Husain Haqqani To ISI: Let Blackwater In

Mr. Haqqani’s assertion that deporting Americans found involved in suspicious activity and denying them entry is hurting Pakistan’s image is idiotic at best and treason at worst.  Pakistan Army and the Inter-Services Intelligence are requested to take note of Mr. Haqqani’s attempt to undermine Pakistan’s national security – and at the very least, immediately put him under surveillance—- if not on a lamppost in Islamabad says Dan Qayyum of PKKH

 

ISLAMABAD Pakistan( PKKH Report).—Pakistan’s Ambassador to the US Husain Haqqani has written to the foreign secretary and ISI Chief, warning them that harassing Americans or denying them the visas hurts the country’s image and denial can have severe consequences.

 According to reports published in several media outlets, Haqqani’s letter, dated July 28, 2009, reveals that Pakistan has a blacklist of US journalists and non-government organizations (NGO) that are critical of Islamabad.  The ambassador has warned that Pakistan risks hearings in the US Congress and potential restrictions on aid and military sales if US citizens were harassed or intimidated.  The letter listed instances where US institutions or journalists were denied visas, harassed or put under surveillance.  Mr. Haqqani has demanded explanations for these actions and also furnished a copy of the blacklisted American groups and organizations.

 

Mr. Haqqani’s plea to the Pakistani intelligence agencies comes at a time when on ground there effectively a silent occupation of Pakistan by US forces is taking place by Americans arriving in one form or the other in this  country to fulfil US strategic plans.  There are confirmed reports of over 200 houses being rented by US citizens and for other groups linked to the US government all over Islamabad.  Many of them are easily identifiable because of the newly barricades and fences surrounding them.  Reportedly there are about 300 plus ‘military trainers’ found setting up their new shops in Tarbela US Camp which is a few kilometres away from Islamabad. 

There are also reports that new facilities are being granted to the notorious ‘Blackwater’ with a new name in Pakistan, Xe Worldwide. This company is also establishing its stations in parts of Sindh. The other rather more obvious CIA front called as ‘Creative Associates International Inc (CAII)’ are operating not only in Islamabad but also in Peshawar where they have purchased some 65 Houses.

Since these reports first surfaced last month, the regular plying of chartered flights have since stopped. Official are reported saying that number of suspected CIA and Xe employees – posing as ‘journalists’, aid workers and employees of certain NGOs – have been denied visas or entry into Pakistan for which Haqqani sitting in Washington is found disturbed.  Existing US consulate personnel and employees of CAII as well as a number of other US citizens have also been put under surveillance for suspected involvement in anti-state activity. Source: PKKH.com