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4th Bn(PWO)The Baloch Regt. Press Secretary to the late lamented Benazir Bhutto. Former Ambassador to Cuba: the Pearl of the Caribbean. RTs are not endorsements
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Apr 8 10 tweets 2 min read
Two beautiful experiences happened/are happening to me today: 1) I went to Lowe's the hardware folk to buy a sack of birdfeed for my teeming feeder. My debit card was not accepted because a return payment had not been credited. The lady my age who was tending the cash out said 2/ 2/ 'Wait. We can't let the birds go hungry and paid the $32.60 herself. I was AWE struck and thanked her. No, honey, go feed the birds! P.S. @M_Suharwardy she was a 'Tori'. 2) I am now watching the eclipse. The moon is 7/8th it's size, it is getting dark, the birds are in 3/
Jul 27, 2023 9 tweets 2 min read
Disagree totally! UNPRECEDENTED Janab Farooqi Sahib? UNPRECEDENTED? Does your understanding of Pakistan's political history start with this cruel #Dolt's being foisted upon the country through blatant rigging and end with his being kicked out of office? Forgotten ZAB's 2/ 2/ judicial assassination? Forgotten the huge bombing of Benazir's procession that killed upwards of 500 poor political workers, wounded hundreds more, she herself being shot in the head? Forgotten Mr. Nawaz Sharif's imprisonment in Attock Fort and the death sentence awarded 3/
May 26, 2023 9 tweets 3 min read
I am surprised you've only JUST found that we are not a 'serious country', young man! Let me tell you a little story. While ZAB was undergoing his 'murder' trial in the LHC (not Sessions) he used to be brought to court in the back of an open police van, sitting on a cane chair 2/ 2/ the jail doctor had recommended it due to ZAB's bad back. One day the chair was missing and when he asked why, he was told,'Hukam nahein hai'. So he refused to sit on the wooden benches. Telephones jangled and one hour later a chair was produced. He arrived in the court 2 3/
May 25, 2023 4 tweets 2 min read
Extremely horrid optics ... 2/ Which quite obviously means NO action will be taken against the great Bajwa, nor against his aiders and abettors Faiz and Ghafoor who, 1) conspired with the Judiciary to remove Mr. Nawaz Sharif from office, disqualify him for life and jail him to make way for the 3/
May 22, 2023 13 tweets 4 min read
Spot On. BUT we must be mindful about OTHER politicians Human Rights!! 2/ The crackdown on Imran Khan 'Sahib's' ill-read young supporters who went to the extent of beheading Capt. Karnail Sher Khan's statue is certainly 'draconian'. Well, so was the lifelong disqualification and jailing of 'Nawaz Sharif' under a compact between the then ISI chief 3/
May 17, 2023 6 tweets 2 min read
Indeed! Also, @baqirsajjad makes no mention of: 1) That PM Nawaz Sharif was dismissed from office and jailed in a sham case by a Kangaroo Court, the Judiciary acting in consort with the Army to make way for Imran who was then MASSIVELY #Rigged into power by the Army in broad 2/ 2/ daylight and on Live TV; 2) He does not say that Project Imran was fathered by 4 COASs and 5 DGs ISI over 20 years; 3) Nor that Imran's sit-in In Islamabad was engineered by the Army which resulted in massive trouble for citizens, and when PTI thugs led by none other than 3/
May 10, 2023 4 tweets 1 min read
I admire this man: from being a Class C contractor, sitting under the shisham tree outside the Garrison Engineer's Office in 'Pindi waiting for the GE's PA's orders to go fix so and so General's loo tap/door, carrying the plumber or the carpenter to that location on his 2/ 2/ motorcycle and supervising the repairs to becoming Pakistan's richest man by far, boasting 16 Generals and Air Marshals and Admirals in his stable who wait around to pour tea for him and his guests and carry his briefcase and files! AND gifting expensive Harley Davidson 3/
May 7, 2023 14 tweets 7 min read
Dear @ijazkhan @iamthedrifter @Razarumi What a great show on FM @BBhuttoZardari 's visit to Goa. WHY did my friend Ayesha, indeed any of you, not say that Pak-India relations were on a 'healing path' when the gentleman Indian PM VajpayeeJi and his gentleman FM Jaswant Singh 2/ 2/ visited Lahore by bus and the vile #Mushy scuttled the coming together of the two countries? That they were also from the BJP, and had the authority of the Hard Right Janata Party? And that the adolescent #Mushy mounted the Kargil misadventure JUST then?! AND that the 3/
May 6, 2023 5 tweets 3 min read
This is #Thumbelina aka #Thumbzada aka #GutterRat who took his comatose father, the gentleman Dr. Ghulam Mohyuddin Pirzada's thumbprints on property transfer papers, was caught on CCTV, and arrested in Abu Dhabi in August 2015 until he was sprung by his ISI handlers! Do NOT 2/ 2/ waste time on this low-life. P.S. Another anecdote: When Secretary Hillary Clinton visited Pakistan in 2009 and was holding a press conf. this chap stood up and repeated the GHQ line that the Kerry-Lugar bill granting Pakistan $5 Billion was an 'assault on Pakistan's 3/
Apr 28, 2023 10 tweets 3 min read
So, the 'State' of Pakistan and its Jihadis had nothing to do with Afghanistan's 'destruction'? Remember the mindless 'Strategic Depth' policy? Not too long ago the brilliant strategist Faiz Hameed was IN Kabul on the VERY day that the Taliban took over intoning ALL will be well! 2/ A telling anecdote: The respected Rustam Shah Mohmand Saib, former Chief Secretary KPK and Interior Secretary and I were in Kabul attending a peace conference arranged by the DPG of Dr. @RadhaKumar_ . A representative of the Northern Alliance came down hard on Pakistan for 3/
Apr 5, 2023 10 tweets 4 min read
Likewise his daughter, Benazir Bibi Shaheed who read a book a week. She was a speed reader and would read a 3-page note and write copious replies/instructions in 5 mins in her beautiful writing. Miss her every day with tears. Pigs, her assassins, who had her shot in the head 2/ 2/ Must mention this: Bibi had flown to Karachi to give birth to Bakhtawar. Just two days after Bakhtawar's birth a file from my office, was one among many other files that were sent to her by the PM's Secretariat in Islamabad. That file landed on my desk just two days 3/
Apr 3, 2023 7 tweets 2 min read
@MaryamShKhan Here is my story about Ahmad Raza Kasuri. I was in FC College in 1971 and was part of the debating team. This chap was a longtime🤦‍♂️ student (i.e., used to fail every other year) at GC, so was considerably older than us 15/16-year olds. We were told by my older 2/ 2/ cousin and mentor that when Kasuri (Also known as the 'Duke of Kasur', an honorific he lapped up like the fool he was) entered the Debating Hall, at least five of us should offer him cigarettes. The 'Duke' dressed in a three-piece suit, would look at each packet and then 3/
Sep 29, 2022 20 tweets 10 min read
@Razarumi @murtazasolangi @AiliaZehra @nayadaurpk Dear Friends, Saw your Live show after many moons today. Made many comments but none showed on the screen. Does someone backstage select which should be shown and which not? Small matter. Raza I absolutely disagree with your 2/ 2/ advice to government to NOT prosecute Imran. He MUST be prosecuted for clear crimes: ToshaKhana; using KP and Punjab Govt. helicopters; criminally imprisoning @RanaSanaullahPK in which the Afridi chap 'Allah ko Jaan deni hai' and the ANF DG who sniggered when asked if there 3/
Aug 31, 2022 4 tweets 2 min read
'So then', as many of my articles would open in the days when even your great organ respected writers enough to pay them something, what exactly have I been saying for 3 years now? The dolt ain't going nowhere; the 10-year Presidential System is STILL on track; the PMLN is 2/ 2/ being USED to stabilise the economy because the dolt presides over a party of prime idiots like price-gouger @Asad_Umar and that lump of lard #ShaukatTareen. So tighten seatbelts while the 9000 ton Gorilla pushes the country over the cliff just as soon as there are funds to 3/
May 29, 2022 5 tweets 5 min read
@razabeena @NasimZehra 2/And moreover, have to say that I have almost always disagreed with Chhoti aka @NasimZehra whether it was the KL Bill Issue or the fraudulent and fake Meemo/MammoGate tamasha, or whatever! However have to say that this podcast is beyond belief. Is Pakistan, which the #Selected3/ @razabeena @NasimZehra 3/ Goof and his band of 🤡🤡🤡🤡🤡s had left so bankrupt that there will not be money to pay salaries within the next the next 3 months, being compared with Sri Lanka with a per capita GDP of $3,500, and Netherlands with a GDP of $52,000?! Far more than that, unlike India 4/
May 23, 2022 6 tweets 5 min read
Hahahaaa Colonel! As you know the first preparation in camp on Exercises were the provisions of 15 foot Deep Trench Latrines with buckets of quick lime and buckets of water standing by which the poor BQMH/CQMHs under the command of the SM prepared one day before the Long March 2/ 2/ Wonder who is the SM and BQMH here? Should be @GenAmjad as SM and GM @_GhulamMustafa_ as BQM with @ijazawan56 recruiting people like #FarooqHameedKhan as CQMHs. Lets hope for the best. I'll bet they'll screw this up as they have the poor Army and we'll have #Youthiyas 3/
May 23, 2022 5 tweets 5 min read
As my Late cousin and Coursemate, and a fellow Piplia at the time (alongwith now PTI MNA Ghulam Sarwar) Maj. Farooq Ali Khan said when Bibi Benazir announced her Long March to sit at Blue Area 'Gal sunn, degaan pak vaisun, roti lab vaise; Oye Hagsun Kithay'! @Khalid_Munir 2/ 'It's all very well; we will get the people from Wah/Taxila; Degs will be cooked; there will be food and water. OYE! Tell me WHERE will they shit???!!! Cc #Khurpo: @GenAmjad @_GhulamMustafa_ @ijazawan56 Have you chaps made arrangements for the hundreds of millions who will 3/
Apr 25, 2022 6 tweets 2 min read
Your Excellency @ZenerCaro, as former ambassador to the great country of Cuba, what I call the Pearl of the Caribbean, in which my family and I spent some of the best years of our life, I send you and the brave people of Cuba my deep apologies for this unfortunate happening. 2/ 2/ I can assure you that all Pakistanis have the deepest respect for your brave and courageous country which has weathered sanctions and blockades for decades, and yet sent us the 2,500 strong Henry Reeve Medical Brigade complete with tented surgical hospitals when the awful 3/
Apr 25, 2022 5 tweets 2 min read
Actually you are NOT anonymous at all. You are the unhinged daughter of a former DG MI a relative of the cowardly commando the man sentenced for treason: @P_Musharraf . Now relax and stop lying about people better than yourselveS. It might do you all good to have a family 2/ 2/ reading of the UN Report on Bibi Benazir's cruel and well planned assassination when the site was power-washed by the fire brigade minutes after the World's first woman PM was shot in the head. Your Dad should remember how, ) ALSO the lies spun by Brig. Cheema of the Interior
Apr 4, 2022 5 tweets 4 min read
@najamsethi @Razarumi @murtazasolangi You forgot the SC CJ who hanged ZAB 'Jiss ney bhi Pakistan kay saath ziadati ki'! Sheikh Anwarul Haq!! 2/ There's a story about the '65 War which I've written about in several articles in our press over the last 30 years, possibly in the TFT too! Three retired Pakhtun officers were talking about the debacle when Mian Abdul Rasul Rasa the famous Pashto poet and an Information 3/
Apr 3, 2022 7 tweets 5 min read
Well, Imad, this is the FIRST time that a 'rift' is being bandies about so publicly and so ferociously. Either @OfficialDGISPR should come out and forcefully deny that there is any rift, or the miscreants should be dealt with very severely. On the one hand we are threatened 2/ 2/ with jail for 'criticising the Fauj' and on the other #Youthiyas are openly cursing the COAS himself PUBLICLY and asking for soldiers to take off their uniforms and rebel. Action must be taken immediately! Cc @jrshami @MarianaBaabar @JehangirJm @NasimZehra 3/