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CJ Gate: Is this how ISI is blackmailing Pakistan’s Chief Justice Iftikhar Chaudhry?

Not unlike my colleague Najam Sethi of the Jang Group, I have been hired by the usual suspects to shift the blame to the civilian government.

Related posts: Advocate Naeem Bokhari’s letter to Pakistan’s controversial Chief Justice Iftikhar Chaudhry 19 February 2010

Chief Justice Iftikhar Chaudhry got a residential plot in 2002 from General Musharraf – by Rauf Klasra

We are cross-posting the first episode of Washington Beat, a web-based talk show focusing on the latest news from Pakistan. This week host Dr Manzur Ejaz talks to Shaheen Sehbai, Group Editor of The News International (of notorious Jang Group).

Shaheen Sehbai’s interview reveals details about the scam of Chief Justice Iftikhar Chaudhry’s son. In his conversation with Manzur Ejaz, Sehbai discusses how Arslan Chaudhry (CJ’s son) received more than Rs. 300 million, how their family was sent abroad, given credit cards, but everything was video taped and recorded. Was the Chief Justice trapped by agencies in order to retrieve concessions for the ISI, Frontier Constabulary in Balochistan and their proxies (Jihadi-sectarian militants of Difa-e-Pakistan Council comprising Sipah-e-Sahaba and Lashkar-e-Taiba)?

Why did Shaheen Sehbai omit the fact that CJ Iftikhar Chaudhry also happens to be Rana Sanaullah’s cousin, who in turn is known for forging an alliance between PML-N and Sipah-e-Sahaba in Punjab.

While Shaheen Sehabi presents an apologist stance in defence of Chief Justice Iftikhar Chaudhry, shifting the blame from the agencies on to elected civilian government for a conspiracy against the CJ, he does not discuss the fact that this clearly seems to be an attempt by the usual suspects to blackmail Iftikhar Chaudhry to secure release of ISI’s assets such as Malik Ishaq, Hafiz Saeed, Molvi Abdul Aziz etc.

In the present program, Shaheen Sehbai has once again shown his biased attitude (a hallmark of employees and affiliates of notorious Jang Group), instead of asking Justice Iftikhar Chaudhry to resign and let a fair trial against his corrupt son, he is instead busy in propagating conspiracy theory. He thinks Chaudhry and his son are teenage kids who were easily trapped by some ‘evil’ PPP-wallas.

Or is this just another pressure tactic by the usual suspects to further blackmail and subdue the already right-wing leaning Supreme Court?

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  • Washington:

    Shaheen Sehbai has revealed that soon a scandal is likely to surface against the Chief Justice of Pakistan Iftikhar Muhammad Ch’s son.

    He said “CJ’s son was given up to Rs400 million in a planned conspiracy. The conspiracy is now complete and can be brought to surface anytime.”

    According to Shaheen Sehbai CJ’s son received millions of rupees plus sponsored foreign trips with credit cards to be used abroad for him and his family from a famous business tycoon of Pakistan. “There are quite a few people in Pakistan whose earnings are in billions of rupees and who can easily invest in such conspiracy plans. The person who I am referring to has relationships with military and politicians likewise. Nowadays he is very close to government,” he added.

    Sehbai further said “I received this info from a very credible source. The person, who gave money to CJ’s son, had accepted it. They have documented everything. CJ’s son has also accepted receiving money in his private gatherings. He is ready to go to jail if it requires.”
    However, Sehbai said that the details of the business for which this huge money was lended to CJ’s son is still unknown. “Few years back Musharaf (Former president of Pakistan) put charges on Iftikhar Ch that he misused his authority to provide his son a job. So how can a job seeker become such a brilliant businessman in just few years that people gave him millions? Therefore, it was a planned conspiracy,” Sehbai added.

    He also said that CJ Iftikhar Muhammad Ch is very angry on this matter. “CJ said to his close friends that he will sidelined his family,” Shaheen continued.

    Sehbaui alos said that famous journalists including Najam Sethi, Kamran Khan and Hamid Mir were aware of the whole matter. He also said that Aitzaz Ahsan, Qamar-uz-Zaman Kaira and other Pakistan Peoples Party’s top leadership were also aware of this conspiracy but just could not ‘find courage to bring it up.’

    Interestingly, according to Shaheen Sehbai Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI)’s chief Imran Khan was among those few who knew about it.

    Not to forget that following the Prime Minster’s contempt of court verdict Imran Khan gave messages to Supreme Court and CJ in his speeches that nation will stand by him (CJ).

    محترم چیف جسٹسس صا حب قوم آپ سے اب اپنے صاحب زادے کے بارے میں وضاحت اور انصاف چاہتی ہے. آپ اسس وقت اک نئی تاریخ رقم کر سکتے ہیں .

    http://najamsethiaapaskibaat.wordpress.com/2012/06/04/chief-justice-iftikhar-chaudhry-family-gate-scandal-trap-story-disclosed-by-shaheen-sehbai/

  • its about a scam,somebody gave him 30million ruppees +uk family visit+credit cards and video+audio recording of all …thats the case but HAMID MIR (a hero of Raza Rumi, Marvi Sirmed, Ejaz Haider, Omar Waraich etc) said he had already seen all evidences and he think there is nothing directly connected to CJ.

    so PPP wont released this video,if PPP do so then CJ will take suo moto notice and inquire about his son and who recorded this video and what was the purpose ….dr shahid masood and other jurnos saying there will be a big storm in islo soon ,ppl will be on roads in favour of CJP and again lawyers + civil society come forward ..

    why would be lawyers and civil soecity on roads except compromised affiliates of Jang Groups’ Aman Ki Asha (Tahira Abdullah, Beena Sarwar types) and ASWJ, JuD, PMLN types? celeberating Cj’s son corruption ? is CJ a prophet ? is he and his family above investigations, critisizm ? if there is a proof against CJ;s son it should be investigated.

    http://www.siasat.pk/forum/showthread.php?115618-explosive-interview-of-shaheen-sehbai

  • Tatom ‏@tatom2k
    So can this Chief Justice take sou moto action against his son who became billionaire & in 2007 he was seeking job?

    SHARMILAFARUQUI ‏@sharmilafaruqi
    @SSEHBAI1 Boring old story of Cj’s son Sehbai sb… No fireworks here.

    @_amirz
    Chief Justice k betay ka scandal “MemoGate Scandal” ka baap baneyga: Shaheen Sehbai

    Kamran Shafi ‏@KamranShafi46
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v0hNxhiknLc Sehbai: Sazish to malign CJP/Judiciary? Hello! Other cases of ‘corruption’ were also SAZISH to malign Pols/Democracy?

    Awab Alvi ‏@DrAwab
    As much as I was fearful last night that Shaheen Shehbai @SSEHBAI1 was going to do a hacket job on the CJP rumors glad it isnt so …

    Mubasher Lucman ‏@MubasherLucman
    Is there going to be a suo moto now? Who else are involved?But @SSEHBAI1 should have named the journalists also involved in scam.

    Dr Shahid Masood ‏@Shahidmasooddr
    محترم چیف جسٹسس صا حب قوم آپ سے اب اپنے صاحب زادے کے بارے میں وضاحت اور

    Dr Shahid Masood ‏@Shahidmasooddr
    @Ahmad_Noorani YES. BY NEXT FEW HOURS,ONE OF THE MOST EXPLOSIVE SCANDAL will be in public, FROM washington DC by Shaheen sehbai.

    anjum kiani ‏@AnjumKiani
    #Breaking ” The trap for the #CJP’s son” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v0hNxhiknLc&feature=player_embedded explosive scandal ! Govt caught red handed! #Familygate
    Retweeted by Dr Shahid Masood

  • Apparently Hamid Mir, Najam Sethi and other professionally jealous (in the service of establishment) journalists are annoyed with Shaheen Sehbai, forcing him to issue a clarification. Can we expect that they too will spill beans about how Sethi, Beena Sarwar and Jinnah Institute lobby got paid by the establishment / Jang Group:

    SHAHEEN SEHBAI ‏@SSEHBAI1
    INT: I want to keep focus on the real issue and not turn this into a war betw ourselves. So dear colleagues, Pl do not take it that way.

    SHAHEEN SEHBAI ‏@SSEHBAI1
    INT: So any interpretation that I accused these colleagues and dear friends willbe utterly misplaced and ifthey hv felt hurt I wll apologise

    2m SHAHEEN SEHBAI ‏@SSEHBAI1
    INT : I namd HMir, NSethi, Kamran Khan in context thtthey knew this had happned but had not done a full story altho HMir was1st to break it.

    7m SHAHEEN SEHBAI ‏@SSEHBAI1
    INTERVIEW 2/3: I want to make it absolutely clear I have not, and never will, accuse any journalist/colleague of corruption.

    9m SHAHEEN SEHBAI ‏@SSEHBAI1
    DEAR ALL:I hopeu hv seen the interview on Wash Beat. I have to elaborate a couple of points which may be misunderstood or misinterpreted 1/3

  • Karrar Hussain ‏@KarrarrHussain
    @Laibaah1 interesting how JANG Group had started predicting of ‘govt’s’ attempt 2 trap CJ soon after his actions in missing persons’ case

    Tatom ‏@tatom2k
    @Laibaah1 it maybe case however CJ agencies owned CJ already freed Malik Ishaq, Hafiz Saeed, Molvi Abdul Aziz as free guys.so job easy 4 him

    Laibaah ‏@Laibaah1
    @KarrarrHussain #CJFamilyGate is clearly an attempt by the usual suspects to contain CJ Chaudhry in his limits (eg FC, missing persons etc)

    Laibaah ‏@Laibaah1
    @tatom2k They are building further pressure on him in order to contain his token activism in the missing persons case. #CJFamilyGate

  • Hahah, another usual suspect will do the sequel.

    SHAHEEN SEHBAI ‏@SSEHBAI1
    REF INT: I can also reveal that our senior coll Ansar Abbasi has met almost all concerned people in this scam and will do a full story asap

    ……..

    Abdul Nishapuri ‏@AbdulNishapuri
    #CJFamilyGate will hurt not only Cheap Justice but also the Deep State which wants to further subdue him.

  • http://najamsethiaapaskibaat.wordpress.com/2012/06/04/chief-justice-iftikhar-chaudhry-family-gate-scandal-trap-story-disclosed-by-shaheen-sehbai/

    Chief Justice Iftikhar Chaudhry Family Gate Scandal Trap Story Disclosed By Shaheen Sehbai

    Absolutely; it is the fault of PPP. It is them who have ‘trapped’ the honest CJ.
    So as per, Mr Sethi and Shaheen Sahabai, It is conspiracy against CJ by PPP.
    Absolutely!! CJ was naïve enough not to know whose Land Rover was in his house.
    It is neither his nor his illustrious son’ fault.
    Arsalan is so naïve that in English paper of CSS, he got sixteen (16) out of 100 marks.
    So it makes Arsalan an idiot, hence innocent by reason of insanity.
    Sethis and Sahabais of journalism are also innocent, by reason of insanely corrupted souls.

  • I DISAGREE all of you

    CJ’s Son is a “Child”

    CJ himself is also a “Child” and did not know ANY THING

    So HOW can he take “Sue Motto” action in this case?

    “Sue Motto Actions” are ONLY for PPP.

  • Bakrey ke Maan kab tak khair manaey ge

    so CJ caught ultimately

    FIRST good job by ISI WELL DONE

  • Chief Justice Pakistan’s son Dr Arsalan with Kamran Khan on GEO TV (2007)

  • Did not we see Raza Rumi, Najam Sethi, Marvi Sirmed, Omar Waraich praising Hamid Mir in the last few days. It seems he has not changed a bit, have they?

    ……….

    Hamid Mir ‏@HamidMirGEO
    @ZamanGondal @nadeemmalik you r not kid everybody knows he is after those who dont care about law corrupt politicians and secret agencies
    Retweeted by SHAHEEN SEHBAI

    1 Jun Hamid Mir ‏@HamidMirGEO
    @nadeemmalik enemies of CJP are ganging up against him they may start throwing dirt in the air soon and his son Arslan may become a traget
    Retweeted by SHAHEEN SEHBAI

    1 Jun Hamid Mir ‏@HamidMirGEO
    @MIrfanQamar @nadeemmalik yes he must be careful he should not become weakness of CJP
    Retweeted by SHAHEEN SEHBAI

    1 Jun Hamid Mir ‏@HamidMirGEO
    @MIrfanQamar @nadeemmalik i have seen allegations against him carefully nothing is directly linked to CJP
    Retweeted by SHAHEEN SEHBAI

    1 Jun Hamid Mir ‏@HamidMirGEO
    @MIrfanQamar @nadeemmalik if u have evidence please make it public and if it is true CJP will definitely take action against his own son
    Retweeted by SHAHEEN SEHBAI

    Hamid Mir ‏@HamidMirGEO
    @NavidAhmadKhan I agree with you CJP is not responsible for any alleged wrong doings of his relatives first provide evidence against Arslan

  • I think all of us should start writing it #CJgate. How come CJ did not realize that almost whole of his family has been involved in some ‘business’? And how come he did not even know the money flowing in home? Come on, stop treating us like idiots.

  • This is just a scam to demoralize and defame Chief Justice of Pakistan.The bloody writer of this article must be paid by some one who is asking CJ to resign. Who the hell he is to ask CJ to resign because he is a man of principles.
    This all plot was planned and intrigued conspiracy to bring supreme court to its knees. But their evil aims would never be fulfilled.
    Those are idiots who think that CJ is involved in such kind of act. He could have earned a fate in exchange in Musharraf period. But he did not .
    History has not seen any government more corrupt than ppp.

  • Chief justice all family members enjoyed the foreign trips . They Had a fun and enjoyed their trips like a royal family. Now these judges and media is trying to prove, this is a conspiracy. Shame on chief justice and other judges who are real corrupt in the Pakistan society.Mr cheap
    Justice and all other cheap justices must resign from the courts. Iftikhar Ch has no moral authority to stay in courts. By by baby.

  • CJP must have known how his son is living beyond his means. But in the first place while he lectures everybody on morality and ethics, he should have asked the Supreme Judicial Commission to decide on the charges levied by Musharraf government and not attended the court till the decision. The 13 Judges bench quashed the reference on technical and procedural mistakes done by the arrogant Musharraf regime, but they did not exonerate the CJP from the charges that he got his son ‘right postings and transfers.’ Musharraf’s reference was moved because he was instigated by then Law Secretary and CJ of Punjab. CJP said ‘No’ to the General and we all supported him against a military dictator. This “NO” was his NRO which absolved him and his colleagues from validating Musharraf’s coup. But when Benazir Bhutto gave her life for standing up against Musharraf and Taliban — the biggest threat to Pakistan — she was not spared by CJP and many of our friends. NRO became a source to destablise an elected government. True they are corrupt and inefficient but remove them democratically through elections not through conspiracies and Judicial Coup led by their commander who says they have unity of command. Is he running a supreme court or a battalion?