Present Situation in Pakistan

 ll Hari Om ll

We have been seeing what has been recently happening on the Line of Control between India and Pakistan in Jammu & Kashmir. Pakistan violated the ceasefire between the two countries which was in-force since 2003. Pakistani Army regulars crossed the Line of Control and beheaded 2 Indian Army soldiers in the most inhumane and barbaric manner. Further to this the violation of ceasefire has continued from the Pakistani side in the form of unprovoked cross border firing. Even after all this Pakistan Government has very purposefully and vociferously taken up the public campaign of denial of responsibility of the incidences through its senior-most ministers and bureaucrats.

Dr. Tahir-ul-Qadri from Pakistan
Dr. Tahir-ul-Qadri from Pakistan

The ceasefire violations with India and beheading of Indian Army personnel by Pakistani Army seems to be a tactic which Pakistan have been using for years to divert the attention of the common Pakistani people whenever the Pakistani Government has faced internal challenges and accusations . In this context I would like to give the excerpts of the editorial published in daily Pratyaksha recently.

Pakistan’s New Enemy

Finally, the truth seems to have dawned upon Pakistan’s army that terrorism and not India poses the greatest threat to Pakistan. This has come to light in Pakistan’s recently published ‘Military Doctrine’. Pakistan’s newly found wisdom, however, appears to be a case of too little too late. Terrorism has virtually eaten into the insides of Pakistan; but it took the military brass of Pakistan far too long to realize that.

Pakistan got a unique dose of terrorism when, over the last few weeks, Taliban extremists attacked a team of medical volunteers who had embarked on the polio vaccination drive. The reason advanced was that the polio vaccination drive was a conspiracy of the CIA who, apparently, had used the same means to track down Osama Bin Laden. The public at large, too, appears to be looking at this initiative with suspicion, largely because of the widespread hatred and anger towards the USA. As a result, attacks have taken place even where Taliban does not have a presence. Pakistan’s so called intelligentsia has argued that it matters little if the vaccination does not happen, as there are far greater issues that are plaguing Pakistan.

The adverse effects of this are already being seen. Certain parts of Pakistan are seeing a large number of new polio cases and these are increasing by the day. As it is, neither Pakistan’s government nor its system has the wherewithal to provide medical care for life threatening diseases. In such a situation, if help that is forthcoming from international agencies is refused and stopped, it is bound to present a grave threat to the health of the children of Pakistan.

After being witness to its country gradually degenerating into a country of lame and handicapped, Pakistan’s army seems to have eventually woken up to the reality that terrorism and not India is its prime enemy. However, by now, things have become far too complicated for working out a solution. There is no province in Pakistan where there is an iota of peace and stability. Karachi, which is considered to be the financial capital of Pakistan has been reeling under the sectarian clashes. Pakistan’s Supreme Court has gone to the extent of criticizing the political parties of Pakistan of being no less than the mafia.

Due to this all-pervading instability, the financial health of Pakistan has virtually touched rock bottom. The Pakistani government is finding it difficult to even provide basic necessities such as electricity and cooking gas. The country is virtually on the verge of collapse. Under these circumstances, it has become quite evident that the people of Pakistan are fast losing faith in their own country. Of late, it is increasingly coming to light that more and more people of Pakistan are busy acquiring passport of another country to secure their future. The Pakistani army is now seen to be making efforts to counter terrorism. However, the Taliban is fully aware of the limitations of the Pakistani army. Basically, there is very little to distinguish between the Taliban and Pakistani army. Pakistan present chief of army, General Ashfaq Kayani had announced a few years back that the Taliban was Pakistan’s most effective weapon against India.

This so called ‘effective weapon’ has, in fact, boomeranged on Pakistan. The ever proliferating terrorism on its own soil seems to have convinced Pakistan’s army  to the that terrorism is indeed the real threat. By the time realization had dawned, grave harm had already been caused to the country. However, none of leaders of Pakistan seem to have the guts to question Pakistan’s army and hold it accountable for the state of affairs prevailing in the country. It should be noted that Pakistan’s people do not seem to be aware, so as to be asking the question as to why the Pakistani army nurtured terrorism for so long.

A section of people in Pakistan with vested interests, have propounded a convenient theory that it is because Pakistan supported the USA in their acts of aggression in Afghanistan, that terrorism has found its way into Pakistan. They have succeeded in keeping the general public under a misconceived notion that if Pakistan were to withdraw support to the USA in its war in Afghanistan, then Pakistan’s terrorism woes would end. It would not be long before this ‘bubble’ is burst.

ll Hari Om ll



Published at Mumbai, Maharashtra – India

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  1. Hari Om Dada ! Indeed this blogpost is very informative and enlightening. Pakistan’s basic problem is that they want to save their own skin from the terrorists’ evil shadow which is ever increasing in their own country. They are using these cowardly attacks on India to divert the attention of the common public in Pakistan which is having a heavy unrest spread against the Pakistani Government. But these cowardly attacks are definitely not going to solve their purpose. As you have righlty said Dada, its now a bit too late for Pakistani officials to derive any solution for their country’s hopeless and ever deteriorating condition and any act by them in future is going to boomerang towards them for sure.

  2. Hari Om Dada
    Very true…conditions in Pakistan are getting worsen and it’s definitely not good news for India. Though Pakistan army says its main threat is one can trust them since history always been against that…Also Pakistani army may exploits the unrest among common Pakistani people coming out under Dr. Qadris leadership and use it against India to divert their attention.
    It’s indeed very shameful for any country to get its acting Prime minister an arrest warrant. But aptly highlighted in Pratyaksha editorial, things are slipping out of Pakistan’s hand and it’s too late….. They are not sure of their future and next generation as basic medical services are getting attacked by extremists….
    India cannot afford to keep itself aloof of present situation, having its neighbor in such highly explosive state.
    Hari Om

  3. After the immediate crisis situation in Pakistan, political 6 point programme was declared by Imran Khan, Chief of Tehrik E-Insaaf. Now there is an apprehension of heavy violence and terrorist attack in Pakistan! Imran Khan should accept this that the PAKISTAN is on the edge of heavy destruction. The hate of India by Pakistan is well known to all world. Yesterday Pak’s foreign minister made an irrelevant, pathetic and irresponsible statement regarding the tension at LOC. The support and feeding to Taliban, terrorists, Lashkar – E – Taiyyaba by Pakistan government, will be a major crisis for Pakistan sooner as these groups may take undue advantage of the present unstable situation of Pakistan. It is sure that PAKISTAN will pay for every bomb blast and riot which they have executed in INDIA. Indian soldiers are much brave and have very high morale. Even though they had ample of opportunities to cross the LOC and such act by them could be justified even, but they didn’t even for once. May Dattaguru give more strength to our brave soldiers to fight against the PAKISTANI coward devils.Such unstable political situation in a country like Pakistan will be a huge reason of worry for the neighbors like India. The terrorists may take over Pakistan through the Pakistan military and if unfortunately such movement happens, there will be strong possibility of a war (may be a nuclear) with INDIA by PAKISTAN.

  4. Hari om Dada,
    You article delineates the prevailing precarious state of affairs in Pakistan on social, economical & political front, revelatory of anarchy. Pakistan’s attempt to deflect attention of Pakistani people from these domestic core issues towards India, portraying as discernible threat, were foiled due to heightened “all-pervading instability”. It is time for Pakistan to understand and differentiate between patriotism and virulent jingoism. Shreeram for sensitizing us to this imminent danger.

  5. Hari om dada,
    A very apt and precisd note on the current situation in Pakistan.
    We have often heard that Jealousy kills’, which can be seen in the case of this country. Right from the creation of Pakistan, the leaders of this country nurturted and propagated hatred towards India. This hatred was due to jealousy that their neighbourhood country is on the fast track of progress. They even tried to break the pace of the development through blasts, terrorist activities which for India turned out to be mere low hickups. Even today, when the country is troubled with inner demons, the leaders are still being ignorant, a big mistake committed by them. Pakistan, the land or nation of purity…is no longer pure.

  6. Pakistan is in worst situation. They always hated India since independence and did whatever they can do for that. And now this attitude is going to destroy them. Right now they are ver weak financially as well as politically. Extremests like Taliban can take its advantage, and that is the reason we should be always alert as it may affect us.

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