Ed­i­tor’s Note

The Diplomatic Insight - - News -

A tem­po­rary halted for a while to end the bru­tal at­tacks of Is­raeli forces to an ope­nair prison as know as Gaza, Ben­jamin Ne­tanyahu, Is­rael’s hawk­ish prime min­is­ter, to stop Ham­mas rocket at­tacks. The truce broke out on July 8 between Ham­mas and Is­rael af­ter “Op­er­a­tion Pro­tec­tive Edge” was launched by Is­rael against the in­no­cent cit­i­zens of Gaza Strip for stop­ping rocket at­tacks, 2,016 Gazans have been killed and 10,196 have been wounded, most of them are chil­dren and women. This unset­tled and that how failed is world com­mu­nity show­ing lit­tle but no re­silience and strength against Is­rael, com­mit­ting se­ri­ous war crimes by breach­ing all in­ter­na­tional laws in re­cent Gaza of­fen­sive. Since be­gin­ning of the and other in­ter­na­tional or­ga­ni­za­tions were re­mained silent as if al­low­ing the ag­gres­sor to con­tinue its lethal­ity at its best. UN only is­sued state­ment of con­dem­na­tion when a UN school was bombed killing those took shel­ter. What to speak of West and its hypocrisy to­wards the Gaza cri­sis and the ea­ger­ness of the US to launch airstrikes in Iraq, it will re­main as it is. Bizarrely enough or­ga­ni­za­tion of Is­lamic Con­fer­ence (OIC) also be­came a use­less or­gan­i­sa­tion which has no power what so ever to uti­lizes its en­er­gies that once it had, to play a con­struc­tive role to end vi­o­lence in Mid­dle East. But it has of Mus­lim coun­tries has brought more weak­ness to the Mus­lim Ummah. Even the cur­rent Gaza war has be­come a proxy for the en­tire Mid­dle East where Mus­lim coun­tries are openly sup­port­ing Is­rael against the Pales­tini­ans and Ham­mas and they are not di­vides and opens the wounds of Mus­lims as this time it’s not Jews against Mus­lims but its the Mus­lim Broth­er­hood, Ha­mas, Hezbol­lah, and their back­ers Iran, Qatar and Tur­key -against Is­rael and the more moder­ate Mus­lims in­clud­ing Jor­dan, Egypt, and Saudi Ara­bia. Now this di­vide amongst Mus­lims world is clear and empty rhetoric of con­dem­na­tions not a sin­gle leader from en­tire Is­lamic World who has what it takes to be the one to stand Pak­istan, on the eve of 68th In­de­pen­dence Day , yet again, is fac­ing chaos and un­cer­tainty that looms large over the po­lit­i­cal, so­cial and economic scene of the coun­try. This time the threats are not from the ter­ror­ists but from those chant­ing slo­gans and having the sit in protests at the heart of the cap­i­tal. The protest by the two main stream po­lit­i­cal par­ties i.e. Pak­istan Tehreek-e-In­saf (PTI) led by Imran Khan and Pak­istan Awami Tehreek(PAT) led by Cana­dian re­turned cleric Mr.Tahirul-Qadri is meant to out­set the in­cum­bent gov­ern­ment for fraud man­date and over all chang­ing the whole sys­tem. Mass street move­ments are an in­te­gral part of demo­cratic pol­i­tics in Pak­istan, of­ten used by op­po­si­tion politi­cians to press their de­mands. But Mr. Khan’s cru­sade has been met with sharp crit­i­cism in the news me­dia in re­cent weeks from Pak­ista­nis who say his de­mands are ex­ag­ger­ated, es­pe­cially at a time of press­ing se­cu­rity chal­lenges. Mr.Khan who says his men­tor is Quaid-I-Azam Muham­mad Ali Jin­nah has sim­ply for­got about po­lit­i­cal ide­ol­ogy of Jin­nah. Once dur­ing a public meet­ing in Dacca, Jin­nah said, “It is in your hands to put the Gov­ern­ment in power or re­move the Gov­ern­ment from power, but you must not do it by mob meth­ods. You have the power; you must learn the art to use it; you must try and un­der­stand the ma­chin­ery. Con­sti­tu­tion­ally, it is in your hands to up­set one Gov­ern­ment and put an­other to such an ex­tent.” Our politi­cians have a trenched them­selves so much into their own lust for power that they have over­looked of what is ex­pected from true states­man and politi­cian. Pak­istan is cur­rently at the state sur­vival “Zarb-e-Azb” aim­ing to root out all the for­eign or lo­cal ter­ror­ist groups from the soil of Pak­istan. Our coun­try can­not af­ford an­ar­chy within the coun­try at such a sen­si­tive time. In this whole melo­drama call­ing this “Azadi March” and “Revo­lu­tion” as that has be­gan on the eve of in­de­pen­dence day and till writ­ing of th­ese lines, gov­ern­ment and state is in con­fu­sion of what to do. This street mad­ness has also re­sulted in a re­cent his­toric stock ex­change crash and de­val­u­a­tion of the coun­try’s cur­rency. Day to day gover­nance, work, busi­nesses in­clud­ing small and large, came to stand­still with th­ese un­nec­es­sary that fruits, veg­eta­bles and other per­ish­able items are be­ing rot­ten and ship­ments of ed­i­bles and fuel into cities and towns across Pak­istan are dis­rupted thus cre­at­ing fur­ther blow to al­ready crip­pling econ­omy. It is the peo­ple who have to deal with hard­ship, hunger, un­em­ploy­ment, pa­thetic law and or­der, wa­ter scarcity, load shed­ding, fa­voritism and nepo­tism and all sorts of cri­sis needs to be re­solve on ur­gent ba­sis as it has dis­tracted it­self from the real is­sues con­fronting us to­day.

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