By Dr Shahid Qureshi :
Pakistan’s corrupt 5000 elite is continuously damaging the state and its institutions not by omission but by design. It was Asif Zaradari and General Musharraf who introduced the most dangerous weapon to erode the state of Pakistan – It is called ‘system by pass’. Look around you and think why all politicians want local SHO (in-charge of local police station), and patwari (land clerk) of their choice? It is because they are the people who deliver on the ground and once they are ‘Bent and Corrupt’, you have lost the game. It was Nawaz Sharif’s Punjab Police SHO who registered FIR in Pakistan of terrorist incident in Pathan Kot (India). Only Sharif’s Punjab Police can register a case of a crime in other country’s jurisdiction. We will see the implications in the coming days. It was Nawaz Sharif who confirmed the identity of Ajmal Kasab of Mumbai terrorist incident whom Indians were in hurry to hang. (See Nawaz Sharif interview video)
No agency in the world can beat them and that is what fueling terrorism and terror financing because both SHO and Patwari are steering of all Mafias in the country. That’s where terror financing and terrorist protection begin. It is gone bad to worse that whole spine of policing (chain of command) has broken and now some junior SHO level officers are sending sensitive information faxes to foreign missions.
The continuous screening of USA ’s blockbuster “Do more killings earn more $”, in Islamabad has made some people filthy rich who are filthier than the rich. Surely military cannot do everything which the politicians expect from them. What they must understand that they are dealing with a sinister corrupt mafia close links with foreign agencies.
We recently saw that the Chief Justice Anwar Zahir Jamali of the Supreme Court of Pakistan deliberately sabotaged the ‘Panama Case’ against the ruling Mafia of Nawaz Sharif. He knew all along when he was going to be retired. He could have excused himself from the bench. He could have delayed his leave due to the importance of the case. He did not do anything. Why not? The whole world knows that Sharif own those flats since 1990s, only supreme court doesn’t know. Whole legal system has failed to protect the state and citizens on daily basis, country is run by the criminal gangs.
The USA and NATO have destroyed Iraq most educated country in the Middle East, Afghanistan converted into rubble, a state run by the drug barons, where drug production was almost zero before US invasion, now increased to 1400% worth $35 billion a year also funding the Taliban with approximately $380 million yearly. …
Toxic assets of Pakistan like former President Zardari reportedly said in Washington, ‘he never considered India as a threat and would move troops from Indian border to Afghan if necessary’, his ISI chief Lt. General Ahmed Shuja Pasha said, ‘Terror is our enemy not India’, his interior minister Rehman Malik without full investigation said, ‘Pakistani soil was used for Mumbai Bombings’ and his Prime Minister agreed to send ISI chief to India for questioning’.
The toxic seeds sown by Musharraf are growing and need detoxification? If India is not threat then who is sponsoring terrorism in Baluchistan, funding Taliban in Swat and Waziristan and responsible for the separation of East Pakistan? AZ agreed to give transit route to India into Afghanistan? Surely it will not make any difference to the economy of India but definitely create a security nightmare for Pakistan. Are these people gone out of their minds or Pakistan run out of sanity? The above are the internal threats to the sovereignty of Pakistan?
How many times Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and former President Zardari visited the 120, 000 Pakistani troops for moral boost, deployed on Pakistan- Afghanistan border fighting US‘s war on terror’ with Indo-US sponsored Taliban not to mention on LOC? Leaders like George Bush, Tony Blair, Gordon Brown, Thresa May and President Obama have visited their troops on the front line.
People hope that Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Bajwa would be able to rise above this dodgy democratic mess of corrupt and compromised politicians. Will real General Qamar Bajwa stand up for the country and his institution by detaching from the various traps laid including military take over?
The state of affair is so grim that traitors and anti-state elements are not only protected but also promoted by this regime? It is time for naming and shaming of all the corrupt serving and retired politicians, generals, civilians and others starting with the publication of a list of all foreign nationality holders including partners, foreign bank accounts, properties, assets and businesses among approximately 1200 parliamentarians, ministers, politicians, businessmen, civil and military officials. A country of 180 million cannot be left hostage to the elite of 5000 people involved in all kinds of irregularities and corruption?
On the other hand, United States has 180 million reasons to worry about Pakistan which are more dangerous than the nuclear arsenal and that is young and resilient population. A secret intelligence assessment prepared by the CIA in February 1984 – ‘Middle East – South Asia: Population Problems and Political Stability’- worried about age structures in societies with high fertility. Noting that as many as one-third of regional population is in the ‘political volatile 15 to 24 age group, ‘the document which was partially declassified in 1986, warned that young people are ‘ready recruits for opposition causes’, including Islamic nationalism, ‘which currently offers the principal ideological haven for Muslim youth’.
According to political experts the growth in population is a distinct advantage in the modern world. Geoffrey McNicoll of the population council explained in a November 1985 conference on global population trends at Stanford University – California that, ‘population weight conveys power or voice in world affairs’.
Similarly, late Ray S. Cline former Deputy Director of Intelligence at CIA said in a book, ‘The Power of the Nations in the 1990s’, ‘that a large territory accompanied by a large population, almost automatically confers the status of power on a nation.’ But political analysis, he added, ‘generally gives little more importance to people than to territory, since populous countries of an adequate size can exploit economic resources, mobilise armies, and bring their influence on others’.
Pakistan has around 2.5 million Afghan refugees living for the past 30 years, created by the US war against the Soviets in 1979. Around 1.6 million Pakistanis are displaced or become homeless due to the so called USA ’s war on terror within FATA and Swat. It is quite evident that US actions has caused Pakistan losses of around $100 – $150 billion in past 15 years and increasing. This displacement of the population is not meaningless but would have far reaching affects. No one knows which Taliban to deal with CIA’s Taliban, RAW’s Taliban, MOSSAD’s Taliban, Russian FSB’s Taliban or ISI’s Taliban? Surely responsibility lies on national security agencies to clear the mess both inside and outside?
It is becoming more and more evident that the selfish mafia controlling US and its allies are seeking to destabilize the Middle East, Pakistan, Turkey and South Asia. They have destroyed Iraq most educated country in the Middle East, Libya, Syria and Afghanistan converted into rubble, a state run by the drug barons, where drug production was almost zero before US invasion, now increased to 1400% worth $35 billion a year also funding the Taliban with approximately $380 million yearly.
“Mumbai attacks were part of global strategy to balkanize the countries in the ‘Arc of Crisis’; with US military presence in both regions, to encircle China and threaten peace of the world that gets the world tired of war to accept global hegemony of the US and call it a ‘New World Order for Peace’ said a defence analyst.
It is very clear that all the above countries Pakistan, Turkey, Iraq, Libya, Afghanistan, Syria are damaged and destroyed by friends like USA and NATO running their proxies with religious tilt like Taliban, Al-Qaeeda, ISIS, DAESH. That was only possible when the internal collaborators opened the doors from inside. So the children of Al-alkami of Baghdad, Mir Jafar of Bengal, Mir Sadiq of Mysore continue to lay more and more toxic eggs.
(Dr Shahid Qureshi is senior analyst with BBC and chief editor of The London Post. He writes on security, terrorism and foreign policy. He also appears as analyst on Al-Jazeera, Press TV, MBC, Kazak TV (Kazakhstan), LBC Radio London. He was also international election observer for Kazakhstan 2015 and 2016 and Pakistan 2002. He has written a famous book “War on Terror and Siege of Pakistan” published in 2009. He is PhD in ‘Political Psychology’ also studied Law at a British University)
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