I also want to Protest. I also want to go out on the street and protest. Really, I want to and I want my countrymen to join me. I want to protest when I see the videos of my army men slaughtered and recorded for boasting on internet by TTP. I want to protest when Pakistanis are killed in their homes or in the shopping centers or in their mosques or in their shrines or on the roads or in the hospitals or in their schools by suicide bombers. I want to protest when a group of people for their will who are not even 10% but are lucky to be armed 100% and have access to all media. Want their versions of religion implemented on the whole country which by the was is called Islamic Republic of Pakistan and is inhabited by many sects within Islam and not to forget the Christian, Hindu, Parsi an Ahmedi Pakistanis. I want to protest the same way like they do only peacefully till may patience lasts; along with my country men but ironically finds out that our inner soul has died off or we are afraid or we are selfish or we just don’t care. Reason why these forces gain momentum day by day.
Hakeem ullah Mehsud was killed in a Drone Strike barely a few days after our Prime Minister’s visit to USA. After a day when PTI’s Imran Khan threatened to cut off Nato supply Lines in case of another Drone attack. Few days after the Interior Minister presented his case in the senate where he stated that of all what we have heard off in the past; only 67 civilians have been killed in the Drone Strikes where more than 2000 terrorists have been killed. Now even 67 is a shame but than there are 40,000 on the other side of the equation as well and again the link of the civilians are yet to be established with TTP or Al Qaeda because why in the world would I hang out with some one who is on the wanted list? Lets not forget that Hakimullah was on his way to kick off talks as many claim in the government. But justice was delivered Chicago Style. President Obama must be an excellent poker player that he did not dropped the ball on our Prime Minister during his visit to Washington or lest our PM was naïve to get their view as Hakimullah Mehsud bites the dust. Some say whilst having a meeting with his cohorts. The US was meticulous to ensure that even his car is taken out to leave no trace or a chance.
Now this stems a lot of conspiracy theories in the country as especially chided by some pro Taliban political leaders or lets say their B Team i.e. PTI or JI who are crying foul and see this as a step to sabotage talks with a Terrorist and Traitor of the country. Ironically, the PMLN government is singing the same tune. The whole country and pro Taliban Media is mourning the death of a terrorist. Yes not any terrorist who just a few days ago boasted the killing of Gen Niazi in a bomb attack few days after the so called APC announced its intention to conduct peace talks with these traitors who don’t even recognize the constitution of Pakistan. We all heard Hakimullah boasting in that same video that how he is ready for a fight and my impression in the translated interview he gave in the video was of a man who don’t care about the peace talks. I am happy that our Army remains quiet on the issue and has given a clear message that they distance them selves from this political overture from the Taliban apologists in the government or in the opposition. I wonder with what spirit would Generals of our beloved army would go in to negotiate with a thug. Now men die all the time in the wars and yes there is one going on in the country. But the way TTP has beheaded, beaten and infact desecrated our dead soldiers is not war. I don’t think would even cover it under the rules of war in the modern times. If this was a War. This is War Crimes. I am sure our Army Leaders whose so many sons have given their lives in this battle would be toasting each other today as I am sure they still mourn their brethren , their sons and their friends who have sacrificed their lives fighting for this country.
If they go into negotiations with them as per some of my earlier writings. They become nothing but fodder. And I am sure the parents , the relative of these martyrs wont like this to happen. Anyways, as I write the mourning continues.
So Mr. Imran Khan which I strongly feel is about to take a U Turn very soon is now facing a difficult decision which is how in the world is he going to stop these Nato Supplies? With what he would stop these Nato supplies? I am sure our Army would not stand shoulder on the issue of the killing of Hakimullah Mehsud. So in my view Imran or PTI pursues this line as he is looking to get out of the KPK government as PTI fails to deliver and wants to do it honorably. Also, since local bodies elections are coming is again beating the drum of Nato Supplies stoppage as in the past to get the right wing vote. I again challenge him that whilst he advises Pakistan to stop taking aid from US. He should stop doing the same for his charities first as well.
I don’t think we should make any noise as a nation on the killing of a traitor, a murderer and a terrorist today or even in the future. What pains me that this job which should have been done by our Army Jawans who are very well capable of doing the same happened at the hands of a foreign force? I am sure our Army’s morale could have been much higher if they were seen taking this action for avenging the death of their brothers in arms. Its clear given as a message that US would not let a country which is being on its aid to enter talks with any terrorist who is behind killing of its citizens. So it looks like they have taken this upon themselves to cleanse our laundry for us also. Now I am sure if our army is given due powers . They would do it like they did it in Swat unless we expect them to sit across negotiating tables with everyone who picks up a gun across the country.
Now I am sure that there would be some repercussions. I am sure that the wolf pack would find another leader. I am sure the charter would be for him before getting appointed would be what is his plan to kill more Pakistanis both Army and Civilians? How would he destroy more of Pakistan’s properties? How would he cleanse of any one who is not from the TTP/Kharjiite sect? How would he ensure that this nation do not get back on its two feet? How would he pursue the goals of the Kharjiite in Pakistan? I am sure with all these credentials and his commitments with a plan. He would become the supreme commander. Means more is on the way for Pakistanis. As this guy would try to shown his prowess amongst the pack. And I wish he meet the same fate as Hakimullah and his types if not by our hands than by someone else.
The new guy’s name coming up which is Commander Sajna till now and can very well change. His only skill is that he can fight. He is not a cleric etc. So lets get ready to fight. It shames me that as a nation with a 8th most powerful Army in the world . We are being coerced to negotiate with those who are vicious to civilians , children and have no code when it comes to prisoners.
I wonder what would Imran Khan do. Since he is now talking about bringing resolutions across the country. Why does he not want to single out KPK? Or is he afraid to do it on his own? But I am sure he would take another Uturn. As for the Prime Minister. I think he has taken some good decisions. His cue is simple . Get Pakistan back on the track. TTP is a cancer. It cant be treated. We need a surgical operation to move on. Pakistan would never see any economic development being a country which negotiates with Talibans. He needs to give the mandate to our Army to take out TTP across the country including Karachi.
As for Hakimullah . I am sure he takes some secrets with him up there. Whose game was he playing? But looks like the Drone had his number and it dialed. Anyways I think if Pakistan demonstrates that they can take out these terrorists. Judiciary start hanging/executing a few of them instead of only going after political activists. We as a nation would gain world’s confidence and than they would let us take out action on our own. Till that time negotiating. Not trying legally terrorists and that too global. Mourning them nationally. Infact giving them a political face in form of PTI or JI is not going to bring an end to this war any time soon.
For Pakistan. We need a strong leader up there who takes a call. I know that journalists like Hamid Mir who have been found in bed with some really good friends of Pakistan and PPP heard chiding Gen Musharraf over Red Mosque of Laal Masjid. We need a leader whose position is clear and gives authority to our armed forces to take out these enemies of state. For me Gen Musharraf was one. Any party which stands against these TTP has my support and they aren’t many. ANP or MQM are the only two who have clearly. All the rest are confused. Hope, they choose the right side soon as well for Pakistan. Pakistan Zindabad!