BB & Zardari’s innocence in Swiss Courts — by Sikandar Mehdi

Musharraf has himself spoken that no case was proven against them.


Musharraf has spoken once again. In his one of the recent interviews he has said plainly that there was no case proven against Benazir & Zardari. What Pervez Musharraf has uttered reinforces what we have said for long. I am glad he is cleansing his conscience. Slap in your face all the media, judiciary, Nawaz Sharif and Tonga Party walas. Shame on you all for trying people in the courts other than Pakistan and see what you got. Your heart goes out to a convicted terrorist Afia Siddiqui for her trial in foreign courts but what about Benazir?

The woman who brought laurels for Pakistan and tried to bring moderation to this medieval feudal thinking society, gave poor people voice in the corridors of power was treated by dragging her in the foreign courts. Look where it got you, not even an iota has been proven against her and her spouse. How long will you try PPP and its leaders? They are in courts when they are in opposition and they are in courts even when they are in government. When will this drama end. PPP is the real representative party of poor people but establishment and people with money industrialist and business man like to stand with the man who serves their purpose very well and that is Nawaz who by the grace of God has an IQ of a termite.

Slap on your ugliness of judiciary. Mr. Iftikhar Chaudhry you wanted the government to write letter to Swiss government I hope you got the reply. What will you do now? The main dictator who was responsible for trying BB & Zardari has openly spoken of their innocence.

Media will have to find something other than this NRO issue to feed on. Taliban Union of Journalist will have to work hard to throw more mud on the PPP. I remember few lines of old English song by Bob Marley “What Are You Gonna do when they come for You – Bad Boys – Bad Boys 

Musharraf spills the beans

BIRMINGHAM: Former military ruler Pervez Musharraf has said that graft cases against slain PPP chairperson Benazir Bhutto and her spouse Asif Zardari in Switzerland’s courts were not proven.

In an exclusive interview with Daily Express, Musharraf revealed that a letter was also written to Swiss authorities during his regime showing displeasure at the lengthy trial.

He said the rounds of negotiations he held with Benazir Bhutto were always one-on-one.

He said people on TV talk shows make noises about NRO and talk incessantly about the deal even though they know nothing about the facts.

Replying to a question, he said his meetings with Benazir Bhutto in Abu Dhabi used to span three to four hours, and they were always one-on-one. Rehman Malik accompanied the PPP leader but did not participate in the negotiations.

He recalled that when in the first round of talks Benazir asked for abolition of

58-2 (b) “I refused point blank”. He said when talking about the cases instituted against her during Nawaz Sharif government, Benazir used to become misty-eyed.

The ex-president said that the cases against Benazir Bhutto and Asif Zardari were neither proved in Swiss courts nor in Pakistan’s, while both were acquitted in many cases.

He said he had written to the Swiss courts that their performance was even worse than Pakistani courts as they failed to decide the cases, “but the fact of the matter is that there was nothing in those cases”.

Precisely for this reason, Musharraf continued, he presented details of his talks with Benazir before his political friends, including Chaudhry Shujaat and Pervaiz Elahi. Among the points he presented included ending of cases against Benazir Bhutto and her spouse and setting aside the bar on becoming prime minister a third time.

The Chaudhry brothers, he said, reacted by saying that the cases be dropped but the bar on third-time premiership should stay or the Q league would lose elections.

Meanwhile, Interior Minister Rehman Malik has said there used be a concluding session on both sides after the meetings between Benazir and Musharraf and follow-ups by the nominees of General Musharf “and me in Dubai and London based on the minutes of the meetings drafted by Benazir and myself”.

All discussions were (focused) on transition to democracy.

Published in The Express Tribune, October 4th, 2010.



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