Special Treatment for the CJ’s Daughter?

Posted on November 25, 2008
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Today’s issue of The News has an extraordinary story written by the country’s leading investigative reporter Ansar Abassi that claims that the daughter of the sitting Chief Justice Abdul Hameed Dogar has been unfairly granted extra marks in her intermediate (F.Sc.) examinations through an illegal grading process. Enough extra marks to make her eligible for admission into a medical college.

I must say I am stumped by the story. There are few things that anger me more than blatant abuse of the education system. But there are also some aspects of the story that leave me wondering (if you are going to use corrupt means to get extra marks, why restrict it to just 21 marks? And, unless things have changed dramatically, neither 640 nor 661 marks in F.Sc. gets you into a medical college, at least not on merit). But, clearly, the story is something that Ansar Abassi has researched and The News is putting its reputation on the line for.

I may not even have posted the story had it not been for an editorial comment that was added by The News Editorial Board which is even more dramatic than the story itself. Whatever it says about the story, the note says much more about the state of uncertainty, unease, and lack of trust in institutions that define today’s Pakistan. Maybe it is best to read the note before the story:

WHEN the Editorial Board of the Jang Group decided after long and very intense discussions that we should publish the story of the special daughter, it was a difficult decision as there was immense pressure coming from all sides, including the movers and shakers of the God-gifted Republic of Pakistan and even some elements within our own house. That the people, at all levels, got involved in an otherwise straight story exposing blatant misuse of authority and position, was surprising. It was argued at senior and powerful levels that this story should not be published because it involved the career of a daughter, a young student who was trying to improve her chances of making her life more meaningful and productive. It was hammered on us that publication of one such case would not change the destiny or the prevalent system in the country. We were repeatedly reminded that authority is always used in the developing and the Third World countries in a similar manner and not much would change with this one episode, even if it is splashed on the pages of the print media. Attempts were made to emotionally blackmail us as it would ruin the life and career of a young and innocent lady.

We considered all these arguments before we decided to go ahead with the story. Our Editorial Board did not agree with most of these arguments, except the one that such misuse of authority is common in Banana Republics. We weighed the pros and cons and when it was clear to us that by unduly favouring the career of one young Pakistani, we would, by design, be ruining the careers of thousands of other similarly placed young boys and girls, not linked to powerful and mighty high-ups in our political or judicial systems, the verdict was unanimous: we must do our best to stop this injustice, we must throw the first stone and we must show the mirror to those who sit in judgment, deciding life and death matters every day, but when it comes to the future and careers of their own kith and kin, they behave like men of straw.

We believe that this one case of extraordinary favour to the special daughter of a top judicial person will make the rest of us feel belittled and slighted. We believe that the injustice done to hundreds and thousands of others who could not get such special treatment will be undone. We believe that someone somewhere will feel the guilt and come clean with the nation. We hope someone somewhere will resign and reinforce our belief that we can become a nation of honest people where justice can prevail. We hope all our daughters will become special.

Now for the story from Ansar Abassi:

ISLAMABAD: In what could become a mass denial of rights of thousands of students throughout the country, the Federal Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education (FBISE) Islamabad has illegally awarded extra marks and upgraded the examination results of the daughter of the country’s top judge.

In indecent haste and under direct written orders of the chairman FBISE, relaxing and violating all rules and even some judgments of the Supreme Court, the FSc result of student Farah Hameed Dogar was jacked up from 640 marks in Grade ‘C’ to 661 marks in Grade ‘B’, thus making her eligible to apply for admission into any medical college in the country.

Documentary evidence available with The News, background interviews and on the record discussions with concerned officials of the FBISE establish that the Islamabad Board went out of its way in the case of Farah Hameed Dogar by fast forwarding the entire process of re-checking, re-assessing and even re-marking her examination papers to her advantage and superceding thousands of other candidates who had obtained marks between 642 and 660.

Sources close to the Chief Justice of Pakistan, Justice Abdul Hameed Dogar, however, insisted that no influence was used by the chief justice in his daughter’s case and if the Board had taken some action, they must have done it under the rules or under powers vested with the Board’s chairman.

Documents show the chairman FBISE did all this in “relaxation of rules” but previous Supreme Court verdicts given in October 1995, January 1996 and November 2001, specifically prohibit such tampering with the examination system to benefit any candidate, however mighty or well placed. This cannot be allowed as the process of examination could not be sacrificed at the altar of expediency, the SC had noted in its judgment.

Experts of the system insist that the rules do not allow the chairman or any other authority to re-assess, re-examine or re-mark the already marked papers to increase the obtained marks. In fact according to a notification of the FBISE dated July 24, 2007 the candidates who wanted to improve their marks and grades had to retake the exams, in full or in part. Under this notification students were notified that the facility of improving grade/marks had been extended to the candidates by allowing them to appear in up to two subjects/papers of their choice and at the same time retaining the earlier policy of keeping the option open for the candidates to appear in Part-I or Part-II or in both the parts/entire examination within one year of passing relevant examination.

Interestingly, the candidate Farah Hameed Dogar, who had appeared in the FSc (pre-medical) final exam from the Islamabad College for Girls F-6/2, had applied for the “re-checking” of certain papers as allowed under the rules. Her papers were re-checked and only one mark was added to her total increasing it from 640 to 641.

But later the chairman ordered that her papers be re-assessed for which four examiners, who had checked her papers, were summoned and asked to do the marking all over again. This exercise gave her an extra 21 marks, placing her in Grade ‘B’ instead of ‘C’. Grade ‘B’, which starts with 60 per cent marks, is the pre-requisite to apply for an entry test in any medical college of Pakistan.

The official gazette of Higher Secondary School Certificate Part-II Examination Annual 2008 dated August 4, 2008, on page 350 clearly shows that Farah Hameed Dogar, Roll number 545207, the daughter of Mr Abdul Hameed Dogar, the Chief Justice of Pakistan, securing 640 marks in Grade C. On 20th August, the candidate formally applied for “re-checking” of four papers including English II, Urdu II, Pakistan Studies II and Physics II after depositing the mandatory Rs1,200 fee at the rate of Rs300 per paper. On August 29, she moved another application before FBISE for re-checking to add the subjects of Chemistry and Biology also. The bank receipt of Rs600 and result card (mark sheet) was also submitted along with the second application.

The application form on its back clearly mentions: “The answer book for a candidate in any examination shall not be re-assessed under any circumstances.” In case of re-checking, it adds: “The re-checking does not mean re-assessment or re-evaluation of the answer book.”

These instructions also clarify that the re-checking would only ensure that; a) there is no mistake in the grand total on the title page of the answer book; b) the total of various parts of a question has been correctly made at the end of each question; c) all totals have been correctly brought forward on the title page of the answer book; d) no portion of any answer has been left un-marked; e) total marks in the answer book tally with the marks sheet; and f) the hand writing of the candidate tally in the question/answer book.

On the very day when Farah Hameed Dogar submitted her application before the FBISE, the then chairman, Commodore (retd) Muhammad Sharif Shamshad wrote on the application form in his own handwriting: “I would like to see her answer books myself also.” His remarks on the file show he was personally interested in the case.

However, when contacted on Friday last and asked why he had taken such personal interest, the FBISE chairman could not remember the case at all. “I am telling you the truth,” he told The News. When pressed again and reminded that he made special remarks on the file displaying his keen interest, the retired commodore insisted that he could not re-collect if he had asked for re-assessment of examination papers in any case.

Normally the cases of re-checking, which are filed with the Board in thousands, are dealt by the concerned secrecy wing of the FBISE. Keeping in view that 30 Intermediate Boards conduct this exam at the same time throughout the country, addition of 21 marks means roughly one hundred thousand students may have been superceded by this one act.

But in the case of the CJ’s daughter, her six papers, as provided under the FBISE rules, were presented before a Re-checking Committee, which on August 30 recommended an increase of only one mark (01) to be added in the subject of Biology as the counting was originally not done correctly. In the case of Physics, Pakistan Studies, Chemistry, Urdu and English, the Committee noted ‘CFC’ (Checked and Found Correct) against each paper.

Then began the use of extraordinary authority. On September 10, 2008 Chairman of the Board, Commodore Shamshad wrote on the file: “Pl. have the answer books of this candidate re-assessed.” This was a clear violation of the FBISE rules but following the chairman’s written orders, the concerned officials complied and it was noted on the file: “Special arrangement may please be made, as directed by the chairman.”

The fast forward process set in. Examiners who had originally checked her papers were summoned and asked to re-mark the papers. The examiner of Biology wrote: “Re-checked and marks awarded are strictly according to the (original) marking scheme. However, in Q No 4, 01 mark has been increased due to error in total, which is now 12 out of 13. So the total marks are now 70 (seventy only).”

The examiner of Pak-Studies wrote: “Rechecked and marks awarded are found up to the mark and found according to the marking scheme. No more mark can be awarded.”The examiner of Chemistry wrote: “Paper rechecked and marks awarded are up to the mark and no more marks can be awarded.”

However, the documents reveal, that on September 13, the examiner of English paper Munir Hussain Anjum of F G College for Men, H-9 Islamabad, reassessed the paper and increased the marks from the previous 58 to 67; the examiner of Urdu paper Dr Ale-Azhaur Aanis of F G Sir Syed College Rawalpindi reassessed the paper and increased the marks from the previous 62 to 67; and the examiner of Physics paper Ejaz Ahmad in his re-assessment increased the marks from the previous 32 to the pre sent 38.

After this extraordinary addition of numbers after re-marking, the file moved upward from one desk to the higher desk and reached the chairman’s office for approval. The recommendation for the chairman was: “Due to above change, marks have been enhanced and result position will be of 661 marks instead of previous 640 marks. The case is forwarded for consideration marks and having approval of enhancement of marks from 640 to 661 in relaxation of existing rules (Vol-II) as directed, please.”

On September 15, 2008 the chairman signed his approval following which the revised mark sheet was issued to the candidate the same day on the instructions of the chairman.It was surprising that after all this effort, when the chairman was contacted by The News on Friday, he could not recollect anything.

The then controller Manzoor Ahmad, working under chairman Shamshad, who is still serving in the FBISE, when approached confirmed that the chairman had ordered the re-assessment of Farah Hameed Dogar’s papers. Ahmad confirmed that the rules do not allow any such re-assessment but he insisted that the orders of the competent authority were followed.

Acting Director Javed Iqbal Dogar, who according to a source, played an important role in facilitating the case, too denied that he knew anything about the case.

Though Mr Dogar claimed he had nothing to do with the case, a very reliable source said that he had been the conduit between some judicial high-ups and the then chairman of FBISE and took him to some important places in Islamabad.

The then deputy controller Tariq Pervaiz when approached also confirmed that there is no provision for re-assessment but said that it was done in the case of Farah Hameed Dogar on the orders of the chairman FBISE.

The concerned assistant controller Chaudhry Akhtar was reluctant to talk to this correspondent.Amongst the examiners, who enhanced Farah’s marks, Dr Ale Azhaur Aanis admitted that he did re-assess the Urdu paper after he was told to do so by the Board. He said that the chairman had passed an order in writing in this respect.

The other examiner Ejaz Ahmad of Physics when contacted said he does not remember any such case. The third examiner Munir Hussain Anjum was inaccessible.

The current chairperson of the FBISE, Miss Shaheen Khan, was too shy to talk to this correspondent.

As I said, I am stumped by the story. What should we make of this. Not only in terms of Justice Dogar, but in terms of us as a society?

40 Comments on “Special Treatment for the CJ’s Daughter?”

  1. Anwer says:
    November 25th, 2008 12:39 am

    I guess nothing ever changes in the land of the pure.

    People with access to power and resources have always wanted their progeny to be treated differently in all walks of life.

    Preferential treatment for few special ones is not new in our educational system. It has a long and quite sordid history.

  2. Hammad Khan says:
    November 25th, 2008 12:55 am

    We shouldnt be surprised. Our judges have a history, if we take the allegations to be true, of pulling strings when it comes to enrolling their children in medical college.

    The million dollar question is WWMD (what would Mush do)? Would he sack Dogar like he sacked Chaudry?

  3. Fraz says:
    November 25th, 2008 1:02 am

    @ Adil … unlike 10 years ago when FSc marks were the only admission criteria, now you have admission tests as well. Probably this is the reason that CJ made sure that her daughter was eligible for that test. I am sure she was going to make into the college after those tests but now it’s not going to be easy.

  4. Coldrain says:
    November 25th, 2008 1:40 am

    GO NEWS !!!! GO ANSAR ABBASI !!!

    This is great investigative journalism, and its wonderful to see that the News has decided to take a principled stand on the issue. We must appreciate the efforts of the brave editorial team, which must have had to endure the thrusts of many influential good for nothings.

    Their effort will not go to waste, the mood in Pakistan is rapidly changing. As more of the crimes of influence and favoritism are uncovered, we will see a change. Mr. Dogars’s days are numbered and few, until he receives the disgraceful exit he rightly deserves.

  5. SHAUKAT says:
    November 25th, 2008 2:36 am

    I think that note from NEWS Editorial Board is over dramatic. Seems like that was also written by Ansar Abassi.

  6. Saleem says:
    November 25th, 2008 3:47 am

    We know that preferential system is old, and we have been so ‘BAY-HISS’ that we never discussed that publicly, why should’nt it be appreciated if someone has able to find out a true story about some one’s close relative sitting illegally on the highest judicial post. Lets stop acting bay-hiss, isnt protest our right ? Are’nt our children part of this muashra. Buray ko atleast bura to keh dain

  7. Haris says:
    November 25th, 2008 4:11 am

    Justice is served!

  8. KO says:
    November 25th, 2008 5:30 am

    But there are also some aspects of the story that leave me wondering (if you are going to use corrupt means to get extra marks, why restrict it to just 21 marks?

    It seems obvious to me that the increase in marks was kept low so the misuse of authority wasn’t so visible. Secondly they only needed to get the marks to B level where she was eligible for application to medical school – where once again she would have been pushed ahead of the other “A” candidates.

    The fact that the Chairman of the examination board looked into the papers himself – despite it being illegal for him to do so – makes it a clear case of corruption and misuse of his position.

    As far as Chief Justice Dogar goes, he has been abusing his authority for many years now, long before he became CJ Supreme Court.

  9. OK says:
    November 25th, 2008 8:22 am

    This is not the only case out there. Everyone having authority is abusing his/her power. And we have made them the gatekeepers of our beloved country.
    It brings me to tears when I see all this happening even after 50 years of independence. I fear that our next generations to come will be facing much more worse times and we will be held responsible …

  10. pakisam says:
    November 25th, 2008 9:07 am

    I guess Mr Dogar has been caught with his pants down again:):)

    For those of you who didn’t get the joke, do a search for ‘Abdul Hameed Dogar’ on Youtube and you’ll know what I’m talking about:)

  11. Qausain ALi says:
    November 25th, 2008 9:30 am

    Now where is Naeem Bhukhari?

  12. Usman says:
    November 25th, 2008 9:30 am

    This is not about a corrupt official.
    This is failure of our education system and the corrupt civil servants who work in such governing bodies.

    If the government sorts the institutions (education, CBR) and there is accountability of everything, the cases of corruption will decrease dramaticaly

  13. Anwar says:
    November 25th, 2008 9:31 am

    Amusing- because I have developed enough resistance against getting shocked by such news from Pakistan…

    Why is the chairman of the board still in his office and why is the judge in the office? Frankly, if the head of the state escaped accountability, why shouldn’t the little guys?

  14. Taimur says:
    November 25th, 2008 11:09 am

    All over the world it is often the small crimes that lands the big fish

  15. Farooq Ahmed says:
    November 25th, 2008 11:22 am

    What’s up with Pakistan’s judicial system? Dogar using his authority to jack up her daughter’s marks, and Iftikhar Chaudry was abusing his powers to get his son a government job.
    Hats off to Mr.10% for taking Pakistan back to dark ages.

  16. AF Ahmad says:
    November 25th, 2008 11:48 am

    Some countries have a system where historically disadvantaged groups are given help to “catch up” with the rest of the country. In US its called affirmative action.

    There are a number of people in Pakistan who have risen to high positions without being qualified for them and without
    having to make much effort either. We now have at least 2 generations that belong to this group. The children of these
    people are at a distinct disadvantage when they encounter an alien system based on merit. Looks like we have developed an indigenous, informal affirmative action system to help these poor children.

  17. November 25th, 2008 11:50 am

    Mujay aik email mila hay kahani ke roop may:aik tota[parrot]aur aik toti,donu urte huwe ja rahe thay ,aaram karne ke lia raste may rookay.jis darkhat per baithe thay .uske aas pas sab ujjad tha,tota ne toti se kaha yeh jagha ulloo honge is lia virana hay.pas ke darkhat pay aik ullu baitha tha ur ke in donu ke pass aaya aur raat ko rukne ki aur khana khane ki. unho ne kabool kar lee subha jab donoo jane lagay to ulloo ne toti ka hath pakar liya aur kaha ye mery biwi hay .tote ne kaha yeh jhoot hay ulloo ne kaha court khul gae honge wha faisla kara laite hay court ne faisla diya ke ulloo sahi kehta hay tota rote huve jane laga ulloo ne tote ko roka aur kaha ke yeh teri biwi hay,aur kaha ke yeh jagah viran hamare ane se nahi hay balke jaha insaf nahi hota woh jagha viran ho jati hay.

  18. Faraz says:
    November 25th, 2008 11:53 am

    But lets look at the bright side. We have added a new candidate for a female doctor, who are in very short supply in the country.

  19. Ali says:
    November 25th, 2008 11:57 am

    I am no fan of Dogar or for that matter any judge but a few points worth considering.

    a) why are we jumping the gun so early – just because case in point is about Dogar, whom many of us the urban elitist Pakistanis don’t like for whatever reasons? Do we know all the facts to jump the gun and scandalize him?

    b) Isn’t it the same Ansar Abbasi who broke the story of Iftikhar Chaudhary’s son’s illegal promotion (a much severe an allegation than this – never tried in any court of law or investigated – rather totally politicized and buried in a judgment that had nothing to do with merits of allegations but on illegality of modalities of filing a reference).

    c) Such stories can’t be believed because to start with press’s own motives and honesty is in question (probably more than anyone else) in the motherland.

    I thought of Adil Najam as an intellectual, but over the months, he has proven to be a bigoted elitist who is so out of touch with reality of Pakistan and has a selective morality and principles.

  20. November 25th, 2008 12:04 pm

    If it’s true then I am shocked and apalled. Our CJ who went through a trauma to seek justice, cannot be doing this, or can he?

  21. HSP says:
    November 25th, 2008 12:05 pm

    In response to Aliza’s statement, I must say that it’s good to be optimistic, but CJ is still human and thus fallible, right?

  22. rambo says:
    November 25th, 2008 12:07 pm

    The solution ro the mess we have within the current judicial system in Pakistan is to reconstitute the whole of the judiciary and start a fresh. Send all the judges home and forget chaudary iftikhar and dogar saab. Give them their pension and ask them to go play golf. The mess we are in at the moment is just tearing the nation apart rather than bringing people closer together. So I think this is the only solution.

  23. aijaz says:
    November 25th, 2008 12:14 pm

    @faraz
    I hope neither you nor anyone near you got treatment from such a female doctor.

  24. Ahmer Muzammil says:
    November 25th, 2008 1:22 pm

    Saari dunya kii gaaliyaan sunn nii paRRi hein baycharay dogar koo, he is a laughing stock of the entire judicial community in and outside pakistan but it didnt deter him from sleeping with the dictator just so he could be CJ. Abb banda 20-30 number bhii na baRhwa sakay to lanat hayy aysi chief justici parr

  25. iFaqeer says:
    November 25th, 2008 1:40 pm

    My first reaction is to rephrase Amrita Pritam:

    ik ro’ee si dhi Punjab dhee thoon lakh-lakh maray veen;

    jub lak-haan dhiyaan rondhiyaan tho kith-hay Waris Shah?

    Why is this specific case of malfeasance news? Our education system was all hunky-dory till now?

    More at: http://blog.ifaqeer.com/2008/11/perverting-education-in-pakistan.html

  26. Babar says:
    November 25th, 2008 2:31 pm

    How do you know that she ddid not realy deserve those marks. Papaer rechecking is a common thing. All you need is to pay the fee (500 Rs). My sister got her papers rechecked and her marks were increased and she was able to get admission solely because of that, and beleive me we dont even know a majestrate .or a thanedar for that matter.

    I know many more students whose marks were increaed ( and those whose marks remained same). They also show you the answer sheet to check for yourseld is something wrong in the marking. It may surprise you but now adays the boards are quite sympethetic while dealing with students.

  27. Babar says:
    November 25th, 2008 2:41 pm

    Ok. My bad. I didnt read the full story. I am witness that they only make sure that total is correct and nothing is unmarked. They dont re assess. If it was done in this case, its a very special treatment. But there is some statement issued in this regard by FBISE and published on jang website today. So lets hope we find out what realy happened. And I hope NEWS will appologise in the editorial if they were wrong on this.

  28. wellwisher says:
    November 25th, 2008 3:05 pm

    “Education is simply the soul of a society as it passes from one generation to another.” ~G.K. Chesterton

    A bleak state of affairs for Pakistan with so many enemies from within. The society is in a vegetative state. Devil’s soul is being passed on to the next generation by the mullahs, murderers, and thieves who are in power and who believe they are immortal.

    The country is in dire need of a Divine intervention. May Allah have mercy on those who are holding on patiently to what is right in the country that has become a living hell.

  29. Ayesha says:
    November 25th, 2008 3:12 pm

    Adil Najam sahib, it’s interesting that the question you pose is not really the one being discussed in the comments.

    But what does this say about our society? A couple of things, in my opinion, first, we are desperate for accountability and those who need to be accountable just don’t get it. So, this in turn results in absolute frustration. As a society deprived of justice and fairplay, we then grasp at straws, anything, to at least dishonour those who probably have no shame anyway.

    One sees it in the investigative journalism in Pakistan these days and one sees it in the internet circulations. Here is a link to a piece I recently wrote that about this growing trend: http://www.thenews.com.pk/editorial_detail.asp?id=147588
    You may wish to read it.

  30. Ahmer Muzammil says:
    November 25th, 2008 3:35 pm

    Good piece Aisha

  31. aijaz says:
    November 25th, 2008 4:12 pm

    following is text taken from http://fbise.edu.pk/faq.html#9
    it clearly states that only total can be checked and no reassessment is done under any circumstances, and yes this is the website of same board.
    ————————————————
    RECHECKING OF ANSWER SCRIPT
    Candidate: How much time the whole process takes?
    FBISE: It may take 1-2 months time.
    Candidate: Can I see my answer scripts?
    FBISE: No. The candidate or any body on his behalf has no right to see or examine the answer books for any purpose.
    Candidate: My result was announced two months back. Can I request for re-checking now?
    FBISE: An application for rechecking is entertained up to 30 days from the date of announcement of result.
    Candidate: Does re-checking mean reassessment?
    FBISE: The answer book of a candidate cannot be reassessed or revalued under any circumstances.
    Candidate: In case my marks decrease, would my previous result be intact and can I retain the mark sheet?
    FBISE: If marks of candidate are decreased due to any discrepancy by virtue of re-checking, it shall be recorded accordingly and revised mark sheet will be issued after the previous one is surrendered. Mark sheet needed by the Board for correction can not be retained. The Board can take action against defaulter under Board

  32. Eidee Man says:
    November 25th, 2008 8:25 pm

    “Why is this specific case of malfeasance news? Our education system was all hunky-dory till now?”

    @IFaqeer

    No, but it is still of immense importance. The only way for a regular person to achieve success is through education, and it is extremely demoralizing for someone who works hard to learn of even a single instance that the rich and powerful are wielding their control over this area as well.

    If the Dogars are really guilty (seems like they are), and the board lowers the grade to what it was originally, it would be a HUGE step forward for us as a country.

  33. Eidee Man says:
    November 25th, 2008 8:31 pm

    “But lets look at the bright side. We have added a new candidate for a female doctor, who are in very short supply in the country.”

    Faraz, I know you were trying to be funny, but this is actually not true. These days there are significantly more women than men enrolled in Pakistani medical schools. This has given birth to a new problem since a very significant portion of them are not allowed to work once they get married, etc, leaving us with a ticking health-care problem.

  34. mozang bijli says:
    November 25th, 2008 10:51 pm

    People may have lots to say against our education system but I think it is’nt that bad, If system is good enough to generate professional’s getting jobs and working in competitive overseas markets than system can’t be all that bad, because it would have created poor products (professionals) if it ran only in favor of privileged people.
    I for my part remember that in Lahore board score can only be improved by retaking the exam and rechecking only means checking the marks being summed up correctly or not.
    If the supreme judge can so blatantly break the laws how could he expect nation to follow law and regulations.
    In my opinion there might be many social, economic, political problems with pakistan but the cure of all these problems lie just only in supremacy of law, the day some people stop being more equal than the others, we will see a major shift in our nation’s psychology and pakistan will take its first step towards progress.
    Here no body hesitates in manipulation, violating, bending laws because they see higher ups being pardoned for their wrongs and this message trickles down to the masses, that unlike a powerful man they may not be pardoned the murder but at least they can break the lane rules on the road.

    I hope the imposed CJ takes considers his own misconduct and relieve us of his services.

  35. Tanveer Aabdi says:
    November 26th, 2008 12:39 pm

    For Mr. Shiraz.

    What a silly statement. You want action without information? Really?

    And why are YOU spending your time on the internet when you don’t want others to?

    And, I guess from your comments YOU are going to court with this and all the other ‘important’ issues that you are so worried about? right?

  36. anum says:
    November 28th, 2008 10:26 am

    we should be optimistic and think on a brighter side all ways but on the cost of fooling our selves. The minute we stop fooling ourselves and do what we deserve only Pakistan will be a beeter place to live in ……..

  37. asadullah says:
    November 28th, 2008 10:29 am

    totally agreed by doing all this we fool ourselves and not anyone else.we should be wise to our inner self and think. im sure if his daughter reads all this she would be gulity enough to confess this sin.

  38. ASAD says:
    November 29th, 2008 11:37 pm

    Here is the newest twist in the CJ’s daughter’s admission saga:

    http://thenews.jang.com.pk/top_story_detail.asp?Id=18700

    The Al Meezan Foundation on Saturday gave a new twist to the ongoing controversy about the marks awarded to the daughter of Chief Justice Abdul Hameed Dogar by stating that she had been recommended for admission because she represented Sindh province and it was the turn of that province to get the quota this year.

    The statement from Al Meezan came after residents of the Judges

  39. ASAD says:
    November 30th, 2008 7:22 pm

    Here is the update on the story from Ansar Abassi.

    This one is not going to die.

    http://thenews.jang.com.pk/top_story_detail.asp?Id=18710

    CJ was in the know The untold story of a quiet talk with Dogar

    Monday, December 01, 2008

    By Ansar Abbasi

    ISLAMABAD: The story of how the head of the country

  40. March 30th, 2011 12:01 pm

    nice to study this article, i have no doubt about it. its out country pakistan here only respect person who have money and some status in Governmental departments, most of poor students are higher then them but they left behind because of lack of money and contacts … still i have hope that out current generation will not allow the same in future and in future LAW and ORDER will be for all pakistanis not only for poors

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