Monday, May 30, 2011

Is civil administration of Pakistan double-faced?

The accusation of David Headley, one of the main conspirators behind dreadful 26/11 Mumbai attack, at the trial of Tahawwur Rana in Chicago Court presently, that Syed Yusuf Raza Gilani, current Prime Minister of Pakistan, had attended the funeral of his father in December 2010 has blown political scenario in the Indian subcontinent out of the water.

According to his latest revelations, Mr. Gilani had attended the funeral of his father Syed Saleem Gilani, former Director-General of Radio Pakistan and worked for the Pakistani embassy in Washington DC. Well, the indictment has been denied by Prime Minister's Office, Pakistan outright and its spokesman stated, “The Prime Minister never attended the funeral and only visited Danyal Gilani's [Headley's half-brother] house to condole the death.” He also made a flat denial of the fact that Danyal Gilani works as a PRO in the Prime Minister's office.

There is no doubt that none wants to be indicted, not to speak of the highest ranking person of civilian administration in any country. But finger pointing of David Headley brings lots of other factors into the limelight as well. Pakistan knows well that proof of the charge will worsen its position in the global scenario only.

Another grave aspect will also come to the fore and it is that with respect to Islamic terrorism in India, any difference between military and civil administrations in Pakistan ceases to exist.

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