Chargesheet against Rehman Malik

The chargesheet against Rehman Malik is very long. Here are a very few glimpses based on analyses by various columnists and writers:

Latif Chaudhry: Rehman Malik aur Mirzay Yaar

Asadullah Ghalib: Rehman Malik’s drone attack on Taliban and Forex looters

Well done, Rehman Malik. We know most Taliban supporters are against you because of your successful planning of political negotiations as well as anti-terrorist operations in Swat, FATA and other parts of the country. We know that most anti-Pakistan elements are unhappy with you because you have decided to fight terrorists of Taliaban, Al-Qaeda and other jihadi/sectarian terrorist to the last moment of your life. You are a true son of Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto. You are a true solider of a courageous leader, Benazir Bhutto. We salute you, Rehman Malik.


FIA uncovers politicians’ involvement in forex scam

LAHORE: Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) officials claim to have uncovered the involvement of senior bureaucrats and politicians in the Khanani and Kalia foreign currency scandal, a private TV channel reported on Wednesday.

The channel quoted FIA sources as saying that during investigation, Javed Khanani and Munaf Kalia had offered to bring down the price of US dollar between Rs 72 and Rs 74 if they were let off the hook.

A senior FIA official, who is part of the investigation team, told the channel on condition of anonymity that billions of rupees could return to Pakistan in a very short time if the main culprits in the case were not released and the investigation continued without any pressure.

Meanwhile, another private TV channel reported that Khanani and Kalia revealed that 11 people transferred dollars worth Rs 38 billion abroad in the last one month alone.

The FIA also found documentary proof of illegal transactions of foreign exchange from abroad, according to an Aaj Kal report. Instead of bringing forex earned through the hundi business into Pakistan, it was used for making payments abroad. daily times monitor/aaj kal report (Daily Times)

Asadullah Ghalib: Rehman Malik’s Challenge to Taliban

Also read Rabia Shakoor’s wonderful article: The curious case of Rehman Malik

5 responses to “Chargesheet against Rehman Malik”

  1. Thank you, Iftikhar Chaudhry, for protecting Taliban terrorists and arresting those who are fighting Taliban:

    12 killed in Lower Dir police line blast
    Updated at: 1600 PST, Friday, December 18, 2009

    PESHAWAR: Twelve people were killed and 28 wounded in a suicide attack near a mosque in Khurshid police line in Timer Gira in lower Dir.

    DIG Malakand Idrees Khan told Geo News that it was a suicide blast and suicide bomber has failed to achieve the target due to strict security. The blast severely damaged the mosque, DPO lower Dir Mumtaz confirmed killing of 12 people and 28 injured. Two children were also included among the deceased. Some of the injured reported in a critical state. Security force cordoned off the area. NWFP Chief Minister Ameer Hyder Khan has condemned the attack.

  2. Samad Khurram used to be a ardent supporter of Free Judiciary Movement, in fact he was the brain behind CJ’s visit to USA for receiving Harvard Medal, read his article on Judiciary, read him on Lal Masjid Clerics.

    The Taliban are here Monday, April 20, 2009 Samad Khurram

    Back in 2002, I was returning from Friday prayers when I saw an unusual gathering of singing and quasi-dancing mullahs. Unusual because I had always assumed mullahs to be against all types of kufr (art). The amused crowd were listening to chants of “Taliban aa-gae! Taliban aa-gae!” I smirked: As if! Pakistan is a nuclear country with the seventh-largest army. We’re safe.

    The mullahs’ songs have been answered – the Taliban indeed are coming. And with them the cowards are bringing a lifestyle that destroys everything Pakistan.

    Oh, no! Wait! This guy is on the paycheque of those who are trying to break Pakistan. The Taliban are our heroes, it is America which is in the wrong. Yes, this is the typical self-defence mechanism coming to full force. Having nothing to lose, and having been already declared a CIA agent earlier in life, I suppose I’ll continue. Continuing with a genuine fear that these words are falling on either deaf or hostile ears, it may well be that Mohammad Ali Jinnah’s Pakistan is over in a year if all this chaos continues.

    Perhaps, if Jinnah knew that the country he founded was going to become an arena for public flogging, where the laughs of sadist barbarians will mingle with the screams of women and children, he would not have decided on creating it. Had he known that there would be more suicide bombs in his country than any other place in the world, where militants and bigots would go around threatening women to “dress properly,” where schoolchildren would have to undergo security checks as if they were in a war zone, he would be extremely upset.

    All our talk shows discuss the merits and demerits of the 17th Amendment, or bash America and India. Yes, American drones and Indian statements are a threat to our sovereignty. Yes, the balance of power is important, but it is the Taliban who have killed more people than India or the US drones combined, and have made us feel more unsafe than anyone else in the past thirty years. What other definition of sovereignty is there than provision of protection to people and maintenance of the writ of the state? Why can’t we have some programmes that discuss the atrocities of the Taliban, acts of terror that they do and how they have destroyed Pakistan?

    No, it’s not the “Hindu Zionists” working on a CIA/Mossad-sponsored conspiracy to break Pakistan. And for the sake of argument, even if they are foreign-funded, does that not mean we should double our efforts to counter them? Remember when India briefly occupied some land in 1965 and how the whole country rallied to defend this invasion? My grandfather had stories of people going with sticks to support the army. I am afraid I will not have any such stories of patriotic resistance to tell anyone when another enemy has taken control of, say, a fourth of the NWFP and roughly one-twentieth of Pakistan.

    But remember the great Pakistani Fauj which, under the Ameer-ul-Momineen, Zia-ul-Haq, crushed the Russians? This is only a plan to make America taste the same fate! Yes, thank you Zaid Hamid. For a nation which already lives in denial, your conspiracy theories are all we need to turn us completely schizophrenic.

    For the love of God, can anyone explain to me why the great army whose laurels we sing from the day we are born has still not been able to jam radio stations pouring terror in Swat? How is it that these Taliban leaders can appear before journalists in broad daylight and roam freely without any trouble even when they claim responsibility for a suicide bombing?

    Perhaps the real question I should ask is, why do I even care? When I took time off from Harvard to be part of the lawyers’ movement I had seen a ray of hope. There were concerned citizens and lawyers who stood for what was right, no matter what the consequences. We fought for a principle and won, with the hope that things will slowly improve. Today the very judges we had faith in released the Lal Masjid cleric whose crimes everyone knows about. If the judiciary was going to release people whose crimes were recorded on TV, perhaps it does explain why the Taliban are growing popular.

    Having said that, rays of hope like Afzal Khan Lala, who has refused to move from Swat while he is alive, appear every now and then. However, he stands alone in facing the storm. Other than Ayaz Amir, not a single Pakistani leader has spoken out against the Taliban. Will the real leader who can get rid of these monsters stand up, please? Imran Khan? Qazi? Nawaz Sharif? This silence is criminal!

    What’s worse is that these leaders of ours have unanimously approved a state within a state run, which is not accountable to anyone, absolved the Taliban of all crimes and provided them a safe haven to kill more Pakistanis. The so-called Nizam-e-Adl Regulation was endorsed by the National Assembly without any proper debate.

    The sad story, friends, is that the Taliban are here, and unless we stand up against them in every possible way, Pakistan will be lost for good. And it will not be lost because of Zardari’s real or perceived corruption or anything else like that, but because of the silence of the lambs – we ALL will be responsible if Pakistan fails.

    The writer is a student at Harvard University and turned down an award from the US ambassador as a mark of protest against killings of Pakistanis by US drone attacks. Email: