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So Imran Khan, Nawaz Sharif and Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto walk into the UN to give a speech on Kashmir



Imran Khan’s speech is about the same as Nawaz Sharif – it is just a little more hypocritical and a lot more dangerous as it indirectly threatens the use of nuclear weapons. This is reckless and only places Pakistan’s nuclear weapons program in greater jeopardy. And we know what the West does with countries who do not have this capability. It is the reckless speech by Imran Khan that will now encourage the world powers to go after Pakistan’s nuclear program.

Nawaz Sharif’s was a harmless speech but he was always more the cunning crony capitalist than a courageous leader. At least his UN speech, unlike his disastrous economic policies, did not hurt Pakistan.

Bhutto’s speech was lyrical and emotional and employed the an effective passive aggressive strategy. It veered on the side of caution and still made its point.

And the point is that Pakistan does not have a realistic chance to get the Indian part of Kashmir. The case was lost in 1949 and buried by 1962.

Pakistan has failed to comply with the UN resolution of clearing its forces/proxies that was a prerequisite for the UN suggested plebiscite.

In repeated incursions and attacks by NON-STATE actors in 1989, 1994-5, 1999, 2000, 2002, 2008, 2014-15, (backed by rogue elements in Pakistan’s establishment) undermined the peace efforts of 3 PPP governments, Musharaf’s dictatorship and the Nawaz Sharif regime’s efforts to establish peace with India.

These NON-State Acts deeply damaged Pakistan’s case for Kashmir in the eyes of the international community. These acts hurt the indigenous and largely non-violent protests of the Kashmiris themselves.

It must also be highlighted that in spite of (correctly) advocating peace, Nawaz Sharif (and his judiciary plants) was a major apologist and facilitator of Jihadist groups like JeM and LeT. His advocacy in favour of these groups during 2008-9 are a matter of personal record – especially when the then PPP government wanted to avail the Kerry Lugar Bill to go after these groups.

Imran Khan was always an apologist for these terrorist groups and his attempts to recently absolve his own role is quite pathetic.

The most effective advocacy for Kashmir should be soft, poetic and muted. It should not be done by puppets with little moral standing.

Post script: Bhutto had better speeches than his UN ones. When he spoke to the powerless and the downtrodden, the farmer and the laborer and the community leader in rural Pakistan, he spoke unfettered and with deep caring. We will never forget the unfettered Bhutto who spoke in the vast sunny plains of Pakistan and offered hope like no other Pakistani leader before him.

He did not speak down to the masses. Rather, he always made them the focal point and always attacked narcissism. He encouraged others to pull him down if he became the narcissist, arrogant douche bag that is Pakistan’s “Civil Society”.

That is why, in spite of his flaws and wrong policies, millions of Pakistanis still remember him with fondness.

He always said that he had no right to make unilateral decisions and that real power always lay with the people. He often stressed that he was not the only Bhutto and that the spirit of Bhuttoism lay within every Pakistani who wanted to exercise it.

These days, the urban chattering class uses the talking points of their thug mentors like Sheikh Rashid to mock this point. What Bhutto repeatedly emphasised was that the people were as much him as he was them. He was simply an outcome of their aspirations and would sacrifice his life for them. And he did.

He did not live up to all his claims but lived up to more than any other Pakistani leader and pretender. Like his daughter, Benazir, he possessed personal courage and even his failures were better than the claimed successes of Bonapartist dictators and their feeble stooges.

Imran Khan’s hypocrisy, stupidity and lies during his UN speech will only cost Pakistan and Kashmir

It is difficult to fathom whether Imran Khan is morally corrupt or just stupid. His insistence that India respect the aspirations of Kashmiris comes across as farcical from someone whose (Establishment-installed puppet) government does not respect and tolerate the (Pakistani) Constitution, dissidents, protestors and media.

Imran Khan’s lies about respecting the rights of minorities in Pakistan amounts to a cruel joke. His views on how individuals get “radicalized” are based on shallow and debunked theories.

Shias, Christians and Hindus are amongst the most targeted, persecuted and oppressed faith communities of Pakistan. Even the majoritarian Sunnis of Pakistan have been frequently attacked in Sufi shrines by the Taliban and its Sipah Sahaba affiliates. Imran Khan was the leading apologists of this terrorist group.

None of these targeted faith groups in Pakistan are involved in terrorism – which is dominated by groups following Wahhabi-Salafi and (Takfiri Deobandi ideologies)

Hence, Imran Khan’s theory that targeted groups pick up weapons does not hold true in his own country!

Imran Khan’s indirect threats of using Pakistan’s nuclear weapons places the country in a troubled spot. We have seen how this works out and what was done to Libya and Syria.

Yet, none of this craven and duplicitous behavior has deterred Imran Khan’s cult-like supporters from their blind hero worship. Some of these supporters are just younger Pakistanis who have been force fed hate and incitement against opposition political parties like the PPP.

Others are more older and established reactionaries who have come too far in their support for the ruinous PTI government. These individuals think that their veneer of education affords them the ability to get away with supporting the stupid and dangerous posturing of Imran Khan.

They are in for a rude shock.

کہتا ہے کرفیو اٹھے گا کشمیری مسلمان گھروں سے نکل کر احتجاج کریں گے، ہندوستانی فوج گولی چلائے گی، خون بہے گا، کشمیری مسلمانوں کو جانوروں کی طرح گھروں میں محصور کرنے اور ان کا خون بہانے پر ہندوستان کے مسلمانوں میں سے لوگ ریڈیکلائز ہوں گے اور اسلحہ اٹھالیں گے

یہ ریڈیکلائز ہوکر اسلحہ اٹھانے والے لوگ بھی عجیب ہیں

پاکستان کوئٹہ میں ہزارہ شیعہ آج تک ایک محاصرے میں ہیں اور آئے دن لاشیں گرتی ہیں مگر پڑوس میں آج تک نہ کوئی بلوچ مسلمان ریڈیکل ہوا نہ پشتون مسلمان ریڈیکل ہوا، نہ ہی کوئی پنجابی مسلمان ریڈیکل ہوا

یہ جو ڈیرہ اسماعیل خان میں کئی شیعہ مسلمانوں کے گھر مردوں سے ہی خالی ہوگئے باقی بس عورتیں اور بچے رہ گئے اس پر تو کوئی ریڈیکل ہوکر کسی نے قاتل گروہوں کے خلاف اسلحہ نہیں اٹھایا؟

لیکن کشمیر، فلسطین، ایتھوپیا، روہینگا، آچے،مورو آف فلپائن، چیچنیا، سنکیانگ، شام و عراق و ہندوستان کے مسلمانوں پر مبینہ مظالم پر ریڈیکل ہو ہو جاتے ہیں

وزیراعظم کہہ رہے تھے کہ مودی کے ہاں

Racial superiority

نسلی برتری کا فریب ہے جو کشمیریوں کے ساتھ غیرانسانی سلوک کا سبب بن رہا ہے

تو کیا ایسے نسلی برتری کے مظاہرے ہم نے ماضی میں 71ء میں مشرقی پاکستان کے باشندوں کے ساتھ نہیں کیے تھے؟

اور آج یہ رویے بلوچ، پشتون، سرائیکیوں کے ساتھ ہیں- بلکہ اس ملک میں تو جمہوریت پسند سویلین ہونا جُرم بن گیا ہے

بنگالیوں کی نسل بدلنے کے دعوے کیا مودی نے کیے تھے؟
کیا شازیہ خالد کا ریپ کسی ہندوستانی گجراتی فوجی نے کیا تھا؟
کیا رانا شوکت کی اھلیہ کے ساتھ شاہی قلعہ کی جیل میں غیرانسانی سلوک ہندوستانی فوج نے کیا تھا؟
آج گلالئی اسماعیل نے جو باتیں اُن کے پیچھے پڑنے والوں کی کہی ہوئی بتائی ہیں کیا وہ نسلی برتری پر مبنی فرعونیت کا اظہار نہیں ہیں؟

بلوچ خواتین کی طرف سے جو الزامات لگائے گئے ہیں کیا اُن پر کبھی آزاد انکوائری بٹھائی گئی؟

کیا بنگالی عورتوں سے معافی مانگی گئی؟
انیس سو پچاس میں چٹاگانگ، کھلنا ودیگر میں ہندؤ دلت کے ساتھ جو فوج اور پولیس نے کیا تھا اُس پر معافی تک نہیں مانگی گئی
فاٹا کے لوگ اپنے حقوق کی پامالی پر بولے تو اُن کے ساتھ کیا ہوا؟
آج پشاور میں ڈاکٹرز کے ساتھ کیا ہوا؟

اگر کوئی شخص یا گروہ خود اخلاقیات کے مقررہ پیمانوں کو پیروں تلے روندتا ہو، اُس کا دوسروں کے لیے اخلاقیات، امن اور اقدار کا بھاشن منافقت کہلاتا ہے
اقوام متحدہ میں آج منافقت میں سب سے پہلے نمبر پر آنے کا مقابلہ جاری ہے اور ہمارا وزیراعظم بھی اس مقابلے میں شریک ہے