July 13, 2007Foreign Affairs

There was a foreign hand in Lal Masjid

No opera is over until the fat lady sings

This is an archived blog post from The Acorn.

Brace yourself for this: The foreign hand” of a neighbouring country that is also an enemy state” has been brought into the picture by, well, a well-placed intelligence source’.

It is learnt that the security forces also found a partially burnt passport of a neighbouring country during the combing operation of Jamia Hafsa and Lal Masjid. The passport has become the focus of attention for the intelligence agencies since the neighbouring country has a history of targeting jihadi organizations, the source added.

The source said the foreign passport was found from Ghazi’s belongings and has been sent to an intelligence agency for further investigation. The presence of the foreign passport in the residence of the late madrassa leader had left senior intelligence officials wondering if secret agents of the “enemy state” had penetrated into jihadi organisations. [DT]It looks like the Pakistani press agreed to do more for Gen Musharraf than simply not reveal more details about number of people killed.

But it’s a landmark in the history of Pakistan: the ISI blaming the enemy state” for shoring up jihadi outfits.



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