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Why unity is a top priority under current critical moments for Pakistan

Pakistan is passing through a critical period and the nation is required to unite against any internal and external conspiracies. The public should be more vigilant and smart. Leaders, policymakers, and decision-makers need to take the right decisions and actions at right time. Pakistan Army is performing its duty vigilantly and the public must stand with the armed forces of Pakistan.

Small and individual incidents, sometimes lead to big disasters. World War I and World War II were also the result of minor things of individual natures, but engulfed many nations and countries and caused huge disasters for humankind.

Arab spring, which has caused a huge loss to the Muslim world started with a minor incident. On December 17, 2010, a young vegetable seller was slapped by a female police officer in Tunisia, an Arab country in North Africa. Nujun Bouazizi could not bear this insult and set himself on fire by sprinkling oil.

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On the same day, the Tunisian people came to the streets

Just after 17 days, he died on January 4, 2011, at Bouazizi Hospital. The public protest was spread across the country in the name of freedom and respect. As a result, the ruler of the country, Zain al-Abidin Ibn Ali, fled.

Similarly, on January 25, the Egyptian people took to the streets against President Hosni Mubarak. He was a wise man who had seen the world, he resigned after seeing the situation. Elections were held a year later. Al-Ikhwan appointed Khairat al-Shatar as the presidential candidate, but he was declared ineligible due to the cases. Muhammad AdilMursi was appointed in his place as a presidential candidate. He was successfully elected in the general elections but a year later the army overthrew him and till today the unemployment and poverty of the Egyptian people are that they come to Pakistan and learn Urdu and look for work.

Exactly the same pattern followed, and on February 15, 2011, a public protest started in Benghazi, Libya, after the arrest of a lawyer. The people of Libya had access to higher education, treatment, and all facilities, but they came out with the slogan of independence. The protest turned into a civil war. The United States and NATO established a no-fly zone and killed Gaddafi on October 20.

To this day, the people of Libya, who have the largest oil wealth in Africa, have neither been blessed with freedom nor dignity.

Several Libyans are contacting and appealing for cooperation for cheap treatment in Pakistan.

The second deception to the Tunisian people was given by Baji al-Quaid al-Sibsi of the party.

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In October 2019, the Tunisian Jamaat-e-Islami nominated Abdelfattah Moro in the presidential elections, but the Islamists of the party eager for change voted for QaisSaeed instead of their candidate. He was a university professor, was in jail, participated in the presidential elections by chanting the slogan of freedom, and won.

Today in Tunisia every anti-Islamic and anti-Qur’an law has been made

Religion has been removed from the state. Tunisia is suffering from an economic crisis.

In 2011, there was a rebellion against Ali Abdullah Saleh in Yemen, and the bloodshed into which Yemen has been plunged is still a sore wound.

The bloodshed in Syria is in front of everyone. What happened to Iraq before and until now has become a well of death by becoming a colony of Iran.

All these countries had dictatorships. One man was the power. These dictators, despite their many weaknesses and faults, remained a stumbling block for global powers on many regional issues.

These people gathered annually under the banner of the Arab League. They used to chat in their mother tongues. They used to fight each other. They used to get angry, but then put their hands on each other’s shoulders and forget their grievances.

These were the “bad” people. But these evils did not allow Israel to become a part of the African Union. These people convinced 44 African countries to break diplomatic relations with Israel.

They prevented the Zionists from completing large agricultural projects on the agricultural lands of Kenya, and Sudan.

These “bad” people did not allow the Jewish dream of building a Zionist dam on the Nile to be realized.

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These evils blocked Iran’s expansionist ambitions of Persians. These were some strange crazy people. But then the consciousness of some “sensible” people woke up.

His passion for freedom was awakened. He felt that he was his slave. Love to call them Absolutely Not. They came to the streets of their countries with the guns of the Taghout forces on their shoulders and all this happened that we now see the destruction of Tripoli, the darkness of Baghdad, the destruction of Sana’a, the darkness of Damascus, the poverty of Cairo and the colorlessness of Khartoum. Pakistan had good relations with these countries, having achieved many great achievements from its inception to the fall of the Soviet Union.

The case of Pakistan is slightly different. Pakistan does not have a monarchy like Arab countries, nor has the power of a dictatorship lasted for decades like Egypt, Libya, Yemen, Tunisia, and Sudan. However, the Prime Minister and the government in the country may belong to any party. Pakistan’s military and intelligence agencies play their role with aplomb in the context of regional and international situations and guarantee the security of the state at all-time.

Since the beginning of Pakistan’s nuclear program, these institutions have become the eyes and feet of this country.

This is the reason why these institutions are the real target of external forces.

It was difficult to implement this plan against Pakistan until the presence of America in Afghanistan. Because at that time America and other forces needed a peaceful Pakistan. Withdrawal from NATO was difficult in case of any disturbance against Pakistan’s intelligence and army.

Now that the US has withdrawn. Afghan neighbors have also stabilized to some extent. Embassies have been opened for India in Kabul and Kandahar. America’s relations with Kabul are also improving. In such a situation, the conspiracy to start the same subversive campaign has been started in Pakistan.

The main target of this campaign is intelligence and the army.

This is the incomplete series of the Arab Spring

But the Arab Spring has many stories of terrible destruction. In the current history of the Arab world, there has been no movement more destructive than the Arab Spring in terms of economic, financial, political, and security loss. More than two million Arabs are suffering from hunger, thirst, unemployment, and poverty due to this movement.

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Pakistan is passing through a critical period and the nation is required to unite against any internal and external conspiracies. The public should be more vigilant and smart. Leaders, policymakers, and decision-makers need to take the right decisions and actions at right time. Pakistan Army is performing its duty vigilantly and the public must stand with the armed forces of Pakistan. Geopolitics and external environments might have a deep impact on Pakistan. We are a resilient nation and need to learn to survive under any circumstances.

The consequences of wrong decisions are serious and the cost is high. It is a time for collective wisdom, and scholars, intellectuals, teachers, and media must educate the masses and leaders must take responsible decisions and appropriate measures.

May Allah protect Pakistan!



Author: Prof. Engr. Zamir Ahmed Awan, Founding Chair GSRRA, Sinologist (ex-Diplomat), Editor, Analyst, and Non-Resident Fellow of CCG (Center for China and Globalization). (E-mail: awanzamir@yahoo.com). The views expressed in the article are the author’s own and do not necessarily reflect the editorial policy of Global Village Space.