Akram Shaikh advocate is a 'trusted friend' of the ISI. He is General Aslam Beg's lawyer in the Mehran Bank Scandal currently lying pending in the Supreme Court of Pakistan.
According to a recent report published in The News based on Chaudhry Nisar’s conversation in Geo TV’s Capital Talk:
Opposition leader Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan has claimed that intelligence agencies were once again active for the downsizing of politicians. He expressed these views while answering questions from Hamid Mir in ‘Capital Talk’ of Geo News on Wednesday night.Nisar said that intelligence agencies are targeting not only politicians but also the media and the judiciary. He said that no intelligence official had contacted him directly but he is getting credible reports about the activities of intelligence officials against politicians. He pointed his fingers towards the intelligence agencies controlled by the Army. Responding to a question, he conceded that governance in Punjab also needed a lot of improvement. He agreed that the Supreme Court must reopen the Mehran Bank scandal case in which ISI distributed money among politicians in 1990.
He said that cases registered against Asif Ali Zadari in late 90’s by the government of Nawaz Sharif were not baseless and he still thinks that there was a lot of truth in allegations levelled by former Senator Saifur Rehman against Zardari. He said that his party never confessed that cases against Zardari were not true. When Hamid Mir informed Nisar that he was a witness when Saifur Rehman apologized to Zardari for making fake cases against him, Nisar said that a few months back Saifur Rehman had contradicted that he had ever apologized to Zardari.
REFERENCE: News Desk Intelligence agencies active again against politicians, judiciary, media Thursday, September 30, 2010
Chaudhry Nisar is suffering from acute memory loss because the lawyer he hired is none other than Barrister Akram Sheikh [a lawyer of General [Retd] Aslam Beg, the central character in the Mehran Bank] to contest the case against the NAB Chairman, Deedar Hussain Shah
ISLAMABAD: Chairman Public Accounts Committee (PAC) and Leader of the Opposition Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan challenged the appointment of Chairman National Accountability Bureau (NAB) Justice (Rtd) Deedar Hussain Shah in the Supreme Court of Pakistan on Saturday. Pakistan Muslim League – Nawaz (PML-N) leader Chaudhry Nisar filed the petition through Advocate Akram Sheikh. The opposition leader stated in the petition that Deedar Hussain Shah should be immediately stopped from working as Chairman NAB. Chaudhry Nisar challenges NAB chief’s appointment in SC Saturday, 16 Oct, 2010
Here is a brief history with video documentaries on Mehran Bank Scandal and record of Barrister Akram Sheikh.
Why do we forget that the so called ‘Lawyers Movement’ was basically a game to ease out Pakistan Army from the mess which was created by General Pervez Musharraf and the military establishment.
In fact, CJ Iftikhar Chaudhry basically attained a lot from 2000 to 2007. I wonder how an incommunicado CJ was issuing statement often published in The New York Times/Washington Post “during his days in Bastille” – [I still fail to understand that when CJ was sacked in March 2007, he and the press said the CJ is under house arrest and held incommunicado whereas the very next day Air Marshal [R] Asgher Khan “successfully” met him as per daily Dawn dated March 12, 2007.
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