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We often think the military is one big brain that thinks collectively. The fact is that there are always different groups within the Army that voice dissent but the nature of the institution means that once the Chief takes a decision, everyone falls behind it. However, when 1/n
the appointment of a new chief is around the corner, things become as political as you would expect in a Pakistani setting. Lobbying the political govt through connections is often at play in these times. #Musharraf was known to have lobbied for himself through Gen Iftikhar, 2/n
brother of Ch Nisar Ali Khan. In recent times when Bajwa was in the run for Chief, a few of his colleagues ran a smear campaign against him on social media highlighting his Ahmedi faith, and even releasing questionable videos with a similar looking dude. 3/n
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The tragic and historic floods have created immense challenges for the state and the nation. But they have also created an opportunity for #Pakistan to adjust parts of its foreign policy to focus on prosperity and opportunities for Pakistani citizens. /1
The intl response to the tragic flooding helped #Pakistan re-strengthen ties with key economic+security partners, esp in Mideast+West; states that stepped up again to help in difficulty. Time to expand on this; avoid policy overthink that leads 🇵🇰 to miss opportunities, like.. /2 #India's 5 Aug 2019 actions, or the 2020 #AbrahamAccords, or the 2019 huge #Saudi investment opportunity missed by #ImranKhan. Or the multiple opportunities under #Musharraf Admin 17 years ago. These were moments that could have accrued long term benefits for 🇵🇰.../3
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ابھی جبکہ شہباز شریف اور حمزہ کیخلاف مبینہ منی لانڈرنگ کا کیس زیر سماعت ہے۔
آئیے دیکھتے ہیں تحریک انصاف کو حکومت ملنے کے بعد کون کونسے کیسز پراسیکیوشن کی عدم دلچسپی کی بنیاد پر ختم ہوئے۔
اپریل 2019 میں نیب نے خود سے ہی اس وقت کے وزیراعظم عمران خان صاحب کے خلاف ہیلی کاپٹر کیس کی انکوائری بند کردی جبکہ اس کیس میں خان صاحب نے اپنا جواب بھی جمع نہیں کروایا تھا۔ 2/7
2020 میں انسداد دہشتگردی عدالت نے اس وقت کے وزیراعظم عمران خان کو 2014 پارلیمنٹ حملہ کیس میں پی ٹی آئی حکومت کی تعینات کردہ پراسیکیوشن کی عدم دلچسپی کے باعث بری کردیا۔
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For history, let me set the record straight on this interview I did in 2012 for a news website with ex-#ISI chief late LtGen Retd Hameed Gul. He personally liked me but also knew that I supported many of the political ideas of former President Gen. #Musharraf. /1 @MAbdullahGul
When LtGen. Gul in this clip said to me, "Why don't you understand?", I stopped recording a couple of minutes later and asked him bluntly, "Was Gen. Musharraf a traitor?" based on what LtGen. Hameed Gul was saying here. He took a long few seconds, gazing at the floor. /2
LtGen Hameed Gul took his time thinking, expressionless. It was a long silence. Then he raised his head and firmly said, "No." Calmer now, he then went on to explain, off-record, that he disagreed politically with President Musharraf but that Gen. Musharraf was not a traitor. /3
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#Pakistan bans an Islamist party behind violent anti-#France protests that crippled normal life in major cities this week. Tehreek-e-Labbaik Pakistan #TLP demanded expulsion of #French ambassador. Bold and unexpected move by PM #ImranKhan government.

The story, first reported by @AzazSyed, represents a welcome departure for PM #ImranKhan's #Pakistan government. Blacklisting #TLP will also help improve his govt's ties with #France which deteriorated last year:

#Pakistan's welcome decision to blacklist #TLP after violent anti-#France riots should lead to some introspection among Pakistani politicians & the public (yet to happen), starting with: Why is it that Pakistan is the *only* Muslim nation seeing this type of violence?
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#Kuwait's young foreign minister @anmas71 is back in #Pakistan for the first time in 16 yrs (I met him back then). This interesting relationship spans military+strategic issues (#Afghanistan #Iran #Iraq #oil), & a forgotten attempt to save a Pakistani premier from execution. /1
#Kuwait helped #Pakistan withstand international sanctions after the 1998 nuclear tests (with KSA+UAE); was one of top 5 aid givers (with #SaudiArabia #UAE #US #EU) after #Kashmir earthquake 2005. And remains a key oil supplier (along with #KSA). /2…
Former #Kuwait Emir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmed (who passed a way in 2020) enjoyed a close relationship with former #Pakistan Prime Minister Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto and landed in #Rawalpindi in May 1977 to show support to embattled #Bhutto just before a military coup toppled him. /3
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پانی پانی کر گئی مجھ کو قلندر کی یہ بات
تو جھکا جب غیر کے آگے نہ تن تیرا نہ من
وہ بتوں نے ڈالے ہیں وسوسے کہ دلوں سے خوف خدا گیا
وہ پڑی ہیں روز قیامتیں کہ خیال روز جزا گیا
عداوتیں تھیں، تغافل تھا، رنجشیں تھیں بہت
بچھڑنے والے میں سب کچھ تھا، بے وفائی نہ تھی
#FallofDhaka #NasserTurabi
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In 2007 during #Musharraf’s #Emergency I was invited by my alma mater in US to come & speak about it. This was a time when Musharraf Govt sent a delegation with Kashmala Tariq as part of it to promote it’s stance. My talk went well. There was a clear divide between US Govt’s 1/
& US academia’s stance towards Musharraf & his travesties. As it turned out I was then invited by several other universities/other platforms to speak & did my best to push back against Musharraf’s illegal policies. A day or so before my departure back home some lawyer friends 2/
urgently got in contact/advised that I stay back as an FIR had been lodged against me/3 fellow #LUMS profs for inciting students against govt. This was the initial stage of Emergency when civil society protestors were being actively clamped down on. The FIR made for hilarious 3/
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امریکا میں 2001 میں ہونے والے دہشت گردی کے حملوں نے دنیا کو بدل کر رکھ دیا۔ سابق سینیٹر اور رہنما پاکستان پیپلز پارٹی فرحت اللہ بابر بتا رہے ہیں کہ ان حملوں کے پاکستان پر کیا اثرات ہوئے۔1/3

#September11 #September11attacks #USA #Pakistan #Musharraf #Sujag #Friday
امریکا میں 2001 میں ہونے والے دہشت گردی کے حملوں نے دنیا کو بدل کر رکھ دیا۔ سابق سینیٹر اور رہنما پاکستان پیپلز پارٹی فرحت اللہ بابر بتا رہے ہیں کہ ان حملوں کے پاکستان پر کیا اثرات ہوئے۔2/3

#September11 #September11attacks #USA #Pakistan #Musharraf #Sujag #Friday
امریکا میں 2001 میں ہونے والے دہشت گردی کے حملوں نے دنیا کو بدل کر رکھ دیا۔ سابق سینیٹر اور رہنما پاکستان پیپلز پارٹی فرحت اللہ بابر بتا رہے ہیں کہ ان حملوں کے پاکستان پر کیا اثرات ہوئے۔3/3

#September11 #September11attacks #USA #Pakistan #Musharraf #Sujag #Friday
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Demands by Richard Armitage were clear he wanted Gen Mahmud to agree it and gave no options.

The Demands were

1) #Pakistan must stop #AlQaeda and laden to use its soil.

2) To provide permission for US planes to fly and land in #Pakistan.

3) Access to all Air and Naval bases.
4) #ISI must share all confidential information on #Osama and #AlQaeda.

5) #Pakistan Govt must never allow protest by it's citizens against #US and it's allies.

6) To stop fuel supply to #Taliban and to stop sending people to join them.

7) To cut diplomatic ties with #Taliban.
Lt.Gen #Mahmud agreed to all conditions and conveyed the same to #Musharraf and he was ok with it ( I repeat it ).

As soon as he came back from US Lt.Gen headed towards Afghanistan to meet #MullahOmar and convince him to handover #Osama.
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1 - Govt to save ex-ruler #PervezMusharraf in court on appeal: AG #PMImranKhan ‘s
spokesman slams opposition for ‘maligning the army’ by commenting on decision; #MQM regrets ruling (Dawn 18 Dec 2019) #Musharraf —- Mr #Musharraf highlights the importance of Law & Constitution
2 - Govt to save ex-ruler #PervezMusharraf in court on appeal: AG #PMImranKhan ‘s
spokesman slams opposition for ‘maligning the army’ by commenting on decision; #MQM regrets ruling (Dawn 18 Dec 2019) #Musharraf —-Chaudhry Pervaiz Elahi highlights the importance of being Musharraf
3 - Govt to save ex-ruler #PervezMusharraf in court on appeal: AG #PMImranKhan ‘s
spokesman slams opposition for ‘maligning the army’ by commenting on decision; #MQM regrets ruling (Dawn 18 Dec 2019) —- Mr Imran Khan reprimands Chaudhry Pervaiz Elahi for being #Musharraf stooge
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A special court in Pakistan sentenced the former ruler #Musharraf to death for high treason. In this thread, I will recall history and will try to figure out the contributions of a leader who ruled this country for like 10 years. #DGISPR #Musharraf
#Musharraf and #NawazSharif presided over Pakistan's nuclear tests in May 1998, conducted in response to similar Indian tests.
Pakistan's economic stability was presided by #Musharraf and brought up lines of foreign credit that fueled a bankrupt economy.
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Another incident to prove that #ISI knew the 9/11 was popular "Money Man " story of then #ISI DG #MahmudAhmed.

It's important to understand little history before going to this curious case of #ISI funding the 9/11 attacker .
In 1999 #Musharraf unconstitutionally snatched power #Nawaz convenienced his bullies that #Nawaz may cooperate with US to counter Taliban which is against the interest and policy of Pakistan ( He too did same later ).
The other fact was after #kargil loss #NawazSharif had  terminated the commission of Gen #Musharraf and promoted then DG #ISI Gen #Ziauddin as an army chief.
Soon after Gen #Musharraf took over the office , he took back the decision of promoting Gen #Zia and ordered an enquiry.
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Slow afternoon.
Let me pass this time by doing a short photo thread on my new favourite hashtag - #RunawayPakArmy!
Apparently, two majors have been removed from Pak Army for 'misconduct'.
Timing of removal is rather unfortunate, though - when they're getting pounded on the LoC!
From the 1971 war - Bhag gaye Khaki Wale!
Their most practiced war maneuver - Hathiyar bar Zameen!
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February 2013: #LeJ did explosive water tanker blast in #Balochistan targeting #Hazaras which killed 100 and 200 + got injured.

August 2015: #LeJ did suicide bomb attack near the home of then Punjab Interior Minister Shuja Khanzada on revenge of Malik Ishaq's death.
October 2016: No #Pakistani can forget this, #LeJ militants were Part of attack along with #ISIS on police training college in #Quetta which killed 60+ and injured 100s

June 2017 : LeJ claimed responsibility for #Parachinar attack which killed 60+.
July 2018 : Attack in #Mastung which killed more than 130 , though #ISIS claimed responsibility, #LeJ was the one who operated on their behalf.

April 2019: Attack on #Hazara is Quetta market in which 15+ lost life .

The reason for details is to share the intensity of attacks.
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Two mistakes:

1) When you blame the military for every vice & problem in #Pakistan, you are hands down the worst analyst/political commentator in the world.

It’s like you don’t know abt the corruption & extra-judicial killings of the 80s & 90s.
During the 80s & 90s, #journalists, #police, & #bureaucrats were bought and sold at the behest of #NawazSharif & #BenazirBhutto.

#ShehbazSharif maintained his own killing squad to take out political rivals.

What rank in the military did they hold?
During the 80s & 90s, judges were removed because the political leadership didn’t like their decisions.

CJP Sajjad Ali Shah was removed, even though he asked the military to help him. #PMLN stormed the #SupremeCourt.

Which General ordered this?
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