Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Pakistan from 1947 to 1971 and now

Nasir Khan, January 28, 2015

The majority of Pakistanis lived in East Pakistan. In 1971 they liberated their part of the country from the economic and political domination and exploitation of West Pakistani ruling elite, capitalists and established their independent country, Bangladesh. So half of Pakistan had ceased to exist in 1971. Thus West Pakistan became Pakistan in 1971! It was no longer the Pakistan of 1947.

Now what happens in Pakistan is all too obvious to all observers. Sindhis don’t like it; they want their independent homeland, Sindhu Land. Balochis want to have their independence. The Pashtuns have no interest in this Pakistan. Mohajirs don’t like this Pakistan. Now when it comes to its neighbours, India and Afghanistan, they don’t like Pakistan either. In fact, Pakistan has been regarded as the Number One Enemy by Indian rulers and the vast majority of Hindu Indians.

But Pakistani mullahs, Taliban, landlords and industrialists have their stakes to keep this Pakistan going as long they can – all for their own specific objectives. The mullahs, the Taliban, Islamists of Jamaat-e-Islami, sickly fanatics and Islamic fundamentalists want it so that they can impose their Islamic Caliphate and the Sharia laws.

The idea of the Sharia laws in popular imagination of Pakistanis is a simple one: Cutt off the hands of a thief and that will lead to a just Islamic system in the country – almost a Paradise on Earth!

For the industrialists and landlords this Pakistan gives them better opportunities for exploiting the resources and the people.

Thus Pakistan is quite a spectacle, really!

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