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It is not a cliché but the harsh reality that Pakistan faces the most difficult time and its very existence is at stake. Many countries face external threats but their people stand united and gather the courage to avert the worst. Pakistan has everything but its people can't be termed a nation. At the best there are cluster of people have vested and often contradictory interests. Thanks to the political leadership, who have the sole objective to get control of the country no matter how? They want to please the external forces that are notorious for dislodging and installing regimes around the world. External powers have the sole objective, getting control over resources of these countries.
We are never tired of saying that Pakistan is rich in agriculture, minerals and even energy products. It is centuries old trade corridor and gate to many countries, especially energy rich central Asian countries. It also has more than 1250km long coastline, the largest man-made irrigation system and above all country having more than 200 million population that not only offer a huge market but also hardworking manpower. Therefore, be it an aspiring regional super power or an established super power, the first attempt is to keep the people subjugated and exploit the agricultural and natural resources.
It is often said that the British Raj invested a lot in areas which now comprise Pakistan but this has the reasons. They took away cotton, wheat and spices and sold their finished products here. Though, the much talked about colonialism is said to be over but now exists in its worst form. Previously East India Company exploited the area and there are Fortune-500 companies ripping off the people around the word, and Pakistan is one of them.
If USSR has attacked Afghanistan to get access to the war waters, now super powers are making in road from coastline and making inroads. India, under the patronage of United States has built Chabahar port in Iran and also constructing road and rail links up to the Central Asian countries via Afghanistan. While Pakistan is being threatened of dire consequences it goes ahead with Iran-Pakistan pipelines, United States is encouraging India to invest in Iran, may be it is planning 50 years ahead when its effort to fragment Pakistan and Iran would be fruitful.
The only regret is that nations try to frustrate desires of external forces but in Pakistan there are groups which encourage or even invite external powers to get their dreams fulfilled. East Pakistan would have never become Bangladesh without the conspiracies of politicians, who initiated armed revolt with the help of India. Let one point be kept in mind that Bengalis were not traitors but some quarters pushed them to the wall. A similar condition is also being created in Balochistan, which is fully supported by the United States.
The bottomline is instead of cursing the external powers; let us identify those who are trying to fragment Pakistan. First they divided the nation on the basis of language and are now busy is flaring up sectarian hatred. External forces are using centuries old plan 'divide and rule' and all of us are falling in that trap. These external powers are not friends of Pakistan but only want to exploit our agricultural, mineral and other resources.
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