September 2009

Saudis come to Musharraf’s rescue

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* King Abdullah calls on Pakistani leadership to abide by agreement
* Any step against former president could affect Pak-Saudi ties, political stability in Pakistan

The Saudi authorities have formally sent a message to the Pakistani leadership that they want stability in Pakistan, with King Abdullah urging all stakeholders to abide by an agreement that rules out any action against former president Pervez Musharraf, reported a private TV channel on Tuesday.
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Musharraf smiles after a long time,

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By Rauf Klasra

LONDON: The resurfacing of the 20-year-old scandal of Mian Nawaz Sharif accepting millions from the ISI for political shenanigans has thrown a fresh lifeline to a besieged Gen Musharraf (at least that’s what his closest aides in London insist), who feels that now Nawaz could be made to end up in a dock for committing crime against democracy and the people.
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ISLAMABAD: Brig Imtiaz reveals CIA plots

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By Ansar Abbasi

Former spymaster Brigadier (retd) Imtiaz Ahmad, whose recent statements caused ripples in the country’s political arena, now talks of a much serious issue; Pakistan’s nuclear programme. He claims to have foiled two American CIA plots to sabotage the country’s nuclear programme.

While serving for the ISI, he recalled, he had conducted the operation ‘Rising Sun’ in 1979 that successfully thwarted a CIA plot to target Pakistan’s nuclear programme. The operation concluded with the arrest and conviction of a Pakistani CIA agent, declaration of a few undercover CIA agents and US diplomats as personae non gratae and their return.
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