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Wednesday, 4 November 2009

How did MQM foil PML-N's anti-democratic plans on NRO - An analysis

MQM denies ever pressing for Zardari’s resignation

November 3rd, 2009 - 2:30 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Nov.3 (ANI): The Muttahida Quami Movement (MQM) has denied issuing any statement which asked for President Asif Ali Zardari’s resignation.

According to reports, a delegation of MQM leaders led by the leader of the party in parliament Dr. Farooq Sattar met Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani to clarify its stance over the issue.

The delegation, which included Parliamentary Affairs Minister Dr Babar Awan, Petroleum Minister Syed Naveed Qamar and other senior party leaders, rejected media reports that the MQM president Altaf Hussain has asked Zardari to step down, The Nation reports. Earlier, it was reported that Hussain while asking his party leaders to oppose the National Reconciliation Ordinance (NRO) in parliament had advised Zardari to tender his resignation. Hussain, during an interview with a private television channel, said that he has directed his party members to oppose the NRO in parliament, and that he had also told the President that the ordinance was a ‘black law’.

Hussain said the government should not table the ordinance in the House as the people of the country have already rejected it. He, however, later clarified that he never asked for Zardari’s resignation. “I did not talk about Zardari’s resignation in the entire interview. We are not against the Pakistan People’s Party or Zardari. The MQM is not responsible if our advice is misunderstood. Neither can the MQM become a party to legalising corruption through the assembly,” Hussain said. (ANI)


By Latif Chaudhry

A day of reconciliation in NA
Wednesday, November 04, 2009
By By our correspondent

ISLAMABAD: It was a day of reconciliation in the National assembly after the government’s decision not to present the controversial National Reconciliation Ordinance (NRO) in parliament and the treasury benches received accolades from the opposition for bowing to the parliament’s demand.

Tuesday’s proceedings coincided with the second anniversary of the emergency and the PCO imposed by Musharraf and the House echoed with demand of his trial under the Article 6 of the Constitution. Interestingly, the PML-Q members, who were part of Musharraf’s dispensation, were also critical of the Nov 3 acts, but some of them, including Marvi Memon and Akram Gill, had a word of praise for him.

Kicking off the debate on a point of order, Leader of the Opposition Chaudhry Nisar Ali lauded the government for its decision not to table the NRO in the National Assembly. He asked the government to try Musharraf under the Article 6. “It is time to take concrete measures to make parliament a truly sovereign institution and the centre of power,” he added.

He announced that the PML-N would hold a rally outside the Parliament House today to condemn the November 3 action and to express solidarity with the judiciary. He appealed to all the political forces to join them.

Ahsan Iqbal said that after the Supreme Court’s verdict, the government was bound to proceed against Musharraf. Interior Minister Rehman Malik described the decision of not tabling the NRO in the House as ‘political wisdom’. Responding to a point of order, he agreed to give an in-camera briefing to parliamentarians about national security issues. Responding to Ahsan’s comment that US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton had said Pakistan provided no evidence on Indian interference in the country, Malik said foreign dignitaries gave such statements and “we are not supposed to respond.” Meanwhile, Speaker National Assembly Dr Fehmida Mirza clarified that neither she nor her husband ever took benefit under the NRO. (The News)

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1 comment:

Aamir Mughal said...

Shaheen Sehbai is creating Ethnic Hate.

Mir Khalil ur Rehman cannot be forgiven for his and Jang Group'S dirty role played during the Sindhi Language Bill in 70s, Mumtaz Bhutto ignited the fire and Mir Khalil ur Rehman added fuel to the fire by lending Top Banner Heading to that rabid maniac Raees Amrohvi "Urdu Ka Janaza Hai Zara Dhoom Say Niklay" and this kind of sensationalism caused irreparable damage to the innocent people of Sindh. Mir Khalil's dirty role played havoc with the innocent lives of innocent bystanders [no matter to which Ethnic Group] and Mr Shaheen Sehbai, the Group Editor of The News International is doing the same by filing "Alleged News Analysis" on a Political Issue like NRO with ulterior motive to create another havoc. Shaheen has tried his level best to give Ethnic Colour to the issue which is Completely a Political/Legal Issue. Read his own words Shaheen is playing with fire which will ultimately result in Catastrophe. Ego Maniac Fool..


It is almost certain, and a senior Sindhi politician who knows the PPP and Sindh like the back of his own right hand, openly admits, that for Zardari there would be no “Sindh Card”, as it was available to Benazir Bhutto. In fact when I asked the Sindhi politician what may happen in Sindh, and the heart of PPP country, if Zardari and his 12 friends were removed from their offices, the answer was: “Only these 13 people will protest, no one else will.” He explained that there are no PPP cadres with fires in their belly left in the interior of Sindh who would rise for Zardari. There is a growing sense of hatred because the Zardari clan has taken over all what was loved by the Bhutto jiyalas. “If today Nawaz Sharif stages a public meeting in Larkana, the country will be surprised at the turnout,” the mainstream Sindhi politician belonging to the PPP told me. The contours of a changed, unwritten script Situationer By Shaheen Sehbai Wednesday, November 04, 2009 http://www.thenews.com.pk/top_story_detail.asp?Id=25365

The feeling in some PPP circles is that if the NRO strikes at Zardari and his cronies, rural Sindh, where the PPP has grass root support for the Bhuttos, would not react as fiercely as many predict it would. This may be so because Zardari and his Sindhi friends, who were never part of the Benazir circle, have generated enough ill will and animosity in the last 18 months. Some have been forced to recall the funny story of the coffin thief of a village and his son. It is better not to repeat that story. All power players focus on constitutional knock-out By Shaheen Sehbai Friday, October 23, 2009 http://thenews.jang.com.pk/top_story_detail.asp?Id=25146


Shaeen Sehbai is forgetting one thing in all this that Akbar Bugti was never a Baluch Nationalist but his dead body ignited so much storm that Baluchistan is burning and with it innocent citizens [every ethnic group] as well. Shaheen Sehbai and other analysts of Jang Group just for the sake of get Asif Ali Zardari forgetting that Assumption [Analysis of Saheen Sehbai above] is the mother of all mess.

Mr Ansar Abbasi [Editor Investigations, The News International] has again started digging up dirt on Asif Ali Zardari for impeachment while completely forgetting what he [Ansar] himself had filed some months back in favour of Asif Ali Zardari...

1 - After setbacks, Zardari is an improved, chastised man By Ansar Abbasi Wednesday, April 29, 2009 http://www.thenews.com.pk/top_story_detail.asp?id=21800

2 - Zardari makes his markBy Ansar Abbasi Comment Tuesday, April 14, 2009 http://www.thenews.com.pk/top_story_detail.asp?Id=21502

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