I asked a question on Quora :- Saduruddin Hashwani has written a book accusing Asif Zardari of conspiring against him on many counts. In counter, Zardari has filed an Rs 1 billion defamation lawsuit. What’s going on? …. Care to answer …. .
By the way the book is off the selves in Karachi, as I personally called Liberty Books and they say its “banned” goodness gracious, until then Kindle version would have to do…
Fahd Husain writes an op-ed in Express Tribune — These two paragraphs are worth reading — “Don’t blame democracy or dictatorship or even the system that remains the same regardless of who is at the top. Blame the fact that we are missing the fundamental element of a representative system: the individual is the foundation”
“If you wait for this manipulative system to reform itself, you are in for a long wait. If you think these rulers — all of them — will suddenly grow a revolutionary brain, you need to see a shrink. This, my friends, ain’t happening. The increasingly aware citizenry — yes you — will have to make a collective heave to push the fat cats out, and reclaim this glorious nation that the Quaid gave to you — not to them” Read the entire op-ed at ET “Pillars of clay“
Good to read that Ali Najib Sidiki raising his voice on this issue >> Tribune Blogs >> Where’s my refund, Mr Zardari? >> Ironically it was quoted as the only charity they did claim and it was SZABIST – so one has to wonder where the “rest” of the looted money has disappeared off too. Possibly deep pockets of “Zardari families “own” charitable case” – I guess they deservingly need it the most [?]
A final nail in the coffin into all these RENT-A-SURVEY’s cropping up Right-Left-&-Center – After a disastrous 5-yr rule based on the slogan Democracy is the Best Revenge the latest Rent-a-Survey Says > PPP
Survey by Heinrich Boll Stiftung showed that 29 per cent of the people surveyed would support the PPP, the highest number for any political party surveyed by the company.
According to picture story published in Daily Jinnah newspaper Zardari Fort is being built in Baharia Town Lahore and is almost nearing completion. The sprawling fort built on 200 Kanal are in Lahore is being referred to as Zardari Fort – it has 5 swimming pools, 2 helipads, 32 rooms, conference hall, meeting rooms, and can accommodate 10-15 K ppl
It is expected that this might later serve as the PPP secretariat in the future – ie if later Zardari sb decides to hand it over
Courtesy of the team working with columnist Hassan Nisar has translated the Pakistan relevant pages 76-88 which Expose the Massive Corruption of Benazir Bhutto, Asif Zardari and Nawaz Sharif [PDF]
For the English version of the relevant pages check out the following links Benazir Bhutto & Nawaz Sharif Please keep in mind this is the research from an independent unbiased person (Raymond Baker) living out side of Pakistan who in his book tracks all forms of international corruption and we are blessed [?] to have two Prime Ministers deeply involved in the corruption trail leading in and out of Pakistan Continue Reading
US Congress presented the Pakistan Terrorism Accountability Bill 2012 – which aims to block all aid to Pakistan – it is as per the new US rhetoric asking Pakistan to “do more” in terms of the War on Terror – It actually means to push the Pakistani Government & the Military to allow for more access to our soil for NATO, drones and US military action.
As a sovregin nation I personally would tell the US to shove it … but with goofs like Zardari … we will most likely be acceding to all their demands and be back at the behest as to how the US wants to trample over us all over again.
FIRSTPOST: A Legislation has been introduced in the US Congress that would deduct $50 million from the aid to Islamabad for every American killed by terrorists operating from the safe havens in Pakistan with the ”support” of ISI.
“Pakistan has for decades leveraged radical terrorist groups to carry out attacks in India and Afghanistan,” Congressman Dana Rohrabacher said introducing the ‘Pakistan Terrorism Accountability Act of 2012′.
The Pakistan Terrorism Accountability Act asks the US government to pay the family of each US soldier killed in Pakistan $50 million/soldier for a grand total of $2.2 Billion from the promised aid being given to Pakistan to the soldiers that were killed in Pakistan.
H.R.5734– To provide compensation for the deadly acts by elements of the Pakistani military and intelligence services against United States citizens.
Corruption and criminality run from the top down, with the political class constantly looting the national treasury and distorting economic policy for personal gain. Bank loans are granted largely on the basis of status and connections. The rich stash much of their money abroad in those willing western coffers, while exhibiting little inclination to repay their rupee borrowings. Pakistan’s recent history has been dominated by two families—the Bhuttos and the Sharifs—both merely tolerated by the military, the real power in the country. When it comes to economic destruction, there’s not a lot of difference among the three.
Benazir Bhutto on pages 77-82: Born in Karachi in 1953 and educated in private schools, Benazir Bhutto graduated from Radcliffe College at Harvard University in 1973. Going on to Oxford for a master’s degree, she displayed her budding political skills and was elected president of the Student Union in 1977. Meanwhile, her father had become prime minister of Pakistan in
1971, was ousted in a military coup in 1977, and was executed in 1979 on charges of conspiracy to commit murder. In and out of prison and house arrest, Benazir was not allowed to leave the country until 1984 but then returned to lead the democracy movement two years later. Her father’s usurper, General Muhammad Zia ul-Haq, was killed in a mysterious plane crash in 1988, which also took the life of the U.S. ambassador Arnold Raphel, and the head of the U.S. military aid mission to Pakistan, General H.M. Wasson. Benazir was elected prime minister that year, served until her ouster in 1990 on charges of corruption and nepotism, was reelected in 1993, and ousted again in 1996, amidst more charges of corruption. During her two terms in office and since, what has come out portrays Bhutto and her husband Asif Ali Zardari as world-class thieves. Continue Reading
Im getting tired of hearing people accusing PTI of being supported by the “Establishment”.
In my opinion the word Establishment supported party is a word used to stigmatize any rising popular party, for lack of a better explanation as to why it has suddenly become popular, like PTI. People also can’t be blamed since in our past, history has repeatedly shown that popular leaders have had an establishment shadow overlooking their rise to power. But today here, we must understand that there is a genuine wave of frustration that has expressed itself into across the country support for Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf and Imran Khan
In our unfortunate country, which is inherently run by crooks from the likes of Asif Zardari Peoples Party and the “waiting-for-his-turn-to-loot-the-country” Nawaz Sharif, people are not stupid to let this country continue into their hands again Continue Reading
Brig (r) Shuakat Qadir does a hack job on Mansoor Ijaz going all out in defending the Army, Haqqani & also Zardari. With so much already being piled up against Mansoor Ijaz [Text of Mansoor Ijaz rejoinder] I’m glad this mud-slinging fest has emerged, thats the beauty of media, it exposes liars and lottas
Something smells funny, I’d just like to know the exact text of Zardari’s memo to Adm Mullen & US…. im ready to bet Zardari would have have easily rattled against the Army to save his own ass LINK
Ahsan Butt aka Five Rupee blogger, explains as to why Pakistan's election into the UN security council potentially means more money in the till for Pakistan. There is evidence that UNSC membership reduces the number of conditions included in IMF programs. The size of the loan, however, is not affected by UNSC membership. With a corrupt PPP leadership reduced IMF sanctions could mean more $$$ for Zardari to play with – LINK
Raymond Davis an American National who shot and murdered two Pakistanis in open daylight with 27 bullets is under arrest in Lahore. A large hue and cry is being made about his diplomatic immunity status, but at the time of the murder, the passport that he had carried a stamp of “Official” which does not in anyway indicate “Diplomatic” there was a significant debate that the Pakistan government does not stamp visas under the “Diplomatic” category but generalizes the usage of the “Official” for all these type of individuals.
My friends call me fortunate when I tell them that I live in Karachi’s most secure location, opposite Bilawal House, Clifton. They think I live in peace, serenity and tranquility but little do they know about the hardships I have to face every day, especially when the ‘Inflicted’ President is in town. My life cannot get more topsy-turvy when he plans to bless us with his visit. Where people dread unforeseen disasters, I ask the Almighty to keep him in Islamabad till eternity.
The moment Mr. Zardari sitting in the president house, Islamabad decides that he wants to visit Karachi, his team of ‘mind readers’ start making preparations for his visit. All roads leading to the Bilawal house are cordoned off, shops closed, barriers erected overnight and all human and animal activity is strictly prohibited within a radius of 2km leading to the most protected property in Karachi after the US consulate of course.
Living in the apartments opposite Bilawal House, I have to face severe hardships everyday commuting to and fro from my heavenly abode. Before the bomb blast at CID headquarters in Karachi, all road cuts leading to the apartments and commercial area opposite the Bilawal House were blocked with concrete barricades forcing residents to go all the way to the end of the main road in order to enter the lanes leading to their homes. Continue Reading
Over the past few days Wikileaks has been regularly releasing an interesting set of secure cables on Pakistan. it is my belief that these documents will without doubt go down into history books to have been a world changing event, We here in Pakistan till now dont see anything that may suprirse us, we knew that these bafoons running our country are enslaven to the American interestes, literally calling them up practically at every juncture to appraise them of the issue quite often seeking advise and suggestions, even internal issues.
To me these cables are seemingly like an immensely long chain of love letters written by US embassies around the world, their disclosure embarrasses the participating countries, its without doubt, practically all nations, including Pakistan will be very careful on sharing their ballads in the future, hurting years of American diplomacy. What one does have to wonder, who may actually stand to benefit from supporting Julian Assange and his team helping them to spill the beans, many conspiracy theorists have their own theories, but time will only tell who suffers the least. Fingers have gone pointing to Israel, could it possibly be China or would you speculate someone else? Care to venture a thought
I fully support Julian Assange and his team in this whistle-blowing effort, we here in Pakistan can, after this, claim to be a better informed electorate [for whatever that means in Pakistan] but no longer are we shooting theories into the wind, as to the extent of American involvement in our day-to-day affairs of Pakistan, but now they are documented that all our bafoons running our country blatantly report to their masters quite frequently. I share with you a TEDGlobal2010 interview of Julian Assange with Chris Andersen on Why the world needs WikiLeaks Continue Reading