Here are some recent Pakistan’s strongest lies.
1. JuD ban: Under pressure Pakistan has claimed that it has completely implemented the UN resolution which banned the Jamaat-ud-Dawa, the key perpetrators of the Mumbai terror strike.
Pakistani Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi said,”Pakistan was in ‘full compliance’ with UN Security Council resolution 1267 that called for action against the Jamaat-ud-Dawa and four LeT leaders included in the list of terrorists.” A hypocritical statement from Pakistan considering it has been calling the JuD a charitable trust.
2. Lahore Blasts: Earlier Pakistan tried to pin down an Indian national as a spy and held responsible for the Wednesday’s explosion. However, in reports coming in from Islamabad, a previously-unknown pro-Taliban group, Ansar Wa Mohajir, had claimed responsibility for the blasts. A spokesperson of the group called up a local Pakistan newspaper to claim responsibility of the attacks. The group has also threatened more attacks against the security forces and government installations.
3. Maulana Masood Azhar untraceable: Just last week, Pakistan did a u-turn saying that the Jaish-e-Mohammed Chief Maulana Masood Azhar is untraceable. This just days after claiming he is under house arrest.Masood Azhar is no. 1 on the list of most wanted terrorists that India wants extradited from Pakistan. (He’s the one among three prisoners let go free in 1999 due to a Indian Airlines flight hijack.)
The Pakistani Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi denied that Masood Azhar was under arrest. This despite his own confirmation about the arrest.
4. Air space violation: Pakistan launched a formal complaint with India on air space violation by the Indian Air Force last week. This despite the Ministry of External Affairs consistently denying Pakistan media reports, even as Pakistan’s President Asif Ali Zardari played down the incident as a technical incursion.
5. Ajmal Kasav not a Pakistani: Pakistan has still refused to accept Ajmal Kasav, the lone surviving terrorist from the Mumbai terror strike, as its citizen.This despite receiveing a letter from Kasav, in which he claims to be a Pakistani national and has sought legal assistance from Pakistan to defend himself. Pakistan has gone ahead and denied giving any consular aid to Kasav. Then how can Pakistan explain Pakistan’s permanent representative to the United Nations, Abdullah Haroon seeking consular access Kasav, a move by which Pakistan clearly admitted to Kasav’s nationality.
There is uncertainty about a call from the Indian Ministry of External Affairs threatening to declare war and the caller identifying himself as Pranab Mukherjee, the Indian Foreign Minister. However, India denied any such attempt. It was then assumed to be a hoax call.