By Makhdoom Babar
An emerging Indian electronic media organisation that is trying to win maximum audience through sensational news, on the behest of Indian Intelligence Agency Research and Analysis Wing (R&AW), on Saturday telecasted a news report, terming it and inside track of who was behind the failure of Pak-India talks on 14th of this month.
The report further said that everything was going fine between Foreign Minister Qureshi and External Affairs Minister of India Krishna till 4 pm but Pakistan’s Chief of Army Staff General Ashfaque Pervez Kayani suddenly dashed to President House and Prime Minister House in Islamabad from Rawalpindi at 4 pm and forced them to put certain conditions during the talks and thus managed to derailed the talks. The report reads “Headlines Today has got the inside track on what, rather who, is behind the derailment of the Indo-Pak talks. It’s Pakistan’s top man in fatigues, Ashfaq Parvez Kayani, who ambushed the dialogue.
On July 14, at 3.30 in the afternoon, sources say External Affairs Miniser SM Krishna and his Pakistan counterpart Shah Mehmood Qureshi had sorted out all differences to hammer out a mutually-acceptable agreement. Headlines today have gathered that it was at this crucial juncture around 4 PM that the all-powerful Pakistani Army chief intervened.
It was around that time when General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani called on President Asif Ali Zardari and Prime Minister Yusuf Raza Gilani in quick succession. By 4.30 PM, Islamabad had changed track and started insisting on a time frame for resumption of peace talks, a commitment which Islamabad knew India would not make.
The mood changed immediately after that. The Pakistani side hardened its stand and the talks ended in a deadlock.” Different Indian newspapers and magazines and web portals further reproduced this highly ridiculous and illogical report of Headlines Today. It is crystal clear that such a nonsense and non serious report was fed to the Indian media either by RAW or the Indian Military Intelligence as the Indian MI Chief General Loomba is quite good at getting into such blunders and goof-ups. It was a flop drive to over come those facts that in fact it was the RAW Chief and Indian Army Chief General Singh who were constantly dictating Krishna after seeing a very good atmosphere of talks at their TV sets.
The Daily Mail has just a simple reservation here that perhaps the Indian Media and the Indian intelligence agencies went completely blind about the fact that on July 14th, that date when Qureshi and Krishna held the talks, it was the day when General Kayani was chairing the 130th Conference of the Corps Commandeers of the Pakistan Army. The meeting, according to the official record of the GHQ, started at 8-30 am and ended at good 5pm. During the conference, according to military rules, the Chief cannot leave the chair for even a minute what to talk of disappearing of General Kayani from the Conference and that too for at last one to 2 hours before the conclusion of the conference because if Indian report is to be believed than the General was out of conference at 3 to 3-30 and reached back after meeting the PM and the President at around 5to 5-30 that is what the distance from GHQ in Rawalpindi to President and PM House in Islamabad requires time for traveling. The Daily Mail would also to mention here that the reports and photographs of General Kayani’s engagements on 14th July were published and televised by almost every News channel and Newspaper across Pakistan but these engagements were definitely did not include his coming to Islamabad and meeting the PM and President. That is what the Police and Traffic Police record, the President House record and the PM House record and finally the GHQ record officially shows, in case someone desire to channel this facts.
The Daily Mail believes that it was a shameful act on part of Indian Media and Indian Intelligence agencies as it has put a very big question mark when it comes to their credibility. It yet another laugh buster for the world community from Indian Media and Indian Intelligence establishment, both civil and military.