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US plotted Zia-ul-Haq's plane crash: Ex-Pak IB chief.

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Lahore, Sep.6 (ANI): Former Pakistan Intelligence Bureau chief Brigadier (retired) Imtiaz Ahmad has said that United States United States, officially United States of America, republic (2005 est. pop. 295,734,000), 3,539,227 sq mi (9,166,598 sq km), North America. The United States is the world's third largest country in population and the fourth largest country in area.  was behind the assassination Assassination
See also Murder.

assassins

Fanatical Moslem sect that smoked hashish and murdered Crusaders (11th—12th centuries). [Islamic Hist.: Brewer Note-Book, 52]

Brutus

conspirator and assassin of Julius Caesar. [Br.
 of former Army chief Zia-ul-Haq.

In an interview with a private television channel, Ahmed claimed that US masterminded the Bahawalpur plane crash, in which Haq was killed, in collaboration with 'internal powers of Pakistan'.

"Former army chief Aslam Beg also says that Zia's plane crash was not an accident, but sabotage sabotage [Fr., sabot=wooden shoe; hence, to work clumsily], form of direct action by workers against employers through obstruction of work and/or lowering of plant efficiency. Methods range from peaceful slowing of production to destruction of property. ," Ahmad said.

Meanwhile, Haq's son, Ejaz-ul-Haq asked the authorities to conduct a criminal investigation of the plane crash in which his father died.

Ejaz-ul-Haq claimed that former pilot Akram Awan, who is in prison in connection with the Kahuta conspiracy case, had told an enquiry commission that Israeli intelligence agency Mossad had provided material to destroy the aircraft in which Zia ul Haq was flying.

Ejaz-ul-Haq also said that Washington forcefully force·ful  
adj.
Characterized by or full of force; effective: was persuaded by the forceful speaker to register to vote; enacted forceful measures to reduce drug abuse.
 hindered investigation into the plane crash.

"I cannot point finger towards a person or a country over murder of General Zia-ul-Haq but US did not send FBI team to Pakistan for probe into plane crash," The News quoted Haq, as saying.

Zia died along with several of his top generals and the then United States Ambassador to Pakistan The U.S. embassy in Karachi was established August 15, 1947 with Edward W. Holmes as Chargé d’Affaires ad interim, pending the appointment of an ambassador. The first ambassador, Paul H. Alling, was appointed on September 20, 1947. ,Arnold Raphel, in an aircraft crash near Bahawalpur (Punjab) on 17th August 1988. The circumstances of the crash are still unclear. (ANI)

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