National Strategies has an open-ended $35K-a-month deal to back the Committee Supporting Democracy and Justice in Pakistan.
Paul Johnson, former vice chairman at Fleishman-Hillard, is among those working the business. He is CEO of K-Global, a sister company of NSI. Both are owned by Washington-headquartered Interpoint Group.
Though a formal agreement between NSI and the New York City-based Committee has yet to be ironed out, the mission of NS is to educate the media, political leaders and the public about the importance of backing democratic institutions in Pakistan.
A key goal, according to the federal filing of NS, is to support the “Pakistani people’s chosen leaders whomever they may be, against misinformation, misrepresentation and unfounded attempts to undermine their authority.
U.S./Pakistan relations are at an all-time low. Pakistan is demanding that the CIA curb its armed drone strikes against suspected terrorist groups and wants the U.S. to cut the number of Special Operations forces operating within its borders.
The New York Times reported today the President Obama’s selection of Gen. David Petraeus to head the CIA does not sit well with the Islamabad Government. The chief of Pakistan’s army has dismissed Petraeus as a “political general”
The Wall Street Journal ran a cover story April 27 alleging that Pakistan is lobbying Afghanistan to kick out America, make peace with the Taliban and join a Pak/China alliance.
Johnson has not been reached about the committee's reaction to Osama bin Laden's killing in Pakistan on Sunday.