By Dr Shahid Qureshi : –
Pakistan is the hot target of psychological warfare and intellectual terrorism for past 40 years. Sadly, the saboteurs and terrorists are from friendly countries as well as enemy countries who are allowed to use Pakistan as a plantation. It started with the Indian Psychological Operations in Pakistan with the large dumping of Indian movies and dramas in late 1970s. We had US Psychological Operations which were linked with the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan and narrative shaping ‘Jihad’ in both Pakistan, Afghanistan and rest of the world. It was CIA who brought Osama Bin Laden into Afghanistan.
Is it not strange that it was liberal Zulifqar Ali Bhutto who invited Afghan leaders in Pakistan, granted them asylum in Pakistan and US trained them for guerrilla warfare but all the blame left on the doors of Madrassas and under educated clerics? Even his daughter Benazir Bhutto trained, supported and nurtured what we now call ‘Taliban’ but blame still goes to Madrassas and clerics. She apologized for creating Taliban while addressing students at London School Economics. They use to call Taliban our boys like US President called Afghan Mujahideen like ‘US founding fathers’.
The worse thing is that it was Taliban who were accused of her murder but it was her own husband later President Asif Zardari who was eliminating witnesses and evidences like mobile phones and blackberries which was recovered from his driver a year later. Islam and Madrassas in Pakistan are like poor man’s wife everything can be dumped on their door step and no one ask questions. Look how Malala Yousafzai was groomed and planted in the arena.
Malala and family with US Officials to create new Anne Frank.
Following his doctrine known as “Brzezinski Doctrine”, Zbigniew Brzezinski US National Security Adviser said: “US lured Soviets into Afghanistan” and as a result Pakistan and Iran burdened with over 3 million refugees each – later US started jihad against Soviets which damaged Pakistan and its aftermath still damaging Pakistan.
Same repeat with Turkey – US started war in Syria – Turkey burdened with over 2 million Refugees and then bombings started in Turkey by the US sponsored groups. This is Pakistanisation of Turkey?
Dr Shahid Qureshi on Turkey Ankara Bombings on Press TV.
The world is bog down into fighting so called ‘extremism’ and classifying people into moderates and non-moderates. The whole thing is like fox and lamb story. No matter what you do in the end lamb has to die. The corrupt elite in Pakistan and others are happy everything can be blamed on the under educated and poorly resourced Madrassas and clerics. Obviously that keeps western powers happy as it fit in their agenda and tick all the right boxes.
Police forces in Europe allocated resources to fight extremism and they are recruiting informants within Muslim communities due to the inflated risk assessments so they not even think about Financial Terrorism going on under their noses. The police forces are almost paranoid with inflated threats on the one hand and on the other financial terrorists in banks and establishment are cutting police jobs, resources and selling police stations and assets to developers. They have conned the police and security establishment with the ‘fear of cuts and austerity’. Over 25 thousand police officers in UK marched on the streets of London against job cuts not long ago. Similarly NACTA force was to be operational over two years ago in Pakistan but ‘financial terrorist’ and IMF agent Ishaq Dar finance minister did not release funds with the consent of Nawaz Sharif. Why not?
No one has tried to re shape the narrative in Pakistan or introduce a ‘Pakistan Doctrine’? Now the foreign assets – agents are trying to attack the ‘fiber and identity’ of Pakistan by launching various psychological operations for example removal of the philosophy and thoughts of the great national poet Allama Iqbal from the school books. Once I told Justice Javed Iqbal son of Allama Iqbal in Lahore that: the way you teaching Iqbal in Pakistan it seems someday Iranians will come to teach Iqbal in Pakistan. I have seen a library section named after Allama Iqbal in Tehran University called ‘Talar Iqbal Lahori’.
Attack on Iqbal is a very serious matter and people should be ‘gravely concerned’ about it. Nawaz Sharif and Zardaris are all sold out to foreign masters. They are part of the problem and not part of the solution. Indian messaging to Nawaz Sharif is continued via actors, actress and singers and he is continuously damaging the interests of Pakistan both at national and international level for example:
(a) it was Nawaz Sharif who confirmed the identity of Ajmal Kasab alleged terrorist of Mumbai attacks
(b) it is Nawaz Sharif who registered a FIR of a terrorist incident happened in another country India where Pakistani police cannot conduct free, fair and independent investigations but he has already taken the blame?
One thing enemies of Pakistan haven’t been able to damage is the confidence and reliance of the Pakistani nation though elite is corrupt and sold out to the foreign masters. The so called NGO-Toxic elite is launching various psy ops in Pakistan time to time they are also known as ‘candle mafia’. The women rights bill passed in the Punjab assembly is in actual fact anti women instead of protecting the interests of women. Domestic violence is illegal in Britain and even a neighbour can report any incident but that is for both men and women. There is not much difference in number of cases reported by men and women victims of domestic violence.
Now if we do analysis the various issues become headlines in past 24 months in Pakistan most of them were actually dis-traction from the real issues Pakistan currently facing i.e. Financial Terrorism, Terrorist Funding and Financing and arrests of Indian Trained Agents of MQM-A terrorist group in Karachi.
But corrupt elite in Pakistan want to you to think that Madrassas are the number one issue and reason of all the problems. Is it?
“Pakistan’s number one issue is treachery”, I said on the BBC News.
(Dr Shahid Qureshi is senior analyst with BBC and 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 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)