Exposing graft: 14 years on, informant awaits just reward

Published: February 13, 2012

Had assisted accountability bureau recover Rs3 billion from the Schon Group.

LAHORE: An intelligence asset who was a major source of information for many years in the former Ehtasab Bureau, forerunner of the current National Accountability Bureau (NAB), still awaits the national accolade announced for him fourteen years back.

The award money is also sorely missed.

Aamir Ahsen Khan, in his days as an intelligence agent, played an instrumental role in assisting the Bureau to recover Rs3 billion from the Schon Group.

Fourteen years on, the Tamgha-e-Imtiaz announced for his feat remains elusive.

Khan, while talking to The Express Tribune, revealed that he had been physically abused by the then-sitting chairman of Ehtesaab Bureau for not acceding to his demands.

The chairman wanted Khan to accept nominal prize money and sign to have received the full amount.

“When I refused to do so, as a matter of principle, Saifur Rehman and his brother Mujeebur Rehman physically assaulted me,” Khan said.

Khan was working as a senior manager maintenance with the Schon Group in 1997 when he was pressurised to sign bogus bills of Rs640 million.

According to the intensive ‘transparency’ policy of the time, as well as the Ehtasab/NAB ordinance 1999, the informant was to be paid the (widely publicised) reward money of 10% of the recovered amount.

The then-prime minster Nawaz Sharif had personally seen the application of Khan, marking it for the release of reward, according to the documents obtained by The Express Tribune. The documents further reveal that after exposing the corruption of Schon Group, Khan wrote numerous letters and had personal audience with the officials concerned. He was assured that his case will be dealt on a priority basis. That failed to materialise.

In the tenure of former president Pervez Musharraf, NAB Chairman Naved Ahsan referred Khan’s case to the ousted DG NAB Kausar Iqbal, who deliberately delayed it for another 6 years, Khan alleged.

He was subsequently left with no option but to seek Justice from Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry.

When contacted, NAB officials familiar with the matter confirmed Khan’s claims.

Sources in NAB say that Khan has a strong case. If taken up by the court, NAB and the government will be left with no option but to pay the due reward, they added.

Published in The Express Tribune, February 13th, 2012.

Reader Comments (289)

  • Feb 13, 2012 - 10:00PM

    As a research student on corruption in Pakistan I was going through this article published in tribune and I felt really happy and sad at the same time; happy because I came to know that there are still some people in our country who are sincere with their motherland and try to fight for the betterment of the country and are working for the elimination of corruption and sad because people like Mr.Khan are not rewarded for what they deserve.

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  • Feb 13, 2012 - 10:08PM

    Justice delayed is justice denied. agree with ahmad!

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  • Mansoor Ilahi
    Feb 13, 2012 - 10:22PM

    Corruption has always been there it is important that atleast NOW mr.khan gets what he deserves so that other people who are waiting for justice get some sort of hope

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  • Sabiha Kareem
    Feb 13, 2012 - 10:37PM

    Studying in the United Kingdom, pursuing an International Relations degree, I feel that the problem lies in the institutional foundation of Pakistan where the judiciary although equipped with the right resources and professionals, is deliberately kept away from cases which deserve due attention and have been denied justice. This case of denied rights for over 14 years has finally reached us, the public and it is high time that we all collaborate effectively to encourage the government, and the Supreme Court to understand the obligation they have towards law-abiding citizens like Mr. Khan.If cases like these are brushed under the carpet, there is effectively no need for NAB to exist, since accountability will already be a forgotten phenomena. Pakistan needs civic awakening and that is only possible when individuals like Mr.Khan are given a fora to pursue their reward and consequently contribute towards annihilating institutional corruption and red-tapism. Bravo Express Tribune!

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  • Sana Khan
    Feb 13, 2012 - 11:31PM

    its really demotivating that a person who was informant was assaulted :( if it was Europe or America the situation could exactly the opposite but unfortunately this is Pakistan where there is no respect for those who stand against corruption in fact this is the country which supports corrupts n culprits.I m disappointed reading this article May Allah bless Mr Khan and he gets what he deserves….
    one of the names mentioned above is kauser Iqbal Malik who deliberately delayed this case i think everyone who is femilier with his name knows the stories of his corruption which are mentioned in the newspapers so many times but i m astonished sill he is enjoying public service!! An inquiry should be made about him disclosing all the facts n corruptions he made.

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  • Maliha Malik
    Feb 13, 2012 - 11:37PM

    A very good effort by express tribune unveiling the truth

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  • Hina Akram
    Feb 13, 2012 - 11:54PM

    Its high time Supreme court should take action against all the people who hindered this case and direct the concerned authority to release the reward.Mr Iftikhaar Chaoudhry is the ultimate hope for the poor people of Pakistan.

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  • Feb 14, 2012 - 12:37AM

    He should be given his reward, these people are honorable

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  • shahnawaz shahzad
    Feb 14, 2012 - 12:53AM

    I believe that we are & will becoming victims till we dnt have enough courage to oppose & change the mind set of our representatives.,Leaders & concern authorities .First of all we have to sort out & solve our problems beyond our political, regional affiliations.Gud effort Bravo..

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  • Furqan Jamil
    Feb 14, 2012 - 10:42AM

    Im glad that their are ppl still trying to own this country and are fighting for its betterment, not compromising on principles. keep up the good work Mr. Khan we are with u!!

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  • Akram Sha
    Feb 14, 2012 - 11:11AM

    @Maliha Malik:
    It was useless efforts by Mr. Aamir Ahsan sb., as in Pakistan there is no Justice, there are several people who are unable to understand what are there rights, I know few Officers who are no more in NAB,Islamabad are the one who purposefully deprived people from there rights. The ousted DG NAB Mr. Kausar Iqbal Malik name, we Pakistani request Chief Justice and Chairman NAB to conduct fair inquiry against him, I am a lawyer and can give assistance to Mr. Aamir to get Justice. What are his contact details.

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  • hafsa kazi
    Feb 14, 2012 - 12:05PM

    Its now clear that chief justice of Pakistan should take necessary action as nothing good is expected from government as it is mentioned that 14 years have passed and nothing is done till yet…. we the people of Pakistan can rely on supreme court only!!

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  • Maliha Malik
    Feb 14, 2012 - 1:00PM

    @Akram Sha:
    ofcourse there must be an inquiry to unveil the truth! what happened actually when reward was promised by the government???here we are not talking about the rights of every Pakistani here is the debate about why justice is delayed??why Mr Khan is still seeking justice after 14 years have passed??

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  • Amjed Hussain Khan
    Feb 14, 2012 - 1:01PM

    I am glad that in Pakistan there are few people who are honest and life with honesty. I am worried about his safety as now people at large will react and try to harm aamir sb. He should take safety measures. In the end I request Chairman NAB to do Justice. President Zardari should award him his due National Award, I farther request the high ups of Express Tribune to appreciate the Reporter who investigated this injustice to the deserving person. My best regards to a reporter. .

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  • Maliha Malik
    Feb 14, 2012 - 1:05PM

    @Akram Sha:

    i think u misunderstand my point i appreciated the efforts of express tribune publishing the story after 14 years ….

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  • Hina Gulzar
    Feb 14, 2012 - 3:21PM

    Its sad to hear that the person who escaped our country from huge corruption, who was honest n devoted towards his country is struggling for justice and being assualted by the concern authority.it also show us the irresponsibility and selfishness of those people who must have engulfed all the benefits/advantages behind this case.

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  • nasir mehmood
    Feb 14, 2012 - 3:40PM

    honest people are treated like that…but HOPE is always there,things will be changed very soon INSHALLAH.

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  • Abdul Manan Khan
    Feb 14, 2012 - 4:47PM

    @Ayesha Siddique:
    Be a part of Honest Executives of Pakistan who can dare to speak against the people who are deliberately giving financial losses to Pakistan for their personal gains. Use the power delegated to you for poor tax payers of this poor Nation.

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  • Sana Khan
    Feb 14, 2012 - 4:59PM

    @Hina Gulzar:
    very well said Ms Hina so many people must have taken benefits of Mr khan’s work this should be inquired!

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  • Dear Aamir,

    International Human Rights Commission and all your fellow colleagues feel proud on your fight against corruption in Pakistan and I assure you that now IHRC will fight for your right which you deserve.

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  • saad
    Feb 14, 2012 - 5:47PM

    Ohh Allah whats going on in Pakistan Please give them hidaya for the positive acts..

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  • Maliha Malik
    Feb 14, 2012 - 5:53PM

    @Abdul Manan Khan:
    you are very right influential people should do what they can.

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  • haadia waseem
    Feb 14, 2012 - 5:54PM

    the informant should get reward as soon as possible because delay in this regard will demotivate every pakistani to stand against corruption

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  • Rizwan Saleem
    Feb 14, 2012 - 6:03PM

    well Mr khan is such a stupid person why he is sincere?? he should have signed the bogus bills and enjoyed the money what most of the people in Pakistan do,this is not the country for sincere people,this is the country where corrupts enjoy the most !!

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  • Mosin Ali
    Feb 15, 2012 - 4:40PM

    Very Few people do like that therefore they should be rewarded.

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  • Kashif Abbasi
    Feb 15, 2012 - 11:45PM

    @Ambassador Dr. Muhammad Shahid Amin Khan, World Chairman International Human Rights Commission:
    Needless to say, that it should be correct to expect institutions which are established to perform a specific function to deliver their services in a timely and responsible manner, without a third party intervention, should actually do so. .
    Hence, Supreme Court & NAB must act, or else justice in our country will become a political mockery.

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  • Rafiq Mughal Rted. Insp.CBC ,FIA
    Feb 16, 2012 - 12:37PM

    I am a retd fia officer srvered cbc karachi office during the operation againist schon group in 1997. Mr . Hassan Waseem Afzal the then Joint Secretry Ehataseb Cell is directely supervising the operation; Aamir Ahsan Khan was also
    assasting Mr Hassan and FIA team but all credit was taken by Hassan sb and Saif ur Rahman: I realy feel sorry for aamir sb.nnnn who was also promised for Tamaga Imataz was given to Hassan Wassem Afzal.I am r I am ready to give witness that aamirRecommend

  • Javad Anwar Ex Director Schon Group
    Feb 16, 2012 - 2:30PM

    i am also available for any witness for aamir ahsan khan in any court of law. This young man fought the battel against Schon Group. Late Amin Sabswari the then Acting CEO of National Fiber Limited Unit of Schon Group had asked Aamir to singe bougess bill of 64 Core which he refused. He had no option to approche the the Ehatasab Cell. I request CJ to takeactinRecommend

  • Syed Mumtaz Rizvi
    Feb 16, 2012 - 6:22PM

    In this country there is neither a concept of execution of wrong doings so its just a day dreaming to be rewarded for something like that ,at least in the country which is known as Pakistan

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  • Salman Ali
    Feb 16, 2012 - 11:06PM

    Many NAB officials like Kausar Iqbal Malik and Hassan Waseem Afzal are thriving on the information provided by Aamir Ahsan Khan and there is he, who has nothing left except some hope that one day his rightful plea will be heard.
    I pray for his long life and prosperity. Brother keep it up.

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  • Raiz Nazi Ex SEVP NDFC (Share Holder NFL)
    Feb 16, 2012 - 11:58PM

    Aamir Ahsan Khan also provided assistance to the take over National Fibers Limited. NDFC as major share could not get hold of National Fibers Limited if Aamir is not there, his honesty and courage is beyond imagination and he should be awarded what he deserve. I cant help him which I always regret. May Allah bless him and his family.

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  • Huma Nawaz
    Feb 17, 2012 - 12:00AM

    Its ridiculous for any country that the govt announced the reward and nobody aced upon what government promised,secondly 14 years delay is totally unfair with a man who rejected a huge amount by unfair means he must have thought many times why i rejected the offer given to me why i am not like other Pakistanis who are selfish and lead a lavish life???

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  • Advocate Mansoor Bloch
    Feb 17, 2012 - 12:26AM

    Chief Justice of Pakistan please prove what you said is not words, Aamir reward case is test case.

    The administration of justice in a country like Pakistan is considered a duty solely for courts and the legal fraternity, and as a result of this fictitious notion, allied institutions have started feeling relaxed and good governance is being compromised, Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry said on Tuesday.

    The chief justice made the comments while presiding over a full-court reference organised to acknowledge the services of Justice Sardar Muhammad Raza Khan –who retired on Tuesday after eight years of service as an SC judge.

    The chief justice said good governance suffered when any one of the three state organs – the legislature, the executive or the judiciary – was ineffective or not working in line with the constitution. He said the judiciary’s duty was to preserve and protect the constitution, interpret laws, enforce fundamental rights and settle disputes.

    He said Justice Raza had delivered justice without fear or favours and contributed a lot to upholding the rule of law and the supremacy of the constitution.

    Justice Raza said, “Over the last three years, the judiciary has gone through … [one of the] the worst crises in history … that is why the judicial norms need to be guarded jealously.”

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  • Tariq Laiq
    Feb 17, 2012 - 11:12AM

    Aamir Ahsan Khan,s story of honesty is very well written and showed the courage of Staff reporter of Express Tribune. Moderator can you please tell us the name of the writer. I am of opinion that the big names in media like Mr. Luqman Mubasher, Mr. Hassan Nasar, Mr. Hamid Mir, Mr. Kamran Khan, Mr. Kashif Abbasi, Ms.. Mahar Bukhari and Mrs. Jasmin Khan give full support to Aamir Ahsan Khan by calling him in there programs. I don’t know my this small comments can do any favor to aamir sb. but if we as Pakistani come forward and fight against corruption the there will be no door left to escape for corrupts. Pakistan Zinda Bad.

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  • Dildar Hassan Bhatti
    Feb 17, 2012 - 11:20AM

    @Ayesha Siddique: If not wrong you are a Consultant to Chairman National Accountability Bureau, do you think only writing Justice delayed is Justice denied is enough to support a cause. Come forward use your power, justify your appointment with NAB. Its my request that be in history with good words, do something for poor people of Pakistan. Creator of this Universe repeatedly admonishes that this world belongs to the people who hold the handle of Justice, due to injustice we may well see that cracks are already showing the dirty picture of corrupts.Not doing Justice is also a criminal act which can down drain the honesty and courage of people like Aamir Ahsan Khan.

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  • Jogi Ram Sharma Officiating Secretary Bar Council of India
    Feb 17, 2012 - 11:43AM

    @Ambassador Dr. Muhammad Shahid Amin Khan, World Chairman International Human Rights Commission:
    Dear Respected Sir, People of Pakistan and India are disillusioned: I am disillusioned too. There is void: there is emptiness and corruption and this is being filled by the radical, power hungry army officers, bureaucrats and selected MNA and MPAs of both split countries. Now people of Pakistan and India sees that trekking the route of subversion: it may create an economy of disaster and thus people may well be coerced into accepting their concocted mythology and they may grab the handle of power in its entirety. Aamir Ahsan Khan should wait for the change of system, but fair is that in this fatal exercise of seeking Justice Aamir may lose the battle of life.
    The both countries which cant save their ex PMs, how can they save there under prevailed and unknown honest citizen like Aamir Ahsan Khan.. We are the people who warship our leaders dead bodies and worship graves and tombs.

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  • Rick Wilson Chairman of Human Rights USA Board of Directors.Rick Wilson Chair of Human Rights USA Board of Directors
    Feb 17, 2012 - 2:15PM

    This lack of injustice in Pakistan and other countries should be taken seriously, When justice is delayed it become sore for the developing nations.Human Rights US fully support the writers view and appreciated the Management of International Express Tribune for doing just efforts to disclosed injustice done to one Aamir Ahsan Khan of Pakistan.

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  • Shasita Jabeen
    Feb 17, 2012 - 4:10PM

    Its great to see the that a Pakistani fought against financial frauds and have put his life in danger. The honesty has declined or sometimes it gets crushed specially in third world it cannot be seen these days and become part of third world. In day-to-day activities a lot of incidents can be seen where dishonesty supersedes all else and people get personal gain and pleasure out of it.If Aamir is not rewarded as per law there will be no option left to become part of corruption in Pakistan. When even the ‘leader of the free world’ breaks these rules of integrity, how can the common Pakistan be expected to grow up to be morally upstanding and honest. My full support to Khan Sb. .

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  • Joe Windward Vice President, New Holdings
    Feb 17, 2012 - 6:32PM

    @Rick Wilson Chairman of Human Rights USA Board of Directors.Rick Wilson Chair of Human Rights USA Board of Directors:
    Agree with your comments,of course in the name of democracy dirty games are being played with out thinking of common man rights. Justice is far away from the hands of common man in Pakistan.

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  • anees
    Feb 17, 2012 - 8:29PM

    @Advocate Mansoor Bloch:
    Chief Justice of Pakistan will defiantly do the justice, why don’t you take the case of Aamir Ahsan Khan.

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  • Mansoor Ex President National Fibers Officers Assciation. A Unit of Schon Group
    Feb 17, 2012 - 9:06PM

    @Raiz Nazi Ex SEVP NDFC (Share Holder NFL):

    As Ex President National Fibers Officers Association { 1997-78]demand to Chief Justice of Pakistan that “ We wish your intervention in the release of reward to our beloved Ex Sr. Manager Engineering who fought bravely battle for the sake of saving National Fiber Limited and helped various bank, CLA and Ehtaseb cell for the recoveries of looted national wealth from Schon Group. Kindly take appropriate action so that responsible persons should be identifiable through witnesses and Aamir Ahsan Khan could get justice. As requested above, We wish your kind intervention so that an honest investigation takes place and those truly responsible for the delay in the release of reward/ award could be brought to justice. We again reiterate that a credible investigation under Supreme Court may kindly be carried out. Kindly direct that a fair investigation is conducted to address the concerns of Aamir Ahsan Khan..
    We hope and pray that we find the answers one day.

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  • Sana Khan
    Feb 17, 2012 - 9:35PM

    @Tariq Laiq:
    I am totally agreed with you,these programs should do something for common man as well they always invite politicians and debate pointless.

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  • Rauf Kalasra
    Feb 17, 2012 - 11:57PM

    Send me all details of your case. Any information which can help me to investigate causes of delay of your reward and national award.

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  • Mohammad Ali Siddiqui
    Feb 18, 2012 - 12:54AM

    If Aamir Ahsen is not awarded the due share of money, who else will come forward to eliminate the menace of corruption in the country?

    Chief Justice of Pakistan should take suo moto notice after publishing of this article so that justice should prevail in the country.

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  • Sajid Bhamal
    Feb 18, 2012 - 7:53AM

    Rauf Kalsara sb .its great to see your intrest in Aamir casae. Its high time for press and midia to take up the matter. You are honest and you have name in Pakistani Press as well international press
    God bless you.Recommend

  • Sara Dilshad Execative NBP
    Feb 18, 2012 - 10:05AM

    @Mohammad Ali Siddiqui:
    We can only support Aamir, and request Chief Justice to take necessary action against the out going Chairmen of NAB, It was also on record that NAB officials are distributed the reward money among them self in the name of perks. What a law, I request Chief Justice to take necessary action and nominate Honest Auditors to Audit the account of National Accountability Bureau since it st5art up. I request a fair inn depth inquiry against NAB officials.This is a test case for our independent Judaical system .

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  • @Rick Wilson Chairman of Human Rights USA Board of Directors.Rick Wilson Chair of Human Rights USA Board of Directors:
    Mr. Aamir Ahsan Khan, its my pleasure to read your story in Express Tribune. We are proud to be your friend and had experiences to work with you on SSGS project. I am happy to see you among good and honest Pakistani. Me and my company fully support you and you fight against corruption in Pakistan. This act of your is remarkable life time achievement for you and your family. Any morally or financial assistant require please feel free to call me on above number. Government of Pakistan my kindly take up the case and help Mr. Aamir Ahsan Khan..

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  • Sana Khan
    Feb 18, 2012 - 1:10PM

    @Rauf Kalasra:
    Mr Kalasra its extremely pleasing to see that people like you are interested to resolve such issues.

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  • zeeshan
    Feb 18, 2012 - 1:14PM

    A very good effort by express tribune unveiling the truth

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  • Maliha Malik
    Feb 18, 2012 - 1:19PM

    @Ambassador Dr. Muhammad Shahid Amin Khan, World Chairman International Human Rights Commission:
    Being the Chairman of IHRC Sir, I request you to put forward your efforts because its the issue of Human rights as well,I believe organizations like yours work mostly on injustice and Mr khan is seeking justice since last 14 years.

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  • Akram Sha
    Feb 18, 2012 - 1:26PM

    Fully support the caus and my good wishes to the writer and fact finding reporter.

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  • UNKNOWN BADSHA
    Feb 18, 2012 - 2:09PM

    @Ahmad Bukhari: If you want any help in your research please feel free to write, i do have many hidden stories on corruption. Pakistan is full of corruption cases, Aamir will never get unless he give 50 % booty to the authorities. Good luck and my sincere wishes will remain with you.

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  • ASAD KHARAL [Author]
    Feb 18, 2012 - 2:59PM

    We thank all readers for their interest/feedback and encouragement. The Express Tribune has always been bringing out issues related to violation of human rights, injustice, extremism,corruption and nepotism. send us any sort of information,evidences,stories based on truth,regardless of any ulterior motives.we will welcome you.
    Regards,
    Asad Kharal
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  • Akmal Paracha Editor Inqalab Pakistan
    Feb 18, 2012 - 3:39PM

    @Sana Khan:
    But why people wants Mr. Rauf Kalsara,credit should go to to investigator of this story, he put all his efforts to find the truth and now people want Rauf Kalsara. Why moderator is not giving us the name of writer of this story. Rauf Sb. is now big shot he will never help Aamir Ahsan Khan Sb. All kindness went with the wind since he become poplar and start coming in talk shows same is the case of Ansar Abbasi. This is the true example of Pakistanis.

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  • Rida binte shakir
    Feb 18, 2012 - 4:09PM

    Best of luck Mr Aamir Ahsan Khan. Excellent work by the writer of the story who worked on the subject neglected since 14years but the name is not mentioned.

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  • Sana Khan
    Feb 18, 2012 - 4:14PM

    @Akmal Paracha Editor Inqalab Pakistan:

    In fact the credit goes to the author who investigated and wrote the story neglected since 14 years.Now we hope more journalists and authors to help out Mr Aamir Ahsan Khan solving his pending case.

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  • Shumaila Zahoor
    Feb 18, 2012 - 6:28PM

    strong textI felt miserable after reading this article as the root cause of our country’s destruction is the corruption which is deep rooted and has destroyed almost all the institiutions of our country…now how can a person like Aamir Ahsan Khan is not given justice when people raise the slogans of removing corruption of our country.!emphasized text

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  • Shiza hasan
    Feb 18, 2012 - 6:30PM

    I wish I was sitting as the chairman NAB and dn you would have been the 1st person appearing in front of me and being awarded.Recommend

  • Mahnoor khan
    Feb 18, 2012 - 6:31PM

    Where will this country go?????? which has no justice for citizens who are honest anf fight against corruption.Recommend

  • Khalid Zubairi
    Feb 18, 2012 - 6:33PM

    I hope more journalists investigate and help MR.KHAN get justicce!!!!Recommend

  • Khalid Zubairi
    Feb 18, 2012 - 6:36PM

    I belong to a very remote area of Pakistan but luckily got education by the hardwork of my parents.I always as a child dreamt of a Pakistan which will be devoid of all sort of evils and will be a country where people will prosper economically and financially but our misfortune the corrupt politicians have broken all our dreamz and see people like mr.aamir are running to attain justice. The basic necassity of a country.

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  • Madiha Bukhari
    Feb 18, 2012 - 6:37PM

    Good wishes to aamir khan and his team.Recommend

  • Joe Windward Vice President, New Holdings
    Feb 18, 2012 - 6:38PM

    @ASAD KHARAL [Author]: Great work and have capability to rise, keep it up.

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  • Anonymous
    Feb 18, 2012 - 6:38PM

    I am a student of law let me just for once sit on CJ’s seat i assure you u will get ur desired justice :)Recommend

  • Maud de BOER-BUQUICCHIO Deputy Secretary General of the Council of Europe Secrétariat du GRECO Conseil de l’Europe GRECO Secretariat Council of Europe F-67075 Strasbourg Cedex
    Feb 18, 2012 - 7:57PM

    Dear Mr. Asad Kharal
    Express Tribune,
    Pakistan
    I gone through your investigation and read Express Tribune dated 13 Feb, 2012 by subject as under:
    Exposing graft: 14 years on, informant awaits just reward
    Corruption is a mortal threat to democracy and I choose my words carefully. Corrupt practices
    undermine and may eventually destroy people’s confidence in political institutions and state
    administration. When this happens there is a risk that democracy will not function, become a
    charade or simply disappear.It was therefore natural that, I felt the need to engage in a comprehensive action to prevent and combat corruption continent wide. You and your beautiful country is witnessing, on the one hand, the fall of the Afghanistan and, on the other hand, a series of mainly politically related corruption scandals. The reward case of Mr. Aamir Ahsan Khan should be addressed properly. Pakistani powerful media is now supporting his cause, its all because of your honesty and investigation. Hope you always help those who are fighting against corruption. Best wishes and a very prosper 2012.
    Kind Regards,

    Maud de BOER-BUQUICCHIO
    Deputy Secretary General of the Council of Europe
    Secrétariat du GRECO
    Conseil de l’Europe
    GRECO Secretariat
    Council of Europe
    F-67075 Strasbourg Cedex

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  • Mahwish Fatima
    Feb 18, 2012 - 10:53PM

    Why corruption is deep rooted in the roots of Pakistan? why the influencial people do everything for their benefits only? why the people like Mr Aamir always suffer in our country? I am damn sure that Mr. Aamir must have knocked all possible doors since last 14 years but he is still waiting for justice ??This is the thought provoking!

    Hazrat Muhammad (SAWW) emphasized on social justice the reason is that all the evil starts when there is no justice in a territory.Is this SO CALLED “Islamic state” where there is nothing Islamic ??

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  • Waqar Hasan
    Feb 19, 2012 - 12:36AM

    Pakistan is a country where everybody talks about democracy but so called Democracy is far beyond this state. I think those who talk about democracy either do not know what is the meaning of it or whatever practicing in Pakistan is democracy according to them.I want to raise a question to all the politicians of Pakistan that if this is democracy where a person is struggling since 14 years and no one heard his voice,then we Pakistanis do not need democracy any more .

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  • Farhan Siddiqui
    Feb 19, 2012 - 12:45AM

    This is the limit of injustice and corruption,but I am glad that still media is playing its role to some extent, congrats to Mr. Asad Kharal the writer of the story.On the other hand electronic media should also play its role in order to solve the case as early as possible.

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  • JUNAID
    Feb 19, 2012 - 10:33AM

    Media can play role in this matter. If government rewarded Mr. Aamir Ahsan for his honest service for Pakistan, encouragement will rise for those who want to serve Pakistan to minimize corruption.
    Due to this injustice and delay, people will lose hope who want to work against corruption.

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  • Asma Jaffer
    Feb 19, 2012 - 1:12PM

    After reading this story question arises that why it happens in Pakistan only?why the good deeds are not appreciated in our country?why the corrupts always prosper?why our country is in the list of most corrupt states??
    This is the country which is separated in the name of Islam, the more disappointing is what islam teaches us Hazrat Muhammad (SAWW) always emphasized on justice and equality but unfortunately this state is far beyond the teachings of Islam.we talk about the bad things of western world but infact they do have all the things what islam teaches us.They people love humanity and justice,so its my earnest request to higher authorities do something for honest people like Aamir Ahsan Khan.

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  • Nazish Sabir
    Feb 19, 2012 - 2:50PM

    a very good effort by express turbine to revel the truth,and i think now its time for electronic media to play its role.unfortunately we r living in a country where a common man cant get justice without third party intervention so electronic media should act now

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  • Danish Raza
    Feb 19, 2012 - 3:44PM

    people like Mr.khan are the asset of our country n we really need such people to flourish our homeland.Supreme court should take action now and give justice to the person who is seeking it since 14 years.

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  • Shohaib Mansoor
    Feb 19, 2012 - 4:38PM

    I don’t believe anyone doubts that corruption and injustice is a major issue in Pakistan. As mentioned in other comments corruption and injustice is eating up Pakistan from inside along with its deserving citizens.

    Who is behind the corruption?

    Can we pin point the root causes for corruption and injustice i.e. which “institutions”, government positions “invites” corruption and injustice?

    Unfortunately a total elimination of corruption and injustice is not possible. So, what can we do to minimize corruption? Devolution of power? or by giving justice to people like mr.aamir ahsan khan ??

    Who will fight tooth and nail to keep the existing “system” so the loot and plunder can continue?

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  • raza maqdoom
    Feb 19, 2012 - 4:42PM

    Pakistan is a miracle of a country which has survived so many evil dictators and corrupt politicians. But all think-tanks and intellectuals now believe that we cant perform miracles forever. Maybe one more miracle may happen and Mr.aamir attains JUSTICE!
    And yes hats off to mr.asad kharal for publishing this article!

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  • aisha tauqeer
    Feb 19, 2012 - 4:44PM

    Good Going Mr.Asad Kharal…Good wishes to mr.khan and his team.

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  • Furqan Ahmed Ex. DM Maintenance National Fibers Limited, Korang, Karachi
    Feb 19, 2012 - 4:44PM

    Interestingly, the mot important part of this piece of Asad Kharal is where it highlights Schon Group scam, Mr. Kharal please investigate and write how Schon Group manage to get back National Fibers Limited, Pak China Fertilizer and Quidabad Woolen Mills in which the then Government and National Accountability Bureau equally are allegedly involved in corrupttion of billions of rupees needs our attention the most. This Government is mainly lead by a bunch of opportunists, apparently supported by the establishment. NAB is as good as our establishment.I worked with them and I saw there growth overnight. Few officers in NAB played active roll in getting back above prime industries of Pakistan which are on sell by NAB and courts. Any thanks for highlighting the dirty scam of Schon Group.

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  • Majeed Memon Director Commercial NFL, Karachi
    Feb 19, 2012 - 5:00PM

    Aamir Ahsan Khan is a brave and honest person, in 1997 he disagreed to sign the false and bogus bills amounting cores of rupees by Amin Ahmed Sabswari the then Acting Chief Executive NFL . He fought the battle of honesty alone and managed to win, Schon had no option to run away Dubai. National Fibers Staff strongly condemn the injustice done by all Government identities and requested to Chief Justice of Pakistan to administrate Justice and take Sou Mato in the name of Justice.

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  • Majeed Memon Director Commercial NFL, Karachi
    Feb 19, 2012 - 5:05PM

    @Maud de BOER-BUQUICCHIO Deputy Secretary General of the Council of Europe Secrétariat du GRECO Conseil de l’Europe GRECO Secretariat Council of Europe F-67075 Strasbourg Cedex:
    Very well investigated and written, we Pakistani appreciated your concerned,vision and thoughtfulness for Pakistan. Appreciation and credit goes to writer Asad Kharal of Express Tribune.

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  • Munawar Chindio
    Feb 19, 2012 - 6:02PM

    I do not know about the charges on Mr.Kausar Iqbal Malik but i know he is a good friend and a a Petarian and a good friend of Dr. Asim, that’s way he is again serving in Ministry of Petroleum. He might be involved in commissions from Schon Group and other plea bargain dirty deals like majority of beurocrates /politicians/ MNA do. but accountibility process should be accross the board and not selected one as apparent in this case. Moreover, if Chairman NAB and Government are too serious in independent accountability then why they did not approved action against ex DG NAB Kausr Iqbal Malik. Government should be more careful now as 2012 is the election year, They should solve all injustice done by Government officials.

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  • Jawad Iqbal Cheema
    Feb 19, 2012 - 6:16PM

    For Respected President of Pakistan, Prime Minister of Pakistan, Chairman National Accountability Bureau and all selected MNA’s and MPA’s of Pakistan

    “The evil implanted in man by nature spreads so imperceptibly, when the habit of wrong-doing is unchecked, that he himself can set no limit to his shamelessness.”

    Countdown started, do Justice to those who deserve before you leave.

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  • Kahmala Tariq
    Feb 19, 2012 - 6:35PM

    Mr. Kharal Your readers’ opinion on this matter have been made clear. What steps are you taking to follow through? looking forward for strong footing for the sake of Justice to poor Aamir Ahsan Khan, Mr.Kharal keep us updated about the case and the people involved in delaying the matter, good wishes to you and your management. Please post your email.

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  • Hiba Tohid
    Feb 19, 2012 - 9:27PM

    Dear Mr. Khan

    Your story is a sad reminder of the state of justice (in fact the lack there of) in this country. But your plea (rather demand) for justice fourteen years on since the Schon group got busted shows your perserverence and determination which even has a pessimist like me see bit of a silver lining; if not entirely in the crippled system but wholly in the people who live and run it every day.

    If you get justice…yours will be a case that will go down in history and if you dont you will join ranks with the likes of Mukhtara Mai who despite international support over a painfully long period of nine years of struggle could not stir up the long dead courts of justice of this country. Their excuse: poor prosecution!!!

    I wish you the best of luck in your endeavour. You may just be blessed with a good timing (politically speaking) but still keeping your fingers crossed would be a good idea!

    As for the custodians of justice in Pakistan….they need to wake up and smell the coffee because guess what?!…The people have started waking up!

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  • Aamir Ahsan Khan
    Feb 19, 2012 - 10:29PM

    @ASAD KHARAL [Author]: and others

    I, Aamir Ahsan Khan want to take this opportunity to thank all you people for your comments with reference to my case, which was literally lost in oblivion for the past 14 years. Despite all my efforts to pursue my right through every possible route, I never achieved any constructive outcome. However 13th February changed the dynamics of this case altogether. Express Tribune and its correspondent, Mr. Asad Kharal have been a huge pillar of support and a very genuine platform of reaching out to the public to not just win support for my cause but also to reveal the realities to all those Pakistanis, who remain ignorant about the real nature of transparency networks in our country. Now that I have been bestowed with such respect and regard for my patience and efforts, all I wish to achieve is recognition from the relevant authorities and the officials at National Accountability Bureau (NAB). This in my opinion will be the real face of justice and reward.
    Kind regards,
    Aamir Ahsan Khan
    e-mail: [email protected]

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  • Feb 19, 2012 - 10:40PM

    Mr. Asad Kharal i request you and your team,express news (channel) to invite Mr.Aamir in your show so that this issue can be heard by chief justice of Pakistan.We watch daily politicians and bureaucrats come and yell over each other talk over a useless point .Why we Pakistanis forget that they have already looted our country.Media should promote people like Aamir Ahsan Khan because they are the real heroes of the nation.

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  • Faisal Mobeen
    Feb 19, 2012 - 11:20PM

    Very good work by asad Kharal.But the work will be completed when we will hear the news that aamir sahab got justice.Therefore your work will be over till he gets justice so keep up the good work!!

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  • Nadia Chaudhary
    Feb 19, 2012 - 11:25PM

    It is quite demotivating situation that a reward is promised and when some one is taking a step forward to do something then promises are not being fulfilled….It is highly demanded that Mr.Khan should get justice as it is already being delayed for so many years and the award money should be released on immediate basis.

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  • Sohail Waheed
    Feb 20, 2012 - 12:34AM

    The story is a lesson for everyone that one must stand against bad things and do whatever he can..

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  • Sara nisar
    Feb 20, 2012 - 12:51AM

    I thinking about the condition of the man who did everything for the good of the country and still waiting for the award and reward its pathetic!

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  • Asad Ullah khan
    Feb 20, 2012 - 12:56AM

    Congrats to Asad Kharal writing on the topic ignored since many years but others must also contribute to get Mr Aamir to his goal.

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  • Kanwal Humayon
    Feb 20, 2012 - 1:14AM

    Bravo Express Tribune Bravo Aamir Ahsan Khan!

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  • Sumera Atta
    Feb 20, 2012 - 1:19AM

    I am amazed that when there are institutions like NAB then why this case has been delayed? there must be a fair inquiry and Mr Khan should be awarded and rewarded immediately.

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  • Muhammad Umair Khan
    Feb 20, 2012 - 10:35AM

    Well done Mr Kharal writing on a ignored topic but the game is not over yet you need to help Mr Khan till he gets justice,as a fair journalist you should bring this case to the electronic media as well through your references.

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  • Maliha Malik
    Feb 20, 2012 - 10:44AM

    @Adnan Baig:
    I am totally agreed with you we don’t expect it from Geo or any other channel because Jang group and Geo usually works on the issue that are already hot.But express tribune is the one which pointed out this issue for the first time and it should be initiated with express news channel as well in electronic media.

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  • Maria Ilyas
    Feb 20, 2012 - 10:53AM

    I believe a small platform is given to mr amir through express tribune but to solve the issue pending since 14 yrs needs a larger platform like news channels So please help him out getting him to a place where President,Prime Miniser,Chief Justice of Pakistan, chairman NAB,Opposition leaders can hear him.

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  • Syed Zia Ul Hasan
    Feb 20, 2012 - 10:58AM

    A good effort by the writer but people like mr khan are not appreciated in this country they should be in Europe or America where patriotism is not only acknowledged but rewarded and awarded.

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  • Advocate Sohail Ahmed, Karachi, Bar
    Feb 20, 2012 - 11:14AM

    I think in above case Chief Justice may very kindly take sou motto action against those who are responsible for the delay, this is a violation of Ehtasab / NAB ordinance and human rights. There are several big lawyers in our country who have time to come on T.V talks for just fame, if they give little consideration to serve humanity this case should be solved. I request Barrister Akram Sheikh, Barrister Abid Zubari,Barrister Rasheid Rizve, Barrister Habib-ur-Rahman and Barrister Ather Minullah to come forward not for the gain but for the sake of Justice.

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  • Nishat Fatimah
    Feb 20, 2012 - 11:16AM

    Being student of Journalism in Canada i have gone through this story i feel sorry for the injustice in Pakistan the limit is that the promise of government is not fulfilled and nobody is bothered to solve it !!! I think still the media is influenced by the influential people or the journalists of Pakistan are not doing what they should do actually.

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  • Shehzad Saleem Lakhani
    Feb 20, 2012 - 12:14PM

    I want to appreciate Mr Aamir for having the courage to stand against corrupts and i have all my sympathies with him he must get his reward.

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  • Anila Saeed
    Feb 20, 2012 - 12:24PM

    @Advocate Sohail Ahmed, Karachi, Bar:
    Advocate Sohail is absolutely correct that if they are a bit loyal with their profession they should help Aamir sahab solving his case.they should do something for the sake of delivering justice to a common citizen of Pakistan.

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  • Asif Ali Javed
    Feb 20, 2012 - 12:37PM

    surprising is that when there are almost 15 channels of news in Pakistan yet it is difficult for a person to seek justice,how can it possible?? that means news channels are fail to perform their function.This story is not enough to resolve the case as our sleeping judiciary can not be awaken from this small story in a newspaper.Mr khan needs a channel’s support in order to get the justice.

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  • Asif Ali Javed
    Feb 20, 2012 - 12:52PM

    @Waqar Hasan:
    very well said Mr hasan that this is a Democratic state where there is no justice and it is worst than military dictatorship.The one who is powerful rules and the one who is weaker is slave.

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  • irshad hussain
    Feb 20, 2012 - 1:06PM

    well,d case could b solved on purely merit base only if d media,d judicial echelons and HR activist feel involved into it…nd thats wt an ordinary citizen like i m want… supremacy of justice!!
    i wish d victim prompt nd speedy justice.

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  • Jameel Raja
    Feb 20, 2012 - 2:04PM

    Now its time for Chief Justice of Pakistan to take Suo motto action ofcourse he is the only hope for every Pakistani.

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  • Samina Mansoor
    Feb 20, 2012 - 6:20PM

    yes chief justice can do justice!

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  • Fariha Baig
    Feb 20, 2012 - 7:51PM

    To be very honest it s only through our support that many individuals like Aamir Ahsen can achieve justice. I feel if the nation is strong-willed, the authorities cannot play a lazy game.

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  • Feb 20, 2012 - 9:18PM

    Aamir Ahsan Khan courage is of no value unless accompanied by justice.

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  • Feb 20, 2012 - 9:24PM

    Justice requires that to lawfully constituted Authority there be given that respect and obedience which is its due; that the laws which are made shall be in wise conformity with the common good; and that, as a matter of conscience all men shall render obedience to these laws.

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  • Feb 20, 2012 - 9:27PM

    Justice consists not in being neutral between right and wrong, but in finding out the right and upholding it, wherever found, against the wrong.

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  • Mohammed Ahmed Siddiqui
    Feb 20, 2012 - 10:33PM

    I Think this matter should be solved in days if not hours, 14 years is a hell lot of time people already have lost thier faith in justice this should be a turning point.

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  • SALMAN MALIK
    Feb 20, 2012 - 11:41PM

    When injustice was laid at the door of aamir a. khan we all as a nation in a state of pause, and after reading Story of Honesty by famous writer mr. kharl, we all remind ourselves of a obvious truths.now for what we are in state of frown, in pakistan Justice is gone with wind.

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  • Nabhiha Zubairi
    Feb 21, 2012 - 12:10AM

    The efforts made by Mr.asad kharal are highly appreciated but I would like to know after all the support we are showing what are your future plans?? will mr khan get justic or not ??

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  • Noman Afzal
    Feb 21, 2012 - 11:11AM

    @ Aamir Ahsen Khan great Job !

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  • Hina
    Feb 21, 2012 - 11:20AM

    we support Mr.Amir Ahsan Khan for his efforts and looking forward to Chief Justice of Pakistan to take necessary action for his case.

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  • Zaheer Ali Rasool
    Feb 21, 2012 - 11:44AM

    I,as a common citizen of Pakistan bound to think that whats going on with us? people like aamir ahsan khan still waiting for their national award and reward promised by the government of Pakistan,on the other hand yesterday record breaking funds of 336million is released to the senators! where these politicians already looted the country so many times i ask from the chief justice of Pakistan is this justified?????

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  • rashid
    Feb 21, 2012 - 12:29PM

    it is my request to the chief justice to take necessary action specially to those who become hindrance in justice. Aamir Ahsan Khan should be awarded as per NAB ordinance.

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  • Tanveer Afzal Khan
    Feb 21, 2012 - 1:11PM

    The only way to prosper our country is that prosecute the culprits and award persons like Mr. Khan. Mr. Khan should be rewarded as the rule was.

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  • Ihsan Ali Khan
    Feb 21, 2012 - 1:13PM

    Dear Aamir Bhai
    I hope and pray that you finally get justice and you get your over due legitimate amount. Its our fate that people who work for the nation is never rewarded appropriately. I remember the my father saying once JUSTICE DELAYED IS JUSTICE DENIED.
    All my payers are with you.

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  • Tanveer
    Feb 21, 2012 - 1:16PM

    Mr. Khan I salute you. This country needs people like you.

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  • saeed afzal
    Feb 21, 2012 - 3:01PM

    What is really disturbing is and would be that if justice / right thing is not done NOW – the time when we are trying to liberate ourselves from this quagmire of corruption. This is the time for us to start straightening things and re dressage in this case of Mr. Khan would be good for the present spirit of things.

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  • Habib-ur-Rahman
    Feb 21, 2012 - 3:23PM

    Article 14 of the Convention Against Torture states:
    Each State Party shall ensure in its legal system that the victim of an act of torture obtains redress and has an enforceable right to fair and adequate compensation including the means for as full rehabilitation as possible. In the event of the death of the victim as a result of an act of torture, his dependents shall be entitled to compensation.

    AAMIR AHSAN KHAN WAS TORTURED BY THE THEN CHAIRMAN EHTASEB BUREAU SAIF-UR- RAHMAN AND THEN BY RECENTLY OUTED DG NAB KAUSAR IQBAL MALIK, FIRST ONE IS IN DUBAI AND SECOND ONE IS SERVING AS SPECIAL AUDITOR IN MINISTRY OF PETROLEUM.

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  • Dildar Bhatti
    Feb 21, 2012 - 4:27PM

    Respected Chief Justice of Pakistan
    A LIFE of opportunity and dignity, free from discrimination and disadvantage, should not be an ideal. It is, in fact, a basic human right – one that we all share in common.

    Save Justice from drowning in black sea and in Pakistan from Drone Attack. Do Justice, dont wait that Aamir Ahsan Khan go for self immolation.

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  • Islamullha Khan
    Feb 21, 2012 - 5:05PM

    This is social injustice to Aamir Ahsan Khan – Every citizen have choices about how they live and how the act and the means to make those choices.But Pakistanis have no choices.

    Social justice is grounded in the practical, day-to-day realities of life. It’s about waking up in a house with running water and proper sanitation; offering one’s children an education that helps them develop their potential and respect their culture. It is the prospect of satisfying employment and good health. But in Pakistan you cant find any of the above, people are crying for basic needs and in one day Billions of Rupees are distributed among corrupts, there is no audit of these accounts,

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  • Islamullha Khan
    Feb 21, 2012 - 5:16PM

    @Dildar Bhatti:
    Great idea, self immolation can help aamir to seek Justice, he will be in Pakistani media and after that Chairman NAB will take action. What a nation we are, we only love our heroes when they are in grave for good. Why express news is not inviting aamir to speak out against those who are responsible for the delay of reward and award.

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  • Sikander Rasool Rtd. Civil Servant
    Feb 21, 2012 - 6:56PM

    Work for Late Field Marshal Ayub Khan President of Pakistan. This country was made for six hundred elite and privileged class people from subcontinent, few years back this class consisted of army high ups, civil servants, bureaucrats, and landlords and now few media persons and lawyers have also become active member of this Privileged Class Club (PCM). Most of above dirty carcinogenicity born Pakistanis are those who are minting money by all means, they are sore for the nation, and have all the privilege to do what they want.

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  • Sikander Rasool Rtd. Civil Servant
    Feb 21, 2012 - 6:57PM

    They are above the law and have bought this country to the verge of collapse. This privileged class bought underprivileged poor Pakistanis to a degenerated state. Mr. Aamir Ahsan Khan if you are honest and loyal Pakistani you will never get any reward and award. Asking Justice from this system is asking for a miraculous out come. Just have Justice in life here after. In this life and in Pakistan you will not get Justice. Above 600 elites are now become 1.6 Million and have made 160 Million their slave, in other words we are still political slaves.Recommend

  • Advocate Kaniz Fatma
    Feb 21, 2012 - 7:35PM

    One of the many problems that the people of Pakistan face in our judicial system is delayed justice which Mr.Aamir Ahsan Khan is also facing for last 14 years. Sometimes, the cases linger on for years, even decades. This is a strenuous problem for Mr.Aammir Ahsan Khan as the complainant, there will be no light or ray of hope while fighting for his rights in the corridors of justice. In these corridors of Justice you will find several grave yards of Pakistanis who were denied of Justice.

    True, justice delayed is justice denied. I hopes that the superior judiciary looks into this crucial matter as well, now that it is actively seeking independence of judiciary at every level. Mr.Aamir Ahsan Khan case is test case for this Judiciary.

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  • Bushra Anees Wajidi
    Feb 21, 2012 - 9:32PM

    Our Media is very useful to spread eerie news,news realated to celebrities where they are going? what they are doing? we remember how they spend whole day to give coverage to Aishwaria’s wedding or Saaniya Mirza’s wedding but they don’t have time to telecast such news which can be beneficial to citizens like aamir ahsan khan.I think our media is also responsibe for such cases.

    Finally i request all channels to invite Mr khan in their shows and try to solve his delayed case.

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  • HUMA NAWAZ
    Feb 21, 2012 - 11:53PM

    THE ENTIRE CASE HAD BEEN BADLY MISHANDLED!!! It is my plea to all the concerned lawmen give a chance to wake up their nation in order to maintain law and order by justifying the faith. No one can deny the justice of his cause!!! May Allah be with you Mr.Khan.

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  • Gunther N. Ansari
    Feb 22, 2012 - 11:39AM

    I must commend the undiminished and stalwart efforts Mr. Aamer Ahsan Khan, who has gone through mental hell, not to mention being exposed to danger to his own life, and the privations caused by the callous withholding of his just dues, a right, as is enshrined in our veritable Constitution!

    Now, is this (yet another) travesty of justice only a logical fallout, subsequent to mass irregularities and “Skimming”, not only off the toppings of the proverbial cake of public money, but now, this blatant and continuing non-cognizance of an injustice, a currently “normal” sequel by default of common practice or mischance?

    Where are we headed, dear countrymen and women?

    Have the folks “in the saddle” of power not been exposed to the decent way of governence? (which should indeed be their sacred trust).

    What happened to the lofty words of our dear Quaid-e-Azam? or does one read into these foul happenings as a mirror image of our fast evaporating senses of good governance and answer-ability?

    What about our own conscience?

    Brothers and sisters, is all such decay of propriety because, our country is already on the brink of being rated a “Failed State” due to the gnawing away of it’s innards by the criminal acts of commission and omission by those at the crucial helm of affairs, who now feed upon the illegal gluttony of corruption?

    Above ALL, what happened to the practicing our own all-encompassing Faith? Have we lost the meaning and heavy truth relating to the observance of Amaanat or sacred Trust?

    Must we then remember the words of a great poet, who in his own environment of yore, said “Breathes there a man with soul so dead….”? indeed, are we only “Believers” by dint of birth? but what about living up to the high Morals of astute practice, as is so clearly enshrined in our Holy Books?

    I would most courteously exhort upon the Honorable Chief Justice of our Supreme Court to promptly take learned cognizance of the horror of this crass example of miss-governance of the worst order!

    14 years, and waiting,… till the supplicant transits this world, without even smelling the sweet perfume of moral and statutory justice?

    No! at the risk of enraging the souls of my deceased pioneering parents, who, in 1947 opted in, to the fledgling State of Pakistan, should I now be shirking to call myself “A Proud Pakistani”?

    In all awe (still),

    Gunther N. Ansari,
    Karachi – Pakistan

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  • Cadet Amjed
    Feb 22, 2012 - 4:09PM

    On behave of Cadet College Peatro, I take pride to thanks and appreciated the investigation carried out by your staff reporter Mr. Asad Kharal. on above publication. We all Petarins are supporting our senior Aamir Ahsan Khan Bhai Jan who is denied what he deserved.

    In this regards our Petarian community which comprises thousands of present and passed out Cadets forwarded comments on above story which are still pending with your respected moderator. Kindly request Moderator that we are enable to see our comments as posted. Most of the passed out and present Petarians are calling me for the issue to be highlighted to the concerned Moderator.

    We are thankful to the honest and bold writer of the above story. His writing skills and power of Pen will change the destiny of our brother Mr.Aamir Ahsan Khan.

    Please convey by best wishes and gratitude to The Management of Express Tribune International.

    Once again kindly do the needful.

    Your truly.

    Cadet Amjed
    CCP

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  • Sohail Mobin
    Feb 22, 2012 - 5:40PM

    We can only support Aamir, and request Chief Justice to take necessary action against the out going Chairmen of NAB, It was also on record that NAB officials have distributed the reward money among them self in the name of perks. What a law, I request Chief Justice to take necessary action and nominate Honest Auditors to Audit the account of National Accountability Bureau since it st5art up. I request a fair in depth inquiry against NAB officials.This is a test case for our independent Judicial system .

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  • Feb 22, 2012 - 8:18PM

    Mr. Chairman NAB

    Please do the Justice, we all Petarians request you to do Justice with out delay.

    NATIONAL ACCOUNTABILITY ORDINANCE
    (XVIII of 1999)
    (As modified as on 26-03-2010)
    [33A. There may be paid bonuses or ex-gratia 8[payments] to the officers and staff of the9[NAB], other Government servants, public servants and rewards to members of public for rendering commendable services in detection, investigation and prosecution of 10[any offence under this Ordinance] as may be prescribed by rules]

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  • Ghazala Ansari
    Feb 22, 2012 - 9:24PM

    Whatever happened with Mr Khan is every day`s story.I think that another Accountability Beaureu is needed to look after NAB.
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  • Soofia Ismail
    Feb 22, 2012 - 10:28PM

    Disappointed after reading the story :( chief justice can do something for this victim.

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  • Wajahat Siddiqui
    Feb 22, 2012 - 10:45PM

    Justice should be provided to Mr. Aamir Ahsen Khan!!

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  • Soofia Ismail
    Feb 22, 2012 - 10:52PM

    All human rights organizations,express tribune should take step to take Mr aamir to a platform where he can be heard and move to the next step,otherwise this story is useless to be published.

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  • Wajahat Siddiqui
    Feb 22, 2012 - 10:53PM

    Justice Should be Given to Mr. Aamir Ahsen Khan!!

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  • Fatimah abbas
    Feb 22, 2012 - 10:55PM

    “Money and Corruption Are ruining the land Crooked politicians Betray the working man, Pocketing the profits And treating us like sheep, And we’re tired of hearing promises That we know they’ll never keep” i was looking for some thing to share with you all as we all are with Mr Khan and are very frustrated with injustice and corruption going on with every single innocent man in Pakistan , Mr Khan is one example and yes what best we can do is to support him as much as we can and yes agree with Ihsan ali khan’s comments.

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  • Soofia Ismail
    Feb 22, 2012 - 11:32PM

    @Ghazala Ansari:
    very well said MS ghazala ansari its true that NAB needs another accountability bureau.

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  • Syeda Kanwal Batool Naqvi
    Feb 22, 2012 - 11:50PM

    We Are tired of injustice and corruption,We really need change Oh My lord ! help Mr Aamir and the whole hopeless and helpless nation of Pakistan.

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  • AISHA NAQVI
    Feb 23, 2012 - 9:06AM

    If Aamir Ahsen is not awarded the due share of money, who else will come forward to eliminate the menace of corruption in the country?

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  • Mullana Obaid-ur-Rahman
    Feb 23, 2012 - 2:39PM

    Upon reading all comments, I remembered that even in Islam, Allah has clearly outlined that seeking Justice is a man’s right and those who watch justice being denied are in return a part of it. It is quite unfortunate that such things happen in our Islamic Republic by people who Allah has blessed and who possess the capacity to transform someone’s life without causing harm to any member involved.
    ·
    “”“O you who believe! Stand out firmly for justice, as witnesses to Allah, even if it be against yourselves, your parents, and you,r relatives, or whether it is against the rich or the poor...” (Quran 4:135)

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  • Sami Ullah Khan
    Feb 23, 2012 - 2:48PM

    Aamir shab must be invited by different tv channels if media is in fact serious to solve the issue…other wise the struggle made by Mr kharal would diminish soon.

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  • Hopken Rezareo UN
    Feb 23, 2012 - 4:45PM

    Khan honesty is very expensive gift from god. Do not expect it from cheep and corrupt people.

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  • Kaleem Mustafa SEVP NBP
    Feb 23, 2012 - 5:18PM

    I find it hard to digest how justice and patriotism can be treated as such diluted concepts in
    a country which promises to follow Allah and His beloved Prophet. It saddens me to an extent I cannot describe. A man was seeking justice for last 14 years and Justice is sleeping.

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  • BATOOL KAMRAN
    Feb 23, 2012 - 8:48PM

    Chairman National Accountability Bureau
    “Justice is the first virtue of social institutions, as truth is of systems of thought.”
    Do Justice to those who deserved.

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  • Anjum Qureshi
    Feb 23, 2012 - 9:22PM

    I feel agony reading this piece of story this is the country made for land lords who lead a luxurious life,treats poor people like animals.Injustice is the destiny for each and every citizen of Pakistan who is not influential. Our media portrays that they are fulfilling its duties and responsibilities but we come to know whats actually going on when we read such stories.therefore,i request all the reporters to investigate the true story and show us the true picture that who was behind this delay.

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  • Anjum Qureshi
    Feb 23, 2012 - 9:39PM

    @Hopken Rezareo UN:
    i m agreed with Mr hopken very few people are patriotic pakistanis dare to take risk and don’t bother about their lives.We cannot expect corrupt government to reward.

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  • Qazi Waseem Ahmed
    Feb 23, 2012 - 9:51PM

    I wish to make my country a place where justice should be as cheap as a men’s life,but unluckily here the worth of one’s life is the cheapest thing.If we want to see a prosperous Pakistan we need to bring honesty and justice in every institution of Pakistan.

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  • Qazi Waseem Ahmed
    Feb 23, 2012 - 10:04PM

    The story is published its a good effort but what is next??Is this case will be solved in this way??? Anyways i wish best of luck to Mr Aamir,

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