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Demand for Seraikistan
|by R C Ganjoo|
The creation of Pakistan within the Indian Subcontinent in 1947 was part of international politics. The United States took over the affairs from British. Punjab with its army trained to ‘rule’ on the forefront was enough to fulfill American motives. The army chose the role of no state actors to fulfill their own motives. Founded on double standards, they made two strategies for internal and external affairs. The idea of power sharing was than floated and recruited politician surfaced around for the role of decoy rulers, democrats, liberals, socialists, nationalists, centralists and religious politicians ready to comply with the dictates of non-state actors.
After this the army took judiciary, civil bureaucracy and media into its fold . Anyone out of these could any time be picked up and inducted into the interim government during the martial law as state actors.
The army got dissatisfied with the new constitution too and among many amendments inserted an army ruler’s name in the book making it a ridiculous document.
Pakistan is overdue to be reconstituted. How can a country of five historic homelands with four oppressed nations run without a constitution having a united voice against 65 years of dictatorship.
Such unethical, unlawful, antipeople and invisible rule prevailing in Pakistan cannot be traced in any part of the world. The army enjoys power dynamics from all sides with an extra constitutional position and have freedom to tackle sensitive affairs to raise funds and authority from the United States and allies.
But internally army is loosening its grip day by day. Seraikis and Baloch are not allowed decisions in political, economics and other social/cultural matters of their homeland. Both make more than half of Pakistan and are confronted with identical hardship regarding political rights and loot of their resources. If these two nations come together, reshaping of this region can be made possible. Seraiki/Baloch area can inspire other oppressed regions too.
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