The torch bearers of justice and equality to the people of Pakistan were allotted plots in Islamabad worth millions of rupees by during the last two years! This is in spite of the “azad adliya’s” tirade against the current government. Shame on you PPP government for giving ungrateful people plots of land. I wonder if the net worth of judges will ever be demanded by the “civil society” of Pakistan.
PM’s grace bestowed on 16 SC judges
Source: Express Tribune
By Rauf Klasra
Sixteen judges of the Supreme Court of Pakistan were quietly allotted residential plots worth millions of rupees each in Islamabad’s expensive sectors over the last two years (2008-2010) on the direct orders of the Prime Minister’s Secretariat under a scheme somewhat incredulously called the “Prime Minister’s Assistance Package”.
A list of the names of the beneficiaries, which also includes the name of ad hoc judge Khalilur Rehman Ramday, was recently submitted to the parliamentary Public Accounts Committee (PAC) by the federal ministry of housing. The list tops the agenda of the next PAC meeting.
The plots were allotted by the Federal Government Employees Housing Foundation (FGEHF) after it received official letters containing the names of 16 judges from the PM’s Secretariat.
The subject of these official letters issued by the PM’s Secretariat was the allotment of residential plots under the Prime Minister’s Assistance Package. However, no details have been given regarding what prompted the government to float such a scheme, meant exclusively for the Supreme Court judges.
The names of 16 Supreme Court judges are part of a main list of about 100 judges of both the four provincial high courts as well as Supreme Court of Pakistan now in the possession of the PAC secretariat. The chairman of the PAC, Ch Nisar Ali Khan, who heads the most powerful parliamentary body of the National Assembly, had ordered the housing ministry to provide details of the allotment of plots to judges, journalists, bureaucrats, and politicians from 1996 to date.
Documents exclusively available with The Express Tribune reveal that, apart from the allotment of plots to 16 Supreme Court judges under the Prime Minister’s Assistance Package, 14 judges of the Supreme Court — both sitting and retired – were given two plots each by the government in violation of official policy, which restricts such allotments to only one plot per person, and that too if they do not already have a plot in the capital.
Moreover, the judges of superior courts were allotted plots even though they were not serving in Islamabad – an essential requirement for such allotments. The exception in the updated list of judges’ who have been allotted plots, is the name of the honourable Chief Justice Iftikhar Mohammad Chaudhry, who has not been allotted any plots in Islamabad. Otherwise, a quick look at official files now sent to the PAC reveals that almost all judges who served in the higher judiciary were given plots.
The first-ever list of plots given to judges, politicians, journalists and bureaucrats has been compiled after Ch Nisar Ali Khan had issued instructions to submit the names those who were given plots as a part of government policy. The Express Tribune will also publish the list of remaining beneficiaries of the government’s allotment policy.
LHC Chief Justice Khwaja Sharif also accepted a plot in Islamabad although he was serving in Lahore. Justice Khali
lur Rehman Ramday, who retired on January 12 and was given a new contract, however took two plots from the government. The newly-appointed chairman of the NAB Justice Deedar Hussain Shah also got a plot in 2004 when he was a judge of the SC. Attorney General Moulvi Anwarul Haq also got a plot as a judge.
Published in The Express Tribune, October 27th, 2010.
The following is the list of judges who have been allotted plots since 1996 to date. (Source: http://tribune.com.pk/story/68256/list-of-judges-allotted-plots-since-1996/)
Former Chief Justice Abdul Hameed Dogar, Justice Nawaz Abbasi, Justice Faqik Khokar, Justice Jawaid Butter, Justice Saeed Asad, Justice Sardar Raza Khan, Justice Mian Shakirullah Jaan, Justice Tasaddiq Hussain Jillani, Justice Khalid Paul Khawaja, justice Rana Mohammad Arshad Khan, Justice Shahida Khursheed, Justice Rao Naeem Hashim Khan, Saba Mohuiddin Khan ( district and session juduge), Justice Deedar Hussain Shah, Justice Sheikh Abdul Manan, Justice Zafar Pasha Ch. Justice Saeed Rehman Faruukh, Justice Syed Ahmed Rabbani, Justice Abdul Shakoor Parach, Justice Mohammad Ashraf, Justice Nasim Sikandar, Justice Mohammad Roshan Easani, Justice M Bilal Khan, Justice Mansoor Ahmed, Justice Syed Zahid Hussain, Justice Mohammad Ghani, Justice Shah Jhanan Khan, Justice Zafar Yasin, Justice Nasirul Mulk, Justice Pervez Ahmed, Justice Sarmad Jalal Usmani, Justice M Naeemullah Khan, Justice Mohamamd Khalid Alvi, Justice Qazi Ehsanullah Qureshi, Justice Ejaz Ahmed Ch. Justice Bashir Mujhhid, Justice Ch. Ejaz Yousuf ( CJ Federal Shariat court), Justice Malik Ahmed Saeed, Justice Akhtar Zaman Mulghani, Justice Farrukh Latif, Justice Talat Qayyum Qureshi, Justice Tanveer Bashir Ansari, Justice Mian Mohmmad Najum Zaman, Justice Rustum Ali Malik, Justice Doost Mohammad Khan, Justice Syed Jamshid Ali, Justice Ahmed Khan Lashari, Justice Saqib Nisar, Justice Aslam Jaffri, Justice Amanullah Khan, Justice Asif Saeed Khan Khosa, Justice Shahzad Akbar Khan, Justice Shah Abdur Rashid, Justice Mohammad Sadiq Leghari, Justice Mohammad Akram Baito, Justice Mujeeaullah Siddiqu, Justice Fazalur Rehman Khan, Justice Mohammad Akhtar Shabir, Justice Syed Zawar Hussain Jaffri, Justice Ch. Ejaz Ahmed, Justice Mohammad Saeed Akthar, Justice Syed Manzoor Gilani, Justice Farrukh Mahmood, Justice M Muzamil Khan, Justice Ali Nawaz Chohan, Justice Mohammad Akthar Shahid Siddiqi, Justice Mohammad Sair Ali, Justice Mian Hamid Farooq, Justice Sardar Mohammad Aslam, Justice Sheikh Hakim Ali, Justice Syed Sakhi Hussain Bokhari, Justice Tariq Pervez, Justice Khwaja Mohammad Shairf, Justice Moulvi Anwarul Haq ( currently AG), Justice Zia Pervez, Justice Mushtaq Hussain, Justice Baqir Ali Rana, Justice Syed Akhlaq Ahmed, Justice Mahboob Qadir, Mukhtar Gondal, civil juge and Haji Ahmed. Justice Dilawar Mahmood, Justice Abdul Karim Khan Kundi (PHC), Justice Mian Ghulam Ahmed ( LHC), Justice Agha Saifuddin Khan ( SHC), Justice Kazi Hameeduin (PHC), Justice Arif Iqbal Bhatti ( LHC), Justice Syed Ibne Ali ( PHC), Justice Mohammad Aqil Mirza ( LHC), Justice Sheikh Mohammad Zubair ( LHC), Justice Abdul Hafeez Cheema (LHC), Justice Sharif Hussain Bokhari (LHC), Justice Abdul Rehman Khan (LHC), Justice Mohammad Islam Bhatti (LHC), Justice Kamal Mansoor Alam (SHC), Justice Sajjad Ahmed Sipra (LHC), Justice Mahboob Ali Khan (Peshawar High Court), Justice Ali Mohammad Baloch (SHC), Justice Qazi Mohammad Farooq (PHC), Justice (r) Mohammad Nasim (LHC), Justice Munir A Sheikh (LHC), Justice Fida Mohammad Khan (Federal Sharaiat Court), Justice Tanveer Ahmed Khan (LHC), Justrice Amir Alim Khan (LHC), Justice Ehsanul Haq Ch (LHC), Justice Nazim Hussain Siddiqi (LHC), Justice Mian Nazir Akthar (LHC), Justice Ahmed Ali Mirza (SHC), Justice Raja Mohammad Sabir (LHC), Justice Karamat Nazir Bhandari (LHC), Justice Rashid Aziz Khan (LHC), Munwar Ahmed Mirza (BHC), Justice Bhagwandas (SHC). Justice Mohammad Nawaz Marri (BHC), Justice Nawaz Khan Gandapur (PHC), Nawaz Abbasi (LHC), Justice Falaksher (LHC), Justice Khailur Rehman Ramday of LHC (Justice Ramday took two plots. The second he was allotted in his name hardly two months before his retirement on November 19, 2009), Justice Malik Qayyum (LHC). Justice Sardar Mohammad Raza (PHC), Justice Amir Mulk Mengal (BHC), Justice Iftikar Hussain Chaudhary (LHC), Justice Mohamamd Khursheed Khan ( chief court Northern area), and Justice Mohammad Khial Ombudsman office, also got plots at Islamabad.