Zardari ‘dirty but not dangerous’, Sharif ‘dangerous but not dirty’: Abu Dhabi Crown PrinceNovember 30th, 2010 - 1:35 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, Nov 30 (ANI): According to the latest revelations made by whistleblower website WikiLeaks, the crown prince of Abu Dhabi described Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari as “dirty but not dangerous” and former prime minister Nawaz Sharif as “dangerous but not dirty”.
In July 2009, Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Zayed, Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces and de facto defence chief, said that Zardari was “dirty but not dangerous,” The Nation reported.
Sharif was “dangerous but not dirty - this is Pakistan”, maintained Zayed, adding that the former premier, who heads the main opposition party to Zardari, could not be trusted to honour his promises.
According to leaks, a rail link between Iran and Pakistan would be delayed for the foreseeable future because of unrest from Baloch nationalists in both countries.
“The current rail connection, running between Quetta, Pakistan and Zahedan, Iran is in poor condition and has low freight-carrying capacity. Moreover, according to reports it has recently been repeatedly subject to rocket attacks and other disruption by Balochi tribes,” it said.
Likewise, a natural gas pipeline agreement between Iran and Pakistan, signed with great fanfare earlier this year, is unlikely to bear fruit anytime soon because “the Pakistanis don’t have the money to pay for either the pipeline, or the gas”.
These revelations are part of a massive dump of more than 250,000 diplomatic cables by the WikiLeaks, providing candid and at times critical views of foreign leaders as well as sensitive information on terrorism and nuclear proliferation filed by US diplomats. (ANI)
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