Irtiza Ali wrote:
YE ISI aur PAK ARMY hee hae jiski waja sey PAKISTAN bacha hua hae.....werna ye politicians kab ka beech chukay hotay.
Pro-Zionist elements in US Administration in connivance with Indian RAW
are engaged in fomenting trouble in Afghanistand and Pakistan to destablize
the only Muslim country with nuclear power and to encricle Iran the other
Muslim nation that could manufacture nukes in the future.
syed-mohsin naquvi wrote:
In the 80s, the role of the Pak Army was a conduit to help the Afghan Mujahideen fight off the Soviets. In the last 30 years or so, the Pakisatn army has turned into a full-fledged business enterprise who are in the business of making the corrupt generals richer by the day. No body craes about teh peopel or teh country. ISI is a rogue set up and it has to be cut to size.
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Following are the excerpts from Pakistan Leading National Newspaper. Read and decide
HIGHLIGHT FROM THE COLUMNS BELOW
In September of 1994 Kamran Khan of The News and The Washington Post came calling. He told me how earlier that year he had asked for an appointment with the then leader of the opposition, Nawaz Sharif, to interview him on his relationship with the army and the security services whilst he was prime minister. He was asked to go to Lahore and meet the Mian. When on May 16 Kamran arrived at Nawaz's Model Town house, there was an army of men equipped with bulldozers demolishing the security fences and structures Nawaz had built on adjoining land, not his to build upon (akin to those built around Karachi's Bilawal House). The breakers had been on the job since dawn.
Kamran found Nawaz angry but composed. He was amply plied and refreshed with 'badaam-doodh' and Nawaz, his information wizard Mushahid Hussain and he settled down to talk and continued to do so until late afternoon when Kamran left to fly back to Karachi.
Nawaz opened up by congratulating Kamran on his Mehrangate exposures which had recently appeared in the press, asking how the inquiry was progressing, and giving his own views. They exchanged information, each believing the other was being informed. They talked about how COAS Aslam Beg (sporter of shades in the shade) managed to get Rs 14 crore (140 million) from Yunis Habib, then of Habib Bank. This was deposited in the 'Survey Section 202' account of Military Intelligence (then headed by Major-General Javed Ashraf Kazi). From there Rs 6 crore was paid to President Ghulam Ishaq Khan's election cellmates (General Rafaqat, Roedad Khan, Ijlal Hyder Zaidi, etc.), and Rs 8 crore transferred to the ISI account. After lunch, Nawaz brought up the subject of how Aslam Beg early in 1991 had sought a meeting with him (then prime minister) to which he brought Major-General Asad Durrani, chief of the ISI. They told him that funds for vital on-going covert operations (not identified by Nawaz) were drying up, how they had a foolproof plan to generate money by dealing in drugs. They asked for his permission to associate themselves with the drug trade, assuring him of full secrecy and no chance of any trail leading back to them. Nawaz remarked that on hearing this he felt the roof had caved in on him. He told them he could have nothing to do with such a plan and refused to give his approval. The Washington Post had just broken Kamran's story and when I asked why it had not broken earlier, he told me how they check and recheck, and that in the meantime, he had been busy with the Mehrangate affair on which, between May and August, he had filed seven stories.
We must again ask: was Nawaz capable of saying what he did? Yes. Did Kamran invent the whole thing? Not likely. Is The Washington Post a responsible paper with credibility? Yes. Everybody who is anyone in Washington reads it over breakfast. Has it ever made mistakes? Yes.
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We never learn from history - 3 By Ardeshir Cowasjee
We never learn from history - 4 By Ardeshir Cowasjee
We never learn from history - 5 By Ardeshir Cowasjee
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We never learn from history – 6 By Ardeshir Cowasjee
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We never learn from history - 8 By Ardeshir Cowasjee
9th Part probably censored [courtesy Bush backed Military Regime in Pakistan]
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