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Gul slams US intelligence agencies' report on Pak

13 February, 2005

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ISLAMABAD: Former chief of Inter Services Intelligence Gen (Retd) Hameed Gul said that US intelligences agencies propaganda to pronounce Pakistan a failed state by 2015 will remain unsuccessful.

Talking to Online while condemning the assessment report of US agencies National Intelligence Council and Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) in which they have said 'Pakistan will be a "failed" state by 2015 as it would be affected by civil war, complete Talibanisation and struggle for control of its nuclear weapons, he said, these agencies have always hatched conspiracies against Pakistan.

"They always express themselves to be our friends but deep from the inside they are the enemies of our homeland, and hatch conspiracies against us but we will fight till the last drop of our blood and their designs against Pakistan will remain unsuccessful," he added.

He went on to say that Pakistan has many foes and that is only because of the subordination the government shows to others.

However, nobody could do anything wrong to the nation which has a desire to live and that desire exist among us, he said.

"We will fight for every inch of our homeland till presence of last drop of blood in our veins," he noted.

Former ISI chief further said that incumbent government has lost its basic track.

"Even the rulers do not have gall to mention the foreign hand that is behind worsening condition of Balochistan," he maintained.

Responding to a query he made it clear that Benazir Bhutto will never ever strike a deal with the government. She, he said is a seasoned politician and is only using bargaining tactics, she really knows what she is doing.

"Doors of talks never shut down in politics however, President General Pervez Musharraf's attitude will not help in political reconciliation," he underlined.

Gen (Retd) Hameed Gul also said that incumbent government has set aside Kashmir the core issue of contention between Pakistan and India and is negotiating on other matters, which are inferior to Kashmir issue.

He said that India has gained success by diverting Pakistan's attention from Kashmir to Baglihar Dam.

"India has bought some extra time to complete its agenda and if one looks at future Pakistan at present stance will fail on both fronts and will neither get Kashmir nor be able to get Baglihar issue settled," he observed.

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