Thursday, January 10, 2013

Is Dr Tahirul Qadri "Sadiq" and "Amin" (Pious/Sagacious)

Dr Tahirul Qadri of Tehreeke Minhajul Quran (TMQ) who in his first public meeting had demanded that the election candidates must be “Sadique” (truthful) and “Ameen” (trustworthy) in line the said articles. Wednesday, January 09, 2013 - The business leaders in this financial capital of the country is determined to press the government for ensuring the strict implementation of Articles 62 and 63 for candidature in the next general election which is due in a mater of weeks. Articles 62 and 63 of the Constitution deal with the qualification and disqualification for membership of the “Majlis-e-Shoora” (parliament). The businessmen, traders and industrialists, who gathered here Saturday evening to have an insight on current political situation of the country from Zahid Malik, a seasoned journalist and Editor in Chief Pakistan Observer, vowed not to tolerate those contestants in the polls who would fall short of constitutional provisions under Articles 62 and 63. Saying so automatically put them behind the long march-fame Dr Tahirul Qadri of Tehreeke Minhajul Quran (TMQ) who in his first public meeting had demanded that the election candidates must be “Sadique” (truthful) and “Ameen” (trustworthy) in line the said articles. Hosted by Federal Advisor on Textile Mirza Ikhtiar Baig at his residence, the gathering was attended among others by FPCCI President Fazal Kadir Khan Sherani, business leaders Tariq Sayeed, S.M Muneer, Zakaria Usman, Shaukat Ahmed, Mirza Ishtiaq Baig, Senator Abdul Haseeb Khan and Former Sindh Governor Brig (Retd) Moinuddin Haider. Also present on the occasion was Editor Pakistan Observer Faisal Zahid Malik. The business leaders claimed to have sensed gravity of, what Ikhtiar Baig said “do or die” situation, as Malik urged upon the current rulers to think if crises-hit Pakistan could go with the current “extreme situation”. “There is a pressing need for the leaders to think whether or not we as a nation can sustain the current extreme situation where tolerance of the poor has completed faded,” said the journalist who, quoting local “intelligentsia”, termed Dr Qadri as a “agent of change” in Pakistan a “moderate Islamic movement”. Malik, however, said despite emergent odds like Dr Qadri’s long march the prospect for democracy was bright in the country. “By and large the democratic forces are in favor of continuing with democracy in the country that means the perceived anti-election designs of Dr Qadri are not going to succeed,” said the editor. A great wisdom, he said, was oozing out of the Presidency which had so far been able to avoid the path of politico-institutional confrontation through the policy of reconciliation. REFERENCE: Business leaders to press for Sadique and Ameen candidates in next election Ismail Dilawar Wednesday, January 09, 2013

Critical Analysis: Tahirul Qadri's Credentials Dr Ghulam Sarwar (Former Advisor Shariat Court of Pakistan) 

Is Dr Tahirul Qadri "Sadiq" and Amin as per Supreme Court on NRO?

Dr Tahirul Qadri Pious & Sagacious as Defined... by SalimJanMazari

Lahore High Court gave a detailed verdict on Dr Tahirul Qadri highly doubt character The pros and cons of Dr Qadri as caretaker PM What a high court commission wrote about Dr Qadri Usman Manzoor Tuesday, December 25, 2012 A close inside look at the Minhajul Quran of Dr Tahirul Qadri Tariq Butt & Usman Manzoor Tuesday, January 08, 2013 hence Dr Tahirul Qadri is no more Sadiq and Ameen (Pious and Sagacious) and Supreme Court Decision on NRO has clearly defined the criteria for being Sadiq and Ameen - Read page 27, 185, 266, 267, 268 & 269 - Supreme Court Verdict on NRO (2009)

2009: MQM benefited the most from NRO ISLAMABAD, Nov 18 The government did not present in the National Assembly a list of beneficiaries of the National Reconciliation Ordinance (NRO) despite a promise made by the prime minister to that effect. The list has names of about 5,800 people who were facing financial irregularities and criminal cases. The list obtained by Dawn shows that 3,775 cases (mostly criminal) were against leaders and workers of the Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM). Leaders of the Pakistan People`s Party, Pakistan Muslim League-N, Jamiat Ulema-i-Islam (Fazl) and Awami National Party are also among the beneficiaries. Prominent leaders and bureaucrats who enjoyed immunity under the NRO include President Asif Ali Zardari, Interior Minister Rehman Malik, Nusrat Bhutto, former minister Yousuf Talpur, PPP secretary general Jehangir Badr, Pakistan`s Ambassador to the US Hussain Haqqani, secretary general to the president Salman Farooqi, former chairman of Pakistan Steel Mills Usman Farooqi, Sindh Governor Ishratul Ibad, former interior minister Aftab Sherpao, former minister Anwar Saifullah, former MNA of N-League Haji Kabir, Agha Siraj Durrani, former provincial minister Ghaniur Rehman, Habibullah Kundi, Sardar Mansoor Leghari, Mir Baz Khetran, Aslam Hayyat Qureshi, Saeed Mehdi, Javed Qureshi, Siraj Shamsuddin and former secretary to the president Rasool Baksh Raho. Officials of the law ministry and the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) were not sure whether cases against Mian Nawaz Sharif, Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif and PML-N leader Ishaq Dar, including the Hudaibya Paper Mills case, had been settled under the NRO or were still pending in courts.The NRO introduced by former president Gen (retd) Pervez Musharraf provided immunity to leaders and officials from cases registered during 1985-99. The fate of the NRO is hanging in the balance and there is a possibility that corruption cases dumped under the ordinance might be reopened. Sources in the government said that pressure exerted by coalition partners had forced the government not to present the list of the beneficiaries in the National Assembly. They said there was pressure from the MQM and the JUI-F because hundreds of their workers allegedly involved in corruption and criminal cases had availed themselves of immunity under the NRO. The PPP decided to take the NRO to parliament, but reversed the decision when the coalition partners refused to vote for it. However, a government spokesman said the list would be presented in 15 days as promised by the prime minister. “The law minister was to present the list of NRO beneficiaries in the last NA session but he could not do so because the record was not consolidated,” the spokesman said. The next session of the National Assembly is likely to be held after Eidul Azha. Meanwhile, NAB has started consultations with its legal experts to decide the stance it would take after the deadline for parliamentary approval of the NRO ends on Nov 28. According to the sources, the bureau is considering suggestions to vigorously pursue corruption cases if they are reopened by courts. REFERENCE: MQM benefited the most from NRO by Syed Irfan Raza  (19-11-2009)

Supreme Court of Pakistan on the definition of Sadiq and Ameen (Pious and Sagacious) and Dr Tahirul Qadri's Long March for a change with NRO Beneficiaries 

2012: NRO beneficiaries not entitled to hold govt office: CJ Iftikhar 27 January, 2012 ISLAMABAD: Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry on Thursday declared that the beneficiaries of the defunct National Reconciliation Ordinance (NRO) could not hold government offices. The Supreme Court admitted a petition for regular hearing against Sharmila Farooqui's eligibility as an adviser to the Sindh chief minister as well as member of the provincial cabinet. The chief justice ordered the removal of objections placed by the Registrar's office on the application and directed it for regular hearing. Petitioner Habib Wahabul Khairi, Chairman Al-Jehad Trust, appeared in person, and said Sharmila had taken relief under the National Reconciliation Ordinance. The Chief Justice observed that if she had taken relief under the plea bargain, then her case was a continuation of the NRO issue. He remarked that her eligibility as an adviser in the provincial cabinet should be reviewed as those who got relief under the NRO were no longer entitled for such benefits now. Khairi had made the federation, Ministry of Law and Justice, Government of Sindh, NAB chairman, National Savings Director General, Usman Farooqui, Aneesa Farooqui, Sharmila Farooqui and State Bank as respondents. REFERENCE: NRO beneficiaries not entitled to hold govt office: CJ Iftikhar 27 January, 2012

Supreme Court of Pakistan on the definition of Sadiq and Ameen (Pious and Sagacious) and Dr Tahirul Qadri's Long March for a change with NRO Beneficiaries 

Qadri ready to become caretaker premier 29th December, 2012 : LAHORE, Dec 28: Tehrik Minjhajul Quran chief Dr Tahirul Qadri is not a candidate for the general election but will accept the challenge of becoming the caretaker prime minister in case “millions of participants in his long march and the nation force him to do so”. The TMQ chief held a marathon press conference in Model Town on Friday where he tried to dispel ‘certain apprehensions’ about his movement. On one occasion he broke down while giving details about funding for the movement. He said his wife and daughters had already sold their gold ornaments and were now planning to sell their house to fund the TMQ long march. “I am determined not to contest the upcoming election. However, if the participants in my march and the nation as well press me to become the caretaker premier, (which I really don’t want) I will be ready to accept this challenge by doing unprecedented electoral reforms amid massive accountability for the first time in the history of the country,” he said. He said he and the TMQ had a one-point agenda — the formation of an honest and trustworthy caretaker government after involving all stakeholders. And this should introduce electoral reforms in order to bring a leadership for the country that could represent all segments of society, including journalists, farmers, workers, lawyers and traders. The TMQ chief said as the armed forces and the judiciary were important part of the country’s democratic and electoral system, there was no harm in taking them on board. “We call military in flood-hit areas, for collection of bills and for several civic issues. Why are we afraid of consulting them on such an important issue. Similarly, we can involve judiciary in this process by seeking legal and constitutional guidance in this regard,” he said. Dr Qadri stressed that the long march would be peaceful as the TMQ would not allow anyone to take over the country on the pretext of their march and law and order. Commenting on rampant corruption in the country, he said it was a major problem and a cause of weakening of state institutions. He quoted a former prime minister of New Zealand, David Lange, as having told him in late 80s about huge kickbacks by a Pakistani premier. He said Bob Hawke (a former Australian PM) had informed him about the demand of 30 per cent share by a top Pakistani authority when Australia planned making foreign investment in Pakistan. He expressed his confidence in the present judiciary and military leadership, saying both were playing a vital role in saving the democratic system. He said the TMQ had also established its own electoral institution led by former election commission secretary Kunwar Dilshad. At the end of discussion, a woman claiming herself as an expatriate from Italy gave a donation of Rs600,000 to the TMQ chief for funding the long march. REFERENCE: Qadri ready to become caretaker premier 29th December, 2012

Supreme Court of Pakistan on the definition of Sadiq and Ameen (Pious and Sagacious) and Dr Tahirul Qadri's Long March for a change with NRO Beneficiaries 

2009 MQM beneficiary in mostly criminal cases ISLAMABAD: With Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) chief Altaf Huassain’s name on top of the list of MQM leaders who benefited from the NRO – details of the 72 cases against him show that all of the lawsuits were registered on criminal charges. Details show that 31 of the cases have been registered on murder charges, 11 on attempted murder charges, three on kidnapping charges, 25 on hooliganism charges and two on other charges. In all 3,230 cases – most of which had been registered against MQM members – were withdrawn in Sindh. Almost all cases against MQM leaders were registered on criminal charges. Other top MQM leaders who benefited from NRO include Federal Minister for Overseas Pakistanis Farooq Sattar, federal Minister for Shipping Babar Khan Ghauri and Sindh Governor Dr Ishratul Ebad. ---- Afzal Sindhu said persons who had been benefiting from NRO’s Article-2 in Sindh and in lieu of the Review Board, included MQM chief Altaf Hussain, Babar Ghauri, Ishratul Ebad Khan, Dr Imran Farooq, Nouman Sehgal, Dr Farooq Sattar, Saleem Shehzad, Kanwar Khalid Younis, and Safdar Baqri. He said in Sindh, 7,793 people benefited from the ordinance. Adviser to Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif, Saeed Mehdi, is also among the NRO beneficiaries. ---- Amongst the federal ministers, the NRO beneficiaries include Interior Minister Rehman Malik (facing cases of embezzlement of funds on account of unauthorised release of imported yellow cabs, illegal detention of complainant and illegal gratification), Defence Minister Ahmed Mukhtar (charged with misuse of authority in issuing sugar export permit to non-entitled persons in 1994 as the commerce minister), Ports and Shipping Minister Babar Khan Ghauri, Overseas Pakistanis Minister Farooq Sattar and Minister of State for Housing Tariq Anis (charged with having assets beyond means). Sindh Minister Siraj Durrani and certain MQM provincial ministers and MPAs are also included in the list of such beneficiaries. -- LAHORE: As many as 182 criminal cases have been withdrawn under the National Reconciliation Ordinance (NRO) against 11 mainstream politicians of the Muttahida Qaumi Movement, in addition to dozens of cases against politicians of the Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) and the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N), National Accountability Bureau sources told Daily Times on Friday. Former president Pervez Musharraf had promulgated the NRO on October 5, 2007 and given political relief to a total of 8,041 people against any cases registered against them between January 01, 1986 and October 12, 1999. The move came after a reported “under-hand deal” with mainstream politicians. The ordinance is set to lapse today (Saturday). According to the NAB sources, MQM politicians including Altaf Hussain, Farooq Sattar, Ishratul Ibad, Imran Farooq, Babar Ghauri, Shoaib Bukhari, Saleem Shahzad, Waseem Akhtar, Safdar Baqri and Kanwar Khalid Younus, among others, had been charged with cases of 68 murders, 30 attempted murders, 10 kidnappings and 70 balwa (rioting) cases. There were 31 cases of murders, 11 of attempted murders, three kidnappings and 25 rioting cases against Altaf alone, while Imran Farooq had been accused in seven cases of murder, two attempted murders, three kidnappings and six rioting cases. Three murders, an attempted murder, two kidnappings and 10 rioting cases had been registered against MQM leader Safdar Baqri, while Farooq Sattar had been accused of involvement in five murders, four attempted murders and 13 rioting cases. There were 13 cases of murder, three attempted murders and five rioting cases registered against Shoaib Bukhari. Kanwar Khalid Younus had been charged with four murders, five attempted murders and three rioting cases, while a murder case, an attempted murder and five rioting cases were registered against Waseem Akhtar. Babar Ghauri was accused of four murders, rioting and two counts of attempted murder. Two kidnappings and two rioting cases were registered against Saleem Shahzad. MQM’s governor in Sindh, Ishratul Ibad, along with some other accused had been charged with attempted murder, while a case had also been registered against MNA Noman Sehgel. Altaf had reportedly been sentenced to 27 years imprisonment, in one of the cases against him by a special anti-terrorism court two years after he left Pakistan. Although, the Sindh High Court later acquitted him of those charges in 1998, he had taken benefit of the NRO in three kidnapping cases registered against him. According to the list of the NRO beneficiaries, PPP leaders, including Interior Minister Rehman Malik, Defence Minister Chaudhry Ahmed Mukhtar, Malik Mushtaq Awan, Nawab Yousuf Talpur, Agha Siraj Durrani, Jehangir Badar and Mir Baz Khetran had all benefited from the ordinance. PML-N member, Saeed Mehdi, until recently working as the adviser to the Punjab chief minister, has already resigned after his name was mentioned in the NRO beneficiaries list. REFERENCES: MQM beneficiary in mostly criminal cases Sunday, November 22, 2009 Government issues list of 8,041 names Sohail Khan Sunday, November 22, 2009 Will they quit or not? Ansar Abbasi Sunday, November 22, 2009 MQM politicians top list of NRO beneficiaries By Hussain Kashif

2009: 3576 criminal cases against Altaf, others withdrawn KARACHI At least 83 corruption cases registered against 200 persons including Interior Minster Rehman Malik, Salman Farooqi, Sindh Minister Agha Siraj Durani, and other former bureaucrats and politicians have been withdrawn under the cover of National Reconciliation Ordinance (NRO) in Sindh. Moreover, a large number of the 3576 criminal cases registered against MQM Chief Altaf Hussain, Dr Farooq Sattar, Sindh Governor Dr Ishratul Ebad, and others were also withdrawn, invoking the NRO. A list of the cases and the names of accused persons who benefited from the NRO provision in Sindh, has been sent to the federal government which has already announced to unveil the list of the persons whose cases have been withdrawn. A Sindh government official privy to the matter said that the majority of the beneficiaries include former bureaucrats and government officials. Meanwhile, some of such bureaucrats continue to hold higher posts in the federal government while some are serving in the foreign service. Official sources said that a total 83 of corruption cases pending in five Accountability Courts in Sindh-Karachi against 200 persons including politicians and former bureaucrats were withdrawn under NRO. According to details, 43 corruption cases were withdrawn from Accountability Court (AC)-1, 22 from AC-2, 17 from AC-4 and one from AC-5. The sources concerned confirmed that a small number of politicians benefited from NRO while the majority of such persons included former government officials, autonomous bodies chiefs and banks heads. However, Sindh Minister for Local Government Department Agha Siraj Durani who falls in the category of politicians who benefited from NRO. The corruption case against him pending in Accountability Court has been withdrawn. Mr Durani is considered as the close aide of President Asif Ali Zardari. After 2008 general elections, he was expecting to grab the slot of Sindh Chief Minister, but his name was dropped due to untold reasons. Similarly, the name of Interior Minister Rehman Malik forms part of the list of the persons whose corruption cases have been withdrawn. A corruption case was pending in Accountability Court Karachi against Mr Malik in his capacity as former Director General Federal Investigation Agency (FIA). Others who benefited from NRO are: former President National Bank of Pakistan MB Abbasi, currently serving as Pak Ambassador in Iran, former bureaucrat Salman Farooqi, currently serving Principal Staff officer of President of Pakistan, Siraj Shamsul Hassan, a businessman Chaudhry Sharif, former bank president Younas Dalmia, former Vice-President of Habib Bank, Pir Didar Jan Sarhandi, former Secretary Board of Revenue of Sindh government, Ghulam Abbas Soomor and former official of Board of Revenue of Sindh Ramesh Odesi. MQM Chief Altaf Hussain, Sindh Governor Dr Ishratul Ibad, MQM Parliamentary leader in National Assembly Dr Farooq Sattar and other party workers are some of the beneficiaries. The cases registered against them were withdrawn. A NRO committee headed by Justice (r) Ghous Muhammad and including former Advocate General Of Sindh Khawaja Naveed and Law Secretary Ghulam Nabi Shah had reviewed the criminal cases which were pending in courts against MQM leaders and workers of other political parties. After a thorough review, the committee sent its recommendations to the then Sindh Chief Minister Dr Arbab Ghulam Rahim for withdrawal of 3576 criminal cases under NRO. According to the sources, at least 95 per cent of the total criminal cases pertained to MQM leaders and workers. Such persons were nominated in the FIRs registered for torching vehicles during strike calls in the City. REFERENCE: 3576 criminal cases against Altaf, others withdrawn By: Ramzan Chandio | November 14, 2009

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