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Saif-ur-Rehman Chaudhry or Iftikhar-ur-Rehman? – by Faizi Mughal

There are always a few names in the history of every nation that are ever cursed and spitted. As a nation, our history also contains many such cursed personalities; and the Redco guy, Saif-ur-Rehman, leads that filth.

At the behest of his political leader and mentor, Mian Namurad (Nawaz) Sharif, this mongrel dog engineered a fake accountability process and convicted Asif Ali Zardari and Benazir Bhutto Shaheed. Asif Ali Zardari and BB shaheed were charged with several fabricated cases, which had no existence in real at all.

There is no doubt that such accountability may not be declared ‘just and fair’ when a particular person may have a vested interest and the said person no matter how pious looking lacks the capacity of adjudicating on the basis of impartiality.

In addition, Mian Namurad Sharif confessed in his book that all the cases were forged , bogus and political motivate. One thing that is also important to note is that Saif-ur-Rehman hails from some illegitimate blood as his real brother Majeeb-ur-Rehman, who is considered as the worst and most corrupt ex-chief of the Pakistan Cricket Board. One can only guess his family background.

That was the worst and darkest chapter of Pakistan’s history that could never be deleted from the pages. However those bitter memories could be buried, but unfortunately, Saif-Ur-Rehman, has once again appeared in the shape of Chief Jusitce Iftikhar Chaudhry, or rightly Iftikhar –ur-Rehman  who in the name of accountability is fulfilling the unaccomplished agenda of Saif-ur-Rehman.

I don’t understand why all the laws and morality comes into play only when PPP is involved. The story is same, the writer of the story is same but dancing puppet is changed. Instead of looking into own mirror and blemished past, Iftikhar ur Rehman appears to cast the first stone. The hoopla being created over the re-opening of President Zardari’s infamous Swiss cases is not really all that surprising. However, what is astonishing is the apparent disregard for national constitution and international law, practices and procedures.

One could feel the disappointment of Iftikhar-ur-Rehman after the Swiss prosecutor general Daniel Zappelli clearly spelled out that his country cannot prosecute the Pakistani president “because the Pakistan Constitution grants him immunity as head of state”. However, one can expect from the cheap Justice that he could violate the constitution by putting all the weight to end the immunity of President.

I have a query. Were the people of Pakistan not aware of the label, pasted on Zardari because of forged cases? If they were, why did they give their mandate to the PPP and elect Zardari as president of Pakistan? If people of Pakistan elected Zardari, who is Iftikhar-ur-Rehman to defy the mandate of 16 million people?

I want to ask from Iftikhar-ur-Rehman Chaudhry: is there a crime greater than violating the constitution of Pakistan? If not, why did Chaudhry himself commit this crime by validating the rule of a dictator?Could he suggest any punishment for him?

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  • And i thought it made a difference. Naive of me … Here on this web-forum are some dumb followers who are dancing to the tunes of puppeteers … living in the fancy that they are make some difference…misguided sense of self importance …hypocritical oath of allegience …
    And on the horizon of Pakistan ..the show is all about clash of egos …. Frankensteins trying to eat each other out ……. Monsters playing a game of brinkmanship …. barbarians hoarding and amassing great wealth ….A few hungry enough to latch on to the pie of millions ….
    Above all a clash of egos ….The question being …Who is entitled to enslave the millions? Who gets to dictate the terms to the masses…You sugar-coat it how much you want …. the hunger for power is making these cannibals mad …. Just do not be ones playing their games …

  • Mere mortals trying to become God….. thinking they own the destinies of masses …never realise for a second of their fickle existence … their mortals self …. a tragic turn of events may end them in dust … And they are telling us what to do …how to do …..Shameful and deceitful …..

  • Incumbent CJ in the company of sacked PCOed CJ Abdul Hameed Dogar!

    ISLAMABAD, March 16: Raja Anwar, counsel for Benazir Bhutto, on Friday argued that his client was convicted only because Nawaz Sharif, the then prime minister, wanted her to leave politics. Addressing a seven-member SC bench, hearing appeals of Benazir Bhutto and Asif Zardari against their conviction, Raja Anwar argued that the Ehtesab Bench, comprising Justice Malik Qayyum and Justice Najmul Hasan Kazmi, had convicted his client on the basis of documents which were inadmissible. The process of awarding pre-shipment inspection contract which was set in motion in 1992 during the Nawaz Sharif government, culminated in 1994, the counsel said.

    The counsel said there was no violation of Financial Rules of the Government of Pakistan in the award of tenders. He said tenders could only be rejected after assigning any reasons in writing. When he referred to rule 90 of Pakistan’s Financial Rules, Justice Bashir Jehangiri observed that in Pakistan every contract was awarded in violation of rules. At the end of every tender notice it was written that the competent authority reserved the right to reject the bids without assigning any reason. He said his client did not grant the contract, rather it approved it. The contract was awarded by Nawaz Sharif who had issued letter of intent before he was removed from office. The seven-member bench consists of Justice Bashir Jehangiri, Justice Sheikh Riaz Ahmad, Justice Munir A. Sheikh, Justice Nazim Hussain Siddiqui, Justice Iftikhar Mohammad Chaudhry, Justice Qazi Mohammad Farooq, and Justice Abdul Hameed Dogar.

    Responding to court’s question about Jens Schlegelmilch’s stay in Islamabad in Aug 1994, Raja Anwer said that there was nothing on record to show that the alleged frontman of Asif Zardari, Jens Schlegelmilch, met Benazir Bhutto. Justice Nazim Hussain Siddiqui observed whether it was possible for any official to investigate the sitting prime minister, the counsel said that his client was not prime minister at the time when investigations were being conducted. On conclusion of the proceedings on Friday, the court asked Raja Anwer to conclude his arguments by Monday as many other cases are suffering because of lengthy hearing of the case. The counsel, who had earlier indicated that he would conclude by Friday, said that he needed at least one more day to conclude his arguments. Raja Anwer assured the court that he would conclude his arguments by Monday next. The court will resume hearing on Monday, March 19. REFERENCE: A political conviction: counsel Rafaqat Ali DAWN WIRE SERVICE Week Ending : 17 March 2001 Issue : 07/11 http://www.lib.virginia.edu/area-studies/SouthAsia/SAserials/Dawn/2001/mar1701.html

  • ISLAMABAD, April 6: The Supreme Court on Friday set aside corruption convictions awarded by the LHC’s Ehtesab bench to Benazir Bhutto and Asif Zardari, and ordered a retrial of the case. In a short order, the seven-member bench accepted the appeals of Ms Bhutto and Mr Zardari against the 1999 conviction. The detailed judgment would be announced later. The former prime minister and the suspended senator had requested the apex court to acquit them honourably. Justice Bashir Jehangiri, presiding judge of the bench, announced the verdict at 10.50am: “Reason to be recorded later in the detailed judgment, we accept the appeals and set aside the impugned judgment recording conviction against and awarding sentences to the appellants, and send the case to a court of competent jurisdiction for retrial.” On April 15, 1999, an Ehtesab bench consisting of Justice Malik Qayyum and Najmul Kazmi of the Lahore High Court had convicted Ms Bhutto and Mr Zardari. They were sentenced to undergo five years’ simple imprisonment each, and pay $8.6 million fine each. The Ehtesab bench had ordered their disqualification as members of parliament for five years, and forfeiture of their property made with money acquired through corruption.

    The Ehtesab bench had held that the pre-shipment inspection contract to the Swiss company, SGS, had been awarded by the former prime minister “alone” at the behest and abetment with Mr Zardari. The prosecution case was that the contract had been awarded in consideration of 6 per cent commission of the total amount received by the SGS from the government of Pakistan. The prosecution had alleged that the commission had been paid to an offshore company, Bomer Finance Inc., owned by Mr Zardari through his fiduciary agent Jens Schlegelmilch. The ultimate beneficiaries of the commission were Mr Zardari and Ms Bhutto, according to prosecution. Farooq Hameed Naek, counsel for appellants, said after the judgment: “I am satisfied … but not happy. I was expecting honourable acquittal but this is the court’s judgment.” The military government had inherited the case from the PML government and defended the judgment vehemently, spending over Rs10 million in legal fees and other expenses. The Supreme Court bench consisted of Justice Bashir Jehangiri, Justice Sheikh Riaz Ahmed, Justice Munir A. Sheikh, Justice Nazim Hussain Siddiqui, Justice Iftikhar Mohammad Chaudhry, Justice Qazi Mohammad Farooq, and Justice Abdul Hameed Dogar. SC orders retrial of Benazir, Asif Rafaqat Ali DAWN WIRE SERVICE Week Ending : 07 April 2001 Issue : 07/14 http://www.lib.virginia.edu/area-studies/SouthAsia/SAserials/Dawn/2001/apr0701.html

  • HISTORY OF JANG GROUP VS MR NAWAZ SHARIF/SENATOR SAIFUR REHMAN BEFORE THE MARTIAL LAW OF 12 Oct 1999.

    Cassette exposes govt’s assault on press.

    KARACHI: Editor-in-Chief of Jang Group of Newspapers Mir Shakil-ur-Rahman on Thursday said that after victimising his group by freezing its accounts, seizing newsprint and serving income tax notices, the government was now preparing anti-state cases against him. Addressing a crowded press conference at the Karachi Press Club, Mir Shakil said that there would not be any problem for the Jang Group if he bowed before the PML government, instead of publishing the truth. The editor-in-chief said that the PML government had attempted to create an impression that the action against the Jang Group of Newspapers was an administrative affair because of income tax issues and misuse of newsprint quota. But every government action taken against his group was to stop printing of those news items, which would go against the interest of the prime minister, his business concerns and his family, he added. Flanked by senior journalists Z A Sulehri, Irshad Ahmad Haqqani, Maleeha Lodhi and Kamila Hayat, Mir Shakil said that he was under tremendous pressure from Ehtesab Bureau chief Saifur Rahman, who was out to victimise the Jang Group of Newspapers for not bowing before his whims.During the press conference, Mir Shakil also played an audio cassette on which some of his talks with Senator Saifur Rahman, Information Minister Mushahid Hussain and senior journalist Mujeeb-ur-Rahman Shami, who played the mediator’s role, were recorded.

    The cassette also included the following dialogue between Mir Shakil and Senator Saifur Rahman: “Mir Shakil: The Income Tax Appellate Tribunal has given verdict in our favour. “Saif: This was because of our leniency. We did not give him (chairman of the tribunal) the instructions. If we had given him the instructions, even his father could not have given that decision.” Regarding the character of IT Tribunal Chairman Mujibullah Siddiqui, Mir Shakil said that he was an honest officer and had enjoyed enviable reputation for his integrity. This was a fact endorsed by senior lawyers, who had come to hear Mir Shakil’s press conference. During the recorded meetings, Senator Saif and Information Minister Mushahid Hussain were heard demanding favours from the Jang Group on policies regarding the governor’s rule in Sindh, the Shariah Bill and the economic policies. The government functionaries were heard as saying that 14 people on senior positions both in the Jang and The News should be removed. The journalists included Maleeha Lodhi, Kamila Hayat, Irshad Ahmad Haqqani, Mahmood Sham, Kamran Khan, Abid Tahami, Marghoob, Khawar, Aftab Iqbal and others. The government also demanded that such journalists should be replaced by people who could favour the government’s policies. The government had divided the unfavourable journalists into ‘A’ and ‘B’ categories. Raising objections on the reports of investigative reporter Kamran Khan, Saif said during the meetings the government had secured assurances from the ISI about him and he should be controlled by Mir Shakil-ur-Rahman.

    The government team also accused the Jang Group of spreading hatred among the masses against the ruling party. They demanded that telephonic surveys on national issues should not be conducted by newspapers. Mir Shakil said that because of restrictions on newsprint supply, the Jang Group was facing hardships in bringing out its daily newspapers. “Despite clearance from the Customs authorities, 2,000 reels of paper have not been released todate. Because of this problem, from Saturday, daily Jang will print only six pages and The News will bring out 10 pages,” he added. Mir Shakil said: “All our bank accounts have been seized. The personal accounts of mine and my mother have also been seized. Yesterday (Wednesday) when my brother gave statement in our favour, his account in the United Bank Ltd, Al-Rahman Branch, was also seized.”

    The editor-in-chief said that the Supreme Court was moved against the injustices meted out by the PML government. “It was a remarkable thing that this step was taken by us in the country,” he added. Mir Shakil said reports were received that anti-state cases were being prepared against him. He said: “The government is making all out attempts that the issue should not be construed as one of ‘press freedom’ and ‘freedom of expression’. I am afraid that something terrible is in the making. I also fear for my life.” He said he would prove whatever published in the Jang Group of Publications was the truth. “Whatever we published was also covered by other newspapers, but only our group was being targeted. I don’t care whatever they will do with me. I will prove each and everything on the basis of logic and facts. Whatever we published, it is our job to prove it. And what the government said, it is their responsibility to prove it,” Mir Shakil remarked. The editor-in-chief said that the government’s actions were based on malicious intentions and were taken with ‘unfair mind’. According to the tape-recorded message, Senator Saifur Rahman said that the income tax and other legal notices would be withdrawn and government advertisements would be released, if the Jang Group supported the government’s policies. Mir Shakil said: “There was a time when I got confused. I thought about my life, my family, my organisation and about my 4,000 workers and their families. It is very difficult to stand before the state power. Some people advised me to bow down and accept the government’s conditions to save the institutions. But there were also people who advised me to stand for the truth.”

    Regarding a story which was published in daily Observer of London and reproduced in Pakistan by a number of newspapers but could not be covered by the Jang because of pressure from the government, the editor-in-chief said: “I felt sorry for it. In the market economy, it is very difficult to survive, if one is not in the competition.” Mir Shakil said: “The government did too much against us and is still doing a lot. The organisation of newspaper owners — the All Pakistan Newspapers Society (APNS) — and the association of editors — the Council of Pakistan Newspaper Editors (CPNE) — also intervened into the matter. But under the given circumstances, the Jang Group had to take decisions which were not recommended by the APNS and the CPNE. But they are with us. There is also a resolution from them in our favour.”

    The editor-in-chief said that the situation was in the Jang Group’s favour. “We were not involved in selling imported newsprint quota in the market. We did not avoid payment of income tax. We did not publish stories which were incorrect,” he added. Without giving names of other newspaper organisations involved in selling newsprint quota, Mir Shakil said the government was not taking any action against them. The editor-in-chief said that when he addressed a press conference in August 1998, some newspapers played a nasty role. “They propagated that there was a deal between the government and the Jang Group. But that was not true. If there was any deal and if that was any administrative matter, then why the ban was imposed on releasing public sector advertisements to us,” he added. Mir Shakil said: “I did not leave any stone unturned to resolve the issue. I went from pillar to post. I wrote a letter to Abbaji, the father of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, but to no avail. The government’s action against the Jang Group began in August 1998, when income and wealth tax cases of the group’s various companies and directors, previously being dealt by different Income Tax (IT) circles, were pooled in one circle. This circle is renowned as a branch of the Ehtesab Bureau in the IT Department where cases of those politicians are dealt, against whom the government has decided to take any action.” Referring to a television programme telecast the previous night on the PTV, Mir Shakil said that it was a one-sided propaganda. “If there is democracy, then versions of both the sides should be presented and then experts will decide what is right and what is wrong. This is the policy of the Jang Group to give views of all concerned parties. We have printed complete view of the government’s side also in our newspapers,” he remarked. REFERENCE: Mir Shakil says govt preparing anti-state cases against him; fears for his life; ‘our organisation is being destroyed’; audio cassette of talks with Saif, Mushahid played during crowded press conference; journalists flabbergasted By our correspondent http://www.jang.com.pk/thenews/spedition/waronjang/news/jan99/jan99-29-1.htm

    ISLAMABAD: While admitting to having issued ‘instructions’ to the Jang Group on almost all the points mentioned in the advertisement “War on Jang” published by the group on Monday , chairman Ehtesab Bureau Saifur Rehman categorically declined to swear an oath at Faisal Mosque about his role in taming the press. He, however, denied that at any point of time he had asked the Jang Group administration to sack 16 journalists and replace them with “our people.” Visibly disturbed over publication of an advertisement carrying his photograph and facts about issuing diktat to country’s largest group of newspapers, Saif said he would not be apologetic about issuing directives on certain matters to the Jang Group, as his boss, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, wanted the national press to support him and his policies. He was addressing a press conference on Monday at his office following a national seminar “The Government and the Press–Face toFace” organised by the Jang Group on the occasion of seventh death anniversary of its founder, Mir Khalil-ur-Rehman. Mr Saif was accused of issuing the following diktat: sack 16 journalists and replace them with our people! If your journalists do not behave, let me know. I have the right medicine for them. I can have them picked up. Or else…; don’t print anything against Shariah Bill (CA-15); judicial system is to be changed, support us on the cases where the courts are ruling against us. Also on Karachi situation. Or else…; do not print anything regarding the ruling family’s loans, tax arrears, business and private affairs! Or else…; We will expect your unconditional support on issues as well and we will give you directions whenever such support is required. Or else…

    Senator Saif also issued two documents about the Jang Group’s allegation: Facts and Fictions; and Facts on Jang/News Group vilification campaign against Senator Saif-ur Rehman Khan. In these two documents, he has repeated what he or the government has been saying for long. The Jang Group and chief editor of Jang/The News, Mir Shakil-ur Rehman, has already termed it a “pack of lies.” Declining to accept the challenge to swear an oath at the Faisal Mosque, Mr Saif gave a counter-proposal involving family members of Mir Shakil-ur-Rehman to swear an oath at the grave of founder of Jang Group, Mir Khalil-ur-Rehman, to prove each others’ allegations and counter-allegations. “Its not a war on Jang but a simple case of tax evasion, and we will press ahead with it,” threatened Rehman adding “it is not a problem between the government and the press, as he has unearthed cases of tax evasion by the Jang Group.”

    He said the Jang Group has made it an issue after the income tax department moved against it. “The government has not accepted the demands of the group, despite meetings between the two-member government team and a delegation of APNS,” he added. He said the Jang Group was asked to to “behave” in order to strengthen government’s hands in its endeavour to reform society and enforce Shariah. “We have told them not to publish negative stories, as it creates stir in the masses and hits the stock market.” Rehman, who claimed that nothing wrong and illegal was done against the group, said some stories published in the newspapers of the Jang Group had created problems for the government, and even on Eidul Fitr one story carrying predictions of somebody was an attempt to provoke the people of Karachi. He said the government would welcome “healthy and constructive criticism”, and not the stories which created problems for the government. “We have done nothing wrong.” We are pursuing cases of corruption and catching the big fish, in line with prime minister’s directives to uproot corruption. “The group has to pay around Rs2. 6 billion in taxes and duties. We have done our work on merit.” When asked, he said concession could be granted to the Jang Group by pending recovery of taxes from 6 to 7 months, but the group should cooperate with the government. “The Jang Group is pursuing a political agenda to evade taxes.” He also claimed that some accounts of the group were unfrozen for paying salaries to the employees, and newsprint was released from time to time. He said the Jang Group has launched 5-day advertisement campaign against the government at a cost of around Rs15 million. “There will be no use of fighting with us. We should settle it through negotiations,” said Rehman, “We have not yet conducted any raid, but because of the power we have, raids can be conducted on the Jang Group.”

    He said his efforts to uproot corruption and arrest those involved in corruption have been successful as, so far, he has traced Rs2,000 crore of Benazir Bhutto and Asif Zardari in foreign banks. “We expected these people to criticise us, but we will continue to do it.” Senator Rehman said it was not his problem but he was dragged in because of tax evasion. “The tax evasion cases are only against the Jang Group and nobody else.” He said he found no solid reason of launching a campaign against him. “The Jang Group can exercise its legal option if it thinks the government has done anything wrong.” He also objected to publication of a story from a British paper about alleged purchase of property by the prime minister in London. He stressed the need for a Press Council to look into all such cases. “The media is extremely powerful, but we have taken on them in some cases for which notices have already been served.” REFERENCE: Saif admits to pressuring Jang group Vows to pursue cases of tax evasion By our correspondent http://www.jang.com.pk/thenews/spedition/waronjang/news/jan99/jan99-26-2.htm

    RAWALPINDI: The journalist unions of the country have condemned alleged victimisation of Jang Group by the government and termed the action as detrimental to the freedom of press. Reacting to the ongoing tussle between the government and the Jang group, the office bearers of various journalist unions dubbed the campaign as tantamount to clipping wings of the press and vowed not to desist from any step to ensure its freedom. Shafi-ud-Din Ashraf, Central Chairman, All Pakistan Newspaper Employees Confederation (APNEC), said in a statement on Tuesday that nobody, including the rulers, had any right to put pressure on newspapers about publishing or otherwise of news reports. He said the admission by Ehtesab Bureau chief Senator Saif-ur-Rehman that he had asked Jang to publish and not to publish certain news reports tantamount to open interference in the freedom of press and and is a form of press advice. He said newspaper workers had made a very long struggle to gain freedom of press, and now no ruler will be allowed to sabotage this freedom. He said as far as the issue of tax between the government and the Jang Group is concerned it should be resolved honestly and in a transparent manner, according to the law and Constitution. Muhammad Zakir Ansari, Chairman, All Pakistan Newspaper Employees Confederation (APNEC) Karachi, said Chief of Ehtesab Bureau, Senator Saif has no role in the affairs of newspapers and neither he has any constitutional role in this connection. He added the pressure in connection with actions relating to Income Tax and Customs makes the whole matter further non-transparent. Zakir Ansari said the admission by Saif of having made telephone calls to get news published in favour of the government is a form of press advice. Wirasat Hussain, President and Afzal Baloch, General Secretary, respectively, of the Karachi Union of Journalists (KUJ), said putting pressure on newspapers to publish or not to publish any news in any case negates the freedom of press.

    LAHORE: PTI chief Imran Khan meets PAI president Tahar-ul-Qadri at a seminar organised by Mir Khail-ur-Rehman Memorial Society, on Tuesday. –The News photo They said the statement of Saif-ur-Rehman, chief of the Ehtesab Bureau, that he gave instructions to the Jang Group to strengthen the hands of the prime minister was interference in the freedom of press. They said he has no right to issue such instructions. They appealed to All Pakistan Newspapers Society (APNS) not to leave a member of theirs alone as if today the government has this attitude with Jang, tomorrow it can adopt the same with other newspapers. Therefore, the APNS should unitedly face the pressure and aggression, they said.

    The Karachi Union of Journalists (Dastoori) also strongly condemned the pressure on newspapers by Saif-ur-Rehman to publish news in favour of the government and giving dictation to newspapers. KUJ President Rashid Aziz, Secretary General Suhail Afzal and other KUJ office-bearers, in a joint statement, termed the government action against Jang as the worst from of revenge. The KUJ leaders said at this crucial juncture the journalists’ community expresses its complete solidarity with the Jang Group, and pledges to make every sacrifice for the freedom of press. The office-bearers of Peshawar Press Club vehemently denounced government action and resolved to brave ‘black-mail and threats’ at every level. All journalists and representative bodies are with the Jang Group in its battle for the freedom of press, President Peshawar Press Club added.

    The Khyber Union of Journalists (KhUJ) also lent its countenance to the Jang Group and expressed profound concern over ‘Chairman Ehtesab Bureau’s campaign against it’. The KhUJ office bearers said it was shocking to learn that Senator Saifur Rehman, was pressurising income tax department to take action against Jang Group. Directives by the Ehtesab Bureau Chairman to newspapers to publish pro-government news reports is regrettable that Saifur Rehman himself admitted the same. “After this, it is not possible for the torchbearers of freedom of press to remain silent,” the office bearers added. President of KhUJ (Dastoor Group) dubbed the action as detrimental to freedom of press as envisaged by the Constitution of Pakistan. He said Saifur Rehman’s confession in this regard was a negation of the government’s claims of upholding the press freedom.

    Lahore Press Club president Syed Saqlain Imam Wasti has condemned the government’s strong-arm tactics against the Jang Group of Newspapers. In a statement Tuesday, he said it was open intervention in the freedom of press. He said hostility against print-media in a democratic setup was regrettable. He said the onslaught against the press was being spearheaded by a man who neither knew a word about politics nor had any respect for journalism. He warned the government to refrain from such tactics as the journalist community knew how to defend itself. Punjab Union of Journalists Secretary General I H Rashid also blasted the government for victimising the press. He said the press wouldn’t allow any kind of intervention in its affairs and no government official should try to meddle in the affairs of press. Speakers at the seminar ‘The government and the press — face to face’ organised by the Mir Khalilur Rahman Memorial Society in Lahore on Tuesday, to mark the seventh death anniversary of the founding editor of the Jang Group of publications, termed the government’s pressure on Jang Group as undemocratic and un-Islamic.

    They strongly condemned the government for its negative attitude towards the national press and asked the rulers to fulfil their electoral promise of press freedom and resolve all the issues with the Group through negotiations. Pakistan Awami Tehrik (PAT) chairman and PAI president Prof Tahir ul Qadri condemned the government for what he called stifling the voice of press. He said the freedom of speech was the first basic right guaranteed by Islam and democracy, but the government was bent upon usurping this basic freedom. He alleged the government was demolishing all pillars of state one by one. He said after taming judiciary and the armed forces, the government was now after the press. He warned if this last pillar fell then the survival of the opposition forces would be threatened. He said Islam had taught the faithful to stand by the truth in the face of worst opposition and quoted a Hadith that said, “to speak truth in front of an oppressive ruler is the best of jehads.”

    Citing Quranic verses, he said the obedience to The Almighty and the Holy Prophet (PBUH) was absolute and unconditional but all other obedience including that to the rulers was conditional to their own obedience to Quran and Sunnah. Maulana Qadri cited the first address of the first Caliph Hazrat Abubakar (RA), who directed the people to obey him only when he himself was obeying Quran and Sunnah and to check and correct him whenever he strayed from the right path. Qadri also cited examples from Islamic history when the Holy Prophet (PBUH) changed his decisions as majority of Muslims were against them. He criticised the 13th, 14th and 15th constitutional amendments saying the voices of the President and Parliamentarians were gagged through these changes and attempts were being made to pass Shariah Bill so that an Islamic cover could be given to the dictatorial policies.

    Chief of Pakistan Tehrike Insaf Imran Khan came down hard on the government, and said that all the governments who came to power after independence always tried to suppress the freedom of thought. He said the first ever Islamic war was fought because one group wanted to suppress the freedom of thought, and that Islam has reached its zenith in all fields when freedom of though was allowed. He said the most dangerous thing was that every ruler wanted to curb freedom of thought instead of promoting it for the sake of the country’s development. About Ehtesab, he said credibility was a vital ingredient if it was to be carried out successfully. He also raised the question of why Ehtesab Chief Senator Saif-ur-Rehman, responsible for the accountability process, had engaged himself in so many other tasks, such as calling up newspapers to seek support for the government, as he had himself said he had done.

    Imran said majority of the people was corrupt due to the system and corrupt were ruling the country while those who should be in power were hiding in fear. He said there was dire need of strong institutions and the press was the last one fighting for its survival. Irshad Ahmed Haqqani, delivering the opening speech at the seminar, said the reaction of Jang Group was due to the wrong policies of the government regarding the press. The step was taken by the group in self-defence as it never wanted to start any conflict with any institution of state. Haqqani said the freedom of press was equal to that of personal freedom and press freedom and democratic freedom were different parts of the same picture. The government can exert more pressure on Jang Group regarding paper quota, advertisements but nobody can deny the rights of the press. He asked both press and the government to refrain from taking steps which could lead to a conflict. He asked the government to review its policy and stop victimising the Group. Columnist Abdul Qadir Hassan said conflict between the press and government started on the day the government was formed. He said, “if both the government and press join hands then who will take care of the people.” In his view the Jang Group has bigger mandate than that of the government as it was publishing newspapers for general public. He said Editor-in-Chief Mir Shakil never asked him to write columns in favour or against the government whatever he wrote was published as it was. He added sensible rulers never began any conflict with the press as it were the rulers who suffered in such wars.

    Chief Justice (retd) Dr Nasim Hassan Shah, who chaired the seminar, said that constitution of the country fully allowed freedom to press and if any government put any bar on it, it would be taking an unconstitutional step. He said after five decades the same situation had surfaced again which was not at all a good trend. He said some newspapers published news without any authentic proofs which was very bad on their part and they should refrain from publishing such reports in future. He praised the services of Mir Khalilur Rehman for the newspaper industry. Renowned columnist Munnoo Bhai said it was unwise of a government enjoying heavy mandate to gag press freedom. He said the outcome of wrestling against a democratic institution would be disastrous for the government. He criticised Senator Saifur Rehman for following an agenda to consolidate the rule of the Sharifs instead of conducting Ehtesab.

    He quoted Mir Khalil ur Rehman,”the basic responsibility of the press is to look after the right of the people to know the facts.” He said the basic problem of the country was that one per cent minority was occupying the 99 per cent resources which must be removed in order to make the country prosperous. Chief Editor of Daily Pakistan and president, Council of Pakistan Newspaper Editors (CPNE), Mujeebur Rehman Shami, said the loyalty of journalists was to the nation, its ideology and the country, but not to the government. He recalled that never in the history of the subcontinent had any government emerged victorious out of a conflict with the press.

    He said Senator Saifur Rehman was trespassing his mandate under Ehtesab Act because it empowered him to investigate into the matters of politicians and government officers only and the press or newspapers were nowhere mentioned in it. He said different agencies were there to investigate into the ‘illegal activities’ of the newspapers. Jamil Athar, Editor of Daily Tijarat, underlined the immediate need for developing an environment of tolerance and justice in the country so that it could be taken out of the current crises. Najam Sethi, Editor of English weekly The Friday Times, regretted this was the first time that any major newspaper group had initiated the idea to bring the government and the press face to face. He pointed out the cudgels should be taken up for every newspaper, and not only when a major group was in trouble. He however lambasted the government’s assault on press freedom. He said when the rulers were in power they disliked the press and when the same people were in opposition they wanted press support. He said he was very happy to learn that Jang Group had stood against the government and this was the only way out of the present crisis. He said the day was not far away when the prime minister himself would visit the residence of Mir Shakil and say sorry to him for his wrong doings against Jang Group, as he had after carrying out similar vindictive action against both himself and his wife, Jugnu Mohsin, in retaliation against material being carried in their weekly.

    Earlier, president of the society, Dr Hassan Rizvi gave a brief introduction of the topic of the seminar. The speakers at a similar seminar in Islamabad assured their support to the Jang Group in the present row with the government for the cause of press freedom. The speakers were unanimous in saying that the present conflict was a bad precedent in the history of the country’s journalism. “If the government succeeded in overcoming the group, then the newspaper may be the first one but not the last,” the speakers feared. They asked the government to resolve the present controversy and recalled that even the martial law regimes had failed to pressure the journalists. Tuesday’s programme was the second leg of the seminar organised to commemorate the seventh death anniversary of Mir Khalilur Rehman at a local hotel. Law Minister Khalid Anwar failed to show up in the seminar for reasons best known to him.

    This time the speakers included Editor-in-Chief of The Pakistan Observer Zahid Malik, MQM leader Sheikh Liaquat Hussain, Editor of Jang Shorish Malik, Editor of Al-Akhbar Ghulam Akbar, Editor of Ausaf Hamid Mir, Editor of Kainat Mohsin Raza, President of Rawalpindi Islamabad Union of Journalists (Dastoor) Zafar Mahmood Malik, Vice President of Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) C R Shamsi and Chairman Jang Executive Committee Rana Tahir Mahmood. Zahid Malik insisted that they should always keep the national interest above all considerations. He appealed to the journalists to exercise their freedom to the optimum level by upholding truth which was also guaranteed in the Constitution. They should also not forget the national interest because they did not enjoy unfettered freedom, he maintained. “Press is not a sacred cow and national interest should dictate its agenda or policies,” Zahid Malik insisted. He said the bodies like the APNS and the CPNE, publishers and editors, were with the Jang Group and would continue to support them because it was a common cause involving the press freedom. Such organisations, he said, would play their role for the amicable resolution of the conflict. About the Karachi situation, he supported Saifur Rehman, saying one should not forget that some time back, terrorists were on the rampage there.

    The MQM’s Sheikh Liaquat Hussain assured support to the Jang Group on behalf of his party, suggesting that his party had always raised its voice for the press freedom. He was optimistic that the days were not far away when the journalist community would succeed and the Jang would continue to serve the people in the same fashion as it was doing now. Sheikh Liaquat said that the government was responsible for all acts of terrorism, especially in Punjab, and claimed that no one had, in the recent years, heard of any sectarian violence in Karachi. He also unleashed severe criticism against the prime minister and asked Chairman of Ehtesab Bureau Saifur Rehman to tell the source from which he established his business concern in Dubai. Shorish Malik asked the government to solve the problem with open-heartedness as the people of Pakistan would be the ultimate losers in the final round. At the same time, the newspapers should also keep the sanctity of words and truth at all costs without any fear or favour, he added. Ghulam Akbar recalled the era of Ayub Khan when there was a lot of repression on the journalists. He quoted the example of a newspaper, Kohistan, which collapsed due to the government pressure. Hamid Mir demanded across-the-board accountability against politicians, newspapers and editors of different newspapers instead of victimising alone the Jang Group on tax evasion charges. He said Mir Shakil was lucky in a sense that all working journalists were with him. Mohsin Raza asked senior editors of different newspapers to play their part to end this controversy and said a group could not fight for its cause alone and others should also come for its rescue. REFERENCE: Journalists unions, press workers slam Saif for press advice Qadri condemns rulers for trying to stifle voice of press; had judiciary been independent Jang would not have had to face such problems: Imran; Constitution guarantees Press freedom: Justice Shah; politicians, editors back Jang Group; By our correspondents http://www.jang.com.pk/thenews/spedition/waronjang/news/jan99/jan99-27-1.htm

  • LONDON: The “Sunday Times“ has published transcripts of conversations in 1999 between top minions of the Nawaz Sharif government and a High Court judge hearing the case of PPP leader Benazir Bhutto, bugged by an intelligence official who later fled Pakistan with the tapes. The disclosure came from a senior Pakistani intelligence officer who has said in a letter to the president, obtained by The Sunday Times, that he was told to bug the Justice Abdul Qayyum`s phones. The bugging allegedly revealed that Nawaz Sharif, the former prime minister, was intent on securing Bhutto`s conviction at any cost.

    In Pakistan Justice Qayyum challenged the veracity of the tapes saying they could have been concocted or doctored. He refused to comment on the merits of the case as it was being heard by the Supreme Court but said he gave all decisions according to the dictates of his conscience and the requirements of the law. By coincidence, the judge who sentenced him to hang was Qayyum`s father. Since she left Pakistan the government of Musharraf has intensified efforts to track assets Bhutto is suspected of having acquired illegally. Many were received by Zardari, who is in prison.

    Transcript (I)

    PA to Khalid Anwar: Is Justice Qayyum at Home?

    Girl: Who is going to talk?

    PA to Khalid Anwar: Khalid Anwar – the federal law minister – would like to talk.

    Girl: Please hold on

    Justice Qayyum: Hello!

    PA: Please hold I`ll connect you with Khalid Anwar.

    Khalid Anwar: Asalam-o-Alaikum

    Qayyum: Salam-o-Alaikum, how are you sir.

    Khalid Anwar: I rang you earlier but you were not at home. Where are you now?

    Qayyum: I am in Lahore at the moment

    Khalid Anwar: Frankly speaking, I have to discuss two, three issues which

    Saif has discussed with me.

    Qayyum: Who did?

    Khalid Anwar: Saif Sahib has. I can`t talk clearly but in my opinion you would understand it. The fact is that I really respect you and also Saif Sahib does.

    Qayyum: Yes, it is all right.

    Khalid Anwar: Somebody [Nawaz Sharif]is unhappy over the delay of hearing of his case to Saif that nothing has been done so far and why has it not been concluded. In return Saif defended you and said there is no such delay. There should be no misunderstanding because he is trying his level best. But the gentleman [Nawaz Sharif] is very unhappy, because of the situation. There was discussion regarding this issue and I was wondering that a problem might arise. Now I am thinking if you could reach the final result within the outside limit of two weeks.

    Qayyum: Apparently there is no problem we will have to complete the procedure. Cross-examination has been completed entirely. Now their statement under 432 has to be recorded.

    Khalid Anwar: So get it done on Monday.

    Qayyum: It is being done on Monday. After this we have to give them some time for defence evidence and then the matter will be closed.

    Khalid Anwar: What we should do is to start the hearing day to day.

    Qayyum: We were hearing it day to day but they have requested for two days time, as there are 356 documents. Now you tell me when we will have to fix the date for defence evidence, some time will be required.

    Khalid Anwar: If you are giving them two days so after that you should proceed without any break and stay in Islamabad for the full week instead of two days so that this case is completed within two weeks.

    Qayyum: I have been there nearly every day of the last two week.

    Khalid: You should just take up this case for the whole week.

    Qayyum: I am doing nothing else.

    Khalid: I am the one who keeps on asking you all the time and by the Grace of God you have done a good job in banking cases. Whenever I meet the World Bank people you are… Last time you sent me a fax. I was in meeting so I showed it to everybody and said this is what you call performance.

    Qayyum: Regarding this, when I come this time , I shall meet and tell you. Our Chief Justice is already there. I also told him that a slight delay is inevitable. For, example, if you ask them for defence evidence, then you will have to give them time, you just cannot say bring that tommorow.

    Khalid: Kindly try that the work is done. And next time you call me so that we can have a quiet cup of tea.

    Qayyum: I shall definately do it. But I had to tell that the others like me are nowhere close to me.

    Khalid: I know how much I respect you.

    Qayyum: By the Grace of God we shall conclude this very soon.

    Khalid: Kindly do it because from reading between the lines I could gather that there is a lot of pressure on Saif.

    Qayyum: No, no… I shall definitely do it.

    Khalid: Thank you.

    Qayyum: No, sir, I am at your disposal.

    Khalid: Allah Hafiz

    Qayyum: Thank you sir.

    Transcript (II)

    Saif-ur-Rehman and Justice Qayyum:

    Saif: Aslam-o-Alaikum sir

    Qayyum: Same to you. REFERENCE: `Nawaz put pressure to convict Benazir` By our correspondent: NRO: Kamran Khan & Dirty Role of Barrister Khalid Anwer.
    http://chagataikhan.blogspot.com/2010/01/nro-kamran-khan-dirty-role-of-barrister.html

  • wow…lets go back to past …on 9th march 2006..musharraf was the only leader in pakistan….every one was crying…where were all the so called political parties..and dere leaders..benazir was out of pakistan…instead of facing courts…may be thinking about a bunch of deals to do in future….but no way out…scared from jail…zardari…in jail….always used to make victory sign ..yeah he was a champ the way he used his pm wife and party to make money…mr 10 percent was worried about his future that..can he be mr 110 percent in future?,…there were no protests against unconstitutional regime of musharraf..where were political parties..the “thaykaydars” of pakistan…..steel mill was about to be looted but suddenly a man named Justice Ifthikar Chaudry took a stand ….so called leaders started to gather on his back..but in their hearts was only one thing “power”…benazir bhutto supported CJ….Nawaz supportd him too….ANP..was with CJ too..in many of her interviews Benazir Bhutto supported CJ ..why she did that…I think she was a big leader..but where were her vision?..why cant she figured out that his name is ifthikar-ur rehman chaudry not ifthikar Muhammad chaudhry….now about ppp’s current government …well I am surprised that ..either ppp don’t have competent people to handle ministries…or ppp don’t have a good leadership….i will give two examples only..first raja jani of water and power…if he cant solve water crisis then why he used to give deadlines..its being more than 2 years but ….raja pervez cant even reduce the loadshedding….nice….second is foreign ministry ..mr shah mahmood qureshi….well I think now a days our army is handling this ministry….what is mr qureshi doing…I think this is so annoying….second thing is that after Mumbai attacks ppp government cant even drag india to talks..india is always insulting Pakistan..where is their diplomatic skills…..leave all that…answer my this question..media was hero of ppp in musharraf regime..ansar abbasi shahid maqsood hamid mir were dere heroes….that was the reason that ppp hired shahid maqsood for ptv..now this media is a villain…where were that millions of supporters of ppp on 16 march 2009..when long march was coming towards Islamabad…..please stop doing politics for your self…don’t pave political grounds for ur kids….why zardari used to say in his speeches that he is preparing ground for bilawal..where is other Pakistanis of the same age group of bilawal….they don’t have any right to rule this country…why..did mr Jinnah gave Pakistan on lease to ppp….how many days bilwal used to spend in pakistan….please ppp guys why don’t u deny about the black money in swiss banks..show how zardari and miss Bhutto …earned this much money…now time is changed ..now our young generation Is not PTV trademark generation..which shows “ sab acha hai”…..time has come to filter the jokers out of politics……cj ifhtikar chaudry is our hero….

  • On one of the local TV channels, the anchorperson read out an excerpt from the judges’ code of conduct, vis-à-vis possession of the highest qualities of intellect and character and pattern of behaviour, to three eminent lawyers, Ali Ahmed Kurd, Justice (r) Tariq Mehmood and Hamid Khan. There was almost a consensus amongst them on the adage that ‘judges should speak through their judgements’, and that caution should be exercised in passing remarks during proceedings. The honourable court has the prerogative to warn and even charge the secretary interior, secretary establishment and chairman NAB for contempt of court for not complying with its orders, but acerbic remarks against bureaucrats, politicians and even a common man when reported in the print or electronic media afford opportunity to those who want to tarnish the judiciary’s image. The apex court should also reopen other cases of the opposition and take up Air Marshal (r) Asghar Khan’s case whereby politicians including Mian Nawaz Sharif received millions, a move that will be reflective of across the board accountability.

    In a letter to the Director General of the BBC, written in 1955, the High Lord Chancellor of Great Britain had said, “But the overriding consideration is the importance of keeping the judiciary in this country insulated from the controversies of the day. So long as a judge keeps silent, his reputation for wisdom and impartiality remains unassailable: but every utterance which he makes in public, except in the actual performance of his judicial duties, must necessarily bring him within the focus of criticism.” Whereas judges speak through their judgements, the Lord Chancellor further suggested that judges should avoid public pronouncements. In the context of the court asking the litigant’s counsel why he was defending Ahmed Riaz Sheikh, the panellists on the TV channel observed that the litigant has the right to engage a counsel of his choice. It has to be mentioned that in the Nuremberg Trials of Germans for war crimes by the victorious western allies after the Second World War, even accused war criminals were provided defence lawyers.

    Across the board accountability —Mohammad Jamil
    http://dailytimes.com.pk/default.asp?page=2010\04\03\story_3-4-2010_pg3_2

  • Now some questions for my ppp brothers…

    1)Why don’t your government started trial of pervez musharraf..now please don’t answer me by mentioning word reconciliation…I think it is a crime to recon ciliate with a criminal who suspened counstituion.

    2)What about black money in swiss banks..from the decleared assets of Mr zardari he cant produce such a huge amount of money?..now in ur answer please don’t start comparison between nawaz sharif and zardari..my question is only related to Zardari.

    3)Why at first Benazir and zardari denied that they don’t own surrey palace and later on admitted its ownership?

    4)If NRO was for reconciliation then why the national assembly didn’t passed it?Even MQM dint supported it since they were the biggest beneficiary?

    5)If PPP government don’t trust CJ then why prime minister always used to say that
    “we trust judiciary fully”?

    6)If Chief Justice is really cheap justice or saif-ur-rehman chaudhry as said by keyboard warriors here on this website then why your government surrenderd against so called bad guy CJ in the matter of appointment of judges?. Where is your moral courage?. Remove this CJ…what are you waiting for?
    7)In the presence of your Prime Minister why your government gave gurad of honour to Mr pervez musharraf who used to say that “ I wont let Benazir come back”..or “I kicked Benazir out of Pakistan”. I think if ppp guys had moral courage in support of their cause then they shouldn’t allow army to do this..may be resing was a better option because a leader lives for his cause not for power.
    8) Why your president denied his written promise about restoration of judiciary…where was his vision..he should had courage to say no to nawaz sharif about restoration of judiciary?
    9) Why u always cry like babies against CJ take a firm action against him?

    I hope u guys will debate logically and will not show any “Jiyala emotions”.I am here for a debate not for third rated psycho love for leaders since we are analyzing ppp critically not favoring it.

  • @ Aamir Mughal Dear brother dont use this copy cat culture here..please be innovative..i am sure u can think on your own and can also express your feelings meaning fully..i dont have time to read that loads of stuff mentioned by you…tel me what u know..and i hope in your answer u wont copy paste lines from different articles…..

  • Mr Wide Awake; all articles posted by Amir Mughal are orginally posted on Chagati Khan blog and he is the author of that blog. If you don’t have time to read all artcles mentioned above than why you are asking us to give answer of your questions.

  • Wide Awake :
    @ Aamir Mughal Dear brother dont use this copy cat culture here..please be innovative..i am sure u can think on your own and can also express your feelings meaning fully..i dont have time to read that loads of stuff mentioned by you…tel me what u know..and i hope in your answer u wont copy paste lines from different articles…..

    You can shove my feeling wherever you feel appropriate.

  • Wide Awake :
    @ Aamir Mughal Dear brother dont use this copy cat culture here..please be innovative..i am sure u can think on your own and can also express your feelings meaning fully..i dont have time to read that loads of stuff mentioned by you…tel me what u know..and i hope in your answer u wont copy paste lines from different articles…..

    Who is this? “Tell me”!!! Who are you????

  • Wide Awake :
    @ Aamir Mughal Dear brother dont use this copy cat culture here..please be innovative..i am sure u can think on your own and can also express your feelings meaning fully..i dont have time to read that loads of stuff mentioned by you…tel me what u know..and i hope in your answer u wont copy paste lines from different articles…..

    Do you even know the meaning of debate?

  • According to the Supreme Court’s (SC’s) decision, all those judges who took oath under the PCO were removed, but the honourable Chief Justice, Iftikhar Mohammad Chaudhry, also took oath under the PCO. Could the people be apprised which PCO judges are or are not protectors of the constitution?
    On May 13, 2000, a 12-member bench of the SC had issued a verdict validating the takeover of a democratic government by General Musharraf. Your lordship is requested to remove confusion in the minds of the people to satisfy them about constitutional compulsions behind this verdict.
    On April 13, 2005, in the judgement on the 17th Amendment and the president’s ‘uniform case’, Justice Chaudhry was one of the five SC judges who dismissed all petitions challenging Musharraf’s constitutional amendments. In a wide ranging judgement, they declared that the LFO instituted by General Musharraf after his suspension of the constitution, the 17th Amendment that gave this constitutional backing, and the two offices bill that allowed Musharraf to retain his military uniform whilst being president were all legal. Is it possible that such verdicts should be removed from our history so that nobody can discuss them? Some specific cases after nullifying the NRO were restored while 3,500 cases involving murders, gang-rapes of innocent girls and women, kidnappings and running torture cells were not restored though these cases were also withdrawn under the NRO. Mud is being thrown at the grave of Shaheed Benazir Bhutto and on Asif Ali Zardari who sacrificed everything for democracy. Is it not unfair, Chaudhry must come clean before casting first stone.

  • @Aamir Mughal ..okie my dear bro i will read all these articles too…thanks for sharing them ..but please my questions are still pending …all u ppp supporters out dere plz give me satisfactory answers ..if u guys can stisfy me ..believe me i will support ppp from my heart and soul …cuz i love Z.A Bhutto……

  • According to the Supreme Court’s (SC’s) decision, all those judges who took oath under the PCO were removed, but the honourable Chief Justice, Iftikhar Mohammad Chaudhry, also took oath under the PCO. Could the people be apprised which PCO judges are or are not protectors of the constitution?
    On May 13, 2000, a 12-member bench of the SC had issued a verdict validating the takeover of a democratic government by General Musharraf. Your lordship is requested to remove confusion in the minds of the people to satisfy them about constitutional compulsions behind this verdict.
    On April 13, 2005, in the judgement on the 17th Amendment and the president’s ‘uniform case’, Justice Chaudhry was one of the five SC judges who dismissed all petitions challenging Musharraf’s constitutional amendments. In a wide ranging judgement, they declared that the LFO instituted by General Musharraf after his suspension of the constitution, the 17th Amendment that gave this constitutional backing, and the two offices bill that allowed Musharraf to retain his military uniform whilst being president were all legal. Is it possible that such verdicts should be removed from our history so that nobody can discuss them? Some specific cases after nullifying the NRO were restored while 3,500 cases involving murders, gang-rapes of innocent girls and women, kidnappings and running torture cells were not restored though these cases were also withdrawn under the NRO. Mud is being thrown at the grave of Shaheed Benazir Bhutto and on Asif Ali Zardari who sacrificed everything for democracy. Is it not unfair, Chaudhry must come clean before casting first stone.

  • Wide Awake :
    @Aamir Mughal ..okie my dear bro i will read all these articles too…thanks for sharing them ..but please my questions are still pending …all u ppp supporters out dere plz give me satisfactory answers ..if u guys can stisfy me ..believe me i will support ppp from my heart and soul …cuz i love Z.A Bhutto……

    Please don’t support PPP. This country [particularly the Selfish Elite and Pseudo Religious Upper Middle Class] deserve Butchers like Zia, and Musharraf because both of them “successfully” ruled Pakistan form more than the Limit and not a peep was heard.

  • @Aamir Mughal
    Why are you so concerned about the country? You have nothing better to do than to research crap on the internet and start pasting links here and there. you responses are no brainer, stupid and lazy. Maybe you will do better if you find something to do rather than defending incompetant corrupt politicians.

  • @Aamir Mughal
    qaum ke liye aap ke dard ka bohat shukriya …. now start looking for a job and contribute to this country in some positive manner rather than being a leech on an already over-burdened economy. One look at you blog and i could see what you are made up. So it seems that age and experience did not help you rather than it has made you more paranoid, irresponsible, lazy, stubborn, unteachable and stupid.

  • Gox :
    @Aamir Mughal
    qaum ke liye aap ke dard ka bohat shukriya …. now start looking for a job and contribute to this country in some positive manner rather than being a leech on an already over-burdened economy. One look at you blog and i could see what you are made up. So it seems that age and experience did not help you rather than it has made you more paranoid, irresponsible, lazy, stubborn, unteachable and stupid.

    What do you know about Country and serving a Country and if my blog gives you creep then don’t visit.

  • @Aamir Mughal
    Yeah. What do i now about serving a country? You have now inherited this country after you predecessors have bled it dry. You have a good lineage thing going with list of Shaheeds and all. Especially i love the slogan KHAPPAY. Tell you what, being from intelligence and all, you must find out if i am part of a conspiracy to defame PPP and its jiyalas.

  • Gox :
    @Aamir Mughal
    Yeah. What do i now about serving a country? You have now inherited this country after you predecessors have bled it dry. You have a good lineage thing going with list of Shaheeds and all. Especially i love the slogan KHAPPAY. Tell you what, being from intelligence and all, you must find out if i am part of a conspiracy to defame PPP and its jiyalas.

    I am least bothered if Pakistan goes to hell.

  • @Aamir Mughal
    Who said your blog gives me creep? Actually, to be honest, it made me laugh. I was embarrassed to laugh for you had put in so much effort, all for nothing. What i like about it is the conspiracy mode and how you have exposed everyone and everything. Keep it up and you may get a call for a honorary position at the Presidential office. How is you morale? Say HIGH

  • Aamir Mughal :

    Gox :
    @Aamir Mughal
    Yeah. What do i now about serving a country? You have now inherited this country after you predecessors have bled it dry. You have a good lineage thing going with list of Shaheeds and all. Especially i love the slogan KHAPPAY. Tell you what, being from intelligence and all, you must find out if i am part of a conspiracy to defame PPP and its jiyalas.

    I am least bothered if Pakistan goes to hell.

    This is the spirit. now you got it.

  • Gox :
    @Aamir Mughal
    Who said your blog gives me creep? Actually, to be honest, it made me laugh. I was embarrassed to laugh for you had put in so much effort, all for nothing. What i like about it is the conspiracy mode and how you have exposed everyone and everything. Keep it up and you may get a call for a honorary position at the Presidential office. How is you morale? Say HIGH

    They [even the PPP] afford me in Presidency after reading this: PM Gilani/PPP “REWARDS” a Murderer of Zulfikar Ali Bhutto. http://chagataikhan.blogspot.com/2010/03/pm-gilanippp-rewards-murderer-of.html

    Nawaz Sharif also cannot afford me as well: NRO: Nawaz Sharif, Judiciary & Charter of Democracy. http://chagataikhan.blogspot.com/2010/01/nro-nawaz-sharif-judiciary-charter-of.html

    LAGHARI ALSO CANNOT AFFORD ME: Tummandar Sardar Farooq Ahmed Khan Laghari http://chagataikhan.blogspot.com/2008/11/tummandar-sardar-farooq-ahmed-khan.html

    JAMAT-E-ISLAMI AND SHIAS WOULD WISH MY DEATH: Senator Prof Khursheed Ahmed of Jamat-e-Islami was in Zia Cabinet and watch his interview justifying the Judicial Murder of Bhutto. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2iPFulZOplQ&feature=related

    Professor Ghafoor Ahmad of Jamat-e-Islami was a Federal Minister Production Industries in General Zia Martial Law Cabinet [1978-1979] [Reference Cabinet Division Pakistan] REFERENCE: High Treason Cases against Pakistani Military Dictators & Collaborators/Abettors http://chagataikhan.blogspot.com/2009/08/high-treason-cases-against-pakistani.html

    Mawdoodi and Jamat-e-Islami Part – 1
    http://chagataikhan.blogspot.com/2008/10/mawdoodi-and-jamat-e-islami-part-1.html

    Mawdoodi and Jamat-e-Islami Part – 2
    http://chagataikhan.blogspot.com/2008/10/mawdoodi-and-jamat-e-islami-part-2.html

    Mawdoodi and Jamat-e-Islami Part – 3
    http://chagataikhan.blogspot.com/2008/10/mawdoodi-and-jamat-e-islami-part-3.html

    The Jamaat-i-Islami joined Zia’s government during the martial law days. Mahmood Azam Farooqi and Professor Ghafoor Ahmad were appointed ministers. Mawdudi Khomeni 2 Bhai.pdf http://www.4shared.com/file/87085457/a40cd587/Mawdudi_Khomeni_2_Bhai.html?err=no-sess

  • Gox :
    @Aamir Mughal
    Who said your blog gives me creep? Actually, to be honest, it made me laugh. I was embarrassed to laugh for you had put in so much effort, all for nothing. What i like about it is the conspiracy mode and how you have exposed everyone and everything. Keep it up and you may get a call for a honorary position at the Presidential office. How is you morale? Say HIGH

    Moderators my earlier response is stuck in your spam, release it so this Born Again Pakistan read about the reality of Pakistan.

    Talking about Post in Presidency [read my earlier response] and now read me on NA-PAKISTAN [RATHER PALITISTAN] ARMY: Alleged Demand For The Trial of NRO Creators. http://chagataikhan.blogspot.com/2010/01/alleged-demand-for-trial-of-nro.html

  • Gox :

    Aamir Mughal :

    Gox :
    @Aamir Mughal
    Yeah. What do i now about serving a country? You have now inherited this country after you predecessors have bled it dry. You have a good lineage thing going with list of Shaheeds and all. Especially i love the slogan KHAPPAY. Tell you what, being from intelligence and all, you must find out if i am part of a conspiracy to defame PPP and its jiyalas.

    I am least bothered if Pakistan goes to hell.

    This is the spirit. now you got it.

    Talking about Post in Presidency [read my earlier response] and now read me on NA-PAKISTAN [RATHER PALITISTAN] ARMY: Establishment VS Judiciary & Demented Pakistani Media. http://chagataikhan.blogspot.com/2010/01/establishment-vs-judiciary-demented.html

    I am sure you don’t know that the so-called Baba-e-Qaum of this Bloody Islamic Republic of Pakistan was a Rafizi who appointed a Quadiyani Foreign Minister now go and scream “Pakistan Ka Matlab Kiya La Illah ha Ill Lallah” and ADD ALIUN WALIULLAH KHALIFATUL BILA FASL.

  • Gox :
    @Aamir Mughal
    you may get a call for a honorary position at the Presidential office. How is you morale? Say HIGH

    Yes, Benazir, Zulfikar Ali Bhutto, and Zulfikar Ali Bhutto called me from their graves and said that they Zardari is waiting at the doors of the Presidency with the notification for me for the post of Vice Presidency on righting this post: PM Gilani/PPP “REWARDS” a Murderer of Zulfikar Ali Bhutto. http://chagataikhan.blogspot.com/2010/03/pm-gilanippp-rewards-murderer-of.html

  • Aamir Mughal :

    Gox :
    @Aamir Mughal
    Who said your blog gives me creep? Actually, to be honest, it made me laugh. I was embarrassed to laugh for you had put in so much effort, all for nothing. What i like about it is the conspiracy mode and how you have exposed everyone and everything. Keep it up and you may get a call for a honorary position at the Presidential office. How is you morale? Say HIGH

    Moderators my earlier response is stuck in your spam, release it so this Born Again Pakistan read about the reality of Pakistan.
    Talking about Post in Presidency [read my earlier response] and now read me on NA-PAKISTAN [RATHER PALITISTAN] ARMY: Alleged Demand For The Trial of NRO Creators. http://chagataikhan.blogspot.com/2010/01/alleged-demand-for-trial-of-nro.html

    your point being? What are you trying to achieve here if you have no interest in Pakistan. Weird. The only other explanation is you are trying to get some attention. I do not see any point in blogging about affairs of Pakistan if you are not at all interested in Pakistan.

  • Gox :

    Aamir Mughal :

    Gox :
    @Aamir Mughal
    Who said your blog gives me creep? Actually, to be honest, it made me laugh. I was embarrassed to laugh for you had put in so much effort, all for nothing. What i like about it is the conspiracy mode and how you have exposed everyone and everything. Keep it up and you may get a call for a honorary position at the Presidential office. How is you morale? Say HIGH

    Moderators my earlier response is stuck in your spam, release it so this Born Again Pakistan read about the reality of Pakistan.
    Talking about Post in Presidency [read my earlier response] and now read me on NA-PAKISTAN [RATHER PALITISTAN] ARMY: Alleged Demand For The Trial of NRO Creators. http://chagataikhan.blogspot.com/2010/01/alleged-demand-for-trial-of-nro.html

    your point being? What are you trying to achieve here if you have no interest in Pakistan. Weird. The only other explanation is you are trying to get some attention. I do not see any point in blogging about affairs of Pakistan if you are not at all interested in Pakistan.

    If that is so then what are you doing on Pro PPP Blog?

  • Gox :
    @Aamir Mughal
    I am killing time ….it is you who i do not get …. Are you Pro PPP or what? What is you agenda?

    Don’t kill time to understand me. Time is money so go and do something needful and by the way you were worried about my “Loyalty” whether I am Pro or What?? Answer for your question is in Post number | #33 April 3rd, 2010 at 17:10, read and think beyond Loyalties, Conspiracy Theories and Agendas.

  • Gox :
    @Aamir Mughal
    What is you agenda?

    My Agenda is to see Pakistan is torn into Millions of Pieces and I want to see Pakistan’s shameful existence vanished from the pages of History and Map of the Universe for good.

  • lol @ the agency (hassad idara):

    یپلز پارٹی عدلیہ کیخلاف پروپیگنڈا مہم چلا رہی ہے،حساس ادارے کی رپورٹ

    کراچی (اسٹاف رپورٹر) پاکستان پیپلز پارٹی چیف جسٹس آف پاکستان کے خلاف پروپیگنڈہ مہم چلا رہی ہے۔ پیپلز پارٹی کا میڈیا سیل اس مہم کی نگرانی کر رہا ہے۔ یہ بات ایک حساس ادارے کی رپورٹ میں بتائی گئی ہے۔ اس رپورٹ سے پیپلز پارٹی کے بعض رہنماوٴں اور حکومتی عہدیداروں کو بھی آگاہ کردیاگیا ہے۔ رپورٹ میں کہا گیا ہے کہ بعض اخبارات میں ایک قوم پرست پارٹی کی طرف سے اشتہارات شائع ہوئے۔ ”چیف جسٹس آف پاکستان سے اپیل“ کے عنوان سے شائع ہونے والے ان اشتہارات میں چیف جسٹس کے ماضی کے حوالے سے باتیں کی گئی ہیں اور چیف جسٹس کے بارے میں منفی تاثر دینے کی کوشش کی گئی ہے۔ رپورٹ میں کہا گیا ہے کہ سندھ کے کچھ قوم پرست رہنما چیف جسٹس کے خلاف سیاسی مہم بھی شروع کر رہے ہیں جنہیں پیپلز پارٹی کی پشت پناہی حاصل ہے۔ خاص طور پر میڈیا سیل کے انچارج ایک ایم پی اے خاص طور پر سرگرم ہیں۔ رپورٹ میں کہا گیا ہے کہ یہ ”انفارمیشن“ دینے کا مقصد یہ ہے کہ متعلقہ اداروں کو صورتحال کا علم ہو۔ واضح رہے کہ ایک قوم پرست پارٹی کی طرف سے 9 اپریل کو سپریم کورٹ کے باہر دھرنا دینے کی کال بھی دی گئی ہے۔

    http://www.jang.net/urdu/details.asp?nid=422449

    PPP carrying out anti-CJP campaign
    Sunday April 04, 2010 (0954 PST)

    ISLAMABAD: Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) is carrying out propaganda campaign against Chief Justice of Pakistan and media cell of PPP is supervising this campaign.
    This has been revealed in a report of a sensitive institution. Some leaders and government officials have been informed about this report.

    It was stated in the report that advertisements were published in some newspapers on behalf of a nationalist party with the title “Appeal to Chief Justice of Pakistan” which throws light on the past of the chief justice and tried to create negative impression against CJP.

    It was said in the report that some nationalist leaders, backed by PPP, are launching political campaign against chief justice of Pakistan Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry. Specially an incharge of PPP media cell and an MPA is active in this regard.

    The report said that the purpose of providing this ‘information’ is to caution the concerned departments about it.

    It is to be noted that a call to stage sit-in (dharna) outside the Supreme Court on April 9 has also been given by a nationalist party.

    http://paktribune.com/news/index.shtml?226140

  • Akhtar :
    lol @ the agency (hassad idara):
    یپلز پارٹی عدلیہ کیخلاف پروپیگنڈا مہم چلا رہی ہے،حساس ادارے کی رپورٹ
    کراچی (اسٹاف رپورٹر) پاکستان پیپلز پارٹی چیف جسٹس آف پاکستان کے خلاف پروپیگنڈہ مہم چلا رہی ہے۔ پیپلز پارٹی کا میڈیا سیل اس مہم کی نگرانی کر رہا ہے۔ یہ بات ایک حساس ادارے کی رپورٹ میں بتائی گئی ہے۔ اس رپورٹ سے پیپلز پارٹی کے بعض رہنماوٴں اور حکومتی عہدیداروں کو بھی آگاہ کردیاگیا ہے۔ رپورٹ میں کہا گیا ہے کہ بعض اخبارات میں ایک قوم پرست پارٹی کی طرف سے اشتہارات شائع ہوئے۔ ”چیف جسٹس آف پاکستان سے اپیل“ کے عنوان سے شائع ہونے والے ان اشتہارات میں چیف جسٹس کے ماضی کے حوالے سے باتیں کی گئی ہیں اور چیف جسٹس کے بارے میں منفی تاثر دینے کی کوشش کی گئی ہے۔ رپورٹ میں کہا گیا ہے کہ سندھ کے کچھ قوم پرست رہنما چیف جسٹس کے خلاف سیاسی مہم بھی شروع کر رہے ہیں جنہیں پیپلز پارٹی کی پشت پناہی حاصل ہے۔ خاص طور پر میڈیا سیل کے انچارج ایک ایم پی اے خاص طور پر سرگرم ہیں۔ رپورٹ میں کہا گیا ہے کہ یہ ”انفارمیشن“ دینے کا مقصد یہ ہے کہ متعلقہ اداروں کو صورتحال کا علم ہو۔ واضح رہے کہ ایک قوم پرست پارٹی کی طرف سے 9 اپریل کو سپریم کورٹ کے باہر دھرنا دینے کی کال بھی دی گئی ہے۔
    http://www.jang.net/urdu/details.asp?nid=422449
    PPP carrying out anti-CJP campaign
    Sunday April 04, 2010 (0954 PST)
    ISLAMABAD: Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) is carrying out propaganda campaign against Chief Justice of Pakistan and media cell of PPP is supervising this campaign.
    This has been revealed in a report of a sensitive institution. Some leaders and government officials have been informed about this report.
    It was stated in the report that advertisements were published in some newspapers on behalf of a nationalist party with the title “Appeal to Chief Justice of Pakistan” which throws light on the past of the chief justice and tried to create negative impression against CJP.
    It was said in the report that some nationalist leaders, backed by PPP, are launching political campaign against chief justice of Pakistan Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry. Specially an incharge of PPP media cell and an MPA is active in this regard.
    The report said that the purpose of providing this ‘information’ is to caution the concerned departments about it.
    It is to be noted that a call to stage sit-in (dharna) outside the Supreme Court on April 9 has also been given by a nationalist party.
    http://paktribune.com/news/index.shtml?226140

    Dear Akhtar Sahab,

    Earlier Jang Group/GEO was praising Sindhi Nationalists and then Jang Group attacked Sindhi Cap and Sindhi Culture and now they have again [without any credible proof] attacked and raise false allegation on Sindhi Nationalists. Read how the same Jang praised Sindhi Nationalists: Sindh nationalists stand for return of judges By Shaheen Sehbai & Ansar Abbasi Monday, March 16, 2009

    http://www.thenews.com.pk/top_story_detail.asp?Id=20939

    WASHINGTON/ISLAMABAD: The US capital and the world is watching for the ultimate battle on the D-Day on Monday in what has now turned into a fatal fight to the finish between two personalities — President Asif Zardari and Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry. Only one will survive.

    Zardari has all the power that anyone can muster in any country, but he also has the biggest stakes on line. His power grab in the last few months is not helping him and he is fighting a losing battle.

    Iftikhar Chaudhry has no powers but he has the entire country behind him and that makes him the most powerful commander leading his troops to ultimate victory. His troops, Nawaz Sharif, Ali Kurd, Aitzaz Ahsan, the media, lawyers, politicians, rights activists and the people at large have been deceived so many times that no more promises or assurances of the Zardari camp carry any weight. Thus foreign guarantors are being sucked into the equation.

    The Army, the ultimate protector of the external and internal security fronts, has been caught in a dangerous bind. While it was hard pressed fighting the terrorists and their creeping coups, President Zardari has opened a much wider and a potentially suicidal confrontation which had brought the entire country to a standstill, even before the long march could start or converge at a point.

    The Army is in no position to fight such a divisive and extended war with its own people, for the interests of a few misguided and incompetent leaders who failed to grow into the large shoes they landed in, by the stroke of luck after the ultimate sacrifice of Benazir Bhutto.

    While leaders like Maulana Fazlur Rehman are, in sheer desperation, trying to give the phenomenal rising of the people for a national cause the colour of a possible threat to the federation, all those leading the movement have repeatedly said the objective of their struggle is to attain the objective of reinstatement of Nov 2 judiciary and not to dislodge the present PPP government.

    Mian Nawaz Sharif, Qazi Hussain Ahmad, Imran Khan and the lawyers’ leadership have said in one voice that the government must listen to what the nation demands. The Jamaat-e-Islami chief has even asked Army chief Gen Ashfaq Parvez Kayani to use his pressure on the government to meet the public demand for the independence of judiciary instead of exploiting such a situation for a military intervention to grab power, a la Ziaul Haq or Musharraf.

    Given the public mood and the thinking of the political leaders military intervention is not possible and would be strongly resisted if foolishly resorted to. Critical mistakes have been made by Zardari-controlled war room, set up in the bunker inside the presidency.

    When Punjab was forcibly taken over by the governor to physically stop the long march and the entire transport system, official and private, was hijacked to block every road, two days before the D-Day word was sent out that the Shahbaz Sharif government was being restored in a few days.

    Given our bureaucratic mindset, the entire Punjab administration was paralysed that very moment because no officer, junior or senior, would take action against an ousted chief minister or his party, if he was to regain power in a few days.

    Hence there are numerous reports that the Punjab police and the administration was helping the Sharifs break the barriers or even smuggle them in police vehicles to dodge orders of a governor who was about to be sacked. It is simple logic.

    A senior government official, who drove to Islamabad from Lahore hours before the long march started towards Islamabad, reported the mood of the civil administration and the police in Punjab had changed altogether. He said officials were no more inclined to block the long march because they themselves had felt the change in the wind.

    He claimed if a police force of 23,000 and other security personnel deployed in Lahore could not prevent the Lahorites from coming out on the streets despite the use of brutal police force and teargas, the long march would smoothly move toward Islamabad as the other districts do not have enough force to face huge crowds.

    According to a report, high-ranking police officers, of SSP rank and above, rushed inside the Lahore High Court and made speeches, apologising to the lawyers and the civil society. They said whatever had happened was wrong and from now on they won’t be a part of it. Rich traders of Lahore also come to the high court and categorically blamed it all on President Zardari. People were not chanting ‘Zardari ko jana hoga!’, rather they were saying, ‘Zardari to gaya!’

    Asif Zardari has always been in a hurry to blow up the system that he suddenly inherited 14 months ago. He has overstretched his desire to become ‘General’ Asif Zardari, following in the footsteps of Gen Musharraf, for whom he still carries a soft spot.

    Zardari began where Musharraf had peaked in terms of power. He had everything going for him, a supportive people, a unanimous parliament, a friendly opposition, a lovable media, a world ready to help. But he could not grasp the opportunity or even fathom the critical role he had been swept in. His destructive politics has led him to the present pass.

    The last card he has, and he has been saying this in private for some time, is the ultimate “Sindh card” which had been used off and on by Sindhi leaders when they were in trouble or cornered because of their failed policies or strategies. Zardari using the Sindh card would be an ultimate joke with the people.

    Why this appears a last ditch desperate effort is obvious as his cronies and loyalists like Rehman Malik and the foxy Maulana Fazlur Rehman have started raising this bogey. Malik has been referring to the “East Pakistan like” situation whereas nothing like it exists on the ground.

    Even in Sindh all the nationalists led my Mumtaz Bhutto, GM Syed Group, Rasool Bux Paleejo, the nationalists of other provinces including the Bizenjos, Mengals, Marris of Balochistan and even the coalition partners Bilors of Peshawar have been looking at the situation as a fight for an independent judiciary and not a threat to the federation. Most have been very vocal in support of the judges.

    Zardari does not realise that he has pushed himself to the wrong side of the political, civil and intellectual spectrum. While everyone is clamouring for judicial independence, and everyone includes top judges, lawyers, politicians, journalists, even generals and bureaucrats, using the Sindh card would be nothing but an act of desperation signalling acceptance of defeat.

    The argument that the PPP was being victimised once again will hold no water as the present shape of the Zardari-led PPP is not what Benazir Bhutto’s PPP looked like and stood for. Benazir Bhutto’s jiyalas are no longer jiyalas of Zardari, they have been sidelined and it has been proved beyond doubt that Zardari does not stand for what Benazir wanted or struggled for.

    Thus all the Sindhi PPP and non-PPP stalwarts, including even Makhdoom Amin Fahim, Nawab Yousuf Talpur, the Jatois, Bhuttos et al, will not let Zardari use the Sindh card. It is in fact no card at all.

  • Time to hold accountable General Mian Maulvi Unjust Iftikhar-ur-Rehman Kasuri
    Edited version _________________________________________________

    There are always a few names in the history of every nation that are cursed and spitted forever. As a nation, our history also contains many such cursed personalities; and General Mian Maulvi Unjust Iftikhar ur Rehman Kasuri leads that filth today alongwith a coterie of opportunists like Justice Ramday.

    It was actually Saifur Rehman Khan of the so-called Ehtesab Bureau who had, at the behest of Mian Nawaz Sharif (the illegitimate child of General Ziaul Haq) engineered a fake accountability process to convict Asif Ali Zardari and Benazir Bhutto Shaheed by having charged them with several fabricated criminal and corruption cases. There is no doubt that such accountability may not be declared ‘just and fair’ when a particular person may have a vested interest and the said person no matter how pious looking lacks the capacity of adjudicating on the basis of impartiality. In addition, Nawaz Sharif confessed in his biography titled “Ghaddar Kaun” that all the cases filed against Zardari and Bhutto were forged, bogus and politically motivated. That was the worst and darkest chapter of Pakistan’s history that could never be deleted from the pages. However those bitter memories could be buried, but unfortunately, Saif-Ur-Rehman, has once again appeared in the shape of Cheap Jusitce Iftikhar Chaudhry, or rightly Iftikhar–ur-Rehman who in the name of accountability is fulfilling the unaccomplished agenda of Saif-ur-Rehman and his former bald boss.

    One simply cant understand why all the laws and morality comes into play only when the PPP is involved whose government had committed the grave sin of having restored those judges of the superior courts who were kicked out by General Musharraf after having used them for ten long years to prolong his dictatorial rule. And the current cheap justice is one of them. The present-day accountability story is the same old story, whose writer is the same just like Chief Justice Maulvi Mushtaq Hussain but dancing puppet is changed (Iftikhar this time). Instead of looking into his own mirror and blemished past, General Mian Maulvi Iftikhar ur Rehman Kasuri appears to cast the first stone. The hoopla being created by the Iftikhar-Ramdey duo over the re-opening of President Zardari’s infamous Swiss cases is not really all that surprising. However, what is astonishing is the apparent disgrace of the national constitution and international laws which provide immunity to a sitting president across the globe.

    One could feel the disappointment of General Mian Maulvi Unjust Iftikhar-ur-Rehman Kasuri after the Swiss prosecutor general Daniel Zappelli clearly spelled out that his country cannot prosecute the Pakistani president “because the Pakistan Constitution grants him immunity as head of state”. However, one can expect from the cheap Justice that he could violate the constitution by resorting to settling his personal scores and setting aside with impuinity the immunity of the office of the President. One can ask: Were the people of Pakistan not aware of Asif Zardari’s past? If they were, why did they give their mandate to the PPP and elect Zardari as president of Pakistan? If the people of Pakistan have vindicated the PPP and Asif Zardari by vioting them to power, who the hell is General Maulvi Mian Iftikhar-ur-Rehman Kasuri to defy the mandate of 16 million people of Pakistan?

    One can ask is there a crime greater than violating the unanomously adopted 1973 constitution of Pakistan? The constitution was earlier being violated by General Musharraf and Idftikhar Chodhary was there to endorse all his illegitimate actions. Now, with Musharraf gone with the wind, it is none other than the chief justice who is violating the constitution in a bid to assume the executive authority of the government and prosecute grave of Mohtarma Shaheed Benazir Bhutto. Therefore, time has come for the people of Pakistan to hold Iftikhar accountable and punish him for conspiring against a democratically elected government at the behest of his rightst backers, especially at a time when his real face has already been unmasked.