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Attacks on Ghaza–>So called civilized world still showing biased approach.

December 29, 2008 4 comments

Israel’s recent terrorist attacks on Ghaza has taken around 300 innocent lives so far and after the ground attacks which Israel is taking positions for the death count will increase more.
So far the media of so called civilized world has shown a biased approach and putting the blame on the elected Hamas government for the attacks.
The response from the so called civilezed governments is also biased and specially the US backing of Israel’s recent actions and blaming Hamas government shows the level of unjust attitude towards the poor innocent people of Palestine.

May Allah help the innocent people of Ghaza and show the humanity the right path of peace and justice.

Lawyers for another long march–>9 March 2008 date is announced

December 24, 2008 3 comments

It’s good to see the spirits are still high and the momentum is still on for the great lawyers movement for the independence and restoration of judiciary in Pakistan.

Keep it up and InshaAllah success will be there for the right and just cause.

 

Lawyers to march on Islamabad in March(The News)

The legal fraternity had announced another “Long March” on March 9, 2009, to seek the reinstatement of deposed chief justice of Pakistan (CJP), Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry.

“Lawyers will start a long march throughout the country and assemble on March 9 at Islamabad’s constitutional avenue,” Supreme Court Bar Association (SCBA) President Ali Ahmed Kurd told journalists after the National Coordination Council (NCC) meeting in Karachi. He categorically said that lawyers would stage a sit-in in front of the Parliament House. When asked about the duration of the sit-in, however, he said that it would be specified later.

Flanked by NCC leaders Chaudhry Aitazaz Ahsan, Rasheed A. Razvi, Munir A. Malik, Sardar Ismatullah, Latif Afridi, Mohammad Ali Abbasi and others, Kurd said that injustice and lawlessness could not be stopped until an independent and fearless judiciary was restored. He appealed to the lawyers, students, civil society, political parties and workers to join the long march, head towards Islamabad and stage a sit-in for the restoration of the rule of law and an independent judiciary.

Former SCBA President Chaudhry Aitazaz Ahsan provided details of the NCC meeting. He said that the council members had taken stock of the existing state of the lawyers’ movement for the reinstatement of all judges of the superior courts who were made non-functional on November 3, 2007. He also announced that an All-Pakistan Lawyers Convention will be held at Lahore on January 24.

Ahsan said that another lawyers convention will also be held at the national level on February 18, on the first anniversary of the general election that was the outcome of the lawyers struggle. The date and place of the convention would, however, be announced later, Ahsan said, adding that with a view to mobilise the masses to participate in the long march, the NCC shall form committees to liaison with the civil society, students and political parties that share their goals.

He said that the lawyers meeting also deplored the government for not honouring its promises for the reinstatement of the deposed CJP and giving confirmation to steps taken by the previous regime under the November 3 Provisional Constitution Order (PCO) by reappointing deposed judges through fresh oaths.

Ahsan said that the lawyers still stood by their commitment and were starting the long march to “save the country.” Their objectives are still relevant today and will be continued till the independence of the judiciary and the restoration of rule of law, he said, adding that the deposed CJP had dedicated the awards that he received during his US visit to the people of Pakistan in general, and the legal fraternity in particular.

The lawyers’ leaders also condemned the government’s attempts to throttle the lawyers’ movement by threatening the disbarment of Bar leaders and activists engaged in the struggle. They resolved to defend them before every appropriate forum.

They also congratulated the lawyers’ leaders who were elected as office-bearers from different bar associations and said that the lawyers would continue their struggle until its logical outcome.

Mumbai Carnage: The Police Story stands shattered

December 24, 2008 1 comment

A real interesting article on the role of establishment and right wing extremists in Mumbai drama.

Source:http://theseventhwaves.blogspot.com/2008/12/mumbai-carnage-by-amaresh-misra.html

 

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Today, 18th December 2008, is a historic day. It marks the beginning of a process wherein my `theory’ about the Mumbai attack might just turn out to be true. But there is no joy. There is just an emptiness, a sadness at Karkare’s death and the killing of hundreds of innocents by the Hindutva-Mossad-CIA combine using factions in the ISI and International/Israeli mercenaries. The Minorities Affairs Minister AR Antulay was once a firebrand leader. But he has been quiet for long–too long; today he spoke and questioned directly Karkare’s killing in the Parliament. Antulay is a cabinet Minister; he is not known to speak out of line. Despite Abhishek Singhvi’s remark distancing the Congress from what Antulay said, the latter, it seems, definitely has the sanction of the Congress High Command at some level. Anyone supposing something else is deluding himself/herself. Here is the text of the Times of India report:

Maintaining that “there is more than what meets the eyes”, Antulay said Karkare was investigating some cases in which “there are non-Muslims also”, an apparent reference to the Malegaon blasts case in which sadhvi Pragya Thakur and a Lt-Colonel Shrikant Prasad Purohit were among the 11 persons to be arrested. “Unfortunately his end came. It may be a separate inquiry how his (Karkare’s) end came,” he told reporters outside Parliament. Antulay said “Karkare found that there are non-Muslims involved in the acts of terrorism during his investigations in some cases. Any person going to the roots of terror has always been the target, he said. “Superficially speaking they (terrorists) had no reason to kill Karkare. Whether he (Karkare) was victim of terrorism or terrorism plus something. I do not know,” he added. When he came under attack in Lok Sabha on the issue, Antulay sought to wriggle out saying he had not talked about who killed Karkare but about “who sent him in the direction” of Cama hospital, outside which he was killed. “Who had sent them to Cama hospital (a lane opposite which he and two other officers were killed by Pakistani terrorists on Nov 26). What were they told that made them leave for the same spot in the same vehicle. “I repeat what I had said. I had not said who had killed them but only questioned who had sent them there (Cama Hospital) in that direction,” he said in Lok Sabha where BJP and Shiv Sena members attacked him for his remarks. Anant Geete of Shiv Sena accused him of “misleading” the house and sought Chidambaram’s clarification.

Earlier in the day, describing Hemant Karkare as a very bold officer having great acumen and vision, Antulay asked “How come instead of going to Hotel Taj or Oberai or even the Nariman House, he went to such a place where there was nothing compared to what happened in the three places?” “Why all the three (Hemant Karakre, Vijay Salaskar and Ashok Kamte) went together. It is beyond my comprehension,” the minister said. The minister’s remarks came under immediate attack from BJP which asked the prime minister to clarify whether his remarks are an “individual misdemeanour or the collective wisdom of the Cabinet”. “The remarks are obnoxious and deserves a clarification from the prime minister,” BJP spokesman Rajiv Pratap Rudy told reporters. Reacting to Antulay’s remarks, Congress spokesman Abhishek Manu Singhvi they should be treated his “personal views” and Congress party does not agree with them and does not support such a formulation. To a question, he said there was no question of embarrassment to the party. Samajwadi Party MP Amar Singh, who himself was in the centre of a controversy when he had raised doubts over the killing of a Delhi police official in an encounter recently, said a senior leader like Antulay should before issuing any statement uphold the cherished tradition of collective wisdom of the cabinet. Not completely disapproving the remarks, Union minister Ram Vilas Paswan said Antulay must be having “more information” since he hails from Maharashtra. The issue came up when the house was discussing two bills brought in by the government to tackle terror against the backdrop of Mumbai terror attacks. Geete said the prime minister and several senior union ministers have gone on record to say that Karkare was killed by terrorists. Not satisfied with Antulay’s reply, Geete charged the union minister with “misleading” the house, which he “did not “expect”. The basic evil/criminal intent of BJP-Shiv Sena politics along with their pathetic `soft’ and `hard’ supporters, stands exposed; the questions here are vital: a cabinet minister, not an Independent analyst, has questioned the Police theory about Karkare’s death. Note what Antulay is saying: WHO sent them there (Cama Hospital); how come they were traveling together? This is exactly what we have been asking—Antulay’s statement means that that he is hinting at the role of some top functionary WHO SEND THEM THERE–(TO THEIR DEATHS)!

Now put this in context with proceedings that have begun against AN Roy, the Mumbai DGP, Hasan Ghaffoor, the Mumbai Police Commissioner and the Maharashtra Home Secretary. What do you get? That the entire Police story put forward by the likes of Rakesh Maria is suddenly under suspicion–so much for those savvy journalists like Rajdeep Sardesai and Barkha Dutt. Rajdeep in fact quoted Maria as his source and a reliable, honest officer–if he had to sell himself I am sure he could have found a better buyer. He should have learnt from Javed and Teesta. This means that the entire police version might be wrong! Which means that there is a question mark over Kasab and Ismail killing Karkare, Salaskar and Kaamte. Which means that Kasab and Ismail might not have killed the three; which then raises the question: who killed them? Was it the Mumbai Police top brass? Or the Gujarat ATS under Narendra Modi? Or a combination of the two–again–WHO SENT THEM THERE? This means that there is sufficient doubt over Kasab’s version! Which means that Kasab’s entire story of how he killed the three officers, plus the entire thing that he is a Jehadi etc, is a plant, something which our Police excels in! Which means that the so-called CCTV grabs etc showing the footage of Kasab and Ismail were all fake! Aziz Burney of the Rashtriya Sahara Urdu and the Marathi Press has said this in so many words! The Mumbai and the Indian Police has been known for keeping informers, ex-militants and Pakistani spies in illegal confinement or on their payroll. And then planting them in situations where either Police or the corporate-politician-bureaucrat nexus or foreign powers or Hindutva forces have carried out attacks and bomb blasts. This happened on numerous occasions say, in 2006 when the RSS Headquarters in Nagpur were attacked allegedly by `terrorists’, who then died in an encounter with the Nagpur Police. It later turned out, and this was proved by Jusice Kondse Patil’s report on this issue and by Suresh Khairnar, a veteran socialist and human rights activist, that these `terrorists’ were in fact people who had been killed by a non-Maharashtrian Special Crime Branch Police in a fake encounter and then brought and placed before the RSS Headquarters. The Nagpur chief of Police in fact went on record to say that his Police actually did not engage in any encounter! Now comes a report that Kasab was actually kidnapped by RAW officials in Nepal in 2006. In fact a PIL has been filed in a Pakistani court and the Times of India carried a report on this in its 17th December Mumbai edition. In my last piece I had mentioned the Red Fort case. Indians, including some leaders of so-called secular parties are so ill informed that they do not even remember there was a Red Fort attack! They only know of the Parliamentary attack, which was again a fake drama staged by the Delhi Police–the best part is that our wily parliamentarians know this! That is why they did not turn up to commemorate the `martyrdom’ of Police personal who died defending the Parliament! Kasab is a fake; the real terrorists who came to Mumbai wreaked their mayhem and went back safely–some of them, as testified by eye-witness near Nariman House were definitely Israeli. The main aim of the entire operaiton was to eliminate Karkare and to create something so big that the Malegaon blast investigation pales in comparison. But Karkare killers and Hindutva forces had the backing it seems of Manmohan Singh. Why else would Advani meet Singh before 26th November on the issue of `torture’ of Praggya Singh? Has anyone heard of a leader of the opposition meeting the Prime Minister on such an issue? Apparently a deal was struck between them; and remember Advani could not have met Singh like this, without American mediation. Was Sonia in the knowhow? Probably not–the Sonia angle is very important–there are reports that probably she was unaware of what happened on 26th November and that depite throwing in her lot with the Manmohan Singh lobby on other issues, she saw that their plan included upstaging her! Karkare’s killing is the result of the larger fight between Hindutva-pro-Israeli, pro-American lobby which is now deeply entrenched in India and whatever is left of Congress’ old legacy in the establishment. Both these factions often unite, as they did against the Left on the nuclear deal issue. But the `old legacy’ faction does not realize that pro-US, pro-Israel lobby is planning to overthrow it–and maybe sink Sonia and Rahul as well! WHAT IS THE BIGGEST FAILURE OF THE CURRENT ESTABLISHMENT? NOT THAT THERE WERE SECURITY LAPSES AND INTELLIGENCE FAILURE–THE BIGGEST FAILURE IS THAT THEY WERE NOT ABLE TO COOK UP A FALSE STORY ABOUT A TERRORIST ATTACK–THEY FAILED TO ESTABLISH A CONVINCING COVER-UP! EVERYONE WHO HAS SUPPORTED THE POLICE THEORY HAS TO ANSWER. THE VENGEANCE OF THE INDIAN PEOPLE WILL BE UPON YOU. AND NOW COMES THE STARTLING FACT–KARKARE WAS KILLED BY A 9 MM BULLET–WHICH COULD NOT HAVE COME FROM AK-47 OR 56! WHERE IS HIS POST-PARTUM REPORT?

“‘both the congress and the hindu sabha are playing a very very dangerous political game..it has been going on for sometime now..beginning with kargil,and former defence minister fernandez’s statements and attitude were similar to gen curtis le may’s belligerent mood during the cuban missile crisis..if the politicians dont control themselves,a huge disaster will erupt engulfing the whole indian subcontinet and the middle east….Obama must not bow down to sinister forces that alway demand for war and destruction..”

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SHOES ARE TRACED OUT

December 17, 2008 2 comments

SHOES ARE TRACED OUT

The pair of shoes which was thrown at Mr. Bush in Iraq has links to Pakistan, said a statement from Pentagon. They have the following proofs:

i) The journalist had visited Pakistan earlier this year. There he was inspired by the shoe throwing at former CM Arbab Ghulam Rahim and Sher Afghan Niazi.

ii) He received his training of throwing shoes by a Pakistan based Jihadi organization.

iii) The DNA sample of leather has revealed that the animal whose skin was used for manufacturing the shoe had traces of grass which is grown in North of Pakistan and this skin was collected by a Jihadi organization on Eid-ul-Adha this month.

Hearing this, President Asif Ali Zardari and Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani have decided to ban the Jihadi organization and launched a country wide crackdown against all the cobblers in Pakistan.

(On one of the university groups I read this interesting email, the way Pakistan is blamed for every thing without proofs and the obedience our government shows it doesn’t look impossible though it’s just for fun)

Difficult times and our national responsibility.

December 13, 2008 Leave a comment

Recent events in India and the resulting unjust pressure on Pakistan shows the double standards of moralities and legalities by the so called civilized powers of the world.
The ban on the charitable organization by UN-Security council and the slavish response by our government in the form of surrender on every order by the powers willing to conquer the world at the cost of humanity is a shame for me as a citizen of a country founded on the principles of Islamic Social and Economic Justice.
In these difficult times our national responsibility is to pressurise our government to act as a sovereign country which is a nuclear power not like a country of slaves ruled by puppets.
A country where judiciary is crushed, dictators and feudals run the country affairs, corrupts are made leaders and idiots set the course of progress things don’t look hopeful but our will to make our future better than today supported by our actions in the right directions can change a lot.

The Mumbai Drama and positives for Pakistan.

December 1, 2008 Leave a comment

The Mumbai drama bringing unity in Pakistan, its good to see that now some sense is prevailing and people are talking of negotiations seriously. War is not the solution for our problems it peace and justice.

Though the killings of innocent people by Indian agencies (apparently a replay of Ganga hijacking and Samjotha Express type actions) in the recent terrorist plot to fuel the war in the region are a sad part of the story but being an optimist I see a sign realization in Pakistani government and establishment who are fighting a foreign war on our soil (a war against humanity and peace).

No matter how much tense the situation is fighting and killing innocent people is not the solution.

Army official calls Baitullah Mehsud, Fazlullah ‘patriots’(The New)

By Hamid Mir

ISLAMABAD: All main militant groups fighting in Fata, from South Waziristan to Bajaur and from Mohmand to the Khyber Agency, have contacted the government through different sources after the Mumbai bombings and have offered a ceasefire if the Pakistan Army also stops its operations.

And as a positive sign that this ceasefire offer may be accepted, the Pakistan Army has, as a first step, declared before the media some notorious militant commanders, including Baitullah Mehsud and Maulvi Fazlullah, as “patriotic” Pakistanis.

These two militant commanders are fighting the Army for the last four years and have invariably been accused of terrorism against Pakistan but the aftermath of the Mumbai carnage has suddenly turned terrorists into patriots.

A top security official told a group of senior journalists on Saturday: “We have no big issues with the militants in Fata. We have only some misunderstandings with Baitullah Mehsud and Fazlullah. These misunderstandings could be removed through dialogue.”

The Indian allegations against Pakistan have suddenly forced the military establishment in Pakistan to finally accept that they are not fighting an American war inside the Pakistani territory.

On another level, the parliamentary leader of the 12 Fata members in the National Assembly, Munir Orakzai, has expressed optimism in this regard, saying: “I see a bright ray of peace in the tribal areas and if we come out of the American pressure, I can guarantee that there will be peace in the tribal areas in a few days and we will be ready to fight against India on the eastern border along with the Pakistan Army.”

The change in the attitude of the Pakistani military establishment is remarkable. Thanks to India, the security officials, who used to criticise the Pakistani media, are now praising its role in the recent days, saying: “You have proven that you are patriotic Pakistanis.”

Last year, the same officials were part of a decision to impose a ban on many Pakistani TV channels because of their alleged anti-state behaviour. Meanwhile, Army Chief Gen Ashfaq Parvez Kayani has made it clear to President Asif Ali Zardari and Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani that if India escalates tensions, then Pakistan has to move its troops from the tribal areas to the eastern borders and it would not be possible to continue the war against terrorism.

Top military officials conveyed the same message to the media representatives on Saturday. It was learnt that Washington and London were very concerned over the rise of tension between the two nuclear powers.

The Pakistan Army officials have been describing 48 hours as very important. These sources claimed on Sunday that the situation was now stabilising. A very responsible government official in Islamabad told this scribe on Sunday that nothing would happen in the next 24 hours. Some late night telephone calls made from Washington and London helped to cool down the temperature in New Delhi and Islamabad.

Despite the assurances made by President Asif Zardari on sending a director of ISI to India for helping the Mumbai carnage investigations, it has also been decided by Islamabad that no ISI official will visit India, at least, in the next one week.

On the domestic level, thanks to the uncalled for Indian allegations, some ministers of the Yousuf Raza Gilani cabinet got an opportunity to criticise their prime minister on his face for giving an assurance to India that the ISI chief will go to New Delhi without consulting even his cabinet colleagues.

Angry ministers told Gilani clearly in Saturday’s cabinet meeting that his decision was not good and he should concentrate on “institutionalised decision-making” rather than going for solo flights in the future. Gilani was forced to change his decision. The cabinet, after discussing the Mumbai carnage and the Indian allegations in detail, also advised the prime minister that no ISI official should be sent to India in the near future.

It was discussed in the meeting as to why the militants made a ridiculous demand of liberating the Hyderabad Deccan (Andhra Pradesh). This issue was never raised by any hardline Muslim militant in India or Pakistan in the past. Why did they not demand the liberation of Kashmir, which was the prime objective of banned Lashkar-e-Taiba in Pakistan?

The Indian government claimed that these militants reached Gujarat from Karachi by boat through a 500-km sea route. Why did the Indian Navy fail to stop this boat? The cabinet unanimously agreed that Pakistan will not come under any Indian pressure but efforts will also be made to decrease tensions without annoying the public opinion.

One minister was of the view that the Indian media war against Pakistan had helped Islamabad indirectly as the local media ignored all the domestic political issues and got involved in the tension created by India.

National Assembly Speaker Dr Fehmida Mirza was the most disturbed soul in Islamabad because of the media war between India and Pakistan. She talked to some journalists and advised them not to instigate the public opinion against India because this tension could hurt economies of both countries.

She fears a big conspiracy behind the Mumbai tragedy. She thinks that another attack like Mumbai will definitely create a war-like situation between the two neighbours. She is planning to call the Congress leader Sonia Gandhi and Indian President Pratibha Patel to remove doubts and misgivings between the two nations. She told me: “As a mother, I am thinking to make a mothers’ alliance between India and Pakistan. Let the mothers come out and stop their sons from fighting each other.”

CJ was in the know The untold story of a quiet talk with Dogar(Ansar Abbasi, The News)

December 1, 2008 1 comment

Shame on you Abdul Hameed Dogar (The so called CJ of Pakistan) and congras to Ansar Abbasi for exposing the truth.

Keep it up!

CJ was in the know The untold story of a quiet talk with Dogar(Ansar Abbasi, The News)
ISLAMABAD: The story of how the head of the country’s judicial pyramid, the chief justice of Pakistan, using the services of a key officer working for the prime minister, tried to influence and stop the embarrassing story of his daughter’s FSc marks from being published, needs to be told.

One quiet night, four days before this newspaper headlined the grave misuse of powers by the Federal Board of Islamabad, this correspondent was taken by the press secretary to the prime minister to meet the Chief Justice, Abdul Hameed Dogar, to his Islamabad residence, after I refused to oblige the press secretary and stop the story.

The PS argued for the CJ and I offered not to file the story if his facts were found correct. I said that I am even willing to talk to the chief justice on the issue. After I made this offer, he asked me to rush to the Prime Minister House immediately but later called me that we both would be meeting the chief justice at 9:15pm at the CJ House on Friday Nov 21. We met him and stayed with him for over two hours.

There was no understanding, no mention at all that our discussion will be off the record or would not be published. As a journalist, I have to follow the rule that if anything is declared off the record it cannot be repeated. The meeting was never described as such otherwise I would not have agreed.

During the meeting the chief justice once stated that his statement about a brother judge should not be printed. The press secretary to the PM also requested twice or thrice that his narrations about the PM’s office were off the record. I would honour their wishes.

But for quite some time the top judge of the country pathetically pleaded that the story be not published. He did so in many ways, sometimes offering hands of friendship, sometimes describing the emotional state of mind of the innocent daughter who had been caught in the middle of this episode, at times asking me not to use the story because it would malign him, at others saying it was a question of just 20 marks, which according to him were of no consequence, at times saying that it was not a question of increasing 200 or 300 marks.

The press secretary to the PM even at times appeared threatening, as if warning me of consequences if I went ahead with the story. But to be fair to him most of the time he offered goodies, sort of professional bribes like ‘better’ stories and scoops, if I agreed to cooperate. But he too made it clear that if the story is filed, he would stop respecting me.

Press Secretary Zahid Bashir also categorically said that in case the story is filed neither the government would take action against the Federal Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education (FBISE) nor would the Supreme Court take suo moto notice of this case.

I remember very sharply that the chief justice was very worried about his reputation and his image. “Will the story not mention my name or that of my daughter,” he repeatedly asked. At the time of this meeting with The News Farah Hameed Dogar had already secured her admission in Islamic Medical College against a one-seat quota for judges and employees of all courts of Pakistan. However, the top judge of the country told this correspondent that his daughter was looking for admission in BBA.

The chief justice also insisted that what the chairman FBISE did in case of his daughter was allowed under the rules and that there was no violation of rules involved in the case. The chief justice insisted that the re-assessment of papers is allowed though the FBISE rules categorically say: “The answer book of a candidate in any examination shall not be re-assessed under any circumstances.”

The chief justice denied that he had used his influence on the Board in case of his daughter, but admitted that he knew two persons, also with the last name of Dogar, serving in the Federal Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education. One of them Acting Director of the Federal Board Javed Iqbal Dogar is alleged to have played an important role of a facilitator.

The chief justice admitted that Javed Dogar has been visiting him. He also admitted that his staff in the Supreme Court was also involved in processing his daughter’s case. “My daughter is intelligent with the grace of Almighty Allah,” he said, adding that she had complained that she was deliberately given less marks following which the application was filed with the FBISE, which increased 20 marks thus taking her total from 640 to 661.”

When asked that re-assessment is not allowed but was done in case of his daughter, he said, “I have seen the rules, which gives the chairman Board the authority to re-assess the answer sheets. They (FBISE) have done this perfectly according to the rules,” the chief justice maintained, adding: “What benefit have we got with these 20 marks?”

He said if there had been an increase of 200 to 300 marks then you would have been in a position to say that we had benefited from such an increase. He said after his daughter applied for the re-checking, the Board proceeded in line with the valid laid down procedures.

When asked what his daughter was doing then, he responded: “We are just sitting. She would be pursuing degrees like BBA.”When told that the additional 20 marks had improved her grade from C to B thus enabling her to qualify for a medical college entry test, he said that by improving the grade his daughter could only sit in the entry exam but would not come on the merit.

But when told that the rules categorically say that there “shall” be no re-assessment under any circumstances and that it was the Board which had violated these rules to favour his daughter, he said: “But it would malign my name.”

Later the CJ again said that the re-assessment is allowed but added, at the same time, that we (the courts) also issue orders for re-assessment. The press secretary said the Supreme Court of Pakistan can do anything and that there is no challenge to the Supreme Court.

Zahid Bashir also said that pursuing the Farah Dogar’s story would be like character assassination of an innocent daughter. He advised this correspondent to do stories of national importance.

When the chief justice was asked to explain as to why the Board only did the re-assessment of his daughter’s answer sheets while there were more than 1,000 students who had applied for re-checking with the FBISE. The CJ said that there are several judgments of the Supreme Court that had ordered for re-assessment.

While this correspondent was trying to explain the difference between the validly allowed “re-checking” and the barred “re-assessment”, the press secretary suggested to the chief justice to do one more favour: “Get a petition filed and pass an order in favour of re-assessment if the applications are found on merit.”

When the chief justice was briefed in detail as to how did the Board extraordinarily dealt with his daughter’s application for re-checking but ended up re-assessing her answer sheets in violation of the Board rules, he said: “Did they write any reason for this.”

He was told: “No reason was mentioned.” Later when the chief justice was told that Javed Dogar, who serves in the Board, is said to have played important role in the out of the way facilitation of his daughter’s case, he admitted that he knew Javed Dogar.

The CJ also revealed that besides Javed Dogar, he also knows one Ibrahim Dogar, who too serves in the FBISE as a driver. He, however, said that Javed Dogar never brought the then chairman FBISE to his house. He said he knows almost all Dogars but denied to have ever interacted with the then chairman FBISE.

When told that there are reports that the chairman favoured his daughter only to secure further extension for himself, he said: “I never met him. The allegation of favour had been justified if the man had been given an extension.”

Zahid Bashir also endorsed the CJ’s statement and wondered how difficult it is for the CJ to get such an extension. He said the government would have done it within no time had the CJ been interested. “I would have asked Saeen,” the CJ said while pointing at Zahid Bashir.

After extended discussion when I told the chief justice that the story would be filed against the Board, it was Zahid Bashir, who first reacted and asked: “Tell me if you are filing the story.” The CJ followed by saying, “Just leave it. We are friends now.”

Zahid Bashir said in case the story goes for print he would never call me but the CJ said, “Listen, if the story is published it would carry my name.”When I said let me chew on it, the CJ said no, leave it now. Zahid Bashir said that I should respond positively to the CJ offer and get some other stories from the Supreme Court otherwise I would get nothing.

When told that the story is against the Board, the press secretary said that who would take action against the Board. “We (government) have to take the action but would never proceed against the Board let me tell you right now.”

When I told him that the Supreme Court might take action into this case, he again said that the Supreme Court too would not take any action. Zahid Bashir asked me not to be so harsh and rigid.

At one stage the CJ told me to extend hand of friendship to him as he is not a hidden man while Zahid Bashir offered, “If you want to write, I will give you the stories.” Referring to Farah Dogar story, he said, it has no substance, it is of no value, it will not change the history of Pakistan rather be seen as blackmailing as it involves an innocent person’s daughter.

He said people would not have good feeling about this and added that the chief justice is doing a job and is offering me to visit his office and will give me constructive things to write.“Look he is Chief Justice of Pakistan, why would he call you,” the press secretary said, reminding me that without CJ’s consent I would not be allowed to enter the premises of the Supreme Court.At this point, the CJ again invited me to visit his office while Bashir remarked: “He is inviting you. It is an honour for you.”

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