By Dr Shahid Qureshi : –
Pakistan is the only country in the world whose rulers have their businesses, assets, wealth, children and grandchildren outside Pakistan in the hands of people who can twist their arms and neck at any time to get what they want. A security analyst told me that: Pakistani agencies have so much evidence of involvement of these politicians in anti-state activities and compromising national interests of Pakistan that they can be hanged within no time’. In greed of wealth and power these people have been reckless and have harmed national state. Why not?
Some leaders including ANP and Sindhi nationalist have been taking money from India allegedly to keep national importance project of ‘Kala Bagh Dam’ controversial. Others from MQM-A and PPP have caused losses of trillions to Pakistan by striking in Karachi, creating law and order situations for years and followed the Indian plan of ‘keep Karachi and Pakistan bleeding’. The arrests of many MQM-A terrorists in Karachi and other places who admitted receiving terrorist trainings in Indian military camps left no doubts that politicians are complicit in this terrorism against Pakistan. MQM-A, Pervez Musharraf and Asif Zardari have killed thousands of Pakistanis in Karachi in the name of re-conciliation and NRO.
‘Pakistani security agencies have tons of evidence of wheeling and dealings of some important national politicians with India and other anti-Pakistan states’ said a security analyst.
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.
Up till now Zardari regime and current Nawaz Sharif government did not ask a single question to the Indians about the involvement of US agent David William Hadley aka Dawood Gillani in the Mumbai terrorist attacks whom USA refused access to the Indian Home Ministry for questioning.
(http://www.opinion-maker.org/2010/01/beware-with-us-prophecies-of-indo-pakistan-war/ ) After Mumbai terrorist attacks Prime Minister Gillani told Indian Prime Minster Manmohan Singh that he would be sending Pakistani ISI chief General Shuja Pasha to India to assist in investigations. What kind of mindset it is?
Memo scandal fame president Asif Zardari said: “Indian Air Force Jets entered in Pakistan air space due to technical fault”. The plan was to bomb few sites in Azad Kashmir after the Mumbai attacks to cool down the India public. A Pakistan Air Force expert however told me that we could see Indian jets from 300 miles inside Indian air space and our fighter jets were ready to counter any breach into our air space. So much so PAF jets locked the missiles on Indian jets and showed the photos of locked Indian jets to the visiting US General to GHQ in Pakistan with the warning ‘next time we will shoot them’. Indians were trying to copy USA off course.
The recent speeches in India of Memo scandal character Hussain Haqqani advisor to President Asif Zardari leaves no doubts in any sane mind that Pakistani politicians not only corrupt but also treacherous too. Nawaz Sharif’s government’s defence minister Khawaja Asif maligned Pakistan Army in his speech in the Parliament.
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.
His sons Hassan Nawaz and Hussain Nawaz were writing letters to George Fernandez the Indian Defence Minster for assistance after his removal in October 1999 by General Pervez Musharraf. That is why when Altaf Hussain of MQM openly sought the assistance from notorious Indian Agency RAW (Research and Analysis Wing) against Pakistan, Nawaz Sharif government kept quiet. When Altaf Hussain tender his usual apology Nawaz Sharif praised his retraction and apology. It means when politicians break the national laws they can forgive each other no matter how damaging it is to the state?
In his previous tenures Nawaz Sharif fancied Ambanis and this time his dealings with Indian business magnets Jindals and Mittals raising many questions. His finance minister Ishaq Dar father in law of his daughter is very instrumental in these deals. A senior journalist in London Wajahat Ali Khan reported that: “in May 2014 tour to UK Nawaz Sharif, his brother Shabaz Sharif and Ishaq Dar met with Indian business iron magnet Lakshmi Mittal late night while former Prime Minister Shaukat Aziz advisor to Mittal also present”.
Nawaz Shairf took his son to the official visit to India and also met with the Indian businessmen including Jindal’s. He however refused to meet with Kashmiri leadership of Indian occupied Kashmir. Nawaz Sharif’s photo below with Jindal family was published in the Indian media in 2014.
On 23rd May 2104, Indian journalist Pravin Mishra wrote an interesting article title: “This is why Modi has sent an invitation to Nawaz Sharif”, “After spewing continuous venom against Pakistan all these years and during the run up to the general elections 2014, Narendra Modi sent an invite to Pakistan PM for his swearing-in ceremony. The real reason is not peace, but Adani.
Adani Power wants Narendra Modi Government’s nod for export of electricity to Pakistan, reports Financial Express. Adani Power is planning to set up a 10,000-MW thermal power plant in the Kutch region of Gujarat and the bulk of the electricity to be produced from it is likely to be exported to Pakistan. The company, a part of the $8.7-billion Adani Group, is country’s leading private sector thermal power producer with a current capacity of 8,520 MW. The ports-to-power group has plans to ramp up electricity production by over 10,000 MW by this financial year.
The mainstream media sang along with BJP’s PM candidate Mr Modi while he made hate speeches against the Pak regime headed by PM Nawaz Sharif for the “biggest insult to India” quoting the “dehati aurat” remarks and had warned that “the country will not tolerate this.” He added that “the Indian journalists who were eating sweets served by Nawaz Sharif while he was insulting our country’s PM by using slangs, the country expected them to kick the sweets. They are answerable to my countrymen as country also has self-respect and dignity.”
Talking about his analysis of Narendra Modi’s stand on Pakistan, after interviewing Modi, Times Now editor-in-chief Mr Arnab Goswami said:,
On Pakistan, Narendra Modi was extremely clear. He has made an on-record statement that there shall be no talks if terror continues. In the past, there was talk that he was taking a middle path and could have been softening his stand. However, in his interview with Times Now, he was extremely clear about his stand. As I said, it was an on-record statement and this according to me will be a significant departure from the UPA’s stand on Pakistan.
Criticizing the government for having talks with those who behead Indian soldiers, Modi in an interview with Arnab Goswami had stated, “Bomb, bandook or pistol ki aawaz mein baatein sunai de sakti hai kya?”. Now that Mr Modi has got majority in the elections, there’s a complete u-turn in his stand and nobody is talking about the real reasons. Today the media won’t show you those clippings. Instead, they are busy painting invitation from India’s prime minister elect as a bold step to launch a policy of regional engagement.
Adani Power has discussed the proposal of the Kutch project with the UPA-II government, but there was not much progress. The company hopes to implement the proposal during the incoming NDA regime as a coal-based project in phases beginning with 3,300 MW and ramp it up to 10,000 MW within the next five years, he said.
While the initial investment would be around Rs 13,000 crore, for ramping up the capacity to 10,000 MW a total of Rs 40,000 crore would be required, according to the source. The project is likely to be implemented by Kutch Power Generation Company Limited (KPGCL), a Adani Power subsidiary. KPGCL would be responsible for generation, evacuation and transmission of electricity. The company is learnt to have acquired land at Bhadreshwar in Kutch for the project, according to sources.
Adani Power has reported a net profit of Rs 2,529 crore for the fourth quarter ended March 31, 2014, against a net loss of Rs 585.52 crore in the corresponding quarter in the previous fiscal. According to a company statement, its consolidated EBIDTA has risen to Rs 4859 crore in FY14, which is an increase of 322 per cent.
Last week the Directorate of Revenue Intelligence had slapped a Rs 5,500-crore show cause notice on the Adani Group for alleged over-valuation of capital equipment imports. Also last week the firm announced purchase of the Dhamra Port in Orissa.
Everything Mr Modi says is to pamper the emotions of his vote bank. Everything Mr Modi does is to benefit the corporations and help them loot our nation’s natural resources. No wonder, Mukesh Ambani has added $6 billion to his fortune since September 13, 2013 when Narendra Modi was named BJP’s PM candidate, reports Bloomberg. The wealth of Gautam Adani quadrupled to $7.6 billion, from $1.9 billion on September 13. That’s over $25 million per day in a nation where some 800 million people live on less than $2. True, good days have actually arrived for some. Nation’s much hyped ‘lost self-respect’ may rest till the next elections.”
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, 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.
I told BBC world news, ‘Pakistan’s number one problem is TREACHERY’.
(Dr Shahid Qureshi senior analyst of BBC and journalist based in London)