'Match-fixing allegations hinder fund raising campaign'

Published: August 30, 2010
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Babar Awan said that match fixing allegations have caused its negative consequences on fund raising campaign.

Babar Awan said that match fixing allegations have caused its negative consequences on fund raising campaign.

ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Law and Justice Babar Awan said that allegations of match-fixing at Pakistan Cricket team have also caused its negative consequences on fund raising campaign for flood-affected people.

Talking to the media in Islamabad, he said that the cricketers under the Article-4 of the constitution have committed cheating, adding that the allegations of match fixing has left its dire consequences on fund raising campaigns for flood victims across the country.

He also pointed out that the nation is waiting for judicial verdict on the 18th Amendment for the past five months. Judges appointment procedure has been clearly defined in 18th Amendment as by establishing parliamentary commission judges appointment issue could be solved, Babar maintained.

Federal minister also clarified that the government is not responsible for delay in judicial commission formation, adding that the 18th Amendment could restraint military adventurism.

He also termed the statement from MQM chief Altaf Hussain as political, adding that PML-N should disburse resources for the flood victims instead of spending for advertisement campaigns.

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Reader Comments (7)

  • Odin
    Aug 30, 2010 - 2:16PM

    What about those who hold fake PhD degree? Are they also tired under the article 4 of the constitution-or instead of punishment they are rewarded with a lucrative job, like Law minister or something?Recommend

  • Atiq Rehman
    Aug 30, 2010 - 2:29PM

    He thinks that the match fixing allegations have hurt the fund raising campaign but doesn’t understand that the surrey place, french chateau, submarine deal, ARY case etc are the real reasons why no one wants to donate to Pakistan. Recommend

  • Raza
    Aug 30, 2010 - 2:57PM

    And also what about those who got the money from clients to get the favourable verdicts from the judges.Only Mr. Awan can have this audacity. Because of these people Pakistan is suffering. Recommend

  • Sultan Ahmed.
    Aug 30, 2010 - 6:03PM

    Cricketers,
    what have you done,
    so sorry.
    You should see back the people,
    stranded under the mighty flood water
    infested with snacks.

    But you have forgot all
    you were ambassadors of Pakistan
    should do your duty
    why you disappeared in the western beauty and dollars.

    You insulted now face insult,search your future which has disappeared in the permanent darkness.

    People want to forget you,never remember them.
    their love has changed into hate.Recommend

  • Aug 30, 2010 - 6:06PM

    Just Brilliant.

    Trust the current PPP leadership to jump at the opportunity of blaming the cricket scandal for a poor response to fund raising to hide the fact that their own ineptitude and corruption are the major reasons for a poor aid response.

    Its rather rich to hear the PM say that he ‘hangs his head in shame’ over these allegations, when he had no shame when his party’s Chief Minister in Balochistan stated that ‘a degree is a degree, real or fake’, and he himself campaigned for a self-admitted liar and forger (fake degree) in a by-election campaign.Recommend

  • Saleh Dada
    Aug 30, 2010 - 8:15PM

    And we all thought it was the pleasure trip to UK and France was the problem. Stupid us!Recommend

  • Zeeshan
    Aug 31, 2010 - 12:16PM

    :) maindki ko bhi zukaam ho gaya Recommend

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