In a recent statement the US Deputy Ambassador to Pakistan Gerald Festine has pointed out the presence of two Al-Qaida leaders Mulla Umar and Usama Bin Laden in Pakistan. According to him the presence of these two leaders was certified by the American intelligence agencies. He also claimed that Taliban’s command system exists in Quetta. He demanded that the government of Pakistan should take stern action against the terrorists within its territory. In other words he has again started singing the most favorite American song, passionately composed for Pakistan, “Do More and Do More”. Now people of Pakistan are expecting a fresh and more vital series of trials and tribulations, regarding the so-called war on terror. A new ground is being prepared, the match is about to begin, the opening batsmen are proceeding to the field.
God Knows better why the US authorities are always under the influence of a misunderstanding that Pakistan is the only land where terrorists are brought up and nurtured. They simply ignore the fact that Pakistan itself is the worst victim of terrorism. That is the reason that it has always condemned all forms of terrorism. Radical elements and extremists are the real enemy of peace loving nations like Pakistan. It is making all possible efforts to fight the menace of terrorism both internal and at external levels. The whole nation is united in its resolve to fight the menace of terrorism. But our dear American friends are ever insistent upon declaring Pakistan as a terror-supporting country.
Pakistan has never supported any force which has any type of terrorist inclination. Let us see back to the Mumbai Blasts. Pakistan was the first country which condemned this terrorist activity. When India blamed that some non-state actors are taking shelter in Pakistan, the government of Pakistan did its best to search for the culprits. Later on, after detailed investigations, this fact came to light that the names mentioned by the government of India had nothing to do with this cruel activity. Moreover some of the Indian news resources confirmed the involvement of Indian nationals in this heinous activity. Pakistan knew very well that its name is being dragged into this affair for nothing but even then the government of Pakistan provided full co-operation to the government of India in this respect. .The philosophy behind was simply to discourage terrorism at every level.
Same is the case with the Kashmir issue. Pakistan is of the opinion that the Kashmiris must be given a freedom to live their lives according to their own will and desire. Human rights violation is also a form of terrorism. Since the Indian forces are depriving the Kashmiris of their basic rights, Pakistan has a soft corner for the poor Kashmiris. And unfortunately that is the root cause of the non-friendly relations between India and Pakistan.
Pakistan is surely and certainly a peace loving country. It knows very well that a peaceful atmosphere is in the interest of both these countries. Although Pakistan has been trying its best for a long time to resume the peace process through dialogue yet it has not succeeded in its effort because of stubborn attitude of India. On the other hand India has always discouraged and crushed every kind of effort leading to peace. It is really something very astonishing that the US authorities are well aware of all these realities but even then instead of supporting Pakistan’s efforts, they are blaming Pakistan for providing hide-out to the terrorist like Usama and Mulla Umar.
Pakistan has nothing to do with such type of terrorists who are nothing more than a blob of shame and disgrace on the face of humanity.
Terrorism is an international phenomenon and Pakistan recognizes it as the most horrible and terrible trend or development. The situation in Balochistan is although not very encouraging yet this situation of unrest has nothing to do with Usama and Mulla Umar. The so-called separatist movement in Balochistan is not an indigenous one. The local people of Balochistan are at no level a part of such movement giving birth to unrest. It is no one but India which is trying to aggravate the situation there through the agents of Raw; same is its role in FATA.
India is obviously providing support to militants in Balochistan and FATA. The weapons and other equipment recovered from the militants who were either killed or arrested during various operations by the security forces in FATA and Balochistan provides sufficient evidence that India is involved in destabilizing efforts against Pakistan. If India stops such dangerous games and concentrate to control dozens of insurgencies and freedom movements within Indian union, every thing shall be alright. USA must try to analyze the scenario reasonably and sensibly. The US intelligence agencies know it very well that Usama and Mulla Umar are not in Pakistan; If they are alive, they might be somewhere in India because India knows well how to take care of them and what to do more for them..
The writer is a Pakistan based bilingual analyst on national and international strategic and defense affairs. He can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org