The visit of the US President and the Nawaz military accord

The Pentagon, the seat of the US army, is where the “Alec Station,” a covert division, is located. In 1995, this unit was founded. The Pentagon’s Alec Station once held the title of being its most important division. The performance of the Alec Station was routinely reported to the American President. This Station was entrusted with monitoring Al-operations Qaeda’s and searching for Osama bin Laden. When Bill Clinton, George Bush, and Barack Obama were president, this unit continued to be highly active. Two pieces made up this unit.

First up was “Analysis Wing,” which had seven female members. The other was the “Operational Wing,” which was made up of extremely skilled spies, snipers, and detectors. The Operational Wing sent “information” it had obtained to the Alec Station from all across the world. With time, the Alec Station received an enlargement. Barbara Sword, a crucial member of the Analysis Wing, wrote a letter to President Bush on August 6, 2001. Although it was a crucial letter, the White House disregarded it. What did that letter actually contain?

What judgement was made on the appeal that asked for the former prime minister Nawaz Sharif to be sentenced to death? Who killed Commander Ahmad Shah Masood in Afghanistan, and why? I’m Faisal Warraich, and I’ll demonstrate all of this for you in the “Dekho, Suno, Jano” series on the “History of Pakistan.” When Nawaz Sharif’s appeal for the death penalty was being heard, a covert agreement was being made. Saudi Crown Prince Shah Abdullah, US President Bill Clinton—the father of Nawaz Sharif—Mian Sharif, Begum Kulsoom Nawaz, and General Pervez Musharraf were the primary players in the agreement.

Before the Court could rule on Nawaz Sharif’s petition for death, this agreement had to be completed. But due to disagreements between the parties on a few key aspects, the agreement was not yet concluded. Because General Musharraf insisted that Nawaz Sharif either die or be exiled forever. Nawaz Sharif was asked to sign the summary that would dissolve the assemblies retroactively by General Musharraf. Nawaz Sharif wasn’t prepared to sign the summary or retire from politics permanently. Pervez Musharraf had been forewarned by Prince Abdullah not to repeat the Bhutto episode in the case of Nawaz Sharif.

In this context, US President Bill Clinton was slated to travel extensively around South Asia. Bill Clinton was also scheduled to travel to Pakistan, where it was clear that they would discuss the deal. The American president, though, had a challenge. The US President had conflicting feelings about staying in Pakistan while on the South Asian tour. This misunderstanding was brought on by Pakistan’s Martial Law regime, which America did not recognise. Bill Clinton’s visit might be interpreted as the US endorsing Musharraf’s coup and establishing his power as a result.

The US President’s safety during his travel to Pakistan was another issue. Al-Qaeda, which had a presence in Afghanistan and had declared war on the United States in 1997, posed the threat. Given how active Al-Qaeda had become in Africa and America, it was a very frightening situation. In addition to the 1993 attack on the World Trade Center, al-Qaeda also targeted US sites in Tanzania and Kenya. Because of this, the Americans did not want to endanger Bill Clinton’s or his crew’s lives while they were in Pakistan. The US President made the decision to visit Pakistan despite all of his concerns. Utilizing the circumstance, General Musharraf claimed that the United States had accepted his leadership after Clinton visited Pakistan.

However, America dispelled the notion that Musharraf’s leadership had been accepted as a result of the US president’s visit. Bill Clinton’s trip to Pakistan was officially publicised by the US government. Seven days prior to President Clinton’s visit, US commandos arrived in Islamabad to take security measures. The US Commandos grabbed full control of the airfield at Chaklala. Despite all of this, there were still concerns that Bill Clinton’s visit may be abruptly cancelled due to security concerns. On March 25, 2000, the US President’s aircraft flew into Pakistani territory. The US President was not in the US Boeing 737 when it touched down at Chaklala airstrip.

A second American aircraft made an airfield landing and parked next to the previous one. But from this plane, too, the US President did not come. In the sky, a third aircraft appeared that had no distinctive markings or colours of any particular nation. This plane taxied close to the final two. President of the United States was not among the American authorities who boarded. Another huge plane that was unmarked by any national markings then landed and was parked so as to be obscured from view by the previous three aircraft. After a short while, the plane’s door opened, and President Bill Clinton emerged. All of this demonstrates how seriously the US government took Al-threats. Qaeda’s

Bill Clinton had been in India for five days, but he was only in Pakistan for five hours. In addition to his official obligations, Clinton engaged in social activities in India, although he maintained his serious demeanour there. Additionally, the US President refrained from posing while shaking hands with General Musharraf. Since the Lahore peace accord with India, the Kargil war, and Musharraf’s overthrow of an elected government were seen as failures at the time, the world at that time viewed Musharraf through the lens of those events. Whether accurate or not, General Musharraf’s reputation then existed on a global scale.

Pervez Musharraf did not consider the US President’s visit to be an honour, but he was not bothered by it. Despite everything, Bill Clinton’s 5-hour stop in Pakistan ended up being the biggest news of his whole South Asian tour. One of the two most significant engagements of Bill Clinton’s visit was a two-hour discussion with President Rafiq Tarar and Pervez Musharraf. In that meeting, the capture of Osama bin Laden and the Kashmir issue were covered in great depth. Bill Clinton also talked about the issue of Pakistan signing the CTBT to stop the spread of nuclear weapons. However, due to Pakistan’s prior stance, General Musharraf refused to sign the Treaty.

A first in our history, the US President also spoke to the Pakistani people on radio and television. In his speech, he expressed his allegiance to the Pakistani people and showed them respect in addition to praising their… Quaid-e-Azam. Additionally, he acknowledged Pakistan’s assistance to America twice. He claimed that during the Cold War, Pakistan aided America in fortifying its relations with China and fighting off Russia. Bill Clinton elaborated on Kashmir. He opposed using force to resolve the Kashmir conflict.

He also inquired about Kashmir’s implications of an everlasting war between Pakistan and India. He questioned whether conflict could guarantee Pakistani children access to quality education, increase city safety, and provide for their fundamental needs. He claimed that only peace, not violence, could bring them all that. Bill Clinton offered India and Pakistan assistance in the Kashmir dispute, but he made it plain that the US could not compel them to make peace. He emphasised the need for negotiations between the two nations to resolve the Kashmir conflict. The US President proclaimed Pakistan Zindabad as his parting words (long live Pakistan).

It’s interesting that the US President’s speech was filmed for security concerns, but by the time it was televised, he had already left for… America. Before leaving, President Clinton made it clear to General Musharraf that America would not support Nawaz Sharif’s execution. General Musharraf implied his approval by expressing his aversion of vengeance to the US President. On October 30, 2000, the Court rejected the government’s appeal of Nawaz Sharif’s death sentence. According to the Court’s ruling, all parties have come to an agreement over Nawaz Sharif’s destiny.

Nawaz Sharif’s life sentence had also been reduced by the court to one count, and the loss of his property had been changed to a fine. Nawaz Sharif’s release task had been done to a certain extent. It wasn’t completed until December 2000, when the remaining portion of the task was. Hamza Shehbaz Sharif first spoke with Nawaz Sharif’s attorney, Ijaz Hussain Batalvi, at the beginning of December. Nawaz Sharif has sent a message through Hamza requesting to visit Ijaz Batalvi in the Attock prison. Despite being ill, Ijaz Batalvi travelled to Attock Jail to meet Nawaz Sharif.

Ijaz Batalvi and Begum Kulsoom Nawaz met Nawaz Sharif in the jail. Nawaz Sharif gave attorney Batalvi a piece of paper to peruse. It was the deal Nawaz Sharif had made with the government to refrain from getting involved in politics for the following ten years. Nawaz Sharif was questioned by Advocate Batalvi about whether he had signed this agreement after looking over the document. Yes, I have signed the agreement, Nawaz Sharif retorted. “Mian sahib you have signed your death warrants and I cannot help you any more,” Ijaz Batalvi stated on it. In order to demonstrate that the agreement had been created by a non-professional, Mr. Batalvi also pointed out errors in it. Ijaz Batalvi stayed with Nawaz Sharif for a while before departing.

The headlines in the newspapers from December 10, 2000 then stated that Nawaz Sharif and his family had fled for exile in Saudi Arabia. On the recommendation of General Musharraf, President Rafiq Tarar had commuted the sentence of Nawaz Sharif. Nawaz Sharif’s conviction was overturned in light of his overseas medical care. Begum Kulsoom Nawaz, Nawaz Sharif’s wife, was instrumental in making this transaction. Begum Kulsoom had not only organised the protests against Nawaz Sharif’s detention but also maintained contact with the Musharraf administration.

and the international governments for reaching an agreement. Additionally, Begum Kulsoom strengthened the notion that the agreement was solely for her husband’s medical care. and they will soon return to Pakistan. The families of Nawaz Sharif and Shehbaz Sharif all departed for Saudi Arabia, with the exception of Hamza Shehbaz Sharif. As the deal’s guarantor, Hamza Shehbaz continued to reside in Pakistan. Additionally, the Saudi Royal family agreed that Nawaz Sharif had entered their country as part of a deal with Musharraf. Nawaz Sharif would not make political statements… while he was in Saudi Arabia, and the Saudi Kingdom would not tolerate it if he did, the Saudi authorities made it very clear to the media.

As a result, Pervez Musharraf secured Nawaz Sharif’s release thanks to Bill Clinton and… Saudi Crown Prince Shah Abdullah. However, America still had not made its second demand, which was arguably more crucial. That concerned Pakistan’s assistance in the American effort to apprehend Osama bin Laden. When Nawaz Sharif was in charge, Pervez Musharraf was unwilling to do anything about Osama, but he later developed a desire in doing so. Pervez Musharraf is now aware of how seriously America is taking the Osama operation. In this aspect, he was also sensing American pressure. General Mahmood, the director general of the ISI, was dispatched by him to Afghanistan.

General Mahmood met with Taliban Ameer Mullah Omar to resolve any issues regarding Osama bin Laden. But it didn’t work. Mullah Omar had stated that the Afghan government would not… turn Osama-bin Laden over to anyone until Osama would be willing to travel anyplace. It was the final year of Bill Clinton’s presidency and the year that American elections were scheduled. The Democrats, Bill Clinton’s party, suffered a polling defeat. America’s new president is George Bush Junior.

Bush continued the previous approach of trying to talk to Osama and putting an end to the Al-Qaeda network at any costs. Up until 2001, American efforts have failed in this regard. Alec Center wrote a letter to George Bush in August 2001 alerting him to Al-Qaeda threats on American soil. However, the Alec Center took these threats to America seriously while the US President disregarded this letter. Al-Qaeda had grown its network to include Asia, America, and Africa in this context. Al-Qaeda had increased its activity. It was aiming for American interests in both America and Africa. Al-Qaida had assaulted the US Embassy in Kenya, and Pakistan assisted the United States in capturing the attackers.

A US military ship was also attacked by Al-Qaida months before George Bush was elected president. A small boat stealthily approached the USS Cole, which was docked off the coast of Yemen to refuel. Two Al-Qaeda activists were aboard the boat, which was carrying 200–300 kg of explosives. This boat struck the American ship hard. The attack left a sizable hole in the ship’s centre. As many as 17 US sailors perished, while 39 more were injured. The assault on the US ship was carried out under the auspices of Al-Qaeda. The US courts heard the case about this occurrence and declared the Sudanese government accountable for this assault.

The American government had already frozen the Sudanese government’s bank accounts. The victims’ relatives were to get $311.5 million from these accounts, according to US court orders. Another significant adjustment was prompted by this tragedy. That was an adjustment made by America to the game’s or the engagement’s rules. Which implied that America will now respond to actions aiming to harm its interests differently. America had started using these new game rules by August 2001. However, the Afghan Taliban regime at the time did not take it seriously.

Osama bin Laden, who was based in Kandahar, was ecstatic about Al-victories qaeda’s against the United States. Osama had established a network of young Muslims who shared his support for Al-qaeda. These adolescents received education regarding Al-Qaeda activity and the accomplishments of its “Mujahideen.” They brought those young people to Pakistan as tourists or students who were prepared to wage jihad. They were met by Al-qaeda representatives at the airport, who then drove them to Peshawar. In his book “Descent Into Choas,” veteran journalist Ahmed Rashid claims that a significant Al-qaeda… At a Peshawar “safe house,” Abu Zubaydah conducted an interview with these Muslim teenagers.

Then, these young Muslims were either delivered to Osama bin Laden or the Afghan training facilities. The same Abu Zubaydah was detained in Faisalabad in 2002 as part of a combined US-Pakistan operation. It is also true that after extensive interrogation and torture, Abu Zubaydah received a clean bill of health from the United States regarding his affiliation with Al-qaeda as its senior member and his participation in the 9/11 assaults on the Twin Towers. Despite this, America refused to remove his name off the list of inmates who are currently serving life sentences. You’d be informed about the causes in the next episodes.

The Al-Qaeda network carried on its effective operations. In his book “Manhunt,” American author Peter Bergen claims that Osama bin Laden thought that the US had “become weak enough that it could dare come to Afghanistan.” At the time, Al-preparations Qaeda’s for 9/11 were beginning to take shape. However, Al-leadership Qaeda’s was also concerned at the same time. If Al-Qaida carried off a significant strike in America, Mullah Omar might become irritated, according to Al-Qaida. The Al-qaeda leadership had a justification for their way of thought. Al-Qaeda and its leadership had been staying with Mullah Omar and the Taliban for five years.

Mullah Omar was also recognised by Osama bin Laden as his Ameer and commander. Osama embraced Mullah Omar’s caliphate and authority. Al-Qaeda received a direct message from Mullah Omar stating that at no cost would Afghan soil be utilised to attack the United States. In addition, Mullah Omar disagreed with Al-view Qaeda’s of “universal Jihad.” Al-Qaeda and Taliban relations were deteriorating as enmity between the two organisations gained attention. Senior writer Hamid Mir had previously described the story of these discrepancies from his own personal perspective.

“Interestingly, the Taliban detained me when I was on my way to meet Osama bin Laden in 1998. once they learned that I would go interview him. I was detained before being let go. because Al-Qaeda attacked the police station where I was being held. I learned about their fundamental conflicts and contrasts as a result.” In his book “Manhunt,” American author Peter Bergen claims that, before to 9/11, Osama bin Laden and Al-Qaeda sought to gain Mullah Omar’s trust.

They had planned to murder Mullah Omar’s archrival Ahmad Shah Masood for that reason. They thought that by killing Ahmad Shah Masood, Mullah Omar would no longer oppose their activities. Two Al-Qaeda members so travelled to Afghanistan as reporters on their instruction from Tunis and Belgium. Ahmad Shah Masood had also heard from Al-Qaeda about the upcoming assault on him. He should therefore go somewhere safer. But after agreeing to speak with the fictitious reporters, he made the decision to change his location right away.

When Ahmad Shah Masood was conducting an interview on September 9, 2001, explosives that had been placed in the reporters’ cameras and batteries detonated. Ahmad Shah Masood was critically hurt in the explosion. In order to aid like-minded “Mujahideen” organisations, India, which at the time supported Ahmad Shah Masood’s Northern Alliance, established a military field hospital in Tajikistan close to the Afghan border. While being transported to that military field hospital, Ahmad Shah Masood passed away. Both of the two assailants (false reporters) perished.

Thus, Ahmad Shah Masood passed away just two days before September 11, 2001. (when World Trade Center was attacked). Despite having no direct connection to 9/11, Pakistan was the one that was most affected by its aftermath. What transpired the two days before 9/11? Whether Osama bin Laden was involved in the design and execution of the 9/11 attacks? What happened to the army generals who put their lives in danger to install General Musharraf? Whether America truly had threatened to put Pakistan in the “stone ages,” as General General claimed?

All of this will be demonstrated for you in the upcoming episode of Pakistan’s History. In this video, we discussed a WTC attack that occurred before 9/11. For more information about that attack, click here. To learn more about the US’s participation in the formation of Al-Qaida and the Taliban, as well as the story of the 30 trucks, click here. Click to learn more about the space that is revealing the incredible secrets of the universe.Contact Us

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