The United States was behind the August 1988 C-130 Hercules plane crash that killed then-Pakistan President General Muhammad Zia-ul Haq, according to Pakistani Senator Mushahid Hussain. Also killed in the crash were several of Zia’s top army officers and the American Ambassador in Islamabad, Arnold Raphel.
Senator Hussain, who is also a renowned political analyst, strategic expert and journalist, made the remarks in a recent exclusive interview with Pakistan’s GEO TV.
The assassination of General Zia “was a joint operation by America and the then (Pakistani) military establishment,” he claimed.
Senator Hussain said a year after the assassination, Congressman Stephen Solarz, who was then the chairman of the Asian and Pacific Affairs Subcommittee of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, asked him (Hussain) at a US embassy reception in Islamabad: “Who do you think killed Zia?”