Aitzaz Bought and Delivered

AitzazWell the secret of the meeting between Zardari and Aitzaz is out. Aitzaz has been offered post of governor or AG and in return he has agreed to kiss Zardari’s feet and has assured the Presidency he will assist Zardari on NRO (Will his defense be based on asking CJ Iftikhar Chaudhry to step aside “because I am Zardari’s lawyer now” — a lame trick he tried before in the Bank of Punjab scam, just like the Former AG Latif Khosa is trying now against CJs Iftikhar and Ramday?)

Now don’t forget it was Aitzaz who was thrown out of the PPP’s Central Executive Committee and it was Aitzaz himself who had said Zardari was a thief who had expenses that “are not from sources of income that be lawfully explained and accounted for.” I hope the judges bring up Aitzaz’s very statements when he represents Zardari. Of course since then — and despite knowing that — Aitzaz has been defending Zardari like other of his cronies saying “it was true that despite spending millions of dollars, the previous governments could not get any decision from the courts against Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto and Asif Ali Zardari became the president” and not that he was the President,  Zardari had no threat even if the NRO was repealed because Article 248 of the Constitution guaranteed a big time protection to the president (He repeated this again yesterday but a bit more strongly: “No court can summon president even if NRO is repealed.” Of course most of his colleagues disagree and also believe Zardari has violated the very constitution he is trying to hide behind with the help of Aitzaz. I wish Aitzaz could be disbarred (if there is such a thing in this country) for supporting a presidency that  was unprecedented with “crooks and cronies of all hues were being offered lucrative positions in state-run corporations and money minting departments.” But then, that is expecting too much from the lawyer ‘brathery’ that still holds the names like Latif Khosa, Farooq Naek, Babar Awan, Shariffuddin Pirzada, Kasuri, Malik Qayyum, Naeem Bokhari — and thousands others — among their “respected brethren” 😦

Aitzaz Exposed – Part I
Aitzaz Exposed – Part II
Aitzaz Meets Kiyani: What Witch’s Brew is Aitzaz Brewing Now


27 Responses to “Aitzaz Bought and Delivered”

  1. 1 Project November 6, 2009 at 11:36 am

    Thanks. Good report. You are doing a stellar job.

    With your consistent un-peeling of the mercenarial hypocrisy of Pakistan’s most famous lawyer and bringing together all the newsreports in one place, it is entirely obvious to me why he did not respond to my open letter of March 2009 despite it being hand-delivered to his house by someone in Lahore.

    Because he is quite clearly the most intellectual of the lot, and also very well-read to boot, it is not possible that he is simply a ‘Negro’ (“The Prized Negroes of Pakistan”).

    Aitzaz Ahsan rather appears to be an outright mercenary. And like all mercenaries, his convictions, as are his skills, are available for hire.

    I am very disappointed. I had known nothing about this fellow earlier, and throughout the lawyers’ movement as I had continued to speak on it being a red herring, that it was obvious that it wasn’t addressing any of the fundamentals nor seeking any fundamental changes, that it was merely cosmetic red herring nara-baazi, I had also thought that the lawyers were all being made patsies by someone. And despite that, the spontaneous response from the galvanized public was a ray of hope for me as outlined in the Open Letter to Nawaz Sharif of March 17, 2009.

    It is quite clear now who the primary local ‘errand boy’ for the hectoring hegemons has been all along. The only difference between him and the previous Attorney General during Musharraf is that of dialectical hegelian craft. Meaning, noora kushti.

    Greatly saddened indeed – for in the poem Aitzaz Ahsan composed which played on Geo repeatedly, he had actually sounded like a genuine statesman! Here is the orignal link for his ‘aehday jawanee may dehke thaey assay assay khawab soohaanay’:


    Zahir Ebrahim

    • 2 nota November 6, 2009 at 1:55 pm

      And he’s been a mercenary/sold-goods for much, much longer. I was talking to someone who was with him in high school (Aitchison College, Lahore) and I was told even in those days they were surprised Aitzaz was invited to every US Consulate event in Lahore. Now why would that be? Has he has been ‘groomed’ since early in his life to play the role he has been playing….

      BTW: I had warned the lawyers leadership after the first Long March that Aitzaz WAS going to screw them again. They said they were aware of his role and would be careful. Well, we all know how that went, with munir Malik getting himself stuck in Karachi, Kurd on Baluchistan/Sindh border, Dharna crowd left hanging in Islamabad, Justice Tariq Mehmood left waiting for him at Lahore High Court, etc., and Aitzaz conveniently slipping away from his arrest and finding his way into the SUV of Nawaz on that crazy day. Another interesting thing is Kiyani calling Aitzaz rather than anyone else. Keep in mind Aitzaz and Aitzaz calling this Long March off as well. Remember Aitzaz was NOT the lawyers’ representative in any way! I have talked to one of the main lawyers organizing the Long March and he has admitted it was not the lawyers’ leadership but Aitzaz alone who called off the Long March. He said they cannot admit it in public as that would make them appear foolish. And they were. This particular lawyer told me he has refused to meet Aitzaz since and also told me Aitzaz is charging upto Rs 20,000,000 (2 crores) as his fees.

      Regarding ‘restoration’ , let’s not forget what Kurd has said: “Nothing has changed” and that the justices were acting like “Pharaohs”.

  2. 3 Project November 6, 2009 at 6:05 pm

    Thanks for that. The other prominent lawyer’s brother (not Aitzaz) is in the Bay Area, and I mentioned to his family in detail, and if I recall correctly, to him as well but very briefly at an Eid party, that the Lawyers movement was a manufactured product, and that their brother/uncle was being taken for a ride.

    It is one thing to wisely narrate history after the fact. It is another to warn of the agendas and the consequences before the fact when it is unpopular, fringe, ‘conspiracy theory’ to do so. Kurd sahib is a chump in no less measure than all the rest of the lawyers – their rhetoric, their passion, and surely their honesty of pursuit not withstanding – when they finally wakeup after everyone in town knows the news to wisely proclaim ‘ah’! Or,’ahhhhhhhhhhhh’! I ignore the fact that some of them were in fact brought to the streets through co-option as mobilizers. But I doubt very much Kurd sahib is like that. He sounds like a genuine patsy! In other words, an idiot. Who becomes lawyers in Pakistan? Whereas, Aitzaz is a genuine intellectual apparently working for the dark-side.

    It is, as if, they, including Kurd, Munir Malik, the respected CJ IFC, et. al., do not recognize false flag operations, Machiavelli, diabolical Hegaelian Dialectics, and self-inflicted state-sponsored false-flags Machiavellian operations under the Hegelian butcher’s knife.

    It is, as if, all of them are illiterate villagers when the East India Company has come calling once again.

    The indeed delight in receiving awards and honors from them. CJ IFC’s trip to receive his in NY on Oct 12, 2008 left me filled with much lament at the lack of dignity and self-respect among the Pakistanis. These words of MLK, while explaining the phenomenon, are no consolation:

    “The white establishment is skilled in flattering and cultivating emerging leaders. It presses its own image on them and finally, from imitation of manners, dress, and style of living, a deeper strain of corruption develops. This kind of Negro leader acquires the white man’s contempt for the ordinary Negro. He is often more at home with the middle-class white than he is among his own people. His language changes, his location changes, his income changes, and ultimately he changes from the representative of the Negro to the white man into the white man’s representative to the Negro. The tragedy is that too often he does not recognize what has happened to him.”

    I take the liberty of leaving below a snippet from the foreword of the Pakistan Decapitation Papers. I hope you might provide it to the lawyers you do know, and to anyone else who can read, who isn’t a ‘Negro’. Rehearsing to the ‘Negro’ is surely an exercise in futility. They are incapable of shame.

    Thanks again for your vigilance Sir (or madame) – whosoever you might be. Name isn’t important; what is being said, is. I hope there are more like you in Pakistan, and will discover their voice. The ‘Now or Never’ moment is probably already past. But as the Epilogue says:

    “There is many a slip between the cup and lip. Pakistan is still on the map. It is not too late to wage a genuine struggle for independence against the barbarians at the gate who call themselves the hectoring hegemons.”

    Zahir Ebrahim


    The Pakistan Decapitation Papers 2nd Edition


    Who in Pakistan has not heard of the famous fable of King Solomon the wise. When presented with two women feuding over a baby, each claiming to be the real mother, the king drew his mighty sword to cut the baby in half to give to each quarrelsome woman. One of them, the real mother, cried out: “It’s hers, it’s hers, please give the entire beautiful baby to her, she is the real mother; I don’t want half of the dead!”

    Alas, on the face of it, not one among the rulers of Pakistan is the real mother of the Pakistani peoples.

    Pakistan has been under the hectoring hegemons’ sword the moment the Berlin Wall came down. Almost overnight, with the calculated destruction of the Soviet Union, a new perpetual enemy of mankind was brought to the fore in the continuing game of Hegelian Dialectics to raise a new phoenix of world government from the ashes of the old world order. Variously titled as militant Islam, radical Islam, islamofascism, but most often called Islamism to bring it kinship with the earlier enemies of mankind, namely, Fascism, Nazism, and Communism, though not Zionism, Pakistan has been the unrecognized eye of the storm from day one.

    The only Muslim country with nuclear weapons, also harboring a ready-made psychological-tribal ethos which makes some of its inhabitants easy recruits for enabling the perpetual World War IV with just the right “tickling”, Pakistan had to be both harvested for fodder, and setup for destabilization and balkanization. The latter not primarily for the purpose which is most apparent, the riches under its soil, but to continue the path of creating World Order.

    Was Pakistan’s fate entirely predictable? Could it have been avoided? How? Can it still be avoided? Is this such a big mystery that it would only occur to a plebeian? The Pakistan Decapitation Papers examines those questions.

    Source URL for PDF 2nd Edition, 400 pages:

    The Pakistan Decapitation Papers 2nd Edition

    – ### –

    • 4 nota November 6, 2009 at 8:36 pm

      Just a quick note for now (as it is getting late):
      “Lawyers movement was a manufactured product, and that their brother/uncle was being taken for a ride.”
      Yes, no doubt about it. Would you believe I made a note to myself stating the powers that be had decided to remove Musharraf and ironically I named it “Here Comes The Judge!” Just two days later the CJ was removed and the rest is history.

      Another interesting side note is that CJ’s spokesperson Athar Minallah is a Trustee at the NGO/Thinktank Center for Research and Security Studies (CRSS), along with Dr. Farrukh Saleem, another of those “negros” and, hence, media-darlings. He is also the brother of Samar Minallah who managed to sabotage the Swat peace process with her fake video and has disappeared since (I guess “human right abuses” have vanished from Pakistan).

      Like David Ferrie says in JFK: “It’s a mystery! It’s a mystery wrapped in a riddle inside an enigma! The fuckin’ shooters don’t even know! Don’t you get it?” 😉

      (more later)
      P.S. Thanks a million for the book. I also have “Prisoners of the Cave – Deception Point 911 And Its Greatest Democratic Enablers” 🙂

      • 5 Aamir Mughal December 19, 2009 at 7:55 pm

        Introduction of the Spokesman of CJ Iftikhar Mohammad Chaudhary as per his own website.

        Right after the resignation of General Musharraf from the Post of the President of Pakistan, Mr. Athar Minallah the Chief Spokesman of Defunct Chief Justice Iftikhar Mohammad Chaudhary in Private Pakistani TV Channel [AAJ], demanded Treason Trial under article 6 of 1973 Constitutiuon of Islamic Republic of Pakistan while shamelssly forgetting that Athar Minallah, also served in the Musharraf cabinet for two years. Shouln’t Mr Athar Minallah be brought to Justice as well because abetting in a crime is tantamount to committing a crime. Athar was appointed Minister for Law, Local Government, Parliamentary Affairs and Human Rights by the Provincial Government of NWFP (2000-2002) by General Musharraf Military Regime.

        Introduction of the Spokesman of CJ Iftikhar Mohammad Chaudhary as per his own website.


        Athar Minallah joined the prestigious Civil Service of Pakistan (CSP) and after serving for 10 years left the post of Additional Collector Customs to join the firm as a partner. Athar Minallah brings not only rich taxation experience but also valuable scholastic input. Athar completed his law degree from the International Islamic University (Islamabad) and his LLM from University of Cambridge, UK. And his areas of interest are taxation, judicial review, Athar was appointed Minister for Law, Local Government, Parliamentary Affairs and Human Rights by the Provincial Government of NWFP (2000-2002). He also was the member of the Task Force constituted by the Federal Government for revamping the Taxation regime in Pakistan. Currently he is the member of the Policy Board of Intellectual Property of Pakistan and Chairman of Alternate Dispute Resolution Committee (ADRC) for Sales Tax constituted by the Central Board of Revenue.

      • 6 Aamir Mughal December 19, 2009 at 7:59 pm

        The crackdown, announced late Saturday night after General Musharraf suspended the Constitution, was clearly aimed at preventing public demonstrations that political parties and lawyers were organizing for Monday. “They are showing zero tolerance for protest,” said Athar Minallah, a lawyer, and a former minister in the Musharraf government. Musharraf Consolidates His Control With Arrests By JANE PERLEZ
        Published: November 4, 2007

  3. 7 Observer November 7, 2009 at 11:46 am

    AA is a clever Trojan Horse, but NOT that clever. He ensured (alongside PML-N) that the lawyers movement never got out of the establishment control. Why does even the well educated lawyers not understand to counter such snakes?

    Maybe it was the golden (and maybe also the last) opportunity for a revolution or maybe Pakistanis deserves such leaders. After all the leadership is a reflection of the society.

    • 8 Aamir Mughal December 21, 2009 at 6:46 pm

      We must understand this,” Latif Khosa was quoted as saying by a participant of the PPP CEC meeting at the Presidency. “Why nobody talks about the ‘huge amount’ taken by Munir A Malik and others from Khanani and Kalia on the promise of securing them relief,” he argued. Khosa did not deny the ‘allegations’ he leveled in the CEC against Munir A Malik. Mr Malik, however, refuted the accusations saying they are ‘baseless’. “I have only charged Rs500,000 from my client (Khanani and Kalia). I am going to return the fee for pleading the case,” Mr Malik told Dawn. Aitzaz gets ‘unlikely support’ in party By Zulqernain Tahir Monday, 21 Dec, 2009

      • 9 nota December 22, 2009 at 10:38 am

        Let’s leave that scvm Latif Khota and his attempts to deflect attention away from the misdeeds of his party brethern aside. But it is only worth something if one sees it at least as an admission of wrongs done by his brothers Qayuum, Awan, Wasim Sajjad, Pirzada. The sad fact is he is saying this in support of Aitzaz who is no less guilty of the same wrongdoing and “NAB finding no fault with Aitzaz’s role” is not worth a dime. And it’s a shame that someone who the party itself admits is a crook — and fires him for it — continues to enjoy a position on the CEC. That about tells you of the character of PPP.

        Sure, hand Munir Malik too and all the lawyers along with him who have used/tried to use their supposed influence to pad up their rates and influence the verdicts. But let’s not also forget why charges were brought against Khanani and Kalia (not giving Zardari the money he asked for)

    • 11 nota December 22, 2009 at 10:43 am

      Would it be “unfair” to accuse PPP again here as the main culprits are: Ex-PPP AG Qayuum, Ex-PPP AG Khosa, CURRENT PPP Law Minister Awan? PPP PM’s Advisor Pirzada?

      (I am sure Wasim Sajjad too is on the payroll of PPP — he is too corrupt not to be hired in some capacity)

      • 12 Aamir Mughal December 22, 2009 at 11:55 am

        Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry ordered Khwaja Haris to negotiate with Mr Yaqoob for an amicable and out-of-court settlement and directed the authorities not to arrest Mr Yaqoob till Jan 11 SC told Rs7.5bn of Rs9bn BoP loan scam recovered
        By Nasir Iqbal Tuesday, 22 Dec, 2009

      • 13 nota December 22, 2009 at 1:58 pm

        Yeah — saw that and was NOT surprised (Especially loved the “amicable” part). Remember his sons were recently arrested recently and the amount they has managed to pocket was Rs 3 billion. So where did the Rs 1.8 Billion disappear? Damn, and I thought I was looking for the missing Rs 4 Billion only.

        Like I said, “BoP Scam — The Fix Is On Again“. No doubt about it, is there?

        Soon the whole amount would be recovered but none will return to BoP. It will end up in the pockets of judges and lawyers and politicians.

        P.S. Don’t forget CJ had already ordered no one to touch Sheikh Afzal’s younger son and wife despite them having absconded with suitcases full of gold, then arrested while on the run. Why are they being treated as angels as well? Shame on you IMC! Lakh Lanat!!

      • 14 nota December 22, 2009 at 2:39 pm

        BTW: Here is something from 1998. Appears Seth Yaqoob is a ‘Purana Papi’, and no surprise this list has all the ‘usual suspects’:

        Names of 33 business tycoons put on ECL
        LAHORE, July 27: Names of 33 industrialists have been included in the exit control list (ECL) issued two days back from Islamabad. All the industrialists, according to a highly placed source, are bank loan defaulters. However, the source said a few of them had already left the country.

        The industrialists recently put on the ECL are:

        Fauzi Ali Kazmi (a close associate of Senator Asif Zardari) of Global Marketing Karachi, Haji Nawaz Khokhar (former federal minister and PPP’s central information secretary) of Khokhar Textile Industries, Islamabad, Malik Allah Yar Khan (Farooq Legahri’s brother-in-law) of Suraj Mukhi & Co, Islamabad, Riaz Ahmad Mian of Fruit Sap Limited, Lahore, Hafiz Abdul Majeed of Hafiz Seamless Pipe Industries Limited, Lahore, MQM Senator Islamuddin Sheikh (recently arrested) of Kiran Sugar Mills Limited, Sukkur, and Javed Zahoor of Zahoor Cotton Mills Limited, Lahore.

        The list also included the names of Younus Habib (alias Haji Usman) of Rashid Textile Mills Limited, Karachi, A Shakoor Ismail Kaloodi of M/s Kaloodi Below Madras Hotel, Karachi, Riaz of Mercury Garments, Karachi, Javed Zia of Okara Group (Javed Zia Group) Lahore, Muzaffar Husain of Danneman Fabrics, Karachi, Asif Saigol of Mohib Textile Mills Limited, Lahore, Ahmad Nawaz Jakhrani of Jakhrani Group, Jacobabad, Riaz Husain of the Punjab Cables Limited, Nisar Sarwar Khosa of Pakistan Multi Coating Limited, Javed Amin of Crescent Spinning Mills Limited, Lahore, Muhammad Sadiq of Rizwan Textile, Chakwal, Sikandar Ali Jatoi of Zeal Pak Cement Limited, Hyderabad, Mian Aftab A Sheikh of Sunshine Cloth, Lahore, Abdul Qadir Tawakkal and his son Farooq Tawakkal of Tawakkal Limited, Karachi, Mirza Azhar Baig of Al-Azhar Textile Mills Limited, Multan, Azhar Leghari of Hayat Textile Mills Limited, Multan, Seth Yaqoob of Nadia Ghee Mills and Erum Ghee Mills, Lahore, Aftab Ahmad of Fazal Sons Group (Shaharyar Textile Limited) Karachi, Gulzar Ahmad of Fazal Sons Group, Karachi, Mian Hafeez Azmat Sheikh of Azmat Group of Industries, Karachi, Hasan Ali Chaloor of Golden Pickers and Leather Industries, Muhammad Jamil of Muhammad Jamil Sabir & Co, Karachi, Chaudhry Zahid Hamid of Rachna Oils (Pvt) Limited, Lahore, and Syed Ali Azhar Naqvi of Naqvi Group (Sindh Textile Industries) Karachi.

      • 15 Aamir Mughal December 23, 2009 at 12:40 pm

        Last Night’s Hamid Mir’s Capital Talk of GEO TV DATED 22 Dec 2009

        Judges deciding cases on media lines: Kurd Daily Times Monitor Wednesday, December 23, 2009\12\23\story_23-12-2009_pg7_12–bi-09

        LAHORE: Judges of the higher judiciary are making up their minds about cases after reading newspaper headlines and watching TV shows, former president Supreme Court Bar Association (SCBA) Ali Ahmed Kurd said on Tuesday.

        Describing the present situation as “justice hurry and justice worry”, Kurd deplored the fact that the judges were visiting and addressing the bars and said they would have to “prove themselves worthy of their positions”. According to Kurd, judges in the United States neither read newspapers nor watched TV programmes, but focused only on their work.

        STOP PRESS:

        CJ advises eunuchs be appointed for loans recovery Updated at: 1430 PST, Wednesday, December 23, 2009 ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court (SC) advised the government to ponder over the appointment of the eunuchs for the recovery from loan defaulters, Geo News reported Wednesday.

        Abdul Hafeez Pirzada, who was earlier appointed as amicus curiae by the court in the case and later made a party for being the chairman of a private entity being a beneficiary of loan write-off, also appeared before the court. SBP list submitted in court includes Nawaz period Wednesday, December 23, 2009 SC gives last chance to loan defaulters If anyone says court has crossed its limits, we are ready to take the blame in nation’s best interest: CJ By Sohail Khan

      • 16 nota December 23, 2009 at 1:11 pm

        Nothing wrong with CJ’s call about eunuchs. Of course a fairer/less sensational headline would have been “CJ PONDERS over the appointment of the eunuchs for the recovery from loan defaulters AS IN INDIA” (now why does the headline differ from the story — there is a big difference between “ponders” and “advises”; also why did it not see fit to include “as in India”? Oh, because it does not seem so odd if done that way….)

        I really have no problem with eunuchs being employed. Certainly these eunuchs are the most abused in are society and are among the most discriminated against while the real eunuchs — e.g. much of our political leadership with PML-N, PPP leading the way — getting undue privilege to loot and plunder the nation.

        Speaking of real eunuchs, Abdul hafiz Pirzada certainly represents that class that likes to take it both ways, well. They make money advising usurpers like Musharraf on how to rape the constitution and then collect fees playing champions of the rule of law. And his is the kind our society respects.

        I do agree with Kurd in that the judges indeed have a long way to go to “prove themselves worthy of their positions”. If the court again tries to “settle amicably” with say Pirzada — and you know they will — they certainly will prove themselves unworthy!!!

      • 17 Aamir Mughal December 25, 2009 at 12:34 pm

        Problem is this that Liars don’t have good memory and that is the case with Jang Group of Newspapers and their “Alleged Islamists” Journalists in particular Ansar Abbasi, read CJ’s affidavit and then read two conflicting news items published in the same newspaper i.e. Jang and News.


        The ‘other persons’ entered the room immediately. They were: Prime Minster Shaukat Aziz, the Directors General of Military Intelligence (MI), Director General of Inter Services Intelligence (ISI), Director General Intelligence Bureau (IB), Chief of Staff (COS) and another official. All officials (except the IB chief and the COS) were in uniform. “The meeting lasted about 30 minutes. The chiefs of the MI, ISI and IB stayed back, but they too did not show him me a single piece of evidence.” In fact, Justice iftikhar said, no official, except the ISI chief, had any document with him. The officials, however, alleged that Justice Iftikhar had used his influence to get his son admitted in Bolan Medical College, Quetta, when he was serving as a judge of the Balochistan High Court. The ISI and MI heads persisted in their demand for resignation, the CJ said. “I refused, saying that the demand has a collateral purpose.” REFERENCE: CJ says chiefs of MI, ISI asked him to quit: Affidavit on March 9 camp office event By Iftikhar A. Khan May 30, 2007 Wednesday Jamadi-ul-Awwal 13, 1428



        Article Ansar Abbasi on Gen Kayani who had even offered a cup of coffee to CJ is as under:


        This is also in public knowledge that even during the days when Musharraf was an all powerful dictator, he had also refused to give an affidavit against the incumbent Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry following his controversial suspension on March 9, 2007. Perhaps not many know that Musharraf and some of his other Generals misbehaved with the chief justice on March 9 in order to coerce him into tendering resignation, Gen Ashfaq Parvez Kayani, the then ISI chief, was decent and polite with the chief justice. While others were rude towards the CJ, it was Gen Kayani, who had even offered a cup of coffee to Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry.Army to stay away
        Thursday, July 23, 2009 Kayani treated Iftikhar with respect when Musharraf and aides misbehaved with him By Ansar Abbasi



        How dictator Musharraf used his colleagues against Justice Iftikhar Friday, December 25, 2009 By Usman Manzoor

        ISLAMABAD: The detailed judgment in the case of the restoration of the Chief Justice of Pakistan on July 20, 2007 reveals that not only Pervez Musharraf but the then Director General ISI and the DG Military Intelligence (MI) had also insisted that the chief justice resign during his illegal detention at the Army House Rawalpindi on March 9, 2007.


  4. 18 nota December 25, 2009 at 4:54 pm

    “Problem is this that Liars don’t have good memory and that is the case with Jang Group of Newspapers and their “Alleged Islamists” Journalists in particular Ansar Abbasi, read CJ’s affidavit and then read two conflicting news items published in the same newspaper i.e. Jang and News.”

    No doubt. But that is true of not only Jang but every other media group/newspaper/journalist here. It is always the last lifafa that does the talking. A good example is the flip Hamid Mir has taken in the last couple of weeks in favor of Zardari. Have the facts changed? Of course not! Of course Nazir Naji is in a class by himself. I even heard some journalists stating Mushtaq Minhas and Nusrat Javed ‘Aik Scotch ki botal pay bik janay walay sahafi haiN’. Others that come to mind right away: Rauf Klasra, Ayaz Amir, Muhammed Malick,…the list is unending…

    P.S. That is true of all mainstream media(MSM) every where, and every much so in the ‘land of the free’ (U.S.).)

    • 19 Aamir Mughal December 25, 2009 at 5:24 pm

      Kamran Khan is even worse. You should have seen him in 1991 visiting office of Billa again and again and if that was not enough Billa allotted him a car to drive. And he is a Knight for the young reporters:)

      • 20 nota December 25, 2009 at 6:08 pm

        Indeed — how could I forget! And Ahmed Quraishi. But what I do like about guys like KK and Naji is that you know they are always sell-outs and there is no confusion. In fact you know how they are going to spin it.

      • 21 Aamir Mughal December 26, 2009 at 11:26 am

        My Dear Friend Nota,

        One has to be politically quite naive or a paid journalist (it does not matter by which agency, IB or the ISI) to eulogise all this as the triumph of justice or some rubbish like that. Why doesn’t the Supreme Court order the ministry of information and broadcasting to publish the names of all those media persons who have been the beneficiaries of secret funds during the past 20 years? Why does only the PPP (not that it is innocent) have to face ‘accountability’? The establishment strikes back By Yousuf Nazar Saturday, 26 Dec, 2009

      • 22 nota December 26, 2009 at 12:58 pm

        Aamir, Come on! “the establishment is once again out to get the PPP and bring back its favourite civilians to power”? It totally ignores PPPs acts during the last two years. No ‘sazish’ is needed. PPP is it’s own worst enemy.

        BTW: Eric Margolis — hardly a part of the ‘establishment’ had an interesting piece a couple of days ago:
        Mr. 10%: Our Man in Islamabad

        In it, Eric sets the record straight about that Swiss case that the SC is being bashed for:

        “Skeletons are dancing out of Zardari’s closets: $63 million in illegal kickbacks and commissions allegedly hidden in Swiss bank accounts; accusation of laundering $13.7 million in Switzerland. Charges of kickbacks on helicopter and warplane deals. In 2003, Swiss magistrates found Zardari and Bhutto guilty of money laundering, sentencing them to a six month suspended jail term, a fine of $50,000, and ordering them to repay $11 million to Pakistan’s government.”

        Let me repeat:

        “In 2003, Swiss magistrates found Zardari and Bhutto guilty of money laundering, sentencing them to a six month suspended jail term, a fine of $50,000, and ordering them to repay $11 million to Pakistan’s government.”

        And exactly why is this fact not mentioned by our press??? Why is the impression given as if the case was still ongoing and stopped in the middle??? I am even surprised SC did not mention this and talked of “reopening the Swiss case” when no reopening is needed. If it really was a “sazish”, at least they would not have done that and instead asked for implementing the Swiss verdict.

        BTW: Here’s another interesting piece from the article:

        Washington is almost back to square one in turbulent Pakistan. When Zardari goes or is kicked upstairs as an impotent figurehead, attention will turn to Pakistan’s 617,000-man military and its commander, Gen – or should we say “president-elect” Ashfaq Kiyani? He is already in almost constant contact with the Pentagon.

        Another thing: PPP is hardly the only one being “victimized” (i.e. truth being told about them). The list of loan-defaulters is making the rounds and the hanky panky by the Sharifs and Chaudhrys of Gujrat is in full swing. Of course no one is touching the generals yet but for that the responsibility squarely lies with the sitting government. What’s stopping them?

        Regarding that “conspiracy” against PPP bit, shouldn’t I take Gilani’s words for it:
        ISI under my control, no role of army in judge’s reinstatement, says PM
        (Though the last part is a balatant lie. Everyone knows about Kiyani and his helicopter trips to the Presidency and PM House that night and his phone calls)

  5. 23 nota December 26, 2009 at 1:25 pm

    Here is another one from Hamid Mir from today’s paper:

    Time is running out for PM Gilani

    Saturday, December 26, 2009

    By Hamid Mir
    ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani is desperately trying to get out of a political crisis, bordering chaos, created by his own colleagues but, unfortunately, he is looking helpless.

    He invited more than three dozen TV anchorpersons and journalists from across the country to the Prime Minister’s House on Thursday evening and tried to impress upon them that “I am the government and my government is strong, I am not threatened by any conspiracy. There is no conspiracy going on.”

    It was his sheer bad luck that at the Bilawal House in Karachi the same evening, President Asif Ali Zardari was saying something totally different. “Certain mercenary elements are involved in conspiracies to topple the government. We will foil all these conspiracies,” said Zardari.

    The same day, Punjab Senior Minister Raja Riaz condemned the “conspiracies hatched by generals against democracy”. Both Zardari and Gilani claimed on Thursday that they respected the Supreme Court (SC) verdict on the National Reconciliation Ordinance (NRO), but their actions were speaking louder than words, which were in direct conflict with each other. Gilani was looking confident in front of many aggressive and charged anchorpersons, yet at one stage, he conceded: “You people have cornered me.”…

    Question is, does PPP need any enemies? Hardly 🙂

    • 24 Aamir Mughal December 26, 2009 at 2:23 pm

      Dear Nota,

      Read about the somersaults of Hamid Mir.

      Daily Dawn, Hameed Haroon, Hamid Mir & Nuclear Bombs

      • 25 nota December 26, 2009 at 4:14 pm

        Oh I already know about Hamid Mir’s somersaults but these days he has been defending PPP and Zardari (Of course he totally faked statements about Osama and shamelessly continues to do so to this day — I am sure he gets regular stipend on that account). One certainly might have issue with the his spin but the statements of the PPP leaders quoted are undeniable. Are you suggesting PM didn’t say
        “I am the government and my government is strong, I am not threatened by any conspiracy. There is no conspiracy going on.”, “We are waiting for the detailed judgment of the court,” “You people have cornered me”, “I restored the deposed judges, not Gen Kayani” and Zardari didn’t say “Certain mercenary elements are involved in conspiracies to topple the government. We will foil all these conspiracies,” and Raja Riaz didn’t condemn “conspiracies hatched by generals against democracy”???

        Come on Aamir — I heard most of these statements from the horses’ mouths themselves.

    • 26 Aamir Mughal December 28, 2009 at 9:06 am

      Dear Nota,

      Your words on Hamid Mir’s somersaults were prophetic, now read the somersaults:


      Hamid Mir in his latest article has condemned Pakistani Military Intelligence [MI] for Massacre of 12 May 2007 Monday, December 28, 2009, Muharram 10, 1431 A.H
      Whereas one year ago the same Hamid Mir had condemned the ISI for the 12 May 2007 Massacre.

      De facto Sindh CM finally transferred Monday, April 21, 2008 By Hamid Mir
      ISLAMABAD: The man who has ruled Sindh as a de facto chief minister for many years finally lost his powers on Saturday.
      Brigadier Huda, who was an ISI commander in Sindh, was in fact the caretaker of the MQM-PML-Q provincial coalition government. He was responsible for running the coalition in a smooth manner. All major decisions were taken after his consultation.

      He resolved the differences between former CM Arbab Ghulam Rahim and the MQM many a time. Many provincial ministers even used to say “ooper Khuda aur neechay Huda”. The brigadier’s name figured in the power circles of Islamabad in the evening of May 12, 2007. Brigadier Huda was given credit for the show of massive government power in Karachi on that day. Initially, the MQM was reluctant to hold a rally in Karachi on May 12.

      Same Hamid Mir condemns ISI for Mehran Bank:


  6. 27 Observer December 26, 2009 at 5:27 pm


    “Problem is this that Liars don’t have good memory ”

    I would rather say they have selective memory….they only “remember” what suits them.

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