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Deportations on the rise: edit in The Express Tribune, September 6th, 2017.

The people of Pakistan are willing to travel almost anywhere in search of a job or a better life, and they get to a remarkable range of countries to do just that. Many of them succeed, and enrich themselves, their families and the nation courtesy of the remittances they send home. Yet not all of them do and a startling number are deported from their country-of-choice for a range of reasons. In response to a question, the interior ministry has placed before the Senate the details of over half a million Pakistanis that have been deported from 134 countries since 2012. Depending on sources there are 195 countries in the world today not including Taiwan, the Cook Islands and Niue. There are only another 61 countries that have yet to deport a Pakistani and it might be assumed that those absent in the list will eventually be covered.

There are some rarely-visited spots that have tossed out Pakistanis for instance, and most of the population would be hard pressed to find them on a map were they asked. The reasons for deportation — and there are 115 reasons cited — include overstaying visas, lost passports, passport retained by Kafeel (visa sponsors or employers), illegal immigration, entry refused and a range of other illegal entries.

The numbers of deportations are rising. There were 116,185 in 2015, 111,084 in 2016, a small drop, and 87,165 in the first six months of 2017 indicating another potential record breaker. With Saudi Arabia topping the list of deporters with more than half of the total and the other states of the Peninsula in the tens of thousands the magnetic pull of destinations is clear enough. What was not answered in the Senate was just why so many people left their homeland. Lack of a job is the obvious answer but it is more than that. Their country of birth has failed to give them the opportunities and education that would counterbalance the urge to leave. Cracking that conundrum is a challenge for all our futures. https://tribune.com.pk/story/1498658/deportations-on-the-rise/

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Pakistan and the IS: edit in The News, Sept 6, 2017

The government finally seems to be have taken a look at the problem of IS radicalisation at home, with the National Counter Terrorism Authority devising a plan to find out how many Pakistani citizens have travelled to countries like Iraq, Syria and Yemen – where the Islamic State is particularly strong – and are yet to return. Particular focus will be paid to those whose visas for these countries have expired. While this policy is a good start, it still leaves much to be desired. The Islamic State is a transnational militant group which has a strong footing in Pakistan and Afghanistan. Those looking to sign up and fight for it in the civil wars of Middle Eastern countries are more likely to enter the countries through the help of the IS rather than with a visa. Nacta will, instead, more likely to end up tracing those who went to the Middle East as a throughway to immigrate to Europe.

This strategy also doesn’t account for the fact that outside of war zones, the IS is a decentralised entity. In fact, many of those who carry out attacks in the name of the IS are inspired by the group but have never actually had contact with its leadership. This was the case with the San Bernardino attack of 2015, where a married couple of Pakistani origin killed 14 people. Both were living legally in the US and there was no reason to believe they had been radicalised. In such cases, this is nothing the Nacta strategy will be able to do that can help identify them before they carry out attacks. The aim for Pakistan may be to identify those who have been trained by the IS and plan on returning to the country and signing up with its Pakistan syndicate. The IS has gained a foothold in the tribal areas and was responsible for some of the deadliest attacks carried out this year. Here too there is a possibility that many innocent people who left the country only seeking to immigrate to places like Turkey and Europe will end up being tarred as terrorists and their families harassed. A better plan would be to eliminate the IS at home while beefing up border security to track those who enter the country. The IS has become too large a problem, both at home and internationally, to be dealt with only through tracking every Pakistani abroad. A multi-faceted plan of action is needed with cooperation from our neighbours and the international community.https://www.thenews.com.pk/print/228002-Pakistan-and-the-IS

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Raped Pak woman had to ‘bribe’ police for filing case

Report in Dawn, September 6th, 2017
RAHIM YAR KHAN: A married woman who was allegedly raped and blackmailed because of a video clip of the rape made by her tormentors, had to bribe lower police staff to get a case registered against the suspects after a senior officer declined to help her in getting justice.

Narrating her ordeal at the local press club where she had come with her husband on Tuesday, ‘N’, a resident of Mauza Bhuta Kot of Sheikh Wahan area, said she worked as a match-maker and was lured to Rahim Yar Khan by a relative on the pretext of visiting a family in Multan for the purpose in May this year.

Instead of taking her to Multan, she said the prime suspect ‘H’ and his friend ‘J’ took her to a house here in Gulshan-i-Iqbal, that was owned by one of their acquaintances.She said at the house, both ‘H’ and ‘J’ raped her in the presence of their friend and the suspects made a video clip of the crime.

The suspects threatened her that they would post the clip on social media if she informed anybody about the rape, she said. She said later the suspects started blackmailing her and threatened her they would sell the video clip if she did not pay them money.

She claimed that she had been giving the suspects money on different occasions by selling her cattle and even jewellery and so far they had extracted around Rs300,000 from her. Meanwhile, she said the suspects sold the video clip to many persons against Rs1,000 each despite taking money from her.

Being unable to arrange more money, she said she approached the Saddar deputy superintendent of police (DSP) with a complaint but he did not listen to her.

Later, she lodged an FIR (No 250/17) on Aug 31, 2017, against the suspects under Section 376 of the Pakistan Penal Code after paying Rs15,000 bribe to a sub-inspector Ehsan and the moharrar of Saddar police station.

After that the police arrested ‘H’ while ‘J’ and the house owner got interim bails. She said now the suspects were forcing her for a “reconciliation” and threatening her with dire consequences if she pursued the case.

She said she did not get a case registered under cyber crime law because she was illiterate and did not know about it.

The district police public relations officer denied all the allegations levelled by ‘N’ against police officials, saying the police would act according to the law in the light of the medical report of ‘N’ that was still awaited. ttps://www.dawn.com/news/1355882/raped-woman-had-to-bribe-police-for-filing-case

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Analysis: Conundrum posed by returning militants

by Ismail Khan in Dawn, September 6th, 2017
PESHAWAR: When the then Taliban spokesperson, Ehsanullah Ehsan, made initial contact in spring last year to suggest the terms of his surrender to Pakistani authorities, the offer — though significant given that it was coming from a senior militant figure — nonetheless triggered a long, animated discussion within Pakistan’s security apparatus on whether it had the mandate to accept those conditions.

The discussions took nearly a year, with back and forth communications initially through three different channels: an Islamabad-based television anchor, a retired intelligence officer and a key leader of a religious party — and later, through a militant commander affiliated with the now-defunct Punjabi Taliban. The parleys eventually led to Ehsan’s surrender.

Dawn spoke with two of Ehsan’s initial contacts to confirm the nature of the terms he had set for his surrender; while both declined to serve as guarantors to any surrender agreement, they did however pass on the militants’ spokesperson’s entreaties to the authorities concerned.

Liaqat Ali, as Ehsan was named by his family, left college in 2008 to become a militant. He rose to become the central spokesperson of the outlawed Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) before switching sides to join his original organisation, the TTP Mohmand — which by then had become the Jamaatul Ahrar. According to sources Dawn spoke to, he had a long wish list.

Amongst the demands Ehsan made was a house in Rawalpindi to settle down with his wife and child, as well as a huge sum to start off a business. He also sought permission at some point to relocate to the Gulf or some other Middle Eastern country. This, he argued at the time, was necessary for his safety and that of his family, who feared reprisal attacks from their former mentors.

His surrender, the first from amongst the front-row senior militant leadership, was seen as a major coup, coming with a treasure trove of inside information on the operations of Pakistani militant groups and their association with the Afghan intelligence, the National Directorate of Security.

But in the absence of clear answers on what he might have been offered in return, his dramatic switch-over did cause concern. The military, however, has continued to maintain that nothing was offered in return for his surrender.

None of those demands were accepted, according to a senior military official. “He was a terrorist and remains a terrorist,” the official said. “He will have to face the due process of law and will be treated as per the law of the land.”

But Ehsan’s surrender did set off a debate within the military and security apparatus on how to deal with those militants who were willing to lay down arms. Already, close to 2,300 militants, mostly foot soldiers and low-level commanders, dejected by the circumstances in Afghanistan, have returned and surrendered to the authorities. Most of them, Mehsud by tribe, are being held in guarded camps. The militants are screened and their antecedents checked against a database. They are segregated and categorised, and treated accordingly. Some are processed through the now well-established de-radicalisation programme.

Under the existing policy, captured militants are interrogated, debriefed and categorised according to a ‘black’, ‘grey’ and ‘white’ scale. The ‘blacks’ are sent to internment centres and ‘grey’ are put through the de-radicalisation programme, while those declared ‘white’ are set free. The de-radicalisation programme, according to the senior military official, is running so successfully that of the 2,813 militants put through it since the end of 2008, only six have returned to the battlefields.

“There are many [militants] waiting on the other side of the border, keen to surrender,” two senior military officials confirmed with Dawn. “But they want assurances as to be given a fair trial.” “Morale is down and they are clueless,” said one of the officers Dawn spoke to.

Ehsan, in his interview with a television anchor, echoed what many in the security apparatus believe to be true. “There are many people who raised their voice [against their militant leaders]. Some were killed; others were forced to go underground. They have realised, particularly those at the lower level, that they are fed up,” Ehsan said.

Military officials maintain that while there can be no clemency and no pardon for the top militant leadership, the state would have to devise a policy for those willing to lay down arms and surrender to the state authority.

“Ours is a state institution. We follow state policy,” one of the senior military officials said. “And therefore, there has to be a state policy that can lay down the ground rules to deal with such elements.”

Officials say a draft policy has been in the works incorporating input from state agencies and other state institutions. The draft policy, they say, is aimed at spelling out rules for handling militants willing to surrender. The draft policy, the senior military official says, is almost complete and will be presented to the federal government for consideration and approval.

What will be the nature and broad contours of the draft policy and when will it be ready is not immediately clear but it will definitely set a new national debate on its need and utility.

“I think this should have been done a long time ago to encourage those willing to surrender,” said Khalid Aziz, head of the Regional Institute of Policy Research & Training. “But it will be good if we follow time-tested tribal traditions.” https://www.dawn.com/news/1355917/analysis-conundrum-posed-by-returning-militants

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Universities move to counter trends of extremism, militancy in students

by Faiza Ilyas in Dawn, September 6th, 2017
KARACHI: Alarmed over reports of a university student’s involvement in the attack on the leader of the opposition in Sindh Assembly on Eid day, two major public sector varsities in the city held meetings on Tuesday to brainstorm ideas on how to check trends of extremism and militancy in students.

All deans of Karachi University as well as university syndicate and academic council members attended the meeting that was chaired by the varsity’s Vice Chancellor Prof Mohammad Ajmal Khan. A similar discussion was held at the NED University of Engineering and Technology. The meeting of NED faculty was chaired by VC Prof Sarosh H. Lodi.

Sources said the participants shared concerns over reports that the mastermind of the attack on Khwaja Izharul Hasan, opposition leader in the Sindh Assembly, was a KU student who was on the run following the attack.

“Everybody was visibly concerned over the report that they believed has damaged the university’s reputation,” a senior teacher who attended the meeting said on condition of anonymity. The teachers found the issue very challenging given the many gaps in security apparatus and the way Pakistani society was functioning, he added.

“The participants realised that there is a big question mark over their capacity, the ability of our law enforcement agencies as well as how serious the government is in addressing this problem,” he said.

The sources said some of the suggestions discussed during the two-hour deliberations included students’ clearance from police before their admission and registration of an FIR if any student was found guilty of submitting fake documents. However, some teachers said that police verification wouldn’t be fruitful given the low credibility of police department, said another teacher.

Admission committee’s role

The participants, the sources added, agreed to the point that the admission committee should be tasked with coming up with a list of recommendations on the issue that would be taken up in the next academic council session.

The meeting decided that the university would coordinate and take assistance from law enforcement agencies for students’ security, according to a press release issued by KU. “Reports that the records of KU students are being checked and that new students would be asked to get clearance certificate from police are completely false. No such decision has been taken yet,” the press release added.

However, Karachi University Teachers Society President Dr Shakeel Farooqi claimed that he had never observed a tendency towards terrorism in students during his 37 years of service. “Yes, there may be a few isolated cases reported in the media but even those need to be clearly investigated and proven beyond a shadow of a doubt. In case of any incident usually the primary source of information is police. It is anyone’s guess how much we can trust the primary source,” he said.

The Kuts president said slums and illegally occupied land surrounding the university campus needed to be monitored.

Dr Farooqi said two KU professors had been killed in targeted attacks in recent years and the police later announced that the murderers were apprehended. But the main accused was acquitted by court due to lack of evidence, he added. “Universities and other academic institutions are no islands and whatever happens in this global village affects every corner of society. In fact universities are minimising such effect by engaging a large number of young students in academic and co-curricular activities,” he observed.

NED security plan

NED University teachers at a meeting held on their campus agreed that a sense of participation would have to be inculcated among students as well as the entire administrative staff if militancy threat was to be tackled successfully. “We ask students to report if they see any suspicious activity on the campus. Everybody needs to be involved in this process,” said NED registrar Prof Ghazanfar Hussain.

Sharing details of the meeting, the registrar said the participants discussed the pace and progress of the university’s security plan already approved in June.

“Last week, our security staff attended a training session in Malir Cantonment,” where proposals on how to engage students in healthy activities were also put forward by some teachers, he added.

A meeting of the Rangers’ commander would soon be organised with students in which they would be informed of steps that could help law enforcement agencies in tracking down criminals, he said.
‘Tackle it at state level’

Upon contact, Prof Sulaiman D. Mohammad, Vice Chancellor of Federal Urdu University of Arts, Science and Technology, said some agencies had contacted the campus security officer and sought administration’s help in the current circumstances.

“We are vigilant and fully support law enforcers. But I believe this situation needs to be addressed at the state level. The kind of students’ data we have is also available with NADRA.

“Besides, how can teachers monitor students’ activities the whole day?” he asked, apprehending that the media hype over the recent incident would die down with the passage of time.

Police have booked three suspects of Ansarul Shariah Pakistan, including the mastermind of the recent gun attack on Leader of the Opposition in the Sindh Assembly Khwaja Izharul Hasan, in a terrorism case, officials said on Tuesday.

The case was registered at the Counter-Terrorism Department of police on behalf of the state a day after the deadly encounter that claimed the life of a police constable, left two others wounded and led to the escape of the suspected mastermind of the recent attack, Abdul Karim Sarosh Siddiqui.

The FIR was registered against Abdul Karim Siddiqui and his accomplices Talha and Muzammil, an official said.

“The FIR has been registered against all the three accused under Sections 302 (premeditated murder), 324 (attempt to commit murder) of the Pakistan Penal Code, Sections 3/4 of the Explosives Act and Section 7 of Anti-Terrorism Act,” the official added.

On Monday, the police acting on a tip-off about the presence of militants in Kaneez Fatima Housing Society, Scheme 33, raided a house. However, the suspected militants opened fire on the raiding party, killing one policeman and leaving two others wounded. The suspected terrorists also managed to escape from the scene.https://www.dawn.com/news/1355841/universities-move-to-counter-trends-of-extremism-militancy-in-students

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Rangers plan operation in Karachi, interior Sindh, Balochistan

by Salis bin Perwaiz in The News, Sept 6, 2017
Karachi: In the wake of the September 2 attack on Khawaja Izharul Hassan, the paramilitary Rangers have planned an operation in Karachi, interior Sindh and Balochistan to dismantle the terrorist network involved in the incident.

Sindh Rangers chief Maj Gen Muhammad Saeed chaired a meeting at the Rangers Headquarters on Tuesday to discuss the present law and order situation in Karachi, as well as the recent attacks on police officials and Sindh Assembly opposition leader Hassan.

A spokesman for the paramilitary force said the meeting was attended by IGP AD Khowaja and Addl IGP Sanaullah Abbasi, the provincial chiefs of police and Counter Terrorism Department (CTD) respectively, and other senior officials.

Regarding the September 2 attack the meeting was informed that three terrorists attacked Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan leader Hassan at around 7am on his way home. In the attack 35-year-old police constable Moinuddin and teenaged Arsal Kamran were martyred, while ASI Zulfiqar, PC Shakeel and three civilians, namely Kamran, Atif and Abdul Waris, were injured.

Taimuria police station’s police guards present on the scene retaliated and injured one of the terrorists, but they all managed to escape, except one that was caught and beaten up by a mob before he was handed over to the police.

The injured terrorist died before reaching the hospital. He was identified as Hasaan Nazeer, a lab technician at the Dawood University of Engineering & Technology. He was highly educated and had also worked at the Sir Syed University of Engineering & Technology and the NED University of Engineering & Technology.

The forensic examination of the pistol confiscated from the scene of the crime confirmed that the same weapon was used in earlier attacks on police officials. Considering the evidences collected from the September 2 crime scene, officials of the Rangers, police, CTD and intelligence agencies conducted a joint investigation and achieved successful results.

A raid at a Rufi Rose Petal bungalow near Kaneez Fatima Society on Monday prompted an exchange of gunfire, in which PC Ijaz Panhwar was martyred but terrorist Abdul Kareem Sarwash escaped.

During a thorough search of the bungalow the raiding team seized a laptop, call recording devices, mobile phones and handwritten and printed documents of the banned Ansarul Sharia Pakistan (ASP).

The confiscated material confirmed that Kareem was chief of the ASP and was involved in the recent attacks on police officials across Karachi as well as in the attack on Hassan. The forensic examination of the confiscated weapon found in the raid confirmed that it was used in the recent attacks and that the officials had managed to trace the gang behind the recent attacks.

The Rangers spokesman said the paramilitary force had planned intelligence-based targeted raids across Karachi, interior Sindh and Balochistan to dismantle the terrorist network involved in the incidents.

Meanwhile, a raid was carried out in the Sohrab Goth locality of the metropolis late on Tuesday night in which law enforcers claimed to have arrested an ASP commander.

Students’ security

University of Karachi Vice-Chancellor Prof Dr Muhammad Ajmal Khan convened a meeting in which it was decided that KU would coordinate with and seek assistance of law enforcement agencies for the security of students.

However, a spokesman for the university denied news reports that records of KU students were being checked and that the university administration had made it mandatory for every student to submit a clearance certificate from their relevant police station before getting an admission.https://www.thenews.com.pk/print/228003-Rangers-plan-operation-in-Karachi-interior-Sindh-Balochistan

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Gunmen abduct 17 youth from Landi Kotal : report in Dawn, Sept 6, 2017

LANDI KOTAL: Unidentified gunmen abducted at least 17 young tribesmen from a picnic spot in Landi Kotal on Sunday.

Khasadar officials while confirming the incident said that some local youth from Adalkhad and Gagra villages had gone to Yakha Cheena, Enzaro Naw picnic spot close to the Afghan border early on Sunday morning but did not return to their homes till late in the evening.

The officials said that relatives of the missing youth reported the matter to them after one of the abducted persons managed to escape from the abductors and reached home early on Monday.

They quoted the escaped person as saying that a group of around 12 armed men held them hostage while they were having midday meals. Later, they were taken to an unknown place.

The officials said that they had started a search operation to locate and recover the missing men, while expressing apprehension that they might be taken across the border.
https://www.dawn.com/news/1355956/gunmen-abduct-17-youth-from-landi-kotal

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Seven injured in Gwadar grenade attack

by Behram Baloch in Dawn, September 6th, 2017
GWADAR: Seven people, among them two children, were injured in a grenade attack here on Tuesday.

Police said that attackers riding a motorcycle hurled a grenade on a shop and sped away. The grenade exploded inside the shop.

They said five of the seven injured people belonged to Karachi and were on a visit to Gwadar. The two others hailed from Surab and Kalat in Balochistan.

Soon after the attack personnel of police and Frontier Corps rushed to the area and shifted the injured to the district hospital. All the injured are said to be in a stable condition.

Later, security personnel cordoned off the area and launched a search operation. However, no arrest was reported.

A police officer said that an improvised grenade was used in the attack.

Four of the injured were identified as Safina Bibi, Arqam, Muhammad Farooq and Muhammad Javed.
https://www.dawn.com/news/1355921/seven-injured-in-gwadar-grenade-attack

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GPM and N-Hornets nest: by Wajid Shamsul Hasan in Daily Times, September 6th 2017.

The writer is former High Commissioner of Pakistan to UK and a veteran journalist
Pakistan’s nuclear programme keeps bouncing into controversy time and again. It has been Pakistan’s resistance and its perseverance that despite enormous reluctance the community of nuclear states has accepted it in its club with reservations. United States has always been wanting its roll back. It leaves no opportunity to blackmail Pakistan for possessing its nuclear arsenal and development programme. Latest being run-away General Pervez Musharraf’s malicious diatribe against Dr AQ Khan.

Americans constantly badgers us that we should not have nuclear weapons-though meant entirely for our defence and deterrence — as it is apprehended by them that someday they might get clandestinely passed into the hands of Jihadi terrorists since there is a stout perception that we not only support them but often use them as proxy actors for pursuit of our own strategic goals.

Father of Pakistan’s nuclear programme martyred Zulfikar Ali Bhutto believed that Pakistan’s nuclear programme was a matter of life and death and that come what may, Pakistan had to have it for the defence of the country. It was he who realised the urgency of going nuclear as he had feared that Americans could stop supply of their arms and spares to Pakistan whenever they needed to arm twist Islamabad to tow its policy. According to him only a self-reliant Pakistan could face an adversary six times bigger than its size, better armed and with 6th largest armed forces in the world. More than the generals, he underscored the need for strengthening of the nation’s defence capability supplemented by self-sufficiency and economic development.

Dr A Q Khan and late Muneer Ahmed Khan, Chairman of Pakistan Atomic Energy Commission no doubt played the lead role, it were several hundred nuclear scientists and technicians who worked day and night to make Pakistan go nuclear. It was nuclear engineer Sultan Basheeruddin Mahmud who had stood up in Multan meeting (1974) called by ZAB and shouted — “Give us funds and we will give you the Atomic bomb in no time” — Bhutto responded instantly — “we will eat grass, you will have the money”. And we got it in perhaps shortest possible time through the collective effort of our scientists and the unlimited resources provided by Bhutto Sahib. And had ZAB survived another year, he would have tested the device himself and not left it for usurpers to take the credit.

SZAB and later Benazir were fully in known of threats to Pakistan’s nuclear programme and its scientists. As such both introduced strict security procedures for the protection of the two. These security procedures worked smoothly until 1989 when Pakistan cold tested the nuclear device and its nuclear programme became a lethal object of concern for CIA, RAW and Mossad.

As Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto had inherited a successful n-programme that could produce bombs but had no delivery system other than conventional. In her two tenures she secretly worked with China and North Korea to help Pakistan acquire missile technology capable of delivering nuclear-war heads. Having acquired, that Pakistan became fully capable of not only manufacturing nuclear weapons but also delivering them.

At this juncture Benazir heard about approaches being made to Pakistan by some Muslim countries to help them in their nuclear programmes. In her meetings with her top brass — she enunciated Bhutto N-Doctrine that it was not exportable at any price. And when she came to know that our n-scientists could be harmed or kidnapped she introduced a fool proof regime for their security. She had to put her foot down when she was approached for permission to allow transfer of nuclear technology to friendly Muslim countries by her officials and scientists seeking her permission for its export.

In an interview to Financial Times after the AQK scandal Bhutto disclosed that she got a consensus agreement on her nuclear doctrine from her top brass and had succeeded in putting a bar on the export of nuclear technology in December 1988. “It certainly was their belief that they could earn tons of money if they did this.”

That’s was the reason that Bhutto wanted a bipartisan parliamentary investigation into the AQK scandal. She was of the view that Dr A.Q. Khan had been made a scapegoat by General Musharraf for covering up his running a nuclear super market. She had believed that Musharraf and his colleagues in-charge of nuclear installations had committed an act of treason by exposing Pakistan’s nuclear programme to complete obliteration. Indeed, if the matter is investigated in-depth, it might reveal one of the causes for Bhutto’s assassination.

Following GPM’s latest diatribe against Dr A Q Khan, his disclosure how Americans showed him the evidence of proliferation, how AQK cried at his feet to save him, PPP Senator Farhatullah Babar has rightly called for an investigation into nuclear proliferation by Pakistan under the rule of former president Pervez Musharraf. One shares Senator Babar’s concern that Musharraf’s claim would “open old wounds” and strengthen the international position that Pakistan was involved in nuclear proliferation to North Korea. Indeed, an investigation into the matter is rightly justified. I remember Benazir Bhutto’s words — repeated by the Senator — that it was impossible for any single individual to smuggle huge centrifuge machines and other nuclear material out of the country especially when nothing could move — or even birds could fly — without the knowledge and connivance of the Lt General in-charge of Special Planning Division and his team of commandoes. Surely as Babar says — “Dr Khan could not have carried the nuclear material on his head,” adding that Musharraf’s statements had “opened up a Pandora’s box”. In his retort to GPM’s claim that that despite pressure he did not hand over AQK to the Americans, the then Prime Minister Zafarullah Khan Jamali said GPM wanted to hand over AQK to the Americans, it was he who stopped him.
http://dailytimes.com.pk/opinion/06-Sep-17/gpm-and-n-hornets-nest

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