The Great Game from Central Asia to Pakistan

Since Pakistan became the only declared nuclear country in the Islamic World, US, India and Israel started acting upon their collective agenda to destabilise it. After the shift of the Great Game from Central Asia to Pakistan, the country has become special target of American CIA, Indian RAW and Israeli Mossad which have been supporting target killings, suicide attacks, hostage-takings, sectarian and ethnic violence in various cities, and separatist elements in Balochistan. These foreign agencies based in Afghanistan have been sending well-trained agents and militants in Pakistan who also attack the check posts of Pakistan’s security forces. Besides Afghanistan, US-led espionage network has also been shifted to Pakistan as intensity of anti-Pakistan activities especially of CIA agents have proved.

In this context, US has openly been protecting CIA agents by pressuring Pakistan. Without paying attention to the fact about the conviction of a Pakistani doctor, Shakeel Afridi, US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on May 24, this year condemned his imprisonment as “unjust and unwarranted” for helping in the hunt for Osama bin Laden. Moreover, to further blackmail Islamabad for Dr. Shakeel Afridi’s release, US Senate cuts $33m aid to Pakistan. On May 29, a US Conservative Senator Rand Paul suggested to suspend all Pak aid until Dr Afridi is set free.

In fact, Shakeel Afridi has been sentenced 33 years imprisonment by order of the Assistant Political Agent, Bara due to his anti-state activities in accordance with the provision of Frontier Crimes Regulation (FCR) and the tribal traditions. The punishment is based on his close association with the banned terrorist group Lashkar-e-Islam led by Mangal Bagh. The evidence produced by the Joint Investigation Team before the court proved Dr. Afridi’s clandestine collaboration with the CIA in connection with the May 2 US raid in Abbottabad which violated Pakistan’s sovereignty.

Notably, since 2008, intermittent fighting in Tirah Valley in Kyber Agency between Ansur-ul-Islam, and Lashkar-e-Islam which has been supporting by CIA-led RAW and Mossad, have claimed more than 2500 lives. Particularly with the assistance of CIA, RAW has hired the services of the Indian Muslims who are on US payroll. Posing themselves as staunch believers, they joined the ranks and files of the Taliban and other militant groups of Tehreek-e-Taliban, Sipah-e-Sahaba and other religious sects. The main aim behind is to continue sectarian and ethnic disturbance in Pakistan besides committing other subversive acts to destabilse Pakistan.

Recently, Federal Interior Minister Rehman Malik disclosed that the militants of the banned outfits of Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan, Sipah-e-Sahaba, Lashkar-e-Jhangvi and Baloch Liberation Army are in collaboration in creating unrest in Karachi. On July 18, 2011, Rehman Malik, while disclosing the involvement of foreign hands in Pakistan, had openly stated, “Over 200 miscreants have been arrested…Israeli and American made weapons including AK-45 rifles have been recovered from them.” Now, US is so anxious for the release of CIA agent Dr Afridi that it has set aside, Pak-US ongoing negotiations on the complex issue of restoring the NATO supply routes.

Last year, American top officials urged Pakistan to set free American national, Raymond Davis who killed two Pakistani nationals in Lahore on January 27, 2011. In fact, Davis was an under-cover secret agent of CIA who entered Pakistan in guise of diplomat. In 2009, the existence of the US private security firm, Blackwater was verified. Blackwater and CIA started recruiting Pakistani nationals who were vulnerable and could work on their payroll. As part of US espionage network, hundreds of the American CIA spies entered Pakistan under the guise of diplomats. They started supervising and guiding the anti-Pakistan activities through their affiliated militants. These spies were also trying to gather information about Pakistan’s nuclear assets.

On the other side, Pakistan’s Inter-Services Intelligence agency (ISI) started thwarting the anti-Pakistan activities of the spies of Blackwater and CIA. In this context, with the pre-information of ISI, Pakistan’s security agencies arrested a number of agents. For instance, on September 19, 2009, police raided the Inter-Risk, a private security company in Islamabad, and arrested its two employees, possessing unlicensed arms. While, US embassy spokesperson Richard Snelsire pretended, “The US contract with the Inter-Risk is to provide security at the embassy and consulates.” Besides, on many occasions, ISI helped in stopping the secret movements of the CIA spies who were traveling in vehicles, covered with black mirrors—showing themselves as diplomats. Sometimes weapons were also snatched from them. On the information of ISI, Pakistan’s establishment expelled several so-called diplomats, operating in the country. On the other side, US withheld $700 million in military aid to punish its military and ISI.

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