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Reopening of Swiss Cases, NAB and Babar Awan

02 April, 2010

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The Supreme Court was surprised on Thursday (Dated: 01 - 04 - 2010) when it was informed that the letters requesting for the reopening of cases against President Asif Ali Zardari had not been dispatched to the Swiss authorities but were lying in the law secretary’s house, while the attorney general told the court that the Law Minister Babar Awan was posing a stumbling block against the implementation of the NRO verdict. Earlier, National Accountability Bureau (NAB) Chairman Naved Ahsan on Tuesday told the apex court that the same letters had been dispatched to the Swiss authorities for the reopening of cases against President Zardari.

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Reader Comments:

Thieves blaming each other

From the outside, it looks like a nation full of thieves blaming each other... It is time for the silent majority of Pakistanis to send these thieves home and start afresh

American, Bahrain - 03 April, 2010


Justice is the main concept to bring harmony in any society, It must be practiced and respected. Mr zardary should offer himself for all court proceeding. Avoiding itgives an impression that he is guilty. The authorities who are trying to delay or obstracting the court proceeding are commiting contemt of court. These should be charged for that offence. Why the people of civilized countries are satisfied with their government because justice is being practiced at the lowest level. It should be judiciary that should be considered supreme and not the Parliment.

Foster, Aruba - 09 April, 2010

I think that we should respect the constitution and not put Mr. Zardari on trial till his term ends.

Yasir Khan, Pakistan - 10 April, 2010

justice & Brother Foster

Brother Forster said enough from Australia continent,to Sub- continent India- Pakistan.Mr. Zardari must respect the honorable courts.

KHALID AWAN, Pakistan - 11 April, 2010


He should be tried not only for stealing the hard earned money of the people of Pakistan but also for the other crimes he has comitted.

Cultured Dominican, Pakistan - 05 May, 2010

swiss case

The Govt. is not ready to move the case as long as Zardari is at the helm of affairs.This is a unique situation where the accused are being asked to initiate cases against themselves.What would the world be thinking about us?

mrk, Pakistan - 05 May, 2010

Paks stay united

No one is perfect amongst us all humans. But, things can shape better if people are willing to feel remorse and make amends.Pakistan has no room for internal conflict and forced power change.

I think that Pakistan is much more stable now than it was 6 months ago.With much of the power shifted to a more stable PM Gilani, the current government seems it will complete its due run of 4 or five years before next elections.The nation seems to have made corrections to some off balanced talked by some amongst rulers.

There are very few honest people left in this world. You talk of some one Mr TEN PERCENT, i CAN SHOW YOU mr 40 or 50 or 100 percent even in very grand countries like America, Canada, Arab countries or even China.There is no shortage of those Mr big percents who would easily beat and surpass any Mr 10 percents.

The fluxes of criticism is healthy for correction and making amends reasons and more honests definitely deserve praises.But keeping Pakistan stable and free of war and terror along with harmony amongst all Paks is very important thing to accomplish.Nation has corrected those who criticized military and wanted Kerry Lugar bill.Paks can look forward to progress after the worse is left behind.

Paks deserve great congratulations for being a rare country to have A plus relationship with each of the world's two grandest countries i.e America and China.

Paks, besides healthy allowable criticism, will need harmony among all its people and politicians to share and prosper in future on the grand coal reserves that are second biggest in the world.

Anwar Mahmood, Canada - 08 May, 2010


i think we should respect constitution,the honorable office for president of pakistan should not be on trail till the rerm ends.

m.rasheed khan, Bahamas - 13 May, 2010

The so called leader Mr. Zardari.

Mr. Zardari in his attempt to do the "honourable" thing by being the leader of the country in the name of his dearly departed wife, is committing a major injustice to the PPP and the name of the Bhutto family. He should be found accountible for his actions and an appropriate punishment be handed out to him.God willing.

perks, Pakistan - 14 May, 2010


I am not that fond of politics. I never remember who is what and with which party except for a half dozen most known names. Abid Ali Sher name attracted my first attention during Farah Dogar marks sheet fiasco. Abid Ali Sher as Chairman of National Standing Committee on Education stood up for investigating the issue and the more he struggled the more his respect went down in my heart. I knew well against so heavy odds he would not be able to achieve anything yet at least in the sole interest of the nation, thousands of other students and for the education in particular he was struggling hard putting his own name in the list of bad boys. Now yesterday just reading merely a Heading that he was now embarked upon naming all the bogus fake degrees held by our elected representatives a feeling of worst hate for him has erupted in my heart. I feel Jamshaid Dasti is much much better than Abid Ali Sher in at least having a courage in admitting though in the court that his Degree was fake while Abid Ali Sher is so big a double faced a true “munafiq”. Last realizing how wrongly I was his silent admirer, I felt deep shame on myself on reading that he lifted from the police station and took away with him in his car a hand cuffed arrested accused. The accused was arrested on the charges that his company received millions of worth payments for not doing any physical work on sites. All the money paid was given at the disposal of Abid Ali Sher from the national exchequer for uplift work in his area.

This senior citizen is a simple Muslim not belonging to any sect etc. From the childhood I am taught to respect and more respect a “Syed” as a Syed is from the “Aall-e-Rasool” of our Prophet Mohammad (PBUH). I was taught never ever even to show our back towards the face of a Syed. Being the “All-e-Mohammed” a Syed is invariably taken a true honest, Allah fearing, upright, pious, true believer and worshiper. Though through life experience I have never been fully satisfied on this explanation nevertheless being a simple Muslim I never had ever any thought contrary to that academic one taught to us from the childhood. Likewise I never believe on Mujawars, Sajadda-Nasheens, Gaddi-nasheens etc as to my belief faces of such people should be so soft and attractive whereas whenever I had in life to go to any such place like a Mazar or hujrah of a gaddi-nasheen I found the person with harsh face of a criminal like. All gaddi-naseens and sajjada-nasheens and their workers/servant mysteriously I have always found very rich and very very healthy, why I am unable to understand. My cent percent this taught-faith on Syeds vanished last week (ALLAH may forgive me if in this old age I am wrong) when the great Syed of Multan hated all those who did speak against Syed’s re-selecting a fake degree holder. In Great syed’s view speaking lies, taking a false oath, getting a fake degree that too in Islamiyat was not a sin but criticizing it was. From that day (ALLAH forgive me) I feel no remotest respect for any Syed rather I pray ALLAH blesses me and keep me a hundred yards away from any syed.

This last week has changed my whole world. Today I believe my whole life as a foolish man I merely believed on academic values and teachings forgetting at all that the naked realities were totally different. Drones attacks, continuous increasing humiliations, sufferings, load shedding, leaders who have read “Tafaseers” written by “Hazrat Musa”, loan defaults, national looting, fake leaders etc today I honestly believe are our own wishes materializing. Till last week as a true Pakistani like silent majority minus of course our rulers and friendly opposition I myself burnt my blood on US humiliating us and in return our rulers & friendly opposition licking it but from the day “we” re-elected the bogus degree holders in bye-elections all my thoughts have changed. Today I truly believe that when our so called educated men women “Aligarians” can dance in the streets on the news that their leader got UK nationality, when despite having proven and known the people holding bogus degrees in Islamic studies we vote them then “we” all including myself deserve all sort of humiliations, naked body searches at foreign airports, sugar at Rs. 80/- a kilo, mutton at Rs. 350 plus a kilo and that we have no right now to criticize our rulers after our re-electing fake degree holders. We have thus ourselves and not the rulers proved that a fake degree is much worth than a genuine one, a fake doctor is much better than a real professional. It is provided today ALLAH gives a nation the leaders which it deserved.

Javed, Pakistan - 20 May, 2010


only islamic provisions in Constitution of Pakistan gives the opportunity to get your Master to trial, International Immunity is not recognised in Islam, everyone is equal in eyes of Allah. Islam is great religion.

Shariff Faizan Mohammad Faroooq, United Arab Emirates - 21 May, 2010

The PPP: Married to corruption?!

The PPP: Married to corruption?!

When the founder of PPP and the elected Prime Minister of Pakistan, late Zulfikar Ali Bhutto, was removed from power his opponents especially the military junta tried its level best to trace out and establish some corruption charges against him but they utterly failed in this evil pursuit as ZAB’s accounts were crystal clean.

As a matter of fact it is not that easy to level some corruption charges, big or small, against anyone which are politically motivated. And even if these are raised on such shaky grounds then what makes you worry if your conscience, as per your own claims, is clean then let them go to any independent court or country to clear your name. This is good for you, your party and the country as well.

Late Benazir Bhutto inherited her great father’s political capital in the shape of PPP and this was her only ticket to the office of premiership but when she was involved into scams (through the dubious role of her husband) then she lost her political stature and was forced to quit her job and land.

I wrote her a letter and advised her, “Be Bhutto not Zardari” and she in fact responded to this alarming criticism and asked her spouse to stay away from the politics and her political carrier but her most unfortunate sudden death didn’t allow her to recapture her role in the country’s politics while the PPP’s crown fell onto the wrong heads.

So as long as the stigma of corruption is not removed, the PPP would remain vulnerable to the outside criticism from its rivals.

The party is full of competent people (from all over the country) who can be entrusted with the state and government responsibilities instead of letting the corrupt, weak and incompetent ones to stay in power and undermine the party.

The cancer of corruption weakens our economy and help promotes the cycle of poverty and crimes.

Ahmed bin Babar

Ahmed bin Babar, Pakistan - 25 May, 2010


According to a news item the most honourable Mr. S.M. Zafar expressing his concern over the PM telephoning My Lordship Chief Justice of Pakistan observed that it was the first time that the civil society has realized that it was a stakeholder. He adds that this realization is a big change and he terms it as a new Pakistan. He feels the media played a big role in this “awareness” (realization as of stakeholder). Another notable writer Yousuf Nazar in his today’s article entitled “Hamid Mir saga” says that “we should trust our people, their intelligence, their political consciousness that they can distinguish between news from propaganda etc.

My eyes catch word S.M. Zafar with great respect. During early 80s he used to write weekly articles. One sentence of his article changed the life of this then middle aged citizen. In his column he stated that no parliament, no democracy, no system, no socialism or any ism can deliver to the people unless they themselves started struggling for their own personal individual rights. This sentence changed the life of me and this senior citizen is always in-debited to him for this pearl of wisdom. From that day I did not stop protesting on any injustice to me including sometime on others with the result today almost all my genuine work like in banks, telephone, post office get smoothly done as concerned there knew well I will officially protest and struggle for it. I never met S.M. Zafar in my life. However after his above public advice whenever I protested and struggled I endorsed a copy to him till end 90s on which he always appreciated my efforts and encouraged me. I can say without any hesitation that this senior citizen found him the only man whom whenever this stranger copied or addressed he invariably sometime through typed by his secretary or through his own handwriting he invariably responded. This morality is totally lacking from our today’s Senators, MNAs, Ministers etc.

Coming to the point, I am afraid Mr. S.M. Zafar’s views about the change in civil society thinking might be an old writing. After our civil society (of which of course I a part of) electing rather re-electing all the three candidates holding bogus degrees and failing the genuine degree holders, does the learned S.M. Zafar still thinks that the civil society has changed and got awareness? Do Yousuf Nazar, Roedad Khan etc who do not fail repeating that the civil society has woken up and has democratic consciousness still right from inside of their heart honestly hold the same views?

Javed, Pakistan - 26 May, 2010

Cost of defending Mr., Zardari

Everyone by now is aware what amount Mr. Awan charged Hamesh Khan to save him from his corruption cases. Is there any guess what he is charging Mr. Zardari? I am sure if Mr. Zardari is hiding the fabulous amount of monies, a lot of people must have helped him. Find them.

Vijay Mathure, Canada - 27 May, 2010

Law and Order

I just like to give my opinion on current talk,Our country Beautiful Pakistan The most Powerful and with very loyal and Smart Oversea Nation whom Longs to Serve their country by sharing their knowledge of Civil servant,Business,Employment, Health, Science , Teaching, all of high level, Oversea Pakistanis Want to come Back and serve their country,What they have learnt from Europe,USA,Far east, Middle East around the world to give all that back to Pakistan and the Nation... It,s very sad to have the most corrupted people in pakistan running the Government how can you prosper under the umbrella of high level of corruption. The Countries final decision or saying is Supreme Judiciary not president or Prime minister, SUPREME COURTS DECISION IS FINAL AND NOT TO BE CHALLENGED, BRIBERY AND CORRUPTION HAVE TO DIE... SUCCESS AND PROGRESS WILL BE BORN.. EDUCATION FOR THE NATION. EDUCATION. EDUCATION, EDUCATION PLEASE EDUCATION.

Mohammed, Pakistan - 04 June, 2010

pakistani in uk

vote in the thief's,and start crying,.kill innocent people and start crying when drones get what you deserve,be good and goodness will come to you,.seek knowledge and you will be at the top of the world.

ALI ASGHAR, United Arab Emirates - 06 June, 2010

Info Req

Can some one tel whats Mr Zardaris Qualification & why was he jailed for aroudn 11 yrs.

Ranjeet, Hungary - 16 August, 2010

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