By Dr Shahid Qureshi
MQM caught spying red-handed for foreign nationals and smuggling classified state material outside Pakistan and violated Official Secret Act. According to a report published in the press Waseem Akthar (MNA) and former advisor to the Chief Minister on policing caught with spying devices and equipments. It is reported that MQM members in Karachi were sending recordings of the meetings with President Asif Zaradri, Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilliani, Chief Minister, and Interior Minister Rehman Malik. MQM also recoded and smuggled classified proceedings of sensitive meetings at the Rangers Headquarters in Karachi discussing security plan of Karachi most important city of Pakistan. The mode of transfer of the information is not been mentioned but one can assume sending as multi media file (voice recording) via internet or by an airline employee coming to London from Karachi.
Questions come to mind are why MQM politicians recorded and smuggled sensitive recordings to London: (a) they are forced to do for third party or parties (b) Altaf Hussain’s mistrust on local leaders in Karachi (c) Paranoia and HPD of Altaf Hussain.?
According to a mental health expert who examined speeches, videos, dressing, body language, and have met Mr Altaf Hussain in London suggested that, “he might be suffering from Paranoia and Histrionic personality disorder. HPD is defined by the American Psychiatric Association as a personality disorder characterized by a pattern of excessive emotionality and attention-seeking, including an excessive need for approval and inappropriate seductiveness, usually beginning in early adulthood. These individuals are lively, dramatic, enthusiastic, and flirtatious. They may be inappropriately sexually provocative, express strong emotions with an impressionistic style, and be easily influenced by others. Associated features may include egocentrism, self-indulgence, continuous longing for appreciation, feelings that are easily hurt, and persistent manipulative behaviour to achieve their own needs.”
MQM asked two PPP sitting ministers Mr Zulifqar Mirza and Agha Sirja Durrani to have their mental health examination. Earlier they left a similar message on the cell phone of a senior journalist who exposed MQM’s sinister plots.
Keeping in view MQM’s profile it is highly likely that they have been sending by internet. It is possible that copies of those audio files kept in the main servers of the internet providers at various locations in the world including Singapore. One can assume that British GCHQ might have intercepted these communications as they monitor all faxes, emails, and communications in and out of the country. It is possible that Indians might have access to the files too as they might have access to the servers. MQM has put Pakistani security at risk and violated the official Pakistan’s Secret Act by spying for foreign nationals based in foreign country.
It is reported that MQM not only recorded classified proceedings of city’s security plans with security and law enforcement agencies but also smuggled them out of the country violating official Secret Act. MQM was sending classified Pakistani Government secrets to London. Mr Zulifqar Mirza minister responsible for security of the province had the information of MQM spying network and complained to the security agencies who acted swiftly and confiscated spying devices from Mr Waseem Akthar Member National Assembly of Pakistan. Mr Mirza sadly feeling helpless and protested to the President of Pakistan who seemingly protecting MQM beyond imaginations. He demanded ban on the MQM members participating in all sensitive government meetings.
Loyalties of the MQM leadership including Altaf Hussain were/are always questionable. Few years ago Altaf Hussain called “creation of Pakistan as biggest blunder in the history of mankind while standing on the Indian soil and asked Indians to give political asylum to MQM members’. See Youtube video:
General Musharraf told Hamid Mir: I would shoot Altaf in his head. Why?
Altaf Hussain supporting General Musharraf to remain in Uniform
Transcript of MQM-Altaf’s letter to British Prime Minister
Founder & Leader
Muttahida Quami Movement, Pakistan
Permanent address: 494 Azizaabad Karachi
23rd September 2001
Rt. Hon. Tony Blair MP
Prime Minister of the United Kingdom
10 Downing Street
Dear Prime Minister
Muttahida Quami Movement (MQM) categorically stands against all sorts of terrorism, religious fanaticism and violence, and favours genuine democracy.
We can provide the following:
- Many demonstrations in Karachi in favour of the International Community combating terrorism within five days notices after this agreement being signed, putting hundreds of people on the streets of Karachi (providing the permission of the Government of Pakistan is secured). First demonstration is scheduled for 26th September 2001 in Karachi, the port city of Pakistan.
- Provide unlimited resources for humint (human intelligence) throughout the towns and villages in province Sindh and the province of Punjab to some extent, to monitor the activities of “Madrassas” (religious Schools).
- To ensure select groups to penetrate Afghanistan in the form of aid workers so as to enhance the Western Agencies intelligence information capabilities.
In return for this assistance, we would seek assurances to achieve the following minimum objectives, which would be held essential for ourselves and for the good of Pakistan as a whole. Our objectives are as follows:
a) Equitable participation in the governance of the province of Sindh and the Federation as partners genuinely.
b) Equitable participation in all spheres of life, including education, employment, army and administration.
c) That we would need local policing consisting of Mohajirs and Sindhis
d) That full autonomy be granted to the provinces with Federation keeping only three subjects: Defence, Foreign Affairs and Currency control, and in these sections equal representation from all provinces be granted.
e) ISI (Inter Services Intelligence Agency) the secret agency must be disbanded otherwise the ISI will continue to produce Osama-bin Ladens and Talibans in future.
I hope that you would be kind enough to seriously consider my offer for the benefit of Pakistan, should any geo-strategic and commercial relevance of Pakistan left for the United Kingdom and the International Community.
Looking forward to hear from you soon
With best wishes and warmest regards
Founder & Leader Muttahida Quami Movement (MQM)
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Courtesy The London Post