The Manipulaters of Pakistan – Dr. Manzur Ejaz

Who determines and manipulate Pakistan’s foreign policy narrative? The answer is quite simple: the religious right led by Jamaat-i-Islami (JI), and in some aspects by Jamait-e-Ulama-Islam (JUI). There are numerous religious formations, following politically-oriented Salafi Islam, and the media is overwhelmed by religious crusaders that popularizes foreign policy parameters determined by JI and JUI Ultimately, the right wing is validated by the military and its fearsome intelligence agencies. Most of the times the state is forced to go along with religious right’s Pan-Islamist foreign policy narrative, even though it is forced to oppose it when the nation’s vital interests are threatened.

The process of evolving such a policy narrative unfolded in the case of alleged massacre of Burmese Muslims. While scores of Shia Muslims were being butchered on regular basis in Pakistan, JI head, Syed Munawwar Hussain, started highlighting the case of Burmese Muslims, demanding that state of Pakistan should try to stop the killings. Although there is nothing wrong with raising awareness for the violations of human rights for oppressed communities, but such advocacy from the likes of JI felt strange to say the least. It seemed awkward because the JI leader was demanding something from a state that cannot save scores of Muslims being slaughtered everyday by Taliban, sectarian extremists or Karachi-like gangs. Since JI leaders are not supposed to be so naïve his statements has to be looked from another angle.

To start with Syed Munawwar Hussain did not choose Syria or some other country where Muslims are being killed in large numbers. It indicates that JI’s outreach to Pan Islamists has to do something with religious feuding in Burma. Secondly, JI may be diverting attention from Muslims’ mutual killing in Pakistan and thirdly, it fits the Pan Islamist agenda which keeps itself alive through highlighting ‘imaginary persecuted Muslims’ rather than real ones facing death and destruction from their immediate surroundings.

JI has become very expert in keeping the media focused on ‘imaginary persecuted Muslims’ to divert attention from ground realities and keep Pan-Islamism alive. For example, in this case, first the JI chief issued a few statements followed by other party leaders. In a few days, most religious leaders joined the course and media—infested with religious ideologues—started focusing on Burmese Muslim plight. The Taliban also jumped in with their typical threats and it happened so that the next day government of Pakistan expressed a ‘concern’ about Burmese Muslims. This case shows how Pan-Islamists led by JI manipulate the foreign policy narrative.

JI has skillfully crafted its dual role as a mother of jihadists and as a democratic political party. The very fact that almost every notable jihadi leader was nabbed from home of JI member or follower shows how it grooms and protects the Pan-Islamist crusaders. It projects itself as a non-violent mainstream democratic forum which has nothing to do with violence, notwithstanding its Taliban like rule in educational institution that it dominates. JI crushes the national interests for its international Islamic agenda and yet it claims to be the main nationalist party in Pakistan. Its offshoots follow extreme sectarian agendas and it successfully maintains its non-sectarian pretense. JI keeps mum on Pakistani Muslims, specifically, minorities facing cruelties and yet it pretends to be the savior of Muslims worldwide.

Questions arises as to how a party which has never won a popular vote and probably never can, overwhelms the state with its foreign policy narrative? The simple answer is that the Pakistani state from adopting ‘Qrar dad-i-Pakistan’ to the present times considers religion as the basis of existence and promotes religious ideology. To fight the Soviet Union, the US and western powers also tried to keep Pakistan a religiously conservative feudal state. Saudi Arabia was constantly used to fund religious parties and suppress enlightened Pakistani political formations.

Up to Ayub Khan era, the state believed that it could sustain ideology of Pakistan without Mullah’s help and his sentencing Maulana Maudoodi to death also shows this. However, 1965 war against India, to defeat the pagan Hindus and waving Islamic flag in Kashmir (and Delhi) was a manifestation of ruling junta’s belief in Pakistan ideology. But the most powerful institution of Pakistani state, the military, found out during operation in East Pakistan that they need religious parties: only JI sponsored fascist outfits like Al-Shamas and Al-Badar joined for Bengali Muslim genocide.

In this backdrop, the ideology of Pakistan prospered most during the Bhutto period. By the time of Zia, the religious ideologues had taken over the Pakistani state’s narrative in every aspect. The religious ideology permeated the army ranks and slowly it became an obsession. From this angle JI has assumed the role of architect and spokesperson of Pan-Islamic ideology. State agencies’ patronage transformed the media in Pan-Islamic module. By now JI has developed a sophisticated machine to manipulate and control the foreign policy narrative.

Courtesy: Wichaar

http://wichaar.com/news/294/ARTICLE/28879/2012-08-02.html

One thought on “The Manipulaters of Pakistan – Dr. Manzur Ejaz”

  1. Since creation of Pakistan, establishment got started to be dominated by the Punjabi’s and UPites, especially UPites had total control of Pakistan foreign policy, defense establishment and federal government services because of UPite prime minister, governor general, members of constitutional assembly, federal cabinet members and president of ruling party. Neither, the Bengali’s were inducted nor Sindhi’s, Balochi’s and Pukhtoon’s were adjusted in establishment, cabinet, constitutional assembly and federal government services for policy and decision makings.

    2. As the 2% UPites were aliens at land of Pakistan by the virtue of “Race or Region” i.e. languages, cultures and traditions of Muslim Bengali’s, Punjabi’s, Sindhi’s, Pukhtoon’s and Balochi’s therefore, they adopted the methodology of “Divide and Rule” (Divide the original and actual entities of Pakistan i.e. Bengali’s, Sindhi’s, Balochi’s, Pukhtoon’s and Punjabi’s, to “Rule the Pakistan” and “Dominate the Urdu language, Gunga Jumna culture and UPite traditions by means of suppressing and eliminating the languages, cultures and traditions of original and actual entities of Pakistan to retain the social, economical, administrative and political supremacy”.

    3. Punjabi’s migrated from Indian side of Punjab to Pakistan were already under domination of Urdu language, Gunga Jumna culture and UPite traditions, therefore they accepted and owned the hegemony of Urdu language, Gunga Jumna culture and UPite traditions by surrendering the Punjabi language, culture and traditions in conjunction with lending support to the UPites to dominate Urdu language, Gunga Jumna culture and UPite traditions by means of suppressing and eliminating the languages, cultures and traditions of original and actual entities of Pakistan i.e. Sindhi’s, Balochi’s, Pukhtoon’s, Punjabi’s and Bengali’s. (Due to many factors).

    4. Since the creation of Pakistan, UPites also adopted the tactic of backbiting Bengali’s, Sindhi’s, Balochi’s and Pukhtoon’s in front of Punjabi’s and criticizing the Punjabi’s in front of Bengali’s, Sindhi’s, Balochi’s and Pukhtoon’s. As a result, at all times, Punjabi’s had reservations about Bengali’s, Sindhi’s, Balochi’s and Pukhtoon’s, whereas constantly, Bengali’s, Sindhi, Balochi’s and Pukhtoon’s had complaints about Punjabi’s, same practice persist till the day.

    5. Nowadays, the filthy role of UPite is performed by the siblings of UPites; to a certain extent, it became a routine practice and habit of UPite siblings as a result of continuous success in mission since decades. Ironically, not only common masses, but intellectuals, historians and politicians from original and actual entities of Pakistan i.e. Sindhi, Baloch, Pukhtoon and Punjabi’s are not able to brainstorm, comprehend and recognize the tricks and tactics of UPites.

    6. After creation of Pakistan skilled and technical professions, media and political organizations, civil and military establishment, national and foreign affairs bureaucracy came under domination of Muhajir’s from UP, CP and East Punjab, whereas, business and trade sectors came under domination of Muhajir’s from Gujarat.

    7. Bengali’s, Punjabi’s from West Punjab, Pukhtoon’s, Sindhi’s and Balochi’s had participation in agriculture and livestock fields with limited and restricted involvement in local and provincial level civil services, however, had active position in regional and cultural politics and media organizations of local level.

    8. Because of 60% population of Pakistan, at present, Punjabi hegemony is visible in national and foreign affairs bureaucracy, military and civil establishment, skilled and technical professions, agriculture and livestock fields, business and trade sectors but due to political immaturity, incompetency and aptitude, Punjabi’s have subordinating role in politics and media organizations at national and international level.

    9. Sindhi’s have dominating role in regional politics, media and cultural activities along with ordinary position in agriculture and livestock fields, but due to lack of ability and aptitude, have subordinating role in skilled and technical professions, business and trade sectors, civil and military establishment, national and foreign affairs bureaucracy, whereas, hegemony of 2% UPite Muhajir’s is noticeable in national and foreign affairs bureaucracy, military and civil establishment, skilled and technical professions, political and media organizations.

    10. Although, UPites are not the “Son of Soil” of Pakistani land nevertheless, they never tried to accumulate and assimilate them self with the language, culture and traditions of original and actual entities of Pakistan i.e. Sindhi’s, Balochi’s, Pukhtoon’s and Punjabi’s, therefore they wish to earn from Pakistan, choose to live in western countries and desire to socially interact abroad, instead of accumulating and assimilating with original and actual entities of Pakistan i.e. Sindhi’s, Balochi’s, Pukhtoon’s and Punjabi’s.

    11. As a consequence of aliens at the lands of original and actual entities of Pakistan, overseas contacts, opportunistic and service oriented mindset, they are found to provide human intelligence and prefer to work as a catalyst in national and international affairs as a proxy player, whereas, other original and actual entities of Pakistan, particularly Sindhi’s, Balochi’s and Pukhtoon’s don’t have the axis and opportunities similar to the UPite Muhajir’s, therefore 2% UPite Muhajir’s are evermore sweet choice for national and international proxy game players.

    12. Original and actual entities of Pakistan, especially Sindhi’s, Balochi’s and Pukhtoon’s are already lacking in national and foreign affairs bureaucracy, military and civil establishment, skilled and technical professions, political and media organizations, therefore, beside Punjabi’s, the hegemony of 2% UPite Muhajir’s in national and foreign affairs bureaucracy, military and civil establishment, skilled and technical professions, political and media organizations, in conjunction with desire to socially interact abroad, wish to earn from Pakistan, choose to live in western countries, always facilitated the UPite Muhajir’s to act as a catalyst of proxy play to provide human intelligence and services to the national and international proxy game players.

    13. Original and actual entities of Pakistan i.e. Sindhi, Baloch, Pukhtoon and Punjabi’s are “Son of Pakistani Soil”, however, since creation of Pakistan Sindhi, Baloch and Pukhtoon’s were never participated or consulted in international and national policy or decision making. Although, they were also regretted and rejected for the autonomy to govern their own lands according to their own culture and traditions, even at local and provincial level too. However, because of original and actual entities of Pakistan, they will never be agree to auction their mother land in the hands of national and international game players.

    14. Since the creation of Pakistan, Sindhi, Baloch and Pukhtoon’s are willing and wishing the entitlement, improvement and autonomy of their historical land, language, culture, traditions and resources, those are encroached, occupied, dominated, twisted and manipulated by the Punjabi’s and alien UPites, Urdu language, Gunga Jumna culture and traditions, therefore, their struggle for the entitlement, improvement and autonomy of their historical land, language, culture, traditions and resources, can’t be treated as “Struggle for Breakdown of Pakistan”.

    15. None of the original and actual entity of Pakistan i.e. Sindhi, Baloch, Pukhtoon and Punjabi is agreeing to Breakdown Pakistan. It is a propaganda strategy or the day dreaming and wishful thinking of UPites. However, role of UPites always remained suspicious and reckless for the stability, integrity and harmony of Pakistan in addition to the original and actual entities of Pakistan i.e. Sindhi, Baloch, Pukhtoon and Punjabi.

    16. Since decades, slogans by the UPites were observed, interpreted and proved as; “Love Pakistan” means “Love Karachi” (no importance to any other land of Pakistan, except Karachi), “Pakistan 1st” means “UPites 1st” (no importance to the original and actual entities of Pakistan i.e. Sindhi, Baloch, Pukhtoon and Punjabi, except UPites) and “Long Live Pakistan” means “Long Live Urdu Language, Gunga Jumna Culture and UPites Traditions” (no need of languages, cultures and traditions of original and actual entities of Pakistan i.e. Sindhi, Balochi, Pukhtoon and Punjabi, except Urdu language, Gunga Jumna culture and UPites traditions).

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