Another Anti-Pakistan Agent Detected

By Sajjad ShaukatFarahnaz-Ispahani-with-her-Husband-Mr.-Husain-Haqqani

Because of its ideal strategic location, and being the lonely nuclear country in the Islamic World, Pakistan has become special target of the US, India and Israel whose secret agencies have been destabilizing it through various kinds of terror attacks. These hostile elements are also using propaganda in maligning Pakistan. For the purpose, they have also hired the services of those Pakistanis who are vulnerable and can work against the national interest of their own country. In this regard, Mrs. Farahnaz Ispahani, the wife of the former ambassador to the United States, Husain Haqqani has also proved herself as another anti-Pakistan agent like her husband.

On January 13, 2016, Farahnaz Ispahani, ex-Member of Pakistan’s Parliament was invited by Observer Research Foundation (ORF)-Indian secret agency, RAW affiliated think tank in New Delhi to launch her newly written book titled ‘Purifying the Land of the Pure – Pakistan’s Religious Minorities’. The launch ceremony was moderated by Ashok Malik, senior fellow at ORF/ journalist with leaning towards the ruling party BJP’s, Shankar Ayer ex-Minister/Indian National Congress, Vevik Katju, ex-Ambassador/highly anti-Pakistan writer and Sushaini Haider, leading Indian anchor, journalist of ‘The Hindu’. A good number of Indian foreign analysts, diplomats, retired defence and intelligence officers attended the event. Ashok Malik highlighted the plight of minorities in Pakistan, terming it against the concepts of Pakistan’s founding father. Indian participants mainly focused on Pakistan’s identity and argued that most suitable national identity for Pakistan was not Islam, but their being part of Indian civilization was more realistic and sustainable.

During presentation Mrs. Farahnaz said that the basic ideology of Pakistan i.e. to make a nation on the basis of religion is fundamentally wrong. Pakistan has most dangerous anti-blasphemy laws in the world that has made the life of minorities in Pakistan extremely difficult. Since minorities in Pakistan have gone down from 23% (on partition) to the present 3%, the main target now is Shias and Ahmedies—recent acts by Pakistani Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif and the political parties to show attention towards Hindus and Christians in merely tokenism.

She elaborated that the former President of Pakistan, Gen. Zia-ul-Haq-the military dictator was the main author of the plight of minorities in Pakistan. Pakistan Army also persecuted Bengalis as a separate ethnic group which was considered more close to the Hindu Bengalis due to similar language and culture. Pakistan created Al-Shams and Al-Badar groups to target Bengalis.

Farahnaz further said that use of jihadis for strategic objectives by Pak Army with Saudi and US funding is the latest cause of growing persecution of minorities in Pakistan—Pakistani leadership is responsible for hardening of public attitude towards minorities in Pakistan.

However, while following the foreign agenda against Pakistan, Farahnaz Ispahani has totally ignored the plight of religious minorities in India. She did not pay attention to the fact that since the leader of the ruling party BJP Narendra Modi became Prime Minister of India, various developments like unprecedented rise of Hindu extremism, persecution of minorities, forced conversions of other religious minorities into Hindus, ban on beef and cow slaughter, inclusion of Hindu religious books in curriculum etc. clearly show that encouraged by the fundamentalist rulers, Hindu extremist outfits such as BJP, RSS VHP, Bajrang Dal and Shiv Sena including other similar parties have been promoting religious and ethnic chauvinism in India by propagating ideology of Hindutva (Hindu nationalism). The extremist Hindus have particularly accelerated assaults on Muslims and Christians, including their places of worship. In this context, event western media have highlighted the plight of minorities in India.

She must realize that radicalization of India by Hindu fanatic groups could be judged from some other developments. On May 28, 2014, Rashtriya Hindu Andolan, a Mangalore-based Hindutva outfit and activists from various right wing groups organized a protest in Mangalore in front of the office of Deputy Commissioner by demanding the authorities to ban the morning Muslim call to prayer (Azan) across the country. Besides, forcing the Muslim employee in a Parliament Canteen by BJP leader to break his fast by stuffing piece of bread in his mouth, statement of Deputy Chief of Goa, declaring India as a Hindu state and opposition to declaration of Sania Mirza as Ambassador of Indian state by calling her daughter-in-law of Pakistan, including previous events such as the planned destruction of the Babri Masjid (mosque) in 1992 and genocide of the 2500 Muslims in 2002 in the then BJP-ruled Indian state of Gujarat where Modi was Chief Minister—and participants of the Indian high officials in the events also need her attention.

Although Farahnaz Ispahani is and educated lady, yet she also neglected facts in relation to propaganda of India and Bagladesh regarding the events, leading to separation of East Pakistan.

In this respect, Bangladesh’s Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina Wajid and her ruling party Awami League have continuously been pursuing Indian directions by conducting anti-Pakistan campaign. In connivance with New Delhi, Bangladesh government and Awami League have launched a massive media campaign in order to spread venom against Pakistan and its armed forces and against all those Bangladeshi nationals who were loyal to the state during 1971 crisis. They exaggerate the figures of Bengalis’ deaths by Pak Army.

The dismemberment of Pakistan was aimed at creating a compliant country through Indian trained and financed terrorists (Mukti Bahini) who had killed thousands of Pakistanis in cold blooded activities. In this connection, while addressing a ceremony during his Bangladesh tour, Indian Prime Minister Modi openly stated on June 7, 2015 that Indian forces helped Mukti Bahini to turn East Pakistan into Bangladesh. He elaborated that former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee had played an active role in separating Bangladesh from Pakistan, and he had also come to Delhi in 1971 to participate in the Satyagraha Movement, launched by Jana Sangh as a volunteer to garner support for the Mukti Bahini members.

A regards the so-called genocide of the Bengali people, a famous Bengali journalist Sarmila Bose authored a book, “Dead Reckoning: Memories of the 1971 Bangladesh War” after thorough investigation. She terms the number, a gigantic rumor, while Hamoodur Rahman Commission Report considers even 26,000 as an exaggerated figure. Richard Sisson and Leo E. Rose in book titled “War and Secession: Pakistan, India and the Creation of Bangladesh” and Gary Bass in his book “The Blood Telegram” clearly admit that figures about so-called genocide were Indian purported.

Sheikh Mujeeb-ur-Rehman was already in collusion with India for separation of East Pakistan. In this context, Farahnaz should also read the book of Asoka Raina, ‘Inside RAW: The Story of India’s Secret Service’, which discloses, “Indian intelligence agencies were involved in erstwhile East Pakistan…its operatives were in touch with Sheikh Mujib as the possible ‘Father’ of a new nation-Bangladesh, who went to Agartala in 1965. The famous Agartala case was unearthed in 1967. In fact, the main purpose of raising RAW in 1968 was to organise covert operations in Bangladesh. Indian army officers and RAW officials used Bengali refugees to set up Mukti Bahini. Using this outfit as a cover, Indian military sneaked deep into East Pakistan…the story of Mukti Bahini and RAW’s role in its creation and training is now well-known.”

It is notable that there is no difference between Farahnaz and her husband Hssain Haqqani who also leaves no stone unturned in distorting the image of Pakistan and it armed forces, while showing the country a fundamentalist state in order to please their external masters. As regards Husain Haqqani, while serving as Pakistani ambassador, he was protecting American interests. He had issued visas to many CIA agents like Ramond Davis to weaken Pakistan. Besides, working at various American institutes, Husain Haqqani developed secret liasons with Indo-Israeli lobbies and became covert element of anti-Pakistan campaign. Particularly, this could be judged from his book, titled, ‘Pakistan: Between Mosque and Military.’ In this book, Husain Haqqani targeted both military and Islamic ideology. While pointing out relationship of the Pak Army and its primary intelligence agency, ISI with the Islamic militants, Haqqani allegedly wrote, “since September 11, 2001, the selective cooperation of Pakistan’s military ruler, General Pervez Musharraf—sharing intelligence with the United States and apprehending Al Qaeda members—have led to the assumption that Pakistan might be ready to give up its long-standing ties with radical Islam.” He advised America, “Washington should no longer condone the Pakistani military’s support for Islamic militants.”

American famous writers and authors exaggeratedly praised the book of Husain it was in accordance with the hidden agenda and blame game of the US high officials and media which still continue against Pakistan and its security agencies. Especially, Stephen P. Cohen, author of the book, ‘The Idea of Pakistan and The Pakistan Army’ allegedly wrote, “We are in Husain Haqqani’s debt for providing the authoritative account of the linkages between Pakistan’s powerful Islamists and its professional army.”

Moreover, Hussain Haqqani also escaped to America to avoid judicial inquiry of the famous memogate issue, which proved his disloyalty to Pakistan.

It is mentionable that during his briefing to the National Assembly, on January 19, this year, while confirming anti-Pakistan lobbies in the US, Pakistan’s Federal Minister for Defence Khawaja Asif revealed, “Pakistan is trying to acquire eight F-16 fighter jets from the US on lease, but Husain Haqqani, the former ambassador to the US is campaigning along with India to malign Pakistan and to block delivery of F-16 fighter jets.”

Nevertheless, we can claim that like her husband, Farahnaz Ispahani is also anti-Pakistan agent.


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