Dr. Abdul Qadeer Khan has written a must read thought provoking article on 1971 Independence of Bangladesh.
History teaches lots of lessons and nations which don’t learn from it often become a forgotten part of it.
Below are the words of Hamood ur Rehman commission report. The commission was made to investigate the 1971 Fall of Dhaka or Independence of Bangladesh. As Bangladesh is a sovereign state now and we wish best of luck to them on their independence day.
“Indiscriminate killing and looting could only serve the cause of the enemies of Pakistan. In the harshness, we lost the support of the silent majority of the people of East Pakistan.” Hamood-ur-Rehman Commission Report on 1971
It seems we have not learned the lesson from our history and still repeating it in NWFP,Baluchistan and FATA.
36 years ago we were one nation…….
A nation which was founded on the principles of justice and freedom in the name of a religion which condemns all kind of discrimination (racial,status wise,linguistic etc) , a religion which does not allow any kind of unjust action and which promotes the concept of universal brotherhood.
BUT what we did with the great ideology? with the great state founded in the name of that ideology?
Soon after the independence the discrimination between east and west Pakistanis started, system of justice was made practically a subordinate to the government, martial laws,feudals got hold in the politics of Pakistan and corridors of power, tension between the centre and the provinces, no proper mechanism of distribution of the executive powers and responsibilities, corruption became a routine, no concept of socio-economic justice and so the result was chaos which resulted in a civil war which was well utilized by India and other powers and so the result was Bangladesh.
Even after 36 years if I see our actions as a nation, it seems that we have not learnt any thing.
Pakistan is on is in a deep judicial crisis thanks to Dictator Musharraf(Who played a drama on 15 December of lifting the emergency but forgot to reinstate the genuine non-PCO Judges), our tribal areas and parts of our frontier province is facing a clash between our own Army and our own people, corrupt religous and so called moderate politicians are still considered as the only available options when it comes to the state affairs, the majority of our nation is corrupt as a whole with no pride in their national identity and still our great dictator tells us that we are going in the right direction.
May Allah guide us to the right path.
Long Live Pakistan