Pakistani Judiciary is nowadays very fond of quoting Quran and Hadith in any Detailed Judgement particularly if the case is related with Elected Member of the Parliament specifically Pakistan Peoples Party and Asif Ali Zardari. The quotation from the same Quran and Hadith are conveniently "ignored" rather "avoided" while dealing with other cases.
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ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court on Friday directed NAB to write a letter to Swiss courts for reopening the cases against President Asif Ali Zardari, besides directing it to furnish a report on reportedly missing data of Swiss cases. A three-member bench of the apex court, comprising Justice Javed Iqbal, Justice Muhammad Sair Ali and Justice Tariq Parvez, was hearing bail pleas of Syed Rahat Mehmood, Muhammad Farooq Ansari and Muhammad Akhtar, allegedly involved in a fraud case, relating to the Bankers City Housing Society. The court expressed dissatisfaction over the NAB report and directed it to implement the SC verdict on the National Reconciliation Ordinance (NRO) in letter and spirit without any further delay and take steps to protect the NRO-related record. The court while referring to a news report observed that the record of the NRO cases had been brought to Islamabad from various places where it was destroyed, but a copy was available somewhere. During the course of hearing, Justice Javed Iqbal said all the record is available in London and asked NAB to take the record into custody. The court ruled that it would not allow NAB to prolong the matter. “For how long this game of ‘hide and seek’ would continue?” Justice Javed Iqbal questioned NAB and observed that whatever the apex court decided, it must be implemented in letter and spirit. He said being a top court of the country, it had the authority to interpret constitutional provisions, and if there was immunity to anyone, the court must be informed in writing. The court directed NAB to recover its record pertaining to closing of the cases in Swiss courts under the NRO that allegedly went missing during the tenure of former president Pervez Musharraf. Justice Javed Iqbal said under Article 189 of the Constitution, all institutions are bound to implement the apex court’s orders, whereas under Article 190, it can direct them to assist it on various issues. As per Daily Dawn - “The apex court has the power to get its order implemented,” Justice Iqbal observed, and referred to Article 189 which obligated all state institutions to implement the court’s decision and Article 190 through which the court could seek institutions’ help for the purpose. REFERENCE: SC orders NAB to take Swiss cases record into custody Saturday, March 13, 2010 Expresses dissatisfaction over Bureau’s report By Sohail Khan http://www.thenews.com.pk/TodaysPrintDetail.aspx?ID=27758&Cat=13&dt=3/13/2010 NAB told to act on Swiss case, take documents into custody By Nasir Iqbal Saturday, 13 Mar, 2010 http://archives.dawn.com/archives/37810 ’مستثنیٰ قرار دینا سپریم کورٹ کا کام‘ شہزاد ملک
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Whereas the same Judiciary conveniently "Forget" these Press Clippings and same Judiciary was very much in the place when this Loot and Plunder was being done openly! Where was the Suo Moto Notice and talk of Fire and Brimstones.Judiciary also talks of learning "Facts" about Missing Files of National Accountability Bureau and lot more through News Reports and News Clippings particularly when these are filed by two very biased and partial correspondents of The News International/Jang Group of Newspapers i.e. Mr. Ansar Abbasi and Mr. Ahmad Noorani. Reference: SC will be asked to secure 12 Swiss cartons in London By Ahmad Noorani Sunday, December 06, 2009
http://www.thenews.com.pk/TodaysPrintDetail.aspx?ID=25933&Cat=13&dt=12/6/2009 Is evidence with NAB safe from saboteurs? By Ansar Abbasi Sunday, December 06, 2009 http://www.thenews.com.pk/TodaysPrintDetail.aspx?ID=25932&Cat=13&dt=12/6/2009
Whereas nothing was said and done by the same Judiciary when the below mentioned Loot and Plunder was going on during the General Musharraf Martial Law from 1999 to 2008.
ISLAMABAD: In a country where over 40 per cent of the population is said to be languishing under the poverty line with families surviving on less than $2 a day, the shameful revelation of the filthy rich getting loans worth over Rs100 billion written-off owing to their formidable clout is shocking the nation. And this shameful list carries some of the biggest names of our power elite. The names of Ch Shujaat and Ch Pervez Elahi were found among about 1,000 influential businessmen and Army men who got a total of Rs18 billion loans written-off from the government-owned banks during the first three years of the military government. The list was submitted in the NA when Zafarullah Jamali was the prime minister and Shaukat Aziz was the finance minister. The first loan of Rs70 million was outstanding against the Punjab Sugar Mills and was written off by the National Bank of Pakistan along with the actual loan amount. The mill was owned by Chaudhry Shujaat Husssain, Chaudhry Mansoor Elahi, Chaudhry Pervez Elahi, Chaudhry Gulzar Mohammad, Chaudhry Wajahat Hussain, Chaudhry Sabhat Elahi, Mrs Qisara Elahi (wife of Chaudhry Pervez Elahi), Mrs Kasur Hussain (wife of Chaudhry Shujaat Hussain), Mrs Khalida Begum (wife of Gulzar Muhammad).
The second loan of Rs15 million was written off by the UBL outstanding against Punjab Sugar Mills. The beneficiaries were once again Ch Manzoor Elahi, Ch Shujaat Hussain, Pervez Elahi, Wajahat Hussain, Shafaat Hussain, Gulzar Ahmed and Mrs Qaisra Elahi, Khalida Begum, and Kauser Hussain. The UBL once again wrote off another loan of Rs34.1 million outstanding against the Spaco Private Limited. The beneficiaries were the same — Ch Pervez Elahi, Shujaat Hussain, Manzoor Elahi, Wajahat Hussain, Sabahat Elahi, Mrs Kauser Hussain, Qaisra Elahi. It may be added that these loans were written off after declaring their industrial establishments as “sick industry or on the pretext of bankruptcy.” Many of them denied having got their loans written-off.
The political sources claimed that Shahbaz Sharif and Nawaz Sharif knew this troubling fact about the Chaudhrys of Gujrat. Even Imran Khan had been showing the official documents of another bank, which had also written off loans to get the Chaudhrys disqualified from contesting the elections. But his desperate pleas were never entertained by the Election Commission of Pakistan courtesy the might and clout these cousins enjoyed during the early years of General Pervez Musharraf in power. The sources said, on the basis of their own knowledge about the Chaudhrys loan write off, the Sharif brothers were agitating the issue of loan write-off in the media with the public demand to put all the loan beneficiaries on trial after recovering the written-off amounts. The mighty Chaudhrys of Gujrat — Ch Shujaat Hussain, Ch Pervez Elahi and their family members — reportedly got three different bank loans of Rs120 million written off from the National Bank and United Bank of Pakistan during their heady days of power. This has been revealed in the official record of the National Assembly library, which has now formally confirmed that several top politicians and their family members had quietly got several bank loans written off, which had been outstanding against their sugar and textile mills and other industrial units.
These bank loans were mainly written off by the state-run National Bank of Pakistan and United Bank Limited in the past. The official record available with The News, which was placed in the NA in the last one decade, revealed that a total of Rs30 billion loans were written off between 1985-2002, which had been outstanding against the top politicians and powerful industrial groups of the country. The list was compiled by the then caretaker government of 1993 led by Moin Qureshi. In 2007, Auditor General of Pakistan revealed in its report that during the period 2002-2007, a sum of Rs54 billion was written off by Musharraf government. Thus, total figure had reached to Rs85 billions. But, now the recent official report to the NA during the question hour revealed that the total figure of written-off loans had finally crossed over Rs100 billion, after adding the loan amounts written off during two years of PPP government since 2008.
The official list of loan write-off beneficiaries of different periods since 1985 to 2002 revealed that former speaker Gohar Ayub Khan’s family and former Chief Minister Balochistan Jaam Yousuf, are also among other prominent politicians, who got the loans written off from the banks. The three mighty business families of Pakistan are also among the beneficiaries of these loan write offs in the past. The former housing minister of General Pervez Musharraf -Abbas Sarfraz is also among the beneficiaries who got a massive loan against his sugar mill written off. Lt General Habibullah and Brig M Jan are among the list.
The Saifullah family of Lucky Marwat got four loans written off from different banks. The names of Anwar Saifullha Khan, Javed Saifullah, Hamayun Saifullah, Arbab Saddaullha Khan, Shah Jehan Khan, Nisar Khan are part of the list submitted in the NA in 1994 in response to a question by MNA Barjees Tahir. First, the Saifullah brothers got loans written off against their mill— Ms Kohat Textile Mills from the National Bank. The matriarch of the Saifullah family, Mrs Kalsoom Saifullah also got a loan of Rs12 million written off from NBP against Ms Frontier Towel Works, Kohat. Industrial bank also wrote off loan of Rs26 million of Javed Saifullah, Salim Saifullah, Hamayun Saifullah and others against Kohat Textile Mills. The MCB also wrote off loan against the Kohat Textile Mill. Jatoi family of Sindh also got a loan of Rs6.7 million written off from UBL. The beneficiary was Dr Ghafar Jatoi and his brothers. Leghari family also got Rs67 million loans written off from UBL. The beneficiaries included Jafar Khan Leghari, Jamil Ahmed Khan Leghari, Yousuf Khan Leghari, Tariq Khan Leghari, Atta Mohammad Leghari, etc.
Saigal group got the loan written off against Omaryar Limited, Lahore. The group got another loan of Rs4 million written off from the UBL. A loan of Rs10.3 million was written off by Investment Corporation of Pakistan. Iqbal Z Ahmed, Mrs Saira Ahmed also got a loan of Rs5.5 million written off from United Bank of Pakistan. Another small loan of Rs1.4 million got written off from UBL against Hassan Ali and company. A loan of Rs18 million was also written off against Hashoo Holdings.
Meanwhile, investigations conducted by this correspondent after going through the official record of the National Assembly Secretariat, where all these loan documents were placed from time to time since 1994, even Daewoo Corporation of Pakistan was one of the beneficiaries of such big loans written-off by the government banks. National Bank of Pakistan had written off a loan of Rs10 million against Daewoo. The loan was outstanding against Kim Waoo Choong, Kim Joun Sung, Lee Woo Bok, Yoon Nuke NEON, Chui Myoung Kul. The list showed that Karachi-based businessmen have been treated with exceptional kindness by the National Bank of Pakistan. According to the list of such people whose loans and principal amounts were written-off during the last three years, National Bank of Pakistan wrote off billion of rupees from taxpayers’ accounts. Most of the written-off loans went to the textile and industrial giants of the country owned by mighty businessmen, politically influential, former bureaucrats and military officers.
The big industrialists like Adamjee Industries owned by Farooq Sheikh, Mrs Shireen Farooq, Mumtaz Sheikh, Tahir Sheikh got Rs448 million written-off from the NBP. Mohib Textile owned by Asif Saigol also got Rs1.1 billion written-off in 2002. The other big names included in the list are First Tawakkal Modaraba owned by Abdul Qadir Tawakkal, Mohammad Rafiq Tawakkal, Alif Husain Mooney, Abid Hussain Rs621 million written-off, National Frutctose Limited owned by Shairullah Durrani got Rs681million written-off, Glamour Textile Mills owned by Iftikhar Ahmed Malik got Rs533 million written-off and others. Two foreign nationals also got the loans written-off. Pakland Cement got Rs10 million written off, Cast N Link owned by Anwar Ahmed got Rs159 million written-off. Taha Spinning limited got Rs64 million written off.
Following is the list of mighty individuals and business tycoons whose loans were written-off in majority of cases along with principal amount from National Bank of Pakistan (NBP).
KARACHI: Zahid Fazal (Farah Enterprises) Rs09 m; White Bird Chick Limited Rs8.2 m, Advance Computer Technology Rs1.1 m, Hamid D Habib of Balochistan Glass Rs6 m, Latif Paul of TS Latisons Rs0.5 m, Anisure Rehman of Zeb Enterprises Rs1.9 m, Chaudhry Mohammad Younis of Ice Land Cold storage Rs16 m, Mohammad Saleheen of Naveed Farbics Rs0.7 m, Younis Rs0.5 m, Mohammad Sultan Rs0.5 m, Azhar Jamil of Sindh Industries Enterprises Rs0.2 m, Mushtaq Ahmed Rs0.5 m, Asghar Ali Rs05 m, Fida Mohamamd Rs0.5 m, Mohammad Ismail Rs0.5 m, Abdul Sattar Rs0.5 m, Lal Mohamamd Rs0.5 m, Mohammad Akbar Baloch Rs0.5 m, Ghulam Farooq Rs0.5 m, Amir Baksh Rs0.5 m, Mohammad Naseem Rs0.5 m, M Shoaib Rs0.5 m, Liaqat Ali Khan Rs0.514 m, Khaliq Farooqi Rs0.5 m, Irfan Rs0.572 m, Irfan Rs0.572 m, Sikandar Rs0.5 m, Asrar Hussain Sarbazi Rs0.56 m, Abdul Hameed Rs0.576 m, Mohammad Yaqoob Rs0.576 m, Shafqat Rehman Rs0.575 m, Shahbaz Aqeel Rs0.575 m, Abida Sultana Rs0.509 m, Mohammad Hanif Rs0.5 m, Tarranum Baig Rs0.5 m, Hidyatullah Farid Rs1.3 m, Pak Hardware and Paint Rs0.9 m, Mohammad Ali Rs0.5 m, Sh Mohammad Zahid Rs0.5 m, Mohammad Ayub Rs0.5 m, Nadeem Ahmed Rs0.5 m, Mushtaq Ahmed Rs0.517 m, Mushtaq Ishaq Rs0.5 m, Mir Mohammad Baloch Rs0.5 m, Mohammad Altaf Hussain Rs0.5 m, Abdul Khalil Rs0.5 m, Abdul Rahim Khatri Rs0.517 m, Imam Buksh Rs0.535m, Abdul Hameed Rs0.576 m, Wideyat Ali Rs0.5 m, Rizwan Hasan Rs0.5 m, Mohammad Sarwar Rs0.5 m, Maqbool Hussain Rs0.5 m, Ali Asghar Rs0.512 m, Shahnawz Rs0.524 m, Jawed Floor Mills of Rana Mohammad Siddiqui Rs20 m, Muhammad of Madina Food Industries Rs1.45 m, Syed Qmar Hai of Indus Poultry Farm Rs0.55 m, Mian Maqbool Ahmed of Alam Shuttle Industries Rs2.432 m, M Yousaf Khan of Progressive Industries Enterprises Rs0.7 m, Abdul Rashid of Aziz Company Rs0.5 m, Nasir Hussain Shah of Shah Cotton Factory Rs5.4 m, Hazoor Khan Chanido of Chandi Floor Mills Dadu Rs0.7 m, Pir Sarfrarz Ahmed of Nawab Shah Rs0.8 m, Munawar Hussain Rs0.722 m, Manzoor Hussain of Al Imran Hotel Ranipur Rs0.6 m, Arjandas of Arjandas Rice Rs1.05 m, Atta Mohamamd Marri of Mari Fish Farm Rs0.7 m, Atta Mohammad Mari Rs1.4m, S Zaheer Hussain Shah Rs0.9 m, Mst Ashraf Begum Rs0.5 m, Mohammad Idris Rs0.6 m, Sardar Taj Mohammad Rs0.8 m,Sh Saleem Ali of Capital Flour Mills, Murdikey Rs3 m, Mohamamd Afazal of Arshaq and Co, Lahore Rs0.9 m, Sanullah from Gujranwala Rs0.6 m, Hassan Ali Khan of Lahore Rs0.5 m, Sh Abdul Rehman Rs1.33 m, Lali Akbar of Abbas Trader, Kasur Rs0.8 m, Tariq Mir of Mir Iron Store, Lahore Rs0.5 m, Mustafa Ali Mir, Lahore Rs0.6 m, M Latif of Arshad Latif Indus Rs6.3 m, Mohammad Riaz of Riaz Furniture House Rs0.8 m, Mohammad Amin Khan of Makran Int Rs1.7 m, Haji Mohammad Ishaq of Tariq Industries Rs0.9 m, Mian Mohammad Sarwar of Al Ahmed Knitting Rs1.3 m, Mohammad Ahmed of M A S Stell Mills, Lahore Rs0.9 m, Mian Hamid Sarwar of Shishmahal Hosiery Rs0.9 m, Sh Mohammad Ashraf of Ashraf Ice Factory Rs0.9 m, Gulshan Begum W/o Zubaidullah Khan of Lahore Rs0.5m, Iftikhar Ali of Lahore Rs0.5 m, Khalid Bashir Khokar of Lahore Rs0.5 m, Arshad Javed Ghurki, Lahore Rs0.5 m, Arshad Javed Khurki, Javed Ghurki, Mhammad Khalid, Jamshed Asghar Ghurki, Sohail Asghar Ghurki, Mrs Rubina of Unique Trading, Lahore Rs0.891 m, Mohammad Iqbal of United Factory Rs0.5 m, Syed Izhar Hussain of Bhatti Brothers Sheikhupura Rs0.9 m, Abdul Rauf Qureshi of Rauf Corporation Lahore Rs0.6 m, Dr Abdul Rauf of Leatheron Lahore Rs0.7 m, Sabir Javed Lhr, Rs 1.2m, Azfar Manzoor Lahore Rs1m, Mrs Qaiser Manzoor Lahore Rs 1.2m, Mohammad Iqbal Javed of Mughal Technical Indus Lahore Rs 0.4m, Mohammad Ishaq Khan of Zahid Industries Lahore Rs 1.5m, Khalid Hatyat of Millat Corporation Rs 0.4m, Mohammad Azhar Leghiar, Dewan Aashiq Hussain, Umer Hayat Bosan, Shauakt Hayat Bosan, Niaz Ahmed, Muzaffar Hussain Bokhari, Mushtaq Shah and Nazar Abbas of Hayat Textile Mills Lahore Rs 110 million, Ghulam Mustafa Khan of Nashika Impex Lahore Rs 4.3m, Mian Tajamal Hussain, Mian Nusratuddin, Mrs Azra Tajamal, Mrs Laila Nusrat, Mrs Saeeda begum of Chenab textile Mills Lahore Rs 25m, Mian Abdur Rehman of Abdulur Rehman and Com Bhwalpur Rs 1.6m, Mian Ghulam Owais Owasi of Owais Industries Bhwalpur Rs 0.9m, Shad Ahmed of Shahzad Cotton Rahim Yar khan Rs 0.9m, Ch. Mohiuddin of Five Star Industries Okara Rs 0.7m, Mohammad Ehsan of Ehsan Soap factory Lahore Rs 09m, Sh. Abdul Jabbar of Feroze Oil and General Mills Okara Rs 0.6m, Sh. Mohammad Latif of Baba Farid Roller flour mill, Pakpattan Rs 0.6m, Shafiqe Ahmed of Mehran Cotton Multan Rs 1.m, Asad Zuabir of Jhangir Industries Multan Rs 0.5m, Riaz Ahmed of Riaz Textile Mills Multan Rs 0.6m, Ch Niaz Muhmmad Multan Rs 0.5m, Zulifkar Ali Industries Multan Rs 0.8m, Hamid Azmat Sheikh of Azmat Towellers Industries Multan Rs 2.4m, Mohammad Hussain of Rafay Textile Industries Burewala Rs 1.4m, Mohammad Ashgar of Asif Oil Mills Kehror Pacca Rs 0.6m, Mohammad Iqbal of Mashal Cotton Kehror Pacca Rs 0.6m, Mohammad Iqbal of Asif Irfan Cold storage Mianchannu Rs 1.4m, Mohammad Nazir of Mudhwal Enginnering Khushab Rs 4.7m, Farooq Saigal, Usman Siagal, Umer Saigal, Saleem Saigal of Kohirnoo textile Mills Liaquatbabad Rs 29m, Abdul Rehman of Gatth Foundary Workshop Faisalabad Rs 7.3billion, Ashraf Textile Rs0.7m, Mohammad Ashraf Rs 1.2m, Universal enterprises Faisalabad Rs 1.m, Javed Autos Sargodha Rs 1.0, Khursheed Ahmed Shad Faisalabad Rs0.66, Imran Saleem Ch. Gujrat Rs 0.737m, Jhangir Saleemullah Gujrat Rs 0.9m, Adnan Aziz Trader Gujrat Rs1.2m, Inayat Industries Gujrat Rs 1.2m, M. Rashid General Metal Works Gujrat Rs 0.8m, Safdar and Com Gujrat Rs 2.2m, Younis-National Weaving Fact, Gujrat Rs 1.2m, S. Mohammad Oil Mills Attock Rs 1.286m, Imran Shah and Bros Rwalpindi Rs 1.03m, Hazara Wodden Mills Rawalpindi Rs 1.133m, Lt. Col Rabnawaz of Nawaish Gypsum Jhelum Rs 0.6m, Food Department of NWFP Rs 3.434m, Begum Noor Jehan Mardan Peshawar Rs 6.8m, K. Mahmoodullah of MS LTCF, Islamabad Rs3m, Seth Dawood Group of MS Pakistan Paper corporation Charsada Rs 19 million, Seth Sahbir Hussain of MS Castle Industries Haripur Rs 12 million, Fateh Weeolen Industries Rs5million, Juma Khan Quetta Rs 4.6 m, Abdul Qayum Quetta Rs 0.5m, Ghazi Khan Quetta Rs 0.7m, Syed Abdul Rashid Quetta Rs 0.9m, Zahoor Ahmed Quetta Rs 0.7m, Zahoor Ahmed son of Haji Abdullah Samad Quetta Rs 0.74m, Ahmed Khan Quetta Rs 0.814m, Jhangir Khan Quetta Rs 06m, Mirza Mohammad Quetta Rs 0.5m, Mir Khuda Bux Muri, Mir Nawaz Marri, Mrs Elsa Mariie Benazir , Ms Kamal Faria Marri and Miss Anita Marri Rs 1.7m, Malick Abdullah Jan Quetta Rs 0.7m, Ashraf shoe company Mirpur, Kashmir, Rs 6.4m, Abdulleh Saleh Rs 123m Saudia Arabia, Amjad Malick Karachi Rs 2.2m, Abdul Wahab Karachi Rs 2.4m, Ghazala Haq and Amjad Malick Karachi Rs 6m, Mir Mehraullah Mengal Karachi Rs1.2 m.
Mohammad Sadiq of Chand Mills Karachi Rs 0.5m, MB Dhody Karachi Rs 3m, Sardar Mohammad of General Tractor Machinery Karachi Rs 3m, Noor Ali Group, Karachi got about Rs 3m written-off, Mohammad Hussain of Process Pakistan Rs 1.19m, Mohammad Sarfraz Paracha of East Asia Trading Karachi Rs 0.7m, Ghulam Ali Talpur Karachi Rs 0.6m, Lt-Col M . Jaffar Karachi Rs 2.7m, Noor Ali Hirani Karachi Rs 1.2m, Sun Publication Rs 1.3m, Tariq Jaffar Campher Pak Karachi Rs 10m, Mohammad Pervez, Col Akhlaq Ali Khan, Talibul Rasool, Abdul Jalil, Mohammad Yousaf Mirza of Allied Textile Mills Larkana Rs 296m, R Hasan Ali, Hyderabad Rs 0.9m, Mehboob Elahi of Sindh Tanneris Hyderabad Rs 4.89m, Haji and company Lahore Rs 0.9m, Syed Amjad Ali Gujranwala Rs 2.178m, Ch. Mohammad Anwar of Elegzender and co Rs 1.7m, Mohammad Younis of Younis Company Lahore Rs 8.4m, Sh Javed Iqbal and Brother LahoreRs 2.4m, Denn Autos Lahore Rs 1.8m, Begum Sherin Wahab, Abdul Qayum, Mumtaz Ahmed Abdul Jabbar, Mrs Sahiba Qayum of Sarhad Cresent Indsutries Rs 9.5m, Javed Zia, Mrs Kasur Javed, Salman Zai, Umer Javed, Miss Amber Javed nad Zafar Inami and Ghulam Rasool of Okara Textile Mills Rs 126million. And Fazal Elahi Malik, Teshin of Ally Hoisery Mills Lahore got Rs 0.7 million written-off.
In year 2000, the NBP wrote off many loans. In Peshawar Rs1 m of Mrs Aurangzeb of Ms Rahman Ice Factory was written-off.
FAISALABAD: Maryam Fatama weaving factory, Rs 4.5m, Ashfaq Hussain of Al Najaf Traders Faisalabad Rs 2.5m, Ch. Mohamamd Tufail of Rehan Cotton Primahal Rs 1.4m, Ms Sajja International F/abad Rs 0.5m.
MULTAN: Mohammad Hanif Rahm Yar Khan Rs1.0m, Mhamamd Aslam RYK Rs 0.9m, AJ Textile Industry RYK Rs6.9m, Madni electric traders Ahmedpureast Rs 0.666m, Ghulam Jaffar Jalwana Bhwalpur Rs 0.6m, Irfan Salman paper mills Sadiaqabad Rs 7.3m, Mian Tariq Gurmani and Suryia Iqbal Gurmani Thatta Gurmani Industries Kot Addu Rs1.5m, Al. Farooq Electronics Rs0.5m, Al Hasnaian Enterprises Rs 0.646m, Rizwan Textile Mills Rs0.6m, Mehboob Ahmed Rs 0.7m, Mohamamd Khalid Rs0.6m, Abul Sattar Rs 0.5m, Shahid Pervez Rs 0.7m, Al Azhar Textile Mills ( Mirza Azhar Beg nad Mrs Rafiqan Begum) Rs 6.4m, Barington Pharama of Pervez Iqbal Rs 1.9m, Jhandir Textile of Mohammad Akram Rs 0.5m, Mohammad Naeem of Four NS Fabrics Rs 1.3m, Mudasar Haider Chemica Rs1.5m, Sultan Wool Industries, Sahiwal Rs1.11m, Baby soap factory Kasoor Rs 2.7m, Mian AND Company Malsi Rs 0.7m Dhah Brothers weaving Vehari of Munir Khan, Sadia Shabnam, Raheem Baksh Rs 3.2m and Javed Cotton Industries Lodhran of Malik Usman, Malick Meraj Khalid and Mohammad Ajmal Rs 1.5m, and Mashallah Cotton factory Mailisi Rs 0.9m.
HYDERABAD: Sardian Paints Rs 2m, Al Amna Entp Rs 1m, MS Prince Rice Rs 1.3m, Niazi Ice Rs 1.44m, Associates Rs 0.766m, Jan Mohammad Rs 0.6m, Abdul Jabbar Rs 0.7m, Ali Gul Brohi Rs 1.1m, Abdul Majeed Rs 0.9m, MaliK Rice Mills Rs 2.7m, Intasia Entp Rs 43m, Expotex Limited Rs 49m, Excelisor industries Rs 5.1m, All Leather Limited Rs 1m, Mumtaz Mohammad Khan Zai Rs 0.772m, Sameer Garments Rs 0.8m, Rafiq Saigal, Afsar Khan, got two loans of Allied Paper Industries Karachi to the tune of Rs 35m written-off. Abdul Rashid Rs 0.5, Khan Ice Factory Rs 1m, Ashraf Traders Rs 0.7m, Anglo Universal Karachi Rs 0.7m, Gulf Food Industries Rs 0.8m, Makhdoom Traders Rs 0.5m, MA Footwear Rs 1.1m, Commodity Impex Rs 3m, Fetisal Grain Rs 1.2m, Aftab Garments Rs 0.6m, Citizen Process Rs 0.5m, Farm Products Rs 0.7m, Javed Iqbal Rs 0.6m, Masood Ahmed Qureshi Rs 1.14m, Moash Traders Rs 4m, Sabeena Enterprises Rs 8.9m.
LAHORE: Ms Jarral International Rs 1.8m, Ms Ghulam Hussain Rs 0.9m, Ehssan Machinery story Rs 0.5m, Tariq Mansoor Rs 0.8m, Zab Poly Proplyeine Products Rs 3.4m, Syed Waseem Ahmed Rs 0.55m, and M/S Wasjid Ali of Gulberg-II Rs 18m.
ISLAMABAD: Bashir Awan Rs 0.7m, Tariq Rehman Rs 0.7m, Amir Nawab Rs 0.9m, Azra Noreen Rs 2.2m, Nasir Fatima Rs 2.2m, Inamullah Saeed Rs 1.2m, M Safdar Rs 0.88m, Star Corporation Rs 2.735m, Mughal Ice Plant of Col Rafiq Baig Rs 1.3m, Shaheen Engineering Rs 2.2m, Fazal Electric Rs 0.7m, Malick Mohammad Akhtar Rs 0.5m, Yaqoob Brothers Rs 0.5m, Amjad Gilani, Tariq Gilani and Khalid Gilani of Nisa Enterprises Rs 0.5m.
EX-MBL: They belong to Karachi. Al Rehman Services Rs 0.6m, Baba Manna Rs 1.m, Saeedudin Zubair Rs 0.6m, Trade Link of Manzoor Qaider Rs 1.2m, Bhai Hashim Rs 0.7m, IK Corporation Rs 0.7m, M Farooq Rs 0.6m, and Saleem Khan Rawalpindi Rs 0.7m.
QUETTA: Sonmiani Fish Rs 2.2m, Abdul Qadier Rs 0.511m, Mohammad Alam Rs 0.5m, Hanid Moula Dad Rs 0.5m, Mohamamd Ramzan Rs 0.5m, Mohammand Hassan Rs 0.5m, Gul Mohammad Rs 0.5m, Mazar Khan Rs 0.5m, Faiz Ahmed Rs0.7m, Abdul Mateen Rs 0.86m, Shin Gul Tareen Rs 0.6m, Abdul Qadir Rs0.6m, Mohamamd Zahir Rs0.77m.
The loan written-off during year 2001:
KARACHI: Amed Trading Rs 2.9m, Farna Ice Rs 1.2m, Mohamamd Yasin Rs 1m, Shaffaf Ice Factory Rs 2.5m, Anwar Iqbal Rs 1.1m, Engineering Products Rs 1.5m, Indus Oil Expellers Rs 3m, Poshak International Rs 0.8m, Eastern Garments Rs 21m, Asif Owais Rs 0.6m, Nazir Ahmed Rs 0.8m, Mohammad Khursheed Khan Rs 0.5m, Mohammad Ramzan Rs 1m, General Traders Rs 10m, Quality Builders Rs 1.5m, Karachi Water Proofing Rs 0.9m, Mohammad Ramzan Rs 0.6m, Hukum Khan Rs 0.8m, Syed Raziddin Rs 0.5m, MS Tehseen Rs 0.5m, Yousaf Cheema Rs 0.7m, Jamil Rs 1.3m, Shabbir Ahmed Junami, Tasveer Ahmed Jumani, Taheree Ahmed Jumani, Azshraf Kahton, Salla Jumani, Shaukat Memon and Ms Shereen Jumani of Annud Textile Mills got a massive loan of Rs 279m written-off.
Abid Hassan Rs 0.5m, Haq Nawaz Dahri Rs 0.5m, Shah Nawaz Khan Rs 0.5m, Fizza Nazim Rs 0.8m, Mohammad Hayat Rs 0.5m, Nadeem Ahmed Rs 0.7m, FB Burki Ice Factory Rs 1.4m, Karachi Transport Corporation Rs 79m, Babar Rafiq Rs 0.6m, Nisar Ahmed Rs 0.5m, Qaisruzzman Rs 0.6m, Sajjad Hussain Rs 0.5m, Nasir Rafiq Rs 0.5m, Badar Ahmed Rs 0.5m, Manzar Farreed Rs 0.6m, Khalid Mehmood Rs 0.6m, Saeed Ahmed Rs 0.6m, Jawaid Textile Industries Rs 0.9m, Mansoor Yousaf Rs 0.5m, Mohammed Ismail Rs 0.5m, Aamir Hashmi Rs 0.551m, Sajid Ali Rs 0.7m, Mushtaq Hussain Rs 0.5m, Tahir Ehtasham Rs 0.6m, Mohamamd Noman Bhatti Rs 0.5m, Saleemuddin Rs 0.5m, Anissudin Rs 0.6m, Mobina Begum Rs 0.6m, Miss Tabassum Shehnaz Rs 0.6m, Mohaamd Yousaf Rs 0.6m, Mant Lal Maulal Rs 0.67m, Athar Batool Rs 0.78m, Shahid Khan Rs 0.5m, Azam Afraid Rs 0.6m, Syed Qasim Hussain Rs 0.539m, Syed Khaliluddin Rs 0.575m, Abdul Qayum Rs 0.681m, Mohammad Burhan Khan Rs 0.825m, Syed Khuram Raza Naqvi Rs 0.543m, Saad Ahmed Rs 0.6m, Hasan Shakeel Rs 0.8m, Ali Hassan Rs 0.534m, Mohammad Irfan Rs 0.55m, Shafiq Ahmed Rs 0.8m, Khwajamoinul HasanRs0.666m, Raza Hassan Rs 0.5m, Syed Afaq Rs0.6m, Syed Mohammad Nasim Ali, Rs0.6M, Mohammad Aslam Rs 0.6m, Syed Aslam Ali Rs 0.6m, Asif Rehman Rs 0.665m, Asif Rehman Rs 0.66m, Asim Ilyas Rs 0.5m, Adnanul HassaN Rs 0.8m, Syed Rasheed Ahmed Rs 0.5m, Monbina Afzal Rs 0.7m, Kamran Rauf Rs 0.7m, Najam Akthar Rs 0.8m, S Sharafifuddin Rs 0.8m and Imtiaz Hussain Zaid Rs 0.6m.
Khalid Beg Rs 0.5m, Mohammad Aman Rs 0.6m, Tariq Baloch Rs 0.666m, Mohamamd Mobin Sheikh Rs 0.6m, Ms Golden Plant Ind Rs 0.7m, S Ali Ahmed Zaidi Rs 0.7m, Siddiqi Rs 1.1m, Ms Pakistan Rs 1.4m, Ms Metropolitan Rs 190m,
Altaf Husain Shah Rs 0.5m, Mehmoodul Hassan Rs 0.5m, Mashiuddin Rs 0.9m, Aitzazuddin Rs 1.55m, Ihtashamuddin Rs 0.55m, FS Aizuddin Rs 0.5m, FS Ayazuddin Rs 1.6m, Mrs Shaim Fatima Rs 0.6m, Iqbal Shakoor Rs 0.6m, Mujeebuddin Rs 0.5m, Mrs Meharur Nisa Rs.7m, Anwar Raza Khan Rs 0.7m, Anwar Raza Khan Rs 0.7m, Mohmmad Jamil Rs 0.9m, Sardar Shakeel Rs 0.6m, Rashid Ali Rs 0.6m, Mohmmad Hanif Rs 0.8m, Abdul Shakoor Rs 0.6m, Adnan Husain Rs0.7m, Ahsan Anjum Rs 0.66m. Fareed Gul Rs 0.6m, Khuda Bux Rs 0.5m, M Faisal Rs 0.7m, Basir Alam Rs 0.6m, M Waseem Rs 0.65m, Mrs Rubena Rs 0.665m, Shahbaz Aqeel Rs 0.659m, Sharjeel Qaider Rs 0.5m, Tahir Anjum Rs 0.655m, Abdul Azim Rs 0.5m, Abdul Razak Rs 0.5m, Akhtar Hussain Rs 0.5m, Asif Sormoo Rs 0.554m, Fayyaz Ahmed Rs 0.544m, M Saleem Rs 0.5m, Sadia Bano Rs 0.5m, Moizuddin Rs 0.5m, Adul Haq Rs 0.54m, Mrs Kasur Perveen Rs 0.5m, Mohammad Rafiq Rs 0.55m, Mohammad Saleem Rs 0.5m, Rana Mohamamd Rs 0.545m, Rukhsan Begum Rs 0.5m, Rehan Shahid Rs 0.5m, Tahir Raza Rs 0.5m, Ashifaq Ahmed Rs 0.5m.
Year 2002: Following tycoons got their loans written-off in 2002.
Agri Autos Inds, Haleema Majeed Sons, Amie Investment, Sultan Textile Mills, Century Weaving, Husasin Towels, Durrani Associations, Nasir Khan, Muhammad Zafeef, Mohammad Usman, Ali Bux, Malick Munsif Khan, Mohammad Usman, Nabi Bux Baloch, Nisar Fatima, Akhar Bhugi Assoicates, Irfan Basharat, Samco Industries, Saeed Hasan, RN Stell products, Punjab Ceremic, Mahbub Ashraf, Gulberg Caterers, Samanabad enterprises, Azhar company, Sindhu Marbal company, Shabirruddin, Mohammad Husain, Rashid Sons, Rehman Oil Mills, Abu Bakar cold storage and oil factory.
BHAWALPUR: Shafi Oil mills, Ahmed Industries, Goheer Oil mills,
MULTAN: Union Straw paper board, jail traders, Omar Hardware, Khan Brothers cotton, Ali Intp, NK Medicot private limited, Al Munir textile private limited and Sadiqabad textile mills. Sinopak. (The list is still incomplete because of space constraints)
A few of those who got loans written off were genuine cases as they suffered sick industry or bankruptcy. Their loans were written off according to rules and prevalent law. Some of the beneficiaries, however, submitted bogus claims and the banks did not follow rules and regulations in writing off their loans. REFERENCE: Guess who walked away with nation’s 100 bn rupees? By Rauf Klasra Friday, December 04, 2009 Chaudhrys, Saifullahs, Jatois, Legharis, Tawakals, Saigols,Jams, generals; some cases were genuine http://www.thenews.com.pk/TodaysPrintDetail.aspx?ID=25898&Cat=13&dt=12/4/2009
ISLAMABAD: As if the generous writing off of loans worth Rs59.94billion during the General Pervez Musharraf reign wasn’t bad enough, now official documents show that hundreds of these borrowers were even given these loans with such casualness and deliberate neglect that not even the national identity cards of the borrowers were demanded by the banks, what to talk of other collateral and sureties. The official record of these written off loans submitted to the National Assembly and available with The News revealed that in an unbelievable large number of cases the lending institutions, a bank and another (now defunct) financial entity, had issued huge loans to the individuals without even getting their National Identity Cards (NICs) as per prudential requirements. The bank has not given any reason about how the loans were issued to these business parties and the individuals without getting their proper NICs as per requirements. One official has commented that this was not possible without the active collaboration of the bank officials as no bank could give loan to anyone without NICs. The following cases reveal just another ugly aspect of this sordid plunder of national wealth where, barring a few genuine deserving cases, billions were siphoned away by hundreds of corrupt businessmen colluding with equally corrupt bankers. There were some genuine cases where loans were written off in accordance with the rules. In all cases listed below, none of the cited borrowers had been forced by the lending institutions to submit their ID cards, an otherwise basic requirement.
The ID cards of five directors of Ms Bawani Industries were missing. This loan was ultimately written off. One foreign national Saral Dynamic Hardware Bobignv too managed to get a loan of Rs5.5million and later got his total outstanding Rs6.4million written off including the principal amount and Rs0.8million mark up. The loan was given in foreign currency to this foreign national. The two banks wrote off billions of rupees during the Musharraf era and in one case, the defunct bank wrote off a loan of Rs137million outstanding against four individuals.
First Tawakal Modrab Karachi got Rs 628million written off while the borrowers—-Abdul Qadir Tawakal, Rafiq Tawakal,Ali Husasin Mooney and Abid Husain did not even bother submitting their NICs. Shahfa Corporation Lahore and its owners Saluddin Ahmed Sahaf, Wajiddin Mahmood Shaf also got Rs146million written off. Regnet Dyeing and Finishing Mills also got Rs 91million written including Rs50million principal loan. Fatima Foods Lahore also got Rs 80million written off with Rs 40million principal loan waived off. National Garments also got Rs 335million written off including Rs 140million principal amount. In Multan Mohib textile got Rs 1.17billion written off including principal amount of Rs546million. In Karachi Bawani Industries got Rs 70million written off including 11.3million principal amount. The names of the fathers of borrowers are not on official record of the bank who got this loan written off. The papers show that even a London based n ex-employee of a bank, Abdul Haleem also got Rs 2.744million written off and now the bank says it did not have even the ID card of its own former employee available in record. His principal loan was Rs 2.7million which was written off.
Adamjee Industries also got Rs 48million written off including Rs168million principal amount. Farooq Sheikh, Mrs Shereen Farooq, Zafar Sheikh, Mumtaz Saleem, Tahir Sehikh got Rs 168million loan and got the whole principal wavied off. They also got the mark up of Rs225million written off too. Master Rubber Tyer owners Fayyaz Malik and Farooq Malik got 52m written off. Even an industrial unit Ms Metropolitan National Textile Karachi owned by Sikandar Ali Jatoi, Mazhar Ali Jatoi, Jamal Hassan, SM Masood was given the loan without any NICs. A sum of Rs190million outstanding the Jaoti family was also written off. The papers showed that even, the owners of Daweeo Corporation -Kim Woo Choong, Kim Joun Sung, Lee Woo Bok, Yoon Nuke Neon, Chug Myuong Kul did not submit their Ids at the time of obtaining Rs10.8million loan. Interestingly, the same amount was later written off by the bank. They got principal amount written off in addition to Rs2.3million mark up payable against this loan.
Even Ch Shujaat Hussain, Pervez Elahi and their family members who got Rs37.987 loan written off never produced their national identity cards. Hearts International Rawalpindi got Rs0.9million written off while the bank did not have the IDs of Dr Major Gen retired Zulifkar Ali Khan, Dr Abdus Qudus Khan, Mohammad Rafi, Shamim Ashraf Khan, Naheed Mashud Kiani, Rahat Azfa. Johoson and Philips also got Rs 64 million loan written off and there is no record of NICs of the borrowers-Bilal Ahmed Qureshi, Raja Ahmed Khan, Habibulah Baig, Rasid Y Chinoy, Abdul Rehman Khan, Syed Abdul Noor. Johnson and Philips again got another loan of Rs26million written off and once again the same borrowers did not give their NICs. Ahmed Chemical limited owners Aftab Khan, Jehan Ara Khan, Mahjabeen Ahmed, Sabiuddin Ahmed, Iqbal Ahmed Khan, Iram Aftab, Aftab Ahmed Khan NICs are not available. They got Rs0.6million written off. Ksornos Corporation Lahore also got Rs 4.3million written off. Again NICs of Sh Abdul Hafeez, Sh Imran Hafeez, Sh Salman Hafeez, Sh Nauman Hafeez, Qari Khalid Mahmood, Shahbaz Murad and Zahida Hafeez are not available in the record. Zodesh Limited got Rs 40million written off. The borrowers Zoraia Lashari, Imrana Lashari, Ms Lubna Lashari and Hayat Khan did not give NICs.
GUJRAT: Mohammad Akram Rs 2.5m, Fazal Hussain Rs 0.6m, Malik Mohammad Akthar 0.5m, Yaqoob Brothers Rs 0.5m, Nisa Enterprise Rs 0.5m (Islamabad).
Mohammad Saleem Rs0.7m,
QUETTA: Abdul Qadir Rs 0.511m, Mohammad Alm Rs 0.4m, Haji Moula Dad Kalat Rs 0.5m, Mohammad Hassan Rs 0.5m, Mohammad Ramzan Rs 0.5m, Gul Mohammad Rs 0.5m,
KARACHI: Babar Rafiq Rs0/6, Mosar Ahmed Rs 0.5m, Qaisaurz Zaman Rs 0.6m, Sajid Husain Rs 0.570m, Nasir Rafique Rs 0.531m, Badar Ahmed Rs0.596m, Mazhar Fared Rs 0.683m, Khalid Mahmood Rs 0.653m, Saeed Ahmed 0.61m, Jawad Textile Industries 1m, Masnoor Yousuf Rs0.536m, Mohammad Ismail Rs0.595m, Amir Hashmi Rs0.5m, Sajid Ali Rs0.7m, Mushtaq Hussain Rs 0.579m, Tahir Ehtasham RS 0.6M, Mohammad Noman Bhatti Rs 0.54m, Saleemuddin Rs 0.522m, Anisuddin Rs 0.522m, Monbina Begum Rs0.639m, Miss Tabasum Shehnaz Rs 0.6m, Mohammad Yousuf Rs 0.665m, Mant Lal Mault Rs 0.674m, Athar Maqbool Rs 0.7m, Shahid Khan Rs 0.5m, Azaam Afridi Rs 0.633m, Syed Qasim Hussain Rs 0.539m, Abdul Qayyum Rs 0.681m, Mohammad Burhan Khan Rs0.825m, Syed Khurram Raza Naqvi Rs 0.543m, Hassan Shakeel Rs 0.825m, Ali Hassan Rs 0.534m, Mohammad Irfan Khan Rs 0.550m, Shafiq Ahmed RS 0.820M, Ali Hassan Hassan Rs 0.534m, Mohammad Irfan Khan Rs 0.550M, Khawaja Moin Hasan Rs 0.666m, Raza Hasan Rs0.528m, Syed Afaq Moid Rs 0.679m, Syed Mohammad Nasim Ali Rs0.680m, Syed Aslam Ali Rs0.67m, Asif Rehman Rs 0.665m, Asim Ilyas Rs 0.5m, Adnan Hassan Rs 0.820m, Syed Rasheed Ahmed Rs0.5m, Mobina Afzal Rs 0.7m, Kamran Rauf Rs 0.74m, Najma Akthar Rs0.825m, S Sharifuddin Rs 0.825m, Imtiaz Hussain Zaidi Rs 0.6m, Khalid Baig Rs 0.589m, Mohammad Awan RS 0.6M, Tariq Baloch Rs0.668m, Mohammad Mobin Sheikh Rs 0.614m, Ms Golden Paint industries Rs0.7m, Mohammad Arshad Shakeel Rs 1.441m, Altaf Hussain Shah Rs 0.5m, Mehmoodul Hassan Rs 0.548m, Mashuddin Rs0.9m, Atizaudin Rs 1.5m, Wajihuddin Rs1.5m, Ihtashamuddin Rs 0.557m, FS Aizauddin Rs 0.5m, FS Azauddin Rs 0.58m, Mrs Rubina Rs 0.655m, Abdul Azim RS 0.556M, Abdul Razakk Rs 0.5m, Akthar Hussain Rs 0.519m, Asif Soomro Rs 0.554m, Fayyaz Ahmed Rs 0.544m, M Saleem Rs 0.539m, Sadiq Bano Rs 0.54m, Moizudin Rs 0.562m, Abdul Haq Rs0.5m, Mrs Kasuar Perveen Rs0.514m, Mohammad Rafiq Rs 0.551m, Mohammad Saleem Rs 0.591, Rana Mohmmad Rs0.545m, Rukhsana Begum Rs0.504m, S. Rehan Shahid Rs0.560m. Hssan Khan Rs 0.503m, Kashan Ali Rs 0.624m, Saleem Medical Store Rs 1.5million, Ms Huma Electric Inds Nameem Ullsah Rs 1.4m, Ms Tariq Electric Inds Rs 3.2m, Ms New National Steel Inds Rs 2.5million, Ms Kashmir Industrial Corp Rs 1.1m,
Irfan Basharat Rs 2.1m, Jhangir Hadier Rs 6.5m, Mohammad Sadiq Rs 2.66m, Punjab Ceremaic owners Zahid Shkeel Rs 7.6million, Ms Gulberg Caters owned by Mohammad Aslam Rs0.9m. REFERENCE: No ID no worry, get loans and get them written off also By Rauf Klasra Saturday, December 05, 2009 http://www.thenews.com.pk/TodaysPrintDetail.aspx?ID=25915&Cat=13&dt=12/5/2009
ISLAMABAD: If you thought that only civilian and politicians got billions of rupees worth of loans written off from state-owned banks, you thought wrong. Records now show that many top military officers got their loans written off. This lucky lot included five lieutenant generals, two major generals and a battalion of other senior uniformed beneficiaries, with some Army (mis)managed institutions to boot. The Army controlled institutions also got their share from the national plunder with the Army Welfare Trust (AWT) got a massive loan written off worth Rs 14.49 million from a state-owned financial entity, which is now defunct (hardly a surprising fate).
Some of the cases were, however, genuine as their loans were written off in accordance with rules.
According to the official list of loan write-off beneficiaries tabled in the National Assembly, Lt General (retd) Ali Kuli Khan and his father Lt General Habibullah Khan had their loans written off. General Kuli had shot to prominence when he was ignored by the then prime minister Nawaz Sharif in favour of Gen Musharraf in a bid to succeed General Jehangir Karamat as the next COAS. The list shows that General Kuli Khan got two loans written off from the Allied Bank of Pakistan while he was still serving in the Army in the mid 90s. The first loan was of Rs1.8 million and second was Rs1.6 million outstanding against Janana De Malucho Textile Mills Limited, Kohat owned by his father General (retd) Habibullah Khan. General Kuli was then one of the directors of the textile mills. After the death of General Habib, he became the chief executive of this textile unit. General Habib, too, was a beneficiary of this loan write off. It’s a little known fact that Chief of the Army Staff General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani had once served as the staff officer to General Ali Kuli Khan during his stint as Chairman Joint Chiefs of staff in 1998 when Jahangir Karamat was the Chief of Army Staff (COAS). General Kuli shot to prominence within the ruling political circles when he was heard opposing the forced resignation of General Kamarat and had indicated to make Nawaz Sharif ‘fall in line’ if he became the next COAS. Later, Gen Kuli Khan had denied this charge in an interview with this correspondent. But, Ch Nisar Ali Khan had also confirmed to this correspondent in an interview that Ali Kuli was not elevated to the post of the Army chief precisely for this reason after some of his quotes were conveyed to Nawaz Sharif. Talking to The News from Peshawar, General (retd) Ali Kuli Khan said that he “did not remember” getting any loan written off by him during his military service. General Kuli said, “There might be some rescheduling of the loans by the banks outstanding against the mills.” He said only the politicians get loans written off by using their clout. Of course, general can dare anyone argue with that logic.
Lt General (retd) K M Azhar, who later became active in politics, of Rex Breen Batteries got Rs16 million written off by the Agriculture Development Bank. His business partners were Misbah Azhar, Sward Azhar, Ahmed Jamal Siddiqui, Syed Ijaz Ahmed Hashmi, Mauro Dr Bashir Ahmed. Lt General (retd) SA Burkey and Lt General (retd) Safdar Butt also figure amongst the happy generals benefiting from the state institutions generosity. Another prominent name on the list is that of Air Marshal (retd) A Rahim Khan. Air Marshal (retd) Viqar Azeem also got Rs15 million written off from Pakistani Kuwait Investment Co. Lt General (retd) SA Burkey, Major General Zahid Ali Akbar, Brig MM Mahmood, Begum Omar Mahmood, Saeed Ahmed also got loans written off. Gohar Ayub Khan, brother of General Kuli Khan—Raza Kuli Khan also got a loan of Rs7.2 million written off against Rehana Woolen Mills. Tariq Ayub Khan, Zahid Ahsan, Ahsan Khan were the directors of the mills whose loan was written off by the financial institution SAPICO.
Major General (retd) M Mumtaz from Abbottabad, Lt Colonel (retd) Shaukat and Major (retd) Tajuddin Rs1.2 million, Major General (retd) Ghaziuddn are also in the list. Major General (retd) G Umar also got Rs8.5 million written off from the Agriculture Development Bank. Lt General (retd) Safdar Butt, Major General (retd) Abdullah Malik, Brig (retd) M M Mahmood, Col (retd) M Zafar Khan, Mohammad Afzal Khan, Mrs Hamida Farhat also got benefits from the UBL. General (retd) Abdullah had resigned after the military coup of General Zia and had opposed the military take over of July 1977. Talking to The News, Brig (retd) Mahmood denied that his industrial unit EFF, EFF Industries had got the loan written off. He clarified that he had entered into an agreement with the bank but this package was never implemented until recently. The list also names Brig (retd) M A Baig and Qamar Ahmad, BA Siddiqi, Zubair Rashid, Mohammad Sadiq Baig, Riazur Rehman, Mrs Mamomnna Khatoon, Mrs Mehr Riaz, Mr Taufiq Ahmed Rs 1.09 million (UBL). Lt-Col (retd) Ch M Anis Ahmed, Col Atta ullah, Shahid Atta, Mst Qamar un Nisa Rs 2.6 million, Irfan Rice Mills of Col (retd) Nazar Hussain Rs 1.6 million, Mehr Textile Mills, Chakwal, Col Mohammad Ayub Khan, Ch Nisar Ali Khan, Ch Asad Ali Khan, Mrs Sultana Zakia, Mohammad Nawaz, Ch Ghulam Ali Khan. Major General (retd) Khadim H Raja, Air Marshal (retd) A Rahim Khan, Mrs Sattar Azim Khan also got loan written off. Mohammad Textile Mills Limited of Air Commodore (retd) Amanullah got a loan of Rs95 million written off from the UBL. His other business partners were Khurshid Alam, Mohamamd Rafiq, Mrs Bilquis Begum, Tanveer Ahmed, Naseer Ahmed, Begum Sultana Fammay Khan, Sobia Fammy Khan. Air Vice Marshal (retd) Ata Elahi Sheikh of the National Fructose Limited also got Rs43 million written off. His business partners were Shakirullah Durrani, Mohammad Aslam, Qamaruzaman, Syed Safiullah, Dr Mohammad Yousuf, Khan Akbar Majeed and TR Sariq. Sairani Cotton Ginning Factory owners Capt (retd) Shahraz Latif and his business partners Shahnaz Latif, Ch Mohammad Ashraf also got loan written off. Air Marshal (retd) A Rashid Sheikh, Air Vice Marshal (retd) S Moinur Rab, Group Captain (retd) Mohammad Ismal Khan, Salman Rashid of Sky Rooms Limited got Rs 8.4 million loan written off. Brig (retd) SM Bakar Naqvi, Mian Ahmed Rabbani, Pervez Iftikar Khan, Abdul Aziz, NM Khanzada and Major (retd) Afzalul Haq also among the beneficiaries.
Col (retd) M Yaqoob of Aswan Tentage and Canvas got a huge loan of Rs276 million written off from Bankers Equity. His other business partners were Col (retd) M Yaqoob, Mohamamd Afzal Chugtai, Mohammad Siddiqi, Haji Ghulam Sabir and Idris Ahmed Butt. Farook Pulp of Mjaor Nasim A Farooqi, Naeem A Farooqi, Pervez Farooqi, Munir Ahmed Khan and Saleem Farooqi got 2.1 million loan written off. Captain (retd) Shaukat of Locus Enterprises got Rs8.8 million written off. His business partners were Wiqar Abbas, Khalid Khan, Col (retd) M Sadiq Khan, Nabil Hasan, Masoud Abbasi and Abdul Razak. Raja Iftikar Kiani of Ms Alliance Textile Mills, Jhelum got a wavier of Rs16 million from the MCB.
A Lt-Col, who owned the Meditex Intl got Rs6.322 million written off from the HBL. His business partner was Col (retd) Bashir Ahmed. Commander Abdul Latif also got Rs 10 million written off. Shangrila Macropole Inn, Lahore got Rs4.3 million loan written off. Brig (retd) Mohammad Aslam Khan and Co got Rs4.3 million written off. Feroz Sons Textile Mills Mirpur owners Col (retd) Munir Hussain, Nasim Farms’s and Major General (retd) Qazi Nasim Majeed are also among the beneficiaries. Col (retd) Saleem of Special Iron and Steel Mills Limited, Lt General (retd) Habibullah Khan, Brig (retd) M Jan Hahang M Khandawala, Raza Kuli Khan, Col (retd) M Sharif Khan, Begum Tehmina Habibullah, M I Khurram, M Nazir Khan and IA Khurram are also among the beneficiaries. Major (retd) Mohamamd Anwar, S Aijaz Ali Shah, S Amjad Ali Shah, S Ghulam Qadir, S Aftab Ali Shah, S Ali Gohar Shah, S Amin Shah also on the list. Lt-Col (retd) M Jaffar, JH Dinshaw Rs 7.2 million, Chemphar Pakistan Limited of Brig (retd) Shareef Rahat, Captain (retd) AM Murad and Major (retd) Tariq Baig are also among the beneficiaries. REFERENCE: Five generals also got their loans written off Sunday, December 06, 2009 By Rauf Klasra http://www.thenews.com.pk/TodaysPrintDetail.aspx?ID=25928&Cat=13&dt=12/6/2009
ISLAMABAD: A loan of Rs3 billion against the Sharif brothers remains outstanding despite a lapse of about ten years when the physical assets of four industrial units — Ittefaq Foundries, Brothers Steel, Ittefaq Brothers and Ilyas Enterprises — were surrendered to nine lending banks, who haven’t got a penny back since 1998. The Sharif brothers were lauded in the national press in 1998 for surrendering their physical assets to nine banks but in actual terms, these banks did not get a single penny back after one of their (Sharif’s) own directors moved the court and got a stay order against selling of these assets. The stay order in favour of Ittefaq Brothers remains effective till date. Meanwhile, the representatives and legal experts of these nine banks are said to have recently met at Lahore to decide a new course of action to recover the loans from the Sharif brothers who have been shown as “defaulters” of the banks. The National Bank of Pakistan is the worst affected bank with a stuck up loan of Rs1.5 billion. Earlier, in his capacity as Prime Minister, Nawaz Sharif in a highly charged televised address to the nation, had announced to surrender all the physical assets of Itefaq Foundries, Brothers Steels, Ittefaq Brothers and Ilyas Enterprises to the nine banks, whom the Sharifs reportedly owed Rs3.09billion. The process of selling the Ittefaq Foundries was stopped when one of the relatives of Sharif Brothers moved an application in the Lahore High Court in 2005 and the matter is still pending with the courts without any payment to the concerned banks.
BBC Documentary on Nawaz Sharif (PML - N) Corruption
According to official documents available with The News, in 1998, the directors of Ittefaq Group offered to surrender these units to settle the claims of all the banks instead of making cash payments to settle their accounts. Nawaz Sharif as the prime minister had then announced to hand over these assets to the Lahore High Court to monitor the sale of assets of his units. The names of directors of Ittefaq Foundries are Mian Tariq Shafi, Mian Javed Shafi, Mian Abbas Shafi, Mian Riaz Miraj, Mian Shahbaz Sharif, Mian Yousuf Aziz and Mian Nawaz Sharif. Likewise, the directors of Brothers Steels included Mian Yousuf Aziz, Mian Yahya Siraj, Mrs Nusrat Shahbaz, Mian Naseem Tariq, Mian Memoona Idris, and Hussain Barkat. The directors of Ittefaq Brothers were Mian SHahbaz Sharif, Mian Mohamamd Idris and Mian Pervaiz Shafi.
According to the official papers, Shahbaz Sharif and Nawaz Sharif owed bank loan of Rs1.5billion to National Bank of Pakistan, HBL Rs717million, UBL Rs340million, MCB Rs239million, Ist Punjab Mudraba Rs110millino, Bank of Punjab Rs61million, ADBP Rs58million, PICIC Rs17million and ICP Rs8million. The papers reveal that when the assets of these four defaulting units were surrendered to the LHC, in a bid to settle their claims all the banks unanimously agreed to get the court order to this deal. The documents showed that while hearing this application under section 284, the Lahore High Court ordered to constitute a committee comprising 3 members, a representative of banks, a chartered accountant and an advocate being the court representative. The mandate of the committee was to take the possession of the said units of the Ittefaq Group, to protect and preserve their assets and to auction them through court procedure. Under the said committee a bid of Rs2.48billion was received which was about half a billion rupees less than the actual loan money. The bid was submitted to the court in 2005. However, the final court order for auction has not been yet issued till today following the petition filed by some of directors of the Ittefaq Group. In 2006, committee member Iqbal Haider Rehman after his appointment as additional judge Lahore High Court was replaced by Pervaiz Akthar Malik, advocate and Kamran Amin NBP, due to change of his assignment in the banks, was replaced by Mr Salaim Ansar. Now this committee comprised Salim Ansar, Khajwa Abdul Qadir and Pervaiz Akhtar Malik. The official papers show that since filing of the bid of Rs2.48billion with the court in 2005, duly accepted by all the banks and recommended by the committee, the matter was still stuck up at the Lahore High Court for an order and despite all efforts of the committee, no progress has been made. The documents show that several meetings of the creditor banks had been convened by NBP at Lahore where the legal experts other than the dealing councils of the banks were also invited to consider the alternative course of action to expedite this matter. However, legal complications have arisen to such an extent that no concrete solution of the problem could so far be unanimously adopted. Talking to The News, president NBP Ali Raza confirmed that a sum of Rs1.5billion was outstanding against the Sharif brothers as the loan was yet to be settled. He said the physical assets were surrendered by the directors of these units but the court had yet to give its approval to the bidding price of Rs2.4billion obtained in 2005. Talking to The News, PML-N spokesman MNA Ahsan Iqbal said that there was an understanding with the banks in 1998 and the physical assets were handed over to them as part of “settlement”. He said actually the Sharif brothers never got their loans written off and the matter was declared “technical default” after the banks were put under pressure during the second government of PPP to seek the payment of loans prematurely. He said this was a sort of “technical default” and the cases later landed in the court. REFERENCE: Rs3 bn loan outstanding since ’98 – Ahsan terms it ‘technical default’, no loan write-off ever sought Sunday, December 20, 2009By Rauf Klasra http://www.thenews.com.pk/TodaysPrintDetail.aspx?ID=214283&Cat=2&dt=12/20/2009
ISLAMABAD: The main wheeler and dealer of the ISI during the 2002 elections, the then Maj-Gen Ehtesham Zamir, now retired, has come out of the closet and admitted his guilt of manipulating the 2002 elections, and has directly blamed Gen Musharraf for ordering so. Talking to The News, the head of the ISI’s political cell in 2002, admitted manipulating the last elections at the behest of President Musharraf and termed the defeat of the King’s party, the PML-Q, this time “a reaction of the unnatural dispensation (installed in 2002).” Zamir said the ISI together with the NAB was instrumental in pressing the lawmakers to join the pro-Musharraf camp to form the government to support his stay in power. Looking down back into the memory lane and recalling his blunders which, he admitted, had pushed the country back instead of taking it forward, Zamir feels ashamed of his role and conduct. Massively embarrassed because he was the one who negotiated, coerced and did all the dirty work, the retired Maj-Gen said he was not in a position to become a preacher now when his own past was tainted.
DAWN News TV Investigation Report with Masood Sharif – 6th January 2008 http://www.sharifpost.com/2008/01/06/dawn-news-tv-investigation-report/
[NOTE: Hamid Gul admits that ISI political role was pre Bhutto DAWN News TV Investigation Report with Masood Sharif -- 6th January 2008]
He said the country would not have faced such regression had the political management was not carried out by the ISI in 2002. But he also put some responsibility of the political disaster on the PML-Q as well. The former No: 2 of the ISI called for the closure of political cell in the agency, confessing that it was part of the problem due to its involvement in forging unnatural alliances, contrary to public wishes. Zamir’s blaming Musharraf for creating this unnatural alliance rings true as another former top associate of Musharraf, Lt-Gen (retd) Jamshed Gulzar Kiyani has already disclosed that majority of the corps commanders, in several meetings, had opposed Musharraf’s decision of patronising the leadership of the King’s party. “We had urged Musharraf many times during the corps commanders meeting that the PML-Q leadership was the most condemned and castigated personalities. They are the worst politicians who remained involved in co-operative scandals and writing off loans. But Musharraf never heard our advice,” Kiyani said while recalling discussions in their high profile meetings.
[NOTE: Hamid Gul admits that ISI political role was pre Bhutto DAWN News TV Investigation Report with Masood Sharif -- 6th January 2008]
[NOTE: Hamid Gul admits that ISI political role was pre Bhutto DAWN News TV Investigation Report with Masood Sharif -- 6th January 2008]
He said one of their colleagues, who was an accountability chief at that time, had sought permission many times for proceeding against the King’s party top leaders but was always denied. Kiyani asked Musharraf to quit, the sooner the better, as otherwise the country would be in a serious trouble. Ma-Gen (retd) Ehtesham Zamir termed the 2008 elections ‘fairer than 2002’. He said the reason behind their fairness is that there was relatively less interference of intelligence agencies this time as compared to the last time. But he stopped short of saying that there was zero interference in the 2008 polls. “You are quite right,” he said when asked to confirm about heavy penetration of ISI into political affairs during the 2002 elections. But he said he did not do it on his own but on the directives issued by the government. Asked who directed him from the government side and if there was somebody else, not President Musharraf, he said: “Obviously on the directives of President Musharraf.” Asked if he then never felt that he was committing a crime by manipulating political business at the cost of public wishes, he said: “Who should I have told except myself. Could I have asked Musharraf about this? I was a serving officer and I did what I was told to do. I never felt this need during the service to question anyone senior to me,” he said and added that he could not defend his acts now.
[NOTE: Hamid Gul admits that ISI political role was pre Bhutto DAWN News TV Investigation Report with Masood Sharif -- 6th January 2008]
[NOTE: Hamid Gul admits that ISI political role was pre Bhutto DAWN News TV Investigation Report with Masood Sharif -- 6th January 2008]
“It was for this reason that I have never tried to preach others what I did not practice. But I am of the view that the ISI’s political cell should be closed for good by revoking executive orders issued in 1975,” he said. Responding to a question regarding corruption cases that were used as pressure tactics on lawmakers, he said: “Yes! This tool was used, not only by the ISI. The NAB was also involved in this exercise.” Former corps commander of Rawalpindi, Lt-Gen (retd) Jamshed Gulzar Kiyani said majority of corps commanders had continued opposing Musharraf’s alliance with top leadership of the PML-Q. “Not just in one meeting, we opposed his alignment with these corrupt politicians in many meetings but who cared. Now Musharraf has been disgraced everywhere, thanks to his political cronies.” REFERENCE: The man, who rigged 2002 polls, spills the beans By Umar Cheema Sunday, February 24, 2008 http://www.thenews.com.pk/TodaysPrintDetail.aspx?ID=13159&Cat=13&dt=2/24/2008
DID JUDICIARY STOPPED THIS FROM HAPPENING? WHERE WERE THE SO-CALLED PRESS CLIPPINGS AND NEWS REPORTS OF MR. ANSAR ABBASI AND MR. AHMAD NOORANI WHILE NATIONAL ACCOUNTABILITY BUREAU AND ISI TINKERING WITH THE LAW AND CONSTITUTION TO DISTORT THE CONSTITUTION FOR WHICH THE SAME JUDICIARY GAVE THE CARTE BLANCHE TO THE MILITARY REGIME OF MUSHARRAF FROM 1999 TO 2007.
(1) Any person who abrogates or attempts or conspires to abrogate, subverts or attempts or conspires to subvert the Constitution by use of force or show of force or by other unconstitutional means shall be guilty of high treason.
(2) Any person aiding or abetting the acts mentioned in clause (1) shall likewise be guilty of high treason.
(3) [Majlis-e-Shoora (Parliament)] shall by law provide for the punishment of persons found guilty of high treason. REFERENCE: The Constitution of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan http://www.pakistani.org/pakistan/constitution/
An accomplice is a person who actively participates in the commission of a crime, even though they take no part in the actual criminal offense.
In his petition, the senator, on whose petition the Supreme Court had earlier validated the Oct 12, 1999, military coup by Gen Musharraf, also challenged a provision in Section 3 of the High Treason (Punishment) Act, 1973, which required the federal government to move a reference for any proceedings under high treason and said this provision was against Article 6 of the Constitution, which does not demand such condition. The petition also asked whether former army chief (Gen Musharraf) did not commit breach of his constitutional oath through his Oct 12, 1999, military coup in disregard of the Constitution and, if faith and allegiance to Pakistan means upholding the Constitution which embodies the will of the people, does it not amount to treason. - The armed forces, the petition alleged, were not only ridiculed but insulted by exploiting them only for personal gains. They were made to climb the wall of the prime minister’s house on Oct 12 and used to maintain Gen Musharraf in his extra-constitutional usurpation of power, the petition alleged. To relinquish the office of Chief Executive in accordance with the Supreme Court’s May 12, 2000 judgment, means that Gen Musharraf should have surrendered the command of the armed forces to the then Prime Minister, Mir Zafraullah Khan Jamali, after holding the general elections, but by not doing so, Gen Musharraf disobeyed and violated the order of the apex court, the petition contended. - Sayed Zafar Ali Shah submitted that General (R) Pervez Musharraf used force against the elected prime minister, overturned the entire political and democratic system, he acted against the integrity and security of the country and was liable to be punished under Article 6 of the constitution of 1973 read with Section 2 of the High Treason (Punishment) Act, 1973. REFERENCES: SC moved against Musharraf; PML-N disowns Zafar’s plea By Nasir Iqbal Sunday, 23 Aug, 2009 02:51 AM PST http://archives.dawn.com/archives/35301 SC moved for Musharraf’s trial under Article 6 By Sohail Khan dated Sunday, August 23, 2009 http://www.thenews.com.pk/TodaysPrintDetail.aspx?ID=24034&Cat=13&dt=8/23/2009 SC moved against Musharraf; PML-N disowns Zafar’s plea By Nasir Iqbal Sunday, 23 Aug, 2009 02:51 AM PST http://archives.dawn.com/archives/35301
Five judges elevated to SC Bureau Report [Daily Dawn Feb 2000] ISLAMABAD, Feb 2: The government elevated five judges to the Supreme Court on Wednesday. According to a notification, the president has appointed Justice Rashid Aziz, Chief Justice, Lahore High Court; Justice Nazim Hussain Siddiqui, Chief Justice Sindh High Court; Justice Iftikhar Mohammad Chaudhry, Chief Justice, Balochistan High Court; Qazi Farooq, former chief justice of Peshawar High Court; and Justice Rana Bhagwan Das, judge, Sindh High Court, judges of the Supreme Court. After the elevation of Justice Rashid Aziz Khan to the SC, Justice Mohammad Allah Nawaz has been appointed Chief Justice of Lahore High Court. Justice Deedar Hussain Shah has been appointed Chief Justice of Sindh High Court and Justice Javed Iqbal Chief Justice of Balochistan High Court. After these appointments, the number of SC judges has risen to 12, leaving five posts vacant. Reference: Five judges elevated to SC Bureau Report http://www.lib.virginia.edu/area-studies/SouthAsia/SAserials/Dawn/2000/05feb00.html#five
2 – Chaudhry Iftikhar named new CJ [Daily Dawn 2005] By Our Staff Reporter ISLAMABAD, May 7: President Pervez Musharraf on Saturday appointed Justice Iftikhar Mohammad Chaudhry, the senior most judge of the Supreme Court, as the next chief justice. He will assume the office on June 30 after retirement of the incumbent Chief Justice, Justice Nazim Hussain Siddiqui, on June 29. “The notification has ended speculations of appointment of a junior judge as chief justice in violation of the seniority principle settled under the 1996 Judges case,” commented a senior Supreme Court lawyer on condition of anonymity. Justice Chaudhry will reach the superannuation age of 65 years in 2012, which will make him one of the longest serving chief justices in the judicial history of Pakistan. He will serve as chief justice for over seven years. Earlier Justice A. R. Cornelius and Justice Mohammad Haleem served as chief justice for eight years from 1960 to 68 and 1981 to 89, respectively. Justice Chaudhry was elevated as a judge of the apex court on February 4, 2000. He has performed as acting chief justice from January 17 to 29, 2005. He holds the degree of LLB and started practice as an advocate in 1974. Later he was enrolled as an advocate of high court in 1976 and as an advocate of Supreme Court in 1985. In 1989, Justice Chaudhry was appointed as advocate-general of Balochistan and elevated to the post of additional judge in the Balochistan High Court in 1990. He also served as banking judge, judge of Special Court for Speedy Trials and Customs Appellate Courts as well as company judge. He served as the chief justice of the Balochistan High Court from April 22, 1999 to February 4, 2000. He was elected the president of the High Court Bar Association, Quetta, and twice a member of the Bar Council. He was appointed as the chairman of the Balochistan Local Council Election Authority in 1992 and for a second term in 1998. Justice Chaudhry also worked as the chairman of the Provincial Review Board for Balochistan and was appointed twice as the chairman of the Pakistan Red Crescent Society, Balochistan. Presently he is functioning as the chairman of the Enrolment Committee of the Pakistan Bar Council and Supreme Court Buildings Committee. Reference: Caudhry Iftikhar named new CJ By Our Staff Reporter May 8, 2005 Sunday Rabi-ul-Awwal 28, 1426 http://www.dawn.com/2005/05/08/top4.htm
Zardari Specific Law, Accountability, Justice, and Judiciary under Military Regime and Judiciary. Contribution of Lawyers in Restoration of Democracy and in Abuse of Human Rights under Martial Law of General Musharraf from 1999 - 2008 and Absence of any kind of quotation from Quran or Hadith.
Right after the resignation of General Musharraf from the Post of the President of Pakistan, Mr. Athar Minallah the Chief Spokesman of the then defunct 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. 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.
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. REFERENCE: Musharraf Consolidates His Control With Arrests By JANE PERLEZ Published: November 4, 2007 http://www.nytimes.com/2007/11/04/world/asia/04cnd-pakistan.html?_r=1&hp
Asif Zardari, husband of former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto, has waited for more than 5 years for the start of his trial on charges of killing his brother-in-law, Murtaza Bhutto in 1997. In April 1999, Zardari was tried and convicted separately on corruption charges. In December 2001 Zardari received bail but was not released; the NAB ordered his continued detention on suspicion of corruption. Despite government claims that NAB cases would be pursued independent of an individual?s political affiliation, NAB has taken a selective approach to anti-corruption efforts (see Section 1.d.). The Musharraf Government in 1999 created by ordinance the NAB and special accountability courts to try corruption cases (see Section 1.d.). The NAB was created in part to deal with as much as $4 billion (PKR 208 billion) that was estimated to be owed to the country’s banks (all of which were state-owned at the time; several have since been privatized) by debtors, primarily from among the wealthy elite. The Musharraf Government stated that it would not target genuine business failures or small defaulters and does not appear to have done so. The NAB was given broad powers to prosecute corruption cases, and the accountability courts were expected to try such cases within 30 days. As originally promulgated, the ordinance prohibited courts from granting bail and gave the NAB chairman sole power to decide if and when to release detainees. The ordinance also allowed those suspected by the State Bank of Pakistan of defaulting on government loans or of corrupt practices to be detained for 15 days without charge (renewable with judicial concurrence) and, prior to being charged, did not allow access to counsel. In accountability cases, there was a presumption of guilt, and conviction under the ordinance can result in 14 years’ imprisonment, fines, and confiscation of property. Those convicted also originally were disqualified from running for office or holding office for 10 years. In August 2000, the Government announced that persons with a court conviction would be barred from holding party office. This provision was used during the general election to prevent certain candidates from entering the contest. REFERENCE: Pakistan Country Reports on Human Rights Practices Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor 2002 March 31, 2003 http://www.state.gov/g/drl/rls/hrrpt/2002/18314.htm
National Level: The Musharraf Government in 1999 created by Ordinance the NAB (National Accountability Bureau) and special accountability courts to try exclusively corruption cases. These Courts are part of the national judicial system and operate under the Chief Justices of the High Courts of Pakistan. For up-to-date statistics on the number and type of cases files, convicted and acquitted, please refer to the Appendix. The NAB was created in part to deal with as much as $4 billion (PKR 208 billion) that was estimated to be owed to the country’s banks (all of which were state-owned at the time; several have since been privatized) by debtors, primarily from among the wealthy elite. The Musharraf Government stated that it would not target genuine business failures or small defaulters and does not appear to have done so. The NAB was given broad powers to prosecute corruption cases, and the accountability courts were expected to try such cases within 30 days. As originally promulgated, the ordinance prohibited courts from granting bail and gave the NAB chairman sole power to decide if and when to release detainees. The ordinance also allowed those suspected by the State Bank of Pakistan of defaulting on government loans or of corrupt practices to be detained for 15 days without charge (renewable with judicial concurrence) and, prior to being charged, did not allow access to counsel. In accountability cases, there was a presumption of guilt, and conviction under the ordinance can result in 14 years’ imprisonment, fines, and confiscation of property. Originally, those convicted were set to disqualify from running for office or holding office for 10 years. In August 2000, the Government announced that persons with a court conviction would be barred from holding party office. This provision was applied during the general election to prevent certain candidates from entering the contest. REFERENCE: I. Special Corruption Courts in Asia http://www.u4.no/helpdesk/helpdesk/queries/query19.cfm
The new government’s principal vehicle for detaining former officials and party leaders, however, was the National Accountability Ordinance, a law ostensibly created to bring corrupt officials to account. The ordinance confers sweeping powers of arrest, investigation, and prosecution in a single institution, the National Accountability Bureau (NAB), and permits detainees to be held for up to ninety days without being brought before a court. The law was later amended to facilitate conviction by shifting the burden of proof during trial from the prosecution to the defense. There were persistent reports of ill treatment in NAB custody, particularly in the case of high profile detainees who were held early in the year in Attock Fort. Persons convicted under the ordinance were prohibited from holding public office for a period of twenty-one years. An amendment to the Political Parties Act in August also barred anyone with a court conviction from holding party office. The combined effect of these acts, as they were applied, was to eliminate the existing leadership of the major political parties. While administration officials said that parties would be allowed to participate in future elections to the Senate and national and provincial assemblies, local government elections, scheduled to be held in December, were to be conducted on a non-party basis. The Musharraf government also suppressed political activity by conducting raids on party offices, preventing political rallies from being held, and lodging criminal cases against rally organizers under laws governing sedition and the Maintenance of Public Order (MPO) Ordinance. The sedition law, Section 124-A of the Pakistan Penal Code, criminalizes speech that “brings or attempts to bring into hatred or contempt, or excites or attempts to excite disaffection towards, the Central or Provincial Government established by law.” Section 16 of the Maintenance of Public Order Ordinance prohibits speech that “causes or is likely to cause fear or alarm to the public” or any section thereof, or which “furthers or is likely to further any activity prejudicial to public safety or the maintenance of public order.” Rana Sanaullah Khan, a member of the suspended Punjab provincial assembly from Sharif’s Pakistan Muslim League (PML), was arrested in Faisalabad on November 28, 1999. The arrest came after he criticized the army at a meeting of former legislators and urged his colleagues to launch a protest movement against the military government. He was tortured while in custody, and criminal charges were registered against him under the sedition law and MPO. On March 15, the government formally curtailed freedom of association and assembly with an order banning public rallies, demonstrations, and strikes. The order’s enforcement against a procession from Lahore to Peshawar that Nawaz Sharif’s wife, Kulsoom Nawaz, had planned to lead, resulted in the arrests of at least 165 PML leaders and activists. On September 21 the ban was also invoked against 250 members of the hardline Sunni Muslim group, Sipah-e-Sahaba, who had planned a march to celebrate a religious anniversary. REFERENCE: Human Rights Developments http://www.hrw.org/legacy/wr2k1/asia/pakistan.html
Where is the Suo Moto Notice in these Cases???? and Quotation of Quran and Hadith as well.
A Press Clipping/News Report written by Lawyers from Wall Street Journal on Pakistani Judiciary.
When U.S. President Barack Obama sharply challenged a recent Supreme Court decision in his State of the Union address, prompting a soto voce rejoinder from Justice Samuel Alito, nobody was concerned that the contretemps would spark a blood feud between the judiciary and the executive. The notion that judges could or would work to undermine a sitting U.S. president is fundamentally alien to America's constitutional system and political culture. Unfortunately, this is not the case in Pakistan.Supreme Court Chief Justice Iftikhar Mohammed Chaudhry, the country's erstwhile hero, is the leading culprit in an unfolding constitutional drama. It was Mr. Chaudhry's dismissal by then-President Pervez Musharraf in 2007 that triggered street protests by lawyers and judges under the twin banners of democracy and judicial independence. This effort eventually led to Mr. Musharraf's resignation in 2008. Yet it is now Mr. Chaudhry himself who is violating those principles, having evidently embarked on a campaign to undermine and perhaps even oust President Asif Ali Zardari.
Any involvement in politics by a sitting judge, not to mention a chief justice, is utterly inconsistent with an independent judiciary's proper role. What is even worse, Chief Justice Chaudhry has been using the court to advance his anti-Zardari campaign. Two recent court actions are emblematic of this effort. The first is a decision by the Supreme Court, announced and effective last December, to overturn the "National Reconciliation Ordinance." The NRO, which was decreed in October 2007, granted amnesty to more than 8,000 members from all political parties who had been accused of corruption in the media and some of whom had pending indictments. While some of these people are probably corrupt, many are not and, in any case, politically inspired prosecutions have long been a bane of Pakistan's democracy. The decree is similar to actions taken by many other fledgling democracies, such as post-apartheid South Africa, to promote national reconciliation. It was negotiated with the assistance of the United States and was a key element in Pakistan's transition from a military dictatorship to democracy. Chief Justice Chaudhry's decision to overturn the NRO, opening the door to prosecute President Zardari and all members of his cabinet, was bad enough. But the way he did it was even worse. Much to the dismay of many of the brave lawyers who took to the streets to defend the court's integrity last year, Mr. Chaudhry's anti-NRO opinion also blessed a highly troubling article of Pakistan's Constitution—Article 62. This Article, written in 1985, declared that members of parliament are disqualified from serving if they are not of "good character," if they violate "Islamic injunctions," do not practice "teachings and practices, obligatory duties prescribed by Islam," and if they are not "sagacious, righteous and non-profligate." For non-Muslims, the Article requires that they have "a good moral reputation."
Former Chief Justice Supreme Court of Pakistan, Syed Sajjad Ali Shah narrating details as to how Mian Nawaz Sharif and PML - N had attacked the Supreme Court of Pakistan in 1997.
Nawaz Sharif (PML - N) Attacked Supreme Court 1
Nawaz Sharif (PML - N) Attacked Supreme Court 2
Nawaz Sharif (PML - N) Attacked Supreme Court 3
Nawaz Sharif (PML - N) Attacked Supreme Court 4
Nawaz Sharif (PML - N) Attacked Supreme Court 5
Putting aside the fact that Article 62 was promulgated by Pakistan's then ruling military dictator, General Zia ul-Haq, relying on religion-based standards as "Islamic injunctions" or inherently subjective criteria as "good moral reputation" thrusts thePakistani Supreme Court into an essentially religious domain, not unlike Iranian Sharia-based courts. This behavior is profoundly ill-suited for any secular court. While Article 62 was not formally repealed, it was discredited and in effect, a dead letter. The fact that the petitioner in the NRO case sought only to challenge the decree based on the nondiscrimination clause of the Pakistani Constitution and did not mention Article 62 makes the court's invocation of it even more repugnant. Meanwhile, the decision's lengthy recitations of religious literature and poetry, rather than reliance on legal precedent, further pulls the judiciary from its proper constitutional moorings. The second anti-Zardari effort occurred just a few days ago, when the court blocked a slate of the president's judicial appointments. The court's three-Justice panel justified the move by alleging the president failed to "consult" with Mr. Chaudhry. This constitutional excuse has never been used before. It is well-known in Islamabad that Mr. Zardari's real sin was political, as he dared to appoint people unacceptable to the chief justice. Since consultation is not approval, Mr. Chaudhry's position appears to be legally untenable. Yet Mr. Zardari, faced with demonstrations and media attacks, let Mr. Chaudhry choose a Supreme Court justice.
There is no doubt that the chief justice is more popular these days than the president, who has been weakened by the split in the political coalition which brought down Mr. Musharraf. Former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif is now a leading opponent of the regime. There is a strong sense among the Pakistani elites that Justice Chaudhry has become Mr. Sharif's key ally. The fact that Mr. Chaudhry was a victim of an improper effort by former President Musharraf to replace him with a more pliant judge makes his current posture all the more deplorable. His conduct has led some of his erstwhile allies to criticize him and speak of the danger to democracy posted by judicial meddling in politics. The stakes are stark indeed. If Mr. Chaudhry succeeds in ousting Mr. Zardari, Pakistan's fledgling democracy would be undermined and the judiciary's own legitimacy would be irrevocably damaged. Rule by unaccountable judges is no better than rule by the generals. REFERENCE: Judicial Coup in Pakistan - Once a democratic champion, the Chief Justice now undermines the elected government. by DAVID B. RIVKIN JR. AND LEE A. CASEY FEBRUARY 23, 2010, 7:51 P.M. ET http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748704057604575080593268166402.html Messrs. Rivkin and Casey, Washington, D.C.-based attorneys, served in the Department of Justice during the Ronald Reagan andGeorge H.W. Bush administrations.