From the Horses’ mouth: a terrorists exposes involvement of Bajwa, Imran and Jesh’s in spreading terrorism
By Dr Amjad Ayub Mirza
Remember, the attack on a convoy of 78 vehicles passing through Lethpora near Pulwama in Jammu Kashmir transporting 2500 Central Reserve Police Force (CPRF) personal. The convoy was hit by car carrying 300 kilograms of explosives killing at least 40 soldiers. Imran Khan and his govt funded terrorist organisation disassociated themselves with the horrific terrorist attack.
Nevertheless, Massod Azhar, the chief of the banned terrorist organisation Jesh e Muhammad, based in Pakistan, issued a statement claiming the responsibility for the deadly attack. Massod Azhar was later added to the United Nations Security Council list of international terrorists on May 1, 2019. He still resides in Pakistan under the alleged protection of ISI.
In retaliation to the Pulwama attack, twelve Mirage 2000 Indian fighter jets crossed the Line of Control on February 26 and hit Jesh’s terrorist training camp in Balakot in the province of Khyber Pakhtunkhawa deep inside Pakistani territory. The following day Pakistan Air Force jets entered Indian territory by crossing the Line of Control and in the ensuing dog fight an Indian Mig 21 was shot down by Pakistan as its pilot Air Force Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman chased the enemy into its territory.
On March 1 within less than 48 hours Pakistan released Abhinandan claiming that it was a good will gesture.
Two days ago the former National Assembly speaker and leader of Pakistan Muslim League (Nawaz), Ayaz Sadiq, revealed in a statement that brandished not only the moral of the military personal but actually shook the whole structure of the Pakistan army to its foundation. He told the parliament that Pakistan Army
Chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa was perspiring and his legs were shaking during the meeting of the parliamentary parties when Shah Mahmoud Qureshi said that if Abhinandan were not release, India would attack Pakistan by 9pm. Sadiq said that Prime minister Imran Khan refused to attend that meeting!
Earlier in February 2019 Imran Khan had confessed in front of the parliament that he knew of an impending missile attack by India on Pakistan. Therefore confirming above revelation by Sadiq.
But this was not the end of the story. Faced with utter humiliation from an opposition leader (Ayaz Sadiq) the military establishment hurriedly assigned the task of recouping its lost prestige by instructing Federal Minister Fawad Chaudhry to issue a counter statement on the house of parliament. And that is when the confession of a terrorist state was made.
In an emotional speech made the federal minister accepting the responsibility of the Pulwama attack confessed that “hum nay ghus kar marra Hindustan ko” not only that but he continued to boost that the way in which the attack was conducted was a matter of great pride and “under the leadership of Imran Khan it is a success of the whole nation”!
The above statement, which has not been yet been expunged from the record of the National Assembly minutes, should be enough evidence to prove to the world community and above all to the Financial Action Task Force that the Pakistani civil government, its military and non-state actors like the terrorist out fit Jesh e Muhammad are hand in glove in the execution of terrorist activities in the Indian union territory of Jammu Kashmir and beyond.
The statements quoted above are in itself a confirmation of what this scribe has always been emphasising upon that Pakistan army is involved in cross border terrorism in Kashmir and that it is not a fighting army. On the contrary, it is band of mercenary armed thugs who have taken a nation hostage for financial extortion by setting up business concerns in very sector of the economy and
would fight anybody’s war if the price were right. (Recent example being sending troops to Azerbaijan to fight under Turkish command for $ 1200 -$1500 per army personal)
The confessions of the former speaker of the national assembly of Pakistan Ayaz Sadiq and a sitting federal minister Fawad Chaudhry are more than enough to prove the role of the rouge state of Pakistan in manufacturing, harbouring and exporting terrorism in the region. This should remove any doubts from the minds of international human rights institution such as the UN Human Rights Council who have only recently allowed Pakistan to be re-elected to the Council for three years and to declare Pakistan’s membership to this august organisation null and void. Furthermore, the Financial Action Task Force should reconvene a special session and put Pakistan in the Black list.
Since Pulwama attack Pakistan has been continuously provoking India by endlessly firing mortar bombs across the Line of Control into civilian neighbourhoods. Pakistan has used the cross border firing as a cover to infiltrate jihadist terrorists into Indian union territory of Jammu and Kashmir. Now is the time to pay them back by exposing them further in the eyes of the world community what sort of a nation state Pakistan is and increase its fast growing diplomatic isolation.
The best way to take revenge of the Pulwama attack is to hasten the return of the democratic process in union territory Jammu Kashmir, hasten the completion of developmental projects and encourage non union territory citizens of India to invest and capitalise on Modi government’s recent law according to which now any one can buy commercial, industrial of residential property in Jammu Kashmir.
It should also settle the debate between the Modi government and Indian opposition parties regarding any doubts about the readiness of the Modi government in tackling Pakistan. Three time prime minster of Pakistan and opposition leader Nawaz Sharif’s speech that was broadcasted via satellite from
London at the Quetta rally on October 25 should also be an eye opener in which he has directly accused the Army Chief and ISI director General for exerting pressure on him to resign from his office. Today not only her neighbours but perhaps more importantly the people of Pakistan are looking for ways to get rid of the military oligarchy. The slogan popularised by the Pashtun Tahafuz Movement ‘Ye Jo Dehshat Gardi hai, is kay pechay wardi hai was rightly echoed by youth in the valley on Black Day on October 22 this years when they marched to the UN mission in Srinagar to hand in a memorandum accusing Pakistan for War Crimes. In a nut-sheel: Pakistan army , civilian government of Imran Khan and non-state terrorist out fits are hand in glove in the deadly trade of terrorism.
Dr Amjad Ayub Mirza is an author and a human rights activist from Mirpur in PoJK. He currently lives in exile in UK