Date: 6/11/2002




..............Know the true nature of Pakistan

.....................By M.V. Kamath

...............Source: Free Press Journal

.....................May 30, 2002

In April 2002 the highly respected Fortune magazine published an article by its correspondent Richard Behar on how things are in Pakistan after a ten-week journey through the country. Behar's conclusion was that Pakistan is a "dysfunctional nation" or "Problemistan" - a country that professes to be an ally of the United States but probably harbours more terrorists than any other place on earth. As he put it: "It is the most unstable nuclear power in the world, a land where even the best intentions are undermined by some of the world's worst economic conditions. Despite some bold moves by Musharraf and a talented team of Ministers to steer the country in a new direction, Pakistan is teetering on the edge of bankruptcy, overwhelmed by poverty, vulnerable to a fourth war with neighboring India and unable to control thousands of jobless jehadis whose anger is fuelled by religious fundamentalists".

According to Behar, "a list of Pakistan's problems reads like an encyclopaedia of disaster". It is a country where "more than half the population is illiterate, roads are in a terrible shape, most of the population doesn't have access to clean water...and the legal system is in a shambles". As to Musharraf, writes Behar, "it's an open question whether he has the will or the power to take on the cancerous elite who have gotten rich from smuggling, black markets, a crooked stock market and an illegal money-changing system and who have helped turn Pakistan into a hothouse of terrorism". Behar visited the headquarters of Al-Badar Mujahideen's House of Martyrs where "a visitor is expected to remove his shoes on one of three flags taped to the floor - U. S. Israeli and Indian'. He was told by Umer Inqlabi, a 36-year-old commander: "Today you are my guest - my brother. But you belong to the enemy side.

If I see you at the war field, I will just kill you". Behar learnt that the Karachi Stock Exchange was run by six brokers. Here "Fund diversion to crafty directors was commonplace, margin requirements were non-existent and small investors were regularly scalped". Even commercial banks were in on the action, lending money to crooked brokers who, in turn, loaned the money at 20% interest rates to the client investors that the brokers would ultimately gang up on and devour. Shareholder meetings took place nine months after closing the books and many weren't held at all. Behar quotes a Canadian fraud expert Wayne Blackburn as saying: "The whole economy (of Pakistan) is predicated on avoiding taxes; about 85 per cent of all transactions are in cash, compared to 3% in North America". The Hundi system was used to facilitate drug trafficking, smuggling, terrorism and tax evasion.

The country's financial situation was so precarious that it had come to sovereign default on its foreign debt last year. Every night wooden boats laden with cigarettes and auto parts and TV sets sailed form Dubai for Karachi. The cargo supposedly was bound for Afghanistan but in reality most of the merchandise wound up staying in Pakistan - or quickly returned there, evading import duty as high as 80%. That meant cheap goods for consumers on the streets of Karachi but it also destroyed local industry. Behar interviewed an ex-air force sergeant about al Qaida. Said the sergeant: "Osama bin Laden is not alone. He has a big organisation in every city, in every district here. Pakistan has been to terrorism what Las Vegas was to the Mafia - a free zone, where any hood from any 'family' can pass through with impunity".

The government did not have the law enforcement capability to deal with the problem. Behar interviewed Zafar Anjum, who runs one of Pakistan's only corporate investigative agencies who said: "The government doesn't have the law enforcement capability to deal with the problem. Until last August, the nation's provincial police - the primary investigators of terror in Pakistan - didn't have the authority to demand records from banks, let alone hundi operators. If a terrorist has funds and influence, he is free and can move anywhere in the country. We have laws in the books, but there is no practical enforcement in Pakistan. Where are the task forces on money laundering, organised crime or terrorism? We don't have a criminal database like the FBI.

People are so afraid to do investigations". According to Behar "when it comes to freezing terror funds, it is not hard to conclude that Pakistan is leaving extremists just enough time to clean out their bank accounts". Barely $323.65 were seized from the Taliban consulate in Quetta. A bare $1.50 (one and a half dollars!) was hauled off from an account belonging to Jaish-e-Mohammad, the radical group suspected of involvement in the murder of Daniel Pearl. Comments Behar: "The government's slowness in cracking down on groups such as al-Badar and Sipah, both of which are believed to have links to al Qaida - raises questions about how far Pakistan is willing to go in the war against terror. So much for the report in Fortune, one of America's most prestigious journals. On 28 April, Seth Mydans, writing in The Washington Post had this to say: "Three months after President Musharraf announced a major crackdown on violent Muslim groups and on the religious schools that breed them, doubts are rising about his commitment to follow through. Of nearly 2,000 people arrested in a sweep of Islamic radicals, as many as 70 per cent have been set free.

After five militant groups were banned, many of their numbers reorganised under new names...The leader of Lashkar-e-Toiba, Hafiz Muhammad Saeed has been freed. Masood Azhar, who heads Jaish-e-Mohammad, has been moved to house arrest. Sayeed, according to the paper "did his time in a government guest house with access to a mobile phone"! Then there is the evidence of Karl Vick, also writing in The Washington Post (28 April). Vick quotes an Islamabad journalist and writer, Arif Jamal as saying: "I don't see any kind of crackdown on the jihadis. They are operating the way they used to. The only difference is, they are not visible". And Samina Ahmed, a researcher in Islamabad for the International Crisis Group has been quoted as saying: "If you pick up people and then release them, the signal you send is 'This is a public relations exercise." Vick says that the reason for this is that Pakistan has a use for its militants: fighting a proxy war in the disputed region of Kashmir".

The correspondent quotes a "senior Pakistani official" as saying: "There may not be any other country in the world which has at least 50,000 non-military pet, runs deep in Pakistani society and state. It is a state of mind that cannot be switched off by mere statements of disapproval. People have no other alternative frame of reference in which to define Pakistan nationalism". Mushtaq asked: "If it is not anti-Indianism, then in what other terms could we possibly render Pakistani-Muslim nationalism?" According to him "the most obvious place to look for unflinching anti-Indianism is, of course, the military itself" where "phrases like the 'Hindu-mentality' and "devious Indian psyche" were part of the daily military talk!

The Pakistanis are themselves despairing of their country. Writes Masood Hasan, another Pakistani writer: "Who in his right mind would want to come here? What do we have to offer? The world's highest mountains and the cheapest labour? Violence in our daily lives is as certain as the sunrise. No one is immune. Christians, Shias, Sunnis, some Pakistan-based groups have reportedly been arming and training volunteers to take part in the Kashmir jihad. In addition, a press reports in the past. Some religious parties have been openly collecting funds and recruiting volunteers for the Kashmir cause in major Pakistani cities for years. Even when the government tried to ban such activities, these groups openly flouted the decision". This, then, is contemporary Pakistan. A nation Bharat now has to face.


The Pakistani Govt. is its best traitors. Every funding given to Pakistan by the world community is going to the Terrorists. Even today what the IMF and the World Bank is giving is going to the Training camps. In fact indirectly American money is working against itself. America is fighting against its own funded terrorists.

Pakistan Economy is in real bad shape. People in any Islamic world never want their development. Alas how I wish I could bring some sense in them but no way they ain't gonna listen they so obsessed with blowing up themselves and go to the Hell and live with Allah.

It is really sad watching all these people destroying themselves. I wish I could shorten this sadness of mine by destroying all of them on their trip to Mecca so that they can take Mecca also along with them to Hell. These Muslims are so sick they just want to live like a frog in a pond not even knowing the world outside is lot better. No doubt any body's heart will burn seeing it's own species becoming so irrational and senseless.

The whole world should act now. Take away everything, which they have given, to them. Stop funding Pakis for the Refugees help until they start the crackdown. Bharat should give the statement that it will surely use the Nuclear option first in the war. We got to terrorize these people. They understand only that language.

Bharat should stop saying other stuff. It should say right away that "in order to safeguard the Bharatiya people and the Bharatiya Jawans Bharat will be the first to use Nuclear weapon against Pakistan. Though Bharat really hates it and for centuries Bharat has been a peace loving nation Pakistan never wanted that and Bharat with great sadness has to use Nuclear option to save US from getting destroyed and depleted of its resources by trusting a rogue state. Bharat has great concern for the US and the rest of the world even though our usage of nuclear option against Pakistan may bring in a lot of anger from the rest of the world. Bharat is so concerned about the rest of the world even though the actions made by Bharat may not please them but it is a necessity for world peace, which the rest of the world will never understand. Bharat is also happy to have saved many countries from a lot of Embarrassment, which it may get by speaking the truth. After the Nuclear explosion in Pakistan inspite of a nuclear holocaust and other damages brought about in and around that place. The rest of the world will be saved from further recession. Bharat will then be proud to have saved the global economy to go down because of their false faith in these traitors. This action of Bharat will sure make the rest of the world to see the fruit."

Bharat has two enemies, one the well defined Pakistan and the second Drawing Room intellectuals (so called) and secularists, whose thinking is limited to their immediate surroundings. They have no knowledge of the past and do not care for Bharat's future. Pakistan has one advantage that they are all united in their hatred for Kaafir Hindus. Both need to be dealt a severe blow.

The partition of Bharat did not help any country, any society, and any person. Pakistan and Bangladesh are now bankrupt countries and are becoming liabilities to civilised societies around the world, including Bharat. Illegal Bangladeshi Muslims in Bharat are ruining Bharat economically and demographically.

The best way for Bharat would be to defang this poisonous enemy and then get it merged with Bharat.