No, Pakistan doesn’t want peace. It lives on spreading terrorism instead
Pakistan apparently loves peace so much, it can't bear to be separated from 'peaceful' folk like Masood Azhar and Hafiz Saeed.
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Pakistan is a state built on deceit and lies. A nation which has scant regard for international norms and regulations. A nation where terrorism is state policy. And in the wake of the Indian Air Force (IAF)-led strikes carried out on February 26 inside Pakistani territory, one man has been leading the charge of spreading falsehoods on behalf of Pakistan.
That man is Major General Asif Ghafoor, spokesperson for the Pakistan armed forces.
First, Ghafoor denied that the Indian air strikes had caused any damage on ground in Pakistan. Then, a day later, he claimed that Pakistan was committed to peace.
DG ISPR Press Conference - 27 February 2019https://t.co/anxo3UBMu3— Maj Gen Asif Ghafoor (@OfficialDGISPR) February 27, 2019
Pakistan’s 'commitment to peace' is an open secret.
Addressing his country’s media on February 27, Ghafoor said that Pakistani aircraft had entered Indian airspace only to convey to India, “We can do anything but we are committed to the regional peace.”
Truth be told, Pakistan has done everything in its power to disturb the regional peace.
It was Pakistan that sent terrorists into India to train for and carry out the suicide attack in Pulwama — which claimed the lives of 40 Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) jawans on February 14. Pakistan-based and sponsored terror organisation Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) itself claimed responsibility for the attack.
Yet, instead of honouring India’s long-standing demand that JeM chief Maulana Masood Azhar be handed over to New Delhi, Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan claimed his country would act against the perpetrators of the Pulwama attack — if India provided ‘actionable evidence’.
Here was Jaish providing 'actionable evidence' to Imran Khan — and Khan evading the truth entirely, perhaps thereby, in his worldview, reaffirming his ‘real commitment to regional peace’.
If Pakistan indeed loves peace, it should hand over Masood Azhar to India right away. (Source: Twitter)
Addressing the press conference on the Indian air-strike, Ghafoor said, “We do not want an escalation.”
Had that claim been true, Pakistan would have immediately handed over Maulana Masood Azhar to India in order to deescalate tensions between the two countries.
Had Pakistan wanted peace with India, it would have also handed over Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) co-founder Hafiz Saeed in the wake of the 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks.
If Islamabad was committed to peace, of course the Mumbai terror attacks would never have happened.
If Pakistan ever wanted peace, the Mumbai terror attacks would never have happened. (Source: PTI)
Time and again, even as India extended a hand of friendship and offered to hold talks to ensure people in the two countries live in peace, Pakistan spilled blood on Indian soil, killing our innocents.
In 1999, when India tried to increase people-to-people contact by starting a bus service between Delhi and Lahore, Pakistan backstabbed India. Even as former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee was moving towards Pakistan as a messenger of peace, the generals in Ghafoor’s ‘peace-loving’ country were planning a war in Kargil.
Despite India clarifying that the air-strike carried out in Pakistan now was non-military and only pre-emptive in nature, it is Islamabad which is trying to breach Indian air space again.
India entered Pakistani air space to destroy the terror infrastructure — which Pakistan itself claims to be a victim of.
If Pakistan indeed was the pacifist it wants to portray itself as, the country should have thanked India for bombing terrorists using its soil to launch attacks in the region.
Remember, India is not the only country which has been a victim of Pakistan’s ‘love for peace’. Iran and Afghanistan have both been facing the brunt of terror emanating from Pakistan.
Who can forget that one of the world’s deadliest terrorists — Osama bin Laden — was tracked down in Pakistan, living a comfortable ‘peaceful’ life in Abbottabad — a Pakistani military cantonment area?
Ghafoor's claims are totally hollow. It is evident to all that Pakistan has chosen terrorism over peace. The world sees through all its denials. Till he admits that, Ghafoor himself will have very little mental peace.