Chicago summit: Pakistan defies US egotism

Jawad Raza Khan

Pakistan is undeniably under huge compression especially after discontinuing NATO supplies, since the dejected Salala incident. Experts are evaluating the situation on hourly basis, giving news and theories with pessimistic approach leaving audience hopeless (most of them). Bonn conference, Shamsi Air Base and Chicago moot all are discussed at length, but what is really unheard off is something which should have been discussed with pride and grace. Our media may call this nation as a shameless bunch of different mobs, but in reality what has certainly ensued since then, is amazing.  All our pseudo- intellectuals were of the opinion that Pakistan will not be able to take on the challenge of blocking NATO supplies for more than 10 days but this great nation has responded with such a strength that has forced our corrupt leaders to think twice before opening the NATO’s line of communication. How it happened is not been highlighted “24- Have indeed changed the course “Well Done Soldiers”!

Godless notion (non-believers) cannot comprehend, how a country like Pakistan is standing one against forty eight not for aid, not for satisfying ID (driven by the pleasure principle, which strives for immediate gratification of all desires), not defying principles but only for their self-respect, making the world realize that “We are not horde but are existing and breathing as a nation”. The defiance shown by Pakistani nation is exceptional in history, here I must confess that Pakistan has to open this supply route but this planned or unplanned delay has indeed gave Pakistan some sort of a moral tonic in its existing dismal state. Extremely deplorable law and order situation, constitutional crisis, political tussle, depressing economy and above all unlimited power cut offs in scorching summers could not change the trend in this part of the world and Americans are now indeed feeling the heat. They need supplies from south, well before 2014, otherwise their withdrawal can turn into a rout and importantly “They know it”.

Unfortunately the above mentioned is not transpired on our media, indeed that’s part of the strategy given by their MASTERS (46 million dollars are certainly worth doing this worthless act of treachery). The proven fact is that in a country like Pakistan, media cannot be trusted as true reflection of mass desire, courtesy Mr. Dollar. On one hand, US is not ready to apologize for our 24 braves who were ruthlessly killed by US led NATO forces but on the other side, it is more than astonishing to see some shameless advertisements on all private media channels with a common phrase USAID from American people to Pakistani people to build Pakistan (Typical American). These advertisements started appearing on FM channels first but are now frequently visible on our so called free media.  Truly speaking it’s more than a shameful act by our media tycoons who are extremely busy in making money while emotionally killing citizens of Pakistan. If Americans are so anxious to help Pakistan, in principle, they must first apologize for their brutal act against their own allies on Salala check post. This private Army of our media cannot fight this media war against Pakistan as they are nothing but bunch of greedy, dishonest and disloyal people working on foreign agenda.

In contrast to what all happening on electronic and print media, Social media has by and large truly and loudly expressed the true Pakistani opinion against American egotism.

The situation of Pak-US relations can easily be summed up (in the backdrop of Non NATO Ally) with this sentence “He’s such a big gun in the office; they’re planning to fire him! It’s about time for Pakistan to stand on principles, there is no such suggestion to be at war against NATO but an opportunity given by the sacrifice of our 24 valiant soldiers, who had risen to the occasion, wants to see Pakistan rising with grace and honour, definitely from heavens.

The writer is based in Rawalpindi.

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  • TMH  On May 25, 2012 at 4:49 am

    What a beautiful hard hitting article, which a first denouement of the selling out of our electronic media for few
    dollars and towing policy of our frenemy. These peoples must be taken to courts for being treacherous to Pakistan.


  • Laila  On May 25, 2012 at 4:54 am

    Good article by Jawad Khan.
    Indeed about time we stand up with some dignity.I would like to share an EXCELLENT piece by Lt.General Asad Durrani here published in Express Tribune today:
    The chance we did not miss
    By Lt-Gen (retd) Asad Durrani
    How things have changed between the US and Pakistan? Only a year ago, if someone like David Ignatius, a reputed opinion-maker on the American strategic circuit, had admonished us, we would all have scrambled to the nearest bomb shelter. When he did so on the 17th of May, through the good offices of The Washington Post, no one here seems to have noticed. He argues, rather ingeniously, that Pakistan failed to exploit Nato’s presence in the region to clobber its tribal areas into the mainstream; and thus missed the chance of a lifetime. Since the thesis has failed to cause any rumpus in our country, prudence demands that it should be ignored. Some of us have the impudence not to let go.
    Let’s assume that we could have tamed these wild tribesmen with help from our allies (we are still on the ‘Major Non-Nato’ list). With Pakistan’s writ in the frontier regions then becoming as good as it is in Karachi and Balochistan, an opportunity indeed seems to have been lost. But there still is room for a consolation prize, perhaps even more gratifying because of its sheer enormity. The presence of the world’s mightiest alliance in Afghanistan gave us another chance as well: to gang-up with the tribesmen, once again, and defeat yet another superpower. That is the chance we did not miss. It may not be all for the good, but it feels good to think about it.
    But before being carried away by some amorphous notions of victory, let’s take another look at Mr Ignatius’s thesis. He has obviously read all about the British failures to pacify these ‘badlands’ and, therefore, seems to understand that a soft approach is not going to work. With their kith and kin fighting an occupation across the borders, our tribesmen were not likely to respond kindly to our pleas not to join the battle, or abandon their obligations just because at that very time we thought of taking up the unfinished agenda of their special status.
    Mr Ignatius, therefore, suggests a more kinetic, or ballistic, approach to bring them around.
    He believes “modern communications and transportation” would have accomplished what the British could not. He knows, of course, that all this fancy stuff did not help “the most potent army in history” to alter the ways of the Afghans, but still believes that Pakistan could do it better; because it is such a “wonderful nation”. Right now I am only wondering, why he and the West are so obsessed with the status of our tribal areas!
    If it is to establish the writ of the government, then let me remind them that even if it existed anywhere else in the country, like in Karachi, Rawalpindi or Abbottabad, it has only helped those seeking safe havens. The ‘lawlessness’ of these areas, considering that their laws are implemented more strictly and equitably than ours, I suspect, is more like giving the dog a bad name before it is hanged.
    Failure in Afghanistan may be due to flawed American strategies, or because the Afghans resist till the bitter end, or possibly a consequence of Pakistani support for the Taliban; the desire to embroil Pakistan in a war with its tribesmen, and in due course also with the Afghans, is understandable. This deadly nexus that has made a habit of taking on superpowers, at times even getting away with pretensions of victory, must be busted.
    Let me cast the first prick, though only to deflate the pretension part. Resistance by the Mujahideen may have precipitated the Soviet downfall; the implosion of the empire had long been underway. The Taliban might have received help from the Pakistani side of the Durand Line, but that was not decisive. America was defeated in Afghanistan by the American Army. More about that some other time.
    Published in The Express Tribune, May 25th, 2012.

  • Faisal Imam  On May 25, 2012 at 5:08 pm

    would it have been otherwise for 5000 dollars?

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