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Jan 17 10 tweets 3 min read
#haqqanibajwafiles update.
When news broke out abt Bajwa-H.Haqqani meetings in UAE, I was curious about HH’s movements. Turns out that HH has been in Abu Dhabi as diplomat-in-residence as the Anwar Gargash Diplomatic Acdmy including in Jan’23. 😉
Guess who else was in UAE in mid Jan?
Now I'm sure, this is all a coincidence so let's discuss the academy. It does some regular diplomatic training and arranges events around Abrahamic Accords etc.
Some initiatives of the academy might be concerning for Pakistan. For e.g., there is discussion of West Quad (Israel,India,UAE,US) named after Quad (US, Aus, India, and Japan) which will tilt UAE further away from Pakistan.

It will be interesting if Bajwa gets a position in the academy as well considering his passion for Israel. Here's a discussion on Bajwa' vision. asia.nikkei.com/Spotlight/Asia…
Will be funny if he & his buddy have adjacent offices 😃
Here is the link.

Here’s the original story about an earlier meeting and background.

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Were you not able to find more suitable and ethical journalists than Mansoor, Gharida, and Mehmal? Three rank PDM propagandists who have a history of disinformation and yellow journalism.
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