Friday, December 31, 2010

Azam Khan Swat JUI (F), WikiLeaks, Maualan Fazlur Rehman & Osama bin Laden.



WASHINGTON, Sept 21: JUI-F chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman and a senator from his party were prevented from boarding a plane to the United States at Doha airport, official sources told Dawn. Maulana Fazlur Rehman, who also heads the parliament’s Kashmir Committee, was scheduled to attend an OIC committee meeting on Kashmir on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly session in New York. He was reportedly told that he could not travel to the United States because his name was on a list of persons who advocated terrorism. Federal Minister for Science and Technology Azam Khan Swati was also prevented from boarding the flight because US officials believe he provided false information to immigration officials during a previous visit to North America. Mr Swati, who once was a US citizen but had given up his citizenship in 1979, allegedly told US immigration officials that he was still a citizen. When US authorities conveyed their decision to the Pakistan Embassy in Washington, the embassy asked them to reconsider the move. US authorities agreed to allow Mr Swati to attend the General Assembly on a special arrangement reserved for visitors who otherwise cannot enter the United States, such as Iranian officials, but are allowed to attend UN meetings. An arrangement with the United Nations requires the US administration to allow all those who are invited to a UN meeting to enter New York. This entry permit, however, is not a visa and those entering New York on this permit, cannot go outside the city. Meanwhile, the Pakistan Embassy is trying to make a similar arrangement for Maulana Fazlur Rehman and hopes that he would also be able to attend the OIC meeting. REFERENCE: Fazl, Swati in US entry dispute By Anwar Iqbal Wednesday, 22 Sep, 2010 http://news.dawn.com/wps/wcm/connect/dawn-content-library/dawn/the-newspaper/national/fazl,-swati-in-us-entry-dispute-290


Now watch this Bunkum:)

Capital talk 11th may 2010 part 1

URL: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cmSCVx-F6so
Capital talk 11th may 2010 part 2

URL: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=beeMzxi2bNo&feature=related
Capital talk 11th may 2010 part 3

URL: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=omY2btKCVYU&feature=related
Capital talk 11th may 2010 part 4

URL: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qv3B8TQUWrc&feature=related
Capital talk 11th may 2010 part 5

URL: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dFP02BEkuE8&feature=related

Azam Khan Swati
Recently Mr. Azam Khan Swati has sworn in as a Minister for Science and Technology. He belong to JUI-F of Maulana Fazlur Rehman. Initially I was amazed that an important ministry like S&T is given to somebody from JUI-F, however, going through his profile, I have a feeling that Mr. Swati is actually over-qualified for the position and he should contest for the post of Prime Minister.
As per his profile at Senate of Pakistan’s officialwebsite. Mr. Muhammad Azam Khan Swati has various degrees, including, M.A. Economics, M.A. Political Science, LL.B (Gold Medalist), LL.M (International Law from University of Houston (Texas-USA), Doctor of Jurisprudence from South Texas College of Law (Texas U.S.A), Attorney-at-Law (State of Texas).
Ex-Nazim of district Mansehra, Azam Khan Swati was elected senator for the tenure of 2006 – 2012.
He is one of the richest parliamanterian in the history of Pakistan. His declared assets are:
  • Rs25m Abbottabad house;
  • Rs0.45m another Abbottabad house;
  • 10 plots worth Rs12m in Bahria Town;
  • Rs13 million of worth 8 plots in Top City;
  • Rs11m four plots;
  • total current assets US$4.8m including personal banks accounts, note receivable etc;
  • US$15m worth fixed assets including real estate, 46% equity in Swati Enterprises and 100% equity in Swati Investment co.;
  • other assets worth US$0.59m include household furniture, jewellery etc.
  • His liabilities are US$5.2m.
Worth of Azam Khan Swati’s total assets comes to US$20.5m (about Rs1.6 billion).
Mr. Swati, during his stay in America, owned a chain of stores, was a member of Pakistani American Congress, played important role in high-profile charity events: http://www.chowrangi.com/who-is-azam-khan-swati.html Nobody should be amazed why JUI-F with all of its anti-US agenda has taken in and gave Senate ticket to somebody who has been taken US as second home and seems to be of some influence there.

Azam Swati & Million US Dollars - 1 (KYUN - Duniya News 6-2-12)

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=easaCWHEdMs


Azam Swati & Million US Dollars - 2 (KYUN - Duniya News 6-2-12)

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E9LtCBXvrxo


Azam Swati & Million US Dollars - 3 (KYUN - Duniya News 6-2-12)

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aCh7ja3-KN4
Just a few days back the same "Sanctimonious Ansar Abbasi" and Jang Group had to say this on Maulana Fazlur Rehman through WikiLeaks which was used by Ansar Abbasi shamelessly.






ISLAMABAD: Against his public perception of being an anti-American, Maulana Fazlur Rehman is reflected in a cable released by WikiLeaks as a frequent and cooperative American interlocutor, who professes his support for cooperation with the United States. The JUI-F leader has been described in the secret US cable as “more politician than mulla”, and “a frequent and cooperative interlocutor” with the post (US Embassy Islamabad). The Maulana is also shown as professing his “support for cooperation with the United States.” US embassy’s CDA Peter Bodde wrote in his April 3, 2008 cable, released by WikiLeaks, that Rehman, more politician than mulla, has been a prominent and legitimate figure in Pakistani politics since the 1980s. He “has publicly denounced terrorist attacks, but prefers to use negotiations rather than military force against militants. Although he is known to have contacts with Taliban and their sympathisers, he has negotiated with religious militants on the government’s behalf, garnering him criticism from the more hard-line religious sectors.”



The primary purpose of the message was to request the FBI to recall information about Fazlur Rehman, which indicated that an individual “Fasilur Rehman” believed to be associated with Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) is behind the March 2008 bombing in Islamabad. The cable said that the information suggests that Fasilur Rehman refers to political party leader Fazlur Rehman of the JUI-F. The embassy “requests that FBI recall this information from all hardcopy and database records due to discrepancies and errors in the report.” It noted that prominent Pakistan politician Fazlur Rehman is not associated with the JI, but instead leads his own political party, the JUI-F. From 2002-2007, the two parties allied with other religious parties in the coalition Muttahida Majlis-e-Amal (MMA). However, the JUI-F and JI retained separate leadership structures as well as separate political objectives and methods, it said.


The cable said that Fazlur Rehman’s JUI-F is a conservative Deobandi religious party that has recently joined the new Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) led government. The JI is a religious party that appeals to a narrow sector of the educated, conservative urban middle class. JI, which has a vibrant student wing, began as a movement for social change based on Sharia. “The JI party policy does not support violence as a means to achieve their political agenda, however, the party quietly has supported Jihad in Afghanistan and Kashmir by providing recruits from their student corps. The party does not support violence perpetuated within Pakistan, such as the recent attack on the restaurant in Islamabad. In addition, Fasilur Rehman and Fazlur Rehman are extremely common Pakistani names, making it impossible to accurately identify the individual with the prominent JUI-F politician.” In an earlier cable, the WikiLeaks showed the Maulana approaching the then US Ambassador Anne Patterson to become the Prime Minister. It was revealed that the leader of the country’s most fiercely pro-Taliban religious party, hosted a jovial dinner for Patterson at which the Maulana sought her backing to become prime minister and expressed a desire to visit America. Maulana-like Maulana’s lieutenant Abdul Ghafoor Haideri acknowledged that “All important parties in Pakistan had to get the approval of the US (to get power).” Fazl keeps regular contact with US embassy, says cable By Ansar Abbasi Tuesday, December 07, 2010 http://www.thenews.com.pk/TodaysPrintDetail.aspx?ID=2507&Cat=13

Tuesday, December 07, 2010, Zilhajj 30, 1431 A.H


























Kazmi accuses Swati of leasing out 33 acres land to his favorites

December 27, 2010
Former minister for religious affairs Hamid Saeed Kazmi has accused Azam Swati for leasing out 33 acres land owned by ministry of science and technology located in Gulshan-e- Iqbal at Karachi to his favorites at throwaway rate of Rs 4000 per annum. Kazmi said this while talking to media men here in Sukkur Monday. He held reality of the allegations leveled against him stands exposed now. This was a preconceived conspiracy and campaign of character assassination against him, he alleged. Dr A Q Khan had testified about my innocence, he underlined. Azam Swati and Omar Ali Sherzai, Pakistan ambassador in Saudi Arab were behind mud slinging campaign against him, he stated. Sherzai was expelled from Saudi Arabia 10 years before on corruption charges, he pointed out. Had any mismanagement taken place in Hajj arrangements, Saudi government would have not handed over compensation cheque to him, Kazmi added. The government where inheritors of Sufia and Walis lineages were included could not amend blasphemy law, he said. If any such situation arises, the amendment can not be made without taking the Ulema into confidence, he underlined. Party leadership would take any decision about my come back to ministry, he maintained. http://www.nation.com.pk/pakistan-news-newspaper-daily-english-online/Politics/27-Dec-2010/Kazmi-accuses-Swati-of-leasing-out-33-acres-land-to-his-favorites
Kal Tak 21st Dec 2010 Part 1 Azam Sawati,Maulana Saeed Kazmi Hajj Scandal


URL: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o6O9M90s1wo

Kal Tak 21st Dec 2010 Part 2 Azam Sawati,Maulana Saeed Kazmi Hajj Scandal


URL: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=weqUDE6jYEg&feature=related

Kal Tak 21st Dec 2010 Part 3 Azam Sawati,Maulana Saeed Kazmi Hajj Scandal


URL: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IwRYKaEQkOs&feature=related

Kal Tak 21st Dec 2010 Part 4 Azam Sawati,Maulana Saeed Kazmi Hajj Scandal


URL: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dy-Mbbb38XM&feature=related

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Gen (R) Mirza Aslam Beg & Conspiracies against Democracy in Pakistan.


ISLAMABAD: The federal government’s lawyer Kamal Azfar on Monday stunned the Supreme Court bench hearing challenges to the controversial NRO by saying that he alluded to the American CIA and the GHQ (General Headquarters) when he cautioned in the petition he had filed last week about threats that could derail the democratic system in Pakistan. ‘You want me to say it more openly? The danger comes from the CIA and the GHQ,’ ‘Look what we have done to Pakistan which otherwise (was) destined to become an Asian tiger, but one prime minister, Zulfikar Ali Bhutto, was hanged while the other, Benazir Bhutto, was killed,’ Mr Azfar bemoaned. REFERENCES: Federal lawyer says govt facing threat from GHQ, CIA By Nasir Iqbal Tuesday, 15 Dec, 2009  http://archives.dawn.com/archives/42536  AZFAR & AZFAR ADVOCATES http://kamalazfar.com/

BACKGROUND OF KAMAL AZFAR'S VIEW IS AS UNDER

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NOTE: On August 9, 1990, another one of the country’s short-lived experiments with democracy came to an end. While “The Empire Strikes Back” published in the August 1990 issue of the Herald describes the events that took place on the day of Benazir Bhutto’s ouster, “The Invisible War (See Herald Monthly Issue of January 2008, page 87), printed in the same issue, provides an analysis of the factors that led to the sacking of her government. [Courtesy Monthly Herald Pakistan January 2008, page 84-85-86]

Gen (R) Mirza Aslam Beg & Conspiracies against Elected Governments - Part 1
URL: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BBgOFcTiCC8
The Invisible War by Abbas Nasir [Monthly Herald January 2008]
Was there a covert war raging between a sophisticated intelligence agency and the PPP government? And did the crisis in the Gulf have anything to do with Ms Bhutto’s ouster from office? After the dust begins to settle over the dissolution of the assemblies, it becomes clear that Benazir Bhutto’s ouster was directly linked to the fact that the army’s patience with her government had run out. Differences between the two had fuelled much media speculations for the entire duration of the PPP’s 20 month tenure. Issues as diverse as Sindh, Kashmir, postings, corruption, and Afghanistan had caused much tension between the ruling party and the military establishment. But the differences were more deep-rooted than a mere disagreement on some issues. It was clear, from the very outset, that the army had very reluctantly allowed Ms Bhutto to take office, and motivated every move and mistake she made during her 20 – Month Rule.
Gen (R) Mirza Aslam Beg & Conspiracies against Elected Governments - Part 2 URL: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bWfvum3Sj-c
General Retd. Mirza Aslam Beg - The distrust between the Prime Minister and the army has never been too far below the surface and dates back to the period when Ms Bhutto’s father, the executed Prime Minister Zulfikar Ali Bhutto, was in power. According to one analyst, “The defence establishment would have never allowed Benazir to come to power, had it not been for the pressure exerted by the US. Reluctantly, the army bowed to this pressure – probably because Washington controlled its purse strings” The attitude of the military towards the PPP and its leader was clearly evident during the run-up to the elections in 1988. One unreported incident from that period perfectly reflects this deep distrust. Knowledgeable sources maintain that a high official of the intelligence set-up came to Karachi just before polls, and convened a meeting of all the candidates contesting from the Lyari constituency, where Ms Bhutto was a candidate. “We can beat her if all of you agree to withdraw and put-up a single candidate against her, “he was quoted as suggesting to them. But such was the foresight of this hotshot that not only did most of the candidates not agree to withdraw, but the PPP leader subsequently won from the area with a margin of votes that six times that of the votes won by all her opponents put together. Another official of the same agency has been credited with the formation of IJI and sources say, he was largely responsible for masterminding the anti-PPP campaign in Punjab, which was to work with devastating effect both before and after elections.
Gen (R) Mirza Aslam Beg & Conspiracies against Elected Governments - Part 3 URL: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CCHZFrh4efo
Lt General Retd Hamid Gul - However, on coming to power, Ms Bhutto secured one of the few concessions from the military establishment when she successfully pushed for the removal from the Inter Services Intelligence Directorate of its then Director General Major General Hamid Gul and his Assistant Director General (Internal Security) Brigadier Imtiaz Ahmad. But the removal of Hamid Gul had sting in its tail. Ms Bhutto was not chastened by the fact that the military had forced her to allow the promotion of the ISI strongman, or his posting to the strategically important corps in Multan. Following the appointment as DG of a Benazir nominee, Lt. General (Retd) Shamsur Rehman Kallue, the powers of the Political Cell of the ISI, working in the guise of the Internal Security (IS), were drastically curtailed. However a serving Major General, Khalid Latif Mughal was posted to run the Afghanistan and Kashmir policies. Mughal, formally, and Hamid Gul informally, continued to have a major say in both these spheres. While the Prime Minister was willing, perhaps, to allow the army a free hand in handling the Afghanistan and Kashmir policies as a price to keep herself in power, her government appeared to have relaxed because the army’s earlier meddling in domestic politics through the ISI had been curtailed. But a couple of transfers and postings were hardly enough to ensure a pliant military high command. And a determined army was hardly something that the inept Benazir Administration could tame quite easily. Although the political cell at the ISI was closed down, the army launched a two-pronged offensive primarily through the media, which to the credit of the PPP government, remained free all through the party’s short, but eventful, tenure in office.
Gen (R) Mirza Aslam Beg & Conspiracies against Elected Governments - Part 4 URL: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zoOKhO3RkSA
Lt General Retd. Asad Durrani - While on one hand, Brigadier Riazullah, an articulate and charming officer, moved into the barracks outside the GHQ which houses the Inter Services Public Relations Directorate, another officer, known for his competence and pleasant demeanor, occupied an office inside the walls of the GHQ. This was the Director General of the Military Intelligence, Major General Asad Durrani. Brigadier Riazullah’s task was to execute General Aslam Beg’s policy of “glasnost” – to wash from the minds of the public, through the media, the negative image of the armed forces had acquired, following the more than a decade long period of Martial Law. The new face of the army was much in evidence when it launched its biggest ever maneuvers – Zarb-e-Momin – in the winter of 1989-90. As a result of an unprecedented media blitz, the “professional soldier” image that the army was beaming out began to sink into public mind slowly but, surely.
Gen (R) Mirza Aslam Beg Exposes Kamran Khan's 16 Years Old "LIE" - Part 1 URL: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qU_JuaBnw4k
Brig (Retd) Imtiaz - Side by side with the rehabilitation of its image, the army (with ammunition provided by the antics of the PPP government itself) set about destroying the populist aura of the PPP and succeeded in making corruption the most talked about subject in the country. The army was aided in this endeavor, of course, by the blundering Johnny-come- latelies who came to represent the public face of the PPP. It is clear that a great deal of homework was done, in gathering as well as fabricating evidence against prominent PPP members and the Prime Minister’s husband. Mush of this information and disinformation was handed over mainly to the right-wing journalists belonging to some key papers and periodicals, who saw themselves as the natural allies of the army, having enjoyed close ties with the Zia Regime. At least three people were assigned to feed corruption stories to the foreign media. The DG, MI also adopted an increasingly high-profile role. Although traditionally the DG, MI is hardly someone, given the sensitivity of his assignment, to come before newsmen, the balding Durrani is understood to have personally briefed more than one journalist about the lack of sincerity on the part of the PPP in handling the Sindh situation. This same officer reportedly maintained contact with dissident PPP members of parliament and dictated strategy to them. Similarly, in Karachi, where the MI had grown to many hundreds-strong since the early 80s, Brigadier Jamil and a couple of other officers personally briefed a select band of newsmen time and again, offering them “evidence” of corrupt and criminal activities of the government. While in Hyderabad these stories were leaked by a Colonel Ayub, in Lahore the main channel of contact with the media was a top aide to fromer Chief Minister, Nawaz Sharif, who coordinated closely with a group of Pro-Estbalishment Right Wing Journalists planted in different papers and periodicals.
Gen (R) Mirza Aslam Beg Exposes Kamran Khan's 16 Years Old "LIE" - Part 2 URL: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yMW0HXjiQsM
Masood Sharif Khan Khattak (Former Director General Intelligence Bureau - Pakistan) - And this was not all. There was something more deep-rooted going on, as an interview with at least one Corps Commander revealed. The gentleman insisted on blaming a PPP minister for planting stories against him although this was not the case as independent investigations subsequently revealed. To this day, however, it is not clear who was briefing the Corps Commander on the “enemy-like” attitude of PPP ministers. The urgency of the army’s desire to see Benazir removed is clear from an article by a journalist, reputed to have very close ties with the army bosses. The report, published soon after the fall of the Bhutto government, alleged that while Ms Bhutto was an opposition leader, her mail used to leave the country courtesy the diplomatic pouch of the Indian mission. The journalist proceeded, without naming sources, to question the patriotism of the elected prime minister. But despite this deep rooted prejudice, the army tolerated Benazir Bhutto for 20 months. What then was the catalyst to her being pushed out of the office in a “constitutional coup”? Knowledgeable quarters point towards two factors that may have served as the proverbial straw that broke the Camel’s back. The first of these was the Alam Jan Mehsud incident. Lt General Mahsud, the Corps Commander at Lahore enjoyed the reputation of being a top class professional soldier. His excellent strategy during the course of Zarb-e-Momin, defence experts say, earned him the reputation of “Pakistan’s Rommel”. The Prime Minister reportedly conveyed her desire to the GHQ to grant Mahsud an extension, and post him as the Deputy Chief of Army Staff – an act that military establishment viewed as direct interference in the army affairs.
Gen (R) Mirza Aslam Beg Exposes Kamran Khan's 16 Years Old "LIE" - Part 3 URL: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5u5iTL0Osbo
Ghulam Ishaq Khan (Former President of Pakistan) What they suspected was that Ms. Bhutto was placing a well known dove in a strategic position as a potential successor to the present COAS. The army’s response was swift. A replacement, Lt General Ashraf, was rushed to Lahore and, the day after, Mahsud’s photograph was carried by various newspapers, receiving the Corps Shield as a farewell gift. Within days, Mahsud had left for a month long holiday to the tribal areas Waziristan, to spend time in his home village. Knowledgeable quarters say it was in the wake of the Mahsud incident, that a Corps Commander tried to convey to the government that the army was planning to move against it. He reportedly said that the military leadership complained to the President that Ms Bhutto was attempting to foment “divisions” in the rank of the army. The army, which has prided itself on its discipline and the unity in its ranks even during the imposition of Martial Law, couldn’t possibly be expected to tolerate what it perceived to be an attempt to divide it. The other important factor that could have acted as a catalyst was the tilt in the balance of relations between the Pakistan Army and the US administration. Ironically, Ms Bhutto has alwayslooked towards the US as a staunch ally. While it is true that the US administration had much to do with the restoration of democracy in Pakistan – as well as the nomination of Ms. Bhutto as prime minister after her party emerged as the largest single party in the elections – it is equally true her party emerged as the largest single party in the elections – it is equally true that the US strategic interest vis a vis Gulf, are far more crucial to it then romantic notions of third world democracy. Well informed sources in Islamabad say that on a number of occasions in the past, Washington had told the army that any attempt to brush aside democracy would be met with a stiff reaction, including a cut off in aid – particularly now that the Soviets had vacated Afghanistan. Given Pakistan’s tension with India, the defence establishment was hardly likely to jeopardize relations with its key hardware supplier.
Gen (R) Mirza Aslam Beg Exposes Kamran Khan's 16 Years Old "LIE" - Part 4 URL: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_FNF_IPeHsw
US Ambassador Robert Oakley - However, with Iraq’s invasion of Kuwait and the threat of an onward march into Saudi Arabia, the US apparently needed the support of the Pakistan Army. In fact, US Ambassador Robert Oakley told a meeting at the Institute of Strategic Studies in Islamabad, just two days after Benazir’s ouster, that Saudi Arabia had requested troops from Pakistan. Although the once again retained Foreign Minister Sahibzada Yaqub Khan, as well as an army spokesman, denied having received any such request, the US envoy has neither retracted nor clarified his earlier statement. Although there has been no report yet of Pakistani troops being sent to Saudi Arabia, eyewitnesses say that they recently saw at least a couple of giant US Air force transport (C-141) aircraft taking off from a Pakistan Air Force Base. To further confirm American acquiescence in recent events in Pakistan, there was highly significant meeting between the three services chiefs, Bob Oakley and the Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee Chairman of the latter’s headquarters in Chaklala, Rawalpindi. This meeting took place on the weekend preceding the dissolution of the assemblies. In it, sources say, the issue was discussed threadbare, after which admiral Sirohey quietly left for Multan on a routine inspection tour.
Gen (R) Mirza Aslam Beg Exposes Kamran Khan's 16 Years Old "LIE" - Part 5 URL: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I_Y2DsqP64c
The State Department’s quick reaction is hardly attributable to any efficiency at Foggy Bottom. It is clear that prior information was available to them – the denial to the contrary of a USIS official in Islamabad notwithstanding. One thing, however, is clear. The haze of disinformation is still as thick as any fog. But keeping in view the well-oiled machinery that the army has at its disposal, its main political rival, the PPP appears to have been knocked out and has little chance of staging a quick or easy comeback. But whether the army comes out in the open or prefers operate through remote control, only the course of events in the next few months will tell. [Courtesy Monthly Herald Pakistan January 2008, page 87-88-89]
Gen (R) Mirza Aslam Beg Exposes Kamran Khan's 16 Years Old "LIE" - Part 6 URL: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fNxsb_bLi24
The Empire Strikes Back by Abbas Nasir [Monthly Herald January 2008]
August 6, 1655 hours… a group of army officers-whose men have already thrown a ring around the Prime Minister’s Secretariat – enter the multistory white building and advise all the staff to leave and not to return until further orders… A similar scene is being enacted at most other key buildings and installations in Islamabad as battle ready troops jump out of their gun-mounted trucks to surround the radio and television stations, the Directorate of Intelligence Bureau, the Federal Investigation Agency, important ministries and, of course, the erstwhile Sindh House – the official residence of the Prime Minister of Pakistan.
General (R) Mirza Aslam Beg on MQM, MMA, & Dirty Role of Jang Group - Part 1 URL: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8mKcky5fnDA
Jawans and officers of the FF Regiment, and contingents from a battalion of the Special Services Group take up positions near the parliament building as the president prepares to address a press conference that has just been announced. The high-profile army presence in the Federal Capital leaves a little doubt in any mind that President Ghulam Ishaq Khan’s announcement has the solid backing of the country’s powerful defence forces.. By this time, everybody in Islamabad, with the exception, perhaps, of the Pakistan’s People’s Party government has a fair idea of what is happening. The turbulent 20-month honeymoon between PPP and the establishment is all but over. A little after five, the President administers the last rites at a press conference at the Aiwan-e-Sadr. The Empire – which allowed the PPP to take office following polls in November 1988 – has finally decided to strike back.
General (R) Mirza Aslam Beg on MQM, MMA, & Dirty Role of Jang Group - Part 2 URL: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hBZB7P94hI0&feature=related
After reading from a lengthy charge sheet, President Ishaq quotes a number of constitutional clauses and then announces the dissolution of the national assembly and the dismissal of Benazir Bhutto’s government. Unlike the speech of the late General Ziaul Haq on May 29 1988 – in which he announced the dismissal of Junejo’s Government – Ishaq steps doesn’t surprise anyone. The action comes on the heels of a multitude of corruption scandals, the government’s abject failure in arresting the Sindh situation, reports of serious differences with the army, as well as acrimonious confrontation between the Centre and the Provinces of Punjab and Balochistan. Shortly afterwards, the nominated Caretaker Prime Minister Ghulam Mustaf Jatoi takes oath of office, fulfilling a long-standing ambition, and four ministers are sworn in simultaneously. There are two surprise inclusions in the cabinet – Rafi Raza, a man known in the past primarily as an aide to Zoulfikar Ali Bhutto, and for his strong US Connections. Raza has returned following a long absence in the political wilderness. The second surprise is the inclusion of the controversial Ghulam Mustafa Khar, on whom the establishment is reported to have a stack of files as high as the Margalla Hills.
General (R) Mirza Aslam Beg on MQM, MMA, & Dirty Role of Jang Group - Part 3 URL: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ljif6lVWMXM&feature=related
The two other ministers – Illahi Bux Soomro, who was a minister in the Martial Law period but was pushed out into the cold after having lost in the 1988 elections, Senator Sartaj Aziz, also a minister in the Zia period – are both known Zia loyalists. Meanwhile, the Chief of Army Staff, General Mirza Aslam Beg, comes out with the quote of the moment when mobbed by journalists following the oath taking ceremony. “We are not involved in politics. We have never been involved in politics. We will never be involved in politics.” Within a matter of hours, Sindh Governor Fakhruddin G. Ebrahim refuses Ishaq’s request to dissolve the provincial assembly and is replaced by Mahmoud A. Haroon , former interior minister in General Zia’s Martial Law government, who then signs the dissolution order. Jam Sadiq Ali, until days earlier a staunch Benazir Bhutto supporter, is sworn in as caretaker chief minister of the troubled province. Frontier Governor, Amir Gulistan Janjua, meanwhile sends the Sherpao government and the legislature packing, and Mir Afzal Khan, an industrial tycoon and a former Z.A. Bhutto government minister, takes over as the caretaker chief executive.
General (R) Mirza Aslam Beg on MQM, MMA, & Dirty Role of Jang Group - Part 4 URL: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VkZLGhwDAlE
For the opposition-led provincial governments, a more dignified and, perhaps cosmetic exit if facilitated. In the Punjab, Mian Nawaz Sharif is not sacked and give time to advise dissolution to the new governor, Mian Muhammad Azhar, the Lahore mayor and a close relative of the Punjab strongman himself, who replaces General (Retired) Tikka Khan. Meanwhile a close associate of Nawaz Sharif, Ghulam Haider Wyne, takes oath of office as caretaker Chief Minister of the most populous province of the country. Mir Humayun Khan Marri, the son-in-law of Nawab Akbar Khan Bugti replaces him as Chief Minister after the latter sends advice to the Governor, General (Retired) Muhammad Musa, to dissolve the Balochistan assembly. Meanwhile, in the Federal Capital itself, correspondents who rush to file their dispatches, find all telex, fax and international dialing lines out of order. The lines are not restored till 2230 hours. In effect, Islamabad is cut off from the rest of the world until the new order is safely put into place. Benazir Bhutto gives her reaction at a press conference at 1930 hours. She says she has been ousted in a “Constitutional Coup”, but informs journalist that President Ishaq’s hand was forced. Asked who forced the president to dismiss her government, she responds, “I leave that to your imagination.” After the press conference, a PTV crew that has covered the vent, hands over the video to an army officer at the gate of Sindh House.
General (R) Mirza Aslam Beg on MQM, MMA, & Dirty Role of Jang Group - Part 5 URL: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3e8f3V6-7Xc
Inside Sindh House itself, the STD lines are cut off and restored about seven times and the T&T authorities inform an aide to Ms. Bhutto that they are only following orders. As the just-ousted Prime Minister sits down to dinner, some party people, mainly former ministers, drop in. She picks up the phone, tells her ADC to send in more food, then laughs at his response and puts the phone down. Benazir Bhutto turns round and apologizes to her guests for not being able to lay out a proper dinner for them. The kitchen staff – as well as the crockery – have been summoned out of Sindh House. Even the next day, lunch is eaten out of boxes ordered from a caterer. While the troops clear out of Sindh House and the TV and Radio Stations the next morning, the PM Secretariat, as well as the DIB and FIA offices are visited by a steady stream of army men – some in plainclothes – for several more days. Hundreds of files are taken away from the premises, no doubt to reappear as a damning indictment of the fallen government. Meanwhile, Major (Retd.) Masud Sharif, the Joint Director of the IB, and later, six of his staffers, are reportedly arrested and taken to an unknown destination for interrogation.
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Two days after his nomination as Caretaker Prime Minister, Ghulam Mustafa Jatoi addresses a press conference and lays a great deal of emphasis on the accountability of the previous government. The forthcoming elections, that are barely 77 days away, are played down somewhat, fuelling much speculation and reviving bitter memories of the past. The same day, in Karachi, Benazir Bhutto finally explodes at a press conference and charges that the Military Intelligence (MI) was responsible for her ouster. She goes to the extent of alleging that the draft of the President’s speech was prepared by the JAG (Judge Advocate General) branch of the Pakistan Army at the GHQ.
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Either naively, or reflecting her own political compulsions, she absolves the Chief of Army Staff and the Corps Commanders of any blame, thus distancing them from the MI and JAG Branch, and perhaps leaving the door ajar for any future compromises. Those in control now also seem to be in a hurry to acquire more and more bargaining chips. Significantly half a dozen persons reputed to be very close to Asif Zardari, are picked up in pre-dawn raids. As their interrogation begins, there are reports of deals and offer of immunity from prosecution. Events take a mysterious turn, as Begum Nusrat Bhutto leaves the country in a departure that is still unexplained. In the wake of the ouster of Benazir, numerous theories are being floated in the Federal Capital, with conspiracy theorists in hot demand. From deals between the PPP and the army, culminating in the exit of the Bhuttos from the Pakistani political scene, to a grand design by the army to completely discredit civilian politicians through appointments like those of caretaker set-up – all kinds of scenarios are being discussed and debated in Islamabad. Democracy in Pakistan, it is clear, has entered a critical new phase.
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