ENTRAPMENT OF PAKISTANI RULERS CONCENTRATING ON PAKISTAN
THE CHRISTINE KEELER AFFAIR AND PRESIDENT AYUB KHAN’S SCANDAL
It is no secret. With time it has become a plain fact. When Pakistan get good rulers, Western and Indian lobbies try to destroy them in many ways. One way is to embarrass him in a dirty way. The progress shown in Pakistan under those 10 years of rule of President Ayub Khan is phenomenal to this day. He took Pakistan to the height of things, devised a workable constitution and presented us with well thought of economic plans. He was a leader par excellence. His speech on 6th September, 1965, is the stuff of dreams.
The progress Pakistan was making was being resented by many. The British War Minister was terribly involved in scandals dealing with models and call girls. Even today the Profumo scandal is subject of British nightmares. It led to resignations and even suicides. In a visit to London, President Ayub Khan was invited to the estate of Cliveden in Buckinghamshire. A big estate for western concepts of fun. There was a swimming pool there and models swam in same, completely in the nude, to appease leaders of the world. Enticing them away from their duties. Leaders swam with models in compromising situations and position. Pictures were secretly shot and I remember appeared in international magazines. The Australian government has a complete record and portfolio of same. Even today they sell it to make money. Nothing free from them even in public interest. There was acute embarrassment at home. Interesting that newspapers called President Ayub Khan of Punjabi origin. Nothing wrong in a Pathan being mistaken for a Punjabi, but look a the sinister design behind same.
The charisma of President Ayub Khan overcame that but in a couple of years, the 1965 war was imposed on Pakistan, to bring him down. He rose from those ashes with strength and fervour. Then a political mess was created by those who used to call him Daddy and it led to his honourable exit. The resignation of President Ayub Khan is a singular exception in our history. Today Christine Keeler must be remembering all that she did, with some sort of guilt, or perhaps pride of being a modern Helen of Troy.