Lieutenant Normal (retired) Faiz Hameed, who served as director basic of Pakistan’s Inter Companies Intelligence (ISI) company throughout the Imran Khan authorities from June 2019 to November 2021, has reportedly been positioned beneath home arrest somewhat over two weeks in the past. The previous spymaster is beneath renewed scrutiny for allegedly enjoying a central position within the incidents of violence and arson that unfolded throughout Pakistan on Might 9.
Journalist Asad Ali Toor made this revelation in his newest vlog, the place he reiterated his earlier report from March 2023 during which he mentioned Lt Gen (retd) Faiz Hameed may probably be arrested quickly.
As he clarified his earlier scoop, Toor mentioned that after his assertion a couple of determination being made to arrest Lt Gen (retd) Faiz, a information story got here to the fore relating to a grievance being filed within the Nationwide Accountability Bureau (NAB) pertaining to the retired Pakistan Military basic’s corruption and accumulation of belongings past means.
Toor says that former prime minister Imran Khan’s claims of not being answerable for the Might 9 fiasco are usually not believable. “It might be plausible if the mob ‘went uncontrolled’ simply in Lahore, however mobs went uncontrolled in Gujranwala cantonment, at Multan cantonment, at ISI workplaces in Faisalabad and Rawalpindi, even on the GHQ,” Toor postulates as he lists the most important targets attacked on Might 9, earlier than asking “why did the mobs solely goal the cantonment areas? Why did PTI employees solely goal army installations?”
“It signifies that, at some stage, Imran Khan had conveyed his instructions that if something occurred to him, his followers ought to goal army services in each metropolis,” Toor purports. “It additionally means the mob was led to those locations in all of the totally different cities,” Toor says, including that “the PTI additionally had some assurances from the within, that in the event that they assault army websites and corps commanders’ residences and the GHQ, it might trigger a lot chaos that the military would itself take away Normal Asim Munir – the incumbent Chief of Military Employees (COAS) who was overseas on an official journey on the time – in an inner coup”.
Toor then clarifies that, “there was undoubtedly an assurance of that kind given to PTI from inside the military, and based on sources, it was most definitely Lt Gen (retd) Faiz Hameed who secured this assurance for them”.
Based on media stories, a crew “specifically educated” by the previous ISI chief was on the bottom alongside PTI employees committing arson and vandalism in a number of areas throughout the nation on Might 9. Whereas these arsonists and saboteurs are already in custody, no formal costs have been filed publicly towards any senior Pakistan Military officer to date. It’s speculated that near 200 Pakistan Military personnel – commissioned officers and non-commissioned officers, each serving and retired – are at the moment going through courtroom martial inquiries due to their suspected position within the Might 9 riots.
Together with Lt Gen (retd) Faiz Hameed, it’s being broadly rumoured that former Lahore corps commander Lt Gen Salman Ghani can also be beneath inquiry for his failure to guard and defend Jinnah Home, his official residence as Pakistan Military’s high army commander in Lahore, a metropolis that borders Pakistan’s archrival India to the east.
It had been reported in April that Lt Gen (retd) Faiz was distancing himself from Imran Khan and the PTI in an effort to “search forgiveness” from his father or mother establishment, the Pakistan Military. Nevertheless, it now appears that each one makes an attempt by the previous ISI chief to “mend fences” with the miltablishment – which he himself was part of till late final 12 months – have been rendered futile.
Toor went on to assert that ever because the Might 9 plan to incite a mutiny inside the Pakistan Military failed, and Imran Khan’s technique to take away Gen Asim Munir turned out to be nothing greater than a miscalculation, it has since transpired that Lt Gen (retd) Faiz Hameed was a vital participant within the planning and execution of that deadly miscalculation.
“What has modified earlier than and after Might 9,” Toor asks as he refers to dwindling social media assist for Khan and PTI, and politicians leaving him in droves after Might 9. “One thing has undoubtedly modified since then,” Toor insinuates in reference to the ‘hidden arms’ inside the fractured Pakistani deep state who saved PTI intact and related between April 2022 and Might 2023.
“Sources say that Lt Gen (retd) Faiz Hameed has been intimated by the highest brass that he can’t go away his residence in Chakwal, he can’t freely meet or talk with individuals, and he ought to sit at residence till such time that the military’s excessive command takes a call in his matter,” Toor revealed.
Toor speculates that if the choice is made to courtroom martial the previous ISI chief, then he will likely be “picked up from his residence in Chakwal and handed over to JAG Department”, but when he’s not discovered responsible then he will likely be free to do as he pleases.
“Lt Gen (retd) Faiz Hameed is sequestered in his residence, he can’t meet anybody nor can anybody come to satisfy him, and he can’t attend any weddings or funerals, until additional orders from military chief Normal Asim Munir,” Asad Toor concludes.