23 April 2014. Haider Mehdi
( This is in response to AA article tiled I am a Hero, targeting the army and
General Pervez Musharraf). While I am not a Gen. Musharraf apologist, I
very strongly refute the many completely false statements by Ansar Abbasi.
Ansar Abbasi lets his personal venom, masked as
objective journalism, or an intelligent viewpoint or an an investigative report
over whelm his writings and objectivity.
He tells outright lies, distorts facts, muddies
the water, laces it with his poison and presents it as "investigative
journalism". For example he had and has no shame in defending Arsalan
Iftikhar or his monstrous father, simply
because....and i do not want to say more.
Akber Bugti brought his own death by
"literally taking up arms against the Country. he took every penny of the
Sui gas royalty and never did anything for his people and or his region. Bugti
became the Governor of Baluchistan, under ZAB in the 70's after ZAB dismissed
Mufti Mahmood's Baluchistan government. And all Bugti saheb did was use this
position to get rid of his tribal enemies.
I have actually overheard him personally
telling somebody who was presenting to him how many roads, and health centers
and school were to be built in the Marri - Dera Bugti areas, with a wry smile.
You will spoil THESE PEOPLE!! . Any violent death is tragic and
unfortunate and hence so was his. certainly, but he like many others brought it
upon himself. He took up arms against the state, attacked the army and FC check
posts guarding the Sui Gas fields when Gen Musharraf refused to pay royalty
directly to him but pay to the Baluchistan Government. In hindsight he was
nothing but a Tribal Feudal, educated overseas, with a semblance of
western values BUT bled his people white.
The Lal Masjid so called students were people
armed with Rocket Launchers, machine guns, hand grenades, sniper rifles, land
mines etc. For your kind information Mr. Abbasi, Madrassa students are supposed
to have pens, pencils and books in their hands. He glorifies people like Ghazi,
the evil cleric masked as a person of God.
I agree, of course the army should not take
over. Agreed. Of course General Musharraf made mistakes but he did not bleed
the nation white. But the greater disservice is by the politicians who have
wrecked and destroyed this society and by us the spineless nation which allowed
these actions to take place.
Please remember. All Martial takeover were
initially overwhelmingly welcomed by the people of Pakistan. Can anyone forget
the scenes of jubilation when NS was overthrown in October 1999?. Wrong, yes i
admit it was wrong, BUT the PEOPLE from North to South, East to WEST welcomed
it. Look at what has happened since Mr AZ and now NS have been in power.
Hopelessness, economic stagnation, family dynastic rule.
If people have access to job opportunities, to
health care and education and justice, and the freedom to practice their brand
of any religion or faith or as enunciated in the Meesaq e Madina, by our Holy
Prophet PBUH, why would they welcome a Messiah, in the uniform of General?
We will never. We only do so because the
politicians, crooked to the core, and even today, a shameless lot of pitter
patter conversationalists, living in their palatial homes and houses, are
sucking this nation dry, and have and will once again fail this wretched
nation. These snakes see their biggest threat, not in losing power in elections
but in losing power to a non-democratic force. And hence their Machiavellian
efforts to weaken this institution to stop it from taking over. How perverted
So one wonders what is Ansar Abbasi's
objective?. if it is to stop the Men on Horseback from coming back, then I'm
afraid he is creating the environment for them to COME BACK. In my opinion, he
is a gifted HACK, with a smooth tongue and a strong pen, which he uses to
I also think he has very flexible values and
scruples and wraps himself in the holiness of Religion, a freedom fighter, a
warrior, while grossly lying through his teeth. And what may I ask makes him an authority and scholar on Islam !!.May Allah Guide Him towards
what is REALLY RIGHT !