- Jan 30, 2017
By The Peninsula Online
Doha: A senior Dubai police official has launched a vitriolic attack on Pakistani citizens through his official Twitter handle.
Head of General Security for Dubai, Dhahi Khalfan, is not new to making controversial comments and is known for shooting off his mouth by making irresponsible statements.
Immediately after the blockade on Qatar started in June, Khalfan had admitted that they had set off the crisis with Qatar to withdraw the 2022 world cup from Qatar.
This time he has trained his guns on Pakistani citizens with his poisonous tweets and generalizing a whole community for the mistakes of few.
The statements were posted on his official Twitter account after the Dubai authorities arrested a gang of Pakistanis for smuggling drugs.
"The Pakistanis pose a serious threat to the Gulf communities because they bring drugs to our countries," he posted.
Khalfan posted many demeaning and humiliating messages against the Pakistanis, one of the biggest expatriate communities in the Gulf region with many of them holding senior posts in many corporations and also running leading business houses.
Khalfan even went to the extent of advising UAE nationals to not employ Pakistanis, who have deep historic relation with the region through cultural and religious ties.
He continued to post statements filled with malice and bitter criticism of Pakistanis.
"We have seen the Pakistanis do great harm to our Gulf communities,” and also ask “Why Indians are disciplined? While sedition, criminality and smuggling in the Pakistani community are rampant.”
This sharp attack by Khalfan of the Pakistanis was preceded by a lot of news indicating a rupture in Saudi-UAE relations with Pakistan. The US Wall Street Journal revealed that Saudi Arabia had abandoned Pakistan's
support and succumbed to US pressure and voted to include Islamabad on a terrorism financing list, despite Islamabad sending 1,000 troops to the Kingdom to protect the country, as revealed by the British website “Middle East Eye".