Pakistan – Geo Political Dynamics

January 15, 2012

By Padmini Arhant

Pakistan dilemma from memo gate involving political and military leadership is an attempt to destabilize the country threatening national security and democratic viability.

Memo gate originating from Washington is directed at weakening Pakistan political and security apparatus for their defiance in restricting access to U.S. and NATO aggression.

Pakistan Army Chief General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani initially appointed by former President General Parvez Musharraf with subsequent three-year extension from current Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gillani.

The undercurrent in Pakistan politics is dispensable diversion emanating from memo gate premised on global domineering forces’ specifically United States security agency obsolete and failed ideology – manufacture crisis to implement policy i.e. occupy nations violating sovereignty for strategic interest.

Memo gate is alleged note from Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari through former ambassador to U.S.,  Hussain Haqqani requesting United States Military command – the then Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Admiral Mike Mullen to avert army coup against civilian government.

Although the former U.S. ambassador Hussain Haqqani has already been removed from the position and detained in Pakistan for trial presumably on treason charges,

The protagonist – United States administration coerced conspirator Mansoor Ijaz is prevented from travelling to Pakistan and testify in the Supreme Court on pivotal national issue.

Mansoor Ijaz background according to – The Guardian, United Kingdom – Thank you.

“A controversial American businessman, frequent media commentator and a ferocious critic of Pakistan’s military,

Mansoor Ijaz is a former wall street financier with strong connections to the American security establishment.”

News report also elaborates Mansoor Ijaz claim on two accounts contradictory to one another.

I. “Memo briefing by former Ambassador Hussian Haqqani acknowledged as accuser’s friend,

II. Successively, Mansoor Ijaz and Pakistan ISI (Inter-services intelligence agency) Chief, Lieutenant-General Ahmed Shuja Pasha discreet meeting at a hotel on Park Lane in London to share the so-called explosive information.

Notwithstanding Mansoor Ijaz earlier criticism of ISI Chief Pasha as ‘known babysitter’ of Osama Bin Laden in the wake of U.S Navy Seals operation in Abbottabad.

Evidently, Mansoor Ijaz presence in Pakistan to unravel the ill-fated plan against Pakistan society represented by political establishment, military and intelligence institutions is paramount to contain the spiraling controversy.

Mansoor Ijaz failure to appear in Pakistan’s court considering prominent role played in instigating one against another would clarify the crisis source.

Furthermore, Mansoor Ijaz is confirmed to have stated his earlier intentions to reveal all i.e. ‘unaltered truth’ on the burgeoning issue in Pakistan courts only to be retracted now upon U.S. administration behest.

Pakistan has been the combat zone in the so-called war on terror since 9/11 and the predecessor President Musharraf – a close ally in the U.S operation from Pakistan facilitated army bases including drone attacks in exchange for $10 billion in military aid transforming Pakistan into a beleaguered nation.

General Musharraf rule encompassed –

Close ties with Afghan Taliban enabling embassy in Pakistan.

Osama Bin Laden mobility and medical treatment in Rawalpindi,

Madrassas proliferation paving way to myriad terror networks,

Pakistan Taliban emergence,

Various nefarious characters granted amnesty,

Pakistan ISI collusion with terror groups on General Musharraf’s watch summarize the President in reserve legacy as ‘reliable’ partner in the eternal war on terror.

Additionally, President Musharraf resumé comprise –

Abandoning constitution and national elections,

Opposition members and Supreme Court justices’ imprisonment,

Nuclear states – Pakistan and India tensions escalated into near nuclear confrontation during Kargill war in 1999 and,

Last but not the least,

Implicated in Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto assassination with arrest warrant issued upon returning to Pakistan.

Given the trajectory – the whole enchilada betraying national and international trust,

Concerted effort among hegemony and foreign conglomerate owned Indian media sponsoring General Parvez Musharraf reinstatement to power euphemize international acceptance theory.

Further, the expectation reveals the paradoxical selection criteria on leaderships in the world yearning for peace and liberty.

General Parvez Musharraf – the self-exiled leader in London preparation to resume office in semblance with previous Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto re-entry to power could be miscalculating the sentiments among those affected by the General’s authoritarianism.

The development is yet another trial and error seeking tragedy.

Post Musharraf period in Pakistan has been tumultuous with history repeating itself in Bhutto dynasty.

Contemporary politics conundrum is leadership appointment serving exclusive and foreign interests rather than republic choice election.

Political parties outreach to dynasties and celebrities promote symbolic politics severely lacking in substance and solutions to mainstream problems in life.

Alienated from world realities with focus on individual aspiration to sustain fame and fortune, the misrepresentation exacerbates the vast majority plight.

Essentially affluence influencing society could be multidimensional.

Anything yielding positive outcome benefitting humanity at large would dignify both benefactor and beneficiary.

However, wealth acquired by illicit means invested to propitiate entities from average citizen to Almighty God is corruption for absolvent exhibiting true colors with serious repercussions in the end justifying the means to success.

The trend with conspicuous barriers also deters unsung heroes and geniuses dedicated to community and national service from entering the political domain.

Transformation in this regard could begin with political reform through electoral eligibility determined by wisdom, will power and track record to serve the people as well as the nation rather than wealth or stardom gaining prominence.

People deserve qualified candidacies adept in dealing with national and international challenges prioritizing public service over private goals.

Personal objectives would reflect honesty and integrity in caring for life other than self and the next of kin defining human character – the ethereal beauty unlike the skin deep cosmetic appearance.

Reverting to Pakistan political dynamics – As autonomous dominion, Pakistan is a classic example in global dominance breaching national sovereignty.

Pakistan military and intelligence institutions having been engaged in coup until recently i.e. General Parvez Musharraf governance,

The incumbent civilian government concern may not necessarily be misplaced in that context.

Historically, the justifications for military coups in Pakistan were ironically the civilian government abuse of power, chronic corruption and feudalism demonstrated in colonial loyalty.

Though there is element of truth in that respect,

Those subverting Pakistan autonomy changed course and applied same tactics on Pakistan ISI and military to a large extent in cohort with foreign power.

Nevertheless, the latest events in Pakistan –

U.S. raid in Abbottabad directly violating Pakistan statehood with accusations leveled against Pakistan military and intelligence about Osama Bin Laden,

When the entire operation posed credibility factor especially in the absence of evidence evading public demand on Osama Bin Laden corpse supposedly disposed in North Arabian Sea conclusively depicts falsehood.

Pakistan citizens have long endured fatalities from U.S. and NATO drone assaults with no value for life in the clueless and endless mission.

The recent NATO strikes killing 24 Pakistan soldiers and civilian casualty is the tipping point exacerbated with U.S. refusal to apologize on the fatal attacks in Pakistan soil.

The event legitimately attracted worldwide condemnation and brought the allies – Pakistan and U.S together with NATO on brinkmanship.

Consequently, Pakistan Army Chief General Kayani in national defense alerted Pakistani forces to retaliate upon incident recurrence and called for evacuation from Shamsi air base – the launching pad in drone attacks that has claimed more civilian lives than militants.

Prime Minister Gillani government decision to skip Afghan peace conference in Bonn, Germany has apparently bruised emotions in the political circle even though the U.S. apology on the loss of lives was considered a tall order.

The shock treatment from Pakistan military regarded subservient ally has upset the applecart in the ambition against Iran via Pakistan prompting U.S. security agency contact Mansoor Ijaz performance in memo gate to discredit Pakistan Army Chief Kayani and Prime Minister Gillani potentially paving way for the U.S. and NATO favored ally General Parvez Musharraf declaring arrival in homeland amid domestic rift.

Simultaneously the alternative opposition Tehreek-e-Insaf led by cricket star Imran Khan eager to seize political opportunity weighing in with earlier election to dismiss Gillani government.

The fact of the matter being – Pakistan Army Chief General Kayani honorably defended his country at the critical hour by standing up against quintessential threats and repeatedly pledged allegiance to democratic Pakistan eliminating skepticism on possible military coup.

Likewise, Pakistan ISI Chief Lt. Gen. Ahmed Shuja Pasha submitted his resignation that was declined by Prime Minister Gillani following the U.S. indulgence in Abbottabad against international law.

The two separate phenomenal strikes by United States in Pakistan territory share common feature – Pakistan sovereignty compromised.

Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gillani conciliatory response with Pakistan military in extending General Kayani’s term and intelligence agency by rejecting Lt. Gen. Pasha’s resignation exemplify the administration’s trust in both organizations – recognized as national pillars by Prime Minister Gillani.

The three leaderships have displayed extraordinary courage and decorum in protecting Pakistan’s interest despite constant external intervention to sabotage stability in the prevalent besetment.

Pakistan has been the experimental battleground to test innovative weaponry with U.S. prolonged warfare allowing mercenaries, CIA deployed paramilitary operatives and foreign agents freely engaged in specific agenda.

Pakistan’s solidarity is imperative now and in the future with full co-operation among three leaderships working alongside and not against each other in rebuilding the nation with tremendous talent.

It is equally imperative for Pakistan military and intelligence to crackdown on terror networks and militancy  – the pretext for U.S. occupation in Pakistan.

Pakistan ISI Chief Pasha implementing effective measures in breaking ties with jihadists and terror links within and across the border in Afghanistan would address the terror haven stigma.

Pakistan citizens are exhausted from uncertainties spreading despair and dire situation all around.

Conducting elections prior to end of term is unaffordable and unnecessarily embolden opportunist factions in misguided ventures.

Civilian government under Prime Minister Gillani is a stable and energized team.

Prime Minister Gillani’s ability to work with coalition partners and their willingness to maintain alliance is noteworthy.

Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari frequent departure from the country for anything other than health reasons provides fodder to selective media anxious to sensationalize ordinary circumstances into hysteria.

The present civilian government could perhaps modify Presidential status through constitutional amendment.

Furthermore relieving President Zardari from the post and replacing with civil society member would pronounce functional democracy.

Pakistan core leaderships representing the people bear responsibility to safeguard republic needs – a safe and secure Pakistan investing valuable time and resources for rapid economic growth.

The world would also be at ease with democracy prevailing in Pakistan in order to succeed in the competitive sluggish global economy.

Good Luck and Best Wishes to Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gillani, Pakistan Army Chief Ashfaq Parvez Kayani, ISI Chief Ahmed Shuja Pasha and the people of Pakistan in peaceful reconciliation.

Peace, progress and prosperity to Pakistan having survived tribulations until now.

Peace to all!

Thank you.

Padmini Arhant





























One Response to “Pakistan – Geo Political Dynamics”

  1. ray on November 1st, 2015 3:36 pm

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