Proposal to Break Pakistan
ISLAMABAD: The US administration has floated a proposal before Pakistani authorities to hold referendum in the NWFP regarding its future, informed sources confided to The Post on Friday.
The sources said the US administration had asked Pakistan to decide the troubled-area of the NWFP through referendum either it go with Pakistan or emerge as an independent province. Before taking positions along the Pak-Afghan border, General Mullen who visited Pakistan last week floated this proposal before the Pakistani authorities.
However, the authorities refused the proposal straight away and conveyed a strong message before the visiting US General that the government of Pakistan would resolve the issue through its own description.
Meanwhile, local Taliban also joined hands with Pakistani forces against US forces which also sent a strong message to the US administration that people of the NWFP were not wishing for independent state. The Awami National Party-led province is, however, looking for changing the name of province according to the desire of locals.
Few days back I saw a documentary of Talat Hussain (The famous Pakistani Journalist). He was conducting survey of markets of areas adjacent to Afghan border. He showed shops thronged with products especially FMCGs which were:
1. Smuggled directly from Afghanistan or Iran
2. Bought from Pakistani cities but routed through Iran or Afghanistan because the highways joining these areas are troubled due to ongoing war between local Talibans & Pakistani militia.
Fuel was also being brought from these two countries because its cheaper than the one the get Pakistan.
During the interview, shopkeepers, customers & general public expressed their frustration about Pakistani government over its negligence to facilitate them with basic amenities. Few extremists also said that when they have to rely on Afghanistan for all their basic needs, then why don’t the govt. let join Afghanistan.
“The Nations who forget their history, their geographical boundaries are changed very soon.”