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CJ Gate and Mafia Wars in Pakistani politics and media

Both Najam Sethi (of Malik Riaz Mafia) and Talat Hussain (of Iftikhar Chaudhry Mafia) remain loyal to Pakistan's military establishment.

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

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Both Malik Riaz vs Iftikhar Chaudhry and Talat Husain vs Najam Sethi sagas are an internal gang war of the establishment thugs.

While both groups (Malik Riaz group and Iftikhar Chaudhry group) remain, in the main, aligned with the agendas of Pakistan’s military establishment, the recent feud is basically an expression of the internal power struggle within the pro-establishment mafias.

A similar gang war (or proxy war) is currently reflected within Pakistani media where those loyal to Malik Riaz (Najam Sethi, Hamid Mir et al) and those loyal to Iftikhar Chaudhry (Talat Hussain, Ansar Abbasi et al) are busy in exposing each other in order to prove their loyalties and gain more power in the current mafia war.

Neither Talat Hussain nor Najam Sethi is our hero. Both of these establishment thugs are heroes of either naive or compromised Pakistanis.

Similarly, neither Iftikhar Chaudhry nor Malik Riaz Hussain is our hero. Both of these establishment thugs remain self-centred and opportunist.

Despite their internal power struggle (mafia wars), both gangs (Riaz Malik – Najam Sethi gang and Iftikhar Chaudhry – Talat Hussain gang) remain generally loyal to Pakistan’s military establishment despite their token disagreements and superficial criticisms once in a while.

Apparently, ISI played the Malik Riaz card in order to remind CJ Iftikhar Chaudhry of the terms on which he was restored by General Kayani.

In the past few months, Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry tried to enhance his bargaining power by providing token importance to the cases of disappeared (abducted by the ISI) persons in Balochistan. The Empire (military establishment) struck back by revealing details of how CJ’s own family (son, wife, other family members) visited Europe, stayed in most expensive villas, received millions of dollars, while all such bribery was being sponsored by ISI’s most most reliable asset Malik Riaz of Bahria Town, who is notorious for his links with religious fanatics of Islamabad’s Red Mosqu (Laal Masjid) and Sipah-e-Sahaba (Ahle Sunnat Wal Jamaat).

CJ Gate is nothing but an internal power struggle within pro-establishment mafias in Pakistani society and media.

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  • Malik Riaz, the ‘chirya’ of Najam Sethi: Talat Hussain
    By Abdullah Zafar

    There is another fight gearing up in the media between Najam Sethi (Geo News) vs Talat Hussain (Dawn News) and Mubashir Lucman (Dunya News).

    The quarrel between Najam and Talat started when Talat Hussain in his program, News Night with Talat, accused that the word ‘Chirya’, used by Sethi for his source, was none other than Pakistani business tycoon Malik Riaz, main character of Arsalan Iftikhar scandal.

    http://youtu.be/FPvxHzJ295c

    Talat further said that Malik Riaz himself has unveiled that he is the ‘chirya’ of Najam Sethi and after gathering information from him Sethi present it in his night show.

    Responding to Talat’s word, Najam Sethi in his program, Aapas ki Baat Najam Sethi K Sath, said that he (Talat) was speaking a lie about his association with Malik Riaz and he would sent a legal notice to the anchor for his irresponsible allegation.

    “He (Talat Hussain) is a CIA agent as according to wiki-leaks document, two Pakistanis including Talat Hussain were working for Stratford, a spy agency working for CIA,” Sethi said.

    Furthermore, furious Najam Sethi didn’t stop after lashing out at Talat Hussain and started talking about Mubashir Lucman.

    Sethi said that earlier Lucman propagated a lie about him that he was a US national, which was totally a senseless allegation.

    http://youtu.be/6vYSwy4RGls

    “I have not acquired US citizenship. I am a Pakistani and I would be a Pakistani,” the Geo News analyst claimed.
    He further said that Lucman also alleged that his daughter was working for late Richard Halbrooke, US special envoy to Pakistan and Afghanistan.

    The analyst further said that he had sent a legal notice to Mubashir Lucman on which the High Court directed Lucman to avoid putting false allegations on him.

    Note: Watch last 20 mins for Talat’s allegation against Sethi while last 15 minutes for Sethi’s allegation and reply.

    http://www.thenewstribe.com/2012/06/07/malik-riaz-the-chirya-of-najam-sethi-talat-hussain

  • CJ summons son, Malik Riaz today (5 June 2012)

    Islamabad: Chief Justice of Pakistan Iftikhar Mohammad Chaudhry has taken suo-moto notice of alleged Rs. 300-400 million corruption scam involving his own son Arsalan Chaudhry and business tycoon Malik Riaz.

    The three-member bench of Supreme Court, headed by Chief Justice Iftikhar Chaudhry, summoned both the individuals on today.

    Notices were served to Arsalan Chaudhry, Malik Riaz and Attorney General Irfan Qadir Tuesday late night. Meanwhile, the apex court’s bench, which includes Justice Jawad S Khawaja and Justice Khilji Arif, will conduct public hearing of the case.

    Purported Scam

    Earlier, sources revealed that business tycoon, Malik Riaz allegedly met senior journalists in Islamabad in a bid to implicate Chief Justice (CJ) Iftikhar Mohammad Chaudhry’s son, Arsalan Chaudary in a major corruption scam. http://criticalppp.com/archives/78281

    Sources told saach.tv Tuesday on condition of anonymity that Malik Riaz presented purported evidence against CJ’s son to senior journalists of the country’s leading news group, allegedly including Najam Sethi, Kamran Khan, Hamid Mir and Shaheen Sehbai.

    Shaheen Sehbai, group editor of The News, appeared in an internet video, confirming that at least two of the above mentioned journalists were cognizant of the alleged scandal.

    Moreover, a renowned foreign journalist of Sunday Times, Christina Lamb was also purportedly requested to write on the scam.

    President Asif Ali Zardari’s close aide, Faisal Raza Abidi soon plunged into the controversy, allegedly providing some of the insights into the purported scandal to the media.

    The journalists were allegedly told that Arsalan Chaudhry went on foreign visits to London and Monte Carlo where he stayed in five-star hotels, while the payment for the trips was made through the financial accounts of Malik Riaz’s son, Ali Riaz, sources added.

    It is important to mention that Chief Justice of Pakistan had ordered to repatriate and indict Ali Riaz, who was accused in the Bahria Town drag car race incident. http://tribune.com.pk/story/93625/bahria-town-racing-arrest-warrant-issued-for-ali-riaz/

    Political Aspect

    Amidst speculations that evidence pertaining to corruption scam against CJ’s son can surface anytime, sources said that major stakeholders in Pakistan’s political setup were spearheading the campaign against Arsalan Chaudhry.

    When contacted by saach.tv, senior leader of Pakistan Peoples Party, Faisal Raza Abidi said that he will be arriving in Islamabad in a couple of days and revealing the alleged corruption of Chief Justice’s son. “Please tell the nation that I was the first person to expose the dubious character of CJ’s son Arslan Chaudhry,” he said.

    Credible sources, on condition of anonymity, said that Chief Justice’s son could have been trapped by political forces in order to compel the Supreme Court to exercise judicial restraint in cases involving the executive branch of the state.

    Sources added that leader of lawyers’ movement, Aitzaz Ahsan was playing a leading role to gross over the controversy involving Chief Justice’s son.

    Judiciary and Bahria Town

    Last year, Chief Justice of Pakistan, Iftikhar Mohammad Chaudary had ordered inquiry into alleged land-grabbing by Pakistan Army’s Defence Housing Authority (DHA) and Malik Riaz’s Bahria Town.

    A judicial report concluded that DHA and Bahria Town were involved in massive land grabbing and encroachment under the nose of the country’s regulators and police.

    The inquiry report revealed that three leading property developers, including Bahria Town and DHA, illegally seized around 30,000 kanals (3750 acres) of land using private militias. The criminal activities of the groups were perpetrated in connivance with police, revenue department and lower judiciary, the report added.

    Sources claimed that Malik Riaz of Bahria Town has been rendering bribes of billions of rupees to renowned politicians, military officials, and even journalists in order to perpetuate his activities with complete impunity.

    It is noteworthy that recently a senior anchorperson, while talking to saach.tv, claimed that Malik Riaz had given a “precious car” as bribe to a renowned television journalist. Another anchorperson claimed that Riaz had gifted a sumptuous villa in Dubai to a famous host of a leading television channel.

    http://saach.tv/2012/06/05/cj-scandal-malik-riaz-meets-leading-journalists/

  • Why Geo silent on Malik Riaz

    sheikh farooq

    Please discuss why Geo TV was silent when other TV channels running tickers about Malik Riaz role in the case of the son on the chief justice. Does Geo adopt journalistic ethics while dealing with key issues or to cover up blunders of those whose role must be questioned.

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    PML:

    Geo is silent becuase Malik Riaz gives millions Rupees of advertisements to Geo, just go to Bahria Town Corporate office and ask from the account department how much bahria Town or malik Riaz paya to Geo for advertisements.

    Ahmed Hassan:

    Leave alone discussing why and how Geo was getting such big chunk of ads from Bahria Town. We need to discuss why Geo and many other media houses remain always silent on bad deeds of mafias many mafias aaprt of Malik Riaz. And by the way why should everyone justify Malik Riaz’s role of kind maker. Dont anyone know it was Malik who extended full support to every corrupt ruler in this country take from Gen. Musharraf to Zardari, to Gilani, to many in Punjab who point fingers day in and day out on their political rivals only for political gains but they are thick with real estabe tycoon.

    AR Jami:

    Because there is very clear division between the society. There are two group one is the looter and the other one is being looted. It is up to you to decide GEO is on which side?

    Khan Adeel:

    Well just try to think ho cj’s son lives now and how he was in the past. He has companies ghost companies worth billions. The way he moves around with 4 5 jeeps of gunmans and in between his bmw. Don’t try to be naïve and say cj has no role. Who is arsalan. Cj says he doesn’t own a house of his own. Please just remember no one is GOD or prophet. Malik riaz is bad ok. But it doesn’t mean that we should defend cj by saying oh riaz is bad. Just go anf figure out how much lavish wedding was of cjs son. Trying to be honest is only to get high rate of bribe. Where is harris steal mill case. They gave 120 crores just stop the auction of property. Blind fold people open up. Ehtisaab is only done of politicians its true but of judiciary it must be done aswell. We need to decide if constitution which gives power to every individual in this country is supreme or the cj.

  • Najam Sethi serves legal notice on Talat Hussain for calling him Malik Riaz’s tout

    Geo TV anchor Najam Sethi has served legal notice on Dawn TV anchor Talat Husain for leveling false allegations against him.

    Talat who appeared very frustrated in his show which he conducted on Bahria Town property tycoon Malik Riaz the other day he took on Sethi for his relations with Riaz.

    Out of sheer frustration he directly accused Sethi of taking favours from Malik. He said Sethi’s chiria (sparrow) in fact is Malik Riaz from whom he takes all the information of the power corridors.

    Talat did not stop here. He said like Sethi many others anchors and journalists would try to absolve Riaz of the scam because they had a lot of favours from him.

    In his ‘professional’ reporting Talat in his hatred of Riaz and Sethi he had established that poor Dr Arsalan Iftikhar (CJ Iftikhar Chaudhry’s son) was trapped by Riaz by giving Rs400 million or more.

    The poor baby of the CJ came to know his mistake after spending half of the amount in European destinations and their colourful night clubs. All evidence is with Riaz, believes Talat.

    Sethi rebutted Talat’s allegations in his program saying “he is jealous of me and Geo” . “Talat’s program rating on Dawn TV is very low and to raise it he is taking on personalities like me,” Sethi said.

    Talat believes that Sethi and adviser to interior ministry Rehman Malik had gone to London to give evidence they were provided by Riaz to journalist Christina Lamb who is going to publish the real story in British press in coming Sunday.

    Riaz reportedly will continue to feign his ‘illness’ in London to avoid appearance in the Supreme Court.

    By Sania Sharif (http://www.pakdestiny.com)

    ……

    ALi Hameed:

    Tallat Hussain doesn’t need people like NS to gain the popularity. He’s widely know for his credibility and impartiality. Had he been looking up for any fake fame, he could have done this after he returned from flotilla but he never did so. And then there are several events in journalism where he stands among the most matured and authetic analysts. So , it’s just spontaneous and failed argument put by NS and alliance.

    Regards, Syed Ali Hameed

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    Raja:

    Good Najam sab you did good job to give Talat Hussain a legal notice. This is your right to do so. But in today program Talat Hussain explain his position about agreement with US based organization and looks fine and appropriate. Talat Hussain also declare his assets and bank accounts do Najam Sab do so if not what do you say about it

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    Nasir Mustafa:

    Pls watch todays (08-06-2012) News Night with Talat as well to understand his version. I hope Talat will establish another classical trend of all journalist.
    Nasir Mustafa

    …….

    Ghalia:

    I am shocked the way Talat Hussain wrote an article on his website saach.tv….being a journalist he has no right to say that Malik Riaz does not know English and mock him for being uneducated. Sorry to say but Talat you utterly disappointed me as a person who always admired your ethics. If Malik Riaz is the bad guy there are other decent ways to prove him guilty.

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    Shafiq Awan:

    Without going into NS/TLt controversy , let me tell you NS’s CHIRYA is not only MR.

    Coming back to arslan iftikhar that he was trapped, my dear Talat, is Arslan is a school child? He doesnt know , he is son of the Chief Justice, CJP did not know the sudden change in his lavish life style? His son who was a salaried person , how his assets went sky height, how a father could not know that is son is playing in millions? there are unconfirmed reports and needs to be investigated, that Arslan after his foreign trips brought 483 suit cases/ containers were transported to CJP official HOuse from ISb airport and without any custom duty, ISB Airport had the record of this (transportation), Did CJP asked his son the source of this bagage?
    A very simple question to all of you , WHAT WOULD BE YOUR REACTION IS YOUR SALARIED SON TURNED INTO A BILLIONAIER OVER NIGHT OR OVER MONTHS? WOULD YOU ALL ASKED THE SOURCE OF THIS WEALTH? IF NOT IT MEANS YOU ARE THE PART N PARCEL OF THIS WEALTH?

    …..

  • June 7, 2012
    The Achilles’ heel for Chief Justice?
    By Saeed Qureshi

    According to a Greek legend “Thetis, the mother of Achilles, tried to make her son invulnerable by dipping him in the river Styx . She dipped his whole body except the heel by which she held him. In the Trojan War, Achilles was wounded by an arrow on the same un-dipped spot of heels and died”. Figuratively it means a weak harmful spot of a strong person.

    Is Dr. Arsalan going to be the Achilles heel for a remarkable chief justice of the supreme court of Pakistan ? The reputation of Dr. Arsalan, the elder son of the incumbent chief justice of Supreme Court, Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry was already grossly tainted. Despite his superb intellect and brilliant scholasticism he has been ill-famed for his flamboyant life style and his penchant for expensive cars and a lavish life style.

    Arsalan’s profile is highly edifying and enchantingly impressive. Arsalan Iftikhar is an “international human rights lawyer, founder of TheMuslimGuy.com and Contributing Editor for Islamic Magazine in Washington D.C. ”

    He is a distinguished scholar, an acknowledged debater, and a celebrated intellectual. Arsalan graduated from Washington University in St. Louis in 1999 and received his law doctorate from Washington University School of Law in 2003.

    A native of Chicago , he specializes in international human rights law and is licensed to practice law in Washington DC.As such he is a distinguished expert of law and should have been entirely mindful of the noxious consequences for getting into a sleazy association with cutthroat businessmen.

    Was he under the erroneous delusion that his rapport and collusion with the dubious characters would remain unnoticed? He career as a promising lawyer and as an eminent social activist is doomed if convicted

    Arsalan Iftikhar Chaudhry is alleged to have accepted bribes worth $3 million to $4 million (40 crores rupees) from the chairman Bahria Town Malik Riaz who is known for his ties with the “president, several leading politicians and the military”.

    It is simply mind boggling that the elder son of a chief justice with immaculate reputation of being absolutely honest and steadfast in dispensing justice could be flouting his father’s principles of integrity, modesty and as the uncompromising custodian of justice.

    It looks bizarre to think of Dr. Arsalan as falling into the avarice and loathsome temptation of accepting huge amounts of grafts from a businessman who by design was cultivating him for bargaining on his cases pending before the courts.

    How could Dr Arsalan believe that he could influence or persuade his father who was serving the pristine cause of justice with his nose to the grind stone? It is shameful and most insidious betrayal by a highly educated son with international fame to trample the glorious conduct of his father who has emerged as symbol of democracy and rule of law despite heavy odds and diabolic antagonism from the present government and a former military head of state.

    Or was he being cultivated to blackmail the chief justice with a choice either to drop the pending cases against some high profile government functionaries and also Malik Riaz or face the calumny through his non-challant son.

    The decision of the chief justice to take suo moto notice of the reports about the corruption of his son is a milestone in the judicial history of Pakistan . Amid accusations of conflict of interest and on the objections of the attorney general as well the defense lawyer about hearing the case, he has detached himself from the proceedings of the case.

    Even if the son of chief justice was trapped for settlement with his father for certain cases, the fact should not be overlooked that the case is going to be a double-edged sword. Dr. Arsalan has no future that he would have been aspiring to look forward. He would go to the jail for a few years if the case of graft is proven against him.

    But in the wake of the proceedings, the other party would also be exposed in many ways. The two member Supreme Court panel of judges has called for the business details and accounts of Mali Riaz and also of Behria Town . It is like opening a Pandora box that cannot be sealed again even if the parties try to do so. There would be many cats out of the bag and many beans spilled before the entire country and the world at large.

    The evidence presented by two well known TV anchors before the apex court is not enough to make a strong case against the defendant. The accusing party which in this case is none as the case is suo moto. However the persons who are being named by other sources will have to come forward with sound proof and incontrovertible evidence to prove Dr. Arsalan as the culprit.

    While they do so, it would be both the parties namely Dr Arsalan as the graft taker and the other party with Malik Riaz as the bribe giver to be culpable before the law. Both will be convicted as giving and taking of bribe are both punishable under the law. All the more when the rumors were floated first through the press and media patently with the motive of embarrassing the chief justice and presumably to force him to go soft on certain gubernatorial cases which he could not.

    Since the Arsalan’s episode was made public, the Chief Justice an unbending jurist had to respond the way he has done. Let us watch with rapt attention as to how the case proceeds and what comes out that could further embellish the noble cause of justice and reinforce the supremacy of law in Pakistan

  • Najam Sethi ‏@najamsethi
    @Ahmad_Noorani Those who accused me of conspiring with Malik Riaz to get Christina Lamb to write the story owe me an apology!
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    13h Najam Sethi ‏@najamsethi
    @Tariq_Bashir Those who accused me of conspiring with Malik Riaz to get Christina Lamb to write the story owe me an apology!
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    13h Najam Sethi ‏@najamsethi
    RT @christinalamb: any purported quotes from me on CJ issue are made up, all i know is what i’ve read in media and have spoken to no one!
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    13h Najam Sethi ‏@najamsethi
    RT @christinalamb: have no idea how this started but can i clarify i am not planning a big expose on Familygate,have spoken to no one abt it
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    16h Najam Sethi ‏@najamsethi
    @mediawatchpk @Ahmad_Noorani Then why are you all spreading untruths about me?
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    16h Najam Sethi ‏@najamsethi
    @mediawatchpk @Ahmad_Noorani @usmanmanzoor If he told you to jump in a well to find a treasure, would you believe him or investigate matter?
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    16h Najam Sethi ‏@najamsethi
    @Ahmad_Noorani @usmanmanzoor IF Lamb isn’t involved, your credibility will hit rock bottom. I have had no contact with her for 6months. Haha
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    17h Najam Sethi ‏@najamsethi
    Familygate about to explode internationally!
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    17h Najam Sethi ‏@najamsethi
    RT @leoisrar: @majidkhan2012 @najamsethi no one disclose thr sources what kinda question ur asking? did talat, … http://m.tmi.me/rowMv
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    23h Najam Sethi ‏@najamsethi
    @majidkhan2012 Truth is that I have nurtured MANY chiryas to keep me informed of what is going on in powerful houses in Isbd, RWP, Raiwind.
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    9 Jun Najam Sethi ‏@najamsethi
    @mehreenzahra @javeednusrat 7 dissenting Wigs!
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    8 Jun Najam Sethi ‏@najamsethi
    RT @TBTYMYLY: @AQpk @kjk786 @TalatHussain12 @DaDemagogue @najamsethi Richard Holbrooke spoke to Israeli Amb … http://m.tmi.me/riFwD
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    8 Jun Najam Sethi ‏@najamsethi
    RT @TBTYMYLY: @AQpk @kjk786 @TalatHussain12 @DaDemagogue @najamsethi Talat’s wife + bro begged US to rescue him … http://m.tmi.me/riFu2
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    8 Jun Najam Sethi ‏@najamsethi
    @JauharAfaq Facts must not be distorted. I am the only one in your list who did NOT report the allegations and was NOT called to SC.
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    7 Jun Najam Sethi ‏@najamsethi
    @meesawm http://www.wikileaks.org/gifiles/docs/1149294_confed-fuckhouse-.html
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    7 Jun Najam Sethi ‏@najamsethi
    The link to my blog is http://www.najamsethi.com where the legal notice to Lucman is posted.
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    6 Jun Azaz Syed ‏@AzazSyed
    @najamsethi @AamirSaeed313 Since Talat and myself are both at the same office i know with whom Talat sits in Pindi and Aabpara lols
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    7 Jun Najam Sethi ‏@najamsethi
    @umerahmadkhan @MubasherLucman @UmarCheema1 They have been maligning me for years! They mistook my silence as a sign of weakness/guilt.
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    7 Jun Najam Sethi ‏@najamsethi
    @JawadEliya @TalatHussain12 A gift of Rs 340 million? It will take a lot of somersaults to get out of this one!
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    7 Jun Najam Sethi ‏@najamsethi
    @YouTwittter @umarcheema1 @talathussain12 Nonsense. I said I won’t talk against CJP and Arsalaan without proof! Why are you lying?
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    7 Jun Najam Sethi ‏@najamsethi
    @MubasherLucman @UmarCheema1 I sent him the Notice via a Power of Attorney to M Suleman of GEO. The SHC’s order is at http://www.najamsethi.com/ns
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    7 Jun Najam Sethi ‏@najamsethi
    @aimromio Bhai saheb, it is Wikileaks who made the allegation and provided evidence in public, not me. You and I can only be stunned!
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    6 Jun Najam Sethi ‏@najamsethi
    @feellikeaking I said this is the beginning of the matter and not the end! IF, the Big IF, the allegations are true, the proof will come…
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    6 Jun Najam Sethi ‏@najamsethi
    @cpyala ..I am in Raiwind, in 90, in NAtO, State Dept, Kabul, London, Brussels…Alas I am still NOT in Delhi or Tel Aviv or Moscow.”
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    6 Jun Najam Sethi ‏@najamsethi
    @cpyala…This is what Chirya said after waterboarding:”I am Malik, I am President, I am PM, I am COAS, I am CM, I am Governor, I am DGABC..
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    6 Jun Najam Sethi ‏@najamsethi
    @cpyala I just arrested my chirya and tortured her to adnit her true identity. Are you Malik Riaz? I asked, plucking her feathers…
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    6 Jun Najam Sethi ‏@najamsethi
    @YouTwittter @UmarCheema1 @talathussain12 Umar is an award winning and brave journalist who knows an ISI pithu when he sees one!
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    6 Jun Najam Sethi ‏@najamsethi
    RT @syedjeoffery90: RT @Karachi_Post: @najamsethi Wikileaks lists Talat hussain as informant for Stratfor (Shadow … http://m.tmi.me/red0o
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    6 Jun Najam Sethi ‏@najamsethi
    @900chuhay @Owl051 @Maria_Memon I will ghive you tje links to wikileaks tomorrow.
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    6 Jun Najam Sethi ‏@najamsethi
    @zeeshan_marwat Ask @MunasherLucman to deny he has received court notice and restraining order, I will scan and post it on my blog tomorrow.
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    6 Jun Najam Sethi ‏@najamsethi
    RT @Shauzab5: RT @sanabucha: @najamsethi Bravo! U give me strength NS!
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    6 Jun Najam Sethi ‏@najamsethi
    @FaizanKamran1 @mubasherlucman @umarcheema1 I shall post the court’s orders on @MubasheLucman tomorrow on the net!
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    6 Jun Najam Sethi ‏@najamsethi
    RT @PakistanFeed: RT @iamMuhammadOmer: @najamsethi Sir, Talat Hussain seriously disappointed me today, i may … http://m.tmi.me/reb4Z
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    6 Jun Najam Sethi ‏@najamsethi
    RT @theNeedful: RT @najamsethi great reply and a great show! I think the needful was done today! Proud of u NS Sir http://bit.ly/KGRMYg
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    6 Jun Najam Sethi ‏@najamsethi
    RT @Aahhliii: “@NadeemfParacha: @najamsethi hits back at the conspiratorial gibberish being ogled by … http://m.tmi.me/reaVd
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    6 Jun Najam Sethi ‏@najamsethi
    RT @moasghar: They have been calling us russian agents and now american agents. They should know that we are the truth agents. @najamsethi
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    6 Jun Najam Sethi ‏@najamsethi
    RT @Shauzab5: @akchishti @najamsethi @HamidMirGEO there is a grp of journos who can go to any extent for … http://m.tmi.me/reaM9
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    6 Jun Najam Sethi ‏@najamsethi
    RT @HassanNaqvi5: RT @AzazSyed: @najamsethi @Stupi0 @ali__khan Well done Najam sab.I support your decision to … http://m.tmi.me/reaBe
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    6 Jun Najam Sethi ‏@najamsethi
    RT @AamirSaeed313: @najamsethi Sb’s reply to the “Aabpaar Boys” Mubashir Luqman and Talat Hussain. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7bbWwh9uFbk&feature=player_embedded
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    6 Jun Najam Sethi ‏@najamsethi
    RT @BalochFaryad: RT @akchishti: same people who target @najamsethi targets @HamidMirGEO and others who doesn’t toe Pindi’s line. They don’t want you to listen 2 the truth.

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    Mohsin Raza KHAN ‏@mohsinrz
    Malik Riaz has so many spokspersons great “@najamsethi: Familygate about to explode internationally!”

    usman manzoor ‏@usmanmanzoor
    the person who broke the deal between Malik Riaz and Christina Lamb says it all RT @najamsethi Familygate about to explode internationally!’

    CP
    Talat gives out his assets details and even bank a/c number and invites ‘others’ (read Najam Sethi) to provide theirs too. #GameOfThroats

    beena sarwar ‏@beenasarwar
    @najamsethi responds to slander http://youtu.be/7bbWwh9uFbk after TalatHusain’s show http://youtu.be/nG3ucCH1PCs v @mughalbha

    Raza Rumi ‏@Razarumi
    After reading transcripts of Geo, SC exempted @NajamSethi frm appearing as he has not discussed ths case in his prgrm v @Ahmad_Noorani

    Fasi Zaka ‏@fasi_zaka
    Najam Sethi says India involved in Baluch unrest

    Osama Akram ‏@osamaakram
    just watched talat’s program. @najamsethi is facing an astute and intelligent journalist this time around. not a one-dimensinal politician

    christinalamb ‏@christinalamb
    any purported quotes from me on CJ issue are made up, all i know is what i’ve read in the media and have spoken to no one!

    13h christinalamb ‏@christinalamb
    have no idea how this started but can i clarify i am not planning a big expose on Familygate, have spoken to no one abt it

  • Kamran Shafi ‏@KamranShafi46
    @MalickViews Expose’ of journos/gens on MR pay will be great service. Just as politicians and judiciary exposed so must they. If not #UNFAIR

    Ayaz Ahmed ‏@ChAyazAhmed
    @KamranShafi46 @malickviews the real owner of new Pti was malik Riaz even general pasha was used as a tool real man behind new Pti ws MR.
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    Kamran Shafi ‏@KamranShafi46
    @MalickViews Expose’ of journos/gens on MR pay will be great service. Just as politicians and judiciary exposed so must they. If not #UNFAIR

    1h Ayaz Ahmed ‏@ChAyazAhmed
    @KamranShafi46 @malickviews new revealstion . Mr gifted 50 lakh and a plot to mehr bukhari on her wedding.
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    Kamran Shafi ‏@KamranShafi46
    @UmarCheema1 Ayesha Siddiqa says it is a lie that Fasih Bokhari’s son also works for Bahria!!

    Mansoor Ali Khan ‏@MansoorGeoNews
    News doing the rounds that Chairman NAB’s @fasbok son and daughter are also working for Bahria Town Management. Wonder if thats true?
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    6h Zahi Aly ‏@ZahiAlyy
    @MansoorGeoNews he don’t have a son bro 🙂 but his daughter working for bahria town
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    6h Umar Cheema ‏@UmarCheema1
    @ZahiAlyy Verify your facts plz. He has a son working on a project w/ Bahria Town. @KamranShafi46 @MansoorGeoNews

    Kamran Shafi ‏@KamranShafi46
    @ZahiAlyy @UmarCheema1 @MansoorGeoNews I know of a son who died in a tragic car accident some years ago. Ayesha must know what she is saying
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    6h Umar Cheema ‏@UmarCheema1
    @KamranShafi46 I know about the dead. One is alive. Probably he’s Farhan. @MansoorGeoNews @zahialyy
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    6h Kamran Shafi ‏@KamranShafi46
    @UmarCheema1 @MansoorGeoNews @zahialyy If he is a consultant, and if a daughter works there how can there be transparency? @iamthedrifter
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    5h Rashid Aurakzai ‏@RKzoy
    @KamranShafi46 @UmarCheema1 @MansoorGeoNews @zahialyy @iamthedrifter Kuch nahin milay ga siwaye awam ki ankhon main dhool k.

    Kamran Shafi ‏@KamranShafi46
    @iamthedrifter Somebody tells me Fasih Bokhari’s daughter works for Bahria? If so how can NAB carry out a fair inquiry into the 56 Bln scam?

    omar ali ‏@omarali50
    @dhume01 @shahidsaeed Sohail Warraich documentary about Malik Riaz. (btw, I think Sohail Warraich is an under-appreciated sufi buzurg)

    Arshad Sharif ‏@arsched
    RT @MSharifKhattak: The Arsalan Case is a can of worms. Every worm that is going to creep out of the now opened can will be longer and dirtier than the last one

    Kamran Shafi ‏@KamranShafi46
    @manz_mir Well, come to think of it why not me too?? A nice house and a Range Rover Sport should do me fine!!
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    21h manz ‏@manz_mir
    need a job,house&a car wats da procedure to get it frm MR any url to download the application form? @KamranShafi46
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    Kamran Shafi ‏@KamranShafi46
    http://www.siasat.pk/forum/showthread.php?107601-Aaj-Kamran-Khan-Kay-Sath-25-April-2012-Qamar-Zaman-Kaira Sorted out Kamran Khan nice and proper!!

    Kamran Shafi ‏@KamranShafi46
    Many people think Malik Riaz will buckle under and this whole thing will die? But isn’t the damage already done TOO extensive?? DHA probe?

    Kamran Shafi ‏@KamranShafi46
    @mubashirakram @UmarCheema1 @saeedshah @mazdaki There ARE brave journalists like Matiullah Jan who have already done it #MORESTRENGTHTOTHEM

    Kamran Shafi ‏@KamranShafi46
    @UmarCheema1 Media should FIRST expose those from within it who have been bribed by Malik Riaz THEN advise politicians! @saeedshah

    Kamran Shafi ‏@KamranShafi46
    @mughalbha URGENT! Recall the ad placed by Malik Riaz some years ago re: cheap plots to retiredandserving seniorofficers and seniorjournos?

  • Really now?
    By Kamran Shafi
    Published: June 7, 2012

    The writer is a columnist, a former major of the Pakistan Army and served as press secretary to Benazir Bhutto kamran.shafi@tribune.com.pk
    But first off a tipping of the old hat to the Chief Justice for taking suo motu action as soon as allegations were made against his own son. Having said which, we must immediately recall that the allegations are being made by a not entirely salubrious character, the trillionaire Malik Riaz, him and his men accused at different times of varying crimes ranging from land-grabbing to murder to kidnapping.
    We must also recall this man’s large ads in the papers some years ago — it is for the papers to see if printing them was ethical, of course — asking retired and serving “senior” government officials and “senior” journalists to apply for plots at reduced prices in Bahria Town, on forms that would be provided for free. The cheek of the man, for if that was not an open attempt at bribery and corruption, what is?
    Incidentally, whilst one had heard of the formidable stable of retired generals he maintains, it was instructive to see photographs of one-time ISPR spin-master, Maj-Gen (retd) Shaukat Sultan, and one-time DG (Internal) of the ISI, the notorious Maj-Gen (retd) Ehtesham Zamir who ran the Commando’s government from behind the scenes (and who confessed to his crimes on TV some years ago) coming out of the Supreme Court, concern writ large on their faces. There are other more senior generals on his payroll, I am told, and who make it convenient for him to deal with the army’s real-estate arm, DHA, to his great advantage.
    Be which as it may, it is reprehensible that the blame for the rumour campaign, for no hard evidence has come forth till this writing (forenoon, June 7), has firmly been placed at the government’s door by journalists openly hostile to it. Indeed, as reportedly said by Hamid Mir, the perpetrators could well be those who live in the dark depths of the Deep State who must be mightily upset at the CJ’s aggressive actions on disappearances and killings in Balochistan.
    If I was chilled to the bone at Lt-General (retd) Asad Durrani’s assertions re: Dr Shakil Afridi, now removed to an ‘undisclosed location’ to (literally) save his life, I am quaking in my chappals at what my old friend, Munir Akram ‘Dopey’, said in an article published in Dawn on May 27, titled “Shame in Chicago”. Now, Munir is considered by our FO as one of its best and brightest stars, aka the FO’s ‘sheesh nags’ (King cobras for those who do not know this colloquialism). As the title suggests, Munir discusses the cold shoulder given to President Asif Ali Zardari by the US president, and goes on to discuss future US-Pakistani relations with particular references to America’s ever-hardening attitude towards Pakistan.
    But what he states in regard to a possible military confrontation between Pakistan and the United States is what makes one reel and almost pass out, as if one had been kicked in the head by a particularly nasty mule. Here is what the ex-ambassador to the UN says: “It is uncertain if either the US or Pakistan has fully thought through the potential consequences of their possible military confrontation. Whatever its weaknesses, Pakistan will be compelled by national sentiment to respond to another US attack or intervention across its borders. A limited ‘engagement’ could escalate rapidly into wide-ranging hostilities. If, during such a crisis, Pakistan’s strategic command believes that the US military strike is aimed to capture or destroy its nuclear and delivery capabilities, it may feel compelled to use rather than lose these capabilities.
    “To avoid such a miscalculation, Pakistan’s new nuclear deterrence doctrine, aimed to deter aggression from not only India but also from other sources, needs to be clearly and publicly spelt out. The apocalyptic danger of a military conflict between two (albeit unequal) nuclear powers should be addressed urgently by the international community.
    “The US-Nato should accept the measures Pakistan has proposed to avoid another shooting exchange. The US cannot continue to claim the right to strike at will within Pakistan’s territory without Pakistan’s concurrence.” I ask you.
    So then, (1) it is a settled matter, what, that it is Pakistan’s ‘strategic command’ (read GHQ), that will decide when to press the trigger and not the elected government (whichever party’s) that represents the will of the people? By golly! And, er, by ‘using’ our bums, will we not guarantee a nuclear holocaust that will make Hiroshima and Nagasaki pale into insignificance? By golly!
    (2) The international community should address urgently the apocalyptic danger of a military conflict between two (albeit unequal-Oh, thank you, thank you) nuclear powers? Since exactly when has Pakistan become a POWER please? A hundred or so nuclear warheads make a country as dirt-poor, and ill-run, and energy deficient, and one whose writ does not cover more than half its own land mass a POWER?
    And which, pray, are the ‘other’ (than India) sources from which Pakistan can expect aggression? I mean I know we are surrounded by enemies but who is being put on notice here please? With a half-million-man army, surely not Iran? Surely not Afghanistan? And China is a deep-as-the-ocean friend. So who? Ah, of course! The United States who we’ll nuke the next time a Salala or an Abbottabad happens! Er, BTW, what US targets will we hit, please?
    Well, Dopey old buddy — he taught me the twist to Chubby Checker’s Let’s twist again when I used to virtually live in his gracious home on Golf Road in the GOR Lahore in 1961/62 and his dear mother used to welcome us as her own sons! — you can bet your bottom Cent that if Zawahiri is mucking about in the Land of the Pure, there will be ‘another US attack or intervention’ across our borders! And ‘without Pakistan’s concurrence’!
    P.S. Actually the ‘strategic command’ might not have to wait that long — Leon Panetta has already said the US is losing patience with us….
    Published In The Express Tribune, June 8th, 2012.

    http://tribune.com.pk/story/390281/really-now/

  • Brahmins and shudras
    By Saroop Ijaz
    Published: June 9, 2012

    The writer is a lawyer and partner at Ijaz and Ijaz Co in Lahore saroop.ijaz@tribune.com.pk
    When the late Mother Teresa went to meet the Pope in the Vatican for the first time, she took a bus and was dressed in a sari that apparently cost one rupee. The late Christopher Hitchens wrote about it saying that this would be the definition of behaving ostentatiously since a normal modest person would have at least taken a cab and put on their best scarf. One can disagree with the particular example yet the point does have some weight. Excessive displays of piety are often affected and a flag should go up whenever one encounters them. The Chief Justice’s decision to take suo motu notice of the allegations of substantial corruption against his son and then briefly presiding over the Bench put many members of our free media in visible confusion. The Chief Justice has since recused himself from hearing the case and supposedly barred his son, Dr Arsalan Iftikhar, from entering his house or maintaining any contact.
    The Chief Justice took suo motu notice of the case and presided over the Bench while in the complete knowledge of the code of conduct of Judges. I think, given the experience and acumen of My Lord, the Chief Justice, one can say to a moral certainty that he would be aware of the general principle and the specific provision of the code of conduct, which requires judges not to hear matters involving immediate family members. Far be it for me to allege that the Chief Justice wanted any personal control over the matter or send a signal and I am equally sure that he was driven by the best of intentions to administer justice. Yet, the fascinating thing about the episode was the reaction to it. Hazrat Umar (RA) was the standard reference and the decision was almost allowed to go unexamined. The simple argument that Hazrat Umar (RA) was not bound by a written constitution or separation of powers etc is either conspiratorial or un-Islamic. Now he has recused himself, yet the idea that our superior courts feel empowered to rely on their version of history, notwithstanding petty temporal codes of conduct is not very confident inspiring. I have a forbidding feeling that the Abraham and Isaac references are maturing in the casks for now. A random but more recent historical reference is when Field Marshal Ayub Khan during his tenure was told about the thriving and extraordinary growth of his son’s business, he reportedly replied, “Ah, I never thought the boy had it in him”.
    There is tremendous confusion about the law of contempt in Pakistan, although for the purposes of the present matter it should suffice that the Chief Justice’s son or any member of his family does not enjoy any immunity from fair criticism. The presumption of innocence that should be extended to everyone cannot and should not be denied to Dr Arsalan iftikhar. However, imagine the reaction if Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani or Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif had said that they swear that they had no idea about what their son’s source of income is. Well, the reaction is fairly easy to imagine. The media and ‘independent’ analysts would have had a field day with cheers, jeers and smirks and there would have been demands of resignation on the grounds that someone who does not know the happenings of his own home is completely unfit for governing the country or a province. The mass forwarded text message jokes would have written themselves. That reaction would have been silly. Let us be clear, there is no allegation on the Chief Justice and swearing on the Holy Quran is almost too strenuous a display. I in no way suggest that any adverse inference against the Chief Justice can be drawn on the basis of the alleged conduct of his son, yet then the same principles should apply to our elected representatives. There is an unmistakable double standard here; surprisingly the inane examples of mature civilised democracies and the corelation between allegations and resignations also seemed to have dried up.
    The lazy consensus is that the “politicians” are corrupt, so an allegation against them or family members is basically a conviction, whereas against the armed forces or the superior judiciary it is a conspiracy. This is the paradox of judging actions on the basis of reputation or perception rather than the other way round. My argument is not the same lowered bar be applied to the khakis and the judges, but the reverse, that the presumption of innocence until proven guilty is applied to everyone, without exception.
    Some time back, I saw Ms Asma Jahangir on television making the distinction between the “Shudra” (lowest caste) and the “Brahmins” in Pakistan. For purposes of clarity, the “Shudra” class is the elected representatives. The classification was made before this scandal came to light, yet it has amazing prescience in regards to the response to the Dr Arsalan episode. I think of Ms Jahangir for another reason. Recently, she has very vocally expressed knowledge of a plan to assassinate her by the state agencies of Pakistan. Asma Jahangir has acquired the right to be taken very seriously at all times and she is not one to make this sort of revelation lightly. Who and why anyone would want to kill Asma Jahangir is an easy question with multiple easy answers. Ms Jahangir is a national asset and it would be catastrophic if anything were to happen to her. If there was ever a case fit for suo motu and asking the security agencies to come and give an undertaking, this is it. This does not absolve the onus on the federal and provincial governments to not only provide security but also demand explanations from establishment agencies.
    Dr Arsalan’s case will be the litmus test, the gold standard for our Supreme Court. Dr Arsalan remains innocent as of now and this is how I hope it stays at the end. However, any compromise on transparency, the perception of neutrality or the strict confines of the law, would make a mockery of a lot of high-minded talk.
    Published in The Express Tribune, June 10th, 2012.

    http://tribune.com.pk/story/391280/brahmins-and-shudras/

  • Cafe Pyala ‏@cpyala
    …denied the charge that Malik Riaz is his famous ‘chirrya’. He doesn’t need to divulge sources, of course, but interesting nevertheless.
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    6 Jun Cafe Pyala ‏@cpyala
    Anyone notice that @najamsethi, while defending himself against Talat Hussain’s charges of benefiting from Malik Riaz, never actually…>>
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    6 Jun Cafe Pyala ‏@cpyala
    Lucman accuses Najam, Najam gets restraining order. Lucman accuses Hamid. Talat accuses Najam, Najam threatens to sue and accuses him back.
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    6 Jun Cafe Pyala ‏@cpyala
    Screw the political-judiciary tussle. The media anchors’ wars are far more fun.

  • آیا ہی چاہتا ہے چیف جسٹس کا ’فیملی گیٹ‘ سکینڈل
    Published on 05. Jun, 2012

    اسلام آباد ( مریم حسین) چیف جسٹس آف پاکستان جسٹس افتخار محمد چوہدری اپنے بیٹے ارسلان کی وجہ سے ایک بار پھر مشکل صورتحال سے دوچار ہونے والے ہیں۔ چیف جسٹس کے بیٹے پر ملک کے پراپرٹی کنگ سمجھے جانے والی ایک کاروباری شخصیت سے چالیس کروڑ روپے لینے کا الزام سامنے آ رہا ہے، جس کے سارے ثبوت بھی موجود ہیں جو ’پراپرٹی کنگ‘ آج کل اسلام اباد کے صحافیوں کو گھر بلا بلا کر دکھا رہے ہیں۔
    پراپرٹی کنگ تقریباً ہر چھوٹے بڑے ٹی وی اینکر پرسن کو گھر بلا کر ارسلان کے خلاف اپنے الزامات کے دستاویزی ثبوت اور اس کی ویڈیوز دکھا چکا ہے کہ کیسے چیف جسٹس کا بیٹا ساؤتھ آف فرانس میں چھٹیاں گزارنے گیا تھا اور اس کی ادائیگی کس نے کی اور کس اکاؤئنٹ سے ان کے سفر کے اخراجات ادا کیے گئے تھے۔ لندن میں میریٹ ہوٹل میں رہائش کے اخراجات بھی اس کارڈ سے ادا کیے گئے ہیں جو اس پراپرٹی کنگ کے بیٹے کے نام پر ہے۔ ذرائع کا کہنا ہے کہ اسلام آباد میں اس وقت سب کو علم ہے کہ چیف جسٹس کے بیٹے کے خلاف سکینڈل تیار ہے اور کسی لحمے بھی سامنے آ سکتا ہے۔
    تاہم کچھ قابل اعتماد زرائع کے مطابق کسی زمانے میں جسٹس افتخار چوہدری اور اب وزیراعظم یوسف رضا گیلانی کے وکیل بیرسٹر اعتزاز احسن کوشش کر رہے ہیں کہ کسی طرح اس معاملے کو دبا دیا جائے۔ وہ اس سلسلے میں فریقین سے مسلسل ملاقاتیں کر رہے ہیں اور ان کی چیف جسٹس سے ملاقات کی خبر بھی اسلام آباد میں پھیلی ہوئی ہے۔
    جسٹس افتخار چوہدری کے بیٹے کا نام پہلی بار اس وقت سامنے آیا تھا جب جنرل پرویز مشرف انہیں چیف جسٹس کے عہدے سے فارغ کرتے ہوئے ایک ریفرنس دائر کیا تھا جس میں بتایا گیا تھا کہ کیسے ڈاکٹر ارسلان کو بلوچستان کے صوبائی محکمہ صحت سے وفاقی حکومت کے محکمہ پولیس میں اے ایس پی لگوایا گیا تھا۔
    مختلف ذرائع سے اکھٹی کی جانے والی اطلاعات کے مطابق پچھلے پراپرٹی کنگ نے ارسلان کے مزاج کو سمجھتے ہوئے اس وقت سے اس پر کام شروع کیا ہوا تھا جب سے اس کے ایک پراپرٹی علاقے میں کار ریس ہوئی جس میں پانچ لوگ مارے گئے تھے اور چیف جسٹس نے اس پر سو موٹو لے کر مذکورہ پراپرٹی کنگ کے بیٹے پر ایف آئی آر درج کرا دی تھی۔ پراپرٹی کنگ کا بیٹا بیرون ملک فرار ہوا تو عدالتی حکم پر اسے واپس ملک لایا گیا اور اس کے خلاف قتل کی دفعات کے تحت مقدمہ درج کیا گیا۔ اس کے ساتھ ہی ہلاک ہونیوالے افراد کے ورثاء کو دوکروڑ روپے قصاص کے طور پر دلائے گئے۔ لیکن پھر کچھ عرصہ بعد کیس کو دوبارہ کھول دیا گیا۔
    اس صورتحال میں پراپرٹی کنگ ارسلان کے قریب ہوا جس میں اسے وزیراعظم گیلانی کے قریبی سمجھے جانے والے ایک بزنس مین احمد خلیل کی معاونت بھی حاصل تھی۔ جلد ہی ارسلان پراپرٹی کے کاروبار میں مصروف پائے گئے اور انہیں مختلف طریقوں سے چالیس کروڑ روپے کی ناجائز ادائیگیاں کی گئیں۔ اسی طرح ارسلان نے اسی پراپرٹی کنگ کے پیسوں پر بیرون ملک سیر و تفریح بھی کی جس کے دستاویزی ثبوتوں کے ساتھ ساتھ آڈیو اور وڈیو ثبوت بھی محفوظ کیے گئے۔ یہ سب ثبوت اب صحافیوں کو دکھائے جا رہے ہیں۔
    اب تک جن اینکرز کو یہ ثبوت دکھائے گئے ہیں ان میں حامد میر، کامران خان، نجم سیٹھی وغیرہ شامل ہیں اور ان سب کا تعلق جنگ گروپ سے ہے۔ پاکستان کے مشہور کالم نگار ہارون الرشید نے اپنے کالم میں پہلی دفعہ اس سکینڈل کے بارے میں یہ اشارہ دیا تھا کہ چیف جسٹس کے بیٹے کے خلاف الزام تراشی کی ایک نئی مہم شروع ہونے والی ہے۔ ان کا اشارہ اس سکینڈل کی طرف تھا جس کے بارے میں اب اسلام آباد کا ہر صحافی جانتا ہے تاہم ابھی تک اس کی تفصیلات سامنے نہیں لائی گئی ہیں۔ انصار عباسی نے بھی سوموار کو اپنے کالم میں اس طرف اشارہ کیا ہے تاہم انہوں نے بھی اس بارے میں مکمل بات نہیں کی اور اشاروں کنایوں میں بات کی کہ ان کا اشارہ کس طرف ہے اور کون حکومتی سازش کا شکار ہونے والا ہے۔ بتایا جاتا ہے کہ انصار عباسی بھی ان صحافیوں میں شامل تھے جنہیں پراپرٹی کنگ نے بلا کر ثبوت دکھائے تھے۔
    دی نیوز کے گروپ ایڈیٹر شاہین صہبائی نے پنتیس منٹ کے اپنے ایک ویڈیو انٹرویو میں پوری تفصیل سے اس سکینڈل پر روشنی ڈالی ہے۔ یہ علیحدہ بات ہے کہ انہوں نے اسے حکومت کی سازش سے تعبیر کیا ہے اور بچ بچا کر بات کرنے کی کوشش کی ہے جس کا مطلب یہ تھا کہ سارا سکینڈل بھی سامنے آجائے اور ان پر کوئی بات بھی نہ آئے۔شاہین صہبائی نے اسے ’فیملی گیٹ‘ سکینڈل کا نام دیا ہے۔
    ذرائع کا کہنا ہے کہ ایک مشہور برٹش خاتون صحافی جو پاکستان کے بارے میں سکینڈل چھاپتی رہتی ہیں کے ساتھ بھی اس پراپرٹی کنگ کی بات چیت ہوئی ہے اور اسے وہ تمام ثبوت حوالے کیے گئے تھے تاکہ وہ لندن میں سنڈے ٹائمز میں وہ سکینڈل چھاپ سکے۔ تاہم یہ سکینڈل اب تک نہیں چھپ سکا کیونکہ بتایا جارہا ہے کہ اس خاتون رپورٹر کے ساتھ یہ بات باقاعدہ تحریری طور پر طے ہوا ہے کہ وہ اس وقت شائع کرے گئی جب اسے کہا جائے گا۔ ایک وقت یہ بھی پلان کیا گیا تھا کہ اس سکینڈل کو اس وقت چھاپا جائے جب چیف جسٹس لندن میں اپنا ایوارڈ لینے کے لیے پچھلے ہفتے گئے تھے۔ تاہم بعد میں اعتزاز احسن کی مداخلت سے بات وقتی طور پر رک گئی تھی۔

    http://www.topstoryonline.com/chief-justice-son-scam-about-to-hit-headlines

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    اچھا جی؟؟؟
    دوسروں کے بیٹے پر الزام لگے تو باپ گردن زدنی قرار پاتا ہے لیکن جب انصاف کے ٹھیکیداروں کے بیٹے پر الزام ہو تو بڑی آسانی سے کہہ دیا کہ بیٹے کی اپنی زندگی ہے ۔گویا چیف جسٹس بری الذمہ ہے۔واہ رے انصاف،ہائے رے تحریک انصاف

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    بلال حسن، بکھر 5 June 2012 at 7:27 am #
    ارسلان روٹی کو چوچی کہتا ہے، کبھی اسے کوئی بہلا پھسلا کر اے ایس پی بنا دیتا ہے اور کبھی چالیس کروڑ تھما دیتا ہے اور ساتھ یورپ کی سیر بھی کرا دیتا ہے، میڈیا کے محبوب چیف صاحب انصاف دینے میں اتنے مصروف ہوتے ہیں کہ انہیں یہ پوچھنے کا وقت ہی نہیں ملتا کہ ان کی فیملی بیرونی دورے کے خرچے کہاں سے پورے کر رہی ہے۔ چیف صاحب کی معصوم فیملی کو لوگ سازش کے ذریعے کروڑوں کے فائدے پہنچاتے رہتے ہیں اور رؤف کلاسرا اور شاہین صہبائی جیسے جید صحافی جو سیاستدانوں کی ’گھاگ‘ اولاد کے کپڑے اتارنے میں دیر نہیں لگاتے وہ چیف جسٹس کی باری آنے پران پس پردہ ہاتھوں کی تلاش میں نکل کھڑے ہوتے ہیں جنہوں نے انصاف گھرانے کے معصومین کو برے راستے پر لگایا۔ واہ ری تحقیقاتی صحافت پاکستان میں تیرے رنگ نرالے

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    اعجاز اعوان 5 June 2012 at 10:22 am #
    افتخار چوھدری نے جب ارسلان کو بلوچستان سے بلوا کر پنجاب میں اے ایس پی تعینات کرایا تھا تو اسی کو ھی بنیاد بنا کر ان کے خلاف ریفرینس دائر کیا گیا تھا ۔ اس سکینڈل سے تو چوھدری صاحب بچ نکلے ۔ اب چوھدری صاحب جس پچ پر اپنے فرائض سر انجام دے رھے ھیں اور جیسے فوج ایجنسیوں ، صدر ، وزیراعظم اور دیگر وزرا کے خلاف کیسز سن رھے ھیں ۔ ایسے میں ان کو اور ان کی اولاد اور دیگر رشتہ داروں کو مزید محتاط رھنے کی ضرورت ھونی چاھئے ۔ تاکہ کوئی ان کی اپنی گھناؤنی سازشوں کا شکار نہ بنا سکے ۔ گزشتہ چار سالوں سے ایسا کوئی سکینڈل سامنے نہیں آیا ۔ جس میں افتخار چوھدری پر کسی بھی حیثیت میں کوئی حرف آتا ھو۔ ان کے بیٹے ارسلان کا نام بھی کبھی میڈیا میں کسی حوالے سے نہیں آیا ۔ ھو سکتا ھے کہ ارسلان نے پراپرٹی کے کچھ ایسے سودے کئے ھوں جن میں اس کو غیر معمولی طور پر بھاری منافع دیا گیا ھو ۔ تاکہ اس چیز کو بعد میں اس کے خلاف استعمال کیا جا سکے ۔ سوچنے کی بات یہ ھے کہ ریاض ملک کو کیاضرورت آن پڑی تھی کہ وہ ارسلان کے خلاف ثبوت اکٹھے کرتا پھرے ؟ ھو سکتا ھے کہ اس کی جیب میں گنجائش سے زیادہ آ جانے والے پیسے نے اس کی زخمی انا کو مجبور کیا ھو کہ جس بندے کو صدارتی محل تک میں آنے جانے کی کھلی چھوٹ حاصل ھے اس کے بیٹے کو کیسے ایک عدالت کا جج گرفتار کرا سکتا ھے ؟ اور اب انہوں نے بدلہ لینے کی ٹھانی ھو ۔ لیکن جس شخص کے خلاف افتخار چوھدری سوموٹو نوٹس لے چکے ھوں اسی شخص کے والد سے مل کر ان کا بیٹا کاروبار کر رھا ھو۔ یہ بات کچھ زیادہ جچ نہیں رھی ۔ میرا اندازہ یہ ھے کہ اگر ریاض ملک ایسا کچھ سکینڈل سامنے لانا چاھتے ھیں تو یہ ان کے بھر پور عروج کے بعد زوال کی طرف پہلا قدم ھو گا ۔ موجودہ حکومت جو ان کے ذاتی پیسوں کی مدد سے اپنی جیبیں بھرنے میں مصروف ھے کچھ ماہ کی مہمان رہ گئی ھے ، ضروری نہیں کہ اگلی حکومت بھی ان کے پیسے کی محتاج ھو۔ اس لئے ان کے پاس وقت کم ھے ۔ ان کو جو بھی فیصلہ کرنا چاھئے ۔ جلدی کریں لیکن اگلے دس پندرہ سال تک کا منظر نامہ انہیں سوچ میں رکھنا چاھئے ۔ اگر انہیں اللہ نے عزت دے ھی دی ھے تو وہ عزت سکینڈل بنانے کے لئے نہیں ملی ۔
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    اقبال 5 June 2012 at 10:52 am #
    میرے بھائی جو شخص ڈاکٹری جیسے پاکیزہ شعبے پر پولیس کی نوکری کو ترجیح دے سکتا ہے اس سے یہ بیعد نہیں،اور
    آ پ کا کیا خیال ہے ہے پراپرٹی کنگ خود آگے آیا ہو گا؟؟ پہسے میں بڑی چمک ہے جناب بڑوں بڑوں کی آنکھیں اندھی اور دل ایمان سے خالی کردیتی ہیں

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    رانجھا 9 June 2012 at 3:49 am #
    جناب اعجاز اعوان صاحب! آپ فرماتے ہیں:
    افتخار چوھدری نے جب ارسلان کو بلوچستان سے بلوا کر پنجاب میں اے ایس پی تعینات کرایا تھا تو اسی کو ھی بنیاد بنا کر ان کے خلاف ریفرینس دائر کیا گیا تھا ۔ اس سکینڈل سے تو چوھدری صاحب بچ نکلے ۔
    جناب من!چیف جسٹس صاحب کیسے اس کیس سے بچ نکلے ؟؟؟کس عدالت میں ان کا یہ کیس سنا گیا؟؟؟؟کہاں گواہ پیش ہوئے؟؟؟؟؟کس نے کواہوں پر جرح کی ؟؟؟؟؟کس نے ثبوتوں کی پڑتال کی ؟؟؟؟چیف جسٹس کے طفیلی ججوں نے تو اس کیس کو سنا ہی نہیں کیونکہ وہ اس مفروضے پر قائم تھے کہ جج تو فرشتے ہوتے ہیں،سیاسی حکمرانوں کو تو استثنا حاصل نہیں ہوتا ،لیکن ججوں نے چیف صاحب کو استثنا دے دیا۔اور اب بھی دیکھئے گا کہ چیف جسٹس جو خود شریک ملزم ہیں ،ان کے خلاف ایک بار پھر کیس نہیں سنا جائے گا۔ان کے بیٹے کو مبینہ طور پر ان سے اپنی مرضی کا فیصلہ لینے کے لئے رقم دی گئی۔اس لئے وہ بھی شرک ملزم ہیں۔اور انصاف کے اصول کے مطابق ان کو شامل تفتیش کیا جانااور ان کا بیان لیا جان اور اس پر جرح کیا جانا ضروری ہے۔وہ کیوں استعفیٰ دے کر ایک فیئر ٹرائل کی راہ ہموار نہیں کرتے؟؟؟؟کیا صرف سیاست دانوں کو ہی استعفیٰ دینا چاہیئے؟؟؟ کیا کسی ڈاکٹر نے جج صاحبان کو اعلیٰ اخلاقی اقدار سے پرہیز تجویز کیا ہے؟؟؟؟
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    اقبال 5 June 2012 at 10:43 am #
    اس ملک میں،،،، دو مقدس گائے ،،،،، ہیں، اسکا مطلب یہ ہوا کہ ایک مقدس گائے، کو کوشش کر کے ،،،،، ذبح خانے ،،،، لایا جارہا ہے،جناب تمام صحافی برادری سے التجا ہے کہ دوسری ،،،،مقدس گائے،،،، کی فیملیز بھی ہیں انکے ،،،فیملی گیٹ سکینڈل ہیں،،، انکو بھی سامے لاو اب وقت ہے انکی فیملی تو پولیس والوں اور سڑکوں پر ٹریفک کنٹرول کرنے والے وارڈنز کو بھی اٹھوا لیتی ہے اور جب تک ان کے بڑے جاکر معفیانہ مزاکرات نہ کریں ،،،وہ فیملی،،،، ان پولیس والوں اور وارڈنز کو نہیں چھوڑتیں۔ معلوم تو ہے آپ لوگوں کو، آپ ہے نے تو ٹی وی، اخبارات پر ہمیں بتایا تھا۔ یاد آیا؟؟؟؟ذرا اپنے قلم شریف کو اس پر بھی ،،،، جنبش ،،،،، دیں جناب
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    منیب احسن 5 June 2012 at 11:45 am #
    ارے کوئ یے بتا ئے گا کہ چیف جسٹس افتخار چوہدری لندن میں
    حبیب جان بلوچ سے کس حیثیت سے اور کیوں ملاقات کرتا پھر رھاں ھے؟؟؟
    حبیب جان بلوچ ایک کرمنل شخص ھے اور کلعدم تنظیم کا عہدیدار ہے۔
    حبیب جان پر کراچی میں ایم کیو ایم کے کارکنو کے قتل اور پولیس پر فائرنگ اور راکٹ لانچر حملوں میں ایس ایچ او کےقتل کی ایف آئ آر درج ھے۔۔۔
    رؤف کلاسرا بھائی، شاہین صہبائی ،حامد میر، کامران خان، نجم سیٹھی،انصار عباسی ، ہارون الرشید ، مریم حسین، صفدر سید اور درسرے جید صحافی حضرات اپنے قلم شریف کو اس پر بھی جنبش دیں جناب ۔۔۔
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    وقار عباسی 5 June 2012 at 12:21 pm #
    بری افسوس کی بات ھا سب توپی دراما زارداری اور گیلانی کا ھا
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    ھا نگ کانگ faheem raza 5 June 2012 at 12:31 pm #
    اب اتنی خاموشی کیوں اب تو راز راز نھیں رھا اب سولوموٹو کھاں ھے ارسلان دودھ پیتا بچاھے کیاسی جے بات بات پر اس حکومت کے خلاف ایکشن لے رھیے ھیں پوری حکومت سپریم کورٹ کےاحاطے میں آپ نے قید کی ھوئی ھے اس حکومت کو پھلے دن سے آپ نے کام کرنے نھیں دیابات بات پر آپ نے اس حکومت کو زلیل کرنے کا کوئی موقح جانے نھیں دیااور جب آپ کے سپونسرنوازشریف کے کیسززرحمان ملک میڈیا میں لایامیں اس دن سے سمجھ گیاتھاکےاب رحمان ملک کی خیر نھیں آپ نے بڑی تیذی سے آپ نے اسے نااھل قرار دیااور اپنی دوستی نبھائ اب جب آپ کے اپنے بیٹے کی باری آئ تو آپ کو سانپ سونگیاھے اورآپ کو اورآپ کےھاواریوں کو سازشیں یادآنے لگیں ھیں سی جے صاحب پوری قوم آپ کی طرف دیکھ رھی ھے
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    محبوب حسین 5 June 2012 at 12:52 pm #
    افتخار چوھدری نے پچھلے 13 سال میں اتنے زیادہ ……. کیے ہیں۔ کہ کسی اور سکینڈل کی ضرورت نہیں ہے۔ لیکن میڈیا اور عدلیہ ایک دوسرے کو پروٹیکٹ کر رہے ہیں۔ اسلیئے ان کو بے نقاب کون کرے۔
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    عا مر سھیل سد و زئی 5 June 2012 at 1:23 pm #
    اعجاز اعوان صاحب! خیر ہو آپکی آپ تو چیف صاحب کہ فرشتہ ثابت کرنا چاہتے ھیں۔ بابا جی اس حمام میں سب ننگے ہیں۔ پیسہ بولتا ھے۔ لگے رھو ارسلان بھائی۔ قانون تمھارے گھر کی لونڈی ھے۔ پھر کس نے سلام بھی نھیں کرنا ھے۔ خوب گھومو پھرو، سیریں کرو۔
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    نومی 5 June 2012 at 4:07 pm #
    مریم بہن
    ہمارے ملک کی بھاگ دوڑ مافیاز کے ہاتھ میں ہے اور ان تمام مافیاز کو اگر واسطہ پڑتا ہے تو کورٹ ،کچہری اور تھانوں سے اب یہ تو سب کو پتہ ہے کہ کورٹ کچہری کا کنگ خان کون ہے جی ہاں کوئی اور نہیں کنگ خان وہی کنگ خان جس کے ہاتھ میں ازخود کی چھڑی ہے اور یہی اس کی تڑی ہے۔۔۔۔۔۔۔!!
    لیکن کنگ خان کا واسطہ پڑا ہے اب کی بار پراپرٹی کنگ سے ۔۔۔!!
    پراپرٹی کنگ تو بڑے بڑوں کو سیدھا کر دیتا ہے کنگ خان کیا چیز ہے۔۔۔!!
    چلیں مزہ آئے گا کہ سب کو ازخود کی چھڑی سے ہانکنے والا کنگ خان اب کیا چال چلے گا مجھے تو ایسا لگ رہا ہے کہ اب کی بار کنگ خان کو شاہ مات ہوگی لکھ لیجئے۔۔۔۔۔۔۔۔!!
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    سید فریدحسین 5 June 2012 at 4:48 pm #
    مریم جی
    سنا پ کا ڈسا بچ سکتا ھے لیکن زرداری کا نہیں
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    علی عباس 5 June 2012 at 5:14 pm #
    جو کام نام نہاد تحقیقاتی صحافیوں کو کرنا چاہیے تھا وہ ایک بزنس مین نے کر دیا، لیکن بجائے اس کے کہ ان لوگوں پر سوال اٹھائے جائیں جن کی ’معصومیت‘ کا پردہ چاک ہوا ہے اور دیکھا جائے کہ بات بات پر ازخود نوٹس لینے والے چیف جسٹس صاحب اپنی فیملی کی مبینہ کرپشن پر کیا ایکشن لیتے ہیں، یار لوگ پراپرٹی کنگ اور وزیراعظم کے دوست کو ذمہ دار قرار دینے کے کوشش میں لگے ہوئے ہیں۔ یہ ایسے ہی جیسے جنت سے نکالے جانے کا الزام ہمیشہ اماں حوا پر لگایا جاتا ہے اور بابا آدم کے تجسس اور لالچ کا ذکر نہیں کیا جاتا۔
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    مقصود اختر 5 June 2012 at 9:11 pm #

    جناب كلاسرا صاحب! ہمارے ملك میں ایك ہی ادارا جو كام كر رہا ہے وہ سپریم كورٹ ہے اب جب رحمان ملك كو پاكستان كی حاكمیت سے الگ كر دیا جاے تو ان جیسے اسكینڈلز میں دیر نہیں ایك زرداری ہے جس نے پورے ملك كو اگے لگایا ہوا ہے میاں برادران كا بینڈ اس نے بجا ركھا ہے جب چاہتا ہے پھر بجانا شرع كر دیتا ہے الطاف حسین كو ایسے نشے كے كیپسول پر لگایا ہوا ہے زرداری صاحب نے اس كا نشہ اترنے ہی نہیں دیتا بابرعوان ڈاكٹر كو ٹشو پیپر كی طرح استمعال كیا اور اس كو وہاں پھینكا ہے جہاں سے وہ ایا تھا اب ناجانے كس كس كی باری ہے زرداری صاحب نے تو نافوج كو نا میڈیا كو اور نا ہی عدلیہ كو چھوڑا ہے مگر انشااللہ تعالی اگر چیف جسٹس دیانتدار ہے تو كمانڈو ان كا كچھ نہیں كر سكا تو اس جال میں سے بھی نكل جائیں گے
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    منیب احسن 5 June 2012 at 9:11 pm #
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IbTcQQbjCzg&feature=related
    زرور دہکھیں۔۔۔
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    محمد علی 5 June 2012 at 9:32 pm #
    کسی کے بیٹے کی سزا سے چیف جسٹس کا کیا تعلق ؟ یہ سب ایک ڈرامہ ہے. عوام اس کو کچھ نہیں سمجھے گی . سب کو اپنی فکر ہے. لیکن میڈیا والوں کا کام خوب چلے گا.
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    امام بخش 6 June 2012 at 1:59 am #
    تحریر: امام بخش
    ابھی تک محترم چیف جسٹس آف پاکستان افتخارمحمد چوہدری کے سپوت فرزند ارسلان افتخار کے “کارناموں” کے ثبوت سوائے چند صحافیوں کے علاوہ عوام کے سامنے نہیں آسکے۔ مگر چیف جسٹس کے حواریوں نے پہلے ہی سے حواس باختگی کے انتہائی بے ذوق تماشے کے ساتھ ساتھ منہ سے شعلے اور بلغمی چھینٹے نکالنے شروع کر دئیےہیں۔کیونکہ ان کی ذاتی خواہشوں کے سارے سفینےڈوبنے کے بعد آخری سفینے کو بھی ڈگمگاتے ہوئے دیکھ کریہ مخطوب الحواس ہو گئے ہیں۔ یہ حواری جو ہر خبر کی سچائی کو تارتار کرنے کےبعد سچائی کو چھپا کر اسے ہمیشہ اپنی پسند کا لبادہ اوڑھنے کے مرض میں شدت سے مبتلا ہیں، ان دنوں سچ کو چھپانے کے لیے دھواں دھارگردوغبار اڑانے میں پوری طرح مشغول ہیں۔ ان سب سالاران کذاب کی کوشش صرف ایک نقطے پر مرکوز ہے کہ یہ ایک سازش ہے ۔ سپریم کورٹ پر حملہ ہے۔ ارسلان افتخار کے چالیس کروڑ لینے اور اپنی غلطی کے اعتراف کے باوجود وہ بڑا معصوم ہے۔ان حواریوں کے مطابق یہ سازش بھی “کرپٹ” حکومت کی ہے یا پھر پراپرٹی کنگ ملک ریاض کی۔ جو چاہتے ہیں کہ کسی طرح چیف جسٹس سے اپنا بدلہ لیاجائے اور بلیک میل کیا جائَے۔
    ان نجس سوچوں کے مالک سپریم کورٹ کے حواریوں کے کا ہمیشہ سے اصرار چلا آ رہا ہے کہ افتخار چوہدری اور سپریم کورٹ قانون کی حکمرانی کے مدعی ہیں۔ ان کے دامن میں کوئی چھید نہیں ہےاور نا ہی ان کے ماتھے پہ کوئی داغ ہے۔ اگر ہم بھی اس غیرت بریگیڈ کی بودی دلیل کو رنگ برنگے انصاف کے مظاہروں کو دیکھنے کے باوجودتھوڑی دیر کے لیے مان لیتے ہیں کہ محترم چیف جسٹس افتخار چوہدری واقعی قانون کی حکمرانی کے مدعی ہیں اورانھوں نے ان چار سالوں میں اپنی خوردبینی آنکھوں کی مدد سے اس” کرپٹ” حکومت کی ہر” کرپشن” پر سوموٹو ایکشن لیا ہے ۔ بلکہ ایک ایسے چیف جسٹس کے طور پر مشہور ہیں کہ یہ سارے اہم مقدمے چھوڑ کر صرف موجودہ حکومت کے خلاف ہی مقدمے سنتے ہیں۔ مگر عوام تب سے حیرت و استعجاب میں مبتلا ہے جب سے عدالت عظمٰی نے چار سالوں میں لاتعداد سکینڈل پیدا کرنے اور اپنی محنت شاقہ کے باوجود اس اتنی بڑی” کرپٹ” حکومت کے خلاف صرف اور صرف “30 سیکنڈ“ کا ایک فیصلہ دیا ہے۔ اب یہ اندازہ لگانا مشکل نہیں ہے کہ “آزاد عدلیہ” نے دو سال تک پیٹ کا بار سہنے کے ساتھ ساتھ آئین کی “اپنی تشریحات و توضیحات ” کے بعد “30 سیکنڈ” جننے میں کتنا “درد زہ” برداشت کیا ہے۔ درد کی شدت نہ ہوتی تو عدلیہ عظمٰی بیچاری واضع طور پر بتا نا دیتی کہ نومولود (30 سیکنڈ) کی حقیقی “تفصیل” کیا ہے۔ “آزاد عدلیہ” کے بیچارے متوالے ابھی تک باؤلائے پھر رہے ہیں کہ “منڈا ہویائے کہ کڑی ہوئی اے”۔ اور ملتانی سوہن حلوہ کہہ رہاہے کہ “سائیں کجھ وی نی تھیئیا، نا پتر تھئے نا دھیی تھائی اے”۔
    اب گردباد قصیدہ گو ٹولہ سر جوڑ کر بیٹھ گیا ہے کہ کسی بھی طرح سے ملمع کاری کر کے حقیقت کو چھپا یا کم از کم گہنا دیاجائے۔ ان کا تازہ ترین فرمان ہے کہ محترم چیف جسٹس آف پاکستان افتخارمحمد چوہدری اس سار ے قضئیے سےبالکل لاعلم تھے۔ ان “عالی دماغ” افلاطونوں ے کیا یہ حقیقت پوشیدہ ہے کہ:
    ۱- ارسلان افتخار ایک ایسے پٹرول پمپ سے جھوٹے بل لیتے رہے اور جہاں پٹرول نہیں بکتا بلکہ آج بھی وہاں ڈیزل بک رہا ہے (بقول محمود شام اور فیصل رضاعابدی)۔
    ۲- اگر کسی باپ کا بیٹا پٹرول کے جھوٹے بل تک لینے میں ملوث رہا ہو اور اس بیٹے کی جیب میں یکدم چالیس کروڑ روپے آجائیں اور باپ کو پتہ بھی نا چلے۔ ابا حضور بھی وہ جو ملک کا چیف جسٹس ہو اور قانون کی حکمرانی کا مدعی ہے.
    ۳- کیا ان سچ کے پیام بروں سے یہ سچ درپردہ ہے کہ چیف جسٹس اپنے اسی فرزند ارجمند بیٹے کو انتہائی معزز پیشے (ڈاکٹری) سے انتہائی کرپٹ اور بد عنوان پیشے (پولیس)میں ناجائز بھرتی کروانے کا سہرا پوری آب و تاب سے اپنے سر پر سجائے بیٹھے ہیں ۔
    ۴- کیا محترم چیف جسٹس صاحب کی آنکھ گھر پر مہنگے تحفوں کی آمد پر بھی نہیں کھلی۔
    ۵- محترم چیف جسٹس صاحب کی پوری فیملی اپنی اوقات سے بڑ ھ کر دنیا بھر کے سیر سپاٹے کرتی رہی . د نیا کے مہنگے ترین ہوٹلوں کے قیام کرتی رہی اور مہنگے ترین شاپنگ مالز سے خریداری کرتی رہی۔ اور منصف اعلیٰ صاحب اس حقیقت سے لاعلم رہے۔
    ۶- اس منافق غیرت بریگیڈ کےبقول چیف جسٹس کو اس سازش کا برطانیہ جانے یعنی انٹرنیشنل کونسل آف جیورٹس المعروف “سنگھانیہ انیڈ کمپنی” سے ایوارڈ لینے سے پہلے علم ہو گیا تھا۔پھر ذہن میں سوال اٹھتا ہے کہ ابھی تک”انصاف پسند” چیف جسٹس مسند انصاف پرکیسے بیٹھے ہیں۔ اگر بیٹھے ہیں تو کیااپنے بیٹے کے خلاف ان الزامات کی انھیں اسی طرح تحقیقات نہیں کروانی چاہیے جس طرح یہ دوسرے لوگوں اور ان کے بیٹوں کو توہین و تضحیک کے کھلے رویے کے ساتھ عدالتوں میں گھسیٹ رہے ہیں اور اگراتنے دن گذرنے کے باوجود اب تک اپنے بیٹے کو کلیئر نہیں کروایا تو کیا یہ انصاف کا قتل اور توہین عدالت نہیں ہے؟ کیا اس وقت کو ئی ڈیل چل رہی ہے؟ اور “توہین عدالت” ، “توہین عدالت” کی یلغار سے اٹھارہ کروڑ پاکستانی عوام کو کب تک ڈرایا جا سکے گا؟؟؟
    اس وقت نا جانے کیوں مجھےلال حویلی کے بڑبولے شیخ رشید کا 2008ء میں ایک ٹی وی کو دئیےجانے والا انٹرویو یا د آرہا ہے جس میں وہ محترم افتخار محمد چوہدری کے بارے میں اظہار خیال کر رہا تھا آپ بھی ملاحظہ فرمائیں۔
    “چوہدری افتخار کو لانے کے لیے ہم لابی کرنے والے تھے ۔ وہ خود بڑا تیز آدمی تھا۔ دو دو گھنٹے گھنٹے لال حویلی کے باہر کھڑ ا رہتا تھا۔ جب وہ مجھ سے بڑے کاموں کی طرف پڑ گیا تو میں نے اسے چوہدریوں کے حوالے کر دیا۔ چوہدریوں نے پھر اسے اپنے سے بڑے سائز کے لوگوں کے حوالے کر دیا۔ اس جگہ پہچنے کے لیے اس نے بہت بڑی لابنگ کی۔“
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    سلیمان 6 June 2012 at 10:03 am #
    اب تو آپ خوش ہیں کہ چیف جسٹس نے اپںے بیٹے خلاف سو موٹو نوٹس لے لیا ہے اور کیس کھلی عدالت میں چلے گا۔اب تو دودھ کا دودھ اور پانی کا پانی ہوگا۔مزید یہ کہ کار ریس میں ہلاک ہونے والوں کے ورثاء کو معاوضہ چیف جسٹس کی وجہ سے ملا ہے ورنہ وہ بچارےکہاں اور ملک ریاض کہاں۔ملک ریاض تو وہ آدمی ہے جس نے اخبارات میں اس واقعے کی خبر بھی لگنے دی تھی۔
    اور حکومت جس کا لوگوں کی جان مال کی حفاظت کرنا ہے وہ پتا نہیں کہاں ہے۔امام بخش صاحب جو کام حکومت کے کرنے کے ہیں وہ چیف جسٹس کررہا ہے اور جو کام ڈاکوٶں کے کرنے کے ہیں وہ حکومت کر رہی ہے۔براہ مہربانی چیف جسٹس پر رحم کریں اور حکومت کو مشورہ دیں کہ ملک پر رحم کھائیں۔
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    بہادر خان کھوکھر 8 June 2012 at 3:12 am #
    یہی تو رونا ہے کہ چیف جسٹس اپنے کام چھوڑ کر حکومت کے کام کر رہا. دسیوں سال سے لٹکے ہوئے مقدمے سن کر سائلین کو انصاف نہ سہی مقدموں کی پیشیوں سے ہی آزاد کروا دے۔وہ پرانے مقدمات ، جن کو سننے کے لئے محنت اور عرقریزی درکار ہے، کو چھوڑ کر ان سے دس دس پندرہ پندرہ سال بعد سامنے آنے والے ایسے مقدمات سنتا ہے جس میں سستی میڈیا شہرت ملتی ہو اور اپنے اس جذبہء انتقام کو تسکین ملتی ہو کہ زرداری نے اس کو اس کی خواہش کے مطابق بحال کیوں نہیں کیا۔جس مشرف نے اس کو نکالا تھا اس تک تو ہاتھ نہیں پہنچتا اس لئے تھو کوڑی۔ہاں جمہوری حکومت،کتنی ہی نااہل ہی سہی،اس کی دسترس ہوس میں ہے،اس لئے اس کے ذلیل کیئے جا رہا ہے۔اس موقع کی مناسبت سے پنجابی کی ضرب المثل ہے کہ
    ڈگیا کھوتی توں ،تے غصہ کمہار تے
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    بہادر خان کھوکھر 8 June 2012 at 3:26 am #
    واہ بھئی اما م بخش صاحب آپ نے تو کمال کر دیا
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    ثاقب عباسی 6 June 2012 at 2:52 am #
    چیف صاحب ایک جمعوری حکومت کو تو آپ نے کام نھیں کرنے دیا““اب بھی ایک سوموٹو لے لیں ؛آپ نواز شریف کی سنتے رھے تو اےک دن لوگ آپ کو نکالنے کے لئے اب لا نگ مارچ کریں گے،،اب بھی آپ کے پاس ٹاہم ھے؛ سیاست چھوڑ کر صرف اپنا کام کریں،۔
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    سلیمان 6 June 2012 at 10:04 am #
    کاش حکومت بھی لوٹ مار کے علاوہ کوئی اور کام کرلے
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    گل خان 9 June 2012 at 7:18 am #
    جب تک اس کیس کا شریک ملزم افتخار چوہدری ، جس کے نام پر ارسلان نے مبینہ طور پر پیسے کھائے،استعفیٰ نہیں دیتا ،انصاف کے تقاضے پورے نہیں ہو سکتے۔
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    کاظمی 6 June 2012 at 3:20 am #
    واہ جی واہ، موسیٰ گی لانی کا نام آئے تو باپ کو بھی قصور وار ٹھہرا دیا جاتا ہے۔اوراگرچیف جسٹس کے بیٹے کا نام آئے تو سازش۔۔کیا یہ کھلا تضاد نہیں ہے؟ آزاد دہشت گرد آزاد عدلیہ؟
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    سلیمان 6 June 2012 at 10:05 am #
    چیف جسٹس نے تو اپنے بیٹے کو کھلی عدالت میں طلب کرلیا ہے اور گیلانی صاحب نے تفتیشی افسر کا تبادلہ کردیا بیٹے کو باہر بھگا دیا۔یہ فرق ہے چیف جسٹس اور “منتخب” وزیراعظم میں۔
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    بہادر خان کھوکھر 8 June 2012 at 3:24 am #
    کھلی عدالت میں اس خوف سے طلب کر لیا ہے کہ اس کے کیس کی تحقیقات اور سماعت کی جملہ کارروائی اس کے باپ کے کنٹرول میں رہے ورنہ ڈر تھا کہ کہیں حکومت کا کوئی تفتیشی ادارہ اس انویسٹی گیشن کو اپنے ہاتھ میں لے کردودہ کا دودہ اور پانی کا پانی نہ کر دہ پھرتیاں بے سبب نہیں ہیں۔کچھ تو ہے جس کی پردہ داری ہے۔
    اس چیف جسٹس کو تو ہر مقدمے میں اپنی مرضی کا تفتیشی افسر چاہیئے ہوتا ہے ،اپنے بیٹے کے کیس کی تفتیش میں وہ اس اصول سے کیسے دستبردار ہو سکتا ہےاور جج بھی وہی چاہیئے ہوتا ہے، جو حامد خان کے چیمبر سے ہوں اور جن میں جی حضوری اور چمچہ گیری کی سارے خصوصیات پائی جاتی ہوں ۔یہ انکشاف عاصمہ جہانگیر جیسی غیر جانب دار وکیل کا ہے ہے کہ اب اعلیٰ عدلیہ میں تقرریاں چیمبر دیکھ کر کی جاتی ہیں۔نہ کہ میرٹ اور قابلیت دیکھ کر۔علی احمد کرد کہتا ہے کہ اعلیٰ عدلیہ میں فرعون بیٹھے ہیں۔کیا آپ کو فرعونوں سے انصاف کی امید ہے؟؟؟؟
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    نومی خان 6 June 2012 at 12:30 pm #
    امام بخش صاحب اللہ آپ کو خوش رکھے آپ نے پوری تفصیل غیرت اور خونی بریگیڈ کو ننگا کیا۔ آپ دیکھ لینا اب سارے چینل پر جج کے حق میں اور زرداری گیلانی کے خلاف وہ ہاہاکار مچائیں گے کہ دنیا دیکھے گی۔ اس میں کوئی شک نہیں ک اگر گیلانی اینڈ کمپنی ملک اور عوام کا بھلا سوچتے تو یہ نوبت ہی نہیں آنی تھی
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    ثاقب عباسی 8 June 2012 at 2:15 am #
    دل خوش کر دہا امام بخش صاحب ؛

  • ارسلان کی کرپشن کے ثبوت دیکھے: کامران خان
    Published on 08. Jun, 2012

    اسلام آباد ( رؤف کلاسرا) چیف جسٹس افتخار محمد چوہدری کی عدالت میں جمعرات کو اس وقت سناٹا چھا گیا جب چیف جسٹس نے اپنے بیٹے ارسلان افتخار کے بارے میں جیو ٹی وی کے اینکر پرسن کامران خان سے ان کے خلاف آنیوالے سکینڈل کی تفصیلات پہلی بار سننا شروع کیں اور وہ یہ کہے بغیر نہ رہ سکے کہ ہر قسم کی قربانی کے لیے تیار ہیں اگرچہ قرآن پاک میں لکھا ہے کہ والدین اپنے بچوں کے اعمال کے ذمہ دار نہیں ہیں۔ یوں وہ سکینڈل جس کی بازگشت پچھلے کچھ دنوں سے پاکستانی میڈیا میں سنی جارہی تھی اس کی کچھ اہم تفصیلات آخر کار کامران خان نے عدالت کے کمرے میں چیف جسٹس کو میڈیا اور وکیلوں کی موجودگی میں بتادیں کہ ان کے بیٹے ارسلان پر کیا الزامات ہیں اور کس طرح کے دستاویزی ثبوت ریاض ملک کے پاس موجود ہیں جو انہوں نے اپنی آنکھوں سے دیکھے ہیں۔
    چیف جسٹس نے ایک موقع پر کہا کہ انہیں اپنے بیٹے کے کاروبار کا کوئی علم نہیں ہے۔ ان کا کہنا تھا کہ ان کے پاس تو اپنی گاڑی اور گھر تک نہیں ہے۔ چیف جسٹس نے اپنے بیٹے کے خلاف آنے والے سکینڈل اپنی لاتعلقی کا اظہار تو کر دیا لیکن لگ رہا تھا کہ انہیں ابھی بھی اپنے بیٹے کی بے گناہی کا یقین تھا۔ تاہم جب کامران خان نے عدالت میں ان ثبوتوں کے بارے میں بتانا شروع کیا جن کا ذکر انہوں نے اپنے پروگرام میں کیا تھا تو چیف جسٹس یہ کہے بغیر نہ رہ سکے کہ وہ ہر قسمی قربانی کے لیے تیار ہیں۔ جس سے ان کی مراد تھی کہ اگر ان کے بیٹے کو بھی سزا ہوتی ہے تو وہ اس کے لیے بھی تیار ہیں۔
    تاہم حیرانی کی بات یہ ہے کہ ڈاکٹر ارسلان جو عدالت میں موجود تھے وہ کسی بھی مرحلے پر پریشان نظر نہیں آرہے تھے۔
    اس سے پہلے جب عدالت میں چیف جسٹس اپنے دو برادر ججز عارف حسین خلجی اور جسٹں جواد ایس خواجہ کے ساتھ داخل ہوئے تو وہ عدالت میں موجود لوگوں کا رش دیکھ کے ایک لحمے کے لیے تو حیران رہ گئے کیونکہ پورا عدالت کا کمرا کھچا کھچ بھرا ہوا تھا اور وہاں تل دھرنے کی جگہ نہیں تھی۔ جس پر چیف جسٹس نے حیران ہو کر سب کو دیکھا اور پھر بولے کہ بہتر ہوگا کہ پھر فرش پر بیٹھ جائیں تاکہ وہ کارروائی شروع کر سکیں۔کارروائی شروع ہوئی تو چیف جسٹس نے کامران خان کو بلالیا اور ان سے پوچھا کہ انہوں نے اپنے پروگرام میں ان کے بیٹے کے حوالے سے باتیں کی تھیں لہذا وہ اس بارے میں کوئی ثبوت ان کو پیش کریں۔
    کامران خان کی تعریف کرتے ہوئے چیف جسٹس کے منہ سے غلطی سے نکل گیا کہ وہ ( کامران خان) کرپشن کو بہت سپورٹ کرتے ہیں۔ حالانکہ چیف جسٹس کہنا چاہتے تھے کہ وہ کرپشن کے خلاف کام کرتے ہیں۔ اس پر پوری عدالت میں بہت بڑا قہقہ پڑا تو چیف جسٹس کو فوراً خیال آیا اور انہوں نے بھی مسکراتے ہوئے اپنا فقرہ درست کیا۔ چیف جسٹس نے کہا کہ کامران آپ ایک اچھے آدمی ہو۔ ہم آپ کا پروگرام دیکھتے ہیں۔ میں آپ کا شکریہ ادا کرتا ہوں کہ آپ کرپشن کے خلاف خبریں کرتے ہیں۔
    کامران خان نے اپنے بیان میں عدالت اور ججوں کی بہت تعریف کی ۔ ان کا کہنا تھا کہ عدالت نے بے مہار کرپشن کے خلاف بہت بڑا جہاد کیا تھا اور خصوصاً انہوں نے انسانی حقوق کی خلاف ورزیوں کے خلاف بہت کام کیا تھا۔ کامران خان نے کہا وہ عدالت اور چیف جسٹس کو سیلوٹ کر تے ہیں۔ موجودہ حالات میں عدالت کی حفاظت کرنی چاہیے اور کوئی ایسی بات نہیں کہی جانی چاہیے جس سے اس کی تضحیک کا پہلو نکلتا ہو۔ ان کا کہنا تھا کہ یہ سب کی ذمہ داری ہے۔ اگر یہ ادارہ کمزور ہوگیا تو پھر حالات بہت خراب ہو جائیں گے اس لیے ہم سب کو سپریم کورٹ کی عزت اور وقار کی حفاظت کرنی چاہیے۔ کامران خان کا کہنا تھا کہ ججوں کی بحالی میں جنگ گروپ کا بہت بڑا کردار رہا ہے۔
    اس پر چیف جسٹس نے کہا یہ معاملہ بہت سنگین ہے ۔ آج کسی کو تیس چالیس کروڑ روپے کی بات کی ہے تو کل تو اربوں کی ہو سکتی ہے۔ چیف جسٹس کا کہنا تھا کہ آپ کے پاس کیا مواد ہے ؟ اس پر کامران خان نے تفصیل سے سارے سکینڈل سے پردہ اٹھانا شروع کیا کہ انہوں نے ریاض ملک کے پاس موجود فائل میں کیا کچھ دیکھا تھا۔
    کامران کا کہنا تھا کہ ایک ماہ قبل ایک نامعلوم نمبر سے انہیں ایک ٹیلی فون کال آئی تھی جس میں کال کرنے والے نے کہا تھا کہ وزیراعظم، صدر اور دیگر لوگوں کی کرپشن کے بارے میں تو بہت بات کرتے ہو لیکن انہیں علم ہے کہ چیف جسٹس کا بیٹا کیا کر رہا ہے؟ کامران خان کا کہنا تھا کہ فون کرنے والے نے بہت سخت زبان بھی ان کے خلاف استعمال کی۔ کچھ دن بعد وہ کال دوبارہ آئی ۔ کال کرنے والے کا کہنا تھا کہ ڈاکٹر ارسلان ملک ریاض کے بحریہ ٹاون کو بلیک میل کر رہا ہے اور ان کے پاس اس بات کے ثبوت بھی موجود ہیں۔
    تاہم کامران خان کا کہنا تھا کہ انہیں محسوس ہوا کہ کوئی نہ کوئی کچھڑی پک رہی ہے اور چیف جسٹس کے خلاف کوئی سازش ہورہی ہے۔ وہ چیف جسٹں کی عزت کو گھسیٹنا چاہتے ہیں۔ کامران کا کہنا تھا کہ ان کا ضمیر اجازت نہیں دے رہا تھا کہ وہ اس معاملے پر چپ رہیں۔ انہوں نے سوچا کہ اسے چیک کیا جائے۔ اس پر انہوں نے سوچا کہ ریاض ملک سے ملا جائے۔ اس پر جسٹں جواد ایس خواجہ نے کامران خان سے پوچھا کہ کیا ان کے پاس ان دو کالوں کا ریکارڈ ہے۔ لیکن کامران کا کہنا تھا کہ وہ کالز نامعلوم نمبرز سے کی گئی تھیں اس لیے وہ نہیں بتا سکتے کہ وہ کیا نمبرز تھے۔
    اس اثناء میں کامران کے بقول ان کی بات ریاض ملک سے ہوئی تو انہوں نے کہا کہ وہ کراچی آکر ان سے ملیں گے۔ کامران نے کہا کہ انہوں نے پوچھا کہ کیا یہ سچ ہے کہ ارسلان انہیں بلیک میل کر رہا ہے۔
    اس پر ریاض ملک کا کہنا تھا کہ وہ کراچی آئیں گے اور سب بات بتائیں گے۔ تاہم جب ان کی پہلی ملاقات ہوئی تو انہوں نے کوئی دستاویزی ثبوت نہیں دکھائے۔ تاہم جب دوسری ملاقات ہوئی تو ان کے پاس دستاویزات کا ایک بہت بڑا پلندہ تھا۔ یاض ملک نے انہیں بتایا کہ وہ ان کاغذات کی کوئی کاپی نہیں دے سکتے۔ ریاض ملک کا کہنا تھا کہ کامران خان ان کاغذات کو محض دیکھ سکتے ہیں لیکن وہ ان کے حوالے کوئی چیز نہیں کریں گے۔ ریاض ملک نے کہا کہ آپ اپنی تسلی کر لیں اور سب چیزیں دیکھ لیں۔
    کامران نے انکشاف کیا کہ ریاض ملک نے ہر سال کے علحیدہ علحیدہ فائلز بنائی ہوئی تھیں جو ارسلان کے بیرون ملک دورں کے بارے میں تھیں اور یہ فائلز دو ہزار نو، دو ہزار دس اور دو ہزار گیارہ کے ان کے اپنے فیملی کے ساتھ کیے گئے بیرون ملک دوروں کے بارے میں تھیں۔ ان دستاویزات میں لندن کا ایک فلیٹ کا معاہدہ بھی شامل تھا جو ارسلان نے کیا تھا جس میں انہوں نے ہزاروں پونڈز کا ایک مکان کرائے پر لیا تھا۔ اس میں ارسلان کے پاسپورٹ کی کاپیاں لگی ہوئی تھیں اور ان کے اس پر دستخط بھی تھے۔ تاہم اس کرائے کی ادائیگی ریاض ملک کے داماد کے بنک کارڈ سے کی گئی تھی۔
    ریاض ملک کے پاس ارسلان کی ان دستاویزات پر دستخط کرتے ہوئے تصویریں بھی موجود تھیں۔ لندن کے اس مکان کا کرایہ چالیس ہزار پونڈز بنا جو کہ ریاض ملک کے داماد کے بنک اکاؤنٹس سے ادا کیا گیا۔ اس طرح ریاض ملک کے داماد نے ڈاکٹر ارسلان کو لندن میں شاپنگ کرائی اور اس کی ادائیگی بھی انہوں نے اپنے بنک کارڈز سے کرائی جس کی رسیدیں ان کے پاس محفوظ تھیں۔ لندن کے سب سے قیمتی سٹور ہیرڈز سے بھی ارسلان اور ان کی فمیلی نے شاپنگ کی اور اس کی ادائیگیاں بھی ریاض ملک کے داماد نے کی۔ شاپنگ کی ریسد یں تو ارسلان کے نام پر ہیں لیکن اس کی ادائیگی اس بنک کارڈ سے ہوئی ہے جو کہ ریاض ملک کے داماد کے نام پر ہے۔ ریاض ملک کے داماد لندن میں ارسلان اور ان کے گھر والوں کو شاپنگ پر لے کر جاتے تھے جس کی ان کے پاس تصویریں بھی موجود ہیں۔
    اس پر چیف جسٹس نے کامران خان کو ٹوکااور پوچھا کہ آپ کے خیال میں ریاض ملک نے اتنی بڑی رقم کیوں ان کے اپنے بیٹے پر خرچ کی ؟
    کامران کا کہنا تھا کہ ارسلان نے انہیں بتایا ہوا تھا کہ ان کی اپنے باپ سے بات ہوگئی ہے۔ ارسلان ریاض ملک کو بتا رہا تھا کہ وہ جلدی مت کریں اور بحریہ ٹاون کے مقدمات سیٹل کرانے میں کچھ وقت لگے گا۔ یہ بات کسی طریقے سے طے ہوگی۔ ارسلان نے ریاض ملک کو بتایا تھا کہ وہ اس معاملے میں جلدی نہ کریں اور ان کو اپنے حساب سے یہ معاملہ طے کرنے دیں۔ اس پر چیف جسٹس کا کہنا تھا کہ پھر ریاض ملک کو کون سا اس سے فائدہ ہوا کیونکہ تمام مقدمات ان کی عدالت میں موجود تھے اور کسی میں بھی ان کو ریلیف نہیں ملا تھا۔ اور ان کے بیٹے علی ریاض کا کیس بھی ان کی عدالت میں چل رہا ہے۔
    کامران خان نے بتایا کہ ریاض ملک کا کہنا تھا کہ چیف جسٹس ان کے بیٹے کے خلاف فیصلہ دے رہے تھے۔ اس کا کیس پر کوئی اثر نہیں ہورہا تھا۔
    چیف جسٹس نے پوچھا کہ اتنے بڑے بزنس مین کا رشوت دینے کا مطلب ہے کہ چیف جسٹس پر اثر انداز ہوا جائے؟ چیف جسٹس نے کہا کہ انہیں جج بنے بایئس برس گزر گئے ہیں اور انہوں نے چھ نومبر انیس سو نوے کو حلف اٹھایا تھا اور انہوں نے اپنے اس کیریر میں بہت اہم کیسز کا فیصلہ کیا تھا جس میں بلوچستان میں منشات کیسز بھی شامل تھے۔ انہیں کئی دفعہ دھکمیاں تک دی گئی تھیں۔ ان کے پاس تو اپنی کار تک نہیں ہے اور ہاؤس بلڈنگ سے انہوں نے قرضہ لیا اورپھر اپنے بچے کی شادی کی تھی۔ ان کا کوئٹہ میں ایک خاندانی گھر تھا جو چار بھائیوں کا مشترکہ تھا۔ اگر آج وہ ریٹائر ہو جائیں یا نو مارچ دوہزار سات کی صورت حال پیدا ہو جائے جب انہیں جنرل مشرف نے معطل کر دیا تھا تو ان کے پاس رہنے کو کوئی گھر نہیں ہے۔
    کامران خان نے بتایا کہ ملک ریاض کا کہنا تھا کہ پاکستان میں ہر کام پیسے سے ہوتا ہے اور اس کے بغیر کوئی کام نہیں ہوتا۔ کامران کا کہنا تھا کہ ملک ریاض نے انہیں وہ رسیدیں بھی دکھائیں کہ کیسے ارسلان نے انہیں سیمنٹ پچاس فیصد زیادہ مارکیٹ ریٹ پر سپئلائی کی اور انہوں نے جانتے بوجھتے اس کی زیادہ قمیت ارسلان کو ادا کی حالانکہ وہ اگر خود مارکیٹ سے خریدتے تو یقنیا وہ پانچ فیصد کم قمیت پر خریدتے جب کہ ارسلان نے انہیں وہ سمینٹ پچاس فیصد زیادہ قمیت پر فروخت کی۔
    کارروائی کے دوران ایک موقع پر چیف جسٹس نے کہا کہ اس سے زیادہ اور کیا بے عزتی ہوگی کہ ان کا اپنا بیٹا اس وقت ایک ملزم بن کر ان کے سامنے کھڑا تھا۔
    چیف جسٹس نے کہا کہ آج کے بعد سب کو یہ پیغام اچھی طرح پہنچ جانا چاہیے کہ اگر ان کا بیٹا ارسلان عدالت میں ملزم کی حٰیثیت سے پیش ہوسکتا ہے تو پھر کسی کو بھی بلایا جا سکتا ہے۔ ایک عام مجسٹریٹ بھی طلب کر سکتا ہے۔ چیف جسٹس نے کہا کہ روایت چل پڑی ہے کہ کرپشن کو سپورٹ کرو۔ ہمیں اللہ کسی وقت بھی بلا سکتا ہے۔ کامران خان نے کہا کہ اگر ریاض ملک نے جعل سازی کی ہے تو یہ بہت بڑے پیمانے کی ہے وگرنہ دوسری بات یہ ہے کہ ارسلان نے اپنے باپ کے نام کو بیچا ہے۔
    کامران نے بتایا کہ انہوں نے ریاض ملک سے پوچھا تھا کہ کیا انہوں نے یہ کاغذات کسی قانوی ماہر کو دکھائے تھے اور اس نے اعتزاز احسن کا نام لیا تھا اور اسے سب دستاویزات دکھائیں۔ ریاض ملک کے بقول جب اعتزاز احسن نے وہ دستاویزی ثبوت دیکھے تو وہ پھوٹ پھوٹ کر رونے لگے اور کہا کہ انہوں نے کتنی محنت سے عدالت کو بحال کرایا تھا۔ اس پر چیف جسٹس نے مسکرا کر طنزیہ انداز میں کہا اعتزاز ارسلان کی وجہ سے پھوٹ پھوٹ کر رونے لگے ؟ ان کے انداز میں اس طرح کا طنز اور حیرانی تھی کہ عدالت میں موجود لوگ ہنس پڑے۔
    کامران کا کہنا تھا کہ اعتراز نے یہ تبصرہ کیا تھا کہا کہ اگر ارسلان اس طرح کادھندہ کررہا تھا تو اس کے باپ کو اس کا علم نہیں تھا ؟
    اس پر چیف جسٹس بولے کہ انہیں آج تک پتہ نہیں ہے کہ ان کا بیٹا ارسلان کیا کاروبار کرتا ہے۔ ان کا کہنا تھا کہ ان کے خلاف سوشل میڈیا پر بھی مہم چلائی جارہی تھی اور ٹویٹر پر بھی باتیں ہو رہیں تھیں۔ یہ سب باتیں ثابت کرنی پڑیں گی۔ لوگ بہت باتیں کر رہے ہیں۔ ریاض ملک کے وکیل زاہد بخاری بھی عدالت میں موجود تھے۔ زاہد بخاری اس سے پہلے امریکی شہری ریمنڈ ڈیوس اور حسین حقانی کے بھی وکیل رہ چکے ہیں۔ انہوں نے عدالت کو بتایا کہ ان کے کلائنٹ لندن میں زیر علاج ہیں۔
    اس پر ارسلان کے وکیل نے طنزیہ انداز میں کہا کہ جب سے یہ مقدمہ چلا ہے وہ لندن میں بیمار ہو گئے ہیں اور ان کی بیماری بڑھتی جارہی ہے۔ اس پر چیف جسٹس نے انہیں کہا کہ وہ اس طرح کی باتیں ریاض ملک کے بارے میں نہ کریں۔ چیف جسٹں نے زاہد بخاری سے کہا کہ وہ اپنے کلائنٹ ریاض ملک سے کہیں کہ وہ فورا عدالت میں پیش ہوں وگرہ عدالت کو انہیں لندن سے بھی منگوانے کا طریقہ آتا ہے۔ جسٹس خلجی نے زاہد بخاری سے کہا کہ وہ اپنے کلائنٹ کو کہیں کہ جب تک یہ مقدمہ چل رہا ہے وہ میڈیا سے بات کرنے سے گریز کریں۔
    زاہد بخاری کا کہنا تھا کہ وہ اپنے کلائنٹ تک یہ بات پہنچائیں گے۔ ان کا یہ بھی کہنا تھا کہ ان کا کلائنٹ ریاض ملک ضرور عدالت کے سامنے پیش ہوگا اور اسے پیش ہونے کے لیے آٹھ دس دن چاہیے تھے۔
    اس کارروائی کے بعد چیف جسٹس نے نوٹ لکھوایا کہ کیونکہ ان پر اٹارنی جنرل عرفان قادر نے اعتراض کر دیا ہے کہ ان کا بیٹا اس مقدمے میں ملزم ہے لہذا وہ اس بینچ میں نہیں بیٹھ سکتے، اس لیے وہ اس اعتراض کا احترام کرتے ہوئے اس بینچ کے اب ممبر نہیں رہیں گے اور جسٹس خلجی اور جسٹس جواد ایس خواجہ اب یہ مقدمہ سنیں گے۔ یہ کہہ کر چیف جسٹس کمرہ عدالت سے اٹھ کر چلے گئے جب کہ جسٹس خلجی اور جسٹں خواجہ نے فیڈرل بورڈ اآ ریونیو کو ہدایات کیں کہ وہ انہیں ریاض ملک کے ٹیکس ریٹرن اور دیگر تفصیلات پیش کریں۔
    اس بنچ نے ریاض ملک کو دو دن کے اندر اندر اپنا جواب جمع کرانے کی بھی ہدایت کی ہے۔
    اب دیکھنا یہ ہوگا کہ کہ ریاض ملک کیا کرتے ہیں۔ کیا جب وہ عدالت میں پیش ہوں گے تو وہ حامد میر اور کامران خان کے عدالت میں دیے گئے ان کے بارے میں بیانات کو کنفرم کریں گے یا پھر ان سے مکر جائیں گے کیونکہ ابھی تک عدالت کے پاس کوئی دستاویزی ثبوت پیش نہیں کیا گیا اور اگر ریاض ملک نے بھی کوئی ثبوت پیش نہ کیا تو پھر کسی کو کچھ پتہ نہیں کہ کیا ہوگا اور عدالت اس پر کیا ردعمل دے گی کہ یہ سارا ہنگامہ کیوں کھڑا کیا گیا تھا۔
    تاہم زرائع کا کہنا ہے کہ ریاض ملک عدالت میں پیش بھی ہوں گے اور بہت سارے ایسے انکشافات بھی کریں گے جس سے موجودہ صورت حال مزید گھمبیر ہو سکتی ہے کیونکہ اعتزاز احسن کے بارے میں ذرائع کا کہنا ہے کہ وہ سمجھتے ہیں کہ جو دستاویزی ثبوت چند صحافیوں کو ریاض ملک نے گھر بلا کر دکھائے ہیں وہ تو اصل سکینڈل کا صرف پانچ فیصد ہیں اور ابھی ڈاکٹرارسلان کی ویڈیوز آنا باقی ہیں۔
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    سلیم نوندانی 8 June 2012 at 9:02 am #
    چیف کے بیٹے تو نادان ہین بچے ہین اس نے جو لندن کےمنھنگے ترین اسٹورز سے خریداری کی اس سے کچھ نہ مانگو جو کسینو مین پیسا بہایا وہ اس کے باپ نے بچے کو خرچی دی تھی باقی ملک ریاض کو بلائو اس کے رٹرن چیک کرو ھا ئے پاکستانی ججو تمہارا نصاف اگر ایک آدمی کو یہ پتا نہین کہ اس کا بیٹا پندرہ لاکھ کا سوٹ کہان سے پہن رہا ہے تو پھر انصاف بھی ویسا ہی ھوگا- ہم بیچارے بے ضرر سندھیون سے نفرت کا یہ خدا کی طرف سےچیف کو عذاب ہے
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    اعجاز اعوان 8 June 2012 at 9:42 am #
    اگر ثابت ھو جائے کہ ارسلان بعد مین سارے پیسے واپس کر دیئے جیسا کہ وہ دعویٰ کر بھی رھا ھے تو پھر کیا نوعیت بنے گی؟
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    پر تاسف پاکستانی 8 June 2012 at 11:06 am #
    – – – ابھی ویڈیوز آنا باقی ہیں ؟
    اوہ مائے گاڈ!
    دین ، گڈ بائے چیف صاحب !
    مورل آف دا سٹوری: اسٹیبلشمنٹ سے پنگا وہ لے جس کے کتے بلے بھی پرہیزگار ہوں – اولاد کی خبر رکھو ، جناب !
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    صھیب ثمرانی 8 June 2012 at 11:22 am #
    بڑے ھی افسوس کی بات ھے ملک ریاض کا اتنا بڑا نام ھے اور انھوں نے حرکت اتنی اوچھی کی، کیا بنے گا آخر اس ملک کا۔
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    اقبال 8 June 2012 at 2:06 pm #
    کیا بڑا نام پیسے سے ہوتا ہے؟؟؟ تو پھر فرعون کا نام کیا موسیٰ سے بڑا ہو گا؟؟؟؟؟؟
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    ھا نگ کانگ faheem raza 8 June 2012 at 12:00 pm #
    خدا کیلےء زراعدالت کے رویےء پر بھی نظر ڈایےء میرے بھاییء؛ جج صحابان عدالتی کارواییء کے دوران فرماتے ھیں ” ملک ریاض کے ایسڈز کی تفصیلات لے کر آءیں :عدالت نے پھلے ھی اپنے روءیے سے یے ظاھر کردیا ھے کے آءیندہ کیا ھونے والا ھے اب کیا عدالت اور کیا اس کی کاروائ یے سپریم کورٹ اور اس کے
    سی جے کے سترہ یاراس کیس میں انصاف نھیں کرسکتے اس کے لیے سی جے کے ریٹاءیر ھونے کا انتظار کرنا چھائیے یا چیف جسٹس کو فوری طور پر استحیفا دینا چاھیے تاکے کیس پر اثر انداز نا ھواجاےء ورنا اس کیس کاکوئ فائدہ نھیں
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    نعیم ملک 8 June 2012 at 1:25 pm #
    اعلٰی تحریر کامریڈ آپ کے اس کالم نے مجھے بھی کچھ یادیں کچھ باتیں تحریر کی شکل میں ایڈیٹر ٹاپ سٹوری آن لائن ڈاٹ کام کی خدمت میں پیش کرنے کے لئے متحرک کر دیا ہے۔
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    اقبال 8 June 2012 at 2:05 pm #
    ایک منہ کالا نہیں ہو گا جناب بہت سے منہ کالے ہوں گے،
    ملک ریاض کی سانجھ ہے یا پارٹنر شپ ہے فوج کے ساتھ اور حکومت کے ساتھ، اور فوج اور حکومت یہ سمجھتی ہے کہ میڈیا اور سپریم کورٹ اس کے خلاف ہیں، اب ملک صاحب نے اپنے پارٹنرز کے دشمنوں کے ساتھ دو دو ہاتھ کرنے کا فیصلہ کیا ہے، لیکن چور یا غلط آدمی اپنی غلطی یا چوری کا کوئی نشان ضرور چھوڑ جاتا ہے،اس سب کے باوجود اب سپریم کورٹ سے پھر بھی ان سب کی جان نہیں چھوٹی گی،اگر ارسلان گنہگار ہو تا بھی ہے تو سزا پائے گا اس میں چیف تو چیف ہی رہے گا،لیکن اس میں صحافیوں اور اعتزاز احسن کی ساکھ بھی داوء پر لگ گیئ ہے، ہو سکتا ہے اگر ملک ریاض اپنی تمام باتوں سے مکر جائے جو کامران نے کہی ہیں وغیرہ تو اس طرح میڈیا بمقابلہ سپریم کورٹ یعنی ان کے دونوں دشمن آپس میں،،،،،،،،،،،،،،،،،،،
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    عامر خاکوانی 8 June 2012 at 4:15 pm #
    ڈئیر ایڈمن، آگر آپ اجازت دیں تو میں اس موضوع پر کچھ لکھ کر آپ کو سینڈ کروں، مجھے یوں لگتا ہے کہ اس کیس سے کئی اہم نکات پھوٹتے ہیں جو ہمارے معاشرے کے مختلف پہلوئوں کو ظاہر کرتے ہیں، ان پر بھی بات ہونی چاہیے۔ مگر یہ کمنٹ کی صورت میں ممکن نہیں ،البتہ ایک تفصیلی کالم ہو سکتا ہے، اگر آپ چاہیں تو میں آپ کی ویب سائیٹ کے لئے لکھ سکتا ہوں۔ ؟؟؟
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    رئیس خان 9 June 2012 at 11:14 am #
    عامر خاکوانی صاحب
    ھمارے جیسے لوگ تویہاں کلاسرا صا حب یا ایک آدھ اور تحریروں کو پڑھنے اِس ویب سائٹ پہ آ جاتے ہیں، ورنہ تویہ پُورا جیالا فورم لگنے لگا ھے۔
    اس میں تو آپ کا متوازن تبصرہ بڑی مشکل سے ھضم ہوتا ہے اِن کو، کُجا کالم سہ سکیں اِن کے مزاج۔ کلاسرا صاحب تو بس جیسے ایک رپورٹر سے رہ گئے ہیںtopstoryonline کے-
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    میم الف منور 10 June 2012 at 3:03 am #
    عامر خاکوانی صاحب کو موقع ملنا چاہیئے ۔ان کی دلیل کا جواب دلیل سے دیا جا سکتا ہے ۔لیکن دونوں طرف کی بات سامنے آنی چاہیئے ۔
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    حسن ساج 8 June 2012 at 4:34 pm #
    ہاں تو اب یہی ہو گا، جج اینکرز کی تعریف کرینگے اور اینکرز ججز کی، اسی موقع پر کہتے ہیں:
    خواجے دا گواہ ڈڈو
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    محمد حسین 8 June 2012 at 9:13 pm #
    چیف جسٹس نے فر مایا کامران آپ اجھے آدمی ھو ھم آپ کا پروگر ا م دیکھتے ھیں -میں آپ کا شکر یہ ادا کر تا ہوں“ تو پھر ٹھیک ہی کہا ہے علی ا حمد کرد نے جج حضرات رات کو ٹی و ی پرو گرام دیھکتے ہیں اور صبح اٹھ کر عدالتی فیصلے صادرکرتےہیں۔
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    رانجھا 9 June 2012 at 3:35 am #
    بہت عمدہ تبصرہ کیا ہے جناب محمد حسین صاحب
    آپ کو یاد ہو گا کہ علی کرد نے یہ بھی کہا تھا کہ اعلیٰ عدلیہ میں فرعون بیٹھے ہیں۔عاصمہ جہانگیر کہتی ہہیں کہ اب ججوں کی تقرری ان کی صلاحیت اور قابلیت دیکھ کر نہیں بلکہ یہ دیکھ کر کی جاتی ہے کہ وہ کس چیمبر میں کام کرتا رہا ہے۔ شیخ رشید صاحب اسی چیف جسٹس صاحب کے بارے میں۲۰۰۸ میں ایک ٹی وی انٹرویو میں کہہ چکا ہے :
    “چوہدری افتخار کو لانے کے لیے ہم لابی کرنے والے تھے ۔ وہ خود بڑا تیز آدمی تھا۔ دو دو گھنٹے گھنٹے لال حویلی کے باہر کھڑ ا رہتا تھا۔ جب وہ مجھ سے بڑے کاموں کی طرف پڑ گیا تو میں نے اسے چوہدریوں کے حوالے کر دیا۔ چوہدریوں نے پھر اسے اپنے سے بڑے سائز کے لوگوں کے حوالے کر دیا۔ اس جگہ پہچنے کے لیے اس نے بہت بڑی لابنگ کی۔“
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    پرتاسف پاکستانی 9 June 2012 at 9:58 am #
    شعبہ قانون میں سوائے عاصمہ جہانگیر کے کوئی پاک نظر نہیں آتا اس درجے پر – موجودہ تمام سیاستدانوں سے بہتر وزیراعظم میٹیریل ہے – لیکن قوم کو چور اچکے یا بیوقوف ہی پسند ہیں – اسٹیبلشمنٹ قتل کروا دینے کے چکر میں ہے –
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    مےاں عبدالمنان احمد 8 June 2012 at 11:11 pm #
    Riaz Malik ki Auwqaat he yahi hai, woh khud Agencies ki paidawaar hai, Aur us ke Project main bhot se Investment Hamaray Jarnailoon ki hai, aur woh Corporated Army nahi chahti ke Un ke Raaz Faash Hooon…
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    ثاقب عباسی 9 June 2012 at 2:49 am #
    چیف صاحب کامران خان کی تعریف کرنے کے ساتھ یہ بھی پوچھ لیتے کہ آپ (کامران خان ) نے دبئ میں بنگلہ ملک ریاض سے کس کھتے مہں لیا ؛
    میرے خیال میں ایسے صحافیوں کو بھی اس کیس میں بےنقاب ھونا چاھیے ؛
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    ناچیز پاکستانی 9 June 2012 at 10:07 am #
    ناچیز کی رائے میں دستاویزی ثبوت فراہم کیا جائے تو پکڑ ہو سکتی ہے – وگرنہ – – – باقی آپ خود سمجھدار ہیں –
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    Ali Asghar Noondani 9 June 2012 at 11:45 am #
    Saleem Sahib
    Sir,
    Main aap ki baat se 100% mutafiq hoon. Beshak Khuda ki laathee be Awaz hai. Punjabi Shaoonisam main ye log andhe ho chuke hain. Ham Faiz Ahmed Faiz ka Ehteraam karte hain. Aur taraqi pasand Punjabiyoon se Maazerat karte hain.Magar………………………
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    شاہر 9 June 2012 at 2:41 pm #
    Justice cannot be done as long as Iftikhar is Chief Justice. It is just like Iftikhar does not trust FIA to investigate cases of PM’s sons properly.
    During proceedings Iftikhar placed Holy Qoran in front of him and swore he did not know anything about what his son does for a living. This is blatant lie and speaks volumes about his moral level. His whole family used to travel to Europe for vacations and he did not know. Come on Iftikhar, even a Supreme Court peon is not expected to make this kind of denials.
    Iftikhar has been passing strong remarks about sons of other important people and has never been willing to believe that their fathers were not involved. Same principle has to apply here.
    There are many big & rich politicians who claim they have no house and no car. Everybody including judges mock them. Iftikhar says he has no house and no car. It is a story worth mocking a hundred times more because it is coming from a judge (with the Holy Qoran in front of him) who is expected to deliver justice.
    There is only one acceptable option for Iftikhar now : RESIGN! RESIGN! RESIGN!!!
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    فکر مند پاکستانی 9 June 2012 at 6:39 pm #
    پہلا سوال یہ کہ کیا اگر آپ کو کوئی شاپنگ کرادے یا ہدیہ کے پیسے لادے تو کیا یہ کرپشن ہے؟ ملک ریاض نے تو صحافیوں کو گھر دے، مشرف کو گھر دیا، فوجیوں کو ہدے دئے کیا یہ سب کرپشن ہے؟ اگر نہیں تو چیف جسٹس کا بیٹا ہی کیو ں ملزم؟ اگر کرپشن ہے تو صحافیوں، سیاست دانوں اور فوجیوں کو بھی پکڑو؟ دوسرا یہ کہ کیا بیٹے کی وجہ سے باپ کا دامن داغدار ہوگیا؟ ملک ریاض کا کوئی ایک مسئلہ بھی رشوت سے حل نہیں ہوا۔ تو چیف جسٹس پر کیا الزام ہے؟ اے خدا ایمان دار عدلیہ کی حفاظت کرنا۔
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    حیران پاکستانی 9 June 2012 at 8:04 pm #
    ثابت ہوگیا اس حمام میں سب ننگے ہیں –
    لیکن ایمان دار عدلیہ ؟
    ذرا پلاٹوں کا حساب آ جانے دیجیئے پبلک اکاؤنٹس کمیشن سے –
    پھربات کریں گے –
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    رانجھا 10 June 2012 at 3:08 am #
    چیف کو استعفیٰ دے کر اس کیس کا سامنا کرنا چاہیئے اور اعلٰ اخلاق کی اس چوٹی پر فائز ہو جانا چاہیئے جس کی بنا پر ان کے حامی ہر شریف آدمی پر الزام لگتے ہی اس سے استعفیٰ کا مطالبہ کرنے لگتا تھا۔

    http://www.topstoryonline.com/family-gate-kamran-khan-deposed

  • فیملی گیٹ: ’ریاض ملک ثبوت پیش کرنے پر تیار‘
    Published on 07. Jun, 2012

    اسلام آباد ( رؤف کلاسرا) بحریہ ٹاؤن کے مالک ریاض ملک جو اس وقت لندن میں ہیں کے قریبی ذرائع نے دعویٰ کیا ہے کہ انہوں نے چیف جسٹس افتخار محمد چوہدری کی عدالت میں ان کے بیٹے ارسلان چوہدری کے خلاف موجود ثبوت پیش کرینگے کیونکہ ان کے
    قانونی مشیروں نے انہیں مشورہ دیا ہے کہ جیو ٹی وی کے پروگرام ’کیپٹل ٹاک‘ کے میز بان حامد میر کے عدالت میں دیے گئے بیان کے بعد ان کے پاس اس کے سوا کوئی چارہ نہیں رہا کہ وہ عدالت میں وہ فائل پیش کر دیں جو وہ پاکستانی اینکرز کو اپنے گھر بلا کر دکھاتے رہے ہیں۔
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    فیملی گیٹ سکینڈل: چیف جسٹس نے بیٹے کو طلب کر لیا
    آیا ہی چاہتا ہے چیف جسٹس کا ’فیملی گیٹ‘ سکینڈل
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    سپریم کورٹ اس مقدمے کی سماعت بدھ کو پھر سے شروع کرے گی اور شاید یہ محض ایک اتفاق ہے کہ جس دن چیف جسٹس کا بیٹا پیش ہوگا اس دن اسی عدالت میں وزیراعظم یوسف رضا گیلانی کا بیٹا موسیٰ گیلانی اپنے مقدمے کے سلسلے میں پیش ہورہا ہوگا۔ جیو نیوز کے ایک مشہور اینکر صحافی نے بدھ کو ریاض ملک سے فون پر لندن میں بات کی اور ان سے پوچھا کہ وہ اب کیا کریں گے کیونکہ عدالت نے ان کے خلاف نوٹس لیا ہوا ہے اس پر ریاض ملک کا کہنا تھا کہ انہوں نے بھی کچی گولیاں نہیں کھیلیں، ان کے پاس بہت ثبوت موجود ہیں جو آنے والے دنوں میں میڈیا اور عدالت کے سامنے لائے جا سکتے ہیں۔
    اس رپورٹر سے بات کرتے ہوئے اس اینکر کا کہنا تھا کہ ریاض ملک نے انہیں بتایا تھا کہ ان کے پاس اس طرح کے ثبوت ہیں جس سے میڈیا اور پوری قوم دنگ رہ جائے گی اور وہ چیزیں بہت جلد سامنے آنے والی ہیں۔ ذرائع کا کہنا ہے کہ ریاض ملک نے لندن سے فون کر کے اعتزاز احسن سے بھی مشورہ کیا ہے لیکن انہوں نے ان کا وکیل بننے سے یہ کہہ کر انکار کیا ہے کہ وہ چیف جسٹس کے بھی وکیل رہ چکے ہیں لہذا اس وقت ان دونوں کی لڑائی میں وہ انصاف نہیں کر سکیں گے کیونکہ وہ دونوں ان کے مؤکل ہیں۔ تاہم ذرائع کا کہنا ہے کہ اعتزاز احسن کا خیال تھا کہ اب ریاض ملک کے پاس اب یہ موقع نہیں ہے کہ وہ عدالت میں جا کر مکر سکیں کیونکہ حامد میر نے عدالت کے روبرو تصدیق کی ہے کہ ان کی ریاض ملک سے ملاقات ہوئی تھی جس میں انہیں فائلیں دکھائی گئی تھیں۔
    اس سے پہلے اعتراز چیف جسٹس سے بھی ملے تھے اور انہوں نے کوشش کی تھی کہ بات یہیں رک جائے اور ریاض ملک کو بھی اعتزاز احسن نے یہ سکینڈل لندن کے اخبار میں چھپوانے سے روکا تھا کیونکہ ان کا خیال تھا کہ اس موجودہ عدلیہ کو خراب نہیں کرنا چاہیے کیونکہ انہوں نے اور بہت سارے لوگوں نے اس کی بحالی میں بہت جدوجہد اور کوشش کی تھی۔
    ذرائع یہ بھی کہتے ہیں کہ اعتزاز احسن نے اپنے قریبی دوستوں کو بتایا ہے کہ جو کچھ اب تک سامنے آیا ہے وہ پورے سکینڈل کا پانچ فیصد بھی نہیں ہے اور ریاض ملک کے پاس خاصی تعداد میں ثبوت موجود ہیں۔ ریاض ملک کو ان کے چند قریبی دوستوں نے سمجھانے کی کوشش کی تھی کہ وہ اس طرح کے کام میں نہ پڑیں کیونکہ اس سے جہاں چیف جسٹس کی بدنامی ہوگی اور عدالت کے ادارے کو نقصان ہوگا وہاں ریاض ملک کے لیے بھی نتائج بہتر نہیں نکلیں گے۔
    ذرائع کہتے ہیں کہ ریاض ملک عدالت میں پیش ہونے سے قبل لندن کے کسی اخبار میں یہ سارا سکینڈل چھپوانا چاہتے ہیں تاکہ جب وہ پاکستان پہنچیں تو بہت سارا ثبوت میڈیا میں موجود ہو اور اس پر بحث چل رہی ہو اس لیے اگر کسی وقت بھی لندن کے کسی اخبار میں یہ سارا سکینڈل چھپ جائے تو کسی کو حیرانی نہیں ہونی چاہیے۔ اس لیے یہ عین ممکن ہے کہ ثبوت عدالت سے پہلے میڈیا میں نظر آنا شروع ہو جائیں اور ریاض ملک کو عدالت میں انہیں دکھانے کی ضرورت ہی پیش نہ آئے۔
    اس سے پہلے بدھ کو چیف جسٹس کے ساتھ موجود جسٹس عارف خلجی اور جسٹں جواد ایس خواجہ نے سوموٹو کارروائی شروع کی تو وہاں عدالت میں ریاض ملک کے سٹاف افسر موجود تھے۔ ان کے علاوہ چیف جسٹس کا اپنا بیٹا ارسلان بھی ملزم بن کر وہاں کھڑا تھا۔ یہ بھی ایک تاریخی اور بہت ساروں کے لیے مشکل منظر تھا کہ چیف جسٹس کو اپنے بیٹے کو ملزم کے طورپر بلانا پڑ گیا تھا۔ چیف جسٹس کا کہنا تھا کہ اگر ان کا بیٹا قصوروار نکلا تو وہ ایکشن لیں گے تاہم اگر ریاض ملک فائلیں پیش نہیں کرتے توہ پھر ان کے بحریہ ٹاون کے دفاتر سیل ہو جائیں گے۔
    عدالت کو بتایا گیا کہ ریاض ملک اس وقت برطانیہ میں ہیں اور پیش نہیں ہو سکتے ۔ ان کی عدم موجودگی میں سات ریٹائرڈ آرمی افسر بحریہ ٹاؤن کے معاملات دیکھتے ہیں جن میں سابق ڈپٹی ڈی جی آئی ایس آئی جنرل ریٹائرڈ احتشام ضمیر کے علاوہ بریگیڈیر شوکت سلطان بھی شامل ہیں۔
    تاہم چیف جسٹس نے کارروائی شروع کی تو اٹارنی جنرل عرفان قادر نے اعتراض کیا کہ بطور جج انہیں اپنے بیٹے کا مقدمہ نہیں سننا چاہیے۔ تاہم چیف جسٹس نے کہا کہ وہ اس ملک کے چیف جسٹس بھی ہیں اور وہ یہ سارا مقدمہ خود سنیں گے۔ ارسلان کی وکالت سردار ابراہیم نے کی جو کہ کریمنل لاء کے ماہر سمجھے جاتے ہیں۔ چیف جسٹس نے بحریہ ٹاؤن کے کرنل خلیل کو کہا کہ وہ جائیں اور ریکارڈ لے کر پیش ہوں اور ریاض ملک کو کہیں کہ وہ بھی پیش ہوں۔
    چیف جسٹس نے یہ بھی ہدایت کہ جنگ گروپ کے حامد میر، کامران خان، نجم سیٹھی اور شاہین صہبائی کو کہیں کہ وہ عدالت میں ثبوت پیش کریں کہ ان کا بیٹا کرپشن میں ملوث تھا۔ چیف جسٹس نے کہا کہ شاہین صہبائی ای میل کے ذریعے کوئی ثبوت ہے تو بھیج سکتے ہیں کیونکہ انہوں نے یو ٹیوب پر اپنے ایک انٹرویو میں اس طرح کی باتیں کی تھیں۔ جب کہ اس کے ساتھ ہی حامد میر کو فورا عدالت بلا لیا گیا کہ وہ پیش ہو کر اپنا بیان ریکارڈ کرائیں کیونکہ انہوں نے بھی سوموار کو اپنے پروگرام کیپٹل ٹاک میں اس سکینڈل کا ذکر کیا تھا۔ چیف جسٹس کا کہنا تھا کہ ذرا ہم بھی دیکھیں کہ چالیس پچاس کروڑ روپے کیسے لیے گئے تھے۔
    حامد میر نے عدالت کے روبرو اپنے بیان میں کہا کہ انہیں بھی پتہ چلا تھا کہ اس طرح کی باتیں چیف جسٹس کے بیٹے کے حوالے سے ہورہی ہیں۔ ان سے عاصمہ جہانگیر اور جسٹس ریٹائرڈ طارق محمود نے بھی پوچھا تھا جس کے بعد انہوں نے ریاض ملک سے بات کی اور پھر ملنے گئے۔ حامد میر کے مطابق ریاض ملک نے انہیں کچھ کاغذات دکھائے جو ان کے دعویٰ مطابق ان رقومات کے بارے میں تھیں جو ارسلان کو ادا کی گئی تھیں۔ اس پر چیف جسٹس نے حامد میر سے پوچھا کہ کیا وہ دستاویزی ثبوت تھے جو انہیں ریاض ملک نے دکھائے تھے تو اس پر حامد میر کا کہنا تھا کہ وہ دستاویزای ثبوت نہیں تھے بلکہ ای ایک کاغذ پر محض تفصیلات لکھی ہوئی تھیں۔
    حامد میر کا کہنا تھا کہ ان کے خیال میں وہ ثبوت اتنے مستند نہیں تھے کہ ان کی بنیاد پر وہ کوئی سکینڈل سامنے لا سکتے۔ حامد میر کا کہنا تھا کہ انہوں نے ریاض ملک کو یہ بھی بتایا کہ وہ جو کچھ کر رہے ہیں وہ غلط کر رہے ہیں اور وہ ان لوگوں کے ہاتھوں میں استمعال ہو رہے ہیں جو چیف جسٹس کو بلوچستان کا معاملہ اٹھانے اور غائب ہونیو الے لوگوں کے مقدمے سے باز رکھنے کے لیے بلیک میل کرنا چاہتے ہیں۔
    اس پر چیف جسٹس نے حامد میر کو فوراً کہا کہ آپ بات کہ تہہ تک تھوڑا تھوڑا پہنچ رہے ہیں۔ اپنے پروگرام میں کی گئی گفتگو کے حوالے سے ان کا کہنا تھا کہ انہوں نے کسی کا نام نہیں لیا تھا بلکہ یہ نواز لیگ کے ایم این اے خواجہ آصف ہی تھے جنہوں نے ارسلان کا نام کھل کر لیا تھا۔ چیف جسٹس کے ان ریمارکس سے واضح طور پر محسوس ہوا کہ ان کے ذہن میں بھی یہ بات موجود تھی کہ ان کو بلیک میل کرنے کے لیے یہ سارا پلان بنایا گیا تھا اور بنانے والے وہی لوگ تھے جن کے خلاف بلوچستان میں کارروائیوں اور لوگوں کو غائب کرنے کے حوالے سے الزامات تھے۔
    اس پر چیف جسٹس نے حامد میر کا شکریہ ادا کیا اور کہا کہ انہوں نے جو کچھ عدالت میں زبانی کہا ہے اسے لکھ کر بھی جمع کرادیں۔ چیف جسٹس نے حامد میر کو کہا کہ وہ اب جا سکتے ہیں اور وہ فری ہیں۔
    آج چیف جسٹس کی عدالت میں کامران خان اور جیو کے چیف ایگزیکٹو آفیسر پیش ہوں گے اور اپنا بیان ریکارڈ کرائیں گے۔ جب کہ شاہین صہبائی کا بیان تحریری طور پر پیش ہوگا۔ تاہم سب سے اہم بیان کامران خان کا تصور کیا جارہا ہے کہ وہ اپنے پروگرام میں کہہ چکے ہیں کہ جو ثبوت چیف جسٹس کے بیٹے کے خلاف گردش کر رہے ہیں وہ خاصے مستند ہیں۔ اب دیکھنا یہ ہوگا کہ کیا کامران خان عدالت میں کوئی دستاویزای ثبوت پیش کرتے ہیں یا پھر وہ بھی وہی بات کرتے ہیں کہ انہیں ریاض ملک نے وہ دستاویزی ثبوت دکھائے تھے اور ان کے اپنے پاس کوئی فائل موجود نہیں ہے۔
    اب دیکھنا یہ ہے کہ اگر جنگ گروپ کے تمام صحٖافی اگر یہ کہتے ہیں کہ ان کے پاس کوئی دستاویزی ثبوت نہیں ہے اور انہوں نے وہ فائل دیکھی تھی جو ریاض ملک نے انہیں دکھائی تھی تو پھر عدالت کا کیا رویہ ہوگا ؟
    اس طرح اگر ریاض ملک عدالت میں پیش ہوکر ان گواہوں کی گواہی کو چیلینج کرتے ہوئے کہتے ہیں کہ اس نے کوئی ایسی فائل کسی کو نہیں دکھائی تو پھر کیا ہو گا ؟ اب جنگ گروپ کے ان قابل احترام صحافیوں کی پیشہ وارانہ ساکھ ریاض ملک کے ہاتھ میں ہے۔ اگر ریاض ملک ان سے تعاون کرتے ہوئے وہ فائل ان کے حوالے کر دیتے ہیں تاکہ وہ عدالت میں جھوٹے ثابت نہ ہوں تو پھر بات بن جائے گی اور یہ تمام صحافی سرخرو ہوں گے۔ تاہم اگر ریاض ملک نے وہ فائل انہیں نہ دی اور نہ ہی خود پیش کی تو پھر کیا ہوگا ؟ اس سوال کا جواب اس وقت کوئی بھی سوچنے کے لیے تیار نہیں ہوگا کیونکہ اس کا مطلب ہوگا کہ ریاض ملک نے جنگ گروپ کو استعمال کر کے چیف جسٹس کو ان کے ہاتھوں ہی بدنام کرا دیا تھا اور بغیر کسی اخبار یا ٹی وی چینل پر چلائے بغیر اپنا مقصد اور ٹارگٹ حاصل کر لیا تھا۔

    http://www.topstoryonline.com/raiz-malik-hints-at-producing-record-in-court

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    رانجھا 7 June 2012 at 2:54 am #
    ارسلان افتخار کے خلاف پپلے بھی الزاماتلگے اور افتخار چوہدری ساحب نے ان کی تحقیق اور ان پر مقدمہ نہیں چلنے دیا تھا۔حالانکہ سارا ملک چیخ چیخ کر اس کا مطالبہ کر رہا تھا۔اب اس پر فوری سوموٹو اس لئے لیا گیا ہے تا کہ کوئی اور ایجنسی اس پر تحقیق نہ کر سکے اور معاملہ چیف ساحب کے اپنے اختیار میں رہے اور ان کے بے دام حمایتی میڈیا میں بھی اس پر بات نہ کرنے د یں کہ یہ سب جیوڈش معاملہ ہے۔آپ نے دیکھا ہو گا کہ سارے بہادر جرنلسٹ اس پر بات کرنے سے کترا رہے ہیں۔سر پر توہین عدالت کی تلوار جو لٹک رہی ہے۔ارسالام کے بارے میں رفاقت علی کی جو رپورٹ تب بی بی سی پر لگی تھی وہ ملاحظہ فرمائیں:
    پاکستان میں جاری عدالتی بحران کے مرکزی کردار ڈاکٹر ارسلان چیف جسٹس افتخار محمد چوہدری کے بیٹے اور میجر جنرل ضیاءالحق کے داماد ہیں۔
    چیف جسٹس افتخار محمد چوہدری کے خلاف سپریم کورٹ جوڈیشل کونسل میں اس بناء پرریفرنس بھیجا گیا کہ انہوں نے اپنا اثر و رسوخ استعمال کر کے اپنے بیٹے ڈاکٹر ارسلان کے کیرئیر کو آگے بڑھانے میں مدد دی ہے اور اس کے ساتھ وہ رویہ اپنایا جو کسی عام شہری کے لیے ممکن نہیں ہے۔
    ڈاکٹر ارسلان کے سسر میجر جنرل ضیا الحق (ریٹائرڈ) نے بی بی سی اردو ڈاٹ کام سے بات کرتے ہوئے تصدیق کی کہ ڈاکٹر ارسلان ان کے داماد ہیں۔
    چیف جسٹس افتخار محمد چوہدری کے خلاف سپریم جوڈیشل کونسل میں دائر ہونے والے ریفرنس میں لکھا گیا ہے کہ ڈاکٹر ارسلان کو انٹرمیڈیٹ میں گریڈ سی حاصل کرنے کے باوجود چیف منسٹر کے کوٹے سے بولان میڈیکل کالج میں داخلہ مل گیا۔
    سپریم جوڈیشل کونسل کے ریفرنس میں درج ہے کہ ڈاکٹر ارسلان کو جون 2005 میں میڈیکل آفیسر تعینات کیا گیا۔ بطور میڈیکل آفیسر تعیناتی کے صرف چھبیس روز کے اندر انہیں محکمہ صحت میں بطور سکیشن آفیسر مقرر کر دیا گیا۔
    چیف جسٹس افتخار محمد چوہدری کے خلاف سپریم جوڈیشل کونسل میں دائر ہونے والے ریفرنس میں لکھا گیا ہے کہ ڈاکٹر ارسلان کو انٹرمیڈیٹ میں گریڈ سی حاصل کرنے کے باوجود چیف منسٹر کے کوٹے سے بولان میڈیکل کالج میں داخلہ مل گیا۔
    سپریم جوڈیشل کونسل کے ریفرنس میں درج ہے کہ ڈاکٹر ارسلان کو جون 2005 میں میڈیکل آفیسر تعینات کیا گیا۔ بطور میڈیکل آفیسر تعیناتی کے صرف چھبیس روز کے اندر انہیں محکمہ صحت میں بطور سکیشن آفیسر مقرر کر دیا گیا۔
    ڈاکٹر ارسلان کی بلوچستان کے محکمہ صحت میں بطور سیکشن آفیسر تعیناتی کے نوٹیفیکیشن جاری ہونے سے پہلے ہی وفاقی حکومت نے ‘مفاد عامہ‘ میں ڈاکٹر ارسلان کی خدمات مانگ لیں۔
    بلوچستان حکومت نے وفاقی حکومت کی درخواست کو مان لیا اور ڈاکٹر ارسلان کو گریڈ سترہ میں ڈپٹی ڈائریکٹر ایف آئی اے مقرر کیا گیا۔مئی دو ہزار چھ میں ڈاکٹر ارسلان کو اگلے گریڈ میں ترقی دے کی ان کو گریڈ اٹھارہ میں اسسٹنٹ ڈائریکٹر ایف آئی اے مقرر کیا گیا جہاں سے ان کو نیشل پولیس اکیڈمی میں ٹریننگ کے لیے بھیج دیا گیا۔

  • Malik Riaz (business tycoon) tried to influence the judiciary: SC press release http://t.co/13Qv0CWK

    Cafe Pyala ‏@cpyala
    Here’s Talat Hussain’s show on Dawn News. Sorry, there’s no specific timecode I can give, you’ll have to watch it all. http://bit.ly/Nidt1d
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    6 Jun Cafe Pyala ‏@cpyala
    …Malik Riaz’s hold over journos, politicians and the military. Anyway, that’s my two bits. More than a couple of points it turns out.
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    6 Jun Cafe Pyala ‏@cpyala
    …towards @najamsethi, the rest of @TalatHussain12’s show was actually refreshingly hard-hitting and raised the right questions abt..>>
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    6 Jun Cafe Pyala ‏@cpyala
    … logical framework for his analysis, what is @TalatHussain12’s problem? 5. Despite poor taste of bringing in his personal animosity..>>
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    6 Jun Cafe Pyala ‏@cpyala
    …4. Talat’s argument against @najamsethi was a silly one – that Najam’s info comes from Malik Riaz – so? As long as he provides a…>>
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    6 Jun Cafe Pyala ‏@cpyala
    …*himself* claims to be @najamsethi’s ‘chirrya’ (source). 3. There was nothing in prog that Najam can actually sue him over. ….>>
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    6 Jun Cafe Pyala ‏@cpyala
    …never actually referred to him by name. 2. He never accused @najamsethi of taking benefits from Malik Riaz, only said that Malik Riaz..>>
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    6 Jun Cafe Pyala ‏@cpyala
    OK just watched @TalatHussain12’s show in full. Couple of points to make. 1. His reference to @najamsethi was in poor taste but he…>>

    Nadir Hassan ‏@Nadir_Hassan
    Kamran Khan is on Samaa, ARY and Dunya at the same fucking time! Who knew an ISI agent would be the first to perfect cloning technology?

    Cafe Pyala ‏@cpyala
    …govt job raised in Musharraf’s reference that were swept under the carpet by the ‘free’ judiciary and ‘righteous’ lawyers’ movement too.
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    7 Jun Cafe Pyala ‏@cpyala
    While we’re at it, perhaps someone can also grill Arsalan abt the perfectly valid questions re: his appointment and promotions in his…>>

  • Cafe Pyala ‏@cpyala
    …off to lavish family vacations in Europe? Please. Give us a break. Just this once.
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    7 Jun Cafe Pyala ‏@cpyala
    …Not to mention the fact that he never once questioned how son who lived in same house was rolling in money, driving BMWs, jetting…>>
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    7 Jun Cafe Pyala ‏@cpyala
    …So after all that, he suddenly becomes least concerned about why his son has resigned from his govt job, and how he is earning? …>>
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    7 Jun Cafe Pyala ‏@cpyala
    …accused to going out of his way to ensure his son got a govt job and was transferred to the FIA from Balochistan Health Ministry…>>
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    7 Jun Cafe Pyala ‏@cpyala
    …in court today that he doesn’t even know what business his son does. Are we really supposed to believe this? Recall that CJP was… >>
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    7 Jun Cafe Pyala ‏@cpyala
    Kamran Khan was bending over backwards today to point out that CJP has no connection to his son’s (alleged) misdeeds, that the CJ said…>>

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    Cafe Pyala ‏@cpyala
    …whitewash one side while implicating the other in a conspiracy, as many journos are trying to do, is absurd.
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    7 Jun Cafe Pyala ‏@cpyala
    … bribe the Supreme Court through Arsalan Iftikhar. After all, this (alleged) admission in itself carries criminal culpability. But to..>>
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    7 Jun Cafe Pyala ‏@cpyala
    It is also of course also perfectly valid to question what motives Malik Riaz would have to publicise to journos that he had tried to …>>
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    7 Jun Cafe Pyala ‏@cpyala
    @OmarWaraich Not sure if Arsalan ever kept part of his deal. Doubt he did. But he milked MR nonetheless.

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    Cafe Pyala ‏@cpyala
    Talat gives out his assets details and even bank a/c number and invites ‘others’ (read Najam Sethi) to provide theirs too. #GameOfThroats

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    Cafe Pyala ‏@cpyala
    Incidentally, @fispahani, @madi_hatter and @asmiather also featured in Talat Hussain’s explanation. #GameOfThroats

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    Cafe Pyala ‏@cpyala
    Kamran Khan prob relates a bit to Arsalan’s foreign expenses being paid by other people. He knows how these things work. #AbMunhNaKhulwao
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    8 Jun Cafe Pyala ‏@cpyala
    @takhalus Hey, everyone’s watching #GameOfThroats aren’t they? You call that the end of an era?
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    8 Jun Cafe Pyala ‏@cpyala
    It would cause too much damage to everyone (read CJP’s image/Malik Riaz’s business interests) to take this issue any further, Kamran said.
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    8 Jun Cafe Pyala ‏@cpyala
    Remarkably, for a man in perpetual hysterics abt corruption, Kamran today wanted us to move on and put a seal on this issue.
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    8 Jun Cafe Pyala ‏@cpyala
    Kamran Khan claimed on Lekin that he doesn’t know why Malik Riaz showed docs to journos but is ‘just so frustrated w lack of justice.’
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    8 Jun Cafe Pyala ‏@cpyala
    Meanw gotta feel (not) for Kamran Khan. Caught betw ideological support for CJP and loyalty to Malik Riaz. #GameOfThroats
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    8 Jun Cafe Pyala ‏@cpyala
    @kaalakawaa He claimed it all began w @madi_hatter tweeting libelous info abt him which @fispahani and @asmiather RT-ed. Even showed

  • 6 Jun Umar Cheema ‏@UmarCheema1
    One hopes the critics of sou motto notices won’t object the Chief Justice for doing the same against his own son…
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    6 Jun Umar Cheema ‏@UmarCheema1
    Chief Justice summons his son, Malik Riaz over graft charges. http://www.thenews.com.pk/article-52870-CJ-summons-son,-builder-for-graft-charge
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    5 Jun Ahmad Noorani ‏@Ahmad_Noorani
    Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry sets unprecedented example- summons his son & Malik Raiz in SC on Wednesday
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    5 Jun Umar Cheema ‏@UmarCheema1
    @najamsethi shares a good news: there won’t be price-hike unlike past. 😀
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    5 Jun Umar Cheema ‏@UmarCheema1
    @mubashirakram It was recorded when NN generally speaks off-the-record 🙂 @Ahmad_Noorani
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    5 Jun Umar Cheema ‏@UmarCheema1
    @Shahidmasooddr This is how @najamsethi has been discussing the issue for 2nd day. Aap say kia parda 🙂
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    5 Jun Umar Cheema ‏@UmarCheema1
    Can’t forget 🙂 RT:”@hasansehgal: @UmarCheema1 @ahmad_noorani haha. That’s ‘punjabi lesson’. me 2 a Punjabi. (from Talagang, if u remember)”
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    5 Jun Umar Cheema ‏@UmarCheema1
    @najamsethi: No jurno is in possession of dossier against CJ’s son, according to his ‘chirya’. What’ll happen to ‘chirya’ if scam exposed 🙂

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    Dr Shahid Masood ‏@Shahidmasooddr
    بحریہ ٹاون کے اہم افسران اب مالک کے بھاگ جانے کے بعد جایداد پر قبضے کی منصوبہ بندی کر رہے ہوں گے.
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    6 Jun usman manzoor ‏@usmanmanzoor
    my friend @UmarCheema1 was stranded between the Generals, Commodores, Wing Commanders etc of Bahria Town in Court Room No. 1 today 😉
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    6 Jun Umar Cheema ‏@UmarCheema1
    Countdown starts. RT: “@usmanmanzoor After attending hearing of CJ’s son scam, I have conclude: Malik Riaz can’t get away with this blunder”
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    6 Jun Umar Cheema ‏@UmarCheema1
    Yes. Also political parties. Will be a great service. RT: “@mrzahidbashir: @UmarCheema1 we want also that MR expose lifafa journlist.plz.”
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    6 Jun Umar Cheema ‏@UmarCheema1
    Ch. Nisar is the only politician who could stand Malik Riaz. Rest of the big guns of all parties were in his pocket.
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    6 Jun Umar Cheema ‏@UmarCheema1
    100% agree. RT: “@affandawood: @UmarCheema1 @JahangirKTareen i think that Shahbaz Sharif should stop making ASHIYANA from MR . “.
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    6 Jun Umar Cheema ‏@UmarCheema1
    #PTI clarifies report. I’ve raised questions abt convicted office-bearers, conflict of interest, lifafa journalism http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-6-112761-PTI-defends-change-in-constitutionThe-News-has-more-questions
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    6 Jun Umar Cheema ‏@UmarCheema1
    PTI shud also distance from MR 🙂 RT:” @JahangirKTareen: @UmarCheema1 Nation will be watching how the CJ now treats his son and Malik Riaz”
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    6 Jun Ammad Qureshi ‏@AmmadQureshi2
    @MIrfanQamar BTW i ve heard tht Amir Kiyani is planning to file a case against @UmarCheema1 — Tell him to consider his decision 1000 times
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    6 Jun Nasir Iqbal ‏@NasirIqbal18
    @UmarCheema1 ahhh v cant understand wt wld b happening inside CJ, afterall v r weak human n he is a father, God bless u CJ n God is kind
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    6 Jun Umar Cheema ‏@UmarCheema1
    @SamadK Journalists can write, it’s not published though 🙂 @HamidMirGEO
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    6 Jun Umar Cheema ‏@UmarCheema1
    @HamidMirGEO Why CJ? Why not us to expose them? @SamadK @Intprofessor
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    6 Jun Umar Cheema ‏@UmarCheema1
    @eureka51214 I’m sure no judgement is suffice for your satisfaction. Trouble with all ‘jiyalas’ who neither got nor granted justice 🙂
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    6 Jun Umar Cheema ‏@UmarCheema1
    My lordship, you’ve made us proud again. Certainly, you’d have never thought of this day.
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    6 Jun Umar Cheema ‏@UmarCheema1
    We’ll not spare anybody who tried to ruin the institution of judiciary, be he’s my son: Chief Justice
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    6 Jun Umar Cheema ‏@UmarCheema1
    We’re the followers of Muhammd (PBUH) who said he won’t spare if his daughter Fatima (RA) found guilty: Justice Khilji.
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    6 Jun Umar Cheema ‏@UmarCheema1
    Malik Riaz is againt absent from the court.
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    6 Jun Umar Cheema ‏@UmarCheema1
    If Arsalan found guilty, law will take its course: Chief Justice

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    Najam Sethi ‏@najamsethi
    @MubasherLucman @UmarCheema1 I sent him the Notice via a Power of Attorney to M Suleman of GEO. The SHC’s order is at http://www.najamsethi.com/ns
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    7 Jun Umar Cheema ‏@UmarCheema1
    Pic of BahriaTown directors: Gen. Ehtesham Zameer Jaafry (ex-DDG ISI-Political Cell) and Gen.ShaukatSultan(ex-DG ISPR) http://epaper.dawn.com/Advt.php?StoryImage=07_06_2012_151_006
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    7 Jun Shamsuddin ‏@shamspk
    ‎@UmarCheema1‏ تمام بڑے چینلز پر اس وقت بھی بحریہ ٹائون کے اشتہارات چل رہے ہیں۔ اشتہارات لینے والے ادارے رپورٹنگ میں انصاف کر سکیں گے ؟؟؟
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    7 Jun Umar Cheema ‏@UmarCheema1
    Kohistani girls have been recovered alive: SC told
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    7 Jun Umar Cheema ‏@UmarCheema1
    CJ Iftikhar’s son admits knowing later on return Bahria Town paid for him, writes Ansar Abbasi. http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-13-15169-CJ-Iftikhars-son-admits-to-only-knowing-later
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    7 Jun Murtaza Solangi ‏@murtazasolangi
    When asked to trust a leader or a hero, I always remember Ronald Reagan. “Trust, but verify!”
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    7 Jun Nadeem Malik ‏@nadeemmalik
    Zahid Bokhari was lawyer of Husain Haqqani & he got heart problem, now Riaz Malik is sick. Both unable, unfit to appear before the court.
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    7 Jun Umar Cheema ‏@UmarCheema1
    Yeah, that’s very unfortunate. RT:”@affandawood: @UmarCheema1 sir do u think that all these things b/w media anchors is getting ugly ???”
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    6 Jun Najam Sethi ‏@najamsethi
    @YouTwittter @UmarCheema1 @talathussain12 Umar is an award winning and brave journalist who knows an ISI pithu when he sees one!
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    6 Jun Umar Cheema ‏@UmarCheema1
    @sahaider thanks 🙂
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    6 Jun Mubasher Lucman ‏@MubasherLucman
    @UmarCheema1 @najamsethi court????Wait till i respond to him in my show. He is not the only one with a live show.
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    6 Jun Ali Zain Raza ‏@Razaaz
    @UmarCheema1 Someone ought to give you a nobel for the patience you exhibit despite PTI Youth Wing’s attitude towards you…
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    6 Jun Umar Cheema ‏@UmarCheema1
    @eureka51214 Aap se kia parda 🙂 @najamsethi @TalatHussain12
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    6 Jun Umar Cheema ‏@UmarCheema1
    Malik Riaz spoke to somebody tonight and said: he’ll appear b4 court next week (after story is published in UK paper) w/ Quran on head…
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    6 Jun Umar Cheema ‏@UmarCheema1
    2/2: @najamsethi also took strong exception of @TalatHussain12 allegations that NS benefitted from Malik Riaz and MR is NS ‘chirya’…
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    6 Jun Umar Cheema ‏@UmarCheema1
    1/2: @najamsethi says he took @MubasherLucman to court for alleging him on keeping US nationality and defaming her daughter…
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    6 Jun Fahad ‏@fahalmansoor
    @UmarCheema1 @HamidMirGEO @ImranKhanPTI @sanabucha . Oops tallat Hussain point out Bahria owners as najam sathi cherya. So….????
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    Umar Cheema ‏@UmarCheema1
    @MubasherLucman clarifies on behalf of Ali Riaz Malik (who called him from UK) that twitter/facebook accounts in his name are fake.
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    6 Jun Azaz Syed ‏@AzazSyed
    @najamsethi @AamirSaeed313 Since Talat and myself are both at the same office i know with whom Talat sits in Pindi and Aabpara lols
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    7 Jun Umar Cheema ‏@UmarCheema1
    @FarrukhThinks Stay w/ your conclusion. No need to explain further. I may disagree w/ @najamsethi but respects him. @TalatHussain12
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    7 Jun Shaheryar Mirza ‏@mirza9
    Najam Sethi sues Mubashar Lucman for one billion rupees. Billion. Is this what it looks like when rich people bicker? http://is.gd/VmeFWZ
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    Umar Cheema ‏@UmarCheema1
    @smilememon @kkniazi @hamidmirgeo Check who made him a monster. Again you’ll find……He has joint ventures with DHA.
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    8 Jun Umar Cheema ‏@UmarCheema1
    @smilememon @kkniazi @hamidmirgeo You guys don’t know what our agencies do.
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    8 Jun Umar Cheema ‏@UmarCheema1
    @sahaider @affandawood Ansar Abbasi met him for story. He’s not sellable commodity otherwise. His integrity beyond any question.
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    8 Jun Umar Cheema ‏@UmarCheema1
    @smilememon @kkniazi @hamidmirgeo ISI is not immune to criticism. It has to be held accountable.
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    8 Jun Umar Cheema ‏@UmarCheema1
    @adnankhaliq786 CJ has enemies all around: politicians, bureaucracy, army, intelligence agencies, big businesses.
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    8 Jun Umar Cheema ‏@UmarCheema1
    @affandawood Wish you could also know how ALL political parties/Generals have been pocketed by Malik Riaz.
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    8 Jun Umar Cheema ‏@UmarCheema1
    @KkNiazi Be noted: @HamidMirGeo is not a sellable product nor Malik Riaz can buy him. You can differ without questioning his credentials.
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    8 Jun Umar Cheema ‏@UmarCheema1
    @farah_lodhi Qs are morality related. Hamid Khan Sb was a CJ lawyer that increased his stature. Was reprimanded by Justice Ramday for this.
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    8 Jun Umar Cheema ‏@UmarCheema1
    In order to understand the might of Malik Riaz and influence in media/elsewhere, read Javed Chaudhry’s column

    Umar Cheema ‏@UmarCheema1
    @farah_lodhi Plz also keep track of Hamid Khan Sahib 🙂 He has been his lawyer in several case (car race case included).

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    Umar Cheema ‏@UmarCheema1
    I’m blocking @imranwaseem who can’t speak in language other than what he was taught at home. 3rd PTIan who forced me to blockade.
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    8 Jun Umar Cheema ‏@UmarCheema1
    @TalatHussain12 decalres his account details/assets/tax. Ask others (oblique reference to @najamsethi ) to follow the suit.
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    8 Jun Umar Cheema ‏@UmarCheema1
    @TalatHussain12 has ably defended himself. Well done.
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    8 Jun Umar Cheema ‏@UmarCheema1
    @sheheryar_khan1 Who’s the columnist?
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    8 Jun Umar Cheema ‏@UmarCheema1
    @AliDaari @sahaider @affandawood Skepticism without urge to know the reality leads to ignorance. You don’t know Ansar Abbasi…
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    8 Jun Umar Cheema ‏@UmarCheema1
    @RanaWaqasPmln In terms of financial integrity, I can bet on @HamidMirGeo. May be more but don’t know everybody closely.
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    8 Jun Umar Cheema ‏@UmarCheema1
    @qkmarwat I know a lot more about Chief Justice as a person.This great man is unfortunate to have a son like Arsalan bringing him bad name.
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    8 Jun Umar Cheema ‏@UmarCheema1
    @RaziUd @smilememon @kkniazi @hamidmirgeo Outcome of current crisis largely depend on media whether it sides w/ Malik Riaz or stay neutral.

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    Sheheryar Khan ‏@sheheryar_khan1
    @shahzebkhanzda says he cannot find a person from PTI to speak on Malik Riaz case. @DrAwab @UmarCheema1
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    8 Jun Umar Cheema ‏@UmarCheema1
    Really? RT:”@sheheryar_khan1: @shahzebkhanzda says he cannot find a person from PTI to speak on Malik Riaz case. @DrAwab @UmarCheema1″

    Umar Cheema ‏@UmarCheema1
    Beneficiaries of Malik Riaz. list published in NaiBaat http://www.naibaat.com/ePaper/09-06-2012/details.aspx?id=p1_21.jpg
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    9 Jun Umar Cheema ‏@UmarCheema1
    @Faryfarhan How did you know about the media/journalists? Didn’t I tweet? Don’t leave everything to us.
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    9 Jun Umar Cheema ‏@UmarCheema1
    Aitzaz Ahsan/Hamid Khan earned name/fame being CJ lawyers only to end up as MalikRiaz lawyer who hired them hoping relief from SC. DENIED.
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    9 Jun Umar Cheema ‏@UmarCheema1
    @affandawood I also heard this.
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    9 Jun Umar Cheema ‏@UmarCheema1
    My lordship Chief Justice will come out clean. He made enemies all monsters at the land of (im)pure but public is w/ him.
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    9 Jun Umar Cheema ‏@UmarCheema1
    In current crisis, a parallel battle is fought through media.Malik Riaz is pumping in money to media houses through ADs. See papers/TV doc.
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    9 Jun Umar Cheema ‏@UmarCheema1
    Supporters of all political parties must urge their leadership to disassociate from Malik Riaz. Media should also put its house in order.
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    9 Jun Imran Khan ‏@ImranKhanPTI
    Stand by judiciary & courageous CJ who took suo moto notice of Malik Raiz-Arsalan affair beg judicial proc then recused himself from case.
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    9 Jun Umar Cheema ‏@UmarCheema1
    Agree. RT:”@ImranKhanPTI: Once again CJ & SC thwarted an attempt to undermine independent judiciary by taking a principled position…”

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    Umar Cheema ‏@UmarCheema1
    @affandawood I will have to start blogging now.
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    9 Jun Umar Cheema ‏@UmarCheema1
    @KB_butt paisay nahin diya. Just showed the card (of PSO) 🙂
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    8 Jun usman manzoor ‏@usmanmanzoor
    The time is not far when v may hav Malik Riaz’s foto on currency notes; hav his paitings hanging in offices; hav public holiday on his bday
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    9 Jun Umar Cheema ‏@UmarCheema1
    @AbubakarZeeshan 🙂 fuel card was given to be my MSR (Mir Shakil-ul-Rehman), not MR. I’m safe 😀
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    9 Jun Umar Cheema ‏@UmarCheema1
    Petrol is short in Islamabad. Just filled my car tank from Bahria Town. Aur sunao 🙂
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    9 Jun Umar Cheema ‏@UmarCheema1
    @Maaz_Mansoor Tell me any. I’ll RT. I heard abt Hanif Abbasi, Jemal Leghari, and FATA MNAs. There must be more.
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    9 Jun Mohsin Raza KHAN ‏@mohsinrz
    @mohsinrz @kdastgirkhan @UmarCheema1 Justice Kahwaja inquired from BT secretary about Mahmood Shaukat shares which he did not reply
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    9 Jun Mohsin Hijazee ‏@MohsinHijazee
    @UmarCheema1 special connections that are only allocated for defence installations are probably given to Bahria Town.
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    9 Jun Umar Cheema ‏@UmarCheema1
    @yourshaiderali Malik Riaz also says he’s dictated a will that in the event of his death, Asif Zardari will be patron of Ali Riaz Malik.
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    9 Jun Umar Cheema ‏@UmarCheema1
    @yourshaiderali Yes, he did a scheme in Larkana. Malik Riaz also acknowledges private business venture w/ President Zardari.
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    9 Jun Mohsin Raza KHAN ‏@mohsinrz
    @kdastgirkhan @UmarCheema1 Vice Admiral Javed Iqbal VP PTI sold name of bahria and in return got 25 pc benami share .1/2
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    9 Jun Umar Cheema ‏@UmarCheema1
    @dr_sheikh Building Ashiana scheme through Malik Riaz money isn’t justifiable either. You don’t know how much he takes back.
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    9 Jun Umar Cheema ‏@UmarCheema1
    Guess a place in Pakistan where there is no laodshedding when entire country plunges in darkness? Bahria Town. Why???
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    9 Jun Umar Cheema ‏@UmarCheema1
    @PakiCurmudgeon Not only Malik Riaz restructured Lal Masjid after operation, he’s said to have purchased a house for Moulana…
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    9 Jun Umar Cheema ‏@UmarCheema1
    @affandawood Can’t tweet the whole story. LONG. An inquiry was also ordered. I spoke to inquiry officer of admiral rank b4 tweeting this.
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    9 Jun Umar Cheema ‏@UmarCheema1
    @eureka51214 1)They’re lawyers w/ some morality so come under scrutiny; 2) HamidKhan was also CJ lawyer but appeared b4 him to represent MR.
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    9 Jun Umar Cheema ‏@UmarCheema1
    @ProudPakistanii Aitzaz/Hamid are lawyers of Malik Riaz in other cases, not in the latest one.
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    9 Jun Umar Cheema ‏@UmarCheema1
    2/2: Admiral Javed of PTI also had inducted his bro-in-law, Shaukat, in BahriaTown as one of founding directors. Mrs. Shaukat also in PTI.
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    9 Jun Umar Cheema ‏@UmarCheema1
    1/2:PTI has 2 probe role of V. Admiral Javed Iqbal (PTI VP) in selling the name of Bahria to Malik Riaz thru an MoU, not authorized by Navy.

    Umar Cheema ‏@UmarCheema1
    RT:”@SaimaMohsin: Must read article by @Mustafa_Qadri The war on journalism in Pakistan – http://dawn.com/2012/06/07/the-war-on-journalism/
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    8h Umar Cheema ‏@UmarCheema1
    @KamranShafi46 A NAB spokesperson confirmed abt his daughter during a press conference. Also his son (Q wasn’t asked abt him though).
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    16h Anwar Iqbal ‏@Anwardawn
    @Anwardawn @abbasnasir59 @arsched A msg to Christina’s editor: Malik Riaz offered her 125,000 pounds for doing a story.
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    16h Umar Cheema ‏@UmarCheema1
    Malik Riaz tells everything to everybody about everybody not present there and everybody feels he’s the only body being told in confidence.
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    17h Najam Sethi ‏@najamsethi
    Familygate about to explode internationally!
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    22h usman manzoor ‏@usmanmanzoor
    Malik Riaz called ARY owners and get the story dumped against Hamza Shahbaz and Ayesha Ahad; (concluded)
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    22h usman manzoor ‏@usmanmanzoor
    Salman Shahbaz asked Malik Riaz that ARY was going to air a story against Hamza just days before his marriage .. continued
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    22h usman manzoor ‏@usmanmanzoor
    Such is the control of Malik Riaz on media dat CM Punjab’s son Salman called him 2 weeks ago 4 stopping a story against Hamza Shahbaz on ARY
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    21h Umar Cheema ‏@UmarCheema1
    A column by Oriya Maqbool Jan on Chief Justice as he knows him personally http://bit.ly/Mv67SP
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    23h Umar Cheema ‏@UmarCheema1
    @AliAbbasi3 Who was Chairman NAB then?
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    9 Jun Umar Cheema ‏@UmarCheema1
    Malik Riaz welcomes probe by NAB (Chairman NAB was appointed by MR. Chairman’s son/ daughter employees of Bahria Town) http://shar.es/qMXEw
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    9 Jun Umar Cheema ‏@UmarCheema1
    Arsalan Iftikhar submits reply, denies Malik Riaz allegations (Let’s see who’s right)

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    Umar Cheema ‏@UmarCheema1
    @iamthedrifter What his son does?
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    7h Umar Cheema ‏@UmarCheema1
    BahriaTown cases re-opened: Supreme Court to resume hearing from Tuesday.

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    Umar Cheema ‏@UmarCheema1
    See how journos close to MR fooled. RT:”@MansoorGeoNews: @UmarCheema1 Christina Lamb has tweeted she doesnt have anything on this story”

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    Umar Cheema ‏@UmarCheema1
    Happy reading: Malik Riaz joins JUI-F today.

    Umar Cheema ‏@UmarCheema1
    A judicial inquiry had unfolded BahriaTown-DHA mafia, their private farmy and how lands are occupied. http://archives.dawn.com/archives/44464
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    5h Umar Cheema ‏@UmarCheema1
    Here you find Chairman NAB admitting that his daughter Bahria Town employee. He’d hv admitted abt son had somebody ask. http://dawn.com/2012/06/10/nab-wakes-up-to-bahria-town-cases/
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    6h Umar Cheema ‏@UmarCheema1
    @iamthedrifter Like the way you explained it 🙂 Is she qualified enough to get another job? @KamranShafi46 @MansoorGeoNews @zahialyy

  • Ahmad Noorani ‏@Ahmad_Noorani
    @adnanbwp AdnanSb,No allegation against CJ.MalikRiaz paid money 2CJson & trapped him.Crime has been committed by CJ son & he shud b punished

    usman manzoor ‏@usmanmanzoor
    @murtazasolangi i guess Kamran Khan, Shaheen Sehbai, Hamid Mir (all three spoke on CJ’s son corruption) r from Jang Group…

    Ahmad Noorani ‏@Ahmad_Noorani
    haha..How Husain Haqqani see explosive Shaheen Sehbai interview.. He lamented its army behind SS interview.Enjoy HH web http://criticalppp.com/archives/78281

    Ahmad Noorani ‏@Ahmad_Noorani
    Poor Haqqani misses the catch this time.

    Ahmad Noorani ‏@Ahmad_Noorani
    @Shahidmasooddr Dr though, I wanted to break this story tomorrow on Twitter but if u know u can break it now….
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    5 Jun Ahmad Noorani ‏@Ahmad_Noorani
    @sharmilafaruqi Mam some stories in The News will have these details or links of some web stories will be shared on Twitter tomorrow
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    5 Jun Ahmad Noorani ‏@Ahmad_Noorani
    @Shahidmasooddr @usmanmanzoor hahaha Dr Sb. It seems u r about to break another scandal today… ditched??? Plz explain now…
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    5 Jun Ahmad Noorani ‏@Ahmad_Noorani
    @Razarumi @usmanmanzoor @manzurejaz Rumi Sb,Aaj Aap technical ghalti kar gey!Ths Q cud only b asked Pak chanls.Evn SS said this in interview
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    5 Jun Ahmad Noorani ‏@Ahmad_Noorani
    @Shahidmasooddr Dr Sb, do u know who gave this story to foreigner journalist?Malik Riaz himself or some Pak journalist contacted Christinas?

    Ahmad Noorani ‏@Ahmad_Noorani
    @Razarumi @Shahidmasooddr Rumi Sb,Today, I admit u r really great. After knowing fact u admitted reality. SS really take bold step yesterday

    Ahmad Noorani ‏@Ahmad_Noorani
    Jus Iftikhar Ch, Jus Jawwad S. Khawaja & Jus Khilji Arif Hussain will hear case against Riaz Malik & Arslan Iftikhar in Courtroom No-1 today
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    5 Jun Ahmad Noorani ‏@Ahmad_Noorani
    @AliDayan Any example frm modern world jurisprudence- CJ summon his son? If no-1st C what he wil do &thn comment. I know reason behind anger
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    5 Jun Ahmad Noorani ‏@Ahmad_Noorani
    Though my country is facing bad times,but judiciary in my country is independent; Prime Minister,ministers&now son of CJ wil face the court!
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    5 Jun Ahmad Noorani ‏@Ahmad_Noorani
    Ms @sharmilafaruqi says:”Allah har mulk ko Aaisay Chief Justice dey. So PPPfinally praises CJP.Its great. No doubt CJ hs created new history
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    5 Jun SHARMILAFARUQUI ‏@sharmilafaruqi
    CJP to head a 3 member bench to hear the case tomorrow:D Allah aisay CJ har mulk ko den.. Inshallah.
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    5 Jun Ahmad Noorani ‏@Ahmad_Noorani
    Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry is about to set up a bench to hear the case against his son – A new example in world’s jurisprudence
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    5 Jun Ahmad Noorani ‏@Ahmad_Noorani
    Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry sets unprecedented example- summons his son & Malik Raiz in SC on Wednesday
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    5 Jun Ahmad Noorani ‏@Ahmad_Noorani
    Chief Justice of Pakistan issued notices to Arslan Iftikhar (his son) & Riaz Malik of Behria Town in the scandal

    Matiullah Jan ‏@Matiullahjan919
    I think CJ might order FIA to arrest Arslan inside court before recusing himself from the bench or he might recuse moments before hearing
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    Farhan Ahmed ‏@farhanjps
    @Ahmad_Noorani @Shahidmasooddr Its time for big show aik beta qurban ker kay Pakistan ko bachia ja sakta hay MR jaisay gand say
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    hmad Noorani ‏@Ahmad_Noorani
    ONE fact- we should admit: Shaheen Sehbai @SSEHBAI1 interview has done wonders&reverses the direction of conspiracy.Many on top hill weaping

    Ahmad Noorani ‏@Ahmad_Noorani
    @OmarWaraich A sovereign state, 18million population.has a constitution.Rule of law was rarely observed in this country some years back
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    5 Jun Ahmad Noorani ‏@Ahmad_Noorani
    I can tell my Twitter friends that CJ wil b standing by the Pakistan,Pakistanis,constitution &rule of law and not with his son or his family

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    Ahmad Noorani ‏@Ahmad_Noorani
    YESTERDAY QUESTION:Which Pak journalist organized London-Plan deal 4Riaz Malik&Govt?What Christina Lamb is up 2?How plan ws initially failed
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    6 Jun Ahmad Noorani ‏@Ahmad_Noorani
    Apparent from Govt sources info that Riaz Malik instead of presenting evidences B4 SC is about 2 complete his conspiracy through LONDON-PLAN
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    6 Jun Ahmad Noorani ‏@Ahmad_Noorani
    Govt sources also say that Riaz Malik is heading 2London where he is supposed 2 leak some videos& ‘evidences’ in UK media in next few days.
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    6 Jun Ahmad Noorani ‏@Ahmad_Noorani
    Behria Town staff told SC today that Riaz Malik is in London for medical treatment. Govt sources just confirmed me that RM is still in Dubai
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    6 Jun Ahmad Noorani ‏@Ahmad_Noorani
    FromSC:After reading transcripts of Geo News programs,SC exempted Najam Sethi frm appearing as he has not discussed this case in his program
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    6 Jun Ahmad Noorani ‏@Ahmad_Noorani
    FromSC: A Son in Father’ Court:Father:If proved that my son hs done anything 2 malign institution of judiciary,we wil made an example of him
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    6 Jun Ahmad Noorani ‏@Ahmad_Noorani
    4/4..a way Hamid Mir blamed army as behind cooking up this scandal. SC summons Kamran Khan & Sethi 2morow with all evidences.Hearing at 1:15
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    6 Jun Ahmad Noorani ‏@Ahmad_Noorani
    3/4:cases of missing persons in Balochistan so some institutions r conspiring against SC & he (RM) is bcoming part of that conspiracy. So in
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    6 Jun Ahmad Noorani ‏@Ahmad_Noorani
    2/4:… RM told me that he has some videos but he failed 2show me videos,”Hamid told SC.Hamid said that he told MR tht as SC is taking up..
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    6 Jun Ahmad Noorani ‏@Ahmad_Noorani
    FromSC:HamidMir told SC tht Malik Riaz invited & showed some documents &checques.”But,I told him that these evidences do not make a case 1/4
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    6 Jun Ahmad Noorani ‏@Ahmad_Noorani
    3/3:… he is innocent? I dont think so. His this categorical statement might b true but it doent prove tht he didnt recieve any money etc.
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    6 Jun Ahmad Noorani ‏@Ahmad_Noorani
    2/3: ..b hanged,” Arslan said.He said if there r any real videos he wil explain their context but he never met RM… Strange. Does it mean..
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    6 Jun Ahmad Noorani ‏@Ahmad_Noorani
    1/3:Arslan Iftikhar while speaking 2me CLAIMED neither he ever met nor spoken 2Riaz Malik.”If my any interaction with RM is proved, I shud..
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    6 Jun Ahmad Noorani ‏@Ahmad_Noorani
    A B Town official told me that their lawyer wil plead B4 SC that no such transactions ever took place &all stories r false.Interesting twist
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    6 Jun Ahmad Noorani ‏@Ahmad_Noorani
    SC summons HamiMir today 11:30,NajamSethi &Kamran Khan 2morow with evidences.Orders CEO Geo 2take record frm @ssehbai1 &present B4 SC on Thu
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    6 Jun Ahmad Noorani ‏@Ahmad_Noorani
    2/2:Col Khalil asking someone on phone outside SC building to convey Ahmad Ali Riaz to disappear.SC ask Col Khalil tht IG wil recover record
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    6 Jun Ahmad Noorani ‏@Ahmad_Noorani
    FromSC:Malik Riaz dsnt appear B4 SC &his PSO Col Khalil appeared.SC summons MR son Ahmad Ali Riaz& whole Behria Town management at 11:30 1/2

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    Ahmad Noorani ‏@Ahmad_Noorani
    @ShabbirShah No need to clear Arslan & same will b decided after probe.Though, I have his tax details, I think he is not clear in this case.
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    6 Jun omar r quraishi ‏@omar_quraishi
    I wonder if the DHA Islamabad Bahria Town scam will come out in the open now after the ongoing case —
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    6 Jun Ahmad Noorani ‏@Ahmad_Noorani
    Janab @OmarWaraich bhai, any evidence that CJ acquitted son on Riaz Malik in murder case? As I followed that case but didn’t remember this!
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    6 Jun Ahmad Noorani ‏@Ahmad_Noorani
    @ShabbirShah If u haven’t used word ‘fatwa’, your tweet would have been more powerful & unbiased!
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    6 Jun Ahmad Noorani ‏@Ahmad_Noorani
    @amjkuwait @Shahidmasooddr today it ws disclosed tht he wa nt business partner with Malik Riaz.He made transaction with some associate of RM

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    Ahmad Noorani ‏@Ahmad_Noorani
    @PakiReasoner Yes, case sud b given to FIA after some person level allegation.Still no allegation by any “party”.who breaks- summoned
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    6 Jun Ahmad Noorani ‏@Ahmad_Noorani
    @Aaceje @Zalaan1 @fawadrehman I m 100% sure that CJ wil ask his son as evidences are presented B4 him by Malik Riaz
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    6 Jun Ali Zaib Ahmad ‏@AliZaibAhmad
    malik riaz somali qazaqoon aur sahafi qazaqoon ku payments kartay rehtay hain…@intprofessor @ahmad_noorani
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    6 Jun Ahmad Noorani ‏@Ahmad_Noorani
    @usmanmanzoor Plz read again. I wrote, “In fact I don’t think that he will ever do so!” Info is different which can be wrong/changed…
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    6 Jun Ahmad Noorani ‏@Ahmad_Noorani
    @FarooqHKhan @UmarCheema1 Sir, ISPR should reply this! This is one of the major blunders our army has been committing.
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    6 Jun Ahmad Noorani ‏@Ahmad_Noorani
    @usmanmanzoor In fact I don’t think that he will ever do so! But, there is an information that he is going to do so to complete London-Plan.
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    6 Jun Ahmad Noorani ‏@Ahmad_Noorani
    @tammyhaq @OmarWaraich Omar Sb,”flinging shit at each other”Never expect such words frm u. Is Difference of opinion orInfo sharing is shit..
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    6 Jun Ahmad Noorani ‏@Ahmad_Noorani
    @mehreenzahra @ShabbirShah Shah Sb, Constitution: http://www.pakistani.org/pakistan/constitution/preamble.html There r many references from law, but it wil take time. Plz research.
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    6 Jun Ahmad Noorani ‏@Ahmad_Noorani
    Our Twitter friend @fawadchaudhry could be summoned before SC for making this official statement https://twitter.com/fawadchaudhry/status/210037277420822528 http://pic.twitter.com/6dBpXE6v
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    6 Jun Ahmad Noorani ‏@Ahmad_Noorani
    @CMShehbaz @christinalamb This is the link of Govt’s official announcement (Image also attached) https://twitter.com/fawadchaudhry/status/210037277420822528 http://pic.twitter.com/yTcDiZzf
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    6 Jun Ahmad Noorani ‏@Ahmad_Noorani
    @CMShehbaz Yes, & she was contacted by Najam Sethi & Rehman Malik for this purpose. Lamb will do this is officially announced by Govt now…
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    6 Jun Ahmad Noorani ‏@Ahmad_Noorani
    How London-Plan initially failed — After some time
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    6 Jun Ahmad Noorani ‏@Ahmad_Noorani
    Sethi Sb &also RehmanMalik contacted Christina Lamb.Planing ws meant 2print unproven allegations inUK media as inPak they needed to b proved
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    6 Jun Ahmad Noorani ‏@Ahmad_Noorani
    Tweet regarding Najam Sethi is not an allegation but is just an information which I have passed to my Twitter after proper confirmations
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    6 Jun Ahmad Noorani ‏@Ahmad_Noorani
    Najam Sethi, close frnd of Malik Riaz, brokered a deal with Christina Lamb & also arranged an agreement 2break scandal in UK media on May 27
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    6 Jun Ahmad Noorani ‏@Ahmad_Noorani
    @OmarWaraich Omar Bhai, heirs of deceased forgive.Lower court closed case.But CJ didnt accepted this.But u hav right to allege if it suits u

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    Ahmad Noorani ‏@Ahmad_Noorani
    @alphonso78 Bhai, I wrote with responsibility. u shud directly ask @fawadchaudhry Sahab. Hamaray bhai tu contempt ka intizaar kar rhay hain.
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    6 Jun Ahmad Noorani ‏@Ahmad_Noorani
    @saqibtanveer 2/2: But, if evidences r not presented he MUST give orders to seal all Beria Town Offices as then it will b an attack on SC
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    6 Jun Ahmad Noorani ‏@Ahmad_Noorani
    @saqibtanveer CJ must not hear the case & separate himself from present proc

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    Ahmad Noorani ‏@Ahmad_Noorani
    Shame RT ‎@shamspk‏ تمام بڑے چینلز پر اس وقت بھی بحریہ ٹائون کے اشتہارات چل رہے ہیں۔ اشتہارات لینے والے ادارے رپورٹنگ میں انصاف کر سکیں گے ؟؟؟
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    7 Jun Shamsuddin ‏@shamspk
    ‎@UmarCheema1‏ تمام بڑے چینلز پر اس وقت بھی بحریہ ٹائون کے اشتہارات چل رہے ہیں۔ اشتہارات لینے والے ادارے رپورٹنگ میں انصاف کر سکیں گے ؟؟؟
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    7 Jun Ahmad Noorani ‏@Ahmad_Noorani
    SC rejects Arslan’lawyer prayer tht he wil submit replyAfter evidences submitd &order 2submit reply onAllegations in journalists’ affidevits
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    7 Jun Ahmad Noorani ‏@Ahmad_Noorani
    Seeing name &so many Army,AirForce& Navy personnel in BehriaTown,I always think that Behria Town is a project of Pak Navy: Jus Jawad Khawaja
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    7 Jun Ahmad Noorani ‏@Ahmad_Noorani
    SC ordered to produce all Income Tax Returns of Beria Town by tomorrow.
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    7 Jun Ahmad Noorani ‏@Ahmad_Noorani
    We wil not link Behria Town Generals like Gen Ihtishaam Zameer who was head of ISI Pol Wing that Pak Army or ISI is behind this &vice versa.
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    7 Jun Ahmad Noorani ‏@Ahmad_Noorani
    From SC:CJ asked KKhan,”Aitzaz Arslan kay liay phoot phoot kar ro paray”. (Aitzaz is lawyer of Malik Riaz & recvd tens of millions from him)
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    7 Jun Ahmad Noorani ‏@Ahmad_Noorani
    From SC:Kamran Khan said Malik Riaz told him tht he showed all evidences 2Aitzaz Ahsan.”Documents daikh kar Aitzaz phoot phoot kar ro paray”
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    7 Jun Ahmad Noorani ‏@Ahmad_Noorani
    From SC: CJ asked KKhan if SC ws getting tougher on Behria Town& Malik Riaz cases,as to why he continued 2pay money & maintaining evidences?
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    7 Jun Ahmad Noorani ‏@Ahmad_Noorani
    From SC: CJ asked KKhan,if Malik Riaz says he ws giving money for 3yrs,wht benefit he got,KK replied MR says SC even got tougher on hs cases
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    7 Jun Ahmad Noorani ‏@Ahmad_Noorani
    From SC: Bench asked KKhan, ifCJ son guilty,wil b punished,but what about person who is admiting giving money 2 influence SC &was conspiring
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    7 Jun Ahmad Noorani ‏@Ahmad_Noorani
    From SC: CJ said that his son is independent & he do not know about details of his business but he must b punished if he did anything wrong.
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    7 Jun Ahmad Noorani ‏@Ahmad_Noorani
    From SC: CJ feel embarresed when Kamran Khan explained evidences shown 2 him by Malik Riaz regarding Arslan Iftikhar’ foreign travels.
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    7 Jun Ahmad Noorani ‏@Ahmad_Noorani
    .. SC says all those having evidence wil b summoned.Our friend @fawadchaudhry wil hav 2make statement B4SC who is geting ths story published
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    7 Jun Ahmad Noorani ‏@Ahmad_Noorani
    Affidevit of @ssehbai1 submitted in SC says tht PM SA @fawadchaudhry announced on Twitter that Christina Lamb wil publish CJ scandal on Sun.

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    Ahmad Noorani ‏@Ahmad_Noorani
    From SC: CJ said we are aware of conspiracies & also know that a campaign is being run Twitter against judiciary @ShabbirShah 🙂

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    Ahmad Noorani ‏@Ahmad_Noorani
    @ShabbirShah hahaha Bhai, agar koi 5 channels par Aaey tu woh miserable kaisay ho gia? Kaheen ghusa conspiracy disclose karnay ka tu naheen
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    7 Jun Ahmad Noorani ‏@Ahmad_Noorani
    Comment: Aitzaz Ahsan- Malik Riaz k evidences daikh kar phoot phoot kar ro paray– Kia Aitzaz such much ro paray hoon gey? Ya yeh Drama tha?
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    7 Jun usman manzoor ‏@usmanmanzoor
    Zahid Bokhari ws lawyer of Ray Davis, he fled away; then of @husainhaqqani he too fled abroad n now is representing Malik Riaz: GUESS WHAT?

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    Ahmad Noorani ‏@Ahmad_Noorani
    Those who watched today talk shows can name ONE program in which Malik Riaz was defended or he was not even criticized for making a trap?
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    7 Jun Ahmad Noorani ‏@Ahmad_Noorani
    @GMustafaaa yes most of the overseas Pakistanis think so
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    7 Jun Ahmad Noorani ‏@Ahmad_Noorani
    Liberals around the world are against drone attacks but Pak liberals… They are in fact Liberal Fascists: PTI Chief Imran Khan on Dunya TV
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    7 Jun Ahmad Noorani ‏@Ahmad_Noorani
    Ansar Abbasi says that why Nawaz Sharif, @CMShehbaz & Imran Khan r not speaking against Malik Riaz conspiracy? Because of close relations?
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    7 Jun Ahmad Noorani ‏@Ahmad_Noorani
    SC issued Order in Arslan Iftikhar-Malik Riaz Case http://www.supremecourt.gov.pk/web/page.asp?id=1080
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    7 Jun Ahmad Noorani ‏@Ahmad_Noorani
    @ShabbirShah Thanks Shah Sb
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    7 Jun Ahmad Noorani ‏@Ahmad_Noorani
    @ShabbirShah “campaign against Musharraf” – so honest & professional journalism is campaign for you!!!
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    7 Jun Ahmad Noorani ‏@Ahmad_Noorani
    @ShabbirShah I m working wid him since long.He never left his work except any illness.But,as he is exposing PPP loot& plunder,u may say that
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    7 Jun Ahmad Noorani ‏@Ahmad_Noorani
    @ShabbirShah Where he said “i m old & retiring” Proof?
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    7 Jun Ahmad Noorani ‏@Ahmad_Noorani
    @ShabbirShah So u mean he wil admit …. Riaz Malik told this fact besides many things. Though fact was confirmed from all parties involved.
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    7 Jun usman manzoor ‏@usmanmanzoor
    if Malik Riaz gave Rs 400 million to Arsalan;he also gave Rs 100/200 crores 2 those who sang Riyasat ho gi Maan k Jaisi:Dr Shahid Masood
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    Ahmad Noorani ‏@Ahmad_Noorani
    @saqibtanveer No. u cudn’t reach. In his program MR was blasted by SS & Dr Shahid Masoood. We wil discuss later on email
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    7 Jun Ahmad Noorani ‏@Ahmad_Noorani
    2/2: Any way-out- Plz- ok- we can do it in this way- CJ son blackmailed MR & forcible take money- Great Idea- which talk show presented it?
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    7 Jun Ahmad Noorani ‏@Ahmad_Noorani
    1st:CJ son take money from Malik Riaz to get cases against later closed- 2nd:MR give money to CJ son NO, IN BOTH cases MR cud b punished 1/2

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    Mediawatch.Pk ‏@mediawatchpk
    ‎@Shahidmasooddr‏ جیو نیوز بحریہ ٹائون کے ترجمان کی تفصیلی وضاحت چلا رہا ہے بلکہ پورا بیان پڑھ کر سنا دیا۔ بحریہ ٹائون کلیئر۔ جیو ایڈورٹائزمنٹ
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    20h Ahmad Noorani ‏@Ahmad_Noorani
    @Shahidmasooddr @usmanmanzoor @Razarumi Dr Sb yeh kiss ki jaib hay. Kuch kuch Twitter friends say bhi share kar lia karain!!!
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    20h Ahmad Noorani ‏@Ahmad_Noorani
    @sharmilafaruqi Mam the lawyer believe that such a huge advertisement campaign on all media outlets will effect the reporting on the case
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    20h Ahmad Noorani ‏@Ahmad_Noorani
    SC will b prayed by Tariq Asad Adv on Mon to order Behria Town to close its massive advertisement campaign on all channels & all newspapers.
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    21h Ahmad Noorani ‏@Ahmad_Noorani
    @Tashfeeen @Shahidmasooddr Unfortunate, shameful & disgusting.If media groups r honest &professional they shud stop this campaign.Wil they?
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    21h Tashfeen Gilani ‏@Tashfeeen
    Sir yh kia scene hy kh jb say Arsalan ka case start huwa hy Media per Behria Town ki advertisement boht ziada ho gayee hy? @Shahidmasooddr
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    21h Ahmad Noorani ‏@Ahmad_Noorani
    @Shahidmasooddr No journalist from any other media group tweeted so today. It was clear that it is for journalists of my media group.
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    21h Ahmad Noorani ‏@Ahmad_Noorani
    @Shahidmasooddr But, Dr Sb, my tweet was specificaly for journalists belonging to Jang Group! I think u haven’t seen today’s tweets.
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    21h Ahmad Noorani ‏@Ahmad_Noorani
    @Shahidmasooddr Sir Jee I m a journalist and all journalists are in same group. Main tu Aap ko bhi apnay Group main hi samjhta hoon!
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    22h Ahmad Noorani ‏@Ahmad_Noorani
    Conspiracy dies down in the first step…. SC rejects Malik Riaz’s application to constitute a larger bench —
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    23h Ahmad Noorani ‏@Ahmad_Noorani
    The News story: SC NICL Comm judgement on Rehman Malik’ appeal 2compel journalists 2reveal their SOURCES of information http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-2-113388-SC-says-no-journalist-can-be-forced-to-disclose-sources
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    23h Ahmad Noorani ‏@Ahmad_Noorani
    @zahoorahmad hahaha…. u r right. I got the point. Wil b careful now.
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    9 Jun Ahmad Noorani ‏@Ahmad_Noorani
    “Malik Riaz and his son Ali assured that they wil not run away & will appear in SC”- Journalists shudn’t become spokespersons of Behria Town
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    9 Jun Ahmad Noorani ‏@Ahmad_Noorani
    Senior journalists’ Tweets that Twitter&FB accounts of AliRiaz r fake- my view is that journalists shudnt become spokespersons of Makil Riaz
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    9 Jun Ahmad Noorani ‏@Ahmad_Noorani
    After SC taken up case–In fact to save MR RT @mohsinrz Chairman NAB, close friend of MR ordered probe in DHA 62b Fraud

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    Ahmad Noorani ‏@Ahmad_Noorani
    Malik Riaz says: most crucial moment of his life was when he got 2hav Joint Venture wid Behria Foundation http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=hlALLoJaWSc#t=103s #ShamePakArmy

    Ghulam Mustafa ‏@GMustafaaa
    @usmanmanzoor Malik Riaz is ‘Field Marshal’ of Pak Army. Kiyani is one of ‘his’ generals.
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    19h usman manzoor ‏@usmanmanzoor
    REMEMBER: MALIK RIAZ IS PAKISTAN ARMY
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    Ahmad Noorani ‏@Ahmad_Noorani
    The story I shared with my Twitter friends 2 days back stand proved here. RT @najamsethi Familygate about to explode internationally!
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    19h Ahsan Riaz Chaudhary ‏@chahsanriaz
    Malik Riaz and Arsalan Iftikhar will soon exonerate each other. @usmanmanzoor
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    Ahmad Noorani ‏@Ahmad_Noorani
    @Changamangaliay @Shahidmasooddr Bhai, plz elaborate about what? Malik Riaz himself giving info that who brokered the deal 4 UK ppr release
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    18h usman manzoor ‏@usmanmanzoor
    Dr sahab @Shahidmasooddr lagta hay the chirya of @najamsethi has given an Okay signal to Christina Lamb

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    Ahmad Noorani ‏@Ahmad_Noorani
    @Shahidmasooddr DrSb, Plz do it now.We shouldn’t wait. It is also corruption if we will hide any wrongdoings of our paiti-bhais deliberately
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    16h Ahmad Noorani ‏@Ahmad_Noorani
    This is not for the liberal fascists- Its for believers- http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1101542691&Issue=NP_LHE&Date=20120609#.T9NjVkF3WNM.twitter
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    17h Anwar Iqbal ‏@Anwardawn
    @Anwardawn @abbasnasir59 @arsched A msg to Christina’s editor: Malik Riaz offered her 125,000 pounds for doing a story.
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    17h Umar Cheema ‏@UmarCheema1
    Malik Riaz tells everything to everybody about everybody not present there and everybody feels he’s the only body being told in confidence.
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    17h Ahmad Noorani ‏@Ahmad_Noorani
    @UmarCheema1 hahaha… hundred percent true. But, chirya is an exception.some things told to chirya r not shared with anyone else 4some time
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    17h Ahmad Noorani ‏@Ahmad_Noorani
    @najamsethi & Sir, u r first person, breaking the story that scandal against CJ son, the Trapgate is about to explode in international media
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    17h Ahmad Noorani ‏@Ahmad_Noorani
    @najamsethi Sir, OK, I respect u can trust ur words.Plz say this on Twitter,u never knew anything regarding release of ths story in UK media
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    17h Ahmad Noorani ‏@Ahmad_Noorani
    Friends its family gate or #Trapgate @najamsethi: Familygate about to explode internationally!
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    17h Ahmad Noorani ‏@Ahmad_Noorani
    Najam Sethi Sb formally announce: his friend’ TRAPGATE is coming anytime now. RT @najamsethi: Familygate about to explode internationally!
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    17h Ahmad Noorani ‏@Ahmad_Noorani
    @najamsethi &sir,after name of Christine in Pak media so much, it ws obvious tht name of someone else wil b used.She hs gone on leave I know
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    18h Ahmad Noorani ‏@Ahmad_Noorani
    @najamsethi @usmanmanzoor Sir, It is Riaz Malik who is giving all this info.He told every journalist that u arranged 4 international release
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    18h Najam Sethi ‏@najamsethi
    @Ahmad_Noorani @usmanmanzoor IF Lamb isn’t involved, your credibility will hit rock bottom. I have had no contact with her for 6months. Haha

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    Ahmad Noorani ‏@Ahmad_Noorani
    A friend just shared on Twitter that Malik Riaz-Arslan Iftikhar scandal will break in Newsweek on Sunday. The Sunday started here
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    16h Dr Shahid Masood ‏@Shahidmasooddr
    … A CAR?VILLA?PR AGENCY?!!..A MEDIA GUY WAS PAID IN DOLLARS…MILLIONS???..MEDIA GATE OPENS..

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    Ahmad Noorani ‏@Ahmad_Noorani
    Memogate,Mehrangate,Trapgate, then @Shahidmasooddr Sb’s #Mediagate &now http://pkpolitics.com ‘s #Sethigate http://pkpolitics.com/2012/06/10/sethi-gate/ Unbelievable
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    6h Ahmad Noorani ‏@Ahmad_Noorani
    Unbelievable scandal! I can’t even imagine it! My sleep disappeared in 5 mints though it took one hour in routine
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    6h Ahmad Noorani ‏@Ahmad_Noorani
    Ooh My God…whats this…. http://pkpolitics.com/2012/06/10/sethi-gate/ So it was the #mediagate announced yesterday on Twitter? But, how it turns into #Sethigate
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    13h Ahmad Noorani ‏@Ahmad_Noorani
    Unbelievable!Whats happening in Pak? Memogate– Mehrangate– Trapgate–&now @Shahidmasooddr Sb’s Mediagate..But,we must comeup wid evidences
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    14h rangbaaz ‏@rangbaaz_
    @usmanmanzoor @najamsethi @Ahmad_Noorani 1st part will be published by some1 else Christina will file the second part of the story- R Klasra
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    14h Ahmad Salman Khan ‏@ahmadsalmank
    news circulating on web that these properties in US r owned by PK journalist Can any1 in US confirm name of real owner? http://pic.twitter.com/0Ik1Cu81
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    14h Ahmad Noorani ‏@Ahmad_Noorani
    @ahmadsalmank @usmanmanzoor Any name? Evidence? Is it the same thing @Shahidmasooddr Sb has tweeted today or something different?Details Plz
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    14h Ahmad Noorani ‏@Ahmad_Noorani
    @najamsethi Sir,I promise,I wil apologize,if u answer 2Qs asked 2u & if MR didnt hav any evidence of ur efforts 2get this story pubshd in UK
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    14h Ahmad Noorani ‏@Ahmad_Noorani
    @najamsethi And I think as MalikRiaz wil comeBack,we shud sit together,C hisEvidence of allegation against u,& wil decide who shud apologize
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    14h Ahmad Noorani ‏@Ahmad_Noorani
    @najamsethi Sir, I asked u Q but u didnt reply! “U never knew anything regarding release of this story in UK media”? How u come 2know today?
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    14h Ahmad Noorani ‏@Ahmad_Noorani
    @Razarumi Someone said on Twitter that it is NEWSWEEK. But, I m not sure. But, CL shudn’t hav lied. Why not u ask Sethi Sb who announced ths
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    14h Ahmad Noorani ‏@Ahmad_Noorani
    @Razarumi @christinalamb I m 100% sure that Christina knows who is filing the story now! Can we ask her to name him?
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    14h Ahmad Noorani ‏@Ahmad_Noorani
    @Razarumi @christinalamb And by the Christine has agreed to print this & there r all evidences. It is unfortunate how a cover is being made
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    14h Ahmad Noorani ‏@Ahmad_Noorani
    @Razarumi So Rumi Sb, u r satisfied now despite this RT @najamsethi: Familygate about to explode internationally!

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    Umar Cheema ‏@UmarCheema1
    Here you find Chairman NAB admitting that his daughter Bahria Town employee. He’d hv admitted abt son had somebody ask. http://dawn.com/2012/06/10/nab-wakes-up-to-bahria-town-cases/
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    5h Umar Cheema ‏@UmarCheema1
    A judicial inquiry had unfolded BahriaTown-DHA mafia, their private farmy and how lands are occupied.

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    Ahmad Noorani ‏@Ahmad_Noorani
    @OmarWaraich @Razarumi 2/2: My info shared with Twitter friends was about May 27, 2012. Later when Sethi Sb announced, I said my story provd
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    6m Ahmad Noorani ‏@Ahmad_Noorani
    @OmarWaraich @Razarumi No Omar Bhai, u r twisting things. Plz see u dont mention him while the only categorical statement was by him 1/2
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    8m Ahmad Noorani ‏@Ahmad_Noorani
    @OmarWaraich the story WAS TO appear in Sunday Times on May 27& by CLamb. Deal was broker by Sethi Sb.I dont know how u r updating my tweets
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    10m Ahmad Noorani ‏@Ahmad_Noorani
    @OmarWaraich No Omar I mean u shud try 2overcome ur love for him& at least ask him where goes the story which was about to explode. At least
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    12m Ahmad Noorani ‏@Ahmad_Noorani
    @OmarWaraich 2/2:Why r twisting facts by declaring it was only about Sunday Times.Deal ws broker& ths is fact.Let MR com Pak&u wil hav facts
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    14m Ahmad Noorani ‏@Ahmad_Noorani
    @OmarWaraich Umar No problem in apologizing if I m wrong.1-why u dont mention Sethi Sb among those who predicted story about to explode? 1/2

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  • Arsalan denies any ties with Malik Riaz, his family
    10 June, 2012

    ISLAMABAD: Chief Justice of Pakistan Iftikhar Chaudhry’s son Arsalan Iftikhar has strongly rejected his relationship, intimacy or acquaintance with property tycoon Malik Riaz, his daughter or son-in-law.

    Submitting a concise statement in a suo motu case regarding a business deal with the property tycoon, Arsalan said, “I have never met with any one of them in relation to any business deal or for any other purpose in Pakistan or outside Pakistan. Therefore, baseless, frivolous and unfounded allegations have been levelled to spread in electronic and print media in absence of any cogent and logical evidence acceptable under the law of evidence so the said allegations are strongly denied.”

    In the five-page reply, Arsalan said that Malik Riaz was liable to be dealt strictly in accordance with law and the property tycoon should be imprisoned for dragging him in the court and also maligning the judiciary.

    “If he had made investments, allegedly for favouring me to achieve illegal motives he owe an explanation to the court and considering the golden principles of jurisprudence, the person who has committed a wrong is not legally entitled to claim benefits of the same, rather on account of admission of such wrongs. He deserves to be punished severely,” he also mentioned.

    The CJP’s son also said, “Statements of anchors brought on court record are nothing but hearsay.”

    “No finding can be based according to the rule of evidence of the alleged material. Therefore, same may be discarded straight away being inadmissible having absolutely no value, as same is entirely based upon surmises and conjectures, above all it is the result of memories, which otherwise have no legal sanctions or sanctity attached for reading the same as evidence in the court,” he added.

    Arsalan said that he would furnish comprehensive reply if any cogent legal and admissible incriminating evidence were brought before the court against him.

    He requested the court that the inadmissible material should not be used in any manner against him.

    “I have not been confronted with any cogent evidence to substantiate any allegation against me. In this regard, however, initial burden lies upon Malik Riaz Hussain, who has alleged so, to prima facie establish the allegations/obligations along with explanations to the effect that, what was the motive or object behind all the exercise, which he wanted to achieve,” he said further.

    Arsalan said in 2009 he travelled on his own expenses, with his family to London and he rented a flat, adding that details were available with him.

    “It is a matter of extreme pride and privilege for me that I am the son of Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry, whose integrity is beyond doubt and it, does not need any explanation, the world is witness to that,” he also said.

    SC turns down Malik Riaz’s application for larger bench

    Chief Justice of Pakistan Iftikhar Chaudhry on Saturday rejected Malik Riaz’s application to form a larger bench to hear a suo motu case regarding a deal between Riaz and Dr Arsalan Iftikhar.

    Syed Zahid Hussain Bokhari, Riaz’s counsel, filed the application under Order XI read with Order XXXIII Rule 6 of the Supreme Court Rules, 1980. He said that the case was of immense importance and had a national-level implication as many important objections and issues were likely to arise during the hearing.

    “It is in the supreme interest of justice that larger bench of court may be constituted for decision of suo motu case for doing real justice,” he said.

    On June 7, the CJP in his order noted, “Having gone of these proceedings and taking into consideration arguments so put forth by the learned attorney general and also considering the Islamic injunction the hearing of this case shall continue by this bench minus one of us (Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry, CJ) and the case shall be fixed before the said bench after the conclusion of regular hearing listed before us today.”

    In addition to it the ground so urged in the application for constituting a larger bench itself does not disclose a reason to accede to the request because under Order XXV, Rule 2 of the Supreme Court Rules, 1980, a bench consisting of not less than two judges is empowered to hear the case dealing with all important questions of the constitution and the law.

    The hearing was adjourned until June 11.

    SC requested to bring back Malik Riaz

    Barrister Zafarullah Khan of the Watan Party has filed a petition in the Supreme Court, seeking issuance of a red warrant for Bahria Town owner Malik Riaz to bring him back to the country for appearance before the court in proceedings against Dr Arsalan Iftikhar.

    He moved the petition before the Lahore Registry of the apex court, stating that Malik Riaz had fled to Dubai after hatching a conspiracy against the chief justice of Pakistan’s son. He said that Riaz had neither appeared before the court, nor given any statement against Dr Arsalan Iftikhar. He requested the court to issue the red warrant for Riaz.

    End.

    http://paktribune.com/news/Arsalan-denies-any-ties-with-Malik-Riaz-his-family-250499.html

  • renowned lawyer and leading social-legal activist Asma Jahangir has rejected a request from Malik Riaz to plead his case against Dr Arsalan. Supreme Court Bar Association (SCBA) former president Saturday told a private TV channel she turned down the offer in view of her long association with and respect for the Supreme Court. Sources said the property mogul had telephoned Asma Jahangir from London and sought her legal assistance but she refused him.

    http://www.nation.com.pk/pakistan-news-newspaper-daily-english-online/national/10-Jun-2012/cj-s-son-denies-graft-allegations

  • Malik Riaz’s Interests:
    The superior judiciary was hearing nearly 42 cases of forced land grabbing, killings, corruption and embezzlement against Malik Riaz and his Bahria Town. In many such cases, the military-run DHA (Defence Housing Authority) was also involved. It is believed that a multi-billion scam (62 Billion by some accounts) in the real estate sector involving both DHA and Bahria Town was being followed keenly by the Supreme Court. While the govt and its functionaries looked the other way, nearly 30,000 kanals of land was forcibly grabbed from owners in the Sihala, Rawat and adjoining areas by Bahria Town and DHA using Malik Riaz’s private goons militias and even police in some cases.
    Land Revenue laws were openly flouted and records were tampered with by feeding enormous amounts to concerned officials.
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    Developers crush rights in land grab rush (Bahria-DHA Nexus).
    Why trap Arsalan Iftikhar and not the CJ himself?
    Knowing very well that Justice Iftikhar won’t budge when it comes to moral and financial integrity, it was decided to target the weak link in the family, the young and ambitious Arsalan Iftikhar.
    He was somehow lured into the construction business through Malik Riaz’s front men. Later on Ahmad Khalil (a businessman from Lahore) was used to finance foreign tours of Arsalan Iftikhar alongwith family.
    While this Trap-the-CJ project was underway, an incident happened that made Malik Riaz furious as hell. 5 people were killed when they were hit by a sports car during a drag car race in Bahria Town Rawalpindi on 5 December 2010.

    Bahria town racing: Speed thrills but kills five (Published: December 6, 2010)
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    In this accident a banker Babar Khan, official of Askari Bank Limited, was also killed alongwith his son.
    The police and govt (both Federal and Punjab) tried to hush the matter as a routine accident. However, upon receiving a complaint, Chief Justice of Pakistan Iftikhar Chaudhry took Suo motu notice of the incident.
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    Suo motu case: Apex court takes notice of drag race accident (Published: December 11, 2010)
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    Ali Riaz Malik, Chief Executive Bahria Town (only son of Malik Riaz) was nominated alongwith Atif Sheikh (Son-in-Law of Tariq Aziz, former Musharraf right-hand). The apex court ordered govt and police to nab the culprits.
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    SC orders IGP Punjab to arrest accused in car race crash (Published: 13 Dec 2010)
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    The deceased Babar Khan was manager of the branch where Malik Riaz kept his bank accounts and Babar Khan had important info about money laundering by Malik Riaz to the tune of tens of billions of rupees. For this precise reason, it was believed that he was target killed in this staged Car Accident by Ali Riaz Malik.
    An important Punjab Govt personality helped Ali Riaz Malik to escape from Pakistan through Lahore.

    Although Ali Riaz fled Pakistan but was brought back on the orders of the SC.
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    Bahria Town racing: UAE accepts FIA request to hand over Ali Riaz (Published: December 23, 2010)
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    The case was heard but eventually, under pressure from govt and Malik Riaz’s goons, the families of the deceased agreed to an out-of-court settlement. So SC referred the case to a lower trial court for further processing.
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    SC tells trial court to transparently decide car racing accident (Published (29 Nov 2011)
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    Malik Riaz who thought nobody (Govt, Military, Judiciary, Media) could ever touch him or his family, was shocked by this action of the SC.
    With this personal grudge added, he started working harder and smarter on the Trap-the-CJ project. He made documentary evidences, videos etc of all dealings with Arsalan Iftikhar.
    After completing his homework, Malik Riaz started contacting and taking on board the media anchors and journalists (many of whom were already obliged by him in the form of expensive property gifts and favours).
    This is what PTI Chairman Imran Khan said about the conspiracy on 31 May 2012.

    After almost a month of silent campaigning, Malik Riaz convinced the journalists to go public with the allegations against Arsalan.
    Jang / GEO Media Group journalists Shaheen Sehbai and Kamran Khan were the first to go public with this scandal, on 5 Jun 2012. The same night Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry took Suo motu notice against his own son and asked Arsalan and Malik Riaz to appear before the SC.

    On 6 Jun 2012, Arsalan Iftikhar appeared before the court but Malik Riaz remained absent on medical grounds. Arsalan Iftikhar pleaded NOT GUILTY in the case while CJ Iftikhar Chaudhry categorically made clear that Justice will be done regardless of who the culprit is.
    On 7 Jun 2012, CJ Iftikhar Chaudhry distanced himself from the hearing of the case and left the case to other judges.

    http://pti-fata.blogspot.co.uk/2012/06/connecting-dots-why-malik-riaz-trapped.html

    “Connecting the Dots”: Why Malik Riaz trapped Arsalan Iftikhar (son of CJ, Iftikhar Chaudhry)
    The issue of Arsalan Iftikhar exposes so many characters. The first one being various retired Generals of Pervaiz Musharraf era…

    1> GENERAL EHTISHAM ZAMIR, former DG ISI, the evil mind behind creation of PML(Q) and patron of Chaudry Shujat Hussain & Mian Azhar during Musharraf’s dictatorship, is a paid employee of Malik Riaz.

    2> GENERAL SHAUKAT SULTAN, former DG ISPR, who owns hundreds of acres of land in Gwadar is also on the payroll of Malik Riaz. He was a loyalist of General Musharraf.

    3> TARIQ AZIZ, senior Secretary to President Asif Zardari, the evil genius who crafted and brokered NRO between the then military dictator and PPP in October2007. He, alongwith ISI, was General Musharraf’s Advisor at the time of creation of MMA (Mullah Military Alliance) in 2002, infamous 17th amendment in 2004 to prolong the Musharraf dictatorship and was even behind dismissal of the superior judiciary on November 03, 2007.
    http://epropertydotpk.wordpress.com/2011/03/26/bahria-town-drag-race-main-organiser-arrested-in-dubai/

    Tariq Aziz’s son-inlaw, Atif Sheikh, and Malik Riaz’s son, Ali Riaz, were the real culprits in Bahria Town drag race that killed 5 people and HAMID KHAN, uncle of Imran Khan, was the culprits’ lawyer. Ultimately, Malik Riaz gave plots to the victim’s heirs to bribe them to withdraw from the case.

    4> SALMAN TASEER (late) has also been an accomplice of Malik Riaz. When he maneuvored to get a verdict against Shehbaz Sharif from Dogar Court in February2009 and dissolved the Punjab Assembly, Malik Riaz flew his aeroplane full of currency bags from Rawalpindi to Lahore to distribute among the turncoat MPAs. Incidently, all the MPAs of PML-N and PML-Q (Unification Block) remained loyal and did not defect except for one female MPA Laila Muqaddas. The conspiracy of Shaitan Taseer, Asif Zardari and Malik Riaz failed miserably when the Supreme Court was ultimately restored with no choice at 3am through Long March on 15th March 2009.

    5> ZAHID BUKHARI, father Peoples Party-Punjab MPA Uzma Bukhari, is currently the lawyer of Riaz Malik. He was also the lawyer of notorious Raymond Davis who murdered two Pakistanis on a broad daylight. Zahid Bukhari reflects PPP stance in various bar meetings and has been accompanying Babar Awan throughout his visits to various bar associations doling out heavy funds for purchasing the lawyers.

    6> HAMID KHAN, maternal uncle of ilzam khan, has been at the forefront whenever
    Malik Riaz needed any legal cover against his land grabbings.

    7> VICE ADMIRAL JAVED IQBAL, VP-PTI, sold the name of “Bahria” to Malik Riaz and in return acquired 25% benami shares in Bahria Town.

    The evil design has been to purchase the loyalties of high level Generals, Beuraucrats & Judges promising to keep them “employed” after retirement by making them his “business partners” or “legal advisors”.

    This case is a blesing in disguise since so many behind-the-scene hands have been exposed. Lets all pray that Pakistan is cleansed from these people who are the hidden cancer to the society!!

    http://www.siasat.pk/forum/showthread.php?116770-quot-Connecting-the-Dots-quot-Why-Malik-Riaz-trapped-Arsalan-Iftikhar-(son-of-CJ-Iftikhar-Chaudhry)

  • Dr Arsalan case: British journalist denies contacting anyone
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    INP 3 hrs ago | Comments (2)

    LONDON – Terming media reports as “made up”, British journalist Christina Lamb denied having contacted anyone regarding the financial impropriety case against Dr Arsalan Iftikhar, the son of Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry.
    Earlier, media reports had claimed that the chief of Bahria Town, Malik Riaz, had approached Lamb — the Washington bureau chief of Sunday Times — to “break the news” about the scandal when the chief justice was scheduled to come to receive the International Jurists Award-2012.
    The reports further claimed that this move was planned to “bring a bad name” to the chief justice and might also force him to resign.
    However, in her tweet on Sunday, she said: christinalamb ?@christinalamb, any purported quotes from me on CJ issue are made up, all I know is what I’ve read in the media and have spoken to no one!
    Following media reports that Dr Arsalan had received between Rs300 and Rs400 million from Malik Riaz to influence judicial proceedings, the chief justice had taken a suo moto notice and had summoned him and Bahria Town’s chief.
    Malik Riaz, however, did not appear before the court and a personal staff officer had informed the court that he was in the United Kingdom, undergoing medical treatment.

    http://www.pakistantoday.com.pk/2012/06/10/news/national/dr-arsalan-case-british-journalist-denies-contacting-anyone/

  • “The prodigal son”
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    6 hrs ago | Comments (0)
    Mr Arif Nizami, in his recent article “The prodigal son” (09 June), has touched a most sensitive story that revolves around the personality of Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry. His analysis is based on ground realities and has raised valid questions for which it may be difficult to get their answers. The CJP had waged a war against corruption and was ruthless in dealing high profile cases and personalities, including Prime Minister’s son and Chaudhry’s son Moonis Illahi.
    Keeping in view the dangerous path chosen by CJ he should have been extra careful not only about his own son but relatives and near and dear ones. The writer has rightfully questioned the wisdom on the part of CJ as to how could it escape his eyes from the lifestyle adopted by his son with known small income moving in expensive cars when he himself does not own a house and a car. It is good on the part of the CJ to disown his son and close doors of his house and step down from the bench till such time the case is over but the damage has been done.
    The nation is shocked that a chief justice who is considered a messiah of 180 million people of Pakistan should face such embarrassment at the hands of his own son. By profession Arsalan is a doctor and has served in different departments. He was in full senses what he was doing. The fact of the matter is that negative forces were deployed in full strength to malign the CJ in some scandal to reduce the suo motus on mega corruption cases. Malik Riaz is a known estate tycoon of the country and his close links in the corridors of power is an open secret. This single factor should have been sufficient indicator for Arsalan to keep distance from him.
    Another important question that must be agitating every body’s mind as to why our media failed to unearth this scandal in 2009 when Arsalan for the first time went on a foreign trip paid for by the estate tycoon, why we waited for three years, needs some answer. Fingers are being pointed against khakis’ involvement due to the issue of missing persons is based on wrong perception, because this issue has come up now whereas Arsalan has been making hay while the sun has been shining since 2009. The CJ may still face criticism urging him to step down purely on moral grounds. If that happens that would simply mean that the plotters have succeeded in their mission and that should be the last thing to happen. The writer’s suggestion to probe the case through investigating agencies (good or bad) merits consideration and should be welcomed, but I would add that this case under no circumstances should be prolonged and decided within a few weeks, not like memogate whose outcome is still awaited.
    There can be no disagreement with the writer that the institution that was held in high esteem and distinguished itself from rest of the institutions of the country has been damaged beyond repair and has shocked the general public that how CJ’s son was working against his father right under his nose for money without giving any consideration to his father’s position. Lastly, a very important point that needs thorough probe by the investigators is not why Malik Riaz trapped Arsalan but who used Malik Riaz to stage this grand drama.
    MUKHTAR AHMED
    Karach

    http://www.pakistantoday.com.pk/2012/06/10/comment/editors-mail/%E2%80%9Cthe-prodigal-son%E2%80%9D/

  • Asma turns down Malik Riaz request for legal assistance

    Islamabad—Former president of Supreme Court Bar Association (SCBA) Asma Jahangir has rejected an offer of Bahria Town owner Malik Riaz to plead his case against Dr Arsalan Iftikhar, son of Chief Justice Iftikhar Mohammad Chaudhry.

    Talking to a private TV channel on Saturday, Asma Jahangir said she turned down the offer in view of her long association and respect for the Supreme Court. According to reliable sources, Malik Riaz telephoned Asma Jahangir from London and sought her legal assistance in Dr Arsalan Iftikhar case. —INP

    http://pakobserver.net/detailnews.asp?id=159532

  • ‘Dirty deals’: SC rejects Malik Riaz’s plea for larger bench
    By Azam Khan
    Published: June 10, 2012

    Real estate tycoon fails to file statement; CJ’s son says he doesn’t know who paid for London flat – but insists he repaid the amount.
    ISLAMABAD:
    A day that was supposed to provide some headway in a murky case only served to increase the questions surrounding the alleged transactions between the chief justice’s son and the country’s biggest real estate tycoon – a case that has caused a stir in the corridors of power.
    Saturday was a key day on two counts: The two parties, Dr Arsalan Iftikhar and Malik Riaz, were to file concise statements on the matter, while the court was supposed to decide on whether or not to refer the case to a larger bench, given the questions being raised regarding the two-member bench currently hearing the case.
    Of the day’s events, most notable was the continued silence of Malik Riaz – who did not file his statement despite the court’s orders. Riaz’s lawyer, Zahid Bokhari, told The Express Tribune that he could not confirm whether or not his client would file the statement at all. However, an associate of Bokhari told The Express Tribune that the statement could be filed on Monday, when the court resumes hearing the case, and added that the filing of the concise statement was delayed to see what the court’s response would be on the application seeking the formation of a larger bench.
    Riaz’s legal team got the answer to that question on Saturday when the plea for a larger bench was rejected by the chief justice himself. “No doubt in the instant case … important questions are involved, however, the judges seized with the matter are quite competent to decide the same. Thus, for the reason the application so filed for constitution of larger bench is rejected,” Chief Justice Iftikhar Chaudhry, who recused himself from the case in the last hearing because it involves his son, mentions in his written note. He said there are a number of cases of important nature that have been decided by two members, referring to the case of fraud in the payments to rental power plants detected by Nepra.
    Dr Arsalan pleads innocence
    Unlike Riaz, the chief justice’s son, Dr Arsalan, did file a reply – and a very interesting one at that. While he continued to deny the accusations that he had taken payments from Riaz for any nefarious purposes, Dr Arsalan did say he was not aware who had made the payments for a flat he and his family stayed at when in London.
    “I do not know that from whose credit card the rent of the flat, which I remotely remember, was around 3,200 sterling pounds, per week, was paid. Perhaps, I had stayed for four weeks, so the total rent, amounts to about 10,000 pounds. When I reached London, I had to sign occupancy agreement, by submitting the copy of my passport, therefore the formalities as per rules were completed, however the rent had already been paid.”
    He, however, said he had paid back a cousin and acquaintances who had arranged the flat for him.
    “I may explain that in the year 2009 I travelled on my own expenses, with my family to London and I hired a flat, details are available with me. Similarly, for the year 2010 and 2011, same practice was adopted and an amount of PKR 45/- lacs was deposited through (cheque No.1287353 of Standard Chartered Bank, Lahore) on 15th August 2011 by my cousin namely Muhammad Aamir Rana, into Zaid Rehman’s (account No.020502000003244 Meezan Bank, Gulberg Lahore).
    “As far as Zaid Rehman is concerned, he is known to me through one Ahmed Khaki, who happens to be his cousin and if so desired and required by this honourable court, evidence shall be led in detail in this regard…”
    The chief justice’s son also took time to hit back at Riaz, asking that the court take action against him if no evidence comes forward and if “contradictory” statements by him continue. He also maintained that if indeed Riaz had tried to bribe him, then, too, action ought to be initiated against the billionaire land developer.
    “…if he (Malik Riaz) had made investments, allegedly for favoring me to achieve illegal ulterior motives he owe an explanations to the honourable court and considering the golden principles of jurisprudence, the person who has committed a wrong is not legally entitled to claim benefits of the same, rather on account of admission of such wrongs. He deserves to be punished severely.”
    He pleaded that he would defend himself once and if evidence is brought forward against him.
    Published in The Express Tribune, June 10th, 2012.

    http://tribune.com.pk/story/391537/dirty-deals-sc-rejects-malik-riazs-plea-for-larger-bench/

  • I never met Malik Riaz, his daughter, son-in-law: Arsalan

    Sohail Khan
    Sunday, June 10, 2012 From Print Edition

    ISLAMABAD: Dr Arsalan Iftikhar, son of Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry, on Saturday said he did not meet Malik Riaz’s son-in-law for brokering any business deal and rejected all allegations levelled against him by the real estate tycoon.

    In his five-page concise initial statement, submitted with the Supreme Court, Dr Arsalan denied in the strongest terms any relationship, intimacy or acquaintance whatsoever with Malik Riaz, his daughter or son-in-law, saying their names were also not known to him.

    “I have never met any one of them in relation to any business or for any other purpose in or outside Pakistan,” Dr Arsalan added. He said baseless, frivolous and unfounded allegations had been arranged to be spread in the electronic and print media in the absence of any cogent and logical evidence acceptable under the law of evidence so the allegations were strongly denied.

    “The stand taken by Malik Riaz against me has now been denied by him as is evident from news items published in daily The News on June 8, 2012 wherein he said that he is not involved in anything pertaining to the Dr Arsalan case and all evidence shown by him pertains to his son-in-law,” he added.

    Thus for taking an apparently contradictory stand, Dr Arsalan submitted, Malik Riaz was liable to be dealt with strictly in accordance with the law and ‘he should be awarded adequate punishment for dragging me in court and also maligning the august institution of the judiciary’.

    “Any statement of mine with reference to any context relating to false allegations against me is strongly denied, except those statements which are made by me in court,” Dr Arsalan contended.

    He also strongly denied allegations spread in the electronic and print media so far. He contended that the statements of anchor persons brought on the court record were nothing but hearsay, as they were allegedly based on the statement of Malik Riaz before them and thus were not admissible evidence according to the law.

    Dr Arsalan said the claims of Kamran Khan, Shaheen Sehbai and Hamid Mir that some material was shown to them by Malik Riaz had serious contradictions. “Whatever Kamran Khan submitted before this honourable court is an absolute contradiction to what he had said in the programme aired on June 5, 2012,” Arsalan said, adding: “Kamran Khan has improved his statement subsequently, which is evident from the material brought on the record”.

    “Hamid Mir in his statement has exonerated me saying the material shown to him was not worthy of acceptance of evidence, whereas the remaining two honourable persons have attached much importance and credence to such material and declared the material worthy of acceptance, although such material has not landed in this court nor is in possession of anyone except Malik Riaz.”

    “Thus no finding can be based according to the rule of evidence of the alleged material,” Dr Arsalan said, adding it might be discarded straightaway for being inadmissible and having absolutely no evidentiary value, as it was entirely based upon surmises and conjectures; above all it was the result of memories, which otherwise have no legal sanctions or sanctity attached for reading it as evidence in the court.

    He said his initial statement was confined for the time being only to the extent of statements of the three anchor persons mentioned above, adding he would furnish a comprehensive reply, if any cogent legal and admissible incriminating evidence was brought against him.

    Thus, he requested the above mentioned inadmissible material might not be used in any manner against him. He further submitted it was a matter of extreme pride and privilege for him that he was the son of Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry, whose integrity was beyond doubt and it did not need any explanation, the world was witness to it.

    “Being the son of such a towering personality I have always been careful in my private and public life,” Dr Arsalan said, adding he was a 32-year-old man, earned his bread and butter through his own business and in that regard everything was above board. He submitted his income tax returns regularly, which could be verified by any citizen of this country.

    Dr Arsalan said he had not been confronted with any cogent evidence to substantiate any allegation against him and in that regard, however, the initial burden lies upon Malik Riaz, who has alleged so, to prima facie establish the allegations/obligations along with explanations to the effect that, what the motive or object behind all the exercise was, which he wanted to achieve.

    Dr Arsalan submitted if Malik Riaz had made investments, allegedly for favouring him to achieve illegal ulterior motives, he owed explanations to the honourable court and considering the golden principles of jurisprudence, the person who had committed a wrong was not legally entitled to claim benefits of the same, rather on account of admission of such wrongs, he deserves to be punished severely.

    Dr Arsalan claimed in 2009 he travelled on his own expense, with his family to London and he hired a flat, details of which were available with him. Similarly, for the years of 2010 and 2011, Dr Arsalan contended, same practice was adopted and an amount of Rs45 lakhs was deposited through (cheque number 1287353 of Standard Chartered Bank, Lahore) on 15th August 2011 by his cousin, Muhammad Aamir Rana, into Zaid Rehman’s account (No.020502000003244 Meezan Bank, Gulberg Lahore).

    “I do not know from whose credit card the rent of the flat, which I remotely remember was around 3,200 pounds sterling, per week, was paid,” Dr Arsalan contended, adding: “Perhaps I had stayed for four weeks, so the total rent, amounts to about 10,000 pounds”.

    He said when he reached London, he had to sign an occupancy agreement, by submitting the copy of his passport, therefore the formalities as per rules were completed; however, the rent had already been paid.

    Likewise in 2011, Dr Arsalan said, the same person arranged accommodation for him and subject to final settlement as mentioned above through his cousin, he paid the abovementioned amount.

    “As far as Zaid Rehman is concerned, he is known to me through one Ahmed Khaki, who happens to be his cousin and if so desired and required by this honourable court, evidence shall be given in detail in this regard, assertions to the contrary are strongly denied,” Dr Arsalan contended.

    He submitted his reply might not be considered final and conclusive because Malik Riaz, despite categorical directions of this honourable court, had failed to appear and produce any material against him, therefore, he reserved his right to put up his defence accordingly, when any incriminating evidence was produced before this honourable court.

    http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-13-15247-I-never-met-Malik-Riaz-his-daughter-son-in-law-Arsalan

  • The toughest case of a distinguished chief justice

    Tariq Butt
    Sunday, June 10, 2012 From Print Edition

    ISLAMABAD: Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry faces the toughest test and trial of his judicial career but has taken the first three steps with dignity and honour, illustrating his proven contempt for corruption regardless of the status of those arraigned for financial fraud and swindle.

    There is a long list of judgments handed down by the Supreme Court under Justice Iftikhar Chaudhry, which have extremely irked the high and mighty regardless of their political affiliations. They have always mulled over machinations to humble, debilitate and foil him, but have not succeeded since his restoration in March 2009. However, there are countless takers of the chief justice’s integrity but not of his son’s actions.

    The first three strides taken by the top judge include his decision to take suo moto notice of the alleged corruption of his son Dr Arsalan, precisely as he has generally been doing with force; to hold open hearing “in a broad daylight”; and separate himself from the panel of judges seized with proceedings.

    Although what has been kicked up are yet just allegations, the chief justice has not uttered a single word to defend his son and has preferred to go for a thorough judicial scrutiny to sift truth.

    Apart from the crusade against corruption that the apex court launched specifically after March 2009, a huge contribution of the chief justice is that the highest court has been acting as a unified, cogent and well-knit force holding one and the same view against corruption. All major rulings have been unanimous, a fact that the chief justice’s detractors took serious exception to. His era has been free from juicy tales, often narrated by senior lawyers that justice is being “sold” at the Supreme Court and anybody hiking stakes is winning. While the chief justice earned a name not only in Pakistan but across the globe due to his honesty, courage and guts, he has suffered great embarrassment and setback due to his son’s deeds. Many people are concerned about whether and how he would walk out of this predicament unhurt and unscathed. This time the crisis is much more severe and serious than 2007’s when the all-powerful military dictator deposed him after he said a big no to his order to go.

    Even his arch rivals concede, privately and publicly, that he has an unblemished judicial career. The agonized justice has de-linked himself from his son and even prohibited his entry in his house, obviously an extreme move by the father. This shows the distress, anguish and suffering he is facing. The torture he undergoes can be judged from his remark: “Had it been in my hands, I would have ordered handcuffing of Arsalan and Malik Riaz Hussain.”

    Being the leader, Justice Iftikhar Chaudhry always presided over benches to hear high profile cases in which the most powerful people of the government or private sector were litigants. He never passed the buck to his subordinate judges but himself took up the petitions where menacing and overpowering people were involved. He thus showed the way to his brother judges to stand up to the high and mighty.

    There are a number of verdicts that the chief justice led benches delivered over the past three years, which shook a multitude of influential people, who failed to mellow down him. He has always been a source of inspiration and strength for other judges, who stood with him. But those who caved in and took oath under Pervez Musharraf’s November 3, 2007 Provisional Constitutional Order were shown the door by the independent judiciary with one stroke of pen. Thus the superior judiciary was purged of the timid and acquiescing judges.

    In the unending list of the judgments that will be long remembered in Pakistan’s judicial history is the latest ruling on the dual nationality holding MPs as a result of which Rehman Malik lost his Senate membership. Many federal and provincial legislators will lose their memberships due to last week’s order, which said that those who held double citizenship at the time of filing nomination papers stand ineligible to hold office.

    Then there is the judgment delivered on the Karachi law and order. Of much more importance is Justice Iftikhar Chaudhry’s unrelenting pursuit to get “missing” (or picked up by state agencies) persons recovered specifically in Balochistan. The Inspector General Frontier Constabulary has received constant drubbing from this bench when it held hearings in Islamabad and Quetta. Before that, the court made it a point to have before it nearly half a dozen “missing persons” from the Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa. The aging mother of one of such detainees breathed her last hours after seeing her son’s plight during his production in the apex court. Then, the high and mighty were angered over decisions against the National Reconciliation Ordinance (NRO), prime minister’s conviction for contempt, persistent urging to implement the NRO judgment, National Insurance Company Limited, Rental Power Projects, Pakistan Steel Mills, Haj corruption scandal, ephedrine import scandal involving the prime minister’s son etc.

    By dispensing justice without fear or favour, the chief justice made many enemies, who have been conspiring and plotting since long to gun for him. Now, they want to cash in on the alleged corruption of his son in which the father has no hand at all and are clapping with joy over the chief justice’s entanglement.

    The News

  • ISI’s Transparency International praises CJ

    Our correspondent
    Sunday, June 10, 2012 From Print Edition

    Islamabad

    Transparency International Pakistan Friday praised Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry for taking suo motu notice of the alleged corruption of his own son and Malik Riaz of Bahria Town, terming it a defining moment in the history of the country.

    A press release announced: “TI Pakistan congratulates Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry for taking suo motu notice on a case of the Bahria Town chairman’s allegations against the son of chief justice that could see his own son behind bars.”

    Chairman TI Pakistan Sohail Muzaffar described the development as a defining moment, and said nations were reborn only after such unprecedented revolutionary decisions for the supremacy of law were taken.

    Syed Adil Gilani, Adviser TIP, asserted that that this suo motu action proved that Chief Justice Iftikhar was not exaggerating when he claimed that everyone was equal before the law: “He has proved that whosoever tries to pervert the course of justice will be taken to task whether it is the chief executive of the country, the all-powerful intelligence agencies or someone from the his own family,” he said.

    Sohail Muzaffar added that corruption had reached an unprecedented level in Pakistan and that the judiciary was being confronted by the menace of deliberate defiance in the implementation of Supreme Court orders. With regard to the current case, he assured the judiciary that Transparency International Pakistan fully endorsed the Supreme Court’s action, and fully backed the apex court in holding everyone accountable including the bribe payers and bribe takers.

    http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-6-113541-Transparency-International-praises-CJ

  • PTI jumps to higher judiciary’s defence on Arsalan Iftikhar case
    By Our Correspondent
    Published: June 10, 2012

    PTI’s central secretary of information Shafqat Mahmood further explained his party’s stance on the Arsalan Iftikhar bribery case during a press conference at the Insaf House on Saturday.
    KARACHI:
    The Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf stands with the independent judiciary and would thwart any attempt to malign Chief Justice Iftikhar Mohammad Chaudhry and the Supreme Court, announced PTI chairman Imran Khan in a statement issued on Saturday.
    PTI’s central secretary of information Shafqat Mahmood further explained his party’s stance on the Arsalan Iftikhar bribery case during a press conference at the Insaf House on Saturday. He said that the government was trying to malign the superior judiciary of the country.
    Mahmood claimed that the ruling government hatched felt threatened by the “independent and courageous” decisions of the Supreme Court, including those in the prime minister’s contempt of court case and the National Reconciliation Ordinance case. “President Asif Ali Zardari, Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani and Riaz Malik are the principal characters of the conspiracy.” While not offering any proofs, Mahmood said that business relations between Riaz Malik and the president were well known. Imran Khan also pointed out in his statement that Malik had acknowledged that he paid for vacations and shopping sprees for Arsalan Iftikhar.
    This was done to entrap and blackmail the chief justice’s son and, therefore, to undermine the chief justice’s integrity.
    The PTI, however, maintained that the Arsalan Iftikhar case should be thoroughly investigated and Arsalan should be punished if proven guilty. However, the charges against Arsalan should not reflect upon the chief justice.
    Published in The Express Tribune, June 10th, 2012.

    http://tribune.com.pk/story/391302/pti-jumps-to-higher-judiciarys-defence-on-arsalan-iftikhar-case/

    Imran sees bid to undermine judiciary

    our correspondent
    Sunday, June 10, 2012 From Print Edition

    KARACHI: Pakistan Tehreek-e- Insaf Chairman Imran Khan has said that the revelations coming out in the Arslan Iftikhar case clearly show a deliberate attempt to undermine the Supreme Court.

    In a statement, Imran said that the sequence of events clearly show that the target of the entire conspiracy was the Chief Justice of Pakistan, Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry.

    Unnerved by the strong and courageous decisions of the Supreme Court, the ruling mafia decided to damage his image. Since the CJ himself is incorruptible and a man of high integrity, he said, those wanting to weaken him chose to target his son.

    While much of the evidence is yet to come out, said the PTI chairman, it has been admitted by Riaz Malik according to newspaper reports that he paid or vacations and shopping sprees of Arsalan Iftikhar.

    Why did he do this, asked Khan? The CJ’s son was not working for Riaz Malik and had no business relations with him. The only reason this was done was to entrap him and then blackmail or undermine the integrity of the chief justice, said Imran Khan.

    This is further established by the fact that all the receipts of the transactions and reportedly some video clips were carefully retained. If there was no ulterior motive, said the PTI chairman, then why was this incriminating evidence against the CJ’s son being collected?

    There is little doubt, Khan said, that this was a well thought out conspiracy to defame the CJ and the Supreme Court, and Malik Riaz played a central role in it. He said Arsalan Iftikhar also has much to explain, and if evidence establishes that he accepted favours by making promises of influencing his father, then he must bear the consequences.

    The chief justice has done the right thing by deciding not to hear the case himself. The truth will surely come out. But facts reported in the media clearly show that Riaz Malik’s intent was not to buy influence but only to compromise the chief justice’s son and use this later to defame the judiciary.

    We know, Imran Khan said, who is the real instigators behind Riaz Malik’s conspiracy. He is just a pawn in the hands of the corrupt Zardari/Gilani cabal ruling the country that is threatened by an independent judiciary. It has long been seeking to undermine it in whatever way possible. He said Pakistan Tehreeke Insaf will stand with the independent judiciary and would thwart any attempt to malign the CJ and the Supreme Court.

    Central Secretary Information Shafqat Mahmood said that the Arsalan Iftikhar story as revealed in the media is a clear attempt to malign the superior judiciary and, in particular, the chief justice of the Supreme Court. He said that the ruling cabal has been frightened by the independent and courageous decisions taken by the Supreme Court and hatched a plot to undermine the chief justice.

    The principle characters in this conspiracy are without a doubt Asif Ali Zardari, Yusuf Raza Gilani and Riaz Malik. It is well known that the owner of Bahria Town is closely aligned with Mr Zardari, and the two are in fact business partners. They conspired together to put pressure on the chief justice by entrapping his son.

    The story given out by Riaz Malik that he was being blackmailed by Arsalan Iftikhar is disinformation. Neither was it an attempt to influence the Supreme Court. It was a deliberate plan to compromise Arsalan Iftikhar and use the incriminating evidence at an appropriate time to undermine the Supreme Court.

    This is not to say that Arsalan Iftikhar should not be investigated and evidence brought out in public. If it is proved that his conduct was not above board, and he did indeed accept favours, he should bear the consequences. But, sins of the son, if any, cannot be visited upon the father. There is no evidence linking the honourable chief justice with any questionable activity of his son.

    Pakistan Tehreeke Insaf stands with the Supreme Court and will thwart any attempt to undermine its integrity and that of the Chief Justice of Pakistan.

    http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-13-15263-Imran-sees-bid-to-undermine-judiciary

  • Legal experts demand Pak CJ’s resignation

    Lahore: Close on the heels of allegations that his son received millions of rupees from real estate tycoon Malik Riaz Hussain, Pakistan’s Supreme Court Chief Justice Iftikhar Chaudhry has been asked to separate himself from benches hearing cases against the businessman. The Chief Justice recused himself from the case against his son Arsalan Iftikhar earlier this week. While some legal experts have called for the Chief Justice’s resignation, others have said he should not hear cases related to Hussain and his real estate firm, Bahria Town. Zahid Bukhari, the counsel for Hussain, said the Chief Justice should not be part of benches hearing cases pertaining to Bahria Town. Bukhari was engaged by Hussain to defend him in the apex court in the suo moto proceedings against Iftikhar. Most of the cases involving Hussain and Bahria Town are related to alleged irregularities in real estate deals. The ruling Pakistan People’s Party too has demanded that the Chief Justice should resign without any delay. “How will other judges of the Supreme Court hold a fair trial of the Chief Justice’s son when his father is their boss? We request the Chief Justice to resign, at least till the verdict is given in his son’s case,” senior PPP leader Raja Riaz said. According to media reports based on documents in the possession of Hussain, the expenses for several trips by Iftikhar to London and Monte Carlo were paid by members of the tycoon’s family. Iftikhar allegedly received money from Hussain to influence the cases in the apex court. Bukhari filed an application for the constitution of a larger bench to hear the suo moto proceedings against Iftikhar on Saturday. (PTI)

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  • Bahria Town victims want to be party in Arsalan case
    From the Newspaper | Our Staff Reporter | 2 days ago
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    Arsalan Iftikhar outside the Supreme Court. — Photo by Online
    ISLAMABAD, June 8: With the Supreme Court seized with the allegation of a business deal between real estate tycoon Malik Riaz and Chief Justice’s son, Dr Arsalan Iftikhar, a new request was filed on Friday demanding production of an agreement between the Defence Housing Authority (DHA) and the Bahria Town (Pvt) Ltd.

    Filed by Advocate Tariq Asad, who had taken up the issue of missing Adiyala prisoners, the application urges the Supreme Court to consider him as a party in Dr Arsalan’s case.

    He has requested the court to summon full record of expensive gifts and huge kickbacks given to important state organisations and officials allegedly by Bahria Town to influence them.

    He has asked for an investigation to find out how an ordinary clerk of Military Engineering Services (MES) became a billionaire within a few years.

    “A commission be appointed comprising retired judges and army officers of high repute,” the petition said, adding the commission should also take over the management of DHA and Bahria Town projects so that the investment made by ordinary people could be protected.

    He also highlighted the bribe given as gifts, plots, lands, houses and expensive cars to retired and serving army officers, bureaucrats and lawyers to influence the government and the judiciary.

    “He gives them jobs with salaries of million of rupees and high perks without any assignment only to influence the civil government to legalise the illegal acts,” the petition alleged.

    He said Malik Riaz had several retired military generals on his payroll which was humiliating for the Pakistan Army.

    The petitioner alleged that Bahria Town had grabbed Rs62 billion of people of the middle and lower middle classes and that Malik Riaz helped Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif to launch the Ashiana Housing Scheme for political objectives, whereas on the directives of President Asif Ali Zardari he gave a donation of Rs130 million to be paid as a ransom to Somali pirates who captured the MV Albedo’s crew.

    The petition said that serious cash flow problems have forced DHA Islamabad, to seek a two-year moratorium on repayment of over Rs10 billion loans taken from a consortium of commercial banks.

    The authority landed in financial problems because of mismanagement after it had made heavy payments to third party contractors for acquisition of land, the petition said, adding the documentary evidence indicated that a formal request for a moratorium had been sent to the banking consortium.

    The petition said that Bahria Town in connivance with the DHA allegedly grabbed a chunk of land of Dadhocha Dam and then sold it under the name of DHA Phase II extension. The same land was again sold under the name of DHA Valley and again as revised DHA Phase II Extension.

    Dadhocha is the place where the Punjab government had asked the Small Dam Organisations in 2002 to conduct a study for the dam because the Rawal Dam being the only source of water for Rawalpindi had almost outlived its utility.

    http://dawn.com/2012/06/09/bahria-town-victims-want-to-be-party-in-arsalan-case/

  • Arsalan issue: Kazmi calls for fair probe
    From the Newspaper | Raja Asghar | 1 day ago
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    ISLAMABAD, June 8: On Friday at least one senior lawmaker of the ruling Pakistan People’s Party went so far as to say that Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry should resign to facilitate a free probe against his son in an alleged financial scam.

    Former religious affairs minister Hamid Saeed Kazmi, who comes to attend the National Assembly in a police armoured car from Adiala Jail, near Islamabad, said the chief justice should resign so that he was seen to be doing what he had once advised Kazmi to do. And as he did so, he was cheered on by many of his party members who thumped their desks to indicate their support for his words.

    Kazmi’s statement was perhaps the most outspoken comment in the parliament on the allegedly objectionable financial links of the chief justice’s son, Arsalan Chaudhry, with a local property tycoon since the chief justice, at the head of a three-judge bench, took up the case on Tuesday.

    The chief justice withdrew from the bench on Thursday after chairing it on the first day of the hearing on his own initiative, or suo motu notice, in response to widespread reports that his son had received large funds, including expenses for foreign trips that were given to influence the court in pending cases against the Bahria Town firm of Malik Riaz Hussain.

    But Mr Kazmi, a soft-spoken legislator from Rahimyar Khan, did not seem satisfied with the chief justice’s gesture on Thursday. The latter left the case to be heard by the two other judges of the bench.

    Instead Mr Kazmi wanted a replication of his own example in the so-called `Haj scandal’ of 2010, which too was taken up by the apex court on a suo motu notice. The lawmaker, who attends the assembly on a special `production order’ by the speaker, wondered why he had been kept in jail, without bail, for one-and-a-half years `without any proof’ – of alleged corruption in arranging accommodation for Pakistani Hajis in Saudi Arabia – when questions were being raised about the chief justice’s son being blamed without any proof yet.

    Mr Kazmi said the chief justice had once asked him in the court to quit as minister as his office could impede an impartial investigation, and added that “Today I am saying the same to him in his own words because (otherwise) nobody can dare speak out before him.”

    And then, in his final remark addressed to the chief justice, he said: “The advice you granted me then I am presenting to you now.”

    Mr Kazmi’s brief interjection was greeted by his party members with the only desk-thumping of the day when members of the Pakistan Muslim League-N continued a virtual boycott of the general debate on the new budget and only three other speeches from the ruling coalition were a low-key mix of both praise and criticism of the government before the house was adjourned for the weekend until 5pm on Monday.

    http://dawn.com/2012/06/09/arsalan-issue-kazmi-calls-for-fair-probe/

  • Sethi, Hussain enter into legal battle
    By Abdullah Zafar – Jun 8th, 2012 (6 Comments)
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    Karachi: Geo TV anchor Najam Sethi has reportedly served legal notice on Dawn TV anchor Talat Husain for leveling false allegations against him.
    Talat who appeared very frustrated in his show which he conducted on Bahria Town property tycoon Malik Riaz the other day he took on Sethi for his relations with Riaz.
    Out of sheer frustration he directly accused Sethi of taking favours from Malik. He said Sethi’s chiria (sparrow) in fact is Malik Riaz from whom he takes all the information of the power corridors.
    Talat did not stop here. He said like Sethi many others anchors and journalists would try to absolve Riaz of the scam because they had a lot of favours from him.
    In his ‘professional’ reporting Talat in his hatred of Riaz and Sethi he had established that poor Dr Arsalan Iftikhar (CJ Iftikhar Chaudhry’s son) was trapped by Riaz by giving Rs400 million or more.
    The poor baby of the CJ came to know his mistake after spending half of the amount in European destinations and their colourful night clubs. All evidence is with Riaz, believes Talat.
    Sethi rebutted Talat’s allegations in his program saying “he is jealous of me and Geo” . “Talat’s program rating on Dawn TV is very low and to raise it he is taking on personalities like me,” Sethi said.
    Talat believes that Sethi and adviser to interior ministry Rehman Malik had gone to London to give evidence they were provided by Riaz to journalist Christina Lamb who is going to publish the real story in British press in coming Sunday.
    Riaz reportedly will continue to feign his ‘illness’ in London to avoid appearance in the Supreme Court.

    http://www.thenewstribe.com/2012/06/08/sethi-hussain-enter-into-legal-battle/#.T9Sg99XOyCU

  • Who is Malik Riaz?
    By Nasir Khan – Jun 8th, 2012 (2 Comments)
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    Islamabad: a whispering campaign against Dr Arslan iftikhar Chaudhry, a son of Chief Justice of Pakistan, has been roiling the country for the last few days and finally it ended up with the Supreme Court taking suo motu action.
    The main character behind the episode is Bahria Town chairman Malik Riaz Hussain who claimed to have funded several sojourns of CJ’s son and also provided Rs 30 to 40 million to receive some favours from the country’s top court in various cases pending before it.
    Some political analysts say the PPP government is behind the campaign against the Chief Justice as Malik Riaz enjoyed good relations with President Asif Ali Zardari.
    Bahria Town is one of the largest real-estate developers in Pakistan and biggest housing society of Asia.
    Bahria Town has projects in Lahore, Rawalpindi, and Islamabad and is planning to develop projects in Murree and Karachi. Malik Riaz Hussain, the force behind Bahria Town, started in the 1980s as a small-time contractor. As competitors targeted the rich, he built for the emerging middle class, becoming one of Pakistan’s richest developers.
    Critics say Riaz’s Bahria Town empire has been fueled by close ties to the military. Ayesha Siddiqa, a civilian military analyst and author of “Military Inc: Inside Pakistan Military Economy,”alleges that those links have allowed him to acquire land, in some cases returning a percentage to senior officers as developed plots.
    Bahria Town is also alleged to be associated with losses to investors resulting from delays to the projects.

    http://www.thenewstribe.com/2012/06/08/who-is-malik-riaz/#.T9SlUtXOyCU

  • M’Lord vs my dad in Pakistan Supreme Court: Riding the high horse of morality and populism has its own perils
    By NAJAM SETHI
    PUBLISHED: 00:07, 8 June 2012 | UPDATED: 00:07, 8 June 2012
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    A whispering campaign of financial wrong-doing by Arsalan Mohammad Chaudhry, the son of Iftikhar Mohammad Chaudhry, the Chief Justice of Pakistan, has blown up into a full-fledged political scandal that is threatening to fracture the strained relationships between the judiciary on the one hand and the government and military on the other.
    Its consequences could derail the political system in the run up to the general elections in the next six months or so. Details of the alleged financial misdemeanours of Arsalan are coming by fits and starts from various media sources which claim to have seen incontrovertible documentary evidence to indict him.
    It is speculated that the actual evidence will soon be made public. The man at the centre of the storm is Malik Riaz, a business tycoon who is, curiously enough, close to both President Asif Zardari and the military establishment.

    Pakistan’s reinstated chief justice Iftikhar Chaudhry (left) and his son Arsalan Iftikhar
    The documents will purport to show that Chaudhry Jr partook of Malik’s hospitality upwards of Rs 350 million from 2010-12. The sinister implication is that such largesse was bestowed on Chaudhry Jr in order to influence the outcome of various criminal cases pending before the SC against Malik and his business concerns.
    Detractors of the CJP argue that the father is now tainted because it is inconceivable that he was not aware of his son’s sudden rise in fortune because the family (wife and offspring) also partook of the visibly free and lavish hospitality on offer.
    Friends of the CJP say the sins of the son should not be visited on the father. The CJP has taken suo motu note of the matter and called his son and Malik to court to explain their conduct. But controversy was sparked at the outset by his decision to head a three-member bench to look into the case.
    The code of conduct of judges as detailed by the CJP himself in 2009 clearly states that a judge may not hear cases in which a potential conflict of interest may arise.
    But the CJP has stated that this is a special case requiring his personal adjudication. He quoted verses from the Quran to prove that a father is not responsible for the acts of omission and commission of his adult children.
    Consequently, the debate veered away from the cold corpus of law and constitution to the passionate interpretations of the Quran and Hadith and the CJP placed a copy of the Quran on his desk in order to shape public perception of the rights and wrongs of the case.
    While we await presentation of concrete evidence of mal-appropriation by Chaudhry Jr, who has denied the charges in public but privately and qualifiedly accepted some of them in confidence to a close media friend, we can move on to analyse the potential losers and winners of this case in time to come.
    The military establishment has been smarting against the CJP since he started to ask hard questions of the role of the military agencies in strife-torn FATA and Balochistan where hundreds have died or disappeared.
    The military is not used to civilian or judicial accountability in any aspect of its work. The generals would like the CJP to back off or get lost. They would have a powerful motive to embarrass and weaken the CJP or provoke a revolt against him inside and outside the SC via exactly such a scandal through the aegis of Malik. The PPP government would also like to see the back of the CJP.
    The regime has been hounded by the judges for the last three years and risks losing its president and prime minister at the altar of SC interventionism. Clashes between the government and the SC erupt every week.
    If any such clash were to lead to constitutional gridlock – the chances of which are rising by the day – the military would get an excuse to step into the fray and sweep aside both of them in the “national interest”. Certainly, by comparison with the pristine and secretive military, the civilians in the executive, judiciary and opposition are all reeking of bad odour in light of the current scandal.
    Currently, the media and opposition are naturally arrayed behind the CJP. All manner of constitutional and political somersaults are being made in order to heap blame on the PPP and military and belittle the charges against Chaudhry Jr and delink them from the CJP.
    In a sense, supporters of the CJP have launched a pre-emptive strike to protect their chief from the fallout of the evidence against his son when it surfaces.
    But there is no certainty they will succeed in their mission once the documents see the light of day and shock people into asking hard questions.
    At the very least one can expect the media to be divided on questions of culpability. More significantly, the independent elected Bar may lean against the CJP.
    And if the SC displays division in its own ranks, matters may come to a head. The CJP and SC are likely to be tainted and weakened by this scandal, not least because they have been riding the high horse of morality and populism for so long and will now be expected to measure themselves by the same yardstick. The writer is editor of The Friday Times
    Diary of a Social Butterfly
    By MONI MOHSIN
    Must say, what a zabardast party the London ka goras laid out for their Malika, no? So many different, different functions. Almost as good as what Janoo calls ‘the late, great basant’.
    I tau watched everything from start to finish on Kulchoo’s computer. Vaisay I think so the Queen could have smiled a bit more. She looked a bit sarrhial through out.
    And why wasn’t she wearing a crown, haan? Least she could have done. But thanks God, Kate looked nice in that red outfit. But if I’d been her I would have added some ruby jhumkas and carried a nice red Birkin to complete my look. But maybe she didn’t because as Mulloo says, Birkin tau itna sakht common ho gya hai. Every wannabe begum has five five six six. But one thing I was very impress with.
    Did you see how Queen and her husband, the Duck of Edinburgh, the way they stood all those hours on the royal boat all down the river? Imagine, yaar, she deep into her eighties and he almost hundred years old and standing so long without even holding on to anything?
    If the Old Bag, Janoo’s mother had seen it, she would have said they must have eaten lots of desi ghee as kids. It strengthens your bones, na. I said to Aunty Pussy that you tau must be remembering the Queen’s carnation 60 years ago?
    And she said, ‘hai, jaan, how could I? I was only five then!’
    I swear, what a bear faced liar she is! She’s even older than Sir Clip Richards. Vaisay did you see how he was leaping around on the stage at the concert? Like he was twenty or something? And Grace Jones like a pehelwan, I swear! Janoo says she’s at least 65. Thanks God she didn’t take off her big plastic headdress because I think so if she had, her plastic face would have come off with it also.
    And did you see the fire works? And the lights ka show? Uff total tabahi!
    And next day they had this big lunch jiss pay total ordinaries like gardeners from Regent Park and nurses from hospitals were invited to come and sit with khandanis like Kate and Queen vaghera.
    Imagine! Why can’t we ever have anything fun like that in Pakistan? A big party where everyone’s invited and there’s raunaq and gaana bajaana? I suppose mullahs will say it’s anti-Islam to enjoy and Imran will say it’s beghairat to party when we’re bangrupt and in any case even if we did have it, the Taliban would burst at least three four bums and kill a hundred people and kidnap fifty others, so I suppose achha hi hai that we just sit inside our guarded, walled houses and watch other countries celebrating and enjoying. Sigh.

    Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/indiahome/indianews/article-2156186/MLord-vs-dad-Pakistan-Supreme-Court.html#ixzz1xOlOe78c

  • Three troubles for Bahria chief Malik Riaz
    From the Newspaper | Imran Ali Teepu | 3 days ago
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    Malik Riaz. – YouTube Video grab.
    ISLAMABAD, June 7: Troubles are said to come in threes. And this stands true for property tycoon Malik Riaz.

    The man with the Midas touch is not just facing some mysterious health issues and a Supreme Court case about his alleged links with Dr Arsalan Iftikhar, the son of Chief Justice Iftikhar Mohammad Chaudhry, but his troubles appear to include an initial probe by the National Accountability Bureau in what is described by some as a land scam worth Rs62 billion.

    The scam is linked to allegations levelled by a former military officer Tariq Kamal against Riaz and the Defence Housing Authority for depriving about 150,000 people of their residential plots.

    When asked by Dawn if NAB’s Rawalpindi office had received any application about Bahria Town’s alleged land fraud, the bureau’s spokesman Zafar Iqbal said: “The investigations are in preliminary stages and we are verifying the claim made by the former military officer. Once the claim is verified, the investigation will be the second part of the process.”

    Lt-Col (retd) Tariq Kamal has been raising a hue and cry for quite some time but observers are wondering whether the case may get a new impetus thanks to the Supreme Court’s suo motu action into allegations that Arsalan Iftikhar took bribe from Malik Riaz.

    According to Col Tariq, “the Defence Housing Authority Islamabad has been receiving money in the name of allotment of plots in DHA Phase I Extension, DHA Phase II Extension and DHA Valley since 2009.”

    The schemes were launched that year by the Defence Housing Authority.

    “DHA-I and DHA-II are developed housing societies, but DHA Valley is yet to be developed,” Col Tariq said.

    However, he said, people who had paid money to get the plots found that they were fooled because they were deliberately kept in dark by the DHA management about the agreement between DHA-I and Bahria Town over land development.

    Col Tariq said that in 2009 the DHA had “transferred all the funds raised from the public, which were Rs62 billion, to the accounts of Bahria Town”.

    The retired colonel has worked for the DHA as director for urban planning.

    Since starting his campaign to get dues of the victims back, Col Tariq has also set up a social networking site page. Titled “Stand-up for your Right”, where the former officer narrated his version of events as well as displayed copies of the official complaint registered with a local police station and a letter sent to NAB.

    Col Tariq said: “Those who got cheated include 110,000 civilians, 41,000 serving and retired military officers, jawans and families of martyrs. Total land in question is 165,000 kanals.” These figures related only to DHA Valley project.

    According to this page, Malik Riaz started development activity on 10,000 kanals designated for DHA Valley in 2009.

    Once this process began, the Defence Housing Authority Islamabad (DHAI) bosses transferred Rs62 billion into the account of Malik Riaz without any guarantee and “against the advice of DHAI legal advisers Ahmer Bilal Soofi & Co.” The amount was earned by the sale of all the planned plots in the valley.

    Col Tariq said: “Those DHAI employees who objected to the illegal steps were sacked immediately.”

    He alleged that the development of the valley stopped shortly afterwards and that Riaz used the money elsewhere for his personal benefits.

    Because of the agreements, DHAI is unable to take any decision or action on the matter.

    Col Tariq insists that an investigation should be carried out to pinpoint the officials who misused their authority and “compromised DHAI’s reputation to benefit a property tycoon widely known for land grabbing”. When approached by this reporter, the public relations officer of Bahria Town, Ms Nida, said: “It’s a huge amount (Rs62 billion) and it’s impossible but if you need a version I can only give it to you once I consult the relevant officials in this regard.”

    http://dawn.com/2012/06/08/three-troubles-for-bahria-chief-malik-riaz/

  • Text of SC order in suo motu case

    Friday, June 08, 2012 From Print Edition

    ISLAMABAD: A three member bench headed by the Hon’ble Chief Justice of Pakistan Mr. Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry and comprising other two members namely Hon’ble Mr. Justice Jawwad S. Khawaja and Hon’ble Mr. Justice Khilji Arif Hussain heard Suo Motu Case No. 5 of 2012 (Suo Motu Action regarding allegation of business deal between Malik Riaz Hussain and Dr. Arsalan Iftikhar attempting to influence the judicial process), after hearing the counsel for the parties and the learned Attorney General and the GEO TV Anchors who were issued notice to appear, the bench passed the following order:-

    “In response to notice Mr. Kamran Khan and Shaheen Sehbai have filed written statements and extracts of the interview and their view point in respect of the instant case. We may note that being believers and faithful to the Almighty Allah and the Holy Prophet Hazrat Muhammad (PBUH) in the presence of Quranic injunctions (4.135) where it is strongly held that we should stand firmly for justice even against ourselves or our kin etc. There are glorious examples in the Islamic history that whenever there was a call to administer justice there had been no distinction between the nearest one and the general public. In as much as during the days of Khulafa-e-Rashideen sentences were invoked on the direction of father to his son because it is the conscious of a person who believes in the Almighty Allah that he is performing his duties to administer justice without any fear or favour and there are also judgments, (precedented law) which leave it for a Judge to decide on a Bench to hear a case or not. Undoubtedly, the superior judiciary in this country is also guided by the code of conduct of the Judges and they are bound to follow the same. In the instant case, on having taken notice of a campaign against the Chief Justice of the country and his family and the judiciary, the Registrar of this Court requested to take some action as such proceedings in terms of Article 184(3) of the Constitution were drawn. Preliminary hearings were conducted to procure the attendance of Dr. Arsalan Iftikhar and Malik Riaz Hussain. Dr. Arsalan is present alongwith his counsel. Malik Riaz Hussain, despite notice, did not turn up. Mr. Zahid Hussain Bokhari, learned counsel has appeared and stated that he has been engaged as counsel by Malik Riaz Hussain and he will file power of attorney on his behalf as his client is in U.K. in connection with medical treatment. The learned Attorney General is also available to assist the Court and in due course of hearing attendance of the same and other responsible officers/officials of the Bahria Town, whose names have been mentioned in the order of 6th June, 2012 have also been procured. Having gone of these proceedings and taking into consideration arguments so put forth by the learned Attorney General and also considering the Islamic Injunctions the hearing of this case shall continue by this Bench minus one of us (Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry, CJ) and the case shall be fixed before the said Bench after the conclusion of regular hearing listed before us today”. Thereafter, a two member Bench comprising Hon’ble Mr. Justice Jawwad S. Khawaja and Hon’ble Mr. Justice Khilji Arif Hussain after hearing the Attorney General, learned counsel for the parties, Mr. Mubassar Saddozai, Director (L) and Mr. Shaukat Hussain, AROC of the Security and Exchange Commission of Pakistan, passed the following order and adjourned the case for 11.06.2012:- “Suo Motu Notice was issued in this case for 6.6.2012. The order passed yesterday i.e. 6.6.2012 and order passed earlier in the day today is on file. Hon’ble the Chief Justice was heading the Bench but has recused in the light of the order passed this morning.

    2. Yesterday we received in Court a statement filed by Mr. Hamid Mir, Executive Editor of GEO TV. We have also received earlier in the day a statement submitted in Court by Mr. Kamran Khan who is Group Executive Director of GEO TV and lastly we have received from Mir Ibrahim Rehman, Chief Executive of GEO TV Network, a set of documents including an affidavit by Shaheen Sehbai, Group Editor, News International. Copies of these three statements have been furnished to learned counsel representing the parties and to the learned Attorney General.

    3. These statements are a record of meetings and interactions between these three persons and one Malik Riaz Hussain. According to these reports, Malik Riaz Hussain informed them that Dr. Arsalan Iftikhar had committed serious financial wrong-doing. The statements themselves are replete with references to the Chief Justice of this Court.

    4. At the start of this hearing, the Company Secretary of Bahria Town (Pvt.) Ltd. namely, Mr. Shabbar Hussain was asked to provide some particulars as to the Company and its nexus with the Pak Bahria and with Malik Riaz Hussain. He stated that the Company was set up in 1997 on the basis of a joint venture between Bahria Foundation and the family of Malik Riaz Hussain. It is a bit unfortunate that although we waited all day yesterday from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. for the Company Secretary to turn up with the record, this did not happen. The Company Secretary has today apologized for this. Since we do not wish to digress from the focus of these proceedings, we do not wish to comment further on the failure of the Company Secretary to arrive in the Supreme Court from Rawalpindi during the said time. He has stated that he was in a meeting and later there was rush of traffic. Let this rest for the time being. The Company Secretary, however, shall furnish in Court the joint venture agreement between Bahria Foundation and Malik Riaz Hussain. He shall also provide copies, if any, relating to the dissolution of the joint venture. During questioning he mentioned that there was some litigation pending in the Civil Court relating to the said joint venture. He shall furnish copies of the record of the said litigation also.

    5. In addition to the above, the Company Secretary informed the Court that Malik Riaz Hussain officially has nothing whatsoever to do with Bahria Town (Pvt.) Ltd. because he does not own even a single share in the said Company and although he was the Chairman of the Company, he resigned from the said office last month. The Company Secretary also informed the Court that two private limited Companies namely, Safari Town Pvt. Ltd. which owned 999,000 ordinary shares of Bahria Town and Hussain Global Associates Pvt. Ltd. which owned 5,000,000 ordinary shares of Bahria Town, have transferred their share-holding in favour of the son and the wife of Malik Riaz Hussain namely Ahmed Ali Riaz Malik and Bina Riaz. As a consequence, the present share-holding of Bahria Town is vested 26% in Ahmed Ali Riaz Malik and 74% in Bina Riaz.

    6. Sardar Muhammad Ishaq Khan Sr. ASC representing Dr. Arsalan stated that learned counsel for Bahria Town and Malik Riaz respectively should be asked to provide the documents which have been mentioned in the statements of the three persons referred to above. The learned counsel representing Bahria Town has stated that he is in possession of only one document which is a return in form 29 submitted on behalf of Bahria Town to the Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan. We have already noted that the Company Secretary of Bahria Town shall provide the remaining record noted in the previous paragraphs.

    7. Syed Zahid Hussain Bukhari has stated that he has had telephonic contact with his client Malik Riaz Hussain. He presently is not a position to state if any medical procedure will be advised by the medical consultants of Malik Riaz Hussain in England. He, however, also stated that he will make contact with his client to find out the true position. He requested the Court to adjourn the case for seven days so that he can obtain instructions/documents etc. for the assistance of the Court. We can understand the need felt by learned counsel to be in contact with his client. However, in this day of advanced communication technology, seven days may not be required. We, however, will allow reasonable time to enable counsel to be in touch with his client. Learned Sr. ASC representing Malik Riaz also stated that a larger Bench should be constituted for the hearing of this Suo Moto Case. He also made a few other suggestions as to the constitution and number of Judges on such Bench. He is free to move any application in this behalf to Hon’ble the Chief Justice.

    8. The learned Attorney General apparently was of the view that there was nothing special about this case and Dr. Arsalan and Malik Riaz are just two individuals like any other individuals who appear in cases before this Court. He also contended that no allegation had been made to disparage the reputation of this Court. This statement was made by the learned Attorney General when he had not, as yet, had an opportunity of going through the statement made by the three individuals mentioned above. However, his contention is noted and it is also observed that Suo Moto notice in the case was taken by Hon’ble the Chief Justice for valid reasons which have also been noted in the order passed yesterday and earlier in the day today.

    9. The learned Attorney General also stated that the fundamental rights of the persons involved have to be kept in mind as also their right to fair trial. We do not intend to hold a trial because that would be a matter which, if necessary will be undertaken by a competent trial Court in accordance with law. For the present, the exercise being undertaken by us is to ensure that the truth relating to matters which have had wide, intensive and extensive publicity not only in Pakistan but the world over should be uncovered. This exercise is of the utmost significance because without this the legal, constitutional and moral authority of this Court can be adversely affected. The proceedings are to take place in open Court and the interest which has been evoked in these proceedings is manifest from the coverage received in the media and by heavy attendance in Court of persons from all walks of life. The learned Attorney General stated that he has the highest regard for the members of this Bench but would still request that in view of the extraordinary nature of the case a larger Bench be constituted. This submission is somewhat at odds with his earlier stance that this matter should be treated as any other ordinary case. However, the learned Attorney General is also free to move an application before Hon’ble the Chief Justice.

    10. The learned Attorney General, if he so chooses and the learned counsel representing respectively Dr. Arsalan, Malik Riaz and Bahria Town shall file concise statements together with all relevant documents in their possession by Saturday i.e. 9.6.2012. The concise statements should be exchanged between the learned counsel before the next date of hearing i.e. 11.6.2012.

    11. Since in the statements of the three media persons referred to above, there is also mention that rupees thirty to forty crores have been paid by or on behalf of Malik Riaz Hussain to Dr. Arsalan, it is necessary for us to get some information on the financial status of Malik Riaz. As we have already been informed that Malik Riaz has no nexus with Bahria Town Pvt. Ltd., the Chairman, FBR is directed to provide to us the tax returns, wealth statements and other relevant documents which will show to us the net worth of Malik Riaz Hussain. Let this be done by tomorrow.

    12. Ali Ahmad Riaz, Chief Executive, Bahria Town and Malik Riaz Hussain shall also appear in Court on the next date of hearing unless prevented by some unavoidable reason.

    13. To come up on 11.6.2012”.

    (MUHAMMAD BASHIR JANJUA)

    DEPUTY REGISTRAR/PRO

  • Untangled interests
    By Editorial
    Published: June 7, 2012

    The CJ’s son has also been involved in some dubious dealings in the past, which does not strengthen his case. . PHOTO: FILE
    The case involving Arsalan Iftikhar Chaudhry and his dubious dealings with the chief executive of Bahria Town, Malik Riaz, took a sudden turn on the morning of June 7, where rather sensibly, Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry — who up till now had in a rather extraordinary decision been heading the bench himself — stated that he will be recusing himself from the case. This complies with advice given on an earlier occasion as well from the attorney general of Pakistan. The CJ himself must also be familiar with Article IV of a September 2009 Supreme Court notification, which clearly states that a judge should not be hearing cases which involve close relatives as it constitutes a clash of interests. More neutral persons will now be permitted to determine the facts in what promises to be a complex case. The CJ’s timely move averts a huge controversy; Arsalan has also been evicted from his father’s house in a move which, at least symbolically speaking, sends out the right message even though there must be some doubt as to whether it means very much in actual terms.
    As the hearing continues, there is a good chance that a Pandora’s box will open up. Television anchors have already given evidence before the Court, detailing what they know of the matter. There have been insinuations that Arsalan was deliberately framed, mainly to malign the CJ. This makes it all the more imperative that he remove himself from the case. The details that come out are not likely to be pleasant. It is hard to believe, as claimed by Arsalan that he knew nothing about the bribes allegedly given to him and saw the whole matter only as a business deal. The CJ’s son has also been involved in some dubious dealings in the past, which does not strengthen his case.
    Given Malik Riaz’s reputation, more people are likely to become involved in the sordid affair. It would do everyone good if this matter is resolved in a manner complying strictly with the codes and ethics entailed in the Constitution.
    Published In The Express Tribune, June 8th, 2012.

    http://tribune.com.pk/story/390274/untangled-interests/

    Haris Farooq
    Jun 8, 2012 – 3:00PM
    Reply
    CJ’s action is just a cover up story. We all know about this brilliant son, to favor him CJ faced a lot in the past. I am glad that Malik Riaz instead of wasting more and more money to the extortionist decided to leak the story through media.
    I am also not ready to believe that CJ did not knew that his son going abroad for leisure trip and doing huge shoppings is doing it from legitimate sources? Honestly the loving son must have brought expensive gifts for father, so father posing as innocent is another crap.
    We also know that the “innocent son” will be freed honorably and our CJ will earn more laurels for not even sparing his own son.
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    Aftab Kenneth Wilson
    Jun 8, 2012 – 3:10PM
    Reply
    How come neither CJ and anyone living under the same roof knew nothing of foreign tours and life style of this prodigal son of the house. CJ says he neither owns any house and even a car then how come Dr. Arsalan, his son claims to be owning Nine Hundred Million rupees from business (this was mentioned by Ansar Abassi in his recent column). I think it is now very important to net in the family members if the nation wants to know real time facts. In the meantime CJ should ask for long leave and move somewhere abroad so that no one is influenced by his presence in the country. He can come back and rejoin if all apprehensions are cleared. Where there is smoke there is fire. No one should become sacrificial lamb in this most important case in the history of the world, specially in the charged atmosphere here at home.
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    Animal Farm – Desi
    Jun 8, 2012 – 5:53PM
    Reply
    ‘Panga’ with the agencies is an expensive affair; is THE lesson from Pakistan’s history. They just exposed the deals on which they were sitting for a while. After all, ‘Every family has a skeleton in the cupboard’.

  • A strange case of conspiracies and conspiracy theories
    DAWN.COM | 3 days ago
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    Arsalan Iftikhar—File Photo
    The most recent suo moto action taken by the Chief Justice of Pakistan happens to be against one of his own sons, Dr Arsalan Iftikhar, on alleged reports that he sought favours from one of the biggest business magnates of Pakistan, Malik Riaz Hussain. Dr Iftikhar is not new to the controversies and was previously brought into the limelight during 2007 when Pervez Musharraf filed a reference against his father before the Supreme Judicial Council. The reference stated various allegations against Dr Iftikhar, however, none of them was proven to be true during the famous trial of chief justice.

    The Chief Justice of Pakistan, Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry, was suspended by Pervez Musharraf in March 2007, on various charges pertaining to corruption. According to the reference filed against the chief justice, one of the charges levelled against him was that he allegedly committed misconduct by employing his position to gain undue advantage for Dr Arsalan Iftikhar, his son.

    The bizarre reference filed against the chief justice stated that Dr Iftikhar secured an overall C grade in intermediate examination, which was not sufficient to grant him admission in Bolan Medical College, in 1996. It was alleged that the then chief minister of Balochistan was approached to nominate Dr Iftikhar for admission against leftover foreign vacant seats/special seats.

    According to the reference, nine years later, Dr Iftikhar was appointed as a medical officer at Institute of Public Health, Quetta in 2005. A few days after his initial appointment, the chief minister of Balochistan passed an order, which called for Dr Iftikhar’s promotion as section officer in health department.

    The orders were allegedly given to the then chief secretary of Balochistan who referred the case to Services and General Administration Department (S&GAD), as the authority to approval postings and transfers of secretariat staff.

    Ironically, the reference also stated that in the August of 2005, the Ministry of Interior addressed a letter to the chief secretary of Balochistan regarding Dr Iftikhar’s services being required in FIA.

    In September of 2005, the Ministry of Interior issued a notification to appoint Dr Iftikhar as Assistant Director in the FIA. In the April of 2006, Dr Iftikhar was promoted to the position of Deputy Director in FIA.

    After being promoted in FIA, it is alleged that a campaign was launched to recruit Dr Iftikhar in the police service.

    The reference also mentions that in the May of 2006, the Ministry of Interior issued a letter to Commandment National Police Academy, Islamabad to attach Dr Iftikhar for field training along with under training ASPs.

    A few days later the Ministry of Interior issued another letter which stated that after the completion of Dr Iftikhar’s training at National Police Academy, the services of the trainee be made available to Punjab Police.

    In the mean time the Prime Minister Secretariat was allegedly approached to permanently induct Dr Iftikhar as an employee of the Police Service of Pakistan. However, his permanent recruitment required an amendment in the Police Service of Pakistan Rules 1985, which could only be introduced through president’s approval. The authorities claim that the chief justice exerted immense pressure on the Prime Minister Secretariat to ensure his son’s permanent induction in the police force.

    The aforementioned charges, along with other cases, brought about the suspension of Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry in March 2007. It triggered an unprecedented wave of protests and resignations by lawyers and judges including that of Justice Jawwad S Khwaja, who is now a part of the judges’ panel in Arsalan Iftikhar’s graft case.

    The reference and charges filed by former president Musharraf were challenged by the chief justice in the Supreme Court of Pakistan as he believed that the Supreme Judicial Council will manoeuvre the judgment according to the president’s will.

    Chaudhry was represented by a team of five lawyers including Aitzaz Ahsan, Ali Ahmad Kurd and Tariq Mehmood. He was reinstated on July 20, 2007 based on the ruling given by the thirteen-member bench of Supreme Court of Pakistan headed by Justice Khalil-ur-Rehman Ramday. The irony remains that Aitzaz Ahsan, who defended Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani in the contempt of court case filed against the premier, was one of the most important members of CJ’s team. It is important to mention that Ahsan and his campaign played an important role in his reinstatement.

    Shortly afterwards, Mushraraf imposed emergency in Pakistan, during which chief justice and his family were under house arrest. The house arrest and the anarchy resulted in the famous lawyers’ movement and the long march against the unpopular dictatorial regime of Pervez Musharraf.

    It was also one of the rarest moments in the history of Pakistan’s politics during which all the major political parties, excluding MQM, worked in unison for the cause of reinstating the chief justice. The move forced Musharraf to give up one of his two posts and in the end toppled his government.

    The idea of long march from Lahore to Islamabad was floated when President Zardari backed out of the deal. Opposition Nawaz Sharif threatened the president that he will lead thousand of lawyers and political activists to march towards Islamabad. It is alleged that Prime Minister Gilani intervened and forced the president to reinstate Iftikhar Chaudhry as the chief justice.

    Coming back to the current graft case against Dr Iftikhar, it is being alleged that he has accepted up to Rs 400 million in bribes from Bahria Town’s Malik Riaz Hussain.

    It is also alleged that between 2009 and 2011, Malik Riaz Hussain sponsored his trips to London with credit cards to be used at his discretion.

    However, this time around, the chief justice of Pakistan has taken suo moto action against his son and the business tycoon. The case is being heard by a three-judge bench comprising the chief justice himself, Justice Jawwad S Khwaja and Justice Khilji Arif Hussain. The chief justice has said that if the charges levelled against his son are proven to be true then he will be penalised in accordance with the law.

    The outcome of the case is yet to be ascertained, however, it is important to understand that the ruling of this particular case will be historical. It also gives one hope to think that the chief justice has impartially taken action against the reports of his son’s alleged involvement in corruption and that the country is moving towards a progressive society where the elites are also reprimanded, if found guilty.

    Most of the Pakistanis hope that the charges levelled against Dr Iftikhar will be proven wrong and the justice will be served. The CJ’s stepping down from the bench on objections by the Attorney General Irfan Qadir is a welcome step.

    It is hoped that not only must justice be seen to be done, it must also be done and that the country will not see another crisis, one similar to the crisis which resulted in emergency and toppled a military government.

    http://dawn.com/2012/06/07/a-strange-case-of-conspiracies-and-conspiracy-theories/

  • The many fathers of the many controversial sons

    Usman Manzoor
    Thursday, June 07, 2012 From Print Edition

    ISLAMABAD: There is an apparent difference in the reactions of the fathers of four privileged sons allegedly involved in financial corruption.

    In the case of the alleged corruption of the sons of Prime Minister Gilani and former Chief Minister Punjab Chaudhry Pervaiz Elahi, the fathers tried their best to save the skins of their sons, but Chief Justice of Pakistan, Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry, put his son in the dock the day bribe allegations were levelled.

    The prime minister and former CM Punjab either tried to influence the investigation process against their sons or changed the investigating officers quite frequently just to make a weak case for prosecution while the chief justice, on Wednesday, said in a packed court room number one that if his son Arsalan Iftikhar is guilty, he will be made an example. The chief justice said this while his son was standing before him in the Supreme Court facing allegations of corruption.

    It is worth mentioning here that CJ’s son, Arsalan Iftikhar has been alleged of accepting bribe worth Rs300 million from Malik Riaz of Bahria Town in the name of judiciary. The CJ has taken suo moto notice of these reports and says those involved in maligning the institution of judiciary, no matter how close they are to the judges, will be dealt with iron hands.

    Colonel Khalil, Principal Staff Officer of Malik Riaz, told the Supreme Court that Malik Riaz could not be contacted as he was in London for medical treatment.

    In the recent past, two sons of Prime Minister, Abdul Qadir Gilani and Moosa Gilani figured in Haj scam and Ephedrine Scandal, and on both the occasions, first the officers investigating the scandals were tried to be influenced and latter they were changed to save the privileged sons.

    In the Ephedrine scam in which Moosa Gilani was alleged of making huge amount through illegal import of the banned chemical, first, Sohail Ahmed, the then Secretary Narcotics Control who ordered to register FIR against those involved in the scam, was removed in October 2011. When the scandal surfaced in media and Supreme Court was hearing the case, the officers of Anti-Narcotics Force dealing with the scam were transferred by the PPP government. Zafar Abbas Luk, a politically motivated officer, was appointed as Secretary Narcotics Control division to save PM’s son. Prime Minister Gilani first gave all the powers of DG ANF to Secretary Narcotics Luk and then on April 6, 2012 removed Maj Gen Shakeel Hussain simply three weeks before his retirement.

    During investigations into the Haj scam, this time involving prime minister’s son Abdul Qadir Gilani, PM Gilani not only transferred the upright FIA investigator, Hussain Asghar, but also refused repeated Supreme Court orders to bring him back to the investigations. Hussain Asghar has not been transferred back to FIA till now, because he had dared to summon prime minister’s son.

    During the investigation of the National Insurance Company Limited (NICL) scam allegedly involving, Moonis Elahi, son of top PML-Q leader Chaudhry Pervaiz Elahi, the prime minister had not only repeatedly confronted and attacked the Supreme Court but also frequently transferred the honest investigator and FIA’s Additional Director General Zafar Qureshi and other FIA investigators collecting evidence regarding the involvement of Moonis Elahi. Even two Establishment Secretaries, Rauf Ch and Sohail Ahmed were also changed by PM Gilani at the behest of PML-Q leaders. Latter, the whole prosecution team in NICL scam was hijacked after the retirement of Zafar Qureshi and the privileged son was rescued from being punished. However the judge who acquitted Moonis Elahi did write in his judgement that the prosecution half-heartedly pursued the case.

    http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-13-15174-The-many-fathers-of-the-many-controversial-sons

  • Dr Arsalan corruption allegations a conspiracy: Sanaullah
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    LAHORE – Punjab Provincial Law Minister Rana Sanaullah said on Wednesday that the corruption scam against Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry’s son, Dr Arsalan as a conspiracy, adding that everybody knows who is responsible for instigating the scam.
    Talking to the media outside the Punjab assembly, Rana Sanaullah said the elements backing the conspiracy against Dr Arsalan will be exposed soon, adding that everyone knows the person, who has relations with Malik Riaz. He expressed the hope that the Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry will the fulfill requirements of justice during the proceedings of the financial corruption scam against his own son. “I know the CJ personally he will never make concessions for any relative in the course of justice, as he has always strived for the supremacy of law,” he added.
    Replying to a question, Rana Sanaullah said the court and the committee will decide the fate of cases against provincial Finance Minister Rana Asif.
    He said the committee was reviewing the dual nationality case against the minister while the change of religion case was also pending before the court.

    http://www.pakistantoday.com.pk/2012/06/07/city/lahore/dr-arsalan-corruption-allegations-a-conspiracy-sanaullah/

  • Malik Riaz is Shahbaz favourite, says Kaira
    By: APP | June 07, 2012 | 1

    ISLAMABAD – Alleging that business tycoon Malik Riaz is a favourite of Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif, Federal Information Minster Qamar Zaman Kaira has said the matter of Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry’s son Arsalan Iftikhar was sub judice.“The federal government has nothing to do with it, but the PML-N is cashing in on the situation,” he said while replying to questions on the issue at a press conference Wednesday. “Malik Riaz has helped the Punjab CM launch Ashiana Housing Scheme” the minister added.Kaira said the Pakistan Muslim League-N-led movement against power shortage was aimed at fanning hatred among the federating units.He said: “The Sharif brothers are stoking provincialism on the basis of such issues as have already been resolved after the 18th amendment. They couldn’t sustain pressure due to their bad governance and fell back on the 90s-like ‘Jaag Punjabi Jaag’ mantra, but the Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) does not want confrontation.”Leader of the Opposition in National Assembly Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan has personal grudge with Malik Riaz and he should settle such issues in Punjab, he said.Nisar should move the court against Malik Riaz’s corruption, if any. “Such allegations had also been levelled against the prime minister’s sons but the federal government did not term it a conspiracy against it,” he added.Responding to a question, the minister said the Punjab government should provide security to former president of the Supreme Court Bar Association Asma Jehangir.

    http://www.nation.com.pk/pakistan-news-newspaper-daily-english-online/islamabad/07-Jun-2012/malik-riaz-is-shahbaz-favourite-says-kaira

  • In the name of the son

    In the light of the recent allegations of garnering undue monetary benefits directed at Dr Arsalan Chaudhry, the son of the Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Iftikhar Mohammad Chaudhry, the latter has taken suo motu notice, ordered a full investigation, and formed a three-member bench for a hearing on Wednesday. The bench is headed by the CJP himself. According to media reports, Dr Arsalan allegedly received over Rs 400 million from real estate Mogul Malik Riaz, who has several cases pending in the Supreme Court. Along with cash, it is being said that Malik Riaz also financed a few foreign trips taken by Dr Arsalan. Malik Riaz has several cases filed against him accusing him of illegal land grabbing for the expansion of Bahria Town. How the alleged cash benefits may have compromised the cases remains unanswered, but the murmurs in the media have taken a new level of resonance as the case became front page news. Barring Malik Riaz, Dr Arsalan is alleged to have benefited from a number of profitable deals made with several prominent names of the country. He is accused of becoming a multi-millionaire in the last few years because of these alleged deals. Notices have been issued to Dr Arsalan Chaudhry, Malik Riaz and the Attorney General of Pakistan to appear before the SC. The allegation of influencing the judicial process is a serious matter, especially when the accused is a son of the supreme judicial authority of the country. Therefore, as expected, the CJP has ordered a prompt hearing to investigate fully the scandal surrounding his son. TV anchors of three primetime shows, who ‘broke’ and discussed the scandal have also been asked to present before the court the written or video evidence of the allegation, which some hinted they had.

    Albeit a positive step, the composition of the bench is being criticised as the CJP himself has chosen to preside over it. In our and the rest of the world’s jurisprudence, any case involving a conflict of interest would have led to the judge or judges in question recusing themselves from hearing the case. The fairness of the proceedings would only be beyond question if the bench has no connection with those accused, thereby ensuring a transparent and credible due process. In the hearing in question, to ensure an unbiased, unprejudiced, fair, open-minded, non-discriminatory and impartial assessment, the honourable CJP Iftikhar Mohammad Chaudhry should recuse himself and set up a fresh bench. This is the only way to ensure that the hearing is not only above any accusations of partisanship, but also seen as fulfilling the requirement that justice is seen to be done without fear or favour.

    http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/default.asp?page=2012%5C06%5C07%5Cstory_7-6-2012_pg3_1

  • Great, magical expectations
    From the Newspaper | Abbas Nasir | 2 days ago
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    IT is with a sense of great inadequacy, immense embarrassment that I admit I have never seen, met or talked to Malik Riaz, the property tycoon currently in the news.

    If this admission makes you think I am a worthless former editor, a rubbish columnist, then don’t feel awkward about expressing your thoughts. You’ll only be mirroring my deepest, most honest assessment of myself, almost writing a chapter of my autobiography for me.

    Malik Riaz’s power was, and I suspect will remain, so enormous that he was only ever mentioned in the media when he didn’t disapprove of the news item. Exceptions were there but they were just that: exceptions.

    So now that he is being talked about openly in the media, is his power on the wane? Don’t jump to conclusions. At least six — or was it seven or eight? —journalists who have met the mesmerising man have said he wanted them to talk about him. Well not exactly about him.

    He actually wanted them to talk about his allegation that his conglomerate had been paying huge sums of money to the chief justice’s son, mainly because of the young man’s lineage. There are suggestions (and nothing more) that this was done to seek judicial favours.

    It is ironical that none of the journalists were impressed sufficiently with the ‘evidence’ Malik Riaz purportedly exhibited before them to make it the subject of a story. In fact, the journalist who eventually ‘broke’ the story from the US didn’t even say if he had met the gentleman.

    He didn’t send the story for use by the outlets in the media empire that employs him as one of the apex editors, preferring instead to release it in the form of a web-TV interview from Washington. He denies his own group spurned/spiked his story. Several journalists belonging to this group are now on the list of those who’ll depose before the Supreme Court in a matter which (though there’s no evidence yet) may bring discomfort to the chief justice even though his own role is untarnished.

    Pakistan is a country where, I am told only one medical malpractice suit has ever been decided because doctors don’t testify against doctors. Media practitioners have been no different and dutifully stayed away from criticising each other.

    It is again the magic of Malik Riaz that this long-held unwritten rule is starting to fray as some of our talk-show hosts, for whom a friend uses the sobriquet ‘throats’, have started to attack other talk-show hosts in unpleasant terms. Charges are flying of plots, houses, even a foreign villa changing hands.

    I am told the tycoon is a great property developer. He uses some of the best professionals in urban planning and design in his projects. He pays them top dollar, one of them told me. No, no. This isn’t to suggest his magic and power are due to these professional values.

    His forte is said to be ‘value addition’. Get land cheaply and develop it well for extraordinary profits. On occasion when the seller hasn’t been willing, there are recorded instances of un-kosher means of acquisition. Who knows how many such instances are unrecorded.

    Look at the total estimated annual advertising spend of no more than Rs30bn in Pakistan. Now see what the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) is investigating in just one case against the developer: charges of Rs62bn of land grabbing. Fair to say no case has been filed yet.

    Wouldn’t you say a man with such spending power can appear/disappear from the media at will, given that the recession has been a greater curb on media freedoms than perhaps dictatorship was in times gone by?

    Compromises have certainly been made even if editorial principles have not been totally slaughtered at the altar of commercial interest. More competition, a fierce struggle to hire and retain talent with spiralling costs, unreal ambitions have hit all media groups hard.

    Goes to prove Pakistan is still to have someone with the power to rival Rupert Murdoch whose News International empire publications could beat the biggest political parties in the UK to submission. This is not to say some may not harbour such ambitions.

    Here similar power will only be in the hands of a super-wealthy wheeler-dealer. Also, wouldn’t it be naïve to express surprise when the tentacles of this power seek out the most seemingly secure, unreachable and incorruptible of power centres. That he is a generous friend, mentor and even an interlocutor to top political parties/politicians in the country is a matter of public knowledge. If his executive jet is at the disposal of a minister, opposition leaders ride in his armoured SUVs. I’m told he’s a financier of political rallies.

    He is a business partner with the army in the DHA schemes (and surely with army men elsewhere) and if the list of his staff present at the Supreme Court hearings is any indication, after Fauji Foundation he must be the biggest employer of retired army officers.

    In fact, journalists have speculated on who might be behind the ‘conspiracy, the plot’ against the chief justice. Depending on their orientation, they have blamed the PPP or the agencies.

    Don’t you wonder why nobody has thought that it could be the same spook that avowedly and so arduously created the democratic structure in 2002 and designed its control mechanism?

    Yes, if the good general could head the ISI’s political cell to further his boss’s interests, could he not be heading the Bahria (c’mon, not the Navy) political cell to do exactly the same for his current boss? I admit this is mere speculation.

    One could go on but stop one must. There are far more fundamental issues at stake. Do you think the quality of my research on the magic of the man was magical enough to get me a villa on the French Rivera? As a dodgy dual national that’s the least I expect. I am waiting by the phone.

    The writer is a former editor of Dawn.

    abbas.nasir@dawn.com

    http://dawn.com/2012/06/09/great-magical-expectations/

  • Nisar wants probe against business tycoon

    our correspondent
    Thursday, June 07, 2012 From Print Edition

    ISLAMABAD: Leader of the Opposition in National Assembly and Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan has said that the court would decide about the allegations levelled against the son of Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry.

    Talking to journalists outside the Parliament House, he said that Malik Riaz exercises influence over the rulers. He said that how an ordinary clerk could become a billionaire and what type of partnership Malik Riaz has with President Asif Ali Zardari, all this should become public. He said that currently nine retired generals of the Pakistan Army are his employees and which politicians and generals he has bought should become known to masses.

    The leader of the opposition said as soon as the proofs of allegations against the son of the chief justice would emerge, it would be decided as to how much money he has been paid. Whether this money was legal or illicit, it would be decided by the court but the issue is not only the son of the chief justice. This man has bought many rulers. He said he is struggling alone against this person and today when everything has become public, people should think as to how an ordinary clerk has become a billionaire in a short span of time. What type of relations he has with the son of the chief justice and which type of business partnership he has with President Zardari. All these facts should become known to the nation.

    Chaudhry Nisar said that when Musharraf came into power in 1999 and the National Accountability Bureau took up many cases against him, this man absconded but later he became a favourite of Musharraf. The agreement of Malik Riaz with the Defence Housing Society should be put before the court. He said that what privileges have been given to a few lawyers, who consider themselves the custodian of the law, by Bahria Town and where the aircraft of Malik Riaz is used, which politicians and generals have been bought by him. Who are the people in the lawyer and journalist community that are supporting him? He said writings should be published in newspapers against Malik Riaz the way he is praised. He said a book could be written on the cases that are pending with the high court and Supreme Court. Lives of the people, whose lands he grabbed, have been ruined. These incidents should also be highlighted in newspapers. He said what could be bigger crime than this that an individual has used the son of the chief justice to get hundreds of cases against him hushed up. He said he has been a favourite of Musharraf and Chaudhry Brothers and is of Zardari now.

    Criticising the rulers, Chaudhry Nisar said that whosoever has received money from him should compare himself. It is a story of crimes, in which the most important people of Pakistan are playing their role and give as much room to this person that no report gets published against him and the people whose lands are grabbed could not do anything.

    Earlier, he said that the PML-N would continue its protest in the assembly. He said that demonstrations would be staged in Rawalpindi on June 10 and in Lahore on June 14.

    http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-13-15173-Nisar-wants-probe-against-business-tycoon

    The leader of the Opposition in the National Assembly Chaudhary Nisar Ali Khan said on Wednesday that Chief Justice Chaudhary Iftikhar should keep away from the case of his son, Arsalan Iftikhar.
    Speaking in a private television channel programme, the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz leader said that it was the first case in the history of the country where a Chief Justice of Pakistan has taken suo moto notice against his own son for allegedly being involved in corruption.
    Following media reports that Arsalan had received between Rs300 and Rs400 million from a real estate tycoon to influence judicial proceedings, the court, had subsequently summoned him and Bahria Town’s chief Malik Riaz late Tuesday night.
    Nisar, however, did not comment further on the case saying the matter was sub-judice and it was inappropriate to make any statement.
    Keep Government out of this
    Meanwhile, the Federal Minister for Information Qamar Zaman Kaira said that the federal government had nothing to do with the case and that the PML-N was wrongly slanting it against the government.
    Kaira added that real estate tycoon Malik Riaz was a favourite of Shahbaz Sharif since the former had helped the latter in launching the Ashiana Housing Scheme.

    http://tribune.com.pk/story/390117/chaudhry-nisar-believes-cjp-should-stay-away-from-his-sons-case/

  • In the name of the father

    Mohammad Malick
    Friday, June 08, 2012 From Print Edition

    Epicentre

    The writer is editor The News, Islamabad.

    Never even in his wildest imagination could Arsalan Iftikhar have expected to become a poster boy for unbridled avarice. Who could have predicted that while five generals had failed to bring his father to his knees, the son could have delivered a crushing blow all by himself?

    On his first appearance in court on Wednesday, Arsalan had managed an air of false bravado. On Thursday, however, he was reduced to a pale shadow of yesterday’s self. Pensiveness had replaced feigned aplomb — and the mood only grew darker as Geo News Anchor Kamran Khan carried on with his deposition. Indeed, if even half of what Kamran Khan shared turns out to be true, Arsalan is either an idiot savant or an obnoxiously cocky young man who simply didn’t give a damn about the consequences of what he was doing — as long as he could have his fun, and that too at someone else’s expense. So what if many would now like his father to pay the price? His alleged acts of corruption, thoroughly documented and on the record, read like an accountant’s wet dream.

    In a brief interaction with the media, loading his statements with a lot of ‘I didn’t know this at the time,’ and ‘I paid back this person or that,’ Arsalan has already confirmed that he engaged with Malik Riaz’s Bahria Town enterprise. So at least that’s out of the way. On the other hand, he has also argued how he could take money from Malik Riaz when he has never even met him, ever. Maybe he needs to be told that none of the

    players who received money from Younus Habib in the dirty ISI-funding scheme had ever met the banker. You don’t need to meet people to meet their money, son.

    But sarcasm aside, the ongoing saga has raised some critical questions. Is this case about yet another allegedly dirty first son entering into an unholy alliance with another unscrupulous business tycoon? Is it another example of the tragic trend of the land’s high and mighty feeling secure in the conviction that they are beyond accountability?

    Or is this simply about felling a man who has become a paragon of justice and honour?

    The chief justice has already done the two most honourable things expected of him. Without waiting for the filing of any formal charges or complaint against his son, he took suo motu notice of media murmurings and ordered a full-blown public hearing in the affair. He then recused himself from the bench hearing the case to avoid charges of conflict of interest. After all, the supreme court’s strength lies in its moral propriety and Justice Chaudhry has upheld it, yet again. One is reminded of the words of Christopher de Bellaigue in his biography of Iranian Prime Minister Muhammad Mossadegh: “He was not a soldier, deriving prestige from the pips on his shoulders and the shine on his shoes. He did not borrow his authority, like a mullah, from God. It was all his own”.

    It is all the CJ’s own too.

    So where do we go from here? The classic way of establishing the identity of hidden perpetrators of a crime is to first ascertain the beneficiaries of the outcome of such a happening. So who benefits if Chief Justice Iftikhar Chaudhry falls?

    Let’s see. The ruling PPP government would surely love to see his back. From gunning for the president on corruption charges, convicting the prime minister for contempt, to incarcerating ministers for graft and suspending MNAs for being dual nationals, the SC has been a thorn in the government’s side for the past four years. Not only that, the CJ has never shirked from rattling the executive’s collar for every perceived act of misgovernance.

    But let’s be clear: there is no evidence as yet to suggest the government is at all involved in this latest saga. And yet, some in the PPP have themselves sullied the party’s name by being shamefully public about their glee at the CJ’s travails. Fawad Chaudhry, until yesterday a dictator’s peddler and now the prime minister’s adviser, God help Gilani, has been paying for the CJ’s blood, especially on Twitter — and ironically in the name of morality and propriety. This at a time when the only advice one would give the PPP-led government is to stay as far away as possible from this scandal. Even Geo anchorperson Hamid Mir said that when he asked Malik Riaz if the government had put him up to hatching this mega-scheme, the business tycoon said the president had in fact advised him to keep the whole thing under the lid and in fact to not get involved in any such scheme.

    But obviously, Fawad Chaudhry knows better than Zardari. My humble opinion, however, is that if there’s any real advice for the PPP, it is to stay neutral. Fawad’s ramblings on Twitter certainly won’t help.

    Then there are the intelligence agencies who are incensed by the CJ’s irritating habit of ferreting out ‘missing persons’ from their unannounced custody. His unrelenting hammering away on various human rights- related issues has made them look like unremorseful rogues loathe to changing their ways. And since they won’t change, why not help change the man standing in their way? Thanks to the CJ’s focus on Balochistan and the missing persons issue since 2007, both matters have been forced into the national debate and are no longer seen through a purely security paradigm.

    Nobody would be happier than the security agencies to see the CJ beat a hasty retreat and that too in indignation.

    Then of course, there is the mightiest of the mighty, our holiest holy cow, Malik Riaz, who needs to tell us why he was paying — if he was — Arsalan all this time. According to Hamid Mir and Kamran Khan, Malik Riaz has told them it was the CJ’s son who was blackmailing Malik Riaz, threatening to adversely influence the Bahria Town cases pending in the Supreme Court if Malik Riaz didn’t continue paying up. The other theory of course is that it was Bahria Town that approached Arsalan in the hope that he could positively influence the CJ into letting the boss off the hook. Which theory sounds more convincing?

    As powerful as the CJ is and as popular, the fact of the matter is that no Arsalan Chaudhry can dictate terms to a man of Malik Riaz’s wealth and influence. Not only does he have the politicians in his pocket, he also maintains strong ties with the army. And while the CJ exercises all his influence and power while sitting on a bench, in broad daylight, much of Malik Riaz’s power comes from his subterranean hobnobbing with the powers that be. Indeed, when people question why Malik Riaz would engage in a scheme such as the one that has come to the fore — one that may end up damaging the CJ but would certainly see Malik Riaz sullied himself — they forget something very basic about how power works: it corrupts, yes, but it also deludes. How many of the mighty have fallen just because of an unshakable belief in their own infallibility?

    The capital is now abuzz with whisperings of how this scandal — even if it has nothing to do with the CJ except that it involves his son — will be used to bring down the top judge. The issue will be packaged as the CJ having become a liability for the court, thus forcing him to resign for the greater good of an institution that he has spent a lifetime serving. We need to stand guard against any such schemes and not let the CJ pay for something he hasn’t done. But we must also ask — as many already are — that even if the CJ did not err as the top judge of this country, did he look the other way as a father?

    Email: mohammad.malick1@gmail.com

    http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-9-113215-In-the-name-of-the-father

  • June 08, 2012

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    Nisar wants army to disassociate from property mafia

    * PML-N leader says court to decide corruption case of chief justice’s son

    ISLAMABAD: Leader of the opposition in the National Assembly (NA) Chaudhry Nisar Ali on Thursday demanded that army chief Gen Ashfaq Kayani ensure that name of armed forces is not misused by a property mafia.

    Talking to reporters, Nisar said the army represented the entire nation and it should, therefore, be disassociated from the Defence Housing Authority.

    He said Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry had done a right thing by disassociating himself from the Supreme Court bench that is hearing the case of alleged corruption by his son.

    “The court will decide whether the chief justice’s son has done something wrong or not but people, who are hoping to malign the judiciary, will be disappointed,” he said. Nisar said property tycoon Malik Riaz had tried to blackmail all politicians, generals, journalists, lawyers and bureaucrats, adding that now he had tried to influence the chief justice.

    He said people of his constituency were also victims of Malik Riaz, adding that he had been raising his voice against the tycoon for grabbing people’s land.

    Announcing further steps for the PML-N’s ongoing agitation against the government, Nisar said the party would take out a protest rally outside Prime Minister’s House because rulers had failed to understand people’s problems. The PML-N leader said his party would force rulers to honour court verdicts. agencies

    http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/default.asp?page=2012%5C06%5C08%5Cstory_8-6-2012_pg7_18

  • When heroes fall
    From the Newspaper | Cyril Almeida | 14 hours ago
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    TO reach for Yeats when things fall apart is the easy part.

    Making sense of it all, like Yeats’s The Second Coming, is much harder. Yet, try we must.

    When CJ Iftikhar was restored to his throne, the country he surveyed looked like something out of The Second Coming: the blood-dimmed tide had been loosed; the ceremony of innocence was drowned; and the best lacked all conviction while the worst were full of passionate intensity. Pakistan needed fixing.

    So, with the winds of history at his back and a messianic zeal in his heart, CJ Iftikhar set out to remake Pakistan, to start a new chapter.

    CJ Iftikhar was right: Pakistan needed fixing and a new chapter was about to begin. Where he got it wrong was what was
    coming next.

    His imagination doubtless fired by the possibilities of the post-partisan lawyers’ movement, CJ Iftikhar set out to create a new order just as disorder was establishing itself as the dominant theme of our times.

    The end of the Musharraf era had helped obscure the truth. It was difficult to see at the time that what was collapsing was not just another era of military rule but the old order itself, the old centre.

    While Pakistan had always been a messy country, the presence of a powerful army-led establishment had lent a predictability to the affairs of the state: no one really knew how to fix Pakistan but everyone knew their place in the scheme of things, for the most part.

    In the era of disorder, however, everyone questioned the place allocated to them — and there was no one to make anyone agree to what was asked of them.

    The old centre — the army — had seen its security paradigm unravel and a mediocre leadership struggle to regain control.

    New power centres, the media and the judiciary in particular, were flexing their muscles but no grandmasters were they yet.

    The civilians could have seized the moment but they were seized of the same old rivalries and self-interest and unable to take advantage.

    No one to impose control, no one able to take charge and no one really trusting the other — it was always going to end in tears.

    The sordid allegations swirling around the judiciary this week are almost beside the point. If it wasn’t this, it would have been something else. And if it hadn’t been their turn, it would have been someone else’s.

    The old guard is paralysed and weak, the upstarts have yet to learn the ropes and the ne’er-do-wells — the status-quo politicians — are stuck in Horace’s version of carpe diem: their hopes are few and they’re content to drink their wine. With no one to take charge, everyone’s in charge.

    Which is why even the conspiracy theories are more contradictory than ever. In memogate, the uniform and the robe and the tiger teamed up to corner the red, black and green. In the rise of the PTI, the uniform was trying to hunt the tiger. In the survival of the PPP, the uniform had secretly aided the red, black and green.

    In Swissgate, the robe and the uniform were trying to discredit the government to impose one of their own. In Mehrangate, the robe was trying to distance itself from the uniform. In Bahriagate, the uniform is trying to bring the robe to heel.

    Pick your flavour, there’s something for every taste.

    “Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold; / Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world.”

    Still, in CJ Iftikhar’s response this week to the allegations against his son, there is a temptation to follow through the logic.

    And where Yeats can’t help, perhaps recourse to Shakespeare can.

    With the allegations against his son about to get a public airing, you can almost imagine a distraught CJ Iftikhar wailing:

    “Reputation, reputation, reputation! O, I have lost my reputation! I have lost the immortal part of myself, and what remains is bestial. My reputation, Iago, my reputation!”

    Here was the man who had set out to remake Pakistan dragged into the very mud pit he had vowed to clean up. In his fierce response, you can find heroism — or a reason to pity.

    As the wily Iago had advised Cassio, “You have lost no reputation at all, unless you repute yourself such a loser,” so CJ Iftikhar came out swinging, fighting to protect the public approval that is the foundation of his reign.

    Admirable as his actions were to the many, they betrayed a weakness to the few who mattered, the ones who are part of the disorder from which the CJ is trying to create order.

    One slight flick of the wrist, one casually whispered rumour, one allegation of the kind even the cleanest politician suffers several times in a career — and it provoked a fierce and very personal response.

    The personal nature of the response suits the other side, hidden as it is behind a wall of conspiracy and subterfuge. One side is out in the open, suffering cuts and taking hits that were inconceivable just a week ago, while the dark forces of conspiracy, which rely more on manipulating public opinion than winning its favour, look on in satisfaction as another hero is cut down.

    And that’s the problem for heroes in times of disorder. They can’t win but they can lose big. Or to put it in the words of the Dark Knight, “You either die a hero or live long enough to see yourself become the villain.”

    Pakistan does need a hero. But the times we’re in all but guarantee we won’t get one.

    The writer is a member of staff.

    cyril.a@gmail.com

    Twitter: @cyalm

    http://dawn.com/2012/06/10/when-heroes-fall/

  • Umar Cheema ‏@UmarCheema1
    Pic of BahriaTown directors: Gen. Ehtesham Zameer Jaafry (ex-DDG ISI-Political Cell) and Gen.ShaukatSultan(ex-DG ISPR) http://t.co/MVMLdTAv

    Critical,True & Deep ‏@Owl051
    Who would have appointed failed in CSS guy as ASP if #DrArsalan was not son of #CJIftikhar not MalikRiaz had taken him to UK @iamthedrifter

    Shibil Siddiqi ‏@ShibilSiddiqi
    @omar_quraishi Described like that #MalikRiaz only appears to be adapting the army’s land development strategy. Ofcourse its a great model!

    Neha Khan ‏@neha_pk1
    @omar_quraishi MR must be Pak’s biggest philanthropist-Ashiana (shelter provider), Danish (educationist) & Arsalan (Make a Wish Foundation)

    akeelchaudhry ‏@akeelchaudhry
    @mughalbha @Nadeem_Gehla @omar_quraishi this case was in the media for sometime but after that we never heard of it …result????
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    6 Jun omar r quraishi ‏@omar_quraishi
    @akeelchaudhry @mughalbha @Nadeem_Gehla the case collapsed after families of all five victims who died “pardoned” the defendants 🙂

    omar r quraishi ‏@omar_quraishi
    The other was Atif Sheikh — son in law of Tariq Aziz, Pervez Musharraf’s right hand man when he was president
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    6 Jun omar r quraishi ‏@omar_quraishi
    Also in the Bahria car racing Case, families of the five dead people eventually “pardoned” the defendants, one was Ali Riaz,Malik Riaz’s son

    akeelchaudhry ‏@akeelchaudhry
    @omar_quraishi i think if SC should call ppl to come forward if they have any complains of land encroachment u ll see next day thousand ppl
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    6 Jun usman manzoor ‏@usmanmanzoor
    @omar_quraishi CJ k baitay ki madad; Punjab govt ki madad; PPP ki madad; IK k jalsoo ki madad;… malik Riaz is gem of a person 😀
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    6 Jun usman manzoor ‏@usmanmanzoor
    Exactly RT @Ranamyaseen Sir MR was and is nothing only these uniform ppl have given him the power.

    omar r quraishi ‏@omar_quraishi
    Yet another case: MR accused of taking over 1401 kanals of state land — http://t.co/ZZEZkM98

    …….

    omar r quraishi ‏@omar_quraishi
    I remember several years ago when it started a court case on how and why Bahria Town can use its name given similarity with Pak Navy’s name
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    6 Jun omar r quraishi ‏@omar_quraishi
    … following the racing car incident in Bahria town a couple of years back — 2/2
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    6 Jun omar r quraishi ‏@omar_quraishi
    Senior journo and friend wondering why no TV channel yet to mention the fact that Malik Riaz’s son was bailed out by CJ himself 1/2

    usman manzoor ‏@usmanmanzoor
    The servants of Malik Riaz who appeared in SC today: Gen Ehtasham Zameer has served as Dy DG ISI while Gen Shaukat Sultan is former DG ISPR

    omar r quraishi ‏@omar_quraishi
    People can read it on their own at http://www.supremecourt.gov.pk/web/page.asp?id=435 — Thanks to @Razarumi for pointing this out — should make for a v good news story CODE OF CONDUCT FOR JUDGES OF THE SUPREME COURT AND THE HIGH COURTS http://www.supremecourt.gov.pk/web/page.asp?id=435

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    6 Jun omar r quraishi ‏@omar_quraishi
    “… involving his own interest, including those of persons whom he regards and treats as near relatives or close friend.”: Notified in 2009

    Nadir El-Edroos ‏@needroos
    Errr…so why should Arsalan Chaudhrys alleged actions not tarnish the CJ and not hold him responsible, while PM shld be for his son?

    Nadir El-Edroos ‏@needroos
    And so it starts: Land scandal: NAB opens closed inquiry into Rs200 billion scam http://tribune.com.pk/story/391514/land-scandal-nab-opens-closed-inquiry-into-rs200-billion-scam/ via @etribune
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    9h The Express Tribune ‏@etribune
    (News) Land scandal: NAB opens closed inquiry into Rs200 billion scam http://tribune.com.pk/story/391514/land-scandal-nab-opens-closed-inquiry-into-rs200-billion-scam/ #Pakistan

    Nadir El-Edroos ‏@needroos
    Haha, News of NAB investigation into DHA-Bahria Town deals, right above Bahria Town Advertisement on back page of ET..
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    10h Nadir El-Edroos ‏@needroos
    Imran Khan: “the charges against Arsalan should not reflect upon the chief justice.” Now thats going to open a can of worms

    Nadir El-Edroos ‏@needroos
    Imp points here, not the size per se, but how to make sure taxpayer gets value for money? Insight: The Khaki Pie http://shar.es/qMVsZ
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    19h Nadir El-Edroos ‏@needroos
    Malik Riaz told CNN’s Richard Quest his wealth is $2 Billion,CJ said he pays no taxes, why is it okay for this exploitation to b celebrated?

    usman manzoor ‏@usmanmanzoor
    Malik Riaz hs told many journalists that out of the 16 judges in Supreme Court, seven r loyal to him; he can break any bench whenever needed
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    9 Jun usman manzoor ‏@usmanmanzoor
    According to Malik Riaz’s claim he has 7 judges loyal to him in SC; thats y RM’s lawyer is asking for a larger bench

    Hafsa Khawaja ‏@Hafsa_Khawaja
    – Unlike out ‘independent’ media, @needroos has covered Malik Riaz’s long-time activities in detail here. http://t.co/AgtESiYu

    Nadir El-Edroos ‏@needroos
    Updated post on Malik Riaz: The rise of an Empire: Malik Riaz, DHA & HRL-UPDAT…

    Hafsa Khawaja ‏@Hafsa_Khawaja
    – Malik Riaz perfectly embodies the concept of the mighty and powerful right now. Media, politicians et al – all are under his grasp.

  • Sethi Sahib,

    You started your adventures as a communist; please share with us, when did you turn into a capitalist?

    While you are at it, please share with us how you were selected, along with few others, by the infamous KGB from Oxford? Then please go over, you how were fighting against the state in Balochistan? Readers will also love to hear your version of how you stabbed Jhonny Dass in the back by abandoning him, which lead to his death? I hope Army still has a record of your arrest from Balochistan (1973-74).

    Patiently waiting for your response.

    Adnan Gill

  • Raza Rumi ‏@Razarumi
    .@Shahidmasooddr Dr Sb every accused has a right of defence. Malik Riaz despite all the greed/corruption has that right as well?

    Raza Rumi ‏@Razarumi
    #Familygate is now the new source of conspiracy theories:Army and America seem to have orchestrated this through Malik Riaz who pays evyone.

    Raza Rumi ‏@Razarumi
    .@usmanmanzoor What will the army achieve by backing Malik Riaz ag the CJP? The plot is terribly confusing :S

    SharifYousafKhan ‏@SYKFAIR
    @najamsethi @razarumi Sirjee. Don’t answer any allegations made by every Shit @TalatHusain12 and @MubasherLucman. It is below your status.

    Raza Rumi @Razarumi
    @SYKFAIR pls don’t tag me with such tweets. I am a nobody in the clash of the titans 🙂

    Raza Rumi ‏@Razarumi
    I respect @CMShehbaz for his energy/drive. Politicians not angels but their good work shud be appreciated. Wrong policies criticised!

    Aasim Saeed ‏@ashuftasar
    Dr. Arsalan’s Profile – Judge’s Son is General’s Son in Law – http://bbc.in/LwXEzD

    Raza Rumi ‏@Razarumi
    @Shahidmasooddr Doc sb, such stories show how important/useful social media has become amid self-censorship practiced in Pak

    Raza Rumi ‏@Razarumi
    @Ahmad_Noorani I already said v bold of @SSEHBAI1 to break this story. Thanks to @Shahidmasooddr for the background 🙂 was out of the loop!

    5 Jun Raza Rumi ‏@Razarumi
    @Shahidmasooddr acha! In that case one can understand the means used. V bold of SS I must say! @usmanmanzoor

    6 Jun Raza Rumi ‏@Razarumi
    @CMShehbaz haha. Trust you Sir to make a very clever political point – Is nacheez ki nanhi si tweet pe 🙂 congrats on the youth show.

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