Swiss Cases Dropped, Zardari $60 Million richer

Tables have turned for the better for Asif Zardari since the assassination of his wife Benazir Bhutto on 27th December, he is been literally handed the leadership of the most popular party on a silver platter, he then spins it all to his advantage and consequently his party wins the elections to make him the most powerful man in Pakistan and is now poised to become the President of Pakistan.

In the few months his party has been able to suddenly disappear his numerous corruption cases on the pretext of political motivation, but the most recent issue his the Swiss case where he was being tried for corruption to the tune of US $ 60 Million. With this cleared through he is now a proper millionaire – jackpot is just a word for the unlucky, for him its just business as usual

All this was possible because ‘Pakistan has withdrawn its requests for judicial assistance and has said it has no claim on the frozen assets‘ – Reuters and pray tell me who runs the Govt of Pakistan – you guessed none other then our very own [drum roll] Mr. Asif Ali Zardari – the most powerful man in Pakistan, without a judiciary to over look his shoulder he is a man with a mission.

REUTERS: The full $60 million in assets, seized at the request of the Pakistan authorities, had been released.

In February Swiss lawyers for Pakistan told a Geneva hearing that Zardari was the beneficial owner of offshore companies at the heart of criminal cases in which Pakistan was a civil party. Geneva judicial authorities have been investigating allegations since 1997 that Bhutto and Zardari took kickbacks from Swiss cargo inspection companies and channeled some $12 million via offshore companies in Swiss bank accounts.

In addition Pakistan had asked the Swiss authorities to block further funds, so that a total of $60 million was frozen. Pakistan did not pursue corruption allegations against Zardari at home after the Pakistan Supreme Court in 2001 annulled a 1999 conviction against the couple

Zardari has spent altogether 11 years in prison on corruption, drug-smuggling and murder charges, which he denies. Bhutto was assassinated on December 27, thrusting her husband into the centre of politics. Zardari is running in a September 6 presidential election to replace Pervez Musharraf.

Contracts to inspect Pakistan cargo were awarded to Societe Generale de Surveillance SGS and its former affiliate Cotecna, both Swiss-based, in 1994 when Bhutto was prime minister and Zardari was investment minister



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13 responses to “Swiss Cases Dropped, Zardari $60 Million richer”

  1. KarimG Avatar

    Democracy … is a system of self-determination. It’s the right to make the wrong choice. John Patrick

    “Democracy is a device that ensures we shall be governed no better than we deserve.”—George Bernard Shaw

    And I will add my own “Enlightened AWAM have spoken, let the man loot, he has earned the right”

  2. d0ct0r Avatar

    Zardari won elections this time on the basis of dead banazir he knows that he can’t kill banezir again,so for him its the last chance to loot and plunder as much as he can

  3. NRO-ed Avatar

    This aquittal doesn’t mean any thing other than that THIS GUY IS NOW THE CHOSEN GHULAM BY OUT MASTERS….

    Long live International Justice and the world powers.

  4. Khurran Qureshi Avatar
    Khurran Qureshi

    Its obvious no one likes him inside the country, but then how do monsters like him get elected.?

  5. Osman Avatar

    YUSUFALI: Wert thou to follow the common run of those on earth, they will lead thee away from the way of Allah. They follow nothing but conjecture: they do nothing but lie.
    PICKTHAL: If thou obeyedst most of those on earth they would mislead thee far from Allah’s way. They follow naught but an opinion, and they do but guess.
    SHAKIR: And if you obey most of those in the earth, they will lead you astray from Allah’s way; they follow but conjecture and they only lie.

    Democracy Zindabad…
    Zardari Zindabad

  6. Sh. Arpasand Avatar
    Sh. Arpasand

    Wasn't Zardari kept in jail for 11 years by Mush ? Maybe he was tortured in jail or maybe not. But there is no denying the fact that he was kept in jail and interrogated by Mush and Pak military for several years.

    Why couldn't Mush convict him of any crime or prove any charges against him ? How many years does it take to prove corruption ?

    All the people who are now complaining and whining that Zardari is so corrupt, did any one of them bother to file and followup any cases against Zardari in court ?

    If Mush and Pak military could not prove charges against him then perhaps the one would be inclined to believe that perhaps these charges are baseless and just propoganda ?

  7. KarimG Avatar

    If charges (IN PAKISTAN) not being proven ONLY could be the basis for innocence…

    But more efficient Justice systems like the SWISS have convicted him, like FOUND GUILTY, now it is the PPPPZ government who is walking away from the case and il presidente might win his appeal, how F*&^%$G honourable of him and his inherited party!

  8. hassan Abbas Avatar
    hassan Abbas

    Million $ question!Will Zardari declare all his assets and bank balances on becoming president?Ofcourse ateeny portion of his loot – $ 6o million – has already been declared for him by the swiss court!Will he show this in his assets?

  9. notanky Avatar

    Dant mian yah hoi na baat money is every thing what a luck this guy has luckey devil with mushtas.

  10. The difference Avatar
    The difference

    Pahley sirf PPP walon kee maaan (BB) ch__d raha thaa, abb poorey Pakistan kee maan Ch__dey ga!!

  11. aha aha Avatar
    aha aha


  12. guYasir Avatar

    Zardari pore pakistan ka zarda bana ker kha chae ga.
    $60m and more billions will he take dis money to his grave?
    why not he established mobile-making company which make mobile in pakistan or establish car-making company.? why they always said to public once they hold the power please my fellow pakies put and keep your money inside Pakistan
    why dont they implement 1st and advice others later why dont they lead from the front.why they do keep their money in swiss-banks?…and why not they bring their money into Pakistan to established sum contemporary industries.
    Democracy is a ruse, being voted by those who are rubes…

  13. Shaista Avatar

    The amount of $ 60 million merely makes about five billion rupees in the local currency. It is ridiculously six hundred times less than the present estimates of the annual federal budget and cannot even cover the costs of the court proceedings and the propaganda carried out for this noble venture, particularly if the remuneration of the lawyers and their staff are included in the computation. The stellar court, it may be remembered, has already accorded over four years of its august wisdom, verve and attention to it. The case following a verdict by all the 17 majestic lords was entrusted to seven and five-member benches for implementation. The input merely in financial terms thus has been quite staggering.