Last week a phone tape appeared on Internet, alleging Hamir Mir in conversation with a Punjabi Talib associate of Hakimullah Mehsud. In the tape, Mir is apparently discussing former Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) official Mr. Khalid Khawaja, who was later killed by ‘Asian Tigers’ after holding him hostage for more than a month.
In response to an email on Press Pakistan, a Google group of journalists, Hamid Mir denied the factuality of the tape and posted email from Taliban, in which Taliban along with denial of this tape demanded PTCL to clarify it position.
Following is the excerpt:
From: muhammad umer [mailto:talibanmediacen...@gmail.com]It merits mentioning here that the channel of communication of said tape is yet unknown, as the tape doesn’t reveal if it was originated on land-line, cellular, satellite phone or the internet?
Sent: Sun 5/16/2010 10:48 PM
Subject: press release 16-05-2010 (on Behalf of ASIAN TIGERS)
Who gave the authority to PTCL or any government agency to tape a phone prior to any court order. By doing this PTCL is also establishing its reputation as an alley of terrorists (Govt. of Pakistan, ISI and Army).
If this happened again then PTCL should ready to get the most suitable answer in proper manner. Although we know how PTCL was sold to these culprits and Khwaja was also involed in that deal. Do you want to raise the curtain?
PTCl should clear it’s position in order to bring the facts if this tape is true or fake. If they claim it is a true tape then they also give explanation why they tape these calls. If this is the fake one then they also took legal actions against that agency.
If PTCL will not take any action then no problem, we are here and you have a very little time for confession. Take care.
Note: This statement is on behalf of ASIAN TIGERS
To listen the Hamid Mir’s telephonic conversation click here