Bullying of media- by Ali Waqas


Yesterday was the most shameful day for Pakistan but it wasn’t less than a treat for people who still believe a “Zia” will appear out of thin air as Mehdi or something. Although there is no video evidence of the shameful and bashful act that took place during President’s address in Birmingham but let’s try to analyze the events in a logical manner.

Although there was some valiant chest thumping on the issue by Pakistani media in general with Geo News, once again bearing the torch in particular, but the recorded version of President’s speech appearing right after an hour of the incident was a true lash back at these speculations and negative propaganda. Anyone of you, who is associated with video editing, must know that that a video cannot be cut out in a mere hour and made ready for broadcasting.

Secondly, I was highly amused by the fact that Geo was begging for evidence videos after they “established” the fact that a shoe or two were hurled at President Zardari. The hysteria of Geo on this issue was pretty much subdued after an hour they reported this incident and Geo went on a highly apologetic stance from being shamefully hysteric. According to Geo and Jang today “President left the speech in the middle and fled”, Oh really? If you can just see the complete video of Zardari’s address, only someone blind will fail to notice that President actually completed his full speech.

Baba shamim, the so-called hero of PPP bashers and haters, was given “intense” media coverage by Geo in which the man claimed that he hurled the shoes at President Zardari. Ok Baba Shamim, great job according to your own opinion and wild intrigues, but can you please let us know that why you still hold a British passport when UK’s premier declared Pakistan, your country of origin, as a dual character terrorist state? Did you try to record your protest against Cameron’s statement? Did you apply for withdrawal of your Dual nationality? No you did not! So it makes it very clear as to what kind a dual character patriot you are! Please accept that fact that you just tried this stunt for cheap popularity and a cheap news channel fulfilled this desire. And the matter of the fact is that you performed this stunt at the back of the hall behind 2500 people which further implies that you are a coward. And as you represent the most cowardly cult of all, Hizb-ul-Tahrir, which should be renamed as Hizb-ul-Taqrir-Only, so it was expected from you.

And now finally to the planted and paid protestors mainly from Hizb, PTI and N –league. Doing these cheap protests in your right and no one stops you from doing so but hey, how much did a placard cost? a pound or 2 pounds? That was your money right! so why didn’t you remitted that money collectively to Pakistan in order to help the flood victims? Why didn’t you stage a protest outside 21, Downing Street right after Cameron gave the statement against Pakistan?

All in all, President’s visit to UK made it clear that a pocket of our society is in fact dual character and they will continue to bash their country’s name with cheap stunts like this. PPP will InshAllah gather even more popularity and strength. Jiye bhutto!


65 responses to “Bullying of media- by Ali Waqas”

  1. GEO & Chairman Mir Shakil Ur Rehman is Taking Everything in Person . There is no Such evidence shown or video to prove that such an event . Even Spokesman to President of Pakistan “Farhat Ullah Babar” Denied to This event .

    Long Live Bhuttoism
    Long Live Zardari

    Regards
    -Fahad Baloch
    (PSF Karachi Division & PPP Internet Media Cell)

  2. @ Fahad Baloch
    What difference will it make if Mr. Farhat Ullah Babar denies it? They have already decided that a shoe was thrown and thats all. This is the power of propaganda and now one cant do the damage control. People like Baba Shamim and rest of the pack are showing duplicity of highest order, they left the country for greener pastures and pounds and now are feeling feverish for their former homeland. Instead of throwing shoes (if it ever was thrown) at the elected President of Pakistan why dont they show some courage and throw shoes at their own Prime Minister Mr. Cameron for issuing negative statements against Paakistan?

  3. Come on, if the baba & co (aka Geo) is so patriotic, then should not stoop to this level. President Zardari is after all legitimately elected President, and to ridicule him is to ridicule yourself.
    Geo and jang group, and its founders have a history of helping dictators.

    I think PPP should reconsider its policy of reconciliation and these people to court for spreading disinformation, despair and defamation of the country and its elected leadership. For Gods sake, let majority rule.

    Geo aur jeenay do meray bhai.

  4. All of sudden you care for Pakistan? He deserves more shoes thrown at him. Open your freaking eyes and smell the coffee. Here is an eye opener.Not one person has join this page to speak for Mr. President.
    http://www.facebook.com/pages/100000000-for-Resignation-of-Zardari/149972545016761?ref=ts
    there are only 1200 members in 3 days but on facebook PPP page is there for yrs has only 4000 members.
    here is another eye opener
    http://apps.facebook.com/opinionpolls/index.php?admin=1&pid=1281159833
    If you people have any brain left ask president to resign.

  5. I’m in Pakistan and thinking what our President is doing in UK?????? He was cheering there…. and we are dieing here….
    70% of Pakistani land is under water, people have no shelter. they have water under their toes and over their heads…
    If anyone think that Mr. Cameron issued a negative statement about Pakistan. then what were our Pakistani leadership doing with him… with so cheering faces????
    Are we Muslims???? when non Muslims draw sketches of our profit (PBUH) did you people opposed that??? thrown shoes on them???
    Please, think for Pakistan, for Islam, not for President, not for PPP, not for Media, not for PML-N and not for others… just think and work for Pakistan.
    Also pray for the people of Pakistan….

  6. Musharraf screwed up Pakistan with NRO otherwise today’s President Zardari should be in jail with corruption charges. Truth is harsh but I refuse to say things President Zardari would like to hear. I am sure he has many of those.

  7. One thing I have nothing against credible members of PPP. And I accept PPP as one of largest Party of Pakistan. It is my duty to speak the truth rather than keep the good members of PPP in loop with the thinks some like to hear even if they are lies.

  8. i thought to share my own views on dis issue….lets c who agrees n who doesn’t 🙂

  9. media is become one sided, specially geo, i am fan of hamid mir. But i have seen him running campaign for pml n in recent by-election. In capital talk he gave coverage to shehbaz and nawaz sharif doing relief work in flood area, so pml can win by election.
    flood in punjab was least then khyber PK. khyber pukhtonkhwa is a hilly area and difficult area, roads are vanish but in punjab road are in shape that one can travel, in Khyber PK there is terrorism and ANP leadership can be hit.
    Did sharif brothers visited khyber PK or sindh for relief work.
    What PML N feel when any political party like Tehreek e Insaaf , MQM protest againt nawaz sharif as prime minister on visit to UK and why Tehreek e Insaaf not doing protest againt musharaf who is is in UK and USA, why not PML N not protested against musharaf in UK and USA. sharam karien

  10. لفاظیاں
    اک بار پھر وطن میں جیالوں کا دور ہے
    “زردار” و”بے ضمیر” کی چالوں کا دور ہے
    لفاظیوں کے بل پر مسائل ہوۓ تمام
    گوئبلزکے جانشینوں کے دعووں کا دور ہے

    ‘I am proud of what I did’: Protester who threw shoes at Pakistan president remains unrepentant
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    Pakistan president Asif Ali Zardari leaves the rally in Birmingham last night during which a protester threw his shoes at him
    A protester who threw his shoes at the Pakistan president as he gave a speech in Birmingham last night said he was proud of his actions.
    Sardar Mohammed Shamim Khan, 57, said Asif Ali Zardari’s speech had incensed him so much that he spontaneously decided to unlace his size 10 leather shoes and hurl them at the bewildered Pakistani leader.
    Police quickly led father-of-four Mr Shamim away before cautioning and later releasing him.
    An unrepentant Mr Khan, from Coventry, West Midlands, last night said: ‘I could feel the anger brewing up inside me as Zardari talked about the floods in Pakistan.
    ‘I thought we have a crisis back at home and all he can do is take a trip around Europe while his own people are suffering.’
    Mr Khan managed to sneak into the invite-only political rally organised by the UK branch of Zardari’s Pakistan People’s Party.
    More than 2,000 people attended the rally at Birmingham’s International Convention Centre while hundreds more protested outside.
    Mr Khan, who was sat about 20 metres away from the President, said: ‘I thought his speech was insulting to my people who are dying because of Zardari’s government.
    ‘He is a disgrace and I had to let my feelings be known in a way he would remember.’
    Mr Khan said he shouted: ‘Allah is the only one who can give and take lives’ as he threw the shoes which failed to hit the president.
    One shoe narrowly missed him while the other was deflected away by a security guard.
    The drama was captured on Pakistani cable TV channel PTV which was live streaming the event.
    But the shoe-throwing incident was edited out and party officials tried to downplay the incident.

    Sardar Mohammed Shamim Khan managed to sneak into the invite-only rally in Birmingham, organised by the UK branch of Zardari’s Pakistan People’s Party
    Mr Khan said: ‘I am proud of what I did and feel all my prayers have been answered
    ‘He should go back to Pakistan immediately and apologise for his lack of sympathy. Then he should resign.’
    The Pakistani president addressed thousands of his political party faithful at a packed rally in the city.
    Mr Zardari began his address with a prayer for his murdered wife Benazir Bhutto who he said would have been proud of the progress Pakistan was making on the world stage.
    Wearing a black jacket and speaking in his native Urdu he said: ‘She believed in democracy and dialogue and we will not falter from that even if it sometimes causes misunderstandings.’
    Mr Zardari was referring to Prime Minister David Cameron’s recent comments accusing Pakistan of ‘exporting terror.’
    He thanked British-based Pakistani civic leaders for their help in correcting Mr Cameron’s remarks adding: ‘Benazir Bhutto was killed because of her mindset.

    Protesters gathered outside included Pakistani Christians, furious at Pakistan’s discriminatory blasphemy laws, and Kashmiri independence groups
    ‘We are now fighting against the opposite mindset that thinks killing in the name of religion is the answer.’
    The rally at Birmingham’s International Convention Centre was organised by the British branch of Mr Zardari’s Pakistan People’s Party, and more than 2,000 people turned up for the event.
    Speakers however, including the president himself, struggled to be heard and were constantly interrupted by exuberant supporters waving flags and chanting: ‘Long Live Bhutto. She is alive.’
    Zardari’s son and heir apparent Oxford-educated Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, was expected to address the rally but his father said he was in London where he was setting up a relief fund to help victims of the recent floods in north west Pakistan.
    Instead Mr Zaradari’s daughter Asifa sat by her father’s side, occasionally raising a clenched fist a she joined in with the sloganeering.
    Most of Mr Zaradari’s speech was spent thanking his party members and supporters in the UK and he made constant references to Benazir Bhutto.

    Mr Zardari smiles as he is driven away from the rally last night
    He said: ‘The day she died I heard a voice in my heart and it was her telling me that Pakistan should not suffer because of her death.
    ‘The dictator and president at the time Pervez Musharref thought her death would be the death of the party but that can never happen.
    ‘Instead his supporters are the ones standing outside shouting slogans while we are inside.’
    Mr Zaradri was referring to the hundreds of protesters who had gathered outside the ICC incensed that the president was not at home co-coordinating the flood relief efforts.
    Other demonstrators were more vitriolic with one group of young British-Pakistanis calling themselves Sharia For Pakistan.
    Its spokesman, who gave his name as Abu Jihad, said Zardari was an apostate which is punishable by death according to Sharia law.
    ‘Zardari is evil and his government is a puppet of the West. We are against any democratic laws because they are not the laws of God.

    Mr Cameron stands outside Chequers last week with Mr Zardari (2nd right) and his children Asifa Bhutto Zardari (left) and Bilawal Bhutto Zardari (2nd left)
    ‘People like Zardari would not be tolerated under an Islamic system and his apostasy would be met with death.’
    His views were echoed by members of Islamist organisation Hizb Ut Tahrir who made up the largest and most vocal contingent of protesters.
    Spokesman Taji Mustafa said it was a disgrace that the president was ‘holidaying’ while his country was suffering.
    He said: ‘This shows complete disdain for his people. He has come to this country despite the UK Prime Minister’s comments about Pakistan exporting terror.
    ‘That was like being slapped in the face. Instead of slapping Cameron’s back Zaradari has come to kiss Cameron’s hand.’
    Other groups gathered outside included Pakistani Christians, furious at Pakistan’s discriminatory blasphemy laws and Kashmiri independence group as well as members of Pakistani cricket legend Imran Khan’s Pakistan Movement for Justice party.
    They were carrying placards denouncing Zardari as ‘King of Thieves’ and ‘King of Corruption.’
    Armed police were joined by hundreds of officers who ensured the event passed off without any further trouble despite the highly charged atmosphere.

    Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1301293/I-proud-I-did-Protester-threw-shoes-Pakistan-president-remains-unrepentant.html#ixzz0w4jEqlX1

  11. Mr. Rizzi Elahi,
    Pakistan i not the name of the country on facebook. It is for people like you that I say that let the majority rule.
    We should not succumb to militant minority like yourself.
    Why should the president resign, on what legal and moral grounds, mere hearsay, or just because you and your baba party have a grudge against him. My sincere advice wait for the next elections and get your people elected.

  12. جمہوریت سے جو تم محبت کرو۔۔۔

    تو لازِم جیو پہ تم لعنت کرو۔۔۔

    جو نہ ہو وطن میں لسانی فساد۔۔۔

    تو صوبوں پہ یوں نہ سیاست کرو۔۔۔

    میرے مُلک میں ہے مُصیبت کڑی۔۔

    نہ لاشوں کی تُم یہ سیاست کرو۔۔۔

    جو شوقِ سیاست سے مجبور ہو!

    تو لاشوں پر خود کی سیاست کرو۔۔۔

    سنبھل اؤ بِکاؤ یہودی نسل۔۔۔۔!

    نہ جوتے کی تُم یہ شرارت کرو۔۔۔

    صحافی تو ہوتا ہے آوازِ خلق

    میراثی بنو، مت صحافت کرو۔۔

    جو چندا پے تھوکے وہ مُنہ کو بچائے۔۔۔

    نہ چہرے پہ اپنے غلاظت کرو۔۔۔

    جمہوریت سے جو تم محبت کرو۔۔۔

    تو لازِم جیو پہ تم لعنت کرو۔۔۔

  13. I saw the really strange and shameful nadia khan show today. Not only she was not wearing shoes, she made all the guests and participants to not wear show. And she asked the people to send messages telling where did the shoes go. She was implying that she has sent them to throw at zardari. And then she aired really nasty comments against zardari regarding shoes etc. It was so cheap and disgraceful that I couldnt believe that it could go on air. But GEO is a real big bully. I wonder could she dare to do such a thing with Kiyani or CJ? I bet she wouldn’t do such cheap act to one of her rival show hosts either as she would know the repercussion. But unfortunately in Pakistan, Zardari is the favorite whipping boy and the easiest target to punch at, because they know it will not harm them only give them cheap fame. They forget meanwhile that their favorite hate target is also incidentally president of Pakistan.

  14. Ahmadi massacre silence is dispiriting – The virtual conspiracy of silence after the murder of 94 Ahmadis in Pakistan exposes the oppression suffered by the sect Declan Walsh Monday 7 June 2010 14.59 BST http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/belief/2010/jun/07/ahmadi-massacre-silence-pakistan

    Candles were lit by members of a civil society for victims of the attack on the Ahmadiyya sect in Lahore. Photograph: KM Chaudary/AP

    I often find myself defending Pakistan against the unbidden prejudices of the outside world. No, Islam is not the cause of terrorism. Yes, the Taliban is a complex phenomenon. No, Imran Khan is not a major political figure.

    This past week, though, I am silent. The massacre of 94 members of the minority Ahmadiyya community on May 28 has exposed something ugly at the heart of Pakistan – its laws, its rulers, its society.

    It’s not the violence that disturbs most, gut-churning as it was. During Friday prayers two teams of attackers stormed Ahmadiyya mosques in the eastern city of Lahore. They fired Kalashnikovs from minarets, chucked grenades into the crowds, exploded their suicide vests.

    As the massacre unfolded, a friend called – his father-in-law, a devout Ahmadi, was inside one of the besieged mosques. The family, glued to live television coverage, were sick with worry.

    Two hours later, my friend’s relative emerged alive. But many of his friends – old men, including a retired general and former judge – were dead.

    The killers were quickly identified as “Punjabi Taliban” – a loose collective of local extremists with ties to the tribal belt. This was unsurprising. More dispiriting, however, was the wider reaction.

    Human rights groups reacted with pre-programmed outrage; otherwise there was a virtual conspiracy of silence. A dribble of protesters attended street protests against the attack in Lahore and Karachi; eleven people showed up in Islamabad.

    The normally vociferous media were unusually reticent. Commentators expressed dismay at the violence, but few dared voice support for the Ahmadiyya community itself. Politicians turned yellow.

    Few visited the bereaved; still today, the chief minister of Punjab, Shahbaz Sharif, has not visited the bullet-pocked mosques or offered compensation to the injured.

    In the national parliament, three brave female MPs crossed party lines to propose a resolution condemning the attacks, in the face of massive indifference. The motion passed, just.

    The reticence is rooted in law and history. Ahmadis believe that Mirza Ghulam Ahmad, a 19th century Punjabi cleric, was the messiah sent by God – a notion that deeply offends orthodox Muslims for whom Muhammad, who lived in 7th-century Arabia, is the final prophet.

    The problem is that the state has taken sides in this religious argument. Since the 1970s, civilian and military governments have passed laws enshrining the discrimination against Ahmadis, today thought to number about 4 million in Pakistan.

    And so they live in the shadows of society. Under the law, Ahmadis may not call themselves Muslims and may not refer to their places of worship as “mosques”. Orthodox Muslims applying for a passport must sign a statement deriding Ahmad as an “imposter”.

    Any Ahmadi who defies these edicts can be sentenced to death; in 2009, 37 were charged under the blasphemy laws and 57 under Ahmadi-specific laws.

    This state-directed discrimination has caused prejudice to soak into the bones of even well-educated Pakistanis. It is acceptable to denigrate Ahmadis as “agents of foreign powers” such as the CIA and Raw, India’s intelligence service.

    In 2008 a prominent preacher on Geo, the country’s largest channel, suggested that right-minded Muslims should kill Ahmadis. Within 48 hours two Ahmadis had been lynched. The television presenter has prospered.

    Last year a banner appeared outside the high court in Lahore, declaring “Jews, Christians and Ahmadis are enemies of Islam”. Few complained.

    The silence that followed the Ahmadi killings was broken last week by a tsunami of outrage at the Israeli commando raids on boats headed for Gaza. Commentators and politicians fulminated at the treatment of the Palestinians – a minority that suffers state-sanctioned, religiously driven discrimination. Nobody got the irony.

    It makes one realise how small the constituency of true liberals is in Pakistan – not Pervez Musharraf-style liberals, who drink whisky and attend fashion shows, but people who believe the state should cherish all citizens equally. That, after all, was the publicly expressed desire of Pakistan’s founder, Muhammad Ali Jinnah, 63 years ago. Today it lies in tatters.

  15. The abuse of media done by a fuming crowd was a terrible act of violence and intolerance behavior. Even if the media reported something false, we must have used the same medium o condemn it rather than going all crazy.

  16. truth is that many are even scared to come and write here against the president. Facebook is show true anger of people. It has nothing to do with personal grudge. It is all about Pakistan. Also this has nothing to do with PPP’s credible members. This is all about the corruption and corrupted politicians and many truly believe President Zardari has corruption record hiding behind NRO.
    As I said why not President Zardari openly answer to all of his corruption charges and explain his 1.8 billion dollars worth? Where all that money came from?
    I request PPP to look into this matter seriously. And save the image of PPP. Do not let President Zardari hijack the PPP credibility.
    If all the worth President Zardari has come through corruption then this mean this money will be used to bring more corruption in Pakistan. People will be bought and sold.
    Come on we are talking about Pakistan here. Not personal grudges.
    People of Pakistan are angry. Have some sense of that?

  17. George Washington wrote that without an educated population that a democracy couldn’t work because you need people to understand the issues, discuss them, and be able to read about them. They also need to understand how government works and with those in place a democracy can work. Without an educated population knowing the laws and what rights they have the government is able to do things without the understanding or knowledge of the people. As long as the population is educated the government can’t become a dictatorship because someone will know that it is wrong.

  18. you all are traitors of pakistan …. Zardari is the worst human being alive, the whole nation should throw shoes at him now, that bastard have sold this country out , bloody beggar all he can think about is money, he live for money he even worship money … bloody traitor

  19. Tsk tsk…shahnawaz …have nothing else to say to you…

    As far as the Presidents alleged billions are concerned, he and his lawyers have explained their position far too long . Despite worst form of persecution and prosecution nothing has been proven, innocent unless proven guilty…

    Are we all 100 % sure that he did what has been alleged, not really, even the courts are not. I do not say if he is innocent or guilty, but I will not pass a judgement here. Let Him or the worldly courts pass the judgement. As I said lets not perception or prejudice get the better us.

  20. What a low life guy who wrote this article, a totally time wastage, merely a piece of crap. Now listen,

    A brief history of the criminal and corruption charges which have linked him with fraud, money-laundering, receiving bribes, and even murder.

    1990
    Arrested on charges of blackmail. Accused of attaching a bomb to a Pakistani businessman, forcing him to withdraw money from his bank account. Charges dropped in 1993 when wife Benazir Bhutto becomes Prime Minister for the second time. Serves as Minister for the Environment from 1993-1996.

    1993
    Murtaza Bhutto, brother of Benazir, confronts Zardari over bringing the Pakistan People’s Party into disrepute over corrupt activities. Meeting ends acrimoniously with Murtaza Bhutto famously shaving off half of Zardari’s moustache. It is widely believed that Zardari used police connections to have Murtaza Bhutto assassinated in 1996.

    1995
    Opens Citibank account which Swiss investigators allege passed some USD 40m in illegal payoffs from foreign companies doing business in Pakistan. Includes a one-time payoff of USD 10m from a West Asia gold bullion dealer in return for a monopoly on Pakistan gold imports.

    1997
    Zardari and Bhutto allegedly receive USD 2m in kickbacks relating to the purchase of 8,000 Polish tractors as part of the Awami Tractor Scheme.

    1997-2004
    Imprisoned in Pakistan on corruption charges and in connection with the murder of Judge Nizam Ahmed in 1996. Granted bail in November 2004 but was re-arrested on 21 December 2004 after failing to attend a hearing in the Nizam Ahmed case. Zardari alleges that he was tortured during his seven-year confinement – charges backed by human rights groups.

    1998
    Swiss Government gives Pakistan government documents relating to corruption allegations against Zardari and wife, Benazir Bhutto involving USD 13.7m in laundered money.
    French authorities reveal that Zardari proposed to give Dassault Aviation exclusive rights to replace Pakistani airforce fighter jets in return for a 5% commission.

    1998-1999
    Enquiry conducted by Pakistan’s Public Accounts Committee into two counts of fraud worth nearly USD 3.3m over the purchase of helicopters. The case referred to the National Accountability Bureau in 2000-02 but no action was taken.

    August 2003
    Swiss magistrates find Zardari and Bhutto guilty of money laundering, sentencing them to six-month suspended jail terms, a fine of $50,000 and ordering them to pay USD 11m to the Pakistani government.

    August 2004
    Admitted to owning a 365-acre estate in England, including a 20-room mansion, which Pakistani authorities allege was bought with the proceeds of corruption.

    October 2006
    Application to halt corruption proceedings thrown out by Pakistan court. Gained the nickname “Mr. Ten-percent” after the cut he allegedly received from a series of corrupt business deals.

    March 2008
    Five different corruption cases against Zardari dropped by judges appointed by President Pervez Musharraf. Charges in connection with the murder of Justice Nizam Ahmed were also dropped.

    August 2008
    All cases against Zardari in Swiss courts dropped at the request of Pakistani authorities. USD 60m in allegedly laundered money restored. Zardari denies the money is his.

    6 September 2008
    Zardari elected President of Pakistan, winning 479 from 702 votes from lawmakers in both houses of parliament and four state assemblies.

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  21. What a low life guy who wrote this article, a totally time wastage, merely a piece of crap. Now listen,

    A brief history of the criminal and corruption charges which have linked him with fraud, money-laundering, receiving bribes, and even murder.

    1990
    Arrested on charges of blackmail. Accused of attaching a bomb to a Pakistani businessman, forcing him to withdraw money from his bank account. Charges dropped in 1993 when wife Benazir Bhutto becomes Prime Minister for the second time. Serves as Minister for the Environment from 1993-1996.

    1993
    Murtaza Bhutto, brother of Benazir, confronts Zardari over bringing the Pakistan People’s Party into disrepute over corrupt activities. Meeting ends acrimoniously with Murtaza Bhutto famously shaving off half of Zardari’s moustache. It is widely believed that Zardari used police connections to have Murtaza Bhutto assassinated in 1996.

    1995
    Opens Citibank account which Swiss investigators allege passed some USD 40m in illegal payoffs from foreign companies doing business in Pakistan. Includes a one-time payoff of USD 10m from a West Asia gold bullion dealer in return for a monopoly on Pakistan gold imports.

    1997
    Zardari and Bhutto allegedly receive USD 2m in kickbacks relating to the purchase of 8,000 Polish tractors as part of the Awami Tractor Scheme.

    1997-2004
    Imprisoned in Pakistan on corruption charges and in connection with the murder of Judge Nizam Ahmed in 1996. Granted bail in November 2004 but was re-arrested on 21 December 2004 after failing to attend a hearing in the Nizam Ahmed case. Zardari alleges that he was tortured during his seven-year confinement – charges backed by human rights groups.

    1998
    Swiss Government gives Pakistan government documents relating to corruption allegations against Zardari and wife, Benazir Bhutto involving USD 13.7m in laundered money.
    French authorities reveal that Zardari proposed to give Dassault Aviation exclusive rights to replace Pakistani airforce fighter jets in return for a 5% commission.

    1998-1999
    Enquiry conducted by Pakistan’s Public Accounts Committee into two counts of fraud worth nearly USD 3.3m over the purchase of helicopters. The case referred to the National Accountability Bureau in 2000-02 but no action was taken.

    August 2003
    Swiss magistrates find Zardari and Bhutto guilty of money laundering, sentencing them to six-month suspended jail terms, a fine of $50,000 and ordering them to pay USD 11m to the Pakistani government.

    August 2004
    Admitted to owning a 365-acre estate in England, including a 20-room mansion, which Pakistani authorities allege was bought with the proceeds of corruption.

    October 2006
    Application to halt corruption proceedings thrown out by Pakistan court. Gained the nickname “Mr. Ten-percent” after the cut he allegedly received from a series of corrupt business deals.

    March 2008
    Five different corruption cases against Zardari dropped by judges appointed by President Pervez Musharraf. Charges in connection with the murder of Justice Nizam Ahmed were also dropped.

    August 2008
    All cases against Zardari in Swiss courts dropped at the request of Pakistani authorities. USD 60m in allegedly laundered money restored. Zardari denies the money is his.

    6 September 2008
    Zardari elected President of Pakistan, winning 479 from 702 votes from lawmakers in both houses of parliament and four state assemblies.

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  22. Arif my fellow Pakistani. He was in Jail ? no one goes to jail without conviction. Why he needed NRO to come back to power? Why the case is not opening in swiss court despite the fact that CJ as asked for that. You know why ? The kind of money President Zardari has will buy anything resulting in multiplication of corruption. Who will suffer at the end? Poor and Ordinary Pakistan. Eventually poor and ordinary Pakistan will lose patients and become corrupt too. Result will be Pakistan will be worthless. All we are asking him to resign based on his popularity as of today. Many people are unhappy with his performance. We are not asking to convict him or else… just the resignation so someone else take the control which he is not able to handle. , He is scared to leave his residency , how can he win the hearts of people? Come on be reasonable and reply..

  23. zardare”s government is a most incompetent and corrupt government of pakistan. zardare the only president and chairman of a political party who face a shoe thrown by his party membre and i have its picture on facebook. and i am scared the a few people r still supporting such a person.

  24. Zardari’s Government is on the hit list because of their action against Jihadis,Talibans and Rightists Parties of Pakistan. This is clear now that in these bad situation when your Country is in big disaster you people are supporting Jihadis for going against your own President. The shoe issue which you people are discussing is thrown on Pakistan because Zardari was representing Pakistan and the image of Pakistan is damaged still you support that planted Jihadi who’d thrown that show(if it’s true). I must say Pakistan will be blown up soon as it’s nation is illiterate and stupid. Good for Talibans and you are making their problem easy. Feeling sad for this idiot Nation 😛 Tsk tsk tsk

  25. I was there when it happened. And I am sorry to say Pakistan and Pakistanis are a very sorry lot. Thank God, I am not Pakistani, otherwise it would be to embarrassing for me..
    He hurled the shoes on his own president. And the president, there was a bit about him that Cameron should count his fingers after shaking hand with Mr. 10%.
    U guys should be ashamed of yourselves. Really.

  26. @ Christina Ronald you are wrong. Name one thing Osma did which has benefited Muslims? Many Muslims like me want all Taliban dead in side Pakistan. This disliking of President Zardari has nothing to do with extremists hating President Zardari and then people disliking him for that reason. This is just not true. You are twisting it nicely. You and Alex with fake names are not making any sense. As far terrorism please read this book. “Confession of an economic hit man.”
    Before you accuse people of Pakistan following terrorist. It was a cheap shot.

  27. none of Pakistani is ashamed on what this man did by throwing shoe on President. He is a true hero, He also tells many PPP members dislike President Zardari as well.. Many rather have picture taken with shoe thrower than President Zardari. Truth is harsh but buddy this is the case. If President Zardari has any self respect left he should resign.

  28. shame on u *********.
    Pakistani people hates u .
    in short i would say its enough God is watching us .
    Be afraid of qabar azaab , and dozakh.
    All r against u. even an illeterate want to *******.
    Get Lost from our EYES.
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  29. @Rizzi Elahi: Ok so this is your reality >>>>
    MQM KAY DOST>> (MQM SUPPORTER)??, Pakistan Virtual Elections – Join if you support MQM/Altaf Hussain<<(???), Scheme A Maymar Sector<<<(MQM SECTOR) ??, Nairuz, Council of Islamic Organizations of Greater Chicago<<(Jihadi)??, Pakistan Tehreek-e-insaf [Offical page]<<<(CONFIRMED JIHADI), Tehrik-e-Inqilab<<(Another Zaid Hamid), Muslim Public Affairs Council<<<(For Jihadi Govt in Pakistan)??, President Muhammad Ayub Khan of Pakistan<<(In favor of Dictators), Pakistani Madams in USA<<(THARKEE)??, UNITE AGAINST ISLAMOPHOBIA<<(AGAIN JIHADISM), MQM Television<<(The best you've ever seen)??, I pray and hope for Military coup in Pakistan soon<<<(Idiot), Proud to be American Muslim and I love America<<(Another perspective), I am from KARACHI but I am not an MQM terrorist<<<(Against Mqm now), Imran Khan<<<(Taliban Khan),GENERAL BILAL OMER SHAHEED<<(So Sad if he's killed what about the Leaders who survived their lives just to save you people from these bloody dictators)??, Dr. Israr Ahmed<<(MULLAHISM)??, Pervez Musharraf<<<(Your Uncle)??, Pakistan Zindabad<<(Patriotism), GENERAL MOHAMMAD ZIAULHAQ<<<(Daddy)??, NO TO US & FOREIGN FORCES/AGENTS IN PAKISTAN!<<<(You can handle alone)??, THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA – USA<<(So much love now).

    These are the fan pages Rizzi Elahi had joined on Facebook.. One can easily understand his dirty mind. AGENT ???

  30. @Furqan: first show your original identity coward 😛 planted chailay of PTI and N League 😛

  31. Aashoor says: August 9, 2010 at 4:35 pm What a low life guy who wrote this article, a totally time wastage, merely a piece of crap. Now listen, A brief history of the criminal and corruption charges which have linked him with fraud, money-laundering, receiving bribes, and even murder. 1990
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    What I fail to understand and still couldn’t decipher as to why Zardari was accepted as Caretaker Federal Minister by Ghulam Ishaq Khan in 1993 because in 1990 it was Ghulam Ishaq Khan who had filed the Corruption References against Asif Ali Zardari – Asif Ali Zardari accepted the post of Federal Caretaker Minister Water and Power in the care taker government of the Prime Minister Balakh Sher Mazari after the dissolution of the National Assembly of Nawaz Sharif’s Pakistan Muslim League second time by the same President Ghulam Ishaq Khan in 1993. –

    Roedad Khan then mentions the indiscretions which he found in the person of GIK like induction of Asif Ali Zardari in the interim cabinet. Then GIK ‘shielded some of his sons-in-law’ which the author describes as GIK’s ‘Achilles heel.’ Reference: PAKISTAN – A DREAM GONE SOUR Roedad Khan Oxford University Press 1997

    NOTE: Roedad Khan was the go between Ghulam Ishaq Khan, Benazir and Zardari and the same Roedad Khan filed petition against NRO:) what was the need ????

  32. Roedad Khan filed petition against NRO but who will look into the affairs of Roedad Khan???

    Now, my friend Roedad Khan, perpetual bureaucrat steeped in the art of bureaucracy, yet again ready to serve his country, has reacted in a letter printed in this newspaper on July 26. Apparently, his innocence has been injured. He denies having had any connection with those in President Ghulam Ishaq’s secretariat who were paid to ‘fix’ the 1991 elections. We never learn from history-3 By Ardeshir Cowasjee 11 August 2002 Sunday 01 Jamadi-us-Saani 1423 http://www.dawn.com/weekly/cowas/20020811.htm

    Roedad Khan and NRO

    Mehrangate exposures which had recently appeared in the press, asking how the inquiry was progressing, and giving his own views. They exchanged information, each believing the other was being informed. They talked about how COAS Aslam Beg (sporter of shades in the shade) managed to get Rs 14 crore (140 million) from Yunis Habib, then of Habib Bank. This was deposited in the ‘Survey Section 202′ account of Military Intelligence (then headed by Major-General Javed Ashraf Kazi). From there Rs 6 crore was paid to President Ghulam Ishaq Khan’s election cellmates (General Rafaqat, Roedad Khan, Ijlal Hyder Zaidi, etc.), and Rs 8 crore transferred to the ISI account. We never learn from history By Ardeshir Cowasjee dated 21 July 2002 Sunday 10 Jamadi-ul-Awwal 1423 http://www.dawn.com/weekly/cowas/20020721.htm

    Roedad Khan and NRO!

    The PML-N has fielded Roedad Khan as the covering candidate. Fourteen nomination papers of 13 candidates were filed in Lahore, 17 of eight candidates in Karachi and one in Peshawar. No papers were submitted in Quetta. Election Commission’s secretary Kanwar Mohammad Dilshad told Dawn that nomination papers of nuclear scientist Dr Abdul Qadeer Khan had not been submitted. 32 file papers for presidential poll By Iftikhar A. Khan August 27, 2008 Wednesday Sha’aban 24, 1429 http://www.dawn.com/2008/08/27/top1.htm

  33. Same Shaheen Sehbai while in exile in USA after 2002.

    Will You Please Let Asif Ali Zardari Go! Shaheen Sehbai

    Farooq Mazhar hosted a grand dinner for me and also invited about 50 other common friends, among them senior journalists, senior politicians and officials. The dinner was a great success, drinks were flowing, food was in abundance and groups of like-minded people were discussing politics, and everything else, in a free and relaxed atmosphere. “QUOTE” Issue No 26, Jan 20-26, 2003 ISSN:1684-2075 satribune.com.

    Shaheen Sehbai: Accountability of Benazir & Zardari.

    http://chagataikhan.blogspot.com/2009/11/shaheen-sehbai-accountability-of.html

    Vol-2, Jul 27- Aug 02, 2002 ISSN:1684-0275 satribune.com

    Shaheen Sehbai praises Asif Ali Zardari.

    http://chagataikhan.blogspot.com/2009/11/shaheen-sehbai-praises-asif-ali-zardari.html

  34. @Rohail Hayat
    I am also member of PPP page and personal friend of Farzana Raja on her profile. I have huge circle of friends on facebook. They join at my requests when I ask them to join certain groups or pages and then I feel I do the same when they make the request..
    I am not agent of anyone. I am not belong to any party. All I am asking PPP to wake up and smell the coffee as this President will ruin the repetition of PPP. Ask Farzana Raja I have even written her that. I am not saying remove Zardari through Army ? I am kindly asking PPP to remove him if he does not resign. What is wrong with this? A Pakistani along with other millions of Pakistanis is unhappy with present President of Pakistan.

  35. @Rohail Hayat you are asking others to show real id? How about you. Its be who is always with real name and real email address. I have nothing but love for Pakistan. I do not need to hide myself.

  36. All of you who are fan of President Zardari. Please let us know the accomplishments of him since he became a president? There is nothing personal here. With all respect to all we are here talking about a nation in the hand of someone who is not capable of running it. A nation in which many poor are killing their own kids because of the poverty. A president who is scared of leaving his residency other than when he has to to overseas he never leaves his home to reach out people.
    Why can’t PPP replace him with some one who is more credible.? Not asking he should be replaced with non PPP president.Someone from PPP???/ We all have to see the day of judgement. JUst look at the nation today and be honest with your self …

  37. Rizzi Elahi says: August 9, 2010 at 10:16 pm All of you who are fan of President Zardari. Please let us know the accomplishments of him since he became a president?
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    🙂 Here it is and guess what? Ansar Abbasi says so:)))) ISLAMABAD: President Asif Ali Zardari is so far the only leading PPP figure to have announced a handsome donation of Rs5 million for the flood affectees Ishaq Dar leads in the who’s who list of donors Tuesday, August 10, 2010 By Ansar Abbasi http://thenews.jang.com.pk/top_story_detail.asp?Id=30648

  38. “Arif my fellow Pakistani. He was in Jail ? no one goes to jail without conviction. ”

    Really you think so, check the facts he spent years in jail without conviction, it does happen in the land of the Pure, judicial murders, innocent rotting in jail, what are you talking about…really .. really 🙂

    “Why he needed NRO to come back to power? ”

    He didnot enact NRO. The truth is that the state was spending million in this witch hunt which didnt bear results, they had to to cut their losses.

    “Why the case is not opening in swiss court despite the fact that CJ as asked for that.”

    Why should they, let the chief justice resign after all he also took oath of allegiance to amilitarry dictator under LFO,Legal frame work order. So chuay kha kar billi haj karnay challi. Now this is a fact.

    Daniel Zappelli(the chief Genev’ Prosecutor) laughed at the mere mention of re-opening of the so called corruption cases. Let the judiciary 1st set his political immunity asided within the country , convict him in Pakistan, and then ask foreign countries to do the same. Under International law the heads of states, wether they be kings, queens or president, Cheif executive ie Prime Minister etc and Foreign Minister have immunity while they are in office.

    Why wash your dirty linen in public, or let others do your job. Please convict him here.

    “You know why ? The kind of money President Zardari has will buy anything resulting in multiplication of corruption. ”

    Again allegation, perception hearsay…no need for an answer

    “Who will suffer at the end? Poor and Ordinary Pakistan. Eventually poor and ordinary Pakistan will lose patients and become corrupt too. Result will be Pakistan will be worthless.”

    They already have suffered due to our internal bickering , lets stick to democratic norms and the constitution. Democracy is a self cleansing mechanism. New leadership will never rise if you dont allow democracy to run incessantly, no stopping this train please.

    “All we are asking him to resign based on his popularity as of today.”

    What if he is popular tomorrow, will you ask him to take over presidency again. His mandate is 5 year, if you dont like him either impeach him or wait for your turn. Country leadership cant be run on an adhoc daily basis.

    Many people are unhappy with his performance. We are not asking to convict him or else… just the resignation so someone else take the control which he is not able to handle.

    He has handled political legal and judicial matters far more judiciously then the rest. HE IS ONLY PRESIDENT WHO GAVE UP HIS POWERS VOLUNTARILY.
    His politics led to the resignation of a dictator.
    He gave you a Prime Minister with consensus.
    He gave you a constitution with concensus.
    The provinces shared their resources under NFC with consensus
    He is taken MQM ANP the regional parties along
    He took a very clear unambiguos stand against militancy
    Regained control of Swat which was taken over by militants, the military has workedunder the clear cut policy and mandate given by the Prime Minister, and goverment implemented that policy, but the buck does end with his Chief executive

    “He is scared to leave his residency , how can he win the hearts of people? Come on be reasonable and reply..”

    Really …really again..hehe…as the head of party he is taking care of PPP affairs addressing worker conventions etc. As the head of state he is formulating strategies and policies and advising the government…taking foreign trip. Infact some of you have this grievance against him too that he spends far too much time outside the country.
    Their is no scientific way to say that he is unpopular, we dont have those mechanism here. Even if he is , it is not a popularity contest, he is the head of states that has to take unpopular decisions for the betterment of the people as per his judgement. Government should not be run on a daily adhoc basis

    Please give him a break, let democracy have a chance, after all he is the elected legitimate President whose has gone through worst form of State persecution.

  39. Devil can quote from bible. Anyone can justify anything , This is exactly President Zardari’s paid workers are doing. You guys are just doing job.
    Bottom line which counts.
    People in Pakistan has no jobs? How many jobs President Zardari created?
    Prices of food to everything else has gone up more than 500%. What has president Zardari done about it?
    Poverty has increased in Pakistan. People are killing their own kids because they can not feed them.
    No one is safe in Mosques, Hospitals, Bazars.
    Pakistan’s image worldwide has become a joke.
    President Zardari has not shown any self respect, He does not stand up like Iran’s President does.Rather he visits them at any opportunity he gets.
    Not one Pakistan feel to be proud of President. Other than who are on his payroll.
    Hope you who are on his payroll are human beings to understand the pain of people going through. I am not say if you are Muslims. All I am saying is if you are humans. Because we all are not going to live for ever. think of millions of people of Pakistan who are suffering.
    What will you all tell the creator of us that what did you do on earth for other humans?

  40. The bottom line is you cannot lose an argument … It is either your way or the highway …hehe …get a life bi*%h

  41. Arif yes being Pakistani under President Zardari does feel like I have no life. Honestly. You are fellow Pakistani and I must respect you for that. Hope if you love President Zardari so much, You tell him the truth and you will not keep him in dark. This is how your true love will show in the eyes of Allah.

  42. I copied this from someone else’s profile on facebook.
    I liked it wanted to share it,
    Zardari is a man with no character, values, deceny or humanity, such people tend to have a smooth life and they do not realize what awaits them; eternal hell, a never ending existence of pain and misery as promised by Allah in his book.

  43. Excellent historic speech delivered by the President in Birmingham!
    Jeeay Bhutto! Jeeay Zardari!
    LONG LIVE PPP!

    Go to hell Geo….Go to hell ARY…..the hubs of stinky yellow tele-churnalism! Both these should be banned!

  44. Leadership is influence. The influence from President Zardari is more Corruption. His officially worth is 1.8 billion dollars. Now many say his worth 5 billion dollars. With this kind of money he can buy anyone in Pakistan. Which will result in more and more corruption. We can not let this happen , we have to answer our next generations to come.

  45. Farhad Jarral seems to be either a PPP extremist or simply a mentally sick person. The public has a right to know the news and the shoe-hurling was a reality so u guys better wake up to it. Denying facts would lead u no where. Mr. shamim was very right in doing what he did. This should be a lesson to all who support the currupt “Mr. 10%” and they should seek Allah for forgiveness and get up to support the flood affectees rather than picnicing abroad and playing stupid politics at this critical hours. May Allah open ur heart and mind.

  46. PPP – PAKISTAN PEOPLES PARTY All slang comments deleted and now no one can write anything because of privacy settings. This is the best way to get rid of these Jihadists mindset people. We believe in Freedom of Speech but not in Jihadism so It’s necessary to block these comments. Jeay Bhuttoism !!
    above is from PPP page on facebook. So PPP and President Zardari’s lovers are telling their western friends that the only people who hate PPP and President Zardari are jihadies or extremists? LOL what i joke and sign of start of the end of PPP from Pakistan.
    If the Western world is using Jihad word in a wrong sense, does not mean we should endorse their view. Jihad means struggle against evil; inside you and outside. As such nothing bad with Jihad. Even the work we are doing is a jihad as we are doing something against evil.

  47. Trouble is brewing for PPP now. After their successful attempts and dithering to implement courts decisions, they are under the hammer of the Justice once more. This time, in my opinion the noose is tightening even harder. SC has ordered PEMRA chief to implement the court orders for lifting the restrictions placed on media immediately. In the event this order is not followed and implemented, the chief is facing a real prospect of a Jail term.

    SC for has asked some pertinent questions, which in my opinion should have been asked from PPP Government a while back. Why these people are allowed to block the channels, if PPP content they had nothing to do with the restrictions? Are these thugs stronger than the Government?

    This time SC has asked, why the licences of certain Cable Operators not cancelled by PEMRA?

    Let’s see how PPP government is able to avoid implementations of the orders now. Are they going to arrest those who stand in the way of implementation of these orders for the restoration of broadcast of certain channels? Would they cancel the licences of operators including WorldCom?

    I want to see the reaction and comments of corrupt drunkard Tasir. PPP ministers should be put behind bars for not implementing the Courts orders and following on the instructions and verdict passed by the higher courts.

    No civilised country can afford such a flagrant disregard of the Law. The corrupt PPP leadership is making Pakistan butts of all jokes.

    Wake up Pakistan; snatch your country back from the grip of these looters and criminals.

  48. How in the world you people can support ur President. Ur country is drowning and he was on a vacation trip in Europe?? What the hell?? If my prime minister or the president does that, I swear, he will be removed from the office right away. Besides, how did he become president. He killed his own wife.. Pakistan is getting a lot of attention in the media and hence I was curious. So I researched a bit. He is got the nick name Mr. 10%. Really, I think he deserves to be ur president.. since u r so stupid to elect him

  49. In society today there is a clear divide between fashions considered feminine and those considered masculine. However, is this a result of the fashion industry itself, or is the industry merely reflecting the changing attitudes of society as a whole? It is difficult to determine where the line between gender reproduction and gender construction stands in regards to fashion and dress, as it can be read in a number of ways. Fashion has been used in attempts to deconstruct gender stereotypes, as in some cases of cross dressing, but has also been used as a means of reinforcing them via items like the high heeled shoe. Fashion has been a part of western culture for centuries and as fashion has changed so too has its significations. The style of the garments we wear, their fabrics and colours, all carry signifiers of various aspects of our lives. In times past, fashion trends were set by the middle and upper classes, with the result that fashion became a signifier of social standing. For example during the Baroque period of the seventeenth century it was fashionable for both men and woman of the upper classes to wear garments decorated with large amounts of lace and ribbon (Stecker, 1996, p14). This gave men’s fashion a highly feminine appearance; however they were quite distinct from the lower classes which did not utilise such decoration. In the present day this class distinction has lessened and a gender distinction has become predominant. This division is established almost as soon as we are born. In western culture it is customary for male babies to wear blue and female babies to wear pink. earning a living) (Lurie, 1992, p214). In the adult world it is acceptable for women to wear blue, however men still rarely wear pink, and those who do are often accused of being effeminate and homosexual (Lurie, 1992, p214). One theory states that one of the first functions of clothing was to attract the opposite sex. By only revealing and highlighting specific parts of the body, much can be left to the imagination and thus sexual desire is increased (Lurie, 1992, p213). This is similar to Freud’s assertion that “visual impressions remain the most frequent pathway along which libidinal excitation is aroused” (Freud, 1977, p69). In order to be successful in attracting a member of the opposite sex the garments must therefore serve to distinguish men from women. On a basic level this can be seen in department stores where the women’s clothing section is distinct from the men’s. However the relationship between fashion and gender is significantly more complicated, with the definition of what gender actually is having a significant effect on how fashion could be seen to impact it.