Saturday, April 22, 2017

Constitution Petition No. 29 of 2016 Dated: 20-April-2017 (Panama Papers Scandal)

  • Constitution Petition No. 29 of 2016
    Dated: 20-April-2017
    (Panama Papers Scandal)

    Constitution Petition No. 29 of 2016,
    Constitution Petition No. 30 of
    2016 &
    Constitution Petition No. 03 of 2017

By a majority of 3 to 2 (Asif Saeed Khan Khosa and Gulzar
Ahmed, JJ) dissenting, who have given separate declarations and
directions, we hold that the questions how did Gulf Steel Mill come
into being; what led to its sale; what happened to its liab
where did its sale proceeds end up; how did they reach Jeddah,
Qatar and the U.K.; whether respondents No. 7 and 8 in view of their
tender ages had the means in the early nineties to possess and
purchase the flats; whether sudden appearance of the
letters of
Hamad Bin Jassim Bin Jaber Al
Thani is a myth or a reality; how
bearer shares crystallized into the flats; who, in fact, is the real and
beneficial owner of M/s Nielsen Enterprises Limited and Nescoll
Limited, how did Hill Metal Establishment come into existence;
where did the money for Flagship Investment Limited and other
companies set up/taken over by respondent No. 8 come from, and
where did the Working Capital for such companies come from and
where do the huge sums running into millions gifted by respondent
No. 7 to respondent No. 1 drop in from, which go to the heart of the
matter and need to be answered. Therefore, a thorough
investigation in this behalf is required.

2.In normal circumstances, such exercise could be
conducted by the NAB
but when its Chairman appears to be
indifferent and even unwilling to perform his part, we are
constrained to look elsewhere and therefore, constitute a Joint
Investigation Team (JIT) comprising of the following members :
a senior Officer of the Federal
Agency (FIA), not below the rank of
Additional Director General who shall head
the team having firsthand experience of
investigation of white collar crime and
related matters;
Accountability Bureau (NAB)
a nominee of the Security & Exchange
Commission of Pakistan (SECP) familiar with
the issues of money laundering and white
collar crimes;
a nominee of the State Bank of Pakistan
a seasoned Officer of Inter Services
Intelligence (IS
I) nominated by its Director
General; and
vi)a seasoned Officer of Military Intelligence
(M.I.) nominated by its Director General.

3.The Heads of the aforesaid departments/ institutions
shall recommend the names of their nominees for the JIT within
seven days from today which shall be placed before us in
chambers for nomination and approval. The JIT shall investigate the
case and collect evidence, if any, showing that respondent No. 1 or
any of his dependents or benamidars owns, possesses or has
ired assets or any interest therein disproportionate to his known
means of income. Respondents No. 1, 7 and 8 are directed to
appear and associate themselves with the JIT as and when
required. The JIT may also examine the evidence and material,
any, already available with the FIA and NAB relating to or having
any nexus with the possession or acquisition of the aforesaid flats or
any other assets or pecuniary resources and their origin. The JIT shall
submit its periodical reports every two weeks before a
Bench of this
Court constituted in this behalf. The JIT shall complete the
investigation and submit its final report before the said Bench within
a period of sixty days from the date of its constitution. The Bench
thereupon may pass appropriate orders in e
xercise of its powers
under Articles 184(3), 187(2) and 190 of the Constitution including an
order for filing a reference against respondent No. 1 and any other
person having nexus with the crime if justified on the basis of the
material thus brought on th
e record before it.

4.It is further held that upon receipt of the reports,
periodic or final of the JIT, as the case may be, the matter of
disqualification of respondent No. 1 shall be considered. If found
necessary for passing an appropriate order in
this behalf,
respondent No. 1 or any other person may be summoned and

5.We would request the Hon’ble Chief Justice to
constitute a Special Bench to ensure implementation of this
judgment so that the investigation into the allegations may not
left in a blind alley.
Announced on
at _______________________.

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

US NSA McMaster Arrives in Islamabad

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..H. R. McMaster

H.R. McMaster ARCIC 2014.jpg

26th National Security Advisor
Assumed office
February 20, 2017
President Donald Trump
Deputy K.T. McFarland
Dina Powell
Preceded by Keith Kellogg (Acting)
Personal details
Born Herbert Raymond McMaster
July 24, 1962 (age 54)
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Spouse(s) Kathleen Trotter (1985–present)
Education United States Military Academy (BS)
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill (MA, PhD)
Military service
Nickname(s) The Iconoclast General
Allegiance  United States
Service/branch  United States Army
Years of service 1984–present
Rank Army-USA-OF-08.svg Lieutenant general
Commands Eagle Troop, 2nd Armored Cavalry Regiment
1st Squadron, 4th Cavalry Regiment
3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment
Concept Development and Experimentation Directorate, Army Capabilities Integration Center
Joint Anti-Corruption Task Force (Shafafiyat), International Security Assistance Force
Maneuver Center of Excellence
Army Capabilities Integration Center
Battles/wars Persian Gulf War
Global War on Terrorism
Awards Army Distinguished Service Medal
Silver Star
Defense Superior Service Medal
Legion of Merit (2)
Bronze Star (2)
Purple Heart Medal
Defense Meritorious Service Medal (2)
Army Meritorious Service Medal (5)
Joint Service Commendation Medal
Army Commendation Medal (4)
Army Achievement Medal (4)

Friday, April 14, 2017

$ 314 Million MOAB dropped on afghanistan near Pakistan