Hosting Troubles – Anticipating Peace
Posted on September 28th, 2009

By I. A.Pansohta

During the last couple of weeks, the political weather of the subcontinent fluctuated but its decisive shift is still at the mercy of intentions. History of 62 years has taught its South Asian neighborsƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ¢-¾‚¢ New DelhiƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ¢-¾‚¢s regional governance. It was not any surprise when India claims about Pakistan training its terrorists to launch another strike like Mumbai, In addition, New DelhiƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ¢-¾‚¢s rhetoric of acting on her dictates and fulmination over Hafiz SaeedƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ¢-¾‚¢s release from Police custody are moot point which it uses to pave the way for unleashing blame game. On the other hand Pakistan has not been able to win the global approval what all the ground realities bespeak themselves.

The enigmatic suicide bombing which set the whole country on fire is being suspected handiwork of some evil nexus brought some relief to the peace hungry Pakistan after the death of Baitullah Mahsud, reciprocated by his TTP successor Hakimullah but recent elections in Afghanistan again paint a pessimistic picture about Pak-Afghanistan relations. The current uneasy calm is riddled with many risks but little rewards. What most Pakistanis believe, India is actively playing its cards to cause as much damage to Pakistan, as it could in the garb of a loyal ally of the US in her `War on TerrorƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ¢-¾‚¢.

In the recent past, Mumbai fiasco has given birth to a number of new evils as some of the Indian leaders started blowing hot and cold over the joint communiquƒÆ’†’ƒ”š‚© of Sharm El-Sheikh. It was a positive development to bring India on the negotiation table and Prime Minister Manmohan SinghƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ¢-¾‚¢s nod to discuss ongoing troubles in Baluchistan being fomented and actively abetted by India, through her consulates in Afghanistan Such a dialogue process would have helped to wipe out the mess of misunderstanding or setting our houses in order, had India demonstrated and acted in logical manner by accepting this offer. But BJPƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ¢-¾‚¢s hullabaloo turned the course of events. It has been witnessed that Prime Minister Manmohan Singh was either compelled or he himself was convinced to take a round turn, anticipating some domestic backlash. Exchange of baseless allegations infringed either the joint communiquƒÆ’†’ƒ”š‚© or the verbal assurances between the two leaders lost their appeal for a durable peace.

In the background of Dr. SinghƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ¢-¾‚¢s latest statement that ƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ…-it has been and remains our consistent position that starting point of any meaningful dialogue with Pakistan is a fulfillment of their commitment, in letter and spirit, not to allow their territory to be used in any manner for terrorist activities against IndiaƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ”š‚ ƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ¢¢”š¬…” a diplomatic face of denial wrapped in terrorism ploy. How agonizing it was to ignore Christine FairƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ¢-¾‚¢s (a renowned American think tank, RAND CorporationƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ¢-¾‚¢s scholar) says that Indian officials have told him privately that they are pumping money into Balochistan and that Kabul encourages India to engage in provocative activities in Pakistan is an undeniable truth.

On the other hand, India keeps on urging Islamabad to act against Lashkar-e-Tayyaba founder Hafiz Saeed and stated to have served Red Notice by Interpol against him. Interpol issued Red Notices to both Saeed and 35 others for their arrests, which Indian External Affair Minister SM Krishna regards vindication for India. Their dossiers were also sent to 15-16 other countries, probably those whose nationals were killed during the Mumbai attacks. Such Indian attempts are actually aimed at tarnishing PakistanƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ¢-¾‚¢s image abroad through such a chain of actions by recalling, re-echoing and over-stretching the Mumbai events. According to Pakistan officials hollow claims about HafizƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ¢-¾‚¢s involvement without any solid evidence in the series of dossiers does not bind Pakistani courts to punish Jamaatud DawaƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ¢-¾‚¢ Chief. Similarly, PakistanƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ¢-¾‚¢s requests for sharing intelligence, about Samjhota Express tragedy always fall on the deaf ears of Indian leaders.

Despite unresolved Kashmir dispute, impending holocaust of nuclear safety, keeping blackguards (Indian consulates) on our western borders, ongoing hostile atmosphere in Baluchistan, simmering threat of suicide bombing, dubious India moves, on one fabricated pretext of terrorism or other and facing the tough music due to water scarcity triggered due to illegitimate construction of 60 dams on our rivers are some of the heartburns which keep the embers of animosity stoking between the two neighbors since 1947 ƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ¢¢”š¬…” with no respite in sight in future as well.

PakistanƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ¢-¾‚¢s whole hearted unilateral efforts to ensure peace in the region by resolving all the contentious issues through Composite Dialogue Process by spending true virtue of reason, rationality and realism, to extinguish the fire of mutual distrust, bury the menace of sabotage, respect the international law or humanitarian norms continue to face the same fate of burning our resources and precious resources due irrational and intriguing moves of New Delhi.

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