H C Singh

On Possibility of Disintegration of Pakistan

Ayesha Jalal, a celebrated historian of Pakistan even admits that for the last 62 years since its creation, Pakistan has been battling for the survival, though being a Pakistani she does not admit or say that Pakistan is facing disintegration. Though she has written about Taliban, their creation by USA and Pakistan to oust USSR communist from Afghanistan, which had virtually become a communist country for a number of years. “US and Saudi Arabia” gave billions of dollars to Pakistan Army to oust communist from Afghanistan and punish or exile Afghan communists who supported Soviet Union and established communist government in Muslim Afghanistan. Pakistan Army funded the substantial amount of this money to Madrassas in NWFP and tribal areas….. these madrassas became assembly places for militants who were considered to be an asset to the Pakistan Army’s quest for strategic depth in Afghanistan. Once the Russians left the Army continued to ‘Jehad’ in Afghanistan and Kashmir to the deteriment of Pakistan’s internal security.

 

          Being a Pakistani she has not concluded or mentioned in the article that NWFP which had been part of Afghanistan would want independence from Pakistan and either be an independent  country or join Afghanistan. Pakistan is battling for survival because of Jehadi’s led by Talibans of NWFP and  Jehadis of any type in Punjab.  

          Similar is case of Balochistan, where militants are fighting for independence. Another Pakistani writer Omer Farooq Khan says about Swat, “there is no guarantee of success for so troubled a region.. What happens in Balochistan where separatist movement has waged its own war since 2004? What happens then ? Does a new fault line taking failing   Pakistan to the point of no return?” It will be observed that both the prominent Journalist of Pakistan are of the opinion that Pakistan has reached ‘point of no return’ so far as unified Pakistan with NWFP and Balochistan, as its provinces, is concerned, its fate depends on the fate of USA’s failure or success in Afghanistan. If USA fails in Afghanistan as it failed in Vietnam war against communists then Pakistan cannot remain unaffected. It may face disintegration as flow of billions of dollars from USA and Saudi Arabia will stop and Pakistan’s Army may not get incentive to fight or even get normal pay and allowances.  

          India has suffered for almost 62 years from Pakistan’s menace and its sending armed Talibans or other tribal from NWFP to Kashmir. This criminal folly of Pakistan has cost heavy tall of Army and para military personnel as well as Kashmir’s peaceful citizens. Pakistan’s encouragement, financing and arming of Taliban and other terrorists  led to many attacks in India, to name few, attack on Parliament, attack on Bombay train and latest attack on Taj Hotel killing many, including foreign citizens. Thus India would be anxiously watching when NWFP secedes or becomes calm and quiet. Whether Pakistan remains intact or disintegrates.

 Even in 1952 when Pakistan was well established and there was no tribal problem, if any, it was being ignored, LOVEDAY PRIOR in his book Punjab Prelude, writes: “A substantial portion of Pakistan revenue is allotted to trans border tribes to buy them off, all the same both these are being stirred up by Afghanistan to claim the secession of NWFP and other tribal areas from Pakistan.”

 

          East Pakistan i.e. East Bengal now Bangladesh has already seceded from Pakistan because Pakistan tried to impose West Pakistan Army and Urdu language on Bengalis. This had failed and with the help of neighboring India it seceded and came to be known as Bangladesh, an independent country. Similarly Pakistan, all these 62 years has been trying to impose Urdu, the national language of Pakistan on Pashtu speaking Pathans but has failed and faces secession of NWFP.

 

 

          Pakistan, in this unprecedented turmoil, is not in a position to enter into any agreement on Kashmir with India. It is therefore better to see which way the wind blows: whether NWFP remains part of Pakistan or not. Pakistan disintegrates or not. Talibans and other Jehadis became normal citizens of Pakistan or not. Suicide Bombing by Talibans stops or not. Peace returns to Pakistan or not.

 

 

 

November 21, 2009 - Posted by | Pakistan, Politics, Terrorism | , , ,

1 Comment »

  1. Good Morning Sir,

    Very well and a very refresing article that you have written , in fact thanks to the tweet world , I have found a wonderful blog , specially when I hv to read quite a few of yr earleir blogs.
    However coming to this blog, :and specially on your last para , I feel , that all the points mentioned by you would remain in a variable state , nothing permanent would emerge , as quite a few political / economic powers are entangled and the moment there is a change of Government acroos our borders , another level or may be the next dimension of fluidity appears.

    With regards,
    Umesh

    Comment by Umesh Dhingra | November 22, 2009 | Reply


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