Language of ‘our’ Law Minister

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Minister: Law Minister Mr. Wasi Zafar
Courtesy: Voice of America
Program: Round Table
Language: Urdu

Size: roughly 10 MB

Wasi Zafar is Law Minister of Pakistan –  whose licence has been cancelled.

Federal Law Minister Wasi Zafar repeatedly hurled naked abuse in a live Voice of America (VoA) radio discussion on chief justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry’s deposition, which was heard worldwide on Monday night.

There were three participants in the telephonic discussion — Wasi Zafar, constitutional expert Chaudhry Aitzaz Ahsan and Ansar Abbasi, Editor Investigations, The News, Islamabad.

Ansar joined the talk a bit late and said he fears to say anything because of Wasi Zafar’s peculiar temperament and track record. As he uttered these remarks, the law minister came in and said whoever gives him a “big arm”, he would do the same to his family.

As Wasi Zafar heard Ansar joining the programme, he lost his cool and started hurling abuse. He was angered because of a story headlined “Law minister facing long arm of the law” that Ansar had filed and was published in The News on August 13, 2005. It said the prime minister and Chaudhry Shujaat Hussain would decide the fate of the law minister for his son’s thrashing of a PIA passenger in his presence at the Karachi airport.

Earlier in the programme, Aitzaz Ahsan had also threatened to break off due to the foul language of the law minister. But he was persuaded by the host to continue. Ansar regretted the repetition of the abuse by Wasi Zafar and said the world was listening to the kind of language the minister was using.

A caller from Pishin, Naeem Taseer, also wondered what question should be asked from this kind of a minister. Later, Wasi Zafar vehemently denied on Geo that he hurled any abuse on the VoA programme. However, the audio played by the TV network gave a lie to his assertion.

The minister again poured his anger on Ansar, saying he was corrupt and a blackmailer, who gets money for his stories. In the same programme, Ansar said there was a serious problem in the minister’s personality. He said the high-ups should take notice of such buffoons who are bringing a bad name to Pakistan.

The other day, the Jaranwala Bar Association cancelled Wasi Zafar’s basic membership and recommended to the Pakistan Bar Council that his licence should be revoked. Wasi Zafar earned notoriety when he threatened a chairman of the Capital Development Authority, who had refused to give a concession to him regarding an industrial plot. He and his sons had also thrashed a person at the Karachi airport in 2005, who objected to the minister’s sons jumping the queue. Later, he slapped a waiter of a five-star hotel in Islamabad over a trivial matter

News text courtesy: The News International

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This is ridiculous, pathetic & pitiable for the country whose Law Minister is using such language while program is live & on air. He is caught saying “Big Arm in the family of that person…”

Contents rated R, 21+ for strong language.


4 Responses to Language of ‘our’ Law Minister

  1. shahbaz says:

    shame on you MINISTER, musharaf should remove him at once

  2. Khizar Hayat says:

    In my opinion those who appear’s on media portray’s the image of a society and people who are just literate ( to some extent) but not educated at all, who dont know how to behave, talk and are morally vulgar should not be allowed to portray the image of any society. Wasi Zafar is a true representation of Musharaf’s dictator regime, which (looking at the level of political awareness among pakistanies) will prove to be the last army regime in pakistan.

  3. Ali says:

    Actually, in my view, such type of personalities SHOULD be allowed to appear on the media more! My reasoning is WHY hide what EXISTS in our society. For all those patriotic Pakistanis (like myself) who are expatriates and are not aware of the real day-to-day problems of a typical poor-and-middle class Pakistani living should know this thing that the root cause of our national problems is really hiding the reality. When the President of the ISLAMIC state of Pakistan engages in drinking alcohol without shame when the lower ranks of the Army is prohibited from such action, then what positive outcome can be expected from people underneath his excellency’s hierachy! The reality is that due to the opening up of media industry in Pakistan and the introduction of Service-oriented products throughout the country, the common people of the nation are perhaps more aware of what is happening in the country. Yet, as someone wise mentioned before, the dictator regime (and such regimes in general since the birth of our nation) is powerful enough to cross all the shameful barriers in their way to maintaining their dominancy. I am not sure WHY people are so deeply involved in this outcry of the chied Justice facing injustice. Isn’t it a political warefare as well since hundereds and thousands of common Pakistanis face even worse kinds of injustice from the same Justice department on a daily basis. The problem would have been a genuine problem if the Judiciary pillar was really a corner stone of justice and fairness in our society. Since that is not the case in reality, I feel obliged to advise all the so-called literate Pakistanis to refrain from getting emotional in CJ Iftikhar’s case. The rule is simple in Pakistan: If I am the RULER and you go against my terms, then I am going to ERADICATE you. Until and unless influential Pakistani’s become sensitive to the importance of EQUALITY as preached by ISLAM and let go the shameful acts they perform every second, it is difficult to reach any distinction as a respectful nation. Tell all government officials who proudly misuse the official cars provided to them to stop misusing them for their personal family use. Will they stop doing it? If the answer is YES, then I can tell you right now, Pakistan can improve and improve fast! If the answer is NO or YES, BUT then sorry, there is no hope. Let then Wasi Zafar and others like him express their true emotions openly. In fact, I do feel proud that he did that. My only regret is he failed to accept it later on!

  4. Khizar Hayat says:

    Cheapsters exists in every society but no society in the world let cheapsters represent their country then why should we do so. Representation is the job of top intellectuals of a society and this is how it is carried out in every country, You certainly dont show the weak points of your family to others outside your home then why should we show the weakness of our nation like wasi Zafar to the rest of the world and give them an opportunity of challanging the morals of our society.They dont give you this opportunity We are not like Wasi Zafar and we do not want to be like him and we do not want to be represented by him. We, as a nation, have to dicourage his exposure on media. People like Wasi Zafar are the dark aspect of our society and they should be kept in the dark corner, shold never let come forward.

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