They are playing in the hands of most clever enemies. Whenever the cleverness speaks it blows our hearts. The thing is, something now more than the political difference. There is a smell of murder and revenge in the eyes and attitudes of some politicians.
Prime Minister Imran Khan is stuck on his stance that he will not leave the corrupt ones, besides that he is also saying that NAB is a free and independent institution and there is no government involvement with regards to current conduct of NAB, If it is true than why is he saying that he will not leave his political opponents?
Ive seen political revenge in my entire journalism career so far, but the things are now above political revenge. It was told to PM Imran that Maulana Fazl-ur-Rehman wanted to kill him.
On the other hand, Maulana Fazal-ur-Rehman and son Asad Mehmood had also been warned that their lives are in danger. Neither Imran Khan is afraid of death nor Maulana Fazal-ur-Rehman.
But, on the contrary more harshness can be observed in the tone of Maulana Fazal-ur-Rehman. Whoever gives him the idea of restraint Maulana in reply tells them that, Life, respect, disrespect is in the hands of the Almighty Allah, Tell them to do whatever they want.
Few days back Maulana told me that he can’t even imagine to kill some political opponent as he himself has been a victim of suicide attacks. He further said that if you meet Imran Khan, give my message to him that I am not interested in bestowing him with the title of ‘martyr’.
Thanks to Speaker National Assembly Asad Qasier, who has decided to remove the misunderstandings between Imran Khan and Fazal-ur-Rehman.
There is no chance of immediate culmination of political difference between Imran Khan and Maulana Fazul-ur-Rehman, but the misunderstanding of assassinating each other should be removed because our real enemies can take advantage of this misunderstanding.
Important personalities related to Pakistani politics, Army Police and FC have been killed in past few years. Majority of the times we blame Afghanistan for the attack and Afghanistan blames Pakistan if someone gets killed in Afghanistan, although majority of the Afghan leaders have accepted that Pakistan is not behind the ISIS.
Few days back Gen. Abdul Razek was killed in Afghan province of Kandahar. Afghan Taliban accepted the responsibility of murderer. After that the Afghan Foreign Minister telephoned Pakistan FM Shah Mehmod Qureshi and asked for help in the arrest of the murderers.
Last year, Abdul Razek was declared as Torturer In Chief in the Human Rights Watch. He was attacked few months ago inside the governor house of Kandahar which he survived but diplomats of UAE were killed in that attack. This time his own guard killed him but the interesting thing is that Afghanistan has blamed Pakistan for the attack.
In June, 2018 Paktian special police force chief Colonel Azizullah was killed in Kabul. He was attacked 38 times and police chief of Urozgan province, Matiullah was also killed in Kabul. Similarly, Police chief of Takhar province was also killed along with two German soldiers in Taloqan. The attacker of Burhanuddin, (father of Afghan foreign minister Salauddin Rabbani) came to attack him while in the car of Mula Arsala Rehmani.
Later, Arsala Rehmani was also killed. Afghan intelligence blames Pakistan for pulling the strings of terror from behind. However, they are not oblivious of the fact that Pakistan’s control over Taliban has diminished in past few years.
The death of Taliban commanders in the custody of Pakistani officials is a known story. Mullah Obaidullah and Ustad Yasir died in Pakistan. With the arrest of Mullah Baradar the hostilities between the two sides has escalated more than ever.
The drone attack over Mullah Akhtar Mansoor and the expulsion of Haqaqani’s from Pakistan’s soil has widened the trust gap between Pakistan and Afghan Taliban. Now, there is a mere obligatory relationship between Pakistan’s officials and Taliban based on necessity.
The Afghan government must see that same US envoy to Afghanistan —-Zalmay Khalizad is holding talks with Taliban in Qatar; and after so many offers by Afghan officials to Taliban for peace talks, all the offers went in vain.
The killing of police officer Abul Razziq Achakzai in Kandahar followed by Taliban’ owning the responsibility of the act is evident that there is a mistrust. The Afghan government at one time is seeking truce with Taliban and on other hand uses State clerics to issue apostasy edits against them.
Furthermore by raiding the madrassa Al-Farooqiya in Ghazni province and showing no interest to force foreign forces to leave Afghan soil, the Afghan government disseminates perception that it is not interested in sustainable peace and is supporting war economy narrative in the region, by ending war economy, the black business created for ‘War Lords’ will simultaneously end.
Afghan Taliban are more interested to hold talks with American Government than the Kabul regime. In last Eid-ul Azha, Maulana Haibatullah Akhanzadah—- commander of Imaratul Islam stated that the current Afghan War is due to American presence and if the Washington is ready to leave our soil and facilitates in achieving durable peace in Afghanistan through dialogue then it will be a commendable step.
Therefore, seeking Pakistan to play its part in ending 17 years of conflict in war torn country is deceiving itself, nothing more than that. How unfortunate it is that president Ashraf Ghani is always in search to find foot prints of Afghan Taliban in Pakistan. He deliberately ignores the martyrdom of Benazir Bhutto, Haroon Bilour, Basheer Bilour, Shuja Khanzadah, Molana Hassan Jaan, Mufti Dr. Sarfaraz Naeemi, SSP Chaudhry Aslam, Sifwat Ghayyur, Hamid Shakeel Sabir, DIG Ahmed Mubeen, Fayyaz Sumbul, Ashraf Noor, Malik Saad, Lieutenant General Mushtaq Baig, Major General Omer Bilal, Major General Faisal Alvi and many Pakistanis who lost their lives due to the forces operating from Afghan safe havens.
Both sides must remember that by leveling allegations of sponsoring terror on other soils will be futile. The media must play its due role in reducing Pak-Afghan tensions and failing to do so will give the third force an easy path to play with sinister designs. With the killing of Abul Razaq Achakzai in Kandhar, more concerns have been raised that any third force can be instrumental in conspiring to murder any VIP personality in Pakistan.
By achieving this the ‘third force wants to create internal anarchy followed by blame games pursued by both sides.
By all these apprehensions in mind the State institutions of Pakistan must be alert and pro-active to avert any danger. The opposition and the government must realize by fueling anger within and by raising political temperature they are playing in the hands of the third force.
By bringing Pakistan People’s Party, Pakistan Muslim League (Nawaz) closer, Molana Fazl-ur-Rehman is trying to influence government’s coalition partners to deceive Imran. Whatever, Molana is in search for, the NA speaker Asad Qaiser must end the perception of ‘personal enmity’ between PM Imran and Molana by organizing a one-on-on meeting between the two leaders
By: | Hamid Mir |