Apr 23, 2013

How General (Retd) Pervez Musharraf Ex Chief of Army Staff (COAS) can be a traitor?



General (Retd) Pervez Musharraf Ex Chief of Army Staff (COAS) Pakistan & Former President of the country (had dual position) has been charged by Islamabad High court (IHC).

When Musharraf’s lawyer approached on Thursday 18th April 2013 a procedural move to get his bailable warrant extended in the judges’ confinement case on 3rd Nov 2007 when emergency had been imposed by Musharraf.

As per Musharraf spokesman, the Judge took an unwarranted decision to reject the extension request. During proceeding of the case in IHC Justice Shaukat Aziz Siddiqui remarked that Musharraf was accused of destroying the judicial system.

The court ordered that the charge of terrorism be added in FIR under the Anti-Terrorism Act (ATA) 1997 confirming that judges were detained in their houses and had been restrained to do official duty falls under terrorism, IHC said in the report.

As such Musharraf was referred to appear in Anti-Terrorism court (ATC) - ATC on Saturday sent General (Retd) Pervez Musharraf on judicial remand till May 4th and ordered police to present him in the next hearing, Musharraf however was presented before judge ATC Kasur Abbas Zaidi’s court.

Due to high security risk to Pervez Musharraf life, the police requested the court to declare Musharraf’s own Farm house situated in Chak Shezad as a sub-jail.

ATC therefore asked to shift Musharraf from police head quarter (where he stayed one night) to Farm house treating it a sub jail that will work under supervision of the Deputy Inspector General Prison of Punjab, ATC notification said.

The Farm house where Musharraf has been confined will remain during his 14 day judicial remand. The control of Farm house i.e. sub-jail has been taken over by Adyala jail, the security has been tightened with a large contingent of troops.

Telephone & Mobile phone facilities, Television & LAPTOP have been withdrawn completely and Musharraf will be entitled to have facility prescribed in jail manual said Adyala Jail superintendent who has taken care the Farm house business.

Musharraf personal staff (cook and security guards) has been replaced with jail personnel. Musharraf being a chief of his party All Pakistan Muslim League (APML) has been prevented to meet party workers and his spokesman Dr. Mohammad Amjad who confirms that since 3 days he has not met Musharraf, National TV reported.

Musharraf lawyers Mr. Sethi and Raza Qasuri who are praying Musharraf case wanted to have some legal paper signed off but they were not allowed to consult Musharraf and jail superintendent at farm house also asked them to produce permission issued from Punjab authority, instruction received earlier from Chief Commissioner Islamabad, refused to entertain, National TV reported.

The lawyers must be allowed to plead the cases without fear and intimidation as there is constant break in between Musharraf and his lawyers a press report.

Musharraf has been confined to two rooms, the whole area (internally and externally) have been put under heavy security surveillance and being monitored with closed circuit cameras.

Dr. Mohammad Amjad APML spokesman said the food provided to the former president is not being checked & if anything goes wrong Punjab government will be responsible, he further asked the authority to do Musharraf medical checkup from combined military hospital (CMH).
There is a strong feeling among APML supporter that we can’t trust in the existing Chief Justice (CJ) of Supreme Court and his nominated Benches due to his (CJ) personal grudge, biased & partiality which does not seem us to get a real justice said by APML supporters.

The insane attitude of law officers (black coats) manhandled Musharraf supporters (normal party workers and lawyers supports Musharraf) were wounded badly. We got them admitted in hospital and when we went to Islamabad & Rawalpindi police stations to lodge FIR, we were told by duty officer that against the Lawyers we can’t book FIR despite showing photograph attacking our supporters said Dr. Amjad Musharraf spokesman.
Despite heavy security escorts for Musharraf while appearing in Anti-Terrorism Court (ATC) Islamabad & Karachi, the lawyers threw shoes and chairs and severely beaten to our supporters, lawyers opposing litigants, chanted anti slogan against Musharraf outside the court room and even inside, locking the judges in their courtrooms is really shameful said Dr. Amjad said.

The lawyers were insisting ATC judge to put Musharraf handcuff, abusing Musharraf in the presence of ATC Judge in the court room, calling him traitor, wanted to attack on Musharraf but Rangers & Musharraf personal guards kept them away with heavy mussels.  
General Pervez Musharraf who held the position as Chief of Army Staff (COAS) in Pakistan remained in office from 6th Oct 1998 to 28th Nov 2007 and also holding the post of President of Pakistan how he is being humiliated, disgraced and dishonored, he having a rank COAS has been presented in lower court coupled with unbelievable & unpleasant environment.     

How the Senate members passed a resolution & did character assassination, showed vehement criticism & hostility with Musharraf. And media propagation representing him as a culprit with insulting tone and words have seriously shocked us said by one of the audience at national TV.
We were startled when witnessed the treatment of our lawyers in the court when Musharraf was taken to IHC & ATC.

Musharraf is a true patriotic of Pakistan - He loves Pakistan - He has been our Soldier – He fought three wars i.e. 1965, 1971 and Kargil and what we are doing with our ‘War National Hero”? Asked by a senior citizen a participant in a debate organized by private TV channels.
Why existing COAS Mr. Ashfaq Pervez kiyani is silent whose Ex. Chief has been trapped and being executed in politically motivated cases asked by one audience in the same TV show.

Does it not a Treason case falls under section 6/7 Pakistan panel code while Musharraf was on the air and he was not allowed to land the plane when asked by the pilot with 'Control Tower' that since 45 minutes the airplane is rounding & he had not been allowed to land in Karachi, no fuel even to keep more rounds then pilot was asked to go to the sea or land the plane in India.
When pilot escalated the communication made with control tower with Musharraf, he said I will not land in India, over my dead body and then army coup took place in 1999 to sack Nawaz Sharif highlighted by stalwart of APML responding to a question of audience at national TV Channel.

Bilal Musharraf (son of Musharraf) once driving his Cultus Car and got breakdown in Karachi, traffic mobile came and asked why you hold the car here. Bilal replied I have a problem in my car however I have called my friend he is coming. The traffic police as usual abused him. But Bilal did not mention that I am the son of Chief of Army Staff or I am the son of President of Pakistan.TV anchor quoted.
It guarantees here that Musharraf despite be in power for eight years He did not en-cash anything neither he nor his family, there is no corruption case at all against Musharraf, even not a single fills he misappropriated one of the participant mentioned.

Musharraf hands are cleaned and he always uttered and asked to “Say Pakistan First”. His sincerity, honesty and loyalty with the country and countrymen are well known and have been acknowledged with 180 million of Pakistan said one of the participant discussing at public forum.

Musharraf is not a terrorist however we have a lot of terrorist who are declared corrupted and have plundered national wealth.
Musharraf did not borrow any loan from commercial banks or got it written off as we see the giant list of Loan defaulters, Income tax evaders, Fake degree holders who ruled the country for 5 years and before, what they delivered to the nation are obvious to all of us said by one house wife sitting in the debate.

Property tax non payer who manipulated the property owned & shifted in their family names to avoid of taxes or hid with Election commission of Pakistan while submitting nomination papers. What a mockery that first ECP disqualified them and later the same candidates qualified from High court as eligible to contest in General Election 2013.
If these were the case then why ECP arranged such a big drama of candidate scrutiny, printing of nomination papers with added clauses, getting support from State of Pakistan, Federal Board of Revenue, Ministry of power/Gas and water, Pakistan Telecommunication, NADRA & NABs etc.

Despite providing list from above agencies which is even available with Supreme Court of Pakistan, all convicted & defaulters have been allowed to participate in the election. Defaulters of Utility bills (Telephone/ Gas/ electricity and water) have been eligible for Election.

Does this not fall in terrorism – Is there anything pertains to Musharraf to check his honesty and loyalty with the country said by one infuriated student who was available in the debate.
How the corrupt politicians has undermined the country and emptied national wallets, the loan acquired in the name of multiple development programs but not invested rather ended on the paper and the poor segment of society goes from poor to poorer and the rich to richer a big jaw among have's and have's not.

The loan acquired on fictitious companies from commercial banks influencing the bank officials, buying their integrity and after some time the same hefty loans were written off on multiple reasons. There are list of such scoundrels and parasites from 1970 to 2013 where we can see that how they made the country indebted where every women, men, and children have been indebted of Rs.150k per head so who is the terrorist?
According to the SBP report, former minister Ahmed Mukhtar owed Rs13 billion to four different Banks - Jahangir Tareen Rs.407.0 million - Ghulam Ahmed Bilour Rs4.5 million and Haroon Ahmed Bilour is defaulter of Rs20.20 million rupees. But all have been qualified and contesting in Election.

Is it not obliviousness and an attempt to push the country towards to the brink of anarchy? This is just small instance.

Musharraf returned Pakistan last month after four years in self-imposed exile to make a political comeback and participate in upcoming General Election 2013, despite Taliban death threats and a raft of legal challenges.
 
He filed his nomination papers for Karachi – Islamabad – Kasur & Chitral but went disqualified by Returning officers on unknown reasons and even he was not allowed to go for appeal, keeping him involved in bail extension. His ordeal started since his first day of appearance in Islamabad High Court started to decline from bad to worse.

Musharraf has been implicated in multiple cases such as judge confinement case, Lal Masjid case and abetment in the murder of Benazir Bhutto & Nawab Akbar Bugti.

Musharraf is the first army chief to ever be arrested in Pakistan. In Pakistan history no General has been executed.

Considering all these facts and figure we understand Musharraf has been very sincere with the country during his tenure and he kept the economy, in terms of education & health, poverty scale, investment and earning, foreign exchange reserve, debt ratio and balance of payment were running at optimum level.

There should not be any Vengeance, revenge and reprisal – gone is gone – Iftikhar Mohammad Chuhdry is our pride – We believe in judiciary supremacy and confident that all politically motivated cases against our national hero Musharraf will be withdrawn as Musharraf has been our hero and he is our hero – We can’t afford more humiliation said by an old man sitting in the last row of studio. The session ended with enthusiastic applause.

In the last we will request our political leaders to read the following golden word of Quaid-e-Azam Mohammad Ali Jinnah, father of the country, said the anchor conducting the show.

“Work honestly and sincerely and be faithful and loyal to the Pakistan Government. I can assure you that there is nothing greater in this world than your own conscience and when you appear before God you can say that you performed your duty with the highest sense of integrity, honesty and with loyalty and faithfulness” Quaid-e-Azam Mohammad Ali Jinnah said 14th Feb 1948

We believe in impartiality and unbiased treatment of the Court whether it is High court or Supreme Court justice to be maintained. 
 
Supremacy of the law will always be shining as usual, being a Pakistani we trust in CJ as he mentioned in his concluding note in International Judicial conference 2013 that 'judiciary is vital to ensure good governance in the country'.

The Chief Justice said the confidence of the people in judiciary has increased in Pakistan. Executive, legislature as well as judiciary works together to create a conducive environment where fundamental rights of the people are protected.
Justice is vital for creating national harmony and peace and society & judiciary protects the constitutional rights of the citizens said by CJ.

Apr 20, 2013

95% Disqualified candidate contesting in General Election 2013 have been Qualified –The nation will get the same group of Corrupted & Power greedy Politicians for another 5 years


95% Disqualified candidates have been Qualified to contest in General Election 2013 being held on 11th May 2013 by Election commission of Pakistan (ECP) in the country.
We were optimistic that under the superb dynamic leadership of Chief Election Commissioner of Pakistan His Excellency Fakhruddin G Ibrahim and his prudent mechanism the nation will get refined and purified candidates in the Assemblies.

Getting the candidate going through a giant washing machine - A determined parameter had been promulgated by ECP to weigh the candidate’s trustworthiness in terms of their honesty and loyalty.

But all such expectation and skyrocketing assurance & promises from ECP (with the nation) ended in fiasco when ECP finalized candidates list.
We took a sigh of relief that for another 5 years at least the country will get a clean and honest MNAs/ MPAs in the Assemblies who will rule the country with sincerity, loyalty and will prove a real crusader to feel the pain of the people living in Pakistan said by one participant debating on TV Talkshow on ECP role.
But ECP disappointed & did not do its onerous responsibility even though they reprinted & rephrased election nomination papers adding multiple clauses into it being a cardinal idea to scrutiny the candidate’s candidature and very huge sum even spent which endorsed further by Supreme Court of Pakistan but could not produce effective. If the forms had been used in its essence we would have received a good result in terms of candidate eligibility.

Further, notwithstanding full-fledged administrative support extended from State bank of Pakistan and Federal Board of Revenue & Ministries of Power & Gas to verify the loan defaulter, Tax evaders & Thieves stealing utility bills (electricity/ water and Gas) respectively, ECP could not avail the benefits of these agencies at full extent asserted by one of the participant discussing at national forum.

ECP however received approximately 24000 nomination papers across the country but ECP got vetted the nominations papers for some top ranked politicians not for the whole bunch of nomination papers said by one of the Investigative analyst on TV.  
As per State Bank of Pakistan & Federal Board of Revenue they provided whatever had been asked by ECP about defaulters list but ECP did not share those information with their designated Returning officer (across the provinces) so how a Returning officer could check the candidates legitimacy filed paper from different constituency in the given province.

What standing parameter and mechanism were accessible to Returning officer to vet the nomination papers except if Returning officer had any complaints from the opponents or a list of fake degrees holder.
There should have been a centralized system accessible to all Returning officers across the provinces that could type name of the candidate as soon as nomination papers received them and get the breakup if he/ she is defaulter of Bank loan or Written off, Tax evaders, Property tax non payer, Utility bills thieves, Dual nationality and Convicted etc.

Such information on fingertip could make the task of Retuning officer easy to authenticate candidate eligibility instead to ask kiddy questions as they did.
Now all criminals, Tax evaders, Bank loan defaulter or who got the Hefty loan written off are taking part in the election so how we can see a ‘cleaned Pakistan’ if there is U turn of the same corrupt mafia, a political analyst emphasized.

Moreover, a list of 100 fake degrees holders urged by Supreme Court of Pakistan to eliminate them but ECP has declared eligible to take part in the election.
There are cases even under trial in Supreme Court of Pakistan on huge fund embezzlement and use of public office but ECP has qualified such notorious. It refers the case of Fehmida Mirza former speaker of national assembly who borrowed 87.0 million and got it written off. 

Story of Ex PM Raja Pervez Ashraf who abused public office and disbursed 72.0 billion among MNAs/MPAs and even gave those who even had not been part of state office, he however has been qualified by ECP so where is Fakhru Bhai prudent mechanism? asked by one university student at public forum.

Apr 11, 2013

Suspicious Role of ECP & Clean Chit for Loan Defaulters to contest in Upcoming Election 2013



The suspicious role of ECP with the loan defaulters who got their loan written off & ECP qualified them to contest General Election 2013
People are asking what Election commission of Pakistan (ECP) did for the following loan defaulters. And how Returning officers have been assessing rather ridiculing the candidates calling them to appear in person to file their nomination papers, asking irrelevant question from the candidates & posing that Returning officers are smarter than any other?

Returning officer who has been disqualifying the candidate in one constituency and has been qualifying the same candidate in another constituency - What a mockery it is?
There were no specific & any viable parameter to weigh the candidate in terms of their honesty and loyalty with the country. The candidate who had been disqualified, they went into appeal and now from the ECP Tribunal such failures have been passed terming qualified to contest in election.

Someone mentioned the name of Ms. Fehmida Mirza a PPP stalwart former speaker National Assembly (2008-2013) she has been loan defaulter & about 87 Crores loan she got written off.

Was it not visible to ECP Returning officer while exercising their power to screen candidate’s eligibility for election? Where that parameter and working strategy are which ECP had formulated and assured the nation that the candidate will have to cross with a lengthy screening process for evaluating his/ her honesty and loyalty they will have to go through the mandated essence of standing clause 62, 63 and 218?
Similarly there have been a lot of loan written off cases against PML (N) but they have been awarded a clean chit to fight for election.

People are suspicious & apprehensive from the screening strategy of ECP – despite getting support form State bank of Pakistan, Federal Board of Revenue, NABs, NADRA & other institutions supporting ECP in order to confirm candidate’s legitimacy, asked by a group of people debating on national politics and politician’s role in the upcoming election.  
However the below is the extract of Supreme court of Pakistan regarding “loan defaulters and written off details of politicians” who has been undermining & plundering national wealth in every successive government.

It looks that another 5 years also will run on the same pattern of frustration and mismanagement which has been a phenomena of PPP during its tenure from 2008-201e said by a senior citizen involved in joint discussion at TV debate forum.
The majority of the people had taken a sigh of relief that the country will get true leaders to rule the country but the dream seems us ineffective if the screening process by ECP went like this, a participant emphasized in TV Talk show.

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 ISLAMABAD: Supreme Court Wednesday made public report evolved by a 3-member judicial commission led by Justice Syed Jamshed Ali in respect of the persons who have got waived their loans since 1972.

A 3-judge bench led by Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry took up the case for hearing Wednesday.


With the opening of this report several names of important figures will stand exposed and sword of disqualification is likely to hang over the heads of several politicians.

Major defaulters among the politicians were Chaudhries of Gujrat who defaulted in payment of six loans worth Rs 109.66 million against Phalia Sugar, Punjab Sugar and Sapco Limited; Ittefaq group Rs 83 million against Ittefaq Foundry, Saifullah's Rs 37.3 million while Zardari group was in default of Rs 7 million.

The State Bank had issued a total of 33 circulars since 1972 to 2007 in that respect. According to Section 25 of the Banking Ordinance, a loan write off case should be sent to the Parliament but this section had continuously been ignored.

The total amount waived off as loans from 1972 to 1996 is over Rs. 200 billion. Three lists of bad loans have been published since 1993, the first by caretaker PM Moeen Qureshi, followed by two lists by Benazir Bhutto and caretaker government of Meraj Khalid in October 1996 and January 1997respectively. The bad loans which were Rs 1,340 million when Z A Bhutto was removed swelled to Rs 80 billion in August 1993, Rs 126 billion inNovember 1996 and Rs 130 billion in January 1997.

According to details, 244 loans were written-off amounting to Rs 4,724 million between March 1985 and August 1993 but the number of written-off loans increased 942 in November 1996 valued at Rs 8,247 million. Thus during her second term, Benazir government wrote-off 698 loans worth Rs 3,550m.

Some notable beneficiaries of loans written-off before August 1993 included New Era Textile (Rs 136.7m), Hashwani Hotels (Rs120 m), Fancy (Rs 64.89m), Colony (Rs51.4 m), Saifullahs (Rs 39.21m), Hyesons (Rs 35.7m), Habib group against RKD Sugar (17.m), Saigol against Omaryar Limited and Kohinoor Textile Mills (17.1m), Mian Mansha (Rs 7.5m), Bibojee (Rs 4.2m), Packages (Rs4.2m) and Bawany (Rs 2m).

The 698 beneficiaries of written-off loans under Benazir included Farooq A. Sheikh, whose five loans worth Rs 500 million in Adamjee Industries, Dost Mohammad Textile Mills, United Exports and United Group of Industries were written-off. Six loans worth Rs 131m of Jan Mohammad, a member of theNational Group owning the Muslim Commercial Bank, relating to Charsada Sugar Mills were written-off. A few other beneficiaries were: Saifullahs, Hashwani, House of Habib, B.D Avari, Taufiq Sayed Saigol, MNA Shahid Nazir and former NA Speaker Gohar Ayub.


Link of Article: http://thespokesman.pk/index.php/component/k2/item/1201-sc-opens-doors-to-jc-report-defaulters-since-1972-made-public …

List of Top Loan Defaulters till 1996

Amount Borrowed (in millions) = Blue
Amount Default (in millions) = Red

Name Amount borrowed, default (Rs in millions)

1 Ittefaq 3,675 2,891
2 Fazalsons
3,475 3,475
3 Tawakkal
1,7681,464
4 Bela Chemicals
1,2591,217
5 Abdul Shakoor Kalodia
1,215 1,215
6 Naqvi
1,213 1,060
7 Zahur
1,035905
8 Ghani
1,023 985
9 Arabian Sea Enterprise
950 913
10 Hyesons
750 725
11 Chaudri Cables
716684
12 Farooq A Sheikh
632 632
13 Habib
615 615
14 Bawany-Alnoor
601 485
15 Chaudry Shujaat
544 381
16 Dawood
540 325
17 Adamjee
526494
Total 20,537 18,466

Top Defaulters in January 1997

Name Amount in Default (Rs. in Million)

1
Ittefaq 3,013
2 Tawakkal
2,956
3 Fazalsons
2,800
4 Bela Chemicals
2,339
5 Chaudri Shujaat
1,557
6 Abdul Shakoor Koladia
1,254
7 Fauzi Ali Kazim
1,159
8 Saigol
1,086
9 Naqvi
1,056
10 Zahur
1,028
11 Abdullah Al-Rajaih
1,031
12 Ghani
903
13 Habib
845
14 Adamjee
832
15 Hashwani
640
16 Arabian Sea Enterprise
626
17 Sargodha
581
18 United
501
19 Chakwal
441
20 Dawood
376
21 Bawany-Alnoor
352
22 Fateh
213
23 Packages
166
24 Colony
81
Total 25,38
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Really a very mind blowing picture had been highlighted by Supreme Court in its verdict.

Apr 8, 2013

To get rid of Talibanization a very tough task for the political party takes over the parliament



Talbanization a bitter pill to swallow- It has been our political error, though the successive govt. tried to resolve it yet could not attain any substantial achievements to uproot it. Its eclipse has shaded almost every province and no place is safe & secure in Pakistan.
The rising target killing, bomb explosion & suicide bombing has given a big jerk to the law and order situation in the country. Lives and properties of the people are insecure, uncertainty prevails, anything can happen any time said by an official of law enforcement agency.

Army which is meant to secure the border & boundaries of the country were deployed in the past internally to evacuate the area those had been captured by Taliban. Territories in NWFP/ KPK & FATA got evacuated from Taliban controls.
However the terrorism and terrorist are at large and govt. despite multiple precautionary measures seems to have been failed to get rid of Talibanization. It’s a decade long fighting in between Taliban and Pakistan armies they are killing and vice versa but no conclusion.

In the past at govt. level some announcement came to public to have negotiation with Taliban to know precisely what their demands are but when the govt. asked them to come to the table without arm, they did not oblige resulting the negotiation could not take place said by former federal interior minister Rehman Malik.
The audacity of Taliban and their pig-headed attitude does not show prone to negotiation, they do explosion, they attack at religious centers, civil residential areas, sensitive installation, public and private offices, shopping mall and schools, they ram explosive laden lorry with the building, plant bombs or use suicide bombers at public places, govt. establishments, killing hundreds of thousands lives in one go and pronounce that “Yes we did it and will do” What you will name to this barbarism said by govt. official who were responding to national media gathered at disastrous place in Quetta in 2012 where just in two months span 300 lives lost in addition to public and private properties damages.

Most of the people are of the view that from where Taliban are getting war explosives, arms and ammunition & why don’t we seal the ‘routes? We should talk to the countries involve & helping Taliban to fight against Pakistan and its sovereignty. Pakistan has no tussle and nothing to do with Taliban, upon whose ill motive such war has been imposed on us said by group of student discussing at national forum.
Why these war mongers have been diverted to us? Certainly the govt. need to handle it diplomatically, they must need to negotiate with the countries that are assisting Taliban (behind the curtain) to fight with Pakistan.

How many precious lives of our youths have lost to save the country, the army saves the country border and maintains regional & territorial integrity, a press report to have lost 50,000 lives (civilians and armies) so far since Afghanistan got a puppet govt.
If we go back Taliban history, they were living in Afghanistan and were fighting internally amongst different factions there. Pakistan never has been a part of their war and why it should? It’s Afghanistan internal matter.

Thus our security agency will have to first cease the route and supply point to disarm Taliban enabling the agency to cope over otherwise there will be no success if you fight them & they come back to you with more dreadful ammunitions asserted in a TV debate.
If we see the confiscated or captured arms of Taliban shown in media, how latest and sophisticated those are which even are scarce with our agency but with Taliban they have good ordnance and using day and night against us & the flow does not end one of the participant clarified.

Involvement possibility seems that either Afghanistan or the disintegrated provinces in former USSR, whose borders are connected with Pakistan. If we see the geographical boundaries; a lot of leakage and loophole are there. We have to check the entry and exit point in Pakistan (for both countries), plug it first to chock the supply line permanently & defense maneuvering indeed needed as they are not a normal mercenaries or miscreants but equipped with latest explosives.
The lead says that Afghanistan & former states in USSR are constantly helping Taliban with the motive to crush Pakistan and keep the country unstable in terms of safety and security, persistent internal insecurity, free usage of explosive and guns killing, rising lawlessness and mismanagement to destabilize Pakistan & the seizure ammunitions exhibit the engraved name of Russian products.

The story takes back to Zia regime, Pakistan was used, its ground and facilities utilized being the source of communication to crush & cripple USSR the second super power on instruction of US, then Taliban & Mujahedeen were used to topsy-turvy USSR, 2nd super power the country of 18 provinces which disintegrated in 1989.
Normally a question has been in debate that why Taliban are fighting with Pakistan an independent sovereignty. It’s candid that Afghanistan and former provinces in USSR have agenda to keep the disturbance in Pakistan continues because of US support in 80s where Mujahedeen and Taliban fought war against USSR.

Nevertheless the new govt. and Opposition have to play a concrete role to get rid of Taliban. General Election 2013 has been announced whoever takes over the parliament must be sincere with the country to sort out Talibanization that has penetrated in country’s affairs. Security issue is not limited to any specific city or provinces but across the country lives and properties are at high risk.
Law enforcement agencies are doing operation cleanup and they have caught criminals who have links with Taliban some high profile figure has been red handed also.  

Besides Pakistan also facing with serious Islamic activism, defunct Islamic group are actively involved in deteriorating law and order situation in the country, like Lashkar-e-ghangvi, Jesh-e-Mohd etc. Sectarian issue is also at peak like killing of Shia & Sunni, misinterpretation of blasphemous laws are the multiple issues which has worsened the peace of the country.

Apr 7, 2013

Regressive parameter of Election commission of Pakistan (ECP) to scrutiny candidates’ nominations papers for Election May 11th 2013 & Multiple Recoveries from defaulters are exemplary steps in Pakistan electoral history.



The unequivocal confirmation of Higher Education Commission (HEC) in order to verify the degrees of 183 Ex-parliamentarians on directive of Supreme Court giving deadline for degrees verification till April-5 with a clear verdict that these former members stand disqualified for holding public office.
Chairman HEC said that around 101 former lawmakers didn't submit their degrees to HEC for verification however degrees of 77 members have been verified and 5 more are under verification & now the door of HEC has been closed.

HEC further clarified that we have no involvement for any qualification or disqualification of the candidate contesting in election and it does not fall in our ambit.
It was a sensational news when spread first time in media, jolted every Pakistani that how truthful our politicians are? They ruled the country for 5 years (2008-2013) on fake degrees are not really trustworthy - Strong disapproval by group of university students debating at ‘discussion panel with politicians’.

It’s ECP & Judiciary who interfacing with HEC disclosed the detail of fake-degrees fraudsters that submitted forge degrees & tried to contest Election 2013 one more time.
But fraudster’s attempts went pointless when ECP adopted a rough and tough procedure to assess the candidate’s credibility in terms of their honesty and loyalty mandated in standing clause of section # 62, 63 & 218 a sine qua non to qualify for upcoming General Election on May 11th 2013.

Apparently to weigh the candidate’s legitimacy and eligibility which ECP said first time in Pakistan history introduced to get rid of lawbreakers who arrive in the assemblies with wrong means.
The shameful act of political pundit claiming to be the democrat & runner of democracy instead to remorse they are boasting that ‘we maintained democracy in the country and completed 5 years tenure though espoused with a lot of negative affliction’ said President of Pakistan at Naudero Larkana while celebrating death anniversary of Shaheed Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto.

As per ECP they have collected nomination papers 23,223 (filed by candidates) for the seat of National & Provincial Assemblies 342 & 728 respectively whereas scrutiny of 17,110 nomination have been carried out and it will remain continue till April 7.
After that ECP will announce ineligible candidates who will be barred from contesting the upcoming elections.

Though ECP started scrutiny of the nomination papers from April 1 and has accepted and rejected nomination papers of many contenders yet the candidates who has been rejected have the right to file appeals against this decision said ECP.
ECP has set April 10 being the deadline for filing of appeals against decisions of the Returning officers rejecting or accepting the nomination papers.

The Election Tribunals will decide the fate of these appeals by April 17. The candidates will be allowed to withdraw their nominations by April 18.
ECP then will publish the final revised list of candidates on April 19 which will follow the holding of elections on May 11, as scheduled.

Apart from, the support provided by NAB, NADRA, FBR & State Bank of Pakistan, ECP has also collected the list of defaulters provided by Water and Power Development Authority, Sui Northern Gas Pipeline Limited, Sui Southern Gas Pipeline Limited, the National Telecommunication Cooperation, Ministry of Housing and Works and Pakistan Telecommunication Authority.

A dead line from ECP however has been fixed notifying the defaulters of different categories to pay off their dues otherwise they will not only be disqualified for upcoming general election but also very severe action will be taken against defaulters.

In a separate handout issued from State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) to open the banks across the country from 8-12 on April 7 to collect the recoveries from defaulters though it’s a weekly holiday.

Undoubtedly a highly significant move of SBP and candid declaration to defaulters from ECP to pay off their decades long outstanding, not only entailing to conduct a free, fair and impartial election in the country but also extending a dynamic support in collection of ‘dead recoveries’ which had been lying unsettled in the book of public services industries since decades and no govt. could dare to recover such a huge sum.

If we mention about Moin Qureshi (care taker govt.) in 90s he only published the giant list of defaulters but could not recover even a single fills but it is ECP now who has compelled & forced defaulters to clear their dues. It gives us a lesson that if Govt. & its allied institutions if wants to enforce anything it can, said a senior lawyer.

Getting recoveries trillion of amounts in the ‘national treasury’ of course will swell country ‘Foreign Exchange Reserves’ which has unhealthy situation and hardly can meet only two weeks expenses instead to have at least strength of six months to meet govt. expenses said economic analyst.  

We are happy that ECP with support of other institutions are discharging their duties superbly & giving a clean chit to the candidates after rigorous scrutiny. In the meantime it will also be more responsive and productive if the Army also stays abreast conducting election with strict security compliance said by group of intelligentsia discussing the current affairs.