A jailed senior Pakistan Army officer, who has been accused of plotting an Islamist takeover of the military high command, has called on the Army to break its anti-terror alliance with the United States, which he contends is forcing Pakistan to fight its own people.
“This may help us redeem some of our lost dignity and we badly need that,” The Telegraph quoted Brigadier Ali Khan, as saying in a six-page document.
The US might retaliate by cutting military and economic aid, but “do they not always do this at will? … Our fears that the heavens will fall must be laid to rest”, he added.
Khan, who was arrested a year ago, faces charges of conspiring with four other officers and a British member of Hizb ut-Tahrir to recruit officers to the group.