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Restoration of the Deposed Judges

25 April, 2008

It has been decided between Pakistan People`s Party and Pakistan Muslim League (N) to form a committee to solve constitutional problems which may arise after restoration of the deposed judges.

 

Pakistan Muslime League (N) leader and former Prime Minister of Pakistan Mian Muhammad Nawaz Sharif told the media that judges will be restored within 30 days according to Bhurban agreement. Whereas a senior leader of Pakistan People`s party told the media that actual problem is not restoration of the judges but it is the resignation of the Cheif Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry. According to spokesperson of PPP, former CJ Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry has now become a controversial figure among the rest.

 

 

 

What are your views on the present stance of Pakistan People`s Party on Judges issue?
What do you say on People`s party concerns regarding former Chief Justice?
Why do think Pakistan Muslim League (N) is so serious about this matter?
In your point of view how this matter could easily be solved?

Reader Comments:

Crazy World

Nawab Sharif started the war in Kargil with some intention, which American did not like and involved Musharaf to take over his government. Nawab Sharif may justify his intention, which I think was properly planned to send message to the enemy and rest of the world. Our forces were trapped and end up giving their lives and no one came back alive, fought until the end by killing more enemies' soldiers. Bai-Nazir (Marhuma) when lobbied in America was sent to Pakistan with the intention to work with Musharaf. Unfortunately now her husband Nardari in power (who took bribes in the past from anybody and everybody), turned to Nawab Sharif, wrong politics? Now the question is who is going to stand up, the issues of people of Pakistan, which are more important and neglected in the past. I don't see any reason to fight the Americans, who had helped us in the past, but again they have taken the help of General's of Pakistan and over thrown many political governments in the past. What are intentions of America and these General's not given to the people of Pakistan until now. We haven't yet understood the power of America in general and what they want from us. Let us defined the boundaries of every institution in Pakistan by way of constitutions, which I think are in place, but again what make them vulnerable when some super power intervene due to its own interest. I hope this media of Pakistan who are now powerful enough to emphasis the issues of the population and play a vital role in reforming the ideas and I have seen that the some individual now participating at the consulting level on TV, which will also benefit us at large. I would like to see every individual to take part in debates and educating seminars. I have seen so many talents in Pakistan on the TV. I like to congratulate the Express news, Geo, and PTV for doing great job. Also I would like to suggest the Companies who are fortunate and make good money, with some incentives from government start giving money to population by way of games and education programs. I haven't seen enough debates only few. But people must involve. To say generally it is a global phenomena price will increase due to demand and supply and oil price. At this time to all my brothers and sisters in Pakistan to work together getting education and help train other who are in need, create jobs, and the fortunate ones please help by joining the civil society institution who work for each others. I think it is time now that every body participates by giving time and anything that they can contribute. I know this government is sincere and they cannot fight alone. But we all have to work together.

Aslam Sheikh, Pakistan - 11 May, 2008

Crazy World

Nawab Sharif started the war in Kargil with some intention, which American did not like and involved Musharaf to take over his government. Nawab Sharif may justify his intention, which I think was properly planned to send message to the enemy and rest of the world. Our forces were trapped and end up giving their lives and no one came back alive, fought until the end by killing more enemies' soldiers. Bai-Nazir (Marhuma) when lobbied in America was sent to Pakistan with the intention to work with Musharaf. Unfortunately now her husband Nardari in power (who took bribes in the past from anybody and everybody), turned to Nawab Sharif, wrong politics? Now the question is who is going to stand up, the issues of people of Pakistan, which are more important and neglected in the past. I don't see any reason to fight the Americans, who had helped us in the past, but again they have taken the help of General's of Pakistan and over thrown many political governments in the past. What are intentions of America and these General's not given to the people of Pakistan until now. We haven't yet understood the power of America in general and what they want from us. Let us defined the boundaries of every institution in Pakistan by way of constitutions, which I think are in place, but again what make them vulnerable when some super power intervene due to its own interest. I hope this media of Pakistan who are now powerful enough to emphasis the issues of the population and play a vital role in reforming the ideas and I have seen that the some individual now participating at the consulting level on TV, which will also benefit us at large. I would like to see every individual to take part in debates and educating seminars. I have seen so many talents in Pakistan on the TV. I like to congratulate the Express news, Geo, and PTV for doing great job. Also I would like to suggest the Companies who are fortunate and make good money, with some incentives from government start giving money to population by way of games and education programs. I haven't seen enough debates only few. But people must involve. To say generally it is a global phenomena price will increase due to demand and supply and oil price. At this time to all my brothers and sisters in Pakistan to work together getting education and help train other who are in need, create jobs, and the fortunate ones please help by joining the civil society institution who work for each others. I think it is time now that every body participates by giving time and anything that they can contribute. I know this government is sincere and they cannot fight alone. But we all have to work together.

Aslam Sheikh, Pakistan - 11 May, 2008

Restoration or Bust.

From Murree to Dubai to London,next to
Washington DC? Where the question of
restoration will be settled by Rahman and
Boucher. Where will that leave Sharifs?
Split within their own party or N group
say 'good bye to PPP and rejoin those who stayed away from the elections.
This can send shudders in the public
and heads huddle in GHQ? Hotline opens with the Presidency from WH. If
this is what the state of affairs has come to; Better that the national flag
be lowered, barbed wire thrown over
the mausoleum of Nation's founder!
Open the gates to the new masters in
the most submissive manner and be happy with your fate. Does the board
have the courage to print this?



Khalid Rahim, Canada - 12 May, 2008

Justice for justices!

My replies to the questions are, as follows:

Q- What do you say on People`s party concerns regarding former Chief Justice?

A- Judiciary by definition is required to have no room for sentiments, should be blind to anything against principles of humanity, should have no ears for listening anything out of context or speak its mind on any issue having remotest possibility of being referred to as precedence or quoted to prejudice its normal course of proceedings. Can we expect Iftikhar Chaudhry to have no sentiments, no eyes and be deaf and dumb? Answer is obvious.

Another burning issue in need of attention for correction is, the mental competence of our legislators. Can we expect illiterate legislators to make laws capable of solving our highly intricate legal riddles by decoding legal jargon's devised and propagated by the evil genius minds for negative reasons? Can we expect empty seats in our assemblies of elected representatives to decide the course of our destiny ? Is it not a design of those, who do not want capable and intelligent minds deliberate and legislate issues for welfare of the nation, always holding the forts? Is it not the greatest conspiracy against a common man, to manipulate return of nodding dumb heads in the legislative assemblies to make laws and regulations for enrichment of a few selfish at the expense of milling millions?

Finally, is it appropriate to talk about restoration of judges removed by a dictator under illegal order and ignore all those silent victims of similar actions who were removed from their genuine legal positions by illegal draconian actions of all previous dictators who eliminated and pushed them into oblivion? Definitely, a genuinely humane legislative assembly and judiciary are needed which should have no consideration other than pure merit to make, decide and execute laws, without fear or favour.

Presently, those who are fighting to resist reinstatement of genuine judiciary and installation of a rubber-stamp legislators, obviously have their selfish agenda. Otherwise, who on earth would resist knowledgeable and dynamic lawmakers and maintain stagnation against development?

Q- Why do you think Pakistan Muslim League (N) is so serious about this matter?

A- Muslim League (N) has returned to coalition power, definitely under some hidden deal with real masters-minds, about which PPP leadership has some inkling, but no details. Likewise, PPP has been catapulted into power under much deeper covert plan of which Benazir blast was a purpose made Ground-Zero and its leadership is aware of the existence of such plan but would never ever think about talking on it. Master-minds who planned the whole situation, have cleverly killed two birds with a stone and result is obvious. When two wolves have a bone of contention to fight, crow is mostly the winner. In our scenario, it is the scare crow.
Q- In your point of view, how this matter could easily be solved?

A- Once Zia-ul-Haq was in a similar dilemma. He got out of it in an amazing manner. He simply issued a Presidential order of a single sentence stating, "I hereby cancel my last Ordinance" and the matter was solved. Musharraf has all powers and to issue similar orders for which he must be advised by the siting PM under the "due process". But, is such a free-will available to the PM?

M.Saeed, Pakistan - 12 May, 2008

Of Judges and Restoration.

The Peoples of Pakistan has a right to demand restoration of the honorable Judges to their rightful place. They are very proud that they stood up to a dictator and refused to bow to an illegal and immoral order. They have Kept A long Historical muslim tradition. The wh0le nation is very proud and thankful to them. Its time that the Leadership of the Country show responsibility the their position and status. where is the patriotism? May I ask? What about the Interest of the State of Pakistan and its Peoples. It is time to restore its constitution, its Honorable Judges and the Rule of law.

saleem s, Pakistan - 12 May, 2008

Politics

Nawaz Sherriff must work vehemently to bring down the 100% opportunist Zardari and create grounds for new elections. With no Benazeer to die twice , Zardari and his PPP will be wiped out clean from the slate. Nawaz Sherriffs principled stand undertaken to restore the Gallant Iftekhar Chaudary will certainly help him sweep any new elections that will surely follow following the dismissal of the unfit and misfit Zardari. Even if Zardari play his final card of making Bilawal the sacrificial goat like Benazeer to win the elections, He cannot. Bilawal is no Benazeer. Musharraff's fate will be worse than Arbaab's fate. The extremists and the fundamentalists will not leave him to live in peace and will chase him beyond his grave into the well-defined world of the inevitable Akhira. Sherriff should not think even for a second about Mussharaff and must focus fully to topple Zardari who is afraid if the Gallant Iftekhar Chaudary is reinstated then all his cases of blatant corruption may not fall as they are falling now like in the game of nine pins.

Ahsan Malik, Pakistan - 13 May, 2008

Judges Issue

We want a free judiciary. CJ Iftikhar Ch has been policized to an extent that there is his personnel involvement with some of the parties. He has done good for the sake of the judiciary to start with but now its not the case of his personnel restoration. Now I sp the stance of PPP. Judiary is to be made independent through a package of reforms in our judicial system. Only then a common man will benefit. CJ iftikhar can only help few to promote their personnel cause and cannot do anything for judiciary because his every step will be considered having personnel vendata and it will further destabilize the country. Judial reform should also address the lower judiciary where it is common perception to hire a Jugde than lawyer. People keep on longing for justyice for many years and yet no one come to their rescue. Iftikhar chaudhary has done nothing in his tenure of 3 years for the common man.Stories of his personnel corruption are in abundance.
Solution lies in independance of judiciary through constitional amendments.

M. Zaman Joiya, Pakistan - 13 May, 2008

Na Rahaay Bance Na Rehaay Gee Bansree

General(R) Hamid Gul according to a Saudi Arabian newspaper said that when US gets all the work to be got done from a person or when it sees the person concerned can deliver no more, it removes him from the scene. He gave examples of Ziaul Haq, Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto etc. He further stated that when Benazir drifted herself a little from the "agreement" made by her, she was murdered. He advised that US was 'watching" Nawaz Sharif and NW should be careful. I will a little differ with General (R) Gul. Instead Nawaz Sharif watching himself rather should "watch and care" more about Chief Justice Iftikhar Mohamed Choudhry in hands with Imran Khan, Aitzaz Ahsan etc There is a famous but very wise saying " naa Rehay Bance, Na Rehay Ghee Bansree".


Zafar, Pakistan - 14 May, 2008

What emergency

Sindh High Court's PCOed Chief Justice Muhammad Afzal Soomro has sent a Reference of misconduct against their senior most justice Azizullah M. Memon. The copies of reference, as per newspapers, were also faxed to the offices of a select few television stations. What was the so bad need of sending the Reference copies to the Media? At one hand the PCOed Chief Justice of Sarkaree Supreme Court takes it as contempt if a television gives a news about the Court. Does by sending these copies to the media the CJ SHC not want to defame "with utmost" speed one of his own colleague and thus technically himself wishing to defame the judiciary. The media itself was soon to "smell" the news about this Reference, they why a need for the Court to ensure this news reaches maximum earlier possible as a "breaking news". As a matter of tradition if however this really an emergent matter then as is practice the SHC should had issued an official press release. Faxing of "copies" of whole reference is nothing but sure with some other motive which is not surprising seeing how cases like insulting Chief Justice of Pakistan Iftikhar Mohammad Choudhry by police, suo moto notice against Islamabad Police, cases against Zardari, release of cars of Rehman Malik how swiftuly in hours are being decided including in a Punjabi film fashion like eviction of house of Justice Remday. I was rightly expecting despite knowing it would never happen that if Iftikhar Choudhry was really dishonest in submitting fake patrol receipts, then the Chief Justice of PCOed Supreme Court would initiate action against the Quetta Patrol Pump which only deals with Diesel but issued bogus receipts to Iftikhar Choudhary and some other senior bureaucrats and judges (against whom reference was not filed).

Sindh High Court's PCOed Chief Justice Muhammad Afzal Soomro has sent a Reference of misconduct against their senior most justice Azizullah M. Memon. The copies of reference, as per newspapers, were also faxed to the offices of a select few television stations. What was the so bad need of sending the Reference copies to the Media? At one hand the PCOed Chief Justice of Sarkaree Supreme Court takes it as contempt if a television gives a news about the Court. Does by sending these copies to the media the CJ SHC not want to defame "with utmost" speed one of his own colleague and thus technically himself wishing to defame the judiciary. The media itself was soon to "smell" the news about this Reference, they why a need for the Court to ensure this news reaches maximum earlier possible as a "breaking news". As a matter of tradition if however this really an emergent matter then as is practice the SHC should had issued an official press release. Faxing of "copies" of whole reference is nothing but sure with some other motive which is not surprising seeing how cases like insulting Chief Justice of Pakistan Iftikhar Mohammad Choudhry by police, suo moto notice against Islamabad Police, cases against Zardari, release of cars of Rehman Malik how swiftuly in hours are being decided including in a Punjabi film fashion like eviction of house of Justice Remday. I was rightly expecting despite knowing it would never happen that if Iftikhar Choudhry was really dishonest in submitting fake patrol receipts, then the Chief Justice of PCOed Supreme Court would initiate action against the Quetta Patrol Pump which only deals with Diesel but issued bogus receipts to Iftikhar Choudhary and some other senior bureaucrats and judges (against whom reference was not filed).







Zafar, Pakistan - 17 May, 2008

just politics

i feel mr. choudhry was trying to get his rating higher or was trying to prove something to coming govt. by taking serious actions against govt. wrong doings...y that time?he was the one who took oath under pso in 1998/99 and didint come up wid any thing against govt. in those several years but suddenly he turned around in election year....something got to be wrong there....! now pppp is terrified coz choudry is in attacking mode....he might put zardari back in lock up!! n n league is very smart...they are making consolidating thier position in next election...coz they have got not much to do in this setup!!!!!i cant see any immediate solution to it!
hopefully things will turn up goood for pakistan!INSHAALLAH!

zia bugvi, Pakistan - 20 May, 2008

Shaheedon ki party is staging another drama of David Copperfiled magic, i.e., restoration of judges through constitutional package.

Who are they fooling any way; when on the one hand, they admit they dont have a 2/3rd majority. Another ploy to gain time, play mischief and look innocent.

Dr. Iqbal, Canada - 21 May, 2008

On Justice

Justice is a mockery in Pakistan with three sets of law in vogue viz. the British formulated, Shariat and the Jirga of the brutes that passed the infamous verdict on Mukhtaran Mai travelling worldwide as an insult to the legal systyem of the country so boastful of its culture. And now Mr. Sharif has come out with a proposal to pass a law that would provide immunity to the politicians from corruption charges. It gives a hint that constitution of Pakistan may be having a provision to keep specific person or persons above law.Nothing can be more damaging to the conceprt of equality before justice.There must be one law for all including the judges and the highest offices of the country.

Al-Haque, Hungary - 21 May, 2008

10% to 110%

From Mr.10%, Asif Zardari has become Mr.110% now. He is afraid of CJ Chaudhary. CHORE KO ASAL KHAUF ADALAT KA HE HOTA HEY. He has no clean political background. The worst corrupt man in the history of Pakistan (or mankind). PPP will be wiped out from the political screen of Pakistan, if Zardari remains in so-called Co-chair position. WAKE UP,people of Pakistan open your eyes. Shame on these politicians who can not stay in Pakistan for more than 2 months. If they have there properties or businesses in Dubai or London, then they should be removed from politics ASAP. They can not hold meetings in Pakistan on hottest issues of the time.
They are holding party meetings abroad on Sarkari khazana. PLease please my dear Pakistanis, this is not a time to fight for the restoration of Justice, This is a time to remove the History Sheeter /Looter Zardari from the political scenario. Pakistan. How can we expect from a looter to restore a justice in Pakistan. Remember " NA SAMJHO GEY TO MIT JAO GEY AEY PAKISTAN WALO". PPP is a Party of poor, how can they afford a looter as their chairman. I have no political affiliation, but am strongly affiliated with my country. JAGO JAGO JAGO.

K. Habib, Canada - 23 May, 2008

Chief Justice hero

What are your views on the present stance of Pakistan People`s Party on Judges issue?
Ans.They dont have any principled stand.
What do you say on People`s party concerns regarding former Chief Justice?
They are afraid of his truthfullness which can be hurdle for them in future.America is afraid of this HERO, Chief Justice Iftekhar.
Why do think Pakistan Muslim League (N) is so serious about this matter?
Ans.They should be.
In your point of view how this matter could easily be solved?.
Ans.Musharaf should resign.

Ahsan, Pakistan - 26 May, 2008

justice in pakistan

In the recent past the biggest injustice pakistan has suffered is the indemty offerd to politicians, people like asif zardari who are well known to the world as oppurtunists and worse than a common thief who steals some time out of need.But asif and his family went back to pakistan purely because of greed,likes of him and altaf hussain enjoy all the benifits off corruption and plunderring countrys wealth while poor party workers and their own family members are killed.I fail to understand why these deceased are called shaheeds.Could some body tell these ignorant leaders the real meaning and circumstance leading up to shadat.No country in the world has such a constitution which allows dictators and politicians to change it or amend it to suite there corrupt needs.It is a tradition in pakistans short history that if you are powerfull or have friends in white house all is forgiven to you.The judicery is so corrupt that malik Qauam who was sacked as a judge because of corruption became the attorney general of pakistan to serve the dictator.Missuse of power is so bad that all the burocrates and civil servants are bowing to asif zardari who is no better than a common thief,and who is holdig the power of a god .No body knows what his real attentions are every week he has a new message for the nation instead of giving acommon man and his family a belly full of food he is too busy in the corridors of power playing a strange game.PPP slogan is roti capra aur mkan mang rhah ha har insan,could zardari show us how many bags of flour he has personally distributed among hungry familes of pakistan.I have not myself seen any instructions given by him to ppp"s goverment to lessen the plight of suffering pakistani.Pakistan"s only option is to set an example and handover sever

punishments to the corrupt elites of pakistan so to send a strong message to the coming generations.There is no hope but may allah save pakistan from these vultures who are determine to suck the last drop of blood from our country which was achieved by the sacrifies of millions of people. Ameen

shakeel ahmad butt, Iran, Islamic Republic Of - 26 May, 2008

ONE OF THEM MUST HAVE LIED, WHO? - PART ONE

A citizen recently raised an interesting but rightly a million worth genuine question. He says in the early months of judicial crisis in 2007 the Chief Justice Iftikhar Mohammad Chouhary submitted in his Affidavit that he was asked to resign while the then COAS in his counter Affidavit contradicted it. The citizen says one of them definitely lied and he wished from Aitzaz Ahsan, Munir Malik, Justice ® Tariq Mahmoud and Justice Iftikhar himself to know who lied.

After traveling 22-24 years too frequently and exclusively by PIA even leaving sometime cheaper and better airlines like Lufthansa with heavy heart I discarded it last year after being uncomfortable through the hands of PIA Bahrain. Since then I am using Gulf Air with more incentives under most humane treatment. On 22 June 2007 I addressed both by airmail and by email Chairman PIA sending later reminder copies over copies. Each time I sent a reminder the PIA website Contact Coordination Incharge one Mr. Ahmed Izaat Puri fooled me saying that the matter was under consideration of the senior management who will revert back to me. This website has been established on huge cost to the nation. On my enquiry that PIA Bahrain was allowing 05 kgs hand baggage, one Ms. Erum Effendi from the Customer Service PIA Head Office fooled me that it was “as per PIA standard policy”. When I argued that if it was a “standard centralized policy” then how at other stations this hand baggage limited was more. At this the same lady felt no hesitation in coming back from same single tongue that PIA as a “standard policy” allows 07 kgs hand baggage. Why did she earlier fooled me thus protecting the corrupt she never answered.

On my raising the issue PIA Bahrain informed its Head Office that it was allowing 07 kgs whereas the fact is it has of recently only “after” my taking up the matter started allowing 07 kgs otherwise creating its own rule namely state within state it was since long practically allowing only 05 kgs. In this regard I have with me a PIA Bahrain statement in the local Bahraini press dated 24 December 2006 saying it allows 05 kgs allowance which it treats most generous. The PIA Bahrain informed its Head Office that this complainant had brought excess weight hand baggage and since he was charged for his overweight hand baggage he is frustrated. Now a Dy. GM PIA Head Office informs me that he was very sad that this civic minded conscientious citizen was not satisfied with the wrong/lies submitted by PIA's two above functionaries.


Javed, Pakistan - 07 June, 2008

ONE OF THEM MUST HAVE LIED, WHO? - PART TWO

Solemn oaths in shape of Affidavits before courts, taking oaths in courts by reciting through lips name of ALLAH today is a normal routine of life. See for example on solemn affirmation in shape of Affidavits in the courts it is submitted that the signatory/deponent government official has no knowledge about the named missing persons. On the next hearing the same deponents feel no shame or fear of ALLAH this time saying so many of them have “come back home”. From where they came!!

About 10-12 years back a case came before a civil judge in Dera Ismail Khan. One trader “Haji Sahib” in his sworn in Affidavit complained that an ASI of the area police had taken Rs. 5000 from the Haji Sahib even then had not done his work. The ASI in his counter Affidavit as usual contradicted this allegation. Though I have never seen that civil judge nor even by chance I would see him because there is no remotest likelihood of my ever going to Dera Ismail Khan yet some time honestly speaking I pray for him. As I read the story the civil judge was a young man only recently then inducted in the judicial service. He really was a true “Munsif” in letter and spirit I have seen after Mr. Justice Sardar Mohammad Iqbal the first and so far unmatched for Ombudsman Pakistan. The Civil Judge adjourned the Hearing, called both Haji Sahibs in his chamber and reportedly asked them that both these two have put him in a very uncomfortable position. He told two “Hajis” that one of them is wrong and thus has submitted lies swearing Holy Quran. He stressed he knew this. But as he pleaded, now the difficulty was that despite knowing one of them was telling lies, he was to declare one right and one wrong. According to the civil judge it was academically very simple and logical but in the words of young judge it was too hard rather unimaginable for him to declare the other “a liar” knowing well a Muslim had submitted that swearing name of Holy Quran. As such the civil judge personally thought that by declaring one “wrong” he was in fact not trusting the words of a Muslim who swore taking name of Holy Quran. The young civil judge pleaded with these two not to put him in such a dangerous situation as he would wish to resign from the court rather than declaring one of them “wrong” – a statement submitted taking name of Holy Quran. He gave both Haji Sahibs an hour



after which when the Hearing re-started the complainant Haji Sahib submitted that he had got his money and he wished to withdraw his complaint. How brilliant the civil judge was only those who are simply true Muslim and have morality can understand.


Javed, Pakistan - 07 June, 2008

ONE OF THEM MUST HAVE LIED, WHO? - PART THREE

It is very easy for the questioner citizen to know the truth in this case of Justice Iftikhar Choudhary whether he was asked to resign or not. In such cases circumstantial evidence plays a pivotal role for which there needs no extraordinary brain. For example if Brigadier Cheema, Mohammad Ali Durrani or Attorney General Abdul Qyuum say that the Chief Justice was not under any sort of house arrest and is free to move there needs no putting the brain unnecessarily into trouble. Only the circumstantial evidence well gives answer who was right and who is wrong. For example the circumstantial evidence in this case is same time TVs releasing photographs of Chief Justice house fenced and locked and Federal Board declare chief justice's house as an examination center enabling his daughter to appear in her examination in her own home.

Taking oaths as elected representatives, in courts declaring that deponent will speak truth and only truth are just routine spiritless formalities only. In the materialism we have lost that conscious. Some 25 years back when I joined service abroad the foreign employer took oath from me by putting Holy Quran on my hand. My oath stated that I will abide by rules and regulations of the employment and that of the host country. One of the rule was that while working with my employer I will not indulge in any other office of profit or business. Dozen and dozen offered me good part time jobs, offers to join them as an outside partner in their business but the Oath taken holding Holy Quran in my hand always remained before me. A simple lip service oath might had not been that influencing and deterrent as the practical holding the Holy Quran had. I always trembled whenever I received any such offer or even a slightest idea came eg opening of a sandwich shop for evening sitting.

I have requested PIA Chairman that I take solemn oath holding Holy Quran in my hand that PIA was allowing and allowed me and all only 05 kgs till June/July 2007 and same oath PIA Bahrain Chief takes that he was allowing before that 07 kgs to everyone and that he solemnly affirms that this passenger's hand bag was ever in excess and was thus ever charged. I have further said that in my oath I would swear that never ever during my 22-24 years travel my hand baggage was ever found excess weight nor my hand baggage as such was ever charged for extra. PIA Chairman as usual is giving no response, I know even without this oath he believes that what the passenger was saying is truth nothing but he truth.

I further wish to affirm holding Holy Quran that on my second last travel Bahrain/Karachi, I found a young Pakistani lady passenger in problem. PIA allowed 40 kgs hold baggage and 05 kgs hand baggage thus total 45 kgs. This lady was ahead of me on check-in-counter. Her hold baggage was 39 kgs and hand baggage 06 kgs thus total 45 kgs. It was a shame when the lady was opening all her baggage sitting on the floor taking one kg form her hand bag to transfer it to hold baggage to make it 40+5=45 instead of existing 39+6=45. I will never forget the guilt that I did not help her in opening and repacking of her baggage myself being medically unfit at that time for bending on the floor as I was going to Karachi for my operation. The lady was carrying only 45kgs in the plane whether in shape of 40+5 or 39+6.

Though your esteem I repeat my offer of taking solemn oath in order to know if lower level ordinary citizens have morality or the senior functionaries. By this oath taking I also wish “people” to know who lied: one who says 07 kgs or one who says 05 kgs. While I was scribbling this a story appeared in Overseas Pakistanis page of Daily Jang its staff reporter from Abu Dhabi reporting his own story through hands of PIA Abu Dhabi last month [Ref: http://www.jang.net/jang_mag/detail_article.asp?id=3867



Javed, Pakistan - 07 June, 2008

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