The Terrorland Report
If a place like Hunza and people like the Ismailis can be turned into narrow-minded fanatics what can be said about any conservative area of the country especially in the land of the innocent Pathans, whom, as a part of the military establishment’s evil strategy, have been turned into Talibans – hosts of Al-Qaeda and trainers of suicide bombers. It’s really a matter of concern not only for Pakistan and its neighboring countries but also for the global community.
Some recent posts of The Terrorland group blogs (links given at the end of this post as Related Post) have exposed Pakistani military establishment’s arms in action: Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI), Military Intelligence (MI) and Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR).
According to sources in the government, the Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM), considered a political wing of the military establishment, has joined hands with the ISI in Gilgit-Baltistan. This terrorizing strategy could be catastrophic for the region’s peace and stability, locals fear.
“We are educated and civilized people like the Urdu-speaking Mohajirs of Karachi," said a local on condition of anonymity, "but gradually our new generation is being transformed into a bunch of violent goons by the secret agencies working in Gilglit-Baltistan.”
"Those who live or have relatives in Karachi can't say 'no' to the MQM..."
Some so-called nationalists, another local said, had joined the military and now they are being rewarded... others are lacking leadership qualities or are running their businesses in the name of nationalism. The ruling class can’t move a step without the orders of their bosses in Islamabad.
“As a part of a conspiracy,” the local claimed, “Gilgit-Baltistan has been depoliticized. Due to the ongoing militarization and Talibanization, people in the region are scared to death to talk on political issues. They have not the courage of a common Pakistan to talk about the ills within the country and region. Agencies pick such people, torture them or make their families suffer in one way or other...”
The worst thing is that the mainstream political parties have been divided on racial and sectarian bases: The Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) has become a party of the majority Shia Muslims, led by Balti-speaking people; the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) has become a party of the Sunni Muslims, led by Shina-speaking people; while the new comer in the region, the MQM, is being turned into a political party of the Ismaili Muslims, led by Burushaski-speaking people. "The central leaders of the major political parties should take notice of this conspiracy," said a political worker from Sikardu.
“Sectarian and racial conflicts are good for the rulers in Islamabad but it is a great tragedy for the poor locals, who are crying for constitutional rights in Pakistan,” a political analyst from the region says. “The divide-and-rule policy of the rulers must be discouraged by the new generation. It is catastrophic for the over two million people of the orphaned land.”