A fresh car, apparently just rolled out of the factory. Black tinted windows and a veiled ‘status batch’ deliberately covering the otherwise private license place. A mark of ill-conceived honor in our country where the more nakedly you break the laws, the higher your status is.

Some MXA-Elect probably :)

30 Comments so far

  1. BoZz (unregistered) on February 25th, 2008 @ 10:42 am

    Excuse the laguage but it is all about the "same shit different asshole".

  2. BoZz (unregistered) on February 25th, 2008 @ 11:04 am

    Further to the above, here is some interesting read also. Waht do you say?

    "By Ansar Abbasi

    ISLAMABAD: Caretaker Prime Minister Mohammedmian Soomro has awarded Senate Chairman Mohammedmian Soomro, and his family, a life-long gift of a tax-free, hassle-free, well protected high flying retired life with diplomatic passports and much more, costing the state millions of rupees.

    And as an unavoidable consequence of his controversial action, one more PML-Q leader and former Senate chairman, Waseem Sajjad and his family, will also keep thanking him for ever because Soomro has approved a long list of new privileges for retired chairpersons of the Senate.

    Currently only one, Waseem Sajjad, is surviving and Soomro thinks he may soon join the list.

    But it is obvious the move would directly benefit his own self at a huge cost to the taxpayers.

    The shameless summary was initiated by the Senate secretariat on Dec 26, 2007 for the approval of the prime minister at a time when both offices of the Senate chairman and the prime minister office are held by Soomro himself.

    A Prime Minister Secretariat order issued on February 12, 2008 under the signature of Additional Secretary Nasir Mehmud Khosa extends 10 privileges/facilities to not only former chairpersons of the Senate but their wives and dependent children.

    In case expiry of former chairperson these privileges would even be offered to his widow and dependent children.

    Free lifetime medical, both within Pakistan and abroad; lifetime provision of private secretary, security guard, driver and cook, free of charge access to state/government guest houses, etc, diplomatic passports, free telephone and a lot more.

    It is believed that the implementation of the fresh order from Soomro would add an estimated annual burden of tens of millions of rupees to the kitty.

    Issued by the Prime Ministers Secretariat (public) wing and addressed to the Senate Secretariat secretary, the operative part of the order, whose copy is available with The News reads as: Reference Senate Secretariats u.o. No.F.9(13)/2007-Estt., dated 26 December 2007 on the subject.

    1. The prime minister has been pleased to approve the facilities/privileges for the former Chairperson of the Senate (elected), as per following:

    (i) Exemption from taking out licenses for possessing up to three prohibited bore and six non-prohibited bore weapons.

    (ii) Access to state/govt guest houses, rest houses and circuit houses in the country free of charge for self, spouse and dependent children (accompanied & unaccompanied).

    (iii) Pick-up and drop facilities at all Airports in the country for self, spouse and dependent children (accompanied & unaccompanied) with protocol coverage by the provincial govts/Northern Areas/AJK in their respective areas and by the Cabinet Division/Senate Secretariat at Islamabad/Rawalpindi. Protocol coverage/Staff Car to be provided also during travel by road outside Headquarters, if required.

    (iv) Detailment of a staff car by the respective governments for self, spouse and dependent children during their visit outside Headquarters throughout Pakistan (accompanied & unaccompanied) and by Cabinet Division/Senate Secretariat if chairman and his family visit the federal capital, if they reside outside Islamabad.

    (v) Services of Private Secretary, security guard, driver and a cook for life time.

    (vi) Free medical aid for life time in Pakistan and abroad subject to approval by the Medical Board for self, spouse and dependent children.

    (vii) Diplomatic passport to self, spouse and dependent children.

    (viii) Special security arrangements for chairman and his family either on his request or by the federal government on its own accord taking into account the circumstances past and present.

    (ix) Free installation of telephone at residence and payment of charges for its use up to Rs 5,000 per month or such higher amount as the federal government may determine from time to time.

    (x) Issuance of ASF passes for self, spouse and dependent children with endorsement of Apron at all Airports in the country and two Apron passes for staff.

    2. The above privileges/facilities mutates mutandis shall apply to the widow/dependent children of the former chairperson.

  3. MB (unregistered) on February 25th, 2008 @ 12:19 pm

    Oh BOZZ come on
    we had been saying for 8 years now that MUSH and his team is a bunch of thugs and thieves & obviously the majority of those who are coming now in gov. lol

  4. Jamal Shamsi (unregistered) on February 25th, 2008 @ 1:01 pm

    Black windows, hidden registration plate, it clearly express the HIDDEN crimnal approach while on road. – no wonder the owner is crimnial in all aspects of life,.

    – –
    Aray wah YEAH MMS chuhpa rustam nikla :) wah wah :)summary initiated and concurred within the same office without any consultation or approval from any public representative..

    Who will challange it? Or would courts take a suo-motto action?


  5. fahmed (unregistered) on February 25th, 2008 @ 1:53 pm

    y do u all seem to be sooo damn surprised??

    it has been happening for as long as i can remember!!

  6. fahmed (unregistered) on February 25th, 2008 @ 2:04 pm

    i am sure Mush the bastard has stashed a few hundred million USD somewhere in the west as his pension fund, as he know he can’t remain in pakistan after leaving power.

    so don’t be surprised either when u find out the details of his secret pension fund!

  7. Kabir Das (unregistered) on February 26th, 2008 @ 12:51 am

    By calling this guy Mush a bastard you have insulted the bastartds. I am sure no bastartd can be all that bad as he is. He is a devil. I hope the devil does not take an offence at that since even he may have some self respect.

  8. Concerned (unregistered) on February 26th, 2008 @ 1:05 am

    Kal jab zardari or Nawaz mil kai public ki marain gai tu phir khial aye ga mushy kitna behtr tha.

  9. Reality_check (unregistered) on February 26th, 2008 @ 1:56 am

    No matter how much you blast Mush and how many his short comings. He alone has done more for this country than any other individual and will continue to do what is right. He is not the one who will go for the popular option. He said that he will give democracy to Pakistan, so he will. Don’t worry he’ll be there till the job is done. The past eight year balance sheet looks like this;

    Four nation wide Elections, a vibrant local government system, a successful privatization process, a new look CBR, Autonomous State Bank, More than doubling of Stock market with stabilization, Universities back on track, uncountable development projects, Media explosion and the list goes on…………

    On the other side Confrontation with the Judiciary, confrontation with Media, leniency towards Taliban resulting in greater confrontation later on, Mis-handling of Lal Masjid event, despite being on the right side. May 12 incident and power shortage.

    Considering the past record this sheet doesn’t look bad at all. Nawaz sharigf built the motorway and distributed Taxi’s what else? Contributed immensely towards fiscal bankruptcy and raided the Supreme Court, plus took flight in not a very graceful manner. Now looking at PPP: successful IPP’s project (though heavily criticized from every quarter at that time) what else? , 10 % culture, gross mismanagement, jialaa recruitment drive, not to mention Talibaan creation and contributing also towards bankruptcy by directly hitting on the banks. Before that Zia-ul-Haque: he did everything for Afghanistan at a heavy cost to his own country, this list will never end.

    By the way have you seen Sheikh Rasheed, Mushahis Hussain and othe PML (Q) leaders on the screen. Haven’t they been confident, forthcoming and gracious in defeat? This is also a first for Pakistan politics.

  10. Balma (unregistered) on February 26th, 2008 @ 2:30 am

    And what about Mushee bringing You Tube ( of Google) down all over the world just to please Mullahs….it happened few hours ago :-)
    I wish I was shorting!

  11. fahmed (unregistered) on February 26th, 2008 @ 10:18 am

    @Kabir Das

    well said, u summed it up perfectly!


    zardari is MR.10% but just imagine if the IPI’S had not come up and added 5-6 thousand MW to our power supply what would have happened??

  12. fahmed (unregistered) on February 26th, 2008 @ 10:21 am

    i don’t mind politicians taking a 10% cut in such deals. the power plants, motorways, mega projects are essential. I will be happy to allow every politician 10% in every such deal.

  13. fahmed (unregistered) on February 26th, 2008 @ 1:03 pm

    besides if you build such things a few years later they will cost more then 100% more!! so a 10% cut for the party in power is not a bad deal. but they should not delay such projects

  14. indignant (unregistered) on February 26th, 2008 @ 6:51 pm

    Many pluses and many minuses during mush regime.

    At least, he has been so kind to give Pakistani nation, the gift of suicide bombers.

  15. Reality_check (unregistered) on February 27th, 2008 @ 1:46 am

    FAHMED agreed thats why I listed IPP’s as a plus for PPP. But in other areas like raiding the banks they went over board and almost killed the goose.

  16. Reality_check (unregistered) on February 27th, 2008 @ 2:05 am

    INDIGNANT Suicide Bombers a Tamil (Hindu) Product, adopted by Hamas in Palestine, passed onto Al-Qaeda, used in Iraq then Afghanistan and now Pakistan. In NWFP Mufti’s who have given Fatwa’s against it, have duly been murdered. right now JI and PTI is trying very hard to provide it a logical cover or justification, but sadly, there is none. Remember, Talibaan is a PPP/Neseerullah Babar project bought by Osama.

    This is an evil exploitation of young minds by a crazy few (led by Evil in Chief Ladeen ) , who want to take religion for a ride in order to persue their screwed up ideologies.

  17. Reality_check (unregistered) on February 27th, 2008 @ 2:24 am

    That said it does not serve any purpose to stay rooted in the past. Its important to fix things and that requires taking decisions that may not be popular but none the less right. Musharraf has taken quite a few of those and now PPP and others have to carry on the fight, the problem will not go away by merely covering it up, it’s the result of more than three decades of senseless war mongering / paranoia and will not easily go away.

  18. fahmed (unregistered) on February 27th, 2008 @ 10:27 am

    it was sad to hear that the Surgeon General of Ary Lt.Gen Baig, who was a hafiz-e-quran and a 5 waqt namazee was kieed by some 16 year old who believed that doing so would make Allah happy and land him in jannat!!

    iam sure that rascal is burning in hell!

  19. fahmed (unregistered) on February 27th, 2008 @ 10:27 am

    it was sad to hear that the Surgeon General of Ary Lt.Gen Baig, who was a hafiz-e-quran and a 5 waqt namazee was killed by some 16 year old who believed that doing so would make Allah happy and land him in jannat!!

    iam sure that rascal is burning in hell!

  20. Balma (unregistered) on February 27th, 2008 @ 8:25 pm

    Fahmed, I did suspect that – after looking at the late generals picture. As I have made a comment recently, even quoted on the newspaper News (Karachi) that Mullah types or jihadis have creeped into every sphere of life in Pakistan. From Dawn photographers to military generals.
    Look at the generals tablighi style beard and lack of moonchh. Hall mark of fundamentalists.
    Also, note how Dawn photographers only focus on hijabis among many others when they take pictures that are printed in the newspaper.

    Kaash, oh Kaash, someone could do what Mustafa Kamal (turkey, not Karachi:-) ) did.
    He offered a free ride to all Mullahs for a trip to Saudi Arabia, but you know what…the ship never made it to Saudi Arabia. Kaash, O kaash.

  21. Balma (unregistered) on February 27th, 2008 @ 8:32 pm

    Here are two questions for Reality_Check:

    Why didn’t US investigate Naseerullah Baber and Benazir for their role in Taliban’s formation and their victory in Kabul? Any words of wisdom?

    Also, why didn’t MQM file a law suite against Naseerullah Babar and may be even Benazir for the crimes they committed against civilians in Karachi and Hyderabad…killings in Karachi, pucca Qila, etc.? Any thoughts here?

    or for that matter, why not a case againt Abdullah Shah for his ghunda gardi in Karachi.

    Now his son is aspiring to be the chief minister of Sindh!
    What ever, whatever Durani, who I guess is a murder suspect in Murtuza Bhutto murder is also vying for chief ministership of sindh. Well, suspect in 3 murders is the king maker these days(Zardari), so what can Balma say?

  22. Reality_check (unregistered) on February 28th, 2008 @ 4:16 am

    BALMA you may already know that BB created Taliban to bypass ISI, whose main area of influence was Hekmatyaar + JI, whereas Talibaan were created with the help of Fazlu & Sami. the ultimate goal served US purpose i.e. stabilizing Afghanistan and paving the way for the famous pipeline project. But BB lost power and Talibaan were bought over by Osama Jee and like any scerewd up scheme the outcome was also screwed up. Also, I think US were slow to react to this opportunity, and that was fatal, US indecision was a factor which allowed Osama to move in.

    Thanks to our transparent judicial system and courageous / honest Judiciary, conviction of any prominent political figure is simply not possible, by the way MQM guys were also not saints and the internal strife during those days was phenomenal, so much so that Altaf Hussain had to flee. But I like their transformation during the time of peace and their commitment to learn from their mistakes and make things better.

    Also, remember if you eliminate the known then you have to deal with the unknown, in case of Pakistan the unknown almost always is much worse.

    The key in the next few months would be how MQM leverages its position and deals with PPP. it will require clever use of stick and carrot.

  23. fahmed (unregistered) on February 28th, 2008 @ 11:21 am


    "The key in the next few months would be how MQM leverages its position and deals with PPP. it will require clever use of stick and carrot….’

    the problem is that all the carrots & sticks are with the PPP!!!

    The MQM is left to making threats of war. their problem is that in the last 5 years they have tasted real power much much betond their numerical strength as the sind & federal govts could not have survived without them.

    now noe one needs their support and they are left making threats!

    please remember that if there is "war" that altaf has threatened then who would be the biggest loser?? only the people of karachi!

    so MQM should know that they are in a much weaker postion now and would have to tone down their expectations dramatically otherwise they will get their "war".

    the other thing is that if the MQM had not openly & loudly blackmail the sind 7 federal govts. after 2002 elections at every given oppurtunity when they felt aggreived then other people would not have been as hostile to them as they are now.

  24. fahmed (unregistered) on February 28th, 2008 @ 11:29 am

    the best the MQ can hope for is that their local govt in karachi and hyd are left unmolested.

    MQM has the come to it’s senses and learn to sit in the opposition as it is prt of democracy!!

    they have been in power and believe power makes one lethargic & lazy and they will fare worse ine the next "war" then they did in the last one.

    sitting preTty in the coMforts of his house in london it is very easy for the pir of london shareef to send people to war.

    Are the MQM voters Blind?? Altaf did not come to pakistan for one day even when his party had absolute power in sind and also centre.the governor is his personal servant.

    it means he is never going to come back again. but will keep sending people of karachi to their graves by his orders/actions from london.

  25. fahmed (unregistered) on February 28th, 2008 @ 11:38 am

    MQM voters have cursed themselves and have to break this curse themselves and haveno onelse to blame.

    Awami league used to tell bengalis that the west pakistan eats up their esources and that is the only reason why they are living in poverty. now look at those poor sould even after 37 years\of complete independence they are not much better off.

    the same is true in todays pakistan as every smaller provence now blames their every misfortune on Punjab. and in the same way altaf balmes the 2% for ruling 98%.

    he absolutely had no problems when he joined hands with those 2% to rule for 5 years.

    the biggest joke was when even being the part and parcel of the govt & establishment for the last 5 years he blamed that very establishment for all the ills.

    hypocricy has to end otherwise this curse on karachi will continue.

  26. Reality_check (unregistered) on February 28th, 2008 @ 9:18 pm

    FAHMED MQM has not been lethargic or lazy in power, they were not application collectors in cosy offices, they have been working and working hard, serving all the communities without bias. It is a very lame argument that MQM while talking of the 2% becomes a part of the government, whats’s a logic in that? Haven’t the Republicans shared power with the Lords? And why shouldn’t they skip opportunity to get power to serve their constituents? Don’t liberal and Conservatives share power around the world as a result of a split mandate, they don’t give up on their ideals, but somebody has to run the show. By the way experience had taught MQM a lesson that boycott serves no purpose either. Being part of the government, they did a good job, their spending priorities were right, they did not give up on Provincial Autonomy and opposed the Choudhry’s and Arbab’s on many issues. Result being that they got the heaviest mandate ever including that of all the Business Communities as well as from traditionally PPI strong holds. Plus need I remind you that at the time of National Crises they have shown that they will work perfectly in harmony with the rest of the country.

    I agree with you on that they should sit in opposition if need be and do their job, after all nobody can stay in power forever. However, they should work with PPP to keep the radicals / fanatics in check, support them on provincial autonomy and other common issues. By the way don’t forget it also in PP’s interest that they remain hubby hubby with MQM they cannot afford to have their fate in the hands of Nawaz Sharif.

    Now what Curse your are talking about? Karachi is doing just fine, it’s not the Karachi of 80’s / 90’s criminally neglected and robbed of its resources, rest assured that PPP or any other party is not in a position to even touch CDGK and why would they? Are they mad? Any confrontation will damage PPP rather than anybody else, they desperately need to stay in power to rebuild their party.

    As for Altaf Hussain coming back to Karachi, I am not too enthusiastic about giving the suicidal maniacs another opportunity to create mayhem in this city, he has done a good job in delegating responsibility, cleaning up the party, bringing into fore front new faces that are energetic go-getters and round the clock workers, there are no hate messages coming out, the party is still quite regimented but continuously re-defining itself and improving. So let him be in London and one day retire from there.

    As for your reference to Bengali’s please refresh yourself, they have no regrets in fact they have not backed down from their demand of apology from Govt. of Pakistan for the massacre of almost 250,000 of their countrymen. They are leading the world in poverty alleviation efforts and have given us institutions like Gramine Bank, which has jolted the traditional concept of Banking. Furthermore, they have produced 100% indigenous Nobel Laureates and handle frequent natural calamities (courtesy their geography) without out side help. Plus every where I go in North America I see more & more of "Made in Bangladesh" in the stores.

  27. Balma (unregistered) on February 28th, 2008 @ 9:18 pm

    OK guys, Balma is not a politician.
    Balma wants NAseerullah Baber to be tried for his crimes, and anyone else anyone has complains against.

    And, oh, I didn’t know that Nasru and Bunoo (Benazir) were working behind ISI’s back when they created Taliban with the aasheerbaad of Uncle Sam. Does Fox News know this?

  28. Reality_check (unregistered) on February 28th, 2008 @ 11:04 pm

    BALMA can you blame them for that? Afterall during BB’s first tenure ISI openly worked to bring BB govt down courtesy 10 million dollars from ChaChaaa Osama. How could they trust the Generals in ISI? Fazlu has always been an ally and he delivered Talibaan to BB, that way they bypassed the usual ISI channels in Afghanistan via Hekmatyaar, I didn’t say that Americans were sponsoring this effort, when the Talibaan got more than expected success and started beating up women they held back, oilers wanted to build a pipeline but Bill was an idealist he hesitated, he also hesitated to take out Osama because some kid toys showed up in the Satellite Pics and the rest is history.

    Also if you want to try Naseerullah then by that logic you’ll have to try all the leading politicians of this country, everybody has blood on his/her hands, but do our judges and the legal system has the guts, they can only go after one guy who has given them civil liberties in the first place.

  29. Balma (unregistered) on February 29th, 2008 @ 9:44 pm

    I am all for trying every fucking politician, and top generals, and sirkari babus incl judges, influential in last 590 years. I know it will fill the national stadium of KArachi, and then some, but this trash in the form of politicians and generals.
    Oh, it reminds me of what Mahatama Gandhi Shaheed said about lack of good leaders among Muslims. so true. his explaination. It fits me. I am the problem.

  30. Balma (unregistered) on February 29th, 2008 @ 9:45 pm

    I mean last 50 or 60 years, not 590:-)

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