Aman ki Asha and Pakistan military agencies – by Ankur Desai

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Many of us in India and Pakistan clearly remember how in 1999 the Pakistan-India peace dialogue between Nawaz Sharif and Atal Bihari Vajpayee was undermined by the then Pakistan army chief General Pervez Musharraf through his Kargil misadventures. We also remember that while Indian Prime Minister was being accorded a red carpet welcome in Lahore, Pakistan army was busy in sending Wahhabi Deobandi Jihadi infiltrators to Indian side of Kashmir to promote its strategic agenda. In other words, Pakistan army and its mischievous generals used the peace dialogue between India and Pakistan as a diversion tactic to buy time and space to execute their own Jihadist designs.

Well, that is exactly what the project known as Aman Ki Asha is about.

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While we are not aware of the intentions of Indian partners in the whole process (some say that the circulation obsessed, commercial Indian media is becoming a tool in the hands of Pakistan’s military establishment), it is a known fact that Jang Group, the Pakistani partner and founder of the Aman Ki Asha project is no more than an extension or affiliate of Pakistan’s military establishment.

With known lackeys of Pakistan army such as Hamid Mir, Ansar Abbasi, Shaheen Sehbai, Kamran Khan, Najam Sethi and General Mehmud Durrani, Jang Group (Jang/ The News / Geo TV) is one of the most discredited media groups in Pakistan (perhaps in the league of Nawaiwaqt, The Friday Times, Daily Ummat, Takbeer and Zarb-e-Momin).

Hamid Mir is known for his links with the ISI-backed Punjabi Taliban (aka Sipah-e-Sahaba ASWJ-LeJ), Ansar Abbasi is known for his support for Mumtaz Qadri (killer of Salmaan Taseer), Najam Sethi is the one who colluded with Pakistan army paving the way for the dismissal of Benazir Bhutto’s government in 1996, Beena Sarwar is the same person who could not see how or where Ejaz Haider justified persecution of Shia Hazaras  in his notorious op-ed in Express Tribune. Beena Sarwar co-founded Citizens for Democracy (CFD) a project with known lackeys of Pakistan’s military establishment eg Nasim Zehra and Sherry Rehman, CFD mafia was a part of the blaming the victim (blaming the PPP) brigade after Taseer’s murder.

General Mehmud Durrani, another key proponent of the Aman Ki Aasha (in fact Agni ki Bhasha), was General Musharraf’s mentor in designing the Kargil misadventure.

Pakistan is a country where Punjabi and Urdu speaking elite (also known as urban fake liberals) is dominant in the media and remains tightly aligned with Pakistan army because of  financial and political interests. All Pakistani institutions like judiciary, bureaucracy and media are controlled and managed by Pakistan army and its various agencies (MI, ISI etc).

There are many questions about the JANG/GEO group.  On the one hand, GEO gives the maximum air time to right-wing extremists, conspiracy theory mongers, pathological liars (Ansar Abbasi and Shaheen Shehbai, please take a bow)  and ISI mouthpieces (yes Najam Sethi, we are referring to you) all of whom variously promote the anti-people  propaganda that is churned in the bowels of Aabpara.  On the other hand, they also sponsor cosmetic gestures like “Aman ki Asha” to ensure that their funding from the likes of the Voice of America (VOA) and Stratfor continues.

On the surface, such gestures (eg Aman ki Asha and Bol)  appear to have some utility.  However, when examined closely, they are hollow gestures that weakly highlight a few symptoms but skilfully avoid the core issues of why conjoined phenomena like extremism and anti-India schizophrenia persist.  How can these issues ever be resolved without examining the central role played by the probable main backers of the Jang Group, i.e., the military establishment.

For greater exposures of JANG/GEO one can view other blogs such as Pakistan Media Watch and LUBP.  Suffice to say, GEO is the same channel that was promoting the ISI-Taliban-Al Qaeda-Jamaat-e-Islami backed “Lawyer’s Movement” as a Pro-Democracy movement!

It’s the time we should ask how many Sindhis, Balochs, Pashtuns, Hazaras, Gilgitis and Baltis are there in the so called Aman Ki Aasha? How many Pakistani minorities like Shia Muslims, Hindus, Christians, and Ahmadi Muslims are there in the Aman Ki Aasha? More or less zero.

How can those who seem to be least worried about providing Aman Ki Asha (peace) to their own people such as Shia Muslims, Baloch, Pashtuns, Ahmadi Muslims, Hazaras, Tooris etc assure Aman Ki Asha to India or any other country?

What have the Aman Ki Asha folks in Pakistan done to stop the mass murders of the Balochs, Shia Hazaras, Tooris, Pashtuns and Ahmadis in their own country?

Why are the majority of Sindhis, Pashtuns, Balochs, Shia Muslims, Ahmadi Muslims dissatisfied with the Jang Group / Geo TV, a corporation which is in fact single major source of creating Xenophobia (USA Phobia, India phobia) in Pakistan? For example, Jang Group played an opportunistic, xenophobic role in the Raymond Davis episode, Mumbai terror attacks by the ISI backed LeT terrorists, blocking clemency for Sarbhajit Singh etc).

Pakistan army with the help of its jihadi proxies is currently busy in conducting mass murders of Shia Muslims, Balochs and Pashtuns in Pakistan. They all constitute crimes against humanity and call for international intervention and action that is long overdue. Where are you the Aman Ki Aasha folks? Why can’t you extend your hands of Aman Ki Aasha towards the Balochs and Shias first? Why are Beena Sarwar, Raza Rumi of ISI-backed Jinnah Institute and Hamid Mir ignoring or/and misrepresenting the Shia massacres in Pakistan by the ISI-backed LeJ-ASWJ-TTP terrorists? Why does Beena Sarwar appear to be a key defendant of Ejaz Haider who himself is a key advocate of the Deep State?

Millions of Pakistanis in the north-west tribal areas live in a human rights free zone where they have no legal protection by the government and are subject to abuses by the Taliban. Nearly 4 million people are effectively living under the Taliban in north-west Pakistan without rule of law and effectively abandoned by the Punjabi-dominated military government. The residents of FATA continue to be governed by a colonial-era law, the Frontier Crimes Regulation (FCR) of 1901, which denies basic constitutional rights and protections for the residents of FATA, including their rights to political representation, judicial appeal, and freedom from collective punishment. No Aman, no Asha for them?

Citizens of India and Pakistan must beware that the so called Aman Ki Asha is in fact a wolf in sheep’s clothing. It is an act of deceit crafted by Pakistani army’s most brutal child, ISI.

(Some parts of this article adapted from here)

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Update 21 April 2014:

Ansar Abbasi reveals that Aman Ki Asha is an ISI-approved project
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“Jang Group’s Aman Ki Asha project was started after due consultation with and approval by the ISI’s chief General Shuja Pasha.” – Jang Group’s columnist Ansar Abbasi reveals in daily Jang (21 Apr 2014)

We always maintained that agency-friendly moles are abound in Aman ki Asha. This confirms that in addition to right-wing Deobandi Islamists, elitist pseduo-liberals too are sponsored by the mother of all agencies.

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26 Responses to “Aman ki Asha and Pakistan military agencies – by Ankur Desai”

  1. A Common Destiny
    Mahmud Durrani

    Just one year ago the two largest media groups in India and Pakistan launched Aman ki Asha, a peace initiative between our two countries.

    I welcomed this initiative most warmly because it is my belief that India and Pakistan, born out of the same soil, share a common destiny. Individually and divided we will remain handicapped but collectively we can propel our deprived masses towards a secure and prosperous future.

    Aman ki Asha has provided a powerful impetus to the peace initiative of which I have been an active supporter since 1998.

    Let us not underestimate the challenges to Aman ki Asha. A bloody partition, three wars and lingering disputes have created an atmosphere of mistrust that only a sustained effort will erode. Today India and Pakistan, for the first time in their history, face a common threat from extremists and terrorists. We need to work together against this menace.

    Let all patriotic and peace loving people of Pakistan and India support Aman ki Asha.

    Convenor of Aman ki Asha’s Strategic Seminar series Maj. Gen (rtd) Mahmud Durrani was Pakistan’s ambassador to Washington. He is the author of “India and Pakistan, The Cost of Conflict and the Benifits of Peace” (Johns Hopkins University and OUP) and a member of several peace initiatives.

    Saturday, January 01, 2011

    http://amankiasha.com/detail_response.asp?id=25

  2. Beena Sarwar is editor special projects, Jang Group, Pakistan. She heads Aman ki Asha (“hope for peace”) a joint campaign for peace by the Jang Group and The Times of India Group

    http://www.guardian.co.uk/profile/sarwar-beena

    This is the official facebook page of journalist, artist and documentary filmmaker Beena Sarwar, currently working with Aman ki Asha.
    She has worked with The Star, The Frontier Post, The News on Sunday (founder editor, 1993) and Geo TV; has a BA in Art and Literature (Brown University) and MA in TV Documentary (Goldsmiths College, London); was a Fellow at the Nieman Foundation, Harvard University (2006) and Fellow at the Carr Center for Human Rights Policy (2007). Column ‘Personal Political’ (now monthly, published in Hard News, India)
    Started ‘beena-issues’ yahoogroup as an informal newsletter on personal and political issues to friends and colleague in 1998.

    http://www.facebook.com/beenasarwar.publicpage?sk=info

  3. How and when was the idea conceived?
    The idea was conceived by the Jang Group, which approached the Times of India Group as a natural ally. Both media groups agreed that the source of many of the problems confronting both countries lay in the longstanding disputes with each other. They conceived the Aman ki Asha peace initiative in early 2008 as a vehicle for facilitating the resolution of these disputes.
    The initiative was launched on Jan 1, 2010.

    Are any foreign governments or agencies involved in Aman ki Asha?
    No. This is a Jang Group and Times of India Group initiative. These are the only two organisations running the Aman ki Asha initiative. In line with the Aman ki Asha philosophy we have taken on board all relevant stakeholders including governments, political parties and civil society.

    How is Aman ki Asha funded?
    So far, all expenses have been borne by the Jang Group and the Times of India Group. Some events may be sponsored by commercial organisations.

    How long will the project last?
    Aman ki Asha does not have an end date. It will continue as long as it is needed.

    Does the launch of Aman ki Asha mean that the two media groups will soften their editorial policies vis-a-vis the other country?

    Aman ki Asha is a specific campaign with a particular goal; its objectives will be achieved through the events and dialogues outlined above. Aman ki Asha has nothing to do with the editorial policies of either group. News coverage is determined and driven by actual on the ground events.
    However, we hope that Aman ki Asha will also result in media on both sides presenting a more complete and empathetic picture of ‘the other side’ – and also of injustices and inequities within their own countries.

    What has Aman ki Asha done so far?

    Major events organised by Aman ki Asha include:
    – Literary festival across India
    – A music festival in several cities of India
    – Indo-Pak Mushaira in Karachi
    – ‘Let’s Talk’, a senior editors and television anchors conference in
    Karachi
    – ‘A Common Destiny’ Strategic Seminar in Lahore
    – ‘Partners for Peace and Progress’, Trade and Investment Conference in
    New Delhi
    – Peace Hankies Chain –hankies signed by thousands of schoolchildren in
    both countries

    Perhaps more importantly, the two media groups have joined hands to create awareness and give space to each other’s points of view on contentious issues, including:
    – The Kashmir dispute
    – The water dispute
    – Terrorism
    – Visa difficulties
    – Prisoner’s woes
    – Economic collaboration

    http://amankiasha.com/faqs.asp

  4. An ode to Jinnah Institute:

    From Twitter:

    iamthedrifter Ayesha Siddiqa
    engaging is no big deal after all track II is thriving industry

    iamthedrifter Ayesha Siddiqa
    @amitabhmattoo @pragmatic_d @dhume01 the source is one so you may have diff tones of one color but not diff colors

    iamthedrifter Ayesha Siddiqa
    @amitabhmattoo @pragmatic_d @dhume01 hey our side the team reps just one perspective don’t fool yourself

    amitabhmattoo Amitabh Mattoo
    @iamthedrifter @Watandost Ayesha,surely people like Sherry are hardly part or sympathetic to the deep state. But I hope u 2 will be a part.

    amitabhmattoo Amitabh Mattoo
    @pragmatic_d @iamthedrifter I am not sure what balloon u r talking about?Do u disapprove of seriousIndians & Pakistanis talking 2 one other?

    iamthedrifter Ayesha Siddiqa
    @amitabhmattoo @pragmatic_d @dhume01 will be grateful if these folks can even spell extremism & terrorism
    6 hours ago

    iamthedrifter Ayesha Siddiqa
    @pragmatic_d the bottom line is state talking to state through replicas which makes it track 1/2
    6 hours ago

    iamthedrifter Ayesha Siddiqa
    @pragmatic_d the rest are carbon copies
    6 hours ago

    iamthedrifter Ayesha Siddiqa
    @pragmatic_d it also has Ejaz Haider, Musharraf Zaidi, Cyril Almeida, Sarah Khokhar and Shehrbano taseer
    6 hours ago

    iamthedrifter Ayesha Siddiqa
    @dhume01 u will get lot of them and Madame is suggesting some abuse I think not incl all voices is the real abuse
    6 hours ago

    iamthedrifter Ayesha Siddiqa
    @pragmatic_d sherry fails to bring marginalized view mainstream so he gang is mostly the power corridor friends type
    6 hours ago

    iamthedrifter Ayesha Siddiqa
    @pragmatic_d lots of tough guys and very sweet girls!
    6 hours ago

    iamthedrifter Ayesha Siddiqa
    @amitabhmattoo @dhume01 @smitaprakash @pragmatic_d have fun on Monday when you hear some of the ppl and then see if jaw-jaw is even possible
    6 hours ago

    iamthedrifter Ayesha Siddiqa
    @amitabhmattoo @pragmatic_d this is very American style I.e. talk to the establishment or those that represent it
    6 hours ago

    iamthedrifter Ayesha Siddiqa
    @amitabhmattoo @pragmatic_d I don’t have a problem bei part of the process except that this one is for sherry and her boys and gals
    6 hours ago

    iamthedrifter Ayesha Siddiqa
    @amitabhmattoo @pragmatic_d just run down the list from our side and most names are deep state’s bosom bodies incl sherry Bibi
    6 hours ago

    iamthedrifter Ayesha Siddiqa
    @dhume01 also no pressure on higher judiciary 2 change it’s methods this is as gentle as possible btw, read comment 2
    7 hours ago

    iamthedrifter Ayesha Siddiqa
    @dhume01 heaps of sympathy in LHC one judge related with Omar Saeed Sheikh but wanted to flag how SSP ppl being released
    7 hours ago

    iamthedrifter Ayesha Siddiqa
    @amitabhmattoo @Watandost with all those very sympathetic to deep state’s view it will certainly be very serious
    7 hours ago

    iamthedrifter Ayesha Siddiqa
    @dhume01 just wish friends can read the fine print
    7 hours ago

    iamthedrifter Ayesha Siddiqa
    @suhasinih don’t tell me you will be reading this enroute to Bangkok? Ed’s asstt Majid nawaz very accommodative 2 GHQ

  5. Beena Sarwar’s abusive attacks:

    Censorship tactics and the ‘unity of liberals’ – by Alamdar Mengal
    http://criticalppp.com/archives/58576

  6. On Twitter, my leader Beena Sarwar, a great defender of the defender of the Deep State (Ejaz Haider) https://pakistanblogzine.wordpress.com/2011/08/04/lets-justify-the-hazara-genocide-on-ejazhaiders-lies-and-marvisirmeds-go-to-hell/ is inciting people to demonstrate against corporations.

    beenasarwar beena sarwar
    Great, inspiring, peaceful movement #OWS. But how about targeting the laws that allow corporations to exploit in the way they do?

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    Of course, Beena’s own work for Jang Corporation’s Aman Ki Asha is a noble project. Everyone needs money for living.

    ——

    Beena does not like fake IDs and abusive comments:

    http://criticalppp.com/archives/58576

    Of course fake discourses are much more preferable to fake IDs.

  7. Jang Group: Ansar Abbasi, ISI and Peace with India [Aman Ki Asha]

    http://chagataikhan.blogspot.com/2010/01/jang-group-ansar-abbasi-isi-and-peace.html

    It is very disgusting that Prejudice take you to a level when you blatantly lie and distort history. Mr Ansar Abbasi just did that in his column in Daily Jang Monday, January 04, 2010, Muharram 17, 1431 A.H, wherein [Read the text below] he says that Political Cell of ISI was formed by Bhutto whereas in reality it was formed by General Ayub Khan. Read Ayub Khan’s Information Secretary’s Late Altaf Gauhar’s Column on ISI published in The Nation in English 17 Aug 97 p 4. After reading the last paragraph of Ansar Abbasi’s Lies on ISI. Ansar Abbasi and Jang Group have no shame left in them they forget while lecturing PPP and Zardari about Kerry Lugar Bill, No First Strike, Patriotism and National Security that Ansar Abbasi’s very own Jang/The News and GEO are running the campaign of “Joint statement by editors of the Jang Group and Times of India” Friday, January 01, 2010 Aman Ki Asha”. http://www.thenews.com.pk/top_story_detail.asp?Id=26398 AMAN KI ASHA – DESTINATION PEACE http://www.geo.tv/amankiasha/default.asp

    http://www.jang.com.pk/jang/jan2010-daily/04-01-2010/col14.htm

    Read Ayub Khan’s Information Secretary’s Late Altaf Gauhar’s Column on ISI published in The Nation in English 17 Aug 97 p 4 – Islamabad The Nation in English 17 Aug 97 p 4 Article by Altaf Gauhar.

    “QUOTE”

    “How Intelligence Agencies Run Our Politics”

    I had an opportunity to watch quite closely the working of our intelligence agencies during the 1965 war with India. At that time the Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) was headed by Brigadier Riaz Hussain, who later became the Governor of Balochistan, the Military Intelligence (MI) was under Brigadier Muhammad Irshad and A.B. Awan was the Director of the Intelligence Bureau (DIB). Each agency had its own sphere of duties but they had a common goal — preserving the national security. Since there is hardly any significant political activity, domestic or foreign, national or international, which does not, directly or indirectly, impinge on national security, there was much overlapping in the work of the three agencies. Despite the all-embracing definition of national security unnecessary conflict in day to day working was avoided as the lSl and the MI confined themselves to matters of direct military interest and the IB concentrated on domestic political activities. The DIB reported directly to the Prime Minister and the two military agencies to the Commander-in-Chief of the Army (C-in-C). It was left to the C-in-C to bring all matters of interest to the notice of the Prime Minister through the Ministry of Defence. This arrangement continued fairly smoothly until the imposition of Martial Law in 1958. I was in the Prime Minister’s Secretariat during the last days of parliamentary government in 1957-58 and Malik Feroz Khan Noon used to get reports of the contacts which military intelligence agencies were making with the political leaders of different parties. There was little that he could do about it since President Iskander Mirza was drawing up his own plan of action to put an end to parliamentary rule in collusion with the C-in-C, General Ayub Khan. Noon was resisting Mirza’s pressure to grant a four-year extension of term to Ayub Khan. I remember Ayub Khan bursting into my office one afternoon in full, uniform. I was relieved when he said: “Since the Principal Secretary has gone for lunch I thought I would ask you to request the Prime Minister to stay with me in Rawalpindi when he comes on a formal visit next week.” He left the room before I could recover my breath. When I conveyed the message to the PM he said: “I know he wants me to give him an extension of term. His term does not end till 1959. Why is he in such a hurry?” Years later when I mentioned this incident to Ayub Khan he said: “The fellow was under the influence of his wife. He wanted to promote General Sher Ali. My boys were keeping tabs on him.”

    Once the Martial Law was promulgated in 1958 all the intelligence agencies came under the direct control of the President and Chief Martial Law Administrator. The maintenance of national Security, which was the principal function of these agencies, came to mean the consolidation of the Ayub regime; any criticism of the regime was seen a threat to national security. The three intelligence agencies started competing with each other in demonstrating their loyalty to Ayub Khan and his system of government. Since Ayub Khan was reluctant to increase the military budget, neither the ISI nor the MI could post their officers in the districts and because of that limitation their domestic activities remained quite restrained. But they continued to be assigned specific duties to keep a watch on ‘undesirable’ politicians and civil servants. When I came to the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, I found a psychological warfare unit under operation in the office of the Secretary. It was, headed by Col Mujibur Rahman, who later became the Secretary of the Ministry in the Ziaul Haq regime. Was it an intelligence plant meant to keep an eye on the working of the civil government? Whatever its purpose, I found it a complete waste of time and I was able to persuade the President to have it recalled by the GHQ.

    The President used to receive regular reports on the political situation in the country from the ISI and the MI. These reports in sealed envelopes marked ‘Eyes Only’ were usually handed over to the President by the C-in-C. On a few occasions the President gave me these reports and it seemed to me that the agencies were keeping the politicians, particularly the East Pakistanis, under close surveillance. I rarely found anything insightful in these reports. The DIB had direct access to the President and his weekly reports used to be fairly exhaustive. It was during the presidential election in l964 that the ISI and the MI became extremely active.. While the DIB gave the President a detailed, assessment of his prospects in the election the ISI and the MI kept him informed of the trend of public opinion based largely on gossip. The election results showed that the three agencies had seriously under estimated the popularity of Mohtrama Miss Fatima Jinnah and given Ayub Khan too optimistic a picture of his prospects.

    The crisis of intelligence came during the 1965 war. Brigadier Riaz was good enough to show me his set-up, an impressive affair judging by the sophisticated equipment and the operators at work. He told me that he had contacts inside the Occupied Kashmir and in other major Indian cities. “I will flood you with news. Don’t worry”. When the war started there was a complete blackout of news from all the intellience agencies. When I got nothing out of the ISI for two days I went to Brigadier Riaz only to learn that all his contacts had gone underground. The performance of the MI was even more frustrating. The mobile transmitter which the MI had acquired to broadcast the Voice of Kashmir conked out and Brigadier Irshad came to me to find him a spare transmitter. When I told him that it would take at least a month to import another transmitter he pleaded with me to take over the broadcast part of the operation. “How can I do that I know nothing about the operation?” I protested. “But that is the beauty of it.” said Irshad, “even I know very little about it.” It did not take the Indians long to extract the whole operational plan out of the ‘infiltrators’ whom they captured the moment they entered the Indian occupied territory in Kashmir. Four of them were put on All India Radio to make a public confession. I heard the details of the operation on the air in utter disbelief. I rushed to Muzaffarabad to acquaint Irshad with what I had heard. He fell back in his chair and moaned: “The bastards have spilt the beans.”

    After the cease-fire I brought these incidents to Ayub Khan’s notice and urged him to review the working of these agencies. “They have no idea of intelligence work,” I submitted “all they can do is investigative work like sub-inspectors of police, tapping telephone conversations and chasing the suspects.” Much later Ayub Khan set up a committee to examine the working of the agencies under General the Yahya Khan. Both A.B. Awan and I were members of the committee. The GHQ tried to put all the blame on IB for their own incompetence. Yahya wanted the committee to recommend that officers of ISI and the Ml should be posted at district headquarters. Awan strongly opposed the idea and I backed him. We could not understand the purpose of getting the military agencies involved in domestic administration. As we left the meeting Awan said to me “They are planning to impose martial law.” He proved right though it took the Army quite some time to get rid of Ayub Khan after unleashing a popular campaign against him.

    The intelligence agencies got even more deeply involved in domestic politics under General Yahya Khan. The ISI jumped headlong into the Political crisis in East Pakistan. A National Security Council was created under the chairmanship of General Yahya Khan with Major General Ghulam Umar as second in command to control the intelligence operation which was meant to ensure that no political party should get an overall majority in the general election. An amount of Rs 29 lac was put at the disposal of General Umar for the purpose. Before the Army action General Akbar, who was the head of the ISI and with whom I had good relations when I was in service, requested me that I should introduce him to some Bengali academics and journalists. The ISI was trying to infiltrate into the inner circles of the Awami League. Had I given him any names they too have been put on Rao Farman Ali’s hit list of Bengali intellectuals. The operation proved a total disaster. Lawrence Ziring says: “New efforts at a political solution might have been attempted later, but army intelligence failed time and again to correctly assess the situation, and the demeanor of the generals was hardly conducive to rational decision-making.” (Lawrence Ziring, The Tragedy of East Pakistan, OUP, 1997). For General (retd) Aslam Beg to claim on solemn oath before the Supreme Court of Pakistan that the ISI got involved in the internal politics of the country only after a special cell was created by Prime Minister Bhutto in 1975 is a culpable attempt at concealing the truth and distorting the record of the operations of the military intelligence agencies since independence. The present government has only to report to the Supreme Court that the ISI deals with matters relating to Pakistan’s national security and that would be the end of Asghar Khan’s writ petition against Aslam Beg. Who will provide a definition of national security to rule out the involvement of the ISI and the MI in domestic politics which is seen as the biggest threat to the security and solidarity of Pakistan?

    “UNQUOTE”

    THE END

  8. “I am a man and a woman.” – Begum Nawazish
    Chandna Arora Times of India

    Begum Nawazish Ali aka Ali Saleem, Pakistan’s well-known, cross-dressing, saucy TV show host, says she can defend herself easily in the Bigg Boss 4 house

    Have you been following the Aman Ki Asha campaign?

    I have – I’ve been keeping a close watch on it, actually. It’s a great initiative; yeh toh chalta rehna chahiye till we find durable and long-lasting peace in the region, and more people should create even more awareness about it. Peace is a concept that will appeal to people universally. If you go to someone and say that I am working for peace, no one will resist that, because inside, every human being is looking for peace. Hota yeh hai ki chand elements jo hote hain, woh apne vested interests ke liye logon ke beech rifts create karte hain, unhe uksate hain, ladai karne pe majboor karte hain. Aur isme nuksaan kiska hota hai? Aam logon ka. Aur fayda kiska hota hai? Handful of politicians ka. I think that the way the media has evolved now and the way awareness is increasing among people, the day is not far when people will be able to see through these vicious designs, combat these negative elements, and come together for a very stable, peaceful and progressive South Asia.

    Which film had you signed in India?

    It’s a matter of the past now, nahin hua, toh I don’t think I should talk about it now. I have done a film in Pakistan which will release while I’m in the house, though – it’s called Love Mein Gum.

    http://e.thenews.com.pk/mag_details.asp?id=5767

    Mir Shakil is General Zia-ul-Haq reincarnated.

  9. what dishonesty. The conversation between me and amitabh matoo was about ji and not aman ki asha

  10. @Ayesha Siddiqa
    Apologies for the omission. We have now changed the caption of the conversation.

  11. Beena Sarwar made a lot of money during lawyers movement. This can be verified by Aitzaz Ahsan and also Punjab University student union leaders.

    Now she is making a lot of money from the War (Jang) Group.

  12. Let us flatter Hussain Haqqani:

    beenasarwar beena sarwar
    RT @husainhaqqani: Knew I was different when I was only Pakistani kid in Class 8 who didn’t admire Qaddafi circa #1970 | germs of democracy

  13. Beena Sarwar, an employee of Aman Ki Aasha project of daily Jang, paying back to her owners:
    beenasarwar beena sarwar
    And his speech was excellent – thoughtful and hilariously self-deprecating. Got several rounds of applause & a standing ovation. Well done.
    7 hours ago Favorite Retweet Reply
    beenasarwar beena sarwar
    I love that Mir Ibrahim of #GeoTV acknowledged all the professors in the hall, while being honoured as a Babson College Alumni Entreprenur
    Reply

    Urooj Sarwar
    October 18, 2011 at 8:33 am (Edit)
    I found this excellent resource on Ali Dayan Hasan: http://criticalppp.com/archives/tag/ali-dayan-hasan and https://pakistanblogzine.wordpress.com/tag/ali-dayan-hasan/
    Reply

    Twitter Monitor
    October 18, 2011 at 10:20 am (Edit)
    I found this excellent resource on Ali Dayan Hasan:
    http://criticalppp.com/archives/tag/ali-dayan-hasan
    and
    https://pakistanblogzine.wordpress.com/tag/ali-dayan-hasan
    I found this excellent resource on Beena Sarwar:
    http://criticalppp.com/archives/tag/beena-sarwar
    and
    https://pakistanblogzine.wordpress.com/tag/beena-sarwar/

  14. Laibaah1 Laibaah
    #BBC #SecretPakistan It is my considered opinion that any one who praises or defends EjazHaider is himself/herself an #ISI stooge.

    Laibaah1 Laibaah
    #BBC #SecretPakistan Will honourable BeenaSarwar explain why is Gen Mehmud Durrani, a key propagandist of ISI, a part of Aman ki Asha?

    Laibaah1 Laibaah
    #BBC #SecretPakistan General Mehmud Durrani was as usual lying about no role of ISI in Mumbai attacks & Indian embassy bombing in Kabul

    Laibaah1 Laibaah
    #BBC #SecretPakistan (Part 2) confirms: ISI minus uniform = Taliban.

  15. Laibaah1 Laibaah
    Resources on the head of Aman Ki Asha: criticalppp.com/archives/tag/b… and pakistanblogzine.wordpress.com/tag/beena-sarw…
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    Laibaah1 Laibaah
    This is how a defendant of ISI (in BBC’s Secret Pakistan) defends Aman Ki Asha: amankiasha.com/detail_respons…
    1 minute ago

    Laibaah1 Laibaah
    This is how an Aman Ki Asha colleague applies censorship tactics shar.es/bEd0F
    2 minutes ago

    Laibaah1 Laibaah
    This is how an Aman Ki Asha colleague defends Ejaz Haider, the defender of Pakistan army! wp.me/p1joLZ-9JW
    3 minutes ago

    Laibaah1 Laibaah
    Aman Ki Asha: A wolf in sheep’s clothing wp.me/p1joLZ-9YU An ode to Gen Mehmud Durrani and his colleagues #BBC #SecretPakistan

  16. Shocking

  17. Shocked to learn about Aman Ki Asha and ISI connection. Beena Sarwar is discredited in my eyes.

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