Who was Sibte Hasan? Young generations must know about him says the Communist Party of Pakistan (CPP) and its Chairman!

Communist Party of Pakistan (CPP) and its Chairman Engineer Jameel Ahmad Malik paid a high tribute on the birth centenary year of Syed Sibt-e-Hasan and said that the life and legacy of Sibte Hasan can be understood in three ways: as one of the founders of the Progressive Writers’ Association (PWA) in colonial India; as one of the leaders of the CPP in Pakistan; and as one of the pioneers of progressive journalism in Pakistan while working for such distinguished newspapers as Imroz, The Pakistan Times and Lail-o-Nahar.

Syed Sibt-e-Hasan (سید سبط حسن) was an eminent scholar, journalist and activist of Pakistan. He is regarded as the pioneer of Socialism and Marxism in Pakistan, as well as the moving spirit behind the Progressive Writers Association.

Sibte Hasan was born on 31 July 1912 in Ambari Azamgarh Uttar Pradesh, India. He graduated from Aligarh Muslim University. For higher studies he went to Columbia University, USA. In 1942, Sibte Hasan joined the Communist Party of India. After partition of India, he migrated to Pakistan.

He arrived in Lahore in 1948 and started work with the newly-minted Communist Party of Pakistan (CPP) together with his comrades Sajjad Zaheer, Faiz Ahmad Faiz and Ashfaq Beg. However, the CPP was later banned on a trumped-up charge of attempting to overthrow the Liaquat Ali Khan government.

Sibte Hasan was arrested along with scores of comrades in 1951 in the Rawalpindi Conspiracy Case and remained in jail until 1955. After Pakistan’s first military coup in 1958, led by General Ayub Khan, he was again arrested. Thus, the comparison to the famed Italian Marxist thinker, Antonio Gramsci, is not accidental; however unlike Gramsci, Sibte Hasan’s internment mercifully proved temporary and he went on to research and write his seminal works.

It is not possible in this short tribute to do justice to each of Sibte Hasan’s 11 works in Urdu and the lone one in English. Most of these works, like

  • Musa se Marx tak
  • Shehr-e-Nigaraan
  • Mazi ke Mazar
  • Pakistan main Tehzeeb ka Irtaqa
  • Inqilaab-e-Iran
  • Naveed-e-Fikr
  • Afkaar-e-Taza
  • Adab aur Roshan Khayali
  • Sukhan dar Sukhan
  • The Battle of Ideas in Pakistan
  • Bhagat Singh Our Us Ky Sathi
  • Marx Our Mashriq

require separate discussions and expositions.

He also served as editors of noted journals including; Naya Adab and Lail-o-Nehar. He died of a heart attack on 20 April 1986 in New Delhi while returning from a conference in India. He was buried in Karachi and was member of the CPP till his death.

The year 2016 is being celebrated as the birth centenary year of Sibte Hasan. He was not only Pakistan’s own Gramsci but also its gadfly, constantly provoking and questioning its elite and people alike with uncomfortable questions in the best Socratic tradition. Yet, he has been studiously excluded and ignored by all the major literary festivals celebrated in Pakistan this year, including the city where he chose to live his long and productive life says the CPP Chairman Engineer Jameel in its concluding remarks.

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Communist Party of Pakistan (CPP) criticized the Federal Government for not including KPK in the CPEC!

Matiullah Comrade Khattak of Peshawar and Ali Jan from Buner visited the Central Secretariat of the Communist Party of Pakistan (CPP) in Attock City today and met the CPP Chairman Engineer Jameel Ahmad Malik in the CPP Secretariat.

Matiullah Comrade Khattak and Ali Jan highlighted all those problems which an ordinary citizen and downtrodden masses are now facing in the Khyber Pakhtun Khwa (KPK) province. They also discussed matters of international affairs like coup in Turkey and matters of national importance like Kalabagh Dam and China Pakistan Economic Corridor were also discussed with the CPP Chairman.

The China Pakistan Economic Corridor ( پاكستان-چین اقتصادی راہداری ), often referred as CPEC, is a collection of projects currently under construction at a cost of $46 billion, which is intended to rapidly expand and upgrade Pakistani infrastructure, as well as deepen and broaden economic links between Pakistan and the People’s Republic of China.

Matiullah Comrade Khattak and Ali Jan both for dissatisfied from the Federal Government for not including KPK in the CPEC.

Both of them said that various development projects have started in Punjab as part of CPEC and peoples of KPK have no objection to that. The only thing that becomes problematic is when the federal government deprives people from other provinces of their rights.

KPK has been badly affected due to militant insurgency and floods. The province lacks water for irrigation. The Chashma Right Bank Canal, which is a part of CPEC, should be built first, Matiullah Comrade Khattak desired so.

The CPP Chairman Engineer Jameel agreed with the Matiullah Comrade Khattak and Ali Jan and said that the CPEC project includes installation of fibre optic cables, railway tracks, gas and oil pipelines, among other facilities but there is nothing in the project for KPK except the highway which is highly regrettable.



There are peoples and some media persons in our country who likes Martial Law and is spreading news off and on that the next Martial Law is on the way.

Whereas the Communist Party of Pakistan (CPP) and its Chairman Engineer Jameel Ahmad Malik is of the opinion that our Army is not now in a position to topple the existing Government of PMLN on five reasons, as under:

Firstly in present circumstances the political parties like PPP, PMLN, PTI, ANP, MQM, CPP, AWP and JI etc would not now support the Martial Law keeping in view the outcomes and results of the past Martial Laws. The result of Martial Law cannot be achieved by Army with the help of smaller parties.

Secondly – The outlook of the world has now changed after the failure of Army coup in Turkey and this aspect also have an impact and message for our Army not to go for any adventures in Pakistan now.

Thirdly – The Army has now seen much humiliation of their Ex-COAS General Pervaz Musharraf, who subverted the Constitution and has no place now to live in Pakistan and due to fear of sentence in the High Treason case, he ran away from Pakistan. His property has been confiscated and declared absconder. What else can be more humiliation for a General like him when his property is confiscated and he be declared absconder like criminals? This all happened because he twice abrogated and subverted the Constitution of Pakistan, 1973.

Fourthly – The Superior Judiciary would not validate any Martial law in future now after the 20th Amendments in Constitution of Pakistan, 1973 and its famous judgment in PCO Judges by Full Court of Supreme Court concerning the validation of the Martial Law. Martial Law is only successful if it is validated by the Supreme Court of Pakistan.

And lastly the fifth reasons is that the Army under the control and command of the present COAS General Raheel Sharif is totally now non political and doing their processional duties in an excellent manner. The Army under his leadership has brought peace across all over the country by fighting vigorously against the religious terrorists through the operation Zarb-e-Azb.

No doubt, General Raheel has earned a good name for our Army now and we don’t think that the Army under his command and leadership would do the mistake again and would impose Martial Law and subverts the Constitution this time says the Communist Party and its Chairman Engineer Jameel.

Membership Form and Manifesto of the Communist Students Federation (CSF) of Pakistan!

The Membership Form and the Manifesto of the Communist Students Federation (CSF) of Pakistan in Urdu and English are placed below for your kind reading and suggestions if any is most welcome in this context says the Communist Party of Pakistan (CPP) and its Chairman Engineer Jameel Ahmad Malik.

Those students who want to join CSF may please first read the Constitution of the CSF.

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As to why the Communist Students Federation (CSF) is being formed by the Communist Party of Pakistan (CPP)?

Every registered political party with the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has its student’s wing. The Communist Party of Pakistan (CPP) which is also registered with the ECP with ‘SICKLE’ as its election symbol has also now decided to form its student’s wing under the name and style of the Communist Students Federation (CSF) of Pakistan says the CPP Chairman Engineer Jameel Ahmad Malik in its tweet message.

Communist Students Federation (CSF) of Pakistan is formed to struggle for the restoration of student union’s which was banned by the military dictator General Zia-ul-Haq, to help fellow students and youth collectively in their educational, financial, social and each matter and to create a world wise name in the leadership of students union’s like Camila Vallejo who is now the main spokesperson of the Confederation of Chilean Students.

It is on the record in the history of Pakistan that most of the students’ organizations had used the students as instruments to their mother parties’ only and on account of this policy of the students’ organization, most of the students suffered a lot and lost their career even.

It is because of this reasons that the CSF at the first stage has created two sections of the CSF, which have different aims and goals, narrated as under:-

Firstly –

The Academic Section or one can call it Non-Political Section and

Secondly –

Non Academic Section or one can call it Political Section.


The aims and goals of the Academic Section are to help the fellow students and youth collectively in their educational, financial, social and each matter in the following matters:-

For their educational career and its problems.

For promoting a true democratic culture among the student unions.

For betterment of every students’ individual level.

For overcoming the unemployment crises and nominal fixation of tuition fee in Colleges.

Collage/university admission, hostel, career guidance, tuition’s, accommodation, extra-curricular activities, group entertainments, social life and so on

Struggle for the restoration of Students Union so that fellow students can choose their office bearers through elections.


All fellow students irrespective of any creed, race, male or female and religion can become members of this Academic Section after paying a nominal fee of Rs. 10/- per month.


However, the fellow students, who are himself interested in left and progressive politics and later on desired to join National Politics on the platform of the Communist Party of Pakistan (CPP) can become member of the Non-Academic Section (Political Section of CSF) where in this section, they can discuss and study various political ideology including Communist and Socialist Ideology.

The problems in our society are due to the unequal distribution of wealth. To bring about happiness and prosperity for all, the distinctions between the unequal distributions of wealth in society must be eliminated and all means of production should and must be in the hands of the Government.

The Communist and Socialist Ideology in Nut-shell is “At 1st Stage every person will work as per his/her capabilities and earn as per his/her necessities and at 2nd classical stage every person will work as per his/her capabilities and will be rewarded equal to his/her strengths used.”

It is the need of the hour to propagate for the real Socialist Revolution in Pakistan. The Parties and Groups now in Pakistan have no ideology to follow. Their big mouth talk is nothing more than repetitions of same words again and again.

Following are few examples;

1. They all talk about ending feudalism in Pakistan. Nobody does it.

2. They all talk about fighting with American Imperialism. Nobody does it.

3. They all talk about equality in education and health. Nobody is willing to give it.

4. They all talk about fighting corruption. Nobody is effective in doing so.

5. Neither Larkana waley nor Raiwind waley, not Imran Khan of PTI or any groups are able to run this Country without the help of American imperialists and their Allies.

6. Today’s terrorists are Trained, Funded and Launched by the American imperialists and their Allies. Now they are ready to buy them again.

So, come and join us to fight against;

1. American imperialists and their Allies in Pakistan.

2. Corrupt Bureaucrats who are tools in the hands of these imperialists.

3. Fascist Sectarian Mullahs who turned this Country inn to hell for the sake of their own heaven. Who destroyed Shrines of Rehman Baba, Pir Baba, and Schools of innocent children and says that they are fighting against Americans. What a joke?

4. Feudal and Industrialists whose lust of oppression of working classes never ends.


All fellow students irrespective of any creed, race, male or female and religion can become members of this Academic Section after paying a nominal fee of Rs. 10/- per month.


Telephone: 057-2611426
Fax: 057-2612591
Central Organizer: 0313-5018800

Web: www.cpp.net.pk
E-Mail: csfofpakistan@yahoo.com   



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Communist Party of Pakistan (CPP) vows for what political system in Pakistan says the CPP Chairman!

Message to all Communists, Socialists, Progressive Persons and other concerned in Pakistan and abroad!

Press Media of CPP issued the following policy statement. In Pakistan, we have three open Communist Parties namely as under:-

  1. Communist Party of Pakistan (CPP) led by its Chairman Engineer Jameel Ahmad Malik with  Secretary General Mehraj Gul Khattak.
  1. Communist Party of Pakistan (CPP) led by its Secretary General Imdadullah Qazi.
  1. Communist Party of Pakistan (Thaheem) led by its Secretary General Khadim Thaheem, Advocate.

The Communist Party of Pakistan (CPP) led by its Chairman Engineer Jameel Ahmad Malik is a registered political party with the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) under the Article 17 of the Constitution of Pakistan, 1973 and Political Parties Order, 2002 with the election symbol of ‘Sickle’ throughout Pakistan.

CPP is a democratic Socialist party. We don’t believe in armed struggle and believes in political change through elections and by mass upsurge.

Our party website is www.cpp.net.pk where the other two parties’, one led by Imdadullah Qazi and other by Khadim Thaheem are not registered political parties with the Election Commission of Pakistan and both have no website of their own parties.

What are the political philosophies of these two parties; they can better explain their point of view like whether they believe in armed struggle or in democracy.

Now the point of issue is that under the Article 17 and Political Parties Order 2002, there cannot be two political parties with the same name in Pakistan. Our party doesn’t have any complaint with the Communist Party of Pakistan (Thaheem) or CPP (Thaheem) but certainly we do have a legal and lawful complaint against the Communist Party of Pakistan (CPP) of Imdadullah Qazi, who is unlawfully and illegally using the name of our political party which is duly registered with the Election Commission of Pakistan with that name.

We hereby now tell Imdadullah Qazi to immediately change the name of his party from the name of Communist Party of Pakistan (CPP) to Communist Party of Pakistan (Imdad) or any other name he likes and like other un-registered parties; they have a right to do the politics the way their party likes. This is not our concern.

Our concern is that our party and that of Imdadullah Qazi have a conflicting analysis and policies on different international and national affairs and the same confuses the readers and average person to understand our party point of view and that of Imdadullah Qazi.  

Flag of CPP to fly half-mast for 3 days to mourn Edhi’s death!

A living legend of this century #Abdul Sattar Edhi has left us for ever says the Communist Party of Pakistan (CPP). The CPP Chairman Engineer Jameel Ahmad Malik announced that the Communist Party flag at the Communist Party Secretariat Attock to fly at half-mast to mourn the Edhi’s death for three days.
A detailed statement would also be issued on the sacrifices he has made for the humanity but unfortunately the western world has given too much importance to Malala but ignored the services of the greatest men of this century.
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General Zia era was the darkest one in our history says the Communist Party!

On July 5, 1977 the military dictator General Zia-ul-Haq overthrown the Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) regime of Premier Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto and hanged Bhutto but surprisingly the daughter of Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto and his party allowed all those political persons in PPP who were strong supporters of Zia dictator and were in league with Zia for hanging of Bhutto.

The political workers of PPP, who vigorously fought with the dictatorial regime of Zia were totally ignored by the central leadership of the PPP subsequently.

Communist Party is the only political party in Pakistan who has opposed all the fours Martial Law imposed by the military Generals Ayub, Yahya, Zia and Musharraf whereas all other parties supported Martial Law on one pretext or the other.

Our party Ex-General Secretary Hasan Nasir was tortured and murdered in Jail by General Ayub in 1962 and our next Ex-General Secretary Jam Saqi remained more than ten years long imprisonment by General Zia-ul-Haq from 1975 to 1987. Likewise young Comrade Nazir Abbasi, a Central Committee member of CPP and others were also tortured and murdered by General Zia during its military regimes.

Zia-ul-Haq time period was the worst and darkest era of Pakistan and all the problems which our nation is facing today is the result of Zia-ul-Haq Martial Law.

Even today, unfortunately, our rulers and Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and all now in PMLN are the legacy and product of Zia-ul-Haq.

Communist Party of Pakistan and its Chairman Engineer Ahmad Malik said that the problems of the peoples of Pakistan would be solving only when the peoples would get freedom from all the supporters of the four dictators namely Ayub, Yahya, Zia and Musharraf.


J. Salik hosted ‘All Parties Iftar Dinner’. CPP supported all demands of J. Salik.

J. Salik former Federal Minister, Convener World Minorities Alliance and Organizer Awami Maseeha Party has invited the Communist Party of Pakistan (CPP) and its Chairman Engineer Jameel Ahmad Malik and other parties heads on the ‘All Parties Iftar Dinner’ on Tuesday, 28th June, 2016 at 5:00 PM at Pearl Continental Hotel, Karachi.

The Chairman of the Communist Party of Pakistan (CPP) Engineer Jameel Ahmad Malik could not attend the scheduled ‘All Parties Iftar Dinner’ due to his previous commitments at CPP Secretariat Attock on the same day of 28-06-2016.

However, the delegation of CPP led by Rabia Salim represented the Chairman of the CPP and met J. Salik and attended the ‘All Parties Iftar Dinner’ at Karachi which discussed the Interfaith dialogue for Peace and Harmony and how to show unity and harmony with the Minorities of our country.

J. Salik said that this is the first ever event in the history of Pakistan that a minority leader has arranged this sort of event for all the heads of the 270 political parties registered with the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) and other important personalities from every field of life on national level and the purpose of this Iftar Dinner is/was to promote peace and interfaith harmony among religions.

Communist Party of Pakistan (CPP), its Chairman Engineer Jameel Ahmad Malik and the CPP delegation led by Rabia Salim fully endorsed and supported the decision of the 5th August, 2015 of the Supreme Court of Pakistan about the ‘implementation of the minorities’ election wherein it was held by the Supreme Court that the Federal Government to manage to fill reserved minorities seats by direct election and through minorities votes in the Parliament of Pakistan.



Who is Marvi Sirmed says the Communist Party of Pakistan?

Who is Marvi Sirmed​? I don’t know exactly, this was said by the Chairman of the Communist Party of Pakistan (CPP) Engineer Jameel Ahmad Malik but this I know that she is a columnist and woman rights activist and Islam preaches us to respect women but surprisingly a religious scholar and a Senator Hafiz Hamdullah of JUI-F sexually assaulted Marvi on live TV show by saying her “tumhaari shalwaar utaar dooN ga aur tumhaari maaN ki bhi”.

These remarks are highly uncalled for, uncivilized and not justified either by the Senator Hafiz Hamdullah himself or by any of his supporter for what so ever reasons may be.

The best thing is that Senator Hafiz Hamdullah, who is a religious person and even otherwise, he never misbehaved with anyone on TV Talk shows may now kindly apologies to Marvi Sirmed for the remarks “tumhaari shalwaar utaar dooN ga aur tumhaari maaN ki bhi”, otherwise, it would have a negative impact on our society concerning religious peoples   says the Communist Party of Pakistan.

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May Day is our day says Communist Party of Pakistan!

Communist Party of Pakistan (CPP) and its Chairman Engineer Jameel Ahmad Malik admit this fact that till by now our party have failed to mobilize the working class in Pakistan on one platform on May Day.
And the result is that the working class have celebrated the May Day with those political parties like Pakistan Peoples Part (PPP), Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PMLN), Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) and some others right wings and religious parties.
It is an open secret that the PPP, PMLN, PTI and all other right wings parties are pro-capitalists and anti to the ideology of May Day and the working class but even then, they succeeded to unite working class under their banners which we failed.
CPP Chairman said that we don’t criticize any other left parties of Pakistan but we admit publicly that so far our party failed to mobilize the working class against the policies of right-wing political and religious parties.

Well done General Sharif says the Communist Party!

Well done General Raheel Sharif as you are the first General and Chief of Army Staff in the history of Pakistan who sacked two generals and 12 senior Pak-Army officers on corruption and did accountability across the board in an Institution which is a sacred cow and beyond any accountability till by now says the Communist Party of Pakistan (CPP) and its Chairman Engineer Jameel Ahmad Malik.

Communist Party now demands from all the Government Institutions like Judiciary, legislature and the executive and from the Parliamentarians, Politicians, Engineers, Doctors and others members of the Civil Society to end and curb corruption within their ranks and files.

The following officers are among those dismissed:

  • Lt. General Obaidullah, Inspector General Arms and Weapons at General Headquarters
  • Major General Ejaz Shahid
  • Brigadier Rasheed
  • Brigadier Asad Shahzada
  • Brigadier Saifullah
  • Brigadier Amir
  • Brigadier Haider
  • Lt. Colonel Haider, Commandant Chaman Scouts
  • Major Najeeb

The eight officers named above served with the Frontier Corps (FC) Balochistan and have been charged for corruption during their service with the paramilitary force.

The others dismissed were junior commission officers who worked with those named above senior officers.

The development comes a day after the army chief said “across the board accountability is necessary for the solidarity, integrity and prosperity of Pakistan”.

“Without ending corruption, Pakistan will not become peaceful and strong. The disease of corruption is destroying the roots of Pakistan.” The army chief said two days back.

The sacked officers were asked to return all earnings accumulated through corruption, while all perks and privileges had been withdrawn from the officers except their pensions.

The investigation was conducted by Adjutant General Zubair Mahmood Hayat and the army chief signed the orders.

Lt. General Obaidullah also served as IG FC from 2010-2013, after which Major General Ejaz Shahid was appointed IG FC.

The army chief’s call for across-the-board accountability comes as the ruling family is embroiled in the explosive Panama Papers which count Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and his family among other global political élite with undeclared offshore assets.

Three children Hassan Nawaz, Hussain Nawaz and Mariam Nawaz of PM Nawaz have been accused of money laundering and tax evasion in the aftermath of Panama Papers leak.

Gen. Raheel said “Pakistan’s Armed Forces will fully support every meaningful effort in that direction which would ensure a better future for our next generations.”

The army chief’s actions will have repercussions for civilian institutions and corrupt politicians under the microscope would be probed transparently.

Communist Party said the Army chief has “set an example for politicians to follow” and the decision would “build pressure on politicians as well as the judiciary to root out corruption” within their ranks and files.

“This decision has come at a time when certain sections were apprehensive about the involvement of Pakistan Army in civilian matters,” says the Defence analyst General (Retd) Talat Masood.

One other Defence analyst Hassan Askari said the National Accountability Bureau (NAB), the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) and other agencies will be pressed to take similar action about bureaucracy.

The army chief’s actions will have repercussions for civilian institutions and corrupt politicians under the microscope would be probed transparently vehemently stressed the Communist Party.


Why COAS General Sharif has given statement against corruption?

Pakistani style capitalists democracy and the military dictatorship both miserably failed either to solve the problems of the peoples or to curbs the corruption in Pakistan says the Communist Party of Pakistan (CPP) and its Chairman Engineer Jameel Ahmad Malik in a policy statement.

All the Generals, who subverted and abrogated the Constitution of Pakistan, 1973 and took control of the country always raised the slogans against the corruption and accountability across the board but surprisingly neither the corruption was stopped nor the nation has seen any accountability across the board during all the military rulers of General Ayub, General Yahya, General Zia-ul-Haq and General Musharraf.

Communist Party says it is premature to predict “why the Army Chief General Raheel Sharif urges across the board accountability and calls for uprooting corruption” while speaking during a visit to the Signal Regimental Centre in Kohat on Monday.

Army Chief has any political agenda or not, it would all be clear and visible to all the Nation in the coming few months. Up till now, the track record of COAS General Raheel is professionally excellent and he is the only General of Pakistan who fought bravely with all the religious terrorists of Al-Queda, Taliban and ISIS.

In our party opinion, the Pakistani style capitalists democracy and military dictatorship both are not capable to end the corruption and do accountability across the board. It is only the ‘Socialist System’ based on the ideology of Karl Marx, who control and curb corruption and do accountability across the board.


Pakistani Generals are above the law says the Communist Party of Pakistan!

In Islamic Republic of Pakistan, the Generals are above the law even if they abrogate and subvert the Constitution or commit an act of High Treason under Article 6 of the Constitution of Pakistan, 1973 says the Communist Party of Pakistan (CPP) and its Chairman Engineer Jameel Ahmad Malik in a policy statement of his party.

Communist Party and its Chairman strongly criticized and reacted on the Supreme Court (SC) ordered of Wednesday for the removal of Ex-Chief of Army Staff General Pervez Musharraf’s name from the Exit Control List (ECL) and allowing him to travel abroad for medical treatment.

Engineer Jameel said that the Apex Court and the Prime Minister of Pakistan both in collaboration with each other had badly failed to implement the Article 6 of the Constitution as they both had facilitated General Musharraf to leave the country now and this shows that neither the SC nor the Prime Minister has obeyed to their oaths which they have taken under Constitution of Pakistan, 1973.

The five-member larger bench of the top court headed by Chief Justice Anwar Zaheer Jamali, Mr. Justice Mian Saqib Nisar, Mr. Justice Amir Hani Muslim, Mr. Justice Iqbal Hameedur Rahman and Mr. Justice Khilji Arif Hussain heard the case and in its short order dismissed the appeal. “For reasons recorded separately, the [federal government’s] appeal has been dismissed,” the order said.

However, the order will not preclude the federal government and special court’s proceedings against him under Article 6 from passing any appropriate legal order for regulating his custody or movement, it said.

“If Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan are not in league with the Supreme Court verdict” then the government should not remove General Musharraf’s name from the ECL and the law should take its own course but we think that “The government is trying to hide behind the court verdict.”

This judgment has exposed the judiciary, the Federal Government of PML (N) and General Pervaz Musharraf too, who always says Pakistan first but for medical treatment Pakistan is not the first. What a ridiculous stand of Ex-Commando General now? Say the CPP Chairman in its concluding remarks.

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Top court rules only Musharraf to be tried for treason!

General Pervaz Musharraf and all its allied forces tried their level best to save him from the trial of the High Treason under Article 6 of the Constitution of Pakistan, 1973 but all their efforts failed and finally the Supreme Court of Pakistan rules that only General Musharraf to be tried for treason and none else.

Communist Party of Pakistan (CPP) and its Chairman Engineer Jameel Ahmad Malik hails and welcome the bravo verdict of the Supreme Court of Pakistan.




The top court has ruled only Gen (retd) Pervez Musharraf should be tried over treason charges for subverting the Constitution in 2007.

The apex court accepted on Friday former chief justice (CJP) Abdul Hameed Dogar’s appeal to exclude him from the investigation into the high treason case filed against the military ruler in 2013 for imposing emergency in November 2007, when he was the president.

Musharraf treason trial runs into another snag

Setting aside a special court’s orders to reinvestigate the case, the Supreme Court expressed its desire to start Musharraf’s trial without any unnecessary delay.

The decision comes one day after the former president sought the Supreme Court’s permission to fly abroad for medical treatment.

In April 2014, the former army chief was formally charged with treason for imposing emergency and the Provisional Constitutional Order on November 3, 2007. But the trial met a roadblock when the special court’s three-judge bench on November 21, 2014, asked the federal government to treat ex-CJP Dogar, then prime minister Shaukat Aziz and then law minister Zahid Hamid as co-accused.

After the passage of one year, the Islamabad High Court set aside that order on the request of the three additional suspects. But on November 27, 2015, the special court again asked the Federal Investigation Agency to record the statements of all four men.

Legal experts believe Musharraf case is over and done with

Dogar again challenged the special court’s order before the IHC but his plea was dismissed on December 9, 2015.

Later, he moved the SC, which finally announced its order on Friday.

The three-judge apex court bench, headed by Justice Asif Saeed Khosa, observed a fresh investigation into high treason by associating any person lies within the prerogative of the federal government and not the special court or the IHC.

The court has reproduced all the observations and declarations made by the SC and the Sindh High Court, holding Musharraf solely responsible for the November 3, 2007 actions.

The 11-page judgment, authored by Justice Khosa, reads the observations and declarations have already attained finality and they are in public domain. Thus any reference to them in the present judgment may not be inappropriate.

The confusion prevailing with the special court as well as the IHC over the issue of aiders and abettors of Musharraf in the case would have been removed or would have become easier to resolve in view of those observations and declarations.

Though an inquiry can be directed by a court to be conducted, it should not be at a stage where the trial of the person complained against has already commenced and is nearing its conclusion, as in the present case.

A year on: Govt may shelve Musharraf’s treason trial

Legal experts believe the latest ruling may be very damaging for the former military ruler as the court’s observations establish he was alone responsible of subverting the Constitution.

Musharraf’s counsel Chaudhry Faisal Hussain has, however, raised objections over the SC’s observations related to the trial of his client.

While talking to reporters, he said the SC’s comments against Musharraf might affect the trial before the special court. The legal team will also consider a review petition after consultations.

Published in The Express Tribune, February 27th, 2016.