HOSTILE FRIENDS
Posted on January 17th, 2013

PROFESSOR ALI SUKHANVER

 A few weeks back the Pakistan army published its new Green Book which identified internal insurgent forces as the country’s principal national security threat. The book also indicated a shift of concentration of the Pakistan army from Eastern borders to the western front. This doctrinal change was warmly welcomed by various sections of the national and the international society and it was being hoped that the relations between Pakistan and India would get better as a result of this shift of concentration.

Moreover it was also expected that the process of giving India the status of the “ƒ”¹…”Most Favoured Nation‘ would also expedite. But unfortunately just after the announcement of the policy of this shift in concentration, the Indian army started an intentional effort of creating a situation of disturbance along the Line of Control. The National Turk reported on 16th January, “Indian troops again violated LoC cease last evening. Indian army men carried out unprovoked firing on Pakistani posts at LoC in Hot Spring and Jandrot sectors from 2200 to 2300 hours. As a result of the Indian army firing, Pakistani soldier Naik Ashraf posted at Kundi Post died. Thus the death toll of Pakistani soldiers killed in cross-LoC firing since January 6 has risen to three.”  Just ten days before this incident, on the sixth day of the New Year the Indian troops crossed the Line of Control and stormed a military post of Pakistan.

A Pakistani soldier was killed and another injured in a fire exchange between Indian and Pakistani troops. A press release from the Pakistan Army says, “The Indian troops came across the de factor border in the Haji Pir sector, 80 kilometers north of Islamabad, and physically raided a check post named Sawan Patra. Pakistan Army troops effectively responded to the attack. One Pakistani soldier embraced martyrdom while another was critically injured. The Indian troops retreated, leaving behind a gun and a dagger.”

 It seems something very difficult to decide about Pakistan and India, the two South Asian nuclear neighbors, whether they are friend or foe. For the last many years, some of the media groups in Pakistan and some hi-ups of the so-called NGOs are trying their utmost to paint a picture of Pak-India relations with colours of friendship and cordiality. Moreover there have been a lot of efforts from various think tanks in Pakistan that Pakistan must rank India as the most favoured country but the on ground realities are altogether different.

In spite of a successful cricket and trade diplomacy one can feel a very hot air of hostility and disliking for each other between the two countries. India and Pakistan announced a cease-fire along the Line of Control in the valley of Kashmir in November 2003 but the cease-fire has been violated again and again many times by India during all these years.

 It is not only the matter of violation of cease fire along the Line of Control; India has always been using different tactics to destabilize the very foundations of Pakistan. Sometimes the Indian agents are caught involved in airing the sectarian conflicts in Pakistan and sometimes they are found involved in ethnic clashes in different parts of the country. Recently it has been learnt through reliable sources that Indian Embassy Economic and Commercial Counselor, Mr. Arvind Saxena at Islamabad is facilitating Indian based companies for striking deal between Sind Engro Coal Mining Company (SECMC) and TATA & DEHL.

The report indicated that Sind Engro Coal Mining Company which is a subsidiary of Engro Group has been preparing a feasibility report on the coal mining projects in the area of Thar for the last three years. Reportedly Mr. Arvind Saxena is arranging visits of SECMC’s technical and administrative hi-ups to Naveli Mines, Tamil Nadu and Gujrat Mineral Development Corporation Limited of India. The aim and objective of these visits is simply to pave way for selling Pakistani coal to India for their projects in Gujrat and Naveli Tamil Nadu and provide an opportunity to the Indian coal mine developers to take charge of the Thar Coal Project.

Some of the well-known Pakistani politicians belonging to Sind are also lending a helping hand to Mr. Saxena in his efforts. Rumours are in air that USA-India supported corrupt Political Business mafia is deeply involved in this multi billion dollars hidden scam. It is the need of time that the government of Pakistan must take keen interest in the matter of the coal mining development program in Sind. Pakistan has a lot of big names in the field of coal mining and it would be in the larger interest of the country if Thar Coal project is preferably developed under their supervision and command.

It is against the logic that on one hand India is taking lives of our soldiers posted at the line of control and on the other hand we are facilitating India by promoting trade relations with it. No doubt trade activities bring the friendly countries closer but trading with the hostile countries could never be fruitful.

 

3 Responses to “HOSTILE FRIENDS”

  1. Lorenzo Says:

    After playing cricket with Pakistani team in India, dirty Indians stopped legendary Pakistani cricketer Malik or Miyandad (?) from coming to India to watch the matches.

    After that Indian troops killed an innocent Pakistani army soldier. Typical Indians!

    Then Pakistanis beheaded 2 Indian soldiers.

    A large scale and widespread Hindu-Muslim clash is what south Asia badly needs today!

    When Sunni led by giant Saudi and Shite led by giant Iran are hostile to each other who benefits?

    LITTLE Israel!!!

  2. Nimal Says:

    Loreezo said
    When Sunni led by giant Saudi and Shite led by giant Iran are hostile to each other who benefits?

    LITTLE Israel!!!

    That’s why I don’t care two hoots for any religion and no religion should ever me allowed in Politics.someone said the religiion is the opum of the masses.I would close all of them and make them into histrial monument of the mankind’s stupidity and ignorance.Make them in to vine bars as I will any day trunst a man/women take a drink than a hipocrite who crawl daily to a place of one’s faith and who doesn’t have a drink.Here is an good example.Last night I had a awful agressive cistomer who was complaing about every thing he could find and it so happend I was having a meal with my friends as usual and one of my guests that overherd the argumants with my staff over the TV monitor interviened and invited him to eat with us,but having had his dinner sttled for a drink and to cut the storey short this animal of a man parted our company like a lamb as good guy,appreciateing our hospitality.

  3. Nimal Says:

    Sorry for errors and I will repeat

    Loreezo said
    When Sunni led by giant Saudi and Shite led by giant Iran are hostile to each other who benefits?

    LITTLE Israel!!!
    That’s why I don’t care two hoots for any religion and no religion should ever be allowed in Politics.someone said the religion is the opium of the masses.I would close all of them and make them into historical monuments of the mankind’s stupidity and ignorance.Make them in to vine bars as I will any day trust a man/women that take a drink than a hypocrite who crawl daily to a place of one’s faith and who doesn’t have a drink and bring missary to the world.Here is an good example.Last night I had a awful aggressive customer who was complaining about every thing he could find and it so happens I was having a meal with my friends as usual and one of my guests that overheard the arguments with my staff over the TV monitor intervened and invited him to eat with us,but having had his dinner elsewhere settled for a drink and to cut the storey short this animal of a man parted our company like a lamb as good guy,appreciating our hospitality.No amount of me reading from Koran,Bible of Bhagavath geetha could have pacified him.So religion and things of that nature has little relevance in this age.Most of my SL friends begin to understand my way of doing things and began to be accept.

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