Attorney General Qayyum Aware of Massive Election-Rigging Plans as early as Nov

In an audio recording obtained by Human Rights Watch, Pakistans Attorney General [Mr. upsnoot] Malik Qayyum stated that upcoming parliamentary elections will be “massively rigged,

Human Rights Watch said that the recording was made during a phone interview with a member of the media on November 21, 2007. Qayyum, while still on the phone interview, took a call on another telephone and his side of that conversation was recorded. The recording was made the day after Pakistans Election Commission announced the schedule for polls. The election was originally planned for January 8 but was postponed after the assassination of former prime minister Benazir Bhutto


“Leave Nawaz Sharif (PAUSE)…. I think Nawaz Sharif will not take part in the election (PAUSE)…. If he does take part, he will be in trouble. If Benazir takes part she too will be in trouble (PAUSE)…. They will massively rig to get their own people to win. If you can get a ticket from these guys, take it (PAUSE)…. If Nawaz Sharif does not return himself, then Nawaz Sharif has some advantage. If he comes himself, even if after the elections rather than before (PAUSE). Yes.

Background of Qayyum

Malik Qayyum is a former judge who resigned from the bench in 2001 amid charges of misconduct. On April 15, 1999, a two-judge panel of the Lahore High Court headed by Qayyum convicted Benazir Bhutto and her husband Asif Ali Zardari in a corruption case. They were sentenced to five years in prison, fined US$8.6 million dollars each, disqualified as members of parliament for five years, and forced to forfeit their property. The impending verdict led Bhutto to go into exile in March 1999.

In February 2001, the Sunday Times, a British newspaper, published a report based on transcripts of 32 audio tapes, which revealed that Qayyum convicted Bhutto and Zardari for political reasons. The transcripts of the recordings reproduced by the newspaper showed that Qayyum asked then-Prime Minister Nawaz Sharifs anti-corruption chief, Saifur Rehman, for advice on the sentence: “Now you tell me how much punishment do you want me to give her?

In April 2001, on the basis of this evidence, a seven-member bench of Pakistans Supreme Court upheld an appeal by the couple, overturning the conviction. In its ruling, the Supreme Court contended that Qayyum had been politically motivated in handing down the sentence. Faced with a trial for professional misconduct before Pakistans Supreme Judicial Council, the constitutional body authorized to impeach senior judges, Qayyum opted to resign his post in June 2001.

A close associate of Musharraf, Qayyum was appointed as the lead counsel on behalf of Pakistans federal government in the presidential reference against Chief Justice Iftikhar Mohammad Chaudhry, instituted after Chaudhry was first illegally deposed by Musharraf on March 9, 2007. A full bench of Pakistans Supreme Court reinstated Chief Justice Chaudhry on July 20, 2007.



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11 responses to “Attorney General Qayyum Aware of Massive Election-Rigging Plans as early as Nov”

  1. paklawyer Avatar

    Supreme Court to overturn convictions of
    IG Islamabad and other contemnors

    Saturday, February 16, 2008

    Sacked CJPs manhandling: What law did the convicts break, Supreme Court asks

    ISLAMABAD: A 16-member full bench of the Supreme Court (SC) on Friday directed the counsel for Islamabads former police and administration officials, convicted of roughing up sacked chief justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry, to explain as to under which contempt of court law had they been declared guilty.

    The court, headed by Chief Justice Abdul Hameed Dogar, later adjourned hearing into the case indefinitely.

    APP reported that the manhandling took place while Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry was on his way from his official residence to the Supreme Court on March 13, 2007, to attend proceedings of the Supreme Judicial Council against him in a reference filed by President Pervez Musharraf under Article 209 of the Constitution.

    On November 1, 2007, a larger bench had sentenced former Islamabad chief commissioner Khalid Pervaiz and deputy commissioner Chaudhry Muhammad Ali to imprisonment till the rise of the court, former Inspector General of Police Chaudhry Iftikhar Ahmed and Senior Superintendent of Police Capt (r) Zafar Iqbal to 15 days in jail, and Deputy Superintendent of Police Jamil Hashmi, Inspector Rukhsar Mehdi and Assistant Sub-Inspector Muhammad Siraj to one-month imprisonment each, in the CJ Iftikhar Chaudhry manhandling case. However, the current full bench had suspended the operation of sentences.

    Unconditional apology: Dr Khalid Ranjha, counsel for Khalid Pervaiz, Chaudhry Muhammad Ali and Chaudhry Iftikhar Ahmed, pleaded the court to pardon his clients as they had tendered their unconditional apology to the court.

    CJ Abdul Hameed Dogar however directed Ranjha to explore which particular law was applicable in the case.

    Justice Nawaz Abbasi observed, “We are concerned about our jurisdiction, as this is a very sensitive issue.

    Attorney General of Pakistan (AG) Malik Muhammad Qayyum submitted that the appeals were not competent as the Contempt of Court law of 1997 had lapsed. Ranjha, however, contended that right of appeal was available to his clients under the law.

    The full court consisted of CJ Abdul Hameed Dogar, Justice Muhammad Nawaz Abbasi, Justice Faqir Muhammad Khokhar, Justice M Javed Buttar, Justice Saiyed Saeed Ashhad, Justice Ijazul Hassan, Justice Muhammad Qaim Jan Khan, Justice Muhammad Moosa K Leghari, Justice Chaudhry Ejaz Yousaf, Justice Muhammad Akhtar Shabbir, Justice Zia Perwez, Justice Mian Hamid Farooq, Justice Syed Sakhi Hussain Bokhari, Justice Syed Zawwar Hussain Jaffery, Justice Sheikh Hakim Ali and Justice Muhammad Farrukh Mahmud. staff report/ app

  2. Mutazalzaluzzaman Tarar Avatar
    Mutazalzaluzzaman Tarar

    Malik Qayyum is undoubtedly the most beghairat member of the dictator’s team.

  3. Jawan Avatar

    Who does not know the famous Abdul Qayyum. He is actually abdul fraud and corruption. If the readers would remember my comments when Ch Eitezaz Ahsan was released and on this web site I had commented on Abdul corruption’s statement and warned that since he had said that detention of Aetezaz ahsan was fair after the expiry of 90 days, I had then said that he must have come up with some brilliant idea to serve his master. and the idea was to let them go for a few days and then start the illegal detention once again.

    Regading the proceedings in the illegal Supreme court of Pakistan that presently comprises of the chracterless and self centered judges, I have only to say that their survival now depends upon their master, the dictator Mush. So all they have to do is ensure that he is protected. Their sole purpose of being installed in the supreme court of Pakistan is to look after the inteests of their master. people of Pakistan have no faith / confidence in these fraud judges. Soon they will be kicked out of the supreme court Insha Allah.
    These fraud judges are concious of their jurisdiction where as they do not care about the legality of the dictator in power.

    Down with the dictator and his puppet judges. Alas Pakistan had to see the day when Khawaja Naveed type of a person is sitting in the Sind High Court. Who does not know him and his character? These people have been made judges due to the efforts of Abdul Corruption.

    Bad times ahead people of Pakistan. Now you can not even hope to get justice from the courts.


  4. M@ni Avatar

    He is the biggest Gooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffff
    hahahaha he should take help from the interior minister Cheema sahab for voice signatures [:D]

  5. nazia Avatar

    Whatever he is saying on phone is his job assigned by don mussarf to him and that is why he is hired on high books of army mafia.Throughout the time of emergency in nov he was busy in such type of activities. Selling,buying and threatening judges and lawyers was his major task in latest emergency period and due to such efforts he got full support from mussarf’s group.The funny thing in this whole issue is his obstinate behaviour like his boss that all is clear after hearing his pecuilar voice pitch but he is openly denying his own voice.He can do it as “Mussarf hay na”

  6. Tausif Hanif Avatar
    Tausif Hanif

    If you want to know more about how media and media men are being targeted in Karachi for writing facts then please have a look at

    you would learn what the puppet judges are doing ?

  7. Tausif Hanif Avatar
    Tausif Hanif

    SHC restrains Yahoo News

    Karachi, January 30: The single bench of Sindh high Court comprising Justice Qazi Khalid has directed the Editor of Yahoo News,Tausif Hanif to restrain publishing any news against Chief Controller of KBCA Rauf Akthar Farooqui or KBCA in Yahoo News.

    The SHC single bench was hearing the initial hearing of the defamation suit filed by the Chief Controller of KBCA Rauf Akthar Farooqui for the damages claims of 50 million rupees against the publishing of news against him in Yahoo News.A weekly English Newspaper.
    Chief Controller of KBCA stated in his Civil Suit no.1594/2007 that Editor of Yahoo News Tausif Hanif has been publishing news items in Yahoo News, which allegedly defamed him and his department.

    Editor of Yahoo News , Who appeared in the court on 30th January on the date of hearing contended that he was not given any notice or official information about the hearings of that suit against him and he came to know about the hearing date from his sources few days ago. So the SHC bench was requested to give him a two months time for hiring of lawyer and preparation of case. The Editor further asked the court to give the case documents which was file against him in SHC By the KBCA Chief. Editor further Stated in the court that the court notices were being sent to the old address of Yahoo News,alhtough he had placed notice on the wall of old address of Yahoo News about the change of address and contact Cell phone number of Editor was also written in that notice board. The declaration of change of address was also printed in the December 2008 issue of Yahoo News prominently but no court notice or intimation was given to him. Editor of Yahoo News told that he came to know few days ago that previously two hearings were held in his absence on 12th and 17th January, 2008 respectively, and he was not informed about these two hearings by any means from the court about the hearings of that case.

    Justice Qazi khalid of single bench of SHC ordered the Editor of Yahoo News not to publish any news against KBCA Chief Rauf Akthar Farooqui and KBCA in Yahoo News.The Editor of Yahoo News requested the Court that since he was not given any chance of fair hearing through his lawyer so the court should not restrain him from publishing factual reports against KBCA and its chief.

    But the single bench of Justice Qazi Khalid directed the Editor not to publish any news against the CCOB of KBCA Rauf Akthar Farooqui or KBCA till the disposal of case.

    Justice Qazi Khalid said in the open court that the KBCA lawyer does not the Law as if he knew the law he would have filed a defamation criminal case in sessions court against the Editor of Yahoo News and would obtained warrants of arrests against the Editor from the session Court..
    The SHC single bench was requested by the Editor of Yahoo News to restrain the KBCA Chief Controller for filing frivolous cases in different court and issuing threats and using unfair means just to exert pressure on a Newspaper.

    The Court observed that no Newspaper or Journalist could be given permission to defame any respected citizen. In reply of that Editor of Yahoo News Tausif Hanif told the court that he has publishing the factual reports against the official malpractice of KBCA and its officials and did not publish any private matter of KBCA Chief .He pointed out that KBCA Chief Rauf Akthar Farooqui was suspended in corruption charges by The Chief Minister of Sindh in 1996 after receiving credential reports against his corruption and the pervious Chief of KBCA was also indicted in the Anti Corruption court and was removed from the KBCA on these charges by the consent of the Competent authorities.

    But the Court issued stay order against the Yahoo News and directed the Editor of Yahoo New not to publish any news against KBCA Chief Rauf Akthar Farooqui and KBCA till the disposal of case.

    The hearing was adjourned for a month and the office of the SHC would fix next date.

    Editor of Yahoo News told newsmen that He would file review petitions in larger bench of SHC against the SHC single bench order as that order was passed without giving him the chance of submission of his written replies through a lawyer and he was not given the fair chance of hearing or time for hiring of lawyer. He contended that court order was passed without given him any chance of hearing through a lawyer and he would file a petition in SHC after having the written certified orders of court.

    Editor of Yahoo News further told that Freedom of speech and writing has been insured in the Article of Pakistan in section 199 of the article and honorable Courts are bound to ensure the freedom of press according to the article of Pakistan ,and he would file the review petition in the SHC against the order of Single bench to vacate the stay order against Yahoo News and change of the bench of the defamation Suit no.1954/07.It may be noted here that the defamation suit was file in December,2007 by the Chief controller of KBCA by using officials resources and funds of KBCA.

    KBCA Chief files frivolous cases against Yahoo NewsEditor

    Karachi: Various Civil suits and criminal proceeding cases have been filed against the Editor of Yahoo News.Tausif Hanif by the Chief Controller of Karachi Building Control Authority,Rauf Akthar Farooqui in the Sindh High Court and Sessions courts of Karachi respectively after the publishing of corruption stories against CCOB of KBCA and other officials in Yahoo News, a weekly English newspaper of Karachi.
    Chief Controller of KBCA Rauf Akthar Farooqui has filed a Civil Suit no.1594/2007 in the Singh High Court under the defamation ordinance of 2002, demanding 50 million rupees as damages from the Editor of Yahoo News,Tausif Hanif for publishing of miss deeds and corrupt practice of his and other KBCA officials.

    CCOB of KBCA,Rauf Akthar Farooqui in his Civil suit and criminal proceedings cases, claimed that he is the most honest officials of KBCA and KBCA is also the most honest and efficient department of government. He further claimed that Editor of Yahoo News tarnished the honest image of his and his department by published corruption stories against the KBCA in Yahoo News. He claimed that KBCA is facing financial loses due the publishing of news against the corruption of KBCA officials in Yahoo News. He prayed to the Sindh High Court that he should be paid 50 million rupees by the Editor of Yahoo News as a damages for alleged tarnishing of his image as an honest official.

    It may be noted here that Chief Controller of KBCA,Rauf Akthar Farooqui was suspended on corruption charges by the then Chief Minister of Sindh in 1996 ,after receiving credentials reports of his corruption from various government circles.

    And the previous Chief Of KBCA Brig.A.S Nasir and other two dozens senior officials of KBCA were arrested by Anti Corruption Establishment and put behind bars on corruption charges, Various Substantiated FIRs were registered against these officials and they were indicted by the Anti Corruption Court of Karachi few months ago.These officials are on bail presently.

    KBCA Chief Controller further filed a private direct criminal proceeding complain in the Court of Judicial Magistrate.South,Rubab Fatima ,against the Editor of Yahoo News. Chief controller of KBCA Rauf has initiated that private criminal proceeding case under section 200 of Cr.Pc read with section 499/500 of Pakistan Penal Code. Farooqui has filed that private complained by using the KBCA lawyer, officials funds and giving power of Attorney to the Assistant Public Relation officer of KBCA Amjad Ali for filing the case.

    Chief Controller of KBCA claimed in that private complain of him that Editor of Yahoo News, Tausif Hanif has tarnished his neat and clean image by publishing news against him in Yahoo News. Chief Controller Farooqui requested the Court to issue arrests warrants against the Editor of Yahoo News,Tausif Hanif and put him behind the bars on the charges of publishing of news against corrupt practice of KBCA and its Chief Controller.
    It may be noted here that Editor of Yahoo News Tausif Hanif has been working in various leading Newspaper of Pakistan for more than 15 years and he there was no case of any type against him in his lengthy journalistic career , He has been working in Daily Financial Post , Daily leader. weekly Takbeer and Daily Ummat and other leading Newspapers of Pakistan during previous 15 years

    He started publishing Yahoo News nearly six months ago from 15th July.2007. Various factual reports were published about the corrupt practice of Chief Controller of KBCA Rauf Akhtar Farooqui in the first and other issues of Yahoo News.These all news were about the officials misdeeds of concerned officials of KBCA and nothing was written about the non official matters of the officials of KBCA. In December.2007 Chief Controller Farooqui initiated and filed Civil and Criminal proceedings cases against the Editor of Yahoo News by using the Public Fund and resources of KBCA. Editor of Yahoo News few months ago had informed the Government high ups in written that the Chief Controller of KBCA had threatened him of filing frivolous cases against him if he did not stop publishing news against KBCA Chief and KBCA.

    Note: For any query please contact to Tausif Hanif via his cell no of 0333-2278904

  8. Tausif Hanif Avatar
    Tausif Hanif

    One year has been passed since the filing of 20 Criminal and Civil ,frivolous false cases by the then Chief Controller of Karachi Building Control Authority for writing the corruption stories with substantiated Proves against the Corrupt practice of KBCA officials.
    These cases were filed in the Sindh High Court and Lower Court of Karachi just to pressurize , punish and stop the Editor of Yahoo News, Mr.Tausif Hanif to further write against the Corrupt KBCA officials.
    The First Civil Suit 1594/2007 was specially filed in the court of a PCO Judge Mr, Qazi Khalid .That judge had worked as a lawyer of KBCA authority in past and had been given hefty fees for that. In normal practice the judges never hear cases of the parties for which they had worked and had been paid in the past. But that Judge purposefully heard the case and in the very first hearing of case granted stay order in favor of Corrupt KBCA Officials and barred the Editor of Yahoo News to further publish any News against the Corrupt KBCA officials. It may be noted here that PCO Judge Qazi Kahlid has served as a minister in Sindh Government in the past and he was actively involved with a certain political party.
    Editor of Yahoo News Mr.Tausif Hanif asked the Judge that he should be given time for hiring the lawyer and preparation of case. But the PCO Judge granted stay order in favour of Corrupt KBCA Officials.
    Few months ago, After the Change of Government then Chief Controller of KBCA Rauf Akhter Farooqui was removed from the department of KBCA by the PPP Provincial Miniseter for Local government Agha Siraj Durrani and an other Corrupt officer Mr, Manzoor Abdul Qadir Kaka was appointed as a Chief Controller of KBCA due to his linkage and support for PPP.
    New Chief Controller of KBCA Manzoor Abdul Qadir Kaka has been also working like his predecessor and has not taken back these fales cases which were initiated and filed by the Ex CCOB of KBCA Rauf Akhtar Farooqui

  9. Jocelyn Peterson Avatar

    Public Relations is all about pleasing the common people."`:

  10. Niamh Carter Avatar

    you should always maintain good public relations specially if you operate a business'::

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