Monday, December 20, 2010

Mumtaz Ali Khan Bhutto, His Confused Politics & Jang Group.

One fail to understand what the hell wrong with our people [particularly the Jang Group of Newspapers] that first they hated Bhutto, then they hated his sons, then his daughter and now his grandson and son-in-law and more tragic is this that they Love Murataza when there were minor political differences with the sister [Kamran Khan particularly exploited that tragic event] , they loved Nusrat when she was angry with Benazir, they loved Mumtaz [they hate Mumtaz Language bill in 1972] when Mumtaz became Caretaker CM against Benazir in 1996, they also love Mumtaz because Mumtaz issued some statement against Zardari. More tragic is the fact "they showered praise on Bhutto" when we tested the Nuclear Device - This Urbanite Pakistan deserve people Like Mawdudi, Zia and Yahya. Milan Padar ain Mochra. When she was killed mercilessly in Rawalpindi - Marsiya Bazi was on for days - Daughter of the East - Dukhtar-e-Mashriq - "Alam - e - Islam ki pehli Muntakhib Wazir-e-Azam" , and I remember the behavior of Rascals like Aslam Beg, Ghulam Ishaq Khan and Hamid Gul never leaving a single opportunity to hound a woman. Thuk Athai !

KARACHI: Sindh National Front (SNF) Chairman Mumtaz Ali Khan Bhutto has said that the government has started his 'media trial' on state-run media. Talking to delgations at his residence in Karachi, Mumtaz Ali Bhutto termed this 'media trial' on PTV and a section of press as a pack of lies. He asked the media as to why only one-sided stories were being published against him, while the stance of his party was not being given proper coverage. The SNF leader said he was raising his voice against the murder of former premier Benazir Bhutto and said those who came to power had cashed on the sympathy factor after her murder and had betrayed her. He alleged some enemies of Zulifkar Ali Bhutto were present in the ranks and files of what he called Zardari's PPP. He said the Bhutto family, following the footsteps of Hazrat Imam Hussain (RA) has always rendered sacrifices, and vowed that he would follow the path of truth. Criticising the government, Mumtaz Bhutto said it was taking dictation from the US. Every now and then a senior US official visits Pakistan and dictates local rulers, he said. He also criticised President Zardari for conferring the Hilal-i-Quaid Azam to US Assistant Secretary of State Richard Boucher. He also criticised the government for not raising a strong voice against the US drone attacks inside Pakistani territory, adding now even the rulers had stopped to condemn these attacks. REFERENCE: Mumtaz Bhutto flays govt for ‘media trial’ Thursday, 08 Jan, 2009

Imran Khan press conference with Mumtaz Bhutto May 11, 2009


LARKANA: Chairman Sindh National Front Sardar Mumtaz Ali Bhutto accused Punjab for illegally lifting irrigation water from Chashma and Taunsa link canals. Talking to the visitors in Mirpur Bhutto on Saturday, he said Punjab had rejected President’s orders of closing these canals and added Punjab by constructing 19 barrages on River Indus had seized complete control over water. Now water in Indus could hardly reach Kotri instead of the sea. He said that after centre’s defeat in Judges Case on 15 March Punjab had come out of the control of constitution and government. He claimed that federal government had lost its writ in Punjab, NWFP and Balochistan while in Sindh the Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) had seized full control of affairs in Sindh Assembly. The PPP could not hold head high before the MQM, he said, adding that despite efforts it had failed to see the restoration of commissioner system and admission to the sons of soil in the educational institutions in Karachi. He said the MQM chief Altaf Hussain had now announced for the Sindh’s division and warned Sindhis if they continued backing such government they could become aliens on their land. REFERENCE: Mumtaz Bhutto accuses Punjab of stealing water By Our Correspondent Sunday, 05 Jul, 2009

Aaj Kamran Khan Kay Saath Sardar Mumtaz Bhutto


In his above clips Mr. Mumtaz Bhutto criticized "Feudal Lords" in Sindh, lets have a glimpse of a Feudal Lord [Courtesy: BBC]
Mumtaz Bhutto 1994 - Day of a Feudal Lord


HYDERABAD: Political leaders, human rights activists and other members of civil society joined journalists on Friday in expressing shock and anger over the assault on M.H. Khan, the staff correspondent of ‘Dawn’ in Hyderabad, by two activists of the Sindh National Front (SNF) the previous day. For their part, the journalists vowed that strong-arm tactics would never force them to stop stating facts as they saw them. Politicians and other members of civil society said no leader should resort to violence, no matter how fundamental and deep the differences with a journalist or news organisation. Prominent among the politicians and civil society members who condemned the attack were Senior Minister of Sindh Pir Mazharul Haq, Health Minister Dr Sagheer Ahmed, Information Minister Shazia Marri, Chairperson of the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan Asma Jahangir, Deputy Convener of the Muttahida Qaumi Movement Anees Kaimkhani, chief of the Sindh United Party Syed Jalal Mehmood Shah, chief of the Sindh Taraqqi Pasand Party Dr Qadir Magsi and PML-F leader Nawab Rashid Ali Khan.

Waqt News Exclusive Interview Part 1 With Sardar Mumtaz Bhutto

Waqt News Exclusive Interview Part 2 With Sardar Mumtaz Bhutto


Talking to Mr Khan by phone, Asma Jahangir described the attack as an assault on press freedom. She said politicians should learn to behave properly. If there was a disagreement with a journalist over how an event or statement should be reported, the HRCP chief said, the politicians should use civilised means to get their points of view across instead of resorting to violence. “There is no room for violence in civilised politics.” Anees Kaimkhani said it was shocking that a professional and proficient journalist like Mr Khan was subjected to physical abuse by some political workers. He urged the authorities to ensure security of all journalists. JSQM chairman Basheer Khan Qureshi urged Sardar Mumtaz Ali Bhutto to hand over to police his party’s workers who had attacked Mr Khan. He said he took the attack personally, adding: “It was an attack on me, not on Mr Khan.”

Waqt News Exclusive Interview Part 3 With Sardar Mumtaz Bhutto


Waqt News Exclusive Interview Part 4 With Sardar Mumtaz Bhutto


Dr Qadir Magsi called Mr Khan to tell him that he would take up the issue with the SNF chief. He added that leaders must learn to “defend themselves politically” instead of resorting to strong-arm tactics. Jalal Mehmood Shah said it was a reporter’s job to ask questions. Talking to Dawn, he said it was shocking to see an honest reporter working for a newspaper of repute coming under attack in such a brutal fashion. Dr Arif Alvi, Zameer Ghumro, Aajiz Dhamrah, Ahsan Abro, Awami National Party leader Haji Asmatullah Mehsud and Maulana Taj Mohammed Nahiyoon of the Jamiat Ulema-i-Islam (Fazl) also assailed the attack. Representatives of the Hyderabad Chamber of Commerce & Industry and Anjuman-i-Tajiran Hyderabad visited Mr Khan in hospital. Prominent members of the legal community --- Allah Bachayo Soomro, Noorul Haq Qureshi and Ayaz Tunio --- offered to take the matter to court free of charge. MNA Nawab Ghani Talpur and District Nazim of Jamshoro Malik Asad Sikandar condemned the attack in separate statements. In Sanghar, members of the Sindhi Adabi Sangat, district bar association, Citizens Action Committee and National Workers Party condemned the attack. Mir Mehmood Nizamani of the Hur Historical Society also condemned the attack and said it was aimed at intimidating journalists. REFERENCE: Outrage over Hyderabad attack on Dawn reporter Dawn Report Saturday, 02 Jan, 2010

Waqt News Exclusive Interview Part 5 With Sardar Mumtaz Bhutto


HYDERABAD: M.H. Khan, the staff correspondent of ‘Dawn’ in Hyderabad, was brutally assaulted by workers of the Sindh National Front (SNF) on the Radio Pakistan road here on Thursday afternoon while he was on his way to the press club. He received several head injuries and one of his fingers was fractured. He was rushed to the Liaquat University Hospital, where he received three stitches on his head. He was later admitted to the Naseem Medical Centre and was stated to be in stable condition. The cantonment police have registered a case against two unidentified persons on the complaint of Mr Khan. According to the correspondent, he was attacked with iron rods by two workers of SNF who had been waiting for him on the Radio Pakistan road. “They hurled abuses and started beating me.” Mr Khan said that one of the assailants specifically rebuked him for putting tough questions to SNF chief Sardar Mumtaz Ali Bhutto last week while the veteran leader was making a statement on the 1997 NFC award. “One of the attackers said to me: ‘How dare you grill Sardar Mumtaz Bhutto’.”

Sardar Mumtaz Ali Khan Bhutto Interviewed by Atiqa Odho 1 of 5

Sardar Mumtaz Ali Khan Bhutto Interviewed by Atiqa Odho 2 of 5


Journalists here were of the view that Mr Khan was assaulted simply because the SNF did not like Mr Khan’s handling of the statement Mr Bhutto had made at the residence of former provincial minister Dr Irfan Gul Magsi. Mr Bhutto had claimed that he had not signed the sixth NFC award. The report on the statement was published in ‘Dawn’ on Dec 24.According to Mr Khan, the general secretary of SNF, Ayoub Shar, later asked him over telephone to get a clarification published. Mr Shar was told that the clarification should come from the SNF in writing and on the party’s letterhead.

Sardar Mumtaz Ali Khan Bhutto Interviewed by Atiqa Odho 3 of 5

Sardar Mumtaz Ali Khan Bhutto Interviewed by Atiqa Odho 4 of 5


Once such a statement was issued, the clarification would be published, he was told. The SNF leader refused to issue any clarification, adding that Mr Khan must write one on his own. However, a clarification on behalf of Mr Bhutto was published on Dec 26. According to this clarification, Mr Bhutto’s “caretaker regime had wound up (the process of preparation of) the sixth NFC award. It was announced in 1997 when Liaquat Jatoi was the Sindh chief minister”. Journalists here said the SNF leadership might be unaware that the clarification had already been published in ‘Dawn’. SNF activists torched Dawn’s offices in Hyderabad and other towns of Sindh last year after they took ‘offence’ to a story about Mumtaz Bhutto.

Sardar Mumtaz Ali Khan Bhutto Interviewed by Atiqa Odho 5 of 5


CONDEMNATION: The attack on Mr Khan was condemned by the national as well as provincial bodies representing journalists. The Dawn unit of the Karachi Union of Journalists (KUJ) and the CBA for employees of the Dawn Group of Newspapers expressed concern and anger over the assault. In a statement, the Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists said the attack showed society was becoming intolerant. It urged the government to “take action against the culprits who should be proceeded against in accordance with law”. The KUJ said that an inquiry should be launched to ascertain the facts of the case. It said exemplary punishment should be given to perpetrators of the assault. The KUJ’s unit in Dawn urged the authorities to take note of the maltreatment of journalists. The Pakistan Herald Workers Union, the labour union of the Dawn group, said that attacks like the one on Mr Khan would not stop journalists from stating the facts. A general body meeting of the Hyderabad Press Club, presided over by Aziz Malik, resolved that all SNF statements and events would be boycotted by journalists until an apology was tendered by the party’s leadership and the two workers involved in the attack were handed over to police. Mr Malik said journalists “would never bow to the Kalashnikov”. If a party had differences of opinion with a journalist, it should use civilised ways of putting across its point of view, he added.

Mahesh Kumar, the president of the club, Hameedur Rehman, Ali Hassan, Lala Rehman Samoon, Mohammad Shahid Shaikh, Hamid Shaikh, Abdul Hafeez Abid and Ayoub Leghari also condemned the attack. Later the journalists held a demonstration outside the club. The attack was widely condemned by bodies representing journalists across Sindh. Rallies and demonstrations were held in all major cities and towns of the province. Chief Minister Syed Qaim Ali Shah, in a statement, said he had directed the administration to take action against those involved in the assault. Provincial Fisheries Minister Zahid Ali Bhurgari, District Nazim of Hyderabad Kanwar Naveed Jamil, JSQM chairman Basheer Khan Qureshi and Mohammad Sharif of the MQM were prominent among the leaders and legislators who visited Mr Khan in hospital. REFERENCE: Hyderabad Dawn reporter brutally assaulted Friday, 01 Jan, 2010

The NFC came out with a "consensus award" within less than 45 days on February 2, 1997 when elections were being held in Pakistan. This NFC award left deep scars on economy and finances of Sindh, Balochistan and NWFP from which these three provinces still bleed. An agreement was made to reach in the last NFC too but then it was wisely decided to leave this matter to the next governments which were in the process of formation at Islamabad and in provincial capitals after the elections. It is true that there was a lot of manipulation and the game of carrot and stick was replayed in formation of the governments at the federal and provincial levels. Pliable governments have been formed in Islamabad and in provinces. But a general election, howsoever controlled and manipulated it may have been, has its own dynamics. It generates immense heat and create a lot of expectations.

These expectations found a voice in Sindh Assembly early last year when it demanded in a unanimously adopted resolution that provincial contribution in the federal divisible pool should be on the basis of population. The resolution argued "if the federation distributes the share of provinces on the basis of provinces' population, it should collect taxes on same basis from the population." The NWFP and Balochistan assemblies too voiced their bitterness and dismay on the rough treatment they had been receiving in allocation of fiscal resources. Questions are now being raised on the representative character of the NFC. The provinces now want a control and command on their respective natural resources. Balochistan complains that Sui gas provided Pakistan's foreign exchange in billions of dollars since 1954. But hardly two per cent of Baloch population enjoy gas connection.

The NWFP wants accumulated amount of hydel profits. Sindh wants revenue generation be given due weightage. Sindh also hosts the largest number of immigrants from Punjab and NWFP. No NFC award took account of this factor. The provinces also want a share in privatization proceeds and a relief in debt servicing. The federal government has remained silent on these issues. Then finally the issues of general sales tax. The sales tax in Pakistan was known as "bikri tax" in 1947 and was collected by provinces. It was partially federalised in 1951 and fully brought under control of the federal government in 1974. The federal government is also collecting sales tax on a number of services. Sindh is the hub of services with port and shipping. Obviously the sales tax on shipping agents and allied services should go to Sindh. Sindh is also the centre of financial services and generates tax. The greater demand for share in national resources mean a marked reduction in federal expenditure. How will this come about is a question that has to be answered by the leadership. REFERENCE: Shaukat confident of NFC award by March 31: Commission meets today By Sabihuddin Ghausi 20 February 2004 Friday 28 Zilhaj 1424

DADU, Dec 25: Former Sindh chief minister Liaquat Ali Jatoi has said that 1997 NFC award, under which the province suffered Rs5 billion losses per year, was signed on Feb 12, 1997 by the then caretaker finance minister Kanwar Idrees, and Nabi Bux Bhurgari, the then provincial minister and ex-officio member of the commission. Jatoi rejected a statement by Mumtaz Bhutto about signing of the sixth National Finance Commission award during his (Jatoi’s) tenure, and said the award was signed when Mumtaz was caretaker chief minister of the province. Talking to journalists here on Friday, Jatoi said that under the 1997 award, the provinces’ share stood at 36.5 per cent on the basis of vertical distribution of financial resources and the federation got 63.5 per cent. He said that the NFC award of 1990s, when he was provincial finance minister, was historical as it was based on vertical distribution of resources and the provinces got 80 per cent and the federation 20 per cent. It was signed on July 23, 1991 by him as finance minister and G.D. Memon as ex-officio member of the province, he said. He said that Sindh was the only province, which had received subvention of Rs700 million each year (Rs3.5 billion during the award period). Sindh received more funds for the projected targets, he said. Jatoi said that he had great respect for Mumtaz Bhutto but with all due respect he was ready to debate it issue with him at any gathering. MUMTAZ BHUTTO: Apropos a news item published in the Dawn’s Wednesday Dec 24 edition and captioned “Liaqaut signed previous NFC award, SNF chairman Mumtaz Bhutto has said that his caretaker regime had “wound up” (the process of preparation of) the sixth NFC award. REFERENCE: Jatoi refutes Mumtaz claim By Our Correspondent Saturday, 26 Dec, 2009

MR. Mumtaz Ali Khan Bhutto, Jirga and Jang Group "misreporting" on Sindhi Nationalists on Judiciary.
DADU, Nov 19: The chairman of the Sindh National Front, Sardar Mumtaz Ali Bhutto, has said that if someone kills a woman after getting solid proof of her illicit affair with someone else, it is not a big problem. Talking to newsmen here on Friday, he said if someone killed an innocent woman on the pretext of karo-kari, then the government should punish that man. Mr Bhutto said the judicial system in the country had collapsed and assemblies, courts and administrations had failed to provide justice to people, hence the jirga system was the best solution for people to get justice. He said Sindhis were being defamed in the world because of the highlighting of karo-kari issue. He said that his party would not join hands with the ARD in movement against the government because there were no genuine people in the alliance. He said there was no consensus among provinces on the NFC award and the federal government was victimizing smaller provinces in the distribution of financial resources. REFERENCE: Mumtaz Bhutto supports jirga system By Our Correspondent 20 November 2004 Saturday 07 Shawwal 1425

Sardar Mumtaz Ali Khan Bhutto on Musharaf Zardari deal and Restoration of Judiciary


ISLAMABAD: Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) is carrying out propaganda campaign against Chief Justice of Pakistan and media cell of PPP is supervising this campaign. This has been revealed in a report of a sensitive institution. Some leaders and government officials have been informed about this report. It was stated in the report that advertisements were published in some newspapers on behalf of a nationalist party with the title “Appeal to Chief Justice of Pakistan” which throws light on the past of the chief justice and tried to create negative impression against CJP. It was said in the report that some nationalist leaders, backed by PPP, are launching political campaign against chief justice of Pakistan Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry. Specially an incharge of PPP media cell and an MPA is active in this regard. The report said that the purpose of providing this ‘information’ is to caution the concerned departments about it. It is to be noted that a call to stage sit-in (dharna) outside the Supreme Court on April 9 has also been given by a nationalist party. REFERENCE: PPP carrying out anti-CJP campaign Sunday, April 04, 2010 News Desk

یپلز پارٹی عدلیہ کیخلاف پروپیگنڈا مہم چلا رہی ہے،حساس ادارے کی رپورٹ

کراچی (اسٹاف رپورٹر) پاکستان پیپلز پارٹی چیف جسٹس آف پاکستان کے خلاف پروپیگنڈہ مہم چلا رہی ہے۔ پیپلز پارٹی کا میڈیا سیل اس مہم کی نگرانی کر رہا ہے۔ یہ بات ایک حساس ادارے کی رپورٹ میں بتائی گئی ہے۔ اس رپورٹ سے پیپلز پارٹی کے بعض رہنماوٴں اور حکومتی عہدیداروں کو بھی آگاہ کردیاگیا ہے۔ رپورٹ میں کہا گیا ہے کہ بعض اخبارات میں ایک قوم پرست پارٹی کی طرف سے اشتہارات شائع ہوئے۔ ”چیف جسٹس آف پاکستان سے اپیل“ کے عنوان سے شائع ہونے والے ان اشتہارات میں چیف جسٹس کے ماضی کے حوالے سے باتیں کی گئی ہیں اور چیف جسٹس کے بارے میں منفی تاثر دینے کی کوشش کی گئی ہے۔ رپورٹ میں کہا گیا ہے کہ سندھ کے کچھ قوم پرست رہنما چیف جسٹس کے خلاف سیاسی مہم بھی شروع کر رہے ہیں جنہیں پیپلز پارٹی کی پشت پناہی حاصل ہے۔ خاص طور پر میڈیا سیل کے انچارج ایک ایم پی اے خاص طور پر سرگرم ہیں۔ رپورٹ میں کہا گیا ہے کہ یہ ”انفارمیشن“ دینے کا مقصد یہ ہے کہ متعلقہ اداروں کو صورتحال کا علم ہو۔ واضح رہے کہ ایک قوم پرست پارٹی کی طرف سے 9 اپریل کو سپریم کورٹ کے باہر دھرنا دینے کی کال بھی دی گئی ہے۔
READ THE LAST NEWS Sunday, April 04, 2010, Rabi-us-Sani 18, 1431 A.H

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) is carrying out propaganda campaign against Chief Justice of Pakistan and media cell of PPP is supervising this campaign.
This has been revealed in a report of a sensitive institution. Some leaders and government officials have been informed about this report. It was stated in the report that advertisements were published in some newspapers on behalf of a nationalist party with the title “Appeal to Chief Justice of Pakistan” which throws light on the past of the chief justice and tried to create negative impression against CJP. It was said in the report that some nationalist leaders, backed by PPP, are launching political campaign against chief justice of Pakistan Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry. Specially an incharge of PPP media cell and an MPA is active in this regard. The report said that the purpose of providing this ‘information’ is to caution the concerned departments about it. It is to be noted that a call to stage sit-in (dharna) outside the Supreme Court on April 9 has also been given by a nationalist party. REFERENCE: PPP carrying out anti-CJP campaign Sunday April 04, 2010 (0954 PST)

Human Memory is short and in case of Liars Reporters/Journalists of Pakistan i.e. Mr. Shaheen Sehbai and Mr. Ansar Abbasi it is proven beoynd doubt that Allah snatch Memory from Liars because in the above news Jang Groups quotes and Intelligence Agency Report [read table story] whereas both of these Journalists indulged in Yellow Journalism to the core had themselves running an Election Campaign for Mr Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry by filing reports about the same Sindhi Nationalists, read How Mr. Shaheen and Mr. Ansar incited Ethnic Hate themselves through Daily Jang/The News International and GEO TV.

WASHINGTON/ISLAMABAD: The US capital and the world is watching for the ultimate battle on the D-Day on Monday in what has now turned into a fatal fight to the finish between two personalities — President Asif Zardari and Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry. Only one will survive. Zardari has all the power that anyone can muster in any country, but he also has the biggest stakes on line. His power grab in the last few months is not helping him and he is fighting a losing battle. Iftikhar Chaudhry has no powers but he has the entire country behind him and that makes him the most powerful commander leading his troops to ultimate victory. His troops, Nawaz Sharif, Ali Kurd, Aitzaz Ahsan, the media, lawyers, politicians, rights activists and the people at large have been deceived so many times that no more promises or assurances of the Zardari camp carry any weight. Thus foreign guarantors are being sucked into the equation. The Army, the ultimate protector of the external and internal security fronts, has been caught in a dangerous bind. While it was hard pressed fighting the terrorists and their creeping coups, President Zardari has opened a much wider and a potentially suicidal confrontation which had brought the entire country to a standstill, even before the long march could start or converge at a point. The Army is in no position to fight such a divisive and extended war with its own people, for the interests of a few misguided and incompetent leaders who failed to grow into the large shoes they landed in, by the stroke of luck after the ultimate sacrifice of Benazir Bhutto. While leaders like Maulana Fazlur Rehman are, in sheer desperation, trying to give the phenomenal rising of the people for a national cause the colour of a possible threat to the federation, all those leading the movement have repeatedly said the objective of their struggle is to attain the objective of reinstatement of Nov 2 judiciary and not to dislodge the present PPP government.

Mian Nawaz Sharif, Qazi Hussain Ahmad, Imran Khan and the lawyers’ leadership have said in one voice that the government must listen to what the nation demands. The Jamaat-e-Islami chief has even asked Army chief Gen Ashfaq Parvez Kayani to use his pressure on the government to meet the public demand for the independence of judiciary instead of exploiting such a situation for a military intervention to grab power, a la Ziaul Haq or Musharraf. Given the public mood and the thinking of the political leaders military intervention is not possible and would be strongly resisted if foolishly resorted to. Critical mistakes have been made by Zardari-controlled war room, set up in the bunker inside the presidency. When Punjab was forcibly taken over by the governor to physically stop the long march and the entire transport system, official and private, was hijacked to block every road, two days before the D-Day word was sent out that the Shahbaz Sharif government was being restored in a few days. Given our bureaucratic mindset, the entire Punjab administration was paralysed that very moment because no officer, junior or senior, would take action against an ousted chief minister or his party, if he was to regain power in a few days. Hence there are numerous reports that the Punjab police and the administration was helping the Sharifs break the barriers or even smuggle them in police vehicles to dodge orders of a governor who was about to be sacked. It is simple logic. A senior government official, who drove to Islamabad from Lahore hours before the long march started towards Islamabad, reported the mood of the civil administration and the police in Punjab had changed altogether. He said officials were no more inclined to block the long march because they themselves had felt the change in the wind.

He claimed if a police force of 23,000 and other security personnel deployed in Lahore could not prevent the Lahorites from coming out on the streets despite the use of brutal police force and teargas, the long march would smoothly move toward Islamabad as the other districts do not have enough force to face huge crowds. According to a report, high-ranking police officers, of SSP rank and above, rushed inside the Lahore High Court and made speeches, apologising to the lawyers and the civil society. They said whatever had happened was wrong and from now on they won’t be a part of it. Rich traders of Lahore also come to the high court and categorically blamed it all on President Zardari. People were not chanting ‘Zardari ko jana hoga!’, rather they were saying, ‘Zardari to gaya!’ Asif Zardari has always been in a hurry to blow up the system that he suddenly inherited 14 months ago. He has overstretched his desire to become ‘General’ Asif Zardari, following in the footsteps of Gen Musharraf, for whom he still carries a soft spot.

Zardari began where Musharraf had peaked in terms of power. He had everything going for him, a supportive people, a unanimous parliament, a friendly opposition, a lovable media, a world ready to help. But he could not grasp the opportunity or even fathom the critical role he had been swept in. His destructive politics has led him to the present pass. The last card he has, and he has been saying this in private for some time, is the ultimate “Sindh card” which had been used off and on by Sindhi leaders when they were in trouble or cornered because of their failed policies or strategies. Zardari using the Sindh card would be an ultimate joke with the people. Why this appears a last ditch desperate effort is obvious as his cronies and loyalists like Rehman Malik and the foxy Maulana Fazlur Rehman have started raising this bogey. Malik has been referring to the “East Pakistan like” situation whereas nothing like it exists on the ground. Even in Sindh all the nationalists led my Mumtaz Bhutto, GM Syed Group, Rasool Bux Paleejo, the nationalists of other provinces including the Bizenjos, Mengals, Marris of Balochistan and even the coalition partners Bilors of Peshawar have been looking at the situation as a fight for an independent judiciary and not a threat to the federation. Most have been very vocal in support of the judges.

Zardari does not realise that he has pushed himself to the wrong side of the political, civil and intellectual spectrum. While everyone is clamouring for judicial independence, and everyone includes top judges, lawyers, politicians, journalists, even generals and bureaucrats, using the Sindh card would be nothing but an act of desperation signalling acceptance of defeat. The argument that the PPP was being victimised once again will hold no water as the present shape of the Zardari-led PPP is not what Benazir Bhutto’s PPP looked like and stood for. Benazir Bhutto’s jiyalas are no longer jiyalas of Zardari, they have been sidelined and it has been proved beyond doubt that Zardari does not stand for what Benazir wanted or struggled for. Thus all the Sindhi PPP and non-PPP stalwarts, including even Makhdoom Amin Fahim, Nawab Yousuf Talpur, the Jatois, Bhuttos et al, will not let Zardari use the Sindh card. It is in fact no card at all. - It is almost certain, and a senior Sindhi politician who knows the PPP and Sindh like the back of his own right hand, openly admits, that for Zardari there would be no “Sindh Card”, as it was available to Benazir Bhutto. In fact when I asked the Sindhi politician what may happen in Sindh, and the heart of PPP country, if Zardari and his 12 friends were removed from their offices, the answer was: “Only these 13 people will protest, no one else will. ” He explained that there are no PPP cadres with fires in their belly left in the interior of Sindh who would rise for Zardari. There is a growing sense of hatred because the Zardari clan has taken over all what was loved by the Bhutto jiyalas. “If today Nawaz Sharif stages a public meeting in Larkana, the country will be surprised at the turnout,” the mainstream Sindhi politician belonging to the PPP told me. - The feeling in some PPP circles is that if the NRO strikes at Zardari and his cronies, rural Sindh, where the PPP has grass root support for the Bhuttos, would not react as fiercely as many predict it would. This may be so because Zardari and his Sindhi friends, who were never part of the Benazir circle, have generated enough ill will and animosity in the last 18 months. Some have been forced to recall the funny story of the coffin thief of a village and his son. It is better not to repeat that story. REFERENCES: The contours of a changed, unwritten script Situationer By Shaheen Sehbai Wednesday, November 04, 2009
All power players focus on constitutional knock-out By Shaheen Sehbai Friday, October 23, 2009 AND Sindh is angry and Punjab is not helping By Shaheen Sehbai Sunday, January 06, 2008 Sindh nationalists stand for return of judges By Shaheen Sehbai & Ansar Abbasi Monday, March 16, 2009

Tail Piece is Exclusively for Mr. Mumtaz Ali Khan Bhutto and His Love for Pakistan Peoples Party.

Sardar Mumtaz Ali Khan Bhutto [Talented Cousin of Zulfikar Ali Bhutto]

Abdul Hafeez Peerzada [Former Federal Law Minister in Zulfikar Ali Bhutto Cabinet]

As per the News International dated February 16, 2008, Saturday.

He alleged that PPP co-chairman Asif Ali Zardari was ready to strike deals with the PML-N, the MQM and even President Pervez Musharraf. Mumtaz Bhutto said begging for votes, in the name of the blood of Benazir Bhutto, was against the sacrifice she had rendered. They should pursue her killers and expose them before the nation, he told the PPP leaders. [1]


Sardar Mumtaz Ali Khan Bhutto was amongst those notorious Five Uncles i.e Ghulam Mustafa Khar {Lion of Punjab}, Mumtaz Ali Bhutto {Dahesar}, Ghulam Mustafa Jatoi {as per Dawn News last night TV Show involved in Mehran Bank Scandal}, and Maulana Kausar Niazi {Maulana Whiskey and a former Deputy of Maulana Mawdoodi}, Abdul Hafeez Peerzada {Sohna Munda} of Late. Ms. Benazir Bhutto who betrayed the widow Ms. Nusrat Bhutto after the Judicial Murder of Zoulfiqar Ali Bhutto by General Zia, Maudoodi, Jamat-e-Islami, USA, Henry Kissinger and last but not the least Judiciary in 1979. They left her high and dry when they were needed and many amongst those Uncles of Benazir Bhutto were helped by e.g. Ghulam Mustaf Khar, Lt. General Retd. Faiz Ali Chishti [the backbone of General Zia's Martial Law and nowadays a Pseudo Claimant of Restoration of Democarcy under the banner of Nondescript Ex Servicemen Society].

Judicial Murder of Zulfikar Ali Bhutto Part 9


Judicial Murder of Zulfikar Ali Bhutto Part 10


Mumtaz Bhutto's loved Zoulfiqar Bhutto so much that only after a few days of ZAB's Murder, both Mumtaz and Hafeez Peerzada got married [Courtesy Monthly Herald Pakisatn Divided They Stand by Mazhar Abbas Issue of January 2008].

Mumtaz Bhutto loved late Ms. Benazir Bhutto so much that after the dismissal of her second government [1993-1996] by PPP elected President Tumandar Sardar Farooq Ahmed Khan Laghari, he joined the Caretaker Chief Minister of Sindh under President Laghari in 1996 so much for the love of Ms. Bhutto.

Irshad Ahmed Haqqani

Another such bufoon is self proclaimed analyst and thinker Irshad Ahmed Haqqani [A member of Jamat-e-Islami and Columnist of Daily Jang] and very worried about PPP Internal Politics he is also an apologist for Ex Servicemen Society specifically for Lt. General Hamid Gul for his alleged role in the formation of IJI in 1988-1990 and playing part. He says that Mr Hamid Gul may please be forgiven. What about his past he also served under Farooq Laghari's Caretaker Cabinet in 1996 so much for the principled stand of Irshad Ahmed Haqqani.


1- PPP exploiting Benazir’s name: SNF chief By our correspondent Saturday, February 16, 2008

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