U.S. continues to launch offensive operations in the name of war against terror in and around Afghanistan thus triggering the fire of hate and war and in the process destroying the peace and economy of the region.
This nefarious activity by America has also engulfed Pakistan within its evil spread and caused billion dollar losses to us as well as done harm to thousands of lives. Undoubtedly thousands of lives stand adversely affected by the “Drone War” to the extent that people are forced to live in camps away from their houses.
On one hand, Pakistan had to face several incidents of severe violence, terrorism, sabotage and sectarian violence, on the other hand economy completely suffered due to which we faced unemployment, poverty and energy crises. According to the international law, government of Pakistan is not bound to allow use of its territory against any other country. But the Pakistani leadership of the past relented and failed to take a stubborn stand to stop foreign interference.
The result is that Pakistan’s political boat is unstable and the nation and its citizens insecure.The adversely affected ones blame Pakistan for taking a very weak stance against the drone attacks. These Drone attacks were the cavil of Musharaf’s regime; he adopted aggressive policies against radicals (extremist) and made a real enemy in the shape of the Taliban.
War is not a solution; negotiation is the only option to bring in lasting peace. Realizing this newly elected Government is pursuing this policy, but then there exists lack of trust. According to chairman of JUI Molana Sami-ul-Haq green signal was received by Taliban for table talk but they sought guarantees that after the pact signing all the important stakeholders of the country will abide by the settled terms.
Pakistanis to get rid of this war, and are unanimous in their demand for peace. It’s the responsibility of newly elected to take bold steps against drone attacks force the Americans to discontinue them. This might involve the risk of annoying a super power but in the long run it will prove useful by ushering in peace in the region. Already the damage has been extensive and the region has lost money, lives and future aspirations of the people. – Mariam Wakeel Butt