By Dr Shahid Qureshi: –
“Locks don’t work when traitors are inside the house”, even a five years old child knows that but gate keepers of Pakistan i.e. security establishment don’t. ?
Historically ‘splitting strategy’ is used all the times in Muslim history and psychological warfare. It was used by the Persians against the Arabs that caused millions of deaths and murders. Let me simplify for you if someone says, ‘you are very good and I love you’, but your wife, your daughters, your son in laws, your best friends and companions are lairs, corrupt and dishonest. In other words, your judgment is so poor and bad that you cannot find a good woman as wife, you cannot find good son in laws for your daughters, you cannot find good friends to have a good company as ‘man is known by his company’. So, tell me who is the target? Its, you dear Generals and commanders. NO?
That’s exactly Nawaz Sharif and his daughter ‘Dawn Leaks Queen’ Maryam Nawaz are doing publicly. Soldiers are good but generals are corrupt its called ‘incitement to revolt’.
Many like me are at loss as why ‘confirmed’ Indian assets of PML-N, Maryam Sharif and Nawaz Sharif are given such an ‘easy ride’ for the things for which PTM’s Pashtun leaders are jailed and TTP terrorists were hanged? Why double standards?
Gentlemen your continuous flirting with Sharifs and RAW infested PML-N has damaged the security of the state of Pakistan. Sharifs are much more dangerous and nasty for Pakistan than Al-Qaeeda, TTP and DEASH. I told BBC world news, ‘Pakistan’s number one problem is TREACHERY’.
But your never-ending flirting, love and forgiveness for ‘Sharifs’ crossed all logical limits when you let him escape from prison to London. He started threatening you with disclosure of official secrets and damaging the armed forces by using psychological warfare ‘splitting’ strategy. He created a division between the soldiers and commanders in plain English inciting revolt within the ranks and files of the armed forces. The statement of former speaker Ayaz Sadiq was well scripted by media and psy ops experts. That made headlines and soundbites in India.
The NRO mess created continuously hurting and damaging as well as causing military deaths of soldiers on the fronts. Sharifs made the state institutions to the Indians otherwise how come Punjab police headed by Sharifs could register a FIR in Pakistan for an incident happened in other country India? How come Nawaz Sharif took the case of Indian RAW agent Kulbhushan Yadave to International Court of Justice (ICJ) without completing the legal process in Pakistan? So much so the Indian defence lawyer at ICJ presented Nawaz Sharif’s statement as an evidence for his defence.
Pakistan perhaps is the only country whose politicians and elite criticise, undermine and demonise its security institutions while rest of the world glamourize their police, armed forces and intelligence agencies in TV series, movies and books. ‘Memo Gate’ Scandal by Asif Zardari’s PPP government and ‘Dawn Leaks’ by Maryam Nawaz Sharif in PML-N government had same target security institutions and Armed forces of Pakistan.
Which country’s military and security establishment allows its Prime Minster (Nawaz Sharif), Defence Minister, Foreign Minister (Khawaja Asif), and Interior Security Minister (Ahsan Iqbal) work for another country, hold work permit and receive payments? So, wake up boys you do not have the ‘power’ which you claim, feel or lead to believe you have. If you do have real ‘power’ than why all these people are free to enjoy life of luxury and Military is cleaning ‘dirty drains’ in Karachi a job of sweepers?
“Do you know anyone from NDTV (Indian News Channel close to establishment) here, Nawaz Sharif, former Prime minister of Pakistan asked me at a London Hotel in Park Lane on the day Charter of Democracy was signed with PPP leader Benazir Bhutto. I said to him, ‘Is there anything I can do for you Mian sb’. Bombay Palace Restaurant at Edgware Road and NDTV are Nawaz Sharif favourites.
The in-action of the security establishment against the treacherous elements, politicians, judges, journalists, businessmen and elite class is unacceptable. It seems the security establishment did not show the ‘merciless cruelty and specialist killings’ to the agents on Indian, Iranian, European or US payrolls as much ‘ruthlessness’ they showed to the petty Madrassa students and/or former Soviet – Afghan war Mujahideen. It was okay to be a ‘Indian – western agent’ and damage the state with electrical shortages (IPP deals), food shortages, financial terrorism, and profiteering?
Some people in the security establishment were doing their job honestly as according to a book, “Air Massacre over Bahawalpur” page 341, written by a former ISI officer Commodore Tariq Majeed: “Nawaz Sharif’s Indian Connection: India’s RAW hosted Nawaz Sharif’s visit to Delhi in 1978 and cultivated him in some ways, but he had been picked up and programmed by RAW’s masters, .. What gives special significance and authenticity to this disclosure is that its author was a member of the key staff in ISI when Nawaz was being hooked by RAW.
This is not like a spy story of James bond 007 stealing a secret of the enemy. What Nawaz Sharif and others in his team are doing is much more sophisticated and subtle. In modern world agents like Nawaz Sharif serve their masters in a very subtle way for example:
“it was Nawaz Sharif who confirmed the identity of only surviving alleged terrorist of Mumbai Attacks which was quoted all over the world”.
On the other hand, former IG Police of Mahrashtara said in his speech that Ajmal Kassab was in custody of the Indian Agency at the time of Mumbai Attacks. He is seeking re-investigations of Mumbai Attacks and fighting case in the Indian High Court and case hearing is due in October 2016. I have spoken to him and he has confirmed to me that ‘a trial hearing is due in October this year’.
From 2013 to 2017 Nawaz Sharif and his brother Shabaz Sharif as Chief minister Punjab from 2008 to date ruled in Pakistan. During this time RAW agents have been arrested from their sugar mills and other businesses. Nawaz Sharif was the first person who confirmed the identity of Mumbai Bombings accused Ajmal Kasab. He invited Indian Prime Minister Narandra Modi and his national security advisor Ajit Doval on his birthday and Maryam Nawaz’s daughter marriage. He sent his military secretary on ‘gardening leave’ and did not invite his national security advisor. Why?
Those in the military and security establishment who ignored the Dawn Leaks and turned a blind eye to the treacherous behavior of PML-N leaders are equally responsible as aiders and abettors. No?
Nawaz Sharif has undermined Pakistan from all sides be it economy, foreign affairs, defense or international image. For example, Nawaz Sharif did not appoint:
A full time Foreign Minister since 2013 for four years until 2017. Abdul Basit Pakistani High Commissioner to India and Foreign Ministry Spokesperson confirmed in their statements as they were asked by Sharif to be easy with India. Shabaz Sharif’s sons were asking Abdul Basit to issue visas to Indians without proper security clearance.
Nawaz Sharif did not appoint a full time Defense Minister.
Nawaz Sharif’s finance minister Ishaq Dar a money launderer and a liar have business interests with the Indians in Dubai. He is main defender of Indian terrorist group MQM-A.
This practice does not stop here as Defense Minister of Pakistan Khawaja Asif was also a ‘work permit’ holder in a UAE company. He was receiving a salary for the job he could not do as later he was also working is a full-time Foreign Minister of Pakistan. Which security establishment allows its Defense and Foreign Minister work for another country and receive payments?
The Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal responsible for the national security and head of intelligence agencies is also a ‘work permit’ holder of middle eastern country. So why do these people need a ‘work permit’? The simple reason is that they open bank accounts anywhere in world and their country of residence will be in Middle East and not Pakistan. It is for the money laundering purposes.
Pakistani politicians not only believe but also prove with their actions that Pakistan Army is hurdle between friendships with India. Some reportedly ask Indians for assessment report on Pakistan army.
For example, audiotapes of conversations from China between General Pervez Musharraf than Pakistan army chief in 1999 and General Aziz Khan was provided by the Indian High Commissioner in Pakistan to Prime Minister Nawaz Sahrif?
After the Mumbai attacks it was Nawaz Sharif who confirmed the identity of Ajmal Kassab as Pakistani citizen.
PML-N Information minister Pervez Rashid fully supported malicious over 8 hours GEO TV campaign against ISI and its Chief General Zahir ul Islam, ‘we support the people with argument and not the with guns’. These toxic characters cannot survive in their positions with the full support of Nawaz Sharif and his mind-set.
Nawaz Sharif’s sons Hassan Nawaz and Hussain Nawaz were writing letters to George Fernandez the Indian Defense Minister for assistance after his removal in October 1999 by General Pervez Musharraf.
The fact of the matter is Pakistan needs to put its house in order. It needs to bring facts about these dealings and treachery into the public domain of volume 10, as they have now become issue of national security threat to Pakistan. The businesses, assets and wealth of Pakistani politicians and elite abroad have become a number one security threat. By hiding corruption money aboard Pakistani politicians have given their necks and hands into the hands of foreign states.
In past 40 years land mafia has specially targeted armed forces and security agencies for their criminal aims and objectives, be it brother of former Army Chief General Ashfaq Pervez Kiyani or close relatives of Generals, police officials and judges. This impression and perception of induction of security establishment into land mafias have removed the fear of criminal elements as well as undermine the agencies.
I have no doubt about the sincerity of prime minister Imran Khan’s war against mafias and corruption. He should be supported by all the patriotic elements. Imran Khan need to invest and empower security and intelligence institutions if he wants to win war against the organised criminals and mafias now become ‘security threat’.
Probably you just live in a bubble with no actual power as cleaning up of traitors starts from inside, but all foreign agents are doing their jobs from Prime Minister house to the Police stations. Locks don’t work when enemies are inside the house.
(Dr Shahid Qureshi is senior analyst with BBC and chief editor of The London Post. He writes on security, terrorism and foreign policy. He also appears as analyst on Al-Jazeera, Press TV, MBC, Kazak TV (Kazakhstan), LBC Radio London. He was also international Presidential election observer for Kazakhstan, 2019, 2016 and 2015, Azerbaijan 2020, 2018 and Pakistan 2002. He has written a famous book “War on Terror and Siege of Pakistan” published in 2009. He did his MA from Government College Lahore. He wrote his MA thesis on ‘Political Thought of Imam Khomeini’ and visited Tehran University. He is PhD in ‘Political Psychology’ also studied Law at a British University. He also speaks at Cambridge University and visiting professor in Hebe University in China.)
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