Who is Owais 'Tappi' Muzaffar, SC asks

Published: February 28, 2013
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Pakistani policemen stand guard in a troubled neighbourhood in Karachi. PHOTO: AFP

Pakistani policemen stand guard in a troubled neighbourhood in Karachi. PHOTO: AFP

KARACHI: The Karachi registry of the Supreme Court issued a notice to Owais ‘Tappi’ Muzaffar on Thursday to present himself in court at the coming hearings of the Karachi law and order case, Express News reported.

Tappi is considered as one of President Asif Ali Zardari’s closest aides and has been widely known as being a key power player in the Lyari gang wars.

Justice Sarmad Usmani was visibly frustrated as he remarked, “who is this Tappi and why has no one filed an FIR against him yet?”

Mehmood Akhtar Naqvi, responsible for filing the petition maintained that Owais Tappi has a stronghold over Karachi because of Shahzar Shahmoon, a senior member of the Federal Board of Revenue.

According to Naqvi, Owais Muzaffar, revenue officer Riaz Mohammed, Hammad Chachar, and others were involved in corrupt activities because of which the National Treasury was incurring losses worth billions of rupees.

These corrupt practices also included the illegal selling of government property.

The case stems from the suo motu proceedings initiated by Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry in August 2011 as the city went through one of its bloodiest summers.

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  • A-No.1
    Feb 28, 2013 - 2:47PM

    He will not appear before SC bench. He will not be arested either. Such is the power of money.

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  • Bew
    Feb 28, 2013 - 3:02PM

    Guess, the SC judges never watched BNN.

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  • Nasir Mahmood
    Feb 28, 2013 - 4:11PM

    Every Pakistani knows him except the SC. What an innocent question asked.

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  • Pk
    Feb 28, 2013 - 6:09PM

    @Nasir : the judge knows off ‘Tappi’. When he says ‘who’ is tappi he is actually referring to the fact that ‘ what power does he have? Where did he come from and why has everyone been scared to do anything about his actions.
    The SC is going in the right direction and we as a nation should support the judiciary. It’s the only institution worth investing our trust in

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  • Nasir Mahmood
    Feb 28, 2013 - 6:41PM

    @Pk:
    Thank you for your comments. We all support the SC, currently only hope for Pakistan.

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  • DevilHunterX
    Feb 28, 2013 - 10:16PM

    Some people don’t understand rhetorical question.

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  • Mohammad Ali Siddiqui
    Feb 28, 2013 - 11:28PM

    Owais Tappi is known as President Asif Ali Zardari’s half brother in the country.

    His main job is to influence the Provincial Revenue Officers and to grab the land for his half brother any where in the country.

    Look at the protocol he is been provided? Even the Governor and the Chief Minister do not get the protocol like Owais Tappi. The only difference between the Governor, Chief Minister and Owais Tappi’s protocol is that Owais Tappi’s vehicle does no have the Pakistan’s Flag.

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  • Syed Hasan Atizaz
    Mar 1, 2013 - 2:19AM

    Justice Sarmad Usmani was visibly frustrated as he remarked, “who is this Tappi and why has no one filed an FIR against him yet?”

    lol, as justice shahab is either newly inducted or maybe living in his own world – doesnt he know what happens when you get FIR registered against such people. –

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  • Yours Top
    Mar 2, 2013 - 1:58AM

    I think Chief Justice must use Google search engine and just search “owais tappi” he fine more detail about him … google Baba Zindabaad :)

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