Azeem said the plane disappeared far away from Pakistan air space and was not visible on its radars, “so how it could be hidden somewhere in Pakistan.” – File Photo by AFP
Azeem said the plane disappeared far away from Pakistan air space and was not visible on its radars, “so how it could be hidden somewhere in Pakistan.” – File Photo by AFP

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan's top aviation official on Saturday dismissed Western media reports that missing Malaysian airliner might be hidden somewhere in the country.

“It’s wrong, plane never came towards Pakistan,” Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Aviation Shujaat Azeem told Dawn.com.

His attention was drawn on the reports which said the disappeared plane could have potentially reached as far as Pakistan. “Pakistan's civil aviation radars never spotted this jet,” he said.

Azeem said the plane disappeared far away from Pakistani air space and was not visible on its radars, “so how it could be hidden somewhere in Pakistan.”

However, he said that his division was on alert and following all developments related to the incident.

“At present there are 95 ships of various countries are in the Indian Ocean on search mission,” said Azeem. “No one among those who are on search mission has contacted us to seek information on this tragedy.”

The advisor said that civil aviation would provide full cooperation when sought from Pakistan. He said Pakistan’s national carrier has sent a message to Malaysian airline expressing sympathies with the relatives of those who have gone missing on this unfortunate flight.

Malaysia's Prime Minister Najib Razak earlier today said communications aboard the missing jet were switched off and its course deliberately changed by someone on board before the aircraft disappeared a week ago, but stopped short of saying it had been hijacked.

Previous scenarios included a sudden mid-air explosion, catastrophic equipment or structural failure, or a crash into the South China Sea. But Najib's announcement opened a whole new avenue of speculation including an attempted 9/11-style attack.

The 9/11 hijackers had turned off the transponders of three of the four planes that were commandeered. Transponders transmit data on a plane's location to air traffic controllers.

MH370's transponder was manually shut off, Najib said.

Final satellite communication with the Boeing 777, scheduled to fly from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing, came more than six-and-a-half hours after it vanished from civilian radar at 1:30am on March 8, said Najib.

That would equate with the time Malaysia Airlines has said the plane would have run out of fuel.

Investigators had concluded the plane was diverted west from its original flight path, and thus a search in the South China Sea would end, Najib said, but would continue in the Indian Ocean.

But the new search zone is now dauntingly large – Najib said the plane could be anywhere from Kazakhstan to the southern Indian Ocean.

Earlier, a senior Malaysian military official had told AFP investigators believed the plane was commandeered by a “skilled, competent and current pilot” who knew how to avoid radar, stopping short of speculating whether a hijacker or crew member was suspected.


'Something beyond 9/11'


Dozens of ships and aircraft from 14 countries have been deployed across a huge search zone since MH370 went missing.

As the search continues, investigators will focus on who would have diverted it and why.

Malaysian security officials were earlier embarrassed by revelations that two Iranian men had managed to board the plane using stolen European passports.

It could also bring new attention on Captain Zaharie Ahmad Shah, 53, and his First Officer Fariq Abdul Hamid, 27.

Malaysian reporters told AFP they witnessed police enter Zaharie's house on Saturday, staying for two hours. Police declined comment to AFP.

An Australian television station had days earlier broadcast an interview with a South African woman who alleged she and a friend were invited into the cockpit of a flight Fariq co-piloted in 2011 – a breach of post-9/11 security rules.

The New York Times quoted American officials with knowledge of the investigation saying the plane saw wild fluctuations in altitude after it changed course.

“Investigations should focus on criminal and terrorist motives,” said Rohan Gunaratna, a terrorism expert at Singapore's Nanyang Technological University.

“It is likely that the aircraft was hijacked by a team knowledgeable about airport and aircraft security. It is likely they are supported by a competent team from the ground.”

But Gerry Soejatman, a Jakarta-based independent aviation analyst, told AFP Saturday's revelations make a possible terror motive “extremely difficult to understand.”

“If that was deliberate, we may be dealing with something beyond the mission planning for 9/11,” he said.


'A conspiracy from the beginning'


Most of the plane's passengers were Chinese and the Malaysian leader's remarks did little to ease the nerves of anguished relatives gathered at a hotel in Beijing.

“I feel (Malaysia Airlines) has been playing a role in the incident,” said Wen Wancheng, whose son was aboard, suspecting “a conspiracy.” He remained hopeful his son was alive.

The airline defended its handling of the crisis, which it called “an unprecedented situation for Malaysia Airlines and for the entire aviation industry.”


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usman civil 01-08-2013
Mar 15, 2014 08:12pm

Are you sure. Please first make thorough investigation and then issue the statement.

Kareemullah
Mar 15, 2014 08:23pm

When people suspect some terrorist involvement, first all eyes turn to Pakistan. It is the fate of Pakistan. Even China is also suspicious of Pakistanis involvement.

Rao Saeed
Mar 15, 2014 08:23pm

It better not be found in Pakistan. And why our own people here in the comments making a mockery out of it? If it were to be found, we have no idea the bad image it will create globally of our country. And it will make it even more harder for overseas Pakistanis.

gangadin
Mar 15, 2014 08:29pm

I think if Malaysian authorities are talking about Pakistani air space, then instead of immediate denial, try to investigate and lend a helping hand to a Muslim country. If the said plan is found somewhere near Wanna or some other remote area and you don't know it, it will be a diplomatic disaster for the Sharif government. And who authorized this statement from Shujaat Azeem?

Amad
Mar 15, 2014 08:29pm

Being an overseas Pakistani living in Malaysia for so long, I hope truth stays like this.

staywoke
Mar 15, 2014 08:30pm

Remember when Pakistan vehemently argued that they had no knowledge of bin Laden living within its borders? lol

Spock
Mar 15, 2014 08:36pm

Well, Pakistan said the same thing about Osama and mumbai too. Pakistan should come out clean, also karachi ATC few days ago did something suspicious with an Indian plane.

Pendatang
Mar 15, 2014 08:38pm

One week after the disappearance we are now being told that contacting elements of the plane were deliberately switched off and the plane veered off in a different direction. For how long did the Malaysian authorities sit on this particular piece of information, making a mockery of the searchers? The events highlight the sheer incompetence, the indifference and arrogance of the Malaysian Govt officials, practiced as they are in the art of evasion to their own people, the Malaysian public. For too long has this odious UMNO rulers evaded questions from its own people. They are now caught with their pants down from an impatient international group of countries, whose outcry they now find that they cannot ignore.

Mohammed A. Sukhera
Mar 15, 2014 08:49pm

I don't put much credence to the statement of Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Aviation.If the plane was flying too low to the ground, the Pakistani radar will be unable to pick it up. The US forces attacked Osama bin Laden in Abbotabad (over two hours flight from Afghan border), stayed there for two to three hours and flew back safely. The Pakistani radar did not show any cross border intrusion.. The civilian population in the city got up after hearing the loud explosions except the Pakistani Army.

M. Emad
Mar 15, 2014 08:49pm

Pakistani Taliban might take the Malaysian airliner to fly to Syria !

Sarthak
Mar 15, 2014 09:09pm

What an irony that in one hand we are exploring space, sending rockets out of solar system, regularly going for Mars mission and on the other, here in earth despite basically 100s of satellites on the lookout we can't trace an aircraft. Unbelievable!

Ayesha
Mar 15, 2014 09:20pm

Wouldn't be put past the Pak authorities to miss the plane, considering they couldn't even detect the OBL helicopters

Ravi Dallas TX
Mar 15, 2014 09:25pm

I highly doubt it is in Pakistan, but Pakistan lost its credibility with numerous deliberate lies or of incompetence that it didn't even know what was happening.

World will never forget when Bin Laden was comfortably living in Pakistan in close proximity to Military station when whole world was looking for him.

Shah
Mar 15, 2014 09:46pm

According to reports the plane had fuel to reach Indian border. So the plane might be somewhere in India. Look there...

Shahpur
Mar 15, 2014 09:58pm

At least world turns to Pakistan for something. What a drama.

Aditya
Mar 15, 2014 10:03pm

Wow Pakistan, you really have some image issues in western world. Even India would not have conjured up such far-fetched stories about the disappeared airplane against you

Umar
Mar 15, 2014 10:08pm

God damn our rulers, the taliban and the supporters of both ...I am sick of being labelled as Paki.

Asad
Mar 15, 2014 10:16pm

@Sarthak

Good point!

Also the guys comparing OBL incident with this one need some education and general knowledge. It's a gigantic plane - not a human that could hide somewhere in Pak. The civil aviation and the air force can easily spot an object as big as this, and there can be no reason for them to hide it.

Sunnyboy
Mar 15, 2014 10:17pm

I laugh at Banana Republic Leaders making outrageous remarks everyday. It might be good feeling for few ignorant Pakistanis but most of them still remember American helicopters intruding in Pakistani space, killing Osma Bin Laden and taking his body back to Afghanistan. Pakistanis only knew after the news was printed in international newspapers and Pakistani leadership denied it for many days. US drones violate Pakistani territory almost everyday. Terrorists strike at will even at the center of Islamabad and leadership is unaware of them or supporting them. I will suggest these leaders to keep their mouth shut unless they know the facts. At present they laughing stock of the world.

HQ
Mar 15, 2014 10:31pm

Ironic how the image used shows Kashmir as part of India.

M. Saeed Awan
Mar 15, 2014 10:33pm

I wonder about Western prapoganda that how they pointed finger to Pakistan without any solid proof. Its just that Pakistan can be snubbed on the charges of terrorism. I don't think Malaysian airplane entered in Pakistan boundary. Lets see what happen

RBTahir
Mar 15, 2014 10:40pm

Every body will suspect us because of our acts. Why not?? When worlds most wanted terrorists are killed within our boundaries, we start to cry. When a head of terrorists is killed with a drone, we stop NATO supply. When army acts against terrorists, we call it traitor. When any General launch operation against criminals within the limits of our capital, we put him into jail and insert sections of law related to terrorism in FIR against him. We are in a term of dialogue with a group known to have killed more than 60,000 innocent people in our own country. Which country in the world is doing so stupidly??? Only Pakistan, then why not suspicious eyes towards Pakistan. First we need to correct ourselves and then to blame world.

fleshandlust
Mar 15, 2014 10:42pm

The land of the pure can deny it away and wash its hands off, all seeking paradise and a thousand virgins to relish!

ismail
Mar 15, 2014 10:50pm

Pakistan's radar never works as it failed to detect US helicopter during abottabad operation..........!!!

Zohad Ahmed
Mar 15, 2014 11:12pm

Oh our media loves to create chaos. West never simply said that the plane is hidden in Pakistan. It simply, on the basis of new readings revealed, set the parameter that the plane can be anywhere near Pakistan Mangolia. And the later reports from the West as well as Malaysia clearly nullified the previous eports stating that the plane is suspected to be near Andaman islands or somewhhere in the Indian Ocean. It was all part of the search and nothing else but our media loves to depict West as a devil. And people commenting here better easearch before commenting. This matter is highly controversial global matter and countries like US who are way responsible and advanced than Pakistan, will not go on to blame anyone for the sake of blaming. They are much more disiplined and our amsters in playing games. So please stop sounding stupid and incoherent, Dawn allow my comment please.

revolution
Mar 15, 2014 11:21pm

To get to Pakistan it would have to cross Indian Airspace, Are you telling me Indian radars were not able to pick it up, stupid theories, Indians would love to see this aircraft in Pakistan, since Indians would say I told you this and that.

Its better to wait until the investigations are complete then analyze the situation.

A
Mar 15, 2014 11:30pm

Oh great, I was waiting when they will link this to Pakistan. For some reason the world always try to link every unexplainable/bad/tragic incidence to Pakistan.

Ladies and Gentlemen
Mar 15, 2014 11:59pm

'Qasam Khuda ki koi plane vlane yahaan nahin ayaa'. The immediate (reflex) response of Pakistan.

OOOkay..... .!

Adil Farooq
Mar 16, 2014 12:14am

Hai o Rabba, I Hope this is sooooo not true!

shooo shooo u terrorists, leave Pakistan alone!

abc
Mar 16, 2014 12:36am

Pakistan should file law suite again media who report wrong article to Pakistan if pak gov`t star doing this the will not point on Pakistan if something happon in the world

sami
Mar 16, 2014 12:49am

Naheen, naheen, yahan kore plane shlane naheen aaya... Aa he naheen sakta. What as stupid response. Get defensive right away! But so typical... and this kind of stuff has unfortunately become ingrained in our culture. Don't you think you say something like we do not have knowledge of this, but we will cooperate with the international community and extend all the help and resource we are able to muster.

Agha Ata
Mar 16, 2014 12:56am

Plane never came to Pakistan, neither did Asama Bin Laden.

Parvez
Mar 16, 2014 01:16am

Does the government have any credibility to make such a statement ?.........remember OBL ?

Naswar Khan
Mar 16, 2014 01:28am

Poor passengers on 1 side and politics on the other side. Instead of search plane involve in Politics with Pak

AbbasToronto
Mar 16, 2014 01:39am

... just like Osama Bin Ladin also never came to Pakistan. In fact he never existed. He is a creation of the CIA, or ISI, or Mossad, or .....

Zak
Mar 16, 2014 01:57am

Another misinformation to deflect the fact plane could only land in India according to its fuel capacity.

k khan
Mar 16, 2014 02:17am

If it arrived in Pakistan. Then Indian had to deliberately passed it through their space to cause more trouble for Pakistan.

Fiz
Mar 16, 2014 02:46am

Oh no! not us,please.

rana1
Mar 16, 2014 03:25am

the west is trying its best to nail Iran or Pakistan so as have an excuse to invade these two countries.Later it will be another story just as was the case of Iraq,where they never found the famous weapons of mass destruction!Now people in the west want to know the truth if it was really Osama who was found in pakistan and thrown in the sea!The west is always making up lies.They just are bullies.

rana1
Mar 16, 2014 03:25am

the west is trying its best to nail Iran or Pakistan so as have an excuse to invade these two countries.Later it will be another story just as was the case of Iraq,where they never found the famous weapons of mass destruction!Now people in the west want to know the truth if it was really Osama who was found in pakistan and thrown in the sea!The west is always making up lies.They just are bullies.

Sayeed
Mar 16, 2014 03:33am

Looks like we are blamed even when we have nothing to do with it! All thanks to our citizens destroying the name of the country world over!!

arif
Mar 16, 2014 03:58am

God forbid, if the plane is found somewhere in Pakistan, and if it is proved that some Pakistanis were hand in gloves, which are very likely, Pakistan will have to face another world wrath.

ahmed saeed
Mar 16, 2014 04:01am

This is what they want whether or not it is pakistan or not but hats off to all people who are commenting here. If you all have so much problems with Pakistan then don't bother to comment. Before commenting or criticising everyone should look in the mirror what is their role in damaging Pakistan's image in the world. Everyone is accountable for their own actions.

gagan sarkar
Mar 16, 2014 04:04am

Some readers are asking for proof. They wanted proof when Mumbai happened. When the proof were given, they just sat on it. Pakistan and its people have no shame. They beg the western countries for money, they die to emigrate to the west, and once they are there,they try their best to destroy the countries that gave them shelter.

Amir
Mar 16, 2014 04:05am

Considering that this was a large plane, it would require a large runway strip to land. So, logically speaking, if the plane has indeed landed somewhere, it could not have been done without somebody authorizing it.

Amir
Mar 16, 2014 04:08am

This is what BBC has reported: "...The BBC's Jonah Fisher in Kuala Lumpur says investigators will now focus on trying to obtain the radar data from any of the countries the Boeing 777 may have passed over.

This could include Thailand, Myanmar, Nepal, Bangladesh, Bhutan, China, India and Pakistan."

So, no one is accusing Pakistan.

Nadeem Chaudhry
Mar 16, 2014 04:25am

LOL! Pakistani Air Defense systems have notoriously gone off line during such occurrences !

Akhtar
Mar 16, 2014 04:32am

The Pakistani state has nothing to do with this plane being missing.

It also had nothing to do with the false lies of OBL being present in Pakistan and being killed by the US.

The US has no credibility either - after the lies on Iraq and WMD's.

OBL was a CIA agent who was acting on behalf of his masters.

Zach
Mar 16, 2014 04:37am

And so the armchair detectives unite... First it was catastrophic failure, next it was engine failure, next loss of pressure and immobilised crew, next it was pirates, then aliens and now this... Armchair detectives unite, tinfoil hat anyone?

Lax Sawkar
Mar 16, 2014 05:19am

Not even a word of Pakistani official anybody believes or trusts. They are experts in lying and protecting terrorists. I think they have a Minister with this portfolio in charge. Currently held by Prime Minister himself.

Laeeq,NY
Mar 16, 2014 06:42am

No matter where on the earth terrorist strike, Pakistan name is on the list of possible culprits. I am wondering why Talibans have not claimed this act. May be afraid of the cesefire violation.

irfan ahmad
Mar 16, 2014 06:51am

How can Mr Waqar Azeem be sure the plane did not enter Pakistani airspace? US helicopters entered Pakistani airspace and landed in Abbotabad without our civilian or military authorities knowing anything. Maybe the plane has landed in Pakistan.

Shahid
Mar 16, 2014 07:06am

My theory: Some one did this to divert world (media) attention from another major issue in the World.

Aussie
Mar 16, 2014 07:08am

Where was Osama and other terrorists and Pakistanis kept lying to the world for years...99% terrorism emanates from Pakistan and these crooks keep telling lies to world and then suddenly get exposed ....shameless .....

Mike
Mar 16, 2014 07:42am

Why is it everything BAD is associated with Pakistan?

Pakistani
Mar 16, 2014 08:17am

They said the same thing about a person for 20 years. Isn't it time to thoroughly investigate & research things before passing clumsy statements

Anees
Mar 16, 2014 08:43am

A man in a far-flung area in Atacama Desert is having loose motions since last Tuesday. It is suspected that Pakistan is behind his problem. Investigations are underway in this regard.

observer
Mar 16, 2014 08:49am

The only thing I want is that passengers of MH370 are alive. Other things, including terrorist demands, can be dealt with.

observer
Mar 16, 2014 08:51am

Why map of India including Kashmir is displayed in Pakistani newspapers? Is the national conscience gone dead? At least, Pakistani media should always add a footnote to such maps mentioning disputed nature of Kashmir. If we were a nation, we would ban import of all maps showing Kashmir as a part of India. At least, we can add the footnote.

tariq
Mar 16, 2014 09:36am

One theory I feel should not be ignored. The plane's parts are worth millions of Dollars and priceless to a nation that has sanctions against it and cannot get them. Hope somebody looks into that.

Vishwajeet Kumar
Mar 16, 2014 09:51am

Few days before pakistanis officials have given wrong frequency to Indian plane which was to land Ahmadabad but they gave frequency to land Goa and at the same time a plane from Japan to land that place......This was 1st case of giving wrong info..Though,they got correct info when the connection was re establised..!!

Mumbai-Pune online
Mar 16, 2014 10:55am

15-years before when an Indian Airplane was hijacked from Kathmandu to Kandhar, all the hijackers were Pakistani, they were demanded a terrorist who was in prison of India and miilion dollar money. I hope it will not be repeating again.

tariq
Mar 16, 2014 11:09am

Pakistan is blamed for everything because we have 1 billion Indian enemies spreading lies about Pakistan 24/7 and we have millions of mental mullah religious gangster element inside country giving them reason to.

Sultan Ahmed
Mar 16, 2014 11:23am

baseless allegation have been leveled against Pakistan the same deserve to dismissal.The whole scenario shows no circumstantial eveidence.

In the first instance,it was announced by high ranking officials that the plane was hijacked by some concerned quarters by targeting charges including the name of Pakistan but all proved groundless.

The incident had been taken place by shortage the fuel. Pakistani leadership should take notice in this regard and present its reservation to the Malaysian Government in this connection.

Sultan Ahmed
Mar 16, 2014 12:17pm

More than 90 ships and air crafts searching and investigating matter non of them exposed direct or indirect involvement in regard to the incident . The plane disappeared from considerable distance and Pakistani Radar system could not record its visibility.

As for as its hidden presence is concerned it is absolutely non believable. Insurgent involvement is also impossible because tribal area bordering Afghanistan under strict supervision of Pakistan Army which can not allow any one to do such heinous crime.

Youth
Mar 16, 2014 12:55pm

Malaysia is a good friend of Pakistan, the theory of the plane hiding in Pakistan is to malign the relationship. I think the plane should be searched for in India.

Saad Siddiqui
Mar 16, 2014 03:02pm

@usman civil 01-08-2013: Those who claim it to be in Pakistan, should make investigations first then they should issue a statement

Ash
Mar 16, 2014 04:00pm

Yeah I can with a high degree of confidence say that the plane never reached anywhere near India, PAKISTAN or the Afghan border, if only people knew how tightly guarded that corridor of airspace is, they would agree with the special advisor to the PM. Common sense evades us when faced with logical conclusions and fantasy.

Anup
Mar 16, 2014 04:34pm

Even wildest wild guess should not include Pakistan due to couple of reasons. First, the fuel level of the plane would allow it to fly for 7 hours and if the plane needs to take a route by avoiding the Indian territories then it's very difficult to reach Pakistan. Secondly, on the surface no connection with any evidence but some people used this notion just for reflecting the distance measure and not for blaming any country.

Ash
Mar 16, 2014 05:19pm

@Anup: Good man anyone, thank you for a very sensible and logical statement.

MAC
Mar 16, 2014 06:53pm

Common sense should be used first. With 7 hours of fuel left, it can't even fly past India, even using the direct route from the point it was last seen on Radar. India should worry about that more.

JustLighteningUp
Mar 17, 2014 07:30am

Please don't read this seriously, my sympathy to the people aboard MH 370.

But I have a feeling, the plane is back in Malaysia - it was part of the Malaysian Government trick to get a free 777 plane from Boeing.

John
Mar 17, 2014 08:34am

We should be asking ourselves why does world blame us for everything wrong? Our history is checkered incidents of FO issuing baseless statements only to sulk and lick the wounds later.

vijaykumar
Mar 17, 2014 09:53am

@Zak: True. India refuelled the plane and sent it to pakistan.LOL

ProPakistani
Mar 17, 2014 11:07am

Denial from government is an obvious response to nonsensical western reports. These are all conspiracy theories and only the powerful can concoct them so easily. Every Boeing plane has devices that send data to Boeing, so what happen to it? In 2014 technology can track many things if you really want to track it or share the information. So my guess it is either a big conspiracy or latest technology is not capable of what people claim?

faiz khan
Mar 17, 2014 01:42pm

i never thought that such childish and foolish statements given by some high class responsible representatives .......

hamza
Mar 17, 2014 03:43pm

So everyone mentioning the OBL incident basically fails to regard the indian navy and their military radars present in the area and that theyr so incompetent that they completely missed a boeing 777 flying over or very near to their territory and into Pakistan?

Ali
Mar 17, 2014 04:18pm

@Spock: I don't think they can do it with a plane!!!!!!!

Secular
Mar 17, 2014 04:19pm

@HQ: That's what the world recognises, not what you dream of or want to create, sorry to say that.

Taimoor Khan
Mar 17, 2014 04:23pm

@gangadin: If you are well versed with the geography, you should know that before Pakistan, it should be Indian authorities coming clear about how this aircraft managed to traverse a big chunk of indian airspace before it reached Pakistan? Anything coming from east has to pass through India first.

V. C. Bhutani
Mar 17, 2014 06:22pm

After reading 77 comments it hurts to think that the matter is being approached with sheer flippancy. First of all, it involves lives of hundreds of people on board. Then, for all we know, the aircraft may be at the bottom of the sea, blowing out the lives of 237 people. I hope I am wrong. There is no point in talking seriously about the Boeing landing in Taliban-controlled area, as suggested by The Independent of UK. This is at best speculation. We also have the view of a serious minded person like Mr Strobe Talbot who has offered an idea that the aircraft may be used for a 9/11-like attack on a high profile Indian target. The Indian government has ruled that out. Both the suggestion and the denial are speculation. There is no ground for any firm conclusion

AeroEng
Mar 17, 2014 06:39pm

Come on guys, do you have any idea about the size of the aircraft or aviation? it was a 777 not a butterfly that could be hidden.. I can only laugh at people questioning the fact that the aircraft could be hidden in pak. as if it could land on any land like a helicopter.. such big planes do not fly close to land at low altitudes.. they cannot make it that far if they fly even low then they are designed to fly at.. as the fuel burn will be too much. and if you look at the range the aircraft could have hypothetically, it only touches the boarder areas of pak.. forget wana.. the aircraft had to cross india to reach pak. ok you dont have confidence in your own country, but the indians were not sleeping.. were they? grow up and be proud of being a Pakistani. Truth will come out soon. An over seas Pakistani and an Aeronautical Engineer.

Ram
Mar 17, 2014 07:43pm

Given the geographic of Pakistan it is far fetched to say its involvement in this particular incident, However Pakistan branded itself as a place to look for any terrorist activities in the world, seeds of hatred are sowed decades ago.

have you wondered why did Osama bin laden and many other terrorist involved in 9/11 choose to hide in Pakistan and what have they contributed to ordinary pakistanis, please think about this when get some time between Kashmir and India

Chicago
Mar 18, 2014 01:21am

@HQ: what's wrong with this? only Pakistanis have been fed lies that Kashmir is not part of India, entire world know Kashmir is part of India and Pakistan was also part of India.

Mohammed A. Sukhera
Mar 18, 2014 08:11am

@Ayesha: Its definitely possible to fly through the mountains and not be visible on radar. An experienced pilot can plot out all the radar locations and can easily determine the radar blind spots..This is exactly what the Americans did when they went to Abbotabad which is two to three hours flight from Afghan Border to kill OBL and returned safely to Afghanistan. The attacking planes/helicopter were never detected on the Pakistani Radar. Its same as the car's blind spots. The US military developed the technology in the 50's to be able to view what is being displayed on the enemy radar.

Mohammed A. Sukhera
Mar 18, 2014 08:27am

We don't have any hard evidence as to who was at the controls of the plane but one thing is sure, whoever he is,he definitely did his home work and no doubt he is a very smart/genius pilot. He could have used his skills to benefit others.

Rehan
Mar 18, 2014 11:12am

so a plane flew from Malaysia to Pakistan without entering India!!!! Amazing fact

waseem ashraf
Mar 18, 2014 01:56pm

@staywoke: My dear . it was true .Osama was never in Pakistan .The Abbotabaad episode is the story told by US govt. Why not a single pic was shown /Why not captured alive /why not burried in Islamic or even christan way.My dear we are too young to understand this game of Super powers.

insomniac
Mar 18, 2014 02:21pm

@Ladies and Gentlemen: lol.. good one mate.

insomniac
Mar 18, 2014 02:41pm

@tariq: are u otta ur senses.. why would indians have to spread lies about you guys.. nobody needs to do that.. you guys are capable of keeping up with your own image.... ask your self and you will know...

Ali Siddiqui
Mar 18, 2014 04:18pm

@Mohammed A. Sukhera: US seals used stealth helicopters to carry out that mission. a commercial plane does not use the same technology as a stealth helicopter.

Agha Ata
Mar 18, 2014 06:43pm

"Pakistan dismisses reports of Malaysian jet in its territory." But one thing is now highly probable. If the hijacked plane is landed in any country (and I am sure it has, as it cannot keep on flying continuously for days), then it proves that the host country of the plane is most certainly an accessory to the crime. And since it has landed in that country that makes that country an accomplice, too!

Prof. P. S. Bhogal
Mar 18, 2014 09:01pm

The plane may or may not have landed in Pakistan but it strongly appears to be an Al-Quida handiwork. The mystery will continue for months. Then suddenly the act -II will be unveiled. It will of course an other mega violent attack on any city of "infidels". Unfortunately this all be carried out in the name of Islam in who's holy book the word PEACE exists for twice the number of WAR. It will all the more pitiful if any Pakistani connection is found. Poor people of the subcontinent have already paid a huge price for the elitist communal-ism of its feudal and neo-feudal classes.

Geo
Mar 18, 2014 11:45pm

@Mohammed A. Sukhera: I think in 50 or 100 years time when the records come out people will find that operation was done with full cooperation with Pakistan or certain high ranking Pakistanis. Who and when radar stations were moved or closed is a million $ question. No Pakistan govt could have claimed killing Osama owing to our religious/ majority of monkey intellect population.