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Usual suspects activate Zaid Hamid and Ansar Abbasi to misrepresent Nawab Akbar Bugti’s murder

As the Pakistani authorities attacked the Bugti, President Musharraf promised that the Baloch tribesmen would “not know what hit them.” and attacks on them were intensified.

It is a historical fact that oppressive regimes often try to rationalize, hide or misrepresent their heinous crimes against innocent people. For example, the Umayyad Caliphs used a large number of sell out historians and narrators to misrepresent and distort the great sacrifice of Imam Hussain and other members of the Prophet Muhammad’s Ahl-e-Bait (family) in Karbala who were murdered by none else than Yazid ibn Muaviah ibn Abu Sufian.

In a similar attempt, Pakistan military establishment (ISI in particular) has activated two of its most trusted propagandists Zaid Hamid and Ansar Abbasi to rationalize and misrepresent the brutal murder of Nawab Akbar Bugti by none else than then Army Chief General Pervez Musharraf.

Here is an example of an ugly attempt at distorting history by Zaid Hamid with media assistance by Ansar Abbasi (of the Jang Group).

Did Bugti blow himself up?
Ansar Abbasi
Source: The News, September 28, 2012

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court has been approached to appoint a high-level judicial inquiry to probe into the death of Nawab Akbar Bugti with the petitioner insisting that the Baloch leader had committed suicide but his unfortunate demise has been exploited by foreign agencies through the separatist elements to destabilise Pakistan.

The petitioner in this case is Syed Zaid Hamid, who is represented through his counsel Raja Muhammad Irshad. Boththe petitioner and the counsel are generally known for their connections with the Pakistani establishment thus giving the impression as if they have been encouraged by military/ISI to get the issue of Bugti’s murder probed through an independent judicial inquiry commission.

Raja Irshad when approached said that though he has been representing the ISI and FC in different cases in various courts, in this particular case his services have been hired by the ZaidHamid’s think tank – Brass Track.

The petition, according to Raja Irshad, submitted before the apex court a week back seeks from the apex court to order a judicial inquiry through serving or retired judges of the Supreme Court to reach the real author of this crime as “the unfortunate death of late Nawab Akbar Bugti has provided fuel to those playing in the hands of foreign agencies out to destabilise Pakistan in general and the province of Balochistan in particular to achieve their global designs”.

The respondents in the petition are DG ISI, DG MI, Mian Nawaz Sharif, General (R) Pervez Musharraf, Shaukat Aziz, the then Balochistan governor Owais Ghani, ex-chief minister Jam Yousaf Khan, former interior minister Aftab Ahmad Khan Sherpao, ministries of interior and law, Jamil Bugti, Ahmadan Khan Bugti, Talal Bugti and Tariq Bugti.

The petitioner contends that a team of five special forces commandos were invited by late Bugti into his hiding cave to settle terms of surrender but once the officers entered the cave, he triggered an explosive device which brought down the entire cave, killing Bugti and the SSG men. “He committed suicide and also murdered the army officers,” the petition reads.

The petition added that Bugti had desired to meet the army officers in the cave before he could hand over his custody to the law enforcement agencies. There was no doubt, it is said, that the late Nawab was going to be lodged in a room especially arranged for him in the Governor’s House in Quetta.

The petition insisted that the latest insurgency in Balochistan has been ignited by a massive anti-state propaganda campaign that the Pakistan army and the state killed late Bugti in a well-planned conspiracy to eliminate the Baloch demands for rights.

“The judicial system of the country is also being exploited by the separatist sympathisers to attack and destroy the state of Pakistan through diabolic propaganda. The political parties in Pakistan like PML-N are also exploiting the situation to settle their personal score with former President Musharraf without looking into the facts of the case; hence are supporting the hostile and separatists’ propaganda and thus fuelling rebellion and insurgency,” the petition said.

The petition also said that the present MNA and cousin of late Nawab Mir Ahmadaan Bugti openly acknowledged that Bugti had committed suicide and had also murdered the army officers. “Every member of the Bugti clan knows this,” the petition added.

Referring to a story published by a Lahore-based English language newspaper the petition said the newspaper, run by a close friend of Nawab Bugti, reported that Bugti had refused to give himself up and had committed suicide.

But his death, it is said, is exploited by hostile and anti-state elements to launch propaganda war to prove late Bugti a victim of state terrorism and a deliberate conspiracy of murder.

The petition said that the family of Nawab Bugti has now started to exploit the judicial system of the state to launch a murder case against former president (Musharraf), former governor and former interior minister. “This is not just massive distortion of facts and gross violation of fundamental rights but also initiating a fake case to implicate innocent men. It is also dangerous for the state and the nation as the judicial system is being exploited to establish that the state of Pakistan was involved in the deliberate murder of late Nawb Akbar Bugti which, of course, is opposed to facts on ground.”

“In reality he had committed a rebellion, waged a war against the state and his own tribe and when cornered, he committed suicide while also murdered five army personnel, but these facts have never been reported by the media, never taken up by the courts and the separatists are fully exploiting lies, deceptions and propaganda in the environment to wage a war against the state of Pakistan, against the army and against the former members of the government in dangerous times.”

The petition prayed: “That the factum of death of late Nawab Akbar Bugti is shrouded in mystery which has triggered militants, insurgency and fuelled the feelings of separatists. It is a matter of cardinal and paramount importance and eminently required the intervention of this honourable court of ultimate jurisdiction as a guardian of Constitution of Pakistan. The entire nation looks up to the apex court as a beacon of light to shake off despondency and acute insecurity in the minds of highly aggrieved and panic-stricken people of Pakistan.”

Video: General Musharraf on Bugti

“Who went to the mountains fighting the Frontier Corps?”

Video: A Tribute to Shaheed Nawab Akbar Khan Bugti

A charismatic and one of the most loved leader of Baloch nation. A man who lived life, stood before the Pakistani tyranny against the oppressed Baloch people to suppress their nationalism. Shaheed Akbar Bugti repeating the history of his ancestors fought the Pakistani establishment to achieve the Baloch basic right to Freedom.

“Instead of a slow death in bed, I’d rather death come to me while I’m fighting for a purpose.” Nawab Bugti in 2006

26th August marks the day the Baloch leader Nawab Akbar Khan Bugti received martyrdom while fighting the Pakistani army. Bugti’s martyrdom gave rise to nationalistic sentiments, highly influencing the Baloch politics that led to a big uprising against the Pakistani establishment.

http://youtu.be/m-KIzUMx878

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  • A disgusting piece by LUPB. While LUBP stances on Shia genocide and few other things is commendable and positive. LUBP has launched a disgusting peice of misinformation.

    Zaid Hamid is an independant analyst and he is rite about Akbar Bugti’s death and the foreign support provided certain Baloch Nationalist figures.

    Did it not occur to you that the Saudi-UAE-US-Salafist network is actually backing Baloch separatists alongside Israel and India? Did the author not recognize this?

    I request LUBP please research facts before publishing articles in order to avoid confusing people!

  • Sacrifice of the martyr Nawab of Balochistan will never be forgotten. Both Sindhi and Baloch nations are proud of our political leaders who chose to give their own lives for the causes they supported.

    Separatist movement in Balochistan gained strength only after the martyrdom of Nawab Bugti, who was a proud Baloch but a staunch federalist as well. The recent return of Nawab Akhtar Mengal’s son to Pakistan and his message of Baloch reconciliation is a welcome sign. His six point charter should be accepted by our military establishment and our govt should be allowed to implement it.

  • Inshallah Mossad/RAW/CIA/KHAAD/Takfiri Separatist movement will fail! Balochis love Pakistan 95% of Balochis are Pro Pakistan! Inshallah Pakistan will give the Baloch thier rights and will make Balochistan a prosperous place as will the whole of Pakistan ! Inshallah Pakistan will prospeer till the Day of Judgement!

  • Thank God, LUBP has come up with something remarkable on Balochistan issue. This piece by LUBP is commendable and deserves appreciation.

    @Mustafa Zaid Hamid is an independent analysts? Its a joke that you just wrote. In fact Zaid Hamid is a State sponsored Joker an now no one takes him seriously and all of his programs on different channels have been shut down because of his Lies and propaganda. He is the king of Disinformation and Ignorant people like you are his easiest targets.

    Akbar Bugti was martyred by the unholy troops authoritatively ruled by dictator Musharraf. Now People of entire Balochistan have woken up for their rights and in lengths and breadths of Balochistan there is talk of Rights. This line, 95% people are pro-Pak is just peice of crap. You have to get them their rights so that they can be Pro-Pakistan not by inflicting operations against them..

    As far as Ansar Abbasi is concerned, we all know for whom he works. In his following piece 2 years ago, He wrote in detail How Musharraf Bypassed GHQ and ordred to kill Bugti and now he has changed his stance shamefully.

    http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-13-1977-Ex-MI-chief-commanders-Quetta-Pindi-involved

  • Any sensible person will not take much time in understanding what type of fraudster Zaid Hamid is. He is a stain on the name of Pakistan when he tries to be ultra-patriotic, whereas in reality he is working on a dirty agenda. He doesn’t have correct Muslim credential as he was the Khalifa of the False prophet Yousaf Kazzab. He is just a cunning person who has the capability of deceiving the innocent and at times foolish minds

  • @Abbas: My freind , I belive your views are based on stereotypiinng and some clips of Zaid Hamid. I know any honest person who studied Zaid Hamid wouldnt say that about him. Its usually ultra liberals that are adamant on giving a distorted view of Zaid Hamid.

    Also I dont accept the Mainstream media narrative on Balochistan and Akbar Bugti. This is the same mainstream narrative that covers up Shia genocide, and targets Army and ISI.

  • @Mustafa No my friend my views about Zaid Hamid are shared by majority of Pakistanis. It only requires common sense to understand whatever crap he is uttering is baseless. Thats why no one takes him seriously anymore. He is just a paid stooge of establishment. He uses lying and deception to fool people, by claiming the happening of Ghazawa e Hind and conquering Red fort of New Dehli. Any person with a little bit of knowledge will know that whatever he say are white lies.

    This narrative on Balochistan issue is very encouraging, it has come after 65 years. In the past only establishment’s distorted view about establishment was aired. There is ample proof available to prove that Bugti was Martyred by Musharraf, the link that i Shared is one instance, but if you have a prejudice about the issue then no one can convince you

  • While I personally do not subscribe to whatever Nawab Akbar Bugti was doing, the petition is nothing but a rat that smells foul!

    Ansar Abbasi calls Zaid Hamid and Raja Irshad as those considered close to the security establishment, how about himself? He gets his stories fed by the ISI! He is the Ass of the current millennium

  • Akbar Bugti was a Hero, a Leader of National stature. People are mostly unaware about his good qualities and very dumbly they believe in The propaganda of people like Zaid Hamid about him. Akbar Bugti voted for Pakistan in Royal Jirga in 1947, though the legitimacy of that vote is questioned by Baloch nationalists. He masterminded the pucahse of Gwadar from Oman, remained a staunch patriot till 2004 when the military dictatorship of Musharraf pushed him to the wall. Bugti’s death was considered a tragedy by almost all sensible wel-known people of Pakistan. The biggest slap on the face of the Bugti opposers is the statement of former Army Chief Ger. Abdul Waheed Kakar in praise of Bugti. Mr. Kakar said that Bugti was a hero and He (Ger. kakar) in 1993 wanted him to be the president of Pakistan but PPP and others disagreed because Mr. Bugti can never be a Yes Man.. Here is the link

    http://chagataikhan.blogspot.com/2010/05/gen-r-kakar-on-baluchistan-lies-of-syed.html

  • So you would like to see Balochistan separate from Pakistan? How will it help Balochistan if it separates from Pakistan? What about the role of curropt Baloch Sardars in Balochistan? Would you side with Israel and India against Pakistan?

    Btw , I consider Syed Talat Hussain to be one of the most credible people in Pakistani media. He has always been unbiased and professional.

  • @Mustafa I did not mention any such thing about separating Balochistan. As far as Foreign involvement is concerned, its only use to cover up the criminal attitude of Army in Balochistan. No evidence about foreign involvement has ever been presented because there is not any. Sardars are also not the problem, disinformation factories of establishment only do propaganda about sardars.. Most of Sardars since 1947 have been with govt. but there areas are as backward as the areas of troublemaker sardars… If anyone knows about Balochistan, Makran Division doesn’t have any Saradri system but same backwardness prevails there. apart from that There are Waderas in Sindg, Chaudhries in Punjab and Khan is KPK but why only Balochistan is suffering. Landlords in Punjab and Sindh are more oppressive toward their peasants.

    By the way did you read what Gen. Kakar said about Bugti. Gen Kakar was one of the most disciplined Army chiefs ever. Despite having a golden opportunity in 1993 he did not impose Martial law, unlike other criminal generals. As far as Talhat is concerned, he is a stooge of Establishment. He only shares their narrative. In fact He was among first few sold out journalists who supported martial law of Musharraf.

    So know the facts and don’t blame the oppressed….