12 Cartons of Zardari’s Swiss Case Evidence goes missing

12 cartons zardariThings are definitely heating up for Asif Ali Zardari, with the NRO effectively being contested by a full bench of the Supreme Court of Pakistan, it seems panic has started to prevail in the Presidency and disaster managemnt has begun. A few days back Geo Tv was tipped off on a developing story in Switzerland where the Pakistan UK High Commisioner Wajid Shamsul Hasan specially flew to Geneva to meet the lawyer prosecuting Asif Ali Zardari‘s Swiss cases in an attempt to confiscate all the evidence present there.  It must be recalled that it were the infamous Swiss cases where Mr. Zardari as being tried for charges of money laundering to the tune of $60 Mln,  the charges were dropped after the Pakistani govt aka Pervaiz Musharraf choose not to pursue the case in a deal validated under the NRO with Benazir Bhutto in October 2007.  The evidence present in the lawyers office was hence effectively lethal for Asif Zardari if the Supreme Court nulls and voids the NRO Ordinance.

Geo News reporter apparently siad that the lawyer resisted and refused to hand over the evidence unless someone from the local Pakistani High Commission does not categorically recieves the evidence. In two hours a staff member arrives and all the evidene is carefully loaded in a black  SUV.

After departure from Geneva the evidence were apparently flown to London, from there it seems the trail of the evidence simply disappears. When various journalists inquired about this evidence from the Pakistan High Commission in UK and the National Accountably Bureau offices it seems there is much confusion as to who authorized this procedure and more importantly no one seems to know where exactly are these 12 cartons of evidence.

It can easily be suspected that it shall most likely be chucked away and burnt for the greater good in helping protect Asif Ali Zardari from any further prosecution in the case.


23 responses to “12 Cartons of Zardari’s Swiss Case Evidence goes missing”

  1. skeptic Avatar

    Can anyone explain why was Pakistan made?

    It was obviously not made for implementing the islamic way of life.

    So essentially we have replaced British Rulers with some sense of reponsibility, Honor, Accountability and Rule of Law with Desi rulers with no honor, no accountability, no reponsibility and no rule of law. In essense, only a handful have gained and all the masses have lost. What the heck are we up to?

    What was the purpose? Seriously?

    1. Sardar Aurangzeb Avatar
      Sardar Aurangzeb

      our forfather made Pakistan for the rule of law and for the prectice of islamic rules.But i am sorry to say. we did not do any thing for Pakistan.We did only JEEA BHATTO KHAO PIYO TE PHUTTO

  2. MB Avatar

    PAK was made for all the right reasons but unfortunately it is hijacked by MULLAH n MILITARY:


    1. Rehana Avatar

      Dont blame our brave Armed Forces who have always saved us from the enemies of Pakistan,inside or outside Pakistan.

      We are a dead nation no more Pak ie clean.

      If Zardari is involved I am sure he will clearify himself to the 17 crore awaam,why not?

    2. Observer Avatar

      I wonder why you are not able to see that the root cause of evil in our leadership is to be found the corrupt and deceptive nature of our "saviors" i.e. the jurnails. They are the ones pulling the strings – also when we have "civilian" rule. Their aim is to ensure that each and every civilian rule fails in order to prove themselves "right". On top of that they are the fathers of the illegitimate children=politicians, who are promoted by the jurnails through the agencies – off course the promotion is according to the will to cooperate with the jurnails.

  3. Aamir Mughal Avatar

    Dr Javed Kanwal who prepared the above video.

    BARCELONA, Spain: The Barcelona police kept the correspondent of GEO – http://www.pakistanpressfoundation.org/usermediaf… Spain: The Barcelona police kept the correspondent of Geo TV, Dr Javed Kanwal, in custody/detention here on Wednesday and released him after more than two hours.

    Wajid Shamsul Hassan and Jang Connection through Shaheen Sehbai??? – Wajid Shamsul Hasan completed his MASTERS (MA) IN INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS in 1962, followed by Bachelor's degree in Law (BA LLB). After completing his education in 1962, he formally joined Pakistan's biggest newspaper chain-‘The Jang Group of Newspapers’. He became Editor of its English newspaper ‘The DAILY NEWS’ in early 1969. He also edited Jang's English Weekly Magazine-‘The Weekly MAG’ from Karachi. While going through the story below please keep one thing in mind that Mr. Wajid Shamsul Hassan [Pakistan High Commission in UK, he had been one of the most Senior Correspondent for Jang Group of Newspapers] was a regular contributor for Mr Shaheen Sehbai's web based magazine South Asia Tribune [Shaheen Sehbai Founded this magazine after he escaped from Pakistan in 2002 to seek political asylum in USA].


  4. Maria Avatar

    This is something hilarious that evidence of Zardari Swiss case went missing. The report of Geo News seems part of that malicious campaign against head of the state just to undermine him. We are not sure about the sources of this news. The use of anonymous sources harms the credibility of news stories, reports. Readers sometimes believe sources have a vested interest in being anonymous, and they may also interpret the use of un-named sources as reporter incompetence, according to the study. Either way, the result is lower credibility. Stories in which the source had a vested interest and stories in which the author did not explain the use of anonymous sources ranked lowest in terms of credibility. Geo News stories particularly concerning President Zardari have different prospective and are completely based on personal vendetta.

  5. Salman Avatar

    The rumor mills are constantly working against Zardari. Everyone is aware of the attitude of that specific faction of media that is openly running a campaign against the Govt mandated by masses of Pakistan. It is an open secret that Jang group is running and financing vilified campaigns against the Govt . The motives to publish this story are quite open to understand.

    It is something interesting that no other media group in the Pakistan or across the world hinted about such story but Geo is the only T.V that was loud enough to on air this fake story. If they had any evidence in this regard they must make them public, why they are hiding, Infact it was self coined story and no link with reality.

    I agree that media should be free but not so much that I start black mailing top brass and cross all the moral limits. Media should work in its limits and there must be strict check and balance. Especially I suggest that Geo must be banned and almost 80 percent public of Pakistan is against Geo. It should be banned instantly.

  6. Salman Latif Avatar

    It is indeed very intriguing that soon after the group owning Geo took things personal after the comment from the President, it's been 'tipped' rather bit too much and too suddenly over things concerning Mr. Zardari. I am no fan of the guy but at least such shamefully one-sided acts by Geo tv channel compromise the credibility of Pakistani media.

  7. Observer Avatar

    Documents removed or DAKUments removed?

    1. Aamir Mughal Avatar


      What do you expect when State of Affairs in Pakistani Media is as under:

      Muhammad Saleh Zaafir

      SC warns newsman, accepts apology Wednesday, June 13, 2007


      Reporter apologises to SC for ‘baseless report’ Wednesday, June 13, 2007


  8. Salman Latif Avatar

    I really look forward to a sane media regulation ordinance. The media outlets get berserk at the slightest criticism and take things personally, maligning personnel of their choice and blackmailing people and organizations into staying from their interests! It's pretty shameful on the part of our national media!

  9. Masood Habib Avatar
    Masood Habib

    Can Zardari justify his assets? If not, then he should be ready to face the music!

    1. Aamir Mughal Avatar


      The Judgement and After By Zahid Hussain [Monthly Newsline May 2001] http://www.newsline.com.pk/NewsMay2001/coverstory

      Ms Bhutto won a major court battle when a seven-member Supreme Court bench upheld her appeal, suspending the five-year jail sentence awarded to Bhutto and Zardari, and ordered a fresh trial into the Cotecna bribery case. The couple was accused of accepting millions of dollars in kickbacks from a Swiss firm. In addition to the jail sentence, the special accountability court headed by Justice Malik Abdul Qayyum had fined them 8.6 million dollars each and disqualified them from public office for five years.

      The Supreme Court ruling overturning the sentence did not come as a surprise after it was established that trial by the accountability court was manipulated. Bhutto’s legal position was strengthened after the disclosure of a taped conversation between Justice Abdul Qayyum and Saifur Rehman, chief of Mr. Sharif’s accountability cell. The sensational disclosure of 32 tapes which revealed that the judge was pressured to convict the former prime minister and her husband, left the superior court with no choice but to overturn the controversial verdict. However, the retrial order makes it apparent that the bribery charge has not been quashed.


      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

      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?”

  10. Aamir Mughal Avatar

    Masood Habib says: December 9, 2009 at 2:58 pm Can Zardari justify his assets? If not, then he should be ready to face the music!



    First of all Mr. Khalid Anwar called Mr. Justice Malik Qayyum and told that "Somebody is unhappy over the delay of hearing of this case. He has complained about the case to Saif that nothing has been done so far and why has it not been concluded." He informed the judge that "the gentleman [Mian Nawas Sharif] was very unhappy" and asked the judge that "Now I am thinking if you could reach the final result within the outside limit of two weeks" and "So get it done on Monday". In response, Mr. Justice Malik Qayyum informed the Minister that "It is being done on Monday. After this we have to give them some time for defence evidence and then the matter will be closed."

    During his first conversation with Mr. Justice Malik Qayyum, Mr. Saif-ur-Rehman directed him that "Kindly don't do one thing. Please don't give any further date." to which the judge promised that "Now we are not going to give dates. We are going to finish it by the Grace of God. You don't worry.". In a conversation with his wife, Mr. Justice Malik Qayyum told her that "They have said, remove him" and on a further explanation by her wife, the judge stated that Nawaz Sharif has ordered for his removal because "They [Mian Nawaz Sharif] say that he has changed his loyalty." When on his advice the wife of Mr. Justice Malik Qayyum informed Malik Pervez (brother of Justice Malik Qayyum) of this development, he remarked that "But this is Blackmailing" and while agreeing with him, the wife of Mr. Justice Malik Qayyum concluded that "Yes you are right; this is the limit that justice should not be done and only what they want should be done".


    94-UPPER MALL, LAHORE No. ARV/2001/01 Dated 29-1-2001


  11. Aamir Mughal Avatar

    Scandal rocks Pak judiciary : “Conviction of Benazir was fixed" February 19, 2001 http://news.indiamart.com/news-analysis/scandal-r

    The role of Pakistan judiciary has come under scrutiny after a London daily, Sunday Times, alleged that a judge of Lahore High Court, who convicted former Prime Minister, Benazir Bhutto and her husband, Asif Ali Zardari for five years in a corruption case in 1999, had delivered a pre-written guilty verdict at the instance of the then Prime Minister, Mr. Nawaz Sharif. Ms. Bhutto who is planning to return to the country from her self-exile in London, has now filed an appeal in the Supreme Court against her conviction on trumped up charges, which is to come for hearing on Feb. 26.

  12. Observer Avatar

    Zardari has Rs 144 billion assets, SC told

    "The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) on Tuesday submitted in the Supreme Court the list of the NRO beneficiaries, which showed President Asif Ali Zardari possessing assets worth $1.5 billion (Rs 120 billion) abroad and worth Rs 24.14 billion in the country. "


    They (The Elite including army, bureaucrats, politicians etc.) want to be MNA's, MPA's, ministers, PM and President of a project called "PAKISTAN", but apparently they don't have trust in a project they are leading themselves by keeping away their assets on foreign land. Shame on them, shame on the voters and generally shame on the awaam for standing and watching Pakistan go down 🙁

    1. Aamir Mughal Avatar

      Who will catch the catchers???

      ISLAMABAD: Investigation into alleged misuse of powers by the former chairman of the NAB Let Gen (retd) Shahid Aziz have been started. According to sources, Shahid Aziz had allotted quota of LPG for himself, while his son-in-law purchased a few plots from three housing societies for a few lakhs and sold it for millions of rupees, while the societies had allegedly given his son-in-law special discount. He has also been accused that he had gotten five-kanal house, whose market monthly rent was Rs 0.4 or 0.5 million, on monthly rent of 60,000 and had taken away its furniture of Rs 15 million when he left it. According to sources, a fraud has been detected in registry of the land on which the former chairman is constructing a house. The government ordered an investigation against the former NAB chairman and while the NAB has received all details of his steps and the cases closed during his tenure. EFERENCE: Probe against Gen Shahid Aziz begins Wednesday, December 09, 2009 http://www.thenews.com.pk/print1.asp?id=212442

  13. Aamir Mughal Avatar

    Zardari and Benazir not angels but read this:

    Read this paragraph from The News and reading it read the 4 years old news

    A visibly ruffled NAB chairman could not satisfy the court regarding the details of remaining $47 million dollars in the SGS case and sought time for providing the details. The chief justice asked the NAB chairman about the total expenditure so far incurred by the government on the litigation in the Swiss court’s case of Asif Ali Zardari. The NAB chairman yet again failed to give an appropriate response in this regard and sought time for presenting details. Justice Javed Iqbal, while giving his observation, said that he expects many officials would come to fore who would have made “Yatras” to Geneva and London while pursuing the case. Justice Khalilur Rehman Ramday asked the NAB chairman as to why NAB officialswere sent to Geneva and London for pursuing the cases despite the fact that several missions existed in both these countries. Court unhappy with NAB Thursday, December 10, 2009 By Sohail Khan http://thenews.jang.com.pk/top_story_detail.asp?I
    SC concerned over Swiss case record’s safety Enquires about Zardari’s $47m

    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.

  14. Land of the Pure Avatar
    Land of the Pure

    "Yesterday Mr Zardari was victim of a vicious media trial for being the spouse of PPP Chairperson Shaheed Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto. Today he is victim of even more intense tirade for having graduated to become the leader of the PPP and the president. For the PPP it is dÈj‡ vu."

    Unbelievable, the president is a victim!! If the &#$&*$ President is a victim, how the hell is he or his government going to take care of the people. This is the height of nonsense. Zardari & Co should stop crying, it not suit the president to say amma mara. Victims themselves need help, Victims dont lead nations. what is this rubbish?

    Land of the Pure, Land of the Zardari, Land of the BB

    1. Aamir Mughal Avatar

      It was none other than the high-profile and dependable figure of Mian Nawaz Sharif who blew the gaff during his interview to renowned journalist Suhail Waraich whose book is very much available at national and international bookshops. In this interview, while pronouncing the accountability process, ie Saifur Rehman’s accountability process, as wrong, Mian Nawaz Sharif has unequivocally stated that they (the Sharifs and the PML-N) were pushed to do so. To quote Sharif further, “there was pressure on us from the armed forces and the ISI. We were made to take such steps, by design, so as to deal a big blow to the politicians’ credibility.” Sharif says: “I was not in favour of arresting Benazir Bhutto, but Saifur Rehman would insist upon her arrest. Ch Shujaat Hussain is witness to this fact that I wanted Benazir Bhutto to go abroad before being sentenced. In fact, I never wanted her to go to jail.”Exposing other follies and foibles of Saifur Rehman, Nawaz Sharif further revealed that Saifur Rehman was the main mover behind the move that was aimed at getting 14 journalists dismissed from service. Anti-Asif Zardari malice exposed Saturday, December 12, 2009 By Fasihur Rehman

  15. Samina Avatar

    At least the truth regarding 12 cartons has been revealed and it has been proved that the report of Geo News seems part of that malicious campaign against head of the state just to undermine him.

    This story has further clarified the things about heinous aims of Jang group and this story particularly concerning President Zardari have different prospective and are completely based on personal vendetta. Stories in which the source had a vested interest and stories in which the author did not explain the use of anonymous sources ranked lowest in terms of credibility. However After the statements of Deputy Prosecutor NAB, Danishwar Malik in the supreme court of Pakistan, truth has been unveiled. The nitty-gritty of this story was weaved by Jang group and Ibrahim Sajid Malik has unmasked the characters behind this story. Plz click the following link.

    1. Mushahid Ali Avatar
      Mushahid Ali

      Samina you are right. Jang group is working very closely with General Kayani and Gen Pasha. Land of Pakistan has been suffering the rule of these ambitious and opportunist military Generals denying people their right to self-determination and dancing at the tunes from Washington and London. It is the responsibility of conscientious people from around the world to raise voice against this cruel dictatorship and show support and solidarity with the people of Pakistan who had been a victim of cruelty of its Fascist Army sine 1952.

      Ibrahim Sajid Malick has done tremendous job exposing these people. Ask Geo why wasn't there regular reporter from Geneva coverning this story? Why was this stringer flown in from Italy?