French Journalist stands by kickbacks report: “Today we are absolutely sure that Mr Zardari received a lot of kickbacks from this contract signed in Sept 1994, with DCN: French journalist Guillaume Dasquie.—”
From Dawn.com: ISLAMABAD: It’s a scandal and a label that refuses to go away. Allegations of kickbacks to the tune of ten per cent on government deals have come back to haunt the beleaguered president. But the investigations do not come from within Pakistan but have been unearthed by a French court and released in French newspaper Liberation.Standing by his story, French journalist Guillaume Dasquie says: ‘Today we are absolutely sure that Mr Zardari received a lot of kickbacks from this contract signed in September 1994, with DCN, the builder of the submarine.’He was referring to a deal between France and Pakistan for French state contractor DCN to build the subs in Karachi. It was during Benazir Bhutto’s second tenure and the infamous era where Asif Zardari earned the nickname Mr Ten Per Cent. It’s claimed Mr Zardari received up to $4.3 million in kickbacks. An amount of $49.5 million is what the military (or the then top man in Navy) allegedly received as part of the same deal. Some of the transactions were uncovered by Swiss Judge Vincent Fournier during separate investigations into money laundering by the late Benazir Bhutto and Asif Ali Zardari.
Malalai Joya’s story will be on our Blog every day for the next month. Please buy her book and visit her site.. Read her San Jose Mercury Opinion: “U.S. is doing no good in Afghanistan” here.
On Saturday, Nov. 7, Malalai Joya was at a gathering at San Jose State University in California to promote her book “A Woman Among Warlords” and to gather support for her people in Afghanistan. Malalai is a very brave woman to take on her own government and also the U.S. government, the occupiers of her country.
Our story on Malalai Joya can be seen here. Buy a copy of her book, “A Woman Among Warlords” here, or at your favorite bookstore. A great Holiday gift idea. The subtitle is “The Extraordinary Story of an Afghan Who Dared to Raise Her Voice”. Visit Malalai’s website here for more information on how you can help.
From The Times of India:Taliban blow up Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) building, the place they were ‘Created’. ISI is Pakistan’s CIA (Central Intelligence Agency, USA).
The attack came on a day that Gen James L Jones, president Barack Obama’s national security adviser, began a two-day trip to Pakistan and met with army chief Gen Ashfaq Parvez Kayani. Washington has goaded a reluctant Pakistan army into taking the war against terror seriously. That’s led to the daily reprisals on both military and civilian targets.
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