Sunday, July 28, 2013

Memory Loss of Nawaz Sharif, MQM and PPP.

2011 PML-N hints at legal action against MQM - KARACHI: The PML-N is considering legal action against the MQM parliamentarians involved in “bad-mouthing and using un-parliamentary language” against the PML-N leadership. Ahsan Iqbal, the information secretary of the PML-N, was critical of those political parties which, in spite of being part of the coalition government, were criticising it day in and day out. The PML-N and the Muttahida indulged in a mud-slinging bout on Wednesday, slandering each other’s top leadership. “If they are really sincere, they should leave the government and do politics based on principles,” Mr Iqbal said at a press conference on Saturday. He blamed the government and its coalition partners for the worsening law and order situation. Mr Iqbal also slammed the government for the massive increase in petroleum prices, calling for a reversal of the decision. He called for removal of ‘corrupt’ officials from financial institutions, saying that new appointments should be made through a parliamentary committee. He said the economy was on its knees because of corruption. The PML-N leader said unless the government stopped wastefulness, economy would not pick up, warning that poverty would spawn anarchy and civil war.He said had President Asif Zardari acted upon the advice of Mian Nawaz Sharif, the country would not have been in dire straits. He reiterated his party’s stance that it would not be a part of the “puppet show for a mere change of face”. “My party thinks that any change should be meaningful and decisive.” REFERENCE: PML-N hints at legal action against MQM 2011-01-01 23:40:30

Nawaz Sharif on MQM in London APC 2007 (ARY NEWS 2013)

Nawaz Sharif on MQM in London APC 2007 (ARY... by SalimJanMazari

13) The APC holds General Musharraf, the Sindh governor and the provincial government, and the MQM responsible for the carnage carried out in Karachi on May 12, 2007, and demands an independent judicial enquiry by a judge of the Supreme Court to ascertain and identify the persons involved. 14) The APC condemns recent acts of terrorism in UK. It further resolves to write a joint memorandum to the UK government for initiating necessary legal proceedings against MQM chief Altaf Hussain for his alleged role in incidents of terrorism in Pakistan. REFERENCES : Text of London APC declaration Monday, July 09, 2007 UK action against Altaf demanded by Rauf Klasra Monday, July 09, 2007 APC agrees to resist Musharraf’s re-election by Rauf Klasra Monday, July 09, 2007

MQM on Nawaz Sharif, Operation Cleanup 1992 & MQM workers


MQM on Nawaz Sharif, Operation Cleanup 1992... by SalimJanMazari

* Rizvi refers to Nisar as ‘Mr Bean’ --- * MQM leaders accuse Sharifs of having ‘weird likes’ --- * Nisar accuses Altaf of undergoing treatment for mysterious ‘manly disease’ --- ISLAMABAD/LAHORE: The war of words between the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) and the Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) on Wednesday intensified after leaders of both parties started making personal attacks on each others’ leaders, a private TV channel reported. Sitting on different talk shows on private TV channels and talking to reporters outside the Parliament House, leaders of both the parties did not even refrain from using abusive language and profanities against each other, besides hurling threats of serious consequences. PML-N leader Chaudhry Nisar said that the MQM was a party of “dacoits”, adding that a person who was sitting abroad for the past 19 years could not bring a revolution in Pakistan. He said if MQM chief Altaf Hussain was sincere with Pakistan, he should return to the country. Separately, commenting on Nisar’s comments, MQM’s Haider Abbas Rizvi said the PML-N was the first to make personal attacks on the MQM leadership. He also referred to Nisar as “Mr Bean”. He said the PML-N leaders would not find a place to stand in the country if a “Pandora’s box was opened”. He said the PML-N leaders used to meet with generals in the dark of night, adding that the PML-N chief was General Jilani’s production, General Zia’s follower and was grateful to General Pervez Musharraf. MQM’s Waseem Akhtar said Nisar was bald and had put on a wig, while Nawaz and Shahbaz both got hair transplants during their forced stay in England. He said it seemed they wanted to have “some romantic affairs”. He said the PML-N leadership had done nothing for the people of Lahore, adding that the people would beat them with shoes. The MQM leaders accused the Sharifs of having “weird likes”, as at a women’s convention, Nawaz had compared himself to Shahjahan and his wife to Mumtaz Mahal. They even went to the extent of saying that Nawaz’s daughter had left the house to force the family to get her married to her father’s ADC. They threatened that both the Sharifs would not be allowed to come to Karachi in future unless they apologised for the indecent language against their party chief. Earlier, Chaudhry Nisar, while talking to reporters outside the Parliament House, had accused Altaf Hussain of undergoing treatment for a mysterious “manly disease” in London, and said if the MQM did not stop using indecent language against the Sharifs, his party would make public the records of that rehab centre. Nisar even asked Altaf to apologise to the nation for all his political, financial and moral ills. He asked how the Sharif brothers had made property worth millions and become owners of 25 factories. He further asked which medical treatment Shahbaz received from London, adding that sex stimulants were recovered from Nawaz’s secretariat when Musharraf took over. daily times monitor/ staff report REFERENCE: PML-N, MQM tear each other apart Thursday, December 30, 2010

Abid Sher Ali on MQM & MQM on Nawaz Sharif Letter to India


Abid Sher Ali on MQM & MQM on Nawaz Sharif... by SalimJanMazari

2009 : Where PPP, PML-N and MQM stood on Jinnahpur in 1992 ISLAMABAD: If history has any relevance in our politics then the Pakistan Peoples’ Party (PPP) and the Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) ñ so closely allied today — were daggers drawn over the Jinnahpur conspiracy in 1992 and the PPP was accusing the Pakistan Muslim League (PML-N) of cover-up while the then-Nawaz Sharif government was pleading complete innocence. Reports carried by leading newspapers on the issue during 1992 show the Nawaz-led IJI government had completely denied the existence of Jinnahpur conspiracy but the PPP-led PDA (Pakistan Democratic Alliance) opposition charged the government of covering up the MQM’s conspiracy. However, the Jamaat-e-Islami, a coalition partner in the government, once moved an adjournment motion in the National Assembly to discuss the Jinnahpur conspiracy. It was no less than opposition leader Benazir Bhutto, who had accused the Nawaz regime of trying to cover up the conspiracy of the MQM which, according to her, wanted to make a separate homeland with the support of India. The incumbent President, Asif Ali Zardari, had also demanded action against Jinnahpur planners. Today though the MQM targets the PML-N for the Jinnahpur conspiracy, during those times MQM Chief Altaf Hussain was even found hailing the Nawaz government for exposing Jinnahpur. Altaf Hussain also demanded a probe into the matter by the Supreme Court. Similarly, the PML-N, which today passes the buck on the Army and intelligence agencies to have created the Jinnahpur drama, during those days insisted that the plot was a figment of imagination of the PPP. The then-interior minister Chaudhry Shujaat was also reported to have said the Army used to operate as per the directive of the government. In order to have a true sense of the political divide of those times and the position of different political parties on the issue of Jinnahpur, briefs of statements and reports of newspapers of different political leaders and analysts on the issue are reproduced here. Jang Karachi quoted Benazir Bhutto on July 6, 1992 as saying if Beharis are settled in Sindh it would pave the way for Jinnahpur and Sindhudesh. She said Sindh had proved to be waterloo for the past rulers and it may also become the same for Nawaz Sharif. July 18, 1992 Jang Karachi reported Brigadier Haroon, the Army spokesman, as saying in a press briefing that the MQM had planned a separate homeland. The News of July 17 quoted him as saying there were confirmed intelligence reports, revealing the MQM plans. The map of the planned country was also discovered during the operation, he claimed. On Oct 11, 1992 Jang Lahore ran a story filed by its reporter Azhar Sohail which talked of the Army high command providing documentary evidence to the government that the MQM was planning to create an independent state called Jinnahpur comprising Hyderabad, Thatta, Badin, Karachi and all those areas of upper Sindh that are oil rich. The report said the corps commander meeting in a recent meeting discussed the issue and decided to provide all the material to the government. Politician Meraj Muhammad Khan was reported to have said on Oct 12, 1992 that the Jinnahpur map issue is a fraud. A day later, Shaheen Sehbai, who is presently Group Editor of The News, reported for Dawn “A House losing its temper” and wrote in his Press Gallery, “The opposition was pressing for a debate on Jinnahpur, the supposed brainchild of the MQM to separate Urdu-speaking areas from Pakistan.” The same day The News reported the voting out of NA motion by the treasury benches on Jinnahpur. The News also reported the then deputy opposition leader Farooq Leghari to have said the prime minister (Nawaz Sharif) was involved in the Jinnahpur conspiracy and claimed that the government opposed motion on the issue because it did not want to go into details. Dawn on Oct 14, 1992 carried MQM Chief Altaf Hussain’s statement in which he called for a Supreme Court probe to investigate the charges of Jinnahpur against the MQM. The same newspaper reported on Oct 15 about two separate adjournment motions moved by the PDA and Jamaat-e-Islami members to discuss the Jinnahpur conspiracy. In a press conference on Oct 17, the then key minister of Nawaz regime Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan said Jinnahpur plot did not exist. “The government would not allow anyone to subvert the rights of Muhajirs. It is baseless that we have ever discussed the creation of the so-called Jinnahpur with the MQM,” he was quoted to have said. Nisar also dispelled the impression that the whole MQM was a terrorist organisation and insisted the good and bad people were in every party. He asked Altaf Hussain to respond to the allegations levelled against his party. The same day ANP Chief Ajmal Khattak said there is no truth in the reports that the MQM had planned anything to break Pakistan or to establish Jinnahpur.October 19 newspapers carry ISPR press release, conveying Army’s denial of the knowledge of the Jinnahpur plan. “The Army had no evidence concerning the so-called Jinnahpur plan, it is clarified that the newspaper story in question is baseless. The Army has neither handed over to the government any document or map as reported, not is it in possession of any evidence concerning the so-called ‘Jinnahpur’ plan. It is also factually wrong that the matter was discussed at any meeting of the corps commander.” But the same day Benazir Bhutto in a statement in the National Assembly said the government was consciously covering up the Jinnahpur conspiracy and is backing up the MQM from day one. Nawa-e-Waqt quoted her as saying the motive of the organisation (MQM) is to create a separate homeland with the support of India. She demanded of the removal of Nawaz Sharif from the government for supporting, abetting and financing the dismemberment of Pakistan. She said it was of no use to blame Altaf Hussain. “His partner, supporter and guide Nawaz Sharif must go,” The News reported on October 19. The same day the then-interior minister Chaudhry Shujaat Hussain was reported to have said in the National Assembly a day before that Jinnahpur is a non-issue and the brainchild of the PPP. Farooq Leghari, however, demanded judicial probe into the plot and contended that disclosure of the Jinnahpur plot had exposed the MQM’s anti-state activities which needed further investigations. Shaheen Sehbai in Dawn’s “From Press Gallery” wrote on October 19, “Jinnahpur is all fiction”. “Including the opposition leader, Benazir Bhutto, could hardly produce anything about the much trumpeted Jinnahpur beyond newspaper clippings or a reported statement of an Army spokesman made in front of a team of Islamabad journalists. Even that was said to have been denied by the Army,” wrote Sehbai. The News of Oct 19 also quoted Asif Ali Zardari to have desiring action against Jinnahpur planners. “Zardari said the denial of the plan made by the leader of the Islami Jamhoori Ittehad was meaningless,” the newspaper read. In his report “The last refuge of a scoundrel”, Nusrat Javed, senior journalist, wrote in The News on Oct 19, “A military spokesman, Brigadier Haroon, told this to a group of newsmen visiting Karachi in mid-July that there were confirmed intelligence reports that some of the MQM leaders were trying to create a separate state. This correspondent was present at the Army briefing in Karachi where such allegations were made and one reported about them like the rest of the newsmen present. Reference to Haroon’s allegations demands another simple answer, i.e., whether the Nawaz government agrees to the perception expressed by a senior Army officer?” Tariq Butt of The News on October 19 also reported of Benazir Bhutto’s accusing the government of cover-up. “When Interior Minister Chaudhry Shujaat Hussain described the Jinnahpur conspiracy as a dangerous figment of the PDA’s imagination, opposition MNAs accused the government of being a party to the plot,” the story filed by Butt read. The same day Nawa-e-Waqt ran a story quoting Benazir Bhutto to have said the Army had uncovered the Jinnahpur conspiracy but the government was silent on the issue. Dawn on October 21, 1992 reported Altaf Hussain to have been praising the government. The report headlined, “Altaf hails govt for exposing Jinnahpur”. According to the report, the MQM chief said the government (of Nawaz Sharif) and its agencies in the same effective manner should display a positive attitude to review the baseless allegations levelled against the MQM to bring about an improvement in the present constitutional and political crises, particularly in Sindh.” Oct 21, 1992 Jang published a story based on Asif Ali Zardari’s statement that was though appeared conflicting with the PPP stance at that time, suits today’s politics of the PPP and the MQM. The newspaper reported Mr Zardari to have said in a court premises in Karachi that the Jinnahpur scandal was created to malign the MQM. The same day Dawn reported Farooq Leghari to have been refuting the government’s claim that Jinnahpur was a figment of imagination of the PPP. He also demanded constitution of a high-powered commission headed by the chief justice of Pakistan and comprising all the four high court chief justices to look into the matter. Several years later on December 14, 1998 The News carried a statement of Altaf Hussain on the same issue. Altaf Hussain demanded probe into reports about Jinnahpur and said the separate Jinnahpur state allegations was a well-planned conspiracy which was used as a message for the Muhajir community that they would continue to be victimised if they did not demand a separate state. REFERENCE: Where PPP, PML-N and MQM stood on Jinnahpur in 1992 BY Ansar Abbasi Thursday, September 03,  2009

Gen. (R) Tariq Pervaiz & Muhammad Anwar (MQM) on General Pervez Musharraf (Meray Mutabiq – 29-8-09)


Gen. (R) Tariq Pervaiz & Muhammad Anwar (MQM... by SalimJanMazari

2009 RAWALPINDI: Former president Gen (retd) Pervez Musharraf had long-standing links with the Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) and used to visit ‘nine zero’ in Karachi on one pretext or the other even when he was a brigadier. He used to openly support the party during the corps commanders conferences and once he had pleaded their case by demanding compensation for those killed in the Karachi operation. At one of the conferences, Gen Jehangir Karamat asked our views in this regard. Only I raised my voice demanding that the Punjabis, the Pakhtuns and others killed there may also be compensated. The recent disclosures of Brig (retd) Imtiaz seem to be at the behest of MQM or some one else, said former corps commander Quetta Lt Gen (retd) Tariq Pervez while participating in the Geo News programme “Meray Mutabiq”. He quoted the then chief of the staff Gen Iqbal that Musharraf used to visit ‘90’ (MQM headquarters) in the staff car when he was a brigadier. Tariq Pervez said the instant appearance of Brig Imtiaz and his disclosures obviously force every one to doubt his sincerity. He said the MQM is the major beneficiary in this regard. Tracing the background of Brig Imtiaz in the intelligence department, he said every one under him used to be afraid of him as he had the tendency not only to tease people on different excuses but at times had spoiled their careers. When asked as to what were his differences with Musharraf and why he, as corps commander, had met Nawaz Sharif bypassing him, Lt Gen Tariq Pervez said their differences on professional matters were old. They had multiplied during the Kargil adventure where Gen Mehmood and Gen Aziz were also involved. During the briefings on Kargil, Musharraf used to boast over his successes. However, I wanted to be heard in those meetings and transfer my long experiences as commander over the Line of Control. I was keen that the army benefits from my experiences. Gen Tariq said at the beginning of the Kargil conflict, Musharraf, Mehmood and their cronies had tried to display their feelings that they had achieved what I had thought impossible. I conveyed that like every Pakistani in uniform, I would have been too happy if the Indians were beaten. Later it was proved that only fabricated stories were conveyed to the troops and the public. He said our causalities were in great number and the claims about building bunkers proved false. The fact remains that no precautionary measures were made to ensure victory or the safety of life of the troops. Tariq said he had met Musharraf early in October 1999 on news that he was immediately being retired from service. “He just gave me a couple of days more when requested that sufficient time should be given so that one can make up his mind as it had been a long service in the Army”. It was Gen Tariq’s perception that by the time he met Musharraf, he had already made up his mind to overthrow the Nawaz Sharif government. “The day he took over, it was my last day in uniform,” Gen Tariq said. He recalled that although it smelled fishy on October 12, 1999, but he never knew that such a major step was on the anvil. Tracing the track that moved Musharraf to the office of the Army chief, Gen Tariq disclosed that he used to meet Nawaz Sharif without taking even Army Chief Gen Jehangir Karamat into confidence and assured complete loyalty and service, if promoted. Meetings of Musharraf with Nawaz were a usual table talk in the Army circles in those days. Taking part in the programme, Muhammad Anwar Khan of the MQM International Secretariat denied that because of the disclosures by Brig Imtiaz, MQM or PPP benefited, adding, rather history was being corrected. Praising Imtiaz, he said he is a special person and thus speaks the truth to benefit the country. He had played exceptionally well by getting the history corrected. It’s not necessary to probe as to why such disclosures were made at this stage but we are happy that MQM is now free of wrong allegations and baseless charges of trying to establish Jinnah Pur. Anwar recalled that MQM’s character assassination was carried out during 1992 and from time to time thereafter. “We were described and understood as traitors,” he said. He recalled that not a single case is on record against Altaf Hussain or the MQM hierarchy before the 1992 operation. The cases were established thereafter on political grounds. With regard to the meeting between Pervez Musharraf and Asif Ali Zardari, he said, “We are politicians and thus believe in democratic norms and doors of talks remain open in democracy”. In his analysis, Dr Shahid Masood said players of politics are bent upon defeating each other but the game had actually begun prior to final ruling on the NRO. He pointed out that there are rules and regulations for every game but in the power politics there is free for all. At times they had erected such strong protection wall that there remained no exit for them also and they were caught in their sanctuaries. He said Brig (retd) Imtiaz through his initial statements has not only put those forces including the PML-N, Jamaat-e-Islami and others in the former IJI on the defensive but again dragged his former bosses including Hamid Gul, Asad Durrani and Gen Aslam Beg in the buried tales that they become fed up with. Obviously this directly benefited both the PPP and MQM, he said. REFERENCE: Musharraf had already made up mind to remove Nawaz: Gen Tariq News Desk Tuesday, September 01, 2009 REFERENCE: Altaf greets ‘Punjabi representative party’ on its big win May 12, 2013 - Updated 01 PKT GEO TV Altaf Hussain greets ‘Punjabi representative party’ on its big win GEO TV Urdu پنجابیوں کی نمائندہ جماعت کوکامیابی پرمبارکباد پیش کرتا ہوں،الطاف حسین The real cause of MQM-PML hostility BY Amir Mir Thursday, September 03, 2009 Establishment — the main target in current fiasco BY Ansar Abbasi Wednesday, September 02, 2009 Brig Asif says he never saw ‘Jinnahpur’ map Wednesday, September 02, 2009 The politics of Brigadier ‘Billa’ BY Tahir Hasan Khan Monday, August 31, 2009

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