Pakistan and Terror By Anas Abbas

July 2, 2010

Attacks reminiscent of DAATA DARBAR and Ahmedi bombings have been a norm in Afghanistan and Pakistani Tribal Areas since the last 20 years.

One must not forget the sufferings of Afghans and Pashtuns in tribal areas due to Pakistan army supported militant groups such as Taliban and Hekmatyaar

Pakistan projects sympathetic image as a victim of terror, even as it is, in fact, the creator of terrorism.

Pakistan boldly holds the Western world to ransom. It garners generous financial aid and military supplies from the US and has successfully projected itself as recourse of last resort in its geographical theatre. It runs circles around international sanctions and bans by nurturing a large number of home-grown terrorist outfits forever changing nomenclature. In addition, it maintains seemingly freelance non-state actors that allow it the fig-leaf of plausible deniability.

And in a masterful demonstration of how to manage chaos, Pakistan keeps its domestic situation in destabilized ferment and flux by stoking sectarian, that is, Sunni versus Shiite violence, and religious tensions between Islamic progressives and fundamentalists, rent-collecting on such issues from the oil-rich Islamic world as well.

For the further bamboozling of the West, Pakistan uses its blow-hot-blow-cold relationship with the Pakistani and Afghan Taliban and its hosting of the Al Qaeda as adroit bargaining chips.

It flaunts its strategic relationship with China with the latter’s tacit support. This enables Pakistan to be muscular about its armed nuclear options and hint menacingly about the possibility of its nuclear weapons falling to the Taliban as well.

Famous terror personalities currently associated with Pakistan are:

Haqqani Network (Unknown Safe Location by ISI)

Hekmatyaar/Bin Laden and Omer (Unknown Safe Location by ISI)

Dawood Ibrahim (Various locations in Karachi and Dubai)

Tiger Memon (Defence Karachi Phase 6)

Masood Azhar (Garrison Town Rawalpindi)

Maulana Fazlullah (Somewhere in Swat or Tribal Areas)

Hafiz Saeed (Murid K)

6 Responses to “Pakistan and Terror By Anas Abbas”

  1. Zulfiqar Haider Says:

    The author has not provided substantive proof of how these persons have been protected by ISI or other intelligence agencies; Terrorism has already caused enough damage to our country and we cannot afford to lose more.

  2. Aamir Mughal Says:

    Here are some “PUBLISHED” Facts: read these 2001 stories of News Line [the issue was vanished within hour the real issue is discussed in these two stories] Karachi’s Gang Wars By Ghulam Hasnain Sept 2001 Monthly Newsline http://www.newsline.com.pk/newssept2001/coverstory1.htm Portrait of a Don The story of Mumbai’s underworld don, Dawood Ibrahim, reads like a page from The Godfather. By Ghulam Hasnain http://www.newsline.com.pk/newssept2001/coverstory2.htm

  3. Aamir Mughal Says:

    This issue of Newsline was vanished within hour after appearance.

  4. Aamir Mughal Says:

    Dawood: ‘War on terror’ takes a strange turn By Syed Saleem Shahzad Oct 22, 2003 http://www.atimes.com/atimes/South_Asia/EJ22Df07.html

  5. Aamir Mughal Says:

    Iran gets its man By Syed Saleem Shahzad Feb 25, 2010 http://www.atimes.com/atimes/South_Asia/LB25Df02.html

    Militants change course

    When Islamabad signed onto the US’s “war on terror” after September 11, 2001, the fortunes of one of the most active and successful intelligence agencies in the region – Pakistan’s Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) – were dramatically changed.

    Before 9/11, the ISI orchestrated the insurgency in Indian-administered Kashmir that was bleeding India, in addition to backing the powerful D-Company organized crime syndicate of Dawood Ibrahim in Mumbai. The royalist regime of Nepal turned a blind eye to the ISI’s activities in that country, while the ISI and Bangladeshi intelligence cooperated to support southern Indian insurgencies and the network of the Harkatul Jihad-e-Islami (HUJI), a radical Muslim group. And by supporting the Taliban regime in Kabul, Afghanistan was virtually Pakistan’s fifth province, in effect run by an ISI brigadier.

  6. Aamir Mughal Says:

    An invisible hand in Pakistani politics By Syed Saleem Shahzad Mar 19, 2003
    http://www.atimes.com/atimes/South_Asia/EC19Df01.html

    Two years ago, Karachi was buzzing with the news of possible gang wars as the notorious underworld leader Shoaib Khan (Dawood Ibrahim’s reputed associate in Karachi) kidnapped his own partner Ibrahim Bholo and murdered him. They had apparently differed a shipment of smuggled containers to South Africa in which some consignments filled with drugs were caught by immigration authorities. Shoaib Khan initially disappeared, only to re-emerge after some time had passed. He was briefly arrested by police, but later was let go.

    The Military Intelligence (MI) unit reported to Musharraf that Shoaib Khan had been seen in the Askari apartment building in Karachi, where army officers are housed, along with the provincial chief of Inter-Services Intelligence (Sindh), who is a serving brigadier along with other police officials. There they reportedly enjoy “live shows” and gamble.


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