By Sajjad Shaukat for Veterans Today
Pakistan’s Armed Forces have successfully broken the backbone of the foreign-backed terrorists by the military operations Zarb-e-Azb and Radd-ul-Fasaad. Army and top intelligence agency ISI have broken the network of these terrorist groups by capturing several militants, while thwarting a number of terror attempts. Peace has been restored in various regions of Pakistan, especially in the Balochistan province and Karachi.
But, Zionist-controlled foreign elements have, again, started terror attacks in Pakistan not only to damage the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor project (CPEC), but also to show to the Western countries that nuclear weapons of the country are insecure, as the same can fall into the hands of the militants of Al-Qaeda and Taliban or the Islamic State group (Also known as Daesh, ISIS, ISIL).
Being the only nuclear country in the Islamic World, Pakistan is on the hit-list of the US, India and Israel, including some Western countries. Based in Afghanistan, American CIA, Indian RAW and Israeli Mossad, including British MI6 which have well-established their covert networks there and are well-penetrated in the militant outfits like the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP), ISIS and their affiliated Taliban groups had been using their terrorists to destabilize Pakistan by arranging the subversive activities such as target killings, suicide attacks and ethnic violence in various regions of the country.
Although due to the efforts of Pakistan’s security forces, 80 percent terrorism has been eliminated in the country, yet Zionist-led organized propaganda campaign by the foreign entities continue against Pakistan.
Zionist-led Indo-Israeli lobbies which are well-penetrated in the US administration and Europe, research centers, think tanks, universities and so-called human rights groups leave no stone unturned in continuing their endless propaganda against Pakistan. Particularly, RAW is availing the opportunity of the organized propaganda campaign against Islamabad.
It is regrettable that some internal elements of the country also support the external enemies of Pakistan. In this respect, Pakistan’s former ambassador to the United States, Husain Haqqani has also become the part of the anti-Pakistan propaganda.
In his latest book, “Reimagining Pakistan: Transforming a Dysfunctional Nuclear State”, published by HarperCollins India on April 9, 2018, Husain Haqqani maligned Pakistan, its security agencies, while targeting country’s ideology and nuclear weapons.
As mentioned in the book, Husain Haqqani continues his old biased and traditional approach against Islamabad. He takes pride in pointing out false blame game against Pakistani establishment; question of security, internal politics, historical background, religion, beliefs etc. Painting a dark picture of the country to please his foreign masters, Haqqani also describes the Pakistani psyche to explain as to how the country evolved into a dysfunctional nuclear state and criticises all the actors such as the Pakistani state, the military and the politicians, including even the intelligentsia. Speaking in the tone of the top officials of the US and India, he has tried to defame the image of Pakistan in the comity of nations.
It is mentionable that Husain Haqqani has been distorting the image of Pakistan and its armed forces, while showing Pakistan a fundamentalist state in line of the external propagandists.
It is notable that in 2009, the existence of the US private security firm, Blackwater was verified. Blackwater and CIA started recruiting Pakistani nationals who were vulnerable and could work on their payroll. As part of US espionage network, hundreds of the American CIA spies entered Pakistan under the guise of diplomats. They started supervising and guiding the anti-Pakistan activities through their affiliated militants. These spies were also trying to gather information about Pakistan’s nuclear assets.
Pakistan’s Inter-Services Intelligence agency (ISI) started thwarting the anti-Pakistan activities of the spies of Blackwater and CIA. In this context, with the pre-information of ISI, Pakistan’s security agencies arrested a number of agents. For instance, on September 19, 2009, police raided the Inter-Risk, a private security company in Islamabad, and arrested its two employees, possessing unlicensed arms. While, US embassy spokesperson Richard Snelsire pretended, “The US contract with the Inter-Risk is to provide security at the embassy and consulates.”
Besides, on many occasions, ISI helped in stopping the secret movements of the CIA spies who were traveling in vehicles, covered with black mirrors—showing themselves as diplomats. Sometimes weapons were also snatched from them. On the information of ISI, Pakistan’s establishment expelled several so-called diplomats, operating in the country. On the other side, US withheld $700 million in military aid to punish its military and ISI.
As regards Husain Haqqani, while serving as Pakistani ambassador, he was protecting American interests. He had issued visas to many CIA agents like Ramond Davis to destablize Pakistan. Besides, working at various American institutes, Husain Haqqani developed secret liaisons with Indo-Israeli lobbies and became covert element of anti-Pakistan campaign. Particularly, this could be judged from his book, titled, ‘Pakistan: Between Mosque and Military.’ In this book, Husain Haqqani targeted both military and Islamic ideology. While pointing out relationship of the Pak Army and its primary intelligence agency, ISI with the Islamic militants, Haqqani allegedly wrote: “Since September 11, 2001, the selective cooperation of Pakistan’s military ruler, General Pervez Musharraf—sharing intelligence with the United States and apprehending Al Qaeda members—have led to the assumption that Pakistan might be ready to give up its long-standing ties with radical Islam.” He advised America, “Washington should no longer condone the Pakistani military’s support for Islamic militants.”
American famous writers and authors exaggeratedly praised the book of Husain Haqqani, as it was in accordance with the hidden agenda and blame game of the US, Indian high officials and their media which still continue against Pakistan and its security agencies. Especially, Stephen P. Cohen, author of the book, ‘The Idea of Pakistan and The Pakistan Army’ allegedly wrote: “We are in Husain Haqqani’s debt for providing the authoritative account of the linkages between Pakistan’s powerful Islamists and its professional army.”
Undoubtedly, Husain Haqqani’s various statements, articles and books show that he has become part of the anti-Pakistan propaganda campaign led by the Zionist Jews.
Haqqani is a highly opportunist, cunning and ambitious individual who is known for his anti-Pakistan and anti-Army views. He professes that partition of India, and Pakistan was a bad idea and holds uncharitable views about Quaid-e-Azam (The founder of Pakistan) also. His wife Farah Naz Ispahani also joined him in his highly virulent rhetoric against ideology, Armed Forces and people of Pakistan.
Some online reports revealed that there are confirmed reports of his working and facilitating Altaf Hussain (Another anti-Pakistan agent who was given political asylum by the UK) to get US nationality and arranging his settlement in Chicago—USA to rescue him from cases in the Great Britain.
The reports disclosed that Husain Haqqani consorted with a Hindu girl of RAW, Dr Aparna Pande, as his secretary to handled all secret corresponds, when Haqqani was ambassador of Pakistan in Washington. Dr Aparna Pande is believed to have close links with Indian establishment. In January 2016, both traveled to India and visited Vivekananda International Foundation (VIF), an Indian think tank established by Ajit Doval (Indian NSA). He provided insight to VIF officials on affairs related to Pakistan.
These online sources also pointed out that Haqqani teamed up with Indian lobby and some diehard anti-Pakistan elements, being funded for their campaign to isolate and defame Pakistan; and others in this group include Bruce Riedel, Christine Fair, Tariq Fateh, etc.
It is of particular attention that during his briefing to the National Assembly, on January 19, 2018, while confirming anti-Pakistan lobbies in the US, the then Pakistan’s Federal Minister for Defence Khawaja Asif revealed, “Pakistan is trying to acquire eight F-16 fighter jets from the US on lease, but Husain Haqqani, the former ambassador to the US is campaigning along with India to malign Pakistan and to block delivery of F-16 fighter jets.”
To what extent America saves CIA agents, could also be judged from the famous Memogate case. On December 15, 2012, the then Chief of Army Staff Gen. Ashfaq Parvez Kayani, and former ISI DG Gen. Shuja Pasha submitted their statements in the Supreme Court in the Memogate case. The former Pakistani ambassador to the US, Husain Haqqani who had resigned from his post to face the investigations about the allegations made by Mansoor Ijaz, an American businessman of Pakistani origin in the memo, also attended the hearings of the Court, and joined the concerned judicial commission, but he was allowed to leave the country after an assurance that he would appear before the court whenever ordered to do so.
On a number of occasions, Mansoor Ijaz changed his statements about his accusations against Pak Army, ISI and the memo. During his cross-examination to the judicial commission, via a video link from London, he refused to comment on the source of the draft.
After going to America, Husain Haqqani was using various pretexts, not to face the judicial commission’s inquiry. On January 4, 2012, he sent an application before the commission including a medical certificate, requesting to adjourn hearing. Haqqani also requested the commission to record his statement via video link from Landon. Besides, he also indicated that his mobile phone set was missing. In fact, Husain Haqqani escaped to America to avoid judicial inquiry of the Memogate issue, which proved his disloyalty to Pakistan.
It is noteworthy that overtly, American high officials remark that they seek stability in Pakistan, but covertly, they continue to destabilize it to obtain the illegitimate interests of Israel.
Taking cognizance of the anti-Pakistan developments, Iran’s former President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad had disclosed on June 7, 2011 that there was “accurate information…Americans are to sabotage Pakistan’s nuclear facilities to find dominance over the country.” He elaborated that for this purpose, the US can also use “the United Nations Security Council and some other international organisations as tools to exercise pressure on Pakistan and weaken its national integrity.”
Notably, from the very beginning, the CIA kept eye on the nuclear programme of Pakistan, which was taken as a threat to Zionists, Israel and India. In this context, in an interview to a private TV channel on April 4, 2010, the former deputy chief of the US mission in Islamabad Gerald Feuerstein disclosed, “He was a witness to the meeting between former premier Zulfikar Ali Bhutto and former US secretary of state Henry Kissinger in Lahore in August 1976…Kissinger came with a carrot and stick…since US elections were near and the Democrats were set to win them and wanted a tougher non-proliferation approach and might make Pakistan an example…Bhutto rejected the warning to disband Pakistan’s nuclear programme.”
Afterwards, Bhutto’s government was toppled in 1977 by a CIA-backed coup of Chief of Army Staff Gen. Zia-ul-Haq who hanged him through the court, which is still considered a judicial murder in Pakistan.
It is also of particular attention that before the invasion of Iraq in 2003, a deliberate disinformation campaign was launched by the CIA, Mossad and MI6 all over the world that Iraq had Weapons of Mass Destructions (WMDs). For that sinister aim, these agencies also funded and used some American and Western media. In that connection, a self-fabricated report was prepared by CIA about Iraq. Afterwards, Iraq was attacked and occupied by the Anglo-American forces, but no WMDs were found. As a matter of fact, under the cover, main aim of the United States was to occupy the oil resources of that country and to obtain the political, economic and religious goals of the Zionist Jews. Same ‘dirty game’ was played with Libya and Syria where chaos was deliberately created.
We should remember that a well-coordinated campaign was also launched by the Zionist-led these entities about the atomic arsenal of the former Soviet Union when violent protests had taken place in various states and republics of that country. But nuclear weapons of the former Russia remained in safe custody.
Now, without bothering for internal backlash, the Zionist-led America has accelerated its pressure on Islamabad by insisting upon its old maximum to ‘do more’ against the militants of Al Qaeda, ISIS and Taliban. Thus, by creating unrest in Pakistan, Washington wants to show to the Western countries that Pakistan’s nuclear weapons are unsafe and militants of Al Qaeda and Taliban or ISIS can posses these atomic weapons, and can use these fatal arms inside Europe and American homeland. Under the pretext, the US and its Western allies will ask Islamabad to rollback its nuclear programme and to hand over its all nuclear assets to Washington.
Nonetheless, at present, strained relations exists between Islamabad and Washington, as the latter is implementing double game against Islamabad. Hence, Pakistan’s reliable online sources suggest that the US, India and some Western powers, who are acting upon the Zionist agenda to ‘denuclearize’ Pakistan, are likely to accelerate their propaganda campaign Pakistan.
In this connection, Pakistan Government should take some steps in order to discourage the anti-Pakistan agents. In this respect, preparation of a strong case against the absconder Husain Haqqani by a renowned international lawyer like Ahmer Bilal Soofi should be recommended. The case of his repatriation may be included in all the bilateral talks between Islamabad and Washington. Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) should exercise complete media blackout for the statements of Haqqani. His assets in Pakistan should be seized along with freezing his bank accounts.
It is the right hour that Pakistan’s embassies, media and writers must give a matching response to the Zionist-led propaganda campaign.
Sajjad Shaukat writes on international affairs and is author of the book: US vs Islamic Militants, Invisible Balance of Power: Dangerous Shift in International Relations
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