How a country can diminish from its size, a future study of a history lesson for the world. The country that destructs itself and soon to be smaller in size without any country’s invasion. The destruction bus that Pakistan drives now will take to the destination of destruction, possibly in another two to three years, maybe lessor to that. It is to split in a way that Pakistan will become in three to four parts. The possible break-ups would be like this, Balochistan, Sindh(Desh), Punjab and KPK.
Though the KPK region is not demanding any separation from present Pakistan, years-prolong agitation of a separate country for Balochistan and Sindh is going on to date, although Pakistan is subjugating the agitating people of these regions. The people of Pathans in Afghanistan – a neighbouring country of Pakistan is on the side of KPK which is populated predominantly by the same Pathans, might show interest in merging with Afghanistan later as both are of the same ethnicity. In that case, Punjab alone remains as future land for Pakistan.
As Pakistan is in a self-destructing mode in a phased manner is an example to learn for all poor and developing countries. Anyway, Pakistan will not introspect this, come let us see how they wedged in this destructive mode. The very reason for this is their politicians and religious fanatism.
As a matter of reality, Pakistan has no history, culturally, geographically or in any other means. The culture they have is originally an Indian culture which was mixed-up with Arabic Islamic culture. The region that comprises the modern state of Pakistan was the realm of multiple empires and dynasties that were ruled by Hindu kings once. Of late, these dynasties were invaded by Islamic invaders wherein the majority of people were Hindus, and they were forcefully converted to Islam by hook or by crook, even they failed some of the places as there was huge resistance. All unconverted Hindus were either sent back to India or killed in the post-independence exchange of religious people between newborn Pakistan and ancient India. Thousands of Lakhs of people were killed by religious fanatics in this exchange of people, most of them were Hindus. India, the country known for its patience, watching this bloodshed helplessly not because India did not have the capability to stop but the poor political will at that time.
The forcefully taken piece of land was named Pakistan. There was no land in the name of Pakistan before 1947. Nowhere in the world, you find a country that was born with a new name without any cultural or geographic identity, except Pakistan. It is a strange way of creating Pakistan by the British people from United India. When Britishers were to leave India, they made the damage of breaking India with a piece of land – named Pakistan. The piece of land of Pakistan was given based on a religion called Islam. The Indian independence struggle and creation of Pakistan are not our subject matter now, hence let’s back to the subject matter.
Although Pakistan was sufficiently funded during the separation, Pakistan made a habit of seeking alms to other developed countries. Pakistan had the cleverness to get several economical supports from developed countries, but they did not properly utilize the funds for the development of Pakistan. Unfortunately, most of the funds were eaten away by the corrupted army and politicians and misused for the destruction of neighbouring countries.
This new-born Pakistan consisted of provinces of East Bengal (present Bangladesh), the North-West Frontier Province (KPK), West Punjab and Sindh then and independent new-born Pakistan powered by the army and sufficient fund, started attaching un-joined dynasties within and around its Statehood with respect to Muslim majority of the population, either by threatening or invasion. Such an invasion they took on Balochistan – an independent country which was attached with Pakistan. Since then, till today the Balochistan people struggle for their freedom. Balochistan’s rich natural resources were used for the benefit of the Punjab province of Pakistan mostly as this province is predominantly ruling Pakistan in the political cadre and army cadre as well. The poor Baloch army could not defend the Pakistan army as the Baloch army then, was not strong enough to do so. The taste of this victory developed an inherent arrogance to Pakistan Army that they could such action any other neighbouring countries also.
Pakistan tried such attacks on its neighbouring country – India, the country from where they separated. They tried their mischievous activities in the Indian part of Punjab and Jammu and Kashmir. Whether it is a war or any other mischievous activities, Pakistan lost all to India apart from a few damages on the Indian side.
The first war took place in 1947 soon after the independence of both India and Pakistan. This started in October 1947 when Pakistan feared that the Maharaja of the princely state of Jammu and Kashmir would accede to India. There was a reason for this because princely states were left to choose whether to join India or Pakistan or to remain independent. Jammu and Kashmir, the largest of the princely states in united India, had a majority Muslim population and a significant Hindu population, all ruled by the Hindu Maharaja Hari Singh. Tribal Islamic forces with support from the army of Pakistan attacked and occupied parts of the princely state forcing the Maharaja to sign the Instrument of Accession of the princely state to the Dominion of India to receive Indian military aid and thus India stabilized law and order in J&K. However, Pakistan gained control over one-third of Kashmir consists with Gilgit–Baltistan region.
This led to a long-running dispute over Kashmir and cross-border terrorism in India sponsored by Pakistan. A dispute case was filed in the UN by both nations. A line was made between the regions of Pakistan’s control (POK) and Indian Administered Kashmir called ‘Line of Control’ (LOC) by the UN Security Council through Resolution. The LOC does not constitute a legally recognized international boundary but serves as the de facto border.
The second war started in 1965 following Pakistan’s Operation Gibraltar, which was designed to infiltrate forces into Jammu and Kashmir to precipitate an insurgency against rule by India. India retaliated by launching a full-scale military attack on West Pakistan (present Pakistan). India had the upper hand over Pakistan when the ceasefire was declared. The invading Indian forces outfought against Pakistan and halted their attack on the outskirts of Lahore, Pakistan’s second-largest city. By the time United Nations intervened on 22 September, Pakistan had suffered a clear defeat.
Surprisingly, the Indian army which captured around 15,010 square kilometres (5,795 square miles) of Pakistan territory (land gained by India in Pakistani Punjab and Sindh sectors were returned to Pakistan as India wanted to show the world her gesture of goodwill.
The third war in 1971 was unique in the way that it did not involve the issue of Kashmir but was rather precipitated by the crisis created by the political battle brewing between erstwhile East Pakistan (now Bangladesh) and West Pakistan (now Pakistan). The Bengal Muslims are not only separated geographically but also culturally. West Pakistan considered the people of East Pakistan as second-class citizens and their application of Islam as ‘inferior and impure’. West Pakistan began a military crackdown on the Bengal Muslims and on 25 March 1971, the Pakistani Army launched ‘Operation Searchlight’ with heading General Tikka Khan, the “Butcher of Bengal” for his role in Operation Searchlight. It is estimated that 7,000 people had been killed and 3,000 arrested that night. Hindus, hunted from village to village and door to door, shot off-hand after a cursory ‘short-arm inspection’ showed they were uncircumcised. Lt. Colonel Aziz Ahmed Khan reported that in May 1971 there was a written order to kill Hindus and that General Niazi would ask troops how many Hindus they had killed.
During this nine-month-long Bangladesh War for Liberation, members of the Pakistani military and supporting pro-Pakistani Islamist militias from the Jamaat-e-Islami party killed between 200,000 and 3,000,000 people and raped between 200,000 and 400,000 Bengali women. This genocide helped the world opinion against Pakistan and decisively encouraged the Government of India to intervene. Unfortunately, US President Richard Nixon viewed Pakistan as a Cold War ally, therefore, refused to condemn its actions. Nixon and China tried to suppress reports of genocide to the rest of the world. The worst part happened when the US government secretly encouraged the shipment of weapons from Iran, Turkey, and Jordan to Pakistan and reimbursed those countries for them despite Congressional objections. The US President Nixon, advised by Henry Kissinger (US Secretary of State and National Security Advisor under the presidential administrations of Richard Nixon and Gerald Ford), decided to downplay this secret internal advice because he wanted to protect the interests of Pakistan as he was apprehensive of India’s friendship with the then USSR and he was seeking a closer relationship with China which supported Pakistan. This war saw the highest number of casualties in any of the India-Pakistan conflicts, as well as the largest number of prisoners of war since the Second World War after the surrender of more than 90,000 Pakistani Army troops. In the words of one Pakistani author Tariq Ali, “Pakistan lost half its navy, a quarter of its Air Force and a third of its Army. India released the 90, 000 Prisoners of war as a gesture of goodwill.
The fourth war also known as the Kargil War in early 1999 took place. Pakistani troops infiltrated across the Line of Control (LoC) and occupied Indian territory mostly in the Kargil district. India responded by launching a major military and diplomatic offensive to drive out the Pakistani infiltrators. According to the official count, an estimated 75%–80% of the intruded area and nearly all high ground was back under Indian control. Fearing large-scale escalation in military conflict, the international community increased diplomatic pressure on Pakistan to withdraw forces from remaining Indian territory. The already fragile Pakistani economy was weakened further in this war. The then PM Nawaz Sharif later said that over 4,000 Pakistani troops were killed in the operation and that Pakistan had lost the conflict. Indeed, the war was a major military defeat for the Pakistani Army.
By now, Pakistan understood that it can never win a direct war with India, it took the other way to hit India, that is ‘to bleed India in 1000 cuts’ by exporting terrorists to India, trained in its soil to destabilize the political and economical status of India.
Now let’s back to the subject of how Pakistan makes its devastation on its hand. When India and Pakistan took independence in 1947 the economic condition of both countries were almost the same it might be a little better condition with India.
After independence, the Pakistan leaders who took the power to run the country never dreamed of developing their country instead they were always creating enmity with India. In every available chance on the international stage, Pakistan tried to defame India rather than seeking some opportunities to develop the country.
Pakistan never tried its citizen’s education, never tried its countries development, never tried the development of its economy, never tried to improvise international relations, never tried to maintain a cohesive relationship with its neighbours.
Their only aim was to destroy the country called India in every possible manner. For that sake, they went on to any extreme level even putting at the stake of their citizens to train terrorism and send them to India. When terrorists are caught, they refused to accept them as their citizens despite concrete evidence. But why does Pakistan do this? Jealous, yes, it is purely envious behaviour towards India.
Since the independence, Pakistanis were taught by their incapable politicians that their geographical position in the world is so vital that any country from South Asia or Central Asia or Europe needs their support to do business by passing through their region. Living in this imaginary world, they never tried to literate their children – the future citizens of Pakistan.
There is another reason too. Being Indian a close ally to the then USSR, the US wanted to maintain its dominance and base for this reason, for which Pakistan was looked at as a partner for their base. On this basis, enormous funds were poured into Pakistan. Getting financial support without any difficulty, Pakistan was floating on the waters of ecstasy. Pakistan never thought that such kind of help will never last long. No industrial developments, no educational developments, no infrastructural developments were done using such funds. All funds were eaten away by the politicians and military officials.
Pakistan has never been a politically stabilized country in any given decade. There were so many coups taken which subsequently destabilized even any small developments that are taking place.
The majority of Pakistani children were not only deprived of proper education but they are also sent to Madrasa – a religious school that teaches Kuran along with hatred thoughts on Indians, projecting Indians as enemies all the time, preaching to the children that Muslims are the only superior beings in the world and Pakistan is the only country in the world to save the Muslims wherever they have been facing any atrocity.
Getting free funds from other countries like the US had stopped. For the sake of survival, Pakistan began to take a loan from world finance institutions. Taking a loan is one part, repaying is the other part, Pakistan could not do this. Airports, Harbours, National properties were mortgaged to repay.
The Muslim countries whom Pakistan was getting funds based on religion, refused to fund further. More tough times stood ahead of underdeveloped country Pakistan. Anybody who lives life at the mercy of others’ support, will have to face such a situation one day, so is the case for Pakistan.
Training and exporting terrorism the world over, supporting and giving asylum to fugitive terrorists on their soil. Aiding, nurturing, and showing sympathy to terrorist activities in other parts of the world, Occupying the neighbouring countries or a part of the land, making atrocities on underprivileged people of its citizen, etc are only development in Pakistan since independence.
The amount being spent on military development and procurement of arms in these years would have been more than sufficient in developing the country. Pakistan’s a few, well-educated people’s advice for restructuring the nation for a better position, gone into the deaf ears of illiterate, religious fanatic Pakistani politicians and military officials.
The country that was supposed to be in a decent position after the independence by now, is still begging to the world. Bangladesh, which was separated from Pakistan is a much-developed one now. Illiterate and un-strategic politicians, greedy military officials, pseudo media which all the time propagate false information caused the decline, defame, destroy of a nation called – Pakistan.
Balaji Canch Sistla
On 25/7/2021 at 9.40 am from Hyderabad, India.