GHQ air raid charges against Brig Ali dropped

Published: March 20, 2012

Field General Court Martial drops one of 2 charges against Brig Ali, charges of links with HuT still not dropped.

RAWALPINDI: A Field General Court Martial (FGCM) where Brigadier (retd) Ali Brig Ali was being tried has dropped one of two charges against him. The dropped charges were that he had planned to carry out an air raid on General Headquarters using F-16s.

Counsel for Brig Ali, Advocate Colonel (retd) Inamur Raheem informed the Rawalpindi bench of the Lahore High Court that the hearing had taken place yesterday (Monday), and added that the other charge of alleged links with Hizbut Tahrir had still not been taken back.

Raheem also revealed that the FGCM has summoned the Judge Advocate General (JAG) branch on March 27.

FGCM also directed military authorities to shift him back to Rawalpindi from Sialkot.

Raheem said that Brig Ali’s retirement orders were held in abeyance by the military authorities.

Brig Ali had moved a petition before the Lahore High Court (LHC), stating that the court martial proceedings against him be declared illegal because he was a retired army official.

He had also said he was being maligned after he had asked military officials to fix responsibility for the May 2 American incursion in Abbottabad and keep a check on perks enjoyed by certain officers.

Reader Comments (25)

  • Food for thought
    Mar 20, 2012 - 11:51AM

    Brig Ali, may you get out of this mess with honor and prestige. Godspeed!

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  • Abdullah
    Mar 20, 2012 - 1:15PM

    Pack of lies against this honourable man whose only crime was to bring to task the military leadership of Kiyani and Pasha who colludING with US on drones, abbotabad etc etc

    I fear he will ever get a fair trial

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  • Muzammil
    Mar 20, 2012 - 1:19PM

    all charges against him are rubbish…

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  • Dr Abdul qadeer
    Mar 20, 2012 - 1:57PM

    We need officers like brig Ali

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  • Mar 20, 2012 - 2:17PM

    If Brig was planning to attack GHQ he was actually trying to broke out a civil war within Pakistan, but we can’t accuse him until he is proven guilty

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  • nasir
    Mar 20, 2012 - 2:23PM

    Typical Pakistani justice for a terrorist – next they will be showering this with rose petalsRecommend

  • Syed
    Mar 20, 2012 - 2:35PM

    Aameen!!

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  • Riaz
    Mar 20, 2012 - 3:39PM

    contemplating Brig.Ali’s case, rather frustration seems to be exist in Pak Army,regarding the foreign policy of Pakistan.

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  • ishrat salim
    Mar 20, 2012 - 3:55PM

    Nasir…respect yr right to opinion…but u cannot call Brig Ali an animal…show respect which yr parents must hv taught u to do so.Brig Ali is innicent until proven guilty, so do not jump to conclusion with such comments.Brig Ali had 2 charges filed against him – one has been dropped & insha Allah the other one ( being member of HuT – which is not a terrorist outfit )will eventually also be dropped ( bcz this is much lesser issue than the 1st one)…so pls wait…justice will prevail…insha Allah.Recommend

  • Roflcopter
    Mar 20, 2012 - 4:09PM

    He should be released immediately

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  • Saquib
    Mar 20, 2012 - 4:18PM

    My pray is with you sir.

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  • Khan
    Mar 20, 2012 - 5:09PM

    To all his supporters:
    These type of people will doom our country very soon if they succeeded .. We have a democracy if any one wants to change any law they can do it via majority vote but alas these don’t respect voice of majority instead they would impose their own twisted views and ides via force and when they are met with force they rune.g Taliban rule in afghanistan where all of those cowards were running to take shelter in Pakistan after US & Allies attacked them .. Where was their so called belief then and why didn’t they all perish facing their enemy if they consider themselves brave enough.
    These delusional type of people want to impose a system of government which can never work .. they even don’t know how they will run the whole system but are hell bent on throwing this country to the stone age. This world is like a community and you can’t create a wall around yourself thinking like an ostrich that you will live alone.
    God forbid if their plan every succeeded we will face the whole country will become another Hiroshima, as this time they won’t have another country to run to.Recommend

  • Imran Mohammad
    Mar 20, 2012 - 5:20PM

    This is beyond rubbish. My first and only impression about this ‘GHQ attack’ story was that it is HUGE nonsense. How can anyone be so stupid and how can anyone even think of it, practicalities aside? Justice demands that this guy should be released honorably with all benefits and prosecutors be put on trial.

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  • Hakeem
    Mar 20, 2012 - 7:26PM

    Finally some justice done to an honourable officer!

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  • Mar 20, 2012 - 8:37PM

    This is nothing but an ongoing policy of purge by the secular leadership in the Military to remove Islamic minded officers. In this case against Brig Ali – the most senior officer at the time of his arrest. His only crime was to demand accountability over Abbottabad fiasco and questioning the ‘Do More’ policy. Hizb ut Tahrir is a well known peaceful political party and allegations are trumped up.

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  • Mar 20, 2012 - 8:39PM

    This shows that these allegations are all a bunch of lies .. may Allah swt protect the sincere officers in the armyRecommend

  • Nabeel
    Mar 20, 2012 - 9:13PM

    Someone amongst the military top brass needs to be held accountable for Brig Ali’s continuous detention and his deterioting health. Immediate removal of him from solitary confinement should be guaranteed. Moreover peaceful groups like Hizb ut tahrir should be allowed to work in pakistan, if they can convince the masses of their ideoligical syperiority why not. Why ban an idea? Rather the ISI should focus on contering the threat from indian and american agents and colloboraters. The policy of not promoting anti american officers should come to an end.

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  • Umer
    Mar 20, 2012 - 10:25PM

    @Khan:

    Everyone should get a free trial. We can’t support Mumtaz Qadri style justice even if done by the agencies.

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  • Imran
    Mar 20, 2012 - 10:40PM

    Hhaha all people supporting him like he is some sort of angel.

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  • mazhar
    Mar 21, 2012 - 2:08AM

    God bless the brigadier. If pak army has people like him, Pakistan has a future

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  • Mar 21, 2012 - 4:51AM

    @Imran: why in this world we will not support a person who is more sincere than the agents of the west who are always ready to bow in front of their masters. At least Brig. Khan is one of the few brave people who questioned their submission to the west. I sincerely think, it is not Brig. Khan who deserves a court marshall instead the traitors like Zardari, Gilani, Kayani, Busharraf and their henchmen are the ones who deserve to be uprooted. We, the people of Pakistan, are now fed up of these agent rulers. We want Islam as a way of life, we want Islam back as the rule of the land, we want resumption of the Islamic state.

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  • JustAnotherPakistani
    Mar 21, 2012 - 7:48AM

    Can there be any hope for this benighted country? How can you defend someone as a hero when he’s tried to change a political system by force. At best you can say let’s hold our comments until the trial is complete. And I’m prepared to do that but to call this man a hero is beyond ridiculous.

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  • MarkH
    Mar 21, 2012 - 12:48PM

    @Pakistan politics:
    That’s hilarious of you to say. You make quite a few comments pointing fingers at people and accusing them of things as if it were proven fact.

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  • anwar
    Apr 16, 2012 - 10:56PM

    i think his motive is the best motive to support
    PAkistan…and that is the orignal motive of PAk army..not that to “support brother killing by supplying NATO trucks”

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  • Naveed Ur Rehman
    May 2, 2012 - 8:06PM

    Who is he? No one knows.

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