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Brigadier Imtiaz a product of NRO.

Brigadier (R) Imtiaz a new media sensation of Mush/Zardari media productions but many of the people who listen to him don’t know who this man really is.

Brigadier (R) Imtiaz is another product of NRO. Yes! the same NRO issued by Mush in exchange of safe exit and the deal was made under the brokerage of USA,UK,KSA and Kiyani.

Now Imtiaz is making is rozi halal by coming for the rescue of Mush,MQM and Zardari and it seems he is playing well so far but lets see how far his drama goes and when he will turn into another failed game plan.

Some useful information about him is given below:

IHC acquits Brig. (R) Imtiaz under NRO

Thursday, December 04, 2008
IHC acquits Brig. (R) Imtiaz under NRO ISLAMABAD: Islamabad High Court (IHC) has exonerated former chief of intelligence bureau, Brig. (Retd.) Imtiaz in illegal assets reference under NRO and also de-frozen his assets.

FIA filed cases against Brig. (Retd.) Imtiaz, his son Nadeem and a man named Adnan Khawaja who were later convicted by an Accountability court.

Brig. (Retd.) Imtiaz was charged with allegations of owning more assets than what his earnings can justify and that he acquired those assets through unscrupulous means.

Source: http://www.geo.tv/12-4-2008/30099.htm

Also  another useful resource about the person:
Exclusive: All About Brigadier (Rtd.) Imtiaz Ahmad / Brig. Imtiaz Ahmed: A Complete Culprit

Saturday, August 29, 2009

By OmEr Jamil

Major Amir and Brigadier Imtiaz were the two main characters of “Operation Midnight Jackal” that was reportedly launched to topple the first Benazir Bhutto government in 1989. The ISI had reportedly launched the operation to make Pakistan People’s Party MNAs support a no-confidence motion against their own prime minister. Return of the ‘Midnight Jackal’?

[In the Picture: Brigadier Retd. Imtiaz aka Billa - Former Number 2 of ISI - 1987 - 1989, and Director General Intelligence Bureau under Mian Nawaz Sharif's First Government - 1990 - 1993.]


Source and complete article on:
Source and complete article on:http://www.haqeeqat.org/2009/08/29/exclusive-all-about-brigadier-rtd-imtiaz-ahmad-brig-imtiaz-ahmed-a-complete-culprit/

Another good one:

Who is Behind Brig Imtiaz ? What’s This Fuss ?

Take a step back and look at all this mess very objectively, without any bias and you would be surprised at how simple yet intelligent plan is this. For the last couple of month, there was high talk about the Minus One formula and it was discussed in the powerhouses of Rawalpindi and Islamabad that the time has come for the corrections without destabilizing the system. There exists genuine panic in the President House, as the powers in the country have decided to make the amendments.

Chief Justice of Pakistan has to decide about the NRO and about the trial of Musharraf. President Asif Ali Zardari has to decide about the 17th amendment, which is aimed at clipping his own powers. Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani is losing his whatever credibility as he has proved so far nothing but rhetoric. Army Chief has shown his professionalism and after winning war in Swat is quite confident and resolved to not to make any coup, but he has his deep eyes on the confused and vision less governance in the country.

The sudden emergence of Brig Imtiaz has benefitted President Zardari, Musharraf and MQM. MQM has got the golden chance to nullify all the charges in one sweeping stroke. They are trying to come out as innocent as newly born. President Zardari team is strengthening their camp in advance in case of any adventure. Indirectly Brig. Imtiaz is also giving bad name to the army, ISI, IB and other agencies. He has said on national TV live that agencies remained involved in distributing public money to the politicians. For example, Brig. Imtiaz confessed that he gave away money to the Sheikh Rashid Ahmad.


Source and complete article:http://www.pakspectator.com/who-is-behind-brig-imtiaz-whats-this-fuss/

Brig. (R) Imtiaz and timing of his appearance.

August 31, 2009 1 comment

Switch to any news channel of Pakistan the major issue you will find for discussion is 1992 military operation in Karachi which MQM claims was against MQM and army/PML-N claims was against the miscreants and robbers and all this was started by one man Brigadier (R) Imtiaz who is appearing on every channel opening a Pandora box of Pakistan’s political history.

It is a thing to be asked with NRO beneficiary Brigadier (R) Imtiaz that what and who has provoked him to reveal all the things after 17 years.

Apart from the blame game and media spice the timing is really important.

National media which was discussing issues of :

1 ) Pervaiz Musharraf trial under Article 6 of high treason.

2 ) NRO case.

3 ) USA embassy or I should say military fortress being built in Pakistan.

4 ) Corruption of Zardari government and destruction of national institutions.

5 ) Sugar scandal.

6 ) Electricity crisis and rental power issues.

7 ) 12 May 2007 killings in Karachi.

8 ) Benazir Bhutto murder and UN investigation.

is now wasting their time in discussion the issue which should have been settled in court by the politicians specially MQM as it claims to be the victim party.

Also we need to look what else has happened during this time:

1 ) Northern areas are given the provincial status which has really damaged the Kashmir cause. Yasin Malik of JKLF has shown his reservations on this as well.

2 ) Cabinet has approved the Rental power project which is a straight 200 bn Rs corruption scandal.

3 ) Dogar is back with challenging the 31st July 2009 historical decision of Supreme Court of Pakistan.

4 ) Government has stopped the actions against those who created the sugar crisis in the country.

Now the question comes who are the prime beneficiaries :

1 ) Pervaiz Musharraf as his case is now gone at the back on media thanks to Brig. (R) Imtiaz.

2 ) Asif Zardari as Minus one is also now gone at the back on media.

3 ) MQM and Altaf as they have again proved themselves as an asset for establishment,Musharraf and Zardari apart from other political gains they have got.

I hope the sanity will prevail and people will understand the game the likes of Zardari,Musharraf,Kiyani and team are playing.

Destroying ourselves with a little help from the US …. by Dr. Shireen M Mazari

August 10, 2009 1 comment

Our government and people need to realize the destruction we are putting in to ourselves in the name of this so called war against terror is so huge that even our generations will feel the heat of the fire we are fueling.

Below is the article by Dr Shireen Mazari which will give you some insight of the situation.

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Destroying ourselves with a little help from the US
Dr. Shireen M Mazari

The chaos that is spreading within the country is frightening and a result of bad or lack of governance on the one hand and US intrusions and questionable activities in Pakistan on the other. In the first instance, there is no civilian governance infrastructure to take over and govern the “cleared” areas in Malakand – but then there is no governance even in more central parts of the country. That is why we have had the despicable attack on the poor and marginalised Christians in Gojra – once again under the shameful and protective guise of the Blasphemy Law. Never has a Law been so abused to wreak violence on our minorities’ whom the Founder of the Nation, Quaid-i-Azam, declared as equal citizens in the state of Pakistan. Clearly, there is so much hatred, intolerance and violence endemic within us that we do not need any Taliban to kill and harm our less fortunate fellow citizens. And where were the government and the law and order institutions when all this barbarism was being carried out?

As Pakistanis we must hang our heads once again in shame; but the main concern for us should not be simply our image internationally but what we are becoming within our own society. That is what should be of primary concern for the leadership. That is why in many previous columns I have been pointing to the dangers of bringing our marginalised population within the mainstream and delivering justice to the people so that they all have a stake in the system and the state – be they the marginalised Madrassah students or the marginalised minorities’. Otherwise extremism and violence will fester – Taliban or no Taliban – and as a desperate measure sending in the military will only aggravate not resolve the problem. And one has yet to talk of Balochistan where targeted killings continue while politicians continue to talk rather than act despite a seeming political consensus on what needs to be done. Why a beginning towards reconciliation cannot be made by declaring a general amnesty for all political prisoners and exiles only our bizarre ruling elites’ mindsets can understand but we are on a precipice here.

However, the other cause for chaos can be resolved more readily – that of the growing intrusiveness and questionable role of the US within Pakistan. For some time now one has been raising questions about the strange US presence in areas around Tarbela and in Peshawar. Then there was the news of the assassination squads controlled by the US Department of Defence rather than the CIA, of which the new US commander in Afghanistan, General McChrystal was a central actor. This information helped to link up differing pieces of a growing puzzle about the increasing US personnel in Pakistan. A cause for concern, given these developments, is the US plan to spend $1 billion to expand its presence in Islamabad – especially, since central to this plan is the importation of almost 400 Marines with hundreds of APCs. There is absolutely no logic to this, but who will tell our rulers who seem hell-bent on kowtowing before Washington? Incidentally already the US contingent in Pakistan is way over the sanctioned strength of 350 but does anyone in the corridors of power in Pakistan care?

Nor is the US Marines presence restricted to Islamabad. As some of us had been writing much earlier, they had been spotted in and around Tarbela also – where our military’s Special Operation Task Force is located. It now transpires that there are already 300 plus US military personnel in this area – the so-called “trainers”. Of course, given the poor counter insurgency record of the US, heaven knows what training they will impart to our much better trained army! Also, if they were only “trainers” why would the US buy a large plot of land around Tarbela and send twenty large containers there according to an investigative Asia Times Online report (3August 2009).

As if all these US military and undercover officials crawling all over the sensitive parts of the country were not enough, it appears that the US is also using private covert setups to further a dubious and threatening agenda within Pakistan. The centre of these suspicious covert operations is Peshawar, and the central organisation is Creative Associates International Inc. (CAII – as opposed to CIA), which refers to itself as an NGO on its website but on further investigation it transpires that the organisation is registered as a private incorporated company in Washington D.C – not an NGO! A 27 July 2009 report by Sarwar and Yousafzai for Deutsche Presse-Agentur (DPA) reveals that CAII has been terrifying the residents of University Town Peshawar because of its US security guards – ostensibly from that notorious US security contractor Blackwater (now renamed Xe Worldwide) whose employees already face charges of murder, arms smuggling and child prostitution in Iraq.

What is very suspicious is that CAII’s website shows no identification of its owners although its staff is identified. Also, although it is supposed to be a private corporation, all its work around the world is totally funded by USAid and the US government and the projects are all in sensitive areas only – Sri Lanka, Gaza, Angola, Iraq, Afghanistan and Pakistan. CAII is working supposedly on a strange-sounding project in FATA – FATA Development Programme Government to Community. In reality, its staff goes around escorted by the killer Blackwater guards, meeting militants and other suspect people being sought by the Pakistani authorities in FATA and the Peshawar environs. Of the 30 job openings listed on its website presently, at least half are for Pakistan.

During the latter half of July, a US citizen, Craig Davis, was arrested from the CAII house in Peshawar, his visa cancelled and deported. Interestingly, when a journalist sought to verify this information from the US embassy, its spokesperson first declared that Davis had nothing to do with the US embassy but then stated that the embassy knew nothing about this man. So if they knew nothing of the man’s existence, how was it known that he did not work for the US embassy?

The point is, clearly there is a threatening US agenda including seeking out our nuclear sites and assassinating people thereby adding to our chaos and violence. But the question is: who has allowed us to be confronted with such a dubious and large US covert and overt presence in Pakistan? Some believe that during the previous regime, certain segments of certain institutions had orders from the top to allow this dangerous US infiltration into Pakistan but no one else was informed. However, now who is responsible for the continuing presence of these people in sensitive areas where they are also terrorising the local populations?

When we as a society are facing our own problems of violence and terrorism, we can hardly afford to have such a volatile US presence here which will only aggravate our problems of violence and law and order. It is also sad to learn that Blackwater has been able to recruit dozens of retired commandos from the Pakistan army and elite police force through its local subcontractors according to the DPA report. Are Pakistanis so willing to knowingly act against their nation for dollars?

With increasing information about the dangerous US presence in Pakistan, it is not difficult to connect the dots also – with our nuclear assets, the institution of the military and the remaining strands of stability being the targets. Unless someone can stop the rot, it is only a matter of time before the US forces cross over physically on the ground from across Afghanistan. They may not get the triggers they plan on seizing but they can trigger a push towards total anarchy. Our rulers are certainly in self-destruct mode aided and abetted by the US.

source:http://www.insaf.pk/News/tabid/60/articleType/ArticleView/articleId/2628/Destroying-ourselves-with-a-little-help-from-the-US-by-Dr-Shireen-M-Mazari.aspx

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The beat of change makes me proud–> A note on independence day of Pakistan.

The beat of change makes me proud–> A note on independence day of Pakistan.
Recent incidents of Gojra,Muridkai and some other parts made me sad and made me to think about whether this is the Pakistan we need?
The incidents were a result of mobs irrational behavior towards blasphemy concept and the exploitation of these emotions by some freaks who call themselves
ulemas.
Also the news that missing Pakistanis are still missing and the government is doing nothing for them, Dr. Afia is still having a miserable time in US jails and courts, electricity is still a problem of our country even in the 21st century nuclear state, jialas are plundering the money and name the problem and you will find it
there in our country.
Our forces are still fighting a foreign war imposed on us by the former dictator who is still free and enjoying his days in europe, just for Dollars! And nothing is done to give justice to those who died in the name of this war against humanity and Pakistan.
So what’s the point? Are we dead as a nation or incapable of solving the problems? Is this the country our ancestors struggled for?
I some times get really irritated and in some way frustrated by the present situation but in between this I heard some real good news which brought hope in me.
The days like 31st July 2009, on which the Supreme Court ( the true one restored by the people of Pakistan on 16th March 2009 after a long and hard struggle ) of Pakistan declared the actions of the former dictator and tyrant Pervaiz Musharraf on 3rd November 2007 as unconstitutional and illegal and proved the dictator as a traitor and also declared PCO and PCO judges as illegal with their decisions including NRO as ineffective.
This decision is important for me as I also was and still a big supporter for the movements for independent judicial system in Pakistan as this is the only way we can keep ourselves together.
I remember the last year long march of June 2008 (as I was a part of that) and how peopel from every corner of the country, every walk of life, every ethnic identity of the country, every sect, every religious presence in the country took part in a movement to save Pakistan. The movement saw it’s ups and downs, saw the killings of innocent people by establishment and dictator supported parties on 12 May 2007 and 9 April 2008 but it kept it’s pace despite all hardships and finally achieved it’s big milestones.
I still say milestones because the path to achieve SOCIAL AND ECONOMIC JUSTICE and COMPLETE JUDICIAL INDEPENDENCE is still long and hard but the big positive is that we are on that track, the change is coming and I am really proud of that.
Therefore I dedicate this day to the people who supported and participated in the cause of independent judiciary , the cause of saving Pakistan.

Recent incidents of Gojra, Muridkai and some other parts made me sad and made me to think about whether this is the Pakistan we need?

The incidents were a result of mobs irrational behavior towards blasphemy concept and the exploitation of these emotions by some freaks who call themselves ulemas.

Also the facts that missing Pakistanis are still missing and the government is doing nothing for them, Dr. Afia is still having a miserable time in US jails and courts, electricity is still a problem of our country even in the 21st century  and ofcourse don’t forget we are a nuclear state, jialas are plundering the nations wealth,Kashmiri Pakistanis are still fighting for their basic right of freedom from India and name the problem and you will find it there in our country.

Our forces are still fighting a foreign war imposed on us by the former dictator (who is still free and enjoying his days in Europe) just for Dollars! And nothing is done to give justice to those who died in the name of this war against humanity and Pakistan.

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So what’s the point? Are we dead as a nation or incapable of solving the problems? Is this the country our ancestors struggled for?

I some times get really irritated and in some way frustrated by the present situation but in between this I heard some real good news which brought hope in me.

The days like 31st July 2009, on which the Supreme Court ( the true one restored by the people of Pakistan on 16th March 2009 after a long and hard struggle ) of Pakistan declared the actions of the former dictator and tyrant Pervaiz Musharraf on 3rd November 2007 as unconstitutional and illegal and proved the dictator as a traitor and also declared PCO and PCO judges as illegal making their decisions including NRO as ineffective.

This decision is important for me as I also was and still a big supporter for the movements for independent judicial system in Pakistan as this is the only way we can keep ourselves together.

I remember the last year long march of June 2008 (as I was a part of that) and how people from every corner of the country, every walk of life, every ethnic identity of the country, every sect, every religious presence in the country took part in the movement to save Pakistan. The movement saw it’s ups and downs, saw the killings of innocent people by establishment and dictator supported parties on 12 May 2007 and 9 April 2008 but it kept it’s pace despite all hardships and finally achieved it’s big milestones.

I still say milestones because the path to achieve SOCIAL AND ECONOMIC JUSTICE and COMPLETE JUDICIAL INDEPENDENCE is still long and hard but the big positive thing is that we are on the right track, the change is coming and I am really proud of that.

The change has started, I can hear that beat, you can hear it too and those who can’t will see the change as it will come InshaAllah!

Therefore I dedicate this day to the people who supported and participated in the cause of independent

judiciary , the cause of saving Pakistan.

In the end I would like to share a quote of Quaid e Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah:

“As you know, history shows that in England conditions, some time ago, were much worse than those prevailing in India today. The Roman Catholics and the Protestants persecuted each other. Even now there are some States in existence where there are discriminations made and bars imposed against a particular class. Thank God, we are not starting in those days. We are starting in the days when there is no discrimination, no distinction between one community and another, no discrimination between one caste or creed and another. We are starting with this fundamental principle that we are all citizens and equal citizens of one State.”

(Presidential Address to the Constituent Assembly of Pakistan on 11th August, 1947.)

Supreme Court of Pakistan’s remarkable decision can change the future course of our country.

August 2, 2009 2 comments

On Friday after a long delay of more than 4 hours SC of Pakistan gave a remarkable judgement of declaring the 3rd November 2007 as unconstitutional,illegal and extra judicial.

The 14 member bench headed by Chief Justice of Pakistan Iftikhar Ahmed Chaudhary who was restored by the government on 16 March 2009 after immense pressure from a long march by lawyers,civil society and politicians on Friday also rejected the unconstitutional amendments made by former dictator Musharraf during the time of emergency (between 3rd November 2007 and 15 December 2007).

SC sent the cases of those judges who violated the judgement of 7 member bench which declared 3rd November 2007 actions as unconstitutional and ordered the judiciary not to take oath under the PCO of dictator to Supreme judicial council.

Also the Supreme Court declared:

1) The sacking of judges by Musharraf on 3rd November as unconstitutional.

2) The removal of judges appointed during the PCO period and the Dogar period.

3) The tenure of Abdul Hameed Dogar (The PCO CJ appointed by Musharraf) as unconstitutional.

4) The increase in number of  SC judges to 29 through finance bill by current parliament as unconstitutional.

5) The Islamabad High Court as unconstitutional and now after this decision all the judges of  Islamabad HC are dismissed from their service.

6) The Ordinances issued by the dictator are referred to the parliament for review.

 

However in the decision SC did not change the status of :

1) The presidential oath taken by Dogar from Zardari.

2) The financial and administrative decisions taken by Dogar.

3) The cases related to day to day personal issues settled by the courts during that time.

One thing which didn’t go in favor of the government apart from the removal of jiala judges is the change in status of NRO which was approved by  the Dogar court is now a thing to be decided means people including or specially Zardari are now not indemnified from the cases of corruption.

The court has indeed played their part expected from them (people also expect more good news from them) and now the ball is in the court of the national parliament to show what they are capable of doing.

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