Neither the bombs, nor the occupation by three world powers, nor the foreign interference and troops will deter us. Attempts to sow seeds of dissension have failed. The paper tigers get tired after a decade. The forbearance of the people of the Indus is exemplary. Their resilience can only be ignored at their own peril.
The bombs and blood only makes the nation more resolute.
PakAsia : Project Khorasan where Pakistan Manzil Nehin, Nesha n-e-Manzil hai.
Erase the Durand Line: Pakistan manzil nahin nishan e manzil hai. We are headed towards the inevitable union of one nation divided by an ephemeral line in the mountains–drawn by a colonial power.
“Now or Never- 2007″: The inevitable Pakistan-Afghanistan union
A PEACEFUL DEMOCRATIC CONSTITUTIONAL FEDERATION AND CONFEDERATION OF STATES IN MUSLIM ASIA WILL ELIMINATE TRIBAL RIVALRIES AND BRING PEACE TO THE WORLD
Al Ansar Ul Haq says: What form Pak Asia takes I.e.economic, social, political or defence is irrelevant, what ever that union evolve into it will be The modern Khorasan.
It will always be our spiritual conscious of Islam and our duty to Islam that will bring a disjointed broken, bruised Islamic Central Asia together what in our not to distant past was known as Khorasan and this included Turkey, Iran and what is Pakistan today but ultimately from the steppes of Asia , the Amu Dary / The Oxus and Indus to the warm waters of the Persian Arabian Gulf.
This does not mean a talabanisation of Asia but unity through our great history and ties and as brothers we have to co exist.
This union we can call a modern Khorasan can be economic, political, social, defence , spiritual or all the mentioned.
As I said this is not talibanisation of the region but a sophisticated, progressive union that can begin as an economic union a vibrant trading block.
Let the sons of Nadir Shah, Zaman Shah, Babur, Ghazni, Abdali create a new modern Khorasan at peace like Europe and inshallah integrated like the US model which is the Khilafah model so admired by the founding fathers of USA, unity, collectiveness, principles and progressive nature of The Ottoman.
Muslims the world over are seeking change until this is not represented through a collectivize spirit the Ummah remains disjointed, broken and bruised easily.
A united Middle East, A united Maghreb and a United Khorasan is our destiny.
Chaudhry Rehmat Ali was the Jean Monnet of South Asia. The Original “Now or Never” was produced in 1939 by Ch. Rehmat Ali. This is the new “Now or Never- 2007″. A Muslim Asian Common-market like ASEAN or the EU.
This is the Pakistan we were supposed to get. Chaudhy Rehmat Ali foresaw PAKISTAN as follows.
Like the orignal “Now or Never” this proposal is not to threaten anyone or to create power or territory. This is not a document to incite, or to create a caliphate. This is not a license for military adventures, or terror, or occupation. This is a vision like the vision for the EU. This is a vision for Muslim Asian Union, a voluntary common market. It is to take care of ourselves without help from the outside.
“Zoo te jan wandh hai hindustanas Dil chum pakistanas seeth.”
It means, “I would love to sacrifice my life for India, Yet my heart is with Pakistan.”
Alama Iqbal clearly said “PAKISTAN MANZIL NAHIN NISHAN E MANZIL HAI:”
In the face of carnage and depression, Pakistanis need to keep their head high and keep track of the “Manzil”.
Europe has an image of the future. This is our image for the future. No! Not through wars and revolution, but like the European Union, the future for or part of the world looks green!
The Durand’s experiment has failed. It is time to erase the Durand Line. Mr. Karzai cannot control his area and his writ does not extend beyond Northwest Kabul. Foreign forces should exit the defunct country and failed state called Afghanistan.
After that a peace Pakistan-Pashtun Peace jirga should be held and all Pashtun provinces should be placed under the command of the tribals and the Pakistani authorities. As a first step all Pashtun provinces should be inculcated into the NWFP now renamed “Afghania“.
As a second step the Pakistani boundary should extend on the the Oxus (Amu Darya). Pakistani forces can keep the peace and NATO will not be needed to take the casualties.
This is not a hairbrained scheme of some crockpot to create a caliphate. This is what Chaudhry Rehmat Ali had envisioned when he created the “Now or Never” pamphlet on Pakistan.
Afghanistan and Pakistan were part of the Indus Valley Civilization trading with each other, and with the Silk route ot China and to Sumer and Urr. This is not the first time Afghanistan and Pakistan will be united. Afghan and in particular Tajik traders and scholars regularly travelled to the Indus Valley in ancient times and plied their trade.
The trade corridor from Gwadar to Khyber to Amu Darya would be powerful engine. The economic potential of such a confederation would be enormous and help propel both countries forward economically particularly for Afghanistan, but Pakistan would also benefit considerably. This new confederation would stabilize the entire region as a whole. The economies compliment each other. Pakistan supplies the surplus food to Afghanistan and Afghanistan provides links to Central Asia.
The Pathans of Pakistan.Karachi is the largest Pashtun city in the world. More Pashtuns live in Pakistan than any other country in the world. In Pakistan Pashtuns have been part of the ruling class and make a huge number in the armed forces, totally disproportionate to their population. There have been two famou Pushtun heads of states in Pakistan, Ayub Khan and Yahya Khan.
Pashtuns are known as Pathans in Pakistan. They control the transport business in Karachi and other areas, and are some of the hardest working Pakistanis. They liberated Azad Kashmir and defeated the USSR in Afghanistan. Millions of Afghan Pathans were born in Pakistan. Pakistan hosted the largest number of refugees in the world from Afghanistan, About 3 million refuse to go back and have become part of the Pakistani fabric.
One of the greatest Pathans was Ahmad Shah Abdali who went all the way to Delhi and took the Peacock throne and the Kohinoor.
Da Dili takht herauma cheh rayad krhm, Zma da khkule Pukhtunkhwa da ghre saroona.“I forget the throne of Delhi when I recall, The mountain peaks of my beautiful Pukhtunkhwa.” Ahma Shah Abdali
The Pakistani province of NWFP, popularly known as Sarhad is now being renamed to Paskhtunkhwa based on Ahmad Shah Abdali’s words. Khushal Khan Khattak was one of the greatest poets of Pakistan and of Pakhtunkhwa.
Pashtuns comprise over 15.42% of Pakistan’s population or 25.6 million people. In Afghanistan, they make up an estimated 39% to 42% of the population or 12.4 to 13.3 million people. The exact numbers remain uncertain, particularly in Afghanistan, and are affected by approximately 3 million Afghan refugees that remain in Pakistan, of which 81.5% or 2.49 million are ethnic Pashtuns. An unknown number of refugees continue to reside in Iran. A cumulative population assessment suggests a total of around 42 million across the region Source Wikipedia
According to many historians including Humayun Gauhar and Aslam Khattak (” A Pathan Odyssey) a confederation almost happened with Afghanistan in 1956.
The missed opportunity came in 1956-57 when Aslam Khattak was first our First Secretary and then Ambassador in Kabul. By then we had a full-blown ‘Afghan Problem’. Prime Minister Suharawardhy called a meeting in which Army Chief General Ayub Khan “dismissed our neighboring country in proper Sandhurst style. ‘Afghan problem?’ he said gruffly. ‘What is the Afghan problem? A little strategic bombing and an armoured thrust would settle it once and for all!.’” It was then that Pakistan, with Aslam Khattak in ‘Track Two’ mode, so to speak, started the proposal for a Pakistan-Afghan confederation. He wanted to get Prime Minister Sardar Daud on his side because “Daud honestly believed that the Pathans were oppressed in Pakistan. He considered it a duty to help his brethren. He may also have been suspicious about the ‘A’, for Afghan (Afghanica) province in Pakistan. Did it mean we wanted to take over his country? At the same time, we thought that Daud was in league with India and bent upon dividing our country with Delhi. As was often the case in such circumstance, both sides were wrong.” Daud was King Zahir Shah’s first cousin and married to the King’s sister. It was he who eventually deposed Zahir Shah. Khattak went to see Daud and told him that he wanted “to remove the misunderstanding between our countries…”
But consider. If the confederation had happened, it would have automatically meant the end of the Parity Principle and One Unit because the anti-democratic 1956 Constitution would have had to be changed. There would have been no Ayub Khan regime and East Pakistan may still have been with us. The Soviets would not have such a large country. No Soviet occupation means no Jihad. No Jihad means no Mujahideen. The Americans could not have created Osama bin Laden. No Osama means no 9/11. Source Humayun Gauhar email@example.com
Next, Khattak separately met the “royal uncles”, Shah Wali and Shah Mahmood, and took them into confidence. “I told him that Pakistan and Afghanistan would have to form a confederation if they were to survive threats from the USSR and India.” After considerable humming and hawing both agreed to take the idea further. “Now I was ready to try my hand with Sardar Daud, whom I thought would be my most difficult hurdle.” After Daud had made his complaints and Khattak had clarified them, including the letter ‘A’ in the name ‘Pakistan’, they decided that there should be an exchange of visits between King Zahir Shah and President Iskander Mirza. Actually both President Mirza and Prime Minister Suhrawardy went to Kabul together, which is highly unusual. While King and President were involved in ceremony, the two Prime Ministers started talking. After they left, Khattak continued the dialogue with Daud, who “suggested that we include some friendly missions in our discussions, such as Turkey and the USA. Sardar Daud said that the Americans should foot the bill of our mutual development projects when we confederated. Both sides would maintain internal autonomy, he proposed, but they would form a Central Government for defence, foreign policy, foreign trade and communications. The Prime Ministers would rotate.”
If you are surprised at how far the dialogue went, there was more. Feroz Khan Noon had replaced Suhrawardy as Prime Minister. Khattak raised the question of head of state of the confederation with him. “In his grand way [Noon] said we should have no difficulty accepting King Zahir Shah as the constitutional head of state. ‘After all, for some time after independence we had a Christian queen. Now we would have a Muslim man’. President Mirza concurred in this.” When Khattak next met Daud, he said that “…a confederation was the correct step to realise our common destiny. I noted that Pakistan was a democratic country and asked what would be the position of the King. He promptly replied, ‘We shall be a republic if Pakistan so desires.’” So here was Pakistan ready to accept the constitutional monarchy of Zahir Shah in the new Pak-Afghan confederation and there was Afghanistan prepared to become a republic.
As to the USA, Aslam Khattak says, “The Americans agreed to help in a big way. They were prepared to enlarge Karachi harbour and to develop another port. They agreed to provide fifty locomotives and five hundred wagons and to extend the Chaman railway to Kandahar and the Torkham rail line to Jalalabad. Sardar Daud wanted them to extend the Jalalabad railhead to Kabul and to commit to connect Kandahar and Kabul by rail.” They had actually got into post-confederation details.
Then came mistakes. Daud came to Pakistan and while inspecting a shipyard in Karachi a bullet ricocheted off a ship and hit Aslam Khattak instead. Undaunted, they decided to bring Ghaffar Khan into the equation. He was released from prison and sent to Kabul, where he agreed to help in removing Pakistan-Afghan differences provided President Mirza agreed to hold a referendum on the One Unit. Mirza agreed. The American Ambassador in Karachi assured Ghaffar Khan through the American Ambassador in Kabul that the referendum would be held. But it wasn’t. “I have never known,” says Aslam Khattak, “exactly why he did not go ahead and do the job that he said he would. He may have got word from some important Pathans in Pakistan that, if the Afghans stopped speaking about the Pushtuns, the Punjabis would literally turn them into camp followers and second-class citizens. At any rate a great chance to change the face of history was missed.” Indeed. Let’s leave it at that. So much water has flown since then.
ZULFIQAR ALI BHUTTO DESTABILIZED SARDAR DAUD
In the 1970s, the roles between Pakistan and Afghanistan reversed despite the Pakistan government’s fresh crackdown on the Baloch and Pashtun Nationalist’s by the government of Zulfiqar Bhutto. The Pakistan government decided to retaliate against the Afghan governments Pakhtunistan policy by supporting Islamist opponents of the Afghan government including future Mujahidin leaders Gulbadin Hekmatyar and Ahmed Shah Masood. This operation was remarkably successful and by 1977 the Afghan government of Sardar Daud was willing to settle all outstanding issues in exchange for a lifting of the ban on the National Awami Party and a commitment towards provincial autonomy for Pashtuns.
The case for a Pakistan Afghanistan Confederation
Most Pakistanis foresee the eventual unification or reunification of Pakistan and Afghanistan. Both countries are ethnically diverse with large Pashtun minorities. Both countries depend on each other. Pakistan depends on Afghanistan for access to Central Asia, the birthplace of Babar and many Sufis. An unstable Afghanistan has spread instability in Pakistan and vice versa. Afghanistan and Pakistan depend on each other for trade and commerce. Landlocked Afghanistan would benefit from Gwadar and Port Qasim. Pakistan would benefit from having access to Uzbekistan. There is commonality of economic, linguistic, cultural, political, and historical bonds. Most of all both countries are Muslim and share a very strong link in the post-USSR era.
Most scholars agree that its not a matter of if the two countries unite, but rather of when they unite as the two countries histories seem inextricably intertwined. Such a union, would prove beneficial in many aspects. The Afghan (Pashtun) ethnic groups would finally be united and balance each other when part of a myriad of ethnic groups.
Traditionally, when Afghans were united in a nation of their own, they have often been bogged down in internal warfare and tribal feuds. However, when part of a multi ethnic state, they would flourished.
Afghanistan abundant untapped natural resources offer strategic depth which Pakistan lacks. The two countries were united as recently as the 18th century under the Afghan Empire founded by Ahmed Shah Durrani, an Afghan born in Multan, in the province of Punjab in modern day Pakistan
The gloomy picture of Afghanistan keeps getting gloomier.
“The Fatherland of the Pak[istani] Nation (Ali 1940) “North West Frontier Province – is semantically non-descript and socially wrongful. It is non-descript because it merely indicates their geographical situation as a province of old ‘British India’ [which no longer exists]. It is wrongful because it suppresses the social entity of these people. In fact, it suppresses that entity so completely that when composing the name ‘Pakistan’ for our homelands, I had to call the North West Frontier Province the Afghan Province.“Choudhary Rahmat Ali in his book, “Pakistan”
ISAF forces to withdraw ASAP
Taliban controlled areas in Afghanistan
Step 1: Confederate the Pashtun together with their Muslim brothers in Pakistan
Empower the ECO
Confederate the ECO as provinces
“Khanjar Hilal ka hai Qaumi Nishan hamara“
PAKISTAN MANZIL NAHIN NISHAN E MANZIL HAI:Alama Iqbal showed us the “manzil”. We don’t want a caliphate nor a religious theocracy; Not a means to wage war or expansion; Not through conquest or capturing capitals; not to threaten anyone, but just so that we can all live together in peace.
“Tu shaaen haa, basaira kar pharaon kee chatanon pur”
..”Jhapatna palatna, palat kar jhapatna; Lahu garm rakhne ka hai ikbahana”…..Alama Iqbal
“DIL ZINDA-O-BEDAAR AGAR HO TO BA-TADREEJ
BANDE KO ATA KARTA HAI CHASHME-NIGRAA(N) AUR
ALFAZ-O-MAANI MEIN TAFAWAT NAHI LEKIN
MULLAH KI AZAA(N) AUR, MUJAHID KI AZAA(N) AUR
PARWAAZ HAI DONO KI ISI EK FIZAA MEIN
KARGAZ KA JAHA(N) AUR HAI, SHAHEEN KA JAHA AUR”
1. If your heart is alive and alert then gradually Allah gives his banda different way to look at things.
2. Both Mulla and Mujahid say Allah-O-Akbar, Although words and meaning are same, but there is a difference in purpose.
3. Although both Vulture and Falcon fly in the same sky, both have different way of living, vulture flies low and lives on dead bodies, where as falcon flies high and lives on preys.
The story of Afghanistan and colonialism begins a long time ago. British tried to take up White Man’s burden in Afghanistan. It suffered badly in Kabul and could not hold it. NATO Lessons: 1880 UK defeat at Maiwand-Afghanistan. Today ISAF is making the same mistakes as the British did a century again. Is NATO committing suicide in Afghanistan? There is a powerplay going on. …the CIA assassination. The US has considered every possibly. However the most obvious one escapes the $80 Billion think tank industry in the USA. Saving the Pashtuns of Afghania from Afghanistan. Eradicating the Pashtun plight and ending occupation.
- McCain,Obama Afghan bluster on Pakistan overtaken by events
- Seven Years in Afghanistan by Gary Leupp
- The War Spreads to Pakistan by Gary Leupp
- UK Brig. Smith: “We’re not going to win this [Afghan] war”
- People hate Karzai support Taliban: Afghan Senator Ahmadzai
- America’s Secret war in Pakistan-MSNBC uncovers Marines with long beards and without uniforms
- Nightmare scenario for India in Kabul: The Taliban’s Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan
- Karzai the biggest drug baron in Afghanistan
- Guess whose coming to dinner in Kabul—they are back!
- It all came tumbling down…the house of cards that George built—in Kabul
- Can American Taliban bring Peace in Afghanistan? Impact & Analysis
NATO Lessons: 1880 UK defeat at Maiwand-Afghanistan
Is NATO committing suicide in Afghanistan.
NATO lessons: UK defeat at Maiwind may shed some light on today’s situation.
SOLUTIONS FOR AFGHANS Saving the Pashtuns of Afghania from Afghanistan. Eradicating the Pashtun plight and ending occupation.
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