May 26, 2012 Leave a comment
Dr Shakil Afridi, a government surgeon who helped the CIA uncover Osama bin Laden’s whereabouts, was sentenced to 33 years for treason..Afridi was sacked as a government doctor and then guilty under the tribal justice system in Khyber district, part of Pakistan’s semi-autonomous tribal belt. The doctor had worked for years as a surgeon in lawless Khyber, part of the Taliban and al Qaeda infested tribal belt.In this historical case Afridi was not present in the court and not given a chance to defend himself, and he was not placed to any civil court so under the tribal system, he would not have had access to a lawyer.He was sentenced under the Frontier Crimes Regulation (FCR) clauses related to offenses against the state, conspiracy, or attempt to wage war against Pakistan, concealing with intent designs to wage war against the state and on charges of working against the country’s sovereignty, a Khyber administration official said.
If some person has little bit of common sense the first thing comes in mind is that at one hand shakeel afridi is sentenced but those who were aiding,hiding ,securing or feeding Osama , his three wives and dozen children( few of them were born in Pakistan ) while living in territory of Pakistan army and those who had done joint air and land operations with navy seals are still unknown to public .
If we just recall our history then we found chain of long names of Generals and bureaucrats who have a clean working alliance with CIA and US interests . From General Ayub , general fazal haq, Hammed gul, General Zia, Gn Akhthtar ,Ghulum Ishaq,, Sikander mirza atc ……. Along with long list is there where all so-called Pakistani elites did unconditional and indispensable services to CIA game plans in Pakistani soil but had never come under this FCR or any national security laws.Some worked closely with the CIA during the Soviet occupation of Afghanistan, some were active when Taliban turned against US as aids has been stopped to them, some facilitated military deals in favor of USA and some by passed all national Laws to secure even day light killer like Raymond Davis .
In 1980s to early 1990 Pakistani ISI supported Mujahedeen rebels who were engaged heavily in drug trafficking while fighting against the Soviet-supported government. The Agency’s principal client was Gulbuddin Hekmatyar, one of the leading drug lords and a leading heroin refiner. CIA incorporation-supplied trucks and mules, which had carried arms into Afghanistan, were used to transport opium to laboratories along the Afghan/Pakistan border. The output provided up to one half of the heroin used annually in the United States and three-quarters of that used in Western Europe.
U.S. officials admitted in 1990 that they had failed to investigate or take action against the drug operation because of a desire not to offend Pakistani and Afghan allies. In 1993 Afghanistan was top rate country of supply of drugs to international market and it was all done under the nose of CIA and ISI.
Think to Ponder:
Why this law the Frontier Crimes Regulation (FCR) that is related to offenses against the state, conspiracy, or attempt to wage war against Pakistan, concealing with intent designs to wage war against the state and on charges of working against the country’s sovereignty” never applied to sons of soil who run this business on the name of Islam and national security??
Pakistani establishment always seems working in US interests and it is hard to deny that its relationship with the CIA is not aligned but on the other side it is always hidden and nor publicly acknowledged. It is internationally accepted that the enormous amounts of money/resources the U.S. and NATO countries had to spend on security and wars, in Afghanistan ,Iraq and Pakistan .General Musharraf always proudly declared that he shaken hand with US in this operation clean up against Osama group.
Had the military generals Kayani and Pasha a single honorable blood in their veins, they should have resigned to after the bin Laden raid instead of targeting the civilian government and poor civilians in the way they are doing and holding Pakistan’s democracy hostage at gunpoint. But as they are blue boys of US they were awarded extensions.
Think to Ponder:
Why this law the Frontier Crimes Regulation (FCR) that is related to offenses against the state, conspiracy, or attempt to wage war against Pakistan, concealing with intent designs to wage war against the state and on charges of working against the country’s sovereignty never applied to Musharf and his team who run this business on the national security??
In the end the mean result of all this with broken economy, shattered public confidence, destroyed businesses/trades/commerce, crippled resources, daily civilian bloodbath, defeated armed forces and corrupt political leadership what else is there that Pakistani masses could look for to acquire sense of security and survival in coming years? The Generals and NRO laden political gang see no wrong doings anywhere in burning Pakistan . Neglected and deprived of any consideration, practically discarded as human beings and viewed as digits and numbers only for taking aids and casualties ransoms, 180 million Pakistanis live under the virtual occupation and slavery of the few US sponsored human figures.
So after seeing all this why only Dr afridi looked criminal in land which has a long list of name of those personals who made conspiracies, or officially attempted to wage war against Pakistan, concealed with intent designs to wage war against the state and had enormous charges of working against the country’s sovereignty.