Pakistan Urdu Press: May 2-8, 2011
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  • Abbottabad Operation was a well scripted drama

    Jasarat, Editorial May 6, 2011.
    In the last week, editorials of most of the Pakistani dailies have questioned the veracity of reports of Osama’s killing in Abbottabad, Pakistan. The editorial of Jasarat Urdu Daily says that “mystery behind the US operation in Abbottabad Operation still remains shrouded. The details released by the US Administration, its intelligence agencies and statements from the US President made it clear that it was a well scripted drama.” In this context, it argues that the biggest question is as to why the dead body was hastily buried at sea and argues that this question will always chase the Obama Administration. It also questions the veracity of the Operation based on the decision of not releasing the pictures of Osama’s corpse.

    The Daily argues that this operation was conducted at a time when the American taxpayers were questioning the continuance of the Afghan war which has cost the US more than three trillion US dollars. They have been offered a “lollypop” in response to those questions, argues the editorial. It also questions the incompetence of the Pakistani military leadership in stopping the US operation deep inside country’s territory. “The military leadership is saying that if America does this again they will respond. They have shown this fist (Mukka)only after the end of the Operation. Therefore, the military leadership has still to answer many more questions.”

    ‘Osama no more’; Pack your bags and leave

    Ausaf, Editorial, May 03, 2011
    Echoing the same line, the editorial of Ausaf Urdu Daily says that “it would be premature to confirm whether this was a real incident or part of a plan. But there is no doubt that the Americans are expert in doing their works on right time and at right venue. They are good at turning a lie to a truth and to a truth to a lie.” The Daily states that by one hit, they have achieved many targets including the reason to pull out from Afghanistan. The Daily also argues that “as per the claim of the US, Osama bin Laden is no more and the role of US and its allies in the region is over.” The Daily suggests the US and its allies “to pack their bags and leave the region.”

    Abbottabad Operation: Pakistan should evolve strategy to avoid repercussions

    The Jang, May 04, 2011
    The Jang Urdu Daily, in its editorial, writes that “the people are saying that the person killed in a military operation in Abbottabad may not necessarily be Osama Bin Laden. It is not possible that Osama was sitting in a city and nobody could notice his presence.” It also quotes former Army Chief Mirza Aslam Beg as saying that “the Abbottabad incident is nothing more than a drama and this has been done to implicate Pakistan and further pressurize the country. In the light of recent operation, the US will demand from Pakistan to do more.” In this context, it suggests the Pakistani government to understand the US strategy and to evolve its own strategy to save the country from the repercussions of the US grand strategy.

    India should not dream of a surgical strike inside Pakistan

    Ausaf, Editorial, May 05, 2011
    Another issue that dominated on the editorial pages of Pakistani Urdu Dailies was Indian Air Force Chief’s remarks that India is also capable of US like surgical operations. Commenting on the issue the Ausaf Urdu Daily says that “It is likely that India may make this mistake (of operating inside Pakistan). But it should remember that its helicopter or fighter jets would not be able to return safely to its air space.” It also writes that “for a moment if we suppose that India’s ambitions reach a successful conclusion, then a weak Pakistan would become a danger to the world’s security.” The Daily further warns that “only those who have no sense can dare think to destabilize a nuclear power.”

    In its concluding remarks, the daily states that “the game which is being played with Pakistan will not yield good results” and with particular reference to India it says that “India should remain within its limit and should remember that its security is conditioned with Pakistan’s security.”

    The aggressor would be given blood bath

    Nawa-e-Waqt, Editorial, May 08, 2011
    Reacting to the same remarks, the Nawa-e-Waqt Urdu Daily writes in its editorial that “Prime Minister and the Army Chief of Pakistan should respond to these threats. They should make it clear that Pakistan has not made nuclear bombs to only showcase them. The aggressor would be given a blood bath by pressing the nuclear button.”