Are we witnessing end of Pakistan?

Without a doubt Pakistan is witnessing her worst crisis since the Bangladesh debacle. Most major cities are witnessing deadly attacks on a consistent basis and just today close to 100 innocent people lost their lives in Peshawar.

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Where is our beloved country heading? Is the operation in Wazirstan going to solve our problems? I highly doubt. Who is our enemy? Is it the Taliban, India, the US, or we don’t need an enemy as WE are our own worst enemy.

Something has to give up here. For how long this bloodshed could go on? Just for how long? Have we not had enough? This month alone we have lost close to 300 lives!!! Isn’t it about time that we give up the comfort of our homes to do something for our country? But what can we do? At my end other than praying I know I am not doing anything. But prayers alone would not get us there….We need to back up our prayers with actions. Its about time my fellow citizens!

22 Comments so far

  1. Raza (unregistered) on October 29th, 2009 @ 10:27 pm

    Hmm..”Isn’t it about time that we give up the comfort of our homes to do something for our country? But what can we do? At my end other than praying I know I am not doing anything. But prayers alone would not get us there….We need to back up our prayers with actions. Its about time my fellow citizens!” Exactly the thing that each and every Pakistani should be thinking…

    When are we going to acknowledge that our country is in a state of war? Wars are won as long as the warriors have a cause to fight for and have unconditional support of their fellow countrymen…Regardless of what our Army has done in the past, this is the time to get behind them and openly and vigorously denounce these terrorists (whoever they are)…It is time to show these cowards that we are not intimidated by them and are willing to do whatever to defeat them….They have brought this war to our cities…It is time to take it back to them…At minimum we should get out on streets to demonstrate solidarity with our troops and show these cowards that we are against them. It is frustrating to see regular posts on Critical Mass (an applaudable initiative indeed) but nothing of the sort to protest against the terrorist attack!!!


  2. Bilawal Singh (unregistered) on October 30th, 2009 @ 5:18 am

    I would join a long march/walk until there is one bombing incident there then all will retire back to their homes.

    All these marches and walks don’t equate to anything and for that matter doesn’t help nudge a fly. Where the hell have we picked up this pathetic feel-good superficial cause of lighting candles and solidarity walks. The damned laywers movement did not do sh*t and only caused the situation to get worse. Now that the judiciary has been restored, how many more deals have been made to keep all happy? How did this movement help the common man? What a f**king waste.

    Don’t get me wrong, I wholly, wholeheartedly and monetarily support the Army and always have. They are true to their cause and I place them in the highest regard.

    But we must come to terms that these issues are all created by the Govt, the ISI and the Mullahs and NOT ANY FOREIGN COUNTRIES (which may play a small part). Where are the Mullahs now? What are the doing in reforming the mindset of the suicidal youth? First it was all jihad jihad jihad now its reversed. The blame for this lies WHOLLY on the Mullahs and the ISI and the the incompetencies of the current regime.

    The ISI isn’t worth for shit now! WTF will you do with an Intelligence service when you cannot protect your citizens.

    And why should we have to call in the army every now an then and let them spill first blood.

    Yeah…so let the army do the cleanup work while we vigorously denounce terrorism. BTW these cowards are your country men who have been brainwashed by your Mullahs and the ISI and the political parties.


  3. Adnan Hashmi (adnanhashmi) on October 30th, 2009 @ 8:27 am

    Let me begin by saying that I am disgusted by the title of this blog post; Times are tough, I concur, but nations and countries have pulled through after having gone through much worse.

    If there is one thing you can do to make a positive change, it is to treat your fellow-countrymen with love and respect.

    I couldn’t really tell if Bilawal Singh (the idiot who commented above) was Indian or a fellow-countryman, but I do want to respond to it. Firstly, the ISI responds to external threats; the other 2 dozen agencies are supposed to look into the law and order situation, the first line of defense being the local police force, which happens to be the same group of people that are the most-marginalized, dis-respected, and un-trusted. After years of neglect, the effectiveness of the police is non-existent. Simply blaming the ISI is synonymous with towing the Indian official line, which I am pretty sure Bilawal Singh is.


  4. Bilawal Singh (unregistered) on October 30th, 2009 @ 12:33 pm

    I think Adnan (the asswipe who commented above) is in denial and biased by my name. ISI is responsible for all security issues, internal and external. They are doing a piss poor job of it.

    Adnan needs to face the reality of the situation that this is a mess that the internal agencies are complicit in creating (out of necessity at one point) and now cannot control. Also one doesn’t need to be Indian to state the obvious. Learn from your history boy!


  5. Jalal (unregistered) on October 30th, 2009 @ 4:40 pm

    It pains me when I see captions like your blog, or “Talibans are Coming”, “Doomsday Pakistan” etc. Why do we always go for titles that West want to hear ? why are we pessimistic? Why are we throwing away the towel without doing anything?
    Writers have their words to fight their war with against the militants and these hired assassins we label Talibans. We havent done our bit as yet and are already feeling defeated. Please rise above everything and show your muscles – and not cowardice.


  6. Adnan Hashmi (adnanhashmi) on October 30th, 2009 @ 6:29 pm

    @Bilawal Singh
    Typical Indian Nigger’s response there; I wasn’t surprised at all.


  7. tperacha on October 30th, 2009 @ 6:51 pm

    We, the Pakistanis, have this habit that until we are not pushed against wall we don’t bring our ‘A’ game. I am sorry to all those who have taken offense to the title of this blog, but we as a nation must realize that time has come for us to rise. For how long are we going to ignore the reality that we have gotten ourselves into a real mess that could very well challenge the existence of our country?

    My dilemma is that I have no clue who is real enemy? I am willing to make all sacrifices only if I know we are headed in the right direction. But who will lead us to the right direction? I certainly don’t think that the dummies in our present government are capable of that! But isn’t this government elected by the people of Pakistan? So the blame lies with us on this! Is it going to be the good old army? Maybe, but then again the army cherishes moments like these because when there is lack of confidence in civilian government its time for another coupe!


  8. sayed (unregistered) on October 30th, 2009 @ 9:13 pm

    What more can be expected in a country who knowingly elects and reelect frauds like Zardari, B.Bhutto , N.Sharif who all pretend to saviors of Pakistan. Yet the commom person still hasnt woken up. How many more blasts will it take before the people comeout to the streets to protest and protect our nation.


  9. Raza (unregistered) on October 30th, 2009 @ 10:48 pm

    The original post ended with a series of questions about what can an ordinary citizen do to improve the current situation…I offered an option which was countered by messages blaming the usual suspects. Frustrating!!!…I think “who is responsible for the current mess” debate has become stale and “who are the culprits” is no longer a mystery…

    So lets try one more time…”Isn’t it about time that we give up the comfort of our homes to do something for our country? But what can we do?” Any constructive and practical ideas????…


  10. Adnan Hashmi (adnanhashmi) on October 30th, 2009 @ 11:17 pm

    There is only so much that Pakistani citizens can do to improve the current situation. However, there certainly are things that common people can do, chiefly
    - Show love and respect to all the fellow countrymen no matter what ethnic background they come from.
    - Stop voting for the same people in every election.
    - Start respecting authority even when they dont agree with it, namely towards the police, CBR, and the government in general.
    - Start being honest and stop being hypocrites.
    - Read Quranic scripture in the language they understand, NOT Arabic, so that they may understand what God says, not what the Mullah explained.
    - Give charity/zakat in all honesty to the deserving; otherwise dont give zakat at all.
    - Show love and respect to all the fellow countrymen no matter what ethnic background they come from.
    - Start realizing that Indians are not and can never be friends of ours.
    - Show love and respect to all the fellow countrymen no matter what ethnic background they come from.
    - Show love and respect to all the fellow countrymen no matter what ethnic background they come from.
    - Show love and respect to all the fellow countrymen no matter what ethnic background they come from.


  11. Adnan Hashmi (adnanhashmi) on November 1st, 2009 @ 8:53 am

    In a way I am glad the last few comments posted by myself and Bilwal Singh were deleted, I would like to point out that posts (and post titles) such as this not only add to the gloom that currently previals across the motherland, it invites un-civilized comments from people from the other side who are waiting to jump at any chance and vent out their hatred. I apologize if I have offended any fellow-Pakistani on this forum.


  12. Bilawal Singh (unregistered) on November 1st, 2009 @ 7:28 pm

    @Adnan Hashmi
    Your apology is accepted.

    However, I certainly do not appreciate the fact that my last comment (which did not contain any objectionable content or language) was delete by the moderator. But I understand and accept that it would/could be a topic of discussion on another post i.e. What Pakistani’s really do on the internet. I shall not post the reference link this time, which may again force the moderator to exercise unjustified censorship.


  13. From NY (unregistered) on November 1st, 2009 @ 8:00 pm

    I dont think Adnan was apologizing to you Bilawal!!! I’m glad your post was deleted. These blog sites are not for people like you. If you really want to dig up dirt, dig up dirt from your own country. Believe me, there’s plenty of it.


  14. Adnan Hashmi (adnanhashmi) on November 1st, 2009 @ 9:00 pm

    @Bilawal Singh
    I think I made it very clear that my apology was directed towards my fellow countrymen; and you are not one. I stand by everything I said.

    I would like to share some poetry I wrote not too long ago, in response to similar comments posted by another idiot like you.

    Pretentious idiots and loyalists overt;
    Comment no more on Pakistan’s affairs.
    Your own house first in order put,
    Now F*** off hypocrite, au revoir.


  15. Bilawal Singh (unregistered) on November 2nd, 2009 @ 5:58 am

    Yeah whatever..


  16. Fauzan Sohail (unregistered) on November 2nd, 2009 @ 12:16 pm

    The End of Pakistan? LOL. How misinformed are you to think that Pakistan will fall on her knees because of these cowardly acts! It gives us a even stronger reason to carry on eliminating the Taliban vermin that it is.

    Highly pessimistic!

    We are in a state of War, make no mistake about that and this war is not a conventional one. Yes, the enemy is hidden and it is hard to distinguish a friend from a foe but it is not impossible. Will Operation Rah-e-Nijaat prove useful? Of course it will! Have patience and faith in your armed forces who are fighting day in and day out to drive the enemy back. We WILL prevail!

    And as for the ISI doing a poor job of maintaining security in the country, let me educate you in covert ops a little buddy. In the world of Intelligence, only the failure are known while successes are never! That’s how it works. So while you are whinnig about a certain slip in security here and there, don’t forget that almost three times that number were the aims and oppotunities against our state that were foiled well in time as well.

    Not everything that our biased media tells us is the truth!


  17. Don Cox (unregistered) on November 2nd, 2009 @ 11:25 pm

    “We are in a state of War, make no mistake about that and this war is not a conventional one.”

    I think it is as conventional as other civil wars.

    As for “the end of Pakistan”, didn’t the peace treaties with various tribal and jihadi groups bring about a de facto division of Pakistan into two states?

    “Indians are not and can never be friends of ours.”

    Not even the Muslim Indians? (There are more Muslims in India than in Pakistan).


  18. tperacha on November 3rd, 2009 @ 1:37 am

    @ Don Cox -

    Just for your info. there are more Muslims in Pakistan now than in India.

    http://www.cnn.com/2009/WORLD/asiapcf/10/07/muslim.world.population/index.html


  19. Adnan Hashmi (adnanhashmi) on November 3rd, 2009 @ 7:39 am

    @ Don Cox
    I think it is as conventional as other civil wars.

    You need to get your facts straight.

    As for “the end of Pakistan”, didn’t the peace treaties with various tribal and jihadi groups bring about a de facto division of Pakistan into two states?

    You Indians really have a knack for believing your own rhetoric.
    A Treaty is a political instrument. The US Army had to sign treaties with Native American (Red Indian) tribes in the late 1800s simply because it gave them some breathing space, and because it was already stretched thin after the American Civil War. In Pakistan’s case, A peace treaty was signed with the local Pashtun tribes to garner their help in fighting the Uzbecks, Afghans, and Arabs (mostly foreign elements) hiding in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA), very similar to your Salwa Judum.

    Not even the Muslim Indians? (There are more Muslims in India than in Pakistan).

    I think tperacha has already answered this one. Here is another source if you think CNN is biased:
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Muslim_population

    Besides, it is ironic that minorities (Muslims, Christians, and Sikhs) in India have to be pretend to be staunchly anti-Pakistan to be considered ‘true’ Indians. I personally know quite a few.


  20. salman (unregistered) on November 3rd, 2009 @ 12:10 pm

    title of this post only communicates despair

    grow up


  21. Don Cox (unregistered) on November 3rd, 2009 @ 3:50 pm

    “I think it is as conventional as other civil wars.

    You need to get your facts straight.”

    What are you disputing? The civil war, or the conventionality?

    As for the populations, I stand corrected. Still, my point is that the hostility of Pakistan toward India is excessive and unjustified. At least, Muslims from both countries should be talking to each other.


  22. Abid (unregistered) on November 5th, 2010 @ 11:40 pm

    @Adnan Hashmi
    I don’t understand why Indians are passing pathetic and idiotic comments on our sites, forums and on channels, may be because they are over-breed and born like insects, they produce more babies in a year than whole population of Australia :) thats why they are more on internet.



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