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FIA’s immigration head Wajid Zia (JIT’s head) has enlisted Sharif family on Exit Control List (ECL)

FIA’s immigration head Wajid Zia (JIT’s head) has enlisted Sharif family on Exit Control List (ECL)

 

Sources in the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) confided in Pakistan Today that FIA’s immigration head Wajid Zia (JIT’s head), with the approval of Interior Ministry, has enlisted the name of Sharif family members on Exit Control List (ECL) on Friday.


Following the Panama Leaks case verdict of Supreme Court of Pakistan, names of ex PM Nawaz Sharif, Maryam Nawaz, Hussain Nawaz, Hassan Nawaz, and Captain (retd) Muhammad Safdar were put on ECL. Until the accountability court decides their fate within the given six months, no one can leave the country.


The source also said that, in all the high profile cases, NAB puts accused people in ECL regularly, adding it is a matter of routine.


‘The movement of an accused wanted under National Accountability Ordinance (NAO) 1999 can be restricted by the investigation agency; following this, Ministry of Interior (MoI) is under obligation to put names of Sharifs in ECL,” he said.


It is noted that on Friday, Supreme Court removed Nawaz Sharif from office in a unanimous verdict over corruption allegations.


The verdict, delivered by a five-member supreme court caps year of political controversy, unleashed by the Panama Papers leak, which documented the involvement of Sharif’s children in the purchase of high-end London property through offshore companies.

 




The SC bench also referred all material gathered in the investigation to the court of the national accountability bureau and recommended opening cases against the prime minister and his three children—Maryam, Hassan, Hussain—as well as Capt Safdar.


“He is no more eligible to be an honest member of the Parliament, and he ceases to be holding the office of prime minister,” the judge Ejaz Afzal Khan said in court.


The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has been asked to de-notify the prime minister from his National Assembly seat to fulfil the technicalities of implementing the order. The Supreme Court said the ECP should de-seat the PM for not disclosing his role in the Dubai-based Capital FZE company in his nomination papers, saying that this meant he was not ‘honest’ and ‘truthful’.


Justice Ejaz Afzal Khan, who had headed the apex court’s implementation bench following its April 20 order on the Panama Papers case, announced that the larger bench had unanimously deemed PM Sharif unfit for holding office and would also order an accountability court to open references against him and his family.


The judges ruled that he had been dishonest to the Parliament and courts, and could not be deemed fit for his office.


It may be mentioned here that Hussain and Hassan are currently abroad.


However, when contacted FIA’s immigration head, he neither confirmed nor denied the information.


Former Supreme Court Bar Association (SCBA) President Barrister Ali Zafar said that those members of Sharif family who have been mentioned in the Supreme Court verdict to be trialled by NAB accountability court would have to seek a bail from high court forthwith. He added that if any of those accused want to leave the country, they would have to seek permission from the court – the way General Musharaf had done.
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Pakistan’s Shame: The Supreme Court Bench that ran away

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
The Supreme Court Bench that ran away


For this dishonorable bench to hide behind a Winter vacation Calendar, is as disgraceful, as shameful and as flimsy as Nawaz hiding behind the Qatari Prince’s letter.

No shame. No respect.  No pain for the country. No professionalism and above all no ethics, morality and sense of justice.

Everything that this infamous Supreme Court and especially this bench of 5 did is highly questionable.

First lying low, and like Nero and Caligula, power intoxicated and merry making, from April to October, while Pakistan burned.

Then deciding to take on the case and setting the Nov 1st date, for the first hearing, one day before Imran threatens Armageddon.

It stinks.  It stinks all across the Margallas

These actions are an absolute disgrace to their institution and to each individual who was and is part of this infamous bench.

Why on earth would you take on a case, set high expectations and then slink away like rats under the pretense of “Winter Holidays” ?

Under what compulsions did these so called lordships wake up from their damn power induced intoxication of 7 months in the first place?

And then what prompted these so called lordships to jump ship and throw this bag of crap to another bench?

The entire lawyer community should hang it’s head in shame.

These 5 SC judges, especially the CJ, basically covered their backsides, and some hoping for some crumbs to come their way, post retirement .

It was clear that this disgraceful bench had already made up its mind to dump the case when they “asked” both parties about forming a Commission.

Is that how the Supreme Court of our land works?

How many money launderer’s, crooks, criminals have been offered” Commissions” by these people who now disgrace the sacred role of Supreme Court Justice?

 How many commissions, you dishonorable lordships, how many?

You’re a disgrace to these sacred seats you occupy, my dear dishonorable lordships or whatever you are called.

A disgrace!

They even indirectly urged Imran’s  lawyers to opt for a commission, subtly implying that his case was weak.

They also knew Nawaz would accept the commission, and thus so these 5 stooges could rid themselves of having to decide the case.

Imran didn’t take the bait so they were only left with an option that a lowly clerk and  “Babu” is left with.

Sir may nay Chhuttee Jaana Hai. Mayree Behann Ki Shaadee Hai!

Some stupid rules and procedures of winter vacations.

What utter nonsense!

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The Supreme Court Bench that ran away

 

 

 

The three essentials for democracy are: 

  1. Fair and free judiciary and 
  2. Fair and free elections. 

Neither of those two essential requirements ever existed in Pakistan. 

  1. The third requirement is that the first two are supported and upheld by the majority of the elite and educated class. Most of those are seen cozying up to the offspring of the chief thugs, the owners of dynastic parties.

The judiciary in question here is not concerned with truth or justice, they appear to be more concerned about their post-retirement bonuses which will be indeed huge – keeping them rolling in money for years and what will be left of it, will be packed with them in their coffins for the hereafter.

Theoretically, the only powerful segment that could make some difference could be the army, but they are not about to take any steps for at least another two election cycles as per the doctor’s instructions – Dr. Uncle Sam, that is. By then, it may be the end of the story. We might as well change the name from Pakistan to Thuggistan.

We knew the Panama case was not going anywhere – Many of us wanted to have some hope against the hope – Hoping that there was a light at the end of the long dark tunnel. Yes, there was a light at the end of the tunnel, but that was the train coming from the opposite side to blow up the hope if there was any.

Javed Chaudhry

 

 

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