Our Tampon Dons

The other day I was watching the interview of former President Farooq Leghari. His answer to the question about the Mehran Bank scandal really made me laugh out loud and I went “We got another one!”

What he claimed was that the most of land involved in the deal was not his but his wife’s and his mother’s. That alone proves he is lying because both his wife and his mother are from NWFP and though his mother might have inherited some farmland from his father, his wife certainly had none in the area — remember we are talking Southern Punjab —ย  and if she did, it was put in her name by no one but Farooq Leghari himself for purposes other than giving her ownership of it.

I went “We got another one!” because hiding behind there wives to try and coverup ones own corruption seems to be the order of the day. Let’s see, recently we had Aitzaz (“LPG quota is not mine but my wife’s”), PM Gilani (“I have no money, no house, and the $550 Million loan was taken out by my wife”), both Shahbaz and Nawaz also appear to be penniless living off of loans from their wives and kids. Zardari of course need not be mentioned….

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9 Responses to “Our Tampon Dons”


  1. 1 Observer January 29, 2010 at 10:47 pm

    “both Shahbaz and Nawaz also appear to be penniless living off of loans from their wives and kids. Zardari of course need not be mentionedโ€ฆ”

    Qarz utaro mulk sawaro. Hmmm….How come they themselves are living on loans…DrameyBAZ and not ShahBAZ…NaqliAwaz and not Nawaz.

    They have proven time and again that they will never change, but people still has “faith” in these crooks. These morons are so shortsighted that they are cutting the branch they are sitting on, but who cares. These monkeys will just jump to another branch.

  2. 2 mohsin almani December 4, 2011 at 6:13 pm

    i listened to that interview just now. he distinctly says his SISTER AND HIS MOTHER. not his wife. so please. you DIDN’T get another one. too bad.

    i doubt you know anything about the mehran bank case. so here it is. he sold his land to someone and was later alleged of selling it at above the market price to younis habib. these claims were actually incorrect. the land your lying media showed was not actually the land that was sold.

    i am not saying all this as just a viewer. i am from a middle class family of balochistan and what farooq leghari has done for his people is unquestionable. we also dislike his sons. but the man was great. we have schools, drinking water, hospitals and the works. please get your facts straight before accusing the few great men that our country has had.

    • 3 nota December 4, 2011 at 8:29 pm

      I don’t even remember what interview it was as it appears I did not have a link to it), so I don’t know how you can say you “listened to that interview”. Care to post a link?

      What is really interesting is you claim to know Farooq Leghari based only on the fact that “i am from a middle class family of balochistan”. Well, dear, though a Baloch, Farooq Leghari was NOT from Balochistan the Seraiki belt of Southern Punjab. In fact it was his grandfather who when given the choice in 1950 to choose becoming a part Balochistan or Punjab, chose his Tuman to be a part of Punjab. A monument celebrating that choice even stands today at the seat of Tuman Leghari in Fort Munro

      ๐Ÿ˜‰

      but the man was great. we have schools, drinking water, hospitals and the works. please get your facts straight before accusing the few great men that our country has had.

      Of course this is IRRELEVANT in the current context of Mehran Bank scandal. But since you brought it up, do you also forget that by getting rid of BB, he gave us Sharif Brothers who then gave us Musharraf in whose lap your Farooq Leghari jumped in with all his family (actually by proxy, since he was actually sitting in the lap of Chaudhries of Gujrat). And what is his legacy? His sons playing footsie with Zardari as his coalition partners ๐Ÿ˜‰

      BTW: Here is part of an interview of the ‘great man that our country has ever had”:

      (With great men like these, no wonder we are in the mess we are in ;-))
      Here he talks about Mehran bank in the same interview and you are correct: He does say in this one “I owned it with my sisters and my mother” and not “wife and mother”:

      So even if that, I stand by my earlier statement: His mother did not own any land there (unless some was put in her name to save it from land reforms of Z.A.Bhutto).

      As too whether there was wrongdoing in Mehran Bank scandal and Farooq Leghari was a part of that wrongdoing, it is not even debatable. It is a FACT! And facts don’t seize to exist because you ignore them (or argue that he did something else right) ๐Ÿ˜›
      P.S. Isn’t that too hot to handle even for the ‘Free Judiciary’ Asghar Khan Case all about?????

  3. 4 mohsin almani December 5, 2011 at 9:25 pm

    ‘But since you brought it up, do you also forget that by getting rid of BB, he gave us Sharif Brothers who then gave us Musharraf in whose lap your Farooq Leghari jumped in with all his family (actually by proxy, since he was actually sitting in the lap of Chaudhries of Gujrat). And what is his legacy? His sons playing footsie with Zardari as his coalition partners ‘

    With all due respect, how in the world was farooq leghari supposed to know that nawaz sharif would be just as bad as BB? and that he would be thrown out by musharraf? are you suggesting that he should have predicted the future? I said before, and i state again: his sons are nowhere near the men their father was. Awais is a corrupt fool and jamal is plain stupid (using moderate language here).

    he acted in the interest of the country (as it so appears) because the government, and that too of his own party, was breaking all previous records of corruption and mismanagement. our federal government was on the verge of bankruptcy. so, dismissing that BB govt. was the right decision in my mind. and it DOES take guts to dismiss your own party. If he was as bad as you’re making him sound, wouldn’t he have just joined in and quadrupled his own money as well? Why did he dismiss the government then?

    On the topic of him being a punjabi, yes, he was from dg khan, however, more than 3 quarters of the leghari clan’s lands are still in balochistan. the land that was in punjab was reduced at the time of land reforms and that in balochistan, he got back after a case in the supreme court on the grounds that all that land had the monetary value of the minimum 2500 acres that the govt allowed.

    What i’m trying to say is, Farooq leghari was nowhere near tyranny when it comes to feudalism. he was very fair to his people. look at akber bugti. can you compare the two? can you compare the development of dera bugti with that of Choti?

    He gave an account as to what the true story was behind the mehran bank scandal in the interview that you posted. please youtube the entire interview.

  4. 5 nota December 5, 2011 at 11:02 pm

    Mohsin,
    Don’t tell me he did not know Nawaz was bad (remember Nawaz was no new kid on the block ;-)). Sorry argument is not acceptable. Maybe he was using the same kind of logic he used to justify his appointments for the interim government (see start of the first clip in my comment above with his answer to “People with suspect background were put in place”). I am sure you also know how honest his cousins — who have had his full support — are. Jafar Leghari is named in the clip. Mansoor Leghari is even today on the run (Farooq excuses it as “Hey, it was only for three months that he was in office”).

    As for “he acted in the interest of the country (as it so appears) because the government, and that too of his own party, was breaking all previous records of corruption and mismanagement”, I think it is discussed in the interview and I raise the same question: Why didn’t he act earlier?

    “Awais is a corrupt fool and jamal is plain stupid”
    Well, Jamal is as corrupt and I am sure you are aware of it and his run as Distt Nazim, DG Khan. But what you refuse to see is that it was their father Farooq who paved the way for their corruption and supported them in those endeavors. He was instrumental in removing any roadblocks that came up in their corruption, running to the Chaudhrys or Mush to take care of things. Also, you know it and I know it that his sons are corrupt to the core. Do you think he didn’t know? You think he ever questioned Awais where did the 12 crore come from for him to build his house? Did he ask him how he paid for the new Land Cruiser that Awais gifted him and he proudly drove around in?

    “and it DOES take guts to dismiss your own party.”
    Sure. But what pushed him towards it is still debatable (again “Why not earlier” question arises). I am sure you are aware people say it had to do with some dirty pics that forced his hand. How right is that, I do not know. But there is more to that story, I have no doubts.

    “wouldnโ€™t he have just joined in and quadrupled his own money as well?”
    Well, he did get wiser, didn’t he? And he HAD more than quadrupled his wealth by the time he died (and that is not counting the gains made by his sons and cousins) ๐Ÿ˜‰

    “more than 3 quarters of the leghari clanโ€™s lands are still in balochistan”
    Here I think you are confusing Farooq & Co.s land with the land of the “leghari clan”. Yes, Farooq managed to get back his lands in Balochistan but I don’t think the “leghari clan” did. In fact I am sure of it.

    “What iโ€™m trying to say is, Farooq leghari was nowhere near tyranny when it comes to feudalism. he was very fair to his people. look at akber bugti.”
    I agree with the first bit but comparing him to Akbar Bugti is an insult to Akbar Bugti. You also ignore the fact that Dera Bugti is occupied territory, Choti is anything but that. Bugti died a Baloch, fighting. Farooq died in Islamabad in some hospital bed while his son was doing ‘bait’ on the hands of Zardari. Poetic justice I say!
    BTW: Do you really think Awais “won” the election or was it an outcome of that deal? Do you think he won because of the “sympathy vote”?

    “He gave an account as to what the true story was behind the mehran bank scandal”
    You might believe so, I don’t!

    Oh, btw, are you aware Awais recently bought back that land involved in Mehran bank scandal?

  5. 6 mohsin almani December 5, 2011 at 11:41 pm

    i agree. nwawaz wasn’t a new kid on the block. however, you can’t let a government drive a state to bankruptcy just because you know there are no alternatives. the thing is, and i’m going out on a limb here, would nawaz has continued to be just as corrupt with a president that dismissed governments on the grounds of corruption? maybe that was what went through his mind. All i’m saying is: atleast the man tried.

    about not having dismissed the government earlier, he did so after 2.5 years, which is a very short time in political terms. you can;t just go around dissolving governments. you have to try and mend things and you only use something as severe as 58 2b when the state is in dire need of it and you are out of all other alternatives. that is what happened. with a history of dismissed democratic governments and martial laws, dont you think you would also have TRIED to mend the way the government was working before actually dismissing it? if he had done so earlier, your blog would probably have been ‘Sardar Farooq Leghari: military man in civilian attire’ or something of the sort.

    As to his sons, i agree with you 100% and i concede that he should have done more to prevent them from doing what they did and continue to do so.

    If you dont believe his explanation about the mehran bank scandal, i dont believe that he had quadrupled his wealth before he died. he was from a very wealthy family and had been selling his lands to sustain his politics throughout his career.

    Another thing, Jamal lost an NA election while Farooq leghari was president. can you blame him for being dishonest after this? he could have used district management to rig the election.

    And excuse me, bugti died fighting because he was anti pakistan. he wouldnt have had to if he didnt blow sui up every other day. dont get me wrong, he was extremely brave and all but why did he do such things? seeing as though you’re pro bugti (by the looks of it) and i’m most definitely pro farooq leghari, lets bring bugti’s sons into the picture as well. what do you see there? meeting with RAW??? for God’s sake. bugti was fighting a war. thats the reason he died fighting. farooq leghari wasnt anti pakistan. and come on. the guy had heart problems and he died in a hospital. are you going to use that against him?

    then you mentioned the interim government. he doesnt give ‘it was only for three months’ as the reason for zubair khan;s appointment. he says it would have taken too long to find someone else seeing as though it was only for a three month period. and he also says zubair khan’s contributions during that time were tremendous. it wasn’t a case of a useless person being appointed to a high ranking job. like qaim ali shah is doing today in sindh.

    And i must tell you, the legahris are affluent enough to afford land cruisers. just small fact there.

    i’m going to stray for a bit and would like to get your opinion on something (seeing as though you have one for just about everything). about baloch sardars, when pakistan and india were made, the first thing nehru did was to take away the royalties of all sardars and maharajas etc. he let them keep their lands but took away their royalties. we did no such thing. and today, these kings are organizing uprisings for an independent balochistan. I dont think we can compensate them enough to make them say pakistan zindabad. they dont want that. you cant take away their royalties now becaue they’re too strong as compared to 1947. so what does pakistan do about the balochistan problem? i think it can’t be solved now. period.

    • 7 nota December 7, 2011 at 10:26 am

      Ah, good. So we agree on both Nawaz and that he should have acted sooner as far as BB is concerned (excuses — that’s what they are — aside). And we agree 100% on his sons. As for you not believing him having (more than) quadrupled his wealth and believing his ‘explanation’ about Mehran Bank scandal, well that doesn’t change the FACTS on the ground ๐Ÿ˜‰ (People believe all sorts of thing; over a billion believe in Shiva Lingum too ๐Ÿ˜‰ ). By the way, this bit was a little funny:

      and had been selling his lands to sustain his politics throughout his career

      I just don’t understand how one ends up with MORE lands by “selling his lands to sustain his politics throughout his career”. I am sure you are not aware of doesn’t of other scams your diety was involved in (e.g. he was part of the scam of Gwadar where he bought hundreds of acres on the cheap before development began and prices shot up; he bought literally thousands of acres of what was then worthless land — as there was no water — knowing he would push through Kachi Canal and the prices would shoot up; he scammed the UAE Sheiks for millions by supposedly setting up a slaughterhouse that was to ship meat to them but all that money was gobbled up; he accepted a bribe from Malik Riaz very much in style of the Mehran Bank scandal and sold him land in Fort Munro at much high a price than it was worth in return for covering his back; etc., etc.)

      Another thing, Jamal lost an NA election while Farooq leghari was president. can you blame him for being dishonest after this? he could have used district management to rig the election.

      Oh I am sure he tried but Jamal was probably so bad, he didn’t try hard enough. But having experienced that, he was more successful in getting him elected as District Nazim (don’t tell me Jamal won that on his popularity; keep in mind too that a guy who couldn’t win his NA seat managed to win the whole district). But Jamal being Jamal, he screwed that up too and so much that no amount of rigging could help him. But what happened next? His dad (the “honest” Farooq Leghari) made every sort of deal possible with the devil and got/bought him a Senate seat, which he enjoys right now.

      And i must tell you, the legahris are affluent enough to afford land cruisers. just small fact there.

      Oh, I know exactly how affluent Legharis are, being from Choti myself (in fact I was born there) ๐Ÿ˜‰ SOME Legharis might be affluent enough but where that “affluence” of Awais came from that paid for that particular Land Cruiser (that is if he paid for it at all and was not a bribe itself) you and I both know (remember you agree with me 100% on that). ๐Ÿ™‚ And I have known Farooq and Co all my life (so I know what i am talking about and it is not an ‘opinion’) ๐Ÿ˜‰

      iโ€™m going to stray for a bit and would like to get your opinion on something (seeing as though you have one for just about everything)

      Oh, I do!!!! ๐Ÿ™‚

      about baloch sardars, when pakistan and india were made, the first thing nehru did was to take away the royalties of all sardars and maharajas etc. he let them keep their lands but took away their royalties. we did no such thing. and today, these kings are organizing uprisings for an independent balochistan. I dont think we can compensate them enough to make them say pakistan zindabad. they dont want that. you cant take away their royalties now becaue theyโ€™re too strong as compared to 1947. so what does pakistan do about the balochistan problem? i think it canโ€™t be solved now. period.

      Well the answer lies in these pages. Go through them and you will learn some true history too (and here is one oldie that I talked about in my old blog that is worth reading, as far as history is concerned). You might not be aware but the Sardari system iself was a creation of the British (used to be called Sandeman system) who bought the local thugs and made them sardars and strengthened them by giving them lands and monthly/annual retainers. In return, they were to provide their men, when asked for and at agreed upon rates, to the British to fight against their own government. You will learn that they were among the original MacCauly’s and continue to be the same to this day. You will learn that Khosas were instrumental in the fall of Dera Ghazi Khan to the Sikhs/British (in fact they fought against Legharis to make it happen; Legharis of course would join the British later too). About the current situation, don’t forget to read “A Balochistan Reader” and “Aftermath of ‘Agaz-e-Haqooq-e-Balochistan’

      Side Note: Do you know it was Farooq’s chachu who killed the father of the current Khosa Sardar, Zulfiqar Khosa? Do you know it was Farooq’s grandfather that then raised Zulfiqar Khosa and gave him protection? (And I am sure you know how “honest” Zulfi and his sons are too ;-))

      Regarding Bugti, I don’t think you should even be talking Bugti for you are clueless and seem to have gorged yourself on the ISPR lies. I am sure you also believe Kayani that there is no military action going on Balochistan. But I will tell you this much: I am aware of the time when Bugti joined ZABhutto against the very Baloch that he is a hero of and supported their mass murder.
      ๐Ÿ˜‰

  6. 8 mohsin almani December 7, 2011 at 5:22 pm

    ‘So we agree on both Nawaz and that he should have acted sooner as far as BB is concerned (excuses โ€” thatโ€™s what they are โ€” aside).’

    i agree with everything besides the point that he should have acted earlier and i already explained why in my previous post ๐Ÿ™‚

    lol at the khosas. seriously. they talk of an independent balochistan (i know a khosa. the future of the family politics and he told me what his grandfather and his father think.) They hate pakistan as a state when they so happily sit in lahore in their massive houses and travel so stylishly with their oversized convoys.

    and please. have some respect for the presidential post. you’re suggesting that he can’t rig an election even if he tries? sorry. not acceptable. a district nazim election is IN NO WAY like an NA election. NA elections are huge my friend. a district nazim is nothing compared to an MNA. the ‘awaam’ doesnt vote for district nazims. its an entirely different system involving the union and tehsil councils. in local body elections, all the current local body nazims support the person who has power. because they want funds etc for themselves, and how better to achieve that than by having the president’s son on their side? accept this: everyone is a lota in politics. which is NOT necessarily a bad thing. that is why they supported jamal.

    about mr bugti and his ‘bravery’, i do know quite a bit but seeing as though you’re the grandfather of all knowledge, MAYBE you know better ๐Ÿ˜€ of course there’s an operation going on in balochistan, however, i NEVER said the baloch are responsible for it. the nawaz sharif and musharraf governments did not give us the compensation we were constitutionally eligible for (to utilize a natural resource for the entire nation, the federal government pays the provincial government for it).

    The only reason balochistan is still a part of pakistan is the pressure of the army.

    i only talked bugti because you talked of legharis sons. why is leghari my hero when his sons are bad is what you say. so i say why is bugti your hero if HIS sons are worse? so its about the person. not about his sons.

    Farooq leghari zindabad ๐Ÿ™‚

  7. 9 nota December 7, 2011 at 5:59 pm

    “and please. have some respect for the presidential post.”
    Sorry, I am not just capable of respecting Zardaris, Musharrafs, Tarars, Legharis, Zias, Yahyas, Fazl Illahis, etc….I could most easily respect a whore ๐Ÿ˜‰

    “so i say why is bugti your hero if HIS sons are worse?”
    I really don’t know anything about his sons (are you confusing them with his grandsons?). Of course three of his four sons from his first wife are dead and only Talal remains. Talal is of course a bit whacky (Shahzain reminds me of him) and didn’t Akbar disown him? And if I remember it correctly, the son he wanted as his successor, Salal Bugti, was murdered long time ago (1992?). And didn’t Rehan die even before that? I have only heard Jamil, the only son from the other wife, a couple of times and he sounded pretty decent. So I don’t think your comparison is in any way fair. In fact no comparison can be made ๐Ÿ™‚

    “Farooq leghari zindabad”
    Little late for that ๐Ÿ˜‰ ๐Ÿ˜€


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