Yet another case of multifaceted fraud by our military saviours – by Aamir Mughal

Today I found Dr Shahid Masood and Shaheen Sehbai spinning more lies on ‘Meray Mutabiq’ (Geo TV) with General (retired) Shahid Aziz. I therefore consider it pertinent to cross-post the following article from my blog to LUBP:

One more multifaceted fraud: Lt. General (R) Shahid Aziz – Former Chairman of NAB

Source: Chagatai Khan

Well, here we go again, another general (shorn of his uniform) has suddenly found ‘ghairat’ (honour) and now is ‘feeling’ the waters in the media so that he too could be considered as a defence analyst like many others before him.

However, this ‘johnny’ seems to have gone a step further by claiming that the corps commanders of the army were not ‘consulted’ by General Musharraf (who was CoAS and Chief Executive at the time of 9/11), and that he [Geneal Shahid Aziz] did not agree with the decision of General Musharrraf to throw Pakistan’s support behind the US war on terror (ref; DAWN-TV program In Focus dated 9-12-2009).

One may beg to ask whhen in the army is one allowed to ‘disagree’ or ‘agree’ with one’s superior. After serving 38 years in the army and ending as CGS at his last posting, he still doesn’t understand the fact that in the army the culture is ‘Top Down’; you obey the orders or you are shown the bloody door. He claim to be a person who opposed his chief in some high profile decision; then why didn’t he resign as Corps Commander, and why did the at a later stage agree to become the head of Musharraf’s accountability institution?

Here is a profile of General Shahid Aziz on Pak Intel:

Lieutenant General Shahid Aziz is a retired Pakistan Army general who served as the commander of the IV Corps (Lahore) from December 2003 to October 2005. After retiring from the army, he was appointed Chairman of the National Accountability Bureau, a post he left in May 2007. His illustrious military career has placed him in pivotal posts during critical periods in Pakistan over the last decade. In 1998, he found himself involved in Pakistan’s nuclear tests as Director of Military Operations. During the Kargil conflict of 1999, he served as DG of the ISI’s Analysis Wing. That same year, he was appointed to the role of DG Military Operations where he played a crucial role in the counter-coup that brought President Musharraf to power. After the events of 9/11, he was serving as Chief of General Staff at GHQ when the US deployed its forces to Afghanistan. He finally retired from the army in 2005 after having held the post of Lahore Corps Commander for two years.

Now, as per 1973 Constitution of Islamic Republic of Pakistan

6. (1) Any person who abrogates or attempts or conspires to abrogate, subverts or attempts or conspires to subvert the Constitution by use of force or show of force or by other unconstitutional means shall be guilty of high treason.

(2) Any person aiding or abetting the acts mentioned in clause (1) shall likewise be guilty of high treason.

(3) [Majlis-e-Shoora (Parliament)] shall by law provide for the punishment of persons found guilty of high treason.

Definition of Accomplice: An accomplice is a person who actively participates in the commission of a crime, even though they take no part in the actual criminal offense.

It may be noted that General Shahid Aziz happens to be a relative of General Pervez Musharraf. This is a fact which Gen Musharraf himself mentioned in his memoir ‘In the Line of Fire’ (page 121).

Gen Musharraf dubbed Shahid Aziz as the centre for the counter coup operation in 1999 after whose success General Musharraf took over. Musharraf wrote: “The DGMO — in this case Shahid Aziz — is the officer on whose orders the army moves, for his advice is regarded as orders from the chief.

REFERENCE: A new civilian face The first time in eight years a civil bureaucrat has been appointed as chairman NAB. A review of the bureau’s performance so far – By Nadeem Iqbal

Let’s see as to how General Musharraf and his illegal military regime conducted the ‘across the board accountability’ and that too after violating the Article 6 of 1973 Constitution of Pakistan, i.e. by imposing Martial Law and sacking an elected government of Mr Nawaz Sharif.

So, what is the truth of the National Accountability Bureau. Here is an official introduction:

The National Accountability Bureau is Pakistan’s apex anti-corruption organization. It is charged with the responsibility of elimination of corruption through a holistic approach of awareness, prevention and enforcement. It operates under the National Accountability Ordinance-1999, with its headquarter at Islamabad.

Obviously the above official brief does not seem to match with the following independent assessments of this draconian institution:

Human Rights Developments

Special Corruption Courts in Asia

Pakistan Country Reports on Human Rights Practices Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor 2002 March 31, 2003

This is only a brief excerpt of complete article, which can be read here:



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