By Dr Shahid Qureshi: –
Both Shireen Mazari and Ali Zaidi must be sacked for misleading and not briefing the prime minister of Pakistan Imran Khan, accurately and properly about ground realities of Pakistan-Iran relations. What was the purpose of them accompanying?
It is really upsetting and annoying to see as how ‘Pakistani pro Iran media spin’ in last 24 hours and painted Iran as victim of terrorism, when actually Pakistan has lost 14 soldiers and blaming Imran Khan for not fighting the case properly in Iran. It is time Pakistani security establishment wake up and deal with this more seriously before it is too late.
I was hoping that Prime Minister must have had briefings after the killings of 14 armed forces servicemen in sophisticated and well-planned terrorist operation and Iranian role in the Baluchistan terrorism and support of various groups including training and logistics by Shireen Mazari as former director general of the Defense and Strategic Studies think tank in Islamabad.
She must have briefed him about the arrest of Raw agent commander Kulbhushan Yadave and his Network of over 472 inside Pakistan including 2 employees of the Khana-e-farhang Multan?
It was expected that HE Ali Zaidai minister Port and Shipping based in Karachi and traveling with the with the Prime Minister Imran Khan must have briefed him about ‘the arrest of Uzair Baloch in UAE and Pakistani agencies successful operation to snatch him from Iranian intelligence agents who gave him Iranian passport with new name, nationality and ID as well as was protecting him’?
Both Commander Kulbhushan (RAW agent) and Uzair Balooch (RAW and Iran agent) have confessed that: “they have been funding BLA terrorists, as well as RAW agents operating in Pakistan and MQM-Altaf”.
They both must have told Prime Minister that: “Iran’s trade with India is over $30 billion USD and with brotherly Pakistan is less than $2 billion annually. That Iran buys basmati Rice from India. The first ship of Afghan good has left the Chabhar port to Mumbai few weeks ago. And finally, Iran has handed over Chabhar port to India where thousands of Indian soldiers are based and operating inside Afghanistan?
6 Indian Intelligence RAW Directorates operating from Iran
According to sources, six Indian directorates are operating in Iran out of which four are focusing on Pakistan while two are ‘taking care’ of China, Sri Lanka, etc.
Out of four Indian directorates located in Iran, one is dedicated for Balochistan especially the China-Pak Economic Corridor while remaining three directorates are responsible to pursue their nasty mission in remaining provinces of Pakistan.
Sources said that at present Pakistan Army and FC personnel are totally focusing on rounding up the network of Kulbushan Yadav throughout Pakistan. Even in Punjab the military officials are running after the members of the Yadav network for Rangers and Punjab Police are arresting militants and their facilitators.
According to sources, so far, none of the key politician had been arrested in connection with the Yadav network, but in coming days, some politicians who were supporting and facilitating Kulbushan network would be rounded up”.
In past, few years the Iranian narrative towards Pakistan has changed with increase in their love affair with India but not acknowledged by the Pakistani establishment for various reasons: (a) are they in denial (b) ignoring it (c) being complacent and complicit (d) or all the above. They don’t know about chain of Indian consulates on the borders of Pakistan starting from Afghanistan to Iran up to the port of Chabhar ‘base station of Indian Agency RAW.
Vali Nasr wrote in Foreign Affairs, July/August 2006, ‘When the Shiites Rise’, “By toppling Saddam Hussein, the Bush administration has liberated and empowered Iraq’s Shiite majority and has helped launch a broad Shiite revival that will upset the sectarian balance in Iraq and the Middle East for years to come. This development is rattling some Sunni Arab governments, but for Washington, it could be a chance to build bridges with the region’s Shiites, especially in Iran”. The great game of weakening Pakistan was going on for few years but now it has taken place, and no one seems to be bothered?
Pakistani Shia sentenced 4 years for spying for Iran in Germany
Iran is using Pakistani Shias not only inside but also abroad from Syria to Europe. On 28th March 2017, a German Court has sentenced a Pakistani Mustafa Haider for over 4 years Jail for spying for Iran. “The court found that Mustafa, who came to Germany from Karachi in 2012, was paid 2,000 euros ($2,170) for his intelligence activity.
Associated Press reported: “The Berlin Criminal Court has sentenced an Iranian spy by the name of Mostafa Heydar S. to four years and three months behind bars. This spy had gathered intelligence for Iran’s “Revolutionary Guards (IRGC) Quds Force” with the objective of conducting terrorist attacks in Germany and France, according to German security authorities.
Dr. Masoumeh Balourchi, representative of the National Council of Resistance of Iran in Germany, described the Berlin court ruling as yet another reason proving the fact that the religious fascism ruling Iran will never forgo exporting terrorism.
This case also indicates that in addition to Iran’s Ministry of Intelligence, active in terrorist attacks across Europe for the past three decades, the IRGC and Quds Force have actively spread their terrorist activities into Europe. The IRGC is a terrorist entity not only involved in warmongering and spreading fundamentalism in the Middle East, but also threatening peace and security of Europe and the entire international community.
Dr. Balourchi called for the identification and expulsion of all Iranian regime spies and agents stationed in Germany and across Europe, adding the IRGC paving the path for terrorist attacks in Germany escalates the necessity for its terrorist designation. This blacklisting can act as a preventive measure against terrorist attacks on European soil.
Mostafa Heydar S., 31 years of age and from Pakistan, was arrested in Germany back in July 2016. This individual had served at least a year in the “IRGC Quds Force” and was involved in espionage for Iran, according to German judiciary sources. The Berlin court spokesperson said this individual received a permanent salary equal to €2,052 a month.”
Al-Zabbon Brigade of 5000 Pakistani Shias are fighting under Iranian General’s Command in Syria
It is on the record that over 5000 Pakistani Shias from Paracchinar and Gilgit Baltistan went to Iran for military training and later joined the war in Syria against the anti-Asad forces. Some of them who were killed their families are helped with pensions and offered nationality. Experts believe that Iran is continuing with the policy of using Shias in various Muslim and other countries including Pakistan for its political objectives as an asset same as Israelis are using Jews around the world as assets. That is one of the major problems which Muslim countries objected to Iran as interference in the sovereignty. I have not seen any protest to Iran from the Pakistani foreign office asking Iran to stop recruiting Pakistani Shias for military training and spying.”
The formation of Shia Army according to Iranian General Retired General Mohammad Ali Falaki, who said: “We formed Shiite army to fight in Iraq, Syria and Yemen” “The Shiite Liberation Army is currently fighting on three fronts – Iraq, Syria and Yemen,” he told Mashregh news agency, which is close to the IRGC, in an interview. He said Pakistanis have their ‘Zeynabioun’ militia group, Iraqis have their ‘Heydarioun’ while the Lebanese have Hezbollah.”
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Pakistan embassy in Tehran attacked and flag burnt in front of police and security
There was no justification of attack on Pakistan embassy in Tehran and burning of Pakistani flag. According to news reports on 18th February 2009, “protesting against Shia-Sunni clashes of Parachinar, hundred or so Iranians attacked Pakistan Embassy in front of the security services and police. They held placards saying, “Death to Wahabies”, “Death to Taliban”, “Death to Yazidyaat”, “Death to America” “Death to American allies”, etc.
Iran must help stop coded abuse (BULB-365) by Shia Zakirs of holy personalities and glorifying first Iranian terrorist Abu Lulu Feroz who Murdered 2nd Caliph Umar ibn Khatab in a Masjid in Medina. The first ever terrorist attack in a Masjid.
“Iran may be bombastic, but Pakistan has the Bomb”, wrote Douglas Bloomfield in The Jerusalem Post on 3rd September 2008,
“Iran may boast of great strides in its pursuit of nuclear, missile and satellite technology, but analysts say its progress is no match for its overblown rhetoric. But Pakistan doesn’t need to boast. It already has a stockpile estimated at 60 or more nuclear warheads and North Korean ballistic missiles and US-made F-16s to deliver them.”
While talking to me at a reception in London Pakistani Director General Military Operation (DGMO) Major General. Sahir Shamshad (now Lt. General) beautifully summarized by saying: “Iran is our neighbour and Saudi Arabia is our ally”.
(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 and visiting professor in Hebe University in China)
Views expressed are not of The London Post.