By Dr Shahid Qureshi : —
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.
Asif Zardari and his corrupt regime are 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, 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. Some one 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 recent 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.
The whole leadership and ruling elite in 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.
“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 judgmental 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 appointment of Hina Rabbani Khar as foreign minister of Pakistan and then the suggestion that Foreign Office will be issuing visas to the US citizens sounds doggy and fishy. It is like match fixing sending a weak player to lose. Ms Hina Khar is seen as IMF sales woman in Pakistan, who will and supposes to protect harmful US policy towards Pakistan. The losses caused by US are more than $68 billion to Pakistan and so called aid it received is $22.87 billion from 1950 to 2010. Most part of that aid actually never arrived in Pakistan as it was paid to your defence and military complexes back in the USA.
Some insiders are saying although it is great to have peace with India but at what cost? The so called international community was too quick to pass UNSC resolution against Libya, holding referendum in Sudan and East Timor but UN and US have forgotten about the sufferings and miseries of the people in Indian occupied Jammu and Kashmir. UN and US have ignored 92685 killings, 115877 arrests, 15665 home demolitions, by Indian Security Forces, and 22675 widows and 107218 orphans? Kashmir is not a matter of land dispute or real estate. If Indians solve this long standing issue both countries can live like US and Canada . India should not worry too much about over inflated trickle down affect as historically links among the people are much stronger and will further improve.
It was reported that Indians were probably planning to do some kind of surgical strike with the blessings of US. The whole idea was dropped when Pakistan tested a short range missile ‘Nassar’ able to carry ‘smart and lighter nuclear warheads’ within 60 miles range.
When a journalist asked a defence official’, ‘does Pakistan have ‘smart and lighter nuclear war heads’ which can be put on these short range missiles ‘Nasar’? Pakistani defence official reportedly said “what is the point of having a gun without a bullet and rest is a secret”.
In this way Pakistan is now able to make a surgical nuclear strike in the war zone direct on the military involved in the conflict instead of randomly attacking Indian cities and civilians which are already in the Pakistani missiles range. Pakistan has never said, ‘it will not strike first and it will be stupid assurance from any one anyway’.
Now what the Indians as occupiers and violators of UN resolutions need to do is to sit back and resolve the long standing issue of Kashmir with aspirations of the people of Kashmir and according to UN resolutions without playing any dirty tricks or politics. Surely the strong historical and geographical links with India will be further strengthened and both countries will have more money to spend on poverty elevation and education instead of buying arms.
(Dr Shahid Qureshi is senior analyst with BBC and writer on foreign policy, terrorism & security based in London, he authored famous book ‘War on Terror and Siege of Pakistan’)