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Thursday, 30 July 2009

Go Zardari Go!


Qurat-ul-ain said...

I totally agree with Abbas Athar. He elegantly depicted the actual story. It is right that few elements are working to sabotage the relations between PM and President. These elements are hatching conspiracies against President Zardari from day one. I would say that these are anti-democratic people. We all know that President Zardari and Prime Minister are working smoothly. Prime Minister had elaborated the relations many times just because of these messy people. Jis tarah India main koi shaks ghalti se gir jaey tu elzam Pakistan per lagta hai esi tarah aaj kal Pakistan main her cheez ka zimadar Zardari ko thehraya jata hai……… No pessimist ever discovered the secret of the stars or sailed an uncharted land, or opened a new doorway for the human spirit. If it is not right do not do it; if it is not true do not say it. STOP BLAME GAME NOW…………………n think for Pakistan not ur own interests..!!!!!

Abdul Nishapuri said...

Thanks, Qurat, for the visit. The PPP haters once used to says: PPP is fine without Z.A. Bhutto. Then they said PPP is fine without BB. Now they say PPP is acceptable but Zardari is not. Abbas Ather in this op-ed very rightly points out that the 'asl ainee tanazea' (the real constitutional paradox) is the presence of Asif Zardari in the Presidency. Anything less than removal of Zardari from that post would not appease the PPP haters.

Aamir Mughal said...


RE: ‘Judicial Coup’ Democracy in Pakistan is under threat
Here goes the Lawyers Movement for the Restoration of Independent Judiciary!!!

ISLAMABAD: Top lawyers’ movement leader and senior PPP leader Aitzaz Ahsan has confirmed his meeting with Chief of Army Staff General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani while declaring that he is firm on democracy. When contacted by The News, Aitzaz said that when the Army chief spoke to him on March 16, he invited him for a cup of tea. Aitzaz said he accepted the invitation but could not meet him till 10 days ago. Aitzaz said, “It was purely a private meeting.”

Aitzaz confirms meeting Kayani, firm on democracy – Thursday, July 30, 2009 By Muhammad Ahmad Noorani http://thenews.jang.com.pk/top_story_detail.asp?Id=23575


ISLAMABAD (Reuters) – Pakistan’s top judge turned down a request on Thursday to launch a treason case against former military ruler Pervez Musharraf, saying the Supreme Court lacked the authority.

Pakistan judge says won’t try Musharraf for treason Thu Jul 30, 2009 7:47am EDT


Background of this dubious decision:

CJ says chiefs of MI, ISI asked him to quit: Affidavit on March 9 camp office event By Iftikhar A. Khan May 30, 2007, Wednesday, Jamadi-ul-Awwal 13, 1428


The ‘other persons’ entered the room immediately. They were: Prime Minster Shaukat Aziz, the Directors General of Military Intelligence (MI), Director General of Inter Services Intelligence (ISI), Director General Intelligence Bureau (IB), Chief of Staff (COS) and another official. All officials (except the IB chief and the COS) were in uniform. The ISI and MI heads persisted in their demand for resignation, the CJ said. “I refused, saying that the demand has a collateral purpose.”


Aamir Mughal said...

Why Musharraf alone? By Murtaza Razvi Thursday, 30 Jul, 2009 | 08:27 AM PST |

Public memory anywhere is short-lived. In Pakistan it is also steered by the shortsightedness of those who insist on erasing it from the record altogether. The transition to democracy is hardly a fait accompli as we speak. Democratic institutions weakened by Gen Musharraf’s tinkering with the constitution are far from being stable entities today. While anyone in their right mind must blame the general for the mess at hand, the judiciary should also show the moral courage to shoulder its part of the blame.

The fact that it was the Supreme Court headed by the same honourable chief justice which gave Gen Musharraf the right to amend the constitution single-handedly in May 2000 cannot be overlooked. This was far more than what the then chief executive had expected to get from the apex court; he had just sought indemnity for the circumstances under which the Oct 12, 1999 coup took place. The general himself did not stage the coup from mid-air, aboard a PIA commercial flight which was not even in Pakistani airspace when the 111 Brigade struck to depose the prime minister.

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