Abbottobad raid: Questions and questionable conduct

Published: May 14, 2011

Director-General of the ISI was met with a barrage of questions and taunts. PHOTO: AFP/FILE

ISLAMABAD: 

Though it was a lingering concern, it still seemed unexpected. The chief of the country’s premier intelligence agency was greeted with taunts right from the moment he rose to brief an incredibly tense special joint sitting of Parliament.

Aside from a barrage of questions, many, including the spymaster himself, must have known it wasn’t going to be easy.

And it wasn’t.

However, the proceedings proved to be more charged than even the most adventurous of estimates – even resulting in verbal clashes between the politicians themselves.

Director-General of the Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) Ahmad Shuja Pasha was at the rostrum, just about to begin his briefing, according to sources present, when MNA Tehmina Doultana rose from her seat and unleashed a tirade against the armed forces.

In her fiery, and strong-worded, remarks, Doultana, a legislator from the Pakistan Mulsim League-Nawaz (PML-N), shouted that the Pakistan Army had been conquering  only its own country and people, and in that process had, itself, played havoc with the country’s sovereignty. Those present, including the DG ISI, seemed shell-shocked.

Doultana thundered that the unilateral US operation to find and kill Osama bin Laden on Pakistani soil, in a major urban centre without the knowledge of Pakistan’s armed forces, had established the “inefficiency and in competency of the establishment.”

However, said sources inside, after the initial shock wore down, another legislator, Senator Gulshan Saeed, from the Pakistan Muslim League Quaid (PML-Q), launched a counter tirade – threatening to cut the tongues of those who uttered “blasphemous” remarks against the military establishment.

It was left to Deputy Speaker Faisal Kundi, who was presiding over the joint sitting of the parliament, to bring the situation under control so that the ISI chief could start his briefing.

But the hiccups at the start were not to be the only turbulence during the session.

Later, another heated exchange took place between Leader of the Opposition in the National Assembly Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan and the chief of PML-Q Senator Chaudhry Shujaat Hussain.

As the question and answer session began, Nisar got up from his seat and launched into a hard-hitting speech – typical of the fiery leader of the opposition in recent sessions.

But a bitter rival, Chaudhry Shujaat, got up to complain to the deputy speaker that speeches were not on the agenda, as agreed to by all parties attending the session. He taunted Nisar, saying that, instead of questioning the military leadership, the PML-N leader wanted to deliver a speech.

Nisar shot back by telling the speaker that he was not surprised by the intervention of Shujaat, who, he said, had just entered into a marriage of political expedience with the ruling PPP to get his share of the ‘plunder’.

The military top brass, meanwhile, continued to await questions as the exchange continued. But when the questions came, they were tough.

Osama was already ‘dead’

Also causing a stir in the session was Lt Gen Pasha’s comment that Bin Laden was already a “dead man” when the US got to him. The ISI chief said that the world’s most wanted man had been in isolation for the last five years and was not in a position to launch an attack against any country. He said that it was due to the ISI’s efforts that Bin Laden’s network had been crippled, and hence he was rendered useless. However, he lamented, despite all this, just one intelligence lapse had brought the spy agency under fire at both home and abroad.

The sense in the house after these remarks, said a source, was that the ISI chief was suggesting that they knew where the global terror icon was since they were so sure about his situation. However, Pasha hastened to add that he meant that Bin Laden was living the life of a dead man, as evidenced by his living conditions.

The questions and the resignation offer

The questions put forward to the ISI chief by the political leadership were unrelenting furious – and Pasha was found short on a number of occasions.

Cornered and unable to provide answers, the spy chief is then said to have finally offered to resign.

However, in one of the ISI chief’s statements, he tacitly put forward a question of his own.  Though Pasha was careful not to blame the civilian leadership of anything, his question was, in essence, directed to the entire leadership of the country: If the top leadership was informed of the operation after it was over at just past 2 am on May 2, as the ISI chief said in his briefing – why wasn’t any sort of emergency meeting called?

The parliament was informed by Lt Gen Pasha that he had informed Army Chief General Kayani at 2.05am about the American operation – who, in turn, made a telephone call to Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani and then to the President Zardari. Gilani was said to have then called up the foreign secretary.

But there was nothing other than that.

Why didn’t the Troika – the President, Prime Minister and Chief of Army Staff – meet urgently, and discuss a possible response? Why did the leadership wait for a call from US President Barack Obama at 7 am – five hours after the operation was brought into their knowledge?

Some questions, as Lt Gen Pasha will testify, have no answers.

Published in The Express Tribune, May 14th, 2011.

Reader Comments (51)

  • Patriotic Citizen
    May 14, 2011 - 7:55AM

    What a stunning news that Pakistan has no control over Shamsi air base (currently in USA use) because it was built by UAE Sheikh on a purchased land from Pakistan. My question as a citizen, who on earth allowed this transaction and its use against Pakistan interests. Are we then going to entertain similar requests from India, Iran and Russia. What can we call a country, who is selling mother land to others to be used against its own interests later. UAE on their part has done nothing less than what Israel is doing with the purchased land from Palestinians.Recommend

  • Tariq
    May 14, 2011 - 8:13AM

    About time someone asked questions. But how shameful for PML Q to state such disgusting things since they are part of the ISIRecommend

  • Hasan Siftain Cheema
    May 14, 2011 - 8:44AM

    Good to See ISI cheif in such a hopeless condition, I think its new move in Pakistan’s politicsRecommend

  • tom
    May 14, 2011 - 8:59AM

    In USA, every senator believes that the ISI was hiding Osama in a safe house house at the behest of some Saudi’s. The Saudi’s apparently funded the whole operation. ISI informer let the secret out to the CIA. Leon Panetta and Hirralry Clinton stood ground and asked Obama to strike.

    The complicity of the military establishment and the ISI in keeping Osama in safe house will make it illegal for the US to provide any aid to Pakistan. The Laws of US prohibit funding for a state that sponsors terrorism and terrorist infrastructure.Recommend

  • amjad
    May 14, 2011 - 9:16AM

    The country and its instutions is being run by bunch of incompetent people. The problem is the present alternatitive is not good either. Recommend

  • Querashy
    May 14, 2011 - 9:20AM

    President Zardari should had been there to reply or he is still called by joint session and should be included in judicial inquiry for his prostrated role to CIA, Blackwaters, drones, allowing Altaf Hussein to incite sedition,treason,in jawan,generals,divide armed forces during last one year from London(who commands and controls electronic and print media here)on probably ten billion dollars live transmission and disarraying nation, defense forces from its right functional priorities than serving political interests of one man-made worst despotic virtual king by his coalition cartel of corrupts and gutter opposition. They all must be put to trial and before the inquiry commissionRecommend

  • Querashy
    May 14, 2011 - 9:22AM

    President Zardari should had been there to reply or he is still called by joint session and should be included in judicial inquiry for his prostrated role to CIA, Blackwaters, drones, allowing Altaf Hussein to incite sedition,treason,in jawan,generals,divide armed forces during last one year from London(who commands and controls electronic and print media here)on probably ten billion dollars live transmission and disarraying nation, defense forces from its right functional priorities than serving political interests of one man-made worst despotic virtual king by his coalition cartel of corrupts and gutter opposition. They all must be put to trial and before the inquiry commission for failing the nation and in abject misery and shame.Recommend

  • Osman Ahmad
    May 14, 2011 - 9:32AM

    Still the core point of in camera session.We shall review the policy on NATO-USA containers supplies relating to drones.Another villainous party,the owners of Shamsi air base.Who allowed it?Everyone forgets Musharraf,one important villains in the gameRecommend

  • Mirza
    May 14, 2011 - 9:37AM

    it is a real shame that a whole lot of nothing was said and happened. As usual the “spy chief” directed the responsibility at political leadership. The basic question remains “why OBL was in the top military garrison? Who helped him out? Why was ISI and army has been saying that OBL is not in Pakistan? Why were they not aware of his presence?

    People who know the country’s history were aware that like the surrender in East Pakistan and defeat at Kargil, nothing would happen. Not a single army officer is ever going to be punished. I distinctly remember dictator Zia had issued a martial law ordinance according to that, it was made a crime to criticize Islam, prophet, Quaid Azam, and the armed force. In other words armed forces were equal in status to our Prophet and Quaid Azam. BTW, that ordinance was after the abject and shameful surrender in East Pakistan to Indians. That black law under martial law is still functioning in Pakistan.
    Mirza, USARecommend

  • RizwanTKhan
    May 14, 2011 - 10:00AM

    Shuja Pasha has to go. He should be Court Martial along with Air Chief and the Defence Minister should go to. Army Chief and Prime Minister should be questioned too as the ground attack took for good 1 hr and the Army was sleeping.

    This is the time to reprimand all the concerned people to make our country stand. And Drones should be shot down now. Enough already. Recommend

  • Uza Syed
    May 14, 2011 - 10:15AM

    So, after all the people at the top were informed and their joint response was to keep their cool. What’s wrong with that? Is it not the main responsibility of a State and people in power to protect its people at any cost? As far as I’m concerned, it’s the best response in our best national interest. I’m glad that common sense has prevailed over hubris and I don’t give a damn how the Dons Nawaz-Shabaz behave or their rookies Nisar Chaudhry-Khans and Daultanas bark —– the ordinary Pakistanis must be spared the havocs of a reactionary response resulting in a direct armed conflict with the only super power. We just can not afford this adventure that Nawaz League wishes to let loose on Pakistan and its security forces; if they don’t like it they can always go back to where their hero Osama came from or has gone to.Recommend

  • Danish
    May 14, 2011 - 10:25AM

    The military establishment has finally break the silence, in front of the representatives of Pakistan. Now, is the time of our Political leadership, to take a stand and give answers to the same questions, like

    1 – Who has given Americans, the authority to carry out ‘Drone Attacks”, who from Pakistan, authorized the deal.
    2 – Why the government establishment has failed to present any terrorist / activist in any legal court, although so many have been caught in recent years.
    3 – Why “Army is setting up colleges and technical schools in Swat and Balochistan, and what the hell “Political Government” is actually doing for those People”.
    4- As asked in the article, why our Prime Minister and our President, didn’t call for a meeting even after 5 years, This indicates a serious threat, if anything, more sever happen in future, we don’t expect our leadership to respond in a quickly and in a timely manner.

    Military has spoken and now the ball is in Government’s court. Lets see, if our elected members are courageous enough to answers the question the nation has a right to know.Recommend

  • Imran
    May 14, 2011 - 10:32AM

    Agree with Doultana, Recommend

  • May 14, 2011 - 11:17AM

    Please please please have a joint parliamentary enquiry – let Pasha and others answer questions from members of parliament. Like Col North did after the Iran-Contra deal, like Blair did after the Iraq war etc etc. We need to empower the parliamentarians. And i hope one of the suggestions that will be made will be that no person of the armed forces will meet with foreign dignitaries without a member of the foreign office being present and taking notes. This will ensure the end of the double speak at least. Recommend

  • Tariq Ishaque
    May 14, 2011 - 11:27AM

    Pakistan armed forces and intelligence are one of the best; but questions quibbles as if this state of affairs continue, USA may take anyone from Pakistan without intimation, which is highly unacceptable; the SEALS are not better than our SSG, I am sure, The powerful foreign media is concentrating on the presence of Bin Laden in Pakistan but we should focus on our violation of our territory and contribution in war against terrorism; Minstry of ininformation should awake from deep slumber and with Foreign office make counter policy to mould the international public opinion about Paktsan; any way, we as a nation should stand by our soldiers; whatever the case a strong protest/warning by foreign office may be re lodged for not taking Pakistan into confidece; Pak Airforce and Army should make it clear that such activities will not be tolerated and the intrusion in our territory will be dealt accordingly rather concentrating on relationship; meanwhile with the help of neighbours, Pak forces improve their technology to target accurately or under direct vision the flying intruders ; Pakistan Government should make it clear that our logistic support and other cooperation for ISAF may be disturbed/affected by these adventures; We should be capable to hunt down the Drones( by strenous training ) if they cross Pakistan borders despite limited resources contributed by the people of Pakistan ; only such an activity at an appropriate time will restore the shattered confidence of our nation; we hope rather verbal explanation, ISI and army may show in someway their abililities by conducting some operation to improve moral of nation at some time; hope we will able to demonstrate at later stage; ” They need us , we dont need them “Recommend

  • fazal gafur
    May 14, 2011 - 11:43AM

    Well, It seems to me that we do not have air defence system on the west side of the country, Isn’t it ridiules ? Its a huge question for me. We are spending 85% of our money on these stupids where is it goind ? we are just developing our Neuclear system and not on our air defence and border defence system? if we get the ability, we can stop cross border terrorist and any other threat like US Army did It.

    We should have a very limited and written coordination with US & that has to be very crystal clear and not hiden/verble agreements.

    We all know how useless USA relationships for us is coz they have just used us in Afghan war and left us no where.

    USA can’t help us in any case like if you look at the F16 deal it was delayed couple of decade even after100% payments.

    We have to look at it very seriously now coz its harming us very seriously.

    I don’t know why our top leadership is scared of USA we have got an Army of 180 Million soldiers in case US invade our country.

    We have to have very strong nerves for making a dicission for our own beloved country.

    I’m sure some one will forward all these comments to our Top leaderships (Political/Army)
    Please love Pakistan first. its our mother land.

    I’m professionally banker and Master in Financial services from Karachi.
    I’m sure my massage clear enough for everyone.

    Fazal Gafur Recommend

  • May 14, 2011 - 11:43AM

    And yet again the citizens of that poor country are told they are not patriotic and aer not defending their intelligenc and military ??? Did these institution defended their people, did they defended their dignity, respect and soverignity??? If yes then the people will defend them, if not, why shell these poor people defend them? So only they can be killed and conqured by these instituitons? It’s such a pity, do we have any thing called conscience at all?Recommend

  • Ismail Khan
    May 14, 2011 - 12:09PM

    champion of right of expression pl comment was it right or wrongRecommend

  • HelloAnyBodyHome
    May 14, 2011 - 12:19PM

    Hopeless situation.

    Just a complete lack of leadership all around. S

    Pakistan is going through its worst time. Why can we just all agree to get top technocrats from every field take over and run the government. These top technocrats should have Masters degrees from top rates institutions (anywhere in the world) and they should run the ministries. Just put a top rates Economist in charge of the government who sets a target, makes his agenda clear, and reports to the country and its people progress on reaching the target.

    God help Pakistan. My last hope was in Kiyani, but that too is lost now… Recommend

  • HelloAnyBodyHome
    May 14, 2011 - 12:20PM

    why are all my posts filtered??Recommend

  • May 14, 2011 - 12:30PM

    every one showing their concern over the issue of abbotabad, there is no issue of concern issue is how to manage for future, i m very dis-appointed with pml(N) owing reason that such party policy is still in still on 12th,october 1999, in the revenge,they are only trying disgrace a honorable agencies and assetts of pakistan mr pasha, every one know we prepare defend against india our preperation is not against USA, so called unclaimed king of world, Abbotabad incident was a drama, played at pakistani land just adjecent to kohta so that pakistan and ISI should try to handicap infront of western, but present stand of ISI and establishment is appreciatable, we pakistani must support unconditionally, because pak army is our army, critism as far as concerned by pml(N) is very dis appointed, Recommend

  • Blithe
    May 14, 2011 - 12:44PM

    Pasha should resign ASAP.

    Another relevant question to him would
    have been why Raymond Davis got
    released only after he got his extension. Recommend

  • parvez
    May 14, 2011 - 1:51PM

    Leadership is the need of the hour. Our politicians are not capable and the alternative being the armed forces stand discredited, both due to their own doings. This does look like an ideal moment for someone to write his name into history. Recommend

  • May 14, 2011 - 1:53PM

    Once again the image, honour and welfare of the military and the ISI is more important than the welfare of th people of Pakistan. The people of Pakistan should hang their heads in shame for not bowing their heads and not doing the militaries bidding. Recommend

  • Kazmis
    May 14, 2011 - 2:03PM

    Do not forget Senior Army Commands are liked by USA and got extension on their recommendation, otherwise they were already retired long before, now they are declared by USA, INCOMPETENT, even then they seem wishing to continue on their seats. Pakistan can not face American technology but at least can play a neutral role. Selling bases and making covert agreement like Musharraf is detrimental. One can be afraid that further secret agreements with USA by present chief may also be there and what the future of Pakistan ahead.Recommend

  • ehabs
    May 14, 2011 - 2:14PM

    I have huge respect for Tehmina Doultana after reading this. My next vote will definitely be for the PML-N. Recommend

  • umair
    May 14, 2011 - 2:34PM

    Pakistan gained nothing by hiding Osama. He simply hid very well, first in Afghanistan and then in Pakistan. Ofcourse Osama was never the main target of ISI, never a priority. It was the Indian funded-Afghan Taliban and BLA that were of actual concern. Bin laden was ofcouse, useless

    But why all the crap about ISI not knowing about the operation, ofcourse they didnt know!!!

    We know ISI is good, but the American Military Establishment is better…something we simply cant argue about. Recommend

  • umair
    May 14, 2011 - 2:35PM

    @tom:
    mr tom…too much hollywood for youRecommend

  • Aslam Sher Khan
    May 14, 2011 - 2:55PM

    An opportunity to get civilian control of the army/ISI. These fat cats have ruled Pakistan for long enuff. 3 wars we have lost already, lost half our country in 1971. If it comes to war with India, the eternal bogeyman, without Chinese help, we will never win anyway. Lets be realistic. Nuclear war is easy to talk of, but will finish off the subcontinent…China may threaten but will never openly attack India, plain economics, and we all know now where US support will go. They will attack us at the earliest opportunity. If we let the army carry on, TTP will come into our cities openly and blow us all up; they CAN do it, because they know what the army’s intentions are. Point is, if you send terrorists into other countries, they will come back to you. Its great riding the tiger, but you cant get off its back, for it WILL eat you. Competent civilian government has more chance of resolving Kashmir than all these terrorists anyway, for world sympathy will be with us. as it is, Kashmir is rapidly going off the world’s focus anyway, with India’s economic development increasing, and us going down the drain, it is going to get tougher. India might be doing wrong things, but at the moment no one believes a Pakistani. Recommend

  • May 14, 2011 - 3:17PM

    Long Live PML-N Members!!
    well theres one best missing . the one between Javed hashmi & Gen.Pasha.
    Hashmi Said to pasha : ‘You’ve taken all the burden of the country on your shoulders , please let us have some’ :PRecommend

  • Mustafa Kamal
    May 14, 2011 - 4:42PM

    Still in panicRecommend

  • Javed
    May 14, 2011 - 5:47PM

    @Tariq Ishaque: Keep on dreaming, some dreams come true some don’t. This won’t. With every passing day we are getting sucked deeper and deeper in our fantasy world. Recommend

  • bubbles
    May 14, 2011 - 6:25PM

    Lost Light; Michael Connelly, page 181:
    ‘whoever is out there fighting the monsters of our society should make damn sure that they don’t become monsters themselves. See, because then all is lost. Then we don’t have a society.’Recommend

  • Ozymandias
    May 14, 2011 - 7:10PM

    @ Tom
    By that logic the US should stop funding its own domestic programmes as well, because it’s not like the US has not supported terrorism when it has been in its strategic interests.Recommend

  • May 14, 2011 - 8:25PM

    @Patriotic Citizen:

    Your comments show that you have no idea of Shamsi

    Arab Sheiks come to Pakistan for hunting of Houbara Bustard every year. They use to land at Karachi or Quetta and then use to go to interior Balochistan by road for hunting and relaxing.
    One UAE prince thought of constructing a runway close by. He selected Kharan city initially but locals of Kharan demanded huge money as compensation for the land which belonged to provincial govt after initial work was done. An unpaved landing strip still exists outside Kharan City.
    Arabs got angry due to absurd demands of locals and shifted the project in deep Balochistan, in the wilderness, a place called Shamsi.
    A runway was constructed where a Boeing 747 could land and take off only along with a small building with 2-3 rooms. Arabs usually used C-130 and C-160 planes.
    I did not see even a perimeter fence at that time. Only few towers were there for watchmen.
    PAF neither constructed Shamsi Airfield nor needs that place.Recommend

  • May 14, 2011 - 8:29PM

    I am surprised on the behavior of PML-N. How cheap just to score a point.

    I do not know how such shallow so called leaders can lead Pakistan in 21 century. Their ideas and talk shows that they still live in medieval tribal society.

    I feel sorry on the ignorance and poor performance of our legislatures. Recommend

  • meekal ahmed
    May 14, 2011 - 8:39PM

    @fazal gafur:
    First of all you need to improve your spelling.

    Second, there is no question of not having air defense in the west. The whole of Pakistan is under radar surveillance/coverage. That is hardly a secret.

    But if you bring in “stealth” helicopters, they don’t appear on radar.

    Simple as that. Recommend

  • Owaise
    May 14, 2011 - 8:39PM

    Let all Pakistani’s note that the first shot was fired by no less than a WOMAN…Tehmina Daultana…while the men were noted as pandering to the army!!Recommend

  • ahmed
    May 14, 2011 - 8:40PM

    no doubt, bad time for pak forces. i wish we could ever feel proud of them.Recommend

  • May 14, 2011 - 9:31PM

    Which Government leased Shamsi airport to UAE? Was this revealed to the nation? If Americans took off from this airfield, was UAE in the loop? Did UAE inform Pakistani authorities or hid the raid? Does this mean UAE was trusted more by USA?
    Was this airbase saved from floods in 2010 by Pakistani Army which flooded civilian fields and house in Balochisthan in 2010? Why this special favour to this base?Recommend

  • Dr. Ali Ahmed
    May 14, 2011 - 10:37PM

    the ISI and the mily wrongly assumed that the parliamentarians would be serious about the issue.. all they had was mud sledging.. nor for once there was a single attempt on the issue for which the entire in-camera session was called.. the Leader of Opposition was usual attempting to debase the arm forces’ reputation, just because his deceased brother was not made COAS nor the ISI head…

    the good thing however from the session has been that all forces have told the parliament that it is the parliament that has to decide if they r to stop drones.. neither from opposition nor from the govt told the forces to counter the attacks..Recommend

  • KM
    May 14, 2011 - 10:56PM

    I smell a legitimacy in monarchy for Pakistan, very soon. The politicians will be rendered useless as usual. They can only blab but when they are given power, as they succumb to their own moral and mental corruption. An good example is that our politicians are dying to get US$1.5B in aid from US, but simply can’t implement agriculture tax, which will yield US$5B at the very least.Recommend

  • Khalid Rashid Lodhi
    May 14, 2011 - 11:01PM

    There is no denying the fact that Armed Forces are neither organized nor trained to run the Affiairs of State.Unfortunately our Own people have always been aiding and abetting the Army rules in the country.Feudals/Waderas/influential families have been in the forefront in our political system.In fact few Families have started treating the country as their property.We need Education and Awareness of our Rights and Obligations,thereafter successive elections would weed out Corrupt and Unwanted elements from our Parliament.

    Let us not degrade our Armed forces and the Nation at the behest of our enemies,neither the entire Armed Forces be blamed because of few Generals and nor all Politicians are bad.Let us exercise our right to choose the Sincere ,Loyal,Selfless leaders so that our future Govenments are capable to steer the country towards a respect place in the world.
    Recommend

  • A j KHAN
    May 14, 2011 - 11:43PM

    Tehmina Doultana, a legislator from the Pakistan Mulsim League-Nawaz (PML-N), shouted that the Pakistan Army had been conquering only its own country and people, and in process forgot that her own leader Nawaz Sharif ruled for 16 years in that arrangement. She also forgot that IJI headed by Nawaz Sharif was the creation of the same establishment.
    Tehmina Doultana is suffering from senile demensia as she forgot that her husband was waiting for her back home when she was compaigning for Nawaz Sharif and that poor thing was shocked when he came to know that he is no more her husband, because she found one in the compaignRecommend

  • Tariq
    May 15, 2011 - 5:08AM

    @tom:
    US does not need money from a few Saudis, this is such crap. The US budget is 10 trillion dollars total Saudi exports are about a 60 billion. So stop giving such nonsense.

    US has the right to bring these murderes to justice anytime anywhereRecommend

  • saeed ahmad
    May 15, 2011 - 5:34AM

    @tom: To hell with US senators’ opinion and beliefs. They should stop taking this country for a free ride now ….enough is enough.Recommend

  • bvindh
    May 15, 2011 - 7:07AM

    @Patriotic Citizen:
    beggars can’t be choosers Recommend

  • Uza Syed
    May 15, 2011 - 1:05PM

    @Blithe:

    No, there’s no such requirement as the precedents would prove. Pasha can just send them all to the lands of their choice including Saudi Arabia and the UK and once this job done he can just become the Deputy President under President Kayani.Recommend

  • ishrat salim
    May 15, 2011 - 3:53PM

    AAZ being the supreme commander…..shud be answering all the questions…?? why the hell nobody has noticed this…?? if he feel he is incompetent to do so…he shud resign from this post & hand it over to the Chief of Army Stafff…Recommend

  • Tariq Ishaque
    May 16, 2011 - 12:55AM

    @Aslam Sher Khan:
    AND ” ANALYSIS OF THE FUTURE “Recommend

  • Khalid Rashid Lodhi
    May 16, 2011 - 10:19AM

    @ehab
    PML(N) appears to be deeply haunted by Oct 12th incident,it is high time that they stop their well orchestrated campaign against our Armed Forces,their leadership could not endure the hardships in the prisons even for few days and then the so called “Tigers” started seeking foreign support for their survival.

    I have no doubt in their loyalty towards State,but because of some wrong doing of one man(or few individuals) why must they spit venom against the entire Institution.They must realize that pushing ladies like Tehmina for slapping insult may initiate a mud slinging campaign,which is not at all desirable at this critical state of affairs.

    Let us join hands to strengthen all Organs of State to present a unified Front to the world for realization of our genuine concerns.
    Recommend

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