Knocking On The Neighbour’s Door

Talibans claim the responsibility of every attack, hard to believe them every time. Attacking on places like GHQ and POF needs strong strategical skills maneuvering. It’s not like so easy without tactical maneuvering that you go, fire the rounds, break in GHQ, kill and run off.

Last year in August 2008 when POF came under attack — the detained would-be suicide bomber, who identified himself as Hameedullah, revealed some stunning facts about the activities and involvement of proxy Taliban in the tribal areas of Pakistan.

Officials declined to give further details, but it was every where on media about the involvement of NAD and RaW — as briefed by ISPR.

Just this month, on 3rd November, ISPR’s Major-General Athar Abbas at a press briefing said that Pakistan has found concrete evidence of India’s involvement in militancy in South Waziristan.

Last month, 2 Indians on two consecutive days are apprehended by Rangers. As per the Rangers and officials, those two are backed by RaW. Many are caught day-to-day and many such newses are remained inconspicuous on media.

I don’t understand what those two Indians were doing? Selling peanuts or walnuts on a wheeled vehicle? Or they just came for sight seeing in Pakistan? This all should end from both sides!

Just today, Pakistan’s Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi has accused India of supporting insurgents in Pakistan. On the other side, while U.S. President Obama was on his trip to Asia, during his stay in China, he, followed by Chinese President Hu Jintao, voiced that Pakistan and India should recommence the talks again. India retorted that it wouldn’t allow someone from outside to meddle in it’s internal affairs.

The general perception of Pakistani public is that Indian Government is up in arms — and extremely reluctant to recommence the talks with Pakistan. And this was finally announced by Pakistani Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi of late. Against the grain, Pakistan is always ready to step in for talks and negotiation to settle the long-standing disputes, while the affectation of India is yet to be truly said as surplus at this juncture.

I prefer Indian Government should behave judiciously and recommence the talk and negotiation. This wouldn’t be a unilateral benefit once the relations between both countries are fine-tuned, rather it’d be a bilateral benefit — a much needed too — for both India and Pakistan.


Welcome to Islamic Republic of Slave Pakistan

Pakistan Sovereignty Cartoon

First they came for the Communists, And I didn’t speak up because I wasn’t a Communist; 
And then they came for the trade unionists, And I didn’t speak up because I wasn’t a trade unionist;
And then they came for the Jews, And I didn’t speak up because I wasn’t a Jew;
And then… they came for me… And by that time there was no one left to speak up.

These words of Martin Niemoller – a leader of one of the German group opposing Hitler and Nazi’s – remind me of the current situation in Pakistan.

We often address various different issues concerning Pakistan and its sovereignty. And at various situations, we, under an excuse of not having any other better alternative – surrender our sovereignty and dignity very happily. We don’t even tend to think of better alternatives we could have.

For instance, the drone attacks in Pakistan by United States Air Force has made me mulled over the dismantled Pakistan’s sovereignty. Today, United States – under a pretext of hunting down Talibans and al Qaeda – enters our territory and fire the missiles from their lofty drones. It mostly kills innocents. And we Pakistani’s remain reticent. Today, they come to hunt al Qaeda inside FATA; tomorrow, they could also use their land forces to enter into FATA and could also extend their aims and directions within Pakistan.

10 years back, when Pakistan conducted its Nuclear test, and we started believing we’re now a safe country with nuclear technology – guessing that no one would dare to have a dark look at us in future. No one yet knew 10 years back that 10 years after we’d be twisted around in an internal warfare so severely, and our sovereignty would get dismantled in such a grave way. Presently, no one yet knows what will happen after 10 years. Do you know? May be after 10 years we’ll see US forces beyond FATA and in other cities as well. It again reminds me of the words of Martin Niemoller “And by that time there was no one left to speak up.”

In another instance, we saw Pakistani intelligence agencies abducted dozens of innocent people few years back. We also discern that it all happened in collaboration with CIA – who worked as a downplayer in abduction. Who knows in future CIA could also be in spotlight in the abduction of Pakistanis. This time, they might not even need zilch help from Pakistan’s intelligence agencies – unlike past when Pakistani agencies were in spotlight – and used to directly abet CIA in abduction. Again, the words of Martin Niemoller echoes in my mind, “And by that time there was no one left to speak up.”

Today, we’re waiting for whom? Waiting for some veiled and sacred help? Even God doesn’t help those who don’t help themselves. This is so embarrassing ad nauseam.

Regarding the drone attacks, people often talk about the left out choices we could have. Particularly about drone attacks, we see the drone attacks fared not work well, coherently. It’s not a personal opinion I want to express, it’s a fact that we loose innocents in drone attacks, and we ought to bar Pakistan’s territory from drone attacks. Everyone wants annihilation of radicals from Pakistan. It’s all de trop what we’re facing today.

We’re undergoing a test-phase and the whole world is witnessing Pakistan can give in over the sovereignty issue. The world also witnesses that the country can also be suppressed very easily. We’re being suppressed by self-appointed superpowers. It’s a global fact that weaker ones are suppressed just like we’re getting suppressed. Those who have abilities to face danger and hardship despite fear – they rules. Such countries truly sparkle as a dignified nation. We’re regrettably not one of it. Welcome to Islamic Republic of Slave Pakistan.