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General Parvez Mushraf’s live telethon: media campaign for dictator

The prime-time General Parvez Musharaf live telethon, broadcast by private television channel[Duniya News]on September 12, was an unprecedented media attack on the democratic space. In Pakistani context the questions of responsibility and pro-democratic views are very important and critical, but the Pakistani media criticizes democracy and elected civilian leadership on every count and step and even praising dictators and undemocratic forces on every front. Media and its anchors are eulogizing banned militant organizations, it air abuses for political leadership glorifying non state actors-and collaborating with all those elements who don’t believe on democratic process. GEO provided platform to Imran Khan and Duniya News to General Musharraf. It Shows and reflects that media and it’s anchors are trying their best to impose once again  undemocratic order in Pakistan.

This is all part of a very heinous plan of bringing Musharaf back in power, and by doing this fund raising they are making public opinion. Duniya TV belongs to Mian Aamir Mehmood who was made Nazim of Lahore by Musharraf. He is now trying to pay back Musharraf by highlighting him on his channel-and all his old political friends are donating, who had been benefited by Musharaf in his regim like Amir Muqaam (he donated Rs. 500,000), Khurshid Mahmood Kasuri, Salman Shah etc.

Today, Musharraf stands accused of destroying Pakistan’s political, economic, and judicial institutions; of sacrificing Pakistan’s sovereignty under U.S. pressure; and even of handing over many innocent Pakistani citizens to the United States to maintain his grip on power. General Pervez Musharraf who seized power on October 12, 1999 in a coup against an elected government has committed heinous crimes against the people and the country. He has violated the Constitution, dissolved the elected assemblies, compromised sovereignty of the country, destroyed institutions, waged war on own people, murdered political leaders and innocent citizens, caused disharmony among provinces, created divisions among the people, weakened the foundations of the country, threatened its integrity and ruined the economy bringing untold of miseries to the masses. One of the leading organization has placed General Pervaz Musharaf  on 17th spot on it’s  the world’s worst dictator list.

In marked contrast, it seems Pakistani mainstream media ignore the some of his crimes as remonstrated in the petition to the Govt. of Pakistan and World leaders by journalist, writer and political activist Aziz Narejo as follows


1. Violation of the Constitution:

A) He acted against the Constitution of Pakistan in 1999, overthrew an elected government and dissolved assemblies thus being liable to be tried for high treason under Article 6 of the Constitution, which says that:

“6. High treason.

(1) Any person who abrogates or attempts or conspires to abrogate, subverts or attempts or conspires to subvert the Constitution by use of force or show of force or by other unconstitutional means shall be guilty of high treason.

(2) Any person aiding or abetting the acts mentioned in clause (1) shall likewise be guilty of high treason.

(3) Majlis-e-Shoora (Parliament) shall by law provide for the punishment of persons found guilty of high treason.”

B) Dictator Musharraf violated the Constitution again on 3rd November, 2007 when he imposed emergency, which has been termed as mini-Martial Law and destroyed judiciary in the country. He is on record to have said that he acted extra-constitutionally on 3rd November, 2007.

2. Violation of oath:

He violated the oath prescribed for the members of the armed forces under Article 244 of the Constitution. It says:

“(In the name of Allah, the most Beneficent, the most Merciful.)

I, ____________, do solemnly swear that I will bear true faith and allegiance to Pakistan and uphold the Constitution of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan which embodies the will of the people, that I will not engage myself in any political activities whatsoever and that I will honestly and faithfully serve Pakistan in the Pakistan Army (or Navy or Air Force) as required by and under the law. May Allah Almighty help and guide me (A’meen).”

3. Military operation in Balochistan, murder of Akbar Bugti:

He launched a military operation in Balochistan, committed atrocities against the citizens, threatened the people with dire consequences and is responsible for the assassination of veteran Baloch leader Akbar Bugti, Balach Mari and several others. He should be charged for their murder and the crimes he has committed against the people of Balochistan.

4. Assassination of Benazir Bhutto:

He is a main suspect in the assassination of popular leader and twice elected prime minister of Pakistan Benazir Bhutto. The slain leader in communication to a US lobbyist and a newsman had said that in case of her assassination, Musharraf should be held responsible. A recent published book has revealed that Musharraf had warned Benazir Bhutto that her safety depended on her relationship with him. Musharraf should be booked as a main suspect in the assassination of Benazir Bhutto.

5. Illegal referendum, formation of king’s party and manipulations in government making:

He held an illegal and unconstitutional referendum to perpetuate his rule and manipulated 2002 elections and used intelligence agencies to put together a “king’s party” and manufacture governments in the provinces and the center denying the real representatives of the people to form governments. That is a serious crime against democracy and the Constitution.

However rigged the 2002 elections were, the PPP had still emerged as the largest single party in Sindh. He denied the right of the PPP to form a government in Sindh and instead using intelligence agencies imposed the Pro establishment party MQM on the province. The terroris organization MQM usurped the rights of the majority and established hegemony in almost all sectors of life and economy.

6. Enforced disappearances:

Musharraf used intelligence agencies for nefarious designs and arrested, confined and imprisoned a large number of people without any charges and without their kith and kin or the courts of law knowing their whereabouts. Many of such disappeared people later surfaced in the custody of foreign governments without any legal extradition procedures. It is believed that he and his relations and friends have collected large sums of bounty for illegal extraditions. He must face charges on this account in a court of law.

7. Attack on judiciary:

He illegally deposed the Chief Justice of Pakistan, Mr. Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Choudhry on 9th March 2007, subjected him to torture and unlawfully confined him and his family including small children disallowing anyone to see him or his children going to schools. The Supreme Court on 20th July 2007 in a landmark decision overthrew his illegal orders and reinstated the Chief Justice.

8. Another attack on judiciary:

He attacked the judiciary again on 3rd November, 2007, enforced emergency, a Martial Law in real terms, acted against the Constitution and deposed 60 superior court judges in one go imprisoning most of them.

9: May 12 massacre and other bloodshed:

He used his collaborators MQM to launch a reign of terror in Karachi on May 12th, 2007 to stop the Chief Justice of Pakistan, Mr. Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Choudhry from visiting the provincial metropolis. The MQM activists blocked major roads, brought the life to standstill and using heavy weapons killed and injured scores of people. Dictator Musharraf celebrated the massacre in an Islamabad meeting and called it a “show of force” of his collaborators MQM and a warning for anyone who dared to “trespass” the territory of the rogue Karachi based terrorists.

He and his staunch ally MQM are also said to be responsible for October 18 attack on Benazir Bhutto’s homecoming rally in Karachi that killed and injured scores of people. His collaborators are also responsible for April 9 massacre in Karachi where besides other killings and acts of arson a number of lawyers and their visitors/clients were burned alive by his allied MQM activists.

10. NFC Award:

He violated the Article 160 of the Constitution and failed to constitute the National Finance Commission thus denied Sindh and other provinces their due share in the revenues, taxes, grants and other financial resources. The relevant Clause 160 of the Constitution says:

“160. National Finance Commission.

(1) Within six months of the commencing day and thereafter at intervals not exceeding five years, the President shall constitute a National Finance Commission consisting of the Minister of Finance of the Federal Government, the Ministers of Finance of the Provincial Governments, and such other persons as may be appointed by the President after consultation with the Governors of the Provinces. (2) It shall be the duty of the National Finance Commission to make recommendations to the President as to-

(a) the distribution between the Federation and the Provinces of the net proceeds of the taxes mentioned in clause (3);

(b) the making of grants-in-aid by the Federal Government to the Provincial Governments;

(c) the exercise by the Federal Government and the Provincial Governments of the borrowing powers conferred by the Constitution; and

(d) any other matter relating to finance referred to the Commission by the President. ….”

11. Illegal election as president:

He had taken over the power illegally and perpetuated his rule through an unconstitutional referendum and a so-called vote of confidence from the Electoral College. All his acts as well as his election to presidency in 2007 was in clear violation of the Constitution. The Clause 43 says:

“43. Conditions of President’s office.

(1) The President shall not hold any office of profit in the service of Pakistan or occupy any other position carrying the right to remuneration for the rendering of services. …”

At that time he was still Chief of Army Staff.

12. Murder of Hamad Raza:

Musharraf is a main suspect in the murder of the Additional Registrar of the Supreme Court of Pakistan Hamad Raza who was killed in mysterious conditions soon after the illegal action against the Chief Justice of Supreme Court of Pakistan, Mr. Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Choudhry. He is alleged to have been killed as he refused to “cooperate” in providing “evidence” against the Chief Justice.

13. Absolving a rapist:

Musharraf misused his illegal authority and acted as a “judge” to absolve a military official who was accused of raping a lady doctor in Sui, Balochistan without allowing any legal process to take place. He used government power to force the victim leave the country. On a visit to USA, he shamelessly said that women in Pakistan invite rape to seek a visa to western countries.

14. Lal Masjid:

He is responsible for the gross mishandling of the Lal Masjid Islamabad issue that resulted in the murder of a large number of students, teachers and others including women and children.

15. War against own people in Pukhtoon areas:

He is responsible for the mishandling of the situation in the Pukhtoon tribal areas, the worsening of situation there and the murder and mayhem and migration of population on a large scale.

16. Murder of a Lawyer Mr. Iqbal:

He is a main suspect in the murder of a lawyer Mr. Iqbal who had publicly said that he would prove in a court of law beyond any doubt that Musharraf’s plane hijack in October 1999 was a drama to frame Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif. He is accused of using MQM terrorists to kill the outspoken lawyer.

17. Attacks on lawyers and media:

He unleashed a reign of terror against lawyers and media during the lawyers’ struggle for the restoration of the Chief Justice of Pakistan. He put behind bars some lawyers and journalists, threatened several others with dire consequences and closed some media channels that tried to be objective.

18. Steel Mills case:

He is responsible for the major scandal of the Pakistan Steel Mills “give away”. He, his hand-picked Prime Minister Shaukat Aziz and others involved in the case must stand trial.

There are several other charges of corruption, misconduct, atrocities, murder, highhandedness, misuse of authority, aiding and abetting terrorists, etc against dictator Musharraf and his collaborators.

Prime Minister Syed Yusuf Raza Gilani has  rightly said that the chief justice of the country would extend a “warm welcome” to the former military ruler, since there were several cases pending against him.

Source: Petitiononline

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  • Great piece of writing, appreciate you for this timely response, Corporate media has no morals except their sole motto of money making….

  • A fake democracy is as good as a fake currency or a fake document. This is like saying, “democracy, democracy hota hai…woh jaali ho ya asli”.

  • Forget about democracy unless settlers mind set is changed who are using this land as they are adventurers and treating the indeginous as second grade citizens. Just look at the collaborators of Musharaf or previous dictators and rulers, mostly were settlers.
    Unless, this issue is resolved, democracy will keep on
    being treated as it is now.

  • Last time i checked, it was the responsibility of Raza Gillani to charge him for his crimes. In marked contrast, it seems Pakistani democratic government ignored his crimes, gave him a guard of honor and still provides him security and protocol

  • who gave Musharraf guard of honour?
    was they PPP workers, or ministers from the Government, or were they men in uniform.

    so please blame those where the blame lies.

  • Massacre of Peaceful Shia Community of Pakistan.

    Real Face of General Musharraf:

    And while the Sipah-e-Sahaba Pakistan and the Lashkar-e-Jhangvi stand officially disbanded, their most militant son and leader, Maulana Azam Tariq, an accused in several cases of sectarian killing, contested elections from jail – albeit as an independent candidate – won his seat, and was released on bail shortly thereafter. Musharraf rewrote election rules to disqualify former Prime Ministers Mohammed Nawaz Sharif and Benazir Bhutto, and threatened to toss them in jail if they returned from abroad, which badly undermined both Nawaz Sharif’s Pakistan Muslim League and Bhutto’s Pakistan People’s Party (PPP). Musharraf has plainly given the religious groups more free rein in the campaign than he has allowed the two big parties that were his main rivals. In Jhang city, in Punjab province, Maulana Azam Tariq, leader of an outlawed extremist group called Sipah-e-Sahaba, which has been linked to numerous sectarian killings, is being allowed to run as an independent despite election laws that disqualify any candidate who has criminal charges pending, or even those who did not earn a college degree. “It makes no sense that Benazir can’t run in the election,” says one Islamabad-based diplomat, “and this nasty guy can.” References: And this takes me back to Pervez Musharraf’s first visit to the US after his coup. At a meeting with a group of journalists among whom I was present, my dear and much lamented friend Tahir Mirza, then the Dawn correspondent, asked Musharraf why he was not acting against Lashkar-e Tayba and Jaish-e Muhammad. Musharraf went red in the face and shot back, “They are not doing anything in Pakistan. They are doing jihad outside.” Pakistani neocons and UN sanctions Khalid Hasan This entry was posted on Sunday, December 28th, 2008 at 6:00 pm. http://www.khalidhasan.net/2008/12/28/pakistani-neocons-and-un-sanctions/ For The ‘General’ Good By Sairah Irshad Khan Monthly Newsline January 2003 http://www.newsline.com.pk/newsJan2003/cover1jan2003.htm – General’s Election By TIM MCGIRK / KHANA-KHEL Monday, Oct. 07, 2002 http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,361788,00.html

  • RIGHT UNDER THE NOSE OF GENERAL MUSHARRAF AND GEORGE W BUSH!!!

    In interviews, however, American intelligence officials and high-ranking military officers said that Pakistanis were indeed flown to safety, in a series of nighttime airlifts that were approved by the Bush Administration. The Americans also said that what was supposed to be a limited evacuation apparently slipped out of control, and, as an unintended consequence, an unknown number of Taliban and Al Qaeda fighters managed to join in the exodus. “Dirt got through the screen,” a senior intelligence official told me. Last week, Secretary of Defense Rumsfeld did not respond to a request for comment. Musharraf won American support for the airlift by warning that the humiliation of losing hundreds—and perhaps thousands—of Pakistani Army men and intelligence operatives would jeopardize his political survival. “Clearly, there is a great willingness to help Musharraf,” an American intelligence official told me. A C.I.A. analyst said that it was his understanding that the decision to permit the airlift was made by the White House and was indeed driven by a desire to protect the Pakistani leader. The airlift “made sense at the time,” the C.I.A. analyst said. “Many of the people they spirited away were the Taliban leadership”—who Pakistan hoped could play a role in a postwar Afghan government. According to this person, “Musharraf wanted to have these people to put another card on the table” in future political negotiations. “We were supposed to have access to them,” he said, but “it didn’t happen,” and the rescued Taliban remain unavailable to American intelligence. According to a former high-level American defense official, the airlift was approved because of representations by the Pakistanis that “there were guys— intelligence agents and underground guys—who needed to get out.” REFERENCE: The Getaway Questions surround a secret Pakistani airlift. by Seymour M. Hersh January 28, 2002 http://www.newyorker.com/archive/2002/01/28/020128fa_FACT

  • Massacre of Peaceful Shia Community of Pakistan.

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    Gen. Musharraf started a policy of bringing in Punjabis and Pakhtoons from outside and settling them down in Gilgit and Baltistan in order to reduce the Kashmiri Shias to a minority in their traditional land and this is continuing till today. The “Friday Times” of October 15-21, 1992, quoted Mr. Muhammad Yahya Shah, a local Shia leader, as saying: ” We were ruled by the Whites during the British days. We are now being ruled by the Browns from the plains. The rapid settling-in of Punjabis and Pakhtoons from outside, particularly the trading classes, has created a sense of acute insecurity among the local Shias.” Zia became the first victim of the carnage unleashed by Gen. Musharraf on the Shias of Gilgit. Though the Pakistani authorities have not released the report of the committee, which enquired into the crash of Zia’s plane in August,1988, it is widely believed in Pakistan that a Shia airman from Gilgit, wanting to take revenge for the May,1988, carnage, was responsible for the crash. REFERENCE: Biography of General Pervez Musharraf: His Past and Present http://www.angelfire.com/al4/terror/musharraf.htm

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    In 1988, there was a violent uprising of the Shias in Gilgit, which was ruthlessly suppressed by Musharraf, who was given the task of dealing with the revolt by Zia-ul-Haq. Musharraf had a large number of Sunni Pashtun tribesmen from the Federally-Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) led by Osama bin Laden brought into Gilgit. They carried out a massacre of the Shias in the NA as well as the adjoining NWFP areas. It is believed by many in Pakistan that the crash of the aircraft in which Zia was travelling from Bahawalpur in August 1988 resulting in his death was caused by a Shia airman from Gilgit sympathetic to the TJP in retaliation for this massacre. To keep the Shias of Gilgit under control, Musharraf encouraged the the SSP, which had come into existence in the Punjab in the early 1980s at the instance of the Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI), to extend its activities amongst the Sunni population of Gilgit and to politically organise them against the the TJP. Since then, there have frequently been clashes between the TJP and the SSP followers in Gilgit, the latest outbreak of such violent incidents having taken place in June, 2001, before Musharraf’s visit to India for the summit talks with Mr.A.B.Vajpayee, the Indian Prime Minister. REFERENCE: Musharraf�s Ban: An Analysis Author: B.Raman Publication: South Asia Analysis Group Date: January 18, 2002 URL: http://www.saag.org/papers4/paper395.html

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  • Chief Justice Iftikhar Mohammad Chaudhry [Twice Pcoed] says Judiciary has powers to keep state organs within limits: CJ By Nasir Iqbal Wednesday, 15 Sep, 2010 [DAWN] BUT WHERE WAS THE CJ DURING THIS:

    REFERENCE: Guess who walked away with nation’s 100 bn rupees? By Rauf Klasra Friday, December 04, 2009 Chaudhrys, Saifullahs, Jatois, Legharis, Tawakals, Saigols,Jams, generals; some cases were genuine http://thenews.jang.com.pk/top_story_detail.asp?Id=25898

    ISLAMABAD: In a country where over 40 per cent of the population is said to be languishing under the poverty line with families surviving on less than $2 a day, the shameful revelation of the filthy rich getting loans worth over Rs100 billion written-off owing to their formidable clout is shocking the nation. And this shameful list carries some of the biggest names of our power elite. The names of Ch Shujaat and Ch Pervez Elahi were found among about 1,000 influential businessmen and Army men who got a total of Rs18 billion loans written-off from the government-owned banks during the first three years of the military government. The list was submitted in the NA when Zafarullah Jamali was the prime minister and Shaukat Aziz was the finance minister. The first loan of Rs70 million was outstanding against the Punjab Sugar Mills and was written off by the National Bank of Pakistan along with the actual loan amount. The mill was owned by Chaudhry Shujaat Husssain, Chaudhry Mansoor Elahi, Chaudhry Pervez Elahi, Chaudhry Gulzar Mohammad, Chaudhry Wajahat Hussain, Chaudhry Sabhat Elahi, Mrs Qisara Elahi (wife of Chaudhry Pervez Elahi), Mrs Kasur Hussain (wife of Chaudhry Shujaat Hussain), Mrs Khalida Begum (wife of Gulzar Muhammad).

    The second loan of Rs15 million was written off by the UBL outstanding against Punjab Sugar Mills. The beneficiaries were once again Ch Manzoor Elahi, Ch Shujaat Hussain, Pervez Elahi, Wajahat Hussain, Shafaat Hussain, Gulzar Ahmed and Mrs Qaisra Elahi, Khalida Begum, and Kauser Hussain. The UBL once again wrote off another loan of Rs34.1 million outstanding against the Spaco Private Limited. The beneficiaries were the same — Ch Pervez Elahi, Shujaat Hussain, Manzoor Elahi, Wajahat Hussain, Sabahat Elahi, Mrs Kauser Hussain, Qaisra Elahi. It may be added that these loans were written off after declaring their industrial establishments as “sick industry or on the pretext of bankruptcy.” Many of them denied having got their loans written-off.

    The political sources claimed that Shahbaz Sharif and Nawaz Sharif knew this troubling fact about the Chaudhrys of Gujrat. Even Imran Khan had been showing the official documents of another bank, which had also written off loans to get the Chaudhrys disqualified from contesting the elections. But his desperate pleas were never entertained by the Election Commission of Pakistan courtesy the might and clout these cousins enjoyed during the early years of General Pervez Musharraf in power. The sources said, on the basis of their own knowledge about the Chaudhrys loan write off, the Sharif brothers were agitating the issue of loan write-off in the media with the public demand to put all the loan beneficiaries on trial after recovering the written-off amounts. The mighty Chaudhrys of Gujrat — Ch Shujaat Hussain, Ch Pervez Elahi and their family members — reportedly got three different bank loans of Rs120 million written off from the National Bank and United Bank of Pakistan during their heady days of power. This has been revealed in the official record of the National Assembly library, which has now formally confirmed that several top politicians and their family members had quietly got several bank loans written off, which had been outstanding against their sugar and textile mills and other industrial units.

    These bank loans were mainly written off by the state-run National Bank of Pakistan and United Bank Limited in the past. The official record available with The News, which was placed in the NA in the last one decade, revealed that a total of Rs30 billion loans were written off between 1985-2002, which had been outstanding against the top politicians and powerful industrial groups of the country. The list was compiled by the then caretaker government of 1993 led by Moin Qureshi. In 2007, Auditor General of Pakistan revealed in its report that during the period 2002-2007, a sum of Rs54 billion was written off by Musharraf government. Thus, total figure had reached to Rs85 billions. But, now the recent official report to the NA during the question hour revealed that the total figure of written-off loans had finally crossed over Rs100 billion, after adding the loan amounts written off during two years of PPP government since 2008.

    The official list of loan write-off beneficiaries of different periods since 1985 to 2002 revealed that former speaker Gohar Ayub Khan’s family and former Chief Minister Balochistan Jaam Yousuf, are also among other prominent politicians, who got the loans written off from the banks. The three mighty business families of Pakistan are also among the beneficiaries of these loan write offs in the past. The former housing minister of General Pervez Musharraf -Abbas Sarfraz is also among the beneficiaries who got a massive loan against his sugar mill written off. Lt General Habibullah and Brig M Jan are among the list.

    The Saifullah family of Lucky Marwat got four loans written off from different banks. The names of Anwar Saifullha Khan, Javed Saifullah, Hamayun Saifullah, Arbab Saddaullha Khan, Shah Jehan Khan, Nisar Khan are part of the list submitted in the NA in 1994 in response to a question by MNA Barjees Tahir. First, the Saifullah brothers got loans written off against their mill— Ms Kohat Textile Mills from the National Bank. The matriarch of the Saifullah family, Mrs Kalsoom Saifullah also got a loan of Rs12 million written off from NBP against Ms Frontier Towel Works, Kohat. Industrial bank also wrote off loan of Rs26 million of Javed Saifullah, Salim Saifullah, Hamayun Saifullah and others against Kohat Textile Mills. The MCB also wrote off loan against the Kohat Textile Mill. Jatoi family of Sindh also got a loan of Rs6.7 million written off from UBL. The beneficiary was Dr Ghafar Jatoi and his brothers. Leghari family also got Rs67 million loans written off from UBL. The beneficiaries included Jafar Khan Leghari, Jamil Ahmed Khan Leghari, Yousuf Khan Leghari, Tariq Khan Leghari, Atta Mohammad Leghari, etc.

    Saigal group got the loan written off against Omaryar Limited, Lahore. The group got another loan of Rs4 million written off from the UBL. A loan of Rs10.3 million was written off by Investment Corporation of Pakistan. Iqbal Z Ahmed, Mrs Saira Ahmed also got a loan of Rs5.5 million written off from United Bank of Pakistan. Another small loan of Rs1.4 million got written off from UBL against Hassan Ali and company. A loan of Rs18 million was also written off against Hashoo Holdings.

    Meanwhile, investigations conducted by this correspondent after going through the official record of the National Assembly Secretariat, where all these loan documents were placed from time to time since 1994, even Daewoo Corporation of Pakistan was one of the beneficiaries of such big loans written-off by the government banks. National Bank of Pakistan had written off a loan of Rs10 million against Daewoo. The loan was outstanding against Kim Waoo Choong, Kim Joun Sung, Lee Woo Bok, Yoon Nuke NEON, Chui Myoung Kul. The list showed that Karachi-based businessmen have been treated with exceptional kindness by the National Bank of Pakistan. According to the list of such people whose loans and principal amounts were written-off during the last three years, National Bank of Pakistan wrote off billion of rupees from taxpayers’ accounts. Most of the written-off loans went to the textile and industrial giants of the country owned by mighty businessmen, politically influential, former bureaucrats and military officers.

    The big industrialists like Adamjee Industries owned by Farooq Sheikh, Mrs Shireen Farooq, Mumtaz Sheikh, Tahir Sheikh got Rs448 million written-off from the NBP. Mohib Textile owned by Asif Saigol also got Rs1.1 billion written-off in 2002. The other big names included in the list are First Tawakkal Modaraba owned by Abdul Qadir Tawakkal, Mohammad Rafiq Tawakkal, Alif Husain Mooney, Abid Hussain Rs621 million written-off, National Frutctose Limited owned by Shairullah Durrani got Rs681million written-off, Glamour Textile Mills owned by Iftikhar Ahmed Malik got Rs533 million written-off and others. Two foreign nationals also got the loans written-off. Pakland Cement got Rs10 million written off, Cast N Link owned by Anwar Ahmed got Rs159 million written-off. Taha Spinning limited got Rs64 million written off.

    Following is the list of mighty individuals and business tycoons whose loans were written-off in majority of cases along with principal amount from National Bank of Pakistan (NBP).

    KARACHI: Zahid Fazal (Farah Enterprises) Rs09 m; White Bird Chick Limited Rs8.2 m, Advance Computer Technology Rs1.1 m, Hamid D Habib of Balochistan Glass Rs6 m, Latif Paul of TS Latisons Rs0.5 m, Anisure Rehman of Zeb Enterprises Rs1.9 m, Chaudhry Mohammad Younis of Ice Land Cold storage Rs16 m, Mohammad Saleheen of Naveed Farbics Rs0.7 m, Younis Rs0.5 m, Mohammad Sultan Rs0.5 m, Azhar Jamil of Sindh Industries Enterprises Rs0.2 m, Mushtaq Ahmed Rs0.5 m, Asghar Ali Rs05 m, Fida Mohamamd Rs0.5 m, Mohammad Ismail Rs0.5 m, Abdul Sattar Rs0.5 m, Lal Mohamamd Rs0.5 m, Mohammad Akbar Baloch Rs0.5 m, Ghulam Farooq Rs0.5 m, Amir Baksh Rs0.5 m, Mohammad Naseem Rs0.5 m, M Shoaib Rs0.5 m, Liaqat Ali Khan Rs0.514 m, Khaliq Farooqi Rs0.5 m, Irfan Rs0.572 m, Irfan Rs0.572 m, Sikandar Rs0.5 m, Asrar Hussain Sarbazi Rs0.56 m, Abdul Hameed Rs0.576 m, Mohammad Yaqoob Rs0.576 m, Shafqat Rehman Rs0.575 m, Shahbaz Aqeel Rs0.575 m, Abida Sultana Rs0.509 m, Mohammad Hanif Rs0.5 m, Tarranum Baig Rs0.5 m, Hidyatullah Farid Rs1.3 m, Pak Hardware and Paint Rs0.9 m, Mohammad Ali Rs0.5 m, Sh Mohammad Zahid Rs0.5 m, Mohammad Ayub Rs0.5 m, Nadeem Ahmed Rs0.5 m, Mushtaq Ahmed Rs0.517 m, Mushtaq Ishaq Rs0.5 m, Mir Mohammad Baloch Rs0.5 m, Mohammad Altaf Hussain Rs0.5 m, Abdul Khalil Rs0.5 m, Abdul Rahim Khatri Rs0.517 m, Imam Buksh Rs0.535m, Abdul Hameed Rs0.576 m, Wideyat Ali Rs0.5 m, Rizwan Hasan Rs0.5 m, Mohammad Sarwar Rs0.5 m, Maqbool Hussain Rs0.5 m, Ali Asghar Rs0.512 m, Shahnawz Rs0.524 m, Jawed Floor Mills of Rana Mohammad Siddiqui Rs20 m, Muhammad of Madina Food Industries Rs1.45 m, Syed Qmar Hai of Indus Poultry Farm Rs0.55 m, Mian Maqbool Ahmed of Alam Shuttle Industries Rs2.432 m, M Yousaf Khan of Progressive Industries Enterprises Rs0.7 m, Abdul Rashid of Aziz Company Rs0.5 m, Nasir Hussain Shah of Shah Cotton Factory Rs5.4 m, Hazoor Khan Chanido of Chandi Floor Mills Dadu Rs0.7 m, Pir Sarfrarz Ahmed of Nawab Shah Rs0.8 m, Munawar Hussain Rs0.722 m, Manzoor Hussain of Al Imran Hotel Ranipur Rs0.6 m, Arjandas of Arjandas Rice Rs1.05 m, Atta Mohamamd Marri of Mari Fish Farm Rs0.7 m, Atta Mohammad Mari Rs1.4m, S Zaheer Hussain Shah Rs0.9 m, Mst Ashraf Begum Rs0.5 m, Mohammad Idris Rs0.6 m, Sardar Taj Mohammad Rs0.8 m,Sh Saleem Ali of Capital Flour Mills, Murdikey Rs3 m, Mohamamd Afazal of Arshaq and Co, Lahore Rs0.9 m, Sanullah from Gujranwala Rs0.6 m, Hassan Ali Khan of Lahore Rs0.5 m, Sh Abdul Rehman Rs1.33 m, Lali Akbar of Abbas Trader, Kasur Rs0.8 m, Tariq Mir of Mir Iron Store, Lahore Rs0.5 m, Mustafa Ali Mir, Lahore Rs0.6 m, M Latif of Arshad Latif Indus Rs6.3 m, Mohammad Riaz of Riaz Furniture House Rs0.8 m, Mohammad Amin Khan of Makran Int Rs1.7 m, Haji Mohammad Ishaq of Tariq Industries Rs0.9 m, Mian Mohammad Sarwar of Al Ahmed Knitting Rs1.3 m, Mohammad Ahmed of M A S Stell Mills, Lahore Rs0.9 m, Mian Hamid Sarwar of Shishmahal Hosiery Rs0.9 m, Sh Mohammad Ashraf of Ashraf Ice Factory Rs0.9 m, Gulshan Begum W/o Zubaidullah Khan of Lahore Rs0.5m, Iftikhar Ali of Lahore Rs0.5 m, Khalid Bashir Khokar of Lahore Rs0.5 m, Arshad Javed Ghurki, Lahore Rs0.5 m, Arshad Javed Khurki, Javed Ghurki, Mhammad Khalid, Jamshed Asghar Ghurki, Sohail Asghar Ghurki, Mrs Rubina of Unique Trading, Lahore Rs0.891 m, Mohammad Iqbal of United Factory Rs0.5 m, Syed Izhar Hussain of Bhatti Brothers Sheikhupura Rs0.9 m, Abdul Rauf Qureshi of Rauf Corporation Lahore Rs0.6 m, Dr Abdul Rauf of Leatheron Lahore Rs0.7 m, Sabir Javed Lhr, Rs 1.2m, Azfar Manzoor Lahore Rs1m, Mrs Qaiser Manzoor Lahore Rs 1.2m, Mohammad Iqbal Javed of Mughal Technical Indus Lahore Rs 0.4m, Mohammad Ishaq Khan of Zahid Industries Lahore Rs 1.5m, Khalid Hatyat of Millat Corporation Rs 0.4m, Mohammad Azhar Leghiar, Dewan Aashiq Hussain, Umer Hayat Bosan, Shauakt Hayat Bosan, Niaz Ahmed, Muzaffar Hussain Bokhari, Mushtaq Shah and Nazar Abbas of Hayat Textile Mills Lahore Rs 110 million, Ghulam Mustafa Khan of Nashika Impex Lahore Rs 4.3m, Mian Tajamal Hussain, Mian Nusratuddin, Mrs Azra Tajamal, Mrs Laila Nusrat, Mrs Saeeda begum of Chenab textile Mills Lahore Rs 25m, Mian Abdur Rehman of Abdulur Rehman and Com Bhwalpur Rs 1.6m, Mian Ghulam Owais Owasi of Owais Industries Bhwalpur Rs 0.9m, Shad Ahmed of Shahzad Cotton Rahim Yar khan Rs 0.9m, Ch. Mohiuddin of Five Star Industries Okara Rs 0.7m, Mohammad Ehsan of Ehsan Soap factory Lahore Rs 09m, Sh. Abdul Jabbar of Feroze Oil and General Mills Okara Rs 0.6m, Sh. Mohammad Latif of Baba Farid Roller flour mill, Pakpattan Rs 0.6m, Shafiqe Ahmed of Mehran Cotton Multan Rs 1.m, Asad Zuabir of Jhangir Industries Multan Rs 0.5m, Riaz Ahmed of Riaz Textile Mills Multan Rs 0.6m, Ch Niaz Muhmmad Multan Rs 0.5m, Zulifkar Ali Industries Multan Rs 0.8m, Hamid Azmat Sheikh of Azmat Towellers Industries Multan Rs 2.4m, Mohammad Hussain of Rafay Textile Industries Burewala Rs 1.4m, Mohammad Ashgar of Asif Oil Mills Kehror Pacca Rs 0.6m, Mohammad Iqbal of Mashal Cotton Kehror Pacca Rs 0.6m, Mohammad Iqbal of Asif Irfan Cold storage Mianchannu Rs 1.4m, Mohammad Nazir of Mudhwal Enginnering Khushab Rs 4.7m, Farooq Saigal, Usman Siagal, Umer Saigal, Saleem Saigal of Kohirnoo textile Mills Liaquatbabad Rs 29m, Abdul Rehman of Gatth Foundary Workshop Faisalabad Rs 7.3billion, Ashraf Textile Rs0.7m, Mohammad Ashraf Rs 1.2m, Universal enterprises Faisalabad Rs 1.m, Javed Autos Sargodha Rs 1.0, Khursheed Ahmed Shad Faisalabad Rs0.66, Imran Saleem Ch. Gujrat Rs 0.737m, Jhangir Saleemullah Gujrat Rs 0.9m, Adnan Aziz Trader Gujrat Rs1.2m, Inayat Industries Gujrat Rs 1.2m, M. Rashid General Metal Works Gujrat Rs 0.8m, Safdar and Com Gujrat Rs 2.2m, Younis-National Weaving Fact, Gujrat Rs 1.2m, S. Mohammad Oil Mills Attock Rs 1.286m, Imran Shah and Bros Rwalpindi Rs 1.03m, Hazara Wodden Mills Rawalpindi Rs 1.133m, Lt. Col Rabnawaz of Nawaish Gypsum Jhelum Rs 0.6m, Food Department of NWFP Rs 3.434m, Begum Noor Jehan Mardan Peshawar Rs 6.8m, K. Mahmoodullah of MS LTCF, Islamabad Rs3m, Seth Dawood Group of MS Pakistan Paper corporation Charsada Rs 19 million, Seth Sahbir Hussain of MS Castle Industries Haripur Rs 12 million, Fateh Weeolen Industries Rs5million, Juma Khan Quetta Rs 4.6 m, Abdul Qayum Quetta Rs 0.5m, Ghazi Khan Quetta Rs 0.7m, Syed Abdul Rashid Quetta Rs 0.9m, Zahoor Ahmed Quetta Rs 0.7m, Zahoor Ahmed son of Haji Abdullah Samad Quetta Rs 0.74m, Ahmed Khan Quetta Rs 0.814m, Jhangir Khan Quetta Rs 06m, Mirza Mohammad Quetta Rs 0.5m, Mir Khuda Bux Muri, Mir Nawaz Marri, Mrs Elsa Mariie Benazir , Ms Kamal Faria Marri and Miss Anita Marri Rs 1.7m, Malick Abdullah Jan Quetta Rs 0.7m, Ashraf shoe company Mirpur, Kashmir, Rs 6.4m, Abdulleh Saleh Rs 123m Saudia Arabia, Amjad Malick Karachi Rs 2.2m, Abdul Wahab Karachi Rs 2.4m, Ghazala Haq and Amjad Malick Karachi Rs 6m, Mir Mehraullah Mengal Karachi Rs1.2 m.

    Mohammad Sadiq of Chand Mills Karachi Rs 0.5m, MB Dhody Karachi Rs 3m, Sardar Mohammad of General Tractor Machinery Karachi Rs 3m, Noor Ali Group, Karachi got about Rs 3m written-off, Mohammad Hussain of Process Pakistan Rs 1.19m, Mohammad Sarfraz Paracha of East Asia Trading Karachi Rs 0.7m, Ghulam Ali Talpur Karachi Rs 0.6m, Lt-Col M . Jaffar Karachi Rs 2.7m, Noor Ali Hirani Karachi Rs 1.2m, Sun Publication Rs 1.3m, Tariq Jaffar Campher Pak Karachi Rs 10m, Mohammad Pervez, Col Akhlaq Ali Khan, Talibul Rasool, Abdul Jalil, Mohammad Yousaf Mirza of Allied Textile Mills Larkana Rs 296m, R Hasan Ali, Hyderabad Rs 0.9m, Mehboob Elahi of Sindh Tanneris Hyderabad Rs 4.89m, Haji and company Lahore Rs 0.9m, Syed Amjad Ali Gujranwala Rs 2.178m, Ch. Mohammad Anwar of Elegzender and co Rs 1.7m, Mohammad Younis of Younis Company Lahore Rs 8.4m, Sh Javed Iqbal and Brother LahoreRs 2.4m, Denn Autos Lahore Rs 1.8m, Begum Sherin Wahab, Abdul Qayum, Mumtaz Ahmed Abdul Jabbar, Mrs Sahiba Qayum of Sarhad Cresent Indsutries Rs 9.5m, Javed Zia, Mrs Kasur Javed, Salman Zai, Umer Javed, Miss Amber Javed nad Zafar Inami and Ghulam Rasool of Okara Textile Mills Rs 126million. And Fazal Elahi Malik, Teshin of Ally Hoisery Mills Lahore got Rs 0.7 million written-off.

    In year 2000, the NBP wrote off many loans. In Peshawar Rs1 m of Mrs Aurangzeb of Ms Rahman Ice Factory was written-off.

    FAISALABAD: Maryam Fatama weaving factory, Rs 4.5m, Ashfaq Hussain of Al Najaf Traders Faisalabad Rs 2.5m, Ch. Mohamamd Tufail of Rehan Cotton Primahal Rs 1.4m, Ms Sajja International F/abad Rs 0.5m.

    MULTAN: Mohammad Hanif Rahm Yar Khan Rs1.0m, Mhamamd Aslam RYK Rs 0.9m, AJ Textile Industry RYK Rs6.9m, Madni electric traders Ahmedpureast Rs 0.666m, Ghulam Jaffar Jalwana Bhwalpur Rs 0.6m, Irfan Salman paper mills Sadiaqabad Rs 7.3m, Mian Tariq Gurmani and Suryia Iqbal Gurmani Thatta Gurmani Industries Kot Addu Rs1.5m, Al. Farooq Electronics Rs0.5m, Al Hasnaian Enterprises Rs 0.646m, Rizwan Textile Mills Rs0.6m, Mehboob Ahmed Rs 0.7m, Mohamamd Khalid Rs0.6m, Abul Sattar Rs 0.5m, Shahid Pervez Rs 0.7m, Al Azhar Textile Mills ( Mirza Azhar Beg nad Mrs Rafiqan Begum) Rs 6.4m, Barington Pharama of Pervez Iqbal Rs 1.9m, Jhandir Textile of Mohammad Akram Rs 0.5m, Mohammad Naeem of Four NS Fabrics Rs 1.3m, Mudasar Haider Chemica Rs1.5m, Sultan Wool Industries, Sahiwal Rs1.11m, Baby soap factory Kasoor Rs 2.7m, Mian AND Company Malsi Rs 0.7m Dhah Brothers weaving Vehari of Munir Khan, Sadia Shabnam, Raheem Baksh Rs 3.2m and Javed Cotton Industries Lodhran of Malik Usman, Malick Meraj Khalid and Mohammad Ajmal Rs 1.5m, and Mashallah Cotton factory Mailisi Rs 0.9m.

    HYDERABAD: Sardian Paints Rs 2m, Al Amna Entp Rs 1m, MS Prince Rice Rs 1.3m, Niazi Ice Rs 1.44m, Associates Rs 0.766m, Jan Mohammad Rs 0.6m, Abdul Jabbar Rs 0.7m, Ali Gul Brohi Rs 1.1m, Abdul Majeed Rs 0.9m, MaliK Rice Mills Rs 2.7m, Intasia Entp Rs 43m, Expotex Limited Rs 49m, Excelisor industries Rs 5.1m, All Leather Limited Rs 1m, Mumtaz Mohammad Khan Zai Rs 0.772m, Sameer Garments Rs 0.8m, Rafiq Saigal, Afsar Khan, got two loans of Allied Paper Industries Karachi to the tune of Rs 35m written-off. Abdul Rashid Rs 0.5, Khan Ice Factory Rs 1m, Ashraf Traders Rs 0.7m, Anglo Universal Karachi Rs 0.7m, Gulf Food Industries Rs 0.8m, Makhdoom Traders Rs 0.5m, MA Footwear Rs 1.1m, Commodity Impex Rs 3m, Fetisal Grain Rs 1.2m, Aftab Garments Rs 0.6m, Citizen Process Rs 0.5m, Farm Products Rs 0.7m, Javed Iqbal Rs 0.6m, Masood Ahmed Qureshi Rs 1.14m, Moash Traders Rs 4m, Sabeena Enterprises Rs 8.9m.

    LAHORE: Ms Jarral International Rs 1.8m, Ms Ghulam Hussain Rs 0.9m, Ehssan Machinery story Rs 0.5m, Tariq Mansoor Rs 0.8m, Zab Poly Proplyeine Products Rs 3.4m, Syed Waseem Ahmed Rs 0.55m, and M/S Wasjid Ali of Gulberg-II Rs 18m.

    ISLAMABAD: Bashir Awan Rs 0.7m, Tariq Rehman Rs 0.7m, Amir Nawab Rs 0.9m, Azra Noreen Rs 2.2m, Nasir Fatima Rs 2.2m, Inamullah Saeed Rs 1.2m, M Safdar Rs 0.88m, Star Corporation Rs 2.735m, Mughal Ice Plant of Col Rafiq Baig Rs 1.3m, Shaheen Engineering Rs 2.2m, Fazal Electric Rs 0.7m, Malick Mohammad Akhtar Rs 0.5m, Yaqoob Brothers Rs 0.5m, Amjad Gilani, Tariq Gilani and Khalid Gilani of Nisa Enterprises Rs 0.5m.

    EX-MBL: They belong to Karachi. Al Rehman Services Rs 0.6m, Baba Manna Rs 1.m, Saeedudin Zubair Rs 0.6m, Trade Link of Manzoor Qaider Rs 1.2m, Bhai Hashim Rs 0.7m, IK Corporation Rs 0.7m, M Farooq Rs 0.6m, and Saleem Khan Rawalpindi Rs 0.7m.

    QUETTA: Sonmiani Fish Rs 2.2m, Abdul Qadier Rs 0.511m, Mohammad Alam Rs 0.5m, Hanid Moula Dad Rs 0.5m, Mohamamd Ramzan Rs 0.5m, Mohammand Hassan Rs 0.5m, Gul Mohammad Rs 0.5m, Mazar Khan Rs 0.5m, Faiz Ahmed Rs0.7m, Abdul Mateen Rs 0.86m, Shin Gul Tareen Rs 0.6m, Abdul Qadir Rs0.6m, Mohamamd Zahir Rs0.77m.

    The loan written-off during year 2001:

    KARACHI: Amed Trading Rs 2.9m, Farna Ice Rs 1.2m, Mohamamd Yasin Rs 1m, Shaffaf Ice Factory Rs 2.5m, Anwar Iqbal Rs 1.1m, Engineering Products Rs 1.5m, Indus Oil Expellers Rs 3m, Poshak International Rs 0.8m, Eastern Garments Rs 21m, Asif Owais Rs 0.6m, Nazir Ahmed Rs 0.8m, Mohammad Khursheed Khan Rs 0.5m, Mohammad Ramzan Rs 1m, General Traders Rs 10m, Quality Builders Rs 1.5m, Karachi Water Proofing Rs 0.9m, Mohammad Ramzan Rs 0.6m, Hukum Khan Rs 0.8m, Syed Raziddin Rs 0.5m, MS Tehseen Rs 0.5m, Yousaf Cheema Rs 0.7m, Jamil Rs 1.3m, Shabbir Ahmed Junami, Tasveer Ahmed Jumani, Taheree Ahmed Jumani, Azshraf Kahton, Salla Jumani, Shaukat Memon and Ms Shereen Jumani of Annud Textile Mills got a massive loan of Rs 279m written-off.

    Abid Hassan Rs 0.5m, Haq Nawaz Dahri Rs 0.5m, Shah Nawaz Khan Rs 0.5m, Fizza Nazim Rs 0.8m, Mohammad Hayat Rs 0.5m, Nadeem Ahmed Rs 0.7m, FB Burki Ice Factory Rs 1.4m, Karachi Transport Corporation Rs 79m, Babar Rafiq Rs 0.6m, Nisar Ahmed Rs 0.5m, Qaisruzzman Rs 0.6m, Sajjad Hussain Rs 0.5m, Nasir Rafiq Rs 0.5m, Badar Ahmed Rs 0.5m, Manzar Farreed Rs 0.6m, Khalid Mehmood Rs 0.6m, Saeed Ahmed Rs 0.6m, Jawaid Textile Industries Rs 0.9m, Mansoor Yousaf Rs 0.5m, Mohammed Ismail Rs 0.5m, Aamir Hashmi Rs 0.551m, Sajid Ali Rs 0.7m, Mushtaq Hussain Rs 0.5m, Tahir Ehtasham Rs 0.6m, Mohamamd Noman Bhatti Rs 0.5m, Saleemuddin Rs 0.5m, Anissudin Rs 0.6m, Mobina Begum Rs 0.6m, Miss Tabassum Shehnaz Rs 0.6m, Mohaamd Yousaf Rs 0.6m, Mant Lal Maulal Rs 0.67m, Athar Batool Rs 0.78m, Shahid Khan Rs 0.5m, Azam Afraid Rs 0.6m, Syed Qasim Hussain Rs 0.539m, Syed Khaliluddin Rs 0.575m, Abdul Qayum Rs 0.681m, Mohammad Burhan Khan Rs 0.825m, Syed Khuram Raza Naqvi Rs 0.543m, Saad Ahmed Rs 0.6m, Hasan Shakeel Rs 0.8m, Ali Hassan Rs 0.534m, Mohammad Irfan Rs 0.55m, Shafiq Ahmed Rs 0.8m, Khwajamoinul HasanRs0.666m, Raza Hassan Rs 0.5m, Syed Afaq Rs0.6m, Syed Mohammad Nasim Ali, Rs0.6M, Mohammad Aslam Rs 0.6m, Syed Aslam Ali Rs 0.6m, Asif Rehman Rs 0.665m, Asif Rehman Rs 0.66m, Asim Ilyas Rs 0.5m, Adnanul HassaN Rs 0.8m, Syed Rasheed Ahmed Rs 0.5m, Monbina Afzal Rs 0.7m, Kamran Rauf Rs 0.7m, Najam Akthar Rs 0.8m, S Sharafifuddin Rs 0.8m and Imtiaz Hussain Zaid Rs 0.6m.

    Khalid Beg Rs 0.5m, Mohammad Aman Rs 0.6m, Tariq Baloch Rs 0.666m, Mohamamd Mobin Sheikh Rs 0.6m, Ms Golden Plant Ind Rs 0.7m, S Ali Ahmed Zaidi Rs 0.7m, Siddiqi Rs 1.1m, Ms Pakistan Rs 1.4m, Ms Metropolitan Rs 190m,

    Altaf Husain Shah Rs 0.5m, Mehmoodul Hassan Rs 0.5m, Mashiuddin Rs 0.9m, Aitzazuddin Rs 1.55m, Ihtashamuddin Rs 0.55m, FS Aizuddin Rs 0.5m, FS Ayazuddin Rs 1.6m, Mrs Shaim Fatima Rs 0.6m, Iqbal Shakoor Rs 0.6m, Mujeebuddin Rs 0.5m, Mrs Meharur Nisa Rs.7m, Anwar Raza Khan Rs 0.7m, Anwar Raza Khan Rs 0.7m, Mohmmad Jamil Rs 0.9m, Sardar Shakeel Rs 0.6m, Rashid Ali Rs 0.6m, Mohmmad Hanif Rs 0.8m, Abdul Shakoor Rs 0.6m, Adnan Husain Rs0.7m, Ahsan Anjum Rs 0.66m. Fareed Gul Rs 0.6m, Khuda Bux Rs 0.5m, M Faisal Rs 0.7m, Basir Alam Rs 0.6m, M Waseem Rs 0.65m, Mrs Rubena Rs 0.665m, Shahbaz Aqeel Rs 0.659m, Sharjeel Qaider Rs 0.5m, Tahir Anjum Rs 0.655m, Abdul Azim Rs 0.5m, Abdul Razak Rs 0.5m, Akhtar Hussain Rs 0.5m, Asif Sormoo Rs 0.554m, Fayyaz Ahmed Rs 0.544m, M Saleem Rs 0.5m, Sadia Bano Rs 0.5m, Moizuddin Rs 0.5m, Adul Haq Rs 0.54m, Mrs Kasur Perveen Rs 0.5m, Mohammad Rafiq Rs 0.55m, Mohammad Saleem Rs 0.5m, Rana Mohamamd Rs 0.545m, Rukhsan Begum Rs 0.5m, Rehan Shahid Rs 0.5m, Tahir Raza Rs 0.5m, Ashifaq Ahmed Rs 0.5m.

    Year 2002: Following tycoons got their loans written-off in 2002.

    Agri Autos Inds, Haleema Majeed Sons, Amie Investment, Sultan Textile Mills, Century Weaving, Husasin Towels, Durrani Associations, Nasir Khan, Muhammad Zafeef, Mohammad Usman, Ali Bux, Malick Munsif Khan, Mohammad Usman, Nabi Bux Baloch, Nisar Fatima, Akhar Bhugi Assoicates, Irfan Basharat, Samco Industries, Saeed Hasan, RN Stell products, Punjab Ceremic, Mahbub Ashraf, Gulberg Caterers, Samanabad enterprises, Azhar company, Sindhu Marbal company, Shabirruddin, Mohammad Husain, Rashid Sons, Rehman Oil Mills, Abu Bakar cold storage and oil factory.

    BHAWALPUR: Shafi Oil mills, Ahmed Industries, Goheer Oil mills,

    MULTAN: Union Straw paper board, jail traders, Omar Hardware, Khan Brothers cotton, Ali Intp, NK Medicot private limited, Al Munir textile private limited and Sadiqabad textile mills. Sinopak. (The list is still incomplete because of space constraints)

    A few of those who got loans written off were genuine cases as they suffered sick industry or bankruptcy. Their loans were written off according to rules and prevalent law. Some of the beneficiaries, however, submitted bogus claims and the banks did not follow rules and regulations in writing off their loans.

  • Chief Justice Iftikhar Mohammad Chaudhry [Twice Pcoed] says Judiciary has powers to keep state organs within limits: CJ By Nasir Iqbal Wednesday, 15 Sep, 2010 [DAWN] BUT WHERE WAS THE CJ DURING THIS:

    REFERENCE: No ID no worry, get loans and get them written off also By Rauf Klasra Saturday, December 05, 2009 http://thenews.jang.com.pk/top_story_detail.asp?Id=25915

    ISLAMABAD: As if the generous writing off of loans worth Rs59.94billion during the General Pervez Musharraf reign wasn’t bad enough, now official documents show that hundreds of these borrowers were even given these loans with such casualness and deliberate neglect that not even the national identity cards of the borrowers were demanded by the banks, what to talk of other collateral and sureties. The official record of these written off loans submitted to the National Assembly and available with The News revealed that in an unbelievable large number of cases the lending institutions, a bank and another (now defunct) financial entity, had issued huge loans to the individuals without even getting their National Identity Cards (NICs) as per prudential requirements. The bank has not given any reason about how the loans were issued to these business parties and the individuals without getting their proper NICs as per requirements. One official has commented that this was not possible without the active collaboration of the bank officials as no bank could give loan to anyone without NICs. The following cases reveal just another ugly aspect of this sordid plunder of national wealth where, barring a few genuine deserving cases, billions were siphoned away by hundreds of corrupt businessmen colluding with equally corrupt bankers. There were some genuine cases where loans were written off in accordance with the rules. In all cases listed below, none of the cited borrowers had been forced by the lending institutions to submit their ID cards, an otherwise basic requirement.

    The ID cards of five directors of Ms Bawani Industries were missing. This loan was ultimately written off. One foreign national Saral Dynamic Hardware Bobignv too managed to get a loan of Rs5.5million and later got his total outstanding Rs6.4million written off including the principal amount and Rs0.8million mark up. The loan was given in foreign currency to this foreign national. The two banks wrote off billions of rupees during the Musharraf era and in one case, the defunct bank wrote off a loan of Rs137million outstanding against four individuals.

    First Tawakal Modrab Karachi got Rs 628million written off while the borrowers—-Abdul Qadir Tawakal, Rafiq Tawakal,Ali Husasin Mooney and Abid Husain did not even bother submitting their NICs. Shahfa Corporation Lahore and its owners Saluddin Ahmed Sahaf, Wajiddin Mahmood Shaf also got Rs146million written off. Regnet Dyeing and Finishing Mills also got Rs 91million written including Rs50million principal loan. Fatima Foods Lahore also got Rs 80million written off with Rs 40million principal loan waived off. National Garments also got Rs 335million written off including Rs 140million principal amount. In Multan Mohib textile got Rs 1.17billion written off including principal amount of Rs546million. In Karachi Bawani Industries got Rs 70million written off including 11.3million principal amount. The names of the fathers of borrowers are not on official record of the bank who got this loan written off. The papers show that even a London based n ex-employee of a bank, Abdul Haleem also got Rs 2.744million written off and now the bank says it did not have even the ID card of its own former employee available in record. His principal loan was Rs 2.7million which was written off.

    Adamjee Industries also got Rs 48million written off including Rs168million principal amount. Farooq Sheikh, Mrs Shereen Farooq, Zafar Sheikh, Mumtaz Saleem, Tahir Sehikh got Rs 168million loan and got the whole principal wavied off. They also got the mark up of Rs225million written off too. Master Rubber Tyer owners Fayyaz Malik and Farooq Malik got 52m written off. Even an industrial unit Ms Metropolitan National Textile Karachi owned by Sikandar Ali Jatoi, Mazhar Ali Jatoi, Jamal Hassan, SM Masood was given the loan without any NICs. A sum of Rs190million outstanding the Jaoti family was also written off. The papers showed that even, the owners of Daweeo Corporation -Kim Woo Choong, Kim Joun Sung, Lee Woo Bok, Yoon Nuke Neon, Chug Myuong Kul did not submit their Ids at the time of obtaining Rs10.8million loan. Interestingly, the same amount was later written off by the bank. They got principal amount written off in addition to Rs2.3million mark up payable against this loan.

    Even Ch Shujaat Hussain, Pervez Elahi and their family members who got Rs37.987 loan written off never produced their national identity cards. Hearts International Rawalpindi got Rs0.9million written off while the bank did not have the IDs of Dr Major Gen retired Zulifkar Ali Khan, Dr Abdus Qudus Khan, Mohammad Rafi, Shamim Ashraf Khan, Naheed Mashud Kiani, Rahat Azfa. Johoson and Philips also got Rs 64 million loan written off and there is no record of NICs of the borrowers-Bilal Ahmed Qureshi, Raja Ahmed Khan, Habibulah Baig, Rasid Y Chinoy, Abdul Rehman Khan, Syed Abdul Noor. Johnson and Philips again got another loan of Rs26million written off and once again the same borrowers did not give their NICs. Ahmed Chemical limited owners Aftab Khan, Jehan Ara Khan, Mahjabeen Ahmed, Sabiuddin Ahmed, Iqbal Ahmed Khan, Iram Aftab, Aftab Ahmed Khan NICs are not available. They got Rs0.6million written off. Ksornos Corporation Lahore also got Rs 4.3million written off. Again NICs of Sh Abdul Hafeez, Sh Imran Hafeez, Sh Salman Hafeez, Sh Nauman Hafeez, Qari Khalid Mahmood, Shahbaz Murad and Zahida Hafeez are not available in the record. Zodesh Limited got Rs 40million written off. The borrowers Zoraia Lashari, Imrana Lashari, Ms Lubna Lashari and Hayat Khan did not give NICs.

    GUJRAT: Mohammad Akram Rs 2.5m, Fazal Hussain Rs 0.6m, Malik Mohammad Akthar 0.5m, Yaqoob Brothers Rs 0.5m, Nisa Enterprise Rs 0.5m (Islamabad).

    Mohammad Saleem Rs0.7m,

    QUETTA: Abdul Qadir Rs 0.511m, Mohammad Alm Rs 0.4m, Haji Moula Dad Kalat Rs 0.5m, Mohammad Hassan Rs 0.5m, Mohammad Ramzan Rs 0.5m, Gul Mohammad Rs 0.5m,

    KARACHI: Babar Rafiq Rs0/6, Mosar Ahmed Rs 0.5m, Qaisaurz Zaman Rs 0.6m, Sajid Husain Rs 0.570m, Nasir Rafique Rs 0.531m, Badar Ahmed Rs0.596m, Mazhar Fared Rs 0.683m, Khalid Mahmood Rs 0.653m, Saeed Ahmed 0.61m, Jawad Textile Industries 1m, Masnoor Yousuf Rs0.536m, Mohammad Ismail Rs0.595m, Amir Hashmi Rs0.5m, Sajid Ali Rs0.7m, Mushtaq Hussain Rs 0.579m, Tahir Ehtasham RS 0.6M, Mohammad Noman Bhatti Rs 0.54m, Saleemuddin Rs 0.522m, Anisuddin Rs 0.522m, Monbina Begum Rs0.639m, Miss Tabasum Shehnaz Rs 0.6m, Mohammad Yousuf Rs 0.665m, Mant Lal Mault Rs 0.674m, Athar Maqbool Rs 0.7m, Shahid Khan Rs 0.5m, Azaam Afridi Rs 0.633m, Syed Qasim Hussain Rs 0.539m, Abdul Qayyum Rs 0.681m, Mohammad Burhan Khan Rs0.825m, Syed Khurram Raza Naqvi Rs 0.543m, Hassan Shakeel Rs 0.825m, Ali Hassan Rs 0.534m, Mohammad Irfan Khan Rs 0.550m, Shafiq Ahmed RS 0.820M, Ali Hassan Hassan Rs 0.534m, Mohammad Irfan Khan Rs 0.550M, Khawaja Moin Hasan Rs 0.666m, Raza Hasan Rs0.528m, Syed Afaq Moid Rs 0.679m, Syed Mohammad Nasim Ali Rs0.680m, Syed Aslam Ali Rs0.67m, Asif Rehman Rs 0.665m, Asim Ilyas Rs 0.5m, Adnan Hassan Rs 0.820m, Syed Rasheed Ahmed Rs0.5m, Mobina Afzal Rs 0.7m, Kamran Rauf Rs 0.74m, Najma Akthar Rs0.825m, S Sharifuddin Rs 0.825m, Imtiaz Hussain Zaidi Rs 0.6m, Khalid Baig Rs 0.589m, Mohammad Awan RS 0.6M, Tariq Baloch Rs0.668m, Mohammad Mobin Sheikh Rs 0.614m, Ms Golden Paint industries Rs0.7m, Mohammad Arshad Shakeel Rs 1.441m, Altaf Hussain Shah Rs 0.5m, Mehmoodul Hassan Rs 0.548m, Mashuddin Rs0.9m, Atizaudin Rs 1.5m, Wajihuddin Rs1.5m, Ihtashamuddin Rs 0.557m, FS Aizauddin Rs 0.5m, FS Azauddin Rs 0.58m, Mrs Rubina Rs 0.655m, Abdul Azim RS 0.556M, Abdul Razakk Rs 0.5m, Akthar Hussain Rs 0.519m, Asif Soomro Rs 0.554m, Fayyaz Ahmed Rs 0.544m, M Saleem Rs 0.539m, Sadiq Bano Rs 0.54m, Moizudin Rs 0.562m, Abdul Haq Rs0.5m, Mrs Kasuar Perveen Rs0.514m, Mohammad Rafiq Rs 0.551m, Mohammad Saleem Rs 0.591, Rana Mohmmad Rs0.545m, Rukhsana Begum Rs0.504m, S. Rehan Shahid Rs0.560m. Hssan Khan Rs 0.503m, Kashan Ali Rs 0.624m, Saleem Medical Store Rs 1.5million, Ms Huma Electric Inds Nameem Ullsah Rs 1.4m, Ms Tariq Electric Inds Rs 3.2m, Ms New National Steel Inds Rs 2.5million, Ms Kashmir Industrial Corp Rs 1.1m,

    Irfan Basharat Rs 2.1m, Jhangir Hadier Rs 6.5m, Mohammad Sadiq Rs 2.66m, Punjab Ceremaic owners Zahid Shkeel Rs 7.6million, Ms Gulberg Caters owned by Mohammad Aslam Rs0.9m.

  • Chief Justice Iftikhar Mohammad Chaudhry [Twice Pcoed] says Judiciary has powers to keep state organs within limits: CJ By Nasir Iqbal Wednesday, 15 Sep, 2010 [DAWN] BUT WHERE WAS THE CJ DURING THIS:

    REFERENCE: Five generals also got their loans written off Sunday, December 06, 2009 By Rauf Klasra http://thenews.jang.com.pk/top_story_detail.asp?Id=25928

    ISLAMABAD: If you thought that only civilian and politicians got billions of rupees worth of loans written off from state-owned banks, you thought wrong. Records now show that many top military officers got their loans written off. This lucky lot included five lieutenant generals, two major generals and a battalion of other senior uniformed beneficiaries, with some Army (mis)managed institutions to boot. The Army controlled institutions also got their share from the national plunder with the Army Welfare Trust (AWT) got a massive loan written off worth Rs 14.49 million from a state-owned financial entity, which is now defunct (hardly a surprising fate).

    Some of the cases were, however, genuine as their loans were written off in accordance with rules.

    According to the official list of loan write-off beneficiaries tabled in the National Assembly, Lt General (retd) Ali Kuli Khan and his father Lt General Habibullah Khan had their loans written off. General Kuli had shot to prominence when he was ignored by the then prime minister Nawaz Sharif in favour of Gen Musharraf in a bid to succeed General Jehangir Karamat as the next COAS. The list shows that General Kuli Khan got two loans written off from the Allied Bank of Pakistan while he was still serving in the Army in the mid 90s. The first loan was of Rs1.8 million and second was Rs1.6 million outstanding against Janana De Malucho Textile Mills Limited, Kohat owned by his father General (retd) Habibullah Khan. General Kuli was then one of the directors of the textile mills. After the death of General Habib, he became the chief executive of this textile unit. General Habib, too, was a beneficiary of this loan write off. It’s a little known fact that Chief of the Army Staff General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani had once served as the staff officer to General Ali Kuli Khan during his stint as Chairman Joint Chiefs of staff in 1998 when Jahangir Karamat was the Chief of Army Staff (COAS). General Kuli shot to prominence within the ruling political circles when he was heard opposing the forced resignation of General Kamarat and had indicated to make Nawaz Sharif ‘fall in line’ if he became the next COAS. Later, Gen Kuli Khan had denied this charge in an interview with this correspondent. But, Ch Nisar Ali Khan had also confirmed to this correspondent in an interview that Ali Kuli was not elevated to the post of the Army chief precisely for this reason after some of his quotes were conveyed to Nawaz Sharif. Talking to The News from Peshawar, General (retd) Ali Kuli Khan said that he “did not remember” getting any loan written off by him during his military service. General Kuli said, “There might be some rescheduling of the loans by the banks outstanding against the mills.” He said only the politicians get loans written off by using their clout. Of course, general can dare anyone argue with that logic.

    Lt General (retd) K M Azhar, who later became active in politics, of Rex Breen Batteries got Rs16 million written off by the Agriculture Development Bank. His business partners were Misbah Azhar, Sward Azhar, Ahmed Jamal Siddiqui, Syed Ijaz Ahmed Hashmi, Mauro Dr Bashir Ahmed. Lt General (retd) SA Burkey and Lt General (retd) Safdar Butt also figure amongst the happy generals benefiting from the state institutions generosity. Another prominent name on the list is that of Air Marshal (retd) A Rahim Khan. Air Marshal (retd) Viqar Azeem also got Rs15 million written off from Pakistani Kuwait Investment Co. Lt General (retd) SA Burkey, Major General Zahid Ali Akbar, Brig MM Mahmood, Begum Omar Mahmood, Saeed Ahmed also got loans written off. Gohar Ayub Khan, brother of General Kuli Khan—Raza Kuli Khan also got a loan of Rs7.2 million written off against Rehana Woolen Mills. Tariq Ayub Khan, Zahid Ahsan, Ahsan Khan were the directors of the mills whose loan was written off by the financial institution SAPICO.

    Major General (retd) M Mumtaz from Abbottabad, Lt Colonel (retd) Shaukat and Major (retd) Tajuddin Rs1.2 million, Major General (retd) Ghaziuddn are also in the list. Major General (retd) G Umar also got Rs8.5 million written off from the Agriculture Development Bank. Lt General (retd) Safdar Butt, Major General (retd) Abdullah Malik, Brig (retd) M M Mahmood, Col (retd) M Zafar Khan, Mohammad Afzal Khan, Mrs Hamida Farhat also got benefits from the UBL. General (retd) Abdullah had resigned after the military coup of General Zia and had opposed the military take over of July 1977. Talking to The News, Brig (retd) Mahmood denied that his industrial unit EFF, EFF Industries had got the loan written off. He clarified that he had entered into an agreement with the bank but this package was never implemented until recently. The list also names Brig (retd) M A Baig and Qamar Ahmad, BA Siddiqi, Zubair Rashid, Mohammad Sadiq Baig, Riazur Rehman, Mrs Mamomnna Khatoon, Mrs Mehr Riaz, Mr Taufiq Ahmed Rs 1.09 million (UBL). Lt-Col (retd) Ch M Anis Ahmed, Col Atta ullah, Shahid Atta, Mst Qamar un Nisa Rs 2.6 million, Irfan Rice Mills of Col (retd) Nazar Hussain Rs 1.6 million, Mehr Textile Mills, Chakwal, Col Mohammad Ayub Khan, Ch Nisar Ali Khan, Ch Asad Ali Khan, Mrs Sultana Zakia, Mohammad Nawaz, Ch Ghulam Ali Khan. Major General (retd) Khadim H Raja, Air Marshal (retd) A Rahim Khan, Mrs Sattar Azim Khan also got loan written off. Mohammad Textile Mills Limited of Air Commodore (retd) Amanullah got a loan of Rs95 million written off from the UBL. His other business partners were Khurshid Alam, Mohamamd Rafiq, Mrs Bilquis Begum, Tanveer Ahmed, Naseer Ahmed, Begum Sultana Fammay Khan, Sobia Fammy Khan. Air Vice Marshal (retd) Ata Elahi Sheikh of the National Fructose Limited also got Rs43 million written off. His business partners were Shakirullah Durrani, Mohammad Aslam, Qamaruzaman, Syed Safiullah, Dr Mohammad Yousuf, Khan Akbar Majeed and TR Sariq. Sairani Cotton Ginning Factory owners Capt (retd) Shahraz Latif and his business partners Shahnaz Latif, Ch Mohammad Ashraf also got loan written off. Air Marshal (retd) A Rashid Sheikh, Air Vice Marshal (retd) S Moinur Rab, Group Captain (retd) Mohammad Ismal Khan, Salman Rashid of Sky Rooms Limited got Rs 8.4 million loan written off. Brig (retd) SM Bakar Naqvi, Mian Ahmed Rabbani, Pervez Iftikar Khan, Abdul Aziz, NM Khanzada and Major (retd) Afzalul Haq also among the beneficiaries.

    Col (retd) M Yaqoob of Aswan Tentage and Canvas got a huge loan of Rs276 million written off from Bankers Equity. His other business partners were Col (retd) M Yaqoob, Mohamamd Afzal Chugtai, Mohammad Siddiqi, Haji Ghulam Sabir and Idris Ahmed Butt. Farook Pulp of Mjaor Nasim A Farooqi, Naeem A Farooqi, Pervez Farooqi, Munir Ahmed Khan and Saleem Farooqi got 2.1 million loan written off. Captain (retd) Shaukat of Locus Enterprises got Rs8.8 million written off. His business partners were Wiqar Abbas, Khalid Khan, Col (retd) M Sadiq Khan, Nabil Hasan, Masoud Abbasi and Abdul Razak. Raja Iftikar Kiani of Ms Alliance Textile Mills, Jhelum got a wavier of Rs16 million from the MCB.

    A Lt-Col, who owned the Meditex Intl got Rs6.322 million written off from the HBL. His business partner was Col (retd) Bashir Ahmed. Commander Abdul Latif also got Rs 10 million written off. Shangrila Macropole Inn, Lahore got Rs4.3 million loan written off. Brig (retd) Mohammad Aslam Khan and Co got Rs4.3 million written off. Feroz Sons Textile Mills Mirpur owners Col (retd) Munir Hussain, Nasim Farms’s and Major General (retd) Qazi Nasim Majeed are also among the beneficiaries. Col (retd) Saleem of Special Iron and Steel Mills Limited, Lt General (retd) Habibullah Khan, Brig (retd) M Jan Hahang M Khandawala, Raza Kuli Khan, Col (retd) M Sharif Khan, Begum Tehmina Habibullah, M I Khurram, M Nazir Khan and IA Khurram are also among the beneficiaries. Major (retd) Mohamamd Anwar, S Aijaz Ali Shah, S Amjad Ali Shah, S Ghulam Qadir, S Aftab Ali Shah, S Ali Gohar Shah, S Amin Shah also on the list. Lt-Col (retd) M Jaffar, JH Dinshaw Rs 7.2 million, Chemphar Pakistan Limited of Brig (retd) Shareef Rahat, Captain (retd) AM Murad and Major (retd) Tariq Baig are also among the beneficiaries.

  • Chief Justice Iftikhar Mohammad Chaudhry [Twice Pcoed] says Judiciary has powers to keep state organs within limits: CJ By Nasir Iqbal Wednesday, 15 Sep, 2010 [DAWN] BUT WHERE WAS THE CJ DURING THIS:

    REFERENCE: The man, who rigged 2002 polls, spills the beans By Umar Cheema Sunday, February 24, 2008 http://www.thenews.com.pk/top_story_detail.asp?Id=13159

    ISLAMABAD: The main wheeler and dealer of the ISI during the 2002 elections, the then Maj-Gen Ehtesham Zamir, now retired, has come out of the closet and admitted his guilt of manipulating the 2002 elections, and has directly blamed Gen Musharraf for ordering so. Talking to The News, the head of the ISI’s political cell in 2002, admitted manipulating the last elections at the behest of President Musharraf and termed the defeat of the King’s party, the PML-Q, this time “a reaction of the unnatural dispensation (installed in 2002).” Zamir said the ISI together with the NAB was instrumental in pressing the lawmakers to join the pro-Musharraf camp to form the government to support his stay in power. Looking down back into the memory lane and recalling his blunders which, he admitted, had pushed the country back instead of taking it forward, Zamir feels ashamed of his role and conduct. Massively embarrassed because he was the one who negotiated, coerced and did all the dirty work, the retired Maj-Gen said he was not in a position to become a preacher now when his own past was tainted.

    He said the country would not have faced such regression had the political management was not carried out by the ISI in 2002. But he also put some responsibility of the political disaster on the PML-Q as well. The former No: 2 of the ISI called for the closure of political cell in the agency, confessing that it was part of the problem due to its involvement in forging unnatural alliances, contrary to public wishes. Zamir’s blaming Musharraf for creating this unnatural alliance rings true as another former top associate of Musharraf, Lt-Gen (retd) Jamshed Gulzar Kiyani has already disclosed that majority of the corps commanders, in several meetings, had opposed Musharraf’s decision of patronising the leadership of the King’s party. “We had urged Musharraf many times during the corps commanders meeting that the PML-Q leadership was the most condemned and castigated personalities. They are the worst politicians who remained involved in co-operative scandals and writing off loans. But Musharraf never heard our advice,” Kiyani said while recalling discussions in their high profile meetings.

    He said one of their colleagues, who was an accountability chief at that time, had sought permission many times for proceeding against the King’s party top leaders but was always denied. Kiyani asked Musharraf to quit, the sooner the better, as otherwise the country would be in a serious trouble. Ma-Gen (retd) Ehtesham Zamir termed the 2008 elections ‘fairer than 2002’. He said the reason behind their fairness is that there was relatively less interference of intelligence agencies this time as compared to the last time. But he stopped short of saying that there was zero interference in the 2008 polls. “You are quite right,” he said when asked to confirm about heavy penetration of ISI into political affairs during the 2002 elections. But he said he did not do it on his own but on the directives issued by the government. Asked who directed him from the government side and if there was somebody else, not President Musharraf, he said: “Obviously on the directives of President Musharraf.” Asked if he then never felt that he was committing a crime by manipulating political business at the cost of public wishes, he said: “Who should I have told except myself. Could I have asked Musharraf about this? I was a serving officer and I did what I was told to do. I never felt this need during the service to question anyone senior to me,” he said and added that he could not defend his acts now.

    “It was for this reason that I have never tried to preach others what I did not practice. But I am of the view that the ISI’s political cell should be closed for good by revoking executive orders issued in 1975,” he said. Responding to a question regarding corruption cases that were used as pressure tactics on lawmakers, he said: “Yes! This tool was used, not only by the ISI. The NAB was also involved in this exercise.” Former corps commander of Rawalpindi, Lt-Gen (retd) Jamshed Gulzar Kiyani said majority of corps commanders had continued opposing Musharraf’s alliance with top leadership of the PML-Q. “Not just in one meeting, we opposed his alignment with these corrupt politicians in many meetings but who cared. Now Musharraf has been disgraced everywhere, thanks to his political cronies.”

  • Chief Justice Iftikhar Mohammad Chaudhry [Twice Pcoed] says Judiciary has powers to keep state organs within limits: CJ By Nasir Iqbal Wednesday, 15 Sep, 2010 [DAWN] BUT WHERE WAS THE CJ DURING THIS:

    Five judges elevated to SC Bureau Report [Daily Dawn Feb 2000] ISLAMABAD, Feb 2: The government elevated five judges to the Supreme Court on Wednesday. According to a notification, the president has appointed Justice Rashid Aziz, Chief Justice, Lahore High Court; Justice Nazim Hussain Siddiqui, Chief Justice Sindh High Court; Justice Iftikhar Mohammad Chaudhry, Chief Justice, Balochistan High Court; Qazi Farooq, former chief justice of Peshawar High Court; and Justice Rana Bhagwan Das, judge, Sindh High Court, judges of the Supreme Court. After the elevation of Justice Rashid Aziz Khan to the SC, Justice Mohammad Allah Nawaz has been appointed Chief Justice of Lahore High Court. Justice Deedar Hussain Shah has been appointed Chief Justice of Sindh High Court and Justice Javed Iqbal Chief Justice of Balochistan High Court. After these appointments, the number of SC judges has risen to 12, leaving five posts vacant. Reference: Five judges elevated to SC Bureau Report http://www.lib.virginia.edu/area-studies/SouthAsia/SAserials/Dawn/2000/05feb00.html#five

    Chaudhry Iftikhar named new CJ [Daily Dawn 2005] By Our Staff Reporter ISLAMABAD, May 7: President Pervez Musharraf on Saturday appointed Justice Iftikhar Mohammad Chaudhry, the senior most judge of the Supreme Court, as the next chief justice. He will assume the office on June 30 after retirement of the incumbent Chief Justice, Justice Nazim Hussain Siddiqui, on June 29. “The notification has ended speculations of appointment of a junior judge as chief justice in violation of the seniority principle settled under the 1996 Judges case,” commented a senior Supreme Court lawyer on condition of anonymity. Justice Chaudhry will reach the superannuation age of 65 years in 2012, which will make him one of the longest serving chief justices in the judicial history of Pakistan. He will serve as chief justice for over seven years. Earlier Justice A. R. Cornelius and Justice Mohammad Haleem served as chief justice for eight years from 1960 to 68 and 1981 to 89, respectively. Justice Chaudhry was elevated as a judge of the apex court on February 4, 2000. He has performed as acting chief justice from January 17 to 29, 2005. He holds the degree of LLB and started practice as an advocate in 1974. Later he was enrolled as an advocate of high court in 1976 and as an advocate of Supreme Court in 1985. In 1989, Justice Chaudhry was appointed as advocate-general of Balochistan and elevated to the post of additional judge in the Balochistan High Court in 1990. He also served as banking judge, judge of Special Court for Speedy Trials and Customs Appellate Courts as well as company judge. He served as the chief justice of the Balochistan High Court from April 22, 1999 to February 4, 2000. He was elected the president of the High Court Bar Association, Quetta, and twice a member of the Bar Council. He was appointed as the chairman of the Balochistan Local Council Election Authority in 1992 and for a second term in 1998. Justice Chaudhry also worked as the chairman of the Provincial Review Board for Balochistan and was appointed twice as the chairman of the Pakistan Red Crescent Society, Balochistan. Presently he is functioning as the chairman of the Enrolment Committee of the Pakistan Bar Council and Supreme Court Buildings Committee. Reference: Caudhry Iftikhar named new CJ By Our Staff Reporter May 8, 2005 Sunday Rabi-ul-Awwal 28, 1426 http://www.dawn.com/2005/05/08/top4.htm

  • 3. Military operation in Balochistan, murder of Akbar Bugti:

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    Killing of Bugti a blow to national unity: Nur Khan By A Reporter August 30, 2006 http://www.dawn.com/2006/08/30/nat7.htm
    ISLAMABAD, Aug 29: Former Air Force chief Air Marshal Nur Khan has roundly condemned the ruling Muslim League leadership, specially its president Chaudhry Shujaat Hussain and its secretary-general Mushahid Hussain Syed, for continuing to serve the Gen Musharraf regime even after the murder of Nawab Akbar Khan Bugti at the hands of a contingent of Army. They claim to have been very good friends of the late Bugti. Shujaat never tires of expressing his indebtedness to the Nawab for saving his father’s life when Z.A.Bhutto, the then prime minister, had reportedly instructed Bugti, then governor of Balochistan to have his father Chaudhry Zahoor Elahi who was then in the provincial jail, killed. And look at Mushahid. He was among the three whom Bugti had named for hearing his case and had promised to accept whatever their verdict. Is this how one pays back trusted friends? asked Nur Khan. Nur Khan, who as the governor of the defunct West Pakistan, had negotiated with the estranged Baloch Sardars, including Akbar Khan Bugti, in the late 1960s and brought them back into the mainstream politics, said he had found all these Sardars to be highly patriotic and devoted to Pakistan. “I would trust them more than I would trust any other Pakistani to die for Pakistan”, he said.

    Talal Akbar Bugti and Nawab Aali Bugti, son and grandson of Nawab Akbar Bugti respectively, have alleged that Shaukat Aziz, PML-Q President Chaudhry Shujaat Hussain and PML-Q Secretary General Mushahid Hussain Sayed are the real killers of the 22nd chieftain of the Bugti tribe. Reference: Trial of Shaukat, Shujaat, Mushahid sought for Bugti?s murder By Mazhar Tufail Wednesday, June 24, 2009 ISLAMABAD: Despite being sworn enemies of one another, two immediate heirs of slain Nawab Akbar Bugti have together accused former Prime Minister Shaukat Aziz and two top leaders of the Pakistan Muslim League-Quaid (PML-Q) of involvement in the killing of the veteran Baloch leader and have demanded their trial. NRO, Chaudhry Brothers, PML – Q & Jang Group of Newspapers http://chagataikhan.blogspot.com/2009/11/nro-chaudhry-brothers-pml-q-jang-group.html

    Veteran politician Sardar Sherbaz Mazari condemned the army forces’ advance on Nawab Bugti’s residence, and said that “after this action, it is no more the issue of Nawab Bugti alone as it would provoke entire Balochistan… its outcome will not be in the national interest.”

    He strongly criticized the language being used by the rulers, particularly Gen Musharraf, to address the people of Balochistan as ‘arrogant’, and said: “they believe as if every citizen was their salve.” Sardar Mazari said it was maligning propaganda that tribal chieftains were cruel towards their people. “Tribal people do have the courage to revolt against their chieftain if the latter would behave like a cruel master.” KARACHI: Politicians flay takeover of Bugti’s house By Habib Khan Ghori
    February 9, 2006 http://www.dawn.com/2006/02/09/local3.htm

    Body taken to Islamabad, says Mazari: ‘Let me bury my brother with honour’ August 29, 2006 http://www.dawn.com/2006/08/29/top6.htm
    KARACHI, Aug 28: Veteran politician Sherbaz Khan Mazari has refuted government claims about killing Nawab Akbar Bugti in a mountain cave and said that the tribal chieftain was actually killed following a bitter shoot-out in the open. A press statement issued to Dawn by Mr Mazari says that the body of Nawab Bugti has been taken to Islamabad. “My message to Musharraf is this: General, you have finally managed to kill the man you wanted. Now, if you possess an honourable bone in your body, do the decent thing and hand the body of Nawab Bugti to his family members. The least my dear friend Akbar Bugti deserves is the dignity of a proper funeral and a final resting place in the land he loved enough to give his life for,” the statement concludes.

  • Junaid,
    I beg to differ on the stance that Musharraf shouldnt have been given the limelight to run the telethon. Your chargesheet may be as apt as possible, but personally I feel that if the General wants to contest elections and be part of the political system, let us welcome him and let him prove himself to be a force. We have seen what has happened with generals who came into politics. At least he is not Aslam Beg or Hamid Gul.

  • Khalid Chohan says: September 16, 2010 at 12:31 am Junaid,
    We have seen what has happened with generals who came into politics. At least he is not Aslam Beg or Hamid Gul.
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    Musharraf is even worse why because General Beg introduced him to Zia for the conducting the massacre in Gilgit [which is mentioned above] and Hamid Gul supported Musharraf’s Coup. One one hand people talk of NRO and punishing the beneficiaries of the same whereas all norms are being ignored to accept a “Murderer” as a Political Force.