$1.1bn is Price of PakistanBy Zeeshan Khan • Aug 2nd, 2012 • Category: Lead Story, Politics, Worth A Second Look • 6 Comments
Hina Rabbani Khar was grinning from ear to ear, Qamar Zaman Kaira was showing his teeth, Raja Rental was posing as he has conquered Lal Qila, and the big cockroach in the Aiwan-e-Sadar was upbeat when United States announced yet another slap for the Pakistan and its populace.
Populace is on the roads protesting against load shedding, whereas the top elite is rejoicing the largess from the masters across the oceans. The United States has released $1.1 billion to Pakistan under Coalition Support Fund (CSF) amid signing of Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) by the two countries regarding restoration of Nato supplies.
But that political ruling coterie is not all to blame. The real approval came from Rawalpindi. The real strings were pulled between Washington and the Rawalpindi and that is why the NATO supply was opened and that is why our ISI chief rushed to the US of A to ask for forgiveness and to assure them of our kowtow in future. US Charge D’Affaires Richard Hoagland and Additional Secretary of Defense Ministry Rear Admiral Farrokh Ahmad just completed formality.
And along with that the warning was also there. US state department has said that Islamabad’s attempts weaker when it came to snuffing out groups such as the Haqqani network and Laskhar e-Taiba (LeT). So price has been paid in advance and now we have to act, and act fast.