Mr. Ten Percent did teacher training at a secretarial school?
An “A” to “Z” investigation. Asif to Zardari and beyond.
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Who cares about the rule of law? Who cares about the Pakistani constitution? An illiterate and unctuous electorate doesn’t know the difference. The stipendiary denizens of the net born and bred in a sea of callowness and emblazoned with a servile colonial mindset for the “gora sahibs” are busy cutting and pasting trivia into their designated forms–churning out volumes of useless dribble.
The complacent bloggers and the toadyish jounalists cannot or will not speak up against wrong behaviour or broken laws, unless it is based on ethnicity or race or provincial origins.
“Unfortunately, I have not been able to locate London School of Economics and Business.” Official UK Register of Learning Providers
Who cares for the rules? Certainly the attorneys and the streets of Pakistan don’t. Who cares for the rules? Those in power but also those who want power don’t care. The Pakistani constitution declares that only graduates can become members of the National Assembly–so many parliamentarians bypass the law by purchasing degrees in “basket weaving” like subjects. We guess ”rule of law” in Pakistan begins and ends with reinstatement of Mr. I. Chaudhry.
“In order to ascertain whether or not an institution exists, I conduct a search on three registers, Edubase, The Register of Education and Training Providers and the UK Register of Learning Providers. I have been unable to find evidence of this institution.”
No one is talking about the 100 high courts that the Pakistani nation needs or the 1000 small claims courts that are required or even the arbitration centers that the judicially starved Pakistan hungers for. No one is discussing eliminating the iron-rods that confine poor criminals in institutionalized rape, torture and sodomy centers known as Pakistani police stations and incarceration centers, while providing velvet prisons (in their own E/7, Defence and Cantt palaces) to the millionaires.
When Mr. Wajihuddin refused to sign Mr. Musharraf’s LFO, Mr. Iftikhar Chaudhry who signed the LFO became the Chief Justice. Rule of law only covers Mr. I. Chaudhry, a man who accepted the first LFO, but did not accept the 2nd one. Wouldn’t it be nice if Mr. Wajihuddin was restored too, and Mir Sher Bakhsh Marri and all those who dared to refuse the PCOs and the LFOs…but who cares about laws…it is all about provincial origin these days. Today Mr. Ahtizaz Ahasan cares about the rule of law in repositioning Mr. Chaudhry but his judicial reforms (kept in the round file) do not discuss the corrupt judges who prostitute themselves to the rich and sell their souls to the highest bidder.
“tooti benchain, toota school, teacher ullo, student fool” (broken benches and broken school, teachers stupid and students fool)
Most countries elect politicians based on past record, scholarly wisdom and a track record of success. In Pakistan we elect leaders based on bloodline, marriage, subservience to dictators (past and present), and excellence in opportunism.
Larkana will elect a donkey with Mr. Zardaris nameplate on it.
Is the apple-polishing and obeisant National Assembly going to elect the Premier, a convicted man in Europe who is an almost illiterate high School graduate from the worst Cadet College in Pakistan. Worst in studies, and sports. Pitaro has a reputation for admitting under-par candidates on provincial quotas or on nepotism. It would be interesting to see Mr. Zardari’s school transcripts to see how he got through a competitive entrance exam.
According to Dawn “Credible records of Mr Zardari attending Cadet College in Petaro exist. He joined the college’s Jinnah House in 1966 as a student of eighth grade. School records show that Mr Zardari completed his Higher Secondary School Education (FA/FSc) in 1974. Dawn
Pitaro makes up a small percentage of actual army personnel, even though it is a prep-college for the military (Navy) Supply chain.
The natural career path for most CCP-Dadu graduates is The Naval Academy in Karachi or the Kakul Military Academy not Teacher Training in a Secretarial school in London. The pedantic, obsequious, and sycophantic Pakistani press has not researched the credentials of any Pakistani parliamentarians and politicians, and has certainly given Mr. Zardari and others a pass. Why?
Asif Ali was born on 26 July 1956 at Nawabshah. He completed his graduation from Cadet College Petaro, Dadu and studied Business & Economics from Pedinton School, London. He served as Director of M/s Zardari Group (Pvt.) Ltd. Asif Ali Zardari tied knots with Benazir Bhutto on December 18, 1987. They have three children, namely, Bilawal, Bakhtwar, and Aseefa.
In 1990, Asif Ali Zardari was imprisoned on allegations of attempt to bomb a Pakistani executive, Murtaza Bukhari, and compelled him to extract money from his bank account. Since the charges were unproven, he was released in 1993. In 1996, he was charged with conspiracy of assassinating a judge and his son.
Asif Ali Zardari once again went behind bars for assassinating his brother in law, Murtaza Bhutto. The audio tapes entitled ‘murdering justice’ bared Zardari hands were not colored with murder. Thereafter, he spent eight years in custody for corruption and murder, which were never demonstrated. In November 2004, he was bailed and re-arrested on 21 December as he did not attend a murder trial in Karachi. Zardari stated all his charges are politically motivated. Encyclo Central
If Mr. Zardari was born in 1957 (as the resume claims) then theoratically Mr. Zardari would have completed his FSc/FA from CCP-Dadu in 1975. This is based on a calculation that Mr. Zardari was a brilliant student and completed all classes on time. A huge assumption by itself. So Mr. Zardari would have gone to school from 1975-1979. Therefore Mr. Zardari’s graduation would have been in 70s. No records exist of the colleges he has mentioned in his personal and professional profile. Neither Pedinton, nor ISSB has left any trail to show that they ever existed in the 70s!
“All that I can share with you on the basis of my information is that Mr Zardari passed his examination and qualified from Cadet College Petaro, Dadu. It was not a degree as the Petaro college is not a degree college.“
“Mr Zardari studied business and economics in a school in London now called (the) London School of Economics and Business.” PPP spokesman Farhatullah Babar
The PPP claims that Mr Zardari received his graduation or equivalent degree in 1976 from this school.
The rambunctious Hamid Mir is silent, Imran Khan is quiet, and the sanctimonious columnist turned politician-Ayaz Amir is clammed up. How could Mr. Irfan Hussein speak? That would be expecting too much from our media. ARY doesn’t say anything on treason, and Geo is quiescent on Zardari dumping Kashmir (ostensibly to the next generation!).
Amazingly there is a preponderance “of one side of Pakistani politics” on the net. The Pakistani blogesphere dominated by pro-PML(Q) and PPP-fanatics has been flaming with anti-Musharraf venom, but it was silent on Mr. Zardari’s treachery on Kashmir and now is uncommunicative again on the saga of his credentials–or lack thereof. The silence is deafening.
It is ironic that Murtaza Bhutto a well read man, Tolstoy, and Dostoevsky, Zulfiqar, and Clausewitz, Adam Smith and Lenin— lies six feet under while all those indicted in his murder roam free. It is ominous that one of the indicted ones is Mr. Zardari–an almost illiterate convicted criminal who is out on bail in Pakistan, England and Switzerland will be the next Prime Minister. Ms. Ghinwa and Ivy Leaguer Fatima Bhutto, accomplished, published author, and scholarly book-worms cry for justice. Of course “rule of law” does not apply to Mr. Z. Who cares about the rule of law? Only the bigots do. We worship those who own Surray Palaces, and disparage those who are learned. We worship those who live in Defense Housing Societies, but hate those who built them. We don’t promise to build better housing colonies, only tear down the ones we have–specially if they are all called Defense Housing Societies.
The new York Times in a story of Mr. Zardari (From Prison to to Zenith of Politics in Pakistan) politely informed the readers that the claims were bogus. Here is the first draft of our preliminary investigation. This will be updated as soon as we get more information.
Mr. Asif Zardari has made several claims about his studies in London. His Biography says that he graduated form the London School of Business Studies (LSBS). One address shown for LSBS is: London School Of Business Studies, PO Box 226, New Malden, Surrey, KT3 3AA, 0208 4082013,0208 2877659). A British site Local Brit” (http://www.localbrit.co.uk/business/london-school-of-business-studies) says that the LSBS has 2-5 employees and has been in business for 10-19 years. That places the earliest possible origin of the LSBS Limited at 1989. It could be that the LSBS came into business in after 1998. Another site claims that the charter of incorporation of the school was submitted in 2001. Mr. Zardari claimed that he went to school much before he got married. Mr. Zardari was married to Benazir Bhutto on December 18, 1987. If the school came into being in 1989 or 2001 then we should congratulate and honor him, because he would be the first person on planet earth capable of time-travel. In other words Mr. Zardari’s claim about his studies and degrees is bogus.
Another British site called UK Date (http://www.ukdata.com/numbers/04134610.html) sheds light on a pretty strange picture of the LSBS. It says the company was incorporated in 2001, and went through a name change in 2004. The site says that the LSBS is no longer in business. If the school was incorporated in 2001, how could Mr. Zardari go to the school “before his marriage?”
A search showed the following address for LSBS (LOMBARD BUSINESS PARK, 8 LOMBARD ROAD, MERTON, LONDON SW193TZ) (https://secure.192.com/local/WIMBLEDON,_LONDON/
His spokesman claimed that he is a graduate of the “London School of Economics and Business Studies.” This name is similar to the prestigious London School of Economics (LSE). No information was available on any school called LSBBS (“London School of Economics and Business Studies.”).
However when asked he wasn’t sure what his degree was called! This is an amazing statement. All of us those who have gone to college and struggled with courses, and assessments know exactly what we went to school for. At times he has claimed that he graduated from Pedinton.
A google search showed no such school (http://www.google.com/search?q=Pedinton+school&hl=en&start=10&sa=N) existed. Was Pedinton of of those mail-order type of unaccredited “give money get degree” kind of schools which are on the third floor of a beaten down building and shares an office with several businesses.
Mr. Zardari is a convicted con, out on bail and owns Surray Palace in England. He denied it for years.
Zardari a London graduate: PPP Daily Times Monitor
LAHORE: Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) Co-chairman Asif Ali Zardari is a graduate from London, said PPP spokesman Farhatullah Babar. “He (Mr Zardari) is a graduate from the London School of Economics and Business Studies. You can check it on our party’s website,” said Mr Babar, responding to a question from Daily Times regarding an article in the New York Times which shed some doubt over Mr Zardari’s B Ed degree.
A report published in the New York Times by Jane Perlez on Tuesday says, “In the early 1970s, Mr Zardari went to London.” It says that while there, he “attended the London School of Business Studies and received a Bachelor of Education degree. His official biography says he attended a commercial college called Pedinton School. But a search of tertiary educational institutions in London showed no such school, and associates said he did not finish his studies.”
Perlez goes on to write, “The question of whether Mr Zardari has a university degree” is relevant “because the National Assembly introduced a law in 2002 that made it compulsory for parliamentary candidates to hold a degree in order to qualify for electoral office.” She wrote, referring to “expectations among his political colleagues and in the Pakistani news media that Mr Zardari will run for parliament so that he can then assume the post of prime minister”.
However, the article also states that when asked about his degree, Mr Zardari said, “I do have a degree. That is not an issue.” According to Perlez, “He said he attended the London School of Business Studies ‘much before I was married. I think it’s a B Ed degree. I haven’t really looked at it,’ he said.”