The situation that has arisen on the extension of the employment of the Chief of Army Staff was not in the interest of the country in any way. However, according to a court order, Chief Justice Khosa has extended the tenure of Chief of Army Staff General Bajwa for six months and also ordered that further action may be taken in light of the constitution and reference to Parliament. In this way, the panic that was created all over the country has come to an end.
This situation was being watched keenly both inside and outside Pakistan. The anti Pakistan forces are engaged in a blatant attempt to lower the morale of Pakistan’s army. The extension of the term of the head of the Pak Army is nothing new and should not have been an issue. Earlier, General Kayani (R) had also been given a three-year extension in his term of employment. An appeal was also filed in the Islamabad High Court against his extension, which the court rejected.
However, this time Justice Khosa choose to hear on priority the petition which the petitioner himself requested to be withdrawn. The reason given was that the petition was in the public interest. As a result of this, and in the light of the arguments, the Court has extended the tenure of the Chief of Army Staff for six months. However, experts are well aware that the Prime Ministerhas the authority to extend the term of employment, as has been the case with General Kayani in the past.
In my faulty opinion, the Supreme Court should have approved the request to withdraw Riaz Rahee’s writ, in which case it would not have been possible for the unreat and panic in the country. Also, before the judicial verdict, the mafia and the enemy elements of Pakistan launched a campaign against the Pakistan Army and the judiciary. And the growing betterment in economy was effected. India’s TV and radio were steadily working to coax this campaign into misleading the Pakistani people in their own language. Social media was also playing the role. Along with India, global imperialism is also trying to create differences within the Pakistan Army using various type of toxic propaganda. However, this mafia has not and will not succeed in this task because the people of Pakistan are well aware that the key responsibilities of defense of Pakistan are being carried out by the Armed Forces of Pakistan. If the Mafia and the enemy elements of Pakistan succeed in creating differences within the Pakistan Army, India will not be afraid of invading Pakistan (the tragedy of East Pakistan should be avoided).
In this background, we need to take lessons from Kashmiri Muslims. Where India’s one million army armed with modern weapons has been disturbing the lives of Muslims. Curfew has been in force for more than 100 days. 15,000 youths are being held in different prisons in India. Indian army has raped hundreds or even thousands of women. The whole world is condemning India’s anti-human policies and demanding that these inhumane activities should be stopped immediately and provide a chance for Kashmiris to lead a dignified life in line with the UN Charter.
If Maulana Fazlur Rehman had succeeded in destabilizing the situation in Pakistan, India could have had a chance to invade Pakistan.
Under the guidance of Muhammad Ali Jinnah, the movement of Pakistan was carried out by the people with their faith. The elements that are currently seeking to create political and social tensions in Pakistan have already been rejected by the public. Because history testifies that the elders of these elements were strongly opposed to Pakistan and joined the Hindu party Congress. How India is dealing with over 22 million Indian Muslims, it is enough to open our eyes. It is the ideology of the BJP and its sub-organization RSS to somehow integrate Pakistan into India, so that Akhand becomes India.
At this juncture the action of the Supreme Court does not seem to be appropriate. However, it seems that subsequently they realized the criticality of the matter and got out of it in a way which gave them face saving.
The parliament should now ensure the internal stability of Pakistan by taking into account the situation of the country during the next six months, further reviewing the term of the Chief of Army Staff in the light of the Constitution, and Pakistan must send a message to the enemies that we are one and will remain one.
We should not forget that Pakistan is the trustee of millions of martyrs who sacrificed their lives during the establishment of Pakistan. If this country came into existence on the 27th of Ramadan, all attempts to break it would be unsuccessful. There is no need to comment on India’s role in the separation of East Pakistan, but there were some mistakes of our own in the tragedy of East Pakistan. We should not repeat these mistakes now. In the same way democracy can flourish and the rule of law can be established. Because without the supremacy of the law, there is no democracy.