Thursday, March 19, 2009

Is it really Pakistan?

Pakistan is in complete chaos. There are at least three parallel governments in Pakistan, if not more. One Taliban, second ISI and third, Zardari government, the last being the least important, it seems. The very fact that that the Zardari- Gilani government had to compromise with Taliban in Swat valley is proof enough that the Zardari-Gilani& co. are not in complete command. One wonders if Pakistan is just a name, nothing more .It should be state of Taliban. It will not be surprising if Taliban takes complete control of Pakistan. Zardari is aware of that. He himself has confessed this on more occasions than one.

The manner in which Zardari has behaved after 26/11, frequently changing his versions shows his inexperience and lack of political wisdom. On the one hand he refuses to accept that Pakistan was involved in Mumbai attacks. On the other, he asserts that it may be possible and asks for more evidence from India. And then he accepts that the attackers were from Pakistani soil but not their citizens. And after all that, house arresting some people under US pressure.

US too is playing game in its own interest. US warns Pakistan to take action against terrorists and at the same time increasing financial aid to Pakistan, thereby financial aid to Taliban. Why then the name Pakistan? Why not Taliban?

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