Phone call inferred as begging? – Jammu Kashmir Latest News | Tourism
“In this miserly world, even a beggar
needs money in his bowl to be heard, begging is a lot
harder than it looks, and beggars can’t choose…..”
Now that the new government has been in office in Pakistan since the beginning of April this year or in other words for almost six months, but instead of making some changes, the position of the 23rd “Prime Minister” of Pakistan Shehbaz Sharif and of his uneasy coalition government is increasingly precarious in handling the affairs of this country, especially on an extremely sagging, depressing and declining economic front, not to mention the various international diplomatic fronts. Interestingly enough, it was this economic failure attributed to Imran Khan’s mismanagement of Pakistan’s affairs that became the cause of his resignation preceded by a series of “combined oppositions” protesting in the streets and slandering Khan to excess. Faced with an acute economic crisis and the highest ever recorded double-digit inflation of 27.5% and devastating floods, Pakistan is not only heavily indebted but is even on the brink of gross economic default and, therefore, no international institution lends him money to get by. the economic crisis there. As we see, Pakistan frantically tried to borrow from various countries, but even its “trusted” friend China did not oblige. Imran Khan, former Prime Minister of Pakistan, as such criticized the current dispensation in Pakistan for “running like a headless chicken with the economy in free fall”.
Consequently, Prime Minister Shabaz Sharif, feeling quite defeated and frustrated, openly admits the extent of the economic chaos and the world community’s refusal to lend him money which he recently admitted that “even friendly countries started looking at Pakistan as a nation that is always asking for money.” He further added, “Nowadays when we go to a friendly country or even make a phone call, they think that ‘they came begging for money. He was candid in admitting “Where is Pakistan today after 75 years, even smaller countries have overtaken Pakistan and we have wandered for the last 75 years wearing a begging bowl.” Devastating floods, the fury of which has shaken the government on how to handle and deal with the horrific devastation it has brought in its wake, have crippled the entire nation.
On the other hand, while all the blame for the economic ills plaguing Pakistan is placed on ex-Prime Minister Imran Khan by the current dispensation, on the other hand, Imran continues to praise India as a “Khuddar Qaum or a people who are very self-respecting and that “No superpower can dictate terms to India” and lavishes praise on Narendra Modi, India’s Prime Minister and an important world leader. This is precisely the reason why “he did everything for his country” against “the current Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif who is worried about the properties he owns outside Pakistan”. Imran goes on to say, “No other ruler except Sharif in the world owns properties worth billions.” Earlier, during his “difficult days”, he praised India’s foreign policy, but to the dismay of many “very secular” opposition party leaders in India. Previously, Nawaz Sharif, the Prime Minister of Pakistan, was removed from office by the Supreme Court of Pakistan following the revelations of the Panama Paper case preventing him from holding public office and he had to leave office in July 2017 .
We in India, cherishing the heights of age-old civilization (al) of tolerance, peace, compassion, sympathy and the spirit of helping the one in distress, we feel bad about the devastation that the floods have brought to Pakistan. India, as a regional superpower, wants to replicate in Pakistan what it did in the economic crisis that ravaged Sri Lanka by granting it aid of 4 billion dollars. India therefore wants to bail out and help Pakistan despite its policy of avowed and sworn hatred against India but as the saying goes that one should not beg while riding on an elephant or beggars cannot choose, the Pakistan has not formally requested that country to help. Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto boasted that Pakistan did not ask India for help as “many came forward to help Pakistan”.
Those who have been ravaged by the floods in Pakistan are also the Pakistani Hindus who in 1948 22.07% of their population was decimated to less than 2% and who otherwise live a miserable life and are still under the fear and are the worst victims of hatred and state repression. They have been denied humanitarian aid and any type of relief or assistance by the local administration, being even the hardest hit by the fury of the floods. Discrimination against relief-deprived Pakistani Hindus was such that those who had taken refuge in relief camps were forcibly expelled once local authorities learned of their faith. They were denied shelter, food and water just for their faith. A few conscientious Pakistani journalists have spoken about it. Instead of ending such blatant discrimination and helping Hindu flood victims, a journalist was arrested by Pakistani authorities for reporting open discrimination against Hindu flood victims in Sindh province. A video of the discrimination against Pakistani Hindus has gone viral on social media, the provincial government acted quickly not by providing humanitarian aid to the poor Hindus who suffer from it, but by deleting the video and arresting the journalist Pakistani.
Not only that, in the floods of 2010 too, Pakistani Hindus were openly denied help and driven out of relief camps, leaving them to starve and suffer with no one to listen to their wishes, despite the country being their place of refuge. birth for hundreds of thousands of years. of roots. The then President, Asif Zardari, had to intervene, as the levels of discrimination against Hindus were so high and he had to convey the necessary instructions to the Sindh government. Again, almost two years ago, during the COVID pandemic, discrimination against Hindus was galore. Driven by discrimination based on faith and ethnicity, Hindus have been denied aid. The main Pakistani NGO, the Saylani Welfare Trust, refused to give rations to Hindus after verifying their faith from official identity cards.
How shamelessly, blatantly and brazenly does Pakistan shout about fabricated excesses against minorities (Muslims) in India and how brazenly it talks about human rights abuses in Kashmir while its hands are soaked in the blood of those innocents, security forces, civilians, young and old whose blood has been shed and their families devastated in Jammu and Kashmir due to the proxy war of terrorism unleashed by it against India. How his armed agents, terrorists and indoctrinated saboteurs drove out a whole original and indigenous people of Kashmir – the Kashmiri Pandits – numbering more than 5 lakh just because of their faith, but he talks about minorities in India, those to which he refers are the luckiest in the world being citizens of India enjoying unparalleled freedom, freedom, equality and opportunity and participating in economic development and benefiting from all schemes and programs without a single instance of discrimination that is never in anyone’s mind. Pakistan born out of hatred and prejudice against Hindus and other non-Muslims should not stick together to refer, even remotely, to minorities in India. We may have problems, we may have differences and even argue over them, but we also work them out like family members do. The country’s constitution, the law of the land, the independent judiciary and the accommodating, peaceful and truly secular majority Hindu community play a huge role in ensuring that no one is discriminated against on any ground. This is the greatness of this country.
Pakistan must learn and learn and learn more from India rather than preaching about minorities or Kashmir. A suggestion and advice to Pakistan – “treat your religious minorities fairly and do not subject them to discrimination, repression and forced conversion, your days will change and your problems will be solved to a greater extent”. The reverse can result in what hardly needs to be said to this country.