PPP’s democratic revenge – Latif Khosa and Abidi insult, shout at IT executives

Wednesday, June 02, 2010
Khosa rejects charges
By Ansar Abbasi

ISLAMABAD: Adviser to the PM on Information Technology Sardar Latif Khosa faces a mutiny-like situation in his ministry and from the Board of Directors of the two extremely wealthy telecom-specific private sector companies, which the minister heads, but wants to run them in his own style.

There are apprehensions about the fate of a huge fund of more than Rs 20 billion available with these companies. However, what is really a serious matter for Khosa is the opposition that he is facing from his own secretary as well as member telecom of the IT Ministry over the question of key appointments in these companies, which were created for research and development and for spreading modern telecom services in under-served areas of Pakistan. Already Khosa had a confrontation with his secretary in a recent Senate Committee meeting where yet another PPP Senator Syed Faisal Raza Abidi joined Khosa and shouted at the top officials of the ministry and these companies. The adviser is alleged to have violated the SECP rules as he ignored the Board of Directors of these companies to impose his own will to get his choice men appointed as Chief Executive Officers (CEOs) of these companies — the Universal Service Fund (USF) and National Information Communication Technologies Research and Development Fund ICTRDF.

Neither have these companies nor has their fund anything to do with the government as they are registered under companies act with the SECP and generate fund from the telecom operators to support their corporate objectives. The minister in-charge of the IT is the ex-officio chairman of these companies. Some directors are now seriously contemplating to remove Khosa as the chairman of their companies. Khosa, when contacted, insisted that he was strictly going by the book and wanted that the appointments of the CEOs of these companies should be made on merit and through a transparent procedure. He rejected the allegations that he wanted his choice men, including his brother-in-law, to be appointed as CEOs of these companies but said that he was really serious to scrutinize the projects of these companies. Continue reading

Qamruzzaman Kaira and Limousine

Dheet awaam , Begairat Leadership

is the statement that comes in mind here. I say to awaam that You vote for them so pay the price now. While Sawat burns here is our classic culture of the elite. Now i understand what Zardari means when he says PPP ka falsafa-e-Jumhuriat . . . i.e roti Kapra Makan – Chumkao apni dukaan. One more lanat on MUSHARRAF for gifting us an NROfied gang. PLUS  here is shaukat aziz kaarnamaaz at KMB i posted today.

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Benazir Bhutto Corruption Exposed

This is my tribute to Benazir Bhutto and PPP on 27th December, just to remind them what PPP currently stands for. Check how the evil Musharraf trying to side way from BBC questions regarding her corruption. Those who dont know, those were the times when his team was negotiating with BB for a deal regarding future elections in pakistan. Now you know why i call Musharraf equally a corrupt.

Sardar Khalil ur Rehman – Liaqat Bagh – Offering prayers

Pakistan Peoples Party worker, Sardar Khalil Urrehman, offering prayers near Liaqat Bagh where Benazir Bhutto was assassinated. Excellent capture by Yawar.

[Image Credit: Yawar]

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