were killed in June 1995, and the violence was spiraling by the day. However, the killing fields of Karachi were effectively tamed and by February 1996 the city was brought back to complete normalcy. Due to this rare contribution, I was awarded Pakistan’s highest gallantry award of Hilal-e-Shujaat. Other than countering terrorism, my responsibilities included dealing with complex law enforcement challenges of the mega city of Karachi, and administration and management of a police force of over 25,000.
    Chief of Police, Rawalpindi
    Government of Punjab
    September 1993 – July 1995 (1 year 11 months)

    As police administrator of a police force of over 10,000, I was responsible for matters related with law enforcement, police management, anti-corruption, etc. I also envisioned the setting up of first all women police station in Pakistan.
    Deputy Commandant
    National Police Academy
    January 1991 – September 1993 (2 years 9 months)

    Education and training of mid-level and senior police and justice sector officers, including study of comparative criminal justice systems. Anti-corruption laws of various countries were included in the syllabus during my time.
    Director Economic Crime
    Federal Investigation Agency
    January 1989 – January 1991 (2 years 1 month)

    Being the only officer in the Police Service of Pakistan with a PhD in white-collar crime, I headed the Economic Crime Wing of the Federal Investigation Agency – Pakistan’s premiere anti-corruption outfit – for almost two years. My main responsibilities included overseeing investigation of corruption cases, commercial frauds, banking frauds, matters of mutual legal assistance, etc.
    Various staff and command jobs
    Government of Pakistan
    January 1973 – January 1989 (16 years 1 month)

    Joined police as Assistant Superintendent of Police in 1973 and held various staff and command responsibilities at sub division and district level, as also deputy director (research), National Police Academy, Islamabad.
    Dr. Muhammad Shoaib Suddle’s Skills & Expertise

    Investigation Counterterrorism Law Enforcement Criminal Justice Police Crime Prevention Government Governance Homeland Security Enforcement Policy
    Dr. Muhammad Shoaib Suddle’s Education

    University of the Punjab, Lahore
    LLB, Law
    1997 – 1999

    University of Wales, Cardiff
    PhD, White Collar Crime
    1985 – 1988

    University of Wales, Cardiff
    MSc (Econ.), Criminology, Police Administration
    1983 – 1984

    Government College University, Lahore
    MSc, Physics
    1968 – 1970

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