Mr Ahmed Quraishi, Former Pakistan Television "Expert" now in GEO TV and contribute in The News International/Jang Group of Newspapers
On Wed, 4/15/09, PakNationalists wrote:
Blackmail In Balochistan By AHMED QURAISHI Tuesday, 14 April 2009.
Mr. Bugti was a smalltime village thug who murdered his cousins and relatives, stole their lands and exiled them to other parts of Pakistan. Could there be an American connection to the disturbances in Balochistan in addition to the Indian connection? The answer, in my view, is yes. Balochistan has U.S. military bases dating back to 2001. Washington has been opposed to China constructing the Gwadar sea port in the province overlooking the Gulf oil supply lines. And CIA is using Pakistani Balochistan to infiltrate the Iranian province of Sistan-Balochistan and ignite a Sunni rebellion there against Iran’s religious Shia regime.
Dear Quraishi Sahab,
Read at the end an statement issued by a Former Air Marshal of Pakistan Air Force before bad mouthing Bugti for the sake of spreading more hate in Pakistan.
Your research is Historically incorrect because Akbar Bugti wasn't small time Thug but had been Governor Baluchistn during Zulfikar Ali Bhutto regime [1971 - 1977] and if he was small time thug then how the hell Military conducted operation in Baluchistan in 70s for at least one year and that when Akbar Bugti was Governor Balochistan.
You are also wrong that US Bases are in Baluchistan since 2001, read Mumtaz Ali Bhutto's book "Confederation", because he says that Bases are there since 1984 [Mumtaz wrote that book while he was in Jail during General Zia Martial Law] and let me inform and remid you one more thing that US Military Bases in Pakistan are existing since 1958 [General Ayub Martial Law - Military Base in Badabeer Peshawar - simply go and read daily newspapers (even Pakistani would do)] so you are wrong that USA got Military Bases after 911 [one thing is existence and other is having knowledge of existence, you dont deny the existence when you dont know].
Regarding USA using Pakistani Baluchistan [I ask why didn't General Musharraf (the tough guy with trigger happy mode on his own people) stop USA. And by the way its not your opinion that Baluchistan is being used against Iran but Seymour Hersh's article of New Yorker and it would be a shock to you that Seymour Hersh says that Musharraf's Military Regime connived with US CIA to use Baluchistan soil for undercover operation - read and listen too. Click the Audio sign and [listen Seymour Hersh about US CIA Covert Action in Iran using Baluchis] with topic in the topic below:
Seymour Hersh: US Funding Al-Qaeda Linked Sunni Groups
You just cannot dismiss Bugti's death as a death of a thug due to political difference because a Former Air Marshal of Pakistan Air Force [Impeccable Character and thorough gentleman] Nur Khan who has far much better foresight than all the nincompoops playing "Expert" on Private TV Channels and Newspapers. Read as to how a true Pakistani Patriot should behave.
Killing of Bugti a blow to national unity: Nur Khan By A Reporter
ISLAMABAD, Aug 29: Former Air Force chief Air Marshal Nur Khan has roundly condemned the ruling Muslim League leadership, specially its president Chaudhry Shujaat Hussain and its secretary-general Mushahid Hussain Syed, for continuing to serve the Gen Musharraf regime even after the murder of Nawab Akbar Khan Bugti at the hands of a contingent of Army.
They claim to have been very good friends of the late Bugti. Shujaat never tires of expressing his indebtedness to the Nawab for saving his father’s life when Z.A.Bhutto, the then prime minister, had reportedly instructed Bugti, then governor of Balochistan to have his father Chaudhry Zahoor Elahi who was then in the provincial jail, killed. And look at Mushahid. He was among the three whom Bugti had named for hearing his case and had promised to accept whatever their verdict. Is this how one pays back trusted friends? asked Nur Khan.
The two seem to be running with the hare and hunting with the hound, he added bitterly.
Nur Khan said, it was the PML which is providing the military junta the all important political life support, without which, Gen Musharraf would not last single day.
“But without Gen Musharraf the PML will not last a single minute and that perhaps is why it feels compelled to go along with the military dictator no matter what the moral and political price”, he added.
Nur Khan, who as the governor of the defunct West Pakistan, had negotiated with the estranged Baloch Sardars, including Akbar Khan Bugti, in the late 1960s and brought them back into the mainstream politics, said he had found all these Sardars to be highly patriotic and devoted to Pakistan.
“I would trust them more than I would trust any other Pakistani to die for Pakistan”, he said.
They were alienated because of the way the Centre was treating them and their people. Because of the continuous neglect a sense of deprivation had taken hold of them. They needed to be given a sense of belonging.
“They were all men of honour. So, it was not all that difficult for me then to negotiate with them and get them back into the mainstream”, he added.
He said Bugti’s death would add a new and perhaps even a violent urgency to the demands of provincial autonomy by the smaller provinces and the Centre would ultimately be forced to concede to the very demands for which Bugti and his clan had taken up arms against the Musharraf regime.
Referring to Musharraf’s warning that whoever wanted to harm Pakistan nationally or internationally would have to fight him first, Nur Khan advised the president “to have a look in the mirror”. He would find that he himself is the guilty party. He said Bugti’s murder had dealt a severe blow to the unity of the country.