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The NRO (Dis)Honor Roll

NRO Pakistan - National Reconciliatory OrdinanceMuch has been discussed about the in-famous National Reconciliatory Ordinance where 5,800 crooks were pardoned by the then President Pervaiz Mushrraf as an attempt to broker a deal for his own extended stay as the President of Pakistan. This NRO in effect opened the flood gates to allow thousands of white collar criminals and murderers to return back to Pakistan and reestablish themselves to (re)loot Pakistan yet again, and by golly in the short spam of three years they have done a brilliant job, heck third time around they went straight into business, since now these were all hardened criminals now given an executive golden key to make millions courtesy of a selfish dictator who thought his own stay in Islamabad was more precious then the country itself

The NRO was brokered in late 2007 where then we all had raised some hell about this criminal bill, but the movers and shakers of the country thought it in “their” best interest to keep this list private and extend large pardoning pleas to all the beneficiaries, be it thousands of murderers in Karachi or the ruthless Mr. 10% criminal like Asif Zardari and his team cronies, all permitted to enter back into Pakistan with a precious to-die-for get-out-of-jail-card.

Now it seems that there is an attempt to turn the tables and some movers and shakers(?) within “the establishment” think that this is now an opportune time to make this list public after almost three years. We must understand this move is definitely a serious attempt to turn up the heat in Islamabad and make all these crooks a little uncomfortable (times-up) and possibly turn the tables, making way for another set of so-called cleaner leadership to assume power, which for now mostly means the Sharif Brothers

The list is endless and features criminal leaders from every corner of Pakistan, belonging to practically all parties which occupy our assemblies and ministries. It should be a shocking that it is at the hands of proven criminals that Pakistan is expected to come out of this economic and security crisis. It is this very same leadership that has been negotiating with the Americans, helping them (or not) in their war on terror and also guiding them in their efforts into Swat and Waziristan.

The list includes leaders from PPP, ANP, MQM, PML-F and some PML-N leaders (the main Sharif brothers were omitted as they then were not allowed to sleep with the enemy) [though they would have loved to]. The list is endless that if the people of Pakistan were to outlaw each and every politician from occupying public office, I assure you most of our parliament and cabinet would be found empty.

Pakistanis can only now Read and Weep

Dawn The list has names of about 5,800 people who were facing financial irregularities and criminal cases. The list obtained by Dawn shows that 3,775 cases (mostly criminal) were against leaders and workers of the Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM). Leaders of the Pakistan People’s Party, Pakistan Muslim League-N, Jamiat Ulema-i-Islam (Fazl) and Awami National Party are also among the beneficiaries. Prominent leaders and bureaucrats who enjoyed immunity under the NRO include President Asif Ali Zardari, Interior Minister Rehman Malik, Nusrat Bhutto, former minister Yousuf Talpur, PPP secretary general Jehangir Badr, Pakistan’s Ambassador to the US Hussain Haqqani, secretary general to the president Salman Farooqi, former chairman of Pakistan Steel Mills Usman Farooqi, Sindh Governor Ishratul Ibad, former interior minister Aftab Sherpao, former minister Anwar Saifullah, former MNA of N-League Haji Kabir, Agha Siraj Durrani, former provincial minister Ghaniur Rehman, Habibullah Kundi, Sardar Mansoor Leghari, Mir Baz Khetran, Aslam Hayyat Qureshi, Saeed Mehdi, Javed Qureshi, Siraj Shamsuddin and former secretary to the president Rasool Baksh Raho.

Officials of the law ministry and the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) were not sure whether cases against Mian Nawaz Sharif, Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif and PML-N leader Ishaq Dar, including the Hudaibya Paper Mills case, had been settled under the NRO or were still pending in courts….

…. If you have not wept enough, I am sure we all know that the-then sidelines Sharif brothers are at the moment sharpening their own axes to have a chance at a third tenure into power. In all likelihood Pakistan it seems is set to walk from one shit hole smack right into another. Many may weigh the PML-N as a probable lesser of the two evils choice….. But the question — for how long will we let ourselves be raped by these crooks…. its time we must stand up and choose our own destiny, and not let them choose it for us ….. as usual, im furious….


29 Comments

  • Aamir Mughal |

    We must understand this move is definitely a serious attempt to turn up the heat in Islamabad and make all these crooks a little uncomfortable [Teeth Maestro]

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    NAB Officials spend over Rs. 24. 7 million on foreign tours Friday February 03, 2006 (0035 PST) http://www.paktribune.com/news/index.shtml?133078

    NAB Officials spend over Rs. 24. 7 million on foreign tours Friday February 03, 2006 (0035 PST)ISLAMABAD: Atleast 47 National Accountability Bureau (NAB) officials including two former chairmen spent more than an estimated Rs. 24. 7 million on foreign trips, as details in this connection presented in the parliament. Online learnt Thursday through well placed sources of Senate Secretariat, according to which two former chairmen of NAB, Lt Gen (Retd) Amjad Hussain and Lt. Gen (Retd) Munir Hafiz toured about 20 countries. Gen Amjad spent estimated Rs four hundred thousand while touring UK and USA, whereas Gen Munir toured an outrageous 18 foreign destinations spending about 60,00,000 from exchequer's kitty.

  • Jalal |

    If we expect that NRO beneficiaries will be promulgated, we are seriously mistaken as our history has never witnessed such thing in the past – in the end everyone will come out clean.

  • skeptic |

    I cannot believe the be sharmi of these people. A lot of people

    were willing to forgive and forget the deeds of the past including

    zardaris. But that was conditional on these chumps having turned a

    new page.

    Now to see these people on TV claiming that nothing was proven againt

    them and they are clean. I say throw them to the wolves and hang them.

    Have some remorse and humilty then perhaps people would have forgive.

    Yet we saw arrogance and denial.

    Saying nothing was proven in 10 years. Right, get a "good" lawyer and

    he will delay the case for decades. How many rich and the famous have

    ever been convicted in land of the Pure?

  • skeptic |

    Jalal sahib is right, the government prosecutes cases, so why will they

    do so against them selves.

  • skeptic |

    I doubt this post was about Pakistan in this blog but look at it in

    context of the NRO… Ibn Hazm was a great muslim scholar about a

    1000 years ago in muslim spain.

    here is the link followed by the content of the link…

    http://istiqaamah.wordpress.com/2007/06/18/•…

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    sound familiar?? [this is Ibn Hazm talking about the state of al-Andalus once the Umayyad Empire fell and the divisions occured.. how history repeats itself subhanAllah]

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    Ibn Hazm (rahimahullah) in al-Radd ‘ala ibn Nagh’rilah al-Yahudi wa Rasa’il Ukhra

    “As for your query about the fitnah with which the people are afflicted due to their indifference to the worsening political situation, we are now its victims and subject to its test. We seek Allah’s security from it. This is an evil fitnah in which religious norms are being destroyed, save for those who are protected by Allah. Its description needs a lengthy exposition. However, in the main it is that rulers of every city and fortress throughout al-Andalus of these days, from the beginning to the end, are enemies of Allah and His Messenger and are perpetrators of corruption in the land. All that you see openly is that Muslims’ properties are being robbed and taken away. It is due to such rulers’ oppression. They permit their soldiers to commit highway robberies in the areas under their control. They have levied jizyah and exercise tax even upon Muslims. They have appointed Jews as their tax-lords to collect jizyah and other taxes from the Muslims. They make excuses for the necessity of such un-Islamic taxes and to make legitimate what has been prohibited by Allah. Their sole end is to perpetuate their rule and impose their laws by replacing the laws of Allah. Also do not be deceived by the behaviour of the evil-doing self-claimed religious leaders who are wolves disguised in sheeps` clothing they adorn the evils of these evil-doers [rulers] with their own wickedness and support the rulers in their transgressions. By God, had these rulers seen that their rule would continue by worshiping the cross, they would have done so without hesitation. We see them that now they seek help from the Christians, make the Christians masters over Muslim men, women and children. They send Muslims as captives to their Christian masters, hand the Muslims’ lands over to the Christians willingly where the symbols of Islam are being replaced by the symbols of Christianity.”

  • Observer |

    " We must understand this move is definitely a serious attempt to turn up the heat in Islamabad and make all these crooks a little uncomfortable (times-up) and possibly turn the tables, making way for another set of so-called cleaner leadership to assume power, which for now mostly means the Sharif Brothers"

    This is exactly what the crooks are cooking :-(

    We have been weeping over the NRO and still weeping over the leadership imposed on us AND it seems like will continue weeping in the future too over the "leadership" of the BBT (Butt Brothers Team).

  • Aamir Mughal |

    making way for another set of so-called cleaner leadership to assume power,[Observer]

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    Sir,

    This may help to understand the whole game.

    and ensuring swift and across- the-board accountability. [Musharraf in 1999]

    Now watch and read as to how he and his team ruined the very name of accountability.

    DETAILS: Martial Law, NRO, NAB & Across The Board Accountability.

    http://chagataikhan.blogspot.com/2009/11/martial-

  • Aamir Mughal |

    Tragedy of TV Anchors:

    Ghairat Brigade and Talat Hussain aka Khalifa.

    Yesterday date Talat Hussain [LIE with Talat] also wrote an article in Express Newspaper and declared that some people have been targeting him with a nick name "Ghairat Brigade", and he wrote whatever may come, he {Talat} will not be in "Bayghairat Brigade". Ok, agreed, very well.

    Let me refresh the memory of Ghairat Mand Talat Hussain and his cohorts. Talat after quitting PTV had approached ARY TV and joined ARY TV as a Host and Anchor 2003/2004. One cannot imagine that Talat being a "Seasoned" Current Affair Journalist wouldn't have remembered the below mentioned case of ARY. 159. Asif Ali Zardari ex-MNA (Received kickbacks from SGS PSI Company, Grant of license to ARY Gold) The accused and accusations Sunday, November 22, 2009 http://thenews.jang.com.pk/top_story_detail.asp?I

    He wrote for Express News. Talat is so "Ghairatmand" that he almost "forgot" to remember this as well:

    11 – Sultan Ali Lakhani & family Pakistan [courtesy Teeth Maestro]

    Ranking: 9 (tied at 9) Worth: £400m ($800) Industry: Businessman

    The Lakhanis are currently having a hard time at the hands of NAB. Sultan Lakhani and his three brothers run this prestigious group and the chain of McDonald’s restaurants in Pakistan. NAB has alleged the Lakhanis of having created phoney companies through worthless directors and raised massive loans from various banks and financial institutions. Sultan is currently abroad after having served a jail term with younger sibling Amin, though the latter was released much earlier. NAB had reportedly demanded Rs 7 billion from Lakhanis, but later agreed they pay only Rs 1.5 billion over a 10-year period.

    Lakhani brothers in NAB hands
    http://www.karachipage.com/news/May_00/051000.htm

    Legal notice to Sultan Lakhani for publishing concocted stories Wednesday, October 11, 2006 News Desk http://www.thenews.com.pk/top_story_detail.asp?Id

    NAB in tight corner as businessmen refuse to pay dues By Kamran Khan
    http://www.fact.com.pk/archives/may/feng/nab.htm

  • dr jawwad khan |

    @Amir Mughal!

    did you noticed that no Jamat e islami member is involved in corruption….

    interestingly Dr. abdul Qadeer Khan has been expressed his desire to join Jamat e Islami.

    i think time has come for you to say four words against your false wahabiyat and join Jamat e Islami.

    i am sure joing jamat e islami will cure this habbit of persistant post on teeth maestro.

    best regards :)

  • Aamir Mughal |

    Dr. abdul Qadeer Khan has been expressed his desire to join Jamat e Islami.

    i think time has come for you to say four words against your false wahabiyat and join Jamat e Islami.[Dr Jawwad Khan]

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    Dear Jawwad Sahab,

    MMA's CM [JI was part of MMA]'S Akram Khan visited USA and also met with Pentagon Officials. MMA [JI was part of MMA] helped Musharraf in LFO [17 Constitutional Amendment]. JI Accepted Money from Mehran Bank [nobody from JI sued Alam Beg, Durrani or Imtiaz or newspapers/channels].

    Read this news:

    'MMA was created by ISI' RECORDER REPORT [Courtesy Business Recorder 2005]

    MULTAN (February 16 2005): Farooq Maudoodi son of founder of Jamaat-i-Islami, late Abul Aala Maudoodi, has said that Muttahida Majlis-i-Amal (MMA) had been created by ISI and it is a part and parcel of the military government and cannot part ways with President Pervez Musharraf. Talking to a group of journalists here on Tuesday he said: "Qazi Hussain Ahmed met the then ISI chief, General Ehsan-ul-Haq, then called on General Pervez Musharraf and later met US ambassador, then flew to United States. As soon as he returned, MMA was formed like IJI (Islami jamhoori Ittehad)."

    He said that IJI was organised by ISI and funds were also provided by it on the assurance of Qazi Hussain Ahmed, who had also played a key role in IJI. "Now he is playing major role in MMA."

    Bitterly criticising the MMA, Farooq said that the role of MMA is evidence of its loyalties with military regime. It had approved the 17th constitutional amendment which is in favour of the present regime. He said: "Where has the MMA movement gone while its leadership is claiming that it would continue till the achievement of objective of 'Uniform'?"

    Farooq said that Benazir knew very well about MMA and she had some reservations about it. He said that ISI has complete record of MMA leaders and they cannot escape. He said that politics ended in 1958 when Ayub imposed martial law. He said that plundering of evacuee trust property (Auqaf) and politics of clerics destroyed the politics of the country. Regarding deletion of column of 'religion' from Passport, he said that it was a good step and Ulema should have welcomed it but they made it part of their agitation to hoodwink the innocent Muslims.Farooq said that some bad things were added in the constitution by Zia-ul-Haq, which must be excluded, which had bred many ills.

  • Aamir Mughal |

    Dr. abdul Qadeer Khan has been expressed his desire to join Jamat e Islami.

    [Dr Jawwad Khan]

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    Meanwhile, what surprised some was Karamat’s dismissive tone about the A Q Khan affair, which he labeled a “proliferation episode” while denying any government complicity in it. “There was no government sanction, approval, or any kind of government connection with what went on,” he said flatly. But Dr Abdul Qadeer Khan, in his 11-page confession reported in the US press in February, named Karamat, former chief of army staff General (retired) Mirza Aslam Beg and President General Pervez Musharraf as the men on top who were aware of what was going on. As the chief of army staff from 1996-98, Karamat was directly responsible for the safety and security of the nuclear program. REFERENCE: South Asia – Pakistan lays down the agenda for the US By Seema Sirohi Dec 25, 2004 http://www.atimes.com/atimes/South_Asia/FL25Df01….

    The daughter, Kausar Khan, was taken to the local police station, although, contrary to usual practice, she was neither signed in nor signed out. The Dutch agents wanted to know why she had not opened the letter and whether she knew what was in it. She didn’t; she had merely been asked to look after it. Inside the envelope was a copy of a letter that Pakistan did not want to reach the West. The feared Pakistani Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) had found the letter when they searched Dr AQ Khan’s home inIslamabad. He had also passed a copy on to his daughter Dina to take to her home in London, as rumours of Khan’s “proliferation” — jargon for the dissemination of nuclear secrets — swept the world. The Pakistani ISI were furious. “Now you have got your daughter involved,” they reportedly said. “So far we have left your family alone, but don’t expect any leniency now.” REFERENCE: From The Sunday Times September 20, 2009 Investigation: Nuclear scandal – Dr Abdul Qadeer Khan – The Pakistani scientist who passed nuclear secrets to the world’s rogue states has been muzzled by his government. In a smuggled letter, AQ Khan reveals his side of the story http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/world/asia/

  • dr jawwad khan |

    PERSISTANT POSTING SYNDROM (BLOGGING MANIA / keyboard syndrom)

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    the world leading psychiatrist now discovered a new kind of neurosis. an illness of persistant and ruthless posting on blogs. this latest discovery brought attention of world media by unprecedanted numbers of post on teethmaestro…pakistan leading blog.

    observer found that most useless and annoying group of people with sadist tendencies use their keyboard to irritate others.

    world leading psychiatrist dr.jawwad khan spoke to the world press with the refrence of his new test subject named Amir Mughal that the joblessness and failure in practical life are the biggest reason behind this phenomenon. many of test subjects didn't realize their illness and become delusional of guiding others. he told that there is a unique way of posting i.e the worthless huge posts with the irrlevant links…..

    According to dr jawwad khan this illness can be controlled rather cured..the only solution is small comments box with one post a day.

    world psychiartist nominated dr.jawwad khan for nobel prize for this finest achivements.

    (taliyan)

  • Aamir Mughal |

    new test subject named Amir Mughal that the joblessness and failure in practical life [Dr Jawwad Khan]

    Dr. abdul Qadeer Khan has been expressed his desire to join Jamat e Islami.

    i think time has come for you to say four words against your false wahabiyat and join Jamat e Islami.[Dr Jawwad Khan]

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    Dear Jawwad Sahab,

    For your kind perusal,

    Jamat-e-Islami and Imran Khan:

    A brief recent history of Jamat-e-Islami/IJT's Vandalism:

    http://chagataikhan.blogspot.com/2009/05/vandalis

  • farrah shah |

    NRO …..finally the Gennie is out of bottle All the corrupt people must resign.

    and the lucky ones who were not the part of NRO because they were in government etc should also be taken to courts.

    This is the moment of truth ,people do not let these thugs and rogues who loote and plunder our country,our resources to rule us and abuse our rights all of them should be brought to book.

    If not now it would e never .

    So I say now…….

  • Raza M.Qureshi |

    5800 crooks have been declared as the benefeciary of NRO. President his friends who are mostly ministers,coalition partner including Altaf Bhai,MQM Governor and many other leading workers of MQM, even present Interior minister and defence minister, PPP general secy Jahangir Badar, so many high figures are involved in many criminal cases and they are all beneficiary of NRO. Chief Justice of Pakistan Ch Iftikhar has to play his role over NRO, and make the history.All the crooks are declining for the charges, they are all proclaiming their selves as innocent & angel, but they all must be severely punished, so that in future no body even think about relief from NRO.

  • Aamir Mughal |

    All the crooks are declining for the charges, they are all proclaiming their selves as innocent & angel, [Raza]

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    Dear Raza Sahab,

    For your kind perusal,

    Muhammad Saaleh Zaafir, a Senior Correspondent of Daily Jang has filed "an alleged news" in Daily Jang dated Sunday, November 22, 2009, Zil'Haj 04, 1430 A.H http://www.jang.com.pk/jang/nov2009-daily/22-11-2… , that Former Senator Saifur Rehman (PML-N) has opined that Corruption Cases against Zardari were registered on merit and on the order of Former Prime Minister of Pakistan, Mr Nawaz Sharif.

    Lets assume Mr. Muhammad Saleh Zaafir, Jang Group and Senator. Mr. Saifur Rehman are correct then how would the same Jang Group of Newspaper and its owner Mir Shakil ur Rahman would justify the below mentioned flagrant violation and abuse of Rules, Law and Justice by the same Senator Saifur Rehman (Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz Group) against Press/Jang Group/Citizens…Details..

    http://chagataikhan.blogspot.com/2009/11/senator-

  • Sikander Hayat |

    We must let the wheels of democracy role and let the elected officials complete their terms and let them go to people to ask for another term. If the people think that they have done something wrong then people will punish them by not electing them again. Surely that is the way democracy works.

    http://real-politique.blogspot.com

  • Murtaza Hasaan |

    If Pakistan is called a corrupted country, then people will think that it is a corrupted country. Putting exceptions aside, it is not fair to generalize an entire country on the acts of a few corrupted individuals. This would portray our international schema, which is not good for the country and its FDI prospects. The media can help us prove how strong and good of a nation we really are.

  • MB |

    Thanks for the information AMIR and yes its painful that we had to spend this much to get the thieves but at least the public pressure and the media is giving PAK a new shape and thats a good sign.

    Hopefully GONE are the days when deals are made and no one would knew.

  • MB |

    But AMIR i didnt get your TALAT HUSSAIN part, i mean if TALAT didnt mention something thats not his fault. You can ask him on what he did and not what he did not.

  • Aamir Mughal |

    NAB AT ITS BEST.

    Reality of these Corruption is as under:

    ISLAMABAD: The main wheeler and dealer of the ISI during the 2002 elections, the then Maj-Gen Ehtesham Zamir, now retired, has come out of the closet and admitted his guilt of manipulating the 2002 elections, and has directly blamed Gen Musharraf for ordering so. Talking to The News, the head of the ISI’s political cell in 2002, admitted manipulating the last elections at the behest of President Musharraf and termed the defeat of the King’s party, the PML-Q, this time “a reaction of the unnatural dispensation (installed in 2002).” Zamir said the ISI together with the NAB was instrumental in pressing the lawmakers to join the pro-Musharraf camp to form the government to support his stay in power. The man, who rigged 2002 polls, spills the beans

    Sunday, February 24, 2008 By Umar Cheema
    http://www.thenews.com.pk/top_story_detail.asp?Id

  • Aamir Mughal |

    But AMIR i didnt get your TALAT HUSSAIN part, i mean if TALAT didnt mention something thats not his fault. You can ask him on what he did and not what he did not.[MB]

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    Sir,

    These so-called Journalists cum TV Celebrities think that this 1977 and whatever they tell we must believe and they are wrong because in 2002 in Weekly Times the same Talat Hussain had viciously criticized the NON STATE ACTORS involved in Sectarianism whereas the same Talat Hussain condemn government in 2008 for using the term. This so-called Ghairatmand Talat Hussain is complete person when contribute for LA TIMES/NY TIMES AND TIME WEEKLY.

    Read another intellectual dishonest who despite being a senior most journalist quoting a wiretap transcript to support his canard filed in today The News.

    Similarities between Shaheen Sehbai & Asghar Khan Letters.

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

  • Faiz |

    I read a lot about NRO and why it came in to existence.. I take a pessimistic view here why should we create such a fuss? i mean look at the situation! nawas sharif accepted money from the army, his own member signed a written confession as to money laundering yet we're talking about him being the next guy in line for the power.. as for ppp i guess no need to even bother talking about them.. we all know..

    Just legalize it who cares these guys are going to get reelected again.. Mark my words soon we'll be complaining about bilawal and hamza it's a dynasty..