[Photo: Shabaz Sharif DAWN, file photo]
By Mahboob Khawaja, PhD
Truth Has Its Own Language
The suspicious, paranoid, and much hated illegitimate Sharifs, Bhuttos and the Generals are unleashing blind terror against the masses of Pakistan. The unprecedented abduction of Imran Khan, the former PM, by the paratroopers from the High Court in Islamabad signals tragic tensions of faulty logic and failed systems of political governance and accountability. Since April 2022, Pakistan has been managed by the Generals whereas civilian Shabaz Sharif –previously indicted for money laundering – is just a showpiece of follies of shadows. The abduction of Imran Khan from a court of law without any legal justification explains the unimaginative action of egoistic power driven by corrupt maniac minds. The Generals funded by foreign Masters are set to make Pakistan a satellite state to be used for self-destructive purposes as has been the case since Afghanistan was invaded by the US in 2001.
All Asian-African nations colonized by Europeans remain colonized in thoughts, practices, and institutions. Lacking truth and trust in their plans and policies, the Pakistani elite acted in desperation to avert the coming political elections and changes for the good of the nation. Their institutionalized betrayal and deception are nothing new to the cause of national freedom. Please see “Pakistan: Politics of Betrayal and Deception.” Uncommon Thought Journal: 4/12/2022. and “British Colonialism and How India and Pakistan Lost Freedom.” Uncommon Thought Journal and Global Research: 01.2023. Khan is said to be arrested by the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) but if there is a case, why was he abducted from the courthouse? How come Sharifs, Zardari, and others were not abducted by the NAB? The Generals have not learned any lessons from our earlier history of how they betrayed the nation in 1971 and surrendered to India at Dhaka. They lack the imagination and facts of time and history and are set to repeat history unless some miracles happen to safeguard the freedom and security of the nation. America and India have a strategic alliance, and its focal point is set on enlarging the scope of internal political disruption and moving in to take control of the Pakistani nuclear arsenals – the end of the Pakistan story. Is this what the Generals are collaborating with Shabaz Sharif and the US?
The Generals and Sharif Have No Political Legitimacy or Credibility
Pakistan is said to be an Islamic Republic but its political rulers have no apparent relationship to Islam or the legitimate support of the people of Pakistan. They are part of the problem, not the solution. The stern warning from God is self-explanatory:
Do no mischief on the Earth after it hath been set in order, but call on God with fear and longing in hearts,
For the Mercy of God is always near to those who do good. (Chapter 7: 56: The Qur’an).
By forcibly abducting Imran Khan from the Islamabad high court, the judiciary if it has any sense of legal. moral professionalism and accountability, must call into question the arbitrary actions of the political regime and hold them accountable. Unless this paradox of madness is reversed, We, the People of Pakistan could end up losing our basic rights of peaceful political activism against the system of anarchy, loss of national freedom, and a sustainable future.
It is fast becoming clear that the abduction of Imran Khan was aimed at either killing him or excluding his Pakistan Teherk-E-Insaf (PTI) from the upcoming national elections. They fear if Imran Khan is re-elected and his accusations and past experience could help to identify the in-house evil mongers and hold them accountable. Analyzing the videos of his arrest at the Islamabad high court premise, it was a well-planned act of abduction and political desperation to dehumanize Khan and his supporters. While political cynicism is endemic, Pakistani masses view Imran Khan with a great deal of optimism and integrity, and hope for a new beginning, free of political corruption paving opportunities for sustainable change. We, the People of Pakistan, ask the President and the Chief Justice of Pakistan to ensure that Imran Khan is alive and treated fairly and that he should be immediately set free to resume his political movement for change. This author has shared a specific remedial plan for the current problems: please view “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.
Have the Generals Not Learned Any Lessons from History?
Have the Generals learned any lessons from recent history? Every beginning has its end. We, the People of Pakistan, warn you to protect your dignity and professional honor and do not align yourselves with the political thugs and indicted criminals who undermine your profession and our national freedom, and security. Wherever people of reason prevail, so too shall peace and stability. You should operate within your professional domain and not the political corridors of conspiracies and betrayals jeopardizing our national freedom and future. You are being used by the few culprits against the people reliving unthinkable horrors, bloodbaths, and massacres of innocent civilians that happened in 1971 in former East Pakistan-now Bangladesh. In our contemplative consciousness and souls, We, the People of Pakistan are searching for logical and workable approaches to undo the violence and increasingly sectarian divides for the unity of the nation. None of the Generals or their accomplices could think intelligently enough to understand this vital linkage for the survival and progress of the country. Under military Generals, nations are destroyed, humiliated, and not developed for future-making. It is an irresistible necessity of time and truth that those in power must be cautious and listen to genuine voices of political necessity for change and truth for restraint and civilized behavior. Tyranny of any kind is always powerless and transitory and it must end for the beleaguered masses of Pakistan. At the moment, they are bent on destroying public thoughts and vision for political change, reformation, and organizing free and fair elections. If the Generals and their accomplices thugs and indicted criminals do not listen to the voices of Reason and continue to perpetuate classical military control and impose martial law over public minds and souls, they should be aware that sooner or later they could stand in public courts of law and justice for accountability and could end-up facing the unthinkable firing squads without any escape to their foreign Masters.
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 is the author of several publications including the latest: One Humanity and the Remaking of Global Peace, Security and Conflict Resolution. Germany, 12/2019.