Chief Justice Supreme Court of Pakistan Abdul Hameed Dogar
Mentors and God Fathers of Mian Muhammad Nawaz Sharif of PML-Nawaz.
General Zia ul Haq
Lt General Retd Hamid Gul
Lt General Retd Asad Durrani
General Retd Mirza Aslam Beg
As per a news...
Mariam Nawaz's Illegal Migration to King Edward By Pulse Report December 18, 2008
This is despite the fact that Mr. Sharif's own daughter, Mariam Nawaz, was awarded a special favour coincidentally also with regard to admission in a medical college, which, in her case, happens to be a public sector institution. Weekly Pulse investigations reveal that Mariam Nawaz scored 580 marks out of 850 marks in the Matric exam with a B Grade and 765 marks out of 1000 marks in F Sc (Pre-Medical) with a B Grade. These marks were too low to get admission in any public sector medical college in Punjab in 1991, which Mr Sharif was the Prime Minister and the PML-N had a government in Punjab.
Admission in a Medical College or [induction of CJ Iftikhar Mohammad Chaudhary's son in Federal Investigation Agency] or in any other faculty on Sifarish [Intercession] is a trivial matter in a society like Pakistan but Mr Nawaz Sharif [Former Finance Minister Punjab during General Zia's Martial Law, then CM Punjab during General Zia Martial Law 1985-1988, then Prime Minister of Pakistan 1990-1993 and again Prime Minister 1996-1999] is known for even worse. He now talks about Pakistan being at the verge of Failed State and that too in an interview to GEO TV [who after Mumbai Tragedy has become a mouthpiece of India's Right Wing Hindu Extremists by telecasting a so-called Investigative Report almost involved Pakistan [Farid Kot Story] with Mumbai. The other tragedy with GEO TV is the calamity of Hamid Mir and its Capital Talk and this gentleman filed a Super Lead story in Daily Dawn in 2001 that Osama has 36 Nukes. So much for the Investigative Journalism.. . Nawaz Sharif raising finger on everybody regarding their loyalty with the country whereas the same Mian Muhammad Nawaz Sharif openly supported Indian Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee [keep in mind that Narendra Modi CM of Indian Gujarat is involved in Anti Muslim Riot in 2002 and he belongs to BJP] during Kargil Crisis openly talked to a very biased Indian Media and almost helped Atal Bihari Vajpayee in his political venture against Congress. Keep in mind that in this latest Mumbai Tragedy wherein a very efficient and honest Police Officer Hemant Karkare was killed who was investigating Indian Army Lieutenant Colonel Prohit [in connection with Samjhota Express Blast and Malegaon Blasts] who has strong links within the Extreme Right Wingers Hindu Parties linked with BJP. And Nawaz was like this for Atal Bihari Vajpayee.
I was in dark about Kargil aggression: Sharief
July 16, 2004 19:22 IST
Insisting that he was kept in the dark over Pakistan Army's Kargil aggression, former Pakistan prime minister Nawaz Sharief has said the then Pakistan Army chief General Pervez Musharraf and two other top military commanders toppled his government in October, 1999 as they feared their court martial for planning and executing it. Currently in exile in Saudi Arabia, Sharief said Musharraf, by launching the military operation, 'sabotaged' the peace process initiated in Lahore in February 1999 between himself and Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee under which the latter had "agreed" to 'try and resolve the (Kashmir) matter by 1999'.
He also lamented that Vajpayee had started talks with the Pakistan government headed by a 'military dictator' and suggests that India should have 'waited for a time when a democratic set-up came back' in Islamabad. "Initially, when the scuffle had started, Musharraf said it was the Mujahideen that was fighting in Kashmir, I thought since Mujahideen keep fighting, therefore, it is not a new phenomenon," Sharief said in an interview to India Today magazine in its latest edition.
He revealed, "Later, I got a call from Vajpayee saab, saying 'Nawaz saab, ye kya ho raha hai (Mr Nawaz, what is happening)? Your army is attacking our army. They are fighting our army'. I said there was no Pakistan Army fighting against his army... I suppose I should have known about all this. But frankly, I hadn't been briefed." Noting that Vajpayee had asked him to pull back the army, as there was "a great pressure" on him to bring Indian troops out to the other sectors as well, Sharief said, "I thought this matter might become serious and this might be beginning of an open war between the two countries who had just detonated their nuclear bombs."
"This would be disastrous. I think, Vajpayee also thought it would be very dangerous and that is why despite being under pressure from his army he didn't bring his forces on the other sectors of the border," he said. "I kept telling him 'let us find a solution'." Sharief insisted: "It was Musharraf who behaved irresponsibly and it was he who planned the whole affair". Sharief said he had wanted to settle the matter directly with Vajpayee but it was Musharraf who was keen that he approach US President Bill Clinton to intervene.
The two-time former prime minister said he had later contemplated removing Musharraf 'straightaway' but had avoided 'this kind of action'. "I felt the proper thing was to first appoint a commission and have a thorough investigation into the whole matter... While I was in that process, Musharraf acted on that and that is why he took the action against me," Sharief said.
"Musharraf and those two people, (Lt Gen) Mehmood Ahmed (Commander of 10 Corp) and (Lt Gen Mohammad) Aziz (Chief of General Staff). These three general were the main culprits who toppled my government. They all feared a court martial if an inquiry was conducted," he said.
I `let down` Vajpayee during Kargil: Sharif
New Delhi, Sept 09: On the eve of his return home, former Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has vowed to set up a commission if elected to power to fix responsibility for the "tragic" Kargil conflict even as he admitted that he had "let down" his then Indian counterpart Atal Bihari Vajpayee. Maintaining that Pervez Musharraf was behind the 1999 Pakistani aggression in Kargil without his knowledge, he said the then army chief had "subverted" the process of improving relations with India and that he regretted not having taken any action against him.
Favouring friendly and peaceful relations with India, Sharif said during a TV programme that the Kargil incident continues to "haunt" him and will be remembered in the history of bilateral relations. "Kargil was a very tragic incident in the history of the relations between the two countries... .I wish it had not happened," said the PML-N leader who was ousted as the Prime Minister by Musharraf in a bloodless coup three months after the Indo-Pak conflict. "After Kargil, the Indian Prime Minister had said he was let down by the Pakistani Prime Minister (Sharif). I think he is justified in making the remarks. I accept that," Sharif said.
Insisting that he had no knowledge of Musharraf`s plans about Kargil, Sharif said there were tapes to prove it. He regretted not having set up a commission like India to go into the Kargil episode to fix the responsibility for it. "I did not take certain actions which should have been taken," said Sharif, who was imprisoned after the coup and then forced into exile in 2001 by Musharraf. Asked whether he would set up such a commission if he becomes the Prime Minister again, Sharif replied in the affirmative. On whether Musharraf could be questioned by the commission, he said it was for the panel to decide.
"He (Musharraf) is not above the law of the land... If I can appear before the court of law. I appeared before the Supreme Court as Prime Minister, why can`t he do that," said Sharif, who plans to return home tomorrow to contest the upcoming general elections. The former premier also regretted appointing Musharraf as army chief and then promoting him after Kargil conflict to the post of joint chief of staff. On relations with India, he said he would pick up the threads from where he has left, but would first have to see what has happened in the last eight years to decide the future course of action.
"I don`t recognise Musharraf. He is not the legitimate ruler of Pakistan. I don`t have to go by what Musharraf says," he said when asked about the President`s claim that relations have improved with India. He said Musharraf`s decisions, including in relation to India, do not have the endorsement of Parliament where issues need to be discussed thoroughly. He went on to add that both India and Pakistan will have to "move away from stated positions" and think in a very independent manner, failing which "we cannot go anywhere".
Kashmir, he emphasised, is the core and the most important issue between the two countries.
On domestic politics, Sharif said he was "dismayed and "disappointed" at Benazir Bhutto for "cutting a deal" with Musharraf thus "lending a hand of support to the sinking ship" of the "dictator". He said it was "unfortunate" that Bhutto, despite pledging to work for restoring democracy, was engaging in "give and take" with Musharraf at a time when the latter is "on his way out". Sharif made it clear that he was not ready to accept Musharraf in any role even if he gives up the post of army chief and President. "We don`t accept him neither in uniform nor otherwise," he said, asserting the army has no role in Pakistani politics and needed to be reformed.
The former Prime Minister asked the US to choose between democracy and dictatorship and that it "cannot equate Pakistan with Musharraf". He said people of Pakistan are disenchanted with the policies of the Bush administration.
He said he was determined to go back to Pakistan and was "not deterred" by reports quoting government sources that he may be jailed on his arrival in the country or deported to Saudi Arabia. "I think Musharraf is running here and there. He is also trying to pressurise anybody that he could. The Saudis are talking to me ... But looking at the situation in Pakistan, I think Pakistan needs me today," he said. "Musharraf has threatened me with dire consequences. Sometimes he says he will take me to jail from Islamabad airport. Sometimes news comes that the cell in the Attock Fort has been readied for me. But I am not deterred," he said.