A financially broke and diplomatically isolated Pakistan can’t afford such disastrous adventurism.
Involvement of non-state actors in cross border terrorism must stop: Voice of Karachi Chairman
Media Cell; Washington D.C, 17th February 2019:
Mohajir rights leader Nadeem Nusrat has strongly condemned the terrorist attack in Kashmir which has claimed the lives of over 40 Indian paramilitary troops.
In a statement issued from Washington D.C, Nadeem Nusrat, who is chairman of US-based advocacy group The Voice of Karachi, said that the latest deadly terror attack in Kashmir has once again put the peace in entire South Asia at great risk, and is likely to increase Pakistan’s own diplomatic and financial troubles.
The VOK chairman said that Pakistan’s incompetent foreign minister may have found the audacity to deny Pakistan’s involvement in this attack, the terror outfit which has claimed the responsibility for this dastardly act clearly enjoys the support of elements within Pakistan’s powerful security establishment. Pakistan has even persuaded China to block multiple attempts at the UNO to designate this group as a terrorist outfit.
“The great majority of the people of Pakistan neither has any interest in such vicious acts, nor it supports crossborder terrorism. However, it is this majority of Pakistani people which ends up suffering from the consequences of such mindless acts.
Indian leadership has vowed in the wake of this incident to isolate Pakistan, but this ship has already sailed, as barring a few exceptions Pakistan has already become a butt of joke in the eyes of the world community. Statements over Kashmir attack from the US, Iran, Afghanistan, and many other countries as well as the UN are a clear testimony of a failed and destructive narrative that has left Pakistan badly isolated in the world community and in a dire financial mess.
Pakistan’s economy is on the verge of total collapse and the entire current government is busy begging for Arab and Chinese funds to bailout the country. Unemployment and inflation are sky rocketing. Three out of Pakistan’s four neighbouring countries-India, Afghanistan and Iran- have become increasingly hostile to Pakistan due to its intelligence agencies’ involvement in cross-border acts of terrorism and their overt and covert support for terrorist proxies. Pakistan’s military establishment has also been using these religious extremist groups to eliminate the secular forces in Karachi, Balochistan, KPK and Gilgit-Baltistan.
What worries the peace-loving people inside and outside Pakistan is the fact that both Pakistan and India are nuclear armed states. They already came close to the breakout of a nuclear armageddon over Kargil saga not long ago. The infamous involvement of Pakistan-sponsored non-state actors in Mumbai Attacks had also pitted the countries against each other and had it not been the timely foreign intervention to avert the crisis, South Asia would have faced a disaster of unimaginable proportions” Nadeem Nusrat reminded.
Nadeem Nusrat further added that given Pakistan’s serious financial crisis and the potential grave consequences of such adventurism for Pakistan and its people, it baffles mind as to what objectives Pakistani military establishment wants to achieve by committing such mindless acts.
Voice of Karachi Chairman further said that it is vital for peace in South Asia as well as Pakistan’s own future to end all overt and covert support for non-state actors and eliminate all safe havens granted to such militant proxies.
Nadeem Nusrat also welcomed the US statement calling Pakistan to take swift action against terror groups operating from its soil. He said that US has played a leading and decisive role in the elimination of many terror sanctuaries around the world. The people of South Asia are looking towards the US Administration to play a similar role to establish lasting peace in the region.
He further said that seventy million Mohajirs in Pakistan are standing with the US and international community to eradicate extremism and terrorism from the region.