Ignored by the world, Imran turns to N blackmail


by Manzoor Ahmed
“Imran Khan’s threat cannot be laughed out since Pakistani nukes are controlled by whimsical and  boastful, headless wonders at the GHQ Shura, who run the country of 200 million mostly radicalised Muslims,” says the author Imran Khan, Prime Minister of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, has stepped up his anti-India rhetoric with nuclear blackmail, threatening to unleash his nukes, built with  stolen European technology and not so clandestine help from China, on India. This is his way to show his solidarity with the Muslim brethren in Kashmir!Even North Korea, another rogue country with nuclear bombs, does not talk so loosely about using its nuclear arsenal. But Pakistani leaders, from Z.A. Bhutto onwards, have been in the habit of uttering the N word without any hesitation.
Well, Imran Khan’s threat could be laughed out but for the fact that the Pakistani nukes are
controlled by GHQ. Shura, who run the country of 200 million mostly radicalised Muslims. They
suffer from delusions of grandeur even as their country has a serious image problem and faces
bankruptcy. Moreover, the Pakistani leaders rarely, if ever, stop to think of the consequences of what they are doing or saying.Imran Khan has gone into a paroxysm of raving and ranting against India after the Modi government
abrogated Article 370 and 35 (a) of the Indian constitution in early August, and changed the status of Jammu and Kashmir. The Indian decision has no bearing on the Kashmir under the occupation of Pakistan. Though to Pak PM’s dismay, Muslim nations have not rallied in his support.The Opposition in India has questioned the wisdom of the step on Kashmir taken by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, but no Indian leader is asking the aggrieved Kashmiri Muslims to take to arms. That is what Imran Khan wants so that he gets an opportunity to justify yet another war with India. Unlike
the previous wars that Pakistan has fought with India, this time around he says he will make it
The hollowness of Imran Khan’s outrage over the ‘Muslim brethren of Kashmir’ is apparent from his inability to condemn the long suppression of fellow Muslims by China. A million Uighur Chinese have been sent to concentration camps where they will be rid of their radical proclivities. Pakistan does not feel ashamed to say that he does not know anything about the treatment of the Uighurs by China.
The civilised world has to be very cautious and watchful of Pak PM Imran Khan and must come to grips with the reality of a rogue and irresponsible nation called Pakistan which has long been the epi-centre of global terrorism. As President Donald Trump himself noted not too long ago, Pakistan is in the habit of lying and deceiving friends and allies alike.
Desperation and frustration are hunting the Premier for yet another reason. The US President with whom he had allegedly hit off at their maiden meeting in Washington two months ago, is no longer harping on his offer to ‘mediate’ on Kashmir. The world leaders have not felt it necessary to upbraidIndia the way Pakistan wanted them to even when the Indian move on Kashmir has not been exactly welcome by many in and out of India.
In just under a month by the end of September to be precise, Pakistan has to satisfy the Paris-based Financial Action Task Force (FATF) that it has taken concrete and verifiable steps to stop terror funding and money laundering. Pakistan is way off meeting the parameters set by the FATF to prevent its slipping into the blacklist from the grey list it had entered a year ago.
It is no secret that Pakistan finances terror operations against India and Afghanistan. The terrorist groups operating from its soil are aided and abutted by Army’s Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI), which mounts their Ops as a part of overall military strategy. Anyhow, for Pakistan to cut off that link would be difficult after Imran Khan has promised to ‘do everything’ to ‘help’ Kashmiris. He. Therefore, he thinks that his nuclear threat will make the world forget about terror outfits operating
from his country and their financing by his government.With hatred for India in their genes, nobody in Pakistan may be in a position to grasp the gravity of the threat of a nuclear war, PM Khan needs to know that his Islamic Bomb will bring in nuclear winter not only to India but to his country. It is almost impossible that India will hesitate to retaliate in kind with swiftness.
Before he readies his nuclear-tipped missiles head for India, Imran Khan has promised to unleash an unprecedented diplomatic war which will climax with his speech at the annual UN jamboree in New York in September. Right now he and his colleagues are going round the world and making frantic telephone calls to world leaders to share their venom against India—not with much success. In the process, they are also providing some comic relief. A senior Pakistani politician, due to lead an official delegation to the UAE, has cancelled the visit to protest against the Gulf conglomerate conferring its highest civilian honour on Narendra Modi. When that juvenile protest failed to impress the Sheikhs, a piqued Pakistani minister indulged in some weird explanations – that the UAE gesture was not an appreciation and that no Muslim nation would do anything that goes against the interest of Kashmiris.
Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi spoke with the OIC Secretary General hoping for “a
response, commensurate with the gravity of the evolving developments in the Indian Occupied
Jammu and Kashmir.” The phone call resulted in an agreement “to remain in touch regarding next
steps,” Lahore daily, The Nation reported on 27 August quoting the Foreign Office.