Poor soldiers or military robots of Pakistan

History teaches us that men and nations behave wisely once they have exhausted all other alternatives

Pakistan has long history of wars where large number of casualties have come in fate of soldiers or para military personals  working under commissioned army officers .This cycle is still going on and even in this internal war on terror our more than 3000 solders have been consumed and more than double of this figure has been either handicapped or in missing numbers.

More than ten years ago, the Pakistan armed forces has been involved int a tough battle against an assumed enemy, against the forces of nature, not only to defend the nation but to get rid of  terrorism in one of the most challenging internal war Pakistan has ever fought. Pakistani people are always  in state of hearing news  as common head lines in which a number of soldiers are provided who embraced “Shadaaat” on the line of duty. The ages of these combatants are hardly 19 to 30 years  who  at the peak time of their ages are put into front line of war zones after taking this oath.

(In the name of Allah, the most Beneficent, the most Merciful.)
I,  do solemnly swear that I will bear true faith and allegiance to Pakistan and uphold the Constitution of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan which embodies the will of the people, that I will not engage myself in any political activities whatsoever and that I will honestly and faithfully serve Pakistan in the Pakistan Army (or Navy or Air Force) as required by and under the law.

May Allah Almighty help and guide me (A’meen).

The battle for recognition continues, as well the battle for remembrance  is going on since Pakistan came into being and an emotional and  confused nation seems to think that giving floral tributes and gratitude on paper is enough, as well as is comfortable in a lasting memory or  just that, a momentarily  memory.

After taking this oath the lives of million Pakistanis should act like legal pawn of Pakistan who has  to obey a legal order of their seniors to fight in what they  rightly believes to be a war.Their mental aptitude never allow them to assess the justice or injustice of a provided  war.They are mentally and virtually pressurized through military tactics  of coercion and manipulation which renders them incapable of forming a judgment on the matter.

It is universal fact that war ignites the sentiments of soldiers ,  paralyzes courage of humanity  and kill the spirit of true manhood.Historically, the most terrible things war, genocide and slavery have resulted from obedience of pawns under excellent military leadership, not disobedience.To fight, one  must be brutal and ruthless, and if it is prolonged process then the spirit of ruthless brutality will enter into the very fibre of national life and start showing its effects on sadistic human minds living  under influence of war atrocities.

These  actions of charged Pakistani soldiers are  reflection of living in prolonged  senseless  environment of war and terrorism zones .These are not act of individuals but as per explained  army setups surely have come from hierarchical orders.

  • A member of Pakistan’s paramilitary Sindh Rangers has been sentenced to death in the killing of an unarmed teenager whose fatal shooting was caught on video.Five other soldiers, also members of the Sindh Rangers, and a civilian were given life sentences for their roles in the June killing of 17-year-old Sarfraz Shah
  • A Pakistani military court has convicted seven people of launching a siege on the army headquarters and sentenced the alleged ringleader to death.
  • Islam Sadiqqui was among several soldiers arrested after alleged al-Qaeda operatives and domestic militants — including army officers — tried to blow up President General Pervez Musharraf’s motorcade as it was traveling near Islamabad on Dec. 14, 2003.
  • In June 2009, the Pakistan Air Force (PAF) confirmed that it had arrested or dismissed from service at least 57 employees in connection with botched attempts on the life of the former president.
  • Pakistani  nation has witnessed the cold-blooded shooting by Pakistani soldiers under command of colonial  against five Muslim  Chechnya one of them a pregnant woman-in Quetta.

These are simple indications that how civilized society is perpetually menaced with disintegration through such  primary hostilities of men towards one another. Here in case of blunders, blame game is put on account of soldiers and order of defiance is considered  treason  against state security on those officers who try to raise the issue of anti humanism or rule of wars.No matter what political reasons are given for war, the underlying reason is always economic.Supremacy of controller of war  and slavery  of defiant local group create this tower of dead bodies and label it as sacrifices of martyrs where floral and verbal words are showered on national days.That is attitude that every victory in terms of human development turns into a defeat which would remain part of us too as long we are stick to our military policies of GHQ and CIA.

About Nazia
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3 Responses to Poor soldiers or military robots of Pakistan

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  2. Ehsan says:

    One has to to admit that partition does exist in the perceptions of junior ranks and the leadership positions on the role of the army in situations that were purely political.
    It goes to the credit of the institution and its leadership that the essential unity of the force has remained firmed or can say obliged as Pakistan top previlge govt institute for its officers and jawans. For this compliments are due to the moral and mental prowess of the army commanders who at relevant times were /are able to convince the rank and file and indeed the whole country that army’s actions were indeed in the defence and extension of supreme national interest.
    Part of credit must go to army’s recruitment and training policies that emphasise loyalty under stress and willing subordination of the individual to the collective will of the institution.

  3. Nazia says:

    I don’t fully agree you in this kind of explanation as this culture prevailed in army before Zia regime when whole army set up was synchronized on secular basis so people who joined it coming from underprivileged areas consider them lords of nation as it was principally designed for British dominance .But Zia regime has infiltrated germs of religious fanaticism specially in lower ranks and senior still enjoyed western norms and desi way of corruption.So this conflict has seriously made pockets in army circle and in this war on terror regime this difference is visible but covering this weakness ,high allowances(monetary, social political) are given to them and their clash of discipline and faith is put on acts of Taliban.

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