Nov 30, 2023
Nov 30, 2023
Pakistan has been exploding in October 2009 as never before where in one single month more than nineteen major bombing incidents, the might of the Pakistan Army and the intelligence and security apparatus stood challenged and where the citadels of Pakistan’s much vaunted might, the Pakistan Army General Headquarters and Pakistan’s Nuclear Weapons storage and strike pad were more particularly attacked. The attacks were not only carried out by the Pashtun Taliban but also by the Punjabi Taliban from the heartland of Pakistan. So also attacked were Pakistan’s major urban centers like the capital city Islamabad and Lahore and Peshawar. The magnitude of these explosive attacks across Pakistan inflicting nearly two hundred dead could not be offset by Pakistan Army’s belated offensive in South Waziristan which took place only when both the Talibans in a defiant and taunting attack targeted the Pakistan Army’s General Headquarters in the heavily guarded garrison city of Rawalpindi.
Pakistan resembled more like war-torn Iraq with suicide bombings visuals more reminiscent of what has been going on in Baghdad. Pakistan presented a grim picture of a nation at war with itself and Taliban terrorism being outmatched by state-terrorism of the Pakistan Army brutally bombing the turbulent Western frontier areas with F-16 fighter jets and attack helicopters besides heavy artillery bombardments.Pakistan seems to be imploding and nobody is more to blame than the Pakistan Army itself. The Pakistan Army took pride in projecting itself constantly as the glue which holds Pakistan together implying that the remainder of Pakistan’s political apparatus was incapable of governance. In a tragic irony the so-called glue which was supposed to hold Pakistan together has melted away.
More by : Dr. Subhash Kapila