IN THE SUPREME COURT OF PAKISTAN (Original Jurisdiction) Present:Mr. Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry, HCJ.Mr. Justice Jawwad S. KhawajaMr. Justice Anwar Zaheer JamaliCriminal Misc. Application No.765/2012 (Notice in the matter of derogatory language used byAltaf Hussain, Leader of Muttahida Qaumi Movementagainst the Judges of this Court) AndSuo Moto Case No.16 of 2011 (Law & Order Situation in Karachi)

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Supreme Court Detailed order on Altaf Hussain and MQM

Date of hearing: 14.12.2012
O R D E R
Office of the Registrar of this Court has drawn attentiontowards the substance of speech delivered by Altaf Hussain,leader of Muttahid Qaumi Movement (MQM) on 02.12.2012addressing a large number of people wherein uncalled forexpressions and aspersions were used against the Hon’ble Judgesof Supreme Court of Pakistan.
AndSuo Moto Case No.16 of 2011
(Law & Order Situation in Karachi)
AndCriminal Original Petition NO.96/2012
Senator Haji Adeel Vs.
 
Raja Muhammad Abbas and others
For the petitioner: Mr. Muhammad Zahoor Qureshi, AOR(in Crl.O.P. NO.96/2012)On Court Notice: Mr. Qasim Mirjatt, Addl. A.G. SindhMr. Zafar Ahmad Khan, Ad P.G. SindhRespondents: N.R.Date of hearing: 14.12.2012
O R D E R
Office of the Registrar of this Court has drawn attentiontowards the substance of speech delivered by Altaf Hussain,leader of Muttahid Qaumi Movement (MQM) on 02.12.2012addressing a large number of people wherein uncalled forexpressions and aspersions were used against the Hon’ble Judgesof Supreme Court of Pakistan.

Crl.MA No.765/2012 etc.

Karachi, in line with the observations in the judgment in thecase of Wattan Party (PLD 2011 S.C.997) at page 1131, andthe stance earlier taken by the Election Commission of Pakistan through its director General (elections) Syed SherAfgan, he candidly conceded that neither the Article 51(5) of the constitution of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan 1973 norsection 7(2) of the Delimitation of Constituencies Act 1974are hurdle in the compliance of such observations. He assuredthat now the task of delimitation of different constituencies inKarachi has been taken up by the election Commission of Pakistan with the Government of Sindh, and, for this purpose,from today onward, he is going to hold three meetings withthe concerned officials of the Government of Sindh,particularly, the Chief Secretary, Government of Sindh tomake substantial progress in this regard. He further assuredthat compliance of observations regarding delimitation of constituencies will be done/completed in its letter and spiritwithin the shortest possible time, after following dueprocedure and taking on board all the stakeholders, and suchcomprehensive report will be submitted for the perusal of thisCourt. The Chief Secretary, Government of Sindh, who is alsopresent in Court, has assured fullest cooperation to theelection Commission of Pakistan for this purpose……
3. Needless to observe that there was no object of theabove order except to implement the judgment of this Courtdated 13.9.2011 in letter and spirit but it seems that afterpassing above order Altaf Hussain leader of MQM delivered aspeech addressing to the general public/citizens of Karachi ontelephone by availing facility of uplinking, normally provided byPTA, wherein uncalled for remarks and the demands were putforward. The script of the speech has been obtained from PEMRA,a perusal of the same suggests that the derogatory remarksmade by him are critical and also contemptuous in nature.Extract from the speech is reproduced herein below:
  Dear Mush sher ban sher. Can you?? Better behave like what you say “Bahadur Commando” and not like a coward jak. You are very popular and majority of general public and military is with you. Many Pakistani Canadians also support you.
2004: Musharraf’s uniform a secondary issue: Altaf By Bureau Report 08 September 2004  , Sept 7:Muttahida Qaumi Movement chief Altaf Hussain has said that whether President Gen Pervez Musharraf remains in uniform or decides to doff it is a secondary issue because every government in Pakistan has sought protection of the military uniform. Speaking at the Peshawar Press Club’s ‘Meet the Press’ programme here on Tuesday, he said the issue of uniform would be there as long as a people’s government was not established in the country. Every ruler in the past had sought the help of the ‘uniform’ and compromised on principles, he added. He said that former prime ministers, including Zulfikar Ali Bhutto, Benazir Bhutto and Nawaz Sharif, had formed their governments with the help of the ‘uniform’. The Jamaat-i-Islami supported Gen Ziaul Haq, who also was in uniform, for 11 long years, but now JI chief Qazi Hussain Ahmed was opposing a president in uniform to hoodwink the nation. Mr Hussain demanded that the NWFP be renamed because the present name did not reflect the identity, culture and psyche of its people who had been demanding the change of name since the inception of Pakistan. He was of the opinion that if the NWFP was not renamed as Pukhtoonkhwa or Pukhtoonistan or whatever its people wanted, they (the people of the province) might resort to other means to have a name of their choice. The MQM chief said the federation of Pakistan must give equal rights to all its federating units. Use of brute force, he added, would not keep the country intact. Paying rich tribute to late Khan Abdul Ghaffar Khan, he said that Bacha Khan was a genuine leader who had given a sense of freedom and independence to his people and launched a protracted but non-violent struggle against foreign rule. He said the name NWFP was a remnant of the colonial era and, therefore, must be changed. If the rulers were reluctant to rename the NWFP, they should change the names of other provinces, he added. Referring to 9/11, he said this single event had brought about profound changes in geo-politics. “Friends have become foes and foes have turned friends.” In Pakistan, the rulers abandoned the Taliban and the Jihadi groups and joined hands with the United States and its other allies to protect Pakistan’s interests in this part of the world. He said his party had joined the government in order to eradicate the decade-old backwardness and poverty and to steer the country out of a crisis which was posing a threat to its existence. The MQM was the only political party, Mr Hussain said, which represented the middle-class of Pakistan and it had survived many operations since its formation in 1984. He denied that the MQM had any plan for carving out a Jinnahpur out of Pakistan or that it was a separatist organization which wanted to dismember the country. He said that the forefathers of the people in the MQM had sacrificed their lives for Pakistan. “Our people are residents of the province of Sindh and this is now their only identity,” he added. REFERENCE: Musharraf’s uniform a secondary issue: Altaf By Bureau Report 08 September 2004 Wednesday 22 Rajab 1425 http://archives.dawn.com/2004/09/08/top2.htm Irfan Siddiqui on MQM and Dr Tahirul Qadri Daily Jang Dated 3 Jan 2013 http://jang.com.pk/jang/jan2013-daily/03-01-2013/col1.htm

 

اگر یہ دھمکی نہیں تو کیا ہے فراز ہاشمی بی بی سی اردو ڈاٹ کام، لندن آخری وقت اشاعت: جمعرات 3 جنوری 2013  http://www.bbc.co.uk/urdu/pakistan/2013/01/130102_altaf_threat_rh.shtml

 

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2006: President will stay in uniform: Elahi Friday, March 24, 2006 LAHORE: Punjab Chief Minister Chaudhry Pervez Elahi told the Pakistan Day rally that Gen Musharraf would remain army chief and be elected president again. “The uniform issue is not the personal issue of the president but it is a question of Pakistan’s future. Continuity of the president’s policies is necessary for the better future and economic stability of the country,” Elahi said. staff report —- LAHORE: In his address to the Pakistan Day rally, Prime Minister Shaukat Aziz vowed that the PML will remain united and contest the 2007 elections under the leadership of President Musharraf. Aziz faced slogans of “cheeni cheeni (sugar)” when he came to speak. “Sugar is available at utility stores at Rs 27.50 per kg. We’ll provide more items in the utility stores,” he said in response. staff report REFERENCES: President will stay in uniform: Elahi Friday, March 24, 2006 http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/default.asp?page=2006%5C03%5C24%5Cstory_24-3-2006_pg1_4 PML will be united for polls: Aziz Friday, March 24, 2006 http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/default.asp?page=2006%5C03%5C24%5Cstory_24-3-2006_pg1_2

2007: * Railways minister says govt has enough votes to elect Musharraf * Sher Afgan says Musharraf may doff uniform to seal deal with BB Staff Report LAHORE: President General Pervez Musharraf will seek re-election from the current parliament in uniform, Railways Minister Sheikh Rashid Ahmed said on Monday. “The government has enough votes to re-elect President Musharraf from the existing assemblies,” Ahmed told a press conference at Pakistan Railways Headquarters here. He added that the Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) would support the president’s re-election. He said the government does not want any major party to quit from the parliament during the presidential elections, but added that if the opposition does opt to resign, “one of the major political parties will not do so”. Asked about the PPP’s reservations regarding the president’s uniform, he said “All matters are settled, and the uniform is no big problem. However, the president has a programme to doff it and will himself take the decision in this regard according to the Constitution.” About the recent meeting between Gen Musharraf and PPP Chairwoman Benazir Bhutto, the minister said that it was the start of a final round of negotiations between the government and PPP. “It was not the first meeting between Benazir Bhutto and President Musharraf. The semi-final of the negotiations was also played at the same place as the final round of negotiations,” he added. Ahmed said August would be a month of key political decisions, while Pakistab;s emerging political scenario would be decided in the period between August 15 and September 15. The presidential elections would be held between September 10 and October 10, before the general elections. He said politician were trying to seek the help of the Supreme Court, so a free judiciary and strong media had an “important role” in the current situation. Agencies add: Gen Musharraf may hang up his army uniform to pave the way for a pact with Bhutto, Parliamentary Affairs Minister Sher Afgan Niazi said on Monday. Musharraf and Bhutto held secret talks in Abu Dhabi on Friday on a pre-election power-sharing deal, but reached no agreement on two key issues, Niazi told AFP. The sticking points were the issue of Musharraf’s dual role as president and head of the army and a bar that prevents Bhutto having a third term as premier, he said. “The two met in Abu Dhabi on Friday to hammer out a political understanding so that moderate forces can join hands to defeat extremists in the coming general elections,” Niazi said. Niazi said he believed that Musharraf “would be willing to shed his uniform if he has the PPP and the ruling Pakistan Muslim League behind him”. He said that if the two agreed on a deal, the constitution could be amended to allow prime ministers to serve a third term. “An alliance between Bhutto and Musharraf is a necessity in the prevailing situation, it is also the desire of the international community, particularly the United States and Britain,” Niazi said. Speaking to a private television channel, Niazi said that the Constitution did not need to be amended to allow the president’s re-election in uniform, APP reported. The minister said that 17th amendment to the Constitution removed all restrictions on the president, including on his military uniform, until November 15, 2007. Since the presidential election is to be held between September 15 and October 16, Gen Musharraf can contest it in his uniform, he said. But if the election is delayed beyond November, the situation will be different, he added. REFERENCE: Present assemblies will elect president in uniform: Rashid Tuesday, July 31, 2007 http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/default.asp?page=2007%5C07%5C31%5Cstory_31-7-2007_pg1_1

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Irfan Siddiqui on MQM and Dr Tahirul Qadri Daily Jang Dated 3 Jan 2013 http://jang.com.pk/jang/jan2013-daily/03-01-2013/col1.htm Journalists get death threats By Our Staff Reporter May 30, 2007http://archives.dawn.com/dawnftp/72.249.57.55/dawnftp/2007/05/30/nat4.htm APNS welcomes Safwanullah’s resignation Wednesday, July 11, 2007 http://www.thenews.com.pk/TodaysPrintDetail.aspx?
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ID=8962&Cat=13&dt=7%2F13%2F2007 IFJ enraged by MRC’s threat to journalists May 26,
http://archives.dawn.com/dawnftp/72.249.57.55/dawnftp/2007/05/25/nat17.htmAPNS assails statements of MRC against journalists May 26,
2007http://archives.dawn.com/dawnftp/72.249.57.55/dawnftp/2007/05/26/nat5.htm PAKISTAN: IFJ enraged by MRC’s threat to journalists Council releases a list of journalists deemed subversive to society Published: Friday, May 25, 2007
http://www.international.ucla.edu/article.asp?parentid=70724 PUJ rally condemns threats to journalists by our Staff Reporter May 31,
2007http://archives.dawn.com/dawnftp/72.249.57.55/dawnftp/2007/05/31/nat45.htm Threats to journalists condemned Dawn Report May 31,
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