Repeating the charismatic essences of Obama; Imran Khan had recently shocked the political stage with his unprecedented show in Karachi. On December 25th, tens of thousands came in, listen to his hot slogans, and compiled critics against the ruling system.. Later, Imran, a cricket legend and founder of Tehreek-e-Insaf (or the Movement for Justice Party); personally had described the event as a “Playing World Cup Finals”.. This is relatively true..!!
He summaries the furies of young generations, unfortunate majorities and frustrated mid class in agendas to reform economy, politics and administration.. Despite how appealing these calls are, there was no clear nor coherent roadmap on how to bring them for action.. As a very much Obama-inspired, he certainly was aiming at mobilizing the nation to innovate actions rather than dictating them.. The momentum gained for his party is not granted to last, unless executive programs are set and implemented following such euphoria.. Typically; a Subcontinent political pitfall..
On the other hand, Mr Jilani; the Pakistan Prime Minister is likely to be humiliated by the Supreme Court of Law on his neglection or failure to carry on the lawful actions against corrupt president and other officials.. However, his battle against the motion of contempt will be for his own political survival rather than restoring the national order.. This proves how the political elite of Pakistan is the least faithful to the country.. The same applies in India on the bitter battles on corruption; as well as the public unrest in Bangladesh on false developments.. A Subcontinent earthquake on the formation..!!
As an outsider, I can see the rotten roots of this political standstill phenomenon, not only in Pakistan, but across the Subcontinent.. Commonly, there is a great frustration against: weak corruption control, bizarre Gov-administration, false development management and hilarious foreign relations.. The whole Subcontinent had been deformed to undermine any real sovereignty and prosperity.. The true pitfalls lay with both politicians and intellectuals, who had sold their endeavors for either corrupt personal gains or contagious show-off syndromes..
Despite the political and practical facts, I insist on calling the countries of India, Pakistan Bangladesh and Sri Lanka; by “The Subcontinent”; the political fact that was broken by 1945 partition.. Inevitably, the main five communities constitute one culture and one school of thought.. There are no epistemic evidences, including religion, would support that political partition.. I know, many would reject this statement, many would curse and give names, and others would simply laugh..!
The 1st pitfall: A History Misspell..
Since the early civilization across the Indus valley; Pakistan was destined to be the western line of defense for the Subcontinent. The 1949 Partition monopolized the political platform for these rich natures, peoples and cultures. Unfortunately; both leaders and politicians of the Subcontinent were and still easy prey for such universal strategic planning. Till date; referrals, propositions and engagements are widely ruined by the political bodies, which are greatly disproportionate to the public. Unfortunately, and due to economic globalization and political fragmentation; it will continue ahead. Therefore, no wonder that these "Partitioned" States are confused in defining their true identities..
No wonder that there are many failed cases of the delivery, despite the energy and capacities of the majorities..
From a military point of view; The Subcontinent had faced the threats of Alexander the Great.. Only the mountains of Pakistani Western Frontiers had prevented the Greek invasion.. On the contrary; Arians and Mongols had managed to penetrate the Indus plains from the unthinkable feet of the Himalayas.. Throughout history, The Subcontinent was topographically isolated against the armed conflicts around.. This had drawn its strategic security and alliances.. Always; Afghanistan, Nepal, Tibet, and Burma are the buffer-borders of the Subcontinent.. Only the military professionals had inherited the simplicity of historical topography.. Such facts are readable in current formation and distribution of military units across the Subcontinent..
The strategic maps of the Northern Frontiers of Kashmir, or the UN Corridors, were products of deep insights on management and control of water and mineral resources.. In addition this was meant to create a lasting-hot spot to prevent both China and Russia from reaching the warm waters of Arabian Sea.. In Kashmir, four groups are confronting each other, abandoning social development, deteriorating economical tourism and deforming the cultures. Kashmiris were never extremists, as their traditions had balanced their own identities against visitors, partners and invaders as well.. Kashmiris, regardless of their faith, are rapidly turning revolutionists.. This is will not solve the conflict, but arms it..
The 2nd pitfall: A Faith of Independence..
Since the partition, then the declaration of Bangladesh, the political strategists of the Subcontinent; as well as politicians and intelligentsia became increasingly incapable to define both threats and alliances.. As said so; let’s go back in history, when the nations had been developed and their principle geo-cultural identities were structured.. Nations are always driven by the trio of survival; Resources, Cultures and Arms..
The vast resources across the subcontinent had allowed for diversity, wealth and skills.. There were no famines or malnutrition except in the recent years.. No urban poverty prior to the colonization.. and No social epidemics till the decay of Mongol destiny.. The fertile land, plenty of waters and craftsmanship had nurtured the political establishment with repeated long peaceful and calm decades.. This is what had significantly enabled the flourish of cultures, arts and religions.. All religions had traded their rituals and concepts, all cultures had shared roots and codes, and all arts had tasted unified tunes and colors.. The wealthy resources had attracted strong navel foreigners to culturally reshape the 4,000 miles coastline, while the coverts services were creating the political divide of the nation..!
As how much Pakistani leaders had believed in the Partition, and worked for it; as how they reshaped the culture of their people by magnifying issues that would apart them from fellow Indians.. The become-traditional temperedness of a Pakistani person is a product of 60 years of systematic religious and patriotic curriculums to build a different identity.. I do acknowledge Janah and his executives for such remarkable mass communication achievement; despite my own reservations on the outcomes..!
The 3rd pitfall: A Blindness over Inevitabilities..
Culturally, despite the bitterness of armed conflicts, the ugly politics of vast democracies, and the spread of corrupt and ill urbanization; seeds of commons alignment and closeness are easily to be found.. Among the colors of hatred and heartaches, a native person has no homesickness within 2.5 million square miles of the Subcontinent.. Maybe, if people are left alone; things would be different.. Yet, this is the dilemmas of the Globe and the Mankind..
Folklore, Linguistics and Costumes are almost identical.. Social patterns, ranks and grades are the same, with different accent.. These cultural mosaics are the roots for integration, nor partition.. All communities of the Subcontinent had been dictated to share an excessive honor for the British Colonials and their British-borne Leaders.. Both realization and consciousness had been irreversibly poisoned with the partition concept; even far beyond the vision of the Colonials themselves..!!
So, what does Pakistan want..?
Pakistan is a magnifier of the overall Subcontinent case.. Politicians betrayed the commons.. Intelligentsia are confused between Britishness and their own.. Military are frustrated of strategy to keep them unnecessarily alert.. Youngsters are angry for being categorized as ill-fated nations..
Pakistan always claims to be largely different from India, with Muslim and Urdu speaking majorities. Pakistan debates with India on securing the strategic Northern Frontiers (Kashmir), while the geographic depth takes them further north towards Central Asia.. Chinese relations are weakened by unrests and uncertainties of the Chinese politics itself..
The recent ultimatum to arrest Musharraf once steps back on Pakistani soil, reflects and interprets the threats the political establishment feels from a General who managed to be a Politician.. Despite how he had been loyal to the conventional Pakistan political strategies, he had on parallel expressed readiness to change the roles of the game..!!
Should the new generations erase the seeds of hatred and confusion, replacing them, and establish their true solidarity apart from the fake partitions on lands, religions and resources..?
My predictions tells coming blow ups across the Subcontinent, defeating the ill-political establishments in favor of their common and lawful future..
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