By Dr Shahid Qureshi:-
Over three thousand (3200 plus) high, middle ranking officials of Pakistan are named as who holds foreign citizenship of USA, EU, Canada, Australia and New Zealand and /or spouses. Dozens of Pakistani officials who came to work in London High Commission never returned back that is including three attaches, Wajid Shamshasan former high commissioner. He is the unique case who actually never attended any ambassadors conferences held at the Foreign Office in Pakistan nor he went to Pakistan in his whole tenure. In 2006 Late Benazir Bhutto called him and introduced to me while we were having a dinner at a restaurant in London and told him to ‘keep in touch’ with Dr Shahid Qureshi’. She was regular reader of The Frontier Post of which I am bureau chief in London.
People in Pakistan and rest of the world must be wondering why world’s only Muslim nuclear power behaves in so indifferent and reckless manner when it comes to protect its national interests and foreign policy which does not seems to exist. Well the answer is simple its leaders put their personal interests first than national interests.
Both Nawaz Sharif and Asif Zardari corrupt regimes undermining Pakistan’s national interests in a very sophisticated way. Appointment of corrupt, incompetent and compromised people on the top position is on top of his agenda. He has learnt to bypass the state system of governance that is how Hussain Haqani was able to issue visas to black water mercenaries from Washington and his close relative from UAE and Rehman Malik is reportedly running his dodgy businesses abroad and allegedly passing on classified information as well as signing secret agreements to harm Pakistani national interests. Someone said now, ‘Rehman Malik will either be promoted or diluted by President Zardari as he has started his own lobbying to become ‘Mr big’ in post Zardari era.
A senior journalist narrated an incident that during the USSR era a KGB agent defected to the USA. To the surprise of the KGB, they could not find anything against him. Few years later probably after the cold war one of his former colleagues met him in the USA and asked him, what were you doing, we could not find anything against you? The defected agent who was head of foreign posting department said, ‘I was just appointing corrupt and compromised agents nothing else’. Surely rest was easy.
The appointment of Khawja Asif after four years of Nawaz Sharif holding the office of Foreign Minister, Prime minister of Pakistan as well as secretly working for a UAE based company with a ‘work permit’. Very sadly Khawaj Asif Pakistani foreign minister full time also working full time in a Middle Eastern company and holds ‘work permit’.
Ahsan Iqbal Interior Minister responsible for national security and border control also have a foreign ‘work permit’. So much so senior officials in Pakistani foreign and interior minister holds European, Canadian, USA, New Zealand and Australian citizenship. The number of these foreign rulers of Pakistan is in thousands.
The appointment of Hina Rabbani Khar as Foreign Minister of Pakistan seems like the same story. You just appoint an incompetent person the rest will happen automatically. Ms Khar was part of Musharaf and Shuakat Aziz’s treacherous regime. Former Pakistani Prime Minister Shaukat Aziz is reportedly working for Indian billionaire steel magnet Lakshmi Mital and Zaradri’s old friend Javaid Pasha is also serving him too. Ms Khar is now part of the cancerous elite network and rent boys of Asif Zardari, consists of Rehman Malik, Hussain Haqqani, Wajid Shamsulhassan, Altaf Hussain and girls Abida Hussain, Kalsum Imam and Farah Isphani. Nawaz Sharif appointed foreign nationals and residents Javeed Malik, Nadir Chaudhry, Tariq Azeem as ambassadors of Pakistan in UAE, Morocco and Canada.
Riaz Mohmmad Khan Pakistan’s former foreign secretary and ambassador to China’s wife was senior training officer at the US Statement Department. She met him while he was posted in Moscow. That is a unique incident in the world where ‘Foreign Secretary’ highest office holder of Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Pakistan is married to a serving high official of US State Department.
Earlier it was Sikandar Mirza, Défense Secretary and later President of Pakistan who was honey trapped by Iranian Military Intelligence officer ‘Naheed Afghamy’. She was apparently wife of Colonel Afghamy Military of Iran in Pakistan.
“It was the former USSR ’s security agency KGB established one of the most sophisticated special services in the world, which trained female spies to seduce men and women.
There has been a book put out recently about sex spying. A girl named Vera narrated the story about KGB and how they recruited pretty girls, promising them that they would have all kinds of welfare imaginable, if they would agree to fulfil their civil duty and become sex agents.
The objects of sexual attack were examined thoroughly beforehand, it was requisite to learn their sexual preferences, in order not to miss anyone. The first contact with an object was supposed to be totally incidental, but it was all over with blackmail: they explained to a guy that he had no other way out, but to cooperate with the Soviet intelligence.
However, surprised happened sometimes too, like it was with the notorious case for seducing Indonesian President Ahmed Sukarno. He was known for his sexual passion. That is why KGB sent a group of young girls to him during his visit to Moscow. Those girls got acquainted with Ahmed Sukarno in a plane, under the disguise of air hostesses, then he invited them to his hotel room in Moscow and arranged a grand orgy. The orgy was filmed by two candid cameras that were fixed behind mirrors. It seemed that the operation was just perfect. Before starting the blackmail, KGB invited Sukarno in a small private movie theatre and showed him the pornographic video, in which he was playing the main part. KGB agents were expecting him to get really frightened, that he would agree to cooperate with them at once, but everything happened vice versa: Sukarno fondly decided that it was a gift from the Soviet government, so he asked for more copies to take them back to Indonesia and show them in movie theatres. Sukarno said to flabbergasted agents that the people of Indonesia would be very proud of him, if they could see him doing the nasty with Russian girls”.
We are all human beings and do make mistakes in our lives but without being judgemental not everyone is brave enough like former Indonesian President not even Imran Khan a cricketer turned politician of Pakistan. Though Mr Khan is getting alleged full support of the establishment in Pakistan but his chances becoming of something in Pakistan are bleak. He is a handsome man surrounded by women but probably still haven’t still learnt from his past mistakes? “He is hijacked and probably being blackmailed by a group of shrewd woman or women planted by MQM,” said an insider of his party in UK . His party in UK is already in pieces and being run like a family business with no accountability.
A senior journalist told Imran Khan, ‘don’t get blackmailed by the dirty tricks of your opponents including MQM-A and PML-N, about your past personal life as you have never claimed to be a saint’. Those who are being blackmailed should be brave and follow the example of former Indonesian President Ahmed Sukarno.
The whole leadership and ruling elite of Pakistan is corrupt to the bones. Let us suppose they all are blackmailed by foreign powers for whom they have or are working now and in the past. Surely this is a difficult situation for a politician, a general, a senior civil servant and a businessman.
I would also agree with the statement that, ‘no one can ride on your back unless it is bent’. Following incident might help bent leadership of Pakistan.
(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 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)