Saturday, May 07, 2005

Pakistan: Who is in custody? Are they Al-Queda or opposition who wants democracy in Pakistan?

Pakistan has captured and neutralized quite a few “Al-Queda operatives”. It is good news for India, America, Israel and most of the democratic world. But rumors are floating in Pakistan that who are really getting arrested. Are these dissidents who oppose Musharraf tro bring democracy in Pakistan?

The biggest problem is that after “arrests” no one can see these so called terror operatives. Any one who is getting arrested is said to have tried to kill Musharraf. How many people want Mush out?

Pakistani officials May 5 rearrested Mushtaq Ahmed, who escaped from prison after receiving a death sentence for plotting to kill President Gen. Pervez Musharraf. Authorities captured Ahmed on a bus traveling from Lahore. He belonged to a group convicted of bombing a bridge that collapsed moments after Musharraf's convoy passed over it.

In late April, Pakistani security forces arrested seven individuals in the Punjab province in connection with a plot to assassinate Pakistani President Gen. Pervez Musharraf, Agence France-Presse reported May 6, citing official intelligence sources. The group was arrested a week before the capture of Abu Farj al-Libi, the No. 3 al Qaeda leader responsible for other attempts to assassinate Musharraf. Among those arrested was Mushtaq Ahmed, a former air force official who escaped from jail after being sentenced to death for a 2003 attempt to assassinate Musharraf.

Musharraf has major problems in the form of rebellion in Sindh, Balochistan and now we also hear in Pakistani Punjab of all the places.

He has done everything to shut the mouth of democratic opposition. Bhutto’s People’s Party is active with her Husband Zardari taking the lead but Mush is harassing PPP all the time. People in Lahore and Karachi are not happy. They do not understand the goal of the General.

But still the biggest question today is what is ISI doing? Are they really going after Al-Queda and the remaining of their own created Talibans? Or, are they arresting any one who opposes Mush?

It is time for Pakistan to show to the world all those who are arrested and let international journalists interview them in or out of Pakistan.

Cover up is the special skill of Musharraf. It is not working well with India because India knows this man who was born in Delhi. It is working well with the rest of the world though.


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