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Pakistan Army’s Nightmare. Erdogan-ilk! 

April 26, 2020

 

 

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I never had so much clarity, about an overarching role of Pakistan Army, as I do now. I always, in the galore of patriotism, took the Pakistan army as an infallible, pristine and divinely entity; who is there to protect Pakistan and its people from all and any, internal or external, evil. Let me be clear, I am not against the Pakistani army and laud its role as the guarantor of Pakistan’s ideological and physical boundaries, do revere the sacrifices it has offered. I am, however, against the unsavory practices its top brass is employing to further their interests at the cost of the country. 

I always wondered hearing the criticism of the army and the stories of those who dared criticize; always trashed as anti-Pakistan traitors! Hussain Haqqani’s name immediately pops up on memory’s horizon; a journalist, a political activist and an academician. He also served as an ambassador in Sri-Lanka and the USA. The second name which pops up is that of Ayesha Siddiqa, an intellectual, a military scientist, and a director of naval research in Pakistan Navy. Doctorate in war studies from King’s College London. She wrote a book in 2007, Military Inc, exploring Pakistan army’s practices and faced an immediate smear campaign; which she weathered pretty well and still got a fair amount of media coverage within and without Pakistan.

I admit on the outset of having no inside information about the working of the Pakistani army, but as a thinker, political observer and analyst I can see, how things are being managed, maneuvered in Pakistan—by the so-called establishment—-which; in reality, is only the army. 

[Pakistan seems to be a unique case-study; in which so-called establishment—military—the only well-organized, most powerful entity, owns the country as its turf]

It dawned on me when; Nawaz Sharif—a convicted criminal—was met in prison; under the cover of the darkness of the night; by some representative of the establishment, and a deal was struck for his release out to U.K. A drama of his imminent death was staged, for which his medical reports were skillfully fabricated, Judiciary managed and the PM duped.  This whole episode would be an excellent script for a future James Bond movie! Bravo to Pakistani Military. No one else in Pakistan could have done such a fine job! No wonder, even Americans are convinced that the Pakistani (army’s) Intelligence Agency (ISI) is # 1 in the world!

When I shared my concern with a friend of mine, a veteran of Pakistani Capital—he asked me; “are you saying that Pakistan Military is working against Pakistan?” My answer was; “NOPakistani Army is working to hold on to its turf; on which it has been playing its game of king-making for the past 70 some years. It will fight tooth and nail against, it being taken away by an Erdogan-ilk and, being subservient like the Turkish army?”

Now, the obvious question arises, why someone would meet Nawaz Sharif in Prison and offer him a deal? One may recall, sometimes back Nawaz Sharif openly threatened to divulge some secrets if forced. That thereat was not a hollow threat but a potent one and heard by the concerned quarters. The Pakistani military has never been absent from any change; ever took place in Pakistani statecraft, for which its hands ought to be dirty. Nawaz Sharif, being highly vengeful by nature and at the helm of affairs longer than anyone else, must have saved some “unsavory maneuverings” of the military, to be used at the right time, as he did.

This thing is further confirmed by Gen Bajwa’s extension saga. Gen. Bajwa—selling his Bajwa doctrine—sought an extension in his tenure which; unscrupulous P.M Imran Khan and his novice courtiers bungled up and the Judiciary; in pursuance of settling its scores with the PM, created a bottleneck, for which a “Yeh” vote of the national assembly became necessary. This was managed by the Pakistani military; at an immense cost to the Pakistani state, economically, politically, culturally and socially. Most of the arraigned and confirmed robbers of Pakistan were set to be released on bail, and some were even promised a future leadership role in the government. {as has recently been published by a senior Pakistani journalist in Dawn Newspaper, concerning Shahbaz Sharif—who surprisingly dashed back from London hoping for something. Another news of $ 500Mil—a pittance in the face of 36-40Billions robbed— paid by Nawaz Sharif in secret for his release, also confirms the customary shady-dealings of the deep-state} Bajwa’s extension dashed all hopes of ending corruption, injustice and Pakistan’s economic well-being, forever. To understand fully, one may also delve into the obliquities of Gen. Parvez Musharraf, (Saudi King awarded him with 10 Mil $ gratuitous Baksheesh) Gen. Ashfaq Parvez Kayani (reportedly, bought an island ) and Gen. Raheel Sharif (awarded with a prized posting in Saudi Arabia, reportedly, for exculpating Maryam Nawaz from infamous “Dawn-Leak”).

 

Pakistan has been, put back on its old trajectory of “All-elite’s-shared-corruption” resulting in misery, poverty and destitution, for this is the only way military can hold-on to and manage its turf. The Military, under any circumstance, cannot and would not even entertain an idea of “Pakistani Erdogan” It looks like doltish PM Imran Khan is oblivious of even any strain of such thinking! He is still busy, praising Gen. Bajwa, beating the drum of accountability while some of them (untouchable) criminals are surrounding him while the others are roaming around freely (indemnified by the establishment) and politicking as usual. Entrenched interests of the Pakistani deep-state have necessitated Pakistan’s economy to be handed over to IMF, which might prove to be a huge set back to the most publicized “CPEC”! Lavish doling out of funds by IMF, World Bank, ADB coupled with plans of billions of dollars of investment by Beduin-Pentagon, despite oil market crash, is a visible enough sign to prove the point!

Any temporary betterment in Pakistani economic scenario would not benefit doltish Imran Khan; for which his inexperience, his indecisiveness and his dependence on the group of (managed/planted) cronies around him, has already predatorily been used to discredit his government. If somehow, it is felt that he may become unmanageable or indispensable [Erdogan-ilk], he would be immediately removed. For now, his stature and celebrity status is being used as a showboat for a softer-civilian image of Pakistan, to win on regional and international diplomatic fronts. He, nevertheless, is under the Damocles’ sword, and can be dispensed with at the spur of the moment!

 

Military in Pakistan is untouchable and poised to remain so for a long time to come, with an undeclared proscription for an Erdogan to ever let borne in Pakistan. 

A miracle, however, will always be the hope for Pakistan and Pakistanis! InshaAllah.

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