I have always maintained that while Zardari was the ‘Snake‘, Aitzaz was ‘Aasteen ka Saanp’ and not to be trusted. Of course I have been proven right over and over again. The first proof for me was his calling off the first Long March unilaterally. Of course some lawyers understood they had been had and demanded he pick a side: Zardari or the Lawyers Movement and when Aitzaz picked Zardari, that should have removed any doubts about his double dealing. But alas! The lawyers continued to be played like a fiddle and were foolish enough to involve him in the second UNSUCCESSFUL (Do we have Nov 2 judiciary? Hell NO!) Long March. See how he slyly managed to get Kurd stuck in middle of no where on the Sindh=Baluchistan border, Munir Malik stuck in Karachi, Justice Tariq stuck in Lahore and Imran Khan blundering by reaching Islamabad — a place both Aitzaz and Sharif brothers knew the march would never reach (Remember, days earlier Nawaz had already announced the justices would be restored before they reached Gujaranwala — the fix was in).
Also Aitzaz’s activities that day should convince anyone with some common sense of the game he played. Remember that day it is reported he was arrested at least THREE times and he managed to ESCAPE EACH TIME (Now if you believe that i have a bridge I’d like to sell you). And the last time he ‘escaped’, in all those road blocks and sea of traffic he managed to catch up to Nawaz’s vehicle and join him (If you think that is just by luck, you better stop reading right here and pick up a book of fairy tales for you’ll find more ‘facts’ you can believe in there). Another interesting thing to note is that he managed to do it so quickly i.e. before Nawaz by-passed the High Court — something really impossible to do knowing where Aitzaz was coming from (he was being ‘held’ at his home just off The Mall on which the High Court stands) and where Nawaz was coming from (down Ferozepur Road and was supposed to join the lawyers at High Court building where all the action was). It certainly would have been natural for both to meet up at the Hig Court building where all the lawyers were waiting for them (I know because I was there) But we already know what happened. Aitzaz and Nawaz gave the lawyers the slip, managed to join up before the GPO and went around the lawyers gathering and started the Long March without the lawyers.
(Note: I found out through a phone call that Nawaz had already gone around the High Court building and was already on his way to ‘Islamabad’ so I left the lawyers there who still insisted Aitzaz and Nawaz were on their way to the High Court. I did catch up with the caravan pretty soon at Data Darbar)
Another thing to keep in mind is that why was Aitzaz being given the main role? Remember he was by this time basically kicked out of the Lawyers Movement, he was no longer the president of the Bar, all the candidates he supported in the election lost. And yet we find him as the decision maker for the lawyers. He was the one being called by Kiyani informing him about the restoration and being asked to tell Nawaz to call off the Long March. And when Nawaz did call it off, It was Aitzaz who made the announcement that the lawyers had agreed to do the same. I ask: under what authority? Of course the lawyers found themselves once again caught with their pants down and a stick of butter stuck up there, too embarrassed to admit they had been had. All they were left with was to repeat Aitzaz’s words. How pathetic!
(Also remember: His ‘ouster’ from the PPP CEC was also a drama and has been rescinded since)
Some other disgusting acts of Aitzaz for the sake of recordkeeping:
Taking CJ to meet with Zardari (Excuse given: BB ki taziat kay liyay)
Taking CJ to US (Excuse given: Award kay liyay)
Taking CJ to meet with Holbrooke, etc. (No excuse given except lies. Holbrooke did expose the denied fact that cases were discussed)
Becoming a lawyer for Haris Steel (Discussed in detail in Aitzaz Exposed – Part II)