Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Who is Major (Retired) Mohammad Aamir?

Wednesday Jan-29-2014, Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif told parliament that he would give Taliban militants “one last chance” to halt their spree of killings and bombings and join peace talks. Adding to his comments, he has constituted a 4-member committee to facilitate the peace talks with Talibans. Committee includes Irfan Siddiqui (Journalist) , Rahimullah Yousafzai  (Journalist) and Rustam Shah Mohammed (Former Ambassador to Afghanistan) and “Famous” retired ISI Major Mohammad Aamir.

We all have an extensive knowledge about Irfan Siddiqui, Rahimullah Yousafzai and Rustam Shah Mohammed but who is Major (retired) Mohammad Aamir ?

Major retired Aamir belongs to a religious family from Panjpir, a town in Sawabi district in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province. His father Maulana Muhammad Tahir, a cleric who belonged to the Panjpiri “Sect of Wahabism” and founder of “Jamaat-e-Ishaat-e-Tauheed Wa Sunnah”(JITS). Main objective of the organization is to preach Islamic faith in the Oneness of Allah and tradition of the Holy Prophet (PBUH), as a code of life and also to alienate them from polytheism (Shirk), fabrication in Islam (Bida) and un-Islamic rites and rituals, from the Holy Quran, according to their website (

After the death of Maulana Muhammad Tahir, his son Maulana Tayyab (Brother of Major Aamir) became the chief of  JITS organization who also manages a huge religious seminary (Madarsa) in the town of Panjpir.

This madrassa was an important recruitment camp that also performed the role of a think tank for strategic planning during the Afghan war of the 1980s.

Tehrik-Taliban-Pakistan chief Maulana Fazlullah and Sufi Muhammad, chief of the Movement for the Enforcement of Shariah in Malakand (TNSM) are also loyal followers of the Panjpiri organization. Maulana Fazlullah and Sufi Muhammad received their religious education from Maulana Muhammad Tahir (father of Major Aamir).

(left to Right) Major Amir, Maulana Tayyab (Brother of Major Aamir) and Imran Khan 
at Jamaat-e-Ishaat-e-Tauheed Wa Sunnah”(JITS) headquarter. 

Major Aamir was not only famous for his religious affiliation but also his profession services in ISI (Pakistan Inter-Services Intelligence). Operation Midnight Jackal was a cold war military intelligence program operated by the ISI to topple the first government of Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto in 1989 through a no confidence vote in parliament. Two key players of Operation Midnight Jackal, Brigadier Imtiaz Ahmed alias Billa and ISI Major Mohammad Aamir were caught on video and audiotapes influencing some PPP parliamentarians. Funds for buying votes were allegedly provided by Osama Bin Laden. Both were arrested by the Pakistani military police and the espionage case against was filed in the special military courts.

According to the court documents Major Aamir testified that “Nawaz Sharif was more acceptable to the Pakistan Army than Benazir Bhutto."

The former ISI operative Major Amir was awarded by Nawaz Sharif during his second term as a Prime Minister. Major Amir used to be a special adviser to former NWFP chief minister Sardar Mehtab Abbasi, a close aide of former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif during (1997–99)

In 2009, A luxurious 600 square yards plot in Sector I-8 of Islamabad given to Major Aamir by then PPP Zardari government from the quota reserved for “People facing extreme Hardship”.. According to Major Aamir “he got this plot, as it was his right as he had served in the FIA in the 90s.

On February 24, 2012, FIR was lodged at the Paharipura Police Station against Major Aamir, his son and his gunmen for opening fire at a tuck shop in Neelab CNG station resulting in the killing of Khan Muhammad and injuring Sangeen and Imran. Arrest orders were issued by Sessions court but later on set aside by a division bench of Peshawar High Court (PHC).

Once again Nawaz Sharif is Prime minister, Major Amir his trusted aid in peace talks and Mullah Fazalluah is a chief of Opposition (Taliban). All the top guns know each other and have had good relationships in the past. Not sure what will be the outcome of these peace talks/negotiations be but one thing is certain that People of Pakistan will not accept any peace deal like the one had in Swat or self-created Shariah.

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  1. we want action against Talibans no more talks now, and We don't want peace now . Let the Army do their job!

    Good Job Mr Fawad Rehman (Y)

    1. Want action only in Waziristan or else where too? koz crime rates are high in Karachi and Lahore then in FATA.
      What about the miseries of common men there in Waziristan? no one vl help them this time too.Nobody want his ancestral place to will but they r compelled to leave. All Waziristani are Taliban. Its Just Pushtuns Killing. Why not ppl demand operation against Punjabi Taliban? whats logic behind?

  2. You can not have peace if you think some type of terrorists are good. " Eradicate Taliban " is what the National Anthem should be all about NOW.

  3. Factual article after a great and deep research. Simply Awesome. Looking forward for more revealing stuff. Keep It Up

  4. utter piece of crap,bhai kehna kia chahtae hou? wasted my 5 mins

  5. quite an informative article, now one can easily judge how and where these talk shall lead us to. for sure we will get penadol to cure this cancer

  6. I personally belive that dialogue is the only solution, in case of operation Taliban will play a gorillas war and it will be the worst situation for our peoples and soldiers. Already pakistan is facing alot of challeges.

  7. The dialogue process is going to end soon with the Government going back empty handed.

  8. As for as i know this mission will face failure as this is only a presentation of Nawaz Sharif to assure the nation about his eager to tallk with TTP but one this is certain that army wll launch a major offensive against taliban soon.The track record of Major M.Amir shows that Taliban will not accept him as a negotiator because of his past role in intelligence and present suspicious role ...any how looking farward how much this mission becomes successful.