PROFESSOR ALI SUKHANVER
Afghanistan has been facing the ever-worst situation of law and order since after the US invasion in Afghanistan. Countless bomb blasts and suicidal attacks on NATO installations and on those who have been taking care of the US interests in Afghanistan are a proof that the native people of Afghanistan are not ready to accept the foreign influence in their country. But instead of realization of facts, the Afghan government has ever been busy in doing propaganda against Pakistan, holding Pakistan responsible for all kind of terrorist activities and blaming Pakistan for supporting terrorists groups and militias in Afghanistan. This baseless and unfounded blame-game reflects the ungratefulness and ungraciousness of the Afghan government because Pakistan has always been very helpful and supportive for the people of Afghanistan and creating any trouble for Afghanistan has never been the aim and objective of Pakistan. Whatever Pakistan did for the Afghan refugees and how Pakistan provided all type of favour and support to these refugees is a daylight fact. In December 2012, approximately 1.7 million Afghan nationals were reported to be living in Pakistan’s Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, FATA and northwestern Balochistan. Most of these refugees were born and raised in Pakistan in the last 30 years and the Government of Pakistan has provided them legal permission to remain in the country indefinitely. The ancestors of these Pakistan-born Afghan refugees came to Pakistan as refugees during the 1980s Soviet war in Afghanistan. Since then all these refugees are proving a huge financial burden on Pakistan’s economy but Pakistan never asked them to go back to Afghanistan because Pakistan knows it very well that these refugees will have to face a hell of problems in Afghanistan if they are forced to go back. But in response to all these kind favours the Afghan government is providing ample breathing space to the intelligence agencies hostile to Pakistan. The RAW seems the most loved one to the Afghan rulers because they are providing it all possible support for the accomplishment of its nefarious designs of spreading instability and promoting terrorism in Pakistan. As the date of so-called return of the US forces from Afghanistan is coming close, the situation calls for a more sensible behaviour from the Afghan government. The situation would become agonizingly painful if the Afghan government does not review its state of affairs with Pakistan and does not stop this one-sided war of blames and allegations against its closest neighbouring Muslim country Pakistan and if it does not stop playing in the hands of the countries hostile to Pakistan. Afghanistan must try to learn how to differentiate and distinguish between friends and foes. Unsubstantiated accusations and baseless blames would simply widen the gaps between these two Islamic countries.