Archive for January, 2012
Posted by yourpakistan on January 31, 2012
43 Years Ago, Pakistani Politicians Defended Treason, They Do It Again
We ignored Agartala conspiracy, released the traitors who broke up the country two years later. We are doing it again in The Memo case.
SPECIAL REPORT | PakNationalists.net
The coincidence is unnerving. Forty-three years ago, Pakistan’s politicians and courts acquitted a traitor accused of helping a foreign country invade Pakistan.
The evidence of treason was strong. But the politicians ganged up and generated enough disinformation against the military and ISI and to cover up for the traitor.
The traitor was released.
The case was dropped.
Two years later, the traitor led a revolt in support of the invading army of India.
Today, Pakistani politicians and courts repeat history: they have almost buried a case of treason, The Memo case.
This is a case where a group of Pakistanis attempted to conspire with another foreign power, the United States, to neutralize Pakistan’s military and nuclear weapons. Had this Memo happened when George W. Bush was president, there would have been many takers in Washington. Unluckily for President Zardari, Husain Haqqani and their other unnamed accomplices, there were no takers this time although many people in Washington continue to spew venom against Pakistan and its military every chance they get.
The Memo case is a breathtaking incident of treason in Pakistan. [For full details of the treachery, see a brief report at this link: http://bit.ly/wpCNso ]
The Agartala conspiracy case of 1969 bears many similarities to The Memo case of 2011, where the main accused, former envoy to Washington Husain Haqqani, was ordered released by the Supreme Court today.
Even during the trial, he and his spouse Farahanaz Isphahani, a Member of Parliament and a presidential aide, were allowed to manage a media campaign against the country’s military in foreign press, spreading disinformation about possible assassination if the trial went ahead. Haqqani’s counsel issued statements accusing the military of a range of crimes, and the government’s media machine bluntly threatened a key witness and planted stories to paint the case as a ploy by the military against failed politicians. Read the rest of this entry »
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Posted by yourpakistan on January 30, 2012
If it is forgiven today, wait for the Indus River to turn red with Pakistani blood. If the government can violate the constitution so audaciously to destroy the country, why can’t our military do the same to save Pakistan?
This is a guest column by Zaid Hamid
In 1487, Abu Abdallah Mohammad was the 22nd sultan of the great city of Alhambra. Known to the Spaniards as Boabdil, his tiny physique also won him the nickname el chico.
In that year, he sought foreign help against his father and uncle.
He wrote a memo to Ferdinand and Isabelle, the most powerful sovereigns in the region, to seek help and promised assistance in helping them take over Spain.
He offered to make his emirate a tributary kingdom under Ferdinand and Isabella.
His wish was granted. But within five years, in 1492, Ferdinand and Isabella turned to Alhambra and forced Abu Abdallah, or Boabdil, to surrender and leave for exile.
Boabdil was the author of the treacherous memo. The name of his prime minister was Yusuf.
Under another Yusuf, a memo was written last year to a foreign power, seeking help to weaken Pakistan’s military and intelligence. In exchange, a promise was made to make Pakistan a denuclearized vassal of that foreign power.
Five hundred years after Boabdil’s memo, history is being repeated. Another memo has been written on identical terms.
The only difference is that the Pakistani memo has been exposed. Read the rest of this entry »
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Posted by yourpakistan on January 29, 2012
The reprehensible drone attacks in Pakistan commenced in 2004, nearly three years after the US-led invasion of Afghanistan. They have been conducted by the Special Activities Division of CIA. The question of the drone attacks targeting terrorists in Pakistan’s Wild West, the tribal areas is rather complex. To date 285 drone attacks have been carried out, which have taken a toll of 2,692 lives. It is not clear how many were actually terrorists and what number of collateral damage was suffered. The role of the government of Pakistan has been rather duplicitous.
S.M. Hali – Opinion Maker
Pakistan covertly permitted the drones to operate from two of its air bases, Jacobabad and Shamsi but publicly condemned the drone attacks. When public outcry over the drone attacks reached a crescendo, on 4 October 2008 “The Washington Post” reported that there was a secret deal between the US and Pakistan allowing these drone attack, while US Senator Dianne Feinstein disclosed in February 2009, that the drones were being operated from Shamsi Airfield, 310 km southwest of Quetta and 48 km from the Afghan border. This disclosure created a furor in Pakistan and initially the government denied it but in December 2009, Pakistan’s Minister for Defence, Ahmad Mukhtar admitted that the Americans were using Shamsi Airfield. Read the rest of this entry »
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Posted by yourpakistan on January 27, 2012
Let us give you some harsh factual assessment of the security, political and judicial crisis in the country. Fasten your seatbelts. This one is going to hit hard.
It seems now thaat the nation is going to be disappointed staggeringly by the Supreme Court once again. The memo case of today was the biggest treason case in the recent hitory of the country after Agartala Conspiracy of 1968, which broke Pakistan.
Instead of punishing the traitors in Agartala sazish, the political parties, courts and the media joined hands against the army to demand the release of traitor Mujeeb ur
Rehman and demanded elections. The result was that army was forced to hold elections in an environment where the traitors had taken complete control. The result was a civil war and dismemberment of Pakistan.
Today, the exact repeat is taking place with the Memo scandal. The government is part of this treason. The political parties are supporting the government. Media is already sold out and attacking army and the Supreme Court is dragging the case to the point while the nation continues to slip into the chaos and anarchy. Army and ISI is being surrounded from all sides. Read the rest of this entry »
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Posted by yourpakistan on January 26, 2012
Difa-e-Pakistan Council leadership warned the government that if Nato supply line restored, they would stage a sit-in from Peshawar to Chaman, demaning closure of the supplies to Nato on permanent basis. Jamaat-i-Islami Ameer Syed Munawar Hassan, Jamat-ut-Dawa Ameer Hafiz Saeed, Jamiat Ulema-e-Pakistan leader Sahibzada Abul Khair Zubair and other leaders addressed the conference at Liaquat Bagh Rawalpindi here on Sunday. They demanded the government to expel Hussain Haqani from the Prime Minister House declaring him a central actor plotting against the Pak Army and nuclear capability of Pakistan.
Source: The Nation
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Posted by yourpakistan on January 25, 2012
A new pro-US team of ex-military and civilian Pakistanis was ready to take over. Who are they?
SPECIAL REPORT | PakNationalists.com
Between the denials of Husain Haqqani, threats to a key witness to stay away from testimony, and American efforts to save the incompetent government of President Asif Ali Zardari, the fact remains that ‘The Memo’ is a new height for treason in Pakistan. There can be no higher treason for a serving elected government than to secretly invite a foreign country to decapitate the country’s military leadership, compromise the nation’s strategic weapons arsenal, and voluntarily surrender policy on vital strategic interests.
The Memo did all three. And there is little doubt that Mr. Haqqani, a confidante to President of Pakistan, was involved in this conspiracy.
There is also little doubt he was not alone. Apart from his American partners, a list of Pakistani partners exists. This potentially includes individuals, serving and retired, inside and outside government, who helped in writing The Memo, whose copy was first revealed by a blog on the American Foreign Policy magazine’s website.
Pakistani citizens, conscientious politicians (if any), and the country’s national security managers, cannot take lightly this action against Pakistan by a group of powerful Pakistanis whose only interest was to serve a powerful foreign government, the United States, and its military and intelligence.
One day maybe The Memo would be taught in schools for how high treason looks like in action.
But for now, the following paragraph-by-paragraph analysis of The Memo serves as a reminder to Pakistanis why cases of treason should never be brushed under the carpet. Read the rest of this entry »
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Posted by yourpakistan on January 24, 2012
Norway-Pakistan relations could become embittered following Police Security Service (PST) Director Janne Kristiansen’s revelations about espionage agents in the country. The news spread like wildfire in Pakistan’s diplomatic circles, prompting priority-monitoring action by Pakistani civil and military intelligence agencies.
Malik Ayub Sumbal | The Foreigner
In an exclusive interview with The Foreigner in Islamabad, former Inter Services Intelligence (ISI) Director General (DG) General (R) Hamid Gul said, “It’s really pathetic if Norway is involved in such kinds of undertakings in Pakistan that lead to spying or any other activity infringing Pakistan’s sovereignty.”
He added Pakistan and Norway have had a friendly relationship for the last several years, calling the actions “really shameful.” The retired General said that Pakistani intelligence agencies should arrest any possible undercover agents on spying missions immediately.
When asked about Norway’s high-level involvement in any kind of spying activity in Pakistan, Hamid Gul stated, “It cannot be ruled out that it’s mostly high-profile Embassy officials who are involved in some sort of spying, but they can be kicked out immediately for this practice contravening the ethics of diplomacy.” Read the rest of this entry »
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Posted by yourpakistan on January 23, 2012
Immunity clause 248 was not part of this case; Yousaf Raza Gillani has brought it in; if the court rules out immunity, Zardari and Gillani both would be struck.
By Raja G Mujtaba
National Reconciliation Ordinance (NRO) has become the undetected cancer growth that has emerged when it was fully blown up and ready to kill. For this I was live on Aljazeera TV to offer my views. At that particular moment, the audio linkage with the studios at Doha was not at its best but I did manage to pick the question and gave my views.
The Five-Member Judicial Bench has given its verdict, where they have declared Yousaf Raza Gillani as dishonest and corrupt. The contention of Gillani that the submissions of General Kayani, the Army Chief and Lt Gen Pasha, the ISI head have been a violation and breech of the channel has also been denied by the Attorney General Maulvi Anwarul Haq in his statement that the affidavits were forwarded to the court under his signature so no violation took place.
Prime Minister Gillani who till now had been defying the Supreme Court by not writing the letter to the Swiss Courts finally had to give in and eat a humble pie when the Supreme Court summoned him to the courts for contempt. Gillani tried to make it a big event for himself but his each step taken him deeper into the quagmire. Gillani wanted to stand in the shoes of Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto, who addressed the court personally that trapped him which lead him to the gallows, likewise Gillani also as most opine has sealed his fate by defending his defiance of the court. Read the rest of this entry »
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Posted by yourpakistan on January 22, 2012
By Brig Asif Haroon Raja – Opinion Maker
Pakistan may be the only country in the world where persons involved in heinous crimes including treason not only get away unpunished but also hold top appointments. Whatever little sting the law courts and accountability courts had has been smudged by this government. There is no accountability of the corrupt and criminals since the rulers themselves are NRO cleansed. Those wanting accountability of the wrongdoers are scoffed at, threatened and suppressed. Crossing all limits, the PPP leadership is averse to an open and fair probe on a highly sensitive matter of memo having grave implications for national security and integrity. Likewise, it has flouted Supreme Court’s (SC) ruling given on 16 December 2009 making NRO null and void. It continues to maintain a stubborn stance of defiance even after the SC rejected the review petition on NRO and directed the government to implement its order by 10 January 2012. Countdown will terminate on 16 January and the nation is keeping its fingers crossed. Read the rest of this entry »
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Posted by yourpakistan on January 21, 2012
The U.S. is paying six times as much to send war supplies to troops in Afghanistan through alternate routes after Pakistan’s punitive decision in November to close border crossings to NATO convoys, the Associated Press has learned. Islamabad shut down two key Pakistan border crossings after a U.S. airstrike killed two dozen Pakistani soldiers in late November, and it is unclear when the crossings might reopen.
Pentagon figures provided to the AP show it is now costing about $104 million per month to send the supplies through a longer northern route. That is $87 million more per month than when the cargo moved through Pakistan. While U.S. officials have acknowledged that using alternate transportation routes for Afghan war supplies is more expensive and takes longer, the total costs had not been revealed until now. The Pentagon provided the cost figures to the AP on Thursday.
U.S. officials said Thursday the elevated costs are likely to continue for some time, as U.S.-Pakistan tensions remain high and Pakistan has not yet offered to restore the transport arrangement or to begin negotiations on the matter. Until the closure, the U.S. had relied on Pakistani routes to move about one-third of all war supplies for Afghanistan. Read the rest of this entry »
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