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SGS Cotecna, our judicial gods& so called free media

By Amjad Cheema:

It is well known fact false cases are framed against politicians solely on the vengeance basis to malign them so that political system may be discredited to pave the way for undemocratic forces. It mostly started during our first military rule under Ayub Khan and subsequently even non-militaryregimes could not remain immune from it. We all know that Sheikh Rashid was punished & jailed for three years & was still able to contest election as even his opponents know that it was a politically motivated case. The recent example is that of SGS Cotecna casewhich has been used to defame the political leadership of PPP for more than a decade. Recently Noah Bokharee posted an article on website in this context. It carried a very informative piece of evidence which our judicial gods& so called free media would hate to admit. Before I comment further I would like to quote the relevant substance from his article which is as follows:

“Moreover the judiciary will have to preserve its status of representatives of western law,   instead of proving themselves as Qaziz of the times of muslim monarchs. This is high time that the judiciary revisits the infamous SGS –Cotecna and the subsequent  NRO case once again and consider the following facts on the basis of existing law.

Firstly, the SGS case was fabricated and launched by an ehtesab bureau which was headed by a shady character who never qualified for the job just like Adnan Khawaja whose appointment is sub judice these days. Secondly, despite all the hue and cry of the media and political midgets for the last twelve years, No court in Pakistan has been able to convict any of the accused even when they were dying to do the same. (Please refer to the tapes of justice qayyum ,saifur-rehman and shehbaz sharif etc on the web media).

The steep rise and fall in collection of Customs duties during and after the withdrawal of pre-shipment assessment of customs duties justifies the subsequent unforgiving steps of a compliant judiciary and most affected vested interest groups. The table below clearly reveals who were the beneficiaries of the immediate abandonment of pre shipment inspection and assessment of the goods by SGS and Cotecna. These figures also indicate how did this group of customs officials/ judges/industrialists, traders and petty importers took revenge by launching the Swiss and other cases against those who dared to marginalize the criminals.

Sources: Pakistan. Central Board of Revenue. CBR Year Book 1992-93. Islamabad, 1994. p. 72

Pakistan. Central Board of Revenue. CBR Year Book 1993-94 & 1994-95. Islamabad, 1996. p. 89

Pakistan. Central Board of Revenue. CBR Year Book 1998-1999 & 1999-2000. Islamabad, 2001. p. 146

The freedom is always an opportunity to express depth in the personality of individuals and maturity of institutions. It is never meant to create hysteria amongst the masses, anarchy in the state and destruction of the apparatus which has granted such freedom. At present the two institutions which need to learn this most are the judiciary and media in Pakistan.”

Having read it, it’s very obvious that our activist judiciary & so-called free media want to take us to the tribal culture of seventh century Arabian Peninsula. Where western law has been able to evolve itself by reasoning through time to achieve its present day status our present day judiciary is traveling back in time & quote from the despotic regimes of medieval era. In other words it’s following the islamization agenda of our most notorious military dictator “Mard e Momin Mard e Haq” Zia Ul Haq which is utterly alien to the future of mankind. This has already destroyed the social fabric of our society; they say as you sow so shall you reap! My friend Pervez Hoodbhoy calls it saudization of the society where only self-righteous Wahhabis deserve to live.

Our judiciary is very fearful that our parliament may not secularize the constitution, forgetting that it’s her fundamental right to do it so should it wish. Basic structure of constitution keeps on changing in the same way as needs of time change. What I want to say that nothing is static & we should always be ready to face the challenges of time we live in. This is very unfortunate that ideological heirs of Zia have taken over the judiciary & we are now facing worst kind of islamofascism. On top of that born again Muslim like Imran Khan with children of Zia is there to further this fascist agenda. Is it not a déjà vu of Nazi Germany?

First it was Ahmadi genocide, now its Shia genocide, Sufi Islam is also on the hit. What they want could be summed up from a quote from Mirza Sahinban “Gallian ho jaan sunjian tay wich mirza yaar phiray” (may streets go desert so that mirza can wander with impunity)!

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6 Responses to "SGS Cotecna, our judicial gods& so called free media"

  1. Amjad Cheema Germany Safari iPad says:

    For those who want to check the table, it is available there in Noah Bokharee’s article published on this website on 14th August. It clearly shows a jump in revenue when SGS Cotecna was given the the contract of pre shipment inspection.

  2. Muhammad Germany Safari iPad says:

    Judicial disco dance goes unabated. Never in the last 500 years modern history a state has presented its president to a foreign court. Our judicial god also want to earn this rare medal. These 17 twin sisters deserve a place in Guinness book of infamous records.

  3. Saud United Kingdom Safari iPad says:

    The most popular comments on ET
    Arsalan Iftikhar is more respectable, powerful and enjoy favors and benefits of supreme courts than our Prime Minister! Musharraf was trained to sense the danger and act accordingly for many years in Army and what he did in his tenure was absolutely correct. Now see what Ali Ahmed Kurd said, what Ahtazaz Ahsan is saying and what Asma Jahangir is crying for, check out yesterday’s interview on BBC Urdu.

  4. Saud United Kingdom Safari iPad says:

    This PCO judiciary is supported by the Islamist-right wing coalition of Jamaat-e-Islami, Lashkar-e-Jhangvi, Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz and Pakistan Tehrik-e-Insaf (Imran Khan Group).  It also has powerful cheer leaders amongst Pakistan’s chattering elites (who like to think of themselves as  ”civil society”)  and a Corporate media that has taken propaganda to record levels.  The main apologists for this corrupt judiciary include Hamid Mir, Kashif Abbasi, Ayesha Tammy Haq, Samad Khurram, Kamran Shahid, Haider Waheed, Talat Hussain along with other similar characters.

  5. Mohd Arif Netherlands Internet Explorer Windows says:

    My friend you are right that this PCO judiciary is supported by Islamist. it is the only islamist due to whom our families are intact otherwise so called enlightened moderate may start selling their women in open market. Don’t you see that Islam is our religian and it preaches a lot of things to respect your ruler and judiciary? if rulers are currupt it is the only judiciary who can safguard the country. How you say that Zardar and BB didn’t commit curruption? My firends these are masters and once they become rulers they start looting the country. why don’t you ask the question that if money lying in SW banks is not from curruption from where it came? whether Zardar and BB had any other business? Be rational.. support judiciary and islamist, ALLAH WILL QUESTION YOU FOR YOUR KNOWLEDGE AND EDUCATION!

  6. Muhammad United Kingdom Safari iPad says:

    @ Mohd Arif
    People who have been taught lis for the last 1400 years will probably need another 1400 years to learn humanity. We r better off with your doctrine of hated & violence against rest of humanity. What is Sharia is collection of draconian laws from barbaric past of humanity.

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