ISLAMABAD: What previous US President Barack Obama has written in his new book about the response of the then President of Pakistan Asif Ali Zardari and afterward armed force boss Gen Ashfaq Parvez Kayani to the May 2, 2011 US strike into Abbottabad to slaughter Osama receptacle Laden has not come as an astonishment to numerous in this nation.
For Obama, breaking the information on the Osama strike to Pakistan was simpler than he suspected it would be. As he writes in his book, ‘A Promised Land’: “When I contacted him (Asif Ali Zardari), in any case, he communicated congrats and uphold. ‘Whatever the aftermath,’ he stated, ‘it’s generally excellent information’.”
On the very day when the US directed the assault, disregarding the nation’s power, an article by Zardari named ‘Pakistan did its part’ was distributed in The Washington Post expressing: “My administration embraces the expressions of President Obama and acknowledges the credit he gave us Sunday night for the fruitful (Abbottabad) activity in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.” In the initial para of his article, which didn’t raise not to mention challenge the issue of infringement of the nation’s sway, Zardari had composed: ” Pakistan, maybe the world’s most prominent survivor of psychological oppression, joins different focuses of al-Qaeda — the individuals of the United States, Britain, Spain, Indonesia, Afghanistan, Turkey, Yemen, Kenya, Tanzania, Egypt, Saudi Arabia and Algeria — in our fulfillment that the wellspring of the best malicious of the new thousand years has been hushed, and his casualties given equity. He was not anyplace we had foreseen he would be, however now he is no more.”
Not long after the Abbottabad activity, when President Obama affirmed the passing of container Laden, the then Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani, at first named it a “triumph of the counter dread collusion”. Nonetheless, the following day (May 3, 2011), an assertion was given by the Foreign Office of Pakistan indicating disdain over the assault, that was altogether different from the assertion of fulfillment gave before by the Pakistani chief and what the president had written in The Washington Post.
Obama in his book likewise discusses the response of the then armed force boss General Kayani. He states, “Mullen had placed a bring in to Pakistan’s military boss, Gen. Ashfaq Parvez Kayani, and keeping in mind that the discussion had been respectful, Kayani had mentioned that we confess all on the strike and its objective as fast as conceivable to assist his with peopling deal with the response of the Pakistani public.”
In spite of the Pakistan Army’s public position on the Abbottabad disaster around then, the official month to month distribution of the military, Hilal, which is distributed by the ISPR, had named the May 2 assault a “major day” for the US and Pakistan specifically and for the remainder of the world as a rule.
In its post-May 2, 2011 issue, the English release of Hilal in its article note had not denounced the glaring penetrate of Pakistan’s power by the US Navy Seals.
By chance, Hilal’s benefactor in-head during that period was Maj General Athar Abbas, the then DG ISPR, and Lt Colonel Tahir Mehmood was its manager. The post-activity issue of the magazine had reviewed various fear based oppressor assaults on US interests and the penances made by Pakistan in America’s battle on dread to propose that the places of both Washington and Islamabad be reexamined to win the war.
While for Hilal, May 2 was a ‘major day’ for Pakistan, the public statement gave by the ISPR following the May 5, 2011 corps leaders meeting, which was met to talk about the container Laden killing issue, had an altogether different tone.
The military boss was cited as having said in the gathering: “The COAS made it clear that any comparative activity, disregarding the power of Pakistan, will warrant a survey fair and square of military/insight collaboration with the United States.”
Unexpectedly, the initial sentence of Hilal’s article – ‘Reflection; Not Mere Reaction’— was: “Beloved perusers, May 2, 2011 was a major day for the US and Pakistan specifically, and for the remainder of the world all in all.”