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Loan default: NAB shares data on Sharif graft references: This case will now be swept under the rug

Loan default: NAB shares data on Sharif graft references

By Asad Kharal / Abdul Mannan
Published: April 5, 2013

The two brothers were found accused of loan default in the Hudaibiya Paper Mills scandal by the NAB during the scrutiny of their nomination papers. PHOTO: TMN/FILE



The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) has passed on information to election authorities about three graft references against Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz’s leadership, an official said. The references are pending in the Accountability Court, Rawalpindi.

The move drew an angry response from the party, whose spokesman counselled the corruption watchdog not to do “politics”. The party intends to give a detailed response at a press conference on Friday.

NAB’s reply to the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) is part of the scrutiny process of candidates and it has not spared PML-N chief Nawaz Sharif and ex-provincial chief minister Shahbaz Sharif.

The two brothers were found accused of loan default in the Hudaibiya Paper Mills scandal by the NAB during the scrutiny of their nomination papers, sources told The Express Tribune.

The record was sent to the returning officers (ROs) through the ECP. The NAB found that the Sharif brothers were accused in the case of loan default of Rs3,486 million rupees in the Hudaibiya Paper Mills case.

NAB records show that the Sharif brothers had filed a petition for quashing the First Information Report (FIR) against them in the Lahore High Court (LHC) and the case was still pending. “In that respect, they [Sharifs] were still accused in the default case,” said an official.

The case was filed in March 2000 with the Attock NAB Court where the Sharif brothers were accused of misusing their authority and accumulating wealth beyond their means. The other accused included their third brother Abbas Sharif, Nawaz Sharif’s son Hussain Nawaz and his daughter Maryam Nawaz, Hamza Shahbaz, and Senator Ishaq Dar.

“The competent authority to decide the candidature of the Sharif brothers were the respective returning officers and not the NAB,” said a NAB spokesperson while reacting to television reports that the NAB had objected to the candidacy of the two PML-N leaders.

The NAB spokesperson said that the bureau has neither raised objections on any candidate during the scrutiny of the nomination papers nor has it returned the name of any candidate with objection to election commission.

NAB has received more than 18,000 nomination forms and it has only provided the information that was to be provided to the special cell of the poll body.

But the PML-N directed its wrath at the anti-corruption authority. A party spokesman said NAB’s objections against Nawaz Sharif and Shahbaz Sharif were based on mala fide intentions.

“NAB should not do politics but rather it should refrain from becoming a party in this regard”. The NAB’s report against the Sharif brothers is part of a well-calculated conspiracy.

He said the PML-N will disclose facts at a news press conference on Friday (today).

In a separate statement, PML-N’s spokesperson Senator Pervez Rasheed said there is no discrepancy in the assets declared on the nomination papers of the PML-N president.

Published in The Express Tribune, April 5th, 2013.

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While Pakistan’s young Lions are dying fighting the fanatical demons called Taliban, Pakistani politicians are having a field day against Pakistan Army. Pakistan’s politicians are treading on shards of glass, as Pakistani public is not going to take kindly to their gratuitous smear campaign. In the forefront is Nawaz Sharif and ANP, followed by more subdued PPP. No one speaks-up in defence of the Army.  Pakistani public is being tortured by load shedding, water shortages, food shortages, roaring prices, declining economy. Now, since Musharraf is in the cross-hairs of cowardly politician like Nawaz Sharif, who ran away from Kargil War to meet his handlers in Washington. Nawaz Sharif is a bloodhound, whose polluted mind still thinks of a woman as a target for his carnal desires. He tried to hit on Kim Barker, but failed, but had greater success with other Kashmiri “Jiyalis,” including TV anchors like Sana Bucha. We do not challenge the opportunity images-14to bring a usurper like Gen. (Retd) Musharraf to justice. But, there is a down side to such a media circus; it has a blowback effect on the image of Pakistan Army itself. Another negative effect of this vengeful vendetta by Nawaz Shariff and his cohort would be on the rank and file of Pakistan Army. But, the greater danger would lie, if the Pakistan Army reacts, like it has done in the past. It would lead to jettisoning of the nascent democracy and perhaps another stint in exile for the US Sponsored candidate for PM, Nawaz Sharif, who already has a chequered history of corruption and cowardice. Nawaz Sharif, PPP, MQM, and ANP have been involved in bear baiting the Pakistan Army. In this effort, a blatantly rash media supports them and makes their voices heard on a global scale-up. But, if Allah forbid, there is an attack from our vicious enemy across the border, these same politicians will be chanting eulogies to “our brave soldiers.” This is what hypocrites do and our Prophet (PBUH) warned us about such munafiqeen. There is a group of people, described in Qur’an as Hypocrites and AllahSWA persistently draws our attention to them. Hypocrites are two-faced people, who act as if they were pious believers, though they do not have faith. They associate themselves with believers, appearing to be faithful, so as to deceive them in whatever way they can. Such hypocrites are referred to in the Qur’an as “those who incite nifaq and fitnah. The reason they seek to be accepted among the believers is to gain some personal advantage. Allah (SWA) said;

         “ The hypocrites think they deceive Allah, but He shall requite their deceit to them. When they get up to pray, they get up lazily, showing off to people, and only remembering Allah a very little.” [QURAN  4:142] 

It would be wrong to say that such people existed only in the time of the Prophet(PBUH), in Makkah or in Madina, for—in every other period—as today, such characters are present, under modern times. Hypocrites are a kind of people to whom Allah (SWA) calls attention in many verses of the Qur’an, and against whom He repeatedly warns believers to be cautious. Pakistanis should be alert to “munafiqeen,” amongst them. People should be extremely cautious of “ Chaudhry” Nisar Ali “Khan,” whose name itself is an enigma, a new breed of Pashtuns called “Chaudhry,” and notable Kashmiri “hathoos toola,” of Nawaz Biradari, Khwaja Asif, Ishaq Dar, Pervez Rashid, Khwaja Saad Rafiq.


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