J K News Commentary
There is a problem with the mindset of Pakistani establishment that it ignores the ground realities back home and poses as a global leader for peace and the rights of others .
Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan who is on a borrowing spree to give tenacity to the faltering economy of his country has made chants about what he calls “ freedom struggle” in Kashmir and then seeks international invocation to help resolve the “ issue.”
In reality, if it is seen against the crises that he is facing in Pakistan , Imran Khan , like all his predecessors , and the army , as always, is seeking to deflect the attention from them and using Kashmir as a smokescreen to hide all the ills that have made Pakistan , economically and politically unstable country .
In his latest interview with a Turkish TV channel TRT , Imran Khan has used the words unbecoming of any head of the government, big or small across the globe . He charged India with “ suppressing the freedom struggle of Kashmiris.” His idea of “ freedom struggle” is an outright deception . “ Pakistan sponsored terrorism is not freedom struggle . Pakistan is killing Kashmiris and they can not be held hostage to the deceptions and distortions of Pakistan by using the phrases like “ freedom struggle.”
There, indeed, is a problem in Kashmir , but the roots of the problem lie in Pakistan that has been proactively sponsoring terrorism in the Indian part of Jammu and Kashmir .Pakistan should not lull itself into a delusion that Kashmiris are ignorant about its designs in Kashmir , and how Pakistan has shred into pieces the peace of the Valley . It owes an explanation to the world , and to Kashmiris in particular about its role in decimating the idea of Kashmir and turning one of the most beautiful places in the world as killing fields .
By Pakistani media accounts , Pakistan has borrowed Rs. 2.24 trillion in the past five months ( Express Tribune, January 8, 2019) . It is not a good news for Pakistanis , and India has no reason to be happy over the destabilizing effect that the debilitating economy is having in the neighbouring country . An unstable Pakistan is not in India’s interests .
Having said this , Pakistan for its own reasons should set its house in order first . That should be its prime concern and objective . But by meddling into the internal affairs of the other countries, be that Afghanistan or India , it cannot steer clear of the problems that have spawned across Pakistan .
Imran Khan would do better if he really makes his government to behave as responsible one and accountable to its people .
Kashmir is part of India and the country knows how to deal with the crisis here.