Life would be so boring if people did not have past or a spicy past. Aroosa Alam is a journalist from Pakistan who specializes in Defence matter but her last scoop was in 1997. She is also mother of a pop star Fakhre Alam. This is what Telegraph India has to tell about Aroosa:
“Aroosa had a way with men; and having lived in Islamabad, she had come to know quite a few men of power. So in the Eighties she launched on a career: she would write up stories she had learnt from her friends in the government, mostly army generals, and splash them in newspapers. She started in The Muslim, and later on graduated to Pakistan Observer.
One of her most sensational stories related to Brigadier Andrew Durcan of Gordon Highlanders, nicknamed Tartan Barrel on account of his girth, who was military attaché in the British high commission in Islamabad till two years ago. She revealed, without naming any names, that he was intimate with a woman in the Institute of Strategic Studies, and that they had been meeting in Islamabad and England. She was not very explicit about who was spying on whom. But the director of the Institute issued vehement denials, which gave the story even more publicity, and the British government recalled Durcan for having had an improper relationship.
Soon after that, the earthquake struck in October, 2005. Islamabad is a low-rise city built in the past forty years, so it was not damaged. But it had one high-rise building, Margala Tower. It collapsed, and with it went a flat Aroosa had bought there. Luckily, she was not living there, so she survived.
Lt. General Faiz HamID
In June 2019, Lt. General Faiz Hamid took over as Chief of Pakistan’s notorious Inter Services Intelligence which is also known as a ‘state within a state’. As it’s head Hamid practically runs the country especially crucial aspects of its regional policy, including relations with India, and will be in charge of safeguarding Pakistan’s interests in the ongoing US-Taliban peace talks. In 2021, it was rumored that Faiz was not in good terms with Chief of Pakistani Army, Gn. Bajwa and both were on a collusion course.
On May 25, 2021, a Pakistani journalist named Asad Ali Toor was attacked inside his residence in Islamabad by three unidentified assailants who forced their entry. In a protest against this illegal act of violence, on 28th May 2021, when Journalists were protesting at the Press Club in Islamabad, another journalist Hamid Mir spilled the beans on ISI chief. He said:
“Do not ever enter the homes of journalists again, We don’t have tanks or guns like you, but we can tell the people of Pakistan about the stories that emerge from inside your homes. If you (Pakistan army establishment) enter our homes, then, we may not retaliate in the same manner. But, we will reveal your heavily-guarded secrets. And we will reveal whose wife shot whom and who was General Rani in this case,” he warned. “If you ever enter our houses, then, we will tell the world why did your wife fire bullets at you,” Mir added.In retaliation, Mir was removed from the anchoring of his famous two decade old show on Geo TV.
It is believed that many years ago, ISI Chief General Faiz Hameed had an affair with Aroosa Alam, the daughter of General Rani. Hamid’s wife reportedly arrived at he scene where Hamid was found in compromising position. His wife took the service revolver from the dress of Hamid lying around and reportedly shot him which he took it on his hip while running away.
Aroosa Alam presently maintains a good relationship with Chief Minister Punjab (India) Captain Amarinder Singh.