Militarization of a nation embodies ruthless purging of its thinking hubs, hopes and moral and intellectual capacity to change and envision a sustainable future. Are the Pakistani Generals a replica of the historic European “Razor King”, compelled by the nature of self-interest and expanding one-track mental microscope to go on radiating violence and insane aggressive actions against legitimate political activism? Being unconscious and incapable to understand the requisite of time and history, they are complicit in catastrophic emerging events leading to destabilization of the country. For almost 60 years, Pakistan was a victim of military dictators and martial laws depriving the new generations of educated and intelligent people to participate in political governance or to work on nation-building and a viable future. Those nations hooked up to the “US-AID” are nations of systemic corruption and degeneration without a formidable promising future. Their plans could well be defined as pure evil against the national interest leading to realization of pure evil to stop Imran Khan no matter how and by what unrealized possibilities of political encroachments.
Few of the Pakistan accomplice Generals appear to have an unrestrained mental sickness to view Imran Khan (Teherk-Insaf Pakistan – “Justice Party”), as a threat to their survival and wanted to eliminate him by all means – fair or foul. The arrest of Imran Khan unfolds an unwarranted and fraudulent scheme of things orchestrated by Sharif brothers and a few Generals to cover-up their own scandalous corruption and was the result of individualistic political animosities. Some of the Generals view the new generation of educated and intelligent Pakistanis as a challenge to their authoritarianism and could drive the country to self-destruction. The Pakistani Generals professing to be wise, turned out to be egoistic and foolish – men obeying their Master. If they had any credibility, it is lost and they are seen among the hated ones like Sharifs, Bhuttos and Zardari and dead Musharaf. Shabaz Sharif and few Generals wasted 16 months doing nothing useful for the nation except to conspire and dehumanize the political culture by arresting Khan time and again. It has adversely culminated an image of a highly undemocratic and backward country.
Imran Khan was Jailed to Undo Fair Elections
Evil has its power and evil mongers expose their frustration, tyranny and repression by haunting Khan and his supporters. Imran Khan is the leading democratic party leader favored by the people. In April 2022, in a coup like political game changer operation at the Assembly, few of the Generals led by Bajwa installed highly controversial and criminally indicted figures like Shahbaz Sharif, Bhutto, and others to please the US and its vested strategic interest in South West Asia. Imran Khan, a new generation educated person wanted to opt for political changes in Pakistan’s external relations and reshape Pakistan’s exclusive reliance on the US towards a more balanced relationship with Russia, China and other Middle Eastern nations. His PTI party alleges American intervention in the political coup against him and removal from office. Strangely enough often Khan spoke of political changes but he lacked the capacity to dismantle the neocolonial systems of of corruption and intrigues across the board. Was Khan so naive about his own plans and weak political and intellectual strength to be removed from office undemocratically by his opponents? Few of the Generals and Sharif brothers feared the return of Imran Khan to power if fair elections were held, he could hold them responsible for corruption, looting of the treasury and egoistic political belligerency. If Imran Khan was conscientious and had acted diligently, he could have called an early election to undo the political conspiracy. Was he misinformed by some of his own dubious party stake holders? Khan sounds more truthful and man of moral and intellectual integrity to assume the leadership and be part of urgently needed domestic harmony and nation-building.
To Foster Planned Change, Nation Needs New Generation of Educated and Proactive Leadership, Not Sharifs and Not Few Generals
Pakistan is being stabbed by vengeful intrigues of political power and insanity of the few. Progressive nations produce and bring the best and intelligent ones to the role of leadership and responsibility. Rationally arguable was the coming of PM Imran Khan – a hope for the future crushed by political intrigues, conspiracies of the few Generals and Sharif brothers? National honor and glory lives in the conception of good, not conspiratorial minds. Something evocative and hauntingly familiar about the current imagery of failed political governance emerging across Pakistan. The quest for political change lacks the existence of public institutions to sustain reasoned politics, educated and intelligent leaders and proactive visions for change and adaptability to a critical future-making.
A snapshot of critical moment in time and history unfolds dark imagery of political governance and military coups in Pakistan. We, the People of Pakistan lost half of our country (East Pakistan), and India occupied Kashmir by force and we continued to lose more in socioeconomic and political domains because of the dishonesty and failed leadership of Bhuttos, Sharifs and the Generals. These thugs stole billions and billions to buy palaces in UK, France and elsewhere in Europe. The Thinking People of New Generation of Pakistanis view the Bhuttos, Zardari, Sharifs and General Musharaf – all in one slot – the most corrupt, crime riddled monsters who will never come to terms with reason and honesty to reflect on their own wrongdoings. They never imagined–how the present and future generations will remember them?
Even if there are organized political elections, the current chaotic culture carries a lingering suspicion of institutionalized corruption, political exploitation, killings of civilians and the coming of martial law and some form of military dictatorship in alliance with most corrupt, known thugs and indicted criminals of the recent past. The evidence supports the alliance of defunct Bhuttos, Sharif’s, military generals and other infamous so called Islamic parties. There is no moral and political accountability for thugs and indicted criminals not to return to the threshold of political power. (Please see more by this author, “Pakistan Imperatives of political Change for a progressive Nation”2019; “Pakistan where Politics and Corruption are the Same” 2014; “British Colonialism and How India and Pakistan Lost National Freedom.” https://www.globalresearch.ca/british-colonialism-how-india-pakistan-lost-freedom/5765810 and https://ms-my.facebook.com/Uncommon-Thought-Journal-161860380533165/photos/4916004181785404/ ; “Pakistan in Search of Freedom and Security”, Uncommon Thought Journal and Global Research: 10/20/22, and “Pakistan, Planned Political Chaos: Imran Khan a Victim of Hope for the Future”, Global Research: 11/06/2022. Pakistan has no credible law and justice system of governance and the masses are entrenched in poverty and ignorance of the facts of political exploitation, often they are enforced to believe in traditional authority and wide range scheme of corruption-led system of opportunism as a normal way of Pakistani political life.
Pakistanis are Not a Dead-Ended People but Neo-Colonial Elite are living in the Past
At the edge fo reason, cynicism about politicians and few Generals is endemic and it exposes the imagery of a dead-ended culture of moral, political and intellectual landscape. Truth telling is maligned and persecuted by the ruling neocolonial elite. British changed the sub-continent in 90 years, but Pakistan after 75 years has no viable system of political governance. The informed masses view the home-grown traitors like ZA Bhutto, Ms. Bhutto, General Yahya Khan, Zardari, Sharifs and General Musharraf as impostors like Mir Jaffar and Mir Sadiq and as a scum floating on a torrent.
Pakistan lost its natural capacity for change, progress and nation-building under the military dictators and continuous martial laws Nations cease to exist when educated people of new generations who could have replaced the old and redundant guards leave the country and never return to build the nation. Young educated generations embark on migrating to Europe or America and never come back. You may find ideas and ideals in“How to Change Political Culture of Corruption and Rebuild the Future?” 2/16/2019: Pressenza, NY. (https://www.pressenza.com/2019/02/pakistan-how-to-change-political-culture-of-corruption-and-rebuild-the-future/).
At the moment, few mindless Generals and their accomplice Sharif brothers and Zardari are bent upon destroying public thoughts and vision for political change, reformation and organizing a free and fair elections. They are paranoid with lost public support to have acted dogmatically and vengefully to imprison Imran Khan. The masses and history will haunt them for an inescapable accountability. We, the educated and Conscientious People and history will judge them by their actions, not by their claims. The few conspiratorial Generals and Sharif brothers could well face public accountability for their crimes against the nation and even firing squads if the law and justice are implied for a rational course of a just action.
Dr. Mahboob A. Khawaja specializes in international affairs-global security, peace and conflict resolution with keen interests in Islamic-Western comparative cultures and civilizations, and author of several publications including the latest: One Humanity and the Remaking of Global Peace, Security and Conflict Resolution. Lambert Academic Publications, Germany, 12/2019.