You are currently viewing Episode 18 of Pakistan Story. You will learn about Operation Midnight Jackal in this episode. What sort of news came out of Sindh to cause people to quit purchasing newspapers? What catastrophe emerged as the final justification for the end of the Benazir Bhutto era? In 1989, senior intelligence bureau officer Massud Khattak gave Benazir Bhutto several secretly recorded recordings on which two ISI officers, Brigadier Imtiaz Ahmed and Major Amir, were preparing a NO CONFIDENCE motion to be introduced in parliament against the PPP government. Fewer votes were needed from the opposition for a motion of no confidence to pass. As said by Tapes,
You are currently viewing Pakistan Story’s 18th episode. What was Operation Midnight Jackal, and will you learn about it in this episode? What kind of news was coming out of Sindh that caused people to quit buying newspapers? What catastrophe emerged as the final factor in the Benazir Bhutto era’s demise? Two ISI officers, Brigadier Imtiaz Ahmed and Major Amir, were plotting to bring a NO CONFIDENCE motion against the PPP administration to parliament in 1989, according to secretly recorded tapes that senior officer Massud Khattak gave to Benazir Bhutto. The opposition needed just a few more votes for a resolution of no confidence to pass. Tapes claims that
The Pakistani army opened an investigation against Brigade Imtiaz and Major Aamir. Both commanders claimed in the investigation that they were acting on the orders of Pakistan’s President Ghulam Ishaq Khan and Chief of Army Staff General Aslam Beg, but they were unable to substantiate this in military courts. Because of this, Major Amir and Brigadier Imtiaz had all of their honours revoked following the trials, and they were forced to resign. “They email me the whole Midnight Jackal report,” I felt under pressure to court martial them while studying. “I observed that the facts did not support a severe penalty by the court martial.”
“I informed B. I can take action against them because I have the discretion to do so.” Court martial is a preferable choice, she reiterated. “I predicted that many politicians and the soldiers would be named in a court martial.” “Both the institutions will be slandered; permit me to use my discretionary power to punish them.” “Due to officer error, I retired both officers from service.” Major Amir and Brigadier Imtiaz repeatedly vowed that it was not a conspiracy and rejected it throughout their entire lives.
Instead, they engaged in a plot to obtain intelligence based only on commands from their officers. I was in charge of overseeing Pakistan’s internal security, and the institution’s leader was a Lieutenant General, DG ISI. There was also a chief of army staff and a president of the nation. All decisions and directives “came from this triangle,” according to the statement. I stated that I was carrying out all of this work for DG. I even provided DG with his results. Answer: Written, indeed. And as I mentioned there,
There were twelve questions, and it included everything. It was not even an IB operation, according to “The Midnight Jackal.” IB was undoubtedly recording; nonetheless, the operation was a trap. The People’s Party government was intended to be overthrown, but Operation Midnight was unsuccessful. However, a tragedy in 1990 resulted in the overthrow of the Benazir administration. While the PPP and MQM were allies in the centre and Sindh, respectively, MQM leader Altaf Hussain disagreed strongly with the ruling party. which he used to demonstrate through protests and strikes. It wasn’t merely a political conflict. Rather,
Racial riots broke out as a result of the situation getting worse because “MQM demands were not met” “They broke away from the government.” Therefore, the Sindh government was in peril. The question of whether the PPP administration would be able to remain there or not was raised. “They began hitting MQM as political retaliation,” “And MQM, in response, veered sharply toward gang war methods, and the killings began on both sides.” Daily newspaper reports indicated that a large number of bodies were being transported from Karachi to other Pakistani cities. the victims of violence,
Pashtuns, Mohajirs, Sindhis, and Punjabis were all represented. Along with the news of the explosions, disfigured remains were also arriving from Hyderabad and Karachi. People with weak hearts stopped purchasing newspapers because of the frightening news. Curfews had to be implemented in Hyderabad and Karachi because the situation had gotten so serious. When IG Sindh received information that certain people accused of murder had sought refuge in the PAKKA QILA, the situation was one where the Sindh government had failed to stop riots and bloodshed. On May 26, 1990, with IG Sindh in charge,
The cops launched their arresting campaign. The MQM party of Altaf Hussain was seen as having its centre at PAKKA QILA. When the search for the person in PAKKA QILA began, the police claimed that they had to contend with gunfire and violence. Police responded violently in retaliation. From here, things started to become worse. According to MQM, the police also opened fire on protesters holding the Quran in their hands, as well as on women, children, and women who were being raped. Newspapers also reported that people who were carrying the Pakistani flag and had come to aid the residents of PAKKA QILA had also been shot at.
On the second day, the operation was still in progress when the army intervened and stopped it. Benazir Bhutto’s rule came to an end as a result of this operation. Benazir Bhutto referred to this operation as a conspiracy; she later claimed that exaggeration had been used to depict the facts. “In truth, the PAKKA QILA incident was exaggerated,” she stated, “the government was restoring the law and order.” Additionally, the investigating panel that was created after the government was overthrown stated that “there was no massacre.”
Brigadier Hamid Saeed served as the Military Intelligence Sindh Unit’s operational head at the time of the PAKKA QILA catastrophe. The most effective spy agency back then was the military intelligence In his private conversation with me, Brigadier Hamid Saeed shares a completely different tale about this “Dekho, Suno, and Jano were informed that the area’s water, power, and gas were turned off as they began the operation. After three days, women and children raised the Qur’an to their heads and put it around their necks, proclaiming, “We are dying hungry.” “I thus invoke God.
stop the horrors,” they opened fire haphazardly on a procession of women and children, killing almost fifty people. The government reported 48 deaths whereas MQM reported approximately 200; nonetheless, more than fifty was a more reliable figure. The problem was that at the time, bombings were widespread in Sindh and Punjab, and enormous amounts of weaponry were being discovered in Peshawar. India had deployed its army to the Pakistani border, and a war was imminent. In this grim circumstance, Salman Rushdie,
A protest was staged outside the US Embassy in Pakistan after a British man wrote a blasphemous book that offended Muslims worldwide. Six people died in the protest. The Salman Rushdie controversy put heavy pressure on the government to sever ties with Western nations, and Benazir Bhutto’s relationship with the army leader had also deteriorated. Additionally, her relationship with President Ghulam Ishaq Khan worsened greatly. In these circumstances, Ghulam Ishaq Khan’s voice could be heard on Pakistani radio on August 6, 1990, saying, “Dear Countrymen,
I think you are already aware of the fact that I dissolved the National Assembly with a presidential decree in accordance with Article 58(2)(b) of the constitution, which meant that the Prime Minister and his cabinet were no longer in their positions. On top came the accusation document he created on the PAKKA QILA government tragedy under Benazir Bhutto. On this charge sheet NAWA I WAQT reported the news that President Ishaq’s statement against the ouster of the Benazir administration was the same as other dictators who had spoken before.
These, however, were denied, and the assemblies were not reinstated. The first Benazir administration lasted for twenty months and four days in total. The names of the interim Prime Minister and main Ministers currently divide you significantly, but do you know what happened when the benazir government was ousted? Who was chosen to lead the interim administration as prime minister? IJI leader Ghulam Mustafa, Jatoi, served as the interim prime minister. The identical Ghulam Mustafa Jatoi who previously led a coalition against the PPP the 1990 midterm elections,
Which three accusations that Nawaz Sharif brought out against Benazir Bhutto after 28 years? What part did Babar Sharif and the gardener of Bilawal House play in the 1990 election? What was the story behind the division of the 14 million rupees after foreign observers deemed the election transparent? To ensure that you view the upcoming episodes on time, we will explain everything in Pakistan Story’s 19th episode. Subscribe Suno, Jano, and Dekho To ensure that you get every update on time, click the bell symbol.
Election of 1990 and Gen. Baig’s 140M
As the 1990 election campaign got underway, Nawaz Sharif made three accusations against the PPP: (1) Benazir Bhutto committed blasphemy, so she shouldn’t be elected; (2) voting for the PPP means accepting Indian sovereignty; and (3) most importantly, Benazir Bhutto was accused of corruption. As it is said that history repeats itself, exactly these three accusations were brought against Nawaz Sharif after 28 years in 1990.
And stated that she would only accept a decision from a public court. Who would have thought that Nawaz Sharif would be repeating these phrases from Benzair thirty years later? However, Benazir was not there when these words were spoken. This is the cruelness of history, from which we should draw a lesson. However, history teaches us that we do not learn from it. “Mr. Bhutto’s government is ended,” said General Zia. I disband the National Assembly in accordance with Article 58 2B of the constitution, said President Ishaq. “Nawaz Sharif’s administration has been dismissed,” said President Ishaq. “I wish to inform you that armed forces have moved in as a last resort,” said Musharraf.
In 1988, Bilawal House hired a lawn care specialist. The PPP government was overthrown on corruption-related grounds, and as a result, Bilawal House employees were also detained. However, when these employees were being questioned by a secret agency officer following the overthrow of the Benazir government, it turned out that this officer was none other than the lawn keeper who had been maintaining the lawn of Bilawal House since 1988. On October 11, 1990, Asif Zardari was also detained in connection with the UNAR affair shortly after the employees were arrested but before the election. Hussain Unar, a close friend of his, stood up and gave his approval.
The UNAR case is one of the most well-known cases in Pakistani history. Asif Zardari was accused of paying 30 million rupees to London-based Murtaza Bukhari to attach a bomb to his leg. The claim was repeatedly made but was never proved. Press conference of Murtaza Bukhari was the only source of evidence in this case. And Hussain Unar, who died while being arrested in a hospital under the 2nd PPP administration, was its only witness for approval. This matter was never settled,
but Asif Zardari has always been the person in command. The first time I met this individual, I did so in front of the press. He told me all of this stuff, made noise, and news was published in newspapers. According to “national press everywhere,” “Zardari advised him to take 50 lac Rs and go back.”
” I brought Rs. 2.5 crore, and I want the entire sum returned, he retorted. Then he said, “You will not be able to return back, nor will you receive your money. I brought the money for charity.” “It was the story” Bureaucrat President Ghulam Ishaq Khan dissolved Bhutto’s government over severe allegations, saying that it would be better to spare your life. He therefore wanted to make sure that the PPP could not assume power again. Because if Benazir won reelection, many would think that dissolving the assemblies was a bad idea.
And the public was pleased with the PPP’s performance President Ghulam Ishaq Khan took many measures to prevent the PPP from returning, two of which were crucial. First … The anti-PPP component was present in all key posts when the interim structure was created. Remember that Ghulam Mustafa Jatoi was a candidate for prime minister against Benazir in prior elections and that he also sought the position in this election. He was designated interim prime minister by the anti-PPP alliance IJI.
Additionally, Jam Sadiq, Benazir’s main opponent in Sindh, was chosen to serve as Chief Minister despite running for the provincial parliament and being a candidate for the position. Even Irfanullah Marwat’s in-law was chosen Sindh’s interior minister. In response, Interim PM Jatoi highlighted the issue of accountability by establishing special courts and registering cases against PPP officials from the president’s side.
While doing this on the judiciary side, Benazir and her husband’s interim government were present at IJI election rallies. In their speeches, they once pledged that they would never enable Benazir to assume power. While all of this was occurring, the Election Commission did nothing. Furthermore, Army Chief General Aslam Beg was directed to assist IJI by President Ghulam Ishaq Khan.Contact Us