Plots,Villas for Generals,graves and chowks for Lieutenants
July 29, 2011 3 Comments
Since the creation of Pakistan people are seem to be psychologically pressurized to accept Pak army as holy cow of state whom all have to worship other wise enemies of Islam like Hindu, Jews etc would be successful to over come Muslims of Pakistan.
If we look into past it is quite confusing to estimate that on what focal point our patriotism is based on .Love for our country or Islam or hate for India and Hinduism or Communism.Probably nobody has suffered as much at the hands of some corrupt, self-centered army officers and crooked bureaucrats as common man of Pakistan who was intentionally pushed to this enmity phobias by creating different night mares in the name of patriotism.
Low literacy rate , less exposure to international politics and lack of independent media enhanced this articulated concept of faithfulness and loyalty as PTV and Pakistan Radio like medium having control wavelength, kept in isolation the people’s judgment ability that what was actually happening to land and people of Pakistan.
However, it is time we should differentiate between the misdeeds of a few adventurists and their fear generated concept of patriotism and the hundreds of thousands of patriotic servicemen and officers who have sacrificed and are still willing to sacrifice their lives for the country .
The bitter truths of Pakistan’s history are based on this summary:
Gen Ayub by using all illegitimate powerful means had overcome sister of Jinnah and people considered him messiah of Pakistan.
Pakistan was divided due to weak political strategies and extremely violent military actions but people of Pakistan were abusing Bengali and Indians for self destruction.
Zia’s systematically started pouring the germs of extremism on the name of religious movement in all areas of Pakistan and left a large number of Islamic fanatics preaching new version of Islam .
Musharraf tried his best to project d new version of moderation by giving it injection of orthodox militarism.
Wars on the name of occupying Kashmir was so wrongly publicized to coverup the military failures that still large population synchronized on the tunes of ISPR is unaware of real ground facts.
The misdeeds of Ayub Khan, Ziaul Haq and, worst of all, Musharraf has created black hole not only on professional credibility of Pak army but badly shattered the image of Pakistan in the whole world.
An efficiency of any institute is recorded by performance and character of its leadership.Strong leaders produce viable systems which have strong affinity of absorbing leadership shocks for smaller duration but in longer period weak and corrupt leadership is the main reason of collapse of any system and that is what is happening in Pakistan since its creation.
Napoleon favorite quote exactly reflects the quality of leadership in military setup in true sense
If you built an army of 100 Lions and their leader will be a dog, the lions will die like dogs but if you built an army of 100 dogs and their leader will be a Lion so the all dogs will fight like lion…
so no matters it is team of dogs, mules or lions but it values how commander acts and same is reflected in the performance of his team work.
Unluckily we throughout faced and still bearing this poor leadership crisis without acknowledgement in real senses.Historically we didn’t accept our failures in right context and if some sane voices tried to raise accurate judgements of historical failures either we shut them down using power tactics or labelled them as un Islamic or unpatriotic so that masses couldn’t listen them due to their weak emotional upbringing.
That is why in this country even responsible of all kinds of failures villas, honor awards and sumptuous way of living are allotted to highly incompetent generals, bureaucrats, political leaders. Whereas poor victims or martyrs’ names are hanged on chowks(roundabouts)or rebellions who tried to raise voices are labelled as traitors of nation or religion.
In last years of forced war on our soil one accept it or not but it has created a gloomy culture on all over Pakistan and while moving in cantonment areas or major roundabouts of Pakistan one can see the names of poor officers who given their blood to their motherland for the weakness and greed of Pakistani Establishment .This feeling of sorrow is turned into uncontrollable anger when one cross the huge villas of generals and corrupt officers of same army under which command these sons of soil laid their lives and left their kith and kin on the mercy of God and few state paid incentives.
From General Ayub to Kiayni and all COAS have built castles like residences in the same cantonments which are decorated with name of these brave junior officers .Almost all sons of these chiefs are running billion rupees business ventures on national and international scale but real sons of nation are being buried in army graveyards with full military protocols.
In military politics such kind of sacrifices on the name of duty is highly and in charismatic way projected to boost the morale and fighting spirit of of soldiers and officers .But if it would become continuous habit of management having disease of more appetite of power this feeling of loss is transferred to officers and jawans who are front men on line of defense and affected their performance.
I think in this regard this is best quote for martyrs of Pakistan from lady who had spent her most part of life among victims of war.