Several Pakistani intellectuals who had descended on Washington DC to attend 11th International Kashmir Peace Conference (July 28-29, 2010) were neither intellectuals nor interested in peace. Wasting time and resources, Pakistani representatives (with very few exceptions) read from a script crafted decades ago at the GHQ – slightly changing words. I bet if you took [...]
The “word” on the Hill is that the Americans feel comfortable working with “Kayani-Pasha-Haqqani” trio and General Kayani will stay for another year. A well placed CENTCOM source Washinton told us today that despite some posturing by democratically elected government of Pakistan, country’s Chief of Army Staff General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani will get an extension [...]
Contemporay Pakistani scholars including Ambassador Hussain Haqqani (Between Mosque and Military) have argued that a shady alliance between army and Mullahs has led to the current abysmal condition of democracy in Pakistan. Another one of my favorite Pakistani scholar Hassan Abbas in his book “Pakistan’s Drift Into Extremism: Allah, then Army, and America’s War Terror” [...]
Sharp told reporters that her client, Dr. Aafia Siddiqui was picked up by Pakistani Intelligence officials on March 29, 2003 outside of her home in Karachi. They arrived in two black cars and placed Siddiqui in one car and the children in another car. Siddiqui says that she was immediately hooded and drugged and when she woke up she was tied to a gurney in a place that could not have been Karachi because the air was very dry.
The Pakistani government has been giving the impression that intense legal and diplomatic efforts are underway to secure the release of Dr. Aafia Siddiqui, but there is little sign of those efforts in the courtroom where she is on trial for attempted murder. In a recent statement to the media Interior Minister Rehmen Malik stated [...]
Sources in Intelligence Bureau (civilian intelligence organization of Pakistan) admit that they were blindsided by ISI’s “Operation Kill Democracy,” but now they have sufficient evidence as to how the media was used to embarrass an envoy and Pakistan’s democratically elected president.