Friday, November 21, 2008

After Benazir Bhutto's Death - 17

American Backed Pakistani Chief Martial Law Administrator General Zia [1977-1988]

General Zia and US President Ronald Reagan [Two Brothers]

Major General Retd. Mr Mahmud Ali Durrani [Advisor to the Prime Minister of Pakistan in 2008]

'General Zia remnants’, Late. Ms. Benazir Bhutto and Mr Asif Ali Zardari.

As per Daily Dawn dated 20 Oct 2007

"Former prime minister and Pakistan People’s Party chairperson Benazir Bhutto on Friday condemned the suicide attack on her rally and blamed it on what she termed ‘Zia remnants’. She disclosed that a media representative had told her on return from Dubai that he had received a phone call from a retired military official that there would be an attack on her that day and that the MQM would be doing that. “I said that if such an attack comes, it will not be from the MQM.” [1]

And what we have here after PPP specifically Mr Asif Ali Zardari have taken over the charge of government that the very same General Ziaist Elements are being inducted in the Government on the American Pressure.

As per the news report filed in the Daily Times dated April 16, 2008.

President Pervez Musharraf on Tuesday appointed Mahmud Ali Durrani as the prime minister’s adviser on national security. [2]

Major General Retd. Mr Mahmud Ali Durrani:

From 1977 to 1982 he was Pakistan’s defense and military attaché in Washington, D.C. He then served as military secretary to the president of Pakistan until 1986 and if my memory is not failing me he was GOC Bahawalpur, Punjab - Pakistan when General Zia's plane crashed on 17 Aug 1988. [Who Killed Zia? (Page 2) VANITY FAIR September 1989 by Edward Jay Epstein in the reference in the bibliography in the end].

From 1992 to 1998 Durrani was the chairman of the Pakistan Ordnance Factories Board. Durrani was also an advisor in the International Institute for Strategic Studies in London, which he served from 2001 to 2004. Durrani was appointed as Pakistan Ambassador to the United States by President Pervez Musharraf in June 2006, replacing another General Jehangir Karamat. They both belong to the Armoured corps of Pakistan Army, with Durrani being the third Armoured Corps officer to take the helms of ambassadorship at Washington, D.C.; the first one was Lt Gen Ejaz Azim [whose daughter is the wife of Major General Retd Rashid Qureshi i.e. The Advisor to President General Musharraf], who was ambassador during General Zia-ul-Haq and Reagan era.

Quite funny isn't it that our prersent Foreign Minister Makhdoom Shah Mahmood Qureshi [The Grave Keeper of Devint Sufi of Multan] enjoyed excellent relationship with this remnant of General Zia i.e. Mahmood Ali Durrani.

As per the news filed in The News International dated Sunday, April 06, 2008 by Mariana Baabar

Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi has detached himself from the little known Balusa Group, a Track II initiative involving well known Pakistanis and Indians, funded by an American, Shirin Taherkheli. A spokesman at the Foreign Office when asked said that since Qureshi had taken charge as the Foreign Minister of Pakistan, he no longer remained connected to the Balusa Group. Another prominent Pakistani, Major General (retd) Mahmud Ali Durrani, who will take charge as the National Security Adviser, has also been part of Balusa, but it is not known whether he would still be part of this initiative after he took over as ambassador to the United States and now after his new charge in Islamabad. Some of the others are Syed Babar Ali, General Farrakh Khan, Shaharyar Khan and Toufiq Siddiqi. On the Indian side, some of the members are General Satish Nambiar, Kuldip Nayar, Raja Mohan, Bharat Bhushan and Salman Haidar. A former RAW official is also part of this
group. [3]

What a joke! Scores of innocent Pakistanis are disappeared and vanished courtesy the definition of National Security [as defined by General Hamid Gul] whereas those who are related with our National Security specifically General Mahmud Ali Durrani and other such members of the ruling elite enjoy immense immunity in the garb of think tank enjoy whatever company they like as mentioned in the story above whereas in the name of National Security the Pakistani Establishment ruins lives of their own citizens and no questions asked.



(Excerpts from The Bear Trap) WHIRLPOOL OF TERRORISM (Excerpts from The Bear Trap) [6]

Brig (Ret) Mohammad Yousaf

It was only on 14 August that Zia had finally given in to the pressure from his former military secretary and Defense Attaché in Washington, Major-General Mehmood Durrani, now commanding the armoured division. He insisted that the President's presence was diplomatically desirable, and would give added weight to the Pakistani delegation. After all Zia had retained the post of Chief of Army Staff. Against his better judgment he agree to go.


George Tenet, CIA (Part 2)

What can you tell us about your meetings with the Government of India, Maj.Gen. (retd) Mahmud Ali Durrani, who like Gen.Musharraf, was a blue-eyed boy of the late Gen.Zia-ul-Haq and who is now a close confidante of the self-styled Chief Executive? Maj.Gen.Durrani had in the past served as the ISI station chief in Washington and was responsible for the ISI's liaison with the CIA and the FBI. Last year, Jamaat-e-Islami circles in Pakistan had alleged that he had, at the instance of the CIA, played a role, in consultation with Gen.Musharraf, in persuading the Hizbul Mujahideen to agree to a cease-fire." Why did the NSA have been destroying data collected on Americans or US companies since the Sept. 11 attacks? Why did the CIA or Pentagon trust a document about nuclear bombs in a house in Kandahar, which has been proved as a parody from 1979, which also the NY Times reported? Who do you think put that fake document into the house or do you think, That even Al-Aqueade didn't realize that the documents have been useless? Did you ever investigate in the death of Vladimir Pasechnik, former director of the Institute of Ultra Pure Biochemical Preparations, a component of the Soviet biowarfare establishment, Biopreparat in November 2001? [4]

"General Durrani, by his own admission, started out as a fire-breathing soldier, and his slow conversion to the cause of political engagement as the only way forward is all the more telling for that." - Salman Haider, Senior Fellow of Centre of Research in Rural and Industrial Development, Chandigarh, India "This is the first time that a highly decorated Pakistani military officer has written about the need for peace and reconciliation with India." - Rifaat Hussain, Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad "If this book leads to formation of peace lobbies in India and Pakistan, I can say General Mahmud has achieved much." - Wasim Sajjad, former Chairman, Senate of Pakistan [5]

‘Zia remnants’ blamed for Karachi carnage: Benazir vows to confront militants, fears more attacks By Shamim-ur-Rahman [1]

October 20, 2007 Saturday Shawwal 7, 1428

Durrani appointed adviser to PM [2]\04\16\story_16-4-2008_pg1_4

Qureshi quits American-funded Balusa Group By Mariana Baabar Sunday, April 06, 2008 [3]

Why? - An Extraordinary Series Of 911 Questions

From American Patriot Friends Network 4-27-2 [4]

India and Pakistan: Cost of Conflict & the Benefits of Peace DESCRIPTION [5]


Major General Mahmud Ali Durrani, retired, “India and Pakistan: The Cost of ... Nuclear Terrorism in South Asia” (Washington, DC: Presented at the Brookings)

Who Killed Zia? (Page 2) VANITY FAIR September 1989 by Edward Jay Epstein

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