“Are you with us in the war
against terrorism?” Were the opening words of the mid night TELEPHONE CALL. “If
not, you will be pushed to the Stone Age,” was the second threatening sentence
spoken to the President of Pakistan, without any hesitation and courtesy!!
Without due deliberation the President of Pakistan, surrendered at mid night and
accepted all the terms demanded by US for the Logistic Support needed by the
NATO and the ISAF for their military actions in Afghanistan intended to be
directed by 34 countries (NATO countries provided the core of the force), with
dual aim: to dismantle al-Qaeda and to deny it a safe base of operations in
Afghanistan by removing Talban from power.
The pseudo intelligentsia of Pakistan and obedient servants in service were
happy that the President had parried the difficult situation we were likely to
face in case of non compliance of the wishes of USA. They were full of praise
for the far-sightedness displayed by General Musharraf. Some termed him “Saviour
of Pakistan.” He was praised at all forums. He got inflated and thought himself
to be capable of solving all the problems faced by Pakistan. He, on behest of
his Western supporters, took certain other decisions which were not only against
Islam, Nazria – i - Pakistan, ethics and strategic interest of the country but
also against own interest in the long run. Hence, with every step of his, the
country was doomed. There were a few Pakistanis who did not appreciate
Musharraf’s policies, but they were either crushed or ignored.
What happened to Pakistan afterwards is a long story. As a nation we suffered in
all fields. We paid a very heavy price in terms of loss of life, property and
honor (A very precious quality not to be had from any market). The passengers
with Green Passport were subjected to humiliation through thorough search at
foreign airports. We lost respect in the eyes of other nations. The Pakistani
Embassy at New York issued countless visas to the Americans without getting
clearance from concerned intelligence agencies of Pakistan. We became more
faithful to USA. The President boasted of his friendship with Gen. Zaini of USA.
Cold blooded murders were committed by Raymond David in the open day light on a
very busy road of Lahore. Many of American agents roamed unchecked in the
country. Many Pakistanis (Including Dr. Aafia Siddiqui) were arrested and handed
over to US. The Lal Masjid and Jamia Hafsa, in the capital city, were raided
resulting into loss of precious lives and sacrilege of the Mosque / Madrasa
/Holy Books. However, Musharraf took this decision only because he was sure to
wrest any upheaval rising in the country. The religious hierarchy felt helpless
and feared very stern action against Madaras, hence kept dormant. The sad
incident, later on, as admitted by Musharraf, was a mistake on his part. Alas!
Since then it has become a fashion to talk ill of madarass /Talban.
To ensure the area is cleared of the terrorists, about 50,00,000 residents of
Sawat were forced to leave their homes and after a few years the Waziris were
put to same agony. Not realizing the fact that Bharat and Afghanistan are always
at the look out to exploit the situation, rather we think we are strengthening
the bonds of solidarity and cohesion among various segments of the provinces,
whereas the hidden antipathy is on the increase. Unless effective necessary
measures to redress the grievances are taken, the hatred is likely to be
transferred to the next generations. We cannot afford to sleep. We must be wiser
enough after debacle of East Pakistan.
The country is continuously paying for the service i.e. Logistic Support
rendered to US in 2001, in the form of Drone Attacks, Suicide Explosions and
Target Killings, fear of loss of life and honour has overshadowed the society.
The corrupt and shortsighted politicians, the inefficient government
functionaries and lack of sense of responsibility at all levels, have further
deteriorated the present awful situation. Nobody is serious to bring about
positive change. Leaving aside the manmade problems, the Nature also wants
(though very politely) teach us lesson for our deviations, especially (since we
cooperated against Talban) from the very objective of Creation of Pakistan. It
is still time to show our firm commitment with the Ideology of Pakistan and
observe a Day at national level, to revive our promise collectively with Allah,
that we will run the affairs of the country as per Dictates of Islam.
At the international forum the Anti Islam States are bent upon shedding blood/
destruction of all the Muslim countries one by one. An appraisal of events in
Islamic world: Iran- Iraq War; aggression of Iraq on Kuwait; US invasion on
Iraq; Military invasion of and removal of Talban Government in Afghanistan by US
led NATO forces; establishment of Iran backed government in Iraq; foiling of the
efforts of Islamist elements coming in to power through political process in
Niger; toppling of Qaddafi’s government in Libya; toppling of Mursi’s elected
government and military take- over in Egypt; turmoil in Syria; Saudi Arab’s
coalition Forces air attacks on Yeman; - all aimed at weakening the Islamic
world, sowing the seeds of contention on permanent basis and wastage of
resources on unproductive efforts. The enemies of Islam have a long list.
Alas! The short sighted heads of Islamic countries, spared so far, have not
realized the danger, hence busy in doing everything - merry making and fighting
with each other. They have never been successful in solving any of the major
problems faced by any Muslim country. It is time that the Muslim heads of States
realize the danger and its imminence as well. It is not difficult for the West
to find justification for any action against a Muslim country. The West, through
deceitful policies and loud propaganda mounted on the shoulders of print and
electronic media, build world opinion, be-fool the Muslims and follow the
policies which suit her the most against the Muslim countries.
Quite recently another serious trap is being woven against Pakistan. Diash
(ISIS) is more dangerous to the world peace than Al-Qeuda hence a need for
immediate military action. All out efforts are underway to prove, through the
pseudo thinkers and paid media agents, that Diash (ISIS) has her sanctuaries in
Pakistan hence a need to hunt them out through Multi National Force. Once again
Pakistan may be asked ““Are you with us in the war against terrorism? If not,
you will be pushed to the Stone Age.” It is feared that the rulers, following
Musharraf’s footprints may not surrender at mid-night call and then once again
the loyal companions/media persons start praising him “the Saviour of the
Nation” If it happens so it will be a really Black Day in our history. The
Patriot Media must keep an eye on such elements and foil their evil designs. It
will be a great favour to the nation.
What should/can be done; is a question to every Muslim? Let every Muslim foster
his belief in Allah
Almighty, realize his worth and then do whatever is possible, within his
capabilities. It is time not to sit idle. Those bestowed with wisdom and are
worried about the pathetic situation the Ummah is passing through, must form
Think Tanks and deliberate to find some Way Out. We are answerable to Allah for
all our deeds, and also owe a lot to our future generations, otherwise be ready
for disgraceful and complete annihilation!! A dreadful end!!