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Jihad and Terrorism The Government and criminal activity Pakistan .Failed state Page Page Page Page Page Page Page 6 14 20 35 43 65 71 Page 80 Page 93 Page 99 Page 117 Page Page Page Page 131 135 147 160 Appendix 1 Appendix 2 Appendix 3 Appendix 4 References Page 174 Page 177 Page 180 Page 183 Page 186 5 . Wars and genocide Provinces and Assorted Fragments Pakistan. plebiscite.CHAPTERS 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 Why Pakistan? The people of Pakistan Education Industries and Economy of Pakistan Pakistani psyche general observations Women and Minorities of Pakistan Partition and the two-nation theory Islam and Pakistan Attitudes toward India and Indians The Pakistani Army Kashmir.
While these features have been noted time and again by innumerable people in a large number of books. a Review of the literature is often used to collect and collate information about a disease from various sources. That may appear true but it is important to understand that Pakistanis do not feel like Indians and do not like to say "Indians are just like us". Most Indians do not understand Pakistan or Pakistanis. That document then serves as a comprehensive reference point for information about the subject.Chapter 1 WHY PAKISTAN? Why write about Pakistan? Pakistan is a huge. populous and diverse nation that has the curious distinction of having been suddenly born in 1947. newspaper reports and magazines. More that anything else. In the field of medical research. no effort been made to collect this information and put it all together between the covers of a single book. Pakistani institutions and Pakistanis have developed certain unique and recognizable defining features. And in the intervening years Pakistan. Many tend to look at the similarities and remark. Such a review collects up all the available information about a given disease from all the medical papers available on the subject and consolidates the information in one document. In fact Pakistanis have spent all those decades since independence trying to show how Pakistan is not like India. and it has been an aggressive and implacable neighbor of India. 6 . "Pakistanis are just like us". this book can be considered a Review of the literature on Pakistan.
and it is an insult to Indian Muslims to refer to them as being associated with Pakistan. The book carries many direct quotes from various authors and these quotes are in italics. This is both unfortunate and unfair to Indian Muslims. This is an obvious logical fallacy and it is also deeply insulting 7 to all Indian Muslims - . First. and are sometimes called saffron sympathisers. so all Muslims must be Pakistanis in their hearts. lest they should hurt the sentiments of Muslims in India.This book is a collection and review of what has been written about Pakistan in various sources over many years. the managing editor of the Hindustan Times has written about this (1): At a sub-conscious level. Today. Indian Muslims are quite different from Pakistanis. Indians who talk about Pakistan or Islam are often considered to be opponents of secularism and tolerance. It is a summary of the experiences and descriptions of many people who have reported or written about Pakistan. For this reason Pakistan and Islamic extremism emanating from Pakistan have almost been taboo subjects in India. not to be discussed by secular non-Muslim Indians. some Indians make the simplistic assumption that because (nearly) all Pakistanis are Muslims. There are a few things that Indian readers should keep in mind while reading this book. referring to Pakistan does not mean that we are obliquely referring to Indian Muslims. An automatic and needless mental connection is made between the subject of Pakistan and the Muslims of India. Indians often become embarrassed or angry in discussions about Pakistan and Pakistanis. while the sources from which the quotes have been taken are listed in the reference section at the end of the book. Vir Sanghvi.
Pakistan is Pakistan. Muslims in India are not Pakistanis. This vestigial thought process remains in many Indian minds like a dark cloud. and call for an avoidance of what seems to be an Indian obsession with Pakistan. and Pakistanis are Pakistanis.including Zaheer Khan and Irfan Pathan who are setting out for Pakistan. The situation and attitudes of Muslims in India are no longer comparable to those in Pakistan. Here again. determined to keep the Indian flag flying on the cricket field. not Indians. to say nothing of the thousands of Muslims who have died fighting Pakistan. It requires a deliberate act of mental re-orientation for non-Muslims in India to learn to talk about Pakistanis without equating them with Indian Muslims. and that is unfortunate. There are many assumptions and misconceptions that need to be reviewed. a hangover from partition. not Pakistanis. As the Indian economy forges ahead there is an increasing constituency of Indians who feel that Pakistan is a small problem that can be ignored. Confusion and misunderstanding in Indian attitudes more than five decades after independence are certainly a factor in the Indian Pakistan policy. a separate nation. Pakistanis are no longer Indians. we must remember that when we speak of Pakistan and Islam we are not referring to Indian Muslims and the vastly different way in which Islam has evolved in India since independence. But 8 . Indians are Indians. One of the purposes of this book is to show precisely what has been done with Islam in Pakistan. they are Indians. Another point to inability to develop a coherent note is that no discussion or description of Pakistan can even begin to be meaningful without considering the role that Islam plays on the mind of the Pakistani. and these will become clear in subsequent chapters.
many non-Muslim Indians got polarized mainly into two groups. would somehow feel upset enough to want to side with Pakistan. the importance of Pakistan lies in its extreme hostility to India. The appearance of the new nation Pakistan as a neighbor. The events of independence and partition had a deep effect on the Indian psyche. with people who were brothers and compatriots until very recently created a complex conflict. From Indian armed forces and paramilitary have had of armed of a low1965. One group of Indians began to view their Muslim compatriots with hostility as recessed Pakistanis who were always seen cheering for Pakistan in cricket matches. the Indian armed forces have had to fight wars on eight occasions (2). In the first 55 years after independence. and has put a great strain on the ancient Indian tradition of tolerance and pluralism. In five of those wars armed forces from Pakistan have been the adversary that Indian civilians and Indian soldiers have had to face. unless treated in an especially favorable and kind manner. Pakistan has thus had a great impact on Hindu-Muslim relations in India. a love-hate relationship that affected Indian society. and the fifth engagement with Pakistan still continues at the time of writing. Another group of Indians took the opposite viewpoint that Indian Muslims. With Pakistani leaders attempting to speak for the Muslims in India. Four of these conflicts are discussed in chapter 11.Pakistan cannot be ignored by India for many reasons. the to expand to keep pace with the massive build up and continuing 9 . neither of whom were able to look upon Indian Muslims as they should have been looked at. with the infiltration terrorists from Pakistan into India as part grade war to bleed India (chapter 12). Apart from the deep mental scar that partition left on the Indian psyche. as Indians like everyone else.
or the naive policy of appeasement of Adolf Hitler followed by British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain. 10 . discrimination against minorities and maldistribution of wealth. the presence of a belligerent neighbor is a signal that military strength must be adequate to meet any aggressive intent. A policy of ignoring Pakistan's military intent and might would be a formula for a disaster of unimaginable proportions. Indians cannot afford to forget the lessons that can be learned from events like the India-China conflict of 1962. Overconfidence. ignoring corruption. Pakistan has made a whole tapestry of errors that Indians can choose to repeat or avoid. It is still possible for Indians to make the mistakes Pakistanis have made. Indians have a lot to learn. By studying what Pakistan has done. and attempting to play great power games in the absence of a matching military-industrial-economic capability are some of the mistakes that Pakistan has made. But this build up must not come in the way of urgently needed development and modernization. while a policy that puts too much emphasis on hurriedly delivering a total military defeat on Pakistan could divert too large a proportion of meager resources towards a war machine. and if necessary take the battle into the aggressor's territory. underestimation of problems and hurdles. Unilateral pacifism displayed by one nation state when another nation shows every sign of being ready for war is a policy that begs for defeat and disaster. That is one of the mistakes that Pakistani leaders committed. and India would do well to learn from that.assaults from Pakistan. blindness to the impact of religious discrimination. mistakes that India could still make. or has not done since independence. No matter how well intentioned and peaceable a nation state may be. a population explosion and social inequity.
Finally. every attempt has been made in this work to avoid direct comparisons between India and Pakistan. 11 and hide the chronic . and the Pakistan box has only 5 broken eggs. South Asian hunger. India is four times larger than Pakistan in land area and currently has a population that is over seven times the size of Pakistan's population. is that the India box has 70 intact eggs while the Pakistan box has only 5 intact eggs. All that this does is to hide the magnitude of the problems in Pakistan. This means that all numbers and figures relating to India are automatically bigger than those of Pakistan. Direct comparisons of numbers regarding Pakistan and India are misleading because of the difference in size. but Pakistani leaders have persistently tried to hide problems within Pakistan such as poverty and illiteracy by saying that India has more problems than Pakistan. Although both India and Pakistan started off as having been part of one nation in the pre-Independence era. and South Asian illiteracy. Imagine Pakistan to be a smaller box with 10 eggs in it. But what is hidden from this comparison. There is a very important reason for that. All references to Pakistani problems are referred to by Pakistani spokespersons as South Asian problems. South Asian poverty. the two entities cannot really be compared. To illustrate why a direct comparison between India and Pakistan can be misleading we need to use an analogy: Imagine India to be a box with 100 eggs in it. and it requires elaboration. would seem that the India box is in a far worse with many more broken eggs. comparison will show that the India box has 30 eggs. but 30 of those eggs are broken. and 5 of those eggs are broken. A direct broken and it shape. except where it is unavoidable.
In this book we will examine the state that Pakistan has got itself into and deal with how it got into its current crisis. And while these figures get worse. India has to educate seven children in order to "match Pakistan". the Indian army is less than one and a half times as big as the Pakistani army.mismanagement of Pakistan. but Pakistan is failing even to achieve a smaller task. For every child that Pakistan educates. Pakistan of course was amply aided by other nations. India and Pakistan do share many of the same problems. and the number of people requiring education in Pakistan are far smaller than the number in India. But India is not merely matching Pakistan. but a comparison of the real figures between India and Pakistan shows that Pakistan is not doing well. even though the number of people who are poor in Pakistan. Pakistan's task should have been easier. it has moved ahead in literacy and is racing ahead in other parameters. With India having a population that is seven times as big as that of Pakistan. the Indian army should have been at least three or four times the size of the Pakistan army. But that is not the case. but these details will be discussed later. a quick comparison of the Pakistani armed forces and the Indian armed forces is illustrative of what the two countries have been doing since Independence. and is falling behind. That is because. since independence India has spent relatively more on development and less on defence while Pakistan has spent almost everything on arms and very little on development. A direct comparison of numbers will not reveal this and such direct comparisons are useful only to hide Pakistan's increasing problems. In 2007 12 .
Pakistan is not in an enviable state. Anyone who has wished for anything bad to happen to Pakistan is likely to find great joy in the condition that Pakistan has reached. 13 .
1% and 2.. According to some estimates. The Pakistani paper the Jang reported in September 2003 (3): Pakistan's population will swell to 349 million by year 2050.With almost one third of the population living in abject poverty. living space. but it was finally conducted in 1998.. The "average Pakistani" is poor and uneducated. 70% of the population of Pakistan is uneducated. Some estimates say that Pakistan's population will double to over 300 million. Pakistan's population is currently thought to be increasing at the rate of between 2. 53. food. 54 million people do not have access to safe drinking water ..5 million are illiterates. by the year 2050. but even at the lower estimate 8000 children are being born every day in Pakistan.Chapter 2 THE PEOPLE OF PAKISTAN Pakistan is currently estimated to have between 160 and 170 million people. The population explosion has led to the shortage of educational facilities. or one Pakistani is born every 10 seconds. living in rural areas. arable land and clean water The vast majority of Pakistanis are villagers.. Nobody knows exactly. health services. housing units. Pakistan's internal turmoil prevented a routine census from taking place in 1991. and education among women is very low since few women are allowed to acquire 14 . making it the fourth most populated country in the world The report goes on to say: The population growth has caused an eight-time increase in the unemployment.8% per year.
The "smartly dressed. numbering perhaps 25. bureaucracy. Pakistan is ruled by four interest or their coalition: military. along with top army officers. They actually form a very small minority. Anglophone. well spoken Pakistani men and women that one may see on television. Pakistani Elite".an education in a society that believes the women should not be seen in public places. the cream of Pakistani society. the lords and the industrial barons. are a dozen corps commanders. a cadre of nearly 1.000 in all. they speak English and they form the elite.000 landlords owning more than half the cultivable land. it is believed. wealthy elite group that have been described by the expression "Rich. they are rich. As the description suggests. nearly 2. land and industries of Pakistan are said to be concentrated among about 43 top families of Pakistan. well spoken Pakistani men and women that one may see on television" form a small. who. VP Dutt wrote: Another fundamental flaw is the very narrow social base of the groups feudal nucleus ruling elite. These facts may seem surprising considering the smartly dressed. But that is another curious hidden fact about Pakistan. mixing with strangers. Most of the wealth. Making up the of these four interest groups. form the cream of Pakistan(4). A report in the Jang (5) on Dec 5th 2003 says: Top 20 per cent of the population has 50 per cent of 15 . In an editorial in the Indian Express that appeared on January 28th 2002.000 officers and less than 50 industrial families. It is they who own Pakistan and rule in the name of the people.
feudal families still hold sway. On October 2nd 2001. the New York Times carried a report about Pakistan: In the cities. In some areas. The Rich Anglophone Pakistani Elite have a great influence on the image of Pakistan abroad. The contrast with India now is stunning with estimates of the middle class in India forming about 25 16 . feudal landowning families as well as from the armed forces. They drive the Pajeros and the Mercedes-Benz cars of Pakistan. with some feudal lords owning over 20. While the wealthy send their children to college in America or Britain.000 acres of land in a Pakistan that is full of impoverished people. such as Harvard. The elite of Pakistan come from rich. while the bottom 20 per cent has only 6 percent. making private laws and operating private jails. A fifth of Pakistan's government schools are "ghosts. Wide boulevards clogged with expensive cars become narrow lanes where shrouded women carry jugs of water on their heads. and they own much of the land. many of the poor are deprived of even an elementary education. Most are sharecroppers. The literacy rate is below 40 percent. Their children go to the best schools in Pakistan. the turn of a street corner can seem to be time travel between centuries. eking out a subsistence. Oxford and Cambridge. and often study abroad in the best institutions of the US and UK.7) forming about 8% of the population. About 75 percent of all Pakistanis reside in rural areas." with buildings but no students or teachers A third curious anomaly of Pakistan is the almost complete absence of a "middle class". The middle class in Pakistan have been estimated as being about 10 to 12 million in total (6.national income.
to 30% of the population. Being a Muslim is important to the Pakistani citizen because it brings a semblance of order to his otherwise miserable and unenviable existence. A report by Pakistani researcher Masooda Bano carried in the News International Pakistan on 31st August 2001 said: Pakistan's middle class is shrinking while India's middle class is growing. for a population of 145 million. A large middle class is an indicator of the development of a society from the traditional feudal pattern into a more modern society. On top of that the rising of the fundamentalist groups in Pakistan is a fact. The average Pakistani is an illiterate and poor Muslim. This is a dangerous trend as the middle class is the backbone for any progressive society. A large middle class creates a society in which people have the economic clout to break the economic stranglehold of a rich elite and ensure that their rights are looked after. which the nation cannot keep denying anymore. More and more people in Pakistan are slipping in to poverty. very rich elite governing a large mass of poor people. consists of a small.000 cars. Nine out of ten Pakistanis are poor and uneducated. Less than one out of ten belongs to the middle class and a very small number are extremely rich. The old feudal structure of society which Pakistan still retains.9) We can thus define the "average Pakistani". Fitting in perfectly well with these facts are other items of information about the life of Pakistanis. The whole of Pakistan has only about 400. A large middle class is an essential component of a ‘modern’ state and its absence marks a feudal state. 17 . (8. Pakistan has only 3 million TV sets.
as a result of this belief. and.Religion also helps to define the psyche of the Pakistani. Islam teaches its followers to accept their lives as being preordained by God. Paradoxically. religion also helps in the survival of the rich. which is dealt with in chapter 5. tyrannical and corrupt leaders of Pakistan. without having to be population. answerable to an angry or demanding 18 . This stoic acceptance has allowed the rapacious elite and the resource-swallowing army of Pakistan to carry on with their atrociously rich lifestyles and blatant corruption for decades. the poor and deprived Pakistani does not question or complain about his miserable life.
The precise manner in which lack of education and a runaway increase in population affects a country needs to be understood by leaders in power. and the world's most powerful media apparatus that came with the US. with electricity for light bulbs.Chapter 3 EDUCATION Through the 1950s and 1960s. A building is required. Development and technology require education.a separate education system must exist to have a supply of teachers. the United States of America. Teachers are needed and for this the teacher himself must be educated . imagine a small town or village that needs a school. But it 20 appears that a series of . Most people who take education for granted tend to forget the highly organized and civilized system that needs to be set up for an underdeveloped nation to build up a group of educated citizens who can serve as the pioneers of development. For example. The low literacy rate in Pakistan is an indicator of the facts that these fundamental investments have been ignored or sidelined for decades. Pakistan was believed to be a leading light among developing nations. English speaking Pakistani elite and the postworld war superpower. and the unquestioned technological leader among "Islamic nations" A closer look at the facts suggests that this was only an impression created by the fortuitous alliance between the suave. The people of the village or town need to understand the value of sending their children to be educated in school as opposed to keeping them at home for help in the fields or other work.
Effective means were developed to reduce complications and deaths during pregnancy and childbirth. making it increasingly difficult to catch up. because the number of people dying was approximately equal to the number of babies being born. maybe more. Until these developments occurred. A report on reforming education in Pakistan on NBC said (10): Two years ago. "The numbers that came up is 8. populations began to rise rapidly. That's the kind of numbers we needed two years earlier." said Zubaida Jalal. and simple treatments were devised to save lives in cases of deadly killer diarrheas.Pakistani leaders have never really understood how the twin facts of population explosion and lack of education feed upon each other leading to the population-illiteracy cycle getting worse at a faster and faster rate as time passes. As a result. In the 20th century. Pakistan's minister for education. the Pakistani government tried to estimate how many schools it would take to handle the 8 million kids of primary age not in class now. rapid advances in the development and application of vaccination of people against killer diseases like smallpox and diphtheria led to a significant reduction in the number of children dying from these diseases. Pakistan has today 21 a very young population . populations in many countries remained relatively stable. The UNFPA has recognized this and says in a report on Pakistan: The major contributing factor to population growth has been the sustained gap between low mortality and high fertility levels for the last three decades or so.500 primary schools. They can become 10. But once these scientific changes affected human society.000 in 2004.
All these extra people have to have food and opportunities for employment.structure. more diseases from malnutrition and more unemployment. This is exactly what is happening in Pakistan (11. more poverty.12). with 43 per cent below the age of 15 and 63 per cent below the age of 25. In fifty years. Populations grow by what is called "geometric progression". Unless a great deal of money and effort is put into planning for population growth such as food production. it will have to look after 32 million people just fifty years later. a rapid rise in population typically leads to more hunger. and then become 8 million in ten more years and so on. since that is essential for slowing down the population explosion. healthcare and education. and they need to be educated regarding the importance of birth control and family planning. That means that if a population of 1 million people doubles to 2 million in ten years. developing country that is barely able to feed and provide employment for 1 million people. Unfortunately Pakistan's leaders have never put in the required amount of money and effort into education of the Pakistani masses. The population has increased by 50 million people in the last 15 years and the number of poor has doubled. Generations of Pakistanis have been born into poverty and deprivation without the knowledge or the means to slow down population growth or earn a living though a modern job from a modernizing economy. That means more people who are unhappy and have reason to be angry. a population of 1 million can increase to 32 million. If the original 1 million people lived in a poor. it will double to 4 million in a further ten years. 22 .
A report in the San Francisco Chronicle (13) in Oct 2002 on the state of education in Pakistan states: According to government statistics for this year, the literacy rate is 49 percent overall, 61.3 for men and 36.8 for women .. putting Pakistan among the 20 least literate countries, according to World Bank's World Development Index. A government study commissioned last year demonstrated a clear cause-and- effect relationship between the lack of basic education and increasing poverty. A study of education in Pakistan reveals many reasons to be concerned, and few reasons to be happy. The state of education in Pakistan was described by Raymond Bonner in the New York Times on 31st March 2002: Pakistan's literacy rate ranks below that of countries like Haiti, Rwanda and Sudan, according to the most recent United Nations Development Program report... Pakistan's most recent budget sets aside $107 million for education, compared with $2 billion for the military.
Madrassa education in Pakistan: Over large areas of Pakistan, the lack of schools was made up to some extent by madrassas or Islamic schools. Madrassas exist in all nations with a Muslim population, but what is taught in a madrassa can vary significantly depending on the country and government. The madrassas of Pakistan have played a prominent role in making Pakistan the unstable, recessed theocratic state that it is today. Columnist ABS Jafri wrote in the Dawn (14): 23
...in Sindh province we have more than a quarter of a million students in the religious Madaris. In Karachi alone there are well over 226,000 children in these religious seminaries.. In the whole of the province there are only 1,500 middle schools. Compare this with 869 Madaris in Karachi alone.
Nadeem Iqbal, writing for the Asia Times reported (15): Currently there are some one million to 1.7 million
students enrolled in madrassas in Pakistan, most of them between the ages of five to 18 and from poor families. According to Dr. Tariq Rahman, Professor of Linguistics and South Asian Studies, Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad, Pakistan had only 137 madrassas in 1947. Dr. Rahman writes of Pakistani madrassas (16): In 1950 there were 210 of them while in 1971 they increased to 563. Nowadays there are at least 7000 of them. After the 1971 war of liberation of Bangladesh, the process of making Pakistanis more Islamic, the so called Islamization of Pakistan was given impetus. It was initiated by Prime Minister Zulfikar Ali Bhutto, and the Pakistani General Zia ul Haq who removed Bhutto in a coup and later hanged him, accelerated the process. The exact number of madrassas cannot be known because of the lack of registration or census. Analyst Alexei Alexiev writes(17): While no official nation-wide study of these madrassas exists, estimates of their overall number range between 24
10,000 and 20,000; unregistered seminaries may add another 10,000 to the total. As for the number of students, here the estimate ranges from a conservative half-million to over 2 million. (By comparison, some 1.9 million Pakistani schools in 2002.) children reportedly attended primary
In 1979, the Soviet Union invaded Afghanistan, and this gave the US an opportunity to utilize its Cold War alliance with Pakistan to battle the Soviet invasion. The US pumped in large amounts of money and arms into Pakistan, much of it channeled via Saudi Arabia. The Saudi connection enabled the setting up of a vast number of madrassas in Pakistan. Because of the great poverty and lack of schools in Pakistan, madrassas were a natural attraction for the average Pakistani, as being schools that adhered to Islamic values while feeding and housing students, and taking over the burden of looking after one or more sons from a large, poor and ill-fed Pakistani family. Pamela Constable, a columnist for the Washington Post wrote on 20th September 2001 (18), just days after the attacks on the World Trade Center in New York: In recent years, however, a number of religious parties and groups have been rapidly gaining influence throughout Pakistani society. Based in thousands of mosques and Islamic academies called madrassas, they spread their message in part by offering services, especially low-cost education, that millions of poor Pakistani families cannot obtain any other way. The name madrassa merely connotes a school. Aijazz Ahmed wrote about madrassas in the Asia Times (19) in January 2003:
Madrassas were introduced about 300 years ago on the Indian subcontinent by then Muslim monarchs and rulers to produce a bureaucracy capable of running the day-to-day affairs of state, especially in terms of financial and legal issues, according to the wishes and pleasure of the king. Ahmed continues: Professor Dr Manzoor, a renowned scholar, writer and researcher, comments that nowadays many madrassas have taken an unfortunate direction. "The new role of the madrassas and [the influence] of religious elements has added nothing but hatred against non-Muslims and different sects of Islam. Although some major schools produced better results and play their role for religious harmony, many inject the poison of extremism, sectarianism and ignorance and have become a source of increasing ignorance and religious intolerance in Pakistani society." At he best of times, the normal curriculum in madrassas did not offer a well rounded education that included maths, science and information technology. The subjects were frozen 300 years ago, and included logic, Arabic literature and grammar, and Koranic teachings. But during the Cold War, the number of madrassas
burgeoned rapidly and tens of thousands were set up offering only a narrow interpretation of Islam in which young people were indoctrinated into the concept of a violent jihad against unbelievers, and taught to believe that death on the battlefield fighting against the enemies of Islam such as the Soviet Union would ensure eternal paradise for the Islamic fighters. The preparation of young men for jihad and death in the 26
battlefield was surely very useful and convenient to provide an endless supply of soldiers to fight in Afghanistan, and such fighters under the name Taliban took over when the Soviets withdrew from Afghanistan. But even after this, the madrassas that had supplied all these fanatical men did not close down, and indeed could not be closed down. The curriculum teaching jihad did not change either. Having nowhere else to go, thousands of madrassa trained students in Pakistan collected up, ready for jihad in any part of the world, including Kashmir, Bosnia, Chechnya, the Philippines, Indonesia, Palestine, Iraq and Turkey. Pamela Constable wrote in the Washington Post: During the 1980s, some radical Sunni groups in Pakistan sent young men to fight in Afghanistan against Soviet occupation, and many members of the Taliban graduated from their madrassas. More recently, a...number of Islamic students have been sent to fight against Indian troops in Kashmir.. In addition, Pakistan columnist Khaled Ahmed wrote in the Friday Times in November 21-27, 2003: What better example than the one found in Pakistan whose private armies interfered in Central Asia and China with public acclaim? Let's take a look at the Harkat al-Jahad al-Islami, Pakistan's biggest jihadi militia headquartered in Kandahar before it was scattered by the Americans. The Harkat was one of the militias boasting international linkages. It called itself 'the second line of defence of all Muslim states' and was active in Arakan in Burma, and Bangladesh, with well organised seminaries in Karachi, Chechnya, Sinkiang, Uzbekistan and Tajikistan. Its fund-raising was largely from Pakistan, but an additional source was 27 its activity of selling
weapons to other militias
Schools in Pakistan: Education in Pakistani schools outside of madrassas is not available to most Pakistanis. But even in the few schools that exist, the curriculum is deeply flawed. The following quotes are taken from an in depth study of what Pakistani school children are being taught in a compilation entitled The Subtle Subversion - The State of Curricula and Textbooks in Pakistan by A.H. Nayyar and Ahmed Salim (20): Madrassas are not the only institutions breeding hate, intolerance, a distorted world view, etc. The educational material in the government run schools do much more than madrassas. The textbooks tell lies, create hate, incite for jehad and shahadat, and much more. ...children are now taught that the history of Pakistan starts from the day the first Muslim set foot in India. History and Pakistan studies textbooks rarely mention the ancient and non-controversial cultures of the Indus valley (Moenjodaro, Harrappa and Kot Diji), and completely bypass the entire Buddhist and Hindu periods of history. They suddenly jump to the advent of Mohammed bin Qasim in India and treat it as the beginning of history... this structuring is to make children regard the Muslim part of the history as the .. most significant part.' From about 1972 onwards, history taught in Pakistan was detached from history as we know it. Quoting further from the Nayyar and Salim report: 28
Four themes emerge most strongly.. 1. ... Pakistan is for Muslims alone; 2. ...Islamiat is to be forcibly taught
students, whatever their faith, including a compulsory reading of Qur'an; 3. that Ideology of Pakistan is to be internalized as faith, and hate be created against Hindus and India; 4. and students are to be urged to take the path of Jehad and Shahadat (martrydom). Associated with the insistence on the Ideology of
Pakistan has been an essential component of hate against India and the Hindus...the existence of Pakistan is defined only in relation to Hindus, and hence the Hindus have to be painted as black as possible. Curriculum documents ask the following as the specific learning objectives: The child should be able to understand the Hindu and Muslim differences...India's evil designs against Pakistan ..Hindu has always been an enemy of Islam. The class II Urdu book has a lesson on "Our Country", the first sentences of which read: Our country is Pakistan. ...Pakistan is an Islamic country. Here Muslims live. Muslims believe in the unity of Allah. They do good deeds. The Class 6 book says: Who am I? I am a Muslim. I am a Pakistani...you are a Muslim and your religion is Islam. A book lists "Acchi baten" (good deeds). Among them: "Good people are those who read the Qur'an and teach the Qur'an to others" implying that those of another faith cannot be good people. 29
as a result of which the Hindu and Sikh enemies of mankind killed and dishonoured thousands. conduct. nature. principles ethics. Only one person can enter the temple at a time. children..Other things taught in state school texts: After the partition of the subcontinent the Hindus and Sikhs started a properly planned campaign of exploiting the Muslims. on the other 30 . . the means short of war and modern Warfare were thoroughly discussed..In the 'Fundamentals of War' themes like objects and causes. nay hundreds of thousands of women. And Pakistani children are taught about war as follows: Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto introduced a full two-year course on 'Fundamentals of War' and 'Defence of Pakistan' for class XI and XII respectively.The subject of hate in Pakistani educational material is Hindu and India. In another article on Pakistani education AH Nayyar wrote (21): The class 4 text book states: The religion of the Hindus did not teach them good things -. where they worship idols. modern weapons. operations. Another book tells the students: Hindus worship in temples which are very narrow and dark places. The first serves the military and the second the political Islamists. the old and the young with extreme cruelty and heartlessness.... reflecting both the perceived sense of insecurity from an 'enemy' country.Hindus did not respect women. In our mosques. and an attempt to define one's national identity in relation to the 'other'.
hand. the Hindus as a monolith were always cunning. Muslims tried in every way to maintain good relations with the British and Hindus.. Pervez Hoodbhoy. The Hindus always desired to crush the Muslims as a nation. Members of the generation who grew up after 1971 often have no idea at all of what issues underpinned the civil war or why it took place. a Pakistani scientist writes (23): At the completion of Class-V. For another. the terrible events that led to the breaking away of East Pakistan and the creation of Bangladesh are never mentioned. and conspiring to deprive the Muslims of their due rights. while if the Muslim kings and invaders plundered Hindu temples then presumably they did so with very noble intentions... The experience of colonialism is described in a textbook as a British-Hindu conspiracy: The British joined forces with the Hindus to bring harm to the Muslims. Regarding history as taught to Pakistani children Kamila Hyat wrote in the Jang in August 2003 (22): .. but they did not allow it to be so. scheming. the child should be able to 31 . Several attempts were made by the Hindus to erase the Muslim culture and civilization ... The genocide committed in the territory that now constitutes Bangladesh .. If the Hindus had any national aspirations then these were clearly a sign of their prejudices. are hardly ever discussed or even spoken off on passing within the Pakistan of today. all Muslims can say their prayers together.
"Make speeches on Jehad and Shahadat" "Understand Hindu-Muslim differences and the resultant need for Pakistan. There seems to be no way in which a child in Pakistan can grow up without fearing or hating India in particular and non-Muslims in general. in the first sign that a glimmering of realization of the consequences of a curriculum of hate." "India's evil designs against Pakistan. Even children who study in Pakistani state schools imbibe a curriculum of discrimination and hate.." Hoodbhoy goes on to say in the same article: A moronic.. It is surprising that faults in an education system that may have such great an impact on Indian-Pakistani relations in future are not being addressed at all at the highest governmental level in India. incompetent. This mindset cannot be wiped out overnight. an acknowledgment of the existence of a biased curriculum 32 . It is clear from this that it is not only the madrassas that offer a curriculum of hatred to Pakistani children. Meanwhile. The real worry in having such a faulty educational system that actively encourages hatred is that millions of Pakistani children are growing up to be adults thinking that India and Indians exist to subjugate Muslims and should be hated for that. self-obsessed. and ideologically charged education bureaucracy today squarely blocks Pakistan's entry into the 21st century.. The problem is so serious that the Pakistani government must be engaged and encouraged to change the curriculum in Pakistani schools. corrupt.
the influential director of the Pakistan Institute of Strategic Studies. Dr. As a result these people are likely to form a strong body of anti-India. commenting on the Nayyar report said: the authors take exception to the fact that the present curriculum documents suggest that children should be able to understand the Hindu-Muslim differences and the need for the creation of Pakistan. In a sternly worded reaction to the idea of reform of the hate curriculum. anti-Hindu opinion for decades to come. Government has set up a committee to look into the matter and send its recommendations within a month But such change cannot come easily in Pakistan. Mazari. Shireen Mazari accused the authors of the report on Pakistan's biased school books as being biased and having been written for the handsome payment the authors received (25): Dr. Several social organizations have raised objection that hatred is fanned against India through the curricula of educational institutions in Pakistan. More than half of Pakistan's population of nearly 170 million are thirty years old or younger and have been exposed to a hate-India curriculum from childhood. Besides there is strong opposition to change.and a call for change was made by Pakistani Federal Minister for Education Ms Zobaida Jalal in a statement published in the Pakistan Tribune online in March 2004 (24): a committee has been constituted to work out recommendations for deletion of material from curricula which is aimed at fomenting hatred against India adding that the committee will submit its recommendations within a month. The authors' warped logic is that knowing the differences breeds hatred! So one should really do away with 33 inculcating the rationale .
Mazari's words: deflect "Also. with the madrassahs now a central target of the West. Dr. there is no doubt that some of the texts do denigrate the Hindus but this should not be a pretext for not creating an awareness of the differences that led to the creation of Pakistan. With influential Pakistanis opposing change in the curriculum. Islam seems to have also become fair game. efforts at change are in serious danger of being quashed even before they commence. In the same article.behind the struggle for Pakistan! Of course. Mazari dismissed criticism of madrassas as having an anti-Islam motive .a time honored diversion used by the Pakistani elite to criticism (see chapter 8). 34 . Dr.
textiles and agricultural products like sugar. a sophisticated Pakistani public relations machine has managed to build up the idea. sports goods such as footballs and cricket balls. economist Sreedhar states (26): Pakistan's economy during the past fifty years can be described as a classic example of a case where artificial prosperity was maintained by heavy doses of foreign aid and overseas remittances of Pakistanis. Pakistan has survived for over 50 years giving the impression that it is somehow a powerhouse in its depth and breadth of manufacturing and industrial capacity..Easy and cheap availability of goods and services through foreign aid discouraged the development of a large scale indigenous industry. scooter or motorcycle has appeared on the international market with a Made in Pakistan label on it. Goods manufactured in Pakistan are mostly no more complex than bicycles. Pakistan failed to do even the basics of economic development which most of the developing countries have done. Not a single wrist-watch. That is far from the truth. Still. Pakistan remains primarily an agricultural economy. At another level. It is worth looking at some of these items and Pakistani claims in 35 . This level of industrial technology in Pakistan is in keeping with the overall picture of Pakistan as a nation in which almost 70% of the people are illiterate.. at least in the minds of Indians. More than fifty years after independence. clothes. that Pakistani industry is producing some state of the art high technology goods.Chapter 4 INDUSTRIES AND ECONOMY OF PAKISTAN In a report about the Pakistani economy.
Pakistan will remain dependent on North Korea for importing complete liquid engines. The most likely reason for maintaining this charade of indigenous development of missiles is to obscure the fact that dangerous. In keeping with the Pakistani psyche of according the highest importance to the armed forces Pakistani claims of high technology indigenous manufacture have revolved around armament. nuclear capable missiles are being supplied by countries like China and North Korea to Pakistan ignoring international treaties that forbid such exports. or at least their major component parts. In a detailed report on Pakistani missiles from NTI Nuclear Threat Initiative.. specifically missiles and Pakistan's nuclear program. Pakistani spokespersons never tire of speaking of Pakistan's indigenous missiles . as well as the liquid propellants to fuel its missiles 36 . These brave names may perhaps be essential for national pride. Ghauri and Shaheen missiles are Chinese M-9 or M-11 missiles. and other critical missile components. but even a cursory search of authoritative sources shows that Pakistan's Hatf. a private body aimed at studying the risk of nuclear conflict it was reported that (28): Pakistan is still dependent on China for specialty materials. but to point out the compulsion that Pakistani authorities have to maintain a facade of indigenous production for items that are widely known to be imported. The idea is not to downplay the considerable risk that Pakistan's missiles pose to India and other nations..some detail. guidance systems.given names like Hatf. or North Korean No-Dong missiles (27). Ghauri and Shaheen.
then Prime Minister Zulfikar Ali Bhutto gave Khan the job of organizing Pakistan's nuclear program Pakistan can hardly be expected to publicly proclaim that the Father of Pakistan's nuclear program stole the technology. They are a serious risk either way. Back home in Pakistan.In 1976.. but it is important to place on record the fact that the designs were stolen and not the result of some prolonged research effort in Pakistan. worked at the Urenco uranium enrichment facility in the Dutch city of Almelo in the 1970s.. Experts have argued that it does not matter if Pakistan's atomic bombs are stolen or made in Pakistan.Even more peculiar is Pakistan's nuclear program." A report from the Netherlands. from which Abdul Qadeer Khan got his designs for Uranium enrichment says Khan received a MSc degree in metallurgy from Delft in 1967 and later stole nuclear secrets from his Dutch employer.He has acknowledged he did take advantage of his experience of many years of working on similar projects in Europe and his contacts with various manufacturing firms. This is true. Centrifuges are devices that are used to rotate something 37 at high speed to . Abdul Qadeer Khan. A news report about this in a New Zealand news portal reads (29): The father of Pakistan's atom bomb. The designs that Abdul Qadeer Khan obtained from the URENCO labs were for centrifuges.. Khan suddenly left Europe before his espionage was detected. After his return to Pakistan he was convicted in absentia of nuclear espionage by an Amsterdam court. The strong Pakistani insistence that the program is entirely indigenous is contradicted by the facts. helping Pakistan develop its first nuclear bomb.
Subrahmanyam quotes Nobel Laureate Abdus Salam as being skeptical about Pakistani ability to actually produce a working nuclear bomb. Making a workable and reliable nuclear bomb requires further technology. which can then be used for making a nuclear bomb. One week after the Indian nuclear tests of May 1998. Several techniques exist for this and Pakistan chose the route of Uranium enrichment using the technology stolen by Qadeer URENCO labs. China provided Pakistan with the necessary technology to make its nuclear bomb. This is where Pakistan's role as a Cold War ally of the US and its role in helping China and the US get closer came in handy. the heavier U238 and lighter U235. For example. For this reason Uranium needs to be enriched to get material that contains 90% or more of U235. U235 is needed for nuclear bombs but occurs in very small quantities mixed with U238. It is widely reported that China gave to Pakistan the complete design of a nuclear bomb that it had tested in 1964 (31). by centrifuges Khan from the But making a nuclear bomb goes far beyond merely enriching Uranium. Obtaining centrifuges was necessary for Pakistan to start enriching Uranium. Subrahmanyam goes on to indicate similar skepticism of Pakistani ability in Indian scientific circles by saying (30): Their scepticism was based on their judgement that Pakistan did not have the critical mass of scientific and engineering talent necessary for the project. The latter. Indian analyst K. and 38 . Uranium occurs naturally primarily in two forms.separate out heavier from lighter components. a rotating centrifugal dryer in a washing machine is a centrifuge that separates water from clothes and makes wet clothes much more dry.
bomber 39 . At the time of writing this.a one week before the official Pakistani nuclear test an announcement was made at a G8 meeting that Pakistan had tested a nuclear device. Abdul Qadeer Khan stands discredited and accused of selling equipment and the plans for Uranium enrichment centrifuges to Libya. funded by unlimited financial support from the Pakistani government. It seems clear that Pakistan's entire nuclear weapons manufacturing program was based on a clandestine black-market of contacts with companies all over the world who produced components that could not be fashioned in Pakistan. During this period mysterious news reports surfaced that Plutonium was detected in the atmosphere over Chagai in Pakistan (32). Some experts believe that the device tested was a ready made device provided to Pakistan by China after the failure of an earlier test. Pakistan conducted a nuclear test in Chagai. It is said that the device failed to detonate. After this there was a flurry of activity when Pakistani officials visited China. it lends credence to the theory that Pakistan may actually have tested a ready made Chinese nuclear device. If the Plutonium story is true. News reports indicate that Pakistan's nuclear program was based on a network of clandestine imports from a network of proliferators personally built up by Abdul Qadeer Khan. Iran and North Korea. The next week. the father of Pakistan's nuclear program. on the 28th of May 1998. Pakistan does not currently produce any fighter. there is no way Plutonium could have appeared. in exchange for missiles from North Korea and great personal wealth for himself. Since Pakistani bomb designs were Uranium based ones. as well as from Libya and other sources. and its army chiefs of staff (chapter 13). It appears that this was done with the knowledge and tacit approval of the military government of Pakistan.
4% per year. single engine. Rwanda and Sudan. but Pakistan has continuously maintained. convinced by the exaggerated claims of their own countrymen have allowed their nation to lapse into a state of underdevelopment in which Pakistan is now being compared with the other countries at the bottom of the development ladder. but the number of unemployed people in Pakistan is rising at more than twice 40 that rate 6% (34). Pakistani leaders. The aircraft. This pretence probably does Pakistan more harm than anyone else. Another trainer aircraft that Pakistan became involved in is a Chinese designed K-8 jet trainer. Current reports indicate that the trainers will be manufactured in China. Furthermore A UNDP report in 2003 ranked Pakistan a low 138 . the State Department said in its most recent human rights report. and not in Pakistan. Pakistan's labor force is growing at the rate of 2. But in 1981 Pakistan imported the entire assembly line for the manufacture of a 1969 vintage Swedish designed. a report in the The New York Times stated. called the Saab Supporter in Sweden is assembled in Pakistan under the name Mushshak. possibly for domestic consumption that it is a leader in many technologies. Even using a very low standard. two seater trainer aircraft from Sweden. according to the most recent United Nations Development Program report. such as Haiti and Rwanda. Pakistan's industrial sophistication today is arguably not much higher than that of Britain in the early 20th century.or civilian aircraft and does not have a noteworthy aerospace research or design team. On March 31 2002. The th st . Barely a third of Pakistan's population is literate. in a list of 174 countries (33). Pakistan's literacy rate ranks below that of countries like Haiti.
corrupt military officers have siphoned off more than $1. 37. the San Francisco Chronicle reported: Pakistan's powerful military has ruled the country for more than half of the nation's 56-year history. But many other factors contribute to the decrepit state of the Pakistani economy.46 per cent). The Karachi Stock Exchange has trading in only about 30 stocks . one percent of the landowners own 26 percent of the land.. showing a decline in their welfare level On February 5 2003.000 acres of land. The report warns that population is shifting from upper poverty bands to lower ones.Pakistan Human Condition report of 2003 says that between 1998-99 and 2000-01.with 41 . according to a recent report by Pakistan's auditor general. mansions and luxury cars. regarding industries and poverty have been listed above. 40) Some of these problems. There is an extremely wealthy class of Pakistani at the top of the economic pyramid and this class includes Army Officers as well as feudal landowners some owning as much as 45. In the Punjab province. A large number of reports speak of all the economic th problems that Pakistan has (35.. population increased by 6 million people (4. 36. One report (36) says only one million Pakistanis pay tax in a country of over 150 million people. 38.2 billion in the last 10 years to purchase such amenities as land. Aid and loan money has been constantly misused for personal gain by the Pakistani army. army run businesses and private enterprise due to rampant corruption at the highest places.. while the population of the poor during the period under review increased by 10 per cent. fully integrating itself into every facet of the economy and draining state coffers with generous benefit plans for its officers. 39.
while the lower ranks are the bodyguards to protect the powerful from both external enemies and opponents within Pakistan. The Exchange is run by a handful of crooked brokers and scams are rampant. "It is essentially a parallel economy. corrupt and self-serving army officers and feudal lords who literally rule over their subjects like medieval kings." The number of such damning reports is enormous. whose number is increasing by the year as the population rises. The population is kept busy with jihad. while the rulers of Pakistan build up their personal fortunes and protect their lucre with an army whose upper ranks are like a Mughal court. says Muhammad Mansoor Ali. being told that India is forever planning to attack Pakistan and kill all Muslims. Governing these people is a small elite of wealthy. That ratio "is probably the most severe" of any country in the world. one of Pakistan's leading economists. range up to 100% of the so-called formal sector. The same report goes on to say. and they help build up a picture of Pakistan as a country of predominantly poor people.over 700 other stocks listed for tax advantages. Estimates of the size of the country's black-market economy. 42 . which includes everything from underground banking to narcotics to the smuggling of consumer goods.
just like Indians. such as Japanese culture have been well studied (41). For example. and in negotiation and reaching agreements. sorrow. communication between cultures becomes difficult if negotiators from different cultures cannot understand each others' behavior. including Indian leaders and strategists have been content with describing Pakistanis as being “Just like us” . like all other people. Sometimes these unique patterns of behavior are very difficult to recognise. and must be taken into account in negotiation. while most Indians. But groups of thousands or millions of people anywhere in the world. Another well known example of the consequences of an inability to understand cultural nuances comes from a transcript 43 of a telephone . because the behavior is very much like that of anyone else. Even so. who live together in nations tend to develop certain unique patterns of behavior based on the stresses.e. Some cultures. pain and other emotions which are indistinguishable from anyone else on an individual level.GENERAL OBSERVATIONS Very few studies exist on the subject of the mind of the Pakistani or the Pakistani psyche. Pakistan has been too low on the priority of sociologists and psychologists. it is worth recognizing minor differences because this knowledge has some value in understanding behavior. experiences and history of their particular society. display the usual range of human behavioral patterns: joy.Chapter 5 PAKISTANI PSYCHE . A deep understanding of Japanese culture was required before international agreements could be reached with Japan on the issue of whaling and protection of endangered species of whales.i. anger. Pakistanis. The important role of saving face and avoiding shame is well recognised.
but King Hussein was unable to understand the nuances by which Nasser hinted that his forces were being defeated. Second. and Jordan unprepared for their defeat in the war subsequently (42). and their importance must not be underestimated. but it cannot turn its back on a 55 year struggle. In his testimony to the United States' Senate Committee on Foreign Relations in January 2004 (43) Stephen Cohen. But such patterns do exist. That left Hussein. former Indian foreign secretary has spoken of the psychological hurdles that come in the way of Indian and Pakistani relations. N. a certain envy Pakistanis would not acknowledge openly about the 44 failure of their civil .conversation in Arabic between Egyptian President Gamel Abdel Nasser and King Hussein of Jordan when Egyptian forces were being defeated by Israeli forces in 1967. These are listed in a review of his book (44): Dixit identifies a series of Pakistani traits that refuse to live amicably with India. First. J. There are few studies of unique behavioral patterns among Pakistanis. and it literally calls the shots But the subject of a specific and defined Pakistani mind has not gone unnoticed among Indian observers. Dixit. The cultural need to avoid shame forced Nasser to state that his forces were fighting well against their enemy. In the words of one Pakistani of pride was in officer. At stake is its pride. "artificially nurtured memories of Muslim superiority and a subconscious desire to rectify the unfair arrangements of partition". speaking on India-Pakistan relations quoted a Pakistani army officer saying how important the question Pakistani actions relating to India. the army understands it cannot wrest Kashmir from India.
as was publicly declared by Foreign Minister Gauhar Ayub Khan at a press conference in Delhi. problems and priorities. Sixth. and with 75 % of present day Pakistanis having been born after 1947. that is separate from the old Indian identity. Seventh. in 1947 and a few years after that it would have been perfectly valid and accurate to describe Pakistanis as being just like Indians. avenging the military defeat of 1971. in effect a Pakistani psyche or a Pakistani mindset. Fourth. Fifth. It is useful to be aware of this in dealing with Pakistan 45 . Third. who in the words of Maulana Azad. widespread belief in the Pakistani establishment and media circles that India is getting exhausted in Kashmir and would not be able to hold on to it for long (a presumption of Musharraf in Kargil). and most significantly. Pakistan will emerge as the strongest and most powerful political entity in South Asia". Of course.society to solidify democratic and tolerant traditions in comparison to an India where khakis and bayonets follow popularly elected representatives. assumption by Pakistan of the role of protector and overseer of the welfare of Indian Muslims. it can easily be observed that there are certain behavioral characteristics that can be called Purely Pakistani There is. confidence that Pakistan's nuclear weapons program is an instrumentality to further geopolitical objectives in Kashmir. which is a formal objective declared in the official oath-taking ceremony of every Pakistani officer-cadet when he graduates. "the unarticulated ambition and hope that if India broke up. could be exploited from forces across the border owing to their "socio-political schizophrenia" since partition. irrational faith in the "profound capacity for commitment to jihad amongst the momin". But after over 50 years of being a separate nation with different threat perceptions. Eighth.
It would be wrong to assume that every Pakistani displays all the characteristics described here. and the most likely explanation is the internalization of Arab culture in Islam. No single characteristic is unique to Pakistanis alone. reject their earlier Indian Certain types of behavior stand out among Pakistanis and are best demonstrated by studying examples of statements and actions by prominent Pakistani leaders and spokespersons.as a nation and in predicting Pakistani responses to events. The Weekly Standard had this to say in its Nov 5 th 2001 edition: 46 . leading to a degree of Arabization of behavior among devoutly Islamic people such as some Pakistanis who have actively sought to culture (see chapter 9). No visitor to Pakistan goes away without being touched by this. and this characteristic has been used to good effect by Pakistan over the years. These similarities are striking. Certain statements and actions are repeated time and again. especially their leadership. There are certainly some parallels in Pakistani behavior to Arab behavior described by Raphael Patai in his seminal book on The Arab Mind (42). An article in the American magazine. Hospitality and generosity: The characteristic of being extremely hospitable and generous to guests has stood Pakistanis and Pakistan in good stead. display one or more of the following characteristics to make them recognizable as general guidelines to Pakistani psyche. and a pattern can be seen in the way Pakistanis react to people and events. but careful observations of Pakistani statements and actions show that a sufficiently large proportion of Pakistanis.
the attractive character of elite Pakistani officials. American diplomats and spooks often have a good deal of fun with their Westernized Pakistani counterparts. the Indians are jerks.. Prominent among people who have written warm words for Pakistan are writers like Brian Cloughley. succinctly put it. . maintaining a reputation for the PAF that extended far beyond its real performance. politics. Compared with their haughty Indian and chaotic Afghan neighbors. Eric Margolis and John Fricker. the Washington Post reported: It was mid afternoon Tuesday.. "I like 'em. and some have gone as far as to make needlessly hostile and malicious references to India in their writings despite strong evidence that their words are misinformed at best. Pakistani hospitality has charmed a large number of prominent writers to write positively about Pakistan. 47 and Anwar Mahmood. Pakistani VIPs are often wittier. As recently as June 2002. and often just plain wrong. who was a guest of the Pakistan Air Force (PAF) and who later went on to write paeans about the PAF For many years after the PAF was comprehensively defeated in successive wars with India.S. and more knowledgeable about the insider gossip of U. who frequently visits south-central Asia. warmer. Chuck Yeager. One prominent example is the famous American pilot. Yeager's words of praise of the Pakistan Air Force continued to be quoted. and have later served as honorary ambassadors for Pakistan in the Western media. As one congressional staffer." A series of Western writers and prominent people have been hosted and feted in Pakistan.
and even murder. lying..if it keeps the reporters satisfied. Death. respect. maintenance of honour often relates to women and doubts about fidelity or adultery...enforce identity and conformity of behaviour.and tea sandwiches served on trays by white-gloved soldiers. cheating. displays of Indian mortar shells -.. has ordered foreign embassies to expedite visas for journalists. The powerful codes of shame and honour.000 it will cost his ministry to rent the plane from Pakistan International Airlines. complete with maps. eager to make its voice heard.. Everything is permitted in order to safeguard the family or tribal honour.. At a rural. the Information Ministry has rented air-conditioned buses to carry journalists to the Line of Control. You won't get such hospitality from the Indian army.disgrace. dignity. There they are treated to hour-long military briefings.. Honour and Dignity: The need to maintain honour and dignity is a fundamental pillar in the mind of the Pakistani. he figured. 48 . was on the phone discussing with an underling how to keep more than 100 foreign journalists happy for the rest of the week.. and humiliation. pride.. it's worth the $3. David Pryce Jones has written (45) that the key to understanding some Islamic societies is to recognise the need for acquisition of honour. in the form of an honour killing is often the sentence carried out on a woman who is thought to have shamed the family.Five times in the past month.The Pakistani government. tribal level in Pakistan.. and the converse avoidance of shame. It is often more important to maintain honour and avoid shame than anything else.Pakistan's information secretary.
I would note that the conversations we had with President Musharraf made it very clear to me that he wants to do everything that he can to avoid war. On 14th March 2003.. Of course he wants to do this." The need to maintain honour and avoid shame by Pakistani military commanders goes to the extent of suppressing any news of a defeat or setback suffered by the military.... As the conflict evolved war broke out over a wide front and by the time a cease fire 49 . The importance of honour is evident from the words used by US deputy Secretary of State Richard Armitage after a meeting with the President of Pakistan... General Musharraf on the 6th of June 2002:(46) . A brief study of the way Pakistan's wars with India have been reported in Pakistan are illustrative of this. military leader of Pakistan said about Pakistan's nuclear weapons aspirations (47) "We only want the deterrence capability to preserve our honour and dignity.But honour and dignity play an equally important role among the richer and apparently liberated Pakistani elite rulers of Pakistan. keeping intact the honour and dignity of the nation and the armed forces. Stephen Cohen's quote of a Pakistan army officer's words in this regard has already been alluded to at the beginning of this chapter. General Musharraf. while insisting that victory was always achieved. The 1965 war with India started with the infiltration of Pakistani special forces into Kashmir for sabotage and to incite acts of violence. The need to maintain honour and avoid the perceived national shame of appearing weak in front of India has led to the sacrificing of all developmental effort towards arms purchases to pursue military parity with India.
50 . Not an Indian brigade had to be moved West. that any available fact may be either picked up or selectively forgotten in order to save face and maintain the pretence of victory.was declared both India and Pakistan had captured small areas of each other's territory. Indian forces entered East Pakistan and defeated the Pakistani military and a new nation. unparalleled since the German Blitzkrieg that overran Poland was described by historian Brigadier Shelford Bidwell (48) as follows: The operations of 1971 finally that the 'sword-arm' of old numerical inferiority. Indian forces were well within striking range of the Pakistani city of Lahore. More than ninety thousand Pakistani soldiers were taken prisoner of war. In a humanitarian move. the triumph of an East Pakistan (now Bangladesh) based political party in an election would have meant that a Bengali. was born. Significantly. General Jagjit Singh Aurora's daring concentric attack on East Pakistan went forward uninterrupted and on 16 December he received the surrender of the Pakistani commander in Dacca. despite its aside the armies of the battle of Panipat outside the walls of Delhi. sweep effete Hindus and win another dispelled any vain dreams India could. Millions of refugees poured into India to escape this. In 1971. who commenced a genocide in East Pakistan. with Indian troops in the towns on the outskirts of Lahore. But the 1965 war has always been portrayed from the Pakistani side as a war in which attacking Indian forces were defeated. Bangladesh. The Indian victory. This was disliked by the West Pakistani Punjabi dominated army of Pakistan. and Pakistani General Ayub Khan's plans to take Srinagar were foiled. The need to maintain honour and dignity is so important to the Pakistani. Sheikh Mujibur Rehman would have become Prime Minister of Pakistan.
Some of the defeated Generals in that war even received gallantry awards and honours in later years.when the battle began. The Pakistani need to maintain honour and dignity at the expense of truth is a fault that has done Pakistan no good. neither were the failures admitted or analysed. The death toll exceeds even that of the 51 .. . By the time the withdrawal started the Indian forces had wiped out almost the entire Northern Light Infantry of the Pakistan army. The Kargil conflict of 1999 ended with the rapid withdrawal of Pakistani forces facing rout." Pakistani children are not taught about the 1971 war. Nawaz Sharif. fighting had ceased in East Pakistan and that Indian troops had entered Dacca. when used in a psy-ops role. An editorial in the Pakistani newspaper The Jang recalled the 1971 reports in Pakistan (49): So great was the ignorance and absence of principles in West Pakistan that the government of the day had the temerity to issue a disgraceful statement casually mentioning that "by agreement between local commanders. the whole Northern Infantry was blown up and 2. Mistakes made by the Pakistan army in the war were never investigated or made public.700 soldiers were martyred and hundreds were injured. who was Prime Minister of Pakistan during this conflict. said in an interview to the Weekly Independent from his place of exile in Saudi Arabia.The ignominious defeat of the Pakistan armed forces in 1971 and the formation of Bangladesh almost went unreported in Pakistan. It may even be a characteristic that can be used to predict Pakistani behavior or provoke desired responses from Pakistanis.
With the entire ruling apparatus of Pakistan under control of a small group of family units. because dishonour. The deeply Islamic fervor of the average Pakistani comes in handy here as all errors and defeats can be explained 52 . Biradari members who quarrel will try to resolve their differences before major social occasions so that the patrilineage can present a united front to the village. and yet do not explain how the Pakistan army withdrew from the conflict zone if they were not involved. A study of Pakistani society and kinship patterns (50) notes that the household is the primary unit for kinship and the male descendants. the family obligations of Pakistani society to avoid shame creates the need for whitewashing military disasters and other mistakes.1965 and 1971 full-scale wars. (the biradari) are under pressure to maintain a picture of unity. Pakistanis do not admit the involvement of their armed forces. but it is difficult to imagine how the Pakistani army can learn critical lessons from a disastrous war if the sole aim of its officer class is the save face and maintain honour and dignity An explanation exists for the tendency of the Pakistani elite and officer class to protect each other's honour even after embarrassing or disastrous events. A quote from the study says: There disunity means is considerable pressure for patrilineal kin to maintain good relations with one another. In doing this. It has been observed that Pakistan itself is ruled by a small group of between 22 and 43 families (4). face has been saved and honour retained by the Pakistani army. But the only history that is acknowledged by Pakistan is that the Kargil conflict was a great victory for mujahideen who held the Indian army at bay.
It is possible that the Pakistani need to maintain honour and dignity and somehow appear equal or superior to India was understood and exploited by Indian leaders in 1998. breaking a 24 year self-imposed moratorium. while Pakistan could have basked in the sympathy it would surely have got for having an aggressive nuclear neighbor in India. a spotlight that has only become brighter after the September 11th 2001 terrorist attacks in the US.an explanation that most devout Pakistanis will accept without question.away as God's will . Pakistan need not have tested immediately after India's tests. when India conducted a series of nuclear weapon tests. it would have put India in a very tight situation. with international censure and sanctions. the test greatly diluted the international attention that India was getting after its tests. Even before the 1998 tests Pakistan was widely acknowledged to possess nuclear weapons. Rhetoric and Hyperbole: The Pakistani need for the maintenance of honour and avoidance of shame ideally involves and outright military 53 . If Pakistan had not tested. But the need to save Pakistani honour was too great after the Indian tests. The national sense of shame in being unable to publicly match India was so intense that Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif acknowledged that he would not survive unless he sanctioned nuclear tests by Pakistan. Pakistan did test a nuclear device of its own two weeks after India's tests and although there is some controversy about the real origin of the device tested by Pakistan. and put the spotlight on Pakistan.
and any defeats are temporary setbacks. Stemming directly from this rhetoric and hyperbole is the decades old campaign of misinformation that Pakistan has maintained about itself. Every accusation is made to show that an adversary is cowardly.victory. David Pryce Jones has described the connection between honour. The degree of misinformation is astonishing. success involves bragging. shame and rhetoric (45): Honour makes life worth living whereas shame is a living death. Indians are always depicted as being conniving and scheming. Ballistic missiles imported from China and North Korea are repainted and given Pakistani names to be flaunted as missiles designed and manufactured in Pakistan. The Indian armed forces are always referred to by Pakistan as being weak and dishonourable and always accused of raping and murdering civilians. Shame and honour involve publicity. 54 . wars are never lost. although it often sounds hollow and unconvincing. Arms built under licence are always shown as indigenous. with Pakistanis being courageous. but easy to understand in the light of the deep Pakistani need to maintain honour and avoid shame. Such hyperbole seems to be necessary psychological support for the Pakistani mind. its wars and about India. its armed forces. Only a total victory or a mediator leading to a solution on Pakistani terms can maintain honour enough to allow such hyperbole to die down. righteous and heading for victory. When such victory is not possible or unlikely. never as courageous and honourable. and shame means public humiliation. weak and untruthful. Indian leaders are often referred to as scheming high caste Brahmins or Banias who are plotting to either dominate or eliminate people of all other religions and social groups. the war needs to be continued verbally to avoid shame. For example.
. In a farcical and fanciful description Brigadier Anjum does not say a word about the 1971 elections in Pakistan that were won by the East Pakistani Awami league party. The Indian intervention to stop the genocide by Pakistani troops is described in the following way: it was an act of military piracy at the highest level to destroy the professional propriety of soldiers who were on lawful duty. Brigadier Anjum 55 records his version of .addressed a press conference in New Delhi to say that he was convinced that Pakistan army had committed genocide in East Pakistan.000 Pakistani troops in East Pakistan at the end of the 1971 war. Brigadier Anjum (51.The interference of Indian army in East Pakistan was a well thought out conspiracy hatched by India and vociferously backed by the Soviet Union Many sources (53. 52). 55) have documented the surrender of 90. Anjum's explanation of why reports of genocide by Pakistani troops are false is as follows: Senator Edward Kennedy. 54.. having a pro-India prejudice . written by a former Pakistani army officer.. and denies the well documented genocide of ethnic East Pakistani Bengalis by West Pakistani troops (chapter 11).An example of this tendency can be seen in a two part article on the events of 1971 that appeared in the online edition of the Pakistani paper the Jang as recently as 2004.. This was enough to disparage Pakistan Army Brigadier Anjum makes this record of India's role: India with a mission in hand to destroy Pakistan was first to demolish its basis.
The need to appear superior to and better than India is fundamental for the Pakistani. It is cowardly to call for peace directly. The rest of PoWs mostly children. an offer of peace by any party is considered as a sign of weakness. and offering peace is a sign of cowardice and an unwillingness to fight. the need to maintain honour and avoid shame requires that Pakistan must not sue for peace by directly negotiating with India. Disputes and mediation: Pakistani leaders have initiated war against India mainly when they have assessed India as being weak. The feeling threatens the very existence of Pakistan and is a feeling that must avoided at all cost. Accepting that India and Indians may be in any way better than Pakistan is deeply dishonourable and shameful to the Pakistani. This calls for the introduction of a mediator or middleman. Any concessions that Pakistan is forced to make can be conveniently blamed on 56 . Courage and a willingness to fight are honourable. When faced with a situation in which Pakistan is the weaker party. were civilians and their families. but it is honourable to agree to peace when mediated by a respected third party.history as: The number of combatant soldiers out of the 90. That is what justifies the formation and existence of Pakistan. which avoids the need for defeat and dishonour. the Pakistani assessment of Indian weakness has led to a situation in which Pakistan is faced with military defeat. But to the Pakistani leadership. On every occasion.000 socalled prisoners of war was just over forty thousands.
It does not matter if anyone else considers that Pakistan was defeated. This confuses and angers the Pakistani leadership.the mediating party. the UN. This explains the tendency that Pakistani leaders have to call for third party mediation in settling a dispute between India and Pakistan by appealing to the US. which must be met with threats and demands for concessions. the International community or any other third party rather than facing shame by negotiating for settlement directly with India. and are not seen as having lost their honour to the weaker party India. because on the one hand India appears weak to them by asking for peace. it is likely been misinterpreted by initiatives are seen as is considered to be a sign of that peace offers from India have Pakistani leaders. For India. when Pakistani forces were facing rout. but a respected third party's request from President Clinton of the US that made a triumphant Pakistan pull back from defeating India. weak or dishonoured as long as the Pakistani people see their leaders as having pulled off some kind of victory. But an India that appears to be showing weakness by talking about peace mystifies Pakistan by refusing third party mediation. In the Kargil conflict. Because talk of peace weakness. the Pakistani Prime Minister Clinton remnants that it Nawaz Sharif demanded an audience with President of the US and then ordered withdrawal of the of the Pakistani forces to give the appearance was not a clear defeat. but on the other hand India refuses third party mediation which a weak nation should 57 . third party mediation is unacceptable in what is essentially a bilateral dispute with Pakistan. Indian peace a sign of weakness. The important need here is for Pakistani leaders to appear to be strong and retain their honour in front of their own people.
soldiers of the British Indian army rose up in a rebellion in what is now known as the first war of Indian Independence. or against America after the September 11th 2001 terrorist attacks on the US. One more factor that must be taken into account in negotiation with Pakistan is that Pakistan may fail to honour prior agreements as it has done with the UN resolutions and the subsequent Simla agreement of 1972 with India.accept with gratitude to save its own face. The Martial Mind: One of the enduring myths to have come out of Pakistan is that Pakistanis are somehow a martial race . That rebellion was eventually quelled by the British with troops mainly from the Punjab particularly Muslim troops from what is now the Pakistani 58 . President General Musharraf explained to his people in a speech in Urdu that his aligning with the US would be a temporary alliance with the devil.with military tradition in their blood. In support of this plan General Musharraf used the analogy of the charter of Madina and the treaty of Hudaibiya signed by the Prophet Mohammad in his September 19 th 2001 speech (56). In 1857. with the courage and valor that such a military tradition suggests somehow enshrined in the Pakistani's genes. being General Ayub Khan who led Pakistan into the 1965 war with India had boasted that One Pakistani soldier is equal to six Indian soldiers The genesis of this attitude is interesting. When faced with the stark choice of being with America. It is possible that Pakistani leaders consider all agreements and treaties as temporary instruments to buy time.
.Punjab. Maj. as proved in 1965 war and felt that somehow. in the next war to miracles would occur and the Pakistan Army would do well Hard as it may be for a rational thinking person to believe. The British gradually began to refer to these groups as martial races. Retired Pakistani army Major Agha Humayun Amin wrote about the Pakistani army feeling of martial superiority (57): The "Martial Races Theory" in reality was an Imperial gimmick to boost the ego of the cannon fodder. somehow superior by virtue of its being composed of martial races. which are now part of Pakistan. Pakistan the nation was formed with the belief that its army was. which the Punjabis had exhibited during the 1857-58 Bengal Army rebellion. Pakistani military adventurism has been guided by a firm belief in the innate racial superiority of the Pakistani soldier and supported by a belief that Pakistan and Pakistanis are somehow performing Allah's will and 59 . Various British writers like Philip Mason frankly admitted that the real reason for selective recruitment was political reliability in crisis situations. from the beginning. Amin goes on to write: The Pakistani nation had been fed on propaganda about martial superiority of their army. the British greatly changed the composition of the Indian army forces. These troops were subsequently in the thick of all the campaigns that Imperial Britain was fighting. assisted by Pashtun troops. After this event. by recruiting mainly Muslim Punjabi troops and Pashtun troops from the North Western parts of preindependence India..the Pakistani GHQ placed entire reliance on the Superior Valour and Martial Qualities of the Pakistani (Punjabi and Pathan Muslim soldier) vis a vis the Hindu Indian soldier.
A good self-image can be a useful personality attribute if it is not carried to extreme lengths in which all others are considered inferior. Benazir Bhutto. Their self-esteem is unshakable to the extent that no factor is allowed to get in the way of identifying themselves as superior and excellent. Major Amin writes(57): 60 . Confidence in one's abilities. The problem starts when these positive traits are stretched to unrealistic limits. pride and constant struggle to excel professionally are essential elements of a good officer's corps. The East Pakistanis were held in contempt by West Pakistanis. while East Pakistanis (Bengalis) are short. herself a Sindhi. Unfortunately that has occurred among Pakistan's elite. recalls having been taught as a child that West Pakistanis are tall. which now enter the zone of grandiose ideas and selfrighteousness. Former Prime Minister of Pakistan. to the detriment of Pakistan. Hamid Hussain wrote of Pakistani military officers' selfimage in Pakistan's defence journal (58): these military officers also have dangerously self- exaggerated opinion of their capacities both in terms of defence of the country's frontiers and their ability as an organized body to fix all problems of the society.that God would therefore be on their side no matter how preposterous or ill advised the action. fair-complexioned and eat wheat. dark-complexioned and eat rice. Positive Self-image: One remarkable feature noticeable among Pakistanis. especially Punjabi Pakistanis is an extremely good and positive self-image of themselves and their people.
the taller native. the better man he was likely to be and fairer a A visible symbol of the contempt with which Indians are taught to be regarded in Pakistan can be seen from some 61 . If Bengali Muslim East Pakistanis were considered racially inferior by West Pakistanis. To Kiplings contemporaries. an East Pakistan headed by a Bengali.The Bengalis were despised as non martial by all West Pakistanis. Mujibur Rehman and his party should have formed the government of Pakistan in Islamabad. This feeling was a carry over from the pre-Independence days when the British relied on the martial race for their army recruits. it is not surprising to note that Pakistanis have considered themselves racially superior to the “dark. If the results of these elections had been carried through to their logical conclusion. A subsequent genocide of over three million East Pakistanis led to the Indian military intervention in East Pakistan. Sheikh Mujibur Rehman. In one of the Pakistan. Amin writes.. the 1971 elections gave a the Awami League.the generals were convinced that the Bengali was too meek to ever challenge the martial Punjabi or Pathan Muslim. This contempt with which West Pakistanis viewed their own countrymen contributed to the secession of East Pakistan and the formation of few elections held in thumping majority to based political party Bangladesh in 1971. But the Punjabi generals of the Pakistani army. dark and non-martial Bengalis could not face the idea of being ruled by an inferior Bengali as Prime Minister. ugly” Hindustani Indians. Maj. and the liberation of Bangladesh. The results of the election were annulled and martial law was clamped in East Pakistan. who considered themselves superior to the short.
weak or cowardly. ugly. Arab scholar Raphael Patai. or already given more than necessary and that the onus is on the other party to pay Pakistan sacrifices made. Even today. Spokespersons for Pakistan never tire of pointing out that Pakistan is not getting its due. Associated with the word is a picture of a kafir . The word kafir means unbeliever.which is often the picture of a Hindu of a Sikh. Stemming from the self-image of the Pakistani is his sense of entitlement. From the profound application of Islamic beliefs among Pakistanis. and that India. but in the Pakistani context it is a derogatory term for a nonMuslim. or does not have any bearing on behavior. dark. in the 21st century it is possible to visit Pakistani chat-rooms and discussion fora on the Internet to find references to Indians as short. At every step. the US or the world owe Pakistan a lot more that it is getting. fair and sacrificing.Pakistani textbooks for small children to learn the Urdu alphabet. Pakistan is always portrayed as being just. in his seminal work on Arab psyche (42) lists a few characteristics of Arab personality that arise from Islamic beliefs. Pakistan is said to have already done. Children's alphabet books carry the word kafir as an example of a word that starts with the Urdu equivalent of the letter k. 62 . back for services rendered and Islamic overlay in Pakistani behavior: The obvious question is “Why would anyone's religion make his behavior different or peculiar?” It is better to answer the question than ignore it and assume that religion has.
The average citizen's life may be lived in poverty in someone's service because that is what God has willed for him and attempting to change that would be against the will of God. with evidence of the same in their behavior. Not even in everyday life can a man do anything. the average Pakistani is unlikely to revolt against his lot in life. but stem from Arabic and Persian respectively. which have been written down for him in God's Book to the smallest detail. These beliefs are referred to in the words kismat and naseeb that occur in Urdu. or even to try to fight to make it better. The average. The docility of the average Pakistani in day-to-day life is probably beneficial to the stability Pakistani society. local lord. He will do what his feudal master. Development requires effort and the belief in predestiny rules that conditions of feudal well for change and and events that the Pakistani experiences in life are ordained by 63 . either to hasten or otherwise influence events. so long as it does not go against his Islamic conscience. poor uneducated Pakistani believes that his life is pre-ordained by Allah to be the way it is. Patai quotes this Islamic belief as the requirement that Man has no choice but to go through the course of events. and that he will be rewarded for his piety in an afterlife with an assured place in a well-stocked heaven.it seems that the same characteristics can be seen among Pakistanis. For this reason. but does not augur development. the belief that all events are predestined or decided beforehand by God and cannot be avoided or changed in any way. One powerful Islamic belief is that of predestiny. or religious leader tells him to do.
there can be virtually no hope of achieving a sea-change in the internal situation of Pakistan. as is quite likely. or ensure a place in heaven if he were. He is well looked after during the indoctrination and training period.Allah to be as they are tampered with in any way. Unless there is a fundamental and deep rooted effort within Pakistan to change the relationship of the Pakistani with his religion. and the external consequences of that. to die in action. Such a life is tempting because it meets all his human and psychological requirements. 64 . and any subsequent violence he takes part in would ensure for him a respected place in his society as an Islamic warrior. and must not be changed or Such beliefs also make the average Pakistani male citizen a prime candidate for motivation into leading a life as an Islamic warrior. a relationship deliberately cultivated by the Pakistani elite for their own ends.
to be counted along with other minorities of Pakistan such as Shia Muslims. The importance of this fact lies in that many studies show that poverty. in an article entitled To be a woman in Pakistan is to ask for a life of subservience (60) wrote: Pakistani women continue to be victims of an unjust society rooted in history and tradition. Another report (50) on Pakistani society says this about women: A woman's life is difficult during the early years of 65 . many have been the victims of domestic violence. The state of Pakistani women has a powerful bearing on the condition of Pakistan. two out of three women in Pakistan are uneducated. rape. Hindus and Christians. Most Islamic communities are averse to the idea of giving women social status equal to that of men. For example. Lack of awareness about their rights and their need for education has added to their predicament. That a strong feudal elite still rules the roost in the vast countryside is a major impediment to enlightenment and democracy. and murder. Ahmedis. the women of Pakistan could probably be called a minority. higher in societies Pakistani women's rights activist Ameera Javeria. malnutrition and child labor are where the women are uneducated. while a powerful clergy rejects all notions of equality and freedom for women. Those women who rebel by asserting their rightful place in society are punished and considered immoral.Chapter 6 WOMEN AND MINORITIES OF PAKISTAN With 108 men for every 100 women in Pakistan (59).
marriage. to be given away in an expensive marriage with their virginity intact.a law that is in effect in Pakistan. A report on family violence in Pakistani society (61) says: (sic)The Male dominant society of Pakistan with strong sense of complete " Mastery " feel's pride to Dictate his terms of Physical and Mental Torture to his Wife... mothers favor their sons. A woman must be chaste and subservient to the man.A wife gains status and power as she bears sons.. and failure to do this can lead to dishonour a crime punishable by death. With girls being a liability to be given away after marriage. or Daughter in front of other adult and small members of the family. Sons will bring wives for her to supervise and provide for her in her old age. she is subservient to her mother-inlaw and must negotiate relations with her sisters-inlaw. Particularly egregious is the Hudood ordinance . education of girls has a low priority in Pakistan. honour killings in which a father or a brother kill a woman for having dishonoured the family are common in Pakistan. Daughters are a liability. Therefore. The woman of the family is considered fundamental to maintaining the honour of the family group. A gender bias toward boys is clear from this description. Among some groups it is believed that education of girls leads to immorality. A young bride has very little status in her husband's household. Sister. An explanation of how this law is applied can be seen in the following quote (62): 66 . One of the purposes of the Hudood ordinance is apparently to discourage extramarital sex.
Since the passage of the Hudood Ordinance in 1979 under the military government of Zia al Haq, "zina" or extramarital intercourse, has been considered a crime against the state in Pakistan...this law often prescribes cruel and devastating punishments, such as whipping or stoning the individual(s) in question, and explicitly discriminates against women...the Hudood Ordinance has legally blurred the distinction between rape and extramarital sex, resulting in the imprisonment and/or physical punishment of numerous women who have come forward with charges of rape without witnesses. Consequently, many rape victims are deemed criminals in a Pakistani court of law. Pakistan is stuck in a vicious circle in which the elite corner all the resources, leaving little for education of the poor. And among this class the women are the worst off, uneducated and discriminated; and this leads to further poverty and degradation in society. No force in Pakistan seems change this. to have the wisdom, will or power to
Mohammad Ali Jinnah, the founder of Pakistan is said to have had a vision for Pakistan in which people of all religions in Pakistan would co-exist. In his 11th August 1947 speech to the constituent assembly of Pakistan, Jinnah said (63): You may belong to any religion or caste or creed - that has nothing to do with the business of the state ... in the course of time Hindus would cease to be Hindus and Muslims would cease to be Muslims, not in the religious sense, because that is the personal faith of each individual, but in the political sense as citizens of the state."
A few months vision:
We have many non-Muslims-Hindus, Christians and Parsis ... but they are all Pakistanis. They will enjoy the same rights and privileges as any other citizens and will play their rightful part in the affairs of Pakistan." But Jinnah's vision for Pakistan died with Jinnah. Pakistan's record in the treatment of its religious minorities is shameful and unapologetic. In his landmark paper (64), possibly the first scientific statistical analysis of the question of ethnic cleansing in Pakistan, researcher Sridhar notes: ..almost 89% of the minorities in West Pakistan were ethnically cleansed, i.e. killed, converted or driven out of the country. Almost 54% of the minority population ended up as refugees in India, while a very high 35% of the minority population is simply unaccounted for. These are people who were likely killed or converted into Islam. Population researcher P.H. Reddy has noted that at the time of formation of Pakistan, there were over 20 million non-Muslims in the areas that formed Pakistan mostly Hindus. After the migration of partition, approximately 7 million non-Muslims remained in what is now making up approximately ten per cent of the West Pakistan. In the years since Pakistan's population has more than doubled West Pakistan population of independence, to nearly 150
million, but only three per cent, or 4.5 million people are non Muslims in modern day Pakistan. About half of that number are Hindus and the other half are Christian. In simple terms, in 56 years 68 since independence the
population of Muslims in Pakistan went up from about 60 million to 145 million, while the population of nonMuslims fell from 7 million to 4.5 million. Hindus formed the largest minority in Pakistan at independence and their number has reduced to around 1.5 million.
In November 2002, the Times of India (65) quoted Noor Naz Agha, a prominent Pakistani lawyer and rights activist as saying: Minorities are not safe in Pakistan. Recently, several attacks have been made on churches, hospitals, even on human rights organisations. And several people have been killed," The treatment of religious minorities in Pakistan leaves a lot to be desired. The problem stems from an attitude that Pakistan is for Sunni Muslims alone, and people of other religions, and even Shia Muslims are to be looked upon with contempt. The discrimination extends to derogatory references to non-Islamic people in school textbooks, as noted in chapter 3. M.H. Aksari, writing in the Pakistani paper Dawn (66) said, The former Indian foreign secretary, J.N. Dixit,
recalling his days as ambassador in Islamabad says that once when he called on a Pakistani friend, the latter's six-year old daughter on discovering that Dixit was a Hindu skipped around the table chanting 'Hindu Kutta', 'Hindu Kutta.' Hindu Kutta means Hindu Dog. But it is not Hindus alone who are discriminated against in Pakistan. Over the years the Pakistan army leadership 69 has encouraged a
particularly intolerant thrive in Pakistan. subjected to terrorist the Ahmediya sect have
Islamic mindset to prevail and Shia Muslims in Pakistan are attacts and discrimination, and been declared as non-Muslims in
Pakistan for their beliefs. Pakistan is busy changing Islam to suit the needs of a small elite. The role of the Pakistani army leaders in this is clear from a report that was carried in the November 2003 (67). Ziaul Haq actively encouraged this paper Dawn in
fervour...Ziaul Haq's advice led to widespread religious riots ... Many people, mostly Shias, were killed and their houses burnt. The local administration did little to control the situation. A foreign diplomat, who happened to be travelling by road from Skardu to Islamabad a couple of days after all this started, told me that he saw houses en-route burning and that the route provided a spectacle of war and destruction. There is a movement in Pakistan to have Shias declared non-Muslim. Following a massacre of Shia Muslims in a Pakistani mosque on the Islamic holy day of Moharram in 2004, senior analyst B. Raman hostility in Pakistan (68): wrote about anti-Shia
The last years of the Zia regime saw the Shias of Gilgit come out with a demand for a separate Shia State consisting of Gilgit and the Shia majority areas of Punjab and the North-West Frontier Province (NWFP). They wanted the Shia state to be called the Karakoram Province and remain part of regime crushed the 1988, the Pakistan force from the NWFP a confederation of Pakistan. The Zia Shia movement ruthlessly. In August Army inducted a large Sunni tribal and the Federally-Administered Tribal
Areas (FATA), led by Osama bin Laden, into Gilgit and it 70
Successive governments in Pakistan.massacred hundreds of Shias and crushed their revolt. but civilian as well. the preachers of a narrow brand of Sunni Islam. who are responsible for a rising tide of Islamic fundamentalism. a few businessmen and the feudal lords and their allies. have consistently fought and opposed anyone and everyone. The only things that have been preserved intact and untouched in Pakistan are the power and wealth of the elite of the army. mostly military. foreign nations as well as their own people. 71 . The hatred of the Shias for Osama bin Laden and his Al Qaeda dates from this period.
one is struck by their similarity. considered themselves the descendants of the Mughals who had ruled vast tracts of India. whom the Muslim Mogul dynasty had dominated for centuries before the arrival of the English. Living under the far more numerous Hindus. The Weekly Standard reported in October 2001 (69): Created on August 15.. Being different from Indians is a fundamental requirement that defines the Pakistani. When the British were set to leave India. Before India was partitioned in 1947. Indians are fond of saying “Pakistanis are just like us” but one will find that Pakistanis do not tend to say “Indians are just like us”. It is a geographic expression of an ageold Islamic ideal: Muslims should not. Gandhi's Indian democracy was going to be Hindu.Chapter 7 PARTITION AND THE TWO-NATION THEORY When Indians and Pakistanis meet. 72 . if at all possible. Pakistan isn't really a nation-state. 1947. from the northern. This group of individuals formed a migrant nation. primarily Muslim provinces of British India. it was realised by these real or perceived descendants of Mughals that in a democratic India. it was intolerable. For the English-educated Muslim elite. live under non-Muslim rule. so a Muslim "Land of the Pure"--the literal meaning of Pakistan--was essential to protect and nurture the faithful. who were later to go to Pakistan. Living under the all-mighty British was unpleasant for many. they would not automatically regain control of the lands they had lost to the British. some of the Muslim elite in India. was worse.. The demand for a separate nation was a natural extension of this Mughal mindset.
One of the consequences was that they discouraged their children from attending secular schools. Others' refusal to accept Muslims demands. affected a superiority complex. The second was to depend on a ruling or hegemonic power to get them their due.reservations and separate electorate.MB Naqvi wrote in the Jang of Pakistan (70): Historically the majority of Muslims. These came from. which is what distinguished them from Hindus. That explained their demonstrative adherence to Islam. Their religious exhibitionism and a superiority complex led to emphases on differences with Hindus and regarding themselves as rulers' kith and kin deserving privileges and safeguards -. The end of the Caliphate was a symbolic blow to Muslims who has grown up to look at the Islamic empire 73 . and strengthened. angered them and an adversarial attitude vis-a-vis Hindus developed. Muslims all over the world. May be they would be punished for former uppishness and for real or imagined wrongs. When that occurred. calculated to preserve imagined privileges. originally low- caste Hindus. especially in Northern India. They feared being falling down into the vast assimilative sea of Hindudom surrounding them wherein they will be at the bottom of social heap. Muslims thus demanded weightage . two traits: first. madrassas. But Pakistan was not formed merely by people with this Mughal mindset.actually equality of treatment with Hindus . especially the equality with Hindus. and encouraged education in Islamic schools. and certainly in pre-independence India attempted to go back to their Islamic roots. not to accept democracy's implications. Another root of partition lay with the defeat of the Turkish Caliphate by the British in 1918.the leitmotif of preindependence Indian Muslim politics.
Inherent in the concept of dar ul harb was that Islam. and the first Caliph had been appointed by the Prophet Mohammad. A concept in Islam speaks of a dar ul Islam. a house of Islam . Southern Europe to the North and Central Asia. The demand for a separate state for Muslims only was a logical extension of this thought process. and the end of the Caliphate was the end of a long line of Caliphs that extended from antiquity. consisting of unbelievers people who were not followers of Islam.as extending from Arabia in the center to North Africa in the West. the poet who composed the popular Indian patriotic song Saare Jahaan se achcha. who were at war For Muslims who could not have their way with separate representation in pre-independence India. staying in India would be tantamount to living under subjugation in the dar ul harb. when Islamic empire. The Friday Times had this to say (71): In India. The concept probably dates back to the early years there was a central but rapidly expanding around which were lands with non-Muslims with the followers of the new religion. India and South East Asia to the East. The Caliph was the symbolic head of this empire. a completely unacceptable situation. The word Caliph means deputy in Arabic. Hindustan hamara later paradoxically endorsed the need for a separate nation for Muslims (72): 74 . of Islam. and a dar ul harb or house of war. although he by no means controlled even a fraction of that empire.a house or a group of followers of Islam. and Muslims would always be under threat in the dar ul harb. Allama Iqbal. Muslim existence was deemed a kind of permanent emergency (dar-ul-harb) and migration was considered an option in the defiance of British raj.
the Muslims and Non-Muslims. The result. Another key player in the call for Pakistan was Maulana Maududi. in less than a decade gave birth to Pakistan The man who is most credited as an intellectual force behind the two-nation theory and a front against united Indian nationalism is Maulana Abul Ala Maududi. A third factor that contributed to the formation of Pakistan was the political power aspiration of Mohammad Ali Jinnah who saw in the formation of the new nation of Pakistan a ready made constituency of Muslims. the world is divided into two camps. the logic that prevailed was that Muslims require segregation of political and social life in order to be in compliance with the demands of sharia. This theory is popularly known as two-nation theory. and Islamic reasons being the basis for the formation of Pakistan. Pakistanis have.Allama Iqbal asserted that there is only one nation opposed to the Muslim Umma. the ideological founder of Pakistan (73): (The) Pakistan Movement was based on the theory that Muslims are entirely separate people from Hindus in every respect. in addition to power and glory for himself and the new nation. The TwoNation Theory was a manifestation of the doctrine of darul-islam versus dar-ul-harb. and that is the nation of non-Muslims! In other words. as eloquently documented by Rajiv Malhotra. the movement. Under the leadership of Quaid-i-Azam Mohammad Ali Jinnah... With Islam. right from the 75 . was (74): Without any concrete 'dispute' between Hindus and Muslims.
And Pakistan would claim to represent the Muslims who had stayed behind in India. It was a land of superstition. been taught to regard themselves as Muslims first and foremost. It was not Indian. civilizations can often be seen to behave like live beings. Pakistan would not be like India. Pakistan was supposed to be a homeland for Muslims of India and its formation was pushed through by the groups who wanted it. discrimination. such as a 76 . unbelievers. Pakistan would represent Islam itself it would be a leading light of Islam in the world. it would not be out of place to mention briefly the civilizational effect that partition had on India. This is a condition in which a live human body spontaneously discards and casts off a dead or diseased part. For the new Pakistanis India was a land of kafirs. A nation in decline. satisfaction. Pakistan would be progressive. In civilizational terms. over the wishes of other groups. the splitting up of British India into modern India and Pakistan can be compared to an act of auto-amputation. The fact of being Pakistani brought with it a liberal dose of pride. Although the purpose of this book is to present a study of Pakistan after partition. Not much thought was put into whether a state based on religion alone would be able to survive. With Jinnah as leader the heady success of nation formation in 1947 was enough. It was the first Islamic state to be created in the modern era ab initio. and as opposed to being citizens of the nation. including some such as the Jamaat-i-Islami who did not favor the formation of Pakistan. When studied over centuries. Pakistan had come into existence.beginning. strong and Islamic. It was a victory of Islam over the British and the Hindus. hunger and poverty. It was Islamic. Pakistan. honour and dignity.
Pakistan had filled itself with people whose intent was less to live and work in harmony. but after five decades the memories of the pain are beginning to fade. partition was not so much an act of separation of all Hindus from all Muslims. and those who wanted to stay. and Pakistani leaders assumed that the Muslims remaining in India would automatically rise up and revolt.a civilizational auto-amputation. but it merely segregated a sub-group of Indians who did not want to co-exist with other Indians. of Indians rooted for India and worked for Pakistanis did not see things that way. the people of the Indian subcontinent agreed to place all the people who wanted to live and work in a united India in one place. Strange as it may sound. with the formation of Bangladesh. after the painful events of partition. stayed. continued in Pakistan. The initial fragmentation and breaking that occurred at partition. and that India would fragment and break.toe or a fingertip so that the body itself can survive and not be affected by the disease that damaged the toe or finger. 77 . They were wrong. and and all the people who did not wish to live and work in India were placed in Pakistan. this tumultuous self-mutilating act was a profoundly democratic one. The vast majority India. and more to live away from some group or the other. in which those who wanted to opt out of India were allowed to opt out. more than two-thirds of the population of India having been after 1947. The actual act of partition was accompanied by horrifying suffering and death. They saw themselves as Muslims. For India partition was akin to that . It is easier for these younger Indians to see that for India. In one convulsive act.
India and Indians were continuously and bitterly accused of being anti-Pakistan and anti-Muslim. The mohajirs.a phobia against the scheming Hindu who was out to subjugate or kill all Muslims.It was only after the formation of Pakistan that all the assumptions made about Islam as a unifying concept began to break down. fair. The possibility of democracy in Pakistan brought with it the threat of a short. rice-eating Bengali becoming Prime Minister of Pakistan. dark. and while Pakistanis struggled to meet the 78 . Apart from the mohajirs was the other half of Pakistan. with its people. The 15 million mohajirs who migrated to Pakistan from India were not welcomed. fish and rice-eating Bengali. There were contradictions at every turn. and any setback to Pakistan. as opposed to the tall. It was drummed into ordinary Pakistanis that they must be good Muslims. the Bengalis. This complex web of factors kept Pakistanis from uniting with each other but the Islam argument was used for unity. and the army had no intention of seeing its Punjabi dominance being subordinate to the inferior Bengali. But they were educated and held all the important bureaucratic posts. Any threat. The mohajirs found that their survival in Pakistan would be made easier by creating and maintaining an India scare . wheat eating Pakistani Punjabi. the Muslim elite of India who had migrated to Pakistan were in an ideal position to concoct any stories they wished about the bestial Hindus they had left behind. The fact that East Pakistani Bengalis were Muslim did not help to stop the West Pakistani disdain for the short. East Pakistan. dark. Punjabis made up 90% of the Pakistani army. That would have been totally unacceptable to the Pakistani Punjabi. even when caused by internal politics and mismanagement was blamed on India.
It was only necessary for everyone to be a good Muslim. the ruling elite lived as they pleased.standards set for them. and records interviews with a diverse group of Pakistanis. Nobel Prize winning author V. To be a devout Muslim was always to have distinctive things to do. Naipaul says. Every act or event in Pakistan has to be seen through the prism of whether it is Islamic or not. Naipaul describes travels through Pakistan. 79 . and everything else would look after itself. Among the Believers(75).S. After all Islam had given them a nation. it was to be guided constantly by rules. In his book. it was to live in a fever of the faith and always to be aware of the distinctiveness of the faith. It would now provide for that nation. The Pakistani citizen is judged by whether he is a good Muslim or not. And Pakistanis believed that this was all that was needed. A repeated observation that comes out is that the ordinary Pakistani citizen is under pressure to be a good Muslim. One of the problems that crops up from this is the definition of “Who is a good Muslim?”.
"Pakistan ka matlab kya. Pakistan was unable to grab and hold Islam as though Islam and Pakistan were one and the same. This is a shameful piece of fiction that needs to be set right. Pakistan was formed for some. A very popular slogan in Pakistan was. there were 76 in which more than 50 per cent of the people were Muslims. Jinnah. The slogan combines a few words taken from the the Islamic call to prayer La ilaha illallah . Reddy noted in the Times of India on 8th April 2003 (77): According to the 1941 census. Even independence. La ilaha illallah". Pakistani leaders.meaning there is no God but God and attaches those words to Pakistan to make the meaning What does Pakistan mean there is no God but God .Chapter 8 ISLAM AND PAKISTAN In the end. out of a total of 435 districts in undivided India. for decades behaved as Pakistan was Islam and Islam was Pakistan. To be though before called sure. (76). the founder of Pakistan had the flag of his political party. Based on 80 . But this charade could only last a few years before the fallacies began to show.implying that Pakistan and Islam are one and the same. the Muslim League as the Flag of Islam and had said you cannot separate the Muslim League from Islam. and not all Muslims of the Indian subcontinent. it could perhaps be said that Islam was too big for Pakistan to keep as its private domain.H. It is endlessly and erroneously repeated that Pakistan was formed for the Muslims of the Indian subcontinent. Demographer P.
preIslamic Egyptian civilization of Pharaohs who built the Pyramids.54 crore. One cluster was in north-west India and the other in north-east India. (with) different epics. different heroes and different episodes. Over the centuries Islam reached a balance with the cultures of the people who adopted Islam. The 76 Muslim-majority districts were grouped together in two clusters. literature". Muslims numbered 3. Egyptians live in peace with their past. and do not seek to deny the ancient. Western Pakistan comprised the north-west part of the sub-continent and Eastern Pakistan comprised eastern part of Bengal and one district in Assam. using the Persian language.In 1951." "We wish our people".. The formation of Pakistan sought to deny this vibrant entity.. social customs.9 per cent of the total population of India. "to develop to the fullest our spiritual. the Sir Cyril Radcliffe's Boundary Commission allotted these 76 districts to Pakistan. economic. and Arab culture adopted and internalized Islam.. which was born in Arabia. Islam spread peacefully into Indonesia and was absorbed and rationalized by the local culture. arts and architecture produced by an intermingling of two rich cultures. "to two different civilizations". social and political life in a way that we think best and in consonance with our own ideals 81 and according to the . Jinnah exploited a cleavage in Indian society to proclaim: Hindus and Muslims belong to two different religious philosophies. that they "derive their inspiration from different sources of history". An entire literature and culture of Islam developed in Persia.. Arab culture had existed in Arabia for centuries before Islam was born. cultural. making up 9. he declared. Similarly Islam developed and flowered in India with its own unique literature.this demographic fact.
The India connection had to be stripped clean. it was not Indonesian.. it was not Egyptian or Persian..." Perhaps Jinnah did not mean to strip Pakistan of the rich culture that Islam had developed in its centuries of interaction in India (78).. The only thing people knew was that Pakistanis would have to be Islamic. for Muslims alone. certainly felt that Pakistan should be stripped of all its connections with India. leaving Pakistan purely Islamic. Pakistan was not Arabic. But there were inconsistencies and contradictions right from the beginning and the confusion has remained to this day. The formation of Pakistan was considered a great victory. and the You are of Parsis .we have a nation for Muslims only? But why did many non-Muslims - Hindus. Was Pakistan Jinnah say: . Christians. Indian culture had to be actively cleaned out of the minds of millions of Pakistani citizens ..a culture of centuries was to be washed clean. but it was definitely not going to be Indian any more. Islamic. They will enjoy same rights and privileges as any other citizens. you free to go to your mosques or to any other places worship in this State of Pakistan. In an experimental and unparalleled act of ignorance. are free. But the leaders of the new Pakistan who took over after Jinnah died in 1948.You will find that in 82 . free from India or any Indian roots. and good Muslims.genius of our people.but they are all Pakistanis. culture-less nation. you are free to go to your temples. Pakistan was deliberately set on the path of being an orphan. and nobody had any idea of what would replace the void.
and represented Islam. People who are not Islamic. That is indeed what some Pakistani Islamists believe: Muslims all over the world must realize that nationalism is kufr. Pakistan had failed at birth. an example for Islamic nations to follow as the leader of the ummah. or to accuse an adversary of Pakistani leaders hid behind the excuse for their actions. and Pakistan. and social and ethnic Pakistan have all headed in different resulting in the chaos that Pakistan is Pakistani leaders claimed that they. and that the modern nation-states are a creation of that period in history when Muslims were defeated and dominated by kufr. today. a modern day Caliphate? But if that was the case Pakistan should not have had any boundaries. (76) Was Pakistan a nation for all Muslims be Hindus and of the Indian subcontinent? If so.) Pakistani leaders. to get aid. For Pakistan. Was Pakistan the leader of all Islamic nations. the lever that is used in Pakistan to justify served as a tool to be or to deflect blame misdeeds. And like a man whose arms and legs are being pulled apart by horses moving in different directions. Islam has used when convenient. in their confusion as to what Pakistan was and what it should do. were purely Islamic.. groups of directions. Islam was and still remains the ultimate excuse. As long as Islam anything. (79) (kufr refers to unbelievers i.course of time Hindus would cease to Muslims would cease to be Muslims. parts of Pakistan.e. as the majority of Muslims chose to remain in India. nobody could question 83 . ended up trying to make Pakistan take all the routes that it could possibly take simultaneously.
from waging wars. India could be fought and opposed. it was because Islam was naturally anticommunist. so that Islam could be upheld against India. But as repeated Pakistani assaults against India failed. Islam could not fail. was providing funds and arms via the US. And in this manner. After all. sacrifice and allow their army to get stronger. As long as the money kept coming in. Pakistan was Islamic. for postponing elections and for postponing development of Pakistan indefinitely. and therefore anything that Pakistan did. Opposing Pakistan was anti-Islamic. and to meddle with and Indian Muslims. the people of Pakistan could be kept busy. and therefore the The India problem had to be solved. They had to starve. India was the source the enemy of Pakistan. democracy or common sense. attention to India. Any criticism of Pakistan was criticism of Islam. the number one threat to Pakistan. corruption could not be criticized by anyone. be it development.them. and 84 . If Pakistan obtained military and economic aid from the US. who had given Pakistan to the faithful. And conveniently. Pakistan could do no wrong. enemy of Islam. The threat from India became the common denominator for all Pakistani actions. They were not Islamic enough they had to strive to be better Muslims. its leaders set about using Islam to divert Indian territory of all problems. instead of consolidating and unifying the new state of Pakistan. and elections postponed. India would be defeated. India did not dare question Pakistani claims no matter how preposterous or obscene they were. Pakistanis had failed the faith. there was no pressure to change policy. Money and the economy were not a problem. and that took priority over everything else in Pakistan. aid and funds poured into Pakistan in the early years as part of US aid to Pakistan as a cold war ally. avoiding elections. Allah (God). because Pakistan was Islamic. genocide.
instead of going some way to meet Bengali demands.therefore to Islam... migrants from India. 1952 the historic Bengali language movement erupted spontaneously all over East Bengal.dreaded the prospects of their exit from power in the event of elections. because opposing India meant devotion to Islamic ideals. no sacrifice could be too great in opposing India. saw their positions threatened by the prospect of elections which would unseat them in favor of locals.. and later all the Muslims in India would be rescued from Hindu tyranny by Pakistan. holding all the important government posts. In his essay on the role of the power structure in Pakistan (80).. Islam gradually became the tool. commitment to Islamic ideology and the need to unite against all odds. Elections were a threat that had to be postponed or canceled and an imaginary threat to Islam was invoked. 85 .it remained a major potential challenge. A report in Pakistan's Friday Times (81) carried this scathing message on the role of the migrant elite in using Islam: On Feb 21.. Foolishly our ruling elite. used in Pakistan to make every opinion or move. thought they could isolate the Bengali nationalists by raising religious slogans of Islamic ideology and Islamic identity to counter Bengali anger. The Islam card was used by everybody in Pakistan to suit their own purpose.the migrant elite. Mohammad Waseem wrote: Muslim migrants from East Punjab and further East in India shaped the psyche of the new nation along feelings of insecurity at the hands of India. Muslims in Kashmir. The Pakistani elite. the prop. No method was ruled out..
Hussain wrote (82): 86 . and strengthened the process of Islamization of Pakistan started by Zulfikar Ali Bhutto. the army started seeing Islam in more and more of its actions. 'There was a hidden hand deflecting the rounds'. Rajiv being introduced into Pakistani military training. And as Islam was stirred into the mindset of the Pakistani army. whom Zia Malhotra wrote (74): Islamic texts are had deposed in a coup. and they supported every measure to make Islam the basis of the existence of all Pakistanis. as distinct from the international military doctrines. A. anything less than an Islamic state in Pakistan was a threat. Columnist Hamid Husain has this to say about Islamization of the Pakistan army (58): Brigadier Gulzar Ahmad explaining the role of celestial powers to lessen his troop casualties in 1965 war stated. M. for the mullahs (Islamic scholars) of Pakistan. Finally. There are even serious attempts under way to define an Islamic military doctrine. After 1971 Zia-ul-Haq started a campaign of Islamization of the Pakistani army. Another compelling reason to be very cautious about overuse of religion is to avoid seeping of sectarian tendencies into the armed forces. Middle ranking officers must take courses and examinations on Islam.General Mahmud Ahmad during Pakistani ambassador's conference reprimanded the ambassadors for not relying on the intercession of Providence while analyzing Pakistan's Afghan policy.The army of Pakistan was initially subservient to the government. Only in an Islamic state could mullahs be influential and prominent.. so as to fight in accordance with the Koran. Pluralism or Western-style democracy was incompatible with the mullah's world view.
which remains to this day the blueprint for a genuinely Islamic society.Imam. With everyone in Pakistan. Every group in Pakistan needed Islam only for their narrow self interest. he left behind a tradition. When the Prophet Mohammad died in AD 632. and gone without a hitch. the people.have a vested interest in establishing an Islamic state where they are locus of power and have tremendous scope for employment. The Ideal Islamic state existed at the time of the Prophet Mohammad. In the absence of such guidelines. . Everything should have fallen in place. but there were no written guidelines on how a state should be run. but making it reality was easier said than done. who had opposed Jinnah. The idea of an Islamic state seemed noble enough. It explains why even those Ulamas and Maulavis (like Moulana Maudoodi). etc. Mozin. But that did not happen. No Muslim polity has measured up to the combination of piety and social justice achieved by the Medinese community. The desire for an ideal Islamic state has been described as follows (83): The quest for it reflects the desire to model Muslim politics on the original Islamic community in Medina. went to Pakistan as they saw no role in India for themselves... the bureaucracy and government. there really should have been no problem.But trying to replicate the Medinese polity remains an ideal.. Mo-alim. The men 87 who controlled the sword. the army and the mullahs seemingly being in agreement with each other on the question of the Islamic status of Pakistan. Islamic people often ended up being controlled by the nearest strongman.. Maulavi.
the military ruler taking absolute control over Islamic people had already existed in Mughal India. the poets and the ulema of the age. a Professor of religious studies. And Pakistan is no exception. the Prophet's successors were expected to be personally pious and to behave according to the guidance left by the Prophet. (a non-profit multinational organization resolving conflict) the introduction following quote (85): committed to carries the The Muslim state in India was a theocracy. but there were no formal criteria for determining the community's leadership or judging its legitimacy. wrote (The Prophet) Muhammad's prophetic mantle was not inherited by his successors. 88 and was implemented and .by the soldiers. and this was understood and acquiesced in. Succession of leadership among Islamic people has been a bone of contention ever since that time.In theory the sultan's authority in religious matters was limited by the holy law of the Qu'raan and no sultan could clearly divorce religion from politics. The precedent of the strongman .... and he did not leave behind a specific political system or designate a successor.controlled the ulema (scholars) and the people..In general. The real source of the sultan's authority was military strength. In a report on the relationship of the mullahs and the military in Pakistan by the International Crisis Group.. Tamara (84): Sonn. But in practice the Muslim sultan of India was a perfect autocrat and his word was law..
always Islamic and they compelled their people to be more and more Islamic. it was implied. East Pakistanis their minds poisoned by India according to some West Pakistani commentators. it had to be invented. and put and end to the people's misery. seceded and formed Bangladesh (chapter 11). and held on to power. zakat. at the moment. would solve all of Pakistan's problems. could only supply the simple negatives that answered emotional needs: no alcohol. such as the politicians. Anything that Pakistan did was done in the name of Islam. The Pakistan army was invited to take power.perpetuated in Pakistan. The sharia. Pakistani leaders claimed. Criticism of Pakistan was criticism of Islam.S Naipaul in his believers”(75) Islamic has been book “Among the This Islamic state couldn't simply be decreed. And it was all done in the name of Islam. It was to be assumed by all who were watching that Pakistan itself was the embodiment of Islam. bureaucrats and the ulema used the army. and in that invention faith was of little help. liked it. Faith. revolted. or reached some accommodation with the army. After all Pakistan was formed for Islam. Islamic fervor. But soon in 89 . Gradually the non-Muslim minorities of Pakistan were squeezed out (chapter 6) They had no role in Islamic Pakistan. to uphold Islam and represent Islam. It was done. no interest in the banks. and the Hudood ordinance were brought in. This blow to Pakistan was explained on the basis of Pakistan not being Islamic enough. The effort to make Pakistan purely described by V. Other forces in Pakistan who wanted power and influence. More and more Islamic laws had to be passed and implemented. no feminine immodesty. Pakistani leaders were always right.
The rich got money. and in the vacuum only the army could rule. The burgeoning of madrassas and ensured that they would have jobs and influence. ready to embrace 90 . needed men to do their fighting. no parliament. no dissent. the serfs and underlings. but the external violence of the Generals and their games of military domination.. and the army became richer. The army brass. the faith was asserted because only the faith seemed to be whole. Each Islamic jihadi. was ready to die for a cause.S. ensured that foreign aid poured in and the economy of the wealthy in Pakistan boomed. So existing institutions were deemed to be unIslamic and undermined or undone. self correcting jihad of the Koran. The mullahs of Pakistan were doubly happy. no law courts. the rulers and influential people of Pakistan did not have to be all that Islamic. while the poor of Pakistan got madrassas (Islamic schools) to ensure that they became more Islamic. secure and happy in their newly funded madrassas. getting richer. However.Pakistan these negatives were to be added to: no political parties. They preached jihad. More and more Pakistanis were needed to fight Pakistan's wars. Men were needed to fight India. The elite stayed rich. In order to be good Muslims. and the mullahs. brought up with fervor of any in a madrassa. ensured the delivery number of men to fight for Pakistan. liberal lifestyle conveyed the impression of a progressive society to Western aid givers. Pakistan's alliance with the U. the army got weapons. Pakistanis were urged to do jihad . Jihad against the enemies of Islam. Men were needed to fight the Soviet Union in Afghanistan.not the internal. for Islam. and their modern. They took charge of the madrassas with gusto and preached with fervor. the army. Pure Islam was for the hoi-polloi.
got fatter. and more powerful. grew stronger.and accept the guaranteed benefits of dying in jihad in an afterlife to be enjoyed in a well-stocked heaven. As the institutions of Pakistan failed in this unique and unorthodox concept of a nation. This glorious scene became Pakistan's version of Islam. preaching an Islam that would keep the mullahs comfortable in this life. the faith Islam. If the state failed it wasn't because the dream was flawed.. where every action was instinct with worship men lost sight of the political origins of their state. And as these men prepared for and died fighting for the cause that they had been told was Islamic . while their wards and students were encouraged to seek the pleasures of an afterlife. but faith didn't. The state had been founded as a homeland for Muslims. And in that quest of the Islamic absolute the society of believers. indoctrinated and prepared for death. or the faith flawed.. The Islam of Pakistan's mullahs. their families accepting that the death of their son would bring glory and honour. The state withered. Rich generals doing office jobs while men from the poor classes with little to live for were trained. obtainable only by violence and death. aiding the Generals' wars. it could only be because men had failed the faith. Failure only led back to the faith. In a remarkably prescient passage Naipaul observes (75).the people who trained them and sent them to die the army and the mullahs. it was to be the first truly Islamic state since the days of the Prophet and his close companions 91 .Extraordinary claims began to be made for Pakistan: it was founded as the land of the pure. in league with lazy Generals.
Pakistan. was created by Muslims for Muslims. Co-opting the Pakistani citizen under the Islam banner eminently served the interests of the rich and corrupt elite of Pakistan in maintaining their grip and preserving their business and territorial interests. In his characteristically astute manner V. Every Pakistani had to strive to be a good Muslim.The average Pakistani citizen was coerced or co-opted by putting Islam first.’ upholding the faith and protecting Pakistan. Naipaul concludes (75): Step by step. it was stressed. And the Pakistani state died. out of its Islamic striving. which presented itself as the savior.S. and replaced it with nothing 92 . To be Pakistani was to be a good Muslim. India had been held in check only by God and the Pakistani army. the mullahs and the ulema were necessarily allowed to exercise spiritual control over the Pakistani masses to ensure that Pakistan remained adequately and properly Islamic in all arenas. Muslim clerics. Pakistan had undone the rule of law it had inherited from the British. It was drummed in that this was necessary because India was always there to swallow up Pakistan. ‘the army of Islam.
In his book. I will tell you the country in two sentences. In their effort to ensure that Pakistanis are not Indian. Among the Believers. They hated the foreigners and they hated the Hindus. Pakistani authorities have done everything in their power to discourage any Pakistani from displaying cultural traits that are seen as Indian in character. This experiment is unique in the world. and encouraged the replacement of that culture by an invented Islamic culture. and he has published his collected writings on Pakistan in a book entitled Pakistan Papers (86). and survival of Pakistan required the rejection of all that was Indian. So the country of Pakistan was built on hate and nothing else. and go on further to define themselves as pure Muslims. No other nation has attempted to so totally reject its existing culture while retaining only the faith or religion. Then in the second quarter. Pakistan itself means “Land of the Pure” and Pakistani identity has been sought to be defined on the basis that Pakistan is a land of pure Muslims. the Muslims of India woke up. The birth. Aiyer says that the best definition for Pakistani is “One who is not Indian”. In the first century the Hindus of India decided that was wrong had to do with foreigners and foreign influence. The predominant Pakistani attitude toward India is hatred. (75) Naipaul quotes the words of a man story of this quarter of this everything that describing Pakistan. Pakistanis define their identity as being non-Indian. They had a double hate. But Mani Shankar Aiyer has recognised a gradual change of attitudes to India 93 .Chapter 9 ATTITUDES TOWARDS INDIA AND INDIANS Career diplomat-turned-politician Mani Shankar Aiyer served as India's first Consul General in Karachi.
Pakistani attitudes have changed to hate and fear. Up until 1971 it was hate and contempt. And hatred of India grew. Like life itself. Columnist Hamid Hussain describes the Pakistani army officer corps' attitude toward Indians prior to the 1965 war (58): The general despise (sic) of Hindus and doubting their capacity of able (sic) to give a good fight was almost universal Over the years. the flag of Islam would be imparted on the ramparts of the Red Fort. lad lad ke lengey Hindustan' We got Pakistan with a triumphant smile We fill fight and take Hindustan (India) Myths about a single Muslim soldier being the equal of four. Aiyer writes (86): .. while Pakistan split up and tottered. till 1971 he looked back on what happened . which evolved from simple 94 .. as a great victory. or ten or whatever number of Kafirs was widely believed. it was put about and accepted implicitly that in a matter of days. Dislike and distrust of India became an industry in Pakistan. India struggled but improved.among Pakistanis. but after 1971. Aiyer continues: From 1947 to 1971 the general belief (in Pakistan) was: 'hans hans ke liya tha Pakistan.all but the most blind Pakistani today looks back on what happened to his country in 1971 at the hands of India as a great defeat. perhaps hours.
Raychaudhuri sums up Pakistani attitudes to India: This shattering of the psychological indoctrination. Pakistan existed because Muslims would be suppressed in India. with active hatred being taught in Pakistani schools as described in Chapter 3. The cup of Pakistani hatred brims over and India. Hatred for India and Indians has been made into a national purpose. in the Pakistani mindset. India was the enemy. Hatred and mistrust for the creation of Pakistan. Pakistanis evolved a plethora of reasons to hate India. to be fought. grow and metamorphose into a multitude of reasons and justifications. For these people nothing would be better than exacting revenge for their lost lives. India who caused the trauma of of India was the reason defeating India for this reason was a hateful nation of people partition. hatred of India was nurtured to evolve. insects and men. is the cause of their 95 . For others. Brig. In an article written for Pinnacle magazine (87).one-celled organisms into a multitude of life forms. This was a source of resentment to many elite Pakistanis who had left everything in India to be in Pakistan. makes it difficult for the Pakistanis to accept the reality of India's intrinsic superiority in size and economy. It was worth alone. defeated and brought to its knees. elephants. The fact that in 1965 and also in Kargil it was the Moslems of India who alerted the country is too insulting to believe. based on assumed religious superiority. fragrant flowers. a national obsession in Pakistan. huge Banyan trees. and opposition to India was the reason for Pakistan's birth. The act of partition at independence left Pakistanis with a small moth-eaten nation. tigers.
just like India was accused of killing or raping 30. thus forcing this country to enter into a suicidal arms race with the consequent irreparable damage to its economy. the continued occupation of that state against the will of its people.nation('s) deprivations. a retired Colonel of the Pakistan Army wrote the following accusations against India (88): There is a long list of other hostile Indian actions against Pakistan.000 or 70. Furthermore. and Islamic fervor had to be increased to oppose India. • Constant efforts to destabilize Pakistan through its agents. some of which are: • Indian usurpation of Jammu and Kashmir. they had to give up Indianness. and the merciless killing of thousands of innocent Kashmiris by the Indian occupation forces. Pakistanis were poor because of Indian aggression.. hatred and fear of India had to grow stronger. who are always at work to create disgruntlement in Pakistan's smaller provinces. India had to be hated to keep Pakistanis in line. to make them more Islamic.000 or whatever number of people in Kashmir. • Conducting terrorist activities in various parts of Pakistan to exploit ethnic and religious differences. Pakistanis had to be good Muslims to survive. and for the health of army businesses surviving on state handouts. And as India grew stronger. • Developing Pakistan-specific nuclear and conventional arsenal. hatred of India was needed as the justification for the wealth of the Pakistan army. to make them good Muslims. 96 . Pakistan could not develop because of India. because India was there to subjugate or kill all Muslims. As recently as December 2003.
.the Arab.ministries must. If this requires drafting new books on Pakistan studies. • Educational: The other major facets of Pakistan's identity .instead of the Rupee.. others try to urge Pakistan to virtually move out of the Indian subcontinent into Central Asia or even the Middle East. • Cultural: Islamabad's cultural cooperation with West Asian and Central Asian countries must be revitalized. having previously imposed three wars on Pakistan. by adopting either the Riyal or the Dinar. to the apogee of wiping out memories of India. even denying 97 . so be it.• Keep bullying Pakistan by concentrating Indian armed forces on its borders and on the Line of Control in Kashmir on trumped up grounds.from the perigee of wanting to occupy and subjugate parts of India.. Expecting an enemy with such a criminal record to change its heart overnight and become friendly toward us is nothing but inanity.. • Changing the name of Pakistan's national monetary unit ...must be emphasized in our schoolbooks. Turkic and Central Asian . which has exclusive Indian connotations. Ahmad Quraish wrote in the Pakistani paper the Nation (89): .... and these must be compulsory reading for Pakistani students It is both ludicrous and sad to see Pakistani loathing for India covering the full spectrum .the following steps are necessary: • Political: Pakistan's.deemphasize Pakistan's inclusion in South Asia and play up Pakistan's role in Central and West Asia. Persian. And while some Pakistanis have reacted to India with this degree of hatred and suspicion.
And all this while Indian children are taught to recognise Pakistanis as just like us.Pakistan's links with India and claiming imagined links with Central and West Asia. 98 .
religion. Calling the Pakistan army by that name is akin to describing a 30-course meal as a light snack. industry. antagonised or disagreed with. guns. terrorism. There is almost no activity in Pakistan that the army is not involved in doing. crime. it is an army with a nation Of course. being admired by most of Pakistan. deception. Because of their loyalty and docility under British leadership. Time and time again. But its tentacles have spread into politics. and from many sources. business.Chapter 10 THE PAKISTANI ARMY: POWER AND GLORY IN THE FAMILY The word Army for the Pakistan army is a pitifully inadequate description for an organization that does vastly more. which included a large number of Punjabi Muslims from the area that was to later become Pakistan. the British increasingly recruited people from the Northwest of undivided India. tanks and valor. although that has begun to change recently. the Pakistani army started off as a regular army. generals. the Pakistani army leads a charmed existence. and there is no group in Pakistan or among Pakistan's neighbors that the Pakistani army has not fought. with soldiers. lucre and self preservation. It has been noted in an earlier chapter (Chapter 5) that due to historic reasons dating from the 1857 war of Indian independence. How the Pakistani army changed from a regular army into this Hydra-headed monster has an interesting history. and has diversified into more ventures than most armies in the world could dream of doing. one can find people who have made the quote: Pakistan is not a nation with an army. But yet. these troops began to be known as hailing from a martial race 99 . greed. fighting by proxy. power.
Thus the Pakistani army was dominated by Punjabis. The military also actually owned a lot of land because of the policy of settling retired soldiers by gifting land.(57). Apart from the predominance of Muslim Punjabis in the Pakistani army. but had political clout as well as political opinions. the military in Pakistan was not merely the military. • Punjab was the most populous province of Pakistan. • Pakistani army units from Punjab were tasked with the protection of civilians in the post-partition violence. For these reasons. The Punjabi dominated army 100 also considered itself a . who began to see themselves as being of a superior martial race. or families were affected during • Punjabi units were also utilised in Pakistan's unsuccessful attack to wrest Kashmir from India in 1947. several other unique observations can be made about the Pakistani province of Punjab (West Punjab) at the time of independence and partition(80). • As part of the settlement of retired army personnel. • Pakistani Punjab was militarized because of the large number of Punjabis in the military. vast tracts of land in West Punjab had been awarded to them. so the personnel in these army units served both as protectors of the civilians as well as sufferers as their villages partition. • 70% of the voters in Pakistani Punjab had some connection with the military • Punjab itself was partitioned so a lot of army personnel had relatives or friends in Punjab who were affected by the events of partition. especially a deep hatred for India.
Democracy was feared democracy attenuating their inconvenient for the ruling elite of Pakistan. These people suddenly had a nation to lead. largely mohajirs and Punjabis. in the same way as they would later refuse to hand over power. there were not many educated local people to make up the bureaucrats. might actually end up ruling all of Pakistan. a new nation. legal experts. and apart from the Punjabi dominated Army. And democracy also brought with it the danger that the more numerous Bengalis. having been tasked to protect Pakistanis during partition began to consider itself as the protector and savior of Islam. The areas that constituted West Pakistan were largely rural. The army. These posts were filled by the educated elite migrants from British India.one of the biggest countries on earth. It was also inconvenient for the feudal lords in Pakistan. and the Hindu Indians. They were not about to fritter away that victory by allowing power to pass into the hands of the more numerous uneducated locals in democratic elections. who stood to lose their lands and influence. and for Islam. After all.martial race with superior fighting and leadership qualities compared to the East Bengalis (East Pakistanis) who were considered effeminate. Pakistan . engineers and technocrats that were required in the government of the new Pakistan. considered an inferior race. the reason these migrants had left India was precisely because they privileges. It was a victory for them. All these tendencies were present or had set in shortly after independence in 1947. But there was an additional factor that led to the induction of the Pakistani army into the role of absolute rulers of Pakistan. and the rule of Pakistan to a Bengali party from faraway East Pakistan. Besides 101 .
And what better way to do that than to declare a threat to Pakistan. general Mohammad Ayub Khan. No President had power to dismiss used it liberally. from their huge neighbor India..the the Prime Minister and democracy but civil bureaucrats military as junior partner.. Ayub ousted Mirza and imposed martial law in October 1958 The military coup by Gen Ayub Khan was a watershed of sorts as it marked the first step by the Pakistani military to gain and retain control of Pakistan. and to Islam itself. the army nevertheless had shared power with the elite in Pakistan for nearly a decade before that. Elections were constantly the civilian authority used the Army to until the first bloodless military coup although that was the first year that the postponed and stay in power of 1958. Pakistan was nominally a parliamentary ruled the state with the elections were held . who had to give up space and resources to the migrants from India. And Pakistani army officially came into power. In the period from 1958 to 1971 the Pakistan Army gradually consolidated its hold on power in Pakistan. and stopped being a junior partner to the civil bureaucracy in government..these facts.ruled in league with Army Chief. (Governor- General Iskander) Mirza. A report from the International Crisis Group (53) has this to say: In the first decade of Independence. Dispensing even with the pretence of democracy. It seems virtually certain that no single individual in the Pakistani 102 army could have been a . The ruling elite of Pakistan therefore had a deep vested interest in not handing power to the people of Pakistan. the migrant elite faced some resistance from the locals in West Pakistan.
be they power. Pakistani (90): security analyst Ayesha Siddiqa-Agha writes It is important to note that Pakistan's armed forces especially the army operates like a fraternity. The Pakistani army is like a close-knit fraternity. during and after 1965 when he launched and lost a war with India. been 103 . rather than power handed down from a single supremo. undesirable individuals or rewarding others is.strongman without the connivance and cooperation of the Punjabi and feudal lord dominated military brass of the Pakistani army. It is a cooperative system.The military's defeat in the 1971 war with India had. Sidelining discreetly Ayub exercised total control of Pakistan before. In this environment. that protects its own from harm and disrepute. The Army replaced Ayub Khan when it was sensed that popular opposition to Ayub Khan would harm the Army’s interests.. however. a biradari. and General Yahya Khan. while ensuring that its interests. finances or honour are not harmed. a preferred choice. thus. who oversaw the splitting away of East Pakistan and the formation of Bangladesh after the worst defeat that the Pakistani armed forces have ever faced replaced him. The International Crisis Group's paper on democracy in Pakistan (53) refers to the Pakistani Army's role in this period as follows: Fearing that its defeat would translate into popular demands for accountability. the (army) high command transferred power to Zulfikar Ali Bhutto. a family or brotherhood. severe punishments to individuals or extraordinary treatment of a similar nature are viewed as undermining the morale of the institution.
its infrastructure in the West was untouched. All military governments in Pakistan. the Hamoodur Rehman report was never made public until a copy was obtained and published by the Times of India. The army ensures that its officer class live in great style and luxury. In fact a damning report on the actions and defeat of the Pakistani army in the 1971 war.limited to East Pakistan. One of the fanciest clubs in Karachi is the Defense Housing Authority County and Golf Club. But the Pakistani army has always grabbed power from elected governments or prevented democracy from actually being established.. It is informative to look at the perquisites.000 prisoners of war in India. A report in the Washington Post in 2002 (91) described army life in the following words: The officer class in Pakistan has always had a strong sense of entitlement stemming from its dominant role in defending the country and in running it. businesses and non-military interests of the Pakistan army that are so keenly protected and preserved. and have prevented all attempts to check the finances or power of the military in any way. including the one currently headed by General Musharraf have grabbed power to save Pakistan and bring in a sound democratic system. Despite 93. a sparkling new facility 104 . Military leaders quickly recouped losses and closed ranks against perceived civilian threats to their personal and institutional interests It is clear that even as early as 1971 the Pakistan Army had enough of a vested interest in retaining power in Pakistan to pretend to hand over power to a civilian government in order to maintain the reputation and interests of the Pakistan army from public scrutiny and accountability..
is the blandly named Army Housing Scheme II. physics and biology labs would not seem out of place in an American suburb There are an enormous number of news media reports of the money and businesses that the Pakistani army controls. Active-duty military personnel can join the club for an initiation fee of $16.. for example.. the handsome school is an educational showpiece whose computer.in the upscale Karachi suburb of Clifton. jewelry stores.. the Washington Post goes on to compare that with a Pakistani army run school: Geared toward preparation for the competitive O Level exams required by British universities. according to the club's fee schedule The same paper goes on to say: the military also rewards its senior officers by allowing them to purchase agricultural and urban land from the army's vast inventory of real estate at prices far below market value. compared with $9. Mediterranean-style villas grouped around a playground and an elaborately landscaped Japanese-style garden.166 for civilians..One of Pakistan's most coveted addresses. The Independent of London described the contrast between a Pakistani army establishment and the rest of Pakistan (92): 105 .with lush fairways. the development consists of spacious. Nearby are clothing boutiques. a two-story driving range and a gracious stone clubhouse overlooking an inlet of the Arabian Sea. restaurants and a yoga studio Describing the decrepit and run-down state of most schools in Pakistan. A gated community protected by paramilitary troops.
Outside in the street. Retired officers head 106 . Where does the money for all this come from? A report in the Daily Times of Pakistan in August 2002 says... Why should anyone living here want a return to corrupt democracy? A report in the online edition of the Pakistani newspaper Dawn said (93): The perks don't end here: military personnel are entitled to a 50 per cent discount on air and rail fares as well as cinema tickets.. newly painted cannons and battalion flags. Inside. behind the ancient.in relation to country's per capita income Pakistani senior military officers are one of the best paid in the world.. and serving and retired officers are routinely inducted into civilian jobs. No rubbish litters this perfect world of discipline. with equivalent academic qualifications and so little productivity produces comparable personal affluence as that of the officer cadre of the Pak military. In recent decades. Defense expenditures consume between onethird and one-half of the national budget. but in Pakistan the army has a country. Afghan refugees and Pakistan's urban poor root through garbage tips and crowd on to soot-pumping buses to work in sweatshops and brick factories. senior military officers have been transformed into powerful landlords through grants of choice agricultural lands and real estate. Their children have a quota at most public universities. The Pakistan Weekly reported (94): . No other career. rose bushes surround welltended lawns and officers' messes decorated with polished brass fittings. All countries have armies.
Shaheen Sehbai. In her study of the Pakistan military's economic activities. security analyst Dr. at 4. former editor of the English language daily the News was threatened by the army and forced to flee Pakistan and live in exile (96). public corporations.many.4% of GDP. and those seen as cooperative people who toe the line. Pakistan. Part of the army's wealth is from the extremely high defence budget that Pakistan has maintained for decades. The high defence budget is not the only source of income for the luxury loving Pakistani army. The News International. as Pakistan's poor multiply and the economy falters. if not most. This garrison economy is increasingly unsustainable. but the army ensures great personal wealth for its serving and retired personnel especially those of the higher ranks. 2001: Pakistan reported on Sunday As a % of GDP. spends the highest on defence. The excuse for the high defence expenditure has been the external threat from India. For decades almost 35 to 40 per cent of Pakistan's and no- revenues have been going into questions-asked defence budget. It also controls a huge business empire. Shaheen Sehbai wrote in the Weekly Independent in 2002 (95). un-audited For this report and other reports on the activities of the Pakistani army. at the expense of all other expenditure and all other groups in Pakistan. September 09. from among the poorest of countries .. Ayesha-Siddiqa Agha describes 107 why the businesses were .
. stud farms. hosiery. rice and sugar mills. pharmaceuticals. wool. banking. Aksari aviation was set up merely to accommodate retired army helicopter pilots who could not get a job in the 108 . The Pakistani army's business enterprises were started for the welfare of retired personnel. Natural gas. It was a pattern inherited from the pre-independence days. insurance and security with many bearing the name Aksari.the military's business empire in Pakistan was created to guarantee welfare of retired and serving personnel. The Fauji foundation's assets have grown from Pakistani Rs. and the senior employees make fat salary packets. competition is scared off by military threats. . The Fauji Foundation's businesses include sugar mills. and the vast enterprise has grown to gargantuan proportions. Later these two branches started off their own businesses. but they survive on government subsidies and grants. and employs 6 to 7 thousand military personnel. Initially only the army had its businesses. safe from accountability and questions. the Shaheen Foundation and the Bahria Foundation. aviation. mostly in middle and upper management positions. power and education and healthcare. to 9. fertilizer. 152 million in 1970. Siddiqa-Agha. They are not necessarily profitable.800 million according to Dr. travel agencies. fish farms. plastics. The Army Welfare Trust has 26 projects including farms. commercial complexes. cement. shoes. cereal and corn. with a small quota for the Air Force and Navy.started in the first place (90). the Army Welfare Trust. cement factories. The four key armed-forces run business organizations in Pakistan are The Fauji Foundation.
the Bahria Foundation in 1981. the navy. There is no nation in the world whose armed forces are involved in as many non-military business ventures as the Pakistan armed forces. construction. Banking. But they are normal and routine for the Pakistani armed forces. radio. Dr. Farrukh Saleem. During my days at the village. my wife wanted to build a house. 109 I didn't want to be . Like a core business that has diversified. deep sea fishing.000-acre dairy. cargo. insurance. pay TV. paints. ship breaking. salvage and even a university. Not too long ago. the 17. to start its own venture. trading. FM That left Pakistan's smallest force. The Bahria Foundation deals in commercial complexes. commercial complexes and radio stations are ventures that do not obviously appear to be an essential part of the armed forces of any nation and would not be justifiable in any other nation on earth. Not to be outdone. a freelance Pakistani columnist wrote in the Pakistani daily Jang (97): Fauji Cereal has been part of my daily breakfast for as long as I can remember. the Pakistan air force established the Shaheen foundation which is now involved in air transportation. meat and grain-producing project. insurance.private sector. dredging. The only sugar that I ever liked was either from the four Fauji Sugar Mills or Army Welfare Sugar Mills. knitwear and commercial complexes. milk use to come from the nearby Okara Military Farms. airport services. the Pakistani armed forces have diversified into fields well outside the mandate of an armed force. The only wrapping that Fauji Cereal ever uses comes from Fauji Poly Propylene Products. a travel agency.
Siddiqa-Agha makes a scathing indictment(90): Ayesha The top management of the armed forces jealously guard their interests. The only cement I will use is Fauji Cement. the military run businesses of Pakistan are above all accountability. Dr. corruption and self-interest. and the defence ministry manned by retired military officers. Fauji also owns and operates Fauji Corn Complex. I wish I was right next to Fauji Kabirwala Power Company because I hate the power that Wapda comes out with. Fauji Jordan Company. (98) With the military in government. The paint for my house must come from no one but Bahria Paints. Fauji Oil Terminal Company Project and Mari Gas Company. Over the years the interests have narrowed down from the greater benefit of the institution to the personal welfare of the generals. FONGAS. The businesses run by the Pakistani armed forces are marked by inefficiency. In her study of the Army's businesses. employing thousands of serving and retired army personnel. the ventures were started not based on any feasibility study but on the whims of the top management to accommodate certain highranking officers. and are preserved by intimidation 110 that scares away . Fauji Fertilizer Company. The web page of the NLC describes its army connection euphemistically as a unique logistic based Public Sector Organisation which has [a] blend of corporate culture and Army's discipline. A feature peculiar to a number of cases is. The army also operates what is called the National Logistic Cell (NLC) which is a trucking and transportation giant in Pakistan.anywhere but in one of the six Askari Housing Schemes.
With this degree of money. heart of Punjab...competitors or people who try to question their activities.. and there is evidence of corruption.a list of over 100 armed forces men who allotted to themselves at least 400 or more acres of prime land in Bahawalpur." Siddiqa-Agha said. the Pakistan army's main problem shifts away from the defence of Pakistan to the defence of their own wealth and power. the South Asia Tribune reported (99): . "There is also evidence of corruption linked to monopolization of government contracts. wealth and power. Nearly half the billionaires were from the army or close relatives of senior army personnel." at the throw away rate of Rs 380 per acre (US Dollars Six & 50 cents). "to defend it from the enemy. Such lists exist all over Punjab and Sindh where a new breed of landlords has already been created through similar allotments. Corruption in running these businesses has been noted by Siddiqa-Agha and others (96): "When you dig into them. the risk to this life is not so 111 . you find out they are inefficient.This conversion of generals into landlords also explains why no serious effort has been made by the military to introduce land reforms in the country. An online report in the Crescent International revealed a list of Pakistani billionaires and millionaires with accounts in Swiss banks. The list is only of one District. which could cure many political and social imbalances in the Pakistani society. Which wealthy army general living in the lap of luxury would want to give up his good life for the hardship and travails of war? Besides. In another report in August 2002.
and recruitment to the army benefits the poor who are inclined to Islamic fundamentalism. a staggering 85% of whom live on less than US $2 per day (100).much from an attack by India. The people must be more Islamic. This Islamization of Pakistan and the Pakistani army accelerated after the 1971 defeat of the Pakistani army by India in the war of liberation of Bangladesh. rallied radical Islamic forces to the cause. because the sacrifice of jihad is required to fight India. Increasingly under pressure within Pakistan for their greed the Pakistani army has used Islam and the external threat from India to retain their power and wealth. as in Afghanistan since 1979 and in India since 1989. but by anger and opposition to the corrupt and wealthy army from the desperately poor people of Pakistan. the hundreds of Islamic seminaries have become breeding 112 . A report in the Washington Times recognised this (102): The Pakistani army. Poverty and destitution in Pakistan are because India is trying to attack Pakistan and kill Muslims. The Islamicists have offered two critical inputs to the military: they have provided armed manpower for the military's security agendas in the neighborhood. In fact. And they have been ever ready to join hands with the military to undermine popularly elected and mainstream civilian governments inimical to the military's corporate view of Pakistan's interests in one way or another. Pakistan is a poor country. the Pakistan army has maintained a mutually profitable relationship with Islamic elements in the country. Pakistani journalist Najam Sethi noted in an article in the Friday Times of Pakistan (101): Since the late 1970s. the center of anti-Indian sentiment.
Another report in the Asia Times in 2003 (103) reveals the depth to which the Pakistan army's fighting forces have become intertwined with Islamic jihadis. so in the 1990s it was decided that they would act as a front-line force in any IndiaPakistan war. these jihadis played so vital a role that they outdid the army.. First-hand observations by this correspondent in Azad Kashmir camps confirm that the jihadi outfits are in fact paramilitary troops. Thus. Pakistan . But there is an Army of Islam.. The jihadi outfits. Each jihadi commander is given funds and the brief to devise a strategy for his unit's combat operations. subcontracted its fighting to the jihadis. a regular army of around 500. However.000. so-called by Pakistan itself. The Pakistan army has.. from which they generate summaries of their operations for their military officers. over the course of the last few decades. the army has become a harbinger for Islamic ideological orientations. The commanders have lap top computers in which they store their data. During the Kargil conflict 113 of 1999. As the Pakistani army generals consolidated their financial and business empires. Each unit has a commander who reports to an army officer. in the course of the 1989 uprising in Kashmir..purpose was to develop a paramilitary force that would assist the Pakistan army in the event of war.grounds for terrorism and centers for the recruitment of junior officers to the Pakistan army.000.Raman was quoted in the online portal Rediff (104): Pakistan has two armies. Former Indian Intelligence analyst B. with a total strength of about 200. they gradually subcontracted the actual fighting to Islamist irregular forces.
Parthasarathy outlines the role of the Pakistani army in genocides and the killing of its own people(107): The Pakistan army has killed more of its own citizens in the past three decades than any other armed force. Pakistani troops withdrew in the face of defeat. information regarding the Pakistani army would be incomplete without mention of the criminal activities and genocide that they have been involved in: G. but also heroin from Peshawar for export from Karachi. Rouge led by the genocidal Pol Pot. former Indian High Commissioner to Pakistan wrote (106): The Pakistan army is today the largest investor in the Karachi Stock Exchange.refused to admit that any of their forces were involved in the fighting. rural Sind (1983 onwards) and the urban centres of Sind against the MQM 114 . Finally. Parthasarathy. controls the largest network of elite public schools. But as Pakistani soldiers bodies began appearing in Pakistan the truth leaked out. saying that Kashmiri mujahideen were doing the fighting. owns the largest construction company and the largest transportation company the National Logistics Cell— that has the dubious distinction of not only transporting weapons for the ISI and the CIA. but not before the Pakistani Northern Light Infantry was virtually wiped out. except the Khmer evidence following (1971). Documented of the numbers of Pakistani citizens killed the carnage by the Pakistan army in Bangladesh Baluchistan (1972-1974). The latter fact was confirmed in an interview with deposed Former Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif in an interview at his place of exile in Saudi Arabia (105). In another article.
This Islamic zeal has gradually entered the ranks of the Pakistani army. Indian Intelligence analyst B. the With that seems to be represented almost all over Pakistan.. B.(in the 1990s).two or three of the 10 corps commanders are seen as Islamicists. But the army did none of these things. it may be said that the Pakistani army retained a great degree of respect among the people of Pakistan from the time of independence. A large number of men in the lower ranks of the Pakistani army now have fundamentalist Islamic leanings. who are indoctrinated on the exclusivity and superiority of their brand of religion. The Pakistani army has set itself on the course of a serious split. the Pakistani army being the only viable institution out. and these lower ranks will be senior officers with the passage of time. confirms this fact. and built up a huge business empire for its senior officers and sycophants while the actual fighting was given over to jehadis fired up with Islamic zeal. Raman. It started unwinnable wars. On the one hand are the rich and corrupt generals. In short the Pakistani army has people who are serving two masters. One of these masters will lose and it is unlikely that the followers of God as supreme army commander will give up without a fight. with their businesses and lands. In late 2003. In conclusion. On the other hand are the Islamists. India.Raman was quoted in a report (108): . it is 115 . the army commanders on the one hand and Allah on the other. Based on this the army repeatedly took power in Pakistan with the promise of setting things right. promising to bring back democracy and to fight and defeat the number one enemy. RAW's former Pakistan expert. says only one of the 30 officers of lieutenant-general rank and above is definitely a jehadi.
116 .difficult to imagine what could be in store for Pakistan other than serious instability when differences begin to show up between the Islamists and the corrupt mafia of the Pakistani army.
Kashmir was not one of them. and needs to be described. Demographer PH Reddy pointed out in an article in the newspaper The Deccan Herald on January 25th 2002 that the basis of division of British India into India and Pakistan was Sir Cyril Radciffe's Boundary Commission which had been tasked with demarcating the districts in India that had a Muslim majority of more than 75% which were to be allotted to Pakistan. Much has been written on this subject and many references are available. in two clusters that were to form West and East Pakistan. But a brief description of the background and outcome of the wars that have been fought give an insight into how Pakistani leaders have viewed the world around them and their relationship with India. The 1947-48 war: The first conflict started in 1947. The exact circumstances under which this war started is generally lost in a maze of rhetoric. Pre-independence India (British India) consisted of present day India. PLEBISCITE. The commission found 76 out of 435 districts with such a majority. myth and misinformation. including some excellent online references complete with photographs. shortly after independence and the formation of Pakistan. Within this 117 . Pakistan and Bangladesh. and video clips on the Internet (109. WARS AND GENOCIDE It is beyond the scope of this book to enter into a detailed military discussion of the wars that Pakistan has fought with India.Chapter 11 KASHMIR. It is interesting to note that. 110. documents 111).
Pakistani leaders suspected that this was a ploy by India to make the Maharaja of Kashmir accede to India. the Maharaja of Kashmir signed the instrument of accession to India and requested assistance from the Indian Armed forces in protecting his people who were being subjected to rape and pillage by the invading Pakistani forces. The Instrument of Accession was a legal document saying that a state ruled by a Prince or King had acceded . but were Princely States with kings or rulers of their own. the Pakistani army sent in irregular non-army forces as well as army personnel in civilian attire at the forefront of the invasion of Kashmir. India wanted to formalize this agreement with a representative of the King. 118 . and hastily commenced an invasion of Kashmir to take over the Kingdom before the Maharaja made up his mind (112).or agreed to join India or Pakistan. In a tradition that was to be repeated in 1965 and 1999. He was hoping to retain his kingdom. When it was decided that British India was to be split up into India and Pakistan and given independence. This King had not made up his mind about signing the Instrument of Accession at the time of Indian independence on 15th August 1947. The dominion of Kashmir was one such Princely State that was ruled by a King (Maharaja Hari Singh) who had to make the decision of joining India or Pakistan. the 600 Princely States were given the option of joining either India or Pakistan by signing a document called the Instrument of Accession.area were also about 600 states that were not directly ruled by Britain. and he therefore requested both India and Pakistan to sign a treaty called a standstill agreement to maintain supplies and postal services to his landlocked state while he made up his mind. Faced with this invasion from Pakistan.
The United Nations resolution on Kashmir (Appendix 2) called for a withdrawal of military forces within five months from the date of the resolution. or a 119 . and desperadoes with modern weapons have been allowed to infiltrate into the State. Afridis. The number of women who have been kidnapped and raped makes my heart bleed. which supplies electric current to the whole of Srinagar and which has been burnt.. After the accession of Jammu and Kashmir to India. after which a plebiscite. cannot possibly be done without the knowledge of the Provincial Government of the North-West Frontier Province and the Government of Pakistan. the Indian armed forces started their process of evicting the invading Pakistani marauders in a war that continued till an official UN sponsored cease fire was declared in 1949.The letter of accession to India written by the Maharaja of Kashmir (113) is as chilling as it is telling.. salt and petrol to my State.. soldiers in plain clothes.. (meaning a vote.. armed with up-to-date weapons. the Government permitted a steady and increasing strangulation of supplies like food. Though we have got a standstill agreement with the Pakistan Government. but an excerpt follows: The Dominion of India desired further discussion with representatives of my Government.it has become difficult to stop the wanton destruction of life and property and the looting of the Mahura power house. 14th March 1950. at a time when Pakistani forces still occupied about onethird of Kashmir in the North West.. The wild forces thus let loose on the State are marching on with the aim of capturing Srinagar. The entire text of the letter is reproduced in Appendix 1.
deception. a portion of Kashmir that Pakistani forces occupied was gifted away to China it appears that no plebiscite of the people of Kashmir was required for giving away a part of the state to China. The US in the 1960s had just emerged from the Cuban missile crisis of 1962. armed with Sidewinder air to air missiles. subversion or diplomacy. Any ally was welcomed as long as he declared that he was opposed to communism. Pakistan allied itself with the United States of America in the cold war against the Soviet Union. when Soviet nuclear missiles were placed in Cuba right under the nose of the US. Pakistan's alliance with the US allowed a great deal of aid money to flow into Pakistan. Pakistan could do no wrong.referendum) could be held to poll the people of the state of Kashmir on the issue. In the meantime. and communism was considered the most serious threat by the US. and the failure to bend the terms of the now defunct UN resolution to suit Pakistan has been the basis for all further attempts by Pakistan to take Kashmir by force. and was lauded as a progressive leader among developing nations. Under military rule. The Pakistan-India war of 1965: The early 1960s were great years for Pakistan. Pakistan's failure to get Kashmir on their terms. The economy was booming. as well as the most sophisticated arms that were available. These included state-of-the-art supersonic F-104 Starfighter aircraft. or 50 years after the UN resolution was passed. History has shown that Pakistani forces have not withdrawn from the portions of Kashmir that they occupied even 600 months. The US was also fighting communist forces in Vietnam. held afloat 120 .
In the heady 1960s. the infiltration of Pakistani forces was not welcomed with the pro-Pakistan rebellion of Indians in Kashmir that the Pakistanis had expected. In the event. 121 . as a general rule Hindu morale would not stand more than a couple of hard blows delivered at the right time and place. Pakistan's military leader felt that the 1960s offered him a chance to invade and take over Kashmir from India. who would ask for international assistance. the military dictator of Pakistan (58): General Ayub Khan in his letter to C-in-C General Muhammad Musa stated. Columnist Hamid Hussain quotes from a letter written by Ayub Khan. The planned broadcast did not take place. Pakistanis. though leaflets were distributed. Pakistani leaders were wrong on both counts. Indian forces in 1962 fought valiantly but valor is no substitute for planning and equipment in a war that the Indian Army had not been given the funds or strategy to prepare for. after having naively trusted China to do good.by aid dollars. and that the Muslims of India were waiting to rise up in revolt and join Pakistan. against India. India on the other hand was smarting from a military defeat in the hands of the Chinese in the 1962 war. The plan was to conduct acts of sabotage and create mayhem after which a radio broadcast was to be made saying that Kashmir had been taken over by revolutionary liberation forces. genuinely believed that one Pakistani soldier equals six Indian soldiers (68). starting from their military supremo Ayub Khan. mainly from Pakistan. Through August 1965 Pakistani forces in civilian clothes were infiltrated into Kashmir as part of Operation Gibralter (sic).
Gen. and advancing toward the Pakistani city of Lahore. beating back Indian defences.At this stage. en route to the taking of Srinagar. The cease fire was formalized with the Tashkent declaration of January 10th 1966 (Appendix 3) The 1971 war of liberation of Bangladesh: The 1971 war was one of the most shameful episodes in the history of Pakistan. In order to relieve the intense Pakistani pressure in Kashmir. West Pakistanis always considered their East Pakistani 122 . At the time of writing of this. Pakistan occupied about 490 square kilometers of Indian territory in the Akhnoor region. India ended the war holding about 1. India opened a second front by attacking Pakistan across the border in Punjab. By the time a cease fire was declared on 23rd September 1965. but no such awakening has occurred.100 square kilometers of Pakistani territory in the Poonch and Lahore regions. Ayub Khan's plan of annexing Kashmir had been foiled. The attackers were planning to take the town of Akhnoor. the capital of Jammu and Kashmir. on September 1st 1965 Pakistan launched Operation Grand Slam. a massive armor attack on India. The lessons and punishment suffered by Pakistan should really have been an eye-opener for any responsible and patriotic forces in Pakistan. with Indian troops occupying the Pakistani town of Barki in the Lahore sector. the instability that Pakistan displays more than three decades after the 1971 war is indicative of the deeply dysfunctional internal forces that have kept Pakistan in turmoil since then. Pakistan appears to be repeating the same mistakes again and again.
and adjoining residential areas. East and West.I don't have the words to express the bestiality and barbarity that was perpetrated on the Dhaka University area.. which meant that true democracy in Pakistan could pave the way for an East Pakistani Bengali to become leader of Pakistan. by University reads(114): Prof. headed by Sheikh Mujibur Rehman won a landslide victory and should have formed the government of all of Pakistan. gambling that no party would get an overall majority. The Pakistani army could not countenance this. when General Yahya Khan. and martial law was clamped in East Pakistan. especially Iqbal Hall. One description.Just after midnight Iqbal Hall came under a barrage of heavy mortar and machine-gun attack from near the pond in front and the police barracks behind it. Rafiqul Islam of Dhaka Just after midnight on the night of 25th March. The killing of Bengalis. for a period of 36 hours from the night of the 25th till the 26th night. I saw with my own eyes. Jagannath Hall.. Raging infernos everywhere. What transpired around Iqbal Hall.Bengali compatriots as somehow inferior and weak.. 123 .. He was wrong. who were all Muslims and fellow Pakistanis was shocking and brutal. the incumbent military dictator of Pakistan allowed an election to be held. But East Pakistan had a population greater than that of West Pakistan. That was unacceptable to the ruling elite of West Pakistan as well as the Pakistani army. This was the beginning of the Pakistani army's darkest and most shameful phase to date. An East Pakistani party. the Awami league. the Pakistani Army began their attack on the Student Halls and Staff Quarters of the University.. Elections were somehow postponed or avoided until 1971. followed by a genocide of East Pakistani Bengalis.
they were easy targets. or near army camps. black against the silvery water. The genocide by the Pakistani army in East Pakistan was the worst seen after the holocaust of Jews by the Nazis in the second World War. Then a new bunch of prisoners was brought out. The heaped bodies of the dead from the slum were also set on fire near the Nilkhet rail gate petrol pump. floating down rivers. The sound of shells bursting and guns firing. The prisoners fell on their sides and their bodies lapped against the shore. There were screams in the hot night air.J. allowing their bodies to float down-river (115) They were in batches of six or eight.young boys. and then silence. Bangladesh is a nation criss-crossed by rivers. the cars parked around the residences were burning. Bodies of youths would be found in fields. Rummel likewise writes that "the [sought] out those especially likely Pakistan army to join the resistance -. In the morning the village boatmen hauled the bodies into midstream and the ropes binding the bodies were cut so that each body drifted separately 124 . shooting down at the compact bunches of prisoners wading in the water. the smoke and fire. The executioners stood on the pier. One online source (115) has a collection of references to this and the descriptions are horrific: R. Sweeps were conducted of young men who were never seen again.the slum was burning. and the process was repeated. and in the light of a powerful electric arc lamp. and the Pakistan army tended to line up men along river-banks at night and shoot them. the smell of gun-powder and the stench of the burning corpses all transformed the area into a fiery hell.
000 square kilometers along with 93. based on complete mobility and the bypassing of all centres of 125 . Unable to stand by and watch the horrific events in East Pakistan. The army of the martial races of Pakistan had capitulated and surrendered a nation of 144.000 of its men in a mere 16 days. guerrilla and conventional forces. In a whirlwind war the Indian armed forces overran East Pakistan. (Payne.) Descriptions of rape and killing of Hindus abound and over over 3 million people were killed over a 267 day period seconds an average of one murder committed every 8 by Pakistani army personnel for nearly 9 months.000 prisoners of war. A two-front war broke out when the Pakistani Air Force commenced hostilities in the West with air raids on Indian targets on December 3rd 1971. putting a great strain on resources. At the end of this action. now Bangladesh (literally Land of Bengal). p. is an eminently defensible country cut up by rivers five miles wide and obstructed by marshes. More than 10 million people were accommodated in refugee camps in India. Shelford Bidwell summarized the military action as follows(48): A close study of this campaign will edify military students for a long time to come. Massacre [Macmillan. Military historian Brig. while Bengali resistance fighters sought Indian help. comprehensively defeating the Pakistani army. 1973]. Bengal. the Indian Prime Minister Mrs. the new nation of Bangladesh was born out of the ravaged remains of East Pakistan. The Indian plan was a masterly combination of airborne.downstream. Indira Gandhi ordered the Indian Armed forces into East Pakistan on the humanitarian mission of stopping the killing. 55. The killings in East Pakistan led to a massive influx of refugees into India. taking 93.
troops and guns were ferried over the rivers by helicopter. boat. the war started after their discovery. For the third time since independence. One of the major disadvantages of a state trying to deny involvement in a war is that neither escalation nor pullout are possible without admitting involvement or conceding that the earlier denial of involvement was a lie in the first place.it was a Blitzkrieg without tanks. and tried to deny any involvement with the conflict. Pakistani fortified soldiers in civilian garb occupied themselves within Indian territory in and the heights of the mountains in the Kargil region of Kashmir. canoe or country cart as suitable.resistance. The advance was not held up for bridging operations. and 'supply and transport' was by air. These soldiers were then in an advantageous position to defend their positions and to direct accurate artillery fire to cut off a major Indian highway and Indian army supply route. the Pakistan army had sent soldiers disguised as civilians into Indian territory. The 1999 Kargil conflict: It was a while before anyone realized that a war had erupted between India and Pakistan in 1999. While the entry of these Pakistani forces had gone undetected. Pakistan seems to have gleaned more shame than honour from this action. when Indian forces began the 126 process of evicting the . An astonishing momentum was maintained from start to finish . albeit a war limited in area. This ultimately has a great bearing on credibility and international standing.
127 . Pakistan denied any involvement in the war until coffins of their soldiers started turning up at their hometowns in Pakistan. Pakistan's Northern Light Infantry had been all but wiped out in a war that Pakistan denied till the last moment (105). let alone nations cannot function if leaders display a disconnect between their actions and reality. mountain bunkers and supply depots occupied by Pakistani forces were systematically destroyed. Why did Pakistan do it? And having done it. why did they deny involvement? If they did not want to be identified as being involved. Using the overwhelming firepower at the disposal of the Indian army and air force.Pakistanis from their positions within India. why was it done so half-heartedly? If they wanted to be involved in the conflict. The war ended when the last few surviving Pakistani soldiers were pulled out in a humiliating retreat that Pakistan conducted under the fig-leaf of American mediation . accompanied by Indian media coverage of captured Pakistani army identity papers and weapons. Small organizations. and an equally frightening lack of communication and cooperation between the leaders themselves. By the time the last abandoned Pakistani soldiers' corpses had been buried by the Indian army. any answers that fit the known facts suggest a frightening disconnect between perception and reality among the seniormost leaders of Pakistan.the retreat being announced after a visit by Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to meet US President Clinton. why did they admit to involvement later? What was it that Pakistani leaders hoped would be achieved by this action? While there are more questions than answers. The Kargil conflict is very difficult to explain from the Pakistani viewpoint.
why Pakistan so concerned about keeping the identity of men secret. It appears that Pakistani generals believed that India would be afraid to repeat that in 1999 because they feared nuclear retaliation from Pakistan.What could have been Pakistan's motive and ultimate objective in sending army troops dressed in mufti to fortify themselves and occupy positions above 15. it was believed that the morale of the Indian armed forces was at breaking point and that Indian soldiers would be ready to run away from battle at the slightest threat. And within Kashmir it was 128 . after which a Pakistani attack would have isolated and encircled Indian positions in Siachen glacier region. and pretending not to be involved? Why the was its did the Pakistani military not plan a counter-offensive to blunt or stop India from relentlessly clearing the heights as it did? The logic defies explanation. is that the men on the mountains were there to help cut off the Srinagar-Leh highway. But did they not expect Indian retaliation when they were discovered? Were they so worried about the possibility of discovery that they refused to allow their men to wear uniforms? But that was futile. and some of the explanations are ludicrous enough to be unbelievable. Another theory. It has been said that after Pakistan's nuclear tests in 1998. Furthermore. since they could not prevent their men from carrying identification papers in their personal effects. Pakistani military leaders believed India to be very afraid of Pakistan. the more commonly quoted one. In the 1965 war. If that was the case.000 feet high on mountains just within the Indian border? One explanation is that they sought to salami slice into Indian territory by surreptitiously occupying unguarded Indian territory. India had taken Pakistani pressure off Kashmir by opening a second front in Punjab.
such assessments are more indicative of the psychological state of the Pakistani army officer. with a self-image amounting to delusions of grandeur rather than objective and rational military judgment. As indicated in the description of the Pakistani mind in chapter 5.expected that the Indian army would capitulate and run away. the 129 . Such an attitude can be termed as nothing short of suicidal. This statement by a senior Pakistani army general eerily echoes the assessment made by Pakistani dictator Ayub Khan 34 years earlier when he stated that Indian morale would break after a couple of hard blows. After the Kargil conflict. Gen. as events have shown. senior Pakistani General Javid Nasir wrote in the prestigious Pakistani Defence Journal (116): I say with all the authority and professionalism that 'The Indian army is incapable of undertaking any conventional operations at present what to talk of enlarging conventional conflict' It is inconceivable that a professional Pakistani soldier and senior officer should deliberately and publicly choose to underestimate an adversary without paying the slightest heed to the possibility that the assessment may be wrong. Ved Prakash Malik. or that there may be alternate. less reassuring assessments. In February 1999. It is interesting to note that the large and powerful army of Pakistan has cultivated a leadership that somehow believes that the Indian military will be a pushover in battle. at about the time when Pakistani army men were secretly taking up their positions in the mountains near Kargil.
putting the onus of escalation on India. less rosy scenarios. 130 .International community would intervene or stop the war at an early stage. But it does not appear that the Pakistani army had planned for anything but easy and cheap victory in Kargil. If Pakistani Generals persist in thinking of war and easy victories against India.Military operation under the garb of Mujahideen would focus attention on Kashmir and Pakistan would be able to claim this as a victory. 2.India is militarily weak and unprepared.Indian frustration will lead to escalation. weak and indecisive. 5.Indian Chief of Army Staff who oversaw the defeat of Pakistani forces in the Kargil conflict wrote about Gen Javid Nasir's article and misperception within the Pakistani army's high command that led them to attempt the Kargil misadventure (117): This was not only a gross underestimation of a possible adversary but also a poor assessment and misperception. Some other assumptions and misperceptions which led to the Pakistani offensive operation in Kargil were: 1.The coalition government in India. the chance of Pakistan viewing India with any sanity or objectivity can also be dismissed as high hopes. 3. That is a disquieting thought. will either over-react or under-react. 6. Assumptions regarding enemy weakness and fear can only be termed as high hopes unless they are balanced out by other.Nuclear umbrella allows offensive action without risk. 4.
The “wrapper” that holds the Pakistan state together is the Pakistan army. The map below 131 . and to legal remedies and reparations. other illtreatment and enforced disappearance. Punjab. Sindh. Balochistan and the Northwest Frontier Province. to freedom from arbitrary arrest and detention.In the "war on terror". or are seeking separation from Pakistan. Indeed more than half the land area of Pakistan is outside the control of the Pakistan government.Chapter 12 PROVINCES AND ASSORTED FRAGMENTS The word “provinces” calls to the mind the idea of a nation that has been divided into smaller blocks for administrative reasons. but held together forcibly by the wrapper. to freedom from torture. which has regularly massacred people within those provinces in an effort to maintain control. to the security of the person.” Pakistan has four provinces. Each province is one part that contributes to the whole. including the right to life. An excerpt from the report says: areas of “. Much of this area is sparsely populated. but the peoples in such areas have either declared independence. with vast swathes of Pakistan falling outside the bounds of any control. In the case of Pakistan this idea is misleading – Pakistan’s provinces belong to the Pakistani state in name only.. In 2006 Amnesty International published a report (159) about human rights violations in the tribal Pakistan. The state of Pakistan can be compared to a shattered cookie within an intact wrapper – each fragment is separate. Pakistan has violated a wide array of human rights.
which shows a map of Pakistan super-imposed on a satellite 132 . These provinces form less than half the land area of Pakistan. with Punjabis comprising over 50% of Pakistan’s total population.P. but are home to over 80% of Pakistan’s population.F. The fact that most of the population and economic activity of Pakistan occurs in these three provinces can be seen in the photograph below. in the absence of any reliable recent census is estimated to be between 160 and 170 million in 2006. which. Punjab is by far the dominant province. Punjab. These were the provinces that voted to be part of Pakistan from the outset. and contributing over 60% of the personnel in the Pakistan armed forces.W. Sindh and the Northwest frontier provinces (N.depicts the provinces of Pakistan.) form the “core provinces” of Pakistan.
Balochistan is rich in natural resources.F.photograph of the Indian subcontinent at night. and more recently for a fair share of the proceeds from the natural Baluchistan. resources being exploited in In return. except for a strip close to the Indian border representing the provinces of Punjab. The people of Balochistan have long fought for independence of their land from Pakistani rule. which show lights and population activity. including natural gas and minerals.W. Almost all of Pakistan is dark. Sindh and N.P. Balochistan became part of Pakistan after it was forcibly annexed by the Pakistani army after Pakistan was created in 1947. but it has a population of only about 7 million – or just over 4% of Pakistan’s population.. comprising 42% of the land area. the Pakistan army and successive governments have shown that they want the natural resources more than 133 . BALOCHISTAN: Balochistan is the largest province of Pakistan.
This has been described as a defacto acceptance of an independent “Islamic Emirate of Waziristan” – ruled by the Taliban. in an serves as a safe harbor for the Al Qaeda assorted Islamist militia personnel.T. of whom less than 2% live in urban areas. They do not recognize Pakistan’s border with Afghanistan and the area is home to a thriving arms industry in which clones of almost any type of small arms are made in small workshops (139).A.T.they want the people of Balochistan. called Waziristan (see map on page 136).T. A series of massacres of Balochi tribals have occurred with the use of deadly force. Nawab Akbar Khan Bugti.A.T. for the first time in its history in 2002 on the pretext of helping the US in its war on terror.A.A. This has resulted in the death in 2006 of a prominent and respected Balochi leader and a fierce opponent of Pakistani occupation. including helicopter gun ships. F. In 2006 the same army made an ignominious retreat from the area after suffering hundreds of casualties. – or Federally Administered Tribal Areas is a euphemism for a completely lawless area that does not come under Pakistani control at all. as well as the payment of reparations for damage.A. The Pakistan army actually entered the F. The “peace deal” (160) made by the Pakistani Army with people who are supposed to be Pakistani citizens guarantees that the Pakistani army will never return to Waziristan and a return of confiscated weapons. Despite a long struggle the sparse population of Balochistan cannot match the firepower of the Pakstani army.A.A.A. It is a strip of land on the Northwest border of Pakistan with Afghanistan populated by tribes. area that and other 134 . The F. signing a peace deal with the Taliban who control an area of the F.
A panicky Mickey wakes up and chops the magic broom into small pieces but each piece then becomes a new apprentice that carries water and the flooding starts to 135 . working tirelessly. About two-thirds of all designated terrorist groups in the world have a Pakistani connection. in which aircraft were hijacked and crashed into the twin towers of the World Trade Center in New York and the Pentagon in Washington were a wake-up call to the somnolent and blinkered intelligence communities of the West about the deep changes taking place in Pakistan. The statement was a vindication of long-standing Indian concerns. the sorcerer broom grow hands and legs As Mickey relaxes and a tub. Being too lazy to do the uses his magic powers to make a to draw water to fill the tub.Chapter 13 PAKISTAN. The sorcerer (magician) is Mickey himself and has the task of drawing water from a well to fill job himself. Since 1989. JIHAD AND TERRORISM When it was declared by the US Treasury department that two thirds of all terrorist groups had a link with Pakistan. India had been ploughing a lonely furrow in the diplomatic capitals of the world calling attention to Pakistan's role in terrorism. transfers enough water to cause a flood and does not stop. the statement came as sweet music to the ears Indians who have been fighting terrorism from Pakistan for over a decade (118). The terrorist attacks of September 11th 2001 in the US.S. the magic broom. according to the U. A charming tale for children is told in an animated film called “The Sorcerer's Apprentice” featuring Walt Disney's cartoon character Mickey Mouse. falls asleep the Sorcerer's Apprentice. Treasury Department.
Arif Jamal.get out of control. Ehsan Ansari says of jihad (120): various Islamic groups have been interpreting it to mean 'holy war' against everything the perceive as being 'non Islamic' An interview with a leading Pakistani expert on jihad. Jamal has this to say about jihad (121): 136 . monster threatens to devour Islamic scholars. Pakistan and jihad are like the story of the Sorcerer's Apprentice. have repeatedly tried to point out that jihad is not terrorism. The government in Islamabad supports these militants and their religious schools as cheap ways to fight India and educate Pakistan's youth. It is stated that jihad is an internal struggle and not external violence. But this assertion goes against the facts on the ground. was published by the Asia Times online. In the Pakistani context. especially from Pakistan. But this policy is creating a culture of violence that exacerbates internal sectarianism Without change. this Pakistani society. Jessica Stern. an expert on terrorism wrote (119): Pakistani militant groups are killing civilians and engaging in terrorism in Indian-held Kashmir under the guise of holy war. and terrorism associated with jihad now has a life of its own and may be getting out of control of the Pakistani army. and destabilizes the region. In his study of jihadi groups in Pakistan. Terrorism and senseless violence are being routinely committed in the name of jihad. terrorism and jihad are one and the same. The Pakistani army tried to use jihad to do it's work but jihad.
000 madrasas currently operate in Pakistan. A report from the US council of Foreign Relations said: According to The Washington Post. 2002: there are as many as 500.The main objective of jihad even today is to defeat the infidels and establish Islamic states all over the world. placed a great emphasis on jihad.000 to 50.000 students.000 members of jihadi . One of the ideological founding fathers of Pakistan. Jihad became a driving force in Pakistan under General Zia ul Haq in the 1980s.350 of the estimated 40. (120) so Pakistanis are not strangers to the concept of jihad.. Madrasahs are the supply line for jihad. Pakistani officials estimate that 10 to 15 percent of the madrasas in Pakistan promote extremist ideologies. Maulana Maududi. acts of terrorism are considered normal and par for the course by a large number of Pakistanis.. including many thousands committed to the cause of forcing India out of the sector of Kashmir that it controls. with enrollment at more than 650. 137 .. The New York Times reported on May 27.Muslim holy war organizations . some 7.. The extent to which the system to promote violent jihad against non-Muslims has spread in Pakistan may be gauged from the following reports: Terrorism expert Jessica Stern writes (119): Only about 4.000 madrasahs in Pakistan have registered with the government.in Pakistan. And with jihad being defined as holy war to defeat infidels.
During his rule (1977-89).500 madrassahs produced a 138 crop of 225. Jihad in Pakistan received a lot of funding from the US and Saudi Arabia.. Stern reports that Pakistan received US $ 3. General Zia-ul-Haq. the Soviet Union was put under sufficient military pressure to withdraw from Afghanistan. Saudi funds and Jihad recruits from Pakistan. With US arms. Iran and other Gulf states. were created.5 billion from these countries in the 1985 to 1989 period.Quoting Jessica Stern (119): Pakistani dictator General Mohammad Zia-ul-Haq promoted the madrasahs as a way to garner the religious parties' support for his rule and to recruit troops for the antiSoviet war in Afghanistan.. mainly heroin. This is supported by a report in the Asia Times (122): The jihadi outfits were in fact a part of the ISI's operations and the brainchild of late dictator General Zia ul-Haq and General Akhtar Abdul Rehman.. Tariq Ali wrote in The Independent of the UK (123): religious fundamentalism is the legacy of a previous military dictator.000 fanatics . to fund the US backed war against Soviet troops in Afghanistan. Along with the money came guns and drugs. The purpose was to develop a para-military force that would assist the Pakistan army in the event of war. Jihad became an important business in Pakistan. funded by the Saudi regime.The 2. a network of madrassahs (religious boarding schools). with funds coming in from diverse sources such as Libya. Iraq.. paving the way for the Pakistan sponsored Taliban to form a government in Afghanistan.
however. control of Afghanistan with its puppet. Pakistani forces and leaders could withdraw into Afghanistan and continue to fight.The Taliban could not. carried the following passage in a commentary (124): Sponsoring militancy in Kashmir is regarded as a relatively cheap and effective way of offsetting existing power symmetries (essentially through the philosophy of a 'war of a thousand cuts') while simultaneously .that is.They were armed and commanded by "volunteers" from the Pakistan Army For the Pakistani army.ready to kill and die for their faith when asked to do so by their religious leaders. Dispatched across the border by the Pakistan Army.. Afghanistan also served as a safe place to continue to train jihadis to fight Pakistan's war against India.. they were hurled into battle. The Pakistani army could describe the jihadi-terrorists as freedom fighters and deny any link with them. The forces of jihad provided a huge supply of trained and experienced soldiers to fight India in a low cost war. if seen by Pakistan as India ever attacked Pakistan. inspired by the Wahhabi sect that rules Saudi Arabia. the Taliban government was a double blessing. Meanwhile strategic Afghanistan itself was depth .. should this ever become necessary.. have captured Kabul on their own . a US based non-profit organization that helps policy and decision making. ensuring that Pakistan has sufficient strategic depth to undertake a protracted conventional war on the subcontinent... while Pakistan claimed to provide only moral and diplomatic support to them. RAND. 139 .The Taliban creed is an ultra-sectarian strain..
Jihad is advertised in Pakistan as a career path to follow.A report in the New York Times (27 May 2002) describes how the jihadis from Afghanistan were applied against India: drawing on the 80.Pakistan's military and intelligence services struck upon the idea of employing jihadis to wrest control of the Kashmir from India. too. . this was to be an army not just for Pakistan. there are slogans such as Jehad is the shortest route to Paradise and Contact us for commando Jehadi training. a Pakistani scientist and columnist th wrote(126): Islam." And even today as Pakistani jihadis continue to be used as cannon fodder against India.. Pakistan. The Kashmir jihadis are our cannon fodder because they are willing to die for their cause in a way that no paid soldiers would.. "We have fought three wars with India and have not won even one of them.. "The success of the jihadi strategy in Afghanistan compelled the generals to try it on India.. 140 . A new ethos was created. Just a few kilometers from the Havelian cantonment." said an expert on the country's jihad movements.000 fighters whom Pakistan had trained and armed to fight the Soviet forces in Afghanistan. the recruitment has to go on. Wall chalking after wall chalking advertised jehadi outfits and announced recruitment for jehadi fighters. Walls between Havelian and Haripur are full of jehadi slogans and adverts Pervez Hoodbhoy. Jihad became emblazoned on banners at Pakistani army recruitment centers. Shahid Nadeem wrote in the Daily Times of Pakistan (125): The moment we left Fortress Abbottabad. it was jehadi territory.
With jihad and terrorism being Pakistan's main industry.S. The article is revealing in the extent to which Pakistan has been organizing and funding terrorists who have long been said to receive only moral and diplomatic support from Pakistan. porters and informers. cash incentives for high-risk operations and retainers for guides.000 to 10. These funds are used to cover salaries for fighters (which run from 5. among more worldly rewards (127): The mujahideen were assured of entering Paradise before the first drop of their blood fell to earth. Jihad has been made attractive and financially rewarding.000 rupees a month). These houris are more beautiful than all the beauties of the world combined. The martyrs are promised 72 houris in Paradise. Appendix 4 reproduces an article carried in the online paper Mid-Day listing details of incentives and salaries offered to terrorists from Pakistan. (124): annual ISI expenditure to the main militant organisations runs to between US$125 and $250 million a year.I. The rewards of waging jihad include the following. There are salary and pension rules in place as well. A RAND report quotes Indian Intelligence estimates of the budget of the Pakistani agency responsible for training and coordinating jihad-terrorist action in India the so called Inter Services Intelligence or I. 141 .but for the greater glory of Islam. support to next of kin. The Holy Scriptures of virgins of the take the spirit the first drop Islam also say that houris [beautiful Koranic Paradise] come down to Earth to of the mujahid who is about to die before of his blood falls to earth.
the officer said. and over 59.000 assault rifles and machine guns." • "Militants slit the throats of two women.the effect on India has been murderous. shot dead another person and set off two explosions damaging a bridge " • "Terrorists have slit the throats of two of the four policemen abducted after the attack on a police post in Udhampur on Sunday. 6 million rounds of ammunition and 34. A few samples are quoted below: • "Suspected Islamic militants axed to death six members of a shepherd's family overnight. A paper published by the South Asia Analysis Group (SAAG) carries examples of newspaper headlines resulting from terrorist acts sponsored by Pakistan in India(128). hiding in jungles in mountainous regions cannot be fought with tanks and attack aircraft.000 kilograms of explosives (129). The US army discovered in Vietnam that groups of armed men carrying machine guns and explosives. Statistics of deaths of Indians in Kashmir show that over 17. The attackers killed four women and two children. along with the staggering recovery of over 27. Men have to be met by men in deadly face to or cordon and the luxury of Indians do not face encounters at the end of long vigils search operations. Over the same period Indian security forces have intercepted and killed 17.000 hand grenades. but have the option of withdrawing from their 142 .000 terrorists who were found committing acts of terrorism or infiltrating into India from Pakistan. The US in Vietnam had being able to withdraw from Vietnam.000 civilians have been killed by Pakistani trained terrorists in Jammu and Kashmir from 1990 to 2003.
A backlog of violent. because the Pakistani government started protesting against the presence of large numbers of Indian counterinsurgency personnel within India. Once again. and gradually. Terrorism. In many areas. terrorists from Pakistan were unable to enter India at all or were able to infiltrate through in the smallest numbers. and India met the threat by building a powerful counter-insurgency apparatus. these terrorists began to target other nations of the world. but Indian . We put the average lifespan of a terrorist at two-and-half years. jihadis started getting eliminated in increasing numbers.own land. and the average life-span of a jihadi-terrorist entering India from Pakistan was reduced to weeks or months rather than years (130). the only country that tried to alert the world about the global terrorist threat emanating from Pakistan's jihad factory 143 was India. and diplomatic protests grew shriller as Indian security forces chalked up success after success. This seems to have had a significant effect on the morale of Pakistan's army backed jihadi-terrorist apparatus. with hundreds of thousands of jihadis entering from Pakistan required a robust response. As the Indian strategy proved effective. trained and indoctrinated terrorists built up in Pakistan. Within this period we are bound to eliminate him. One Indian army major is quoted in an interview as saying (131): Once somebody picks up the gun then his family knows that it is only a matter of days before they hear that he has been killed in an encounter. and by starting to fence the India-Pakistan boundary where possible.
Turkey. Nepal. the magazine India Today.Indian authorities reckon that groups like the LeT could. Russia.I. intelligence communities of the world then terrorist links leading back to the September 11 That woke up the with a jolt. Bangladesh. the I. Afghanistan. In an article on Pakistan-sponsored terrorism. Since Pakistan have been th found in countries like Burma. Not only would they become too large for the ISI to manage but also their strong links with the underworld would create a sort of double whammy. including links to the September 11th attacks (133). Latvia. Mongolia. Tajikistan. become more dangerous. and it is by no means certain that anybody in Pakistan can control the forces that have been unleashed.132). Pakistan has now become the home base of global terrorism. UK. Australia. referring to the L-e-T (Lashkar-eTayeba). The entire world.information fell on deaf ears. Canada. The Sorcerer's Apprentice is out of control. had this to say in its December 2003 edition (132): There is a terrible price to pay for this facilitation because the same forces that drive jehad in Jammu and Kashmir drive it in other lands too. (119. Chechnya. A detailed study exists in an online portal of the evidence of Pakistani links to terrorism against the US. until 2001 terrorist attacks on the US. a powerful and deadly Pakistan based jihad group. Uzbekistan.. Terrorism Central would not be an inappropriate name for Pakistan. Indonesia and the Philippines. This view is echoed by one 144 of India's premier anti- . Kuwait..S. and Pakistan itself is being targeted by the Islamist groups spawned and nurtured by the Pakistani army and its intelligence cell. Yemen. in time.
a report carried by RAND said (124): it is no longer apparent that the army or ISI exercise complete control over the proxies they have helped to create. In an indication of increasing international understanding of how jihad threatens to eat up Pakistan. 136). 145 . Musharraf blamed the Al Quaeda for attempting to assassinate him. who warned (134): There is now mounting evidence of a loss of control as these autonomous religious groups challenge.terrorism experts. Although the first of the two assassination attempts was thought to have been stage managed by Musharraf's supporters to win greater sympathy for him (138). the second one. In Decemeber 2003. Gill. in addition to 2 million registered ones (139). In an interview quoted in the BBC (137). some of which are now openly talking about fomenting a fundamentalist revolution in Pakistan itself. a suicide bombing involving multiple bomb laden trucks was a very real indicator of the sort of forces that exist in Pakistan today. Apart from multiple Islamist groups. Other reports too have pointed to Islamist forces within Pakistan as being responsible for wanting to replace General Musharraf.S. President of Pakistan occurred that the known to survived two attempts to assassinate him that within days of each other (135. These forces will not be easy to eliminate. but the Government itself. not only their Army and ISI handlers. General Pervez Musharraf. Pakistan is awash with weapons.P. K. There are an estimated 18 million illegal firearms in Pakistan. The fact route of the motorcade he was travelling in was the people who wanted to kill him suggests that someone close to General Musharraf was involved in these attempts.
into the hands of Islamic fundamentalists in Pakistan.Pakistan is home to a Kalashnikov culture with hundreds of firearm manufacturing workshops making weapons. a reliable weapon of choice for terrorists. In a coherently functioning nation-state. in Pakistan's case) retains the armed power to suppress and control all other groups. That means that the government. the government retains coercive power. 146 . But that monopoly over coercive power may have slipped out of the hands of the Pakistani army. including inexpensive clones of the Kalashnikov AK-47 assault rifle. being able to spray a high volume of fire at targets. (the army.
Speaker. However. making trade. Heroin smuggling and Narco terrorism: Heroin is a drug that is a derivative of the medically used pain-killer morphine. US Senator Frank Pallone brought to the attention of the US house of representatives report in the Washington Post (140): Mr Pallone said: Mr. and crave the drug so much that they are willing to pay very high prices to obtain it. The report from Karachi. Although heroin itself has medicinal value as a potent pain-killer. which describes a disturbing link between narcotics and terrorism. heroin is illegal to manufacture or possess because of its dangerous potential to cause addiction. People are said to crave for the drug after experiencing its effects just once. it is extremely addictive when administered to normal people. I rise to bring to the attention of my colleagues a report that appeared in the Washington Post of September 12. headlined `Heroin 147 Plan by Top Pakistanis a news . It is obtained from the Opium Poppy plant. Heroin addicts become so physically dependent on the drug. Pakistan. In most countries of the world. heroin the star compound of the illegal drug In October 1994. 1994.Chapter 14 THE GOVERNMENT AND CRIMINAL ACTIVITY There is probably no government in the world which does not have one or more people in power who are either themselves criminals or have links to criminals. successive Pakistani governments and the army have been unique in actively supporting and participating in international criminal activity as an integral component of the Pakistani economy and foreign policy.
including missiles from North Korea. B. under one Brigadier Imtiaz. submarines from France and components for Pakistan's covert nuclear program. the head of the Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) with the blueprint for a plan to export heroin to raise money for the Pakistan army's covert foreign operations a euphemism for Pakistan sponsored terrorism in the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir.Alleged' quotes Pakistan's former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif saying that `drug deals were to pay for covert operations' brings to mind other reports not so long ago of Pakistani involvement in using the Bank of Credit and Commerce International [BCCI] to launder drug money that was eventually believed to have been used in financing terrorist groups involved in the New York World Trade Center bombing. Indian analyst. The report cites Pakistan's army chief and head of intelligence agency proposing to then-Prime Minister Sharif `a detailed blueprint for selling heroin to pay for the country's covert military operations in early 1991. During the late years of Gen. Raman writes: Pakistan's illegal heroin economy has kept its legitimate State economy sustained since 1990 and prevented its collapse. The news report said that three months after Nawaz Sharif became Prime Minister of Pakistan he was approached by the Pakistan army chief of staff. a special cell was set up by Pakistan's ISI for the use of heroin for covert action. Raman writes (141) that money earned through Pakistan's heroin trade was used to fund Pakistan's arms purchases. Zia ul Haq's rule and in the early years of Pakistani Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto. Aslam Beg and Gen. Asad Durrani. Gen. It has also enabled it to maintain a high 148 .
Nuclear Proliferation: Nuclear weapons. In a one and a half year period from January 1997 to May 1998. Islamabad. The Indian army's 15th Corps. also known as atomic bombs are extremely destructive. the Indian army captured from Pakistani infiltrators about 19 Kilograms of Heroin with a street value of US $ 5 million. which is in the thick of action against terrorists from Pakistan has this to say in an article on Narco-Terrorism on its website (142): Both the Pakistan Army and the Inter Services Intelligence (ISI) agency are known to be extensively involved in narcotics trade. Pak trucks are used by the drug mafia for narcotics smuggling. The primary reason for indulging in narcotics trade by these two premier institutions of Pakistan is the need for money to finance covert foreign operations. 149 A single bomb . The nexus between Pak ISI and Pak Army with the drug mafia is a well documented and established fact. Rawalpindi and other such city centres.a drug derived from Cannabis (Ganja). packaged and despatched towards their destination. Also recovered was 60 Kilograms of Charas . They have been used only twice in August 1945 when the Unites States dropped a bomb on each of the Japanese cities Hiroshima and Nagasaki. which the otherwise cash strapped economy of Pak could ill afford to pay for. where the drugs were processed.level of arms purchases from abroad and to finance its proxy war against India through the jehadi organisations. Even during the Afghan crisis Pak trucks and National Logistic Cell (NLC) vehicles transporting arms to Afghan Mujahideen were used for shipping large consignments of drugs from the drug producing areas to Karachi.
it became clear that Pakistani nuclear technology to enrich Uranium had been supplied to North Korea. Pakistan had obtained funds from Libya in exchange for this technology and North Korea paid for the technology by supplying Pakistan with ballistic missiles capable of 150 . Centrifuges made from the very designs Qadeer Khan had stolen from URENCO were found in Iran. available to only a handful of nations in the world. That brought the second World War to an end. killing hundreds of thousands of people. along with actual blueprints of nuclear bomb designs in order to help these nations manufacture atomic bombs. Shipments of centrifuge components to North Korea and Libya were intercepted. Libya and Iran. The destructive potential of nuclear weapons made them attractive terrifying waging war because of to nations as a deterrent . and these centrifuges had radioactive contaminants that unmistakably bore the signature of a Pakistani source. Abdul Qadeer Khan became a hero and achieved cult status in Pakistan as the father of Pakistan's Islamic bomb In late 2003 and early 2004. the technology for manufacturing nuclear weapons remained a closely guarded secret. Khan was encouraged and funded by the Prime Minister of Pakistan at the time.reduced each city to rubble. Zulfikar Ali Bhutto to set up facilities to enrich Uranium manufacture nuclear bombs. causing Japan to surrender within days. And their destructive potential. As described in chapter 4. Enrichment of Uranium is one of the first steps in making one type of nuclear bomb. Abdul Qadeer Khan. a Pakistani metallurgist stole the blueprints for making Uranium enrichment centrifuges from a Dutch concern called URENCO that he worked for.a weapon of power to scare a potential attacker from for fear of being hit by nuclear weapons. Upon his return to Pakistan.
the New York Times reported (144): experts inside and outside the government say it is difficult to believe that Pakistan's nuclear secrets could have been exported without the knowledge of some in 151 . An article in the online edition of the L.A. Khan by President and army chief Gen. "It is difficult to accept that the scientists could have violated government policy on their own.S. officials.carrying nuclear weapons (143). who served twice as prime minister before going into exile in the face of corruption charges." On February 4 th 2004. It would be naive to imagine that successive Pakistani governments and the military were unaware of Khan's activities. Musharraf." she told the Los Angeles Times. Times said (143): U. said she doubted that the transfers could have taken place without the knowledge of senior military officials. This confession was followed by a prompt presidential pardon for Dr. "Those who violated the policy are now hiding behind the scientists. In early 2004 the world was witness to an incredible drama on Pakistan television in which Abdul Qadeer Khan made a public confession of having sold nuclear weapons technology to other nations entirely on his own. with no knowledge of the Pakistani army or government. nuclear experts and a former prime minister of Pakistan expressed doubts Monday about how Khan and a handful of associates could have circumvented the extraordinary controls on the country's nuclear technology without the military's blessings. Benazir Bhutto.
Airliner hijacking: The most blatant case of an airliner hijacked with Pakistani army and government complicity is the shameful episode of Indian Airlines Flight number IC 814 that hijacked in December 2000 by five Pakistani nationals boarded the flight in Kathmandu in Nepal. Clearly. Four days later. It is virtually certain that the televised drama of Qadeer Khan absolving the army of all responsibility for proliferation while taking all the blame. which oversaw the Khan Research Laboratories. only to be pardoned by the army is in keeping with the Pakistan army's time honoured tradition of protecting its self interest and attempting to appear farcically squeakyclean in the face of contrary evidence. the Pakistani government must have known something about how its new missile fleet materialized. Khan operated alone. the New York Times carried a report in which it was said (145): Few of Mr. especially since some shipments were made on Pakistani military aircraft. He has the deepest ties to the military. in return for uranium enrichment technology. this whole hijacking story could have 152 . investigators believe. Pakistan got missiles from North Korea. If it had been for the murder that the hijackers committed was who not and their success in achieving their aim of securing the release of jailed terrorists in India terrorists who were later to enter Pakistan and mastermind further murders and play a role in the suicide attacks of September 11th 2001 in New York. Bush's aides believe Pakistan's story that Dr.the military and the Pakistani Inter-Services Intelligence agency. and supplied it with a cargo fleet.
Mohammad Arshad Cheema (146). Gen. implicated in helping to fund Trade center in New York. and his body thrown out of the aircraft while his wife remained on board for the rest of the duration of the hijack. the money was deposited in the account of a Pakistani diplomat in Delhi. and Omar Shaikh. as reported by a French tourist hostage who survived the ordeal (147). and the newlywed husband of a honeymooning couple was murdered by slashing his throat. Pakistan's record with reference to Indian airliners hijacked to Pakistan has been condemnable. Amritsar and Lahore. where it came under control of Pakistan's puppet Taliban government. the hijackers were provided with new weapons in Kandahar. On Aziz's instructions the hijackers demanded a ransom of nearly one million US dollars. The five hijackers actually received their weapons in a diplomatic bag checked in by Pakistani First Secretary in Nepal. In a surreal turn of events. Indian intelligence agencies who monitored and recorded the communications of the hijackers on the aircraft in Kandahar found them receiving instructions from Lt. The released terrorists and resurfaced in Pakistan. The hijacked aircraft was flown to the UAE. The plane was then flown to Kandahar in Afghanistan. When that was decided to be impracticable.come out of a B-grade semi-comic motion picture. including Maulana Masood Azhar the founder of the Pakistan based terrorist group Jaish-e-Mohammad. which was to be delivered in cash. and disappeared from Kandahar Omar Shaikh was later the attacks on the World was finally arrested for the murder of the Jewish-American reporter Daniel Pearl. The hijackers also secured the release of three dangerous Pakistani terrorists in prison in India. After a 1971 hijack the hijackers were granted asylum in Pakistan. a Pakistani Corps commander (148). Mohammad Aziz. and 153 .
2. the hijackers were given refuge in Pakistan. Dawood Ibrahim. the hijackers were imprisoned for a token one month in Pakistan for entering Pakistan without due documents. and a brief description of their activities (150): 1. man behind the planning and financing of 13 explosions in Mumbai in 1993 in which almost 300 people died. man behind the attack on India's parliament on December 13. Hafiz Mohammad Saeed. 154 . And in an unbelievable second hijacking event in 1984. Pakistan.the aircraft blown up on the ground. the hijackers received a weapon along with snacks in Lahore (149). The following is a list of names of the twenty. murder and smuggling. In two instances of hijacking in 1981 and 1984. and obtain refuge. co-founder of Lashkar-e-Toiba. He operates from Muridke town. 2001 in which 38 people were killed. After a 1976 hijack. Refuge for Criminals: Pakistan has positioned itself as an ideal place for any criminal from India to seek. Ibrahim is wanted in connection with cases of arms supply. leader of Jaish-i-Mohammad. also blamed for the attack on parliament in New Delhi. Pakistan. counterfeiting. drugs trade. Maulana Masood Azhar. funding alleged criminals. near Lahore in Pakistan. 3. 2001. India has a list of 20 most wanted criminals who are living in Pakistan. an Indian underworld don. He currently lives in and operates from Bahawalpur. He lives in and operates from Karachi. He is also wanted for an attack on the J&K Assembly on Oct 1.
Ayub Memon. accused of executing the 1993 Mumbai blasts. Pakistan. accused of involvement in the Mumbai blasts.4. terrorism and smuggling arms and explosives in India. a member of Harkat-ul-Ansar. 8. Pakistan. 6. kidnapping and murder. He lives in and operates from Karachi. which has claimed responsibility for dozens of attacks on Indian forces in Kashmir. Zahoor Ibrahim Mistri. He is wanted in cases of terrorism and arms smuggling. He lives in and operates from Karachi. He currently operates from Muzaffarabad. a key associate of Dawood Ibrahim. He is wanted in connection with the hijacking of IC-814 and 155 . Ibrahim Athar. 10. He is alleged to have helped his brother Ibrahim Memon carry out the blasts. lives in and 9. Pakistan. He is currently living in Pakistan. kidnapping. extortion. Abdul Razzak. accused of executing the 1993 Mumbai blasts. kidnapping. He is wanted in cases of murder. India. an associate of Maulana Azhar Masood and was one of the hijackers of Indian Airlines flight IC-814 from Kathmandu to Delhi in 1999. Wanted for murder. He currently lives in and operates from Bahawalpur. Pakistan. 5. He is a member of Jaish-i-Mohammad and is wanted for hijacking. which later changed its name to Harkat-ul-Mujahideen. extortion. Chhota Shakeel. Syed Salahuddin. He is wanted in cases of terrorism and smuggling. blackmail of businessmen and film stars in India. Pakistan."Tiger" Ibrahim Memon. He lives in and operates from Karachi. head of Hizbul Mujahideen. 7.
He lives in and 13.K. He is wanted in over a dozen cases of sedition. chief of Sikh group Babbar Khalsa International. Azhar Yusuf. Advani. an associate of Dawood Ibrahim. Pakistan. a Kashmiri terrorist blamed for more than 30 bomb blasts in Delhi and parts of northern India in 1996-97. chief of Khalistan Zindabad Force. He is wanted in cases of murder. Pakistan. an associate of Dawood Ibrahim. Pakistan. 14. Pakistan. operates from Karachi. is wanted in connection with a conspiracy to kill Indian Deputy Prime Minister and Home Minister L. He lives in and operates from Lahore. is wanted He lives in and for the IC-814 hijacking and for kidnapping and murder. is also wanted in connection with the conspiracy to kill Advani. murder and in connection with the assassination of East Punjab's then chief minister Beant Singh. bomb blasts and smuggling of arms in India. 11. Ishaq Atta Hussain. operates from Karachi. Pakistan. 15.in cases of kidnapping and murder. He lives in and operates from Lahore. 16. He lives in and operates from Karachi. He lives in and operates from 156 . Pakistan. 12. Sagir Sabir Ali Shaikh. which was involved in an insurgency in East Punjab during the 1980s. Pakistan. 17. He lives in and operates from Karachi. Shahid Akhtar Sayed. wanted in the IC-814 hijacking case and in cases of kidnapping and murder. Abdul Karim. He lives in and operates from Karachi. Wadhawan Singh Babbar. Ranjit Singh Neeta.
He lives in and operates from Lahore. Dawood Ibrahim in Pakistan in September 2003 after news of a bomb blast in Karachi. 18. Lakhbir Singh Rode. Pakistan. Pakistan admitted the presence of the third man on the list. is wanted in cases of arms smuggling. leader of the Khalistan Commando Force. leader of the International Sikh Youth Federation. He was arrested by Pakistan after he hijacked the plane to Lahore and tried. Rediff reported (151): Pakistan has admitted gangster Dawood Ibrahim's presence in the country. 20 . Pakistani journal The Herald said. the first man on India's 157 .Gajinder Singh. according to a report. conspiracy to attack government leaders in Delhi and inciting religious hatred in East Punjab. He lives in and operates from Lahore. He lives in and operates from Lahore. which the inspector general of Sindh police said was "ostensibly owned by Ahmed Jamal but actually belonged to Dawood Ibrahim". He is accused of trying to revive the Sikh insurgency in East Punjab and is wanted in more than a dozen cases of murder. Dawood Ibrahim was subsequently designated a global terrorist by the US for his links with Al Quaeda and the Lashkar-e-Tayeba. The admission came after a bomb blast at a Karachi business centre. the Islamist extremist group that was founded by Maulana Masood Azhar. Pakistan. Paramjit Singh Panjwar. is accused of hijacking an Indian Airlines plane from Srinagar to Delhi in 1981. Pakistan. conspiracy and arms smuggling. 19. Pakistan.Lahore. the Kawish Crown Plaza. leader of Sikh group Dal Khalsa. treason.
that country was a natural choice for anti-India activities from Pakistan. in an apparent hint that Pakistan was indulging in massive printing of fake notes to abet its terrorist activities against India.the range depending on the buyers' bargaining skills and the volume required. With Indian currency being valid in Nepal.Most wanted list. One report (153) quoted the street value of the Pakistan made counterfeit currency in India: The prevailing price for counterfeit currency in Punjab is Rs 40-60 (83 US cents-$1. a staffer from the visa section of the Pakistan embassy in Nepal was arrested in Kathmandu (Nepal) after passing counterfeit Indian currency to Nepalese police in a sting operation. The right contacts can ensure that Pakistani counterfeit 158 . The Pakistani ambassador tried to stop the arrest claiming diplomatic immunity for the staffer but it turned out that he did not have diplomatic immunity. one of the prisoners released by India after the 1999 hijacking of an Indian Airlines aircraft to Kandahar in Afghanistan. The Indian Express reported (152): Officials said the quality of fake notes was "such that it could only be printed in security presses". which apparently intended to destabilize the Indian economy by flooding India with fake currency. Printing and circulation of counterfeit currency: In January 2000.25) in exchange for every Pakistani-made Rs 100 note .
currency is available even cheaper. Inter Services Intelligence (ISI) of Pakistan has been providing logistical support to the underworld dons for flooding the Indian market with counterfeit currency with the sole aim of creating panic in the Indian market. "The counterfeit currency notes were sent for damaging the Indian economy. 159 . Crime Branch. Butki is a front man of notorious mafia don Dawood Ibrahim and controls the gang for pumping fake currency into India through the porous Indo-Nepal border. U K Katna said. Joint Commissioner of Police. Another report of the arrest counterfeit currency said (154): of a man carrying The racket was being remote controlled by Aftab Butki from Dubai in United Arab Emirates (UAE).. The high quality of the counterfeit notes and official sponsorship of this and other criminal activities by Pakistani governmental agencies is a frightening indicator of the chaotic state that Pakistan is in with no expense being spared to prepare for war or jihad against India and very little being spent on development and education within Pakistan.
Iran. It is not clear if Rehmat Ali was one of these students. That is. A passage attributed to him says (155): "Pakistan" is both a Persian and an Urdu word. Afghanistan. Sindh (including Karachi and Kathiawar). Such an acronym is non-existent when the name is written in Urdu. Another theory is that the acronym was composed by a group of students in Cambridge in England. In the first place. the Pakistan described by the acronym includes Iran and Central Asia (Tukharistan) as part of Pakistan and makes no mention of East Bengal. The theory that Pakistan is an acronym does not stand up to scrutiny. Punjab. a plausible but imagined memory that fills in gaps in what 160 . Tukharistan. beliefs and the ethnical stocks of our people. Afghania (North West Frontier Province). It means the land of the Paks-the spiritually pure and clean.Chapter 15 PAKISTAN FAILED STATE The credit for coining the name Pakistan probably goes to one Choudhry Rehmat Ali who is said to have thought of the name in 1933 as an acronym containing letters from the names of all the areas which this man thought were representative of the ancestry of his people. A second curious anomaly is that the name of this nation that is claimed to be derived from Urdu and Persian is composed of letters in the English alphabet with the English letters forming the acronym. which was part of Pakistan until it seceded with the creation of Bangladesh. It seems more likely that the acronym theory of the name is a confabulation. It is composed of letters taken from the names of all our homelands ."Indian" and "Asian". and Baluchistan. Kashmir. and it stands for all the territorial constituents of our original Fatherland. It symbolizes the religions.
the very rich and the very poor and these classes comprise 90% of Pakistan's population. Ahmediyas and later even Shia Muslims in Pakistan were not pure enough for Pakistan. There is a very small. They are the Rich Anglophone Pakistani Elite. To define purity.or purity with a narrow definition has certainly played a role in Pakistan's undoing. Minorities and religious groups in Pakistan were impure Hindus. there are only two main classes of society in Pakistan. Ultimately. one must simultaneously define what is impure. Social imbalance. sometimes facetiously referred to by the acronym of that name. The acronym R.A. and Indians were impure and were rejected. The dictionary of Urdu. That stress on purity . very rich class of Pakistani. Further purity was required by fighting wars and making sacrifices. poverty and greed were all minor blips in the route to Pakistan's mythical purity. corruption.E.with stan meaning country (156). Sikhs. and can only be grasped in relation to something else that is impure. As noted in chapter 2. Christians. that has Urdu as its official language suggests that the real origin of the name Pakistan derives from the Urdu word Paki. Purity is a subjective concept. the stress on pure Islam and a nation purely for Muslims. India.is remembered as to how Pakistan got its name.P. Conditions of life for a Pakistani depend on what class of society one belongs to and whether one lives in a rural or urban area. rather than concentrate on nation building. and Pakistanis have spent the years since 1947 years struggling to weed out anything that they consider impure. Classical Hindi and English defines Paki as Purity . is perhaps an apt description of what 161 .
They are the servants. actors and society people. the sweepers. the tasteful furnishings and the overall level of luxury. and are familiar with all the major cities that a man of this world should know about New York.. The elite are educated. the casual laborers and sharecroppers.The food and refreshments were of the highest quality. They are the feudal lords.. the discreet lighting. No burkha (veil) for these women. the 162 . Irfan Husain wrote in the Dawn: An old friend was recently invited to a serving general's official residence for a small dinner party. Paris. maintained and supported by armies of servants. London.. often in the best schools and universities of the world. These are the beautiful people. or they might be serving or retired army officers. These charmed people are the Pakistanis that we see and hear. and came away hugely impressed by the acres of immaculate lawns. the waiters.this class have been doing to Pakistan. They are seen in parties and receptions attended by friends and diplomats. the handsome men clad in lounge suits or traditional sherwanis.. The lifestyles of these people can be compared to that of the rich and famous anywhere. But 90 percent of Pakistanis are rarely seen or heard outside Pakistan. They might be rich industrialists and businessmen. Their photographs appear in glossy magazines and on the Internet. Rome. the mascara and lipstick adorned women in designer dresses. and the army staff who served the small gathering had apparently been trained at a fivestar hotel. They live in fabulous mansions. who may own thousands of acres of land. Geneva. They travel.
time. Any education that can be gained. More than half these people do not earn enough money for a decent life. are covered in burqas as expected of women in Islamic Pakistan. The women. poverty and destitution are accepted by some people as the will of Allah that cannot be questioned or mitigated.goatherds and the cleaners with their wives and their children. The women do not work outside the home and may have four or more children to bring up. Even those who earn more than that often sink below poverty level at certain times of the year. or in times of illness or drought. Others try to migrate to Europe and beyond. But girls are not allowed. if seen at all. Pakistani leaders. Others are angry and frustrated at their lot and these people are told by their elite masters that poverty and hardship are because of Indian aggression or some other extraneous factor. Life is harsh. hunger. and many try to find work in the Middle East to earn a living as menial laborers. . That is a welcome source of relief for a very poor family with many children to care for. can be gained only from madrassas that often provide food and shelter for its students. in the few places where schools exist. And that has been an integral part of Pakistan's problem. being Islamic and who appear forever busy to defend Pakistan. Most earn less than the equivalent of US $1 per day. Pakistani leaders have sacrificed enormous and fruitless amounts of money. are above blame. The hard life. human life and 163 effort to somehow equal. and girls are not sent to schools either. as is lack of education. For more than five decades since independence. Malnutrition is rampant. They can be seen on Pakistani streets and in the villages. The men wear crumpled and seemingly unwashed salwar suits.
And even that is used against Pakistan's arch enemy. In the midst of this. or is internalised as people not being "Islamic" enough. to be directed at India. The madrassa is the place where students' physical hunger is assuaged. and a system of salaries and pensions had to be set up for them.match or defeat India. Popular devotion to Islam is channelled to provide an endless supply of men for jihad. and businesses were custom made for employing them. but their emotional hunger for explanations 164 . while the stoic Pakistani public. India. Money and effort that should have gone into building schools. and later to defend against an India that had no intention of attacking Pakistan. roads and hospitals in Pakistan was spent on building a war machine that could never overwhelm an India that was just too big. Israel. Pakistan was halved when Bangladesh seceded. The bloated ranks of army retirees had to be accommodated. The anger is compounded by what is taught in schools and madrassas following curricula that actively teach hatred and discrimination to impressionable children. Even criminal activity aimed against India.Islam. the US or other Western nations. but even then the wasteful expenditure did not stop. Anger is carefully re-directed away from the ruling elite. Money was diverted to training Islamist operatives for covert operations against India. The build up of Pakistani armed forces into a formidable war machine was initially to defeat India and take Kashmir. gun running or currency counterfeiting swallowed funds that should have gone into schools and healthcare in Pakistan. with women and children at the bottom of the pile received little. Money from any source was poured developing nuclear weapons to deter India. the poor of Pakistan are left with the only succour they can get . and development of the poor was bypassed as usual.
The other extreme is the harsh life of a woman living under the two or and burden of strict discriminatory rules.an act that is punishable by death. But women hold the key to family honour. Between these extremes are a vast mass of Pakistanis who are more less generally poor. Boys are preferred in all ways in this male-dominated society. and sending one son to die for jihad financial reward to the family. either alone. Every son sent to a madrassa is one mouth less to feed for a poor family. but individuals in such a society grow up in 165 . they are generally uneducated. A woman's place is in the home . or a woman who marries against the wishes of her family is considered to be committing a crime by bringing dishonour on the family . They do not easily rise up in revolt against tyranny or injustice. On the one hand the society has a small minority of wealthy and emancipated people among whom women can get educated and work. The ratio of men to women in Pakistan is grossly skewed with many more men than women. The girl child gets less food and is more likely to die of malnutrition and disease. the level of education for women is invariably less than that of men. The people are docile. brings honour and Girls grow up uneducated. as the British had found them.she is not supposed to be seen outside. Pakistani society has both extremes. or in the company of a man who is not her husband or father. live at home until they come of age. A woman who breaks rules by exposing herself or by being seen with a non-approved male companion.about the miserable existence of their families is often met by a call for violent jihad against forces that are blamed for hunger and misery. marry and produce children.
be it government funds. The only funding that reaches this level comes from unaccounted and unaccountable sources funding the madrassas that preach an agenda of hatred and jihad. For aid givers like the US and rich Western nations. aid money or export profits is split up and shared by a small percentage of wealthy people at the top. But the money. secular and well-intentioned democrats who are keeping Islamic fundamentalism at bay. as well as feudal landowners. Time and again Pakistani leaders change masks depending 166 . the army businesses do well. The 140 million mostly poor people of Pakistan are kept in check with the excuse that their faith. This ruling elite is composed of senior army officers.conditions that make their minds receptive indoctrination into a life of terrorism and jihad. and other nations. For the survival of corrupt business interests in Pakistan the elite must remain in power and not be bothered by rebellion or the uncertainties of democracy. the ruling elite of Pakistan behave like moderate. is under threat from India. and very little reaches the Pakistani on the ground. fuel oil and cement. the businessmen and feudal lords get money. business magnates controlling key businesses such as transport. Islam. Pakistanis have been told that the army and the ruling elite have protected Pakistan and Islam from these external threats. schools. All the money in Pakistan. people and will to provide these things never reach the population. and access to family planning so that births can be spaced out. The to people need clean drinking water. roads. The Army gets money. Pakistan is controlled by an oligarchy of a thousand individuals or so (157) in a few dozen families. health care. giving a mother time to recover and nurse an earlier child before bearing another child.
on whom they are addressing. they appear in traditional Pakistani salwar suits. and speak in Urdu. To their deprived population. This mechanism was clearly illustrated after the father of Pakistan's nuclear bomb Abdul Qadeer Khan made a public confession that he was responsible for the proliferation of nuclear technology (chapter 13). The ruling clique of Pakistan stands to gain from this form of loose cooperation in which all the business interests survive at the expense of the constitution and law. In the meantime the ruling clique in Pakistan ensures its own survival. and allowed to keep all the wealth that he had earned from nuclear proliferation activities. Pakistan will sink into an uncontrollable morass of 160 million hankering for an Islamic state. They appear in Western suits or crisp army uniforms. Opponents are rarely killed. 167 . Each member of this elite community knows that too much action in curbing or controlling the vast business empires of their rivals will upset one's own business interests. that fighting to hold fundamentalist more aid and lifting of sanctions the prevention of a Islamic fundamentalist takeover of Pakistan. the US administration and some US think tanks seem to believe this providing the ideal setting for Pakistani rulers to play a double game of pretending to be devoutly Islamic for their people. he was publicly pardoned by Pakistani President General Musharraf. while appearing moderate to aid givers. They are gently sidelined. punished severely or publicly humiliated. speaking in English to aid givers and donors. Within a day. Whether this is likely or not. Western aid givers are the ruling elite are forces at bay and that are essential for told what they want to hear. while people are constantly fed with the anti-Muslim India threat. along with sops to keep them happy. The threat that is held up is that if the ruling clique goes.
and their level of education is falling. even as the human condition of the people in Pakistan has gradually deteriorated. The rich get richer and the poor get poorer. But in the course of the same speech. and the population of the poor is rising rapidly. No power on earth can coax this small group of rich and powerful Pakistanis that wealth in a nation has to be shared and spread around for development of society and the nation as a whole. he addressed Pakistanis in Urdu and. saying words of support to please the US. As long as the poor can be left to vent their anger against some external foe by joining jihad or accepting their misery as Allah's will the rich army. This ploy is a fail safe formula that has allowed the survival of the Pakistani oligarchy so far. because of the US' war on terror.When Pakistani President and Army Chief Pervez Musharraf was given an ultimatum by the US government in September 2001 that he could be With the US or against the US in its war on terror. External anti-Islamic forces are always to blame. The powerful and wealthy groups of Pakistan stand to lose their money and lifestyles if funds are diverted to education. knowing that this would be understood by viewers in the US. or more recently. using Islamic examples. He spoke in English initially. elite and feudal leadership of Pakistan will be under no pressure to change. health care and development of the poor. The average poor Pakistani is taught that his misery is because of Indian aggression. he made his decision to support the US in a speech (56) that used the time tested Pakistani mask-changing routine to address different groups of people. told them that his alliance with the US was akin to a temporary alliance with the devil to deter an immediate threat. These people will form a huge mass of uneducated and unemployed 168 .
people in a few years' time. The ruling elite of Pakistan are engaged in a strange experiment in which they seem out of touch with reality. They exist on a different plane from the poor and they do not seem to understand that the burgeoning population of the poor, and the anger that is now being channeled against India or the West can turn inwards. The poor are over 100 million strong now but will be twice that number in a single generation, and they will be jobless, hungry and angry. Nations like India, China, Russia and Western countries, who have all had to face the violent consequences of trained jihadi fighters from Pakistan are vigorously resisting and neutralizing them. The forces of jihad are unlikely to receive sanctuary or be allowed to survive in these nations in the current geo-political scenario. Faced with such pressure outside Pakistan, thousands of indoctrinated, armed and dangerous young men could well turn inwards at Pakistani rulers, blaming them for their inability to help in the victory of jihad over unbelievers. If Pakistani leaders can show constant military victories, it is likely that their population will at least temporarily continue to be happy at the successes. But when low-tech irregular Islamic militias spawned by the Pakistani army and governments are unable to achieve victories despite tremendous losses, they are increasingly likely to ask the leaders of Pakistan, the army and the elite why they are being defeated. From the beginning Pakistanis, rich or poor have had no sense of nationhood, no sense of whom and what they are other than being a group of Muslims who have escaped from India. Every effort at development and good governance has been destroyed by a vested interest, always living in the vain hope that some Western nation, or rich Islamic 169
nation will bail the country out. Democracy was first derailed by the migrant bureaucracy who had moved to Pakistan from India. Later it was the army that stood to lose from democracy. Political parties have been disempowered, and the judiciary lives under the shadow of the army. The only forces that are gaining strength are those of fundamentalist Islam, the forces that seek to fight India or the US, or even Shias within Pakistan. The two most powerful groups in Pakistan today are the army and Islamic groups, Pakistan is getting to the stage when the Islamic groups have infiltrated into the ranks of the army and appear set to take control of Pakistan. The Islamic groups themselves are divided, and their unity may only last as long as it takes for them to gain control of Pakistan. None of these powerful groups seems to be interested in development or progress. No group seems set to allow modern education, peace with India, women's rights or birth control in Pakistan, all essential for progress. The political parties and democratic forces did not do this. The army did not do it and the Islamic groups do not show any intent of fostering a progressive Pakistan. Predictably, they too are careening down the path of more and purer Islam as the answer to Pakistan's problems. And worse for Pakistan, Islamist groups, with trans-national loyalties, cannot be guaranteed to be interested in the territorial integrity and borders of Pakistan as they exist. And so the disease eating Pakistan from the inside continues. Jessica Stern wrote (119): Pakistan is a weak state, and government policies are making it weaker still. 170 Its disastrous economy,
exacerbated by a series of corrupt leaders, is at the root of many of its problems. Yet despite its poverty, Pakistan is spending hundreds of millions of dollars on weapons instead of schools and public health. Ironically, the government's "cost-saving" measures are even more troubling. In trying to save money in the short run by using irregulars in Kashmir and relying on madrasahs to educate its youth, Pakistan is pursuing a path that is likely to be disastrous in the long run, culture of violence to take root. allowing a
Pakistan is in an unstable state and there appears to be no leader who can show Pakistan a way out. Too many Pakistanis have been taught that they exist only for Islam and for jihad and these people are now caught between the twin pincers of the global war on terror being conducted by many nations on the one hand, and by the rich and corrupt Pakistani rulers on the other. The long term outlook for Pakistan does not appear encouraging. In a paper on Pakistan, Stephen Cohen wrote (158): When security, human services, justice, and necessities are not provided, states fail.
Pakistan can be compared to a broken biscuit whose pieces are held together by some wrapping paper. The area labelled as Pakistan on maps is called Pakistan, but that area is not wholly under the control of any single government or leadership, as one would expect of a normally functioning nation-state. The first fragment of the biscuit that broke off was Bangladesh, in 1971. There is no guarantee that the other fragments dysfunctional state will hold together. of this
Pakistan is already a nation that is only partially under control of its government which is basically the army. 171
Only 5% of Baluchistan, Pakistan's largest province, is under Pakistani control. Tribal law rules the sparsely populated land. The Pakistani government has little or no control over the Federally Administered Tribal Areas the so called FATA. Areas of Pakistan's first city, Karachi, are outside government control. Gaining control of Pakistan is easier said than done. As indicated in Chapter 12, weapons. The FATA areas arms factories and shops million illegal firearms, Pakistan is awash with illegal are home to hundreds of small that sell them (151). With 18 Pakistanis outside the military
and government have enough weapons to equip several armies, and anyone trying to bring heavily armed private militias under control will have to contend with a lot of firepower. But as the history of nations shows, if the Pakistan government is unable to control its own territory, someone else is likely to step in to fill the vacuum sooner or later. Therein lies the real significance of having large areas in a country that are out of governmental control. The fact that a government can only govern areas that it controls means that areas beyond government rule are ripe for control by some other force or alternate government. These schisms are begging to be exploited. The United States already has a powerful military presence in Pakistan, and perhaps that is an eerie harbinger of yet another civilization set to rule this lawless land. Pakistan is perhaps fortunate that the nation state of India is not yet as adept and conscious of international hegemonic games and how India can interfere to bring law and order to the fraying edges of Pakistan. But that may be changing as the lawlessness of Pakistan continues to spill into an increasingly powerful India as terrorism, 172
of its role and 173 .forcing India to become conscious responsibility in the region.
soldiers in plain clothes. I could not arrange this in view of the developments indicated below. Afridis. In their external relations the Dominion of India and Pakistan cannot ignore this fact.APPENDIX 1 http://www.kashmir-information.the State of Jammu and Kashmir has not acceded to either the Dominion of India or Pakistan.com/LegalDocs/Maharaja_letter. Besides. As Your Excellency is aware. Though we have got a standstill agreement with the Pakistan Government. lhe Govemment permitted a steady and increasing strangulation of supplies like food. salt and petrol to my State. my State has a common boundary with the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics and with China. The Pakistan Government accepted this arrangement. I have to inform Your Excellency that a grave emergency has arisen in my State and request the immediate assistance of your Government. Geographically my State is contiguous wit h both of them. The Dominion of India desired further discussion with representatives of my Government. and desperadoes wnh modern weapons have been allowed to infiltrate into the State. The result has been that the limited number of troops at the disposal of the State had to 174 . at first in the Poonch area. I to accordingly enter into approached Dominions and Pakistan standstill agreement with my State. I wanted to take time to decide to which Dominion I should accede or whether it is not in the best interests of both the Dominions and of my State to stand independent.html Letter from Maharaja Hari Singh to Lord Mountbatten on the eve of Pak invasion on J&K in 1947 My dear Lord Mountbatten. then from Sia1kot and finally in a mass in the area adjoining-Hazara district on the Ramkote side. of course with friendly the and cordial of relations India with both. ln fact the Pakistan Goernment under the standstill agreement is operating the post and telegraph system inside the State.
the summer capital of my government. The Pakistan radio even put out the story that a provisional government has been set up in Kashmir. Menon is fully aware of the gravity of the situation and will explain it to you. In fact.be dispersed and thus had to face the enemy at several points simultaneously. so that it has become difficult to stop the wanton destruction of life ad property and the looting of the Mahura power house. which supplies electric current to the whole of Srinagar and which has been burnt. and I attach the instrument of accession for acceptance by your Government.P. Inspite repeated appeals Government no attempt has been made to check these raiders or to stop them from coming into my State. I have accordingly decided to do so. The people of my State. cannot of possibly be done of without the knowledge made of by the my Provincial Govemment of the North-West Frontier Province and the Government Pakistan. With the conditions obtaining at present in my State and the great emergency of the situation as it exists. immediate assistance must be available at Srinagar. I have no option but to ask for help from the Indian Dominion. needed. both radio and the Press of Pakistan have reported these occurences. I may also inform your Excellency's Government that it is my intention at once to set up an interim government and to ask Sheikh Abdullah to carry the responsibilities in this emergency with my Prime Minister. The other alternative is to leave my state and people to free booters. If my State is to be saved. The wild forces thus let loose on the State are marching on with the aim of capturing Srinagar. Naturally they cannot send the help asked for by me without my State acceding to the Dominion of India. On this basis no civilised government can exist or be maintained. Mr. V.The mass infiltration of tribesman drawn from distant areas of the North-West Frontier Province. as a first step to overrunning the whole State. generally have taken no part at all. This alternative I will never allow to happen so long as I am the ruler of the State and I have life to defend my country. if further explanation is 175 . coming regularly in motortrucks. The number of women who have been kidnpped and raped makes my heart bleed. both Muslims and non-Muslims. using the Manwehra-Mazaffarabad road and fully armed with up-to-date weapons.
Hari Singh October 26.In haste and with kindest regards. Yours sincerely. 1947 176 .
and commending the parties in particular for their action in partially implementing these Resolutions by (1) The cessation of hostilities effected January 1.mtholyoke.htm Resolution 80 (1950) Concerning the India-Pakistan question. 1949. submitted by the Representatives of Cuba. 1949 for a cease-fire. (2) The establishment of a cease-fire line on July 27. (Document No. Commending the Governments of India and Pakistan for their statesman like action in reaching the agreements embodied in the United Nations Commission's resolutions of August 13. Kashmir and for for the the demilitarisation determination of of the its State final of Jammu and in disposition accordance with the will of the people through the democratic method of a free and impartial plebiscite. Having received and noted the reports of the United Nations Commission for India and Pakistan establishing its resolutions 39 (1948) of 20 January and 47 (1948) of 21 April 1948.APPENDIX 2 http://www. S/1469). 1950. 177 . Having also received and noted the report of General A. G. Considering should be that based the upon resolution the of the outstanding measure of difficulties agreement of substantial fundamental principles already reached. and (3) The agreement that Fleet Admiral Chester W. United Kingdom and United States and adopted by the Security Council on March 14. THE SECURITY COUNCIL. McNaughton on the outcome of his discussions with the representatives of India and Pakistan which were initiated in pursuance of the decision taken by the Security Council on December 17. 1948 and January 5. Norway. Nimitz shall be Plebiscite Administrator.edu/acad/intrel/kashun80. 1949. and that steps should be taken forthwith for the demilitarisation of the State and for the expeditious determination of its future in accordance with the freely expressed will of the inhabitants. 1950). dated the 14th March. 1949. L.
L. to arrange at the appropriate stage of demilitarisation for the assumption by the Plebiscite Administrator of the functions assigned to the latter under agreements made between the parties. McNaughton for their arduous and fruitful labours. Agrees that the United Nations Commission for India and Pakistan 178 . Requests the two Governments to take all necessary precautions to ensure that (heir agreements regarding the cease-fire shall continue to be faithfully observed. to report to the Security Council as he may consider necessary.1. Extends its best thanks to the members of the United Nations Commission for India and Pakistan and to General A. Calls upon the Governments of India and Pakistan to make immediate arrangements. 4. 3. 1949. Decides to appoint a United Nations Representative for the following purposes who shall have authority to perform his functions in such place or places as he may deem appropriate. to exercise all of the powers and responsibilities devolving upon the United Nations Commission for India and Pakistan by reason of existing resolutions of the Security Council and by reason of the agreement of the parties embodied in the Resolutions of the United Nations Commission of August 13. 2. and "calls upon them to take all possible measures to ensure the creation and maintenance of 'in atmosphere favourable to the promotion of further negotiations. 5. 1948 and January 5. in his opinion. (b) to place himself at the disposal of the Governments of India and Pakistan and to place before those Governments or the Security Council any suggestions which. without prejudice to their rights or claims and with due regard to the requirements of law and order. G. submitting his conclusions and any recommendations which he may desire to make. (a) to assist in the preparation and to supervise the implementation of the programme of demilitarisation referred to above and' to interpret the agreements reached by the parties for demilitarisation. are likely to contribute to the expeditious and enduring solution of the dispute which has arisen between the two Governments in regard to the State of Jammu and Kashmir. to prepare and execute within a period of five months from the date of this resolution a programme of demilitarisation on the basis of the principles of paragraph 2 of General McNaughton proposal or of such modifications of those principles as may be mutually agreed.
Egypt. U. The Security Council voted on this Resolution on 14-3-50 with the following result: In favour: China. Ecuador.shall be (terminated.K.A. and decides that this shall take place one month after both parties have informed the United Nations Representative of their acceptance of the transfer to him the powers and responsibilities of the United Nations Commission referred to in paragraph 2 (c) above. France. Against: None Abstaining: India and Yugoslavia Absent : USSR 179 .S. and U. Norway. Cuba.
the interests of the people so India and Pakistan were not served by the continuance of tension between the two countries. consider the attainment of these objectives of vital importance for the welfare of the 600 million people of India and Pakistan. I The Prime Minister of India and the President of Pakistan agree that both sides will exert all efforts to create good neighborly relations between India and Pakistan in accordance with the United Nations Charter. Prime Minister Lal Bahadur Shastri and President Ayub Khan signed it on behalf of their respective countries in the presence of the Soviet Premier Alexi Kosygin who mediated between them.APPENDIX 3 http://www. having met at Tashkent and having discussed the existing relations between India and Pakistan. It was against this background that Jammu and Kashmir was discussed.indianembassy. indeed. hereby declare their firm resolve to restore normal and peaceful relations and between their countries between and to promote They understanding friendly relations their peoples. The Prime Minister of India and the President of Pakistan. 1966 The 1965 armed to an conflict end by between India and Pakistan at was formally the brought signing this declaration Tashkent. They considered that the interests of peace in their region and particularly in the Indo-Pakistan Sub-Continent and. They reaffirm their obligation under the Charter not to have recourse to force and to settle their disputes through peaceful means. II 180 . and each of the sides set forth its respective position.html Tashkent Declaration January 10. capital of the Republic of Uzbekistan in the Soviet Union.org/South_Asia/Pakistan/Tashkent_Declaration_January_ 10_1966.
V The Prime Minister of India and the President of Pakistan have agreed that the High Commissioner of India to Pakistan and the High Commissioner of Pakistan to India will return to their posts and that the normal functioning of diplomatic missions of both countries will be restored. to the positions they held prior to 5 August. 181 . communications. III The Prime Minister of India and the President of Pakistan have agreed that relations between India and Pakistan shall be based on the principle of non-interference in the internal affairs of each other. VI The Prime Minister of India and the President of Pakistan have agreed to consider measures towards the restoration of economic and trade relations. 1965. 1966. and to take measures to implement the existing agreements between India and Pakistan. and will encourage propaganda which promotes the development of friendly relations between the two countries.The Prime Minister of India and the President of Pakistan have agreed that all armed personnel of the two countries shall be withdrawn not later than 24 February. as well as cultural exchanges between India and Pakistan. and both sides all observe the cease-fire terms on the cease-fire line. IV The Prime Minister of India and the President of Pakistan have agreed that both sides will discourage any propaganda directed against the other country. Both Government shall observe the Vienna Convention of 1961 on Diplomatic Intercourse.
They invite the Chairman of the Council of Ministers of the USSR to 182 . The Prime Minister of India and the President of Pakistan recorded their feelings of deep appreciation and gratitude to the leaders of the Soviet of Union.S. VIII The Prime Minister of India and the President of Pakistan have agreed that the two sides will continue the discussion of questions relating to the problems of refugees and eviction/illegal immigrations. They also agreed that both sides will create conditions which will prevent the exodus of people. IX The Prime Minister of India and the President of Pakistan have agreed that the two sides will continue meetings both at the highest and at other levels on matters of direct concern to both countries.VII The Prime Minister of India and the President of Pakistan have agreed that they will give instructions to their respective authorities to carry out the repatriation of the prisoners of war. They further agreed to discuss the return of the property and assets taken over by either side in connection with the conflict.S. friendly and noble part in bringing about the present meeting which has resulted in mutually satisfactory results.R. the the Soviet of Government of and the personally U. Both sides have recognized the need to set up joint Indian-Pakistani bodies which will report to their Governments in order to decide what further steps should be taken. to the Chairman Council Ministers for their constructive. They also express to the Government and friendly people of Uzbekistan their sincere thankfulness for their overwhelming reception and generous hospitality.
A commander starts at anything above Rs 25. In short. The higher they go. the heftier the pay package and the more discreet it becomes.htm Terrorists earn a peon's wage By: M K Tayal November 2. Payments relate directly to performance.mid-day. With the number of years one puts in. the ISI maintains dossiers and gives annual marks to its cadres very much like the Pakistan Army does for its regular employees. area of operation. Some of the more 'enthusiastic' Kashmiri youth get around Rs 5. fire at the Army and possibly never return home? It is a small pay package that equals the wage of a peon or driver. enrol himself at a training camp in Pakistan. However.000.000. Commanders get much more.000. APPENDIX 4 http://web. number of casualties the terrorist has inflicted upon Indian security forces. Lashkar-e-Taiba's (LeT) Doda district commander Mohd Shahzad. infiltrate India. motivation level and other HR criterion. a 183 .000 per month ensures that the Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) meets its manpower requirements.witness this declaration.000 to Rs 10. The Kashmiri mujahideen is paid less by the ISI than a Pakistani terrorist.000.000. A district commander gets around Rs 20. The pay scale is not rigid as it varies depending on the risks one is willing to take and his commitment to the cause. A Kashmiri company or battalion gets from Rs 5.000 that can go up to Rs 7.000. 2003 What motivates a young man to take up terrorism. The lure of a mere Rs 3. not every terrorist gets Rs 3.com/news/nation/2003/november/67781. The rank and file from Pakistan or Afghanistan or any other country gets a starting salary of Rs 5. one thing is clear that Kashmiri youth get a raw deal compared to the Pakistani or foreign counterpart. the annual increment increases. Nevertheless.
His monthly emoluments were being directly sent to his home in Pakistan. Competition and style for instance drive most youth into the realm of the AK-47. There are other factors too at work. captured by the Army after a fierce encounter in September 2003." explains an official. said he came to Jammu & Kashmir to be a jehadi and was paid nearly Rs 20. The fidayeens (soldiers on a suicide mission) get highly sophisticated training but their emoluments remain a mystery. The main attraction in joining the ISI is the initial offer. One must go over to Pakistan to get the complete four to five month training and then work his way back into India from the 120 launch pads. But it is sure that the money Shahzad got was for operations in his area and his logistical support. "Money didn't matter. The amount is too tempting for anyone to say 'no'. since naturally none survive to tell their tale. A Kashmiri gets Rs two lakh as one-time payment to join. The second term involves training of special operations-explosives. "It has become a style. I could get as much as I wanted.000 per month but that limit was waived off as a special case. "Poor economic conditions in the Valley force some to cross over to Pakistan for their training.Pakistani national." Shahzad had said. 184 . LeT's Shahzad said he came to Jammu & Kashmir (J&K) to fight jehadis as he was told harrowing stories of atrocities being committed on the Muslims in the Valley. The basic training at the 85 training camps is the same and involves handling small arms (AK-47) and explosives. small unit tactics of raid and ambush and radio communication. Sources also point to the presence of foreign militants who come to the Valley after sessions of intense motivation and psychological drills." a militant said to an army officer serving in the Valley. If you don't have a gun you don't get good girlfriends and nobody respects you. he remained silent when asked what was the amount his parents were getting in Pakistan. However. There is a catch.
5 lakh.I felt I had to take revenge but now after fighting the army for more than three years I realise the futility of this 'freedom' movement. Kashmiri youths are now averse to taking up the gun while recruitment from Pakistan remains high. there have been reports of parents of the deceased militant not getting a single penny. he can make upto Rs 1. "If a militant motivates and enrols another youth. Though no one complains publicly. the ISI makes sure that those who help recruit while on the job are not neglected." he said in a heart-to-heart talk. It rewards handsomely. However." explained a source. 185 . initially the ISI made sure the money was delivered to the militant's parents but as the numbers started dwindling. Realising this. so did it the commitment. However.
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