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GLOBAL INJUSTICE by Mehwish Zia

GLOBAL INJUSTICE

by

Mehwish Zia

27th October 1947, also known as Black Day , is the darkest day of the history of sub-continent. On this day , the Indian troops landed on the soil of Kashmir and sabotaged the stability of the subcontinent. Unfortunately, Kashmir is one of those royal states that India occupied with its hegemony at the time of partition of the sub-continent. By handing over this Muslim majority state to India against the will of his people, Raja Hari Singh, the Hindu ruler of Kashmir, commenced the never ending story of human rights infringements by Indian army. Extrajudicial killings, enforced disappearances, sexual assault against women, harassment of Kashmiri students – you name it and they have done it. If peace is what the proponents of war on terrorism want to achieve, why nobody dares to pay heed to the grievances of Kashmiris?

 

Map-of-IOK-largeA long time ago the seed of the Kashmir conflict was planted by giving India the Muslim majority area of Gurdaspur District at the time of partition of the subcontinent. This blessed the Indian armed forces with a land route to Kashmir. The state forces revolted against Maharaja’s decision and the governor general of India, Lord Mountbatten, ordered the Indian army to land in Srinagar. Pakistan military retaliated and when India could not control the circumstances, it appealed to the UN Security Council to intervene. This was followed by ceasefire and UN resolutions calling for a plebiscite in Kashmir. In front of the whole world India pledged that Kashmiris will be given a chance to decide their future. Later on, it forgot its promises and started to oppress Kashmiris.

 

 

 

 

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It has been decades now, but the issue of Kashmir cannot be resolved. Since the beginning of this conflict, India is committing the worst kind of human rights violations in Kashmir. Not only this, Pakistan and India have fought at least three wars over Kashmir and have been engaged in several battles over the control of the Siachen Glacier since 1984. Apart from this, day to day battles between Kashmiri insurgents and the Indian Government have further jeopardized the public security. On the one hand, India demands permanent membership of the United Nations . On the other hand, it does not let the people of Kashmir decide their fate. Does this hypocrite deserve permanent membership of the UN Security Council?

 

Kashmir is not just an issue of land, but also of people. Every year on Black Day Kashmiris living on both sides of the Line of Control tell the world that they are against the India’s illegal occupation of Jammu and Kashmir. Like any other nation of this world, Kashmiris also deserve to live a peaceful life. For that reason, they peacefully demand their right of freedom from India. Also, they remind the international community that the resolution of Kashmir issue is mandatory for the stability of not only Kashmir but also of South Asia. Therefore, it must be resolved in accordance with the resolutions of the United Nations.

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FOHA RAZA: Carmudi.pk and Easy Taxi present the E-Commerce Transport and Automobile Conference 2014 [Lahore, 27th October, 2014]

Carmudi.pk and Easy Taxi present the E-Commerce Transport and Automobile Conference 2014

 

[Lahore, 27th October, 2014]: Easy Taxi and Carmudi recently held the E-commerce Transport and Automobile Conference 2014, to promote and educate the general public about the benefits, success, and growth of ecommerce in Pakistan through the recent years. The conference was a showcase presenting the ecommerce growth in Pakistan that is revolutionizing the automobile and transport industry holistically.

unnamedThe event was attended by people from all walks of life including prominent media personalities, bloggers, distinguished ecommerce players, as well as students from various educational institutions. Some prominent speakers at the event included West Asia Managing Director for Easy Taxi, Mr Leonardo Schmidt Boz; Country Manager Pakistan for Carmudi.pk, Mr Ali Izhar; and Managing Director of Asia Region for Kaymu.com Mr Ahmed Khan.

unnamed-1According to the date provided by World Bank and quoted by the State Bank of Pakistan; in the year 2007 the e-commerce growth rate stood at 10% and increased to 16% by 2012 giving it a 6% jump in 5 years resulting in an average growth of 1.2% every year. By this data, the rise in ecommerce in Pakistan is expected to see a jump of 12% in the next ten years. With numbers rising this high; online portals are becoming increasingly essential in everyday life and portals like Easy Taxi and Carmudi are some of the first ones to take on expansion of ecommerce for the benefit of Pakistan as an emerging market.

The event was also attended by Easy Taxi’s country manager Mr Adam Ghaznavi. Commenting on Pakistan’s ecommerce revolution he stated, “We have come a long way in a short span of time. While there is still immense potential in the market to grow, we are on the right track. At Easy Taxi we are proud to be playing our part in helping Pakistan’s ecommerce sector grow.”

While speaking during the conference, Carmudi’s Country Manager Pakistan Mr Ali Izhar commented, “Carmudi is bringing in more transparency into the market as we are aggregating the whole market in one place and can thus guarantee the best prices. If a hundred cars of the same make and model are offered on our site, Carmudi.pk, for approximately the same price, you can assume that it is fair as it reflects the market. To this end, today, we are very excited to collaborate with Easy Taxi and help promote e-commerce by pitching in our two cents to revolutionize the automotive industry in Pakistan”.

The ecommerce sector in Pakistan still has a long way to go, but experts believe that the industry is still growing. It is bridging the gap between the consumer and the markets increasing accessibility and ease to purchase. The launch of 3G and 4G services is expected to expedite this growth.

 

For more information on Carmudi and Easy Taxi, please log on to:

www.carmudi.pk

www.easytaxi.com/pk

 

 

Pakistan Think Tank Highlights All Pakistani Businesses to the Global Community & Visitors to Pakistan.

We Recommend that you do your own due diligence by contacting the business directly or through Pakistan embassy, Commercial Cousellors Offices in your home country

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Gambling against Armageddon by Amb.Munir Akram, former Pakistan ambassador to the UN

Gambling against Armageddon

By

Munir Akram, former Pakistan ambassador to the UN | 

 

IN an opinion piece last year, Henry Kissinger observed that over the next couple of decades a nuclear war was likely to take place between India and Pakistan. The nuclear factor was in play in four major and one minor India-Pakistan crises: in 1987, 1990, 1998, 1999 and 2002.
 
In 1987, when an Indian army chief launched the Brasstacks military exercises along Pakistan’s exposed desert borders, Pakistan responded by deploying its forces in the north where India was vulnerable. Prime minister Rajiv Gandhi’s agreement to a mutual stand-down no doubt also took into account the informal threat from Islamabad to bomb India’s nuclear reactors in case Pakistan was attacked. (After the crisis ended, the Pakistan-India agreement not to attack each other’s nuclear facilities was jointly formulated in one day.)
 
In January 1990, when the anti-Indian insurgency erupted in Kashmir and India threatened Pakistan, a conflict was forestalled by US intervention. The US acted when it learnt that Pakistan had begun to arm its nuclear-capable aircraft.

The operation of mutual deterrence between India and Pakistan is being eroded.


armageddon21During the night of 26-27 May 1998 — the night before Pakistan conducted its nuclear explosions in response to India’s tests — Pakistani radar detected unidentified aircraft flying towards its territory. Islamabad issued warnings of instant retaliation to India and relayed these to the US and Israel. This may have been a false alarm; but it illustrates the danger of accidental conflict in the absence of real-time communications.
During the 1999 Kargil war, the nuclear dimension was implicit, given that the crisis occurred a year after the India-Pakistan nuclear tests.
 
During the 2002 general mobilisation by India and Pakistan, the director general of the Pakistan Armed Forces Special Plans Division enunciated its nuclear ‘doctrine’ in a news interview. The ‘doctrine’ envisaged that Pakistan would use nuclear weapons if: it was being militarily overwhelmed; its nuclear or strategic weapons or facilities were attacked; and it was subjected to an enemy blockade.
 
The projection of this doctrine, including at a UN news conference by this writer in July 2002, sparked a fall in the Indian Stock Exchange, the evacuation of foreign personnel and embassy families from New Delhi and a demarche by Indian business leaders to prime minister Atal Behari Vajpayee, and reportedly led to the Indian agreement for a mutual drawback of forces.
 
The operation of mutual deterrence displayed in 2002, however, is being eroded by several developments.
 
One, the conventional military balance is becoming progressively unfavourable to Pakistan. India is engaged in a major arms build-up. It is the world’s largest arms importer today. It is deploying advanced and offensive land, air and sea weapons systems. Pakistan’s conventional capabilities may not prove sufficient to deter or halt an Indian attack.
 
Two, India has adopted the Cold Start doctrine envisaging a rapid strike against Pakistan. This would prevent Pakistan from mobilising its conventional defence and thus lower the threshold at which Pakistan may have to rely on nuclear deterrence.
 
Three, Pakistan has had to deploy over 150,000 troops on the western border due to its involvement in the cross-border counterterrorism campaign in Afghanistan, reducing its conventional defence capacity against India.
 
Four, the acquisition of foreign nuclear plants and fuel, made possible by the Indo-US civilian nuclear cooperation agreement, will enable India to enlarge its nuclear weapons stockpile significantly. To maintain nuclear balance, Pakistan has accelerated production of fissile materials. Both nuclear arsenals are now large and growing.
 
Five, given its growing conventional disadvantage, and India’s pre-emptive war fighting doctrine, Pakistan has been obliged to deploy a larger number of nuclear-capable missiles, including so-called ‘theatre’ or tactical nuclear-capable missiles. The nuclear ‘threshold’ is now much lower.
 
Six, the Kashmir dispute — once described by former US president Bill Clinton as a nuclear flashpoint — continues to fester. Another insurgency is likely to erupt, certainly if the Bharatiya Janata Party government goes ahead with its platform promise to abrogate Article 370 of the Indian constitution (which accords special status to Jammu & Kashmir). A renewed Kashmiri insurgency will evoke Indian accusations against Pakistan and unleash another Indo-Pakistan crisis.
 
Seven, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has obviously decided to adopt an aggressive posture towards Pakistan, no doubt to appeal to his hard-line Hindu constituency. The recent ceasefire violations along the Line of Control are an ominous indication of such belligerency.
 
Eight, India is reportedly involved in supporting the Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan and the Baloch Liberation Army to destabilise Pakistan internally.
 
Nine, India has terminated the ‘composite dialogue’ with Pakistan. Its precondition for talks — an “absence of violence” — is impossible for Pakistan to meet.
 
Ten, the US and other major powers evince little interest in addressing the combustible mix of live disputes, terrorist threats, conventional arms imbalance and nuclear weapons in South Asia.
 
During the parallel dialogue initiated by the US with Pakistan and India following their 1998 nuclear explosions, Pakistan proposed a ‘strategic restraint regime’ with India which would include mechanisms to resolve disputes, including Kashmir; preserve a conventional arms balance and promote mutual nuclear and missile restraint.
India rejected the concept of a mutual restraint regime.
 
The US at first agreed to consider Pakistan’s proposal. However, as their talks with India transitioned from restricting India’s nuclear programme to building a “strategic partnership” (against China), the Americans de-hyphenated policy towards Pakistan and India, opened the doors to building India’s conventional and nuclear capabilities and disavowed any interest in the Kashmir dispute. Currently, Indian belligerence is bolstered by US pressure on Pakistan to halt fissile material production and reverse the deployment of theatre nuclear-capable missiles.
 
If a South Asian Armageddon is to be prevented, it is essential to build a structure of stable deterrence between India and Pakistan and find ways to deal with Kashmir and other outstanding disputes. Reviving consideration of a strategic restraint regime would be a good place to start.
 
The writer is a former Pakistan ambassador to the UN.

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Jammers in the Assembly by Col. Riaz Jafri (Retd)

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LETTER TO EDITOR

October 29th, 2014

 

Jammers in the Assembly

 

Agha Siraj Durrani – the Speaker of the Sindh Assembly, according to a news report, has ordered installation of mobile jammers in the Assembly Hall as the cell phones of the august members of the assembly keep ringing thus distracting the proceedings of the assembly.  Strange, and to me such an expenditure on the jammers would be totally unwarranted and a sheer waste of the public money. For, I don’t think our  honourable MPAs are that uncouth and uncivilized not to know that the cell phones are ought to be kept on ‘silent’ mode during the indoor gatherings, assemblies, lectures, prayers and similar other occasions.  Why waste money?  And, if at all someone doesn’t abide by such a civilized code of conduct what are the Sergeants at Arms provided to the assemblies for?  

 

Col. Riaz Jafri (Retd)
30 Westridge 1
Rawalpindi 46000
Pakistan
E.mail: jafri@rifiela.com

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Last Night Discussion on Form-14 Verifications by Dr.Moeed Pirzada

 

 Last Night Discussion on Form-14 Verifications

By Moeed Pirzada

 

Discussion with Mudassar Rizvi & Fawad was a bit technical but very important to current political crisis and negotiations. What we all need to understand is that the fundamental, the most necessary election record for verification is Statement of Count called Form-14. This Form-14 (Statement of Count) when filled completely details the: Total Registered Voters at the Polling Stations, Male Vote, Female Vote, Vote Cast, Vote Rejected and Total Accepted Vote. Form 15 & 16 prepared by Returning Officers (RO) that give the total result of a Constituency as to who has won is only a simple addition of all Form-14’s received from all Polling Stations.

Each Constituency of National Assembly in Pakistan consisted of anywhere from 250-300 Polling Stations. Each Polling Station was headed by a Presiding Officer designated by Election Commission. Who and who were appointed by Election Commission is an essential record; these were mostly officers of Education Department or Agriculture Dept. or such other provincial govt departments. Their “signatures” and “thumb impressions” are not only part of NADRA record but are also available from AGPR Office from where they draw their salaries.

Most Polling Stations have registered voters anywhere from 700 to 1500. So if Polling ends at 5pm, within 2-3 hours Form-14’s are ready for distribution to Polling Agents and onward deposit to the Returning Officers. At every Polling Station at the end of Voting, votes were counted within 2-3 hours supposedly in the presence of polling agents of several political parties. Presiding Officers by law issue Form-14 after signing on their names & titles, fixing their own thumb impression and writing CNIC. This constitutes a dully Filled Form-14. Form-14 is a Public Document; it should be put outside the Polling Station; may be given to Media and given the universal presence of new Camera software in every phone we can capture their photos for record.(Suggestion for Media and Election Monitors for Next Elections)

What Mudassar (FAFEN) was suggesting was that before a Judicial Commission or any JIT starts to go towards the Vote Count, the first basic steps should be done which will reveal a lot about the Elections and the next steps like Vote Count in Constituencies. The first basic steps should be to verify if Election Commission has all Form-14’s dully filled from all Polling Stations of all Constituencies. There should be around 69-70,000 Form-14’s for National Assembly and the same for Provincial Assemblies (since same Polling Stations were used) so around 138-139,000 Form-14s should be in possession of Election Commission. (ECP as per its own plan and commitment was supposed to put scanned copies of all these Form-14’s on its Website but for reasons not explained it has not been able to do it, which itself is a very suspicious act and raises very difficult questions)

Once ECP confirms the presence of duly filled Form-14’s, the next simple step is verification of the “thumb impressions” and signatures of the Presiding Officers on these Form-14’s. Since the record of the appointment of the Presiding Officers is available and their signatures and thumb impressions are part of record in NADRA and AGPR so it should take only 2-3 or at most 3-4 days of electronic work by NADRA to verify if the Form-14’s with ECP used for final Election Result are the same that were issued by designated Presiding Officers at the designated Polling Stations or they were changed at a later stage at the level of RO’s or DRO’s. It is important to understand that RO or DRO or ECP cannot change the Form-14 once issued without the Due Process of Law. Also keep in mind that large number of copies of the Form-14’s issued by Presiding Officers are available with PPP, PTI, PMLN, other parties, Election Monitors and Media and once these Form-14’s are made available on ECP’s website it is possible for public to check if the Form-14’s used by ECP for result calculation are the same that were issued by Presiding Officers in the evening of 11th May 2013 (Day of controversial Elections)

This is only one step; many follow through steps are possible. FAFEN may issue a press release which we will follow. What is the basic idea? The idea is that Election Investigations is a fact finding mathematical job; this is not a legal or constitutional task. Legal and Constitutional issues are very secondary or tertiary in this task. This explains why Election Tribunals are not of much help. Because in Election Tribunals allegations are being addressed or scrutinized as per law and procedure. Complainants are supposed to bring hard evidence of rigging which they often can not assemble on their own. And the issues keep on dragging. So Election Tribunals – the way they are working – have limited application to this challenge of fact finding and determination of what happened. For example whole Town may have seen a murder but in a Pakistani court room it may still not be possible to prove that who killed whom. Election Tribunals unfortunately, the way they are constituted, also fall in the same category.

This also explains why PTI & Govt Negotiations are not reaching anywhere. PTI wants Constituency records (30 or more Constituencies) and documents, votes etc to be checked and scrutinized which is simple common sense of “fact finding”. But PMLN & Allies term this as “Super Tribunals” and unconstitutional. When in his latest address to the concluding hours of Joint Parliamentary Session, PM Nawaz Sharif said that “we won’t accept any constitutional demands” he was not worried about his “resignation” he was referring also to this process of checking Election Results. What PMLN has been suggesting (when they say we have accepted Five Points) is that Judicial Commission should investigate allegations leveled by Imran Khan and PTI against RO’s, DRO’s, Iftikahar Chaudhry, Najam Sethi and ECP etc or allegations that PMLN was responsible for rigging through Interim Governments or that PMLN was the beneficiary. This is a legal trick, the kind of which is used by lawyers in courts to defend their clients. In terms of Investigations into the Elections, the basic Election Audit these are meaningless time wasting excuses and nothing else.

We hope these ideas, discussed in 19th Sept, 2014 ARY Special broadcast and this Facebook Note reaches all political parties and Siyasi Jirga and it may help them. We have not seen PTI Negotiations Team’s final and actual written suggestions handed over to PMLN & Allies in govt but we have seen the proposals by Siyasi Jirga of JI and PPP and Sisyasi Jirga proposals are definitely weak, ambiguous and wishy-washy. They don’t offer any mathematical result oriented Audit of the Elections. All political parties, media pundit and students of political science and Pakistan’s international stake holders need to realize that given the doubts and controversy around Election 2013, any next elections in Pakistan will be meaningless unless the nature of irregularities of Election-2013 are resolved and lessons learnt for Electoral Reform. Similarly Election Commissions recommendations today for Electoral Reform and Electronic Voting etc are another waste of time since Electronic Voting can be doubly dangerous without creating institutions of integrity and the Members of current Election Commission have lost their trust in public eye; they should just resign.

Elections are the only reliable instrument for a “Transition of Power” in a democracy. Future of Democracy in Pakistan is at threat not because of protests but because Elections-2013 are most controversial since 1977 and significant sections of Pakistani population have lost trust in that exercise and there won’t be any trust in a future elections without resolving these issues. – More later on this.

A  news to surprise people of 

                         Pakistan

 
Poor Ex- Chief Justice of Pakistan is constructing a house of his own.
Selection Editor: Adnan Khan
People of the country might have not forgotten what our worthy Ex- Chief Justice had said while entire Pakistan wanted probe into corrupt practices of his son Arslan Iftikhar, who defrauded a local businessman of almost half a billion of rupees, as being thought using the good office of his father, who happened to be the Chief Justice of Pakistan.
 
The honorable  Ex- Chief Justice sahib had said while hearing a suo-Moto case in the above referred matter, thought at that time by leading lawyers to have been taken to save his son, in the presence of full court that all through his carrier, being a salaried person, he could never save  enough to even build a house of his own over even One Kanal nor could till to date  own a car of his own.
 
 What a pitiable state of life for an honest poor salaried person of his stature. Of course, he was very right to express his inability to own such things within limited income as a  salaried person. Very True.
 
However, now after a passage of around two years, an exciting but worth pondering news, out of blue, using his magic wand,  then Poor Chief Justice, now EX-CHIEF JUSTICE of Pakistan is very conveniently constructing a Palatial House on a plot measuring 12 Kanals in Cantonment area of Lahore, a Posh Residential Area, where the cost of land is only  Rupees 30 Crore. 
 
The construction of said palatial house, having covered area of around 18000 sft, is in full swing, the insiders have revealed that the said house is being constructed at a cost of RS. 7000/sft. The over all cost of works, including landscaping etc, etc is around RS 15 Crore. Noteable, the cost of interior works is beside the said amount, which is yet to be carried out, duly being designed by one of the top interior designers of the country.
 
For sure, what else a poor honest salaried Ex-Judge of Pakistan cannot do anything more than what is now been seen on the ground.
 
 
 

 
 
 
 

Judge Iftikhar Chaudhry is a traitor to Pakistan’s constitution. He must go.

نا انصافی نا منظور

جو آئین کا غدار ہے
اک پی سی او کی مار ہے
جو فوج کا خدمتگار ہے
اور مللاؤں کا یار ہے
جو اک ذہنی بیمار ہے
شہرت کا طلبگار ہے
وہ نفرت کا حقدار ہے

نا منظور نا منظور
نا انصافی نا منظور

نا منظور نا منظور
پی سی او جج نا منظور

An account of Iftikhar Cuaudhry’s Brilliant Career
By A.R. Yusuf

Our memories are short but not that short particularly with respect to Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry:

Oath on PCO 1999
1. In January 2000, Justice Iftikhar Chaudhry, then a serving judge on the Balochistan High Court (BHC), was one of the first judges to take the oath on the Provisional Constitutional Order (PCO) of the military dictator General Musharraf in violation of Pakistan’s constitution. This allowed him to be elevated to the Supreme Court to fill one of the vacancies left by the 11 judges who had resigned in protest at taking this oath.

Validation of the military coup
2. On May 13, 2000, Justice Iftikhar Chaudhry was one of the 12 Supreme Court judges who validated the military coup of Gen Pervez Musharraf. They ruled that the removal of the elected government of Nawaz Sharif was legal on the basis of the ‘doctrine of necessity’.

Forced resignation of President Tarar
3. In June 2001, Justice Iftikhar Chaudhry was one of two judges who visited the President House to convince the then President Rafiq Tarrar to resign, and make way for Gen Pervez Musharraf to assume that office.

The honorable  Ex- Chief Justice sahib had said while hearing a suo-Moto case in the above referred matter, thought at that time by leading lawyers to have been taken to save his son, in the presence of full court that all through his carreer, being a salaried person, he could never save  enough to even build a house of his own over even One Kanal nor could till to date  own a car of his own.
 
 What a pitiable state of life for an honest poor salaried person of his stature. Of course, he was very right to express his inability to own such things within limited income as a  salaried person. Very True.
 
However, now after a passage of around two years, an exciting but worth pondering news, out of blue, using his magic wand,  then Poor Chief Justice, now EX-CHIEF JUSTICE of Pakistan is very conveniently constructing a Palatial House on a plot measuring 12 Kanals in Cantonment area of Lahore, a Posh Residential Area, where the cost of land is only  Rupees 30 Crore. 
 
The construction of said palatial house, having covered area of around 18000 sft, is in full swing, the insiders have revealed that the said house is being constructed at a cost of RS. 7000/sft. The over all cost of works, including landscaping etc, etc is around RS 15 Crore. Noteable, the cost of interior works is beside the said amount, which is yet to be carried out, duly being designed by one of the top interior designers of the country.
 
For sure, what else a poor honest salaried Ex-Judge of Pakistan cannot do anything more than what is now been seen on the ground.

 

In a wide ranging judgment they declared that the Legal Framework Order (LFO) instituted by General Musharraf after his suspension of the Constitution, the 17th Amendment which gave this constitutional backing, and the two offices bill which allowed Musharraf to retain his military uniform whilst being President were all legal.

Source: Dawn

Further brilliant achievements

Nepotism: Son’s Admission In FIA
Ansar Abbasi brought forth allegations against Chief Justice Iftikhar Choudhray for gross misconduct in 2002, accusing him for admitting his Son Dr. Arsalan to FIA undermining all merits. For details, see this post on ATP

Selective judgement on PCO judges

Constitution Petition Regarding PCO Judges:
The decision of the court in CONSTITUTION PETITION NO. 08 and 09 OF 2009 from 14 member bench headed by Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry, summarily removed all justices of higher judiciary who were not part of it as on November 2, 2007. There removal was so ordered on ground that advice of de-jure Chief Justice of Supreme Pakistan was not obtained in these cases. In the same decision the court had held the de-jure Chief Justice between the period of November 3, 2007 and March 22, 2009 was Justice Chaudhry.

There were three groups of these removed justices.

  • Those who were elevated to higher courts and initially took oath on PCO.
  • Those who were elevated to higher courts after restoration of constitution, and were appointed by General Pervez Musharraf.
  • Those who were elevated to higher courts after restoration of constitution, and were appointed by Asif Ali Zardari.

This decision have resulted in situation where:

  • Newly appointed justices who never took any sort of oath on any PCO have been removed.
  • Sitting justices who took oath on PCO 2007 are still acting as justices, though their cases are to be sent to Supreme Judicial Council.
  • Sitting justices who accepted reappointed and took oath from Justice Dogar as still acting as justices of court with no action.
  • Justices who took oath on PCO of 1999 are still functioning as justices of higher judiciary.

Video report: Iftikhar Chaudhry taking oath under PCO – 30 June 2005

 

– See more at: http://lubpak.com/archives/5824#sthash.EShcyuUS.dpuf

 

ARSALAN IFTIKHAR CASE: ASMA QUESTIONS SUDDLE’S APPOINTMENT

Published: September 4, 2012
 

 

LAHORE: Leading human rights lawyer Asma Jahangir on Monday raised questions about the role of the Supreme Court regarding Dr Arsalan Iftikhar’s case.

Asma, a former president of the Supreme Court Bar Association (SCBA), also suggested inviting a Scotland Yard (metonym for the headquarters of the Metropolitan Police Service of London) team to probe the case if the country’s institutions were not deemed trustworthy by the judiciary.

Talking to reporters at the Lahore High Court premises, Asma alleged the court was not meeting the requirements of delivering justice in the case against Arsalan in the Bahria Town scandal. She also rejected the appointment of Federal Tax Ombudsman Dr Mohammad Shoaib Suddle, the officer tasked by the apex court to investigate the case, after it barred the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) from investigating the matter.  She alleged that the apex court wanted to influence the investigations, as Suddle is said to have close links with Arsalan.

“The Supreme Court should ask the Scotland Yard to conduct the investigation into Arsalan Iftikhar’s case, if it has no confidence in the national institutions,” she said. Asma pointed out that Suddle also regularly accompanied Arsalan at various events. Therefore, he could not be expected to conduct a transparent investigation into the case.

Asma said Arsalan should, however, be given the benefit of the doubt. But she also reiterated that everyone should be treated equally under the law.

Criticising the court, she said if there were any questions over the NAB’s investigation team, then it could have been changed instead of forming a new inquiry team.

 

 

CJ GATE: INNOCENT CHAUDHRY, GUILTY DOGAR AND GREAT PAKISTANI REPTILIAN ANSAR ABBASI – BY RAZA BALOCH

 

We mostly watched out for each other especially when it came to mangling the Constitution in favour of the 3-Jeem alliance

First great Pakistani reptilian man Ansar Abbasi most probably is inspired of Bollywood’s super hero film “Shahanshah” released in 1988. Ansar Abbasi Shahanshah of Islamic Umma played the role of Shahnshah in Chief Justice Abdul Hamid Dogar’s court and unveiled a scandal against Chief Justice Dogar by using his daughter Farah Hameed’s “marks issue” after a very conclusive investigation in 2008. Ansar Abbasi challenged the Chief Justice of Pakistan and threatened Farah Hameed by a dialogue “Rishtay mein to hum tumhary uncle lagtay hein magar nam hay hammara Shahanshah Ansar” and by singing a song “Roshan raaton mein abaad raahon par / har zulm mitaane ko ek Mulla nikalta hai jise log shahenshah Ansar kehte hain”.

Personally I really appreciated Ansar Abbasi’s artistic reptilian stature. His hair style, eyes, beard and face make up, all very similar but fiercer than Amitabh Bachan while attached a corrupt and sniveling bank manager Mathur and crime tycoon JK. Though Ansar’s height is about half to Amitabh but he acted well in super hit Shahanshah Ansar 2008 film and unveiled CJ Dogar’s corruption and use of power in getting some marks for his daugther in FSc examination. Our Shahanshah Ansar after that film has acted as hero or side hero in many films but after Chief of Chaudhries CoC Justice Iftkhar Chaudry regained his throne with the assistance of establishment, Ansar was assigned to defend the CoC’s Supreme League of Pakistan (SLOP).

CoC Iftikhar Chaudhry was compelled to open a closed gate aka the Mehran Gate after PML (N) opened a new gate called Memo Gate and then CoC’s legendary son Arsalan Iftakhar Choudhry opened third gate The CJ Gate and we know the heaven had seven gates so there are still four more gates to be opened. CoC acted well even better than Shahanshah Ansar and proved to be Shahanshah Akbar or Dilip Kumar in Mughal-e-Azam by taking suo moto against his son Arslan alias Shahzada Saleem alleged in long drive with Anarkali in London. Here in Lollywood’s Iftakhar-e-Azam Jodha Bai (Mrs CJ Chaudhry) was alleged to be accompanying Shahzada Saleem in shopping and staying in luxurious apartments in London. CoC Iftakhar-e-Azam has barred Shahazda Saleem from seeing her mother. “My father has told me I don’t need to return home nor make any contact with the family members,” Dr. Arsalan said. SLOP is made responsible by CoC to find out Anarkali of Iftakhar-e-Azam film and ordered to entomb her alive in a brick wall.

During this entire episode, many torchbearers of the supremacy and independence of Judiciary are playing their roles but Shahanshah Ansar is playing well and proved that SLOP or CoC (CJ Iftikhar Chaudhry) is not guilty of his son’s crime, that his innocent son was trapped and blackmailed by enemies of independent judiciary.

CoC wanted to decide this case according to verses in the Quran but not legal code of conduct. He saw no conflict of interest to head the bench, perhaps to chastise Arslan that why he did not invite the CoC to bea  part of new Lollywood film “The CJ Gate” during shooting time in London.

CJ’s statement on oath that he swears on God that he had no knolwedge regarding shooting of the movie and Arslan’s business trips to London. CoC’s left eye was full of tears while he told in an open court that Arslan never had paid any penny to him or his mother and never had purchased even a few potatoes and beans for kitchen. “Arslan never bought suit for me even on Bakra Eid and he never offered me or his mother to pay for our Hajj expenses. Despite that I never taunted him for his luxurious London trip because he at least provided me with a lonely life in my home for a few months.”

CJ clearly told the open court that he trusts SLOP (Supreme League of Pakistan) and its second tier leader Justice Jawad Khwaja who is likely to solve the “The CJ Family Gate” issue politically by dialogues with elite business friends, journalists and lawyers. And if Arslan is found guilty he will be stoned in front of Anarkali and Anarkali will be cemented alive in a brick wall of the Independent Judicial Complex in Islamabad

In the meanwhile, kudos to great Pakistani Reptilian Ansar Abbasi who had proved Chief Justice Dogar as guilty of his daughter’s “crime” in 2008 and now in 2012 he has proved CJ Iftikhar Chaudhry as innocent of his son’s multi-millions business deals with Malik Riaz.http://www.geo.tv/GeoDetail.aspx?ID=53220

Of course, keep in mind that there are at least four more gates are awaiting to be opened!

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