Pakistan’s recent stand on Kunduz’s fall was to be expected. Even the secular and liberal writers and anchor persons declared the fall of Kunduz a victory for Pakistan rather than the Taliban. Once again the humiliating and violent role of Taliban and their sympathizers is exposed, teaching us not to consider them peacekeepers at any cost. They have a very basic problem, the educational curriculum, and the institutions running and developing for earning money, from the war economy. Their generals and lieutenants, as well as high-ranking army intelligence members, are found involved in bidding, signing and compromising on big infrastructure and civil and military contracts within and outside of Pakistan.
From small contracts to middle through international bargaining, the Pakistani army is involved in the Saudi battle with Yemen, the Syrian civil war, Kashmir and Afghanistan’s wars. These are a few examples where the Pakistani establishment and its military have interfered. It is an open secret that the military of Pakistan is fighting these wars in order to make black money in the name of religion. Undoubtedly, the fall of Kunduz was not something usual, but a singular moment for national and international players in the game.
This is not as shocking as the rival media of Afghanistan broadcasting in the Pakistani media. One of the Pakistan writers states: “At the same time, it shows that ethnic loyalties, tribal affiliations, and regional warlords are more powerful than the fragile coalition in Kabul which has been named the ‘National Unity Government’ in an effort to accentuate a semblance of unity in the deeply fractured country.”
A retired Lieutenant General of Pakistan Army, Mr. Talat Masood, declared the fall of Kunduz a failure of the new government and he adds, “Apparently, the Taliban took advantage of the resentment among the general public, due to the poor performance of the Afghan government, by aligning with local governments and disaffected Pashtun elements. The attack also brought to the fore the fact the Afghan Army has not fully gelled as a cohesive combat force capable of holding territory without US and NATO aerial and intelligence support.”
A former ambassador of Pakistan in Afghanistan and the ex-commissionerate in Peshawar for Afghan refugees and, as he now styles himself, the representative of Taliban in the Pakistani English-language websites, added that, “If the Afghan Taliban hold on to their occupation for some time, there is fear of defections from the ranks of the Afghan Army. That could snowball into a bigger and even more dangerous movement of soldiers leaving their ranks from both the military and the police. More government functionaries could establish links with the resistance movement of the Afghan Taliban – leading to the gradual collapse of the administrative machinery, thus paralyzing the country. ”
However, nothing happened and all the predictions of the Pakistani intellectuals proved wrong. It is truly unfortunate that all the three writers belong to a single newspaper and website. But, why we should not be worried about all those elements trying to have access to the nuclear power plants and atomic bombs of Pakistan? Why we should not be worried about the Pakistani terrorists as they are creating problems for the Middle East, South Asia and now for Central Asia?
Why we should not be anxious about the Haqqani Network, the Quetta Shura, the well-known terrorists JuD Chief Hafiz Saeed, Zaid Hamid, Major Amir, and JUI-F chief Fazlur Rehman, Maulana Samiullah, and other well known fractions within the Pakistani Army in the name of the left and right wings, as well as secular and religious fractions? If this is not non-diplomatic then we can say that Lashkar-e-Taiba, Lashkar-e-Jhangvi, Afghan Taliban, Haqqani Network, Hizbut Tahrir penetration in the Pakistani Army and Jaish-e-Mohammad are assets of the Pakistani Army’s religious hardliners.
There should be someone to stop the religious scholars from violating human rights and women’s rights in Pakistan and now even in Europe. Why does no one ask about the hate speeches of Pakistan religious fundamentalists against the people of Pakistan and Afghanistan? Why does no one to inquire about the Pakistani state killing the innocent Kashmiris and the tribal people on the both sides of Durand Line?
The fall of Kunduz is a morale-booster for many people, but Pakistan doesn’t know that now there are also some people in Afghanistan looking for their winning future in turbulence and perhaps they have learnt this tactic from a turbulent state. This is Pakistani media trying to prove to the people that there is nothing possible without the will of Pakistan. Certainly, Pakistan knows how to continue the blame game and denounce someone for nothing.
Everyone knows that who is the terrorist sponsor and producer state, the latest Pakistani and Indian intelligence facts and figures show that the terrorists found involved in the Bombay terrorist attacks are all Pakistani and belong to Pakistan’s religious organizations; more than 80% of terrorist activities in India, Afghanistan and Baluchistan are identified as Pakistan sponsored.
Mukhtar was an alias used by the mastermind of 9/11, who was captured in the early morning of March 01, 2003, as he slept in a private home in Rawalpindi, just outside Pakistan’s capital city of Islamabad. The CIA and the Afghan intelligence service believe that Mukhtar was responsible for all Bin Laden’s activities both inside and outside of Afghanistan.
Muhammad Amjad, son of Muhammad Siddique, is from the Block New Multan Colony, Multan, and Punjab Province, Pakistan. He is a Lashkar-e-Tayyaba activist, a key member of the terrorists in the Bombay attack 26/11. He purchased a Yamaha Motor boat engine, life jackets and inflatable boats from ARZ Water Sport Karachi: these things were used in the Mumbai terror attacks and recovered by Indian authorities. His CNIC No. 36302-042663-3 was also found and verified that he is from Pakistan.
Iftikhar Ali, son of Muhammad Anwar, from Browal Colony, District Faisalabad, Punjab, Pakistan, is a member of the terrorist agency Lashkar-e-Tayyaba. He deposited US $250 at Euro 2005 Money Changer in Islamabad to obtain Voice Over Internet Protocol (VOIP) connection for terrorist communications in the Bombay attacks. He is also known as Malik Taimour.
Shahid Ghafoor, son of Abdul Ghafoor Aasi, from Airport Road, Mohallah Islami Colony, District Bahawalpur, Punjab, Pakistan, holds Pakistani national identity card 31202-1175192-9, and was involved in multiple terrorist attacks including the Bombay attack, as well as attacks in Kashmir, India, and Afghanistan. He is also known by his military name “Captain.” It is possible he is an ex-member of the Pakistani Army.
Abdul Rehman, son of Khadim Hussain; Muhammad Usman, son of Rashid Ahmad; Ateeq-ur-Rehman, son of Jameel-ur-Rehman; Riaz Ahmad, son of Ali Muhammad; Muh Mushtaq, son of Muhammad Deen; Muh Naeem, son of Ghulam Yaseen; Abdul Shakoor, son of Reham Din; Muh Sabir Salfi, son of Abdul Ghafoor; Muh Usman, son of Bashir Ahmad; Shakil Ahmad, son of Saharay; Sufyan Zafar, son of Mustajab Hussain; Muh Usman Zia, son of Muh Bashir Zia; Muh Abbas Nsir, son of Islam-ud-Din and many others, like Javed Iqbal, son of Muh Munir, are all terrorists involved in terrorist attacks within and outside of Pakistan, Afghanistan, India, Chechnya and Syria. All these terrorists have been certified by the Federal Investigation Agency, Islamabad, Pakistan that they are from the Punjab Province of Pakistan.
The international community and the USA need to understand the possible repercussions of all these well-trained assets within and outside of the Pakistani Army. These people are dangerous for regional stability including Central Asia, Iran, and Afghanistan, as well as for Pakistan and its own people.
Tommy Robinson writes about Pakistan: “Pakistan being a victim of terrorism is like suicide bomber being a victim of the explosion.”
Fresh figures show that Pakistan is suffering a severe trade deficit of $22 billion, while in July 2015, the monthly deficit reached $1.77 billion. The trade deficit of the current year increased 34% as compared to last year. Pakistan has the capability to export goods of $24 billion each year but now this fall to $20 billion. Afghanistan is the first nation boycotted the Pakistani products within Afghanistan. Mostly, textile industry owners are fleeing to India and Bangladesh in search of a safe market and security. The historical textile industry of Laranspur first privatized and has now shifted to Bangladesh, due to lack of security and energy in Pakistan.
The people of Pakistan should know what kind of business is taking place in the metro projects of Lahore and Islamabad.
I am wondering why the Pakistani media doesn’t dare to expose the black economy of the Pakistani Army on a national and international level where Afghans, Kashmiris, Syrians, Chechens, Balochs, Yemenis and Iraqis are victimized of their policies. Why aren’t they writing about tribal Pashtuns and their miseries they have suffered for a hundred years? They can’t go for appeal, justice, court and judge under the severe FCR (Frontier Crime Regulations), but when the question of winning a war against India and Afghanistan comes on the agenda, then the Pakistani media and establishment get together and they use the Pashtun nation against the other nations.
The Pakistani investor class (Nawaz + Mullahs + Pakistan Army) is increasing the interest rate on imports and decreasing the rate on exports in order to earn money.
The international community should seriously consider what will occur if the Pakistani terrorist organizations reach the Pakistani atomic bombs. If the Pakistani masses challenged the government’s writ and subsequently civil war starts, then what would be the situation in Pakistan? If the ISIS sympathizers within the Pakistani Army hand over the modern instruments and weapons to ISIS, then what will be the regional fate?
There should be a transparent assessment and monitoring of Pakistani-sponsored terrorist activities in the region and the world. The Pakistani Army and establishment should be assessed, and they should be questioned about terrorist activities. Pakistan should not try to meddle in the affairs of any other state as they are generating poison in the domestic matters of Afghanistan. They shouldn’t consider the victory of Taliban their own victory, but they should come with a transparent and comprehensible position to halt and denounce the Taliban activities in Afghanistan, instead of considering them assets. Pakistan should come to a clear-cut stand regarding Afghanistan sovereignty on the international level.
Pakistan has no other option regarding adopting a policy towards Afghanistan but a friendly, transactional and economic one rather than one which is turbulent and violent or simply inhuman. The regional powers Iran, China, India and the Central Asian countries are interested investing in trade and then there would be no chance for Pakistan and its Army except civil war, backing terrorism and isolation.
Currently, the writer acts as the General Director of the Strategic Center for International Relations and Editor-in-Chief of its quarterly publication.
The Afghan Tribune | Khan Wali Khan Basharmal| Published: November 15, 2015 09:09 PM