Today, in 2011, I believe that our disputed political status is not a curse but a blessing. I am happy that we are still standing outside of the house, which is on fire and there is no way of this fire getting extinguished. I am happy that we are still not a part of the country which is a Shia slaughterhouse.
Our situation is like a potential voter before the elections when the candidates show up at the doors and beg for the vote. Once voting is done, our situation will become like those voters who do not see their representatives till next election. But we cannot benefit from this situation because we are stuck with and obsessed with becoming Pakistani.
We are not orphaned. We are the most powerful region surrounded by the countries and each of them want a piece of us. We act like orphan because we show to others that we are desperate to become part of a failed state. We act like losers who see ourselves as part of a failed state. Our problem is our own mental sickness, which leads to lack of self-esteem. If we had self-esteem, we would never want to be part of a failed state which is being eaten up by its own wrong policies of Wahhabism.
We are so desperate to become part of a country which cannot hold itself together and could potentially break in next few years because of internal problems as well as international intrigues? Why, because we have the tunnel vision. We are not futuristic. We are like the frog living in the well which thinks that the well is his entire world.
And I do not see why we are so scared of Kashmiris. AJK is only 4 million people and Punjab is 90 million. Yet, we feel that 90 million people will take less from us and give more compared to 4 million of AJK. We are welcoming 90 million exploiters and not feeling that we will end up like Balochistan? I am not saying that we should become part of AJK. I want a separate status for GB like AJK - which should not be the end but a start towards end. But again, what is this obsession with letting the 90 million Punjabis take us in their lap, install puppets in GB and then benefit from our resources without paying back to us.
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The girl in GB, who was hanged by her dad, did so because he failed to protect his own family interest and got pressured by the community. We are doing the same to GB. We are becoming part of the cancerous and doomed Pakistan because of religious pressure. As if we have to prove ourselves as great Muslims by joining Pakistan or otherwise we will be declared traitors. Islam does not ask us to commit suicide and let others blackmail us and exploit us. Islam wants us to think the best for us, and then defend our rights.
If I want the best school for my child, best hospital for my daughter, best dress and shoes available in the market for my son, best in every respect for my flesh and soul - then why should I desire a failing and cancerous Pakistan as a choice of country for my child? I fail to understand
I know why does Mehdi Shah (Chief Minister of the region) feels like that, because he is uneducated and cannot think beyond a mile from where is standing - but what is wrong with the educated youth who still desire to see Pakistan as their destiny? Is it just self-destructive ego or some careful and futuristic thinking...? (Map via Google images)