Sunday, September 11, 2011

Chaudhry Nisar (Family) is American : US Cable

Leader of Opposition in National Assembly and Pakistan Muslim League - Nawaz (PML-N)’s Senior Leader Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan's family is US National, and he assured the US in 2008 that he and his party were Pro-American, reveals WikiLeaks. 

"Saying that his wife and children are in fact Americans, Nisar did admit that he went to the US Embassy in London to renew his daughter’s passport because he wanted to deceive the people of Pakistan and therefore wanted to avoid being seen at the US Embassy in Islamabad."

More telling, however, is Chaudhry Nisar’s stance on US Military action within Pakistan, and how the PML-N would act to remain "Publicly Credible".

Nisar reportedly avoided saying that the PML-N opposed either air attacks or US ground action, contrary to its reaction over the May 2011 Raid in Abbottabad by a US Navy SEALs which killed Al-Qaeda Chief Osama bin Laden.
"What he did say was that the PML-N would have to criticise the Government of Pakistan for allowing US action (US Military Raid in Abbottabad). Otherwise, said Nisar, the party would have no credibility with the people."

Nisar said that US policy needed to be more transparent as "confusion bred unhelpful conspiracy theories". He also told US diplomats that former president Pervez Musharraf was seen as too pro-US and so was "tainted in Pakistani eyes".

Update 14th September: Leader of Opposition in National Assembly and Senior Leader of PML-N Chaudhry Nisar has said that the issue of his wife and children being American nationals has been exaggerated.

Moreover, he declared that he is patriot and loyal to the country and facts regarding nationality of his family members were not presented in the true perspective. 

"My integrity and loyalty for the country was questioned by some elements despite the fact that my forefathers gave their blood to nourish this country," he made these remarks while clearing his position regarding Wikileaks' disclosure here.

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