Daily Archives: April 11, 2012
Written by: SATP
April 9, 2012
Terrorist and extremist outfits in Pakistan have deepened their involvement in organised crimes, particularly including abduction-for-ransom and extortion, both to increase revenues and to push various illegitimate demands. A rampage of both high and low profile abductions across the country has provided the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP), the Haqqani Network, the Afghan Taliban and al Qaeda, along with their various affiliates, with new ‘resources’ to fuel their politically and religiously motivated ‘jihad’, both within the country, and against the West and other ‘infidel’ states. According to information retrieved from slain al Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden’s Abbottabad compound, for instance, al Qaeda in Pakistan had turned to abduction-for-ransom to offset dwindling cash reserves.
In Balochistan, all powers including the administrative rest with the army. Even in the so-called elections, clearance from the army is a precondition
The Supreme Court of Pakistan in the Asghar Khan case, where he challenged the army and the agencies distributing hundreds of million rupees (Rs 1.48 billion) among establishment-favoured politicians to win elections to serve their (the army’s) purposes, has observed that the army and the agencies had exceeded and overstepped their constitutional mandate. It is interesting and worthy of attention that an almost similar incident took place in India on India National Day at a seminar in Srinagar. A student union president, a principal of a college and a Kashmiri intellectual unanimously agreed that the Indian army and attached agencies were overstepping their constitutional mandate by distributing charities, awarding scholarships to students, opening schools and hospitals and overlooking a number of other welfare works that should have been the responsibility of the civilian government. The Srinagar seminar also raised the question as to why the army and attached agencies did not worry about shouldering the civilian government’s responsibilities of looking after welfare work like opening schools and hospitals in other Indian states.
آ ہنی ہاتھ والی ذہنیت اسٹابلشمنٹ اور حکمرانوں کےلئے زہر قاتل رہی ہے اور یہ کوئی نادانستہ ، بے ساختہ یا بے ترتیب چیزنہیں ہے بلکہ یہ مذہبی اور نسلی امتیاز پر مبنی تعصب کی گہری رنجش کا قدرتی نتیجہ ہے
رپورٹوں کیمطابق بلوچستان کابینہ کا کہنا ہے کہ حکومت کی رٹ برقرار رکھنے کےلئے پاکستان مخالف عناصر سے ”آہنی ہاتھ سے“ نمٹنے کا فیصلہ کیا گیا ہے۔ اس ’وحشت انگیز‘ فیصلے کا مطلب یہ ہے گویا اس سے پہلے بلوچ عوام سے مخملی ہاتھوں اور انتہائی رحم دلی کے ساتھ نمٹاجارہا تھا۔ منافقت اور دھوکہ دہی کے فن کو اس ’اسٹابلشمنٹ‘ سے سیکھنا چاہئے؛ انھیں ’اسٹریٹجک گہرائی والی یونیورسٹی‘ جیسی ایک اور یونیورسٹی کھولنی چاہئے جہاںوہ اپنے ’اسٹریٹجک اثاثوں‘ کے شعبہ میں دہشت گردی کے عمدہ ترین تعلیمات دے سکیں۔
The iron hand mentality has been the bane of the establishment and rulers and it is not something inadvertent, spontaneous or random; it is the natural consequence of the deeply etched religious and racist bias
The Balochistan Cabinet, reports say, in order to maintain the writ of the government, has decided to clamp down on anti-Pakistan elements “with an iron hand”. This ‘earthshaking’ decision implies that previously the Baloch people were being dealt with with velvety hands and utmost compassion. The art of dissembling and deceit should be learnt from this ‘establishment’; they should open another university similar to their ‘strategic depth university’, which teaches the finer points of terrorism in its ‘strategic assets’ department.