By Mahboob A. Khawaja, Ph.D.
Dean Nelson of the UK Telegraph (October 07, 2009), offered a pinching observation and asked: “Has Pakistan lost its honour?” Dr. Abdul Qadeer Khan also wondered if the ruling elite have any “ghairat” (honor) in its policy and practices. Strangely, nobody from the ruling elite ever attempted to answer the question of honor. The author wonders, in most sustainable societies rational, intelligent and honest people would try to earn moral respect and honor, but how come looking at their role and performance – Asif Zardari and his PPP gangster colleagues and the Generals dare to claim one?
Pakistani rulers and their behavioral sinking typifies what can go wrong when leadership is indoctrinated and barricaded by the deliberate evolution of corruption, dishonesty and treason to national interests embracing a culture of convenient nepotism, looting, gangsterism and killing as a political engine to manage the military run politics of Pakistan. Consequently, the world is adding insult to pains and injuries of the morally and intellectually conscientious Pakistanis.
The 21st century emerging nations pitch in new ideas and ideals to encourage and support the educated, intelligent and talented people to compete for elections and to hold offices of national leadership responsibility. Pakistanis are not so lucky to have such opportunities and leaders and to be living in the competing values of moral and intellectual responsibility. The contemporary world does not appear to have so many failed and treacherous leadership role models as do Pakistan with a set contour of treason to and wholesale sell out of the primary interests of the nation to foreign masters. The Western media headlines and propaganda campaigns skillfully argue that Pakistan is a camouflage state of liars and being run by those who are conveniently available at the global market for cash payments. If history is a point of reference, you should recall a legendary document authored by Dr. Ishtiaq Qureshi, editor of Urdu Digest called “Skoot-e-Dacca Say Purdah Utha Hay (The unveiling of the Conspiracy at Dacca-former East Pakistan) in early 1972 after the planned dismemberment and surrender to India in East Pakistan. Have anything changed in Pakistan in over forty years of that deliberate tragedy planned and executed by the Pakistani Generals and ZA Bhutto? The corrupt and leaderless Pakistani military wanted to maintain its governance and it allowed India to organize an internal uprising on bogus premises to manufacture the concept of a separate homeland for the Bengali speaking part of Pakistan. If your five senses are fully intact, you will remember General Rani – a prostitute so admired and patronized by General Yahya, Bhutto and all of the top Pakistani official elite, she used to make the national decision for the Yahya administration. It was a prostitution run governance that dismantled the integrity of One Pakistan.. What is now, so homogenous under Zardari (member of the Bhutto family) and new brand of Pakistani Generals indoctrinated by the former disgraced Dictator General Musharaf, now living happily with all the stolen wealth in London. History is re-running the same impulses, political vibrations and images and outcomes, in case there are any THINKING people still around in Pakistani society to learn from the past and try to change the direction and help safeguard the people from the consequences of forced viciousness and political deception and treachery impose on the people of Pakistan moving fast towards another wrong turn and slip into a vast ditch of vice and ruins.
You should know how Dr. Qureshi closed those wonderful evidence-based facts of the Pakistan’s living history: He noted that
“General Yahaya, Mujib ur Rehman and Zulfikar ali Bhutto were competing to grab power from one another and in the course of vicious struggle Pakistan lost its fate. Yahya and Mujib stabbed Pakistan
with one dragger and Bhutto will stab Pakistan with another one.” Strangely enough, since almost 40 years, Bhutto family has been at the center of all misfortunes and political tragedies which have caused disastrous consequences for the Pakistani nation- surrender and loss of East Pakistan, terrorist acts and hijacking of PIA plane to Afghanistan and killing of Pakistani diplomats, money laundering and the case of $60 million stolen money in Switzerland, Plane crash of General Zia and killing of hundred of people in that plane tragedy, twice dismissal of miss Benzair Bhutto on corruption charges, imprisonment and the cases of corruption against Asif Zardari- the known crime riddled president and “American man” in Islambabad and the list can go on and on…. If facts of life should speak on their own, Zardari, Geelani and the army Generals have become insane, victims of their own obsessions and simply do not know nor can imagine what destiny is in-waiting for them. Are there any THINKING PEOPLE in Pakistan to see and analyze the facts of human life as they are and attempt to change the course of institutionalized corruption and tyranny of the few and free the people of Pakistan? If you still have some curiosity of thoughts, come and see the present developments what is happening again at the global theatre to sabotage and destroy the remaining skeleton of the body of Pakistan.
On November 22, The US Republican Party held its 12th Presidential debate in Washington – an event solely sponsored by the American Enterprise Institute and the Heritage Foundation – the hub of sadistic warriors of Islamophobia industry and former Bush’s era political intellectuals and strategic planners continue to poison the global audience with rhetoric of wars against Muslims. Some of the preconceived notion-based questions drew applause when the political contenders showed conviction to take the wars to Pakistani intelligence center-ISI and check the Pakistani Generals on regular American payroll data. The questions and assertions allege that Pakistanis elite were liars double agents and untrustworthy despite the US having cash dollars payments and investments in return for their allegiance to the US policy on the War on Terrorism. The presidential debate exposed a Pandora box of the US intransigence including the raid to kill Osama bin Laden and the collaboration of the Pakistani intelligence and military echelon. To enhance the US warmongering and to build-up a momentum for attack on Pakistan’s nuclear installations, the global media networks (BBC and Canadian CBC and some of the US channels) showed “Secret Pakistan” – a one hour documentary film, how Pakistani elite (Zardari PPP Government, ISI and the Generals) are deeply involved in active engagements to train and support Talaban- Al-Qaida as well as serve the US military hegemonic efforts across Afghanistan and inside Pakistan. Bruce Riedel, the advisor to President Obama, spelled out clearly that Obama gave the green light to go deep inside Pakistan in pursuit of the War on Terrorism and destroy Pakistan’s infrastructures of nuclear warheads. The presidential contenders claim that Islamists have made six failed attempts to raid and steal the nuclear weapons from Pakistan but failed. The debate focused on Pakistan’s half-hearted and dubious friendship and American demands to do more against the Al-Qaida and Talaban to dismantle their presence and active influence. Strategically the US failed to defeat the Talaban in ten years and now it demands from the Pakistani hired mercenaries to do the job. The disclosures and questions at the debate paint a picture of treacherous, unreliable but extremely dangerous Pakistan to the US interests and policies in that region. It is a worst imagery of an ally –Pakistan that embraced the bogus US led war on terror in return an opening and on-going opportunities of money making schemes of the Pakistan elite by trading-in the primary human, political, social and economic interests and lifelines of the masses of Pakistan. The Generals, ISI and Zaradari PPP Government all are active agents to stab the body of Pakistan time and again…… again and again…… again and again. What is left there for Pakistan to breathe and survive? Is Pakistan on life supporting machines until the US policy makers switched off the plug? Take another recent development of the Haqqani –Zardari scandal and politics of the Memogate raging across the globe. What does it tell you about the Pakistani rulers, its diplomatic functionaries and those managing the security and integrity of a Muslim nation? The naïve and cancerous politics of the few have enlarged the scope of its outreach- everybody in Pakistan knows and talks who is a traitor as it has embraced the shape and value of a new culture to undermine the foundation of an independent State of Pakistan. Should Zardari be not forced to leave the office and stand trial in a court of law for stabbing the body of Pakistan?
Disillusioned and disconnected with its roots, Pakistan continues to move forward – not towards change, normalcy and progress but to tragic events fermenting planned deaths of the citizenry, destruction of the social, economic and political infrastructures, incapacitated and broken lifelines and ultimately to become a battle ground for mindless ethnic and regional divides and national collapse. If these trends resulting from the inhuman and barbaric policies and practices of the ruling elite remain in the pipeline, the nation could end-up losing its freedom and integrity. You wonder, what is the problem that is insolvable? Ignorance, lust of power and cruelty to the interests of the people just to specify few.
Educated and morally conscientious and intellectually resourceful Pakistanis have shied away from politics because it is controlled by the Generals and terribly corrupt, full of gangsterism and anarchy of the few. What an irony that the cream of THINKING Pakistanis enriched with new and creative ideas and able to contribute for the nation-building either live in foreign countries or may be found in graveyards buried along with their ambitions, passions and ideals for a glorious Islamic Pakistan. For over forty years, a combined conspiracy articulated by the Army Generals- and their by-products so called politicians – PPP- splinter groups of the Muslim League-MQM and so on have stolen the time and precious opportunities from the nation to bring change and enabling Pakistan to return to a logical connection to its foundation for a parliamentary democracy. When opportunities for a political change came up, they sabotaged the demands of change and conspired to impose the tyranny of martial laws and individualistic absolutism. No matter, who comes into power or brought in from the backdoor intrigues, the Generals remain in power and maneuver the game to influence public life in all major domains of human affairs. In a way, 180 millions of Pakistani nation are prisoners of their own sadistic ruling elite. The people exercise no rights, no participation, no role in the making of country’s present or future. There are distinctively two different worlds and varied conflicting time zones between the lives of common people and the elite class dominating the governance. Ostensibly, when known thugs, criminals and “kanjar” (prostitution agents) turned politicians rule the nation, nobody feels safe and nobody foresees the hope for the future.
In early May, a bizarre staged drama unleashed by the US Navy seals to kill Osama Bin Laden in a resort town of Abbotabad- nobody knows for sure if Bin Laden was there or not, but the Pakistani Generals collaborated and facilitated the US attack as they were paid to do so. Publicly, they denied knowledge of it but the CIA Chief at the time thanked General Pasha-ISI Chief for cooperation. At the PPP thugs dominated national assembly, the same General claimed to have had shouting matches with the CIA Chief earlier. Have you ever heard of slaves shouting at their masters? Pakistani politics is a hub of liars and deceptions. There is no remorse and no public accountability. For the on-going bogus War on Terrorism, George W, Bush relied on General Musharaf and claims to have invested $10 Billion to transform Pakistan into killing fields and a failed state. The Washington Post sketched out the cartoon of Musharaf as dog – an obedient animal to Bush. America’s friendship is often dubious and egocentric while its animosity is always definable. Rick Rozoff (“U.S. Plans to Seize Pakistan's Nuclear Arsenal” OpEdNews: 10/15/2010) clarifies the US primary goal in waging the War on Terrorism is really to dismantle the capacity and seize the Pakistani nuclear weapons. It is well known that General Musharaf gave the Pakistani nuclear blueprints to the Bush administration. Consequentially, Pakistan is vulnerable to all sorts of mishaps and conspiracies and fault lines. Why it is that General Musharaf, Zardari, Geelani and almost all of his cabinet ministers with criminal cases have not been prosecuted? Is the so called Pakistani democracy tailored made to fit the ruling thugs to claim immunity from law and justice? There is ample evidence to show that Italian PM Bersucolini, Former Israeli PM Ahud, former Egyptian pharaoh Hosni Mubarak, one Indian PM, British Tony Blair and several British MP’s, former Tunisian dictator Zaiundin Ali all had attendance in courts and prison cells except the Tunisian in absentia. What is so unqiue and unusual not to meet the demands of law and justice for the Pakistani cruel monsters?
In an objective analysis, Pakistan was outcome of a democratic movement for freedom from the Hindu dominated India and British colonial subjugation. Colonial history remains in tact and impact of both Hindu culture, influence and British traditions dominates Pakistan. The Generals, PPP of Bhutto-Zardari, MQM or the current Muslim Leagues groups have nothing in common with the originality and freedom movement of Pakistan. They have no relationship to the existence of the Muslim nation. It is convenient for them to break it because they have no value nor feeling for the good of people of Pakistan. They are glued by deception to the body politics of Pakistan to exploit, misuse power, instigate ethnic divides and brutal killings and dismantle the unity and existence of the nation. They could best be described as leaches sucking the blood veins of Muslim Pakistan. They would not go away unless forcibly removed from the body of the nation. Under the auspices of the insane Generals and in combination of the PPP and so called Sharifs and Muslim League, these individuals have sucked out the time, thought process, energies and human efforts and opportunities for change and development to the extent that now Pakistan appears more and more a skeleton floating without any positive thinking, goals and substance for sustainable future.
By now, do you get the complete picture of the agony of Pakistan as felt and observed by a common citizen? Do you understand the painful injuries and tormenting wounds on the body of the nation inflicted by these monsters who call themselves rulers, leaders, Generals, Zardaris, Geelani, Altaf Hussain, Sharif and Malik and what not? There is no difference, they are all one and the same thing – garbage anywhere is garbage and sooner or later it stinks as it does not change its originality. Their governance is heavily linked to continuous conflict-making and conflict-keeping – from one problem to another inferno, from one hell to another living hell – the nation endures, not the ruling elite. The masses are innocent victims of the few insane figures who lack basic sense of human instinct, values and Islamic principles.
The US-India cult is using the Iraqi blueprint to cripple the Pakistani nation within so that sooner or later its skeleton will collapse on its own. You will recall that in 1971 Pakistan was dismembered so that the army Generals and ZA Bhutto could rule for sometimes to come. Once again, conspiracies are planned by the PPP – MQM and the Generals how to further disintegrate the physical structure enabling them to have comfortable life and leisure to enjoy the good times. None of these people are leaders, none of them have any rational sense of accountable governance, and none of them have any educational or intellectual or professional capacity to hold offices of supreme national responsibility in Pakistan. Looking at their standing, they are even misfit to be hired as doorman because that would involve some responsibility and they enjoy none. Despite odds and missing credibility criterion, they do rule and will continue to do so for sometime to come. Dean Nelson of the UK Telegraph (October 07, 2009), offered a pinching observation and asked: “Has Pakistan lost its honour?” Dr. Abdul Qadeer Khan also wondered if the ruling elite have any “ghairat” (honor) in its policy and practices. Strangely, nobody from the ruling elite ever attempted to answer the question of honor. The author wonders, in most sustainable societies rational, intelligent and honest people would try to earn moral respect and honor, but how come looking at their role and performance- Asif Zardari and his PPP gangster colleagues and the Generals dare to claim one?
They are all stage actors and puppets performing different roles and are paid for their art and actions. General Pervez Musharaf after exploiting the nation and misuse of power for ten years lives happily in a London mansion worth $1.4 million. The succeeding cadre of Generals is the by-products of his seeds of treachery and dishonesty to the Pakistani nation. Paul Wolfwoltz, the then World Bank President asked General Musharaf to oust the thinking and religiously conscientious officials from the civil and military services and to promote secular and pro-American individuals to position of prominence. Musharaf obeyed the command and facilitated the necessary surgery on the composition and promotion of the high ranking officials. Now, they run Pakistan, not the people of Pakistan.
One workable solution to free the people out of the prevalent sadistic tyranny is to dismantle the combined structure of the affiliation of the Generals-PPP-MQM and help to form a non-partisan government of national unity – this action has to be initiated by the people movement, otherwise, there is nothing else to challenge the prevalent cruelty and insanity. Pakistani masses have a role model of the Egyptian people and their struggle for freedom from the tyranny of the few beginning at Tahrir Square in Cairo. The people of Pakistan must take organized actions and to have the future as a cohesive nation of Islamic thinking and values respecting the differences and articulating a unity in diversity to deal with the future. This aim and task cannot be carried out by the Generals, Zardaris-MQM or Sharifs as they are irrelevant, and are the real problem, not the solution. The solution must be sought outside the corridors of current corrupt and stinking governance. It could be the outcome of the educated, intelligent and visionary Pakistanis of new and young generation, not spoiled by the influence and piled-up garbage of the corrupt politics. Could the Generals and their by–products Bhuttos-Zardaris and Sharifs be a HOPE for the future of Pakistan? Not so, Pakistan NEEDS a planned change and reformation of the corrupt political governance and new public institutions and political system to make the future come true. The educated and intelligent new generation of Pakistanis is the only HOPE that the masses can look upon for the future-making, away from the dead-ended and corrupt politics of the few self-styled ignorant rulers claiming to profess democracy but undermining the existence and freedom of the Pakistani nation. In a recent article (“Pakistan – Independence Day Strange Celebration” 8/14/2011) published worldwide, the author shared the following observation:
“Nation-building is not the role and task of the Generals, Bhuttos, Zardaris, Altaf Hussain or Sharif as they are dead entries in history books and artifacts in museum. To visualize rational remedies and workable change of the currently disastrous political events and ethnic bloodbaths and set a NEW DIRECTION to facilitate social, economic, moral and political RECONSTRUCTION of the oppressed nation, you NEED educated people, intelligent and visionary thinkers and leaders and experts in problem-solving and change management to avert the self-suicidal agendas being followed by the PPP-MQM and the Generals – Karachi is just a glimpse out of the sadistic and incompetent mindset of the few, wait and see what will be the next?”