An update on the Pakistani jihadist who is now a member of the government, Sheikh Rashid Ahmed. “Rashid had Jihad links: Ex-ISI man,” from the Times of India, with thanks to the Constantinopolitan Irredentist:
ISLAMABAD: Former ISI (Inter-State Intelligence) functionary Khawaja Khalid has corroborated Yasin Malik and Mirza Aslam Baig’s assertions that Pakistan Information Minister Sheikh Rashid Ahmed ran militant training camps near Islamabad from 1989 to 1991.
“Sheikh Rashid is a mujahid and played a great role in jihad. I would like to meet him and ask him why he is denying his involvement in training mujahideen. I had personally visited Rashid’s camp,” he said.
The Daily Times also quoted Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan, the acting president of the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N), as confirming that Rashid ran a militant camp in Fateh Jang, near Rawalpindi. He said that in 1991 the then premier Nawaz Sharif had ordered the camp’s closure.
He added: “Why do you want me to dig out skeletons from the closet? If I do that, no one in the ruling PML will come out smelling like a rose.”