Friday, December 3, 2010

Kamran Khan, Malik Riaz and Lies of Jang Group.

But then we have Mr Kamran Khan on his Geo programme, Aaj Kamran Khan Ke Saath, deciding to embrace both positions. His programme tonight (December 2) was a marvel of double-speak and chutzpah. But before I come to tonight's programme, let me also run you through the recent history of this programme since the current Wikileaks saga broke, since I have been following and been amazed by it every day. Monday, November 29: On the day when 'Cablegate' was the top story in the entire world, the first cables having been released late the night before (according to Pakistan Time), guess how much coverage was given to them in Aaj Kamran Khan Ke Saath. None. Zero. Zilch. Cipher. Instead, Kamran Khan devoted the entire programme to an extended promotional interview of Malik Riaz, the controversial billionaire owner of Bahria Town construction, said also to have recently invested heavily in ARY. The only explanation I could come up with this remarkable detour was that either Khan now had a home in Bahria Town or that Riaz has now invested in Geo as well. REFERENCE: Have Cake, Will Eat Too Friday, December 3, 2010

Post Script: 2012: ISLAMABAD, June 9: ARSALAN SPEAKS OUT: In his statement, Dr Arsalan refuted in strongest terms any relationship, intimacy or acquaintance whatsoever with Malik Riaz, his daughter or son-in-law whose names were also not known to him and that he had never met them in relation to any business deal or for any purpose in or outside Pakistan. He said baseless, frivolous and unfounded allegations had been spread in the electronic and print media in the absence of any cogent and logical evidence acceptable under the law of evidence. Dr Arsalan cited a news item appeared on June 8 in an English Daily to prove that the stand taken against him by Malik Riaz had been denied by latter himself. Therefore, Malik Riaz was liable to be dealt with strictly for dragging Dr Arsalan in the court and maligning the august institution of judiciary, the statement said. Dr Arsalan argued that the statements of TV anchors brought to court record were nothing but “hearsay” as they were allegedly based on the statement of Malik Riaz and thus were inadmissible unless the property tycoon himself appeared before the court and produce admissible evidence. The claims of anchors like Kamran Khan and Hamid Mir and Group Editor of The News Shaheen Sehbai that some material had been shown to them by Malik Riaz suffered from serious contradictions, the statement said, adding that whatever Kamran Khan deposed before the court was an absolute contradiction to what he had said in his talk show on June 5. Similarly, Hamid Mir in his statement exonerated him (Dr Arsalan) by saying that the material shown to him was not worthy of acceptance. Thus these statements should be discarded straight away being inadmissible having absolutely no evidentiary value, Dr Arsalan said, adding that these statements were based on surmises and conjectures. Dr Arsalan also took pride for being the son of Chief Justice Iftikhar Chaudhry whose integrity, he said, was beyond doubt. “Being a son of such a towering personality I have always been careful in my private and public life. I am a 32-year-old man; I earn my bread and butter through my own business and I submit my income tax returns regularly, which can be verified by any citizen of this country,” he said. The statement argued that the initial burden was upon Malik Riaz to establish the allegations along with explanations to the effect that what the motive was or object behind all the exercise which he wanted to achieve. It said if Malik Riaz had made investments for favouring him (Dr Arsalan) to achieve illegal ulterior motives, he owed an explanation to the court. Explaining his bona fide, Dr Arsalan said that in 2009 he had travelled on his own expense to London, along with his family, and hired a flat — a practice he repeated in 2010 and 2011 for which Rs4.5 million had been deposited through cheque No 1287353 of Standard Chartered Bank Lahore on Aug 15, 2011, by his cousin Muhammad Aamir Rana into Zaid Rehman’s account in Meezan Bank Gulberg branch in Lahore. Zaid Rehman was known to Dr Arsalan through Ahmed Khalil, a cousin of Zaid Rehman and employee of Bahria Town. Dr Arsalan said he did not know from whose credit card the rent of the flat which was around 3,200 pounds per week had been paid. Perhaps, he said, he had stayed for four weeks so that the total rent amounted to 10,000 pounds and when he reached London he had to sign an occupancy agreement by submitting the copy of his passport, therefore the formalities as per rules were completed, however the rent had already been paid. REFERENCE: Tycoon’s plea for larger bench rejected: Arsalan denies links with Malik Riaz BY Nasir Iqbal

Kamran Khan devoted the entire programme to an extended promotional interview of Malik Riaz, the controversial billionaire owner of Bahria Town

2012: Is media involved in a coverup in CJ’s son case? June 8th, 2012  Kamran Khan GEO TV on Malik Riaz Payroll

Kamran Khan, Malik Riaz and Lies of Jang Group 1 29th November 2010


ISLAMABAD (April 16 2010): While the entire country, from Khyber to Karachi, is crying owing to severe power crisis, Bahria Town, Rawalpindi, is the only privileged private housing scheme, which has been given exemption from load-shedding. According to the load-shedding schedules being implemented with full force, the citizens of Islamabad are facing a four-hour announced load-shedding, whereas Rawalpindi is experiencing an 8-hour announced load-shedding, besides numerous unannounced outages. In Islamabad, Red Zone comprising President House, Prime Minister House, Secretariat and diplomatic enclave are exempted from load-shedding due to security reasons. It is surprising that on one hand the people of far-flung areas are tasting load shedding up to 18 hours daily, but on the other an area (Bahria Town) which must be treated as at par with Rawalpindi zone, is enjoying 24-hour uninterrupted electricity whereas the adjacent towns and housing schemes are faced outages up to 8 hours, commented one citizen of Islamabad, Zafar Iqbal.

"It is unfair that the citizens of Islamabad and Rawalpindi are facing prolong unannounced load shedding," he added. Islamabad-based steel furnaces have already announced to lay off all its labour because of non-availability of power. Bahria Town has established its own grid station to supply power to its residents on a 24-hour basis, but it gets supply from the system of Pakistan Electric Power Company (Pepco). Spokesmen for Pepco and Bahria Town could not be reached for their comments. An official source told Business Recorder that the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) is also investigating tax leakage in private housing schemes/ societies, which procure electricity in bulk from public sector generation companies and supply to their consumers on self billing collection basis. An exercise is underway in the FRB to check the record of all the private housing schemes or societies to estimate the impact of tax leakage on revenue collection and future measures to stop this practice. REFERENCE: Copyright Business Recorder, 2010 No power outages in Rawalpindi's Bahria Town MUSHTAQ GHUMMAN

Kamran Khan devoted the entire programme to an extended promotional interview of Malik Riaz, the controversial billionaire owner of Bahria Town

Kamran Khan, Malik Riaz and Lies of Jang Group 2 29th November 2010


Kamran Khan devoted the entire programme to an extended promotional interview of Malik Riaz, the controversial billionaire owner of Bahria Town

Kamran Khan, Malik Riaz and Lies of Jang Group 3 29th November 2010


ISLAMABAD (April 30 2010): Who compelled the Water and Power Development Authority (Wapda) during Musharraf regime to alter power supply agreement with Bahria Town, the only private sector housing scheme which is enjoying exemption from loadshedding? The agreement signed by Bahria Town and Islamabad Electric Supply Company (Iesco) on January 25, 2002, reveals that both parties agreed that (i) The grid station after completion will be handed over to Wapda/Iesco to maintenance, operation and other activities/extension, etc. Operation and maintenance after the construction of grid station will be done by Wapda/Iesco; (ii) after completion work, the sponsor will offer the same for final inspection by the CE design NTDC, Wapda through letter/completion report. Consequent to CE Design NTDC, Wapda letter of approval, final handing/taking over will take place at which date the grid station will be commissioned/energised and will become Wapda/Iesco property. The sponsors have applied for 10MW load with the commitment they will not ask for any load extension for next 10 years. However, after 10 years if they wish to extend the load further, they will be bound to comply with the then prevalent policy of Wapda/Iesco before any such extension is made.

In the end of the agreement, it was agreed that if the sponsor is found acting in contravention of the agreement or any of his dues adjusted or liable to be adjusted prejudicial to any of the clauses contained herein or any other instructions issued from time to time. Iesco reserves the right to revoke this agreement and is also authorised to impose penalty as deemed fit. However, on July 24, 2004 top brass of Wapda altered the agreement for ' personal gains' just after two years of its execution. Official document reveals that the authority decided to condone a couple of conditions and approved the connection at tariff C-3 in respect of Bahria Town Rawalpindi/Islamabad after energisation of grid station being constructed by Bahria Town management. The condition which were condoned were: (11.1) the ownership of grid station will remain with Iesco/Wapda; (11.2). The Iesco/Wapda will have the right to utilise the grid station for any future extension for providing new connections and; (12) Bahria Town management will construct grid station in accordance with the design already handed over to Bahria Town by Wapda and subsequently will maintain and operate. It is interesting to note that the Ministry of Water and Power is in the dark with regard to Bahria Town continued power facility. The spokesmen of both the Wapda and Bahria Town could not be reached for comments. REFERENCE: Copyright Business Recorder, 2010 Who compelled Wapda to alter pact with Bahria Town? MUSHTAQ GHUMMAN

Kamran Khan deny the news of his very own Newspaper i.e. Jang

SC orders police to arrest Bahria Town’s Malik Riaz for murder
* Court told Malik Riaz coerces people into selling their land

Daily Times Monitor

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court has directed police to lodge an FIR and arrest Bahria Town Chairman Malik Riaz Hussain, for the murder of a security guard.

A three-member bench consisting of Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry, Justice Jawwad S Khawaja and Justice Ghulam Rabbani issued the orders while conducting suo moto action on reports of the murder of security guard Fiaz Ahmed, who was killed nearly a year ago.

The Sihala police station house officer told the bench that seven people had been arrested for the guard’s murder, but all had been released on bail. However, some people present at the hearing told the court that Malik Riaz coerced them into selling him their land, alleging that those that refused would be harassed with help from local police. The court was also informed that Malik Tabarik Hussain, who was also accused of Fiaz’s murder, was handed over to Sohrab Goth police in Karachi. The court also ordered the Islamabad district and sessions judge to submit a detailed report by November 26, and directed the Sindh inspector general to present Tabarik Hussain in court today (Tuesday).

Staff Report adds: The court directed a Sihala police official to record the statement of Shamraiza Bibi, Fiaz’s widow, in the courtroom and lodge an FIR against Malik Riaz for the murder of her husband. In her statement, she said that Malik Riaz was responsible for the murder of her husband. During the course of hearing, two citizens - Raja Qayyum and Habibullah - appeared before the bench and maintained that they were victimised by Malik Riaz, who had them beaten up by police because they would not sell Riaz their properties. They alleged that SHO Idrees Rathore and DSP Malik Mumtaz had kept them locked up for three months, forcing them to sell their properties to the Bahria Town chairman. REFERENCE:SC orders police to arrest Bahria Town’s Malik Riaz for murderTuesday, October 27, 2009\10\27\story_27-10-2009_pg1_9
A case on which the NAB, FIA and the FBR have files which they dare not touch. The Supreme Court is yet to adjudicate on a report of its own judicfial officer. In this episode, REPORTER investigates the paper trail of alleged tax evasion and questionable contracts given by a department answerable to the Adjutant General of Pakistan Army, and whose chairman is the Army Chief himself.
Reporter: Land, Army, Judiciary and the innocent public - Part 1

ISLAMABAD, Oct 27: The Supreme Court on Tuesday ordered the release of Malik Tabarak Hussain Bari after it was informed that he had been framed in a fake case and arrested by the Karachi police at the behest of his rival Malik Riaz Hussain, a real estate tycoon. A three-judge bench comprising Chief Justice Iftikhar Mohammad Chaudhry, Justice Jawwad S. Khwaja and Justice Ghulam Rabbani that had taken the case on suo motu directed the release of Mr Bari against a surety bond of Rs500,000. The Karachi police had picked up Mr Bari from Islamabad allegedly without fulfilling legal requirements because he was reportedly planning to bring hundreds of victims of Malik Riaz’s highhandedness to the apex court on October 26.
Reporter: Land, Army, Judiciary and the innocent public - Part 2


Reporter: Land, Army, Judiciary and the innocent public - Part 3

But before it could happen, about a dozen of Frontier Constabulary and police personnel raided the house of Mr Bari at Sector E-7 on October 24 and after detaining him at the FC headquarters for some time shifted him to Karachi where a fake case was registered against him. SSP investigations Karachi Niaz Ahmed Khoso and the investigation officer of Sohrab Goth police Aneel Ali Khushk had informed the court that Mr Bari was wanted to the Karachi police in a case registered against him on October 16. The court ordered the Kohsar police to keep Mr Bari till he furnishes the surety bond. In the meanwhile, Mr Bari can lodge a complaint against the injustice done to him by the police, if he so desired. The court also expressed displeasure over the Karachi police’s picking up of the accused from Islamabad without any legal requirements. The court held the FIR as concocted, designed to implicate the accused. Mr Bari told the court that his 14-year-old son was also maltreated by the police during the raid at his hose. Besides, one of the policemen also forcibly took away his Rolex watch, he alleged.
Reporter: Land, Army, Judiciary and the innocent public - Part 4


Reporter: Land, Army, Judiciary and the innocent public - Part 5


Reporter: Land, Army, Judiciary and the innocent public - Part 6

Advocate Sardar Asmatullah Khan, representing Ms Anjum Riaz, the wife of Mr Bari, informed the court that the chief executive of Bahria Town, Malik Riaz was behind the entire episode. He alleged that Malik Riaz had forcibly acquired thousands of kanals from poor people in the areas of Rawat and Sihala at throwaway prices. The police are also in league with Malik Riaz in registering criminal cases against at least 20 people with the Rawat, Sihala, Saddar Bairooni and Civil Lines police for resisting the alleged grabbing of their lands, he added. Sardar Asmatullah said Mr Bari had resisted the sale of a piece of land as a result of which Malik Riaz got fake cases registered against him. He said Malik Riaz recently obtained a decree of over 7,000 kanals located on Murree Expressway in his name from a civil judge in Islamabad and sold the land to the Defence Housing Authority at Rs3 billion. The court also directed Mr Bari to approach the sessions judge of Islamabad if he had any grievances as the judge was conducting an inquiry into the whole episode. REFERENCE: SC orders release of developer By Nasir Iqbal Wednesday, 28 Oct, 2009


NAUMAN said...

Dear All,

Its a matter of shame as well as its an eye opener for all of us that how Kamran Khan is exploiting the nation and making fool of us. He is a real bustard without having any proofs and evidence with himself he manupulated the Supreme court. Supreme court should hang such person for creating choas in the country and tellig lies with out any evidence, only by getting villas in Dubai.

Muhammad Anwer said...

We have many black sheeps like kamran khan in media industry!