From Dogar to Iftikhar Chaudhry — what a difference!

Sohail Khan, a journalist from The News writes an explosive artcile sharing the remarkable proceedings at the Supreme Court of Pakistan where Sheikh Afzal owner of Haris Steel Mills names big bribe takers Agrees to settle Rs9 billion Bank of Punjab claim, the main accused in the Rs9 billion financial scam at the Bank of Punjab (BoP), on Tuesday revealed before the bench of the Supreme Court that he paid Rs35 million to Parliamentary Affairs Minister Dr Babar Awan for winning the case in the apex court. He alleged that Dr Babar Awan took Rs40 million, Sharifuddin Pirzada Rs10 million, Malik Muhammad Qayyum, the then attorney general, Rs20 million and Ali Waseem, the son of Waseem Sajjad, Rs7.5 million.  Afzal said Dr Babar Awan took Rs5 million as fee and Rs35 million for getting a favourable verdict from the then Islamabad High Court.

In addition to these leading lawyers, Afzal said he had given Rs400-500 million to Hamesh Khan, former BoP president, Rs30 million to Aziz Ahmed, BoP Control Risk Manager, Rs50 million to Haroon Aziz, Rs10 million to Shoaib Qureshi, Rs40 million to Saleem Mirza, treasury head of the bank, Rs5 million to Fazil Asghar who helped him escape despite being on the Exit Control List (ECL). Read the full artcile in THE NEWS

23 thoughts on “From Dogar to Iftikhar Chaudhry — what a difference!”

  1. Dr Babar Awan

    same newspaper.

    ‘Qadiani lobby’ behind campaign against Babar: spokesman Thursday, November 26, 2009 http://www.thenews.com.pk/top_story_detail.asp?Id

    RAWALPINDI: A spokesman for Federal Minister for Parliamentary Affairs and senior advocate Dr Babar Awan has alleged that the recent campaign against Mr Awan has been launched at the behest of “Qadiani lobby”, which considers him a hurdle in its nefarious designs.

  2. ISLAMABAD: Lt-Gen (retd) Shahid Aziz was removed from the post of chairman of the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) because he was about to expose names of top politicians involved in major scandals, informed sources told Dawn on Wednesday. They said the former NAB chairman was investigating involvement of some top politicians, including President Asif Ali Zardari, Mian Nawaz Sharif, Shahbaz Sharif, Chaudhry Shujaat Hussain and Humayum Akhtar in scams relating to sugar, edible oil, stock exchange and petroleum products.

    ‘Former NAB chief removed to protect top politicians’

    By Syed Irfan Raza Thursday, 26 Nov, 2009

    http://www.dawn.com/wps/wcm/connect/dawn-content-

  3. ACCOUNTABILITY PAKISTANI STYLE.

    The HRW press release also claimed that its repeated attempts to contact Qayyum by phone were unsuccessful. It said in February 2001, the Sunday Times published a report based on transcripts of 32 audio tapes, which revealed that Qayyum convicted Benazir Bhutto and Zardari for political reasons. The transcripts of the recordings reproduced by the newspaper showed that Qayyum asked the then prime minister Nawaz Sharif’s anti-corruption chief, Saifur Rehman, for advice on the sentence: “Now you tell me how much punishment do you want me to give her?” REFERENCE: Malik Qayyum in new row over rigging By Muhammad Ahmad Noorani AG caught on tape again; denies HRW report Saturday, February 16, 2008 http://www.thenews.com.pk/top_story_detail.asp?Id

  4. KAMRAN KHAN WAS AN "OFFICIAL JOURNALIST TOO"

    A very rare footage of 1996. Watch and enjoy.

    Former Senator Saifur Rehman [PML - Nawaz] during 1996-1997, in connivance with the then President Farooq Ahmed Khan Laghari, Kamran Khan [The News International] and Sajjad Mir [the then Editor of Daily Nawa-e-Waqt and nowadays a TV Anchor in Pakistani Private TV Channel NEWSONE AND TVONE] had a conducted detailed Media Trial of Benazir Bhutto and Asif Ali Zardari [while their cases were pending in the Court of Law]. The most funny thing is that Mr Sajjad Mir played the part of TV Anchor on Pakistan Televison Network and his guest was Kamran Khan revealing the detail of Benazir Bhutto and Asif Ali Zardari.

    Corruption of Zardari-Benazir Part -1 of 5

    URL: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cax6xkIRHr4&fe

    Corruption of Zardari-Benazir Part – 2 of 5

    URL: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a8z62URPouE&fe

    Corruption of Zardari-Benazir Part – 3 of 5

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=INhDlNzjbmQ&fe

    Corruption of Zardari-Benazir Part – 4 of 5

    URL: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kF8MXBD-sfk&fe

    URL: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P8qH_iYUjjY&fe

    NOW THE SAME SAIFUR REHMAN DID THIS WITH JANG GROUP IN 1999.

    http://chagataikhan.blogspot.com/2009/11/conspira

  5. And why is CJ being so lenient with these crooks? He has released Sheikh Haris and Hamza (sons of Sheikh Afzal) and his ordered released saying they have committed no crime.

    It is a matter of record:

    1. Haris (on ECL) was involved in the scam from the beginning. He has over 125 houses in his name and using the excuse 'my dad did it' is no excuse as he is an adult. (I am sure pproof of his crimes was presented to Malaysian authorities for them to arrest and extradite him)

    2. Hamza escaped to Dubai with his mother carrying 2 suitcases full of gold bars while being on ECL

    3. Mrs Afzal had 5 kg of gold jewelry in her possession and 2 Kg — yes, 2 Kg — of diamonds. She too was on ECL

    4. Sheikh Afzal's brother was on ECL despite what his lawyer claimed. And he escaped just last week while on newly acquired bail.

    5. They have all been on the run which itself is a crime.

    6. They all escaped by bribing FIA officials (no, don't blame the father as they did it on separate occassions)

  6. @nota! good point! i am shocked and hurt by learning that even bhagwan das is not different from any other man… [Dr Jawwad Khan]

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    On PCO Judiciary I will just quote Daily Newspapers. One of the wonders of Internet is this that the History can no more be kept hidden.

    1 – Five judges elevated to SC Bureau Report [Daily Dawn Feb 2000]

    ISLAMABAD, Feb 2: The government elevated five judges to the Supreme Court on Wednesday. According to a notification, the president has appointed Justice Rashid Aziz, Chief Justice, Lahore High Court; Justice Nazim Hussain Siddiqui, Chief Justice Sindh High Court; Justice Iftikhar Mohammad Chaudhry, Chief Justice, Balochistan High Court; Qazi Farooq, former chief justice of Peshawar High Court; and Justice Rana Bhagwan Das, judge, Sindh High Court, judges of the Supreme Court. After the elevation of Justice Rashid Aziz Khan to the SC, Justice Mohammad Allah Nawaz has been appointed Chief Justice of Lahore High Court. Justice Deedar Hussain Shah has been appointed Chief Justice of Sindh High Court and Justice Javed Iqbal Chief Justice of Balochistan High Court. After these appointments, the number of SC judges has risen to 12, leaving five posts vacant. Reference: Five judges elevated to SC Bureau Report

    Dorab Patel on Judicial Aloofness by Dr Arif Alvi

    http://chagataikhan.blogspot.com/2009/06/dorab-pa

  7. Very Interesting Corruption cases:

    Isn't it amazing many of the reference posted are from news papers and even on You Tube.The corruption is in public knowledge.

    Why so far we have been failed?The people running the system or in the machinary protect each other.

    I think one post should be made regarding who is related to who and who is friends with who?

    and we will realise all these people belong to same EXCLUSIVE CLUB.

    The Judges ,the lawyers,the Industrialists ,top businessmen and the godfathers ,the landlords.

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    Listen to this personal story once we had a land case ,stupidly we thought we can buy the agricultural land and cultivate it.

    The family we bought it from had this land in their ancestary for donkey years.

    To cut the long story short ,this was a case of "Haq Shubaa"

    from Tehsil and Zillah KAcharee to High Court and Supreme Court which is composed of Bench ,everyone was friends with the person who filed the suit against us.

    They were either his class fellows,they were either his friends,only one judge in High Court refused to listen to the case on the basis that he was friends with the other party and so he thought maybe his decision will be influenced.

    We took the case twice to the High Court and Supreme court.

    of course we lost .The best solution given to my father over and again was to get into agreement with the third party and offer them half of the land and we will win the case.

    The point is the lawyers will take the case and the money but all top lawyers were friends with that person,all Judiciary was his friends, not to mention this person himself was land lord ,his sons were top civil servants at District levels ,he himself was a retired high Civil servant .Almost all of the lawyers and Judges were his personal friends and even if they were not they could not dare to decide against him.

    They were superior to the Judges in many ways.The presures,the postings the retirements ,in the end everyone has to feed the family.

    Looking back at the loss of money time and stress my family went through I think is nothing as compared to the biggest favour this man showed to my family he did not send the people with guns to us.

    He could have..

  8. Why so far we have been failed?The people running the system or in the machinary protect each other.[Farrah]

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    Dear Ms. Farrah,

    We fail because accountability process was not across the board and I completely agree with the second part of your statement above.

    Best Regards

  9. Why so far we have been failed? .[Farrah]

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    Dear Ms Farrah,

    During my service I came across shameful episode of omission and commission. I hope your remember Samad Dada Bhai [not to be confused with reputable Dadabhoi Business House] who was running the scam of Investment Companies during General Zia's Martial Law, and when the authorities start getting complains the FIA was ordered to look into the matter. One Assistant Director wanted to arrest Samad and he received a phone call from Samad himself saying that FIA cannot arrest him and if they want then try to do it, he was hiding in Corps Commander House in Karachi and legally being looked after by a Lawyer named Kasuri.

  10. @Amir

    We fail because accountability process was not across the board ?

    Who will be in the accountablity Bench?

    I know someone ,who knew someone in the Naib.people were approaching him to get their cases wiped off.

    I think Naib was enjoying a high ride and power.

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    The accountablilty bench should consist of Jury of different people from various sections of the society .

    from a 70 year old to 21 year old,from a school teacher to a bank manager.

    from a police man and army (without ranks).

    and see how the justice is delivered.

  11. ali K Chishti that is not enough ….think …these people are few…..oppressors are handful.

    Oppressed are many…

    Bring awareness and stand for the right

  12. AKC

    bai ye sab aap ke hee doar mai aap ke partners ki meherbani se hua hai :)

    i hope you havent forgotten PMLq :)

    AMIR

    can you please tell us the name of the corp commander?

  13. Dr saab its a really pity that instead of establishing authenticity of any article in news papers u just copy link in anything thats against govt in ur blog…Very sad

  14. Come on, wake up and smell some coffee.

    His past is not so shining to be considered a hero or anything like that.

    What about his son's case? Never investigated!

    What about his decisions and tail-waggling prior to his removal in 2007 (though removal may not be fully justified)!

    What about his megalmania? Travels with a troope of 15-17 security cars and more than 20 guards!

    What about his letting the prisoners taken from Lal Masjid going off? Now they formed Ghazi Force and already have killed many innocents citizens!

    Just quote ONE SINGLE of his decisions/acts after reinstatement which justify the honour asked? Just working on personal vendetta and again tail-waggling for the party which supported him!

    Wake up and smell the coffee or wait for the history to be written!

  15. STAGED MANAGED DRAMA: My age is about 47 years. Since for the last about 30 years I am observing that the great loss to our country is that not a single Sincere, capable and honest personality could come in picture so as to save the nation from the clutches of greed, dishonest,incapable and corrupt politicians, bureaucrates.If some untoward incident is taken place, a commission is appointed and then the people forget it.It is very difficult to go back in the history of Pakistan but I may comment upon from the regimes of Nawaz Sharif, then Benazir and again Nawaz Sharif, Pervaiz Mushraf & Shujjat etc. and now Zardari etc. Apparently what is the conduct of these personalities, either these personalities are Landlords, Industrialists, Army Chief or Chaudharies. Every body knows their conduct, eligibility, capability to run the affairs of our beloved Pakistan. The Politicians, especially Gujrati brothers, who were very active in the tenure of Mushraf always supported his agenda and were followers of his misdeeds and they obliged their kith and kins. Now when Mr.Zardari and his allies are in government, the said politicians are crying that their tenure was good. Very surprising as they again intended to come into picture while putting the innocent people on fool points. What Mr.Abdul Hameed Dogar did, it is an open secret. What Mr.Zardari did after came into power, it is also an open secret. It is a juggling play and even Mr.Zardari sought the help of Mr.Dogar and that is why he remained at his post, till the age of his retirement. Here I must reiterate that Mr.Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhary, Honourable Chief Justice of Pakistan has got his own history. He was removed twice by the then Dictator Mr.Mushraf and it is an admitted fact that due to the pressure and with the Grace of Almighty Allah, Mr.Chaudhary was restored to his original position/post which was his right. The people all over the world also observed that many who are now in power, do not intend to restore Mr.Chaudhary and even now they are feeling disturbed.Some people think that Mr.Chaudhary is not working in the manner in which the people so expect. To my mind, Mr.Chaudhary is seeing the staged managed drama and Inshallah we will see a day is coming when all the jugglers would be facing the music. The cries of innocent children who were killed in Lal Masjid are still being listened.How long the people would wait for drone attacks, self created problem of war against terrorism, price-hikes etc., corruption, nepotism, and certain other material aspects, are the questions to be solved by some Sincere, capable, efficient and honest personality. Wait for that. Inshallah I have the ray of hope.

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