Present situation - Pakistan, by S U Turkman,
In response to my article, ‘Tourism and terrorism in
Jammu and Kashmir’, S Turman has
written this; and it is worth reading:
On June 28th, 2013 Japanese Government TV NHK's International English News were cancelled for a special Segment on Pakistan. Professor Hasan Askari of Punjab University, Lahore was representing Pakistan and a Beijing University Political Science Professor was representing Communist China.
ASKARI : "Nawaz Sharif would be managing Foreign Policy in consultation with Pak Military. ... "
MODERATOR : "Pakistan has been complaining about US Drone Attacks on a small Territory that its Military claims to have no control over. Pakistan has 6th largest Military in world, how come it has not been able to control such a small part of Pakistan for last 10 years and its letting Taliban use it as Spring Board to attack Afghans and Foreign Troops in Afghanistan?"
ASKARI : "There are 2 kinds of Taliban. There are Pakistani Taliban and there are Afghan Taliban and they have created a link with each other. Afghan Taliban have been doing this and killing Pakistanis in Pakistan also"
MODERATOR : "Give us a Time Frame within which Pakistan would be able to get rid of them?"
ASKARI : "You see, Taliban have very deep Roots in Pakistan and we would not be able to control them completely even in next 7 years"
MODERATOR : "What are Chinese views about this situation?"
CHINESE PROFESSOR : "Pakistan should resolve her issues with India peacefully. It seems Pakistan does not like our relations with India. Looking from practical point of view, we have $ 36 billion worth of trade with India and we can not ignore our this BRICS nation. Our Trade with Pakistan is almost nothing compared to that. On the other hand, we consider Pakistan a good Friend and like a Brother Country and we are ready to help Pakistan, invest in Pakistan to develop its infrastructure but it has to get rid of Taliban right away to make it become possible. How can we work on any project in Pakistan, when even our lives are not safe there? Just a couple of days ago, Taliban killed 9 Foreign Mountain Climbers. 2 of them were Chinese and one was Chinese from USA".
4. Pakistan Military does not care, China helps Pakistan overcome Energy Shortage and Black Outs or not because she has preferred the idea of keep supporting Taliban instead, not what is good for Pakistan and Pakistanis.