After the USA dropped the “mother of all bombs” on ISI activists in Afhghanistan, the Taliban retaliated by killing over 140 unarmed Afghanistan soldiers, who were in the mosque or in the canteen. While Americans killed ISI activists by bombing, the Taliban have killed Afghan soldiers in return.
While it is difficult to argue as to which killing was right and which killing was wrong between Americans and Taliban, there cannot be any difference of opinion that terrorism has to be stopped at any cost. While many groups may have their own ideas and vision which they are entitled to have , killing innocent people to establish their presence and strength is an unacceptable and barbaric practice.
The terrorist attacks in Afghanistan and Kashmir, Pakistan has been accused of giving space to such elements on it’s soil. The latest is that US media reports have said that Pakistan is giving protection to some Egypt born terrorist in Pakistan. Pakistan’s Inter Services Intelligence Agency have been accused of giving such protection.
Pakistan does not seem to realize that by giving protection to terrorist groups on it’s soil, Pakistan itself has become target of terrorist attacks. In recent times, Pakistan has been one of the countries where maximum number of people including innocent women and children have lost their lives due to terrorist attacks. Whenever such attacks happen, Pakistan government and it’s army have said that it would fight against terrorists and eliminate them at any cost but this has not been happening.
India is repeatedly complaining that Pakistan is enabling infiltrators from Pakistan to enter into Kashmir and cause disruption and violence. As a matter of fact, the Pakistan government itself has said on several occasions that it supports the secessionists in Kashmir and several resolutions have been passed by the Pakistan parliament encouraging the terrorism in Kashmir. It is surprising that Pakistan seem to be failing to realize that it cannot encourage terrorism in another country, while fighting against the terrorists in it’s own soil.
In the last few decades, Pakistan has lost huge opportunities to move on in the path of progress, by preoccupying itself with pledged hatred against India. With the weak economy, it has been spending huge money in building and maintaining its military base.
In the recent past, Pakistan has been building significant level of industrial and economic relationship with China and allowing China to build economic corridor in Pakistan , which would make Pakistan’s economy go under total control of Chinese government before long. Of course, Pakistan is entitled to have its own plans for progress by collaborating with China. However, considering China’s territorial ambitions, many people seem to think that Pakistan is taking a calculated risk in opening it’s door to economic domination by China , where Pakistan is an unequal partner.
Perhaps, Pakistan is resorting to make it’s economy and industry to move very close to China, since it thinks that such relationship with China would enable Pakistan to continue to have spiteful relationship with India. Obviously, these are counter productive strategies.
Even the presence of terrorist groups in Pakistan may largely be due to its hatred against India.
The terrorist elements in Pakistan seem to be targeting the Chinese investments and Chinese workers in Pakistan also and Pakistan has to give massive protection to the Chinese in Pakistan now.
The recent attack in Afghanistan by Taliban have made many US agencies suspect that such elements are occupying Pakistan base and Pakistan is unable to or unwilling to control them for whatever reasons.
The attack on Afghanistan by Taliban cannot but be viewed by the observers around the world without linking “the unwilling role” of Pakistan.