Lubna Razia not Mansoor Ijaz behind memogate!


Karachi: Lubna Razia, mother of Pakistani-American Mansoor Ijaz,  is the main character behind the memogate that pit Pakistan’s civil and military establishment against each other, said a Pakistani newspaper on Thursday.

The newspaper reported that former military ruler Pervez Musharraf was prepared to appoint Razia as his advisor on Science and Technology but avoided doing so after intelligence agencies warned him about Razya’s suspicious activities related to Ahmedia Jamat called Qadiyani Jamat and considered a non-Muslim minority in Pakistan.

According to the newspaper, Nazir Hussain father of Lubna Razia and his father-in-law Ismael Ijaz were among the 313 followers of Mirza Ghulam Ahmed Qadiyani.

The newspaper reported that Mansoor Ijaz’s family  received special importance in the US as his parents had been working at the Pakistan Atomic Energy Commission.

In 1995  Ijaz had said it was his power of information which earned him so much importance in the US.

The Washington Post, a US newspaper had dubbed him a pride of America as he imparted secret information to US officials regarding Pakistan’s nuclear program.

The report added that Lubna Razia also had relations with Pakistan’s former Prime Minister Zafarullah Jamali and former president Farooq Ahmed Leghari.

In 1995, the Pakistani-American had written a letter to Benazir Bhutto then prime minister of Pakistan that Ali Quli Khan, Pakistan’s intelligence chief, was conspiring to topple her government.

He also claimed to have met with Syed Salahuddin, commander of Hizbul Mujahedeen, a militant organization battling in Kashmir for valley’s liberation from India’s occupation.

The newspaper claimed that Mansoor Ijaz’s mother has been behind every idea of Mansoor Ijaz.