ISLAMABAD: While Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) is denying any meeting with Lt Gen (retd) Ahmad Shuja Pasha, who is dubbed as the creator of new PTI by federal ministers like Chaudhry Nisar and Khawaja Asif, the federal government agencies have completely documented the meeting evidence with all minute details.
The meeting, according to reports given to the government, was held on August 2. The meeting is being reported in the media without any specific details or evidence for the last two days and the PTI is denying it.
The major mistake, made by the PTI leadership, was ignoring intelligence operatives consistently following them, and finally, they were caught red-handed in Defence Housing Authority, Lahore, while taking instructions. The top PTI leader and party MNA from Lahore, Shafqat Mehmood, while talking to The News insisted that the government reports are part of disinformation.
An intelligence report, submitted to the federal government, available with The News reads: meeting between Lt Gen (R) Shuja Pasha and Shafqat Mehmood MNA/PTI at Lahore—On 02 August, Lt Gen (R) Ahmad Shuja Pasha (ex-DG ISI) held an in camera meeting for two hours and twenty minutes at the latter’s residence in DHA, Lahore. In the meeting, issues of mutual interests were discussed. When Ahmad Shuja Pasha (ex-DG ISI) arrived at the residence of Shafqat Mehmood, the already parked two cars ie Toyota Corolla (LEC-09-9849) and Honda Civic (LEC-12-7475) were taken out of the house and General (R) Pasha’s car BMW (QZ-369) was parked in their place. The guest descended from the car inside the house and after the meeting, he boarded on his vehicle from the same place and left. Later, personal vehicles of Shafqat Mehmood were again parked in his house.”
When The News contacted Shafqat Mehmood and informed him that despite his party leadership’s consistent denials of meeting with Ahmad Shuja Pasha, who is considered as a father-figure and creator of new PTI, the federal government has all the proofs and evidence to prove the same. Text of brief of the report was read to Shafqat Mehmood. He admitted that the car numbers given were correct and two cars belong to him. But he insisted that the report regarding arrival of General Pasha at his home or meeting to the top PTI leadership with him at his home is untrue. He said that government agencies are spreading disinformation to mislead PTI workers.