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Operation Cleanup

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LETTER TO EDITOR

April 21st, 2016

 

Operation Cleanup

 

Bravo  Gen. Raheel Sharif for not only dismissing the corrupt generals, brigadiers, colonels and majors but also recovering the ill gotten wealth from them.  Sir, we have a large army and there could be quite a few more such corrupts around, especially among those who have had the opportunity of serving in or with the civil departments.  May I suggest that an Operation Cleanup be launched wherein all serving and retired military officers of the three services be asked to make confessional statements of any corruption done by them. Those who make honest confession and reimburse the ill gotten monies to the exchequer be treated leniently and only dismissed from the service.  But those officers who indulged in corruption and did not make the confessional statement, and are detected later, be court martialled and sentenced to imprisonment along with confiscation of their  moveable and immoveable properties.

 

May be the Provincial and the Federal governments also follow suite and we have a pure and Pak Pakistan. 

 

Sir, you will do this hapless nation a great Messianic favour. 

 

Col. Riaz Jafri (Retd)

Col. Riaz Jafri (Retd)
30 Westridge 1
Rawalpindi 46000
Pakistan
E.mail: jafri@rifiela.com

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Before And After Maryam Nawaz Sharif: What Money Can Buy

 

A Picture Worth a Thousand Words

 

 

Maryam Nawaz Sharif,Daughter of the Prime Minister of Pakistan.Offshore Companies in British Virgin Islands,St.Kitts,Nevis

Several Billion Dollars of Pakistani Taxpayers & 200 Million Poor Pakistanis Survival Money Stolen

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How safe are Pakistan’s nuclear assets:Israel thwarted By Shahid R. Siddiqi

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

How safe are Pakistan’s nuclear assets

Israel Thwarted

 

 

By Shahid R. Siddiqi

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Sunday, 14 Feb, 2010 | 01:00 AM PST |

INDIA’S explosion of its nuclear device in 1974 drew only a customary “show of concern” from the western powers. But Pakistan’s nuclear programme, initiated in response to the Indian acquisition of nuclear weapons, evoked immediate and “serious concern” from the same quarters. Ever since, Pakistan has been under immense pressure to scrap its programm while the Indians remain uncensored.

That western attitude was discriminatory can also be seen by the religious colour it gave to Pakistan’s bomb by calling it an ‘Islamic bomb’. One has never heard of the Israeli bomb being called a ‘Jewish Bomb’, or the Indian bomb a ‘Hindu Bomb’, or the American and British bomb a ‘Christian Bomb’ or the Soviet bomb a ‘Communist’ (or an ‘Atheist) Bomb’. The West simply used Pakistan’s bomb to make Islam synonymous with aggression and make its nuclear programme a legitimate target, knowing full well that it merely served a defensive purpose and was not even remotely associated with Islam.

With India going nuclear soon after playing a crucial role in dismembering Pakistan in 1971 and enjoying an overwhelming conventional military superiority over Pakistan in the ratio of 4:1, a resource strapped Pakistan was pushed to the wall. Left with no other choice but to develop a nuclear deterrent to ward off future Indian threats, Prime Minister Zulfikar Ali Bhutto declared: “Pakistanis will eat grass but make a nuclear bomb”. And sure enough, they did it. Soon, however, both he and the nuclear programme were to become non-grata. Amid intense pressure, sanctions and vilification campaign, Henry Kissinger personally delivered to a defiant Bhutto the American threat: “give up your nuclear programme or else we will make a horrible example of you’.

And a horrible example was made of Bhutto for his defiance. But he had enabled Pakistan to become the 7th nuclear power in the world. This served Pakistan well. India was kept at bay despite temptations for military adventurism. Although there has never been real peace in South Asia, at least there has been no war since 1971.

Ignoring its security perspective, Pakistan’s western ‘friends’ refused to admit it to their exclusive nuclear club, though expediency made them ignore its ‘crime’ when it suited their purpose. But driven by identical geo-strategic interests in their respective regions and seeing Pakistan as an obstacle to their designs, Israel and India missed no opportunity to malign or subvert Pakistan’s programme.

Due to its defiance of Indian diktat, Pakistan is for India an obstruction in its quest for domination of South Asia and the Indian Ocean region. Israel’s apprehension of Pakistan’s military prowess is rooted in the strength Pakistan indirectly provides to Arab states with whom Israel has remained in a state of conflict. Conscious that several Arab states look up to Pakistan for military support in the event of threat to their security from Israel, it is unsettling for Israel to see a nuclear armed Pakistan.

Israel can also not overlook the fact that Pakistan’s military is a match to its own. The PAF pilots surprised Israeli Air Force, when flying mostly Russian aircraft they shot down several relatively superior Israeli aircraft in air combat in the 1973 Arab-Israel war, shattering the invincibility myth of Israeli pilots who believed themselves to be too superior in skill and technology. The Pakistanis happened to be assigned to Jordanian, Syrian and Iraqi air forces on training missions when the war broke out and, unknown to the Israelis then, they incognito undertook combat missions.

After successfully destroying Iraqi nuclear reactor in 1981, Israelis planned a similar attack on Pakistan’s nuclear facilities at Kahuta in collusion with India in the 1980s. Using satellite pictures and intelligence information, Israel reportedly built a full-scale mock-up of Kahuta facility in the Negev Desert where pilots of F-16 and F-15 squadrons practised mock attacks.

According to ‘The Asian Age’, journalists Adrian Levy and Catherine Scott-Clark stated in their book ‘Deception: Pakistan, the US and the Global Weapons Conspiracy’, that Israeli Air Force was to launch an air attack on Kahuta in mid-1980s from Jamnagar airfield in Gujarat (India). The book claims that “in March 1984, Prime Minister Indira Gandhi signed off (on) the Israeli-led operation bringing India, Pakistan and Israel to within a hair’s breadth of a nuclear conflagration”.

Another report claims that Israel also planned an air strike directly out of Israel. After midway and midair refueling, Israeli warplanes planned to shoot down a commercial airline’s flight over Indian Ocean that flew into Islamabad early morning, fly in a tight formation to appear as one large aircraft on radar screens preventing detection, use the drowned airliner’s call sign to enter Islamabad’s air space, knock out Kahuta and fly out to Jammu to refuel and exit.

According to reliable reports in mid-1980s this mission was actually launched one night. But the Israelis were in for a big surprise. They discovered that Pakistan Air Force had already sounded an alert and had taken to the skies in anticipation of this attack. The mission had to be hurriedly aborted.

Pakistan reminded the Israelis that Pakistan was no Iraq and that PAF was no Iraqi Air Force. Pakistan is reported to have conveyed that an attack on Kahuta would force Pakistan to lay waste to Dimona, Israel’s nuclear reactor in the Negev Desert. India was also warned that Islamabad would attack Trombay if Kahuta facilities were hit.

The above quoted book claims that “Prime Minister Indira Gandhi eventually aborted the operation despite protests from military planners in New Delhi and Jerusalem.”

McNair’s paper #41 published by USAF Air University (India Thwarts Israeli Destruction of Pakistan’s “Islamic Bomb”) also confirmed this plan. It said, “Israeli interest in destroying Pakistan’s Kahuta reactor to scuttle the “Islamic bomb” was blocked by India’s refusal to grant landing and refueling rights to Israeli warplanes in 1982.” Clearly India wanted to see Kahuta gone but did not want to face retaliation at the hands of the PAF. Israel, on its part wanted this to be a joint Indo-Israeli strike to avoid being solely held responsible.

The Reagan administration also hesitated to support the plan because Pakistan’s distraction at that juncture would have hurt American interests in Afghanistan, when Pakistan was steering the Afghan resistance against the Soviets.

Although plans to hit Kahuta were shelved, the diatribe against Pakistan’s nuclear programme continued unabated. Israel used its control over the American political establishment and western media to create hysteria. India worked extensively to promote paranoia, branding Pakistan’s programme as unsafe, insecure and a threat to peace. The fact is otherwise. It is technically sounder, safer and more secure than that of India and has ensured absence of war in the region.

The US invasion of Afghanistan provided another opening for Indo-Israeli nexus to target Pakistan’s strategic assets. This time the strategy was to present Pakistan as an unstable state, incapable of defending itself against religious extremist insurgents, creating the spectre of Islamabad and its nuclear assets falling in their hands. Suggestions are being floated that Pakistan being at risk of succumbing to extremists, its nuclear assets should be disabled, seized or forcibly taken out by the US. Alternatively, an international agency should take them over for safe keeping.

 

 

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Terrorism: Media Must Act Sensibly

Terrorism: Media Must Act Sensibly

By Sajjad Shaukat

 
                                                 
 
Terrorism is based on symbolic strategy to communicate connotative meanings by conveying the
 
message to different segments of society and government that terrorists are powerful and
 
dangerous. In the present world, terrorism and media are interrelated.
 
After the recent terror attacks in Brussels and Paris, the governments, people, security agencies
 
and media of their countries became one to fight against the menace of terrorism. Similarly,
 
unity was seen in the US after the 9/11 tragedy.
 
However, in these cases, while, acting sensibly, their media played a key role in discouraging
 
terrorism in every possible way.
 
 
 
 
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In case of Pakistan, media, especially TV channels always behave irresponsibly. Let us take the
 
example of the recent terror attack at  Gulshan-e-Iqbal Park in Lahore, which killed at least 72
 
people, including 29 children and injured more than 300 persons. Afghanistan-based Tehreek-e-
 
Taliban Pakistan (TTP) which is being supported by India, and which was behind several terror
 
attacks inside Pakistan also claimed responsibility for this major assault. To divert the attention, 
 
its faction Jamaatul Ahrar accepted responsibility for this ferocious attack.
 
One the one hand, media anchors and analysts openly stated that terrorists are not invincible, and
 
that they can be eliminated through power of the state, coupled with collective efforts of various
 
entities of the country, while on the other, various TV channels were repeatedly displaying the
 
horrible scenes of blood, dead bodies, the injured persons including women and children who
 
were targeted by the terrorists at Gulshan-e-Iqbal Park. It seemed that unintentionally, they were
 
glorifying the cause of terrorism, besides adding fuel to the fire in relation to those families
 
which were affected by the mayhem. Creating panic among the general masses, such an
 
insensible act also distorted  country’s image.
 
Pakistan is passing through exceptionally unusual circumstances and the situation after the
 
Peshawar school attack warranted bold decisions to deal the menace of terrorism, particularly the
 
threat of the TTP and its banned affiliated groups. In this regard, encouraged by the public
 
opinion, taking note of the delicate moment, on January 2, 2015, political and military leaders
 
agreed on a draft of legislative measures which paved the way for establishment of special
 
military trial courts. It was unanimously agreed that the 20 points enunciated in the All Parties
 
Conference (APC) Resolution of December 24, 2014 shall be acted upon expeditiously—the bill
 
as 22nd (Constitutional) Amendment was enforced soon after its approval by parliament. Now,
 
several terrorists have been hanged.
 
Unfortunately, the glorification of terrorists by some irresponsible media houses helps in
 
motivating the innocent youth. They are referred to as militants or extremists instead of terrorists.
 
These media houses give time and space to those terrorists by telecasting their messages like
 
claiming of responsibility for a terror attack, exaggeration of the event etc.  in the print and
 
electronic media—indirectly appease them.
 
Notably, after the 20-point National Action Plan, the distinction between the ‘good’ and ‘bad’
 
Taliban was removed. But electronic TV channels have given undue space to the extremist
 
people like Maulana Abdul Aziz (Lal Masjid). Thus, the media has been playing a significantly
 
more lethal role than the automatic weapons in the hands of these terrorists in winning the hearts
 
and minds of our misguided youth.
 
Let us take the instance of the Karachi Airport operation against the terrorists. In this respect, the
 
electronic media recklessly failed to demonstrate maturity in live coverage of the operation.
 
Certain information regarding movement of our forces, supervision of operation by a particular
 
tier of command, reports submitted to Army’s high command etc. were required to be strongly
 
censored, as the same information was also made available to the terrorists through live
 
Nevertheless, as regards Pakistan, media reports must be properly monitored and strongly
 
censored prior to broadcast. Media must follow a code of conduct and journalistic ethics, as
 
envisaged by the profession of journalism and in accordance with the national interests.
 
This mechanism, related to the war against terrorism is essential for the Pakistani media,
 
especially for the TV channels. Media must project that state is more powerful than the misled
 
bands of terrorist outfits. In this context, the electronic media should not buy the panic-ridden
 
messages of the terrorists, and it should indicate that terrorists are weak; therefore, they
 
undertake heinous missions stealthily. Electronic Media must give very short coverage to the
 
terrorism-related event and must not repeat the incident again and again. Media must exploit
 
Particularly, our media must be fully controlled in order to conduct successful counter-terror
 
operations, and should be used as a support element of the state. It should not be allowed to
 
conduct selective coverage of events such as showing mutilated bodies, severely injured people,
 
destruction of property and brutally smashed scenes of surrounding. Live coverage of operation
 
Besides, in crisis situation, lives are at risk. In this connection, media should not disclose names
 
of victims, vital locations, security forces etc. It should maintain sense of hope among domestic
 
audience, especially when the operation against terrorists is still going on. It is better that during
 
counter-terrorism operations, media must be fully controlled and kept out. This will help all tiers
 
of command to achieve their objectives.
 
Now, Pakistan’s Armed Forces have almost defeated the terrorists, particularly of the TTP
 
through the military operation Zarb-e-Azb which needs support of the nation, especially of the
 
media which must encourage our armed forces against these zealots.
 
And Media anchors and commentators must point out that Islam considers killing one innocent
 
person equal to murdering the entire humanity, while Jihad is a sacred obligation, but its real
 
spirit needs to be understood clearly, as killing innocent women and children is not Jihad.
 
It is now time for our media to stop glorifying terrorism for advancing their business interest.
 
While acting sensibly, media must know that in this war against terrorism, there is no other side.
 
There is only one side and that is our side.
 
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
 
Email: sajjad_logic@yahoo.com

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Nawaz Sharif, Panama Gate,McDonald’s Founder, Allah’s (swt) Creations فَبِأَيِّ آلَاءِ رَبِّكُمَا تُكَذِّبَانِ

 

Pakistani Ruler Nawaz Sharif and His Cohort Could learn from the Story about McDona;d’s Founder,Mr.Ray Croc

Joan Kroc, wife of McDonald’s founder Ray Kroc, had earned a reputation as a generous philanthropist following her husband’s death in 1984. Carrying on his legacy of charity, she donated much of the McDonald’s fortune to causes such as drug and alcohol rehabilitation, wildlife preservation, assistance for the homeless and world peace.

“Ray was once asked in an interview why he gave so much of his wealth away,” Mrs. Kroc said. “He said, ‘I’ve never seen a Brinks truck following a hearse. Have you?’”

Following her death of inoperable brain cancer on Oct. 12, 2003, $1.9 billion of her fortune was bequeathed to charities, her local church, and various educational and cultural institutions. By far the largest beneficiary was the Salvation Army, receiving an astounding $1.5 billion.

 

Reasons Pakistanis Cannot Afford Panama Gate

 

 

 

Manzer J.Durrani, Ph.D.

Executive Editor, Pakistan Think Tank

 

NASA’s WISE Spacecraft Discovers Most Luminous Galaxy in Universe

This artist's concept depicts the current record holder for the most luminous galaxy in the universe.
This artist’s concept depicts the current record holder for the most luminous galaxy in the universe. The galaxy, WISE J224607.57-052635.0, is erupting with light equal to more than 300 trillion suns. It was discovered using data from NASA’s WISE mission.
Credits: NASA/JPL-Caltech

 

 

 

 

 

There Are 11.5 Million Files in Panama Papers.There 200 Million Pakistanis, who have suffered in last 30 years of Nawaz Sharif Family’s insidious,egregious, and rampant corruption in All State Institutions From State Bank of Pakistan to Pakistan State Oil & Gas.There is human accountability and there is Allah’s Accountability, here and hereafter.Hitler,Stalin,Noriega,Pinochet,Shah of Iran,Saddam Hussain,and 3 destroyers of United Pakistan: ZA Bhutto (hanged),Indira Gandhi(Murdered),Sh Mujib (Murdered),Zia0ul0Haq(Creshed).Allah is Al ADL. Alll the Afore-mentioned Rulers Paid with Extreme Pain and Violent Death.They Planned,Allah Planned.Allah’s Plan Worked. Nawaz Sharif and Asif Zardari will pay too.When Allah Punishes:The Criminal is least expecting it.Always ask Allah’s Forgiveness and Mercy.Earth is 13.4 Billion Years,if You Live to be 100 yrs.If you divide Your Age By Earth, You Are But a Flash in the Pan. Do Not Live,Support,or Praise those who do mischief on Earth. I am not a Fundo or Mulla,a sinner, who ask your forgiveness if my words hurt anybody. I am a Scientist involved in development and study of molecular systems and communications and cell signalling and effects of drugs on them. I have seen the work of Al-Musawir,Al-Hakim,Al-Fateer,Ar-Rahman,Ar-Rahim at Macro and Micro levels.The Creator (Allah(swt), who continues to Create 24/7/365.I have observed his dazzling,stunning,blinding, mind-boggling Creations like Galaxy with light of 300 Trillion Suns http://www.nasa.gov/…/nasas-wise-spacecraft-discovers…. Our Creator,Al-Fateer is Undefinable by Human Intellect:Allah Defines us.He loves us so much,that he took an Un-lettered Man(PBUH) from the Desert,Muhammad(SAW) and Gave him His Last Direct Message to Mankind:Embodied in Al-Furqan. We are told thath. فَبِأَيِّ آلَاءِ رَبِّكُمَا تُكَذِّبَانِ Fabi-Ayyi Ala-I Rabbikuma Tukazziban.May Allah Bless Pakistn,its Armed Forces, and its 200 Million People & Take Away Power From those who continue to rob the nation. A Nation which can Make a Nuclear Bomb with its Genius, can uses the same Genius to Reform itself. Ameen Fi-Imanillah.

 
 

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