By Shahid Qureshi – :
Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif had a secret telephone conversation with Narindar Modi the Indian prime minister away from the eyes and ears of the ISI the premier Intelligence Agency of Pakistan. It is reported that Indian prime minister asked about the health of ill prime minister parked in London due to sickness. The Indian prime minster prayed for the speedy recovery of the sick Pakistani Prime Minster staying London for over 5 weeks. He was seen walking around and shopping in the exclusive stores in London.
It is reported that he will be travelling back on 9th July 2016 on a special plane with his family at the government expanses. He was reported to travel to Pakistan on 12th July 2016 but few hours after the phone conversation with Prime Minister Modi he decided to return early. He will be landing in Lahore as reported in media.
Pakistani politicians are notorious for using medical profession for political games. Earlier former President Asif Zardari submitted a medical certificate about his mental instability in the British Courts to avoid standing trial. He claimed to have been suffering from ‘dementia’. Interestingly none of his contenders in the presidential elections from PML-N, PML-Q and PTI objected that a president must be mentally fit for the job as required in the constitution of Pakistan. Zardari submitted over 525 medical certificates in the Pakistani courts to avoid attendance in the courts.
However, the Indian army has detained Kashmiri leadership in Indian occupied Kashmir on the day of Eid and fired at the Kashmiri protesting crowds waving Pakistani flags.
Some critics says: ‘Nawaz Sharif come to London more often to dodge the eyes and ears of the ISI and other Pakistani agencies. As it is a foreign country and only MI6 or MI5 might have the access to the conversations of Nawaz Sharif with Narinder Modi. His dealings with the Indians are a big ‘national security matter’. Nawaz Sharif did not protest or even uttered a single word about the arrest of Indian spy code named ‘Monkey ‘Naval Officer Kulbushan Yadave operating from the Iranian port city of Chabhar.
Few years ago MI5 caught planting listening devices and cameras in the office of the Pakistani High Commoner in London. Obviously it is a matter of national security.
(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 election observer for Kazakhstan 2015 and 2016 and Pakistan 2002. He has written a famous book “War on Terror and Siege of Pakistan” published in 2009. He is a PhD in ‘Political Psychology’ and also studied Law at a British University)