The Pakistani government, military, and a lot of the “educated” ignoramuses are playing a very dangerous game with the fate and integrity of the country. Damages that they have caused in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province and tribal areas, in the service of US and Western imperialism, may already be irreversible. The intermediate and long-term consequences of their treacherous, prostituting, and asinine domestic and foreign policies will be dire and huge indeed, for the already faltering and failing state of Pakistan. With further aggravation of the situation, the tribal areas and the whole province may opt to secede in the future and either join Afghanistan or Balochistan to form a new country, like the Bangladesh. If and when that process starts, no one will be able to stop it. Pakhtoons never forget the wrongs and injustices done to them and their tenacity and resilience is unmatchable. Once they embark on a course of action collectively and resolutely, no one can stop them. It is up to the common Pakistanis to take collective action to reign in and change the political and military leadership and save the integrity of the country and restore its honor, instead of joining them in further prostituting, eroding, and disintegrating it.
The author Dr. Fazal Rahman is an interdisciplinary researcher and writer, with background in many areas of social and biological sciences. He has worked in many countries, like US, Brazil, Lebanon, Zambia etc., as a scientist and administrator of research and development projects and centers. He has his own political-economic and philosophical web site, www.imperialismandthethirdworld.wordpress.com, on which numerous in-depth, comprehensive, and original articles have been posted in one place, many of them published previously on web sites or journals in many countries.