Solution to Pakistan’s Precarious Situation

November 23, 2009 at 6:06 pm (Islam, Pakistan) (, )


By Abid Mustafa

Lately, Pakistan has been rocked by unprecedented levels of violence, as the Pakistani army intensifies military operations against the Taliban in the tribal areas. The latest bomb blast near the Afghan border is the ninth in two weeks in and around Peshawar the capital city of Pakistan’s North Western Frontier Province (NWFP). Pakistan’s most populous province Punjab has also suffered a similar fate. Frequent bomb blasts have ravaged cities and have left people too scared to venture out. Only Karachi notorious for violence has witnessed relative calm in midst of the pandemonium that has enveloped the whole country.

The exceptional level carnage and the unusual pattern of bombing civilian targets have prompted many respected commentators to question Pakistan’s blind support for America’s war on Islam, and more importantly point the finger at the US embassy and the infamous US security contractor company called Blackwater or Xe as it now known. According to a report in the Pakistani English newspaper The Nation some 202 Blackwater mercenaries arrived in Pakistan on Tuesday, 3 November 2009. The paper also reported that ex-Army Chief of Staff, Mirza Aslam Beg, had claimed “that former President Pervez Musharraf had given Blackwater the green signal to carry out its terrorist operations in the cities of Islamabad, Rawalpindi, Peshawar and Quetta”. Other reports suggest that Blackwater personnel are staying at the Pearl continental in Peshawar. The hotel is earmarked to be bought out by the US embassy as part of a $1 billion programme to expand and fortify America’s footprint in Pakistan. Even the Taliban have blamed the upsurge in violence on Blackwater. On November 16 2009, Al Jazeera reported that a spokesman for the Pakistani Taliban claimed that the firm, was involved in an attempt to discredit the militants by staging deadly attacks.

Apart from conducting covert or ‘false flag’ operations, America is planning to pry open Pakistan’s nuclear weapons’ command and control policy. Seymour Hersh an investigated journalist quoted a former US intelligence official as saying: “The Pakistanis gave us a virtual look at the number of warheads, some of their locations, and their command-and-control system … We got their security plans, so we could augment them in case of a breach of security.” Other media reports have alluded to US establishing bases near Islamabad under the pretext of training Pakistani security officials. What could such bases serve other than undermine Pakistan’s nuclear assets and prevent the collapse of Kiyani and Zardari— the chief architects of  American endeavors to physically occupy Pakistani without formal declaration of war.

Yet despite the glaring media reports about America’s involvement in the  acts of terror  perpetrated on Pakistani soil and her desire to control Pakistan’s nuclear assets, the Pakistani media is unable to distinguish who is the main enemy of the Pakistan— the US or Taliban. On the contrary, the media is determined to spew out venom against Taliban in a desperate bid to galvanize support for military operations against the Taliban and their associates in the tribal belt.  The official view propagated by the media   that ‘This is our war’ and ‘The Taliban are Pakistan’s enemy’ only serves to entrench America’s hegemony over Pakistan.

Equally callous is the view that the Taliban are righteous fighters and that the indiscriminate slaughter of women and children is justified. Taliban is not a monolithic movement. Rather it is a loosely knit group made up of Pakistani militants, foreigner fighters, Afghan Mujahideen and other groups. The absence of an organized structure allows many foreign powers to finance, equip and infiltrate some elements from the movement, and use them to serve their own political objectives.

The correct Islamic response to this situation is to make reconciliation between all of the aforementioned groups and the Pakistani army by removing those leadership elements that are subservient to foreign powers. Allah says  ‘If two parties among the Believers fall into a quarrel, make ye peace between them: but if one of them transgresses beyond bounds against the other, then fight ye (all) against the one that transgresses until it complies with the command of Allah; but if it complies, then make peace between them with justice, and be fair: for Allah loves those who are fair (and just). [49:9].

In the above ayah fighting is only permitted to make a group of believers yield to Allah’s command and not to America’s command or the command of any foreign power. Once the Taliban and the Pakistani army are united under single leadership then they should work to rid the whole region of crusaders. This can only be achieved if the Muslims of Afghanistan and Pakistan collaborate together for the re-establishment of Khilafah Rashida and give bayah to the Khilafah who will not only unify them but protect them. The messenger of Allah said, “The Imam is a shield, you fight from behind him and are protected by him.”

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2 Comments

  1. neel123 said,

    GOD is not, and will never be with the evil doers, least with those that use terrorism as tools of foreign policy.

    Pakistan will pay for its past misdeeds, and Allah will not come to its protection…………..

  2. pakpatriot said,

    Allah only knows the truth about who uses accusations of terrorism as an excuse to attack other nations…throwing dust in peoples eyes with propoganda against the innocent…and creates “fitna” in the world to satisfy their own greed for power and domination…

    GOD never sides with oppressors!!!!!

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