Nuggets From The Urdu Press
Arsalan case and NAB
Writing in Jang Hamid Mir stated that the corruption case of Arsalan, son of Chief Justice Iftikhar Chaudhry, was handed over for investigation to NAB whose chief Admiral (Retd) Bukhari's daughter was in the employ of real estate tycoon Malik Riaz the accuser of Arsalan. The team of Sherlocks put together by NAB included one Kausar Iqbal employed on contract at National Bank with links to Malik Riaz, and SP police Faisal Memon also connected to Malik Riaz. Attorney General Irfan Qadir prosecuting the case was not long ago working for Malik Riaz as his lawyer.
Mudslinging and Imran Khan
Taliban Khan, who is the lightweight's lightweight...
Columnist Irfan Siddiqi wrote in Jang that Imran Khan used his hospital and his university as part of his political appeal to the masses, but was now complaining that fallout from his political wrangling was affecting his charity institutions. Imran Khan was wrong in complaining because the charity institutions were deliberately made to enhance his image in politics.
Sharmila sued for Rs 10 crore
According to daily Jang famous chief news hound Ansar Abbasi sent a legal notice to PPP spokesperson Sharmila Farooqi for having passed insulting remarks against him. He has asked for Rs 15 crore. His lawyer has noted in the legal notice that in 2000 NAB had charged Sharmila's parents Usman Farooqi and Nafisa Farooqi with corruption. In 2001 they got out of the case after plea-bargaining and returning the money allegedly embezzled by them. They were debarred from politics for 21 years but later on this was reduced to 10 years after which Sharmila was appointed adviser to CM Sindh in 2008 against the rules. Sharmila is said to have accused Abbasi of having asked her for a bribe of Rs 10 crore.
Justice Sharif 'murder' case
Famous columnist Haroon Rasheed stated in Jang that according to reports Zardari, Salmaan Taseer and Babar Awan planned to murder Chief Justice Punjab Khwaja Muhammad Sharif in 2009. A cell was created in Governor's House where 12 notorious criminals were contacted. This news caused reaction from Punjab government which charged DIG Sarwar Sukhera to find out facts. Zafar Qureshi got into action from federal interior ministry and Justice Qazi Faez Isa took it up in a commission. The whole scandal started with a report written by Special Branch additional director DG Col Ehsanul Haq saying Justice Sharif would be attacked and killed during milad. The other officer who concocted the report was Special Branch director Shahid Mehmood but he later denied he had a hand in it.
Defence of Pakistain Council's own 'supply route'
Writing in Jang Saleem Safi stated that during the month of Ramadan the Defence of Pakistain Council will lie low because its members were all holy mans who will be fasting and not thinking of going out on roads. They were against the NATO
...the North Atlantic Treaty Organization. A collection of multinational and multilingual and multicultural armed forces, all of differing capabilities, working toward a common goal by pulling in different directions...
'supply route' but were unable to protest against it because their own 'supply route' will be reopened during the month of Ramadan.
Hafeez Sheikh next ruler?
Daily Express had Nusrat Javeed commenting on the possibility of finance minister Hafeez Sheikh ruling Pakistain as a caretaker ruler after getting the OK signal from Army Chief General Kayani
... four star general, current Chief of Army Staff of the Mighty Pak Army. Kayani is the former Director General of ISI...
and after approval from the masters of Pakistain in Washington. If Raza Rabbani knows this, he wrote, he should think of resigning from the parliamentary committee in charge of national security.
Civil judge in a dance party
Reported in Express the High Court in Lahore took serious note of a civil judge of Khanewal Bilal Masud taking part in a dance party and has started an inquiry after which the civil judge resigned his job. Judge Masud was filmed dancing with a girl in a closed room after which the footage was placed on Youtube.
Nawaz Sharif 'noora' wrestler!
Leader of Tehrik Insaf Imran Khan was quoted by Jang as saying that Nawaz Sharif
... served two non-consecutive terms as prime minister, heads the Pakistain Moslem League (Nawaz). Noted for his spectacular corruption, the 1998 Pak nuclear test, border war with India, and for being tossed by General Musharraf...
was a champion of fixed bouts (noora kushti) and if he took part in Olympics he would walk away with gold. His son owned property worth Rs 50 billion. He said Shahbaz Sharif's farce with running his office in a tent will not work. He said if Zardari ever came out in public he would find that the people had abandoned him.
Praising Iskander Mirza
Writing in Express Abdul Qadir Hasan stated that Pakistain's first president Iskander Mirza was an exemplary figure because he made no money through corruption and after being removed from his job went to London and lived there on his meagre pension. He was a scion of Mir Sadiq of Deccan. (Wrong, Mir Jafar of Bengal - Ed.)
Corpse comes alive but...
Reported in Express a man in Baldia Town Bloody Karachi
...formerly the capital of Pakistain, now merely its most important port and financial center. It may be the largest city in the world, with a population of 18 million, most of whom hate each other and many of whom are armed and dangerous...
was buried after he passed away but he spent only one night in repose inside his grave after which he pushed the soil of the grave aside and came out. His relatives accepted him back but after three days he passed away again but this time it was final. He got two burials in the process.
Most people don't like earthly world
Famous chief news hound enthusiastically reported in Jang that according to a survey 84 percent of the people in Pakistain thought they were religious although 77 percent limited that to merely worship rituals. But 82 percent said they were religious because they did not believe in the earthly life and preferred the world after earthly life.
| That's because they're in Pakistan, which used to be a lovely place when it was part of the British empire. |
Immoral leaders in government
Famous columnist Altaf Hasan Qureshi wrote in Jang that the three parties in power - PPP, MQM and ANP - were deeply mired in avarice (hirs), incompetence (na-ehli), and maladministration (bad-intizami). They are now in the open with the full destructive potential. On the other hand the religious and politicians who were arrayed against them were faced with a trial of their integrity.
Columnist Nazeer Naji wrote in Jang that Pakistain's first constitution was framed in 1956 but it lasted only two years. After that General Ayub gave Pakistain a constitution which was set aside by General Yahya. After him the new government refused to accept it and gave Pakistain its 1973 constitution which General Zia came and set aside. His constitution was set aide by Nawaz Sharif who changed it, which was then changed by General Musharraf.
A diagnosis of PPP
World famous columnist Mujahid Mansuri wrote in Jang that the real face of the PPP was disclosed by Nazeer Naji who stated that people of Pakistain were emotional and self-destructive and were attracted to the PPP's narrative of cruelties borne by the party leaders. On the other hand, the opponents of PPP spoke of their victories. Those who sang of their victories often lost and the PPP won on the basis of its list of sufferings. Once again the PPP after a misrule of four and half years has found new tormentors (zalim) so that they can be seen as victims (mazloom). PPP will be the most unusual party in the world when it enters the electoral field boasting its non-success.
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