Corrupt generals Archive

Report of the UN commission on Benazir Bhutto’s assassination: General Musharraf and the ISI indicted: Commentary/summary by Abdul Nishapuri The UN Commission’s report clearly identifies General Pervez Musharraf, the ISI and the Punjab Police (collectively the powerful security establishment of Pakistan) as responsible for the tragic murder of Benazir Bhutto and also for impeding
Evolving campus politics – By Nadeem Paracha: In 1947 the only established student organisation in the newly created country of Pakistan was the Muslim Students Federation (MSF), the student-wing of the Muslim League. The Muslim League began to disintegrate as Pakistan’s first ruling party. Consequently, the
Transparency International for check on Army procurements: By Usman Manzoor ISLAMABAD: Transparency International Pakistan (TIP) has written a daring letter to Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani asking him to direct the Defence Housing Authority (DHA) to implement the Public Procurement Regulatory Authority
General Ziauddin Butt: Nawaz Sharif’s “Chief of Army Staff” becomes Shahbaz Sharif’s “Chief Inspector”: This is common knowledge that Sharifs cannot live without Generals. Right from their birth into Pakistani politics (courtesy Geneal Jilani), their ascendance to the Lahore throne (courtesy General Zia) and their premiership of the land of the pure (courtesy
Punjabi judges must stop the witch hunt in the name of justice or risk backlash from other provinces – by Farrukh Siddiqui: Source: State of Pakistan blog The News reports the following on March 29, 2010 ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court (SC) warned the Chairman of National Accountability Bureau (NAB) that he may be put behind bars if the judicial ordersdelivered on National Reconciliation Ordinance (NRO), were
My name is Nawaz Sharif and I am proving Zia-ul-Haq was my daddy – by Farhad Jarral: Nawaz Sharif is proving himself that he is not a democratic leader but he is a son of a military dictator who played a big role to ruin Pakistan’s sovereignty and its youth. General Zia-ul-Haq was the man behind
Back to square one – by Faizi Mughal: A political system usually has two choices, one option leads towards autocracy and other towards, rule by the people that is democracy. There could be no other third option. The entire civilized world believes that democracy is the best
Celebrating Nationhood and Constitutionalism – by Farahnaz Ispahani: Originally Published at THE NEWS The emergence of Pakistan as the homeland of South Asia’s Muslims, with their unique identity as a nation, was an unparalleled event in the twentieth century. The adoption of the Pakistan resolution at the
March Events – by Wajid Shamsul Hassan: March is a landmark month for Pakistan. Notwithstanding the Shakespearean ides of March, it became a historical land mark for us as a nation when under the leadership of Quaid-e-Azam Mohammad Ali Jinnah Muslim representatives of from all over
Unprecedented Zardari- by Faizi Mughal: The unprecedented Zardari has set new precedents in the history of Pakistan. He is no doubt a trend setter, who has set several living and everlasting examples. From Iskander Mirza to Musharraf, Pakistan’s history has witnessed several heads of
Punjab can no longer live in a state of denial – by Ayaz Amir: If FATA represents the cutting edge of terrorism in the name of Islam, Punjab, unfortunately, is the hinterland of this phenomenon. Or, to borrow a phrase from the repertoire of military folly, Punjab is the strategic depth of bigotry
Talibangate and Sharifs’ old tricks – by Cyril Almeida: Shahbaz Sharif was saying, I get it, God, country and family is my motto, too. I feel your pain. Support me and I’ll take care of you. –Photo by AP Shahbaz Sharif’s boo-boo had everyone up in arms. Even
The Taliban-e-Aala rules in Punjab – by PPP UK: ایوان صدر میں سیاسی بم اور پنجاب میں طالبان اعلی اصل میں آج ایک بھی ایسا شخص دنیا میں زندہ نہیں کہ جس نے حضرت امام حسن رضی اللہ عنہ اور امام حسین رضی اللہ عنہ کو دیکھا ھو
Bank Loans Write-Off: A comparison of PPP, PML-N and General Musharraf: According to statistics by the State Bank of Pakistan, there are glaring differences in terms of fiscal irregularities between elected governments and military governments in Pakistan.  Government of General Pervez Musharraf appears to be most corrupt followed by the
Accountability does the trick – by Kamran Shafi: At least two readers, obviously the Commando’s supporters, have sent me abusive emails after reading my last article ‘The happening place’ (March 2) in Dawn. They have, among other compliments, called me a liar for suggesting that Bilal Musharraf,
Narcissism, vanity, selective memory loss and Pakistan’s judiciary – by Aamir Mughal: Does the present democracy owe its existence to Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry? At least that is what Justice Javed Iqbal thinks: ISLAMABAD: Senior judge of the Supreme Court Justice Javed Iqbal on Thursday said the present democracy owed
Hijacking from the Ground: The bizarre story of PK 805 – by Aminullah Chaudry: October 12, 1999: Pakistan Army takes control of Karachi’s Quaid-e-Azam International Airport —Photo courtesy of High drama in the sky Reviewed by Muhammad Ali Siddiqi Source: Dawn, 07 Mar, 2010 Of the two principal characters involved in the
Pakistan army: the struggle within – Praveen Swami: “India,” Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari famously said in an October 2008 interview, “has never been a threat to Pakistan.” In his first major interview, given just a month after taking office, he described jihadists in Jammu and Kashmir
Hamid Gul, Uzma Gul, Varan Bus Service and the Transport Jihad: How honest is General Hamid Gul, the saviour of Pakistan, the guardian of jihadis and the Taliban? Varan Bus Service was established with millions of rupees loaned to the daughter and son-in-law of a former ISI chief, General Hameed Gul,
Benazir Bhutto murder case takes new turn as officials hunt for retired and serving army men: میں کس کے ہاتھ پہ اپنا لہو تلاش کروں Investigators are searching for four military personnel who had disappeared just before the assassination of the former prime minister. New twist in Benazir’s assassination probe ISLAMABAD: Investigations into murder of
Mian sahib’s political voyage Part1- by Aliarqam Durrani: میاں صاحب کا سیاسی سفر۔۔۔۔۔۔۔۔۔۔علی ارقم درانی پچھلی رات  میاں صاحب کے لاہور میں ایک انخابی جلسے میں تقریر کے بعد جب ان کی تقریر کے مندرجات ٹی وی چینلز کی اسکرین پر پٹیوں کی صورت چل رہے تھے۔اسی
Pakistani generals’ oath at the Kakul Academy and the bloody civilians – by Kamran Shafi: The ‘happening place’ “PAKISTAN is the most happening place in the world where there is never a dull moment.” So pronounced the Commando to a “packed audience” at Chatham House in London, to much laughter and mirth. ‘Happening place’
Asif Zardari – A burden on PPP or a really indispensable leader? – by Nadeem Khan: Asif Zardari – A burden on PPP or a really indispensable leader? A dilemma for PPP loyalists PPP workers and loyalists cannot make moves or comment against Zardari as now by fault (not default) he is heading the party.
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
As the noose tightens – by Usama Bhutto: Since December last when the Supreme Court of Pakistan started hearing the petitions for NRO, political climate of the country took a revolve. Newspapers were littered with twisted facts about the controversial ordinance and the eletronic Media celebrated an
Judicial coup in Pakistan – by David B. Rivkin Jr. and Lee A. Casey: Source: Wall Street Journal- ASIA EDITION When U.S. President Barack Obama sharply challenged a recent Supreme Court decision in his State of the Union address, prompting a soto voce rejoinder from Justice Samuel Alito, nobody was concerned that the contretemps
Mrs. Janjua where art thou? – by pejamistri: A few days back when I wrote “Do you remember Sajjad Ali Shah”, in the heart of my hearts I prayed that I was wrong. It is true that during the struggle against the 21st century mad dictator (General
Two years of democracy and counting – by Raza Rumi: ‘The obvious fallout of the media-government war has been a virtual blackout of what the civilian governments have achieved’, Writes Raza Rumi in his excellent article in The News on Sunday. Two years and counting Given the average shelf
UN team grills close aide of Musharraf in Bhutto murder: By Amir Mir LAHORE: The United Nations’ Inquiry Commission probing the assassination of the former Pakistani Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto recently posed some tough question to the former director general of the Intelligence Bureau (IB) and a close associate
Military judiciary nexus is a threat to parliament – by Junaid Qaiser: Good news for Pakistan’s undemocratic forces and bad news for Pakistan’s Parliament and its supremacy: Government accepts judiciary’s recommendations. We are continuously moving towards judicial dictatorship. Pakistan army has always played an integral role in Pakistan government and politics
The Greater Game of Rightist Establishment: What we are today witnessing is a completely de-politicized youth of Pakistan trying to define Pakistan’s politics in a haste and in black and white. There are many grey areas in politics too. Our youth today needs to understand
Hijacking Democracy – by Anas Muhammad: Today we live in an increasingly dangerous world, which is filled with people who have their ulterior motives and willingness to harm others to benefit themselves. Our world is filled with criminals, gangsters, murderers, and terrorists. The people who
The Rightist Judicio-Politico Mafia – by Anas Muhammad:   Saturday February 13 – The Chief Justice of Pakistan defied Presidential orders through a suo moto action against the Presidential notification for appointment of certain judges. Chief Justice, in a rare nightly emergency session, formed a three members
Traitor in court: An account of Iftikhar Cuaudhry’s brilliant career: Judge Iftikhar Chaudhry is a traitor to Pakistan’s constitution. He must go. نا انصافی نا منظور جو آئین کا غدار ہے اک پی سی او کی مار ہے جو فوج کا خدمتگار ہے اور مللاؤں کا یار ہے جو
Defeating militancy in Musharraf style? – by Talat Masood: Defeating militancy Gen Musharraf spoke ad nauseam on fighting extremism and terrorism. And the West and many of our fellow citizens, especially amongst the elite, mistakenly believed that he was the leader who could really steer the country from
Iftikhar Chaudhry’s appointment was void ab initio – by Yousuf Nazar: SOURCE: Forget about the fact that Mr. Zaradri is , like it or nor, the President and is bound by the advice of only the Prime Minister and no one else, although he should consult regarding the appointment of
Insight of a Leader – by Usama Bhutto: Lucy Komisar writes: Twenty years ago, on a campaign trip in rural Pakistan in October 1987, Benazir Bhutto told me of her concern about the long-term effect of Afghan refugees who had set up safe houses, stored munitions and
Reconciliation Is No Silver Bullet – by Anas Muhammad: Two years ago – February 2008 – Pakistan began its transformation to democracy with a general election that brought Benazir Bhutto’s PPP (Pakistan People’s Party) into power. The party decided to continue its policy, introduced by its slain leader
The cost of being a Muslim League worker – by Humza Ikram: Last week, Shahbaz Shairf finally announced that Nawaz Sharif will not contest the NA 123 election. The official reason given in this regard is that Nawaz Sharif wants to give chance to a party worker who struggled against the Musharaf regime
Right click for revolution: the laptop revolutionaries of Pakistan – by Nadeem F. Paracha: Right click for revolution Anyone questioning the padded extremism and soft authoritarianism peddled by enlightened moderation is a liberal extremist who is undermining religion and promoting corrupt politicians and violent ethnic thugs. Just what exactly was Pervez Musharraf’s ‘enlightened