In Pakistan’ National Assembly today, the PML-N and MQM traded barb on alleged marriage of Hamza Shahbaz, MNA and son of Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif, with Ayesha Malik, daughter of Ahad Malik. During the session, the MQM parliamentarians said that Ayesha Malik was being involved in fake cases. The PML-N leader, Mahtab Abbasi said that it was against the ethics to interfere in personal life of any person.
ایوان میں شور شرابہ ہوگیا۔
قومی اسمبلی کا اجلاس مقررہ وقت سے تقریبا آدھ گھنٹے کی تاخیر سے شروع ہوا
پاکستان کی قومی اسمبلی میں پیر کو مسلم لیگ (ن) اور متحدہ قومی موومنٹ کے اراکین میں تلخی ہوگئی جس پر ایوان میں شور شرابہ ہوگیا۔
یہ ہنگامہ آرائی اس وقت ہوئی جب متحدہ قومی موومینٹ کے اراکین نے پنجاب کے وزیراعلٰی میاں شہباز شریف کے بڑے صاحبزادے اور رکن قومی اسمبلی حمزہ شہباز کی جانب سے اپنی ایک بیوی کو طلاق دینے اور انہیں گرفتار کرنے کا معاملہ اٹھایا۔
اسلام آباد میں بی بی سی کے نامہ نگار اعجاز مہر کے مطابق پیر کی شام کو جب قومی اسمبلی کا اجلاس مقررہ وقت سے تقریبا آدھ گھنٹے کی تاخیر سے شروع ہوا تو ایجنڈے کے مطابق ایوان میں بجلی کی لوڈشیڈنگ، پیٹرولیم مصنوعات کی قیمتوں میں اضافے اور ڈینگی وائرس کے پھیلاؤ پر بحث ہونی تھی۔
عائشہ احد ملک کو پنجاب پولیس نے گرفتار کیا ہے اور پولیس کی جانب سے ان کا جسمانی ریمانڈ نہ مانگنے کے باوجود عدالت نے پولیس ریمانڈ پر بھیج دیا
لیکن متحدہ قومی موومنٹ کے اراکین نے نکتہ اعتراض پر کہا کہ قوم کی ایک بیٹی عائشہ احد ملک کوجو رکن قومی اسمبلی حمزہ شہباز شریف کے نکاح میں تھیں ان سے علیحدگی کے بعد اب پنجاب حکومت تنگ کر رہی ہے۔
پہلے آصف حسنین اور بعد میں فاروق ستار نے کہا کہ عائشہ احد ملک کو پنجاب پولیس نے گرفتار کیا ہے اور پولیس کی جانب سے ان کا جسمانی ریمانڈ نہ مانگنے کے باوجود عدالت نے پولیس ریمانڈ پر بھیج دیا۔
انہوں نے کہا کہ پنجاب حکومت سرکاری وسائل استعمال کرتے ہوئے قوم کی اس بیٹی کے ساتھ ظلم و زیادتی کر رہی ہے اور انہیں بنیادی حقوق سے محروم کر رہی ہے۔
جس پر مسلم لیگ (ن) کے سردار مہتاب عباسی نے احتجاج کیا کہ یہ ایوان کسی کے ذاتی معاملات کو اچھالنے کے لیے نہیں۔ انہوں نے سپیکر اور حکومت کو مخاطب کرتے ہوئے کہا کہ وہ یہاں بکواس سننے کے لیے نہیں آئے۔ اس دوران مسلم لیگ (ن) کے تمام اراکین کھڑے ہوگئے اور ایوان میں شور مچ گیا۔
اس دوران سپیکرنےمتحدہ قومی موومنٹ کے اراکین کو روکا اور فاروق ستار کا مائک بھی بند ہوگیا۔ جس کے بعد حکومتی اتحاد کے چیف وہپ اور مذہبی معاملات کے وفاقی وزیر سید خورشید شاہ نے کہا کہ ایک رکن قومی اسمبلی کا نام لیا جا رہا ہے، یہ ایک ذاتی معاملہ ہے۔
وفاقی وزیر نے کہا کہ قوم کو سنگین مسائل درپیش ہیں اس ایوان کو ان پر بات کرنی چاہیے اور ذاتی معاملات میں نہیں الجھنا چاہیے۔ لیکن اس دوران متحدہ قومی موومینٹ کے اراکین احتجاج کرتے رہے اور مغرب کی نماز کے وقفے کی وجہ سے کارروائی ملتوی کردی گئی۔
http://www.bbc.co.uk/urdu/pakistan/2011/10/111010_pml_mqm_clash_nj.shtml 10 October 2011
Abuse of power: LHC smells ‘foul play’ in Ayesha Iqbal case
Published: October 8, 2011
LAHORE: The chief justice of the Lahore High Court has questioned the integrity of the police and an anti-terrorism court judge in taking action against Ayesha Iqbal – who claims to be married to MNA Hamza Shahbaz, son of Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif – and ordered her release on bail.
Iqbal was remanded in police custody for 10 days by ATC Judge Tahir Pervaiz last Tuesday in an abduction case. “Prima facie [there was] some foul play on the part of the learned judge of Anti-Terrorism Court II,” said a special division bench headed by Chief Justice Ijaz Ahmed Chaudhry in a written order at the end of Friday’s hearing.
Sources close to Iqbal, daughter of former PML-Quaid MPA Ahad Malik, claimed that Hamza Shahbaz was behind the case against her as he wanted to keep their marriage a secret. They said that the couple had married in September 2010, and Iqbal’s daughter from a previous marriage, 19-year-old Mahnoor, had captured on video the moment where Shahbaz says he accepts Iqbal as his wife. They said that Shahbaz had been angered to learn of the mobile phone video and had then used the maid, who he had arranged for, to implicate Iqbal in a fake kidnapping case.
Iqbal told reporters during the remand hearing last week that she was married to Shahbaz.
The bench reacted with shock when told that the ATC judge had remanded Iqbal in police custody for 10 days when they had not even asked for it. “It seems that there was malicious intent behind the proceedings,” the bench said, adding that such judges should be de-seated.
Kazim Ali Malik, who is in charge of the LHC human rights and vigilance cell, was told to investigate the judge’s actions and submit a report to the court next week.
The court also questioned the police investigation and told the Punjab Police inspector general to appoint DIG Major (r) Mubasharullah to head an investigation into the actions of the Defence A police station house officer (SHO) and officer in charge of investigation. The DIG has a reputation for exposing corrupt police officers and recently led investigations into a staged encounter at Nishtar Colony and the handling of a case involving a bureaucrat’s son who had killed a motorcyclist allegedly under the influence of alcohol.
“As far as insertion of Section 365-A of PPC [which relates to abduction] in the FIR is concerned, it appears that the police acted dishonestly,” the court said.
The court suspended the ATC order remanding Iqbal in police custody and granted her interim bail till October 13.
According to the FIR registered on the complaint of one ‘Lory Vie P Docog’, a Philippine woman, Iqbal had abused a maid who worked for her. The complainant, who had arranged for the maid, said that Iqbal used to lock her in a room and not feed her, and was refusing to let her go back to the Philippines. The complainant said Iqbal had trespassed into her home, beaten her niece and abducted her son Joseph.
Iqbal submitted in her petition through Advocate Azam Nazir Tarar that the FIR was fictional. She said that the initial FIR did not include Section 365 of the Pakistan Penal Code. She said that a court had granted her and her daughter pre-arrest bail during a hearing on September 28. But the investigation officer then told the court that an abduction charge had been added against Iqbal and her daughter.
The judge called a short break till noon. But before that, the police bundled her and her daughter into a van – allegedly injuring them in the process – and drove them to the station. The judge learned of the incident and summoned the investigation officer, who said that they had been arrested in another case registered under Section 506 of the Pakistan Penal Code (criminal intimidation). The matter was then referred to Anti-Terrorism Court II.
Published in The Express Tribune, October 8th, 2011.
Malik Ahad’s daughter sent on physical remand
Staff Report Wednesday, 5 Oct 2011
Lahore – An anti-terrorism court on Tuesday handed over former Pakistan Muslim League-Quaid (PML-Q) member of the Provincial Assembly (MPA) and film producer Ahad Malik’s daughter Ayesha Iqbal, allegedly involved in kidnapping of a Philippines national to Defence-A Police on physical remand until October 14.
A case has been registered against Ayesha on an application filed by her servant Loyre-Bcog accusing Ayesha and her daughter Mah-e-Noor of kidnapping and receiving Rs 2.2 million as ransom. After registration of the case, Ayesha claimed in front of journalists on October 3 at a sessions court that she was the third wife of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) Member of the National Assembly (MNA) Hamza Shahbaz Sharif, son of Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif, due to which she was being implicated in a fake abduction case.
She was brought for conformation of the interim bail in another case and the court cancelled her interim bail despite confirming it. Ayesha said that she had a nikah nama and wedding pictures to prove her claim and she was being tortured on the CM’s orders. She said that she had not kidnapped anyone but a fake case of kidnapping for ransom had been registered against her because she married Hamza against the will of Shahbaz. The anti-terrorism court will resume the case against Ayesha on October 14.
Malik Ahad’s daughter claims she is being harassed
Online Tuesday, 4 Oct 2011
ISLAMABAD – Ayesha Iqbal, the daughter of Malik Ahad, an accused in a kidnapping case of a Filipino, has claimed that she is the third wife of National Assembly Member Hamza Shahbaz, son of Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif, which is why she is being implicated in the abduction case. Ayesha said she had a nikahnama and wedding pictures to prove her claims, and this was why she was being tortured on orders from the Punjab chief minister.
Online news agency cited sources as saying that when Ayesha was brought to a Women Police Station in Race Course, she raised hue and cry after her interim bail was canceled. She said she had not kidnapped anyone but a case of kidnapping for ransom had been registered against her because she had married Hamza Shahbaz against the will of Shahbaz Sharif. Ayesha might be presented in an anti-terrorism court today (Tuesday).
On the other hand, police have released Mah-e-Noor (17), daughter of Ayesha Iqbal. Ayesha’s Filipino servant Suzi Bakeeni had filed a first information report against her at Defence A Police Station, Lahore, claiming that she and her daughter Mah-e-Noor had kidnapped her brother Jozef and were demanding ransom. However, Ayesha and her daughter had got their interim bail.