Pakistan in Search of New Future

ASIA--PACIFIC, 24 Jun 2024

Mahboob A. Khawaja – TRANSCEND Media Service

National Freedom Won by the People but Lost by the Neo-Colonial Generals and Elite

21 Jun 2024 – Evil is evil if not stopped, it becomes a habit then a tradition, so is the trajectory of military coups, if not stopped and reformed then one coup is an enticement to another coup until a nation is besieged by the few and its foundation destroyed forever. People won the freedom movement against the British Raj but egoistic military dictators lost half of the country  and none were held accountable or punished. Now a class war is well in progress –  few Generals and the civil service collaboration aligned to the Western nations (USAID, bribes and green cards), are working against the national interest to deprive the new generations of its critical role in nation-building and sustainable future-making. The neo-colonial ruling elite has corrupted all the thinking hubs of Pakistan Freedom Movement and the systems of socio-economic, educational, intellectual and political domains. They enjoy absolute power as ‘men of king’ on borrowed money and time and few Generals owe allegiance to Colonial Masters and fast becoming a scum floating on a torrent. The psychology of wide spread corruption questions the sense of national freedom and security.

People rejoice truth and be progressive, not in evil and all evils lead to violations of human values, insecurity and socio-economic trials, horrors and economic destablisation.The political-military elite have bankrupted the nation. Nobody invests in a country occupied by military dictators and indicted criminals and  tourists do not come to where conflicts and insecurity prevails. Pakistan owes some 100B debt to the World Bank – unable to pay its accruing annual interest- where did that money go? Most of it was stolen by the Bhuttos, Zaradri, Sharif brothers and Musharaf  to acquire businesses / properties in Western Europe and Dubai.  Now the Sharif regime is begging the IMF for 6B – 8B bailout funds. Wherever martial laws are imposed on a nation, its consequences discredit the intellectual, moral and religious heritage and nation’s capacity to recover is undermined and destroyed. In a transformational age, where new educated,intelligent and proactive young people make the nation progress, Pakistanis are being victimized by the treachery,wickedness and dishonesty of few Generals and their accomplice Sharif brothers.

Systematic Corruption and Political Dishonesty Challenge the Integrity of the Nation

To recap some of the historic conspiracies and stabbing to the body of Pakistan and national interest; ZA Bhutto first tried to oust Ayub Khan via a conspiracy in 1965 war but failed and then sought help from Mrs. Gandhi (PM India) to surrender East Pakistan, (see “British Colonialism and How India and Pakistan Lost National Freedom.”https://www.globalresearch.ca/british-colonialism-how-india-pakistan-lost-freedom/5765810 ), to become a martial law administrator and president; his daughter Benazir Bhutto and wife Nusret Bhutto got help from India and Libya to kill General Zia ul, Haq and 12 elite Generals  and 100 of other civilians at Bahawalpur plane crash (1988), and she was installed as elected leader and then  dismissed twice on corruption charges;  Nawaz Sharif tried to hijack a PIA plane carrying General Musharaf  and 250 passengers to India but was saved  to land at Karachi and Sharif was tried on terrorism and dismissed twice on corruption charges, yet he emerged again as PM and now his brother Shabaz Sharif already indicted on money laundering becomes the new PM. What a shame , what a disgrace to Pakistan claiming to be an Islamic state. Pakistani Generals could be bought and sold at market places wrote Bruce Riedel, Brooking Institute, USA  (“Battle for the Soul of Pakistan” ), a former President Obama’s advisor on Pakistan and Afghanistan, 2009.

No nation is built by Generals but educated people of vision and wisdom do. The masses view Imran Khan with optimism to lead the country for a people-oriented future of governance. But Khan failed to implement any political change and wasted almost four years while surrounded by yes men party goers. If he had a plan for future-making, it never took any ground. But to his credit, Khan did not rob any bank or kill any political opponents as Sharif brothers and Zardari-Bhutto did over the years. The Five Generals maligned with the judges jailed Imran Khan on fictitious cases. If Khan is set free, he could re-energize  the movement for change and political justice.

Pakistan Needs a New System of Governance, Accountability and Public Institutions to Nation-building and Future-making

 Pakistan’s regional cultures represent diversity but unity lies in its ideology and nation-building disrupted by political criminals and few Generals. The February 8, 24, national elections were rigged to deprive the most popular party of Imran Khan (PTI) in favor of thugs and indicted criminals -the reinstated Sharif family.

Please see more: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2024/feb/17/senior-pakistan-official-admits-election-rigging-as-protests-grip-country

“Pakistan: What Next after the Rigged National Elections? https://countercurrents.org/2024/02/pakistan-what-next-after-the-rigged-national-elections/

People devoid of knowledge and integrity and military Generals do not build the socio-economic, moral and intellectual capacity of a nation. Pakistan needs an urgent systematic navigational change for legal accountability of the Generals and their accomplice for crimes against the people of Pakistan.

Towards Systematic Political Change and Nation-building

Today, the nation is crippled with catastrophic events of insecurity, mismanagement and socioeconomic and political exploitation. They never imagined–how the present and future generations will identify them? Please see more:“Pakistan Imperatives of Political Change for a Progressive Nation”2019;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 Striving for Its Soul.” https://www.transcend.org/tms/2023/08/pakistan-striving-for-its-soul/

The Generals must see the mirror and realize what went wrong with their thinking, professionalism and honesty as they took oath to serve the nation. Pakistan is fast becoming a trajectory of crime riddle political culture and it signals not just decadence but a downfall of the nation. Is there a cure to the cruelty of colonial systems of political governance? Pakistan urgently needs educated people of new vision,intellect and expertise to work for a systematic change and reformation of the corrupt political culture of the few.To move towards political change and a path of  articulating a new system of democratic political governance, Dr. Alvi, the President of Pakistan should immediately form an independent Legal Tribunal to hold the Five Generals, the Chief Justice Qazi Esa and the Election Commissioner responsible for their involvement in fraudulent elections and crimes against the people of Pakistan. This should include the possibility of a firing squad to set the course of history straight and fair for a sustainable future. The following statements were shared worldwide to safeguard our national interest, security and future-making:

  1. Pakistan, its people and its future are NOT the property of few Generals or the  Chief Justice or a bogus national assembly.
  2. The General’s insane ambitions and actions are the outcome of the briefing and dictate by the US interest. They failed to learn from history how Pakistan was destabilized in 1971 when power was not transferred to the elected leader.
  3. Bogus elections were held to bring the indicted criminals and money launderers – Sharif family back to power, there could be massive socioeconomic and political chaos, disruptions, street battles and bloodbath between the armed forces and common people.
  4. The Generals and the judges do not plan, grow or build nations but people of knowledge, vision, moral and intellectual integrity contribute for such a vital agenda.
  5. Pakistan’s socio-economic, political and strategic needs are not the task and mandates of the judges and the Generals – they are unfit for such roleplays, it is the role and responsibility of morally and intellectually responsible leaders.

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Dr. Mahboob A. Khawaja specializes in international affairs-global security, peace and conflict resolution and has spent several academic years across the Russian-Ukrainian and Central Asian regions knowing the people, diverse cultures of thinking and political governance and a keen interest 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,  Dec 2019.


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