BY PROFESSOR ALI SUKHANVER
Deep rooted hostility of India against Pakistan and Pakistan’s sincere desire and efforts for improving its relations with all its neighbours including India; both the realities are beyond any doubt. Pakistan leaves no stone unturned whenever it finds any possibility of bettering the situation through dialogue and table-talks. Be it the conflict with India or confrontation with the so-called militants, the use of force always remains the last option for Pakistan though being a nuclear power Pakistan has all means, skill and courage to counter and crush the hostile forces of all types. Unluckily, sometimes this peace-loving approach of Pakistan is erroneously taken as weakness by its ‘hostile friends’.
As far as relationship with India is concerned, it is something very much clear that most of the people in Pakistan have a very strong desire for peaceful and cordial relations with India and same are the feelings of the government of Pakistan but unfortunately this desire for peace and harmony never receives affirmatively positive response from the other side. This desire of peace and harmony is sometimes paid back in form of the Mumbai Blast episode and sometimes in shape of attack on the Samjhota Express. Pakistan has been facing a never-ending blame game since long with patience and endurance simply because it wants to support and promote an air of peace and harmony in the region and generate an atmosphere of mutual trust and confidence among the regional countries. The permission granted to Mr. Throor to deliver his video-speech in Islamabad, the Capital city of Pakistan, is the best example of Pakistan’s efforts in this regard but Mr. Throor simply misused and exploited the opportunity provided to him. The government of India must take him to task for such a childish behavior.
It is a very commonly prevalent feeling that Pakistan is standing all alone on the world map. And all other countries, including most of the Muslim countries, are using all their means and resources to crush and destabilize Pakistan; and this type of situation is not a new one; for almost more than a decade Pakistan has been sailing in the same troubled waters but in spite of all these intimidating forces, Pakistan is still there on the world map. It proves that Pakistan has all capabilities of countering all conspiracies designed against it. Framing Pakistan in the murder of Hakimullah Mehsood or blaming Pakistan for its involvement in the Mumbai blasts could never be fruitful. Pakistan is a truth and it is next to impossible to crush, squash or mash the Truth.