It’s interesting to note that the Major Haroon charged (and now acquitted) with the murder of Maj Gen Faisal Alvi is also mentioned in the Headley complaint and also that the police investigation of Major Haroon matches the FBI’s investigation in the same matter
Police in his investigation report had alleged that Ilyas Kashmiri, an activist of a banned religious outfit, planned and financed the killing that was executed by Major (retired) Haroon Ashiq who had links with Lashker-i-Taiba with the help of two other men.
From the FBI complaint, here’s an email Headley wrote shortly following Maj Gen Faisal Alvi’s death:
Planning for MMP. send me info about it on other mail I gave starting with [the first four letters of one of Headley’s email accounts] if you don’t have it i will mail you from it. . . . How is your friend Harry. Did you check the lady naipaul link.3 . . .
Ok take care
Here’s the FBI agent’s explanatory note regarding this email:
Lady Naipaul is a Pakistani journalist and the wife of the late Lord V. S. Naipaul, a Nobel prize winning author. Lady Naipaul also is the sister of Amir Faisal Alvi, the former Pakistani General killed in November 2008, allegedly by a group that included Major Haroon. Although Pakistani press reports reflect that Haroon was arrested by Pakistani police on or about February 24, 2009 in connection with General Alvi’s murder, it is noteworthy that this email reference to Individual A’s “friend Harry” in the context of “the Lady Naipaul link” occurred in late December 2008, shortly after General Alvi’s murder and well before public reports of Haroon’s involvement in the murder, and police action against Haroon. I understand “Harry” to be a reference to Haroon.
If you will recall, Faisal Alvi was killed shortly after sending a letter to General Kayani threatening to expose a matter involving some senior officials of the Pakistani army, widely believed to have been their ties with the Taliban. (according to a report by Cary Schofield following his death).
Alavi believed he had been forced out because he was openly critical of deals that senior generals had done with the Taliban. He disparaged them for their failure to fight the war on terror wholeheartedly and for allowing Taliban forces based in Pakistan to operate with impunity against British and other Nato troops across the border in Afghanistan.
So to recap – General Alvi writes to General Kayani threatening to expose the involvement of top military officials with the Taliban. He’s murdered. Now either one can conclude that General Alvi’s letter to General Kayani was intercepted or that General Kayani himself revealed the contents of Faisal Alvi’s letter to his killers or possibly ordered the killing himself. Shortly after that, David Headley and his Lashkar contact discuss the matter over email referring to Major Haroon Ashiq who will almost a year later be arrested for the murder of Faisal Alvi. Then on June 13, Major Haroon and another co-accused are acquitted from the murder by Rawalpindi Anti-Terrorism Court II.