ISLAMABAD Like the independent opinion leaders, Presidency also considers the latest documents released by WikiLeaks as part of a conspiracy to create misperceptions about Pakistans excellent bilateral relations with the Saudi Arabia and United States. President Asif Ali Zardari regards Saudi King Abdullah as his elder brother. The so-called leaks are no more than an attempt to create misperceptions between the important and brotherly Muslim countries, said Presidential Spokesman Farhatullah Babar. He responded to this scribes text message from Colombo, Sri Lanka, wherein he is accompanying the President on his official visit. Former Generals including Aslam Baig and Hamid Gul considered it as a tool of American psychological warfare against Pakistan in particular and other Muslim countries in general. Former Foreign Minister Sartaj Aziz finds these leaks without much potential to impact bilateral relations of Pakistan either with the Saudi Arabia or US. These could be part of a greater conspiracy but I dont see any startling revelation in the so-called leaks. This is a popular custom especially in America that this sort of information is widely circulated within the ranks and files of the administration. Sometime these diplomats pass on information heard from the horses mouth but mostly they relay on hearsay, observed Sartaj Aziz of PML-N who managed finance as well as foreign affairs portfolios during the partys last regimes. For instance in our tenure, if we would have made public information passed on by our diplomats abroad it would have not been liked by the respective governments at that times, he said. On the other hand former chief of army staff Aslam Baig described it as psychological warfare techniques of the US government against the 'target countries. But he considered it as the responsibility of the media and opinion leaders to inform the public about the reality of these kinds of occurrences. It must be taken up at the government level but I think it is our responsibility to make the public aware of these psychological warfare, he observed. He predicted that some similar leaks aimed at disturbing Pakistan and China relations could surface in near future. He was of the view that Pakistan, Iran, Turkey and Saudi Arabia were the main targets of this latest attack through psychological warfare by the Americans. Former ISI chief General (Retd) Hamid Gul went a step further in saying that the Government should open its eyes by now and must realise that America wanted to deprive Pakistan of its nuclear weaponry. We cannot match our archrival India in procurement of conventional weapons, hence the nuclear weapon is only tool of formidable deterrence against our hostile neighbours aggressive designs. No doubt, we have threat from India that has a history of aggressions against Pakistan. And in the wake of Kashmir liberation movement having a new current in it, America wants to downplay Pakistan viz a viz India, he added. He was of the view that the Government should come out of itself by now and take a firm stance on the countrys sovereignty, especially against the US drone attacks inside the Pakistani territories. He was of the view that American establishment had desired to sour relationships between the Saudi Arabia and Iran since the two Muslim countries were getting closer under the incumbent able leadership. He described the PPP government as an underdog of the army that had actually been calling the shorts in ascertaining sovereignty against NATO intrusions and also in ensuring security of the nuclear assets. Talking about the reported comments of Saudi King about President Zardari he said, There is nothing new as you have seen the PPP regimes corruption has not even spared the Haj affairs. Meanwhile, following the startling disclosure made by the controversial websit WikiLeaks, Pakistan on Monday claimed that the US had already alerted it to the unauthorised leaks and termed it a failed attempt to shatter Pakistans relationships with its brotherly countries. The national and international press has carried excerpts from the documents made public by WikiLeaks. These documents reportedly are related to the official communications within the US government system, meanwhile, the US had alerted us to the unauthorised leaks, the Spokesperson of Foreign Office said on Monday. While some view this as a disaster of September 11th proportions, the truth is that it (WikiLeaks disclosure about Pakistan) will have little impact on Pakistans relationships with the rest of the world, which is fully aware of steps it (Pakistan) has taken to root out militancy and extremis from the region. Pakistans formal response to WikiLeaks controversial disclosure seems to be who cares? Which is probably healthy, thinks many. The Foreign Office, however, stated that it was in a process to study the reports (documents) in detail to ensure that the interests of country are not compromised. Since these leaks are in the public domain, we would obviously look into these closely with a view to ensuring that Pakistans national interest are not compromised in any manner, the Foreign Office stated on Monday, adding that it was not in a position to comment on the veracity of the US internal documents. Commenting on the fresh reports of WikiLeaks, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs stated these were misleading and contradictory. We consider the extremely negative reports carried on Pakistan-Saudi relations attributed to WikiLeaks as misleading and contrary to the facts. Pakistan enjoys a very special and unique relationship with the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Pakistani leadership, Government and the people of Pakistan hold the leadership and the people of Saudi Arabia not only in very high esteem but as true friends and brothers, the Foreign Office stated on Monday. It said that Saudi Arabia, King Abdullah Bin Abdul Aziz, the royal family and the people of Saudi Arabia had always stood by Pakistan through thick and thin. So the WikiLeaks reports were aimed at shattering Pak-Saudi relationship. It is quite evident that these mischievous reports reveal the utter inadequacy of the author to grasp the essence of the Pakistan-Saudi relationship, Spokesperson of the Foreign Office said. Pakistan on Monday made it loud and clear, once again, that it is an advanced nuclear technology state and no one can touch Pakistans nuclear facilities and assets. Reports concerning Pakistans experimental nuclear reactor acknowledge that Pakistan did not allow any transfer of the fuel from the experimental reactor. This experimental reactor was installed in the mid-60s with the support of the US, which also initially provided the fuel for this facility, the Foreign Office stated. It further said that the US suggestion to have the fuel transferred was plainly refused by Pakistan. The suggestion that the reactor is producing HEU is completely incorrect. Our staff reporters from Lahore add: Information Secretary PML-N Ahsan Iqbal was of the view that Pakistan certainly needed to rethink about dignity and transparency while dealing with other countries since there was little room for hiding. The same is true of other nations as well, and those need to be afraid of it, who are indulging in wrongdoings, he mentioned, adding that these leaks would make leaders more responsible, even about their private comments since all kinds of information would be known to people at one point of time, if not immediately. However, a question is there: Which information should be classified, and what can release for public consumption. However, the WikiLeaks have certainly brought more openness, he suggested. While pointing out a case about the two main leaders, President Asif Ali Zardari and PML-N Quaid Nawaz Sharif, and the comments about them, he was of the considered opinion that the difference was about their reputation, and it proved that the corrupt could be easy to handle instead of a person, who was not indulging in such practices. Jamaat-e-Islami chief Syed Munawar Hassan said the Muslims all over the world were not happy with their leadership, both political and military, because it was advancing the US agenda. It is the high time that the Muslim rulers review their conduct and assess how popular they are in their societies, he added. King Abdullahs comment about President Zardari, declaring him the main hurdle in the progress of the country, is the recognition of incapacity and corruption of current rulers, said President Pakistan Tehrik-e-Insaaf Punjab Ahsan Rasheed, adding that current rulers were earning bad name for Pakistan as the stories of corruption were in the limelight, evident from the reports published whether by 'Transparency International or by 'WikiLeaks. Such corrupt and incompetent leaders cannot lead the country out of crisis, but only further push them in perpetual darkness of poverty as they know only to work on the foreign dictations and promote anti-people policies against their own people so that they can exploit the Pakistanis to get foreign funds in the name of poor, he commented. He maintained that the secret documents leaked by the WikiLeaks were an eye-opener for the Pakistanis to enable them understanding that their rulers were unable to capitalise on their own resources even for the benefit of their people. He said they had labelled Pakistanis as fundamentalists and conservatives who should be controlled, thus making themselves slave to the foreign world. Former president Supreme Court Bar Association Qazi Anwar said any official document in the United States become a public property after 30 years, as such, the WikiLeaks revelations about Pakistan and also the American government were not unusual. As to the part relating to King Abdullahs remarks about President Zardari, he said these comments were made directly to Pakistan; therefore, it would not have a damaging effect on the ties between the two brotherly nations, not withstanding the fact that King Abdullah might not be holding positive opinion about Zardari for his corruption, known around the world and impeding the progress of Pakistan. The recent floods is a glaring example that despite the large scale devastations hardly any one came to give money to Zardari because of his credibility. Moreover, the part relating to refusal by Pakistan to the US to inspect the countrys nuclear sites, he said since no permission was granted there was no charge against the Pakistan authorities; however, the matter could have been reacted strongly had the permission been granted to the US. As to the development of any adverse public opinion about Zardari on the basis of King Abdullahs statement, he said, It depends on how much popularity the king commands in Pakistan. As to why the king exclusively shared his opinion about Zardari with the Americans, It is because the US is the master of both, he replied.