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Archive for August, 2017

THE LNG SCAM?

Vide their milestone judgment SCMR773 in 2012 the Supreme Court of Pakistan (SC) cancelled all the contracts of Rental Power Plants (RPPs). From Bhikki and Sharaqpur up to Piranghaib, Naudero – 1 and Naudero – 2, they were all declared illegal ab initio and void being in contravention of laws/PPRA rules. Besides suffering from other irregularities, the RPPs were in violation of the principle of transparency, fair and open competition. The Court found the competent office willfully failed to exercise their authority to prevent the grant or rendition of undue benefit and favor.

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ACCOUNTABILITY ACROSS THE BOARD – II

In his address to the Constituent Assembly on 11 August 1947, the Quaid said that “Jobbery, graft nepotism and bribe has to be put down with iron hand”. His vision of anti-corruption was reflected through “Prevention of Corruption Act 1947” where eighteen categories of holders of “public office”, those from the armed forces and judiciary […]

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ACCOUNTABILITY ACROSS THE BOARD

Sharif’s utter contempt of the Supreme Court’s (SC) recent ruling, and by default the rule of law, was exposed blatantly for public viewing during his YATRA along the GT Road. This confirmed that the 1998 PML(N) mob attack on the SC was not a one-off aberration, it seems to be a Sharif genetic disorder. Until they disqualified him, the SC judges were great, thereafter they became an unspeakable form of “low life”, or at least that’s what he has been insinuating. God help the Honourable SC Judges if his review petition is rejected, (with apologies for the crude paraphrasing) “Hell hath no fury like a politician disqualified”. Maxim had it just right with his cartoon in THE NATION on April 10, 2001, caricaturing the late Ms Benazir as saying, “When a court convicts me it is a kangaroo court and if it acquits me it upholds the dignity of the judiciary”.

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AM I THE STATE?

A month or so plus 40 years ago the democratically elected government of Zulfikar Ali Bhutto was toppled in a coup in 1977 by Gen Zia-ul-Haq. Initially Zia could have been sincere about holding “free and fair elections” within 90 days. The aura of wielding absolute power, extenuating political circumstances and apprehension of a vengeful Bhutto running rampant dissipated whatever sincerity, if any, he had to start with.

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MORALITY AND MISPLACED LOYALTY

Misplaced loyalty for corrupt individuals is not only betrayal of the community but complicity in their crimes, it lies at the heart of virtually every scandal. Carrying obfuscation and obduracy too far, Nawaz Sharif insisted before the PML (N) Parliamentary party, “I still do not understand the grounds for my dismissal I am only content […]

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PULLING THE PLUG ON AFGHANISTAN

Recent reports coming out of Washington suggest that the proposal by US National Security Adviser (NSA) Mr. MacMaster for a moderate rise in the number of US troops or their private security company substitutes has been rejected by President Trump. If this is true it would at least conform with Trump’s declared goal to put ‘America first’ and use the money that the US has kept spending in Afghanistan for the last more than 15 years to not only finance their own troops and civilian personal but also to pull the plug on financing an unpopular Afghan government. A so-called ‘moderate’ rise in the number of US troops would have been unlikely to bring any favourable change in any case: If the huge troop rise under the previous government did not bring the end of the Talibaan insurgency, several thousand more troops wouldn’t be able to achieve that either.

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