Tuesday, November 29, 2011

NATO Attacked to rescue Zardari from Memogate Scandal

Faced with a massive political scandal surrounding his reported involvement in the "Memogate Scandal", Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari was rescued from a likely welcome source, the NATO.

The NATO Aerial Attack on Pakistan's Salala Post, can easily be termed as cowardly act and violation of the Article 24 of United Nation Charter. It is not an accidental attack but seems to be deliberate one.

The post attacked was not an obscure post. It was on top of a hill where the flag of Pakistan was flying visibly. If someone says it was a mistake, he is suggesting the NATO Technology is so poor that they could not see it, while when they attack with Drones they can even see cars’ number plates.

The twenty-four (24) Pakistan Army men, including a Major and Captain, were martyred which happens in a full-flagged war. It happened because all the twenty-four (24) soldiers were together sitting in a small post on a top of a hill, not crossing the border to Afghanistan.

Now, Pakistan has right of proportional reprisal against a non-military target as well as right of retroaction.

Moreover, if we examine, the major reason comes to mind, for this crazy attack, is only to divert the minds and thoughts of Pakistanis and its Media from Memogate Scandal, which US seems to have been successful as nothing has come in media ever since.

Saturday, November 26, 2011

PTI's Revolution means "Sheltering the Corrupt"

Pakistanis have a genuine appetite for change, and Imran Khan's Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf is adeptly channelling it. After the Minto Park Gathering, Imran’s bandwagon is gaining speed and momentum, filling up with those whose life’s mission is not to miss the moment, no matter what the moment may be. The Nation is being told that these rotten and corrupt politicians are not only advocates of change but also proponents of "Revolution".

If revolution means "Sheltering the Corrupt", then surely this is Revolution. Off course, an NRO (National Reconciliation Ordinance) style Revolution.

Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Central Vice President, who is in-charge of Information and Media, Rauf Hasan said "The misperception that we are short of winning contestants should stand buried after our mammoth Lahore show,"

Rauf further said the PTI is a growing party, and a high number of political heavy weights have joined the bandwagon. He was pointing out to the list of new entrants in PTI, that are

  • Rauf Hassan (Formerly of PML-N and Former Media Consultant of Chief Minister Punjab)
  • Mian Muhammad Azhar (A former Governor of Punjab with PML-N, then he went on to found the PML-Q) 
  • Chaudhry Shahid Akram Bhinder (Formerly of PML-Q and State Minister for Law under Musharraf) 
  • Farooq Amjad Mir (Formerly of the PML-Q) 
  • Malik Zaheer Abbas Khokar (Formerly of PPP and PML-Q, who unsuccessfully contested a Lahore By-Election for PTI in 2010) 
  • Ijaz Khan Jazi (Formerly of PML-N, who unsuccessfully contested a Rawalpindi By-Election for the PTI in 2010) 
  • Iftikhar Jhagra (Formerly of PPP) 
  • Khwaja Muhammad Khan Hoti (Formerly of the PPP and ANP, and former Minister of Social Welfare) 
  • Tahir Rashid (Formerly of PML-N and PML-Q) 
  • Mian Mahmood ur Rasheed (Formerly of JI and PML-Q) 
  • Masood Sharif Khan Khattak (Formerly of PPP and a former Intelligence Bureau Chief) 
  • Abdul Rasheed Bhatti (Formerly of PPP) 
  • Arbab Dost Muhammad Khan (Formerly of PPP and a cousin of PPP Minister Arbab Alamgir Khan) 
  • Asghar Khan Khalil (Formerly of PPP and the brother of PPP MNA Yasin Khan Khalil) 
  • Barrister Mansoor Sarwar (Formerly of PML-N and son of PML-N MNA Chaudhry Sarwar Khan) 
  • Brigadiar (R) Rahat Amanullah Bhatti (Formerly of PPP) 
  • Captain (R) Nisar Akber Khan (Formerly of PPP) 
  • Captain (R) Javaid Khan (Formerly of PML-Q and cousin of PML-Q Leader Gohar Ayub Khan) 
  • Chaudhry Ishfaq Taj (Formerly of PML-N) 
  • Commander (R) Abdul Qayyum Khan (Formerly of PML-N) 
  • Dilawar Shah Roghani (Formerly of PML-Q and husband of Former Provincial Health Minister Dr Mehr Taj Roghani) 
  • Dr Mehr Taj Roghani (Formerly of PML-Q and Former Provincial Health Minister) 
  • Faizullah Khan Kamoka (Formerly of PPP and Former Nazim Faisalabad) 
  • Farooq Amjad Meer (Formerly of PML-N) 
  • Hamid Sarwar (Formerly of PML-N) 
  • Ifthikar Ahmed Soomro (Formerly of PPP and brother of Former National Assembly Speaker Elahi Baksh Soomro) 
  • Iftikhar Hussain (Formerly of PPP) 
  • Major (R) Javed Nasrullah (Formerly of PML-Q and Former Tehsil Nazim Ferozwala) 
  • Malik Sohail Khan Kamrial (Formerly of PML-N) 
  • Mehmood Jan Khan (Formerly of PML-Q) 
  • Ashfaq Tarar (Formerly of PML-N and nephew of Former President Rafiq Tarar) 
  • Muhammad Mazhar Saeed (Formerly of PML-Q) 
  • Muhammad Shawaiz Khan (Formerly of PML-N and Former Tehsil Nazim Attock) 
  • Nadeem Abbas (Formerly of PML-N) 
  • Nawabzada Umar Farooq Hoti (Formerly of ANP and son of ANP MNA Nawabzada Khwaja Muhammad Khan Hoti) 
  • Nayyab Hayat Babar (Formerly of PPP and nephew of Former Interior Minister Major General (R) Naseerullah Babar) 
  • Noor Muhammad Bhabha (Formerly of PPP) 
  • Qurban Ali Khan (Formerly of PPP) 
  • Rai Azizullah Khan (Formerly of PML-Q) 
  • Raja Nadir Pervaiz (Formerly of PML-N) 
  • Sardar Aqil Umer (Formerly of PML-Q) 
  • Sardar Arif Rasheed (Formerly of PML-Q) 
  • Sardar Kamil Umer (Formerly of PML-N) 
  • Sardar Muhammad Ali (Formerly of PML-Q) 
  • Sardar Mumtaz Khan Basal (Formerly of PML-N) 
  • Shahbaz Kisana (Formerly of PML-N) 
  • Shahzada Nisar Ahmad Jilani (Formerly of PPP) 
  • Sheikh Mian Abdul Ghaffar (Formerly of PML-N and Former Chairman Town Committee Raiwind) 
  • Shakir Zareen Gul (Formerly of PPP and nephew of Former MNA Zargul Khan) 
  • Syed Ejaz Hussain Bukhari (Formerly of PML-Q) 
  • Zafarullah Marwat (Formerly of PML-N) 
  • Ejaz Chaudhry (Formerly of JI) 
  • Shah Mahmood Qureshi (Formerly of PPP and PML-J, a Former Foreign Minister) 
  • Sardar Faiz Tamman (Formerly of PPP, PML-Q and PML-N) 
  • Sardar Ghulam Abbas (Formerly of PML-Q and Former District Nazim Chakwal)
  • Taji Khokhar (Formerly of PPP and PML-Q, brother of Former National Assembly Deputy Speaker Haji Nawaz Khokhar)
  • Malik Khurram Ali (Formely of PPP)
  • Air Marshal (R) Asghar Khan (Formely PTI, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Istaqlal)
  • Shabbir Jokhio (Formely of PML-F)
  • Waseem Akhtar (Formerly of PML-Q, a Former Senator)
  • Azam Khan Swati (Formerly of JUI-F, a Former Minister)
  • Jahangir Khan Tareen (Formerly of PML-F and PML-Q, a Former Minister)
  • Sardar Awais Khan Leghari (Formerly of PML-Q and Millat Party, a Former Minister)
  • Sardar Jamal Khan Leghari (Formerly of PML-Q and Millat Party)
  • Ghulam Sarwar Khan (Formerly of PML-Q and PPP, a Former Minister)
  • Khurshid Mahmood Kasuri (Formerly of PML-Q and PML-N, a Former Foreign Minister)
  • Sardar Asif Ahmed Ali (Formerly of PPP, a Former Foreign Minister)
  • Chaurhry Ameer Hussain (Formerly of PML-Q and PML-N, a Former National Assembly Speaker)

And this is not the end, as more and more Champions of Corruptions are scrambling onto the Tehreek-e-Insaf bandwagon, while the Nation is in a massive suspension of disbelief. Eager ticket hopefuls eyeing the coming elections, turncoats, dropouts and leftovers from other parties – we are expected to believe that they will be the Heralds of Change.

If these are the Agents of Change the Status Quo seems a more attractive proposition.

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Update 10th December: Pakistan Peoples Party MPA from PP-18 (Pindi Gheb, Attock), Malik Khurram Ali has rolled over to Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf, charging that his party had taken a U-Turn on its pledge to provide Roti, Kapra and Makan to the masses.

Update 12th December: Air Marshal (R) Asghar Khan, who was heading the little-known Pakistan Tehrik-e-Istaqlal, also joined the PTI, claiming that he was kept out from ruling through rigging.

Update 20th December: The Clean Tareen Group, consisting of Former Minister Jehangir Khan Tareen, both sons of Former President Farooq Khan Leghari (Former Minister Awais Leghari and Former Nazim Dera Ghazi Khan Jamal Leghari), Former Minister Sikander Bosan and Former Minister Ghulam Sarwar Khan and  two dozen other members, has joined Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf.

Update 21th December: Former Foreign Minister Khursheed Mahmood Kasuri, in a Tsunami Loot Sale, has joined Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf.

Sharif's Corruption exposed by PTI

Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif's corruption has been exposed by Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf's Media Coordinator Rauf Hassan. He said that lack of ability is actually corruption and Shahabaz Sharif has started projects like Sasti Roti, Danish School and Aashiana Housing Scheme, which are economically not viable and thus corruption.

PTI's Media Coordinator Rauf Hassan has alleged that Shahbaz Sharif is involved in corruption. The province is on the verge of destruction, just because of Shahbaz Sharif lack of ability, which can be termed as corruption.

When the host of the show, Javed Chaudhry asked if Punjab Government was involved in some real Zardari Style Corruption. Rauf Hassan said, Dr Kirmani who is Nawaz Sharif's Media Consultant is on Punjab Government's Payroll.

Javed Chaudhry rang Dr Kirmani for his views on the alleged corruption. However, Dr Kirmani categorically denied the allegation and asked Rauf Hassan not to follow his leader Imran Khan and stop his baseless propaganda.

Dr Kirmani asked Rauf Hassan, how much pay was he getting from Punjab Government as a Media Consultant. Rauf Hassan initially hesitated but later shocked everyone by saying that he was drawing more than one third of a million per month.

Indeed, Chief Minister Punjab Shahbaz Sharif's corruption has been exposed.

Dr Kirmani further said that Rauf Hassan was removed from the position of Chief Minister's Media Consultant because he demanded about two-third of a million as per month salary.

Rauf Hassan now lives in a house and gives eighty-thousand (80,000) as house rent, however, he hasn't declared his Income Statement for the previous tax year.

Javed Chaudhry asked Rauf Hassan that, you are raising finger on pro-poor programs like Sasti Roti, Danish School and Aashiana Housing Scheme but you can't see your Fat Salary? 

Finally, Chaudhry advised PTI Chairman and said, Imran Khan, if you want a Real Revolution then please ask your party member to deposit his Fat Salary back in the National Exchequer, otherwise there is no benefit of having a Change for the Sake of Change.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

PTI Tax Defaulter - Really?

Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf found guilty of Tax Default, and the Excise Authorities have sealed the Main Secretariat of PTI located at Jail Road Lahore, over non-payment of Property Tax of more than one-third of a million.

According to Excise Department, the step was taken due to non-payment of Rs 350,000 Tax amount despite multiple reminders issued to the Party Office. Therefore, the authorities resorted to seal the Main Secretariat of PTI at Jail Road.

Off course, PTI labeled it as Political Victimization by Punjab Government. However, this event will shutup many a mouth.

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Update 22nd November: The PTI Office has been unsealed after directives issued by the Chief Minister Secretariat of Punjab.

PTI Official has apologized and said the tax was paid regularly in the past years and that there had previously been no delay. PTI Officials along with Excise Department will together determine the cause of the discrepancy.

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Faisalabad Ka Faisla "Go Zardari Go"

Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) has staged a massive "Go Zardari Go" rally at Dhobi Gat Ground in Faisalabad.

The Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz has been endeavoring to counter Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Chief Imran Khan's successful rally at Minar-e-Pakistan Lahore, and today's rally comes as one such opportunity to hit two birds with one stone - to counter Imran and send a strong message to the Pakistan Peoples Party's Government.

Pakistan Muslim League Leader Makhdoom Javed Hashmi said that we have struggled for the prosperity the country and we will continue fight against establishment and it's cronies.

While addressing his supporters, turned up in a huge number, PML-N Chief Nawaz Sharif said, "The letter written and sent to Mike Mullen with the help of Pakistan Ambassador in US Hussain Haqqani, sought to put Pakistan Army under the US control".

He reiterated the call for launching an investigation into the Memogate Scandal within a couple of days. He also warned that the inquiry be completed within nine (9) days or else his party would approach the Supreme Court.

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Crucial Decisions and presence of Match-Fixers in World Cup Semi-Final 96 raised doubts : Vinod Kambli

Former Indian Batsman Vinod Kambli has leveled Match-Fixing allegation against his Team Mates, over crucial decisions and presence of established Match-Fixers in the Team, during the World Cup Semi-Final 1996 between India and Srilanka in Kolkata.

Vinod Kambli emotionally said, that he "doubted" the Semi-Final. He said the Team had decided at its pre-match meeting to bat first if India won the toss and he had noticed that opener Navjot Sidhu had padded up before the toss, as was his habit, indicating that if India won the toss, he would be batting first.

Kambli then said, he was surprised when India decided to field first. The Semi-Final was abandoned following crowd trouble after India, chasing 252, were 120 for 8 - they were 98 for 1 at one stage - with Kambli unbeaten on 10. Kambli said, he would never forget the match because his career had ended after that game. "This ended my career. I was dropped from the team, I was made the scapegoat," he said.

Importantly, some of the Indian players, including the Captain Muhammad Azharudin, were later handed bans by Board of Cricket Control (BCCI) after finding them guilty of Match-Fixing.

Azharuddin was handed a life ban by the BCCI in 2000 after a Federal Inquiry found him guilty of Match-Fixing.

Other players in the 1996 World Cup Team, who were later banned by BCCI for involvement in Match-Fixing, were Ajaz Jadeja and Manoj Parbharkar. Both players were banned for five years in 2000.

Imran Khan chalked out current political strategy with Kayani & Pasha

According to Asia Time Online, Pakistan Threek-e-Insaf Chief Imran Khan chalked out his current political strategy in a series of meetings with Pakistan Army Chief General Ashfaq Kayani and DG ISI Lieutenant-General Ahmad Shuja Pasha.

Few months ago, two rival Political Leaders of the Pakistani people such as Altaf Hussain and Imran Khan have decided to bury the hatchet (along with the Inquiry of twelfth (12) May Killings and the Scotland Yard Investigations) and have vowed to work together from now on.

There had been reports of Imran Khan meeting with the American Ambassador Cameron Munter, Lieutenant General Pasha and General Ashfaq Kayani for weeks, for chalking out future political possibilities. PTI has been denying these reports suspiciously noisily with understandably counterproductive results.

As new details are coming to light, few will believe the depths being plumbed by some in our media and politics. Asia Times Online wrote:

"In the second week of March, Imran Khan held a long meeting with the US Ambassador in Islamabad, Cameron Munter. A few days later a major shift in his politics surprised many. Imran Khan produced a statement supportive of MQM policies despite formerly filing a money laundering case against MQM Leader Altaf Hussain in a British court.

A prominent Urdu Media Commentator of right-wing leanings (Haroon-ur-Rasheed), who is close to both Imran Khan and Army Chief Ashfaq Kayani, arranged a series of meetings between the two which eventually led to a consensus around Imran Khan becoming the next leader of the country."

Moreover, The Sunday Times went one step further and reported that Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Chairman Imran Khan was introduced to Cameron Munter, American Ambassador to Pakistan, in the presence of DG ISI Lieutenant-General Ahmad Shuja Pasha.

According to the information in the articles, the conspiracy has Imran Khan in the starring role and involves:
  • ISI is working towards Mid-Term Elections before the scheduled date of February 2013
  • ISI will help Imran in setting up Establishment Backed Political Alliance of current decade (Since the 1960s, Army has set up or backed political alliances at the start of all decades, prime examples are PML-C, PPP, PML-J, IJI, PML-Q and PTI respectively).
  • A new political alliance of PTI, MQM, APML, and JUI etc. is being planned resulting in a simple majority under Prime Minister Imran Khan.
  • Haroon-ur-Rasheed arranged a series of meetings between Imran Khan and General Ashfaq Kayani
  • If plans for a political alliance fail, Imran Khan will become the Interim Prime Minister.

Indeed, the characteristics of Pakistani Politics is similar to Lucky Irani Circus...

Look at the video below in which Imran Khan admits to have met with DG ISI Lieutenant General Pasha over political affairs.

In the following video, Sana Bucha, the host of Crossfire TV Program, asks Umer Cheema of PTI, about the mystery of Imran Khan's source of information on 30th October that, "it was actually Pakistan's Ambassador to US Hussain Haqqani involved in the Memogate Scandal", where as apart from Imran Khan, only three persons i.e. Mansoor Ejaz, Hussain Haqqani and DG ISI Lieutenant General Pasha were aware of it. The name of Hussain Haqqani was not publicized by Mansoor Ejaz until 13th November, but somehow, this information was leaked to Imran Khan by a "Secret Person".

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Update 20th November: The Sunday Times reported that Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Chairman Imran Khan was introduced to Cameron Munter, American Ambassador to Pakistan, in the presence of DG ISI Lieutenant-General Ahmad Shuja Pasha.

Update 21st November: An ISPR Spokesman has categorically and strongly denied a report which appeared in Sunday Times, claiming that PTI Chairman Imran Khan was introduced to US Ambassador Cameron Munter in Pakistan in the presence of DG ISI Lieutenant General Ahmad Shuja Pasha.

However, the denial does not deny the existence of the meeting between Munter and Khan, as it only denies the role of ISI in facilitating that meeting.

Update 10th December: The Sunday Times has published a correction and reported that Mr Khan met Mr Munter, but not in the presence of General Pasha.

      Thursday, November 17, 2011

      Qureshi to join PPP-Bhutto lead by Fatima Bhutto

      Despite the unambiguous announcement made by none other than Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Chairman Imran Khan that the Former Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi resigned to join his party, most of Qureshi's close associates kept insisting that, he was in no haste to join PTI and is more interested in joining PPP (Shaeed Bhutto) under the leadership of Fatima Bhutto or Zulfikar Bhutto Junior.

      Earlier, after Shah Mahmood Qureshi’s resignation, Imran Khan had clearly said on a popular talk show that the Former Foreign Minister resigned to join his party. He rather asserted that the public meeting that Shah Mahmood Qureshi intended to address in Ghotki will also be a PTI show.

      However, despite the unambiguous announcement made by none other than Imran Khan regarding Qureshi’s next step, most of Qureshi's close associates kept insisting that he was in no haste to join Imran Khan.

      One experienced PPP MNA from the Saraiki Belt sell the story that Shah Mahmood Qureshi did not like Imran Khan’s "telling it all too soon" attitude. Shah Mahmood Qureshi, he claimed, had a clearly chalked out plan. The first step is to hold a public rally on the border of Punjab and Sindh to prove his support in the Seraiki belt and Sindh. Only after showing his popularity, does Qureshi want to negotiate the terms for joining either PPP (Shaheed Bhutto) or PML (Nawaz) or PTI.

      Before the intended negotiations, however, he wants to revive "The PPP of Zulfikar Ali Bhutto and Benazir Bhutto,” the MNA said. He added that Qureshi is discreetly talking to Mumtaz Bhutto. With the help of the patriarch Bhutto, Shah Mahmood Qureshi desires to persuade Ghinwa Bhutto, the widow of slain Mir Murtaza Bhutto, that she should either send Fatima Bhutto or Zulfikar Bhutto Junior to the rally he plans to hold at Ghotki.  "Imran Khan has subverted his whole game," claimed the MNA, "and being a Makhdoom of elitist pedigree, Shah Mahmood Qureshi might find it hard to swallow."

      Update 27th November: Former Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi announced joining Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf.

      Shah Mehmood Qureshi made the announcement during his address to a large public meeting in the presence of PTI Chief Imran Khan at Ghotki, Sindh.

      Wednesday, November 16, 2011

      Zardari's Air Indus to replace PIA

      President of Pakistan Asif Ali Zardari is going to launch Air Indus alias Indus Airlines, his private airline to replace the ailing PIA, the national flag carrier, being pushed to dead-end deliberately just to pave the way for his new private airline.

      Air Indus alias Indus Airlines, is reportedly owned by Faryal Talpur MNA, sister of President Asif Ali Zardari and is registered in Bahamas Islands. It is further reported that the news of PIA planes’ crash landings, technical faults and flights delays were being propagated purposefully on daily basis and despite repeated call no step had been taken for complete overhaul of the airline so that the PIA could be declared bankrupt and unfeasible entity.

      The sources said that the airline will be run by former Managing Director PIA Ijaz Haroon, who was removed as MD PIA after prolong strike and protest by PIA employees and pilots.

      The website of the Air Indus, cached at Google, said that the airline will be launched soon. According to the site, which displays the routes of the airline through map, the airline will run its flights to almost all domestic stations in Pakistan to which the PIA currently operates flights. The airline will operative flight on almost all domestic routes, besides major international routes.

      Interesting, the domestic routes of the airline include those on which no private airline currently runs flight and as per PIA management, these routes are financially unviable such as flight from Peshawar to Chitral and Rawalpindi to Gilgit and Skardu.

      Update 2nd January: Air Indus alias Indus Airlines has been granted approval by the Civil Aviation Authority. Pakistan Air Lines has demanded that Indus Airlines' Licence be cancelled.

      Moreover, Indus has already acquired an office at the Jinnah International Airport, which is not operational yet. The company has hinted that it plans to start its operations by Mid-March. The company has hired Executive Officers from PIA as well as other Airlines, but has not yet decided about the types of Aircraft it will induct in its fleet.

      A spokesperson for Indus said the Airline is a consortium of various companies, has acquired offices and is hiring staff in different departments.

      The airline will host an inauguration ceremony soon where further details will be provided to the media, the spokesperson added.

      Sunday, November 13, 2011

      Zardari's secret messages to Mike Mullen for removal of Military Leadership

      President Zardari's Secret Messenger Mansoor Ejaz said "I have the facts — ALL THE FACTS". And so he provided all the evidence related to Zardari's request through Mike Mullen for removal of Military Leadership including clipping ISI after which Mike Mullen launched his astonishing attacks on ISI and Pakistan.

      Mansoor Ejaz further said, without compromising names or the highly sensitive content of the memorandum, I am providing a sampling of the truth in my possession to set the record straight. My purpose is to give sufficient evidence to insure:

      That there can be no doubt a request was made of me by a senior Pakistan government official, not that I asked to be involved in this matter. Neither did I offer to do anything until I asked senior current and former US officials whether there was receptivity to what the Pakistani official had authorized me to discuss with them.

      That there can be no doubt a memorandum was drafted and transmitted to Admiral Mullen with the approval of the highest political level in Pakistan, and that the admiral received it with certainty from a source whom he trusted and who also trusted me. It was a source the admiral would not, and according to e-mail traffic in my possession, did not ignore.

      That there can be no doubt proof exists of the admiral acknowledging receipt of the memorandum. Whether he chose to do anything with the memorandum or not, I cannot know and do not care — my responsibility was to see that the memo got into his hands safely. The visible actions of both governments in the aftermath of that memorandum being delivered demonstrate that if it was not a source of content for those actions, the actions taken by both the US and Pakistan even as recently as the past few weeks track closely with the offers made by Pakistan on May 10th.

      That the public should know a persistent effort has been made by an array of Pakistanis, particularly by the diplomat who fears his name will be divulged, in the weeks following publication of my opinion piece to persuade, pressure, intimidate and even threaten me to not make further disclosures about the events of May 9th and 10th. The solicitation of a denial from Admiral Mullen was their last gasp hope in trying to shut me up. Obviously it did not work.

      The data set forth below is divided into three categories. The first deals with dates on which the intervention was requested from me and some of the key communications at points during those three days to give an overview of how the intervention took shape. The second deals with communications I had with the Pakistani official in an effort to stop further disclosures that would compromise the Zardari government. And the third deals with Admiral Mullen’s press statement of November 10 disavowing any knowledge of the memorandum or the circumstances in which he got it.

      I have withheld, pending an official investigation by certain organs of Pakistan’s government, names, telephone numbers and e-mail addresses of those involved — this data will only be provided to the official bodies who request them from me and who demonstrate their independence and concern for learning the truth from these facts. The memorandum will remain out of public view unless the official bodies of Pakistan’s government deem it appropriate to release it.


      From about midday on May 9th until the afternoon of May 12th, I set forth below a sampling of BBM messages and times and dates as well as durations of calls with content to give an overview of the timeline in skeleton form. Much more data exists than has been shown here. The data set is complete. It can withstand any forensic examination required and can be verified if and when the need arises to give official bodies an accounting of what happened on those days. At the outset, the first BBM message sent as set forth below was unsolicited and sent by the Pakistani official to me on Monday, May 9, 2011 at 12:31pm. The timeline develops from this first instance of contact with the Pakistani official — prior to this unsolicited message, we had not had any material communications for several months. All times noted are Central European Time (with US time calculated to be six hours behind). 

      BBM refers to BlackBerry messages.
      E-M refers to E-mails.
      • BBM 05/09/2011 12:31 [PAK OFFICIAL-NAME REDACTED]: Are you in London? I am here just for 36 hours. Can we meet for after dinner coffee or s’thing?
      • BBM 05/09/2011 12:32 Mansoor IJAZ: I’m in Monaco but it’s no problem for me to fly up. Takes 90 minutes. What time did you have in mind? Where do you want to meet?
      • BBM 05/09/2011 12:35 [PAK OFFICIAL]: Pls call me. I’m at [NAME OF HOTEL, TEL NO. AND ROOM NUMBER REDACTED]
      • BBM 05/09/2011 12:35 [PAK OFFICIAL]: Waiting for ur call now 
      • TEL 05/09/2011 12:35:49 [TEL# REDACTED] call to Pakistan official at his request during which notes were taken to frame outline of memo. duration of call 16:03 
      • TEL 05/09/2011 12:58:06 [TEL# REDACTED] call to US contact, duration of call 02:25 
      • TEL 05/09/2011 13:54:31 [TEL# REDACTED] call to US contact, duration of call 19:26 Memorandum was formulated, edited and sent for Pakistani approval during the balance of the day of May 9th. 
      • E-M 05/09/2011 18:32 E-MAIL FROM IJAZ to PAK OFFICIAL: first draft of the Memorandum to review, edit and get approved 
      • BBM 05/09/2011 18:38 Mansoor IJAZ: The message I sent is what MM will see. It will be given directly to him and no one else 
      • BBM 05/09/2011 18:59 Mansoor IJAZ: My friend in DC simply said too many people have been burned in the past two years on the US side and he wanted to insure that on such a sensitive subject, the data and proposal are clear. This is you to me, me to him. He trusts me enough to know I won’t bring it forward unless it has top level approval. [SENTENCE RELATING TO NAMES REDACTED]. So get whatever message you want delivered back to me and I’ll insure it gets in MM’s hands. Best. M 
      • BBM 05/10/2011 00:29 [PAK OFFICIAL]: Msg recvd. Tweaking. Middile of road option sounds good. Will call morning. 
      • E-M 05/10/2011 02:04 E-MAIL FROM IJAZ TO US CONTACT with final agreed draft of Memorandum, pending one final approval from Pakistani official to confirm agreement on content and agreement to go ahead with delivery to Admiral Mullen 
      • BBM 05/10/2011 08:47 Mansoor IJAZ: You have mail from two of my mailboxes. Please read, respond and then we have one last short discussion before I put everything in motion. Thanks. M 
      • TEL 05/10/2011 09:06:16 [TEL# REDACTED] call to Pakistan official, duration of call 11:16 — during this call, the official gave me his consent and told me he had “approval from the boss” to proceed 
      • E-M 05/10/2011 14:04 RETURN RECEIPT of E-mail from US contact sent at 02:04am (at his local time 08:04am) which contained the Memorandum
      • TEL 05/10/2011 14:51:33 [TEL# REDACTED] call to US contact (at his local time 08:51), duration of call 02:55 — informed the contact that we had a GO from Zardari and that the memo I had sent him at 02:04am was final and could be delivered to Admiral Mullen 
      • BBM 05/10/2011 14:57 Mansoor IJAZ: Message delivered with caveat that he has to decide how hard to push — we only set the table. He must decide if he wants one course meal or seven course meal. Ball is in play now — make sure you have protected your flanks
      • E-M 05/11/2011 20:06 E-MAIL FROM US CONTACT TO IJAZ stating “Mansoor, message delivered, Best [NAME REDACTED]” A meeting took place during the afternoon of May 11 in which senior Pakistani officials and senior US officials were present. The purpose of the back-channel memorandum as conceived by the Pakistani official was to give the US side sufficient incentive in the form of the memo’s high-quality deliverables that it wouldappear innocuous to Pakistani intelligence and military officials accompanying certain political officers of the government to the meeting if and when AdmiralMullen delivered a strong rebuke against any military intervention that might displace the civilian government in the days following the raid. The Pakistani official called me after the meeting had taken place and was almost gleeful that Admiral Mullen had agreed to take certain actions in line withwhat was asked of him and that it would all remain within the normal course of inter-agency dealings in his role as Chairman of the Joint Chiefs. We can no longer exclude the possibility that the civilian apparatus needed to create the specter of a coup — when none actually existed — to divert attentionaway from….. well, let’s leave that for another day. We continue with the data and stick to the facts.
      • BBM 05/12/2011 00:36 [PAK OFFICIAL]: Call me on my cell
      • BBM 05/12/2011 00:37 [PAK OFFICIAL]: Also, M in ur msgs above referred to the Admiral, right?
      • BBM 05/12/2011 00:37 Mansoor IJAZ: Yes 
      • BBM 05/12/2011 00:54 Mansoor IJAZ: Clarification. M at the end of a message is Mansoor. M or MM in the text of a message is the admiral. Apologies for any confusion.
      • E-M 05/12/2011 01:44 E-MAIL FROM US CONTACT TO IJAZ confirming time of delivery when Admiral Mullen received the Memorandum and that Admiral Mullen had called the US contact (the remaining content of this e-mail is not for public disclosure)
      • BBM 05/12/2011 02:47 [PAK OFFICIAL]: Thanx. On way to [LOCATION REDACTED]. Will touch base on return
      • BBM 05/12/2011 02:54 Mansoor IJAZ: Good luck. Let me know at any time if you need any help


      I wrote the FT opinion piece, ultimately published on October 10th, back in September, a few days after Admiral Mullen testified in Congress at his final hearing about the complicity of Pakistan’s military and intelligence services in certain attacks on United States and NATO interests. I wrote the piece because I felt Admiral Mullen, whom I do not know personally but have admired greatly for his steady hand in dealing with a tough bunch, had been harshly mistreated by Pakistan’s press corps for stating an essential and existential truth.

      I felt it was important for the public at large to understand that he had genuinely tried to do something about the problem as he navigated the complex relationship between Washington and Islamabad, and that the failures cropping up in the bilateral relationship were not for a lack of trying to fix things. I opened the piece with the brief anecdote of what had been done in May to highlight the tangible actions that had been taken to deal with the growing interference and threat posed by extremist segments of the military and intelligence communities in Pakistan.

      I did not imagine at the time I wrote the piece that Pakistan’s press corps would only latch on to the issue of a secret memorandum being issued without public (or at least wider government agency) knowledge or that the Pakistani official who asked me to make sure it got into Admiral Mullen’s hands could view anything we had done as wrong for the survival of the civilian government. Unfortunately, as I have learned over and over in dealing with Pakistan’s leaders through four government changes since 1994, they just cannot avoid dissimulation — being something other than what they pretend to be.

      On October 28th, after a week of press releases, op-ed pieces and editorials in the Pakistani press regarding the Memorandum, my role in delivering it, the expected denials of the Foreign Office and the tongue-lashing of my good name, I and the Pakistani official who started this all shared an interesting exchange of messages via BlackBerry — perhaps the last communications we will ever have. The full details of that exchange will remain private, except for a few interesting remarks that foretold what was being planned in eliciting the Mullen denial — which I’ll deal with in the next segment.

      These exchanges demonstrated the increasing tension, hostility, anxiety and frustration of the Pakistani official in not being able to control a monster of his own making. It also showed the desperation of himself and his bosses to head off a coming storm in accounting for their actions. A review of the partial BBM messenger transcript between myself and the Pakistani official which began on the day after Pakistan’s Foreign Office issued its version of the Mullen denial sets the record straight with crystal clarity:
      • 10/28/2011 21:37 [PAK OFFICIAL]: Basically you don’t get it
      • 10/28/2011 21:37 [PAK OFFICIAL]: You have given hardliners in Pak Mil reason to argue there was an effort to get US to conspire against Pak Mil
      • 10/28/2011 21:38 [PAK OFFICIAL]: I will make sure FO shuts up
      • 10/28/2011 21:38 Mansoor IJAZ: Okay, well I know my IQ is pretty low so you are probably correct in saying I just don’t get it.
      • 10/28/2011 21:39 [PAK OFFICIAL]: The Pak press be damned
      • 10/28/2011 21:39 [PAK OFFICIAL]: I stand by you as a man of integrity werving his country
      • 10/28/2011 21:40 Mansoor IJAZ: But from my point of view, if there was a real threat, as you stated at the time, it is clear you were trying to save a democratic structure from those hawks
      • 10/28/2011 21:41 [PAK OFFICIAL]: You get to write the book on how you changed US-Pak dynamic and won the war in A’tan (w/ some help from a Paki nerd) :D
      • 10/28/2011 21:42 Mansoor IJAZ: I was happy to get the message in the back door because it served American interests to preserve the democratic civilian setup and the offers made, if achieved, were very much congruent with American objectives in the region
      • 10/28/2011 21:42 [PAK OFFICIAL]: True that, friend. But you know premature revelation ain’t good
      • 10/28/2011 21:43 Mansoor IJAZ: As far as I can see, we did right. Unless there is something I don’t see here. But then I’m sorta dumb from down on the farm where them hillbillies live
      • 10/28/2011 21:43 [PAK OFFICIAL]: Hey! Don’t run down hillbillies
      • 10/28/2011 21:44 [PAK OFFICIAL]: Even the smartest can miss a piece of the puzzle
      • 10/28/2011 21:46 [PAK OFFICIAL]: Let this one go. There is much to do. MUCH. [REDACTED]
      • 10/28/2011 21:47 [PAK OFFICIAL]: We’ll make things happen and if we can’t, we’ll write a book about it
      • 10/28/2011 21:48 [PAK OFFICIAL]: The debate abt your oped has caused my detractors to put pressure on my boss
      • 10/28/2011 21:54 [PAK OFFICIAL]: It is folks at State who got pissed off by your mission
      • 10/28/2011 21:54 Mansoor IJAZ: Which mission? Sudan, Kashmir, there were so many they got pissed off about. [REDACTED]
      • 10/28/2011 21:54 [PAK OFFICIAL]: The latest one
      • 10/28/2011 21:55 Mansoor IJAZ: Yeah, I got it. You’re right!
      • 10/28/2011 21:58 Mansoor IJAZ: Anyway, State will always hate me because I don’t accept their muddling way of doing things
      • 10/28/2011 22:03 [PAK OFFICIAL]: I don’t know for a fact but I won’t be surprised if the FO statement was prompted by someone here
      • 10/28/2011 22:11 [PAK OFFICIAL]: And now they hate me more when folks [REDACTED] who hate me tell them you and I might have been together on s’thing (whether we were or not is irrelevant to them)
      • 10/28/2011 22:12 [PAK OFFICIAL]: That’s why I have been requesting you to let this one go
      • 10/28/2011 22:12 [PAK OFFICIAL]: That takes attention off me
      • 10/28/2011 22:13 Mansoor IJAZ: Hmmmmmmmmm……. Not sure anything could take attention off you
      • 10/28/2011 22:16 Mansoor IJAZ: Did we really solve a true problem or was this all smoke and mirrors?
      • 10/28/2011 22:16 Mansoor IJAZ: I mean on those days of stress…
      • 10/28/2011 22:23 [PAK OFFICIAL]: Too early to say re solution
      • 10/28/2011 22:28 [PAK OFFICIAL]: I think we save the situation from an extremely violent outcome
      • 11/01/2011 22:06 Mansoor IJAZ: Hi buddy, I understand you/ your foreign office hacks are commissioning hatchet pieces against me. Unfortunate…. very unfortunate
      • 11/01/2011 22:31 [PAK OFFICIAL]: I will enquire and stop them. There’s no need for any of this.
      • 11/01/2011 22:31 [PAK OFFICIAL]: You haven’t helped by engaging so much w/ Pak media.
      • 11/01/2011 22:32 [PAK OFFICIAL]: What happened to the ‘silent soldier’?
      • 11/01/2011 22:34 Mansoor IJAZ: Roger that
      • 11/01/2011 22:38 [PAK OFFICIAL]: Are you sure your side won’t deny?
      • 11/01/2011 22:38 Mansoor IJAZ: No, maybe they will. But that would also be a mistake. Too much proof on that side as well.
      • 11/01/2011 22:39 [PAK OFFICIAL]: But does “proving” help anything?
      • 11/01/2011 22:39 [PAK OFFICIAL]: Is it not the nature of a private mission that officials deny it?
      • 11/01/2011 22:41 Mansoor IJAZ: Don’t know. Don’t care. My point is simple — I’ve said what I was going to. Attacks on my person will not be tolerated. And my statement stands. Stop telling lies about me and I might just stip telling the truth about you
      • 11/01/2011 22:42 [PAK OFFICIAL]: If you were to listen to my advice, you would let this blow over and prove yourself afterwards. You are the one who will outlast the flying s***
      • 11/01/2011 22:43 [PAK OFFICIAL]: That is usually my strategy: be there when the others have self-destructed or blown over
      The most alarming exchange was on November 1st when the diplomat asked me, presciently as it turned out when Foreign Policy published its article 9 days later, whether my side (meaning the US officials with whom we had communicated) would not deny the existence of the memorandum, etc. It was a threat in plain sight — a polite reminder that this Pakistani expert in media management would insure a denial by Pakistan would be matched by a denial in the US with the messenger damned in between. Meanwhile, his name would remain hidden. And his role in all this would be left for further expounding on in his new book.

      One final note on this entire episode. Once the Pakistani official figured out I was not one he could cow down, intimidate, persuade or threaten, he deleted me from his BlackBerry contact list in the hopes that any conversation between us would automatically get deleted as well. He did this on or about November 6, three days before the Foreign Policy piece was published. An interesting coincidence…. trying to erase history as if it never happened….

      I leave it to the readers to decide who did what to whom, when and for what purpose — the facts are now sufficiently enunciated to give anyone who views this story with an unjaundiced eye a clear view of the events that took place in May, and the Herculean effort to cover it all up during the past one month since I wrote my views in the FT.

      Update 17th November: Former Chairman US Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee Mike Mullen has acknowledged that he received Mansoor Ejaz's Memo, Mullen's Spokesman John Kirby said.

      Update 20th November: Mansoor Ejaz met DG ISI Lieutenant General Ahmed Shuja Pasha on the eve of 22nd October, in a Park Lane Intercontinental Hotel room in London. The meeting started around 6:30 PM and lasted for over four hours. During the meeting, Mansoor Ejaz was exhaustively grilled over his claims and that Mansoor handed a fairly large quantity of records, both copies and originals.

      Earlier, Mansoor Ejaz had said in several statements that the full data and evidence of the Memo was given to the official including records of phone calls, SMS messages, BBM chat exchanges, emails etc.

      Update 22nd November: Heads have started to roll, as the Memogate Scandal has cost the Pakistan Ambassador to United States Hussain Haqqani his job. Haqqani has tendered his resignation and expressed readiness to face an inquiry before the Top Military and Political Leadership here at the President House. 

      Saturday, November 12, 2011

      Zardari gets 10% for granting India Most Favoured Nation status

      The Zardari Network of Pakistan has granted the status of Most Favoured Nation (MFN) to India, for a commission of not less than 10%, following the approval of the Federal Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani. 

      Later, Minister for Information and Broadcasting Dr Firdous Ashiq Awan said that Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) has taken this decision keeping in view all the help and support India provided to PPP during Zia Dictatorship.

      Pakistan, she said, has already granted MFN status to hundred countries including China for boosting its regional trade for the benefit of the country.

      Jail - The new penalty for No Ball

      The ICC have chosen to amend Cricket Law 24 (Penalty of an Illegal Delivery), as a result of the Spot Fixing Controversy occurred last year, and the Umpires have been authorized to send the culprit Bowler and the fielding Captain to Jail.

      In Cricket a No Ball is a penalty against the Fielding Team, usually as a result of an illegal delivery by the Bowler. The delivery of a No Ball normally results in one run to be credited to the Batting Team's score, and an additional ball must be bowled. In addition, the Umpires have been authorized to send the culprit Bowler and the fielding Captain to Jail for up to three years, depending on the size of No Ball, i.e. the smaller the No Ball the longer the punishment.

      Khaki Associates have reopened Politician Dry Cleaning Plants : Chaudhry Shujaat

      President of Pakistan Muslim League (Q) Chaudhry Shujaat Hussain is worried at the reopening of Politician Dry-Cleaning Plants by Khaki Associates at Rawalpindi and Islamabad. Traditionally, such plants are seasonal and are operated for a few months before a General Election.

      PML-Q Chief Chaudhry Shujaat Hussain, who is regarded as a regularly dry-cleaned politician, has been declared as too dirty for dry-cleaning, this time around. Mainly because Imran Khan is the new Blue-Eyed Politician of Khaki Associates.

      Chaudhry Shujaat is worried because most of his party leaders have already joined Pakistan Muslim League (Nawaz) and the remaining lot is heading towards Pakistan Threek-e-Insaf, i.e. after watching Imran Khan's famous gathering at Minar-e-Pakistan. This new lot of leaders is currently being dry-cleaned by Khaki Associates in order to prepare them for resale to Mr Clean, Imran Khan.

      Chaudhry Sahab, how does it feel at being on the wrong side of Election Engineering?

      Related Posts: Imran Khan chalked out current political strategy with Kayani & Pasha

      Friday, November 11, 2011

      The Bowler's Day in a century

      A stunning day of Test Cricket in Cape Town produced Twenty-three wickets, which is the highest in the last hundred years, and a rare day of Test Cricket during which all four innings were featured.

      In fact, only three times have more batsmen been dismissed in a day, and all of them before 1903. The record stays at twenty-seven (27), in a Test at Lord's between England and Australia in 1888. The same two teams were involved in the other two matches also when more than twenty-three (23) wickets fell: in Melbourne, when twenty-five (25) went down on the opening day in 1902, and at The Oval in 1896, when 24 wickets went down on the second day. 

      Earlier in the day, Australia skittled South Africa for 96 and then suffered a horrendous collapse, falling to 21 for 9 on a pitch that was not as bad as the figures suggest. The lowest total in Test history was New Zealand's 26 against England in Auckland in 1955, and only some late fight from Peter Siddle and Nathan Lyon pushed Australia past that humiliation. 

      Thursday, November 10, 2011

      Gallup Survey 2011 shocks Political Analysts

      Gallop Survey shows that Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry's popularity is higher than all political and non-political leaders in Pakistan. Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Chairman Imran Khan who is being promoted as an icon of revolution remained a distant fourth (4th) to Chief Justice. 

      According to a Gallop Survey conducted by the Gallop Pakistan, the new ratings of the national leadership in the country showed Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry as the leading popular figure with sixteen (16) points. Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz President Nawaz Sharif has emerged as the most popular political leader with twelve (12) points. After him, Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif is the second most popular political leader with ten (10) points while Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Chairman Imran Khan secured five (5) points, however, he has registered increase in his ratings. 

      Survey was conducted months ago to evaluate the public opinion about the political leadership and the popularity of the government.

      The survey shows Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani amongst the politicians with popularity in the negative domain. It shows Gilani on the minus twenty nine (-29) points. MQM Chief Altaf Hussain was shown on the minus fourty one (-41), PML-Q Chief Shujaat Hussain on the minus fourty (-40), Maulana Fazal-ur-Rehman on the minus thirty eight (-38) and Jamaat-e-Islami Chief Munawwar Hassan on the minus eighteen (-18). The topper on the minus list was Awami National Party Chief Asfandyar Wali, who was shown on the minus fourty eight (-48) points in the survey.

      The survey gave Shahbaz Sharif top position with twenty seven (27) points. Besides him, all the three other Chief Ministers are negatively rated due to their failure in performing well in the offices.

      Sunday, November 6, 2011

      Altaf Hussain and Imran Khan discussed alliance

      According to Pakistan Tehrik-e-Insaf (PTI) Press Release, PTI Chief Imran Khan and Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) Chief exchanged views over telephone and vowed to work together, forgetting their past differences.

      Lately, Altaf Hussain has extended his heartiest congratulation to all Leaders and Workers of PTI and Imran Khan for their successful show at Minar-e-Pakistan in Lahore.
      Earlier, according to a Mutual Press Release by MQM and PTI, The PTI Chief Imran Khan telephoned MQM Quaid Altaf Hussain as reported by Private TV Channels. Both leaders exchanged views on current political scenario and discussed national politics. They also vowed to work together, forgetting their past differences (i.e. the murder of PTI Workers on twelfth (12) May at Karachi).

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      Update 27th December: Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf Vice-Chairman Shah Mehmood Qureshi acknowledges Muttahida Qaumi Movement as a reality and wants good relations with the party.

      Thursday, November 3, 2011

      Justice Cooke does, what Justice Qayyum didn't

      Judge of Southwark Crown Court London, Justice Cooke sends Pakistani Crickets to jail for Spot Fixing. Salman Butt, the Former Pakistan Captain, has been sentenced two years and six months in jail; Muhammad Asif has got a one-year jail sentence and Muhammad Amir six months. Mazhar Majeed, the players' agent, has been sentenced to two years and eight months.

      The sentences were handed down in Southwark Crown Court today, bringing the curtains down on one of sport's most sordid and shameful scandals. The sentences are open to appeal and can be reduced to half the term for good behavior.

      Remember, too, that cricket has been here before, in the mid-Nineties, when the murky world of Hansie Cronje and others was exposed but did not lead to criminal charges, a failure that must have contributed to the ongoing problems which culminated in events in Southwark.

      Mistakes made earlier, notably by the star-struck Pakistani Judge, Justice Qayyum, who let off his heroes, must not be repeated now and the players involved in Spot Fixing and Match Fixing must be tried in Pakistan.

      Tuesday, November 1, 2011

      Butt and Asif found guilty, investigation considered against Imran and others

      Pakistani Cricketers Salman Butt and Mohammad Asif have been found guilty in the Spot-Fixing Trail by a unanimous verdict, on the charge of 'conspiracy to cheat' and guilty by a 10-2 majority decision on the charge of 'conspiracy to obtain and accept corrupt payments'.

      The sentences will be pronounced by the judge, Justice Cooke, later on. The convictions carry jail terms, with a maximum prison sentence for the acceptance of corrupt payments is seven years in jail, while 'conspiracy to cheat' carries a maximum two-year sentence. 

      On the other hand, the ICC will consider new corruption investigations into Kamran Akmal and Wahab Riaz and possibly Imran Khan in light of the Spot Fixing Trial in London.

      Alan Peacock, an ACSU Senior Investigator, is liaising with Scotland Yard Officers to gather all the files from their investigation and the criminal trial.

      They will be reviewed by Anti-corruption Chiefs to see whether any new evidence has come to light which warrants a formal inquiry into Akmal, Riaz and other current and former players allegedly linked to the racket.

      It is to be noted that on 11th November 1998, Imran Khan confessed involvement in Match Fixing along with Javed Miandad during Australasia Cup Final 1989.

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      Salman Butt contacted Imran Khan before Fixing